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The Forth Rivers Trust are seeking a motivated individual with consultancy experience who is looking to progress a career within an ambitious environmental charity. The role would be based at the Trustís office at Lothianburn just off the Edinburgh Bypass but the works will take the successful applicant throughout the area covered by Forth river catchments.


As a Consultant Ecologist/Aquatic Scientist you will manage a diverse range of ecological surveys and assessments across the Forth District as well as organising and delivering surveys and works on the ground. Your duties may include:


  • Developing and maintaining client relationships
  • Producing high quality reports
  • Preparation of fee quotes and tenders (often under time pressure)
  • Mitigation design and implementation and providing advice and information to clients
  • Managing resources within an existing team structure, planning projects and fieldwork
  • Managing budgets and producing forecasts
  • Producing ecological assessments and EIAs
  • Completing protected species surveys, protection plans and license applications
  • Carrying out aquatic surveys including electrofishing, salmonid habitat and FWPM
  • Providing ECoW services
  • Other duties for attaining Trust objectives as required
  • Desirable Skills & Experience
  • Educated to graduate level or higher in a relevant subject
  • Experience managing ecological projects
  • Knowledge of environmental legislation and licensing requirements
  • Experience of undertaking a wide range of ecological surveys
  • Full driving licence
  • IEEM / CIEEM membership
  • GIS experience
  • CSCS card holder


On a personal level, we are looking for an enthusiastic and confident individual with good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to fit into our friendly, lively and ambitious team. You must be prepared to work outdoors, outside regular office hours or away from your home office when reasonably required.


Salary & Benefits


Offering £27,000 - £30,000 (dependent on experience). As well as our generous benefits package, we are committed to assisting the professional and personal development of our team.


Applications should be made via email with attached CV (including two references) and covering letter by 22nd March 2019. Interviews will take place on 4th April 2019.


If you would like further information regarding this opportunity or have any questions feel free to contact the Trust Director, Alison Baker either by email (recruit@forthriverstrust.org) or telephone. No agencies please. 



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