We have a job opportunity for an ecologist with an honours degree in ecology or a closely related field, with experience working in an ecology-related environment. While appropriate training will be given, you should be able to undertake project work without direct supervision, and we will expect you to rapidly progress and take on more responsibility within the consultancy.

Ideally, you will hold survey licences for at least one protected species, or be willing to work towards gaining licences.

The ideal candidate will have experience in undertaking a range of arboricultural, habitat and protected species surveys, including extended Phase 1 habitat surveys and Phase 2 protected species surveys, in accordance with recognised best practice guidelines. You should be able to demonstrate knowledge of European and national nature conservation legislation and UK planning policy.

You will have experience in the production and review of technical ecological reports, and ideally be experienced in working with mapping software tools such as QGIS, ArcGIS and AutoCAD. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, and be confident in liaising directly with clients, sub-contractors, local planning authorities, NatureScot and other conservation bodies.

You need to have a full current UK driving licence, and be willing to work flexible hours, including unsociable hours, particularly during the summer survey season.

In return, we can offer:

  • a competitive salary based on your experience
  • the option of full-time or part-time hours, with the potential for office or home working
  • a flexible TOIL scheme
  • CPD through internal and external training opportunities
  • payment of professional membership fees
  • a mobile phone allowance and sustenance expenses when on survey work

We hope you will be interested in this exciting opportunity to work in a positive, dog-friendly, relaxed work environment with a small team of experienced and good-humoured individuals who share your passion and enthusiasm for protecting and caring for our ecology.