Species Advisor

Species Advisor

• Location: Flexible in Wales 

• Grade & Salary: 5 – £30,120 rising to £33,383 over three years

• Post number: 200073

• Type of contract: permanent

• Work pattern: full time

• Closing date: 24 February 2020

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

Role Purpose

The team plays a lead role in providing advice to internal and external customers on protected species, with a particular focus on licence applications and development planning. Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate experience in the ecology, conservation and principles of mitigation for a range of protected species, good communication skills and stakeholder management.

Qualifications and Skills

Knowledge of the ecology and conservation of, and approaches to mitigation suitable for the range of species, protected by wildlife legislation

A working knowledge of wildlife legislation and its application.

A working knowledge of the development planning process.

Good written and spoken communication and presentational skills, with the ability to write clearly for a wide range of target audiences.

Able to negotiate and work with a wide range of people, including landowners, partner organisations and the public. 

Able to work effectively in team/ collaborative situations.

Able to currently and legally drive a car in the UK.

Able to secure and maintain a licence to disturb protected species.

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Closing Date:
24/02/2020

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