Senior Ecologist

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Sheffield (currently home-based)
£38,391 pa + 9% pension contribution

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: NTXEO566724

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Friday, 11th December 2020  

Senior Ecologist

Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Sheffield (currently home working due to Covid 19)
£38,391 pa + 9% pension contribution

Help us achieve more for nature’s recovery and our community!

Wildscapes Consultancy is a successful social enterprise and CIEEM Registered practice delivering professional ecological, land management and nature-based solutions that work for businesses, people and wildlife. All profits from the consultancy are returned to Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, the parent company, to help fund their charitable work conserving the natural environment and connecting people with nature.

We are currently looking for a highly capable and motivated Senior/Principal Ecologist to develop and lead Wildscapes to the next level. This role will be key to bringing technical ecological expertise and advice to lead, support and develop the ecology team.

The role:

This opportunity will suit a highly proficient Senior/Principal Ecologist who is seeking an exciting and busy position. The duties are varied and the post holder will take responsibility for a number of Consultancy Manager tasks such as budget oversight, team leadership and business development.

You will be involved in line managing a team of Ecologists, as well as Land Managers and associates, both in the office and at remote locations, securing new work and carrying out contract management, quality control and health & safety procedures. 

Engaging clients and seeking out new contract work is also an essential part of the role.

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • A relevant qualification and MCIEEM membership. 
  • A good level of experience in a senior position delivering ecology contracts including; initial client liaison, pricing, bidding, scheduling, project management, practical delivery and quality and H&S assurance.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining excellent client relationships across a range of organisations and sectors.
  • Excellent level of proficiency in ecology including ecological assessment (PEAs, BNG,EcIA), species and habitat management, mitigation and surveying.
  • Detailed working knowledge of planning policy in the UK and environmental wildlife legislation

If you are highly motivated, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial, we would love to hear from you!

Closing date: 11 December 2020

Interviews will take place on: 21 December 2020

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