Senior Executive Scientist

Senior Executive Scientist – Cork County Council

Cork County Council has a responsibility to safeguard the county’s biodiversity.  The county is home to a number of protected sites; Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Special Protection Areas (SPAs), Natural Heritage Areas, Ramsar Wetlands, and habitats which are of special conservation importance.  

The protection of our biodiversity matters for ethical, environmental, and economic reasons and the Senior Executive Scientist will play a leading role in supporting and developing Cork County Council’s biodiversity related policy, projects, and initiatives.

An opportunity now exists in Cork County Council for the position of Senior Executive Scientist.   

The Senior Executive Scientist will be responsible for managing a team of professional ecologists, biodiversity officers and planners.  The Ecology Team is based in the Planning and Development Directorate and is responsible for the

• Development of biodiversity policy for land-use and other statutory and non-statutory plans; 
• Completion of Ecological Impact Assessment and Appropriate Assessment reporting for land use plans and policies; 
• Development of internal policies, procedures, guidelines and training for Local Authority staff relating to the protection of biodiversity;
• Completion of Ecological Impact Assessment and Appropriate Assessment reporting for the Development Management process; provision of ecological support, advice and reporting services across the Local Authority in relation to the development and implementation of public projects (e.g. housing, active travel and public realm enhancement projects);  
• Development and implementation of the County Biodiversity Action Plan;
• Implementation of Local Authority biodiversity related projects and initiatives; and
• Provision of support to community and other groups in the development and implementation of biodiversity related projects.

Further details on the essential requirements and on the role are available in the Candidate Information Booklet. 

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The Public Appointments Service is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

Closing Date: 3pm Thursday, 23rd May 2024.

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