Graduate Opportunity in Transport Economy, Environment

Buckinghamshire County Council

£24,133 - £26,787 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: FS08443

Sectors: sustainable transport, conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 30th September 2018  

We're excited to offer the opportunity to join our Environment Team where you'll be helping to uncover and preserve the county's past, and making a real difference from day one.

Alongside the £24,133 starting salary we offer flexible working, an employee rewards package (including discounts on gym membership, high street shops & train tickets), 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and the opportunity to become a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

About us

Our Graduate roles are designed to give you the hands on experience needed in a real job that brings out the best in you - with real responsibilities, real challenges, real projects and scope to grow your career. We'll support you with excellent training and fully funded professional qualifications. As part of the Transport, Economy, Environment Team, you'll have the chance to make Buckinghamshire a better place to live, work and visit.

About the role

Environment Team Graduate Officer - this rare opportunity offers you the chance to work and learn from a team of experienced Ecologists and Archaeologists who provide advice to local planning authorities and developers. The team also manages two county records centres -  the Historic Environment Record (HER) and Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Environmental Record Centre (BMERC) which help to conserve Buckinghamshire's rich history. The successful graduate will assist the team to provide advice and information as well as get actively involved in environmental/archaeological projects.

What you'll gain

 We offer complete professional development. That means:

 * The opportunity to work on high profile projects

 * Real responsibilities and challenges in salaried posts

 * Opportunities to work with and learn from experts

 * Funded professional development

 * Opportunities to develop your career

Put simply, you'll start a journey that could lead all the way to senior management in the future. You'll pick up the knowledge, experience, qualifications and achievements you need along the way.

Please note this role is fixed term for 2 years, after which we hope you will have the skills and experience to take a full time post with us.

About you

Have you got what it takes?

You will have graduated within the last two years, and you'll be able to demonstrate a real interest and passion for working to protect the environment and sustainability as well as being able to show us that you have the potential to positively take on the challenges you'll face in these roles.

Your communication skills need to be top notch and we're looking for someone who is capable of managing a complex workload, working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders (excellent interpersonal skills is a must) and a willingness to get stuck in and make a difference. We need passionate people who want to help shape the future. You're quick to understand, curious, keen to explore new challenges and communicate complex information with ease

You'll share our organisation's values too. That means you're ambitious, caring, collaborative, and take accountability for your actions. You have (or expect) a 2:1 degree, preferably but not limited in one of the following subjects (or similar):

  • Archaeology
  • Business Administration
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Public Administration
  • Public Management
  • Transport Management
  • Transport Planning
  • Town and Country Planning or other Built Environment
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Business Studies
  • Psychology

Please write in your covering letter explain why you think is the perfect role for you.

Other information

We are always interested in hearing from talented people so if these positions are not for you, you will be able to find other opportunities within the Council on our website.

Interviews for the role will be held in mid to late October in Aylesbury.

As part of the initial application process there will be an online numerical test and successful candidates will be invited to interview in Aylesbury and asked to prepare a small presentation.

Places are limited. So don't delay, apply today!

About the Business Unit

The future of our county's environment and infrastructure is in your hands. Buckinghamshire - one of the fastest growing economies in the UK - is facing an exciting period of major growth. Our aim is to manage the major growth pressures within Buckinghamshire in a tough financial climate. Commercial and innovative, we are developing policies that strike the right balance between environment protection and growth. We're adopting innovative solutions to service delivery and growth. We partner with businesses and community sectors in virtually everything we do; playing to the strengths of these sectors to deliver first class services to our customers.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

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