Job details

Salary: £26,421 – £28,770 per annum
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time
Region: Warwick
Package: Permanent
Job category/type: Environment / Conservation
Date posted: 09/01/2024
Job reference: RA0005666

Job description

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

About the Team

Our Ecology, Historic Environment & Landscape (EHEL) team is looking to employ the following full-time officers to bolster its Planning, Projects and Records teams as well as develop a new Natural Capital team. You will be joining a dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced team of 14 ecology, 5 historic environment and 3 landscape officers.

We have four roles to fill:

  • Team Manager [Planning or Natural Capital] (£43,421 – £45,441) – permanent
  • Senior Ecologist [Planning] (£39,186 – £41,418) – permanent
  • Ecologist [Planning] (£33,945 – £35,745) – permanent
  • Assistant Ecologist [Records and Planning] (£26,421 – £28,770) – permanent

To see these job adverts please see www.warwickshire.gov.uk/jobs with more information on the team’s remit and structure here.

About the Role

Please tell us any relevant knowledge and experience you have that matches the Job Description yet focus on the below as this is what we are particularly looking for:

Records: We are looking for an Assistant Ecologist to work partly in the Records Team to help manage and maintain records within the Warwickshire Biological Record Centre and support the local recording community. Candidates who have an understanding and experience of Record Centre Management will be looked upon favourably for this role. This role will also help with Planning (see below).

Planning: We are looking for an Assistant Ecologist to work partly in the Planning Team and Records Team (see above) to primarily review and comment on planning applications. Candidates who understand planning application advice will be looked upon favourably for this role.

Key Requirements

We will be choosing someone that fits into the existing team 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 Service Manager, following the respective chartered institute competency frameworks (or equivalent).

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

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19%, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.

Additional Information

If you would like to discuss the role please contact David Lowe, Service Manager (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 provide evidence of your experience for all the ‘essential’ criteria, and any of the ‘desirable’ criteria that are applicable for the role/s you are applying for.

Closing Date: 12 midnight on Monday 26th February 2024

Interview Dates: Week Commencing 11th March 2024

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