Biodiversity Officer

Kent County Council

Maidstone, Kent
£28,413 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 18001453

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 31st May 2018   5 days left

Ref: 18001453
Starting Salary: £28,413 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Number of Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Invicta House

Kent has a rich and diverse biodiversity and the wide range of species, and the habitats they rely on, contributes considerably to the county's economy and the quality of life of those living, working and visiting Kent. Over the coming years, the conservation and enhancement of this valuable natural heritage faces significant challenges from growth, changes to land management and use and the impacts of climate change.

Our Biodiversity Officers help the County Council, and a number of Kent’s districts planning authorities, address these challenges by providing specialist ecological advice across a range of functions, particularly development management and forward planning. It is their role to ensure that wildlife is appropriately considered throughout the county’s planning systems so that Kent’s biodiversity is effectively protected, managed and enhanced.

As our Ecological Advice Service expands and develops we have an opportunity to join our dedicated team. We are looking for a professional that has a relevant qualification to degree level; and a detailed working knowledge of wildlife and the relevant legislation and policy in place to protect and enhance it. Individuals should have experience of providing high quality, clear and coherent ecological advice, particularly within planning, with strong partnership working and influencing skills.

For more information about the post, telephone Jacqui Taylor on 03000 413467

Closing date: 31 May 2018.

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