We’re looking for a Senior Ecological Consultant with a passion for the environment to join our growing regional team.

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Home based role with travel to sites across Southern England
Salary: Up to £37,000 dependant on experience, plus south-east weighting
Hours: 40 hours per week, part time hours may be considered. A flexible approach to seasonal demands is essential.

Middlemarch Environmental is an award-winning natural environment consultancy that has recently embarked on an exciting period of strategic growth. Headquartered in Coventry and with regional teams across the UK, Middlemarch provides nationwide ecological, arboricultural and biodiversity services, as well as supporting clients with innovative landscape design and nature-based solutions. 

Middlemarch has a bold ambition to be the environment consultancy of choice, offering trusted advice that helps to create an enduring natural environment legacy.

Many challenges can arise at the interface of nature and human development. Middlemarch provides expertise to a wide range of public and private sector clients to address these challenges and ensure that the value in nature is fully understood, preserved and, wherever possible, enhanced. 

Established in 1989, Middlemarch Environmental is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Collectively, the Wildlife Trusts are the largest voluntary nature and conservation organisation in the UK with over 850,000 members and 35,000 volunteers working to improve nature. 

The Role

Over the last 30 years, the company’s ecological practice has developed a strong reputation and proven track record as a leader in the field. 

As a Senior Ecological Consultant, you will work across a wide range of ecological projects and field surveys for a variety of clients. Conducting Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, Preliminary Ecological Assessments and core protected species surveys will be a key part of the role. You’ll then need to analyse field data and generate high-quality survey and mitigation reports for clients.  

This role requires you to act as a brand ambassador for the business, communicating confidently and clearly with clients, providing sound advice, and ensuring their needs are understood. You’ll also need to demonstrate a commitment to health and safety, with an ability to complete dynamic risk assessments in the field.

As part of our Southern team, you will be home-based and will need to regularly travel around the South Hampshire and West Sussex region and further afield as required.

Due to the nature of ecological fieldwork you’ll need to be prepared to work flexible and, at times, unsociable hours. Additional hours worked can be claimed as overtime and/or time off in lieu. 

Skills and Experience

You’ll be a confident and competent ecologist with at least two years of relevant experience. We’re looking for someone already working at a senior level, or who is ready to take the next step in their consultancy career.   

A valid Great Crested Newt and/or Bat licence, together with experience in preparing European Protected Species licence applications would be particularly advantageous. A current CSCS card would also be a significant advantage.

The role requires a keen eye for detail, ability to analyse data and capability to write clear and professional client reports. You should also be familiar with use of Microsoft Office applications, with prior experience of project management systems and GIS an advantage.

What we offer

As a part of our team, you’ll be offered a competitive salary in line with your experience and skills, the potential for performance related rewards, company pension, and the opportunity for training and continued professional development. 

Middlemarch celebrates diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and is committed to providing fair and equal access to opportunities for all candidates.  

How to Apply

If this sounds like an opportunity for you please send us a short CV and a covering letter setting out your interest in the role, your relevant biodiversity/nature-based solutions experience and how you think you can help us achieve our ambitious plans.

Download our full Job Pack here

Applications can be submitted here: https://hr.breathehr.com/v/senior-ecological-consultant-17151