Are you passionate about wildlife and conservation? We have excellent opportunities for Assistant Ecologists looking to strengthen their experience and kick start their career at our London office.

If you are interested in making meaningful environmental and social difference then Temple might just be the place for you. As a dynamic and growing business, we are looking for self-motivated and positive-minded Assistant Ecologists to join our friendly team. The successful applicants will, with the support of the wider team, be assisting our ecologists in carrying out a wide range field surveys.

Whether you are already have consultancy experience or are looking to build such experience this position will provide you with an opportunity to grow and build experience in survey, as well as gaining wider experience in work planning and delivery, desk study work, and reporting within a supportive environment. So, if you want the opportunity to broaden your experience and to work with experts in their field then please do apply.

With a focus on regional site work there will be a requirement for travel, occasional overnight stays and, possibly, longer periods of working away from home as part of these roles. Candidates will need to be willing to occasionally work during evenings and at weekends. Please note that expenses and subsistence are paid, and we monitor working away closely to ensure the wellbeing of our staff.

About Temple

Temple www.templegroup.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability.

We are a purpose and people led organisation and as a B Corp we are part of a movement committed to transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet https://www.bcorporation.net/

With a team comprising many recognised industry leaders, we work with inspirational clients on their organisations, on their challenges and on exciting, innovative, complex and globally relevant projects, programmes and schemes.

We provide a bespoke professional service to clients so that they can make the right decisions and achieve the best outcomes. We do this by leveraging our experience and breadth of skills alongside our insights, commitment, and ethical approach to everything we do.

The successful candidates will have as essential criteria:

  • A full clean UK driving licence;
  • A degree or equivalent qualification (N/SVQ Level 5) qualification in Ecology or a related subject;
  • Experience of ecological field survey work including reptile, great crested newt and bat surveys;
  • At least one year experience in ecological consultancy or equivalent sectors.

Preferably, the candidates will also have as desirable criteria:

  • Be registered (or be working towards) one or more Natural England (or other equivalent) survey class licence;
  • Hold Field Identification Skills Certificate (FISC);
  • Experience with other species groups;
  • Graduate or Associate Membership of (or working towards such) the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), or equivalent professional body with professional code of conduct;
  • A valid CSCS card;
  • Experience of ecological report writing.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary on a scale commensurate with experience;
  • TOIL (time off in lieu) policy and flexible approach to working hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
  • 26 days annual leave (& bank holidays) plus an additional day for each year of service up to 29 days
  • Enhanced maternity pay;
  • Opportunities for career development across the business;
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme (after 3 months’ service);
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Socials, games nights and volunteering days through our staff engagement and development initiative;
  • Fun, friendly, and forward-thinking co-workers;
  • Fantastic training 

Please note that we are currently only accepting CV’s from direct applicants not agencies at this time.  

Equal Employment Opportunities

As an equal opportunities employer, Temple is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees. 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 Temple.

Temple is an accredited Investors in People organisation.