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Natural Environment Officer - Remote Working

Employer
Surrey County Council
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
20 Sep 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.

The starting salary for this role is £45,734 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.

Would you like the opportunity to help shape Surrey's Natural Environment? If yes, then we want to hear from you!

We are looking to recruit one Natural Environment Officer. This post is an opportunity to work flexibly 1 Year Fixed Term Contract with possible extension, and it is based at Quadrant Court, Woking, Surrey.

The protection of the environment is a priority to Surrey County Council and the residents of the county. Many of the problems we face can be resolved or mitigated by careful understanding and management of our natural resources. However, there are many competing land uses and this role will be critical to ensuring we achieve the best environmental outcomes in our decision making.

As the Natural Environment Officer, you will lead and assist a range of environmental workstreams. This includes responsibility for co-ordinating the Land Management Framework programme and assisting in implementing the requirements of the forthcoming Environment Act. Within this role you will work closely with the Natural Environment Team and wider colleagues, such as within the Planning Teams. You will play a key role in delivering and adapting our programmes of work to ensure that our ambitions for nature recovery and climate resilience are taken forward sustainably. A passionate interest and practical knowledge of the environment is essential with a good understanding of how nature, climate resilience and people are inter-connected and the ability to communicate the challenges involved.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
  • Experience of working within in the environmental sector, within the field of land use management, biodiversity and habitat management.
  • An understanding of the key strategic issues facing local government, the wider public sector and partners.
  • Flexibility to lead and assist programme development, project management, contract management and technical work for a range of environmental and ecological workstreams.
  • A degree / qualification in relevant environmental/ecological focused subject.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
Additional Information

The advert closes at 23:59 on 26 September 2021.

Interviews will be held during week commencing 27 September 2021.

Interested in finding out more?

If you would like to have an informal chat about the post, please contact John Edwards, Natural Environment Team Manager, .uk.

How to apply?

Please apply via Surrey County Council's recruitment portal by completing a questionnaire, uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirement of this role.

Benefits

A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.
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