Senior Ecologist

Ecology by Design

£28,000 - £35,000 pa

Paid • Either • Permanent 01865893346 Ben Gardner

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Friday, 20 October 2017

Ecology by Design is currently looking to recruit a senior ecologist to join our team.

Salary: Starting at £28,000 and up to £35,000

Ecology by Design was setup in January 2015 and we have had consistent growth ever since. We strive to employ the best and brightest and reward hard work and dedication. We provide ecology consultancy services to a wide range of clients. We pride ourselves in technical excellence and providing an innovative, pragmatic, client friendly service. Due to our success we have an excellent opportunity for a qualified senior ecologist to join our team.

We are a young business and we seek people who are keen to work in ecology, strive for excellence and are excited by being part of a modern business.

We work across the UK with the majority of our projects across the Home Counties, South and Midlands.

You can read more about our work on our website at

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Genuine and demonstrable enthusiasm for ecology and the environment;
  • Experience of phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys;
  • Survey licence for one or more protected species e.g. bats/ newts or be a demonstrable specialist;
  • Willingness to be flexible as required by a young business;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Motivated to work both independently and as part of a team, often in remote locations and sometimes during unsociable hours;
  • Good communication skills with colleagues, clients and third parties;
  • Full driving licence and use of a car; and
  • The project-based nature of our work means the candidate must be willing to undertake travel and work away from home with overnight stays.

Desirable skills:

  • Advanced skills in one or more specialist ecological area e.g. bats;
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm/ skills in one or more specialist ecological area e.g. bats, newts, botany;
  • Member of CIEEM (or eligible if not currently held);
  • Degree or equivalent in an ecology related discipline;
  • Experience of using QGIS or ArcGIS (training provided if not);
  • Comfortable designing surveys and quoting for work; and
  • Secured European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) licences for protected species e.g. great crested newt or bats.

Working for Ecology by Design

We offer:

  • Apple computer and IPhone;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Two professional memberships paid for;
  • In-house training and external training budget;
  • Performance based bonus scheme;
  • Generous pension;
  • Unlimited annual leave and flexible approach to work time, balancing a healthy work life balance.

New perks added frequently, reflecting being part of an exciting and innovative young business.

The candidate must live within commuting distance to Chalgrove, Oxfordshire or be willing to relocate.

Being part of a young company offers excellent opportunities for rapid career progression.


For an informal discussion about the job, please contact Ben Gardner on or 01865893346.

In the first instance please send your CV and covering letter to the email above including the location you are based and salary expectation.

Closing date for applications is 20th October 2017. If you have not heard from us by Friday 10th November, please assume that your application has not been successful. We may request further information before inviting prospective candidates for interview.

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