CJS Online: Ecology

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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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Ecology Officer - North Somerset Council

Logo: North Somerset Council

Starting salary £28,672 p.a. to £35,745 p.a. depending on experience

Based in Castlewood, Clevedon

37 hours per week (permanent)

It’s a great time to be an Ecologist at North Somerset Council. You will be joining a newly restructured Natural Environment team helping to deliver actions from our new green infrastructure strategy. You will have opportunities to lead on advice for the emerging Local Plan, help introduce and deliver biodiversity net gain, engage with colleagues at across the West of England and be part of a wide-ranging project to better understand our greater horseshoe bats.

Conservation Scientist - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Northern Ireland or Flexible within UK
£27,574.00 - £30,590.00
Until the end of March 2022.

The RSPB is looking for a scientist with excellent communication skills to join our team to conduct social science research which will play a role in informing future environmental land management in Northern Ireland.

We are looking for a scientist experienced in collecting social science data on farming practices.

Chief Executive - River Thame Conservation Trust

Logo: River Thames Conservation Trust

Salary £49, 000 to 59,000 per annum subject to skills and experience

Bury Knowle Park, Headington, Oxford

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 and management account spreadsheets to giving an engaging presentation to a community group in the same day?

Ecologist - Envirotech NW Ltd

Envirotech NW Ltd currently has an exciting opportunity for an Ecologist. You will be based in South Cumbria between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park.

You will be involved in a varied portfolio of ecology work covering a range of habitats and Protected Species Surveys including bats, badgers, otters, amphibians, barn owl and White-clawed Crayfish. 

Ranger - National Trust

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Slindon Estate, West Sussex

Salary £20721 - 12-month fixed term contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for a Ranger to join our team at Slindon Estate, to help protect and care for habitats, wildlife, property, and machinery. You’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful, and your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Floodplain Meadows Partnership - The Open University

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Unit: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Salary: AC2 (£34,304 - £40,927 pro rata)

Location: Based in Milton Keynes and on-site fieldwork in Gloucestershire.

Fixed Term: Jan 2022-March 2023 Part Time: 0.5 FTE

We are looking for a Research Associate to work within the Floodplain Meadows Partnership (FMP) team. The post is fixed term and part time. The Partnership is a long-term research and outreach project investigating the ecohydrology, management, restoration and natural capital of floodplain meadows.

Woodland Management Project Officer x 2 - Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales)

Two exciting opportunities have arisen to join Coed Lleol-Small Woods (and partners) to support groups to take a more active role: Woodland Management Project Officer - North Wales; Woodland Management Project Officer - South Wales

Conservation Lead - Escrick Park Estate

Logo: Escrick Park Estate

Escrick Park Estate is a 7,000 acre lowland estate located to the south of York. It already has a strong reputation for its conservation focus including its management of Skipwith Common NNR, its participation in multiple Agri-Environment Schemes, its links to The Woodmeadow Trust and its involvement in the ongoing BNG Pilot amongst many other activities. The Estate is however aspiring to go much further, becoming a leader in conservation and farming enterprises.

We are seeking to employ a new Conservation Leader as we undertake a reshaping of our land use policy. This is an opportunity to join a progressive landowner, spend time in the field, and help chart, develop and implement bold new projects potentially including large scale wetland creation, woodland planting, unimproved grassland enhancement and creation, parkland restoration and regenerative farming practices.

Head of Science and Monitoring - Bat Conservation Trust

To support our science and monitoring work, the Bat Conservation Trust are looking for a one-year fixed term contract for our Head of Science and Monitoring. The key purpose of this role is to lead on the delivery of our science and monitoring strategies. This will include developing and implementing innovative research and monitoring projects, as well as leading the science and monitoring team.

Ranger - National Trust

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Chirk Castle, Chirk LL14 5AF

Salary £20721 - Permanent Contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for a Ranger to join our team at Chirk Castle to help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property, and machinery.

Your passion will inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.

Nene Wetlands Senior Ranger - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Full Time: 37.5hrs per week


Location: Nene Wetlands, Northamptonshire

Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Ranger to oversee the management of the of the Nene Wetlands Nature Reserve; coordinating and delivering practical work, volunteer tasks, monitoring, management planning and liaising with visitors and the local community. The Senior Ranger will report to the Conservation Operations Manager (Northants) and will have responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Nene Wetlands nature reserve.

Nene Valley Projects Officer - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Full Time: 37.5hrs per week

Fixed term for 2 years (from January 2022)

Location: Northampton

Salary: £24,000 per annum

The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for an enthusiastic Project Officer to manage habitat restoration works and support the delivery of nature conservation on our key Nene Valley nature reserves. The Nene Valley Projects Officer (NVPO) supports the delivery of nature conservation on our key Nene Valley nature reserves.

Integrated Workforce Team member - Natural Resources Wales

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Location: Llanrwst

Type of contract: Fixed Term appointment until 31 March 2022
Work pattern: full time
You will be part of the Integrated Workforce North West Wales who have a responsibility for the direct delivery of work on flood defence assets , in National Nature Reserves and in the Welsh Government Woodland Estate. 
You will provide a maintenance service and deliver a capital work programme for NRW assets which will include Flood risk assets and NRW managed Land.

Project Officer for EU LIFE R4Ever Kent Project - South Cumbria Rivers Trust

Location: South Cumbria

Salary: £25 - 28k p.a. depending on experience, plus pension and life assurance.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join South Cumbria Rivers Trust to work within the iconic landscapes of the southern Lake District UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Trust was formed in 2006 to protect, conserve, monitor and restore the natural heritage of lakes, tarns, rivers, becks and estuaries in South Cumbria.

Natural Environment Officer - Cheshire West and Chester Council

Logo: Cheshire West and Chester Councils

Location: Chester

Salary: £24,491 - £34,728 per annum

Hours per week: 37

Employment Type: Permanent

We are seeking a qualified ecologist, with experience of providing advice on planning applications, developing environmental policy, and supporting other services to deliver their projects with nature in mind. You join us at an exciting time as our biodiversity works expands, responding to the Council's Climate Emergency Action Plan and putting nature at the heart of delivering the Council's priorities.

Site Supervisor - Upper Derwent Valley - Severn Trent Water

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Location: Upper Derwent Valley, Bamford, Derbyshire

Salary: Up to £33,000 pa, annual performance bonus

The Site Supervisor role is accountable for the day-to-day operations at the Upper Derwent Valley. This includes managing the visitor facilities at Fairholmes, Heathedene and Linacre Reservoirs. In line with ST’s strategic aims and the Visitor Experience Team Business Plan this role will deliver high quality recreation, conservation and education; leading a team of Rangers and volunteers to provide a wonderful experience for our visitors.

Slapton Line Adaptation Manager - South Hams District Council

Logo: South Hams District Council

Region: South West

Sectors: ‘Countryside’ & ‘Community and Volunteers’

Contract length: 2 years fixed term contract

Salary details: £32,234 - £35,745 per annum

We are looking for a dynamic project manager skilled in partnership working, keen to make a real difference and leave a positive legacy with our coastal communities and for our natural environment. This is a rare opportunity to work for the Slapton Line Partnership, at a pivotal time when coastal management is firmly in the spotlight and real solutions are needed to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Green Space Development Officer - East Devon District Council

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£25,991 - £28,672 per year

Sidmouth and Exmouth

Full time permanent

We are looking for an experienced horticulturalist who shares our passion for parks and green spaces as places for people to use and enjoy. Your role will be to design, develop and implement planting / landscaping schemes for the districts’ award winning parks and gardens; together with responsibility of engaging and nurturing local community and volunteer groups to help enhance and improve our parks and green spaces in a sustainable way.

Recreation Officer - Natural Resources Wales

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Location: Resolven / Llandovery

Grade & Salary: 5, £30,873 rising to £34,218 over four years

Type of contract: Fixed Term appointment until 31 March 2023 / Work pattern: full time

The land management team helps ensure the land we manage and the Welsh Government Woodland Estate (WGWE) is safe so that everyone can enjoy and benefit from it. The role will help manage our recreational sites which includes picnic sites, play areas, walking trails, mountain bike trails and public rights of way.

Assistant Site Manager - Woodmeadow Trust

Logo: Woodmeadow Trust

Salary: £28,860 (pro-rata)

Hours per week: 12 hours

Position: Employed, part-time (self-employed considered)

Location: Three Hagges Woodmeadow, near Escrick, York

We are looking for an experienced person capable of working closely with the senior management team in managing, developing and maintaining Three Hagges Woodmeadow, as well as supporting and organising tasks for the Woodmeadow Enhancement Team in delivering the site’s management plan. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the site’s management plan, as well as carrying out the monitoring and research that underpins the evidence-base for establishing woodmeadows elsewhere. This position is offered as a part-time post for 12 hours a week, with a six-month probation period. You will work at Three Hagges Woodmeadow, Escrick, near York. There may be opportunities for extra hours and flexible working.

Senior Ecologist and Ecologist - Haycock and Jay Associates Ltd

Logo: Haycock and Jay Associates

Two roles currently available: Senior Ecologist and Ecologist

Salary: Competitive - dependent on experience, skills and EPS Licence(s) where relevant.

Location: Based in Otley, West Yorkshire

Haycock and Jay Associates Ltd is a unique ecology practice based in Otley, West Yorkshire. Our diverse group of professional ecologists undertake a varied portfolio of work including significant botanical projects in Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale AONB, protected species work in a variety of ancient houses and country parks and herbivore impact assessment and condition assessment from Cape Wrath to Galloway.

Programme Manager - Forestry & Arboriculture - Plumpton College

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Salary-up to £35,000 per annum

Full time/Permanent

Could you be our next Forestry & Arboriculture Programme Manager? This role is an exciting opportunity to join our high performing team, leading our Forestry & Arboriculture programmes. Plumpton College is celebrating significant growth in both full-time and part-time provision. Moreover, with the opening of One Garden Brighton and expansion of our offer there has never been a better time to work with us. We are seeking a Programme Manager for our Study Programme learners who can develop our offer and build on our successes. This is an opportunity to own and drive student experience and develop and shape our curriculum.

Insh Marshes Reserve Trainee - RSPB

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Location: Insh Marshes
Salary: £17,960.00 - £19,925.00 Pro Rata
Contract: 6 months

You will be an excellent communicator, this role will involve working alongside a wide range of audiences including graziers, neighbours, land owners, local communities, and reserve visitors. The post holder will work closely with local and residential volunteers therefore enthusiasm to work with volunteers is essential. An ideal opportunity for someone looking for their first contract and wish to develop their skills and experience in reserve management. The trainee will be responsible for delivering our autumn and winter practical habitat management and estate management work programme as part of a small team.

Services required for moorland project - North Wales Moorland Partnership

Logo: North Wales Moorland Partnership

The Partneriaeth Rhostir Gogledd Cymru / North Wales Moorland Partnership is a community interest company incorporated in March 2019 for the benefit of moorland and associated communities.

The Partnership has been awarded a £700,000 grant by the European Union via the Welsh Government's Sustainable Management Scheme for a collaborative project based in North Wales.

The project runs until June 2023 and aims to build on current understanding to:

Ornithology Adviser - NatureScot

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30 hours per week

Temporary position (ending 31 March 2022)

Starting salary: £33,370 pro rata

Location: Any NatureScot office. Home working requests will be considered

You will join a team of ornithology advisers providing technical advice to support terrestrial casework and policy development. The post will involve the provision of advice on bird issues arising from casework enquiries, many of which relate to the impact of wind farms on protected bird populations and the associated legal framework. It is likely to also include some forestry, non-renewables developments, wildlife crime, and licensing casework requests.

Principal Ecologist - Appletons

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Appletons is small well established independent consultancy based in Bolton, Lancashire delivering a wide range of high-quality environmental services including ecology, landscape architecture and arboriculture. The practice works across a variety of sectors including the planning and development process. We are now seeking an experienced/ principal ecologist to join our small ecology team.

Contracts Manager - Tilhill

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Location: Midlands

Tilhill has, over the last 70+ years, planted more than 1 billion trees and, as a private company, has the greatest number of professionally qualified managers. We specialise in woodland creation and management, timber harvesting and buying, and landscaping. We strive at all times to provide an unrivalled service to our clients and customers. Tilhill is part of the BSW Timber Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry business.

As a Contracts Manager within our Landscaping division, you will be responsible for delivering a high-quality soft & hard landscaping contracting service for our clients.

Conservation Officer - Southern Nature Reserves, Worcestershire - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Salary: Around £25,000 pa

Post Details: 35 hour week (occasional evenings and weekends), full-time, 8% employer contribution stakeholder pension, 4% employee contribution. 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

Location: Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip near Worcester, but the post holder will be expected to travel to sites mainly in southern Worcestershire.

We are looking for an experienced reserves officer to join our 5 officers and trainee team, between them managing 80+ nature reserves.

Sussex & Kent NNR Reserve Manager x 2 - Natural England

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We are the Government's statutory advisor for the natural environment, playing a part delivering the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan. This describes an ambitious vision, bringing new opportunities to protect and enhance, and to achieve real outcomes for the environment

We are seeking two motivated and passionate Temporary Reserve Managers to work as part of either our East Sussex National Nature Reserve (NNR) group, or at our Kent Stodmarsh NNR.

You will be working alongside our existing Reserve Managers and Senior Reserve Managers. You will be line managed by our Sussex & Kent NNR Team Leader.

Senior Farm Adviser & Farmland Wildlife Adviser - Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Logo: Suffolk Wildlife Trust

We have two new roles within the Wilder Landscapes Team.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s vision is a wilder Suffolk, where nature is thriving and abundant, because everyone is doing more to help. Working with Suffolk’s farming community is the essence of this approach, and the area where the greatest biodiversity uplift can happen.

We have a long history of working with a wide range of farmers and land managers across the county to support them to develop wildlife friendly and sustainable farming practices across Suffolk.

Area Ranger - Somerset - National Trust

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Salary £24,371 - £25,927 pa (depending on experience) - Permanent contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for an Area Ranger to join our team in Somerset, to help manage a team of volunteers and coordinate countryside work across Mid-Somerset. You will work alongside other departments in the property team to develop work programmes to deliver our site management plans.

You will play a key role in undertaking day to day engagement and conservation work as well as involvement in project delivery.

Senior Ecologist (ideally level 2 bat-licensed) - CGO Ecology Ltd

Logo: CGO Ecology Ltd

Permanent, full-time (part-time considered for the right candidate)

Salary: £28,000 to £40,000 (pro rata for p/t)

CGO Ecology is a small, friendly consultancy that enjoys a good reputation for delivering a reliable, high-quality service. We are recruiting a Senior Ecologist to be home-based in Southeast England or the English Midlands. We operate mainly by a network of associates. Our clients are primarily central government departments, but also local government and the private sector, from construction to renewable energy. The successful applicant will manage survey and mitigation projects across Britain, and conduct species and habitat surveys.

Farm Worker - RSPB

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Location: Lake Vyrnwy
Salary: £25,280 - £28,045

Join an established team managing a 4800-hectare upland farm situated on the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy Estate, Powys (managed by the RSPB on behalf of landowner Hafren Dyfrdwy) the largest organic farm in England and Wales with over 5000 sheep as well as cattle and ponies.

Ecologist – Bats - Environment Systems Ltd

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Permanent, full-time

£24,000 - £28,000 dependent on experience

We are seeking a highly motivated mid-career ecologist who is looking to grow their track record, manage their own workload and be part of a small, close-knit team within a larger company. You will also be involved in other survey work such as habitat/Phase 1/NVC, great crested newt, birds, otter and water vole, dormouse and badger, as well as other environmental projects within the company.

Habitats Officer - GiGL

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Salary: £25,000

Hours: Full time

Tenure: Fixed term, 12 months

This role is an opportunity for the right person to gain experience in the varied remit of local environmental records centres and our work as a social enterprise in the capital. You will have primary responsibility for maintaining and enhancing GiGL’s core habitat and land use spatial dataset. This dataset underpins the delivery of services to GiGL’s partners and wider community, who require insights into London’s natural environment based on the evidence base.

Biodiversity Conservation Assistant - National Botanic Garden of Wales

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This is a full-time, fixed term, position starting as soon as possible and finishing 31st March 2022. Hours of work are 37.5 per week, working five days out of seven, with some weekend work required. The post is based at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with regular site visits throughout Wales to support project delivery. The salary is up to £18,700 per annum according to qualifications and experience.

This is an exciting and wide-ranging post providing botanical and biodiversity support to the Biophilic Wales project, delivering across all of the work packages. Within the Inspiring Spaces work package you will support the Green Infrastructure Officer and Swansea Bay University Health Board Estates Team to carry out biodiversity improvements across the Health Board Estate. In the Grasslands for Life work package you will assist the National Botanic Garden of Wales’ Science Officer by supporting lab work in the Botanic Garden’s Molecular Labs. Within the Plants for People work package you will help to process seed of some of Wales’ most threatened plants. As part of the Biophilic Wales team the post holder will also help with public engagement activities and work with volunteers on project delivery. Full training will be provided in any aspects of project delivery that the successful candidate is not familiar with. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and apply skills from botany, horticulture, environmental management and scientific research.

Grow Wilder Grower Engagement Officer - Avon Wildlife Trust

Logo: Avon Wildlife Trust

Part-time: 0.8 FTE

Permanent Position

Salary band: £22,000-£26,300 pro rata

Location: Bristol

Do you have a passion for nature, habitats and the environment? Do you have a good understanding of ecology, conservation, landscapes and habitats and experience working with community groups and volunteers? Avon Wildlife Trust has an exciting opportunity at our Grow Wilder site and we would love to hear from you.

Natural Networks Officer - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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Starting salary £23,500

Do you want to help us create and restore wildlife-rich habitats in Worcestershire? As part of our ambitious Natural Networks partnership we are looking for someone with the skills to deliver habitat surveys and management advice as well as to build links with partner organisations, community groups and key stakeholders. We’ve already enhanced around 40ha of habitat for wildlife and given positive land management advice to bodies managing more than 1000ha.

Park Ranger - Rushcliffe Borough Council

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Location: Rushcliffe

Salary: £18,468 - £19,839 per annum (pro-rata) 15 hours per week

Rushcliffe Borough Council has an exciting opportunity for a Park Ranger to join the team at Rushcliffe Country Park.

This post will assist the Park Manager and other Rangers to ensure the effective management of the award-winning Rushcliffe Country Park, providing excellent customer care and a safe, clean environment.

Conservation Officer (Bowland) - RSPB

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Location: Lancaster Office

Salary: £27,574 - £30,590

An exciting opportunity for a Conservation Officer with a proven track record of working in the UK uplands, particularly in areas with Driven Grouse Shooting, who also has experience of partnership working at an inter-organisational level, has arisen within our Forest of Bowland Priority Landscape

Principal Ecologist - Avian Ecology

Logo: Avian Ecology

Full time, permanent role

Avian Ecology is looking for a Principal Ecologist to join our team of skilled professionals, in response to our continuing growth, particularly in the renewables sector.

Over the last decade, Avian has earned a reputation for professional excellence and delivering services to the highest standards, on projects of all scales across the UK. Our clients are from both the public and private sectors and our project portfolio is diverse, challenging and interesting.

Principal Ecological Consultant - ADAS RSK

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Location: Boxworth, Cambridgeshire

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Outstanding Opportunity for a Principal Ecological Consultant

With over 75 years’ experience ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector. We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.

Senior Ecological Consultant - ADAS RSK

Logo: ADAS

Location: Boxworth, Cambridgeshire

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Outstanding Opportunity for a Senior Ecological Consultant

With over 75 years’ experience ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector. We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.

River Restoration Project Officer (x 2) - Norfolk Rivers Trust

Logo: Norfolk Rivers Trust

Salary: £24,500 - £26,000

Hours: Full time, 40 Hrs per week

Location: Norfolk: Flexible working between office in Bayfield, Holt and home-based.

Norfolk Rivers Trust is looking for a project officer to help deliver two ambitious river restoration projects through the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge fund. Working closely with partners, land-owners and contractors, the selected applicants will help deliver a suite of projects on the rivers Stiffkey and Hun.

Ecology Technical Director - Avian Ecology

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The successful candidate will be based in our Lower Stretton (near Warrington) office, although an element of remote / home working will be available.

Since 2007, Avian Ecology has earned a reputation for professional excellence and delivering services to the highest standards across the UK, from Nationally Significant Infrastructure projects to smaller-scale commissions. Our clients are from both the public and private sectors and our project portfolio is diverse, varied and challenging, with a strong focus on energy infrastructure and renewables, as well as across the minerals, waste, commercial and housing sectors.

The Technical Director will help further the development and direction of the business and manage our excellent Ecology team.

Turtle Dove Conservation Advisor (Southern England) - RSPB

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Location: Brighton - SE Flexible (travel across Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire)
Salary: £27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Per Annum

The turtle dove is the UK’s fastest declining bird species. There are many factors attributing to its decline both in the UK and overseas. Recently there have been some significant breakthroughs to cease the unsustainable hunting of turtle doves in Europe. This is a fantastic development, however suitable habitat and food availability is declining in their UK breeding ground.

Nene Valley Land Adviser - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Full Time: 37.5hrs per week / Permanent

Location: Northampton

Salary: £24,562 per annum

The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for an enthusiastic Land Adviser deliver land management advice to farmers within the Nene Valley, including guidance on Countryside Stewardship. The Land Adviser will organise training and events and work with local landowners and volunteers to restore meadow and wetland habitats and deliver small improvements to farm infrastructure and land management methods through a small grants scheme both to benefit water quality and the surrounding environment.

Natural Capital Consultant - Surrey Wildlife Trust

Logo: Surrey Wildlife Trust Ecology Services

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

SWT Ecology Services is looking for an experienced Natural Capital Consultant to develop and lead a new team within our ecological consultancy. SWT Ecology Services is an advocate for protecting key environmental assets whilst at the same time being a facilitator of development that improves the quality of life for local communities. We have been progressively growing our natural capital capacity and to meet our needs we need an enthusiastic, proactive and personable Natural Capital Consultant to join the team.

Geomorphologist - Natural Resources Wales

Logo: Natural Resources Wales

Location : North Wales

Grade & Salary: 5, £30,873 rising to £34,218 over four years

Type of contract: Permanent

Work pattern: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday

The post holder will join a team providing a hydrology, water resource assessment, flood risk assessment and geomorphology service across North West and North East Wales including the Upper Severn Area.You will provide a comprehensive technical fluvial geomorphology support service, to internal customers and partners, with a particular focus on water resource, and flood and coastal risk management teams.  

Research Ecologist - Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

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Uplands Research Group

Contract: Paid, full time, fixed-term contract (19 months back-fill for staff secondment)

Location: Office based in Eggleston, Co. Durham

Salary: £25 - 31k, dependent on experience

This is an opportunity to work within a small team of conservation biologists dedicated to wildlife management and habitat restoration within the English uplands. The post-holder will assist in delivering a varied programme of work that will include studies of population dynamics and habitat use amongst moorland birds, including black grouse and breeding waders and developing studies on key groups of invertebrate chick foods in relation to land management practices.

Ecologist Pollinators Recovery Project Officer - Canal and River Trust

Logo: Canal and River Trust

Salary: £27,381
The canal project will also form a partnership with the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, supporting up to 500 schools with environmental learning, to inspire the next generation. Walsall, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire local authorities are all part of the partnership.

Join us and our Green Recovery Team to deliver our Green Recovery Challenge Plan ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2022. This is a 14 month Fixed Term opportunity based remotely, working from home with one of the UK's biggest charities. Join us as we roll out a plan to help our communities & nature to thrive on our West Midlands Waterways.

Ecologist Water Vole Recovery Project Officer - Canal and River Trust

Logo: Canal and River Trust

Salary: £27,381

The Canal & River Trust owns and manages 2,000 miles of waterways, with some of the greatest built and natural heritage in the world. We are looking for a Water Vole recovery project officer to transform both their own career and the environment around them for the better. Would you like to be part of a team that makes a difference across a 50km green and blue corridor? We are looking for a person who can transform an area and bring nature into areas to connect with people. Do you want to be part of the recovery of some of our most iconic species, habitats, and a landscape that will eventually link internationally important designated sites to some of our most nature - deprived inner city areas?

Senior Consultant Ecologist - Wildwood Ecology

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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.

Project Ecologist - Appletons

Logo: Appletons

Contract: Permanent

Location: North West/ North Manchester

Competitive salary: Negotiable on experience. Part time hours on a pro-rata basis.

Appletons are a long-established landscape architectural and environmental consultancy based in the north west of England. We are involved with challenging and complex projects at both pre planning and construction stages on behalf of our clients which includes provision of ecological services. We have a broad base of clients including private, public and environmental charities. Due to our continued growth we are looking for a talented Project Ecologist with a proven track record in ecology, nature, conservation, and biodiversity. The company is seeking to recruit a part or full-time project ecologist to deliver ecological services in relation to a range of large and small projects covering residential, commercial, industrial developments as well as work related to landscape and conservation management.

Ecologist - Naturally Wild Consultants Ltd

Due to continued demand and long-term success in the marketplace Naturally Wild Consultants Ltd seek additional Ecologists of all levels, for work in the North and South to service our clients mainly within the Infrastructure sector.

Ranger (Kickstart placement) - Magdalen Environmental Trust

6 - month job, working 25 hours per week.

We are pleased to present this opportunity for a young person eligible for the Kickstart programme, as part of our new Rewilding programme.

The main duties are: Maintain and mow / strim paths; Maintain accessibility; Maintenance of low ropes course, gates, steps, outdoor education spaces etc; Monitor wildlife signs and levels in the river; Soil testing; Removal of invasive species such as Himalayan balsam; Installation of nest boxes and other habitat features.

Principal Ecologist - Pell Frischmann

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Pell Frischmann is an international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with over 90 years of experience in the built environment. We are a unique business, whose purpose is to generate sustainable funds to deal with the environmental and social commitments resulting from the closing of Germany’s hard-coal mining industry; so our work directly contributes to environmental protection and preservation for the future.

We are seeking to appoint a Principal/Senior Ecologist experienced in project management and survey coordination for our Environment team. The role would ideally be based out of our Luton or Birmingham office, but we are also flexible on this. The main project is centered around Aylesbury and you should be prepared to work and travel in this area.

Senior Landscape Adviser - Natural England

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Various locations

You’ll take the lead on aspects of our Landscape Delivery Plan. This will involve developing relationships across our programmes while providing strategic leadership and technical support to key partners. Taking an integrated perspective on requirements and defining a distinct role in delivering these will be crucial.

Principal Ecologist - EcoNorth Ltd

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Salary up to £45k, depending on experience, plus participation in profit share and pension schemes

With a great and growing range of ongoing work and projects, EcoNorth is seeking to appoint a highly experienced individual to the role of Principal Ecologist. This will be a lead role within the organisation and comprises a great opportunity to shape the company and the projects we work on, lead complex elements of project delivery, promote staff development and contribute towards the organisation’s Quality, Health & Safety, and Environmental Management systems.

EcoNorth’s core team is based in Cramlington, Northumberland, just north of Newcastle upon Tyne, and service client requirements primarily throughout Northern England and Scotland. However, we would also welcome applications from candidates based in Scotland, North West England or Humberside who would consider working remotely for part of the time.

Aigas Field Centre Ranger/Naturalist Guide Posts - Aigas Field Centre

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Seasonal Aigas Rangers (up to 4 posts available) - Remuneration £20,000+ pa (pro rata)

The Aigas Ranger Training Scheme starts at the beginning of February 2022 and takes seven/eight weeks. After training you will commence a six week shadowing period, followed by a term work experience contract until the beginning of November. During that time you will take groups of adults around the Highlands providing a very high level of environmental, cultural, historical and archaeological interpretation. You will also work regularly with our environmental education team, providing outdoor education to school children of all ages. You will provide excellent customer care and work with the Aigas team in a unique and exciting environment. You will be involved in animal husbandry (of our wildcats for example) and a range of other nature conservation projects on the estate.

Senior and Principal Ecologists - The Environmental Dimension Partnership

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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.

Nature Conservation Estate Workers - Green Mantle (Ecosophy) Limited

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Location: Bristol & Bath, Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels.

40 hours/wk. Early October 2021 - end March 2022. Possibly longer and career progression. Mileage allowance. £18,500p/a pro rata

Ideal opportunities for those passionate about nature and starting out in the conservation industry. Gain invaluable experience of countryside management and discover extensive networking possibilities. Join our small dynamic team undertaking felling, coppicing, tree surgery, fencing, wildlife pond construction, footpath maintenance and scrub clearance, mainly on SSSIs.

Nature Recovery Project Manager - The Parks Foundation

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Salary: £27,000 per annum

Terms: Fixed term until 31 January 2023 (with the potential for extension if funding permits). 37.5 hours a week; 30 hours a week may be considered

You will lead the transformation of eight parks across Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole to support the creation of a nature recovery network using your knowledge and experience of conservation and / or ecological management.

Property Manager - The Future Forest Company

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£35-£42K (depending on experience)

We are recruiting a permanent role of Property Manager for our large site (800 ha) on the beautiful Scottish island of Mull. The diversity of habitats and buildings across the site have been underdeveloped previously and we are looking for an experienced, energetic and talented individual (or couple) to lead its transformation. A new herd of highland cattle is being created alongside an established sheep flock and drove of wooly pigs.