Assistant Ecologist

Newcastle City Council

Are you a qualified Ecologist looking to find your next role in the fantastic Northeast? Do you
fancy a change of scene or want to try out the public sector for size? If you’ve got some
experience under your belt and the ability to apply it, then this could be the move for you!

In our office on the 9th floor of the Civic Centre, in the heart of town, with views across this
iconic city, our busy team includes fellow Ecologists, Landscape Architects, Arborists, Planners,
Archeologists, Urban Designers, Drainage Specialists, Highways Engineers and Conservation Officers
as well as the newly created North East Community Forest Team.

Your time would be split between the assessment of planning applications, undertaking and reviewing
Biodiversity Net Gain assessments, contributing to the preparation of planning policy documents and
undertaking statutory Ecological Survey work.

Our Great City is the economic and cultural centre of the Northeast. Projects underway include some
of the highest profile developments in the region; large scale public realm improvements,
residential schemes of all scales, active travel projects, leisure, highways, open space and
extensive tree planting works.

As an employee of Newcastle City Council, we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to the Local Government pension scheme and options to overpay
  • Generous annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays, plus options to buy leave
  • A bespoke induction to your role and a buddy system
  • A flexi-time scheme for improved work/life balance
  • Agile working, both home and office-based where possible
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, and other wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bicycles and white electrical goods
  • Discounted travel passes

This post is for a 1 year fixed term initially. Options to extend may be explored at the Council’s
discretion if circumstances allow but are not guaranteed.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Al Rigby – Team Leader (Landscape Design,
Ecology and Trees) on 07815 469562.

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