Location: Home based, with office options available
Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Salary: £28k – £40k (Depending on experience) + Car/Car Allowance + Flexible Benefits

Freedom Environmental Land Management and Ecology are currently recruiting a Consultant Ecologist to be based from Home, with occasional travel required across England and Scotland.

The Consultant Ecologist will be a key part of the strong delivery team, working closely with the Principal Ecological and Environmental Consultant, providing technical oversight and delivery of land management activities across multiple work streams.

Some of the key deliverables in this role will include:

Contributing to, producing, overseeing, and reviewing high quality ecological reports, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) and Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA).
Undertaking, overseeing, and reviewing Ecological Surveys, including Extended Phase 1, UKHab and Protected Species Surveys.
Contribution to, producing and overseeing BNG assessments.
Contribution to, producing and overseeing habitat management plans.
Planning of field survey logistics, and preparation and implementation of survey methods.
Compilation of project specific desk studies and literature reviews.
Presentation, and interpretation, of data to contribute towards survey, monitoring and management reports.
Overseeing, or acting as, Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) to deliver onsite ecological supervision/auditing/support.
Data gathering and mapping using GIS, including QGIS
Understanding, writing and reviewing risk assessment and method statements for safe site work.
Managing projects and supporting office management and administrative tasks.
Contributing towards bids, tenders and budget and project finance management.
What we’re looking for:

If the above sounds exciting and something you’re well versed in, then we’d love to hear from you!

We’re looking for an experienced, forward thinking and dedicated Ecologist.

You must have Qualifications and experience in:

To hold an in-depth knowledge of ecology and survey techniques.
At least 4 years of demonstrable consultancy experience (or equivalent within the industry) reflecting the elements listed above.
Confident in Phase 1 habitats/UKHab surveys and good botanical skills.
Confident in field survey covering a range of British wildlife (typically including bats, badger, birds otter, water vole, GCN, etc.). Species specialisms are welcomed, however an awareness of protected and priority species and habitat’s role in wider ecosystems is also essential.
Associate or Full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
A good understanding of current wildlife and environmental legislation, policy trends, standards and established ecological guidance.
A degree in Ecology, Biodiversity, Conservation Management, Environmental Science, or a relevant subject.
Protected species class licence holder (bats as a preference) – Desirable.
Having been a Named Ecologist or an Accredited Agent on EPSL’s and badger mitigation licences – Desirable.
Full UK driving licence.
A positive, ambitious, determined and pragmatic outlook.

We’re always evolving our benefits to ensure we’re attracting and retaining great people.  Some of what you can expect includes:

Competitive Salary on Offer
Car/Car allowance
Pension with a leading provider and up to 8% employer contribution
Personal Wellbeing and Volunteer Days
Private Medical Insurance
Free 24/7 365 Employee Assistance Program to support mental health and well-being (including counselling sessions and legal advice).
Flexible benefits to suit from Dental Insurance, Gym Memberships, Give As You Earn, Travel Insurance, Tax Free Bikes.
Personal development programme.