We are the Government’s statutory advisor for the natural environment, playing a vital role in delivering the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. This describes an ambitious vision, bringing new opportunities to protect and enhance, and to achieve real outcomes for the environment.
At Natural England, we love what we do. We’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive. A healthy natural environment is fundamental to our wellbeing, prosperity and happiness – that’s why we collaborate with scientists, lawyers, project managers and experts to implement environmental policy and shape decisions.
We work with a wide range of partners, stakeholders and customers on a huge range of projects, from influencing construction, advising farmers and landowners how they can manage their land in a sustainable way for the benefit of the environment, gathering and analysing environmental data, and carrying out vital statutory duties. Across the country, we’re helping nature to support people and our planet.
We are focusing our efforts on six key programmes:
Greener Farming and Fisheries – supporting those who manage land and sea to operate in harmony with the environment
Sustainable Development – creating great places for people to live and work
Connecting People with Nature – promoting health and wellbeing through the great outdoors
Resilient Landscapes and Seas – protecting and restoring wildlife and natural beauty for future generations
Specialist Science and Evidence – an evidence-led organisation that is driven by science
Managing the Organisation – gathering business data to enable decision making
Natural England staff are inclusive, motivated and ambitious to achieve results for our environment, for everyone. We welcome and encourage applications from all communities and we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the role.
Wherever possible Natural England accommodates requests for both full-time and part-time hours and other flexible working patterns to help employees achieve a good work/life balance and maintain their health and wellbeing.
From induction to ongoing learning and development, everyone in Natural England is supported to develop their skills and capabilities. Where appropriate there will be offers of training under our apprenticeship schemes.
See more about the work of Natural England at:
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How to apply:
All applications must be through the Civil Service Jobs portal
We will assess you against the competencies below during the selection process. When completing the application form you should present relevant examples using the STAR format. STAR stands for:
Examples should be given in no more than 250 words for each competency. Please ensure you read the Candidate Information Pack before you begin completing the application form. Please note STAR format is not required for the ‘Technical Skills and Knowledge’ competency.
Natural England requires 2 Chartered Surveyor roles leading traditional Land Agency into the world of natural capital and ecosystem services.
This is an opportunity to work for the Estate Management arm of Natural England who hold a mixed leasehold and freehold estate of some 64,000ha of land, workshops, offices, and other buildings. The Estate comprises 143 National Nature Reserves (NNR’s) covering some of the most important and iconic wildlife sites in England.
You will be joining a national team of Surveyors/Land Agents working across the country and be part of a wider team of conservation professionals. Each role covers a particular geographic patch with these roles predominantly looking to cover the East Anglia and North East.
Chartered Surveyors are essential to the Estate fulfilling its conservation and income potential whilst meeting the organisations legal obligations and providing value for money.
You will be joining a national team of Surveyors/Land Agents working across the country and be part of a wider team of conservation professionals. Each role covers a particular geographic patch with these roles predominantly looking to cover the North East and East Anglia covering Norfolk & Suffolk.
The roles offer flexibility for home or office working or a mixture of the two. Offices are located within each geographic patch including Newcastle, York, Norwich, Cambridge and Peterborough You would be expected to work out of one of these offices for a minimum number of days a week. There is flexibility in your location base, however it is expected that you spend 2 – 3 days per fortnight working with the Area Team and on the NNR’s supporting local delivery.
Key areas of work include:
Personal Effectiveness –
Work delivery –
Putting people at the heart of the environment
Specialist Skills – Expert
For further information please contact Michael Woodhouse on or email for more information.
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