Planning & Biodiversity Officer

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Coventry, Warwickshire
£19,961 - £27,316 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: BM-BDO-19

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 10th November 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.

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 10th November 2019

For further details and to apply, please visit our website.

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