Seasonal Assistant Ecologist

John Wenman Ecological Consultancy LLP

Wokingham, Berkshire
Negotiable (subject to experience)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01183271810 John Wenman

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Friday, 7th February 2020  

About us

John Wenman Ecological Consultancy LLP is a professional ecological consultancy based in Wokingham, Berkshire. We are employed by a wide range of clients in the private and public sectors and a track record of delivering high quality ecological advice. We specialise in bat survey and mitigation in addition to carrying out a range of ecological survey, assessment and mitigation work throughout the UK, but particularly the south east.

Seasonal Assistant Ecologist (Wokingham, Berkshire)

The role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic ecologist to join our small and friendly team to assist us with a wide range of ecological survey, mitigation and supervision work between April and October. Projects will include Phase 1 habitat survey and protected species survey and mitigation work, with a focus on bat survey and mitigation. We are looking for someone keen to expand their ecological skills in a supportive environment with support from a team of experienced ecologists. The work will be full time (37.5hrs/week) and initially for a fixed seven month period, but with potential for extension. The position will be based at our rural office on the edge of Wokingham with the majority of site work being in the south east and close to our office. Candidates will be expected to work flexibly because the role will require evening and night work.

Skills and experience


  • Degree in ecology or closely related discipline;
  • Good understanding of ecological survey and mitigation techniques,
  • Good understanding of relevant UK and European legislation, policy and guidance;
  • Full driving licence and use of own vehicle;
  • Membership of CIEEM or eligibility to apply for membership.
  • Excellent report writing and data management skills with a close attention to detail;
  • The ability to use a range of field equipment and software including MS Office;


  • Previous experience of bat survey work, particularly detector surveys;
  • Experience of using GIS software (especially QGIS) and bat call analysis software e.g. AnalookW and BatExplorer;
  • Masters degree in ecology related discipline;
  • Experience of Phase 1 habitat and protected species surveys.

What we offer

  • Salary – negotiable (subject to experience);
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme;
  • Excellent training opportunities with training budget;
  • Flexible working with TOIL.
  • 25 days holiday per year

Interested candidates should apply by sending their CV and a covering letter to John Wenman at or by post to 1 Diesel House, Honey Hill, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3BL

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