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Logo: Haycock and Jay Associates LtdEmployment Opportunity


Job title: Ecologist


Salary: Competitive dependent on experience.


Location: Based in Otley, West Yorkshire


Closing date: Friday 15th February 2019


Our company:


Haycock & Jay Associates are a successful ecological consultancy based in the rural market town of Otley, with the Yorkshire Dales National Park at our doorstep. We have an enviable portfolio of projects in both habitats and protected species spheres. For example: protected species surveys of historic country parks and listed buildings; and, long-term monitoring of National Nature Reserves.


Our clients:


Our regular client list includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Natural England
  • The National Trust
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Forestry Commission
  • Private clients including Local Authorities


Our team:


Our team comprises six consultants, with specialisms in protected species, botany, habitat assessment and environmental/ecological impact assessment. All our staff are involved with local Naturalists Groups (e.g. bat groups, ARG etc.) and can often be found running/organising events at our local nature reserve (2 miles down the road). During the season we utilise casual field surveyors to assist with the workload on larger projects.


Due to our increasing portfolio of commissions we are able to offer the opportunity for two further full-time permanent roles within our consultancy (Ecologist and Senior Ecologist).


Your role:


We are seeking an Ecologist with at least two years’ ecology experience, to assist with large projects and manage their own small projects (with full support from senior colleagues). The main role will be to undertake protected species survey and reporting, with the opportunity to gain experience in other projects (e.g. botany and habitats).


Essential skills and experience:

  • Associate Member of CIEEM or equivalent level of experience
  • A relevant qualification in Ecology or closely related subject.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • At least one EPS survey licence and an up to date log book of experience gained towards bat and GCN licences is required.


Preferable skills and experience:

  • Participation in local naturalist groups (e.g. local bat group, BSBI, local mammal groups etc.)
  • An ecological specialism or ecological interest we can support you in developing (e.g. Invertebrates, bryophytes, aquatic survey, or even fungi) 
  • Logbook of experience towards EPS mitigation licences
  • Botanical survey skills at least to FISC level 3 or equivalent
  • Citizen science projects, community engagement and leading wildlife training events


If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please give us a call for a chat on 01943 850276.  


Please send CVs and a covering letter to karl.harrison@haycockandjay.co.uk.


We look forward to hearing from you.

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