We are looking for an experienced Planning Ecologist to join our Planning Policy Team.
This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about biodiversity and the positive impacts they can make.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
You will be responsible for ensuring that the biodiversity potential of sites is preserved and enhanced in Barnsley and will lead on biodiversity and geodiversity issues in relation to plan making, development proposals and nature conservation sites.
What you’ll need
We are looking for a motivated individual with good communications skills at all levels, who will fit in well with our friendly team and be able to effectively manage peaks in workload to provide timely input into planning decisions. You will have experience of undertaking ecological assessment and developing and implementing biodiversity and/or Geodiversity Action Plans. We are also looking for somebody who is competent in the use of the Defra Biodiversity Metric and who is able to evaluate habitats to the UK Habitats Classification level.
You will be a member of CIEEM (associate or higher) and will have significant post qualification experience.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
If you are looking for a suitable work life balance that includes a combination of home working, site visits and office work and want to achieve your ambitions while shaping a bright future for our communities, apply now