Office Administrator Vacancy

Ecologist and Bat Survey Assistant Vacancies

We have several Ecologist/Bat Survey vacancies available at different grades, as detailed below.

For the Ecologist/Assistant Ecologist roles, you should be educated to degree level in a relevant subject, be well organised and able to manage your own diary, as well as interact with the wider team’s diaries. You should have experience in GIS (preferably QGIS), Microsoft basic packages (Word, Excel etc.) and ideally statistics packages such as R (desirable).

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. You will need to be physically fit enough to work on large outdoor sites.

For the Seasonal Bat Survey Assistant roles, 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.

We offer career development, including one-to-one training, attendance of in-house and external training courses, and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and skills.

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.

 

Ecologists

Salary: £22,000 – £28,000 (dependent on experience)

Application deadline: 21 March 2021

Expected start date: 30 April 2021

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 preferably hold a Natural England bat survey licence (other survey licences desirable). You should also have experience of report writing and undertaking ecological watching briefs/acting as ecological clerk of works.

Be an associate member of CIEEM or eligible for associate membership.

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.

 

Assistant Ecologists

Salary: £18,500 – £22,000 (dependent on experience)

Application deadline: 21 March 2021

Expected start date: 30 April 2021

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 must have a degree in a relevant discipline and prior experience of working in the industry is desirable. You should have knowledge/experience of protected species ecology and surveys, including dormice, great crested newts, bats, reptiles, badgers and phase I habitat survey.

Be a qualifying member of CIEEM or eligible for membership.

Have an understanding of UK legislation, planning processes and the sector in general.

 

Seasonal Bat Survey Assistants

Salary: £18,000 (pro-rata)

Application deadline: 21 March 2021

Expected start date: 30 April 2021

About the role: Undertaking evening bat surveys within a team. Averaging 12-14 hours per week, Mon-Thu 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.