About Us & The Role
Warwickshire County Council is looking to appoint an Ecologist to their multi-disciplinary Ecology, Historic Environment and Landscape (EHEL) Team that currently comprises 14 Ecological officers, 5 Archaeological officers and 3 Landscape officers. The EHEL Team has three work-streams covering Records, Planning and Projects.
The Ecology area won the coveted Local Planning Authority CIEEM award in 2019 for its exemplary work in protecting Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull’s wildlife. The team prides itself in being at the forefront of the ecological profession, including Biodiversity Net Gain (Offsetting) and developing a Great Crested Newt District Level Licencing scheme by employing Spatial (Landscape) Ecology principles.
The team works in partnership with the Unitary, District and Borough Councils both in Warwickshire and elsewhere through the provision of ecological planning application advice and ensuring development results in a biodiversity net gain. The team also works at the national scale with Government departments and their advisers as well as CIEEM and ALGE.
The team carries out projects including ecological surveys for habitats and protected species to advise and oversee land use change such as highway projects, Biodiversity Offsetting Management Plans and recently a Sustrans project to re-open a disused railway for recreational use.
The team also manages the Warwickshire Biological Record Centre that holds over 3 million species records and supports the work of the nationally acclaimed Habitat Biodiversity Audit and the Wildlife Sites Partnership.
Currently, this post is contracted until the end of March 2022, but there is a significant chance that it will be extended with the aim to become permanent. The post will be primarily focussed on assisting with the Planning and Project delivery areas of the EHEL Team. If you are committed to making a difference, we would like to hear from you.
If you would like to discuss the role, please contact David Lowe 01926 418076 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing Date: Monday 12th April
Interview Date: Tuesday 20th April
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