Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Principle Ecologist 5228232


Job Description:

Principle Ecologist needed in Gloucester £19.16ph ref 5228232

Full time hours on a temporary basis.

Are you passionate about biodiversity and protecting the natural environment? Do you want to work with many partners with the same aims? Then please keep reading.


About the team & role:


Communities and businesses are counting on us to manage and enhance the natural and historical environment in our beautiful county and its varied landscapes. Through developing understanding and partnership working, we rise to this challenge and strive for a sustainable Gloucestershire.  It’s work to be proud of. It’s work that has the power to ensure lasting improvements to people’s lives, whilst making genuine contributions to biodiversity with long term benefit.


As part of our specialist Heritage Team, you will be with colleagues, partners and councillors to ensure the council meets its statutory obligations, standards and targets in relation to conserving and enhancing biodiversity.


You will advise the client on its own plans, policies, and services, including contributing to a new Local Nature Recovery Strategy for Gloucestershire, managing land, and determining, minerals and waste developments.


You will work closely with partner organisations such as the Wildlife Trust and Local Nature Partnership and represent the client on biodiversity matters alongside other organisations and partnerships.


Office base will be Gloucester, but the role will be flexible with a mix of home-working, office days and some site work.


About you:


Your knowledge of biodiversity and related regulatory and consenting schemes together with your  communication skills will be at the heart of this invaluable work and central to its ongoing success.


Excellent negotiating and engagement skills, especially with regards to partnerships will be as critical as your knowledge and experience of the natural environment.