About The Role

Location: Castle Donington, East Midlands / Flexible working

Salary: £35,000 – £43,000 (dependent on skills and experience)

Contract Type: Full time, permanent, 37.5 hours per week

Job Overview

Are you an Ecologist seeking your next career opportunity? Or perhaps you’re an established Senior Ecologist hungry for a new challenge in a dynamic and supportive consultancy with an industry-leading CPD budget? Look no further! Join us at Elton Ecology and unlock your potential with our progressive team.

As a Senior Ecologist, you’ll lead and deliver projects to our clients with excellence and efficiency, all while upholding the highest standards of professional integrity. You’ll play a pivotal role in independently conducting site surveys, mentoring junior staff, producing technical reports, and expanding your expertise into exciting new areas like biodiversity net gain.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project management.
  • Supporting clients through all project stages.
  • Planning and undertaking ecological surveys.
  • Liaising and negotiating with statutory agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Producing a wide range of technical reports including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal and Ecological Impact Assessment.
  • Preparation of fee quotes and tenders.
  • Supporting and mentoring junior members of the team.
  • Deliver work to a high professional standard and act within the CIEEM Professional Code of Conduct at all times.

Qualifications & Experience 

  • Relevant degree in Ecology or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience.
  • Strong knowledge of ecology, legislation, and best practice guidelines in England.
  • Membership of appropriate professional body (e.g., CIEEM) or willingness to apply.
  • Experience in Biodiversity Net Gain and Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA), or keen to develop skills in these areas.
  • Ability to undertake UKHab Surveys independently and/or holding protected species licence(s).
  • Interest in project management, client liaison, tendering, and business development activities.
  • Hold a full UK driving licence.
  • Eligible to work in the UK.


  • Annual performance-linked bonus scheme.
  • Flexible working.
  • Access to company pool cars.
  • Work laptop and mobile phone.
  • Generous training budget.
  • Professional membership and protected species licence fees covered.
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL).
  • Convenient office location in a period building set in landscaped grounds.


If you’re ready to take the next step in your ecological career journey, we want to hear from you! Please forward your CV (maximum two sides of A4) to: careers@elton-ecology.co.uk. The closing date for applications is 21st April 2024.

Join Elton Ecology and be part of a team driving positive change in the field of ecology!

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@elton-ecology.co.uk