Assistant Ecologist

CSA Environmental

Ashwell, Hertfordshire
£17,500 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01462 743647 Jamie Woollam

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 11th November 2018  

CSA Environmental is recruiting for an Assistant Ecologist to join our Hertfordshire Office. The role will initially be on a 6 month contract with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter.

You will be joining our busy team of ecologists, where you will have the opportunity to gain experience with all aspects of consultancy work. Your role will include a variety of learning and development opportunities as you work alongside and assist more senior ecologists. Day to day responsibilities will include helping with surveys, supporting the team with preparation work, data analysis, drafting technical drawings and reporting; however, new roles and responsibilities will often arise as you work alongside our fast paced team. Therefore, we are looking for a positive candidate who can demonstrate enthusiasm towards their work, flexibility and a strong work ethic.

In addition, you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:


  • evidence of a genuine passion for wildlife
  • practical experience of conservation/field survey work, including at least one season of experience within an ecological consultancy role
  • a first or upper second class degree in a relevant ecology/biology based subject
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • high level of organisation and ability to meet deadlines
  • preparedness to undertake 2-3 night time surveys per week during peak periods, sometimes staying away overnight
  • strong commitment to a career in the consultancy sector¬†
  • commitment to join CIEEM, if not already a member
  • a full driving licence and car ownership


  • post-graduate qualification(s)
  • membership of CIEEM or other professional bodies
  • protected species licence/s or demonstrable experience that you are working towards these

This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright, conscientious and highly motivated individual to join a fun and dynamic team whilst gaining valuable experience which could lead to a longer-term role. In return for your work you will receive a competitive salary and benefits, as well as in-house and external training tailored to your career development.

About CSA

With three offices and a number of growing teams across Ecology, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, we at CSA pride ourselves on taking a collaborative approach to our work. There is a company-wide ethos of promoting high standards and top quality professional advice. These goals have seen the company grow strongly, with a current staff of over 55 including 25 ecologists. The success of our teams is reflected by strong staff retention, high levels of job satisfaction and continued client and turnover growth. CSA was a commended finalist in the CIEEM Medium-Scale Consultancy of the Year Award 2018.

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