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Lockhart Garratt Ltd

Ecologists / Ecological Consultants

We have a great team of Ecologists ranging in experience and expertise but we are looking to expand further and recruit at a range of levels. We are a very friendly bunch and aim to promote a culture of inclusion at all levels, which includes the ability to have real input into the type of work we do and the direction that the team should be taking in terms of the future of ecology.

The majority of our work is development based and we undertake habitat surveys and protected species surveys to support planning applications for sites ranging from individual properties to large urban extensions. We have also been working hard over the last year to increase our understanding of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and have started to undertake some really interesting work with landowners that falls outside of the development remit. As a multi-disciplinary consultancy we draw upon the expertise of our colleagues within forestry, arboriculture, soils and landscape to provide a comprehensive overview of land use and opportunities, not just for BNG but for carbon, landscape character, green infrastructure and natural capital enhancement.  This is an area that we will continue to expand this year and further into the future.

As such we need Ecologists at all levels to support our ongoing client work. We are looking to provide entry level Ecologists with the grounding in protected species surveys needed to apply for class licences and provide wider support to Graduates with a Graduate Training Programme. This is run across the company to allow Graduates the opportunity to experience working within all of our disciplines.

For more experienced Ecologists we offer the opportunity to expand into less development focused work and provide specialist Ecologist advice on more complex projects. There is also the option to lead and manage a team, as well as providing mentoring and training opportunities.

We offer a competitive salary of £21,000 - £40,000 per annum (dependent on experience) and a generous suite of company benefits.

A full role description and details of how to apply can be found on our website

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact the Head of Ecology Jo Alderton on 07971349801 or by email

Closing Date: 24/04/2021  Location: Midlands area but hours and location are flexible including part-time and home-working

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