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EMEC Ecology

Ecologists, Consultant Ecologists and Senior Ecologists

We are looking for experienced Ecologists, Consultant Ecologists and Senior Ecologists

Contract type: Permanent

Working hours: Full or Part Time

Are you an experienced Ecologist looking for a new challenge? We have an exciting opportunity for Ecologists, Consultant Ecologists and Senior Ecologists to join our growing business and friendly team based in Nottingham city.

If you’re interested, please send your CV and covering letter outlining your experience to without delay!

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff.

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As a commercial subsidiary of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, we have the conservation and restoration of nature at our heart. When delivering our clients’ projects and objectives, we look for biodiversity net-gain wherever possible and through our ecology, land management and arboricultural services we deliver innovative solutions to benefit habitats and species.

The Roles:
We are seeking experienced and passionate Ecologists at different levels in their careers. For the minimum experience levels required for each role please see below:

£19,461 - £22,142
Ecological survey and assessment experience; Demonstrable ID skills; Knowledge of current legislation, policy and industry best practice; Excellent communication skills; Good reporting writing skills; Efficient administration and organisation skills.

Consultant Ecologist
£22,908 – £25,208
Protected species survey licence(s); Substantial experience in conducting protected species surveys and developing appropriate recommendations; Excellent species ID skills; A good working knowledge of current legislation, policy and industry best practice; Excellent communication, project management, reporting and organisational skills.

Senior Ecologist
Up to £34,500
Extensive experience in a Senior Ecologist role within consultancy setting; Protected species survey licence(s); Extensive experience in protected species surveying and mitigation design, including being Named Ecologist on EPS mitigation licences*; Excellent species ID skills, including botanical (phase-1 habitat survey); In-depth understanding of current legislation, policy and industry best practice; Excellent communication, project management, reporting and organisational skills; Experience of managing the work of others; Ability to forge strong client relationships.
*If you are a competent bat surveyor (Natural England Class 2 Licence holder) and have experience in being the Named Ecologist on EPS bat mitigation licence applications this would be advantageous.

A full driving licence is required for all posts.

Benefits of working for us

  • We are a close-knit, friendly and supportive team
  • The majority of projects are within an hour of our office
  • Our staff are involved in all aspects of projects, (tendering, client liaison, surveying and reporting, and where required, long-term monitoring). This enables them to see a project all the way to completion.
  • External and internal training is offered to enhance careers
  • 28 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Competitive Pension scheme
  • Health payment plan
  • Payment of professional memberships
  • Flexible working options and healthy work-life balances encouraged

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