If you are interested in making meaningful environmental and social difference then Temple might just be the place for you. As a dynamic and growing business, we are looking for self-motivated and positive-minded Senior Ecologist to join our friendly team in our Norwich office. The successful applicant will be involved in all areas of our work, supporting clients in vast range of different sectors. Responsibilities include co-ordinating and undertaking protected species surveys and mitigation projects, advising clients of constraints and survey requirements and report writing.

Whether you are already a senior ecologist or looking to move up this position will provide you with an opportunity to build on your existing experience, leading and delivering on a range of projects. You will have the opportunity to mentor colleagues, ensure the production of high-quality reports, as well engaging with clients and their design teams to deliver high quality sustainable solutions. You will also play an integral role in the delivery of our business development strategy including identifying and responding to opportunities and by supporting the business to build new service lines and business areas.

We have permanent roles available in our Norwich office but welcome conversations from applicants in other locations.  We have additional offices located in Manchester, Lichfield, Wakefield, London, Cardiff and Lewes. With a focus on regional site work and/or working with client project teams there will be a requirement for travel and occasional overnight stays as part of these roles. expenses and subsistence are paid, and we monitor working away closely to ensure the wellbeing of our staff.

About Temple

Temple www.templegroup.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability.

We are a purpose and people led organisation and as a B Corp we are part of a movement committed to transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet https://www.bcorporation.net/

With a team comprising many recognised industry leaders, we work with inspirational clients on their organisations, on their challenges and on exciting, innovative, complex and globally relevant projects, programmes and schemes.

We provide a bespoke professional service to clients so that they can make the right decisions and achieve the best outcomes. We do this by leveraging our experience and breadth of skills alongside our insights, commitment, and ethical approach to everything we do.

To be considered for the role, you should have the following:

A full clean UK driving licence;
A degree or equivalent qualification (N/SVQ Level 5) in Ecology or a related subject.
Have a minimum of 4 years’ relevant work experience.
Understanding, and experience in the application, of UK environmental legislation and policy.
Experience in ecological field survey work (including to UKHab and protected species).
Have up to date knowledge of, and familiarity with, survey guidance for a range of protected species.
Experience in report writing (including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, management plans and Ecological Impact Assessments), and development of mitigation measures.
Be comfortable with and have experience in attending meetings and liaising with clients, contractors, sub-contractors and third-party stakeholders.
Be able to critically review your own work and experience of reviewing others’ work.
Have good excellent organizational skills and an ability to resource work.
Be able to manage own workload, be proactive in managing projects and be able to delegate to and provide support to junior staff as appropriate.
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), or equivalent professional body with professional code of conduct.
Be proactive, a self-starter and able to use own initiative when appropriate.
Be eligible to work within the UK.

Applications are particularly welcome from ecologists who meet the following desirable criteria:

At least one Natural England (of other equivalent) protected species licence preferably Bat Survey Level 2 (or above).
Experience of Biodiversity Net Gain.
Have botany as a specialism who are, or could be certified at FISC level 3 or above.
At least 5 years relevant experience

What’s in it for you?

Flexible/hybrid working
Competitive salary on a scale commensurate with experience.
TOIL (time off in lieu) policy and flexible approach to working hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
26 days annual leave (& bank holidays) plus an additional day for each year of service up to 29 days
Enhanced maternity pay;
Opportunities for career development;
Auto-enrolment pension scheme (after 3 months’ service);
Cycle to work scheme;
Socials, games nights and volunteering days through our staff engagement and development initiative;
Fun, friendly, and forward-thinking co-workers;
Fantastic training

Equal Employment Opportunities

As an equal opportunities employer, Temple is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Temple.

Temple is a B-Corp and an accredited Investors in People organisation.