Ecologist and Environmental Planner

Isle of Man Government

Douglas, Isle of Man
£31,032 - £36,129 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01624 648028 Steve Blackford

Reference: MNH-009842

Sectors: ecology, sustainability, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 5th January 2020  

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced Ecologist and Environmental Planner to join Manx National Heritage who will share our vision and is passionate about the natural environment and community engagement.

The post is a limited term appointment for 3 years.

We are looking for someone who has experience in field and advisory work to provide internal advice to Manx National Heritage on its own activities, develop policy and contribute to our outreach programme. You will also provide advice to the Trust on development control and sustainability within the wider Manx Countryside and will work in partnership with Manx National Heritage colleagues and with environmental professionals in Isle of Man Government and the charitable/voluntary sector.

Whilst providing input into the organisations response to planning applications and policy, you will also have the opportunity to develop conservation management plans for some of our landholdings, build partnerships with other organisations and assist with the delivery of Manx Wildlife Week. Providing advice and support to Manx National Heritage colleagues is a key responsibility of the role, working within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the organisation meets its legal requirements in terms of planning and environmental legislation, as well as identifying areas/opportunities for ecological enhancement.

You will need to have great interpersonal and leadership skills. Experience and knowledge of protected species, including either current or previously held licences, including bats, standard ecological survey methods and best practice are essential. Experience of conservation management planning would be highly beneficial as would some knowledge of environmental sustainability. Knowledge of the Manx/UK planning system, relevant legislation and best practice is also considered essential.

A full valid driving licence is required.

Relocation Information

Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £5000 based on receipts is available for this role. For any further information on the relocation package please contact To find out more about the lifestyle, culture and living/working on the Isle of Man please visit

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The closing date for this vacancy is at midnight on Sunday 5 January 2020.

More details of the duties of the post can be obtained from Steve Blackford on Tel No: 01624 648028.

A provisional interview date of 27 January 2020 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.

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