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Planning Ecologist

Varnom Ross
up to £50 an hour
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

Job Details

A Local Authority in the Midlands have tasked Varnom Ross with finding them an interim Planning Ecologist, who they seek for an initial 3-6 month contract, with the view to extend beyond.

They require a talented and experienced professional to provide specialist ecological advice in connection with town planning and related matters, in relation to the natural environment, encompassing biodiversity and geodiversity.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Carry out Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRAs) for projects, particularly in relation to Development Management and advise on HRAs for plans, such as Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans.
  • Carry out Biodiversity Net Gain assessments and negotiate with planners and on occasion developers to secure the delivery of biodiversity net gain, applying the latest national metric and local guidance, including net gain principles such as ‘Achieve the best outcomes for biodiversity’.

My client is offering a very competitive hourly rate of £50 an hour for the right candidate and although site visits will be required occasionally, they are offering remote working. 

If you were potentially interested to know more, give me a call on 07545079629 anytime or email me at


Varnom Ross is a specialist recruitment agency based in Central London, matching property professionals with private and public sector clients across the UK’s commercial marketplace.

We pay as much attention to pairing character with corporate culture, as to pairing capabilities with the tasks at hand. We believe the right fit comes from conversations, not algorithms.

Recruitment with us is about a personal experience. Doing things differently, for the benefit of all.

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