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Ecology Team Leader Wanted

Reference Post Number: 03008  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (North West) - UK
Salary Additional Information Scale J (£37,306 – £40,057)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 08/01/2018
Company Name Sefton Council
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This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join the management team within our established service (www.meas.org.uk). We are seeking a highly experienced and technically excellent ecology professional with a track record in delivering ecology advice on local and strategic planning policy and development management matters.

Working within the Liverpool City Region for our established joint advisory service you will be at the forefront of protecting our natural assets and creating opportunities to enhance biodiversity. Within the context of a thriving and growing City Region economy you will have a pivotal role in advocating for some of the highest quality coast, countryside and green infrastructure in the UK. We have a wealth of Natura 2000 and Local Sites within our area and work in partnership with our customers and stakeholders.

We are looking for an exceptional Team Leader to head up our growing Ecology Team at MEAS which includes five experienced Ecologists and the Local Record Centre Manager. Your leadership, coaching and management skills will be highly developed and will help expand our customer base and grow the potential of you and the service. Vision and decisiveness will help realise our ambitions. At times your ability to carefully balance the needs of the economy and housing with our nature conservation and biodiversity responsibilities will demand your highly developed communication and negotiating skills.

As a well-rounded manager you will join our small management team and apply your insight and experience to our developing business. A proven ability to build trust and manage customer relationships is essential. MEAS is currently going through a business transformation as our main local authority customers respond to change across the City Region. You will therefore have an important role in advising the Director and will be expected to represent the service with a range of strategic partners.

You will be an expert in wildlife and conservation legislation, policy and practice and adept at assimilating data and applying it to the decision making process.

In return we offer a permanent senior and high profile position. Commensurate with this is a highly competitive salary, casual car users’ allowance and generous Local Government pension scheme as an employee of Sefton Council. We also operate flexible and agile working.  Ability to work evenings and weekends is desirable.

For an application form and further details visit our website at www.sefton.gov.uk/vacancies and www.meas.org.uk.  Please contact the MEAS Director on (new email) to arrange an informal discussion.

Completed forms can be emailed to recruitment@sefton.gov.uk or deliver it in person to the Transactional HR Team, 1st Floor, St Peter’s House, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 3AB. Note that we cannot accept applications via links to cloud storage sites, and do not accept CVs in place of an application form. If you have any questions about your application, please contact the recruitment hotline on 0345 140 0845.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 17.00, Monday 8 January 2018. Interviews will take place Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January 2018.

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