New opportunities to join the Council’s Sustainable Development team are being created to help support the Council’s ‘Valuing the Environment’ priority and to develop new initiatives established by the Environment Act. We are looking for a passionate and experienced ecological professional to join our Sustainable Development team and help us protect and enhance the natural environment of the East Riding.
As Senior Sustainable Development Officer (Biodiversity) you will develop and deliver corporate policy and guidance to ensure that the council remains compliant with current and emerging environmental legislation, while supporting the implementation of the Environment Bill within the East Riding.
This post puts you at the heart of a dynamic and progressive department which is critical in supporting the delivery of key council strategies, such as the Climate Change Strategy and Local Nature recovery Strategy.
An essential part of the role is providing support communities, businesses and corporate and external partners to address key opportunities and threats related to the natural environment and biodiversity of the East Riding, including nature recovery, natural capital and preventing the spread of invasive non-native species and managing the Local Wildlife Sites process.
You should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have a thorough understanding of legislation, guidance and best practice associated with biodiversity and the natural environment.
This permanent post will require travel to locations inside and outside of the county on occasions. East Riding of Yorkshire Council are proud to offer a range of flexible working options and benefits.
Full time hours are preferred but part time can be considered for the right candidate.
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The Council offers many remote working opportunities as part of our commitment to providing flexibility wherever possible for our employees.
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.
If you already work for the council and have an Employee Self Service (ESS) account, please login to apply online using your ESS username and password.
Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.
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