Due to the ongoing success and expansion of the business, Aspect Ecology has a number of exciting opportunities for recently graduated / post graduate candidates to start their career in ecological consultancy, assisting with surveys and translocations on an exciting range of challenging and interesting projects
About the Role
You would be a Field Ecologist, working under the direction of the Field Work Co-ordination and Ecology team, undertaking a range of field surveys for faunal species, including bats, reptiles and great crested newts, together with translocations and potential for work with other protected species.
In particular, we have new reptile translocations commencing in Poole, Dorset and Cambridge and would be very pleased to hear from applicants near to these locations to assist with this work. We would also be pleased to hear from applicants close to our office in Banbury, and across Kent and the South-East that may be able to assist with our ongoing surveys.
We have opportunities available immediately, with surveys continuing until September/October 2019. You will be required to work up to five days per week, with opportunities for weekend work as well.
As an important member of the team, the following skills, experience, and attitude are considered essential to the role:
- A flexible and enthusiastic approach;
- Willingness to work ‘ecological hours’ and travel;
- Confidence to work with reptiles and amphibians (training provided);
- A broad understanding of UK wildlife legislation and a keen interest in Natural History;
- Full driving licence and own car, insured for business use.
Previous experience of conducting surveys for protected species is advantageous but not essential, as full training will be provided. Having a CSCS card is also desirable but not crucial.
Wages are paid at an hourly rate (commensurate with your experience). B&B / hotel accommodation will be provided, where required, and all business mileage / subsistence will be reimbursed on a monthly basis.
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, explaining why you feel this opportunity is right for you, to [email protected]
Please entitle your email “Field Ecologist – your name” and be clear on your availability for work in 2019. A member of the Aspect team will contact successful candidates by email or telephone, as we are unable to reply to every applicant.