Seasonal Ecological Consultants


Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire

Paid • Full Time • Temporary 01942 493255 Angela Dewhurst

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Tuesday, 3rd April 2018  

With over 75 years’ experience, ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector. We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.

ADAS has recently been acquired by the RSK Group plc which is one of Europe's leading multidisciplinary environmental consultancies and is ranked number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK. There has never been a more exciting time to join.

Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries. As a result of our success in this area, we require seasonal Ecology Consultants for the busy spring and summer period with the energy and drive to deliver high quality work and excellent customer service. These roles are full of variety and interaction and are potentially extendable to permanent positions for the right candidates.

Seasonal Ecological Consultants – Fixed Term, Feb//Mar 2018 to Sep 2018
Competitive salary plus performance related bonus on completion of the contract period

(For Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire)

The Role:

To deliver ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focussed commercial environment and to work flexibly on a wide variety of environmental consultancy contracts.

This will involve

  • Carrying out Phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys including field work.
  • Carrying out desk studies, consultations, research, data management and analysis, and report writing.
  • Inputting into ecological sections of Environmental Impact Assessments.
  • Delivering work as efficiently as possible in order to meet agreed timescales and quality standards.

Successful candidates will:

  • Efficiently undertake a wide range of ecological surveys including extended Phase 1 Habitat and EcoCheck surveys.
  • Assist senior colleagues with more specialist work, for example, provide support on protected species surveys.
  • Using your thorough knowledge of ecology and the related legislation, carry out desk studies, consultations, research, data management and analysis to meet project budgets and deadlines and client satisfaction.
  • Produce concise ecological reports that are compliant with relevant legislation and meet the needs of the client, both in terms of satisfaction and client deadlines.

Other Requirements

  • A full driving licence will be required
  • Flexible working will be required with regard to type of work, timing and location with some night and week-end working required
  • Experience with European Protected Species survey work.
  • Degree in ecology, biology, conservation management or similar relevant subject, with a post graduate degree being desirable.

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salary plus performance related bonus on completion of the contract period
  • Pro rata 31 days annual leave per year inclusive of bank and public holidays
  • Excellent continual professional development opportunities as part of our training commitment
  • A range of other staff and family friendly benefits
  • RSK ADAS was winner of the “Best Environmental Consultancy to Work for” awards two years running
  • RSK ADAS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining ADAS, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, ADAS wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your current salary, confirming that you are eligible to work in the UK, identifying how you meet the job criteria and which location you are applying for. Applications to be sent to Angela Dewhurst, 14 Beecham Court, Pemberton Business Park, Wigan, WN3 6PR, Tel 01942 493255 or email by 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.  If you require further information on this position, contact Angela Dewhurst as above.

ADAS is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

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