Biodiversity Project Officer

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The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern
£30,451 - £33,782 per annum
15 Nov 2021
28 Nov 2021
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Malvern Hills District Council is a great place to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. Malvern Hills District is also ranked in the top 20 best rural places to live in the UK.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends our time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find. That's why, as well as a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as flexible working arrangements, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership.

We share a Chief Executive and a joint management team with Wychavon District Council. Whilst they retain their own political structures and distinct identities, the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services and partnership arrangements with each other and with other councils.

Biodiversity Project Officer

£ 30,451 - £33,782 per annum

Fixed Term Contract for 3 Years

Through its Destination Zero Plan, Malvern Hills Council has embarked on an ambitious delivery programme of carbon reduction initiatives across all areas of its activities and functions. Part of this is to put biodiversity at the forefront of its actions.

This role will be central to the planning, development, delivery and monitoring of a range of priority actions in the delivery of this challenging yet exciting plan. We want someone who can also demonstrate commitment to delivering the Council's values of great customer service, openness and accountability, innovation and improvement and fairness and respect and be responsible for championing and demonstrating the Council’s Leadership Behaviour Framework by inspiring, communicating, collaborating and empowering self and others and leading by example.

The role will sit within the joint Heritage Service, a team of natural and historic built environment specialists working across the two Council areas. This post will be based in Malvern. If you want to be involved in creating special places for wildlife and making a real difference to peoples lives in how they use our greenspaces, this role is for you.

We are looking for degree level or equivalent qualifications in an environmental or ecological subject area. 

More importantly will be the skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to the core areas of biodiversity enhancement, habitat management, monitoring, environmental education, community engagement, working with volunteers and partner organisations and funding generation.

To meet the challenges of delivering against our ambitious targets you will need to be an excellent project manager with demonstrable time and budget management skills, and a track record of similar project delivery.

A motivated self-starter, you will be quick to forge strong working relationships with a range of internal and external partners and generate results on the ground.

To discuss the post or for further information, please call Jim Burgin, Head of Heritage Services on 01386 565366 or

 Closing date: 28 November 2021

 Interview date: 13 December 2021

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