Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull, West Midlands
£28,785 - £42,683 (£30,507 - £42,683 from 1 October 2019)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: SOL000003078

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 8th September 2019  


£28,785 - £42,683 (£30,507 - £42,683 from 1 October 2019)

Fixed Term Contract - ending on 31 March 2022 (guaranteed funding)

Ref: SOL000003078

Following a sustained expansion of work we have a fantastic opportunity for an Ecologist to join our Conservation of the Historic Environment, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Ecology Team. The team provides professional and technical advice on heritage, landscape, design, and ecology issues with regards environmental, policy, spatial planning and the statutory planning process. The team is also responsible for the designation and management of Solihull’s 23 Local Nature Reserves and the delivery of externally funded projects.

As Development Officer – Ecologist you will be responsible for delivering our Bees and Trees Project, an ambitious 3-year project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) via the Greening the Grey Project. The Bees and Trees project will deliver a range of habitat improvements including woodland management and grassland enhancements on SMBC land.

You will have:

  • Hands on practical nature conservation experience.
  • A proven track record of delivering habitat creation projects and be able to advise on the management of different habitats.
  • A sound knowledge of British ecology and be able to carry out habitat surveys such as Phase 1, Phase 2, NVC and UK Habitat Classification.
  • A valid driving licence, access to a vehicle for business purposes and flexibility to carry out site visits across the borough.

If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Mike Eastwood, Team Leader CLAUDE on 0121 704 6391.

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Closing date: 08 September 2019.

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