Assistant Ecologist / Ecologist / Senior Ecologist for UK and International Work

Turnstone Ecology

Home-based near Banbury or Shrewsbury
£26,000 - £42,000 pa pro rata (plus Xmas bonus)

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

www.turnstoneecology.co.uk

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Friday, 26th April 2024  


Turnstone Ecology Ltd are seeking suitably qualified and experienced full-time Assistant Ecologists / Ecologists / Senior Ecologists. We are a small, friendly and professional independent ecological consultancy who are involved in a wide variety of development and conservation projects throughout the UK and internationally. Our team of 14 all work from home but within 30 minutes of our offices in Banbury, Derby or Shrewsbury and much of our UK work is within an hour of these towns. For a small consultancy, our work portfolio is amazingly diverse, ranging from small scale householder developments to large international renewables and conservation projects.

More information about our work can be found on our websiteFacebook page and Twitter accounts. 

Some of the benefits of working for Turnstone Ecology include:

  • Competitive annual salary (£26,000-£42,000 depending on role/experience)
  • Guaranteed Christmas bonus
  • Compressed working hours with half day Fridays all year
  • Employee assistance support (external confidential support including wellness support, legal advice etc both work and private)
  • Company Credit Card to cover work expenses 
  • Working from home allowance
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 23 and up to 27 days excluding bank holidays
  • Additional leave allowance at Xmas / New Year
  • ‘Turnstone Leap Day’ (social day to celebrate the extra day on 29th February )
  • Being part of a small friendly team with prospects of being involved in some incredibly interesting and rewarding projects in UK and overseas

Everybody is looking for the same things in people they employ (motivation, honesty, hardworking, independent but a good team player) and we are no different. We are very much looking for the right person (well who’s looking for the wrong one!) who feels they can successfully join our friendly, motivated and hard working team, from an Ecologist level and upwards. If you think our company is for you but don't quite yet meet all the experience and skill requirements, still get in touch as there are many different aspects to our work and potential roles with training and support provided.

A successful candidate will typically have:

  • Phase 1 habitat survey and protected species survey experience
  • Possession of protected species survey / development licences (NE and NRW)
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to write reports to a high standard
  • Ability to work hours often outside of typical working hours and in tough outdoor conditions
  • Full driving licence

Desirable attributes include:

  • Experience of International Finance Institution standards relating to biodiversity (e.g. IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles)
  • Bat survey licence / working towards licence
  • Ornithological ID skills, including experience of breeding, winter and vantage point surveys
  • Botanical ID skills
  • Experience of GIS mapping
  • Degree or equivalent in an ecology related subject
  • Membership of CIEEM

The successful applicant will need to be capable of working effectively from home and with a focus on UK work being local to offices, applicants will be expected to be within an approximate 30-minute drive from Banbury or Shrewsbury or be willing / able to move to a suitable location within a reasonable timeframe.

In the first instance, please email a CV and covering letter to [email protected], quoting TTE2024 Assistant Ecologist, TTE2024 Ecologist or TTE2024 Senior Ecologist in the subject.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th April 2024. We may request further details before inviting prospective candidates for interview. If you require further information, please contact us using the email address provided above.