Wildscapes Senior BNG Consultant

Wildscapes Senior BNG Consultant

 Wildscapes CIC are recruiting for a Senior BNG Consultant 

Job Title: Wildscapes Senior BNG Consultant

Salary: £32,260.87 per annum

+ 9% pension contribution entitlement

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 1 FTE 

Duration: Permanent subject to business performance

Job Reference WSSBNGC0424

Location: Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Stafford Road, Sheffield

Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2024, at midnight

Interview Date: 11th June 2024

The Role

Wildscapes are currently in the process of expanding their Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) services and this role will therefore be pivotal in this development. BNG services at Wildscapes are currently overseen by our BNG Officer, but to support this expansion, Wildscapes have recognised the need to create a dedicated post for a Senior BNG Consultant in order to help deliver our BNG services. 

An ecology focused BNG consultant will enable Wildscapes to expand their BNG expertise and services and to respond to the demands of mandatory BNG. 

This role will support the BNG Development Officer in delivering and developing the BNG Hub and to assist in the delivery of all aspects of the BNG Hub. 

We will consider applications wishing to work 30 - 37.5 hours per week

Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust is working hard to increase diversity across the organisation. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates from ethnic minority candidates.

Key Responsibilities

● Primarily responsible for conducting BNG baseline assessments. 

- Conducting BNG assessments and ecological surveys to identify biodiversity and habitat types on sites and their BNG potential (both offsetting sites and development sites)

- carrying out BNG metric calculations

- Preparation of BNG reports for both offsetting sites and development sites 

- Working on both Trust owned and managed land and on other landowners land 

Biodiversity Planning 

     -  Develop BNG plans and strategies for a wide range of projects. Collaboration with project 

            teams, clients and relevant stakeholders to development most effective plans 

      -  Development of Habitat Management and Monitoring Plans for BNG sites 

● Assist the BNG Development Officer in implementing and developing the BNG Hub 

● Undertake BNG fieldwork, including site surveys and monitoring 

● Adopt a key role in BNG project such as in producing BNG assessment reports, habitat management and monitoring plans and BNG strategy plans for a wide range of projects 

● Offer vital support on land management advice, habitat restoration advice, development of Habitat Management and Monitoring Plans 

Other Duties

Additional Requirements

● Assist the ecology team with other project work where necessary/required 

General Duties

● Undertake any other duties, as requested by the Chief Executive, in line with the level and nature of the post and the aims of the Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

● Work to promote the Trust’s Charitable Objectives, Strategy, policies and procedures, including the Trust’s culture statement. 

● Where appropriate, promote membership of the Trust and the wider services offered by Wildscapes. 

● Present a professional image of the Trust at all times.

For more info and to apply  - https://www.wildsheffield.com/about/work-for-us/senior-bng-consultant/

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