Careers

Richard Green Ecology is a nationally renowned and respected consultancy based in Devon. We undertake all aspects of ecological work, specialising in bats. We continue to be busy and are growing our dynamic business, so we are always on the look out for good ecologists at all levels. We have a diverse client base and workload, with opportunities for CPD and promotion. We offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours and training. PPE and equipment are provided, and you will have use of a company vehicle or mileage allowance for use of your own car. If you would like to be part of a great team and further develop yourself by working alongside technical experts, please send your CV and a covering letter to

Current opportunities are listed below.

 

 

 

SENIOR ECOLOGIST

Salary: £30,000 – £44,000 (dependent on experience)

Type: Full time, Permanent

About the role

Principally working on and managing bat-related projects; from project management to survey, report writing, licensing, mitigation, watching briefs and monitoring. Other work you will be expected to be involved with includes Phase 1/UK Habitats Classification surveys and other protected species surveys, including dormice, reptiles, GCN, etc.

Essential and Desirable Skills / Experience

You must have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in consultancy and hold a Natural England Level 2 bat survey licence and at least one other protected species survey licence. You should also have experience of EPSL applications, report writing and undertaking ecological watching briefs/acting as ecological clerk of works.

You should be educated to degree level in a relevant subject and be a full member of CIEEM or at least be eligible for full membership.

You must be well organised and able to manage your own diary, as well as interact with the wider team’s diaries.

Experience of other ecological topics, i.e., habitats and species surveys, is required, and you must want to learn and develop in other areas if experience is currently lacking.

Experience of large infrastructure projects is desirable.

You should have good communication and interpersonal skills and be capable of mentoring junior staff, leading survey teams, as well as providing authoritative advice in a sensitive manner to clients.

Whilst most of our work is local to the office, you may be required to work away from home, and you will be expected to work at night for bat surveys during the bat survey season (April-October).

You will need a full driving licence and your own car, to use when a company vehicle is not available. Your car insurance must include business use.

Applications should be made via email, including your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you want to work for us and what you can bring to the team.

We do not accept CVs from third parties / agencies.

 

ECOLOGIST

Salary: £24,000 – £29,000 (dependent on experience)

Type: Full time, Permanent

About the role

Principally working on and managing bat related projects; from survey to report writing, licensing, mitigation, watching briefs and monitoring. Other work you will be expected to be involved with includes Phase 1/UK Habitats Classification surveys and other protected species surveys, including dormice, reptiles, GCN, etc.

Essential and Desirable Skills / Experience

You must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in consultancy and hold a Natural England Level 2 bat survey licence. You should also have experience of report writing and undertaking ecological watching briefs/acting as ecological clerk of works.

You should be educated to degree level in a relevant subject and be an associate member of CIEEM or at least be eligible for associate membership.

You must be well organised and able to manage your own diary, as well as interact with the wider team’s diaries.

Experience of other ecological topics, i.e., habitats and species surveys, is highly desirable, and you must want to learn and develop in other areas if experience is currently lacking.

You should have good communication and interpersonal skills and be capable of leading survey teams, as well providing authoritative advice in a sensitive manner to clients.

Whilst most of our work is local to the office, you may be required to work away from home, and you will be expected to work at night for bat surveys during the bat survey season (April-October).

You will need a full driving licence and your own car, to use when a company vehicle is not available. Your car insurance must include business use.

Applications should be made via email, including your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you want to work for us and what you can bring to the team.

We do not accept CVs from third parties / agencies.

 

ASSISTANT ECOLOGIST

Salary: £20,000 – £24,000 (dependent on experience)

Type: Full time, Permanent

About the role

Undertaking ecological surveys, report writing and providing other support within our established team. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the right candidates to build on existing knowledge and skill sets, supported by motivated colleagues.

Essential and Desirable Skills / Experience

You should be educated to degree level in a relevant subject and be a qualifying member of CIEEM or eligible for membership.

Knowledge/experience of protected species legislation, ecology and surveys is desirable, including dormice, great crested newts, bats, reptiles, badgers, and phase I habitat survey.

 

SEASONAL BAT SURVEY ASSISTANTS

Salary: £25,000 (pro-rata)

Type: Part time (10+ hours per week), Temporary (May – September)

About the role

Undertaking evening bat surveys within a team. Averaging 10-15 hours per week, Monday to Thursday evenings from May to September (5-month contract). You would be expected to be available on those evenings and would either have to make your own way to our office or to pick up points around Exeter, depending on where the surveys are. No previous experience is required as all training will be provided.

Essential and Desirable Skills / Experience 

You must have a full UK driving licence and your own transportation and be physically fit enough to work on large outdoor sites. You should have an interest in ecology, some knowledge of bats, good observational, listening and recording skills, the ability to work in a team and communicate effectively, and excellent time management. Click here for more information.