Assistant Ecologist

Assistant Ecologist 

Roles based in Sussex, London  & Norwich

Are you passionate about wildlife and conservation? We have excellent opportunities for Assistant Ecologists willing to strengthen their experience and kick start their career in ecological consultancy.

As a dynamic and growing business, we are looking for self-motivated and positive-minded Assistant Ecologists to join our friendly teams. The successful candidates will be assisting our ecologists to carry out Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and a wide range of protected species survey work during the busy 2020 field season. Some previous experience of mitigation projects would be highly beneficial. This position offers excellent prospects.

We have roles available in several of our well-appointed offices across the UK and the successful candidates will be based from one of these, however, the project-based nature of our work means that there will be a requirement to undertake travel needed to successfully carry out contracts. This may include overnight stays and, possibly, longer periods of working away from home. 

The successful candidates will have:

• A relevant degree;

• Experience in reptile, great crested newt and bat surveys;

• An ability to identify native herpetofauna to species, life stage:

• Be willing to occasionally work during evenings and at weekends;

• A full clean UK driving licence;

• Good data QA & report writing skills;

• A valid CSCS card.

Preferably, the candidates will also have: 

• A great crested newt survey licence;  

• Experience with other species groups and the ability to identity habitats and indicator plant species; 

• Experience of working on mitigation sites; 

• Experience of providing Ecological Clerk of Works services;

• Bat sound analysis skills;

• CIEEM Graduate or Associate Membership; 

• Experience of carrying out preliminary ecological appraisals.

The Ecology Consultancy

Founded in 1999, The Ecology Consultancy has over 100 employees and is now one of the largest dedicated consultancies run by ecologists in the country. Along with Arbeco, our new sister company offering arboricultural consultancy and habitat management services, and the environmental consultancy Temple, we form part of the Temple Group of companies.

The company is defined by our unique culture - one that puts people at the core of everything we do. We strive to create a friendly and supportive working environment, encouraging staff to take advantage of every opportunity for professional development and assisting them in their career progression. Joining the Ecology Consultancy is a chance to be part of close-knit, fun and driven team that really cares about what they do and prides itself on the quality of their work.

What’s in it for you?

• Fixed term contract

• Salary on a scale commensurate with experience from £20,360 upwards (plus £2,000 for London Weighting if applicable) pro rata for length of contract;

• TOIL (time off in lieu) policy and flexible approach to working hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance

• 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, pro rata for length of contract; 

• Opportunities for career development and training;

• Auto enrolment pension scheme (after 3 months’ service); 

• Socials, games nights and volunteering days offered through our staff engagement and development initiative;

• Fun, friendly, and forward-thinking coworkers;

• A dog-friendly office.

If this is the role for you: Please apply by emailing your CV and a covering letter to: careers@ecologyconsultancy.co.uk

Deadline for applications is 24/01/2020.

Closing Date:
24/01/2020

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