Experienced Ecologists

ECOSA are pleased to be seeking to recruit experienced ecologists to join us at our head office in rural Hampshire.

We are seeking ecologists able to carry out a range of field surveys, including UKHab surveys and protected species surveys, alongside day-to-day office-based work such as project management, report writing and client liaison.

As a key member of our consultancy team, your enthusiasm for ecology and flexible approach will equip you well in supporting our expanding business.

As a CIEEM Registered Practice, we are committed to ensuring best practice and the positive promotion of the profession.

This role is offered as full-time and permanent or with part-time or flexible working options available.

Skills and Qualifications

Successful candidates will ideally have the following:

  • Degree in a relevant subject;
  • CIEEM membership;
  • Hold at least one Natural England protected species class licences or be progressing towards apply for such a licence;
  • Minimum of two years post-qualification experience in an ecologically focussed role, preferably in ecological consultancy;
  • Experienced in ecological project management;
  • Experienced in ecological survey and assessment techniques;
  • Knowledge of relevant UK and European legislation, policy and guidance;
  • Be a team player with good verbal and written communications skills;
  • Good MS Outlook, Word and Excel skills;
  • A full driving licence; and
  • Legal entitlement to work in the UK.

What ECOSA can offer you

ECOSA has a dedicated team of ecologists who are committed to the success of the business. We are therefore committed to the development of our staff and as part of the team you will have access to:

  • A competitive salary depending on experience;
  • A generous structured training budget and regular in-house training;
  • Flexible hours over the summer months with the opportunity to accrue either TOIL or paid overtime;
  • Increased hourly rates for undertaking dusk and dawn bat surveys;
  • Access to a contributory pension;
  • Flexibility to work from home with prior agreement;
  • Company laptop;
  • CIEEM membership and protected species licence fees paid for by the company;
  • A relaxed office environment and a friendly team;
  • Regular social events and yearly charity days; and
  • A rural office location with free car parking, a large garden, wildlife ponds and lunch area.

ECOSA are committed to providing a safe and supportive working environment where all of our staff can thrive and we actively encourage input from the team on the direction of the company.

How to Apply

Please email your Curriculum Vitae, ensuring to highlight all relevant knowledge, experience and skills, and a covering letter providing evidence of how you meet the above requirements, for the attention of Alice Pemberton, Office Manager at

Please let us know how you found out about this opportunity and title your email in the subject line “Ecologist Vacancy'.

If you would like to informally discuss this role, please contact Simon Colenutt, Managing Principal Ecologist ( in the first instance.

Please note ecologist roles are only open to direct applicants; applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.

Delete Date: 05/07/2023  Location: Hampshire

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