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Team Leader Ecology and Trees

£46,549 per year (ERYC Grade 13)
Term Entry
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA
Closing date
Job closes on 2 April
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Planning and Development Management – Strategic Team
Job reference
Job reference: PDEV000203
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The job itself

An excellent opportunity has arisen within the Planning Service at Team Leader level to lead our Ecology and Tree Team.

The Council is one of the largest and busiest Unitary Authorities in England, with a strong track record of delivering high quality services on behalf of its residents with a wealth of varied and interesting landscapes and habitats, including the Yorkshire Wolds, the Heritage Coast at Flamborough, and the long expansive East Yorkshire coastline ending at Spurn Point at the mouth of the Humber Estuary.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to lead the Council’s Ecology and Tree team. This team provides consultation advice on ecological and arboricultural issues across a range of planning applications that range in size, type, and complexity, as well as advice to developers, Members and the general public. In particular the team will advise on ecological issues such as Habitats Regulations and Biodiversity Net Gain, as well as dealing with Tree Preservation Orders and applications, and trees in Conservation Areas.

As an experienced Arboriculturalist/ Ecologist you will be educated to degree or equivalent level in a relevant subject. Good communication skills are vital due to the high level of internal and external stakeholder engagement, as is the ability to prepare and present expert evidence at appeal and committee meetings. You will also have a detailed understanding of current legislation, policy, guidance and best practice in relation to tree protection and ecology.

You will have a passion for the natural environment as well as Ecology and/ or Arboricultural related professional experience and the proven the ability to supervise or lead, and motivate, a professional team.

The Council is based in the beautiful market town of Beverley which is a great place to live and work (named as one of the top ten places to live in the north of England by the Sunday Times), with outstanding schools, attractive housing, a spectacular Minster and Westwood and with a vibrant town centre.

Located close by is the historic Kingston upon Hull, City of Culture 2017, the East Yorkshire coastline and seaside towns together with the rolling Yorkshire Wolds all of which offer excellent opportunities for recreation.

If you feel that you meet the requirements of the role and are ready for a new and exciting challenge in a progressive and ambitious local authority, we would love to hear from you.

BENEFITS: Generous local government pension scheme, paid professional subscriptions, support for CPD and other training opportunities together with discounted leisure centre membership.

We also operate a blended working approach and flexible working hours, with a mix of office and home working to suit the needs of the business and employees. We may also be able to offer a relocation package dependent upon circumstances.


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James Chatfield
Planning Manager - Strategic
01482 393730
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