CJS Online: Ecology


A rolling list of vacancies, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.

Ecology vacancies: roles covering ecology, biodiversity, mitigation, consultancy roles e.g. Ecological Clerk of Works and advice provision also fieldwork such as bat surveys and EIA.

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Trainee Placements

Marches Mosses BogLIFE (LIFE15 NAT/UK/000786)

Full time, 1 year fixed term from 24th June 2019


We are looking for trainees for the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project.  The project aims to restore Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised bog within the Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses and Wem Moss NNRs near Whitchurch, Shropshire and Wrexham in Wales.

You will work on all aspects of the project, from practical habitat management to public engagement.

  • Closing Date: 17/05/2019
  • Location: Whitchurch, Shropshire and Wrexham
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 23/04/2019
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Environment/Heritage IT Consultant

£24-40k depending on experience

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals who have a good environmental or heritage related degree and well-developed IT skills to join our team based in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.

The varied work will be dependant on your particular skill set, but is likely to include web, desktop and mobile product management, consultancy, technical support, map and text data capture and processing, survey design etc

  • Delete Date: 16/05/2019
  • Location: Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Posted: 18/04/2019
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Seasonal Field Ecologist

Part-Time, Temporary

South Ockendon, Essex

Crestwood Environmental Ltd. are looking for two motivated seasonal Field Ecologists to assist with Great Crested Newt surveys in Essex. This role is temporary and the candidates will be required to assist one evening and the following morning per week for c.9 hours in total, for 4 – 6 weeks.

  • Closing Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: South Ockendon, Essex
  • Posted: 18/04/2019
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Site Operative & Species Field Surveyor

Location: Based in Hampshire working throughout the UK

Salary: Experience Dependent

Contract: Seasonal/Permanent

Tasks include installation of animal exclusion fencing, hibernaculum construction and sensitive vegetation clearance. Candidates would also be expected to assist with various protected species surveys (training provided).

  • Delete Date: 16/05/2019
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Posted: 18/04/2019
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Ecology and Land Management Advisor

Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme

£25,000 - £30,000 per annum,
Fixed Term Contract to June 2023

This is a fantastic opportunity to work closely with a wide range of landowners to create and oversee delivery of a series of habitat restoration and enhancement schemes at a landscape scale. You will offer habitat management advice, write management plans and engage with contractors to commission and deliver site specific plans. You will have the opportunity to see the plans through from inception to completion, and to create and deliver a package of specific training, events and working groups for landowners.

  • Closing Date: 13/05/2019
  • Location: Chinnor, Oxfordshire
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Stromness, Orkney

£24,000 pro rata per annum

Full-time position

Fixed term for 18 months

The Oceans of Value project will focus on the marine environment around the Orkney islands and it is intended that this assessment will provide useful insights for marine planners in Orkney who are in the early stages of developing the Orkney Regional Marine Plan. The Trust is looking for a Stakeholder Engagement Officer (SEO) to carry out the Community Voice Method component of the project. The SEO will be responsible for interviewing stakeholders, developing a short film, running workshops, and writing up a final report.

  • Closing Date: 17/05/2019
  • Location: Stromness, Orkney
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Ecological Advisor

Contract Duration: May 2019 –October 2019, Full time
Salary: €35,000 per annum pro rata

Location: Headford, Co Galway

The Ecological Advisor will survey and monitor breeding Curlew populations, and nest sites for breeding outcomes. They will provide advice and training to participating farmers on managing their land for Curlew, and assist in the trial of temporary electric fences.

  • Closing Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: Headford, Co Galway
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Assistant Ecologist

This is a temporary post for an initial period of up to 2 years based at our Frog Lane Council Offices in the centre of Lichfield.

We are looking for an effective and enthusiastic person to review minor planning applications, undertake ecological surveys and assist in the future delivery of ecological work within the Lichfield District and wider region, which includes part of the Cannock Chase AONB.

  • Closing Date: 07/05/2019
  • Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • Posted: 16/04/2019
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Torridge River Restoration Project Team Leader

Full-time (37.5 hours per week), fixed term appointment until March 2021, based at DWT’s Cookworthy office in North Devon

Salary: £29,130 plus 5% pension

Are you ready for the next step in your conservation career - leading the restoration of a major Devon river and its landscape? The Torridge, one of Devon’s principal river catchments, is suffering long term chronic decline driven by diffuse agricultural pollution. The Torridge River Restoration Project is an ambitious, integrated programme of advisory and capital works interventions.

  • Closing Date: 06/05/2019
  • Location: Cookworthy, North Devon
  • Posted: 15/04/2019
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Ecologist / Senior / Associate Ecologist

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience.

Location: Central Manchester or Worcestershire

Ecology Solutions is a leading consultancy specialising in ecology planning solutions and offering an extensive range of expertise, providing services to numerous and diverse high-profile clients within both the public and private sectors.

With offices in Worcestershire, Hertfordshire and Manchester we have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Ecologist / Senior / Associate Ecologist wanting to further their career.

  • Closing Date: 10/05/2019
  • Location: Central Manchester or Worcestershire
  • Posted: 15/04/2019
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Temporary Field Survey Staff - Summer Season

Rates of pay are £10.50/hr on a self-employed basis.

River Stewardship Company are seeking temporary field surveyors to assist in extensive surveys of invasive species along the rivers of north and east Yorkshire.

As part of the Environment Agency’s invasive plant programme, we are surveying 1300km of rivers across north and east Yorkshire in May, June and July 2019, recording the distribution and abundance of invasive species along the riparian corridor, with a priority focus on Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, and floating pennywort.

  • Delete Date: 10/05/2019
  • Location: North & East Yorkshire
  • Posted: 12/04/2019
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Species Advisor

Salary: £29,243

Location: St Mellons, Cardiff    

Contract type: Fixed term appointment (FTA) for 12 months

Work pattern: 37 Hours per week Monday to Friday

Primarily office based but may entail travel between different NRW locations, partner organisations and other locations. You will also undertake work outdoors at different sites.

The team plays a lead role in providing advice to internal and external customers on protected species, with a particular focus on licence applications and development planning. Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate experience in the ecology, conservation and principles of mitigation for a range of protected species, good communication skills and stakeholder management.

  • Closing Date: 29/04/2019
  • Location: St Mellons, Cardiff
  • Posted: 12/04/2019
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Reserves Manager - West Central Scotland

£26,316 pa


35 hours per week

We have an excellent opportunity to recruit a new Reserves Manager to lead on the conservation management of eight wildlife reserves in the countries around Glasgow and along the Argyll coast, including one of our largest reserves, Largiebaan near the Mull of Kintyre.

  • Closing Date: 30/04/2019
  • Location: Cumbernauld
  • Posted: 10/04/2019
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Reserves Ecologist

Salary: £28,576

Location: Southerham and across Sussex

Hours: 35 (F/T)

The Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast. By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places.

  • Closing Date: 07/05/2019
  • Location: Southerham and across Sussex
  • Posted: 10/04/2019
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Seasonal Ecologist and Assistant Ecologist

GS Ecology Ltd

GS Ecology is an ecological consultancy based in Berkshire.  We provide ecology advice for clients in the public and the private sector. 

We are looking for a seasonal ecologist and assistant ecologist to work out of our Reading office to help with ecological surveys, write reports etc.  The job involves overnight work, late nights and early mornings.  The successful candidate will need to travel throughout the UK at short notice, but mainly in the south of England and the midlands. 

  • Delete Date: 08/05/2019
  • Location: south of England and the midlands
  • Posted: 10/04/2019
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Ornithological Field Surveyor

Salary - 19,000-21,000 depending on skills and experience

We require a seasonal bird surveyor to be based in Argyll (accommodation will be provided).

Applicants will be birders and will ideally have carried out bird surveys such as Vantage Points, Breeding Bird Survey and Raptor Surveys.  It is however far more important to display a sound knowledge of birds both by sight and call as training in survey methods will be given.

  • Delete Date: 06/05/2019
  • Location: Argyll
  • Posted: 08/04/2019
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Lead Ranger

£27,735 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 01/07/21)


Rangers play an important role at the National Trust, and through thinking about the long term help us to look after our special places forever, for everyone. You'll be leading the Ranger team at an exciting time and will be pivotal in driving forward both great conservation and an outstanding experience for visitors in our outdoor spaces.

This is a 2 year fixed-term opportunity and could be an ideal secondment opportunity for the right candidate.

  • Closing Date: 03/05/2019
  • Location: Morpeth
  • Posted: 05/04/2019
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Fisheries Officer

One year fixed term contract

The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board is a statutory body responsible for the protection and enhancement of salmon and sea trout fisheries in the Ness catchment, the largest in the North Highlands covering a total area of 2,103 square kilometres.

Working as part of a wider team, the Fisheries Officer will be responsible for assisting in the protection, monitoring and management of wild salmon and sea trout populations and their habitats in the rivers, lochs and coastal areas of the Ness district.

  • Closing Date: 25/04/2019
  • Location: Beauly, Inverness-shire
  • Posted: 04/04/2019
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Site Manager - Vegetation Management & Site Supervisor - Vegetation Management

Ebsford Environmental

Full-time permanent positions

Our journey at Ebsford began in 2011. We have since created and delivered the visions of many wide-ranging clients. This has resulted in unparalleled growth for our business, increasing revenue to in excess of £5,000,000 through the exceptional design and delivery of award-winning legacy projects by our talented teams. From our multi award-winning Apprenticeship Programme to an almost 100% promoted management team, the path is laid for highly motivated, committed and focused individuals to flourish in our organisation.

  • Delete Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: Nostell, Wakefield
  • Posted: 03/04/2019
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Senior Ecologist

£26,266 to £30,467 per annum according to experience

Full-time post, based in Cheddar

Somerset Wildlife Trust is seeking an experienced ecologist from the conservation sector to act as technical and strategic lead on our ecology work. Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the role exists to lead the development and delivery of the Trust’s landscape-scale conservation programmes; to act as technical lead on ecology across the Trust; and lead on developing biodiversity outcomes through the planning process.  

  • Closing Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: Cheddar
  • Posted: 03/04/2019
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Bat Survey Assistants (Casual)

I need assistants to help with dusk and dawn surveys, mainly in and around Manchester, from April/May to September/October inclusive. Applications accepted throughout but please apply as soon as possible.

Freelance ecologists, and enthusiastic volunteers may apply. Pay is dependent on experience/ability. Volunteers receive travelling expenses.

This is casual work you can fit-in when you're available, perhaps one to three times a week, possibly including weekends. Short-term availability is acceptable. Dawn availability is particularly useful.

With over 30 years' experience of working with bats, this provides a learning opportunity for anyone venturing into bat consultancy or conservation work.

  • Delete Date: 29/04/2019
  • Location: Manchester
  • Posted: 01/04/2019
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Volunteer Trainee Nature Reserve Warden - Sevenoaks x 2

Salary Range: This is an unpaid voluntary role however, travel expenses and a tailored training programme will be provided.

Based at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector as a Nature Reserve Warden? We are looking for someone to help us with the general and practical management of Sevenoaks Nature Reserve, whilst gaining experience working with and leading volunteer tasks, working with stock graziers and Trust livestock, carrying out surveys and monitoring and gaining certificates for various practical skills such as brushcutter and chainsaw.

  • Closing Date: 29/04/2019
  • Location: Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 29/03/2019
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A9 Consulting Limited

Part-time considered

Salary £23,000 - £26,000 pa - flexible working opportunities and training offered

These positions can be based from home (Highlands) 

Initially six months but likely to become permanent

A9 works as a close-knit team with a strong focus on sharing expertise and our team undertakes a variety of interesting projects for a wide range of clients covering the full range of ecological disciplines.  You can expect to be involved with a wide range of field surveys, particularly ornithology.

  • Delete Date: 24/04/2019
  • Location: Based from home (Highlands)
  • Posted: 27/03/2019
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Summer ‘Conservation Work Experience’ Placement

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Are you aged 24 or under? Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? If so then we would like to hear from you.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available across Yorkshire.

We are looking for 8 passionate and motivated young people to join our conservation skills work experience placement.  As part of the placement we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.

  • Closing Date: 28/04/2019
  • Location: Hull, Huddersfield and Pickering
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 27/03/2019
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Principal Ecologist

Salary on a scale commensurate with experience, from £35,400 - £42,000

Are you an experienced ecologist with a strong business acumen looking for a new challenge?

As a dynamic and growing business, we are looking for a self-motivated and positive-minded Principal Ecologist to join our friendly Sussex team, operating from a historic converted barn in a rural location. The successful applicant would be involved in all areas of our work, managing a team of ecologists to find ecologically smart, commercially efficient and cost-effective solutions for projects on a variety of scales.

  • Closing Date: 26/04/2019
  • Location: Sussex
  • Posted: 25/03/2019
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Senior Ecologist

Cardiff- based

This is a full-time, permanent post.

We are a busy, well-established ecological consultancy operating mainly in the southern half of Wales, offering a wide range of ecological, protected species and EcIA services, mainly in connection with planning and development. We require an enthusiastic, independent and flexible senior to join our team.

  • Closing Date: 26/04/2019
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Posted: 19/03/2019
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