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Logo: Davies Ecology LtdEcological Contractor (Part-time fixed term with a possibility of full time post / extension)

Salary 20,500 PA pro rata



Exciting opportunity to deliver ecological mitigation protects and to gain a broad range of experience within an ecological consultancy. Practical tasks may include sensitive vegetation clearance; habitat creation and enhancement for protected species and habitats; installing wildlife fencing; planting native trees, shrubs and plants; installing new artificial badger setts, otter holts, bird and bat boxes etc; management and maintenance of tools and equipment. The role may also offer the opportunity to assist with some protected species surveys for suitable candidates. 


Qualifications / certificates:



  • NPTC Chainsaw Certificate Unit 31
  • NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Brush cutting Operations (or willingness to acquire).
  • First Aid at Work certificate
  • Driving licence



  • A degree / equivalent in ecology or related subject
  • CSCS card


Experience and abilities:



  • Professional conduct with strong commitment to marrying an excellent client focused service while attaining the best possible outcome for wildlife and biodiversity.  
  • A high degree of demonstrable practical aptitude.
  • Flexible positive attitude, willing to deliver and help with a broad range of tasks.
  • Physically fit and able to work outdoors in a range of weather conditions.
  • Effective project planning: plan ecological contracting work to fit in with the needs of ecological consultants and third party contractors. This would include timely purchase / management / maintenance of tools and equipment and delivering contracting work on site to meet project deadlines, seasonal constraints and project budgets.  
  • To find field sites, decipher site plans and ecological mitigation design drawings in the field.
  • Ability to work safely and adhere to construction site safety rules and risk assessments.
  • Able to work alone, as part of a team or alongside third party contractors, in some cases providing advice and guidance.
  • Computer literate, able to use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Word etc.
  • Driving licence and own transport, prepared to transport tools and car share if required.



  • Protected species survey / mitigation experience.
  • Experience of QGIS


Please submit your CV with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to: n.davies@davies-ecology.co.uk or davies-ecology@sky.com / 0117279 2470 /07811403652


Closing date 04/03/19 




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