This role is home-based (although you’re welcome in the office as much as you like) and would be ideally suited to a senior ecologist that wants to help drive the deliver BNG services to clients, including surveys, assessments and advice. For probity: we don’t sell or broker the sales of units at Arbtech.

Our BNG services are overseen by Principal Ecologist & BNG Lead, Craig Williams, but to keep up with our growth we have recognised the need to create a dedicated post for a specialist, senior ecologist to help us ramp up the delivery of our BNG product and assist Craig in the training and development of junior consultants.

We envisage you bringing energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail. You will have a welldeveloped “coaching” mindset and enjoy the challenge of bringing out the best in talented young people. You are unafraid to confront the status quo and enjoy the challenge and responsibility for the mentorship of the next generation of ecologists.

Naturally, you’ll be familiar with best practice standards and legislative drivers that apply to UK habitats and species. However, you will be primarily responsible for the delivery of BNG services for wide array of our clients’ projects and assisting with the QC of the BNG work of junior colleagues. Finally, if you want, we can ensure that you won’t be stuck in an office every day. Aside from delivering your own project work, you’ll be assisting Craig in the up-skilling of our team in the field and delivering bespoke, in-house training packages for all things UK Habs and BNG, particularly once the secondary legislation to support delivering BNG is published.

Essential technical skills:

This role will suit you well if you can demonstrate five or more years’ experience across a broad range of assessments for habitats and protected species, and especially if you have the ability to author higher-level reports such as EPS licencing, HRA and ES chapters. However, it is essential for this role that you have a very strong grasp of the evolving developments in biodiversity net gain and are confident using UK Habs. You will need to demonstrate that you can produce BNG assessments as well as on/off-site management plans and associated supporting documents to a very high standard.


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means you will need to talk to your candidate about them and us before you start firing
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them (because they have their time wasted) and it reflects poorly on you, which means
we simply won’t use you again.