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Aven Ecology Ltd

Seasonal Assistant Ecologist

Aven Ecology is a small, independent ecological consultancy, with a combined experience of over 30 years. We carry out protected species surveys and mitigation, with bats, reptiles and amphibians being our particular focus. We primarily service projects based in the south/south-east of England.

We are looking for an Seasonal Assistant Ecologist to work with us during the 2020 survey season. You would have an interest in wildlife and biodiversity, and be someone who is keen to work in the field and learn to assist us with surveys relating to a range of protected species, including bats, reptiles and amphibians (and their habitats).

You would have a degree in an Ecological discipline (including Ecology, Zoology, Environmental Biology or related) with interest in Consultancy; Ecological Impact Assessment; and Protected Species Survey.

You would also ideally have membership of CIEEM, or eligibility to apply for membership. Protected species licences and CSCS accreditation would also be advantageous, but not essential.

You would need to be available April-October 2020 (exact start dates flexible and subject to project needs), ideally have your own car/clean driving licence, and must be willing to travel and stay overnight at short notice. Bat surveys and amphibian surveys would necessarily involve an element of night work.

We are offering experience/training/support in field of Professional Ecological Consultancy; opportunities and support to work towards professional certifications and qualifications, including (where appropriate) Protected Species licences, CIEEM accreditation, CSCS; opportunities for further employment beyond the advertised period, subject to workload. Salary would be negotiable and subject to experience.

Please send an email to kevin@avenecology.co.uk to introduce yourself, and provide a copy of your CV.

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