Planning Ecologist

Swansea Council

£32,878 - £36,876 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Temporary 07967138016 Deborah Hill

Reference: PL66537

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 31st October 2019  

Temporary Planning Ecologist – Swansea Council
£32,878 - £36,876 pro-rata. 

Swansea Council is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced ecologist to help fulfil the ecological planning function within the Council.

Post title: Planning Ecologist
Post number: PL.66537
Salary: £32,878 - £36,876 pro-rata
Directorate/department: Place

Further information

Swansea is one of the most ecologically rich and diverse counties in the UK with over 50% of the County’s area being of significant biodiversity value. Its unique variety of habitats and species and wonderful range of parks, greenspaces, nature reserves, beaches and landscapes need to be maintained, enhanced and sustainably managed for the benefit of people and wildlife now and into the future.

The post holder would be responsible for providing ecological advice in relation to planning applications, relevant appeals and public inquiries; implementation and review of relevant development plan policies; the co-ordination of biodiversity data and preparation of related plans and strategies; and the provision of specialist ecological advice and information to other Council services and wider stakeholders to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and policy.

Candidates should have a relevant degree and preferably CIEEM membership. Sound ecological knowledge and survey skills (Phase 1 Habitats, and protected species survey experience and/or licenses) are required, as is a clear understanding of relevant legislation and policies. Excellent communication skills and an ability to deliver high quality and succinct technical reports are essential. The successful candidate will be diligent, passionate, professional and enthusiastic.

This is a temporary position initially for two years offered on a 0.5 basis (18.5 hours) with potential for additional hours and extended contract period dependent upon availability of funding. For further Information Contact: Tel:07967138016 or Tel: 07887 055274

Closing date: 11.59pm 31/10/19
Provisional interview dates : 8th or 13th November

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