Assistant Ecologist

First Ecology

Somerset and UK wide
£16,400 pro rata

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01823 652425 Helen Ward

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 15th March 2018  

First Ecology

First Ecology is the consulting subsidiary of the Somerset Wildlife Trust; a rapidly developing consultancy committed to upholding best practice standards whilst also achieving pragmatic project outcomes. We have established a broad client base which extends across public, private and commercial sectors and provides technical advice and support on development, research, conservation and management schemes across the UK.

The role

The role involves supporting the delivery of a wide range of ecological projects with an opportunity to develop a chosen specialism. There will be a requirement to; undertake habitat and species surveys in accordance with best practice; and produce high-quality technical documents and reports.

Personal specification

The role requires a polite, approachable, confident, positive, trustworthy, conscientious, organized and reliable, team player. The appointed assistant will also be motived and ambitious, hardworking, a fast and enthusiastic learner, independent and self-reliant and continuously aiming to increase their knowledge and perfect their skills. Commercial awareness is advantageous.

Applicants should be accustomed to flexible and unsociable working hours.

Knowledge and experience

  1. At least one degree in a relevant discipline
  2. Full UK driving licence with vehicle insured for work purposes.
  3. Knowledge and experience of habitat assessments and protected species surveys.
  4. Knowledge of relevant UK and EU wildlife legislation and an understanding of planning policy in relation to ecology.
  5. Excellent verbal and report writing skills
  6. Competent in the use of Word, Excel, Outlook
  7. A member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) or capable of membership

How to apply

Please visit review the “Assistant Ecologist Job Description - First Ecology 2018” download and complete the “Application Form - First Ecology 2018” and return the completed application form with CV to

The deadline for applications is Thursday 15th March 2018 at 5pm.

No recruitment agencies please.

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