Working for Natural England
Vacancies, staff pay and benefits.
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Bat Expert Panel members
Natural England is seeking up to 9 leading figures in bat conservation to form a Bat Expert Panel to:
- provide expert opinion on Natural England’s approach to bat conservation and regulation
- shape and grow support for an ambitious programme of reforms over the coming years
- secure better conservation outcomes for bats
- aim to secure improved outcomes for developers, householders, ecologists and other stakeholders
For further information and details on how to apply, see the information pack (PDF, 39.2KB, 4 pages) .
The closing date for applications is 29 September 2017.
Student placements, work experience and volunteer roles
Student placements and volunteering provide experience that will help you to stand out from the competition if you’re considering a career working in the natural environment. We sometimes have opportunities for volunteers on our National Nature Reserves, as voluntary bat roost visitors and in other areas of our work.
Find out more about these unpaid roles with Natural England, including volunteering while claiming benefits.
Pay and pensions
|Pay group||Minimum salary||Maximum salary|
|Managers, Principal Advisers and Principal Specialists||£39,850||£56,100|
|Team Leaders, Senior Advisers and Senior Specialists||£30,275||£40,550|
|Group Co-ordinator, Lead Advisers, Specialists||£24,120||£32,744|
Salaries shown are full time equivalents.
An annual London allowance of £3,500 is payable to people contractually based in our London office.
Our policy is for new starters to begin at the minimum of the pay group.
Staff can join the civil service pension scheme.
You’ll get 33 days’ annual leave - 3 days have to be taken between Christmas and New Year.
If your manager approves, you can also:
- buy up to 20 days in any leave year or
- bank up to 5 days at the end of a leave year for future events
In addition, you’ll get 8 days public holiday per year.
Staff benefit from:
- flexible working, such as flexi-time, home working
- paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- paid and unpaid special leave by agreement with line managers
Salary sacrifice schemes
You can exchange part of your salary for vouchers to pay for childcare. You’ll save money because the salary you sacrifice for vouchers is free from both tax and National Insurance contributions.
You can exchange part of your salary for a voucher to pay for a bicycle to cycle to work. You’ll save money because the salary you sacrifice as a voucher is free from both tax and National Insurance contributions.
Health cash plans and insurance
Natural England has agreed competitive rates with Bupa, Simply Health and Benenden Health Care.
We operate a payroll scheme which allows you to give to the charity or charities of your choice tax-free.
The service is provided by Help Employee Assistance and offers professional support and guidance for people experiencing work related emotional, health and social problems.
Civil Service Sports and Social Club (CSSC) and Civil Service Motoring Association (CSMA)
Staff can join these clubs and involve themselves in social activities as well as benefit from retail discounts.