Senior Ecologist

BSG Ecology


Paid • Full Time • Permanent Pat Clayton

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Friday, 29 September 2017

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Ecologist to join our Oxford office, located on a diversified farm in the countryside just outside Oxford.

We are offering a great opportunity to become a key part of a well-established and experienced team of ecologists, working on a varied portfolio of interesting, complex and high-profile projects for a wide-range of clients.

We invest in training to allow our staff to develop in all aspects of consultancy work and we pride ourselves on providing sound, objective advice and high quality technical work to our clients.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to work for one of the UK’s largest and most experienced independent ecological consultancies within a friendly, intelligent, and supportive team
  • An office located on a diversified farm in the countryside with use of shared site amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and an excellent cafe. Located within easy commuting distance of Oxford, Didcot, Bicester, Witney and the Cotswolds.
  • Professional development to further develop your field survey and consultancy skills
  • A competitive salary and benefits including a flexible working policy, stakeholder pension scheme, 25 days annual leave and childcare vouchers amongst others.

What we are looking for:

  • Previous relevant professional experience (a track record in ecological consultancy / in the ecology sector)
  • A technical specialism and / or one or more protected species licences
  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the planning system and current wildlife legislation
  • Confidence in written and verbal communication and a demonstrable track record in both
  • Project management experience
  • The ability to understand, identify and resolve ecological issues
  • A track record working directly with clients and other professionals in project teams
  • A genuine enthusiasm for ecology and the environment in the UK
  • The desire to promote high professional standards in ecology
  • An organised approach to work, flexibility and a high level of motivation
  • A proactive approach to learning
  • A good BSc or an MSc in a relevant subject
  • A full driving licence.

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter to Pat Clayton by 29th September 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing 9th October.

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