Planning and Biodiversity Adviser

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Salary: up to £27,000pa
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Brooke House, The Green, Ashbocking, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9JY
We have an exciting new opportunity to play a key role in influencing the planning system in Suffolk, to ensure the best outcomes for biodiversity.

There are currently a number of Nationally Important Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) associated with the Suffolk coast relating to energy generation and transfer into the grid. These include the proposal for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell and offshore wind installations and their onshore infrastructure, as well as opportunities for electricity exchange with other parts of Europe; there are also plans to upgrade the grid in other parts of Suffolk.

Responding to Local Plan consultations is a key area of our work. This post will ensure that plan policies are robust in protecting and enhancing biodiversity and that site allocations avoid sites of biodiversity interest and maximise opportunities for biodiversity gain. Reviewing and responding to large planning applications will also form part of the role.

Working in the Conservation team, the Planning and Biodiversity Adviser will play a key part in assisting with the delivery of a range conservation projects and will be actively encouraged to develop expertise in one or more specific areas.

The nature of this role means that a full driving licence is essential.

Contact details

If you are interested in applying then please email your application form. to  

Unfortunately due to the volume of applicants we are unable to respond individually.

Interview date: 5pm, Monday 5th August, 2019

Job reference: Planning and Biodiversity Adviser