Are you an ecologist with a passion for wildlife and looking for a seasonal role? If so, you could be just the person we need to join the established and successful SWT Ecology Services.

A consultant ecologist’s role is to balance the objectives of developers with the needs of the environment.  SWT Ecology Services is an advocate for protecting key environmental assets, whilst at the same time being a facilitator of development that improves the quality of life for local communities.  SWT Ecology Services manages the challenge of reconciling the two and sees each project as an opportunity to achieve the best possible outcome for both parties.

The role

The Seasonal Ecologist role is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to kick-start their ecological consultancy career.  The role is varied and will take you throughout Surrey, and beyond, working on a diverse portfolio of projects, including large infrastructure projects, Local Planning Authorities and private home-owners.  You will be surveying for a range of species groups including bats, great crested newts, reptiles, hazel dormouse and supporting habitat surveys.

The seasonal ecologist position will ideally start in April 2020.  Positions will run until December 2020.

Salary: Based on experience
Contract type: Seasonal / Working hours: Flexible
Location: Pirbright HQ, School Lane, Pirbright, Surrey, GU24 0JN

Your skills

You will have some demonstrable ecology surveying experience and be ready to travel and work flexible hours.  Ideally, you will have a CSCS card.  Given the role involves travelling around the county, you will need to have a valid UK driver’s licence and access to your own transport.  The salary will be based on your experience.

SWT Ecology Services

SWT Ecology Services has a dynamic and supportive team of experienced ecologists.  We are a fully owned subsidiary of Surrey Wildlife Trust and our office is in Pirbright within the Surrey Wildlife Trust head office.  We are committed to SWT’s mission to restore nature across our county, creating a Living Landscape for all to enjoy.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 7th February 2020, with interviews likely to be held during the week beginning 10th February 2020.