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Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre Director

Reference Ref: OCC32592  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (South East) - UK
Salary Additional Information £45,591 - £48,526 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £27,354 - £29,115 per annum). Hours per week: 22.2 Contract type: Permanent
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid Level
Deadline 29/07/2020
Company Name Oxfordshire County Council
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Are you an ecologist or natural environment professional who loves working with data? Would you like to lead the team of ecologists and information specialists who run Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC)

About us

TVERC collects, analyses and shares biodiversity and geodiversity information in Berkshire and Oxfordshire in order to help people make sound decisions about how to develop and manage land sustainably, where to direct wildlife conservation work and for scientific education and research. See www.tverc.org.

About you

We are looking to appoint a new Director with an entrepreneurial and business mindset who can demonstrate success in in running a dynamic, data-focused organisation.

You must have strong financial and people management skills; experience of working with partners and customers from the public, private and academic sectors and understand how to generate and maintain the support of volunteers and the wider conservation sector.

You will have the ability to plan and deliver projects; to provide a lead for TVERC staff and demonstrate a high level of professionalism. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to identify and respond effectively to new opportunities to use data in the natural environment sector. You will also have a good knowledge of GIS and IT systems.

Experience of having worked in a local authority context will be an advantage as TVERC is currently hosted by Oxfordshire County Council. The Director reports to a Steering Group including local authority, statutory agency and private sector representatives.

Rewards and benefits

It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development. 

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering. 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Nick Mottram, Environment Strategy Manager, nick.mottram@oxfordshire.gov.uk / 07733002171 (unavailable between 20th - 24th July).

Initial interviews are likely to be held by video conference on 28th August. A second interview may be scheduled online or in person (if health regulations permit) if required. Interviews are expected to last for approximately one hour. The interview panel will reflect TVERC’s diverse stakeholder partners.

Application procedure

To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory. 

If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team at occ.recruitment@hants.gov.uk 

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.

Closing date: Wednesday 29th July 2020

Interview date: Friday 28th August 2020

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