Exmoor National Park Authority

Dulverton, Somerset
Up to £33,945 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th July 2024  

Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset

About Us

Exmoor National Park is a unique and beautiful part of the country. Our vision is to ensure Exmoor National Park has a thriving living landscape and is a place where people can enjoy and benefit from Exmoor’s special qualities and sustainable communities.

We are now looking for an Ecologist to join us on a full-time basis for a two year fixed term contract, working 37 hours per week.

The Benefits

  • Salary of up to £33,945 per annum
  • 30 days’ holiday per annum, plus Bank Holidays
  • Paid sickness leave
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working options

This is an incredible opportunity for a talented Ecologist with working knowledge and understanding of legislation, policy and guidance relating to the natural environment and excellent project management skills to contribute to our work.

You’ll play a vital part within a team of passionate professionals dedicated to conserving and enhancing our amazing wildlife and natural habitats.

Shaped by people and nature over thousands of years, Exmoor is an iconic part of the west of England, a place of peace and tranquillity with wonders of nature, myriad special places and chances to experience night skies full of stars are untainted by light pollution. If this sounds like your idea of perfection, read on and apply today.

The Role

As our Ecologist, you will support the enhancement and conservation of wildlife on Exmoor.

Supporting the ecological aspects of our work, you’ll advise on planning applications and land management and deliver our nature recovery projects and Biodiversity Net Gain, ensuring wildlife across the National Park is expanded, connected and supported.

You’ll engage with landowners and managers, enabling them to support more wildlife within their holdings, and ensure colleagues and tenants of the ENPA estate are equipped to support nature recovery.

Additionally, you will:

  • Support action against invasive species, reducing their impact on Exmoor’s special qualities
  • Advise The Nature Conservation Advisory Panel
  • Ensure The Natural Environment Record is maintained and updated
  • Support volunteers
  • Gather information for the State of the Park wildlife report

About You

To be considered as an Ecologist, you will need:

  • Experience within an ecological discipline
  • Experience of effectively managing resources, contractors, staff, or volunteers
  • Project management skills with some experience of securing external funding
  • The ability to conduct field surveys and willingness to work in the field
  • Working knowledge and understanding of legislation, policy and guidance affecting the natural environment, including a working knowledge of guidelines for surveys and mitigation for protected species and Biodiversity Net Gain
  • A degree level qualification in ecology or a relevant environmental discipline, or equivalent experience
  • A professional member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) or be working towards this qualification
  • A full, valid driving licence

The closing date for this role is 24th July 2024.

Interviews will be held on 7th August 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Consultant Ecologist, Conservation Ecologist, Conservation Officer, Environmental Consultant, Ecology Officer, or Consultant Ecologist.

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