£27,514 – £33,486 per annum
About the team we are recruiting to
Planning Policy and Environment is a service area within Coventry City Council which supports the growth of the city.
The vision and commitment of the Planning Policy and Environment team ensures there is a robust platform to guide the delivery of sustainable development making provision for local people through the delivery of housing, jobs, retail and community uses whilst creating high quality urban and natural environments.
The service area sits within a larger team alongside Development Management, Building Control and Regulatory Services and encompasses a number of individual but related specialisms all focussed on delivering a city for those wishing to live and work here. Those specialisms include Planning, Ecology, Trees and Landscape, Urban Design, Conservation, Archaeology and Environmental Protection.
What is the job role?
We are looking for two Ecology and Biodiversity Officers to help deliver a high-quality Ecology service in a way that contributes to the achievement of the City Council’s vision and objectives for a growing and sustainable city.
In your role you will be:
· Provide ecological advice and appropriate recommendations in the form of consultation responses, policies, and strategies
· Identify, develop, and deliver long-term ecological and biodiversity improvement opportunities, including land-based projects, with monitoring and promotion.
· Support the Ecology and Biodiversity Manager in developing the city’s response to ecology challenges and emerging government legislation
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join the Council’s Ecology & Biodiversity team. You must have strong technical knowledge of ecological issues coupled with the ability to generate innovative and deliverable solutions. Ideally you will have experience of budget management and delivering complex projects.
You must be able to work using your own initiative, as well as working as part of a large team to demonstrate a One Coventry ethos and a supportive working environment. If this is you then come and join us, be part of the team.
Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There’s a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and it was the UK City of Culture 2021. We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons as you can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you’re happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We’ve created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
· Flexible working arrangements
· Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
· Opportunity for Salary Match and Pay progression through multiple increments
· Outstanding local government pension scheme
· Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
· Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
· Vibrant employee networks
· Lifestyle savings
· Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
· Interest free travel loans
· Payroll giving scheme
· Workplace parking scheme
· Maternity, paternity and adoption Leave
· And much more
Closing date: 26 June 2022.
Interview date(s): w/c 4th July 2022.
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.