Ecology Services Ltd

Preston, Lancashire
Competitive, dependent upon experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Friday, 4th May 2018  

Experienced Ecologist Vacancy
Position: Full-time
Location: Based in Preston, Lancashire, mainly working throughout the northwest
Salary: Competitive, dependent upon experience

Ecology Services Ltd are seeking an experienced Ecologist to join our ecology team. Established in 2003, we are a busy, broad-based practice, a highly experienced professional consultancy. We work in numerous sectors for a wide range of clients and our projects are interesting and varied.

Essential criteria:

  • Proven track record of working within an ecological consultancy
  • Strong project management skills
  • Understanding of UK planning policy and wildlife legislation
  • Competent in carrying out Preliminary Ecological Appraisals - Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys
  • Strong fieldwork and report writing skills
  • Excellent communicative, team working and organisational skills
  • Degree qualification in a relevant subject
  • Membership of CIEEM (Eligible for)
  • Full driving licence

Desirable criteria:

  • Good knowledge and experience of surveying at least one species/group - ornithology and bats are of particular interest.
  • One or more Natural England species survey licences.
  • Track record of completing and obtaining EPSM licences
  • Strong botanical identification skills
  • CSCS card

Working within our business, you will be supported by our friendly team of highly trained ecologists. You will be provided with excellent training opportunities, both inhouse and externally, and will receive annual appraisals to aid career progression. We are committed to ensuring a good life and work balance. You will receive 20 days annual leave plus eight days public holiday per annum and qualify for our pensions scheme. Use of company vehicles for work related travel.

If you feel that you have the right experience and qualities to join our ecology team, please e-mail your CV, salary expectations and a covering letter explaining why you feel you are a suitable candidate for this role to:

Lyn Eccles-Sargeant
Managing Director
Ecology Services Ltd

Agency enquires will not be considered.

For more details about Ecology Services Ltd, please refer to our website:

Closing date for applications will be the 4th May 2018.

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