Senior Ecologist

Lancashire County Council

Preston, Lancashire
£38,223 - £43,421 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Monday, 1st July 2024  


Full Time 37 hours per week | Fixed Term Contract until 23rd April 2025 | Environment and Climate Team

Pay Award Pending

International Sponsorship – this role is not open to international sponsorship 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Ecologist to join Lancashire County Council's Environment and Climate team in the Planning and Environment Service. This is a temporary role to provide maternity cover until April 2025. 

Lancashire County Council is looking for an experienced ecologist, with knowledge of ecological survey, data analysis, impact assessment and mitigation, who has good communication skills, and is enthusiastic about protecting wildlife and enhancing the natural environment. Applicants will be expected to hold a degree level qualification or equivalent, plus experience in a similar role.

The successful candidate will report to the Principal Ecologist and will be required to provide ecology advice and professional services for the Council's infrastructure projects, maintenance programmes and decision-making processes, to enable the Council to comply with statutory and policy requirements. Further details are set out in the role profile and person specification on our website.

The post will be based at County Hall in Preston. However, Lancashire County Council operates a flexible working policy, which does permit working from home and other locations where the requirements of the role allow.

We offer an attractive benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave allocation (26 days rising to 32 days after five years' service plus eight bank holidays and two extra statutory days)
  • Purchase Additional Leave Scheme
  • Local Government Pension scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working opportunities

For an informal discussion about the post please contact John Jones on 01772 534171

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, which can be found on LCC Vacancies website.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability. 


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