At Environment Bank (EB) we’re rewriting the rulebook when it comes to Biodiversity in line with our collective purpose of ‘a new plan for the planet’. Our commitment to biodiversity the beating heart of our business. With significant investments secured, we are revolutionising the industry with action-orientated change, turning our bold plan for the planet into a reality through privately funded landscape-scale nature recovery.
The EB team are a diverse group of talented individuals, who bring different experiences, ideas and much more. Together, we’ve experienced remarkable growth recently, and the best part… We’re just getting started.
We believe that work should be fulfilling, inspiring, and balanced. From wellness programs to flexible arrangements, we’ve got your back and are committed to creating an environment where you can thrive both personally and professionally. So, if you’re ready to be part of a driven organisation that’s making a real difference in the world, join us at Environment Bank.
About the role
As a Senior Ecologist, you will lead on securing, creating and monitoring EBs network of sites across England with a particular focus in your defined geographical region. This will involve a wide range of responsibilities supported by EBs team of ecologists, land managers and the wider project delivery team. You will progress and manage all aspects of creating large scale nature recovery projects – Habitat Banks.
Please note that this role is remote, however the ideal candidate would be based in the South West.
- Lead and manage Habitat Bank projects from initiation to creation and beyond, ensuring adherence to project timelines, budgets, and objectives.
- Undertake ecological survey work including site walkovers, UK Habitat Classification, habitat condition assessment and more specialised botanical survey work as necessary.
- Analyse ecological data, interpret findings, and prepare Biodiversity Net Gain assessments and calculations utilising the Biodiversity Metric 4.0.
- Lead on habitat design and creation of Habitat Management Plans and associated strategies with technical support from the wider team as needed. Digital mapping and presentation of habitat baselines and habitat creation proposals using GIS.
- Liaison and relationship building with landowners and other stake holders throughout the Habitat Bank process.
- Support the Capital Works Team in the delivery of habitat creation, lead in the implementation of the HMP and support with sub-contractor management, procurement and HSSE management.
- Organising and undertaking monitoring surveys for existing offset sites and habitat banks and liaising with landowners and land managers to discuss and adapt management plans.
- Report writing including Biodiversity Appraisals, in-house research projects and literature reviews of documentation and external guidance.
- Stay abreast of current research, developments, and emerging issues in the field of ecology, particularly within the UK Biodiversity Net Gain and Natural Capital context and apply this knowledge to inform decision-making processes.
- Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior ecologists, overseeing their work and fostering their professional development.
- Foster positive relationships with key external stakeholders, including local communities, conservation groups, and academic institutions, to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange.
- Contribute to business development efforts by identifying new project opportunities, preparing proposals, and participating in meetings and presentations.
Skills & Experience
- Bachelor’s and Master’s in ecology, environmental science, biology, or a related field.
- CIEEM Full Membership
- FISC Level 4 – or equivalent botanical skills as per the Botanical Field Skill Pyramid
- Some experience in practical habitat restoration, creation and management.
- A good track record of proven experience as an ecologist, with relevant work experience, including project management responsibilities.
- Strong knowledge of ecological principles, biodiversity conservation, and environmental impact assessment methodologies.
- Proficiency in conducting ecological fieldwork, including habitat surveys, species identification, and ecological monitoring.
- Experience in BNG and other ecological data analysis using the Biodiversity Metric 4.0, statistical software, GIS, and other relevant tools.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex ecological concepts to diverse audiences.
- Strong leadership skills, with the ability to effectively manage teams, prioritize tasks, and meet project deadlines.
- Familiarity with environmental regulations, permits, and compliance requirements.
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
- Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel to project sites as required across the UK
Remote working, but require the candidate to be based in South West, ideally nearWorcester
Working from home allowance
Investment in your development
Quarterly EB meet ups
Interesting and challenging work