Company Description

Thomson environmental consultants: The independent, employee-owned consultancy, chosen by successful clients, admired by competitors, and the place to work preferred by top specialists.

With offices across the UK, our experts are committed to delivering our clients exceptional outcomes across a range of environmental services and ecological contracting.

We aim to be the most innovative, pragmatic and fast-growing environmental consultancy in the UK.


We’re looking for a talented assistant Ecological Consultant to join our growing East Anglia team, enhancing our offering to clients, and building on our success.

Suitable candidates will have some previous experience to undertake site tasks including undertaking protected species surveys, desk studies and preliminary ecological appraisals. Variety and travel are key aspects of life as an Assistant Ecological Consultant at Thomson, so you’ll need to enjoy this part of the job, as travelling and staying away from home is a regular requirement, particularly during peak season. As with all ecological consultancy work, you will need to be a professional with the ability to communicate effectively and to maintain positive client relationships.

This is a permanent position, with a working split between home and on-site work.


Successful candidates will

· Have some proven previous experience in a similar role, ideally within a commercial consultancy.

· a degree or postgraduate degree in ecology or a closely related subject

· have prior experience of project management/coordination and/or coordinating surveys

· have working knowledge of ecology, legislation and survey best practice.

· be an excellent communicator with the ability to write clear, concise reports

· have a full UK driving licence, use of a car, and be willing and able to travel and stay away from home regularly

· have a positive outlook a strong desire to succeed

· have membership to the Chartered Institute of Ecological and Environmental Management (CIEEM)

It would be advantageous if you also had the following:

· protected species licences e.g. GCN, bat or dormouse

Other information

Working with Thomson

We promote a happy, friendly workplace and are guided by the company’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. We excel at providing our people with amazing career progression and offer an extensive range of company benefits which include: 25 days annual leave, healthcare cash plan, enhanced stakeholder pension scheme, life insurance, discounted gym membership, paid professional memberships, clothing allowance, outstanding performance rewards, free parking and regular local and company social events.

One of the major advantages to working at Thomson is that our people are at the heart of everything we do. As an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT), all Thomson employees have a stake in the business and reap the reward of its success including performance-related annual bonuses. We also pride ourselves in providing market leading internal and external training opportunities which contributes to individual tailored career pathways.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, Thomson is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Thomson.