Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service, Planning Services, Sefton Council
Salary: Scale H (£29,636 – £32,878)
Hours: 36 hours per week
The Liverpool City Region has a wealth of Natura 2000 sites around our coasts and estuaries including the Dee, Mersey, Ribble, Alt, North Wirral and Sefton coasts and Liverpool Bay. We are striving to ensure that the very special wildlife thrives in a vibrant and progressive City Region economy.
Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service covers the districts of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St.Helens, Sefton, West Lancashire and Wirral.
Benefits include: Casual Car User, Local Government Pension, flexible working and CIEEM membership fees.
We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Ecologist, looking for a new career development opportunity.
The role includes opportunities to contribute a key part of the MEAS Business Strategy through the delivery of funded projects. Working as part of a small, but growing, team you will provide ecological advice including preparing environmental reports and assessments.
The work includes hands-on opportunities to review planning applications as well as prepare policy, develop and implement projects. Experience within a commercial setting would be welcome and you should also be experienced in working with statutory agencies and developers with a proven ability to identify and facilitate environmental solutions.
As an employee of Sefton Council you will enjoy the benefits of local government within an established City Region service. You will be based in Bootle as part of the wider MEAS Ecology Team. Access to your own transport and the ability to work evenings and weekends is desirable.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 13th September.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2nd October.
Merseyside EAS will be recruiting for additional Ecology Team posts in the near future. These will comprise Ecologists posts (same job description as the currently advertised post) and an Assistant Ecologist post. Please indicate in the additional information section of your application form, if you wish to be considered for these future posts, should you be unsuccessful in the current recruitment process.