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EP Ecology Ltd.

Seasonal Ecologists (Zero-Hours)

About the Company

Founded in June 2020, EP Ecology has begun to grow and we are looking to expand our pool of seasonal ecologists to assist with project delivery. The company is committed to the highest standards of ecological practice and have been granted Registered Practice Status by CIEEM. Furthermore, EP Ecology offsets carbon emissions through a carbon capture scheme.

Our workload currently looks to comprise mainly nocturnal bat emergence and re-entry surveys alongside assistance with preliminary ecological appraisal and protected species surveys spread across the central belt.

About the Role

The advertised roles are anticipated to form a seasonal, zero-hours contract between March and October 2022. The roles are anticipated to be primarily field-based with time spent in our East Kilbride office and will look to develop the candidates skills and knowledge. The candidates would be offered full hands-on training for all that they are asked to do.

We are particularly keen to hear from parties who have a bat licence and some level of membership of CIEEM.

The roles are likely to involve staying away from home, work in remote environments, and working antisocial hours.

Pay: Hourly rate set at £15.00 - £20.00 per hour (depending on experience) plus expenses for site-based work as appropriate.

Location: Home-based in Central Scotland with site work across Scotland and occasional visits to the office in East Kilbride.

Start Date: Immediate start dates available.

End Date: Contracts terminating 31 October 2022 with opportunity for extension at discussion with candidates.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

This entry-level role will require:

  • Full UK driving licence and access to own car insured for business use;
  • The right to work in the UK;
  • A genuine enthusiasm for conservation and outdoor working;
  • Demonstrable previous experience (via study, volunteering, or paid roles) of working with UK native flora and fauna; and
  • The ability and confidence to work alone and as part of a team.

Desirable Criteria

Candidates with any of the following are particularly welcome:

  • Previous experience of undertaking ecological surveys (mainly bats and preliminary ecological appraisal);
  • Membership of CIEEM (any grade);
  • Protected Species Licenses (from NatureScot);
  • CSCS Card; and
  • Have or are working towards a relevant qualification.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV and a short (1 paragraph) summary of why you are right for this role to: erik.paterson@epecology.co.uk

Closing Date: 11/02/2022  Location: East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

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