Higher Environmental Planning Officer
Contribute to the day to day delivery of Shared Environmental Service (SES) services ensuring that commitments to clients and standards are met and outputs quality assured. SES provides environmental assessment services to clients including Councils and other public authorities in Northern Ireland.
Contribute to the development and implementation of new services and associated processes and procedures.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Service Delivery
- Deliver SES services including carrying out casework relating to Habitats Regulations Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment and other environmental assessments.
- Delegate, manage and quality assure Habitat Regulations Assessments and other environmental services and lead complex casework.
- Prepare and keep up to date procedures and guidance to support the work of the Service and partners.
- Source, manage and keep up to date the data and information required for the Service to carry out its functions.
- Act as Link Officer for one or more Councils, other clients or stakeholders and ensure that Service Level Agreements are complied with.
- Provide training for staff and partners to support the work of SES.
- Support Councils and their Elected Members and other clients in their policy and decision-making role by providing timely, professional and objective advice in accordance with Service Level Agreements.
- Represent SES at Council Planning Committees, Independent Examinations, Planning Appeals Hearings, Judicial Reviews and provide expert evidence where required.
- Ensure that the Service complies with all statutory and legislative requirements by adhering to these requirements and working in accordance with good governance requirements.
- Identify and implement improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Service.
- Use IT systems and ArcGIS to seek, organise, evaluate and communicate information effectively.
1 )A recognised third level qualification in an environmental discipline.
This may include biology, zoology, botany, ecology, marine science, environmental science, environmental management, environmental engineering or environmental law. Other planning or environmental related qualifications will be assessed in conjunction with evidence of experience relevant to the knowledge required for this post.
2 )Applicants must be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples that they have a minimum of two years' (four years if you do not hold the qualification in criterion 1) working experience of;
- Habitats Regulations Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, ecological survey and monitoring, conservation management or implementing environmental management solutions.
3) Applicants must be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples that they have a minimum of two years' (four years if you do not hold the qualification in criterion 1) working experience to include;
- Evidence of report writing skills from reports where the applicant was the lead author.
4) All candidates must hold or be working towards the equivalent of Associate or Higher membership of a relevant professional body. Alternatively, if successful applicants do not currently hold professional membership, they must apply for membership within six months and achieve membership within one year of appointment.
5) A full current driving licence valid in the UK and access to a vehicle OR have access to a form of transport that enables you to carry out the duties of the post.
1) At least three years working experience of Habitats Regulations Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, ecological survey and monitoring, conservation management or implementing environmental management solutions.
2) At least one year of substantive experience of work directly related to planning.
Full time 37hrs per week, temporary role based in Ballymena
£16.25 per hour
Interested applicants forward cv to email@example.com before Monday 25th January 12 noon