Daily Archives: September 8, 2014

Course: European Protected Species (EPS) for Consultants

Organisation: Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
Location: Oxford
Course type: Short Course
Date: 9th October 2014
Cost: CIEEM Members: £195/Non-members: £225 (includes catering)

Do you deal with wildlife legislation in a planning context? This training examines up-to-date law on European Protected Species (EPS) and the implications for providing robust EPS consultancy services to clients.

Key Benefits

• Gain the necessary knowledge to provide accurate, robust advice to clients in relation to EPS
• Access practical assistance from an experienced environmental lawyer on tackling existing EPS queries/issues
• An opportunity to gain up-to-date information about the implications of recent case law relevant to EPS

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the seminar, attendees will have:

• A detailed and fully up-to-date understanding of how the law protects European Protected Species (EPS)
• A thorough understanding of the implications of EPS legislation on providing advice to clients regarding development and planning
• Greater knowledge of how EPS law is enforced and in particular understand the scope for Natural England’s environmental civil sanction powers (both in relation to EPS and more widely)

Practical examples will be provided and there will be ample opportunity to discuss any specific case studies, issues or problems that attendees wish to bring with them.


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Course: Understanding Wildlife Law

Organisation: Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
Location: Oxford
Course type: Short Course
Date: 23rd October 2014
Cost: CIEEM Members: £195/Non-members: £225 (includes catering)

Do you work in consultancy or environmental management and require an overview of current wildlife law? This course provides an introduction to both the criminal and administrative parts of English and Welsh law in relation to wildlife, focusing on Protected Species and Protected Sites.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day delegates will:

• Understand the EU and UK legal framework for wildlife law
• Know the key criminal offences which developers / operators / land managers must consider in their work and understand how to comply with those offences
• Understand the duties of public bodies as regards wildlife law
• Know how those duties can play out in the context of planning applications and other consenting procedures

The course is delivered by an experienced environmental lawyer and all catering is included.


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Course: Habitat Regulations Assessment for Projects (England/Wales)

Organisation: Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
Location: Newark
Course type: Short Course
Date: 20th November 2014
Cost: CIEEM members: £225/Non-members: £275 (includes catering)

The course is designed specifically for anyone working in England and / or Wales and their territorial waters, giving a thorough understanding of the overall purpose, process and methodology of the HRA of projects. As well as covering relevant policy and legislation, practical workshops and presentations will be used to explore the key stages of the HRA process, with professional tips and hints on compliance and best practice. Practitioners will come away with a clear understanding of how to apply their role in the HRA process most effectively and an improved understanding of other roles.

Learning Outcomes

1. Appreciation of the source legislation (Directives and Regulations) and relevant Government policy
2. Introductory experience in the practical application of key stages such as screening, appropriate assessment and the integrity test
3. Knowledge of case law, case studies, examples of good practice and sources of advice and guidance
4. How to ensure compliance with the whole of HRA procedures and pitfalls to avoid
5. How to keep assessments focused, effective, proportionate and fit for purpose
6. A clear understanding of how to ensure HRA for projects is carried out as effectively and appropriately as possible by all those involved, including applicants, competent authorities, consultees and their advisers.


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Course: Introduction to Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)

Organisation: Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
Location: Birmingham
Course type: Short Course
Date: 4th November 2014
Cost: CIEEM members: £195/Non-members: £245 (includes catering)

What is EcIA? What are the main legal and policy drivers behind it? When is an EcIA required? How does this fits with other assessment frameworks (Environmental Impact Assessment, Habitat Regulations Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment)? This course is designed to inform those new to EcIA including practitioners requiring an overview of the process.

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge of the main EcIA steps/stages
  • Understanding of the terms ‘scoping’, ‘Zone of Influence’ and ‘baseline’ and how these relate to the EcIA process
  • Understanding of how ‘important ecological resources’ are identified
  • Understanding of the importance of characterising impacts using a range of parameters
  • Understanding of what is meant by the term ‘likely significant effect’
  • Understanding of the terms ‘mitigation’, ‘compensation’ and ‘enhancement’ in the context of EcIA

THIS COURSE ALSO TAKES PLACE ON 19 NOVEMBER IN BRISTOL


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Course: Habitat Regulations Assessment for Plans (England/Wales)

Organisation: Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
Location: Newark
Course type: Short Course
Date: 4th December 2014
Cost: CIEEM members: £225/Non-members: £275 (includes catering)

The course is designed specifically for local authorities and other plan-making bodies. It will give a thorough understanding of the overall purpose, process and methodology of the HRA of plans in England and Wales. As well as covering relevant policy and legislation, practical workshops and presentations will be used to explore the key stages of the HRA process, with professional tips and hints on compliance and best practice. Practitioners will come away with an improved understanding of how HRA should influence the plan making process and how plan assessments should be made and recorded.

Learning Outcomes

• Appreciation of the source legislation (Directives and Regulations) and EC and relevant Government policy
• Introductory experience in the practical application of key stages such as screening, appropriate assessment and the integrity test
• Knowledge of case law, examples of good practice and sources of advice and guidance
• How to ensure compliance and due process and pitfalls to avoid
• How to keep assessments focused, effective, proportionate and fit for purpose
• An improved understanding of how HRA should influence the plan making process and how plan assessments should be made and recorded


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Course: Water Environment – The Legal Framework

Organisation: Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
Location: Oxford
Course type: Short Course
Date: 28th November 2014
Cost: CIEEM Members: £195/Non-members: £225 (includes catering)

This seminar is designed for land-based consultants and environmental professionals requiring knowledge of key aspects of European and national Water Law.

Programme will include:

  • Key water legislation – national and European
  • Implications of the Water Framework Directive
  • Abstraction and impoundment
  • Pollution of controlled waters
  • Structures and obstructions in watercourses
  • Nature conservation and the water environment
  • The Water White Paper
  • Permits and consents

The training is provided by an experienced environmental lawyer and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.


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Graduate Laboratory Marine Scientist

Organisation: APEM Limited
Salary: £16,000 plus benefits
Location: Letchworth, Stockport, Edinburgh
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 19 September 14
Website: www.apemltd.co.uk
Contact name: Chidi Lee
Contact telephone: 0161 442 8938
Contact email:

APEM Limited is Europe’s largest specialist aquatic science consultancy, offering our clients an integrated approach to every aspect of the scientific study, investigation and management of both freshwater and marine habitats. With over 25 years’ experience we operate UK wide as well as internationally, and our scientists are recognised experts in their fields.

APEM BioLabs is synonymous with high-quality analysis, large capacity and fast-turnaround. Clients either send us their samples directly or they are collected by APEM as part of a wider project. The specification of analyses provided is tailored to the needs of the project, with flexibility being one of our strongest qualities. APEM is a champion in fostering the specialist taxonomic skills that are in increasingly short supply and is committed to providing rewarding careers and long-term professional development for aquatic taxonomists. With the advent of the EU Water Framework Directive, and its accent on assessing ecological status, it’s crucial to be able to accurately identify the taxonomic groups sampled from the aquatic environment.

If you are a graduate marine scientist with an interest in marine invertebrate taxonomy and would like to gain valuable experience and training, then this is a great opportunity for you. You need to hold a relevant degree, an enthusiasm for the subject and demonstrate a basic understanding of the major taxonomic groups.

Working from one of our laboratories in Letchworth, Stockport or Edinburgh, you will assist with processing macrobenthic samples. The role will initially be for a minimum of 3 months, with the possibility of contract extensions or permanent employment for the right candidate.

For further information, including how to apply for this opportunity, please click on the ‘More information’ link below.

If you have any queries, please email recruitment@apemltd.co.uk and one of our team will respond to you as soon as possible.


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Sustainability Project Officer

Organisation: University of Leeds
Salary: £25,513- £30,434 pa
Reference: FDEST1000
Location: Leeds
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Fri 19 September 14

University of Leeds

Facilities Directorate
Sustainability Service

Sustainability Project Officer

Sustainability at the University of Leeds has a high profile and is being embedded throughout the organisation; these changes are being driven through our ambitious new Integrated Sustainability Strategy. This strategy integrates research and innovation, student education and operations together, driving collaboration and inspiring change.

As Sustainability Project Officer, you will support the Sustainability Manager and the Service in the implementation and communication of the Sustainability Strategy and objectives, through the delivery of sustainability projects and commitments within the core Strategy themes. In particular as part of the Sustainability Service you will play a key role in the implementation and delivery of sustainable travel plan and sustainable procurement activity.

You will hold a degree or equivalent qualification in a sustainability related discipline, have excellent knowledge and understanding of sustainability and have proven experience of delivering successful sustainability programmes and projects. You will also possess a good understanding of sustainable travel and how to facilitate change in this area.

You will have strong interpersonal skills with an ability to deal with people at all levels and establish and maintain effective working relationships. You will possess excellent communication and presentation skills and be able to work independently on your own initiative with minimal supervision. You will also have strong IT skills with experience of using Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).

University Grade 6 (£25,513- £30,434 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Louise Ellis, Head of Sustainability, l.a.ellis@leeds.ac.uk

Closing Date: 19 September 2014

Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 2 October 2014

Ref: FDEST1000

For more information and to apply for this post, please go to jobs.leeds.ac.uk and complete the vacancy search criteria using the job reference number.


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Laboratory Assistant

Organisation: AT Engineering
Salary: £16,551 pa
Location: Caversham, Reading
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Fri 26 September 14
Website: www.atengineeringtadley.co.uk
Contact name: Michelle Beasley
Contact email:

The Job

We’re looking for a laboratory assistant to assist in the cleaning and maintenance of a wide range of water quality monitoring equipment.
In addition you will assist in the operation of our quality assurance system.

Our team provides support for high resolution water quality monitoring activities and we deliver a vital service that underpins a wide range of Surface Water Monitoring Programme’s.

Experience/skills required

We’re seeking a enthusiastic and self motivated person who will work as part of a team and can demonstrate good communication skills and a passion for problem solving.

You should have an interest in science and relevant vocational experience would be an advantage.

Salary will be £16,551

Please send a covering letter and CV to michelle@atengineers.co.uk or post for the attention of:

Michelle Beasley
AT Engineering
Unit 3a Stacey Industrial Estate
Silchester Road
Tadley
Hampshire
RG26 3PY

Closing date for applications is 26 September 2014. No agencies please. Previous applicants need not apply.


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Care Workers

Smart, responsible and mature bank care worker required in the Selby area. Driver with own car essential. Must be available to work mornings and some weekends and evenings to help expand our small family home care business. Meets national living wage plus mileage.

Contact: emma@wrightchoicecare.org.uk

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