Assistant Nature Conservation Officer

Type of job: 
full time
Closing date for applications: 
Sunday, 31 May, 2020
About the Job: 

We are looking for a highly motivated graduate to help us protect and restore Devon’s wildlife.  The graduate will be employed via the Exeter University Internship Scheme but will join Devon County Council’s multi-disciplinary Environment Group based in Exeter.  The Group covers climate emergency, landscape, flood management, historic environment, Devon Maritime Forum, two AONBs and the North Devon Biosphere Reserve Partnership. 

The post is initially for one year but with the opportunity to be extended to the maximum of two years allowed under the internship scheme.

This is a great opportunity to be directly involved in working with a wide range of local and national partners on a huge range of issues.  The main areas of work will include:

·        Helping to develop and co-ordinate the Devon Local Nature Partnership ( assisting with work relating to the Devon Nature Recovery Network, Climate Emergency, naturally healthy, community action, invasives, dark skies, natural capital etc

·        Providing ecological advice to developers and planners.  This includes work for DCC as well as Dartmoor National Park Authority, Torbay Council and other Devon districts.  

·        Working with national and local experts to help develop wildlife guidance and frameworks e.g. net gain, protected species, lighting, Devon Special Species.

·        Providing ecological advice on DCC infrastructure projects e.g. walkover surveys, monitoring, dormouse checks etc. 

For more details and the person spec please see the job description in the 'Related information' section on this web page. 

To apply for the post please obtain an application form by:

(a)    As an Exeter Uni graduate going to

(b)   As a graduate from another university emailing [email protected]  

Note that we will only accept applications which have come to us via Exeter University.

If you have any questions or want an informal chat about the job please contact Sarah Jennings, County Ecologist, DCC on 07967 456361  [email protected]  or Tom Whitlock (a previous graduate trainee) Ecologist, DCC on 01392 38300  [email protected].

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