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Senior Ecologist - Harmil Environmental Limited

Logo: Harmil Environmental Limited

Location: Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Commensurate, based on experience (£27,000 upwards)
Harmil Environmental Limited is a multi-disciplinary company that covers a wide variety of services, including ecology, arboriculture and acoustics. The company is approaching its fourth survey season and has a good track record in delivering on projects for a wide variety of clientele. The successful candidate will work within the ecology branch, also trading as Elite Ecology, and lead a small team of assistant ecologists for the projects within the geographical area.

Countryside Assistant - Epping Forest District Council

Logo: Epping Forest District Council

Salary range £25,700 - £27,651

Hours 36 per week

Holiday entitlement 28 days pa

Based in Waltham Abbey, Essex

An opportunity has arisen within the Council’s Countryside and Landscape Service for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to join the team as a Countryside Assistant. You would be responsible for supporting the Countryside Officer in their role.

Assistant Estimator (Full-time) - Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd

Logo: Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd

Location: Salisbury

Package: £18,000 to £20,000/year

Five Rivers is a leading environmental specialist, providing ecological consultancy, design and contracting services. We work for a broad range of clients and sectors ranging from large infrastructure schemes to charities. Our contracting teams work all over the UK delivering a variety of environmental enhancement projects including, river restoration, fish passage, ecological mitigation and restoration works from concept through to delivery.

RRC Science & Technical Officer - River Restoration Centre

Logo: The River Restoration Centre

Full-time, initial 3-year contract, renewed thereafter
From £33,309 to £37,127 per annum
Location: RRC Office, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is seeking a Science and Technical Officer to provide expert advice and guidance. This will include delivery of assessments, planning options and scoping potential projects, supporting research, authoring guidance documents and evaluating restoration success. The role also encompasses the design and delivery of training courses and the coordination of a new international river restoration science conference.

Summer Bat Surveyors - ECOSA


Looking to gain work experience in ecology for your CV? Or are you an experienced or licensed bat surveyor?
Are you available to undertake bat surveys during evenings / early mornings during the summer? If so, ECOSA would like to hear from you!
Each year, ECOSA relies on a pool of skilled bat surveyors to help deliver our busy survey schedule.
You will be based in Hampshire or the adjoining counties and ideally be able to travel to our head office near Southampton to meet up with other surveyors for onward travel to site.

Wilding Evidence Ecologist - Kent Wildlife Trust

Logo: Kent Wildlife Trust

Salary Range: Up to £30,716 pro-rata.
This post is advertised initially as a part time post (0.6 FTE/3 days a week, £18,430 pa).
Based at: Tyland Barn, Maidstone
The Wilding Evidence Ecologist will work alongside the existing Wilding Ecologists to deliver programmes of monitoring to evidence ecological outcomes, proof of concept and feasibility across the Trusts wilding ambition. In the first instance the focus of this role will be on our Wilder Blean project; we plan to introduce large grazing herbivores (bison, long-horn cattle, and iron-age pigs) into an extensive woodland system. The initial focus of this role will be to lead the delivery of the Wilder Blean monitoring programme to assess the impact of our wilding approach on habitat structure and vegetation dynamics, biodiversity and bioabundance, natural processes, ecosystem services and natural capital.

Habitat Ecologist - The Habitat Co-op

Logo: The Habitat Co-op

The Habitat Co-op is looking for an experienced habitat ground worked to help lead its team. We are ideally looking for someone with no less than 3 years experience in a relevant profession.

The Habitat Co-op is a sister company to the Ecology Co-op and provides support on protected species licenses and implementing habitat creation and management schemes. In addition, Habitat Co-op staff regularly support the Ecology Co-op team on surveys and provide input designing mitigation on projects.

Farm Discovery Coordinator – Kent/Sussex (self employed) - The Country Trust

Location: Homebased (Kent and Sussex Area)

Terms: Self employed, contract until end of December 2020 with the likelihood of renewal. Subject to 3 and/or 6 month initial review of delivery.

Main purpose of the role: To organise and deliver an agreed number of Farm Discovery visits, with schools with a higher than average proportion of children eligible for Free School Meals, and children with SEN/D. Host farms ideally to be within an hour’s travel.

Farm Discovery Coordinator N Hampshire - The Country Trust

Location: Homebased (Basingstoke/Reading/Rushmoor)

Terms: Self employed, contract until end of December 2020 with the likelihood of renewal. Subject to 3 and/or 6 month initial review of delivery.

Main purpose of the role: To organise and deliver an agreed number of Farm Discovery visits, with schools with a higher than average proportion of children eligible for Free School Meals, and children with SEN/D. Host farms ideally to be within an hour’s travel.

Volunteering Advisor - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £15,437 (pro rata) per annum (FTE £21,612)
Contract: Permanent, part-time - 25 hours per week
Based: The Lodge, Littlemore, Oxford
The People Team are looking for a Volunteering Advisor to support the wider BBOWT team in ensuring volunteers are supported, feel valued and are an integral part of BBOWT culture. This post will undertake all the administration associated with that, and maintain and help develop the volunteer module of the Trust’s thankQ database.

Head of Conservation Innovation - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £40,000 per annum
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Contract: 2 year Fixed term contract with the possibility of extension
Based: The Lodge, Littlemore, Oxford (flexibility available)
The Head of Conservation Innovation will be responsible for all operational aspects of developing and delivering conservation programmes in the wider countryside, beyond our network of nature reserves. This includes building appropriate expertise and team structure and developing new mission aligned initiatives. They will expand the delivery of advice on agricultural land, by developing a new bespoke, paid for Farm Advisory Service, targeting landowners and farmers to deliver sustainable and wildlife friendly farming practices to restore nature on farmed land.

Senior Ecological Consultant - RSK ADAS Ltd

Logo: ADAS

Location: Wolverhampton / Milton Park, Oxford/ Gleadthorpe, Nottinghamshire
Salary: Competitive Salary
Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing ecological services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries and as a result of our continued success, we require a Senior Ecological Consultant with the energy and drive to manage ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast-moving, client-focused commercial environment.

Trustee - National Biodiversity Network

The NBN provides digital infrastructure to facilitate the sharing of wildlife information in the UK. The Trust is looking for a new Trustee who will also act as Treasurer, a key responsibility which is crucial to the good financial governance of the Trust. This is a voluntary position which is likely to require a commitment of approximately 18 days per year with some days requiring travel to London for weekday meetings. Trustees are appointed for an initial three-year term, with an option to renew for a second term.

Estates and Community Officer (South and West) - The Land Trust

Logo: The Land Trust

Permanent, Full Time 36 hours p/w

Salary £28,000 - £30,000 Depending on Experience

As a member of the Estates Team, the key responsibilities are to ensure that our greenspace sites are managed as efficiently as possible. Working closely with the Communications and Fundraising Teams to ensure the sites are promoted and marketed effectively and to support future projects. The main focus of this role will be working on the prestigious residential developments at Prince Philip Park, Bordon and Wellesley in Aldershot. The role will involve a significant element of customer focus to ensure that the residents on our sites receive good customer service and information regarding the space we own and manage and feel fully engaged with the green spaces.

Vegetation Management Operative - Ecosupport Ltd

Logo: Ecosupport Ltd

Office base Hampshire

40 hour week worked 24 / 7 as required

We currently have an opportunity for general vegetation management operatives.

Ecosupport are looking to expand their team and several positions have become available. This role could suit a newly qualified arborist / landscaper /vegetation operative with an interest in ecology looking to gain experience across a variety of vegetation management activities, ecological restoration and mitigation.

Kent’s Magnificent Moths Project Vacancies - Butterfly Conservation

Logo: Butterfly Conservation

Conservation Officer - From £24,307 - £28,087 (band C) dependent on experience, plus 8% pension contribution

We are seeking an experienced conservationist to lead our habitats work on a landscape scale. The conservation officer will provide management advice and help site managers, volunteers and specialist contractors to deliver high quality examples of species conservation and maintenance for threatened moths across six distinct landscapes and eight demonstration sites.

Engagement Officer (part-time) - From £24,307 - £28,087 (band C) dependent on experience, plus 8% pension contribution - [pro-rata 4 days per week]

We require a highly motivated individual to develop and implement an imaginative programme of engagement to introduce wide audiences to moths and their conservation. We want to build dedicated teams of volunteers and provide meaningful opportunities for local communities to discover, enjoy and conserve the rare wildlife on their doorstep.

Casual Wild Learning Officer - The Wildlife Trust BCN

This role will help to deliver all aspects of community wildlife engagement with Bedfordshire communities. Focusing on those communities that lay within the North Chilterns Chalk Living Landscape in Bedfordshire.

Countryside Team Member - Johns Associates

Logo: Johns Associates

Full time, permanent position, working on exciting, innovative environmental and ecological mitigation/ management projects as part of our award-winning team. Based at our offices in Bradford on Avon, this role is largely site-based. Day-to-day tasks include carrying out a range of site-based activities, focusing on environmental/ ecological land management and mitigation, providing support on environmental surveys and carrying out office-based project tasks.

Countryside Team – variable hours workers - Johns Associates

Logo: Johns Associates

We are looking to expand our team of variable hours workers to support our in-house countryside service. This is an opportunity to gain practical work experience across a range of projects. Please note that work is offered on a casual basis. Tasks will include carrying out a range of site-based activities such as vegetation management, felling and chipping, management of invasive non-native species, installation of reptile and amphibian fencing, bat /bird boxes, artificial badger setts, tree and shrub planting and the creation and management of new habitats

Seasonal Ecological Survey Assistants - Johns Associates

Logo: Johns Associates

Each year, Johns Associates relies on a pool of survey assistants to help deliver our busy survey schedule.
Looking for work experience in ecology for your CV?

Are you an experienced/ licensed bat surveyor with availability?

Can you assist with surveys (including evenings/ early mornings) over the summer? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Graduate/Assistant Forestry Consultants x 2 - Lockhart Garratt Ltd

Logo: Lockhart Garratt

Full Time
Corby, Northamptonshire / Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
As part of our continued growth we are looking for two driven and enthusiastic Graduate/Assistant Forestry Consultants (role dependent on experience) to join our teams in both Corby and Chipping Norton. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your forestry and woodland management skills and to provide tailored advice to a variety of clients as part of a wider multi-discipline environmental consultancy

Seasonal Field Surveyors - Ecology Solutions

Logo: Ecology Solutions

With offices in Worcestershire, Hertfordshire and Manchester, Ecology Solutions is a leading consultancy with an extensive range of expertise, specialising in ecology planning solutions for numerous, diverse high-profile clients within both the public and private sectors nationwide.

These offices are seeking to recruit Seasonal Field Surveyors to be involved in protected species survey and translocation work in various locations across the UK.

Colne Valley Rivers and Wetlands Officer - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Logo: Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

£24,933 - £28,339 (SCP 24-28) plus 7% pension

37.5 hours per week

Fixed term contract until 31 December 2021 (with possible extension).

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is the leading local charity working to create a Living Landscape rich in wildlife, for everyone.

We are looking for someone to make the wetlands of the Colne Valley a better place for wildlife and to prevent water voles from becoming extinct.

Membership and Database Officer - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Based: Elm Tree Court, Devizes

Hours: Full time permanent – 37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the Finance and Resources Team at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust to provide the administration function for our members. You will be responsible for the end to end member process and maintenance of the database.

Conservation Advisor - Turtle Dove Tests and Trials - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Suffolk/Essex
Salary starting at: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: 30 month Fixed Term Contract
Want to help shape the future of agri-environment support for farmers and wildlife in England? We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic farmland advisor to work with landowners in Suffolk and Essex to support them to take part in a Defra-funded project which is trialling a novel approach to delivering land management that could help save one of our threatened species, the turtle dove.

Ecologist x 2 - Forestry England

Logo: Forestry England

One based at our District office in Lyndhurst and the other post at either Lyndhurst or Farnham.

We are looking for an experienced Ecologist to provide specialist ecological advice and guidance to our forestry teams. One post focussing on the east of the District (covering parts of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex) which is a temporary role with the possibility of being made permanent. The other is in the west of the District (covering New Forest, Dorset and Isle of Wight), which is a new permanent role.

Assistant Instructor (Apprentice) - Sayers Croft Outdoor Learning Centre

Logo: Sayers Croft

First Year £7,768 per annum plus rent and bill free accommodation
A resident Assistant Instructor post is available for 18 months, starting From April 2020 at Westminster City Councils highly respected outdoor learning centre, Sayers Croft in Surrey. The Centre delivers residential and day visit experiences to over 20,000 people every year. We work mostly with primary aged children although there will be plenty of opportunities to work with our Duke of Edinburgh and family programmes as well. Our range of activities is huge, you’ll be delivering everything from adventure sessions like artificial caving and rafting to mini beasts and stream studies, you’ll even be able to lead historical story telling sessions in our round house.

Farm Manager - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Stroud - 37.5 hours a week - Perm

£24,500 pa

We are looking for a Farm Manager to oversee and progress the National Trust's in-hand livestock operation in the beautiful area of the Cotswolds. The conservation grazing cattle herd is amongst the largest and most recognised in the National Trust. We are seeking someone who can drive our ambitions forward, delivering first class conservation grazing management for the National Trust and numerous other landowners we provide bespoke grazing.

Seasonal Assistant Ecologist - Aven Ecology Ltd

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).

Senior Ecologist - Ecosupport Ltd

Logo: Ecosupport Ltd

Full time position

Ecosupport Ltd are excited to be expanding, with a Senior Ecologist position available!

Opportunity has arisen for a competent individual who may have already had experience or perhaps is ready to take on the challenge of overseeing their own team of Project and Assistant Ecologists. Our friendly team and office is situated near to the sea in Lee on the Solent, Hampshire overlooking Solent Airport.

Ecologist - Ecosupport Ltd

Logo: Ecosupport Ltd

Lee on the Solent

Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated and professional Ecologist looking for your next career move? If so our friendly team are ready to welcome you to our new offices.

Ongoing training opportunities will be provided, alongside a competitive salary and a supportive, dynamic and friendly working environment

Immersive Volunteer Ranger role - National Trust, Black Down Estate

Logo: National Trust

c.30 hours per week for a period of 6-12 months (maximum 12 months).

The role involves, for example, spending time with the Ranger team across the Black Down Estate, assisting with our events programme, helping to look after the basecamp and the volunteer groups which stay there, maintaining the biomass boiler, coordinating our small-scale sustainable food production by looking after the basecamp vegetable garden and chicken run. The successful candidate would get an opportunity to develop their experience of countryside conservation on an estate with a variety of habitats including woodland, grassland and heathland as well dealing with small herds of in-hand cattle.

Craftsperson - Forestry England

Logo: Forestry England

£20,752 - £21,956

Fixed Term Appointment – 12 months initial contract

Location: The New Forest.

Do you have chainsaw operating qualifications and experience? Would you love to work in one of England’s most famous forests, in a dedicated team of forestry staff?

Forestry England is the largest land manager and custodian of the nation’s public forests. We have around 1,000 committed staff looking after more land and more trees than any other organization. It’s a job that never stops growing.

Landscape Officer - East Sussex County Council

Logo: High Weald AONB Partnership

East Sussex and Kent border

£28,802 - £31,112

22.2 to 37 hours per week

Part-time or full-time. Term-time contracts will be considered.

The High Weald AONB Partnership leads on the protection of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a wooded, medieval landscape at the heart of South East England. It has an exciting and rare opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join its small, dynamic team at a time of significant change.

Park Development Manager - Essex County Council

Up to £33,350 per annum
Location: Chelmsford
Sitting within the commercial operations team, the Park Development Manager is responsible for the operational management of the country park, ensuring a safe, clean and accessible for park visitors. You will support with new events and business cases aimed at driving up footfall and revenue, whilst developing new and innovative operational approaches to the management of the park to broaden and increase the visitor base.