Consultancy Manager & Principal Ecologist

Ecology Practice

Negotiable (£50k+)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent Rhona Perry

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Friday, 31st May 2019  

A new and exciting post has arisen for a Ecology Consultancy Manager (ECM) to help develop a new ecological consultancy arm to a wider landuse Group. The Group are leaders with Site Clearance work and operate well-established Arboricultural services.

The consultancy will operate from a set of newly acquired offices in Wellingborough. This Northamptonshire office will add to an existing 4-man ecology team. The ECM is needed to bring a senior ecology-based skill-set to the Group’s management team, and develop the existing small Consultancy from these basic roots, building upon the consultancy’s existing client base and providing a new service for the Group’s clients as a whole.

What we offer

The successful candidate will become an integral part of our core management team. We believe in sharing rewards and would expect the ECM to become eligible for company Directorship as the company grows. In addition:

  • Based in Northamptonshire/commuting daily to Wellingborough
  • Salary £negotiable depending on experience (£50-60+k)
  • Pension & Company Car where required
  • Relocation assistance
  • Fully equipped office and admin team

What you can bring

  • An appropriate degree qualification;
  • A minimum of 8-10 years’ relevant professional experience;
  • An ecological specialism in one or more areas of practice;
  • Excellent knowledge of UK and European environmental legislation;
  • Excellent report writing skills, including protected species surveys, EPSM applications, ES chapters and ecological management plans;
  • The ability to critically review own output and possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience in reviewing others’ work;
  • Strong skills in the survey of and mitigation for two or more of the following key protected species: bats, badger, breeding birds, dormouse, great crested newt, reptiles, and water vole;
  • Full membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and preferably CEcoL;
  • A full clean UK driving licence

We want to appoint a self starting, highly motivated and commercially minded individual to this unique and challenging opportunity.

Please express your interest in the first instance by sending your CV and a covering letter to Rhona Perry at

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