Job Title:         Senior BNG Ecologist

Reports To:     Head of Environment and Biodiversity

Salary:             £40,000, excluding any performance-related bonus

Terms:             Permanent 36 hours p/w

Location:         Home-based with some travel across the UK.


In preparation to play a leading role in the delivery of onsite and offsite Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), the Land Trust is seeking to employ a ‘Senior BNG Ecologist’ to assist the Head of Environment and Biodiversity deliver the Land Trust’s BNG Business Plan. The national role will play a part in trading over 2,000 Biodiversity Units from Land Trust estate and assisting the acquisition of onsite and offsite projects across England. They will oversee the detailed design stage of a habitat restoration project over 6 LT sites and undertake consultancy on future Land Trust sites/projects. There is also potential to play a leading role with Land Trust’s role as a Responsible Body subject to a successful application to DEFRA.

Roles and responsibilities will include undertaking and/or outsourcing the full range of tasks related to BNG from UKhab surveys and condition assessments through to writing, costing, delivering, and monitoring Biodiversity Management and Monitoring Plans. This national role will project manage new BNG projects from enquiries through to completed transactions, with the legal negotiations overseen by the Head of Environment and Biodiversity.

For more information about the Land Trust and a full job description, please access our vacancies page.


  • Full member of CIEEM (onwards subscription cost to be covered by LT)
  • Educated to degree or Masters level in Ecological related subject or proven relevant experience.
  • Experience of project managing medium to large projects.
  • Experience in all aspects and stages of BNG
  • Experience of tendering habitat creation/restoration projects and producing all necessary documentation.
  • >5 years professional experience


  • £40,000 pa
  • A salary sacrifice pension scheme, with LT matching employee contributions up to 6%
  • Life Insurance (4 x salary)
  • Flexi time
  • 5 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays (pro rata). Rising to 31.5 days with service
  • Option to purchase additional holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health Care Cash back scheme
  • Training and Development support
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
  • Business travel costs will be reimbursed
  • Annual performance incentive plan


Please email a CV and cover letter highlighting why you believe you are ideal for this position to recruitment@thelandtrust.org.uk

  • Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 8th April 2024
  • Interviews will take place virtually on Thursday 18th or Friday 19th April
  • Potential second ‘in person’ interview on Thursday 25th or Friday 16th April

If you would like any other information or wish to talk through the role in more detail, please email recruitment@thelandtrust.org.uk

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the uk.

LT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The Land Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone who has contact with its services and colleagues.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@thelandtrust.org.uk