CJS Focus on Careers in Ecology & Biodiversity

In association with the the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)

Published on 20 September 2021 



Green Infrastructure Resource Library

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CIEEM 2021 Scottish Conference

Greening our Grey: Improving the Biodiversity in Urban Landscapes

5 & 7 October 2021

We are excited to invite you to attend and participate in our 2021 Scottish online conference being held over two half days on Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th October. The 2021 Scottish conference will focus on how we can meet the challenge of greening our urban environments. Further information can be found on our website.


Logo: Arbtech

Arbtech are a leading ecological and arboricultural consultancy. Arbtech have been providing a wide range of ecology and tree surveys since 2005. Unlike other consultancies, Arbtech only work on projects related to helping clients achieve planning permission and have helped support over 20,000 planning applications.

Arbtech take complete ownership of your project and provide a hassle-free process so that your project can get moving with the minimum of delay. Clients come to Arbtech because they want speed, transparent pricing, and expert advice. With over 30 consultants, all directly employed and located all over the UK, they can cover nearly any location.

Logo: Ecosulis

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Ecosulis are looking for experienced Landscaper’s to join our team.

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can experience the great outdoors and have a meaningful impact on UK conservation? What better way to mitigate climate change and benefit wildlife than planting trees and helping to create biodiverse habitats? As the UK's most experienced ecological consultancy and contractor, Ecosulis is currently looking to recruit landscape operatives to assist its habitat creation teams in the Aylesbury region.

You will need to have good site health and safety awareness, as well as the ability to solve problems, work in a team, and, at times, supervise other subcontractors.

Ecosulis specialise in technology-empowered nature restoration for people, planet and progress. We’re making rewilding commercially viable to accelerate the vision of a recoverable earth within our lifetime. Underpinned by our investment in cutting edge-technology, a science-based approach and 30 years of expertise, we support global organisations to make rewilding more accessible than ever.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Grass cutting by mower and brush cutter.
  • Hedge cutting
  • Herbicide application
  • Tree, hedgerow, and planting maintenance
  • Fencing installation/repairs
  • General landscaping tasks

To be successful in your application, you must have:

  • CSCS Card
  • SSSTS – Desirable
  • Full UK driving licence and use of own vehicle is essential for this position.
  • Previous landscaping or countryside management experience
  • Mowing and brush cutting experience on previous projects
  • Any tree identification/native animal species knowledge would be an advantage.

Any of the below qualifications would be desirable:

  • PA1 & PA6
  • B+E
  • Ride on mower
  • CS30/31
  • Woodchipper
  • Towing Licence is extremely desirable!!

Job Type: Contract

Salary: 21-24K - Depending to experience

To apply for the position please send your CV and up to date covering letter to before 15 October

Ecosulis is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Here at Ecosulis we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are underrepresented throughout our industry. Appointment will always however, be made on merit and judged against the job description and person specification.

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Bakerwell Limited are looking for an ecologist with at least two years’ experience to join our Kent or Sussex office. The ideal candidate will have a graduate/post graduate degree in related topic, be a member of CIEEM, hold 1 or more protected species licence/s, be experienced in a range of field surveys, the production of professional reports and plans using QGIS, have experience putting together EPSML applications. Applicants should also have their own vehicle. The successful candidate will: Be passionate about ecology and conservation, be enthusiastic, creative, literate, self-motivated, conscientious and reliable, be confident working independently and be an inspiring member of our team. To apply contact for more information on the role.

Logo: Ecology Academy

The Ecology Academy’s all new Dipper Club is an exclusive subscription service for those wanting to get ahead in ecology.

Specifically aimed at early career ecologists, members benefit from a regularly updated online library of useful ecological resources, unavailable anywhere else; including mini-courses, audios, videos, reading materials and CV and cover letter templates. All this PLUS enjoy huge discounts on academy standard courses* and access to a community forum of professionals and like-minded individuals.

We’ll also be hosting an annual event where you can meet potential employers, listen to guest speakers, enjoy a skills-based workshop and meet other ecologists, keen to make a difference.

Want to learn more? visit

Get ahead in ecology

*discounts apply to standard courses excluding the Career Accelerator for Aspiring Ecologists

Logo: Ecology Training UK

Want to progress your career in ecology or conservation?

Ecology Training UK is the leading ecology training company in the UK with a range of taught and online courses for anyone wanting to get into this fascinating career.

Courses include nearly 30 online courses covering a large range of subjects from badgers, bats and beavers to habitat management, habitat restoration, woodland management and even an introduction to ecology. There is something for everyone! They even do bespoke courses.

Their helpful team will even give you advice on which courses you need for your specific career progression. Maybe you could join their Ecology Consultancy Career Kick-Starter 6-week course.

ETUK also provides a complete training for ecological consultancy through their Certificate in Ecological Consultancy, now in it's 14th year, is a great way to get a foot in the door with all the skills, knowledge, confidence and experience you need to get that first job. If you want to book for next year's intake you would need to get in touch to go on the list. Bookings will be taken from November.

To find out more about ETUK's courses or to book a course go to or email

Logo: Wildwood Ecology

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PAY Competitive

We are looking for an experienced and outstanding leader for our growing team of ecologists based in South Wales. As a growing BCorp consultancy, we have a strong vision: to protect the natural environment, restore biodiversity loss, and address the climate emergency, so that future generations may prosper. We therefore don’t knowingly work on projects which compromise our values, and we actively engage aspirational clients whose focus is responsible and sustainable design. If this sounds worth investigating, do get in touch ASAP at for further details.

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