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Derbyshire 5228838

Posted: 25th May 2023 16:52
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  • Pay Rate:

    £16.13 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Temporary Ecologist   

Reference no: Derbyshire 5228838   

Pay rate £16.13 per hour PAYE  

This opening assignment is for 3 months 

An ecologist that is professionally competent and experienced to provide ecological comments on planning applications.  They will need to have a working knowledge of how ecological advice needs to be framed through the National Planning Policy Framework 

Key responsibilities: 


  • To prepare, implement and monitor strategies for ecology and wildlife conservation by the County Council in furtherance of its statutory duties, powers, policies – including Development Plan policies, the Derbyshire Local Agenda 21 Strategy, the Countryside Strategy and other strategies – and plans to which the County Council is a partner, including Local Biodiversity Action Plans.  
  • To provide specialist advice on ecological matters to the County Council, including advice relating to statutory duties and powers, policy formulation, sustainable development, preparation of environmental statements for County Council development proposals, development control, management of land in County Council ownership and Best Value.   
  • To work with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and other organisations and to negotiate with relevant agencies to secure action and projects for biodiversity needed to meet the requirements of the County Council, and to liaise with the DWT and other partners in the preparation and review of Local Biodiversity Action Plans, including the Mid Derbyshire, Peak District and National Forest LBAPs.  
  • To work with other partner organisations in establishing and monitoring a Derbyshire Biodiversity Network as part of the National Biodiversity Network, including the secure funding of a local biological records centre and systems for sites of importance for nature conservation and the provision of appropriate access to this information for the public and private sectors and individuals. 
  • To promote in conjunction with other partner organisations, the management, enhancement, creation and interpretation of nationally and locally important species and their habitats in Derbyshire and the public awareness and enjoyment of them.  
  • To ensure appropriate liaison between the County Council and regional and countywide fora to ensure that the biodiversity of Derbyshire and action taken to protect and enhance it, is appropriately recognised and considered.  
  • To seek grants, contributions and other resources from the public and private sectors to assist with the above tasks.  
  • To understand and comply with the County Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy.  
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function commensurate with the grading and level of responsibility of the post.  
  • To give due regard to the Council’s environmental policies 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Honours degree in Ecology or Environmental Management, encompassing ecological principles, habitat management and habitats and species of the British Isles 
  • Understanding and awareness of sustainability issues and Local Agenda 21 
  • Wildlife legislation 
  • Relevant national and regional agencies and policies/strategies 
  • In excess of 5 years relevant experience 
  • Proven track record in project development and management including understanding of major funding initiatives and preparation of bids 
  • IT literate with special reference to word processing, Microsoft Access, and GIS 
  • Ability to write and present information on technical conservation matters both in reports and verbally 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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