Seasonal Assistant Ecologist

John Wenman Ecological Consultancy LLP

Wokingham, Berkshire
Negotiable (subject to experience)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.wenman-ecology.co.uk info@wenman-ecology.co.uk 01183271810 John Wenman

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Friday, 2nd March 2018   7 days left


About us

John Wenman Ecological Consultancy LLP is a small, friendly and professional ecological consultancy based in Wokingham, Berkshire. We are employed by a wide range of clients in the private and public sectors and a track record of delivering high quality ecological advice. We specialise in bat survey and mitigation in addition to carrying out a varied range of ecological survey, assessment and mitigation work throughout the UK, but particularly the south east.

Seasonal Assistant Ecologist (Wokingham, Berkshire)

The role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic ecologist to join our small, close-knit team to assist us with a wide range of ecological survey, mitigation and supervision work between April and October. Projects will include Phase 1 habitat survey and protected species survey and mitigation work, with a focus on bat survey and mitigation. We are looking for someone keen to expand their ecological skills in a supportive environment with support from a team of experienced ecologists. The work will be full time (37.5hrs/week) and initially for a fixed seven month period, but with potential to extend this. The position will be based at our Berkshire office with the majority of site work being in the south east and close to our Berkshire office. Candidates will be expected to work flexibly because the role will require evening and night work.

Skills and experience

Essential

  • Degree in ecology or closely related discipline;
  • Previous experience of bat survey work, particularly detector surveys;
  • Broad experience of ecological survey and mitigation techniques,
  • Good understanding of relevant UK and European legislation, policy and guidance;
  • Full driving licence and use of own vehicle;
  • Membership of CIEEM or eligibility to apply for membership.
  • Excellent report writing and data management skills with a close attention to detail;
  • The ability to use a range of field equipment and software including MS Word and Excel and bat call analysis software;

Beneficial

  • Experience of using GIS software (especially ArcGIS) and AnalookW bat call analysis software;
  • Masters degree in ecology related discipline;
  • Experience of other protected species survey.

What we offer

  • Salary – negotiable (subject to experience);
  • Contributory pension scheme;
  • Excellent training opportunities with training budget;
  • Flexible working with TOIL.
  • 25 days holiday per year

Interested candidates should apply by sending their CV and a covering letter to John Wenman at info@wenman-ecology.co.uk or by post to 1 Diesel House, Honey Hill, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3BL


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