Field Ecologist / Surveyor

Aspect Ecology

Oxfordshire and the South East

Paid • Full or Part Time • Temporary

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Grade: Field Ecologist / Surveyor (several roles available)

Due to the ongoing success and expansion of the business, Aspect Ecology has a number of exciting opportunities for recently graduated / post graduate candidates to start their career in ecological consultancy, assisting with surveys and translocations on an exciting range of challenging and interesting projects.

About Aspect Ecology

At Aspect Ecology, we specialise in providing ecological consultancy services to a well-established base of high profile clients in both the public and private sectors. We are a professional and friendly team of enthusiastic ecologists who thrive on innovation and delivering a high quality output to our clients – see our website for more and follow us on Linkedin.

About the Role

You would be a Field Ecologist, working under the direction of the Field Work Co-ordination and Ecology team, undertaking a range of field surveys for faunal species, including bats, reptiles and great crested newts, with potential to work on translocations and with other protected species. We would be particularly interested to hear from any candidates who live relatively locally to our office (within about an hour’s drive); additionally we also have work available across the south east, so applications from candidates in that area would also be welcomed.

We have opportunities to assist with surveys and / or translocations starting Spring 2019, with surveys continuing until September / October 2019, although there may also be short term opportunities available for fixed term translocations. You will be required to work up to five days per week, with opportunities for weekend work as well.

About You

As an important member of the team, the following skills, experience, and attitude are considered essential to the role:

  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach;
  • Willingness to work ‘ecological hours’ and travel;
  • Confidence to work with reptiles and amphibians (training provided);
  • A broad understanding of UK wildlife legislation and a keen interest in Natural History;
  • Full driving licence and own car, insured for business use.

Previous experience of conducting surveys for protected species is advantageous but not essential, as full training will be provided. Having a CSCS card is also desirable but not crucial.

Wages are paid at an hourly rate (commensurate with your experience). B&B / hotel accommodation will be provided, where required, and all business mileage / subsistence will be reimbursed on a monthly basis.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, explaining why you feel this opportunity is right for you, to

Please entitle your email "Field Ecologist - your name" and be clear on your availability for work in 2019. A member of the Aspect team will contact successful candidates by email or telephone, as we are unable to reply to every applicant.

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