“As a follow up to previous FOI request on this subject, would you be able to tell me how many ‘ecological specialists’ are employed by Devon County Council for each year on a FTE basis… this is just to provide some supplementary info and a more fair reflection on the Council”
Ecological Specialists Employed by Devon County Council:-
- This definition of ecological specialists is based on appropriately qualified staff whose primary role is to provide specialist ecological advice to colleagues within Devon County Council or to others externally on behalf of this authority.
- It includes both staff employed directly by Devon County Council plus, for the years 2013/14 and 2014/15, Graduate Interns based full-time with Devon County Council employed through the University of Exeter Graduate Business Partnerships scheme.
- The additional full time member of staff taken on during the current financial year is employed by Devon County Council, although c.50% of the required funding has been provided through contributions from a number of other authorities.