Local Nature Recovery Strategy Officer (Worcestershire County Council)

The Role:

Worcestershire County Council is seeking a Local Nature Recovery Strategy Officer to join our growing Ecology and Environmental Policy Team. The development of a Local Nature Recovery Strategy is an exciting time for nature conservation in Worcestershire, home to the Malvern Hills and Commons, the Wyre Forest, the extensive floodplains of the Rivers Severn and Avon, as well as a large proportion of England’s remaining lowland meadows and traditional orchards. This full-time post will lead the development and implementation of the LNRS to help secure nature’s recovery across the county.

You will have support from colleagues within the County Council and from an established LNRS steering group and can expect to be working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders from different sectors, so stakeholder engagement, collaborative working and communication skills will be vital. Your knowledge and experience of nature conservation, and its major policy and legislative drivers in England, will ensure that our LNRS delivers the restoration of nature through mechanisms such as Biodiversity Net Gain and the new Environmental Land Management Schemes, as well as more traditional grant funding which you will apply for.

Within the wider Ecology and Environmental Policy Team we also undertake a wide range of environmental projects and ecological surveys (e.g. preliminary assessments, bats, badgers, amphibians, reptiles, roadside verge nature reserves) and the LNRS Officer will be able to support on these, where time and interest permit. We are a small and friendly team with a good range of specialist interests; we’re looking forward to welcoming new ecologists and widening our nature conservation work.

For more information, please see the attached job description and person specification, or contact us at ecology@worcestershire.gov.uk


You’ll find an overview of some of the benefits in a document attached to this job advert so do take a look! Some of the other benefits we can offer include:

Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you’ll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don’t worry because if you join us without a break, we’ll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!

Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.

Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.

Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.

How to Apply:

Application Forms are invited to apply for this role.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Please submit your Application Form to CLevine@worcestershire.gov.uk

Please note, the Recruiting Manager is happy for Application Forms to be accompanied with CV and Cover Letter however, CV and Cover Letter only will not be accepted.

Closing date: Monday 3 July 2023.