Senior Biodiversity and Planning Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

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12 days ago

Closing date: Sunday 14 August 2022
Salary: Up to £26,377.73 per annum
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Centre of the Earth, 42, Norman Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 7EP
We're looking for a Senior Biodiversity and Planning Officer to provide expert knowledge to the whole organisation in matters relating to wildlife legislation and planning, and help to protect the area’s most important wildlife habitats and species.

This is an exciting time to be join the Wildlife Trust and help deliver our vision of a Wilder Birmingham and Black Country. The Senior Biodiversity & Planning Officer is a critical role, providing expert knowledge to the whole organisation in matters relating to wildlife legislation and planning, and helping to protect the area’s most important wildlife habitats and species.

We’re looking for someone with the skills and experience to undertake site surveys and assessments, promote and influence developers to build wildlife into new developments, and influence planning decisions that benefit wildlife and wild places. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent technical and inter-personal skills. You will be well-organised and have the confidence to work independently and on your own initiative.

Applicants must have a minimum of 2 year’s relevant experience demonstrating technical competencies. You will be able to demonstrate a positive attitude to partnership working, and in working effectively to deadlines. It is essential that you have a degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant environmental science, or demonstrable relevant experience in the sector.

To Apply

Please complete the attached application form and return to recruitment@bbcwildlife.org.uk using the person specification in the job description to describe how you are suitable for this role.

For further information about the role please contact Simon Atkinson, Head of Conservation, simon.a@bbcwildlife.org.uk.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to ensuring transparent and non-discriminatory recruitment and employment. As a progressive charitable organisation, we champion equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristic.

Senior Biodiversity and Planning Officer Job Description

  • Senior Biodiversity and Planning Officer Job Description.DOC

2022 Application Form

  • 2022 Application Form.docx