We are looking for Seasonal Assistant Ecologists to support with a range of fieldwork and reporting, including GCN, reptile, dormouse, bat and badger surveys, and to assist with other analysis and reporting tasks as appropriate (e.g. BREEAM, desk studies, literature reviews etc.)

From resolving bat issues in individual homes to delivering all ecological surveys for large-scale complex commercial developments including Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP), we undertake all aspects of ecological consultancy, to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and statutory requirements.

RPS Group Plc is a FTSE listed company, headquartered in the UK and is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies. RPS employs over 5,500 staff based in 115 major towns and cities. With 20 years’ experience RPS provides cost-effective and practical ecological solutions for all types of development, whether terrestrial, aquatic, coastal or marine.

Educated to degree level in a relevant subject with at least one season of surveys and on the job experience
CIEEM membership (Graduate / Associate) preferred but not essential

Essential Skills:
Experience in carrying out a range of ecological surveys e.g. GCN, reptiles, bats, badgers;
At least one season of survey experience ideally in the consultancy field;
Competency with standard MS Office applications;
Clean driving licence and current CSCS certification (though this could be provided for the right candidate).

Desirable Skills:
Survey licences (e.g. GCN);
Ecological protected species survey capabilities;
GIS skills.
Six month temporary contract that may be upgraded to a permanent role at the end of the survey season;
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Option to purchase up to 5 extra annual leave days per year
Private pension scheme
Group disability scheme
Life assurance
Share incentive scheme

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Our approach to Diversity and inclusion
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‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace:
‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’

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