Ecology Officer

South Oxfordshire District Council

Location: Abingdon/Hybrid

Salary: £39,977 to £45,568 per annum

Hours: Full time, Permanent 

Closing Date: 30/09/2023

South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils are seeking an experienced
ecological professional to work within the council’s Ecology Team. This is an exciting and
varied role working with other specialist advisors who are helping to shape the future
environment of southern Oxfordshire.

The successful candidate will have professional experience of working as an ecologist or
environmental manager and be able to demonstrate a sound practical knowledge in all aspects of
ecology and related legislation.

You will be working alongside a multi-disciplinary team including Tree Officers, Heritage
Officers, Urban Designers and Landscape Architects. You will have a wide range of experience
and skills, including experience of working with local authorities and ecological consultants. 

Duties will include:

  • Providing ecological advice to planning colleagues in relation to small and medium scale
    development proposals, negotiating with developers and defending planning decisions at appeals.
  • Practical species and habitat surveys skills.
  • Providing specialist advice in relation to implementing and enforcing the Council’s
    responsibilities for protected species and habitats.
  • Assisting the Council in responding to the requirements of the Environment Act 2021
    relating to the delivery of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain in the planning process.
  • Maintain and develop effective partnerships with environmental organisations and key
  • Assist with the development and implementation of corporate policies, guidance and
    procedures such as Local Development Plans and Supplementary Planning Documents.

If you have a positive team working approach and are keen to work alongside a range of in-house
disciplines this is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills.

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