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Vacancy Details


Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Scale H SC P 23-30 £29,636 - £32,878 per annum
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
13/09/2019 at 23:55 PM
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Ecologist, looking for a new career development opportunity.

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.

Covering the districts of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St.Helens, Sefton, West Lancashire and Wirral, 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.

Benefits include: Casual Car User, Local Government Pension, flexible working and CIEEM membership fees.

Interviews will take place Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

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.

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).

Please fully complete the online application form.

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