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Consultant Ecologist – 1-year maternity cover. Starting October 2018

August 3, 2018 HannahMaben DevonEcologistJobs

Consultant Ecologist – 1-year maternity cover (may be extended for the right candidate).  Starting October 2018.  £20k to £27k per annum.  Part-time (salary pro-rata) and/or flexible working possible for the right candidate.

We are thrilled that our Consultant Ecologist is having a baby, but her temporary departure will leave a huge gap in our team…  As such Seasons Ecology is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and professional Consultant Ecologist to join our small team near Tiverton, Devon.  Applicants should be experienced and competent in managing projects, undertaking a range of surveys and compiling technical reports as well as happy to get involved in the everyday running of the business, such as administration, marketing and sales.  Most of our work relates to supporting planning applications across a range of sectors on brown and greenfield sites throughout the UK.  Applicants must be happy to work unsociable hours and to travel across the country with overnight stays when required.

Knowledge and experience

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in ecological/environmental consultancy
  • Competence in undertaking extended Phase 1 habitat surveys and Preliminary Bat Roost Assessments
  • Competence in scoping, designing and implementing surveys
  • Excellent report writing skills with high attention to presentation and quality
  • Experience of compiling and managing Natural England mitigation licences in respect to development (relating to bats, dormice and great crested newts)
  • Experience of compiling technical reports for pre and post planning purposes, including EcIAs
  • Competence in providing Ecological Toolbox Talks and working as an Ecological Clerk of Works on construction sites
  • Experience at working alone and as part of a team, including managing staff and sub-contractors
  • Excellent time keeping and budget management

Qualifications and certifications

Successful applicants should have:

  • A relevant BSc or MSc
  • Natural England Class 1 bat licence (or higher)
  • CSCS card
  • Full UK driving licence and car insured for business use

It would also be beneficial to have/be:

  • Botanical skills
  • Associate or full membership of CIEEM
  • Bat sound analysis and Analook
  • Class 2 bat licence
  • A low impact bat mitigation licence
  • Named ecologist on EPS mitigation Licences

The role will commence in October 2018 and is a fixed-term position until the end of October 2019.  Full-time and part-time hours will be considered.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date: 31st August 2018

Interviews likely to be: 10th/11th/12 September 2018

No recruitment agencies please


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Seasons Ecology Limited Directors: K M Hayward MCIEEM & H M Maben MCIEEM
Registered Address: 69 High Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2AT
Company No: 11258906