Senior Natural Environment Officer

Job details
Posting date: 23 May 2024
Salary: £38.46 per hour
Additional salary information: per hour PAYE
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 June 2024
Location: Towcester, NN12 6AF
Company: Triumph Consultants Ltd
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: WNC (HQ) 18130

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What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Natural Environment Officer

Job Ref: WNC (HQ) 18130

Pay Rate: £38.46 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

City: Towcester

Hybrid working

The purpose of the role is to support the production and maintenance of an up-to-date suite of policy documents to guide and set high standards for future development in the area, including developing, maintaining and reviewing local plans, neighbourhood plans and other planning policy documents.

Key Responsibilities:

Make a proactive and positive contribution to the effective delivery of the Planning Service, this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
Deliver excellent customer service in every interaction for all internal and external customers, including Councillors.
Respond in a timely and professional manner to requests for support from members of the public seeking to engage with the Planning Service. This will include providing support to the Customer Contact Centre and the Complaints and Customer Feedback teams where required.
Support timely responses to customer, MP and Councillor complaints, feedback, FOI and EIR requests to ensure the Planning Service is consistently meeting corporate service standards.
Implement the Council’s place shaping agenda and its objective to be positive and proactive in terms of allowing the 'right schemes' in the 'right place' at the ‘right time’.
Provide appropriate technical advice to the public, developers, agents, Members, other departments of the Council and other persons and bodies as appropriate in connection with development proposals and related matters in writing, by telephone or in person.
Provide a high standard of timely natural environment advice to the development management service and other relevant services across the Council and in the Place Directorate.7
Prepare advice on natural environment matters for the Planning Policy/Planning Committees or other meetings and site visits, as appropriate, including the briefing of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Elected Members.
Balance a high standard of nature conservation in development in West Northamptonshire with the need to support growth, inward investment, sustainability and energy efficiency.
Assist in the preparation and review of the Local Plan including policy making and site-specific advice as required.

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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


Relevant undergraduate degree and postgraduate qualification.
Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

Skills & Experience:

Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
Extensive experience of working in local government providing a high standard of timely ecological advice to the development management service and other relevant services.
Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


Job Ref: WNC (HQ) 18130

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

Please do try to resist contacting us with requests for progress updates.

We really do read every CV sent to us. All applications will be acknowledged by a human, not a robot, provided the job remains live and provided your CV meets the “Essential Requirements” listed.

Please note that we do our level best to take down ads as soon as roles have been filled. We are not in the business of harvesting CVs.

Important: We will interpret your application as being permission to submit your CV to this role (with the right to represent you) unless you advise us to the contrary.

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