Senior Ecologist

Wildwood Ecology Ltd

Cirencester, Gloucestershire
£25,000 - £30,000 pa depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01285 610145 Richard Dodd

Reference: GLECOL18

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 15th March 2018  

Wildwood Ecology Limited is a fully independent ecological consultancy with offices in the Cotswolds and South Wales. Our experienced team provides a full range of ecological surveys and a professional consultancy service across England and Wales. We deliver pragmatic and cost-effective ecological solutions for our public and private sector clients. We care about our staff and provide flexible working arrangements.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Senior Ecologist. The position will be based at our Cirencester Office and the successful candidate will be required to manage and undertake ecological surveys, mitigation and monitoring where a licensed species surveyor is required, liaise/advise clients, customers and key stakeholders and deliver high quality reports. They will also assist the principal ecologist/director with the general running of the Cirencester office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage and undertake protected species survey work where a licensed surveyor is required, particularly great crested newt;
  • To manage, prepare, submit and implement European Protected Species Licence (EPSL) Method Statements (MS) for bats and other protected species, where appropriate;
  • To manage and undertake Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) duties on construction contracts;
  • To manage and coordinate the preparation, verification and submission of biological data to the local record centre;
  • To coordinate, supervise and undertake all other ecological services including preliminary ecological assessments and other protected species surveys and ecological impact assessments;
  • To provide training and support to other ecological staff members;
  • To liaise with clients, customers and key stakeholders – including attending and representing the company at meetings – on all relevant aspects of UK and EU environmental legislation and instill confidence when advising clients on wildlife issues during the development process;
  • To assist the principal ecologist/director with the general running of the Cirencester office, including the preparation and review of risk assessments, ecological proposals and invoices;

We are looking for an ecological consultant with 3-5 years experience with a current or recent ecological consultancy practice, with competent field skills, technical or innovative approach to modern working practices and a relevant first degree qualification. You will be a holder of one or more protected species survey licence(s), hold or have some experience of preparing mitigation licences, and a full member of CIEEM or similar professional body.

Finally, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, show flexibility and be technically minded. You will also have a full UK driving licence and access to your own car for business use. In return, Wildwood Ecology will offer an attractive salary and benefits package, training and support for future career progression.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to our Managing Director Richard Dodd (, with ‘GLECOL18’ as the Subject title.

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