About the role:
Do you have a passion for the environment and ecology, together with a desire to develop a career that shapes the future of the built and rural environment? If so, then you could soon be developing your skills, qualifications and career within Horsham District Council’s Strategic Planning team.
Horsham District Council are looking for a talented, self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our multi-disciplinary specialist team to develop their career as an Ecology Officer.
You will work on a wide range of projects in a busy department which will contribute towards planning decisions that shape the future environment of the District, including the delivery and implementation of biodiversity net gain.
As a career grade post, the successful candidate will be provided with support and training, be that a Masters level qualification, Chartered Membership of the CIEEM, or beyond.
To succeed as Ecology Officer, you will a need a minimum of a degree level qualification in an environmental subject (or equivalent qualification or experience), excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate well at all levels with the public, Members, and colleagues alike. You’ll also need lots of initiative and good organisational and time management skills.
For an informal discussion about this role please call Ines Watson, Specialist Team Leader on 01403 215185.
About us as an employer:
We have a friendly and supportive working environment and being a smaller Council, you can really get to know everybody.
We encourage and support our employees to have a healthy work life balance by, offering 28 days’ (207.2 hours) annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), and flexible/hybrid working options where applicable.
We offer a generous benefits package including an online platform offering discounts from online retailers and access to a car lease scheme. Staff are also eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), where the Council contributes circa 20% of pensionable salary.
To support employees’ professional development the Council provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and a number of training opportunities, including extensive in-house learning resources, short courses, Apprenticeships, and qualifications such as Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), Master of Business Administration (MBA).
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If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.
Internal applicants, if you would like to apply for the role, please submit an expression of interest to HR@horsham.gov.uk explaining clearly how you meet the criteria and what you feel you can bring to the role.