Senior Ecologist

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Norwich, Norfolk
£29,484 - £32,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th July 2024  

Norfolk Wildlife Services is seeking a Senior Ecologist to undertake the professional delivery and completion of a wide range of ecological consultancy contracts on behalf of NWS clients.

Senior Ecologist
Full time
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £29,484 to £32,000
Location: Bewick House, Norwich, Norfolk

Norfolk Wildlife Services is a professional, experienced and dedicated team offering a comprehensive range of ecological and arboricultural consultancy services. All our profits are donated to our ‘parent’ charity, Norfolk Wildlife Trust for the benefit of nature conservation in Norfolk.

Our focus is on providing high quality ecological expertise to ensure our client’s projects move forward while ensuring protection and benefits for wildlife.

About the Role

The role will undertake the professional delivery and completion of a wide range of ecological consultancy contracts on behalf of NWS clients, including (but not exclusive to):

  • Protected species surveys.
  • Site and habitat surveys and assessments (including BNG).
  • Mitigation strategies for a wide range of habitats and species.
  • Conservation management advice (species and habitats).
  • Ecological Clerk of Works on selected projects.
  • Line management responsibilities for a small team of ecologists and will delegate for the Principal Ecologist as needed.

About You

Essential skills and experience:

  • A degree or equivalent experience in ecology or another relevant subject;
  • Hold or at least be eligible for membership of CIEEM;
  • Previous experience in conservation or with a consultancy business;
  • Experience of undertaking species and habitat surveys and developing management and action plans;
  • A flexible approach to work, sound organisational skills and the ability to produce clear and concise work to tight deadlines;
  • Good knowledge of UK and European environmental legislation;
  • A valid UK driving licence and access to own transport with business insurance use;
  • The Senior Ecologist will be expected to be a holder of a survey licence in at least one protected species and be a named ecologist on mitigation licencing for European protected species for either bats (preferable) or great crested newts.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5pm Wednesday 24th July 2024.
Interviews are likely to take place at Bewick House, but online interviews will be considered.


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