Lead Ecologist

James Blake Associates

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
c.£24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.jba-landmarc.com recruitment@jba-landmarc.com 01284 335797 Rachel Austin

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 8th October 2020  


Are You the Lead Ecologist We are Looking For?

Location: HQ in Bury St Edmunds Office/on-site and current homeworking

Exciting opportunities for an ambitious and talented Lead Ecologist

The Opportunity

A great opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and enthusiastic Lead Ecologist to join the growing team at James Blake Associates. You will be providing support to the Ecology team, whilst leading on a wide range of projects. You will get great support, training and exposure. This is a fantastic opportunity to realise your ambitions and join a great team of like-minded Ecologists who are collaborative and fun to work with working with other professionals too from other disciplines within the company.

Who We Are 

We are a well-established (32 years), award winning, multi-disciplinary practice with professionals in Ecology, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning and Arboriculture, based in Suffolk, and proud of the culture, values, team spirit and vision we share – ‘together, making a difference, creating better, greener places and brighter futures.’ We specialise in the retention and incorporation of greener and more natural Green Infrastructure into residential development but also carry out consultancy services for all sectors including commercial, leisure, local government, and Infrastructure/Utility projects.

To be successful in this role, your knowledge, skills, experience and attributes will include the following:

  • BSc or equivalent qualification in Ecology, Biological Sciences or similar.
  • Minimum 3 years post graduate experience.
  • At least 1 Protected Species licence, ideally Bats or GCN.
  • Associate membership of CIEEM.
  • Excellent analysis and report writing skills.
  • Full clean UK driving licence.
  • Professional, enthusiastic with a positive personality - happy to engage with clients and colleagues alike.
  • A pragmatic and common-sense approach to project management and the ability to liaise with the Senior ecologist and Team leader to deliver successful project outcomes.

What We Offer

  • A competitive starting salary of circa £24k for the successful candidate.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Ability to work from home when suitable and agreed.
  • Access to pool cars when available.
  • Training internally.
  • Opportunities for promotion as the department grows for the right candidate.

Application information

For further information, please see our website: www.jba-landmarc.com or email our recruitment team at recruitment@jba-landmarc.com. Leave your phone number and we will get straight back to you.

To apply, please complete our Application Form which is located on our website, or send your CV to recruitment@jba-landmarc.com.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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