Salary: Commensurate with experience
Reference: LB/Ecolocation/GBa&e vacancies/Senior_Principal Ecologist

Location: Warwickshire (home-based considered)

Hours: Full time/part time/flexible – all options considered

Position type: Permanent

Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 21st February

Website: www.ecolocation.org.uk

Contact email: [email protected]

Ecolocation are looking to recruit a permanent Senior Ecologist or Principal Ecologist position with a specialism in bats, starting as soon as possible. We are very happy to consider full time or part-time hours as well as flexible working; what we’re really keen on is for you to be the right person for the job with the right skills to complement our existing team.

About Us

Ecolocation is the ecological arm of GBa&e, a wider multi-disciplinary practice providing development consultancy, architecture, ecological services and arboricultural services.  Our clients include agents for planning applications, Local Authorities, churches, commercial organisations, private individuals, etc. We’re a small but friendly office and the best bit is that the majority of our work is in the Midlands and rarely requires any working away from home.

The role of Senior Ecologist/Principal Ecologist

You will be part of a team of senior staff and take the lead on small- to medium-sized projects, liaising effectively with clients, completing a range of ecological surveys and impact assessments. You will also provide support to junior members of staff.

Primarily, we are looking for a candidate with a level 2 bat survey licence and to have been the Named Ecologist on bat mitigation licence applications in recent years.


–          Experience of effective client liaison

–          Good project management skills

–          Good understanding of ecology in the planning process

–          Level 2 bat survey licence

–          Named Ecologist on a bat mitigation licence in recent years

–          Excellent report writing skills

–          Full driving licence and access to a car

–          Willingness to work unsociable hours



–          Experience with tendering/fee proposals

–          Additional protected species licence


What we can offer a Senior/Principal Ecologist

–          95% of our jobs are within commuting distance of our base; only on rare occasions will you be required to stay away overnight

–          A supportive environment in which to develop your skills through internal CPD and external training courses

–          Flexible working

–          Payment of relevant professional membership fees and bonus scheme for gaining protected species survey licences

–          Provision of personal protective equipment as required

–          Package of support via Employee Assistance Programme in addition to regular supervision meetings

–          Laptop and phone


A job description is available electronically on request.

To apply, please send a cv and covering letter by email explaining why you are suitable for the role to: [email protected]


Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 21st February

Interview date: Monday 11th March