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Biodiversity Operative

Basingstoke & Deane Council
Basingstoke, Hampshire
£23,541 - £25,991 per annum
Closing date
10 Nov 2021
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We are seeking a highly enthusiastic and organised person with a keen interest in biodiversity to lead on our practical habitat management works across the borough.

You will need a solid knowledge in habitat management and biodiversity conservation together with a can do attitude.

A good team player as well as someone able to operate on their own is essential.

This is very much a hands on practical position but there is also a small amount of IT skills required to carry out the role.

The borough of Basingstoke and Deane has a range of wildlife-rich habitats including ancient woodlands, calcareous grasslands and heathland.

You will be a good communicator as working with and alongside volunteer and friends groups is an essential requirement of the role.

Main responsibilities of the role:

  • Grass cutting (and collection, in species - rich areas)
  • Thicket thinning and scrub clearance
  • Woodland coppice work and woodland ride clearance
  • Hedge cutting and hedge laying
  • Pond and stream clearance
  • Tree planting
  • Wild flower and grass seeding
  • Liaising closely with Landscape and Biodiversity Officers and the Community Development Officer for green spaces
  • Leading volunteer work parties

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council offer a wide range of benefits, including a generous leave entitlement, access to discounts at nationwide retailers through our ‘B Rewarded’ discount site, flexible working, healthcare cash plan, pension scheme and much more.

The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme).  If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

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