Ecologist (Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre)

Hampshire County Council

Winchester, Hampshire
£30,859 - £33,951 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th April 2024  


Ref: HCC615513
Location: Three Minsters House, Winchester
Contract type: Temporary - 12 months

The Role:

The Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre (HBIC) is part of a large, integrated, multi-disciplinary team offering a range of specialist environmental services to the County Council and other public authorities. HBIC brings together information on Hampshire’s natural environment and works with a wide range of partner organisations involved in the supply and use of biodiversity data.

Reporting to the HBIC Data Manager, a highly motivated and organised individual is required for the collation, management, verification and provision of biodiversity data, the screening of planning applications and liaison with local recorders and species recording groups. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, flexible attitude, and the ability to confidently engage with a wide range of contacts at all levels.

Applicants should have an appropriate degree or professional qualification; relevant post graduate experience; a good understanding and keen interest of ecology, habitats, species and nature conservation practice; and strong IT skills including experience in biodiversity data handling, GIS and Access databases. Knowledge and experience of using MapMate, Recorder and Living Record are all highly desirable.

What we can offer you:

We offer a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace, where talent is truly recognised and developed. We have created an environment that you can look forward to being a part of and where you are empowered to be your best and believe in creating a workplace built on teamwork where people can grow and develop in their roles.

If you think you have what it takes to make a real difference in Hampshire, get in touch!

We offer a range of family-friendly policies including flexible working and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. We expect all employees, workers, and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

To find out more about what we can offer you in return, please see our Benefits Package.

Additional Information:

Ecologist - Job Description and Person Specification

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Wolfgang Ritter, HBIC Data manager on 0370 779 5723 or [email protected]

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

Closing date: 30 April 2024


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