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Stagfire Ecological Surveys Ltd

Ornithologists/Ecologists (Scotland)

Stagfire Ecological Surveys Ltd has a number of exciting field-based opportunities for Ornithologists/Ecologists to join our expanding team and work in spectacular locations throughout the Highlands and the islands of Scotland.

The position will be (home) based in the Highlands and Islands and will involve field survey work, predominantly avian related (Vantage Point, Breeding Bird Surveys etc) but will also include the opportunity to diversify your field skills within an experienced and dedicated team.

A competitive salary and the use of a company vehicle for work will be offered, and we are happy to consider applicants who would prefer to work on a part time basis or consider a job share role. The job will allow you to have a flexible working pattern that enables an improved life/work balance. For the right candidate we will also be able to offer onshore and offshore wildlife guiding opportunities in the Hebrides.

We appreciate that accommodation can be an issue in the current climate so will consider helping the right candidates in this respect.


  • A valid UK driving licence.
  • Ability to prove that you have the right to work in the UK.
  • A willingness to travel and work in remote locations on your own or as part of a team.
  • A willingness to work some unsociable hours around dawn and dusk and some weekends.
  • A high level of knowledge of the breeding birds (particularly upland birds) of the Highlands of Scotland.
  • Physically fit and good navigational skills.
  • A diligent approach to data collection and Microsoft Office skills.


  • Ornithological field work experience.
  • Environmental Clerk of Works (ECoW) experience.
  • Schedule 1 licence holder.
  • Peatland monitoring experience.
  • NVC, Phase 1 and UKHab experience.
  • Experience of working on construction sites – CSCS card holder.
  • Experience of terrestrial or marine wildlife guiding.

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th October 2022.

Please send your CV and any covering letter to

For an informal chat, or more details, please phone Neil on 07724810525

For more information about our company please visit our website

No agencies please.

Closing Date: 07/10/2022  Location: Highlands and the islands of Scotland

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