Senior Ecologist

Elton Ecology Ltd

Castle Donington, Derby
£35,000 - £43,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife, environmental management

Closing date: Sunday, 21st April 2024   4 days left

About The Role

Location: Castle Donington, East Midlands / Flexible working
Salary: £35,000 – £43,000 (dependent on skills and experience)
Contract Type: Full time, permanent, 37.5 hours per week

Job Overview

Are you an Ecologist seeking your next career opportunity? Or perhaps you’re an established Senior Ecologist hungry for a new challenge in a dynamic and supportive consultancy with an industry-leading CPD budget? Look no further! Join us at Elton Ecology and unlock your potential with our progressive team.

As a Senior Ecologist, you’ll lead and deliver projects to our clients with excellence and efficiency, all while upholding the highest standards of professional integrity. You’ll play a pivotal role in independently conducting site surveys, mentoring junior staff, producing technical reports, and expanding your expertise into exciting new areas like biodiversity net gain.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project management.
  • Supporting clients through all project stages.
  • Planning and undertaking ecological surveys.
  • Liaising and negotiating with statutory agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Producing a wide range of technical reports including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal and Ecological Impact Assessment.
  • Preparation of fee quotes and tenders.
  • Supporting and mentoring junior members of the team.
  • Deliver work to a high professional standard and act within the CIEEM Professional Code of Conduct at all times.

Qualifications & Experience 

  • Relevant degree in Ecology or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience.
  • Strong knowledge of ecology, legislation, and best practice guidelines in England.
  • Membership of appropriate professional body (e.g., CIEEM) or willingness to apply.
  • Experience in Biodiversity Net Gain and Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA), or keen to develop skills in these areas.
  • Ability to undertake UKHab Surveys independently and/or holding protected species licence(s).
  • Interest in project management, client liaison, tendering, and business development activities.
  • Hold a full UK driving licence.
  • Eligible to work in the UK.


  • Annual performance-linked bonus scheme.
  • Flexible working.
  • Access to company pool cars.
  • Work laptop and mobile phone.
  • Generous training budget.
  • Professional membership and protected species licence fees covered.
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL).
  • Convenient office location in a period building set in landscaped grounds.

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