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Focus on Careers in Ecology & Biodiversity - our first career focussed edition in association with CIEEM
Articles on: the variety of jobs available in the ecology sector ranging from government, private consultancies to research and teaching roles with CIEEM; what exactly an ecologist does with the Ecology Academy; a Day in the Life of an ecologist from James at Arbtech & also from Laura at Total Ecology; setting up as a freelance ecologist – the good and the bad with Eco-Habitat; Ecology Training UK run through the skills you need to work in conservation and how to get them; the job of a Biodiversity Officer and the tasks undertaken by local authorities; early career ecologist Julia is on the career ladder – what’s it actually like and what tips has she got to help you; career progression in ecological sciences with British Ecological Society.
This edition also carries some ecology jobs. Read it here
Wildwood Ecology is looking for an exceptional Senior (or Principal) Ecologist to lead and manage our growing team in South Wales.
You will be an experienced leader and mentor to a dynamic team who are hands-on and eager to progress. Managing a wide variety of projects, you will be able to apply your technical expertise and provide support in coordinating and delivering habitat species surveys, preparing high-quality reports and the submission of detailed mitigation licence applications. You will be excited to help develop the business too, we are looking for a passionate individual whose values fit with our vision, whilst also boasting a solid sense of commerciality.
We are seeking personable, innovative and proactive ecologists at Senior and Principal grades, to join our EDP Ecology Team! You will be based out of our Cirencester, Cheltenham or Cardiff offices, and benefit from working with a multidisciplinary consultancy team whilst providing technical project management across a range of project sizes, types and complexities.
Minimum of 2 posts
£18, 000 to £20, 000 pa, 45 hours/wk
Wrexham, North Wales
ELM is a continually expanding company working in the field of countryside management and wildlife protection. Either working independently or as part of a team you will be carrying out scrub clearance, pond management, woodland management, access improvements, grassland management and installation of wildlife fencing. Much of our work is either on designated sites or dealing with protected species, so you will be expected to maintain accurate records of your work activity.
Location: Project site is situated in and around the Alun Valley, Old Castle Down and surrounding area in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. The expectation is that you will be home based although BC have an office at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Carmarthenshire.
Salary: £24,551 - £28,363 per annum, plus 8% pension contribution
Duration: Part-time (0.6fte) from 1st December 2021 – 28th February 2023
This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with a Wales ‘first’ species conservation project. We are seeking an experienced, motivated, enthusiastic, diligent and determined Project development Officer to deliver this single species development project in the Vale of Glamorgan, and wider environs, with an emphasis both on engagement and species management. You will build partnerships, develop contacts and build a suite of projects as well and engage with local landowners, experts and other NaB! Partners and contractors.
Footprint Ecology need to top up their pool of self-employed sub-contractors to undertake visitor surveys in the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales. The work involves interviewing visitors to countryside sites.
We offer great day rates, and interesting work in beautiful countryside locations such as country parks, heaths, coastal sites or nature reserves. We can’t guarantee a particular amount of work but we currently have work coming up on the north west coast and along the Severn corridor, with more coming through every week.
Hours: 37 hours a week
Contract: Temporary (1 year)
To promote wildlife recovery on Anglesey.
The Isle of Anglesey County Council has commitment to the Local Nature Partnership (LNP) Wales project by engaging with communities, businesses, public bodies and others in local activity that can help to enable a long-term, sustainable difference to nature recovery.
Salary £23,000 (pro rata) per annum
This is a part-time 15 month position based at home in Wales (ideally south Wales). Hot desk options may be available.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time (3 days/week) Wales Project Development Officer. Their primary role will be to lead on the development of landscape scale conservation delivery for bumblebees in Wales, in collaboration with partners. In particular, the role will include developing the ‘Saving the Shrill carder bee in Wales’ project as part of the ‘Natur am Byth!’ programme.
£24,000 - £28,000 dependent on experience
Do you want to: Further develop your track record in ecology? Get great experience of some interesting and unusual projects? Help make a difference by better understanding and evidencing the state of our environment? Work in an entrepreneurial, growing company and help it grow?
£18’000.00- £23’000.00 depending on experience
Kehoe countryside LTD is looking for a countryside estate worker to help with an exciting range of countryside management contracts including works for the RSPB, Wildlife Trust, Local councils, Woodland Trust, Natural Resources wales, North and Mid Wales Trunk road agency and other partners. Welsh speaking is preferred but not essential.
Contract: Permanent / Full time
Salary: £22,744 - £28, 682
Location: Flexible working, home or office based. Gwent Wildlife Trust Headquarters, Seddon House, Dingestow, Nr Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 4DY
Sitting within the Fundraising and Communication team, the Projects and Grants Officer will work closely across the Senior Management Team to secure and grow grant-funding for nature recovery in Gwent. Depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate, this might involve input at all stages in the project lifecycle: from development to identifying and applying to sources of funding; to reporting.
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated, experienced and inspirational leader as our new Team manager for the Natural Environment for Blaenau Gwent
The Team Manager - Natural Environment is responsible for the development and delivery of a program of significant local and regional projects, as well as helping to address the Councils Climate Change and Nature Recovery ambitions.
We are looking for two Policy Officers to join our Wales Land and Sea Policy and Advocacy Team to develop and advocate RSPB Cymru policy positions and proposals on food and farming, woodland and forestry management and creation, fresh water, peatland and nature-based solutions.
WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre
37.5 hours per week
We are looking to recruit a resourceful individual to assist with the development and maintenance of all areas of the living collection and the team at the Llanelli Wetland Centre, supporting WWT’s Visitor Engagement Strategy and specific Llanelli Wetland Centre objectives. You will supervise the living collection team activities to a high standard meeting the Zoo Licence Requirements as set by the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice. You will take a leading role in the detailed management of the captive animal populations including nest and egg monitoring and rearing and care of the birds in the duckery.