Senior Ecologist

Lancashire County Council

Full Time 37 hours per week Fixed Term Contract until 23rd April 2025 Environment and
Climate Team

Pay Award Pending

International Sponsorship – this role is not open to
international sponsorship 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Ecologist to join Lancashire County Council’s
Environment and Climate team in the Planning and Environment Service. This is a temporary role
to provide maternity cover until April 2025. 

Lancashire County Council is looking for an experienced ecologist, with knowledge of ecological
survey, data analysis, impact assessment and mitigation, who has good communication skills, and
is enthusiastic about protecting wildlife and enhancing the natural environment. Applicants
will be expected to hold a degree level qualification or equivalent, plus experience in a
similar role.

The successful candidate will report to the Principal Ecologist and will be required to provide
ecology advice and professional services for the Council’s infrastructure projects, maintenance
programmes and decision-making processes, to enable the Council to comply with statutory and
policy requirements. Further details are set out in the role profile and person
specification on our website.

The post will be based at County Hall in Preston. However, Lancashire County Council operates a
flexible working policy, which does permit working from home and other locations where the
requirements of the role allow.

We offer an attractive benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave allocation (26 days rising to 32 days after five years’ service plus
    eight bank holidays and two extra statutory days)
  • Purchase Additional Leave Scheme
  • Local Government Pension scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working opportunities

For an informal discussion about the post please contact John Jones on 01772 534171

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, which can be found on LCC
Vacancies website.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive
sufficient applications.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and
must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a

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