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Senior Nature Conservation Officer

Reference Job Reference : LCC01032  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Salary Additional Information £34,788 to £37,849 pro rata. Total salary package £51,610.23 pro rata (18.5 hours a week)
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Senior Level
Deadline 29/03/2020
Company Name Leicester City Council
Contact Name Anne Provan
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Leicester City has consistently been at the forefront of developing proactive approaches to the Biodiversity in England. This is an exciting opportunity to shape Leicester’s natural environment and to work with others to develop new approaches to biodiversity across the city.

We are seeking to recruit a part-time Senior Nature Conservation Officer to work alongside our nature conservation and (part-time) senior nature conservation officers, within the conservation team in the council’s planning service.

The conservation team provides advice and guidance on all aspects of the natural and historic environment and is pro-active in protecting and enhancing the city’s natural and historic assets.

This post will provide specialist advice and guidance on all aspects of nature conservation across Leicester City Council services, monitoring sites, developing projects and promoting biodiversity and nature conservation across the city.

Utilising flexible working arrangements, you will be based at City Hall with much of the time spent in the city’s natural green and open spaces. You will have the opportunity to further develop your interdisciplinary skills and experience.

About the role

Day to day you will provide advice to the planning service on all aspects of nature conservation and contribute to the city’s Biodiversity Action Plan and strategic vision for the natural environment. Inputting on all management plans for parks and green spaces, and contributing to other service areas, such as the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and surface water and flood management strategies.

Supporting the team, you will promote and act as an advocate for Leicester and its ecology at a local, regional and national level.

What you'll need

Having substantial experience in nature conservation within a planning framework you be able to prepare, implement and monitor site management plans, supporting with species identification, habitat surveys and evaluation skills. Using data management and monitoring to produce complex reports, you will use this to brief and make presentations to senior management and the wider public.

To apply

If the above sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Anne Provan at anne.provan@leicester.gov.uk

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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