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Now is the time to work for Warwickshire County Council; the first Council to deliver Biodiversity Net Gain and is at the forefront of Natural Capital Investment.

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 05/12/2022
Company Name Warwickshire County Council
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Our Ecology, Historic Environment & Landscape (EHEL) team is looking to employ up to 8 full-time officers to bolster its Planning, Projects and Records teams as well as establish a new Natural Capital team. You will be joining a dedicated and experienced team of 12 ecology, 5 historic environment and 2 landscape officers.


We are looking for people with either a Landscape or Ecology background for the following job roles: 


To see all the job adverts please see www.warwickshire.gov.uk/jobs 


  • Senior Landscape Architect (£35,336-£37,568) - permanent 
  • Senior Ecologist (£35,336-£37,568) - permanent 
  • Landscape Officer (£30,095-£32,798) - permanent 
  • Assistant Ecologist (£22,571-£24,920) – permanent

This is a truly exciting time in our sector, and we welcome part-time and full-time applications from candidates that have knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: 


  • land management - from design to implementation 
  • natural capital markets – biodiversity net gain, carbon and other ecosystem services 
  • woodland management - design and creation 
  • grant applications – submission and delivery 
  • project delivery – ideally from a consultancy background 
  • ecological planning advice – commenting on planning applications 
  • landscape planning advice – commenting on planning applications   
  • biological record centre management – local record centre management and maintenance

Ecologist Roles 


Please tell us any relevant knowledge and experience you have in the above listed aspects and others in the Job Descriptions of the role and yet focus on the below.

Planning: We are also looking for an Ecologist to primarily work in the Planning Team to review and comment on planning applications. Candidates that have a sound understanding and experience of Development Control will be looked upon favourably for this role. 


Records: We are also looking for an Ecologist to primarily work in the Records Team and take on the responsibilities associated with managing and maintaining records within the Warwickshire Biological Record Centre and supporting local recording. Candidates that have a sound understanding and experience of Biological Record Centre Management will be looked upon favourably for this role. 


Natural Capital: We are looking for up to two Landscape Officers or Ecologists to primarily work within the new Natural Capital team and have experience in developing woodland and habitat creation schemes or other schematic designing skills. We are also looking to develop our Landscape Characterisation skill sets within the team. Therefore, candidates that have either a good understanding of Development Management, Habitat Creation and schematic designs and/or, Landscape Characterisation experience will be looked upon favourably for this role. 



We will be choosing candidates that fit into the existing team as well as the creation of a new Natural Capital team depending based on existing skills coupled with an enthusiasm to expand skill sets. We have a workforce training plan that promotes active progression from apprentices to Delivery Lead, following the respective chartered institute competency frameworks (or equivalent). 


The new Natural Capital Team will report to the Delivery Lead and supervise a team that will work with local authority consenting regimes plus internal and external landowners to develop habitat creation schemes. These schemes will support the existing Warwickshire Biodiversity Net Gain market and establish a Warwickshire Carbon market and other Warwickshire ecosystem service markets. They will continue to follow a Natural Capital Investment approach and deliver landscape solutions. The new team will also help deliver the Warwickshire Local Authorities pledge to plant over 566,000 trees; one equivalent to every resident in Warwickshire. 


Warwickshire County Council Ecology, Historic Environment & Landscape (EHEL)


For further information please see the Job Description & Person Specification.


Additional Information


More information on the team’s remit and structure can be found here and if you would like to discuss any of the roles please contact David Lowe, Delivery Lead (email: davidlowe@warwickshire.gov.uk. Tel: 01926 418076).


Please submit a separate application per role you would like to be considered for. Please take time with your application to ensure you can provide evidence of your experience of all the ‘essential’ criteria, and any of the ‘desirable’ criteria that are applicable for the role/s you are applying for.


There will be a number of closing and interviews dates until all the positions have been filled.


1st Closing Date: midnight on Monday 10/10/2022? 

1st Interview Date: Wednesday 19/10/2022 

2nd Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 14/11/2022? 

2nd Interview Date: Wednesday 23/11/2022

3rd Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 5/12/2022? 

3rd Interview Date: Wednesday 14/12/2022? 

Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not be submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.


You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.  


As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.  


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. 


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.


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