Assistant Ecologist

Hampshire County Council

£19,848 - £22,338 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: HCC1931

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 6th May 2018  

A motivated and organised person is required to assist the County Council and other local authorities in Hampshire in their planning function and own development schemes to ensure that development within the County is sensitive to biodiversity.

This is an opportunity to work with a progressive multi-faceted local authority ecology team, providing you training and experience in both planning and consultancy that will be invaluable in your career development.

In support of the senior ecologists and wider Ecology team, you will be working closely with Highway Authority and Property Services colleagues, undertaking a wide range of field-based ecological surveys, including extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, and protected species surveys. You will also be carrying out desk studies, data analysis, designing mitigation and report writing. The applicant will need the ability to organise and prioritise workloads to meet project deadlines, as well as the flexibility to work regular unsociable hours during the survey season.

You should have an appropriate degree and/or professional qualification and relevant experience. An understanding of applied ecology, impact assessments and mitigation strategies is important, and knowledge of the planning process and environmental legislation is desirable.

Contact Details for Informal Discussion:

Megan Owen, Lead Ecologist on 01962 832317

For more information and to apply for this role please visit our website here and search using reference number HCC1931

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