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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£40,275 - £47,654 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week
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Job Description


Senior Biodiversity/Ecology Officer
Waverley Court

Salary: £40,275 – £47,654
Hours: 36 per week

We have ambitious plans to realise Edinburgh’s vision of a fair, welcoming, pioneering and thriving city.

Our Council priorities are to end poverty by 2030, become a net zero city, and enhance wellbeing and equalities for all. Our City Plan 2030 project sets out challenging aims on quality of place, resilience to climate change, 20-minute neighbourhoods, net zero development and more. We are Scotland’s busiest planning authority, handling over 3,000 applications a year in a city with internationally-valued built and natural heritage.

We’re now looking for skilled and motivated Senior Biodiversity/ Ecology professional, who is committed to delivering an efficient, effective and customer-focused Planning service and delivering great places, to join our team.

A key role for the position will be providing the biodiversity response for a range of planning applications including input as part of the pre-application service. The role will also involve policy and project work, as well as a supervisor role for the Edinburgh Biodiveristy Action Plan/Partnership. You will also contribute to change and improvement,and supporting the professional development of yourself and your colleagues. on all aspects relating to ecology, including nature-based solutions and climate change adaptation.

As part of our agile, multidisciplinary workforce, you will be expected to continually gain skills enabling you to work with different teams and operational areas in the Planning service.

The Council provides a wide and far reaching variety of services making us unique as an employer, and our varied rewards cater to the needs and wants of our employees. At our core are our values which describe the behaviours that all Council employees are expected to demonstrate in the workplace:

• honest and transparent

• forward thinking

• work together

• put customers first

If you are interested, you should bring a strong sense of customer service, excellent communication skills, an understanding of quality assurance and an appetite for project delivery and continuous improvement.

If successful, 2 references will be required.

You would be based from home in line with the Scottish Government’s current guidelines for those who are able to work from home. We are currently working from home in line with the Scottish Government’s guidelines.  We anticipate moving to hybrid working under the Council’s new Working Flexibly guidance, which will see us using our modern open-plan offices in Edinburgh city centre, 5 minutes’ walk from Waverley Rail Station.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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