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Senior Sustainable Environment Officer

£32,020 per year (ERYC Grade 9)
Term Entry
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA (Some travel may be required)
Closing date
Job closes on 30 April
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Economic Development and Communications
Job reference
Job reference: ECON000491
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The job itself

This role provides an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the Council’s response to the ecological emergency. Working as part of a dedicated team, you will help develop and deliver biodiversity policies, strategies and initiatives to support the Council’s priority of ‘valuing the environment’.

Acting as a champion for the environment, you will work with internal colleagues, partners and communities to develop a new, long-term approach to conserving and enhancing the East Riding’s unique and spectacular natural environment. This will include implementing key elements of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, as well as supporting the Council to meet new requirements under the Environment Act.

The role requires a candidate who is able to forge excellent relationships with a range of stakeholders and deliver an ambitious programme of work to a high quality.

Candidates should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have an understanding of legislation, policy and best practice relating to biodiversity and the natural environment. They should have experience of project management, policy / strategy development and partnership working. Previous experience of working within a local authority context is beneficial but is not essential.

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion please contact Jeremy Pickles,


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Jeremy Pickles
Sustainable Development Group Manager
01482 391720
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Additional information

Remote working

The Council offers many remote working opportunities as part of our commitment to providing flexibility wherever possible for our employees.

Pay and reward

The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.

Internal Candidates

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Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.

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