Planning and Biodiversity Officer

Reference

VAC-83

Job Type

Permanent

Industry

Environmental / Conservation

Location

Taunton

Planning and Biodiversity Officer
Salary: £16,800 per annum (£28,000.00 FTE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Hours: Part time
Location: Somerset Wildlife Trust, Taunton, Somerset, TA1

This Charitable Trust is looking for an experienced planner and ecologist to join their dedicated team to implement their bold new vision; “To deliver a Somerset wide nature recovery network, creating more space for wildlife, benefitting everyone and playing its part in helping to reverse biodiversity loss and tackle the climate crisis”.

As Planning and Biodiversity Officer you will be joining a growing Nature Recovery team and be at the forefront of this work. You will be taking a lead role in the development and delivery of this charity’s approach to planning and development, ensuring that they make a positive impact by responding to priority applications and consultations, proactively working with communities, landowners and statutory bodies through engagement and training, to enable the delivery of resilient green infrastructure and nature recovery networks across the county.

The successful candidate will be based in Taunton with a mix of home and office working; you will also need to travel to locations around the county due to the rural nature of Somerset, by using your own car.

This is a permanent position, 22.5 hours per week contract.

All applications must be received by 9.00 am on Monday 20th September 2021.
Interviews will take place at the Head Office in Taunton or at the Avalon Marshes Centre in Shapwick (TBC).

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