The role is home-based (although you’re welcome in the office as much or as little as you like) and would be ideally suited to a senior ecologist that wants to help drive up the standard of our ecology product. The business has a robust quality control process led by senior and principal consultants, but to keep up with our growth we have recognised the need to create a dedicated post for someone to take ownership for a percentage of our technical outputs.

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

As well as having the freedom to rework our report product from the ground up, you’ll be primarily responsible for the QC of the work of junior ecologists, who need the guiding hand of a time-served senior to help them acquire the skills they need to deliver robust, professionally written reports to our clients: field ID, critical thinking, decision making, presentation, flow of argument, command of written English, and of course, legislative compliance.

Finally, we can (if you want) make sure that you still get plenty of survey opportunity, so you won’t be stuck in an office every day. That’s when you’re not out and about, up-skilling our team in the field and delivering bespoke training packages, anyway.

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, higher level reports such as EPS licencing, HRA and ES chapters, have a strong grasp of the evolving developments in biodiversity net gain and be confident in UK Habs.

Essential (non-technical) skills:

  • Coaching mindset
  • Extremely well organised
  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise competing demands on your time
  • Sociable
  • Excellent communicator verbally and in writing
  • Understands our business and can develop systems of work

Ideally, you will also have achieved:

  • Professional membership of CIEEM/RSB and are working toward chartership
  • Class 2 bat licence/BMCL registered
  • CIEEM’s “Accomplished” criteria for Surveying (among others)
  • FISC level 4

The ideal criteria are not all dealbreakers, but certainly give you a flavour of the kind of candidate we’re looking for.

What next? If this sounds like you, and you want to join the fastest growing company in the sector with unparalleled opportunities and benefits, send your CV and covering letter to dreamteam@arbtech.co.uk.