Senior Ecologist

Alar Ecology Ltd

£30,000 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 0117 287 2181 Lyndon Roberts

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Tuesday, 31st March 2020   1 day left

Alar Ecology Ltd (AEL) is seeking a part-time, seasonal Senior Ecologist to undertake fieldwork, report-writing and project management.

AEL was established in 2014 by Lyndon Roberts, the current owner and Principal Ecologist. As well as developing its own client base, AEL has undertaken many sub consultancy commissions for other companies working in the same sector. Although most of AEL’s projects are in the Greater Bristol area, some work is also taken on from across a wider area, including the Midlands, the SE and other parts of S and W England. This is an exciting opportunity for a home-based and self-motivated individual to join the company, potentially with a view to a more permanent/partnership role in the future for the right candidate.

For candidates wishing to work full time, there may also be an option to work an additional two days per week with another Bristol based ecological consultancy.

FIXED TERM CONTRACT: mid-April to September/October 2020

Closing Date: 31 March 2020

Suitable candidates will:

  • have at least 5 years’ experience working in the ecological consultancy sector
  • be very competent at carrying out Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys
  • have experience of carrying out desk studies, including data searches
  • be experienced and confident enough to undertake ecological assessments and make recommendations
  • possess good communications skills
  • be comfortable liaising with clients, LPAs and statutory bodies
  • provide AEL’s Director/Principal Ecologist with regular progress reports
  • have access to a computer with a fast broadband connection and Dropbox account or similar
  • have good MS Word and Excel skills
  • have an excellent grasp of English grammar and reporting conventions
  • have good report writing skills (you must be able to write concise, ‘client ready’ reports)
  • be technically competent with regard to legal and planning frameworks, especially when dealing with protected species
  • be up to date with ‘best practice’ survey methods
  • be able to work independently and manage your own workload
  • be capable of working to strict deadlines
  • be comfortable with daytime lone working
  • be willing to work unsociable hours when required
  • be able to work flexibly, putting in extra hours when needed
  • willing to work responsibly, complying with AEL’s lone working and H&S policies at all times
  • finally, you must have a full driving licence with insurance cover for business use

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • a degree in Ecology or a related subject
  • protected species licenses (especially L1 Bats)
  • CIEEM membership
  • a current CSCS card or similar
  • experience of undertaking bat roost and activity surveys
  • GIS and/or graphics skills
  • First Aid at Work / Confined Spaces / Asbestos Awareness / Working at Height training

Salary: £30k pro rata

Hours: 22.5 per week

Other benefits:

  • workplace pension contribution
  • TOIL
  • profit-related bonus
  • training budget
  • paid leave
  • travel expenses
  • all PPE and survey equipment provided

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