Bat Surveyors

Each year, ECOSA relies on a pool of skilled bat surveyors to help deliver our busy survey schedule. Ideally, you will be able to commit to joining us on a regular/semi-regular basis on weeknights/early mornings during until September/October to undertake dusk and dawn bat survey work. This work generally involves surveying from around sunset to two hours after sunset and for two hours before sunrise until sunrise. Therefore, a reasonable level of fitness and willingness to work antisocial hours is essential.

Full training from experienced ecologists will be provided. We look for a high standard of work and competence in producing clear and thorough results. Applications from licensed bat workers or experienced bat surveyors are particularly welcomed, including those working on a subcontractor basis.

You would ideally be based within reasonable travelling distance of either our Head Office in Hampshire or Gloucestershire Office (and the adjoining counties) and we would also welcome applicants located across southern England.

We generally carry out survey works across the south/south-east and west; however, you may be required to travel further afield and stay in accommodation overnight. Having your own transport, being a confident driver and holding a full driving licence is therefore essential.

This role is ideal if you have a keen interest in ecology and are looking to increase your knowledge and gain valuable work experience in this field. Contracts are offered on a zero hours basis with surveys fitted in to meet your existing commitments. Rates of pay are hourly and between £11.00 per hour and £16.00 per hour (subject to experience).

How to Apply

Please email your Curriculum Vitae, ensuring to highlight all relevant knowledge, experience and skills, and a covering letter with your availability during the summer survey season, for the attention of Anita Mackley (Company Manager) at

Please let us know how you found out about this opportunity and title your email in the subject line 'Summer Bat Surveyors 2022’.

If you would like to informally discuss this role, please email in the first instance.

Delete Date: 18/08/2022  Location: Southern England

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