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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Invasive Species Officer

Contract: 01 March 2019 – 31 March 2020

Salary: £24,000 to £27,00 per annum pro rata

We are looking for an Invasive Species Officer to deliver our campaign to raise awareness of invasive non-native species and work with South West Water to prepare and implement biosecurity measures. By working with local communities, volunteers, employees, partners and external funders you will improve the understanding of the risks presented by invasive non-native species, encouraging biosecurity control measures as part of their everyday experience.

  • Closing Date: 18/01/2019
  • Location: Throughout Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset
  • Posted: 18/12/2018
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Field Ecologists & Graduate Ecologist

Peak Ecology Ltd based in Bakewell, Derbyshire and working across the country

Graduate Ecologist   Salary £15,000 pro rata (seven month contract)

The successful candidate will embark on our seven month internship, a structured training programme of professional development.

Field Ecologists   Salary £17,500 - £20,000 pro rata (six month contract)

As a Field Ecologist in Peak Ecology you will be a key member of the team helping to deliver a range of diverse projects across the country.

  • Closing Date: 25/01/2019
  • Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire
  • Posted: 17/12/2018
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Licensed Bat Ecologist


Salary range £20,000 to £32,000

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly competent ecologist to join our team in Bakewell, Derbyshire. We would like to complement our current skill base with another licenced bat ecologist; applicants must have a minimum of a current Level 2 class licence.

  • Closing Date: 25/01/2019
  • Location: Derbyshire
  • Posted: 17/12/2018
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Scottish Raptor Monitoring Coordinator

Stirling, Scotland

Full-time, maternity cover


We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated person with raptor ecology/survey/monitoring and data management experience to co-ordinate The Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme (SRMS) on a full-time basis for one year in the first instance to cover maternity leave.

  • Closing Date: 10/01/2019
  • Location: Beta Centre (Unit 15), Stirling University Innovation Park, FK9 4NF
  • Posted: 17/12/2018
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Conservation Strategy Director

Salary: £53,300 per annum

Contract: Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)

Based: Trust Head Office in Littlemore with travel to other sites as required

Are you an outcomes-focused environmental professional, passionate about wildlife who believes everyone should have the chance to experience its wonders? If so, this is a unique opportunity to work in close partnership with our visionary CEO and our wider team to lead the delivery of our strategy “Be Part of Nature’s Recovery”.  

  • Closing Date: 09/01/2019
  • Location: Head Office, Littlemore
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Location: Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Contract: 12 month FTC

As the public face of Severn Trent Water, you will need to be able to demonstrate first class customer service at all times and look to protect and enhance the company’s brand and image through the quality of service offered. This will be through the maintenance of high standards of our facilities, developing and managing key external contacts, such as wildlife trusts, local authorities and the local community.

  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Chief Executive Officer

Part time, 4 days/week

Are you an experienced manager with a passion for nature conservation and the skills and knowledge to lead this innovative River Trust as it grows and develops? Are you an all-rounder who can happily switch from producing budget spreadsheets to giving an engaging presentation to a community group in the same day? Can you communicate well at all levels, developing fruitful relationships and inspiring colleagues, partners, potential funders and landowners with a creative approach to making things happen on the ground to improve biodiversity and water quality in our river catchment?

  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Bury Knowle Park, Oxford
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Navigation Manager


Salary: up to £40k plus 8% pension 

The Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation runs from Springfield Basin (Chelmsford) to Heybridge Basin, through some of the most picturesque countryside of central Essex and it is Essex Waterways Ltd’s responsibility to maintain and enhance this for public benefit. The Navigation Manager is responsible for the overall management of the Navigation and all land and property under the management of Essex Waterways Ltd (24 hours a day, every day).

  • Closing Date: 14/01/2019
  • Location: Essex
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Team Leader

Start date: ASAP

Job Type: Full time, Permanent.

Were you born to lead? Ecosulis needs a team leader!

As one of the UK's leading ecological consultancies, Ecosulis is now looking to recruit a team leader. Supervising our habitat creation team in the Uxbridge area, you will play a vital role by monitoring the standard and progress of work and achievement of project goals.

  • Delete Date: 17/01/2019
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Start date: asap

Job Type: Permanent

Calling all landscaping legends...  Ecosulis needs habitat creators!

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can experience the great outdoors and have a meaningful impact on UK conservation? What better way to mitigate climate change and benefit wildlife than planting trees and helping to create biodiverse habitats.  

  • Delete Date: 17/01/2019
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Senior Ecological Consultant 

Salary: Competitive 

Contract: Permanent

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. 

  • Delete Date: 17/01/2019
  • Location: Oxfordshire and Wolverhampton
  • Posted: 12/12/2018
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RSK Habitat Management are a new and exciting business, providing practical ecological contracting solutions for our clients. We provide results-based outcomes for clients and biodiversity, with innovation at the heart of everything that we do. The successful candidate(s) will be joining a team of professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines such as Ecology, Landscape and Arboriculture. 

  • Closing Date: 04/01/2019
  • Location: Bristol
  • Posted: 12/12/2018
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Ecological Records Officer

Part time - 2 days per week

Initially for 6 months with potential for longer term job share

Salary: £7,548 - £8,216 (actual salary)  

West Yorkshire Ecology Service (WYES) is seeking a part-time Ecological Records Officer to work at their office in Morley. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain and enhance the computer and paper-based records of WYES and provide information to enquirers, both professional ecologists and members of the public, working to tight deadlines. They will also help support groups and volunteer recorders. They may be asked to carry out or assist in ecological surveys.  

  • Closing Date: 21/01/2019
  • Location: Morley, West Yorkshire
  • Posted: 11/12/2018
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Ornithology Field Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable ornithology field assistants to join our survey teams in 2019. Fieldwork is a substantial element of the job, and successful applicants will be expected to carry out field surveys on upland sites throughout Scotland. 

  • Delete Date: 15/01/2019
  • Location: Angus, Moray or Perthshire
  • Posted: 11/12/2018
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Biodiversity Officer

To provide advice and support to the Council in relation to its biodiversity duty and support the development and implementation of the East Lothian Biodiversity Action Plan.

£29,509 - £33,250 per year

Permanent full time and 35 hours per week

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: East Lothians
  • Posted: 10/12/2018
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Naturally Native - Development Manager

Salary £28,000 per annum plus £1,000 bonus on submission of the HLF proposal.

Fixed term contract to 31st January 2020

The North East Wildlife Trusts (Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley) have brought together a wide range of organisations to restore water vole populations across the North East of England. The Naturally Native project will tackle the 2 major causes of water vole decline, predation by American mink, an introduced non-native species, and habitat fragmentation.

  • Closing Date: 14/01/2019
  • Location: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU
  • Posted: 10/12/2018
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Invasive Species Co-ordinator

River Dee Trust

Based on Deeside (Aberdeenshire) 

The post will attract a salary of £29,000-£30,000 per annum or pro rata for a part-time post.

This post is for a fixed term until 18th September 2020.

There are two components to this post, firstly working with an invasive non-native species Forum to facilitate and support co-ordinated action at a regional scale to survey and control invasive plant species. Secondly, working with the River Dee Trust to support the development and delivery of programmes to control invasive plants and American mink within the Dee, Don, Cowie and Carron catchments.  

  • Closing Date: 07/01/2019
  • Location: Deeside (Aberdeenshire)
  • Posted: 07/12/2018
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Conservation Placements

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 at Stirley Community Farm in Huddersfield.

We are looking for 4 passionate and motivated young people to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme.  As part of the programme we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.

  • Delete Date: 11/01/2019
  • Location: Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 07/12/2018
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Species Protection Officer x 2

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Salary: £16,380 per annum

Status: Full-time for c8 weeks (March – May)

Loch of the Lowes

Working in rural Perthshire, the successful candidates will monitor all aspects of the returning breeding ospreys from their wintering grounds of West Africa.  They will ensure protection of the nest and eggs on a predominantly nightshift working pattern.  An additional exciting new element of this post is to monitor any activity seen on our recently installed beaver CCTV system and to run regular Beaverwatch events for members of the public.

  • Delete Date: 11/01/2019
  • Location: Loch of the Lowes
  • Posted: 05/12/2018
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Colour in the Margins Outreach Officer

This is a full time, fixed term post until 31st December 2020.

Our Head Office is in Salisbury and we also have an office near our Ranscombe reserve in Strood, Kent. The nominal base for this post will be at either of these offices or, home based in or near one of the six project areas (Devon & Cornwall, Somerset, Wessex, Brecklands, Kent and Yorkshire).

Do you want to be part of a ground-breaking approach to saving species from extinction? Back from the Brink is a £6.6million HLF-funded programme delivered by a partnership of England’s leading nature conservation organisations.

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: Devon & Cornwall, Somerset, Wessex, Brecklands, Kent and Yorkshire
  • Posted: 05/12/2018
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KSCP Countryside Partnership Officer

Temporary Full Time for up to 18 months

37 hours per week

£19,864 - £24,790 per annum (salary dependent on experience)

Based at Ashford Highways Depot

The Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership is a dynamic and innovative Conservation Partnership working within the varied and beautiful landscape of the Stour Valley, Kent Downs AONB, the Blean and Low Weald. A rare opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and professional team. Initially work is likely to focus on pond creation and restoration for Great Crested Newts but you should be able to provide support across a wide range of countryside and community projects.

  • Closing Date: 02/01/2019
  • Location: Ashford Highways Depot
  • Posted: 03/12/2018
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Sandwich and Pegwell Bay Contract Warden

Salary Range: Up to £19,848pa depending on experience.

Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR, covering some 635 ha [1570 acres] is composed of a complex of habitats including: inter-tidal flats, salt marsh, chalk cliffs and wave cut platform, beaches, sand dune, ancient dune pasture, scrubland and recently created grassland. In turn this complex of habitats supports a high diversity of flora and fauna.   Consequently the reserve is covered by a raft of protective designations including: SSSI, LNR, NNR, Ramsar, SPA and SAC.

  • Closing Date: 20/12/2018
  • Location: Ham Fen / Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Dorenell Ranger

Employment Type:  Full Time

Employment Period:  Permanent

Location:  Edinburgh, GB

We are currently recruiting for a Dorenell Ranger. As the Ranger you will be required to monitor wildlife and implement the Habitat Management Plan and you will be based at the Dorenell Wind Farm & Visitor Centre.

  • Closing Date: 28/12/2018
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 29/11/2018
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Conservation Officer, Planning

£25,000 fte per annum,

c30 hours per week, some flexibility upwards potentially negotiable

We currently have a vacancy for a Conservation Officer, Planning to work within the team providing ecological advice to Local Authority planning case officers on development proposals which could affect important species and habitats.

  • Closing Date: 24/12/2018
  • Location: Surrey
  • Posted: 27/11/2018
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Facilitator – Mendip Hills

Part-time role on fixed term contract (maternity cover)

3 days per week from March 2019,

Based at Cheddar, Somerset

£23,691-25,750 per annum (based on experience) pro-rata

The Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund supports people and organisations that bring farmers, foresters and other land managers together to improve the local natural environment at a landscape scale. The role of the Mendip Hills Facilitator is to bring local landowners together to work cooperatively to deliver Countryside Stewardship objectives

  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Cheddar, Somerset
  • Posted: 26/11/2018
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Assistant / Consultant Ornithologist



Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh

Wood has a long established but still growing team of over 70 ecologists (including a 20 strong ornithology team), delivering high quality services on projects in a variety of sectors, including transport; renewables; nuclear; other power; oil and gas; industry; waste, minerals; property and the public sector. We are seeking to recruit a talented and ambitious Assistant Ornithologist or Consultant Ornithologist to join our Northern team, based in Newcastle or Edinburgh.

  • Delete Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh
  • Posted: 23/11/2018
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Assistant Ecologist

A full time permanent post is available.

One of the UK’s most respected and longest established ecological consultancies is currently seeking a suitably experienced Assistant Ecologist to join our busy, professional team in Buxton, Derbyshire.

  • Closing Date: 10/01/2019
  • Location: Buxton, Derbyshire
  • Posted: 22/11/2018
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Part Time Bee Conservation Trainee

This is a part-time, temporary position for 9 months from February 2019. The position will be based from our office in Sittingbourne with regular travel for meetings, training and events across Kent.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time Bee Conservation Trainee to support conservation work with the Making a Buzz for the Coast project. This is an ambitious natural heritage project focused on safeguarding rare bee populations in north Kent, with Heritage Lottery Funding for habitat improvements and community engagement.

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: Sittingbourne
  • Posted: 21/11/2018
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Assistant Conservation Officer, Planning

£20,000 fte pa, pro rata to hours worked

21 hours, flexible weekdays

Would you like to have a pivotal role in protecting Surrey’s wildlife and landscapes for future generations? We have a vacancy for an Assistant Conservation Officer to work within the team providing ecological advice to Local Authority planning case officers on development proposals which could affect important species and habitats.

  • Closing Date: 21/09/2019
  • Location: Surrey
  • Posted: 23/08/2018
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