About The Role

Are you a graduate or post-graduate with a passion for ecology, looking to gain experience of ecological field survey work? Are you looking to use and hone your natural history and field identification skills, carrying out surveys for Britain’s protected species such as bats, badgers and great crested newts?

Aspect Ecology is looking for seasonal ecologists to assist with survey work, it is likely the majority of required support will be focused on the South-East in Kent, Sussex and Essex. We would also welcome interest from applicants based close to our office, so Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and surrounding counties would be beneficial.

You will be supporting and supported by an experienced in-house team of terrestrial ecologists who provide ecological consultancy services to a well-established base of high-profile clients. With a focus on integrating ecological habitats and wildlife benefits within new developments. During the role you will undertake a range of terrestrial ecology survey work and site supervisions. Focusing on faunal species, including bats, reptiles, great crested newts, with potential to work with other species including dormouse and badger. You will also gain exposure to assisting with simple reporting of data from survey results.

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach.
  • Confidence to work with protected species surveys (e.g. reptiles, amphibians), training provided.
  • Sound knowledge of UK wildlife and a keen interest in Natural History.
  • Ability to work ecological hours and travel with some requirement for overnight stays.
  • Willingness to work up to five days per week, with opportunities for weekend work.
  • A full driving licence and own car, insured for business use.

Please note we have up to 5 fixed term contracts to support our work through the Spring and Summer months. In addition we have a number of adhoc contracts for a range of short term projects. In your cover note please let us know your availability.

Next steps

We are focused on creating a diverse and inclusive team. If you can’t tick every box on our job description, then we are still keen to hear from you and are open to supporting your development. That may be working part time or supporting you to gain experience in a specific area – we are a growing company and are able to adapt roles to reflect individual skills.

If you think you have what it takes to join our fast-growing business, then please apply immediately on our website. All we need some basic information and your CV, we will review all applications quickly and will respond to all applications.

About Us

At Aspect Ecology, we specialise in providing ecological consultancy services to a well-established base of high-profile public and private sector clients. Our Oxfordshire-based team has a wealth of experience and expertise advising on an extensive range of projects nationwide with a focus on integrating ecological habitats and wildlife benefits within new developments. We are a professional and friendly team of enthusiastic ecologists who thrive on innovation and delivering a high quality output to our clients.