Planning & Biodiversity Officer

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Coventry, Warwickshire
£19,768 - £27,050 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent Nichola Wood

Reference: BM-BDO-19

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 29th April 2019  

Are you passionate about wildlife and would like to give nature a voice? We are looking for an organised, methodical person to help us to influence strategic planning, housing developments and HS2, and ensure that the natural environment is left in a better state for future generations. 

The Planning and Biodiversity Officer is a key role representing WWT’s position influencing policy and planning frameworks, with considerable external liaison work. It delivers WWT’s essential work of securing positive outcomes for wildlife through the planning system. The post also supplies technical support and information to Trust staff, using GIS (QGIS). 

This post is responsible for the submission of formal responses to major infrastructure projects, local authority local plans and planning development applications. Supporting and recruiting volunteers to check planning lists, the post holder will lead WWT’s contribution to planning responses to maximise positive impacts for wildlife and people across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.

During 2018, scanning of planning application weekly lists highlighted 118 applications of which 53 were followed up in detail. We engaged in pre-application discussions with a further four major schemes.

Contact details

To apply: Please complete the application form and equal opportunities form available via the links below.

Send your completed forms via email to, quoting Job ref: BM-BDO-19.

Or by post marked “Private and confidential” to:

FAO Nichola Wood, Job ref: BM-BDO-19, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV3 3GW.

Applications must reach us by Midnight Monday 29th April 2019

Read the job pack

Planning and Biodiversity Officer - March 2019.docx

Download and complete these forms

application form_2.doc

Equal opportunity monitoring form 2019.docx

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