Countryside Officer (GCN District Licence Scheme)

South Oxfordshire District Council

Across Oxfordshire (with an element of home working)
Starting at £26,369 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 93281

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 13th July 2020   3 days left

Countryside Officer (GCN District Licence Scheme)

Salary: Grade 4 – starting at £26,369

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week – Two-year contract in the first instance with potential for extension.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are looking to employ an enthusiastic, flexible and hardworking environmental professional to be at the forefront of protected species licensing.

The successful applicant will work to implement the NatureSpace Partnership South Midlands great crested newt (GCN) district licence scheme within the planning functions of four local authorities in Oxfordshire (South Oxfordshire District Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council) and will be the main point of contact for all aspects of the GCN licencing scheme within those authorities.

This is an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate with an environmental degree, or someone looking to kickstart their career in ecology. The role would suit a candidate who is looking to develop their skills and experience in this innovative area of protected species conservation.

For a full breakdown of the role, responsibilities and selection criteria, please see the job description form.

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