Assistant Ecologist

Adonis Ecology Ltd.

Sudbury, Suffolk
£16,600 - £19,000 pa equivalent

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract +441787249160 Richard Sands

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Wednesday, 26th June 2019  

Adonis Ecology is looking to recruit an assistant ecologist to start as soon as possible for a contract that would last until the end of October 2019, with the possibility of a permanent post being offered at the end dependent upon performance and business workload. The role would involve undertaking a range of ecological surveys (especially bat and reptile surveys) and mitigation, desk studies and report writing for planning applications and developments. The post will be based at the Adonis Ecology office in Lavenham, Suffolk. In house training will be provided, plus a budget for external training courses.

Adonis Ecology is a specialist ecological consultancy aiming to provide added value for our clients with benefits for biodiversity. Our values include fairness, honesty and a strong sense of responsibility towards others and the environment.


  • A 2:1 or higher degree in ecology or related subject and good report writing skills;
  • A driving licence and car you can use for work purposes;
  • Prepared to be flexible over travel and hours - overnight stays and late night/early morning survey visits required for bat surveys in particular;
  • Business-like, polite and professional manner for liaising with other team members, clients and suppliers.


  • Experience and evidence of having been trained in visually checking buildings and trees for potential bat roosts, and working towards a bat survey licence;
  • Experience of dusk/dawn bat surveys;
  • Experienced in bat analysis, especially using Analook, BatScan and BatSound.
  • Experience of working in business outside of ecological consultancy;
  • Good botanical identification skills;
  • Protected species survey licences.

If you would like to work with our team, please send a CV and covering letter to Richard Sands, Adonis Ecology Ltd, Unit 11 Lavenham Studios, Brent Eleigh Road, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9PE or email If you wish to discuss the requirements in more detail before applying, please ring 01787 249 160.

No applications from agencies, please – they will not be viewed or responded to.

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