Sustainable Development Lead Adviser

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for an environmental specialist with a good understanding of the potential impacts of development on the natural environment to work on a wide variety of high profile cases and play a key role in the protection of England’s nature and landscapes.

As Sustainable Development Lead Adviser, you will work as part of a team of colleagues across Sussex and Kent, leading on our engagement with local planning authorities to help shape their local plans, providing advice to developers and regulators on a wide range of sustainable development issues, and securing environmental enhancements to benefit our landscape-scale focus areas.

You will also build partnerships with customers and stakeholders to resolve complex planning issues and develop collaborative strategic approaches that will conserve and enhance the natural environment.

A relevant degree (e.g. environmental studies, planning, ecology, geography, or similar) or alternative qualification and/or suitable relevant experience, is essential. You don’t have to currently be in a planning role but it would be helpful to have an understanding of environmental legislation and the planning system.

Why Natural England?

Natural England is the Government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. Natural England’s purpose is to ensure that the natural environment is conserved, enhanced and managed for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development.

We can offer the right candidate:

• Flexible working

• A generous annual leave package of 33 days

• 10 learning and development days

• Along with a range of other benefits

How to Apply

For further details and to apply, please click here:

Closing date for applications is 1 October 2017.

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Key Information


£24,120 pa


Natural England




Full Time, Part Time


Mid Level


Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife


Ashford (Kent), Worthing, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

1st October 2017 at 11:45pm