Biodiversity Projects Officer

Three Rivers District Council

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
£26,999 - £31,371 pa plus benefits

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: BPO/KR-2510

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 18th November 2019   6 days left

Three Rivers District is an attractive mixture of town and countryside, situated in south west Hertfordshire, where the protection and enhancement of trees, woodlands and the landscape have a high priority. The Council is responsible for managing a number of key open spaces across the district, including six Local Nature Reserves including Croxley Common Moor SSSI. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Community and Environmental Services team for a Biodiversity Projects Officer. Key duties of the post are to be responsible for the strategic management of sites important for wildlife across the District, including responsibility for developing site management plans for all Council-owned Local Nature Reserve sites, using the principles of biodiversity and sustainability. 

You should possess enthusiasm, be well motivated and ideally educated to degree level in ecology or a similar related discipline, with experience of countryside management, working directly with the public and developing community projects. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the ability to cope with a varied workload and minimal supervision. 

We offer an excellent benefits package, including a competitive salary, 28 days’ holiday - rising to 30 days, a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out. 

All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check. 

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Biodiversity Projects Officer, please apply here. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.  

Other organisations may call this role Biodiversity Officer, Environmental Project Officer, Planning & Biodiversity Officer, Biodiversity Advisor, Environmental Services Officer, Conservation Officer, or Ecologist. 

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