Project Officer: Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning

Bat Conservation Trust

£26,000 - £28,000 (£15,600 - £16,800 pro rata)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 02078207167 Main Office

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Wednesday, 27th June 2018   5 days left

Construction and development activities can have significant impacts on biodiversity. The planning sector therefore has an important role to play in minimising harm to biodiversity as a result of development and in halting the declines in UK wildlife seen over the last 50 years.

A lack of access to ecological expertise, however, often prevents planning decisions from achieving the best outcomes for biodiversity. To help address this, the Bat Conservation Trust established the Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning in December 2014, with funding support from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The partnership includes representation from 19 organisations within the conservation, planning and development sectors and aims to improve the consideration of biodiversity in the planning process. One of the key outputs of this Partnership project is a web-based planning tool that will enable users to quickly and easily assess the potential of a development scheme to impact biodiversity.

We are looking to recruit a Project Officer with a good understanding of the planning sector and with very strong communication skills to deliver the Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning project through the final stages and vitally, to champion the tools developed by the project, that will secure the project’s role in delivering for biodiversity in the planning process. This is a 3 day per week fixed-term contract for one year with a start date in early September.

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