Overview

Ecology Officer – £33,336 – £36,036. We recognise that success lies within our people, so if you have the ambition, skills and experience we are looking for, you are inspired by our vision, and you believe you can make a difference then we’d love to hear from you.  We are looking for someone to join our multi-disciplinary Environment Team to actively contribute to the delivery of national and local conservation targets.

You will be expected to provide expert ecology advice, guidance, and information to internal and external stakeholders on planning schemes and proposals as well as research, evaluate and prepare recommendation reports that contribute to the formation of local planning policy. In addition you will support and work with partner organisations including the voluntary sector to promote habitat conservation and healthy open spaces.

The ideal candidate will be a strong team player, who possesses excellent communication, customer focus, and time management skills. You must be able to manage your own workload, regularly reviewing and prioritising as necessary. The post holder will work with team leaders and managers to develop and promote services, and deliver projects that generate income, streamline processes, and generate efficiencies.

In return we offer a flexible working environment as well as training and development opportunities to extend your existing skill set. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Gareth Bird, Environment Team Manager, Regulatory Services via [email protected]

On Monday 12 March it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire (including Aylesbury Vale District Council) may become a single unitary. Further details regarding the minister’s ‘minded to’ decision are available on our website – https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/modernising-local-government
Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future but we do not anticipate any immediate impact. Changes are likely to take a period of time and will not affect all areas of the council.
If you have any further questions, please contact our recruitment team at [email protected]
Closing date – 13 July 2018
You will be notified of our short listing decision via email,  so please check your email and Jobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

About You

Customer focus & insight – You will ensure that our customers are the driving force behind everything that we do by having a strong commercial focus.  You will provide excellent customer service, delivering value to all our customers.

Delivering results – You will be accountable and aware of what our customers need.  At every opportunity you will look for ways to continually improve the service provided to our customers, working within financial constraints.

Maximising personal potential – You are constantly looking to develop and challenge yourself, maximising  your personal potential and that of others. You will create opportunities and act with integrity to empower yourself and others, to be the best they can be.

Building effective relationships – You will collaborate and build valuable relationships, internally and externally, to ensure the success of AVDC, by actively listening and communicating clearly with everyone you interact with.

Innovating and adapting to change – You are forward thinking and solution focused,  you are confident working  with others to create, develop and implement new ideas.

About Us

AVDC is at the forefront of changing the way that local authorities work in the future. We have adopted a more commercial approach where we strive to generate income streams and find more cost effective ways of operating.

Our vision is to secure the economic, social, and environmental wellbeing of the area. Our aim is to create more business opportunities, so that ultimately we can ‘give back’ to the community. We already have success in providing extra home and garden services for sale to residents under the Limecart brand, and the business support services we offer under the Incgen brand.

We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic, family friendly place to work. We promote flexible working with many opportunities for learning and development, along with an attractive benefits package. We have a state of the art head office at The Gateway, with easy access and free parking.

As an ambitious council with a strong culture based on clearly defined values, underpinned by a Commercial Behavioural Framework, we are looking for enthusiastic, commercially minded, motivated people to be part of our team.