Assistant Ecologist / Ecologist

First Ecology

Cheddar, Somerset

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

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 28th February 2019  

First Ecology

Are you keen to start or progress your career in ecological consulting with a company that will invest in your professional development long-term? Do you have a mature, responsible and determined work ethic, passion for wildlife and a pragmatic attitude towards land development? If so, we would love to hear from you!

The role

The role involves supporting the delivery of a wide range of ecological consultancy projects across the UK with an opportunity to develop a chosen specialism and gain relevant protected species licenses. 

Personal specification

The role requires a polite, confident, organized and reliable, team player. The appointed person will also be 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.

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 (survey licensees are prefered).
  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


  1. 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
  2. Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
  3. Paid training as part of an individual CPD commitment (e.g. CSCS certification)
  4. Flexible working hours
  5. Opportunities to progress professionally (e.g. survey licenses)
  6. Pension
  7. Personal protective equipment and work uniform
  8. Company vehicle use.

How to apply

Visit, download and complete the “Application Form - First Ecology 2019” and return the completed application form with CV to

The deadline for applications is 28th February 2019 at 5pm, interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 4th March 2019.

No recruitment agencies or previous applicants please.

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