Ecology Officer

Oxford City Council

Oxford, Oxfordshire
£33,235 - £35,335 pa (pro rata for part time)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 001321

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Tuesday, 20th February 2018   2 days left

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to play an important role in helping to protect and enhance Oxfordshire’s biodiversity.

You will be providing ecological advice to the planning authority on a day to day basis to ensure ecology is considered in the planning process. The role also requires you to visit sites to undertake survey work to inform decision making and inform land management decisions. You will be involved in a range of exciting partnership projects such as Oxford Swift City and work closely with partners to protect and enhance Oxford and Oxfordshire’s biodiversity.

We are looking for a pragmatic, solutions-focused and partner-orientated professional to join our Environmental Quality team. You will become part of an innovative and supportive team who works across a range of subjects to deliver a better environment for all.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Corporate Fraud’ winners 2016, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015.

With over 1,200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

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If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848 or 07483 011151 for Direct Services roles.

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

Closing Date: 20 February 2018

Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): 07 March 2018

For an informal discussion about the post please contact, Mai Jarvis (no agencies please) on 01865 252403 or email

We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.

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