Senior Countryside and Ecology Officer

York, North Yorkshire
£35,500 to £40,710 per annum
24 Jul 2020
21 Aug 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the City of York Council’s diverse team who deal in design, conservation and sustainable development advice. We are looking to appoint a Senior Countryside and Ecology Officer.

You will work in two main areas:

  • Advising the council and its communities on ecological matters: This includes wildlife, protected species, biodiversity habitats, the interrelationship between these and the specific legal and policy implications of protected species/wildlife legislation.
  • To provide countryside management advice in York:  This is both within the council, and working with landowners and the general public to improve management practice, secure enhancements and increase the enjoyment of the natural environment and countryside heritage within the City of York Council area.

You will be educated to degree level in natural or environmental science (or equivalent), and preferably be a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. A detailed knowledge of ecology, wildlife law and nature conservation land management is essential, and you will have significant work experience in these fields, preferably in a local authority context.

You will be expected to work under your own initiative, with an often complex workload, and you will motivate those around you using your passion for countryside and ecology issues. You will also possess a full clean driving license.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Guy Hanson, Design and Sustainability Manager,   or on 01904 551319

Closing date: Friday 21 August 2020 at 12 midnight

Interview date: week commencing 13 July 2020

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