Biodiversity Technical Officer - 23730

South West
Bodmin , Exeter , Launceston
Sir John Moore House, Pennygillam Depot, Manley House
Staff Grade 4
Full Time, Part Time, Other
Environment & Sustainability
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Fisheries and Biodiversity Team in the Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly area. We are looking for someone who will help us restore natural processes and enhance the natural environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the environment by creating habitat, restoring rivers and protecting and enhancing biodiversity.
We work with a wide range of our internal colleagues, locally and nationally, and partners at South West Water, Local Authorities, Wildlife Trusts and more. We influence large programmes to work to deliver investment in the environment as well as being statutory consultees and collaborators in Environment Agency Permits.
DCIS has a long history of industrial mining and quarrying which we work with Mineral companies to remediate the legacy of environmental damage. For example, we have 3 upland area which have suffered ecological damage due to extraction industries, draining and overgrazing. We work on landscape scale restoration of uplands with specialist teams across the area.
You will join a large, vibrant team which integrates fisheries, biodiversity and geomorphology expertise across Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. We conserve and enhance rivers, wetlands, estuaries and coastal habitats to deliver long-lasting resilient and adaptive landscape-scale environmental improvements.
The successful candidate must have the following:
• A proven track record for delivering results for the environment,
• Excellent communication skills,
• Influencing and negotiating skills to improve biodiversity outcomes,
• Ability to use their experience of working with the natural environment to make decisions in a timely manner, finding optimal solutions in sometimes challenging situations.
• Ability to plan and manage own workload to deliver outcomes in a timely manner, often working to tight deadlines, whilst also working co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals
• Knowledge of Legislation relevant to working with wildlife at the environment agency,
• Work experience and/or education in a relevant discipline.
• UK driving licence
The Environment Agency takes part in incident response. There are opportunities to get involved and support depending on your role and circumstances.

The information in the candidate pack and role profile, available below, should be read along with the advert, to understand the key accountabilities and skills needed to succeed in this role.

If you have any questions on these posts please contact the hiring manager: or on 07917 791 990.

2 permanent posts are available.

Interviews will be held remotely by Microsoft teams on 6th, 7th or 8th September.

22/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets.
Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results
Influences and Persuades Others
Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.