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Biodiversity Officer - Advertisement

£15,420 - £18,140 plus Bonus Opportunities

Located in south east London, Bexley is within easy reach of central London, rural Kent and the continent. It is a diverse borough incorporating the best features of both town and country.
We are seeking a Biodiversity Officer to help review and promote Bexley’s Biodiversity Action Plan and help improve biodiversity in the Borough.

You will be responsible for increasing the influence, relevance and practical value of Bexley’s Biodiversity Action Plan, particularly in the areas of planning and development. You will seek to secure improvements in biodiversity in Bexley, raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and support the development and implementation of biodiversity projects. You will provide guidance and advice to Councillors, other Council services and the public on biodiversity issues. You will also contribute to the development of partnership working with other organisations.

You will work within the Strategic Planning and Development Division, a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the development of planning policy and its integration with development opportunities. You will be a key member of the Sustainability and Town Centre Development Group, whose responsibilities include environmental sustainability.

You will need a degree in a relevant discipline. You should also have experience of developing, implementing and monitoring biodiversity policy, managing projects, operating in a political environment and significantly influencing outcomes.

In addition to our competitive salaries most posts offer a generous holiday allowance, an Index Linked Final Salary Pension Scheme, relocation allowances where appropriate and the opportunity for flexible working and job share.

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