Location: 5 Pancras Square
Salary: £36,630 - £42,490
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract/Secondment until March 2024 - This role is 5 days per week until 31st March 2022 and then 4 days per week until 31st March 2024.
Contract Start date: January 2020
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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An exciting opportunity now exists for a dynamic nature conservation professional, to be the lead officer for the Council in all matters relating to nature conservation and biodiversity. The role will sit within the Green Space Team, within Place Management, Supporting Communities Department.
The successful postholder will provide specialist advice to ensure appropriate regard for nature conservation and biodiversity across all Green Space services. They will also provide guidance for the planning department on applications and wider strategy and policy. They will also commission/foster and manage effective partnership arrangements in the protection and enhancement of the natural environment and in the delivery of health and wellbeing benefits from nature conservation, gardening and food growing activities.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of nature conservation within an urban environment, with a strong understanding of the planning process, land management for nature conservation and strategy and policy development. You will have strong communication skills, demonstrate innovative and creative thinking, be able to take strategic priorities and develop them into key deliverables, get the most from others and develop strong productive partnerships both internally and externally. You will have a working knowledge of biological databases, mapping and can bring on-board a new dimension to the Green Space team. Also required is good financial acumen for budget management and external funding.
This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern award winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply:
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
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Closing date for applications: Sunday 3rd November 2019 23:59
Interviews to be held: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th November 2019
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Please quote reference: 190000LC
Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are; 18th November and 9th December 2019