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Lead Adviser

Employer
Natural England
Location
National
Salary
£26,224
Closing date
18 Nov 2021

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Sector
Local Authority, Public sector
Job Level
Senior
Specialism
Planning
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About us

At Natural England, we advise the UK Government on the natural environment. We’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive. From advising farmers on sustainable land management to gathering and analysing environmental data and promoting health and wellbeing through the great outdoors, we love what we do. Join us and you’ll be part of an inclusive, motivated and ambitious team, committed to achieving results for our environment, for everyone.

About the role

As a Sustainable Development Lead Adviser for Natural England, you’ll join one of our 12 Area Teams to advise on Local Development Plans, infrastructure and housing projects, developing new approaches to manage pressures like recreational disturbance and water pollution. By engaging early with major developments, we have the opportunity to avoid negative impacts to the natural environment, provide appropriate mitigation and secure large scale environmental outcomes to benefit nature and people’s connectivity with nature.

This is a rewarding role with fantastic opportunities to secure positive environmental outcomes on the ground and to further our Nature Recovery Network. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of high-profile cases.

About you

We’re looking for someone with a passion for nature’s recovery and an understanding of the impacts of major infrastructure projects and new housing developments on the natural environment. You’ll be able to work with a wide range of colleagues, stakeholders and customers to find solutions and secure positive outcomes for all.

You don’t have to currently be in a planning role, but it would be helpful to have knowledge and experience of environmental legislation and the planning system, along with a working knowledge of habitats and species.

The role is also suitable if you’re working towards chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

About our benefits

We welcome and encourage applications from all communities and, wherever possible, we accommodate requests for both full and part-time hours and other flexible working patterns. Everyone at Natural England is supported to develop their skills and capabilities and you can also look forward to great benefits including a Civil Service pension.

If you’re inspired to protect and enhance England’s wildlife and want to work for a leading science-led organisation, apply here.

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