Ecologist

Abbas Ecology Ltd

Dorset
Competitive

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.abbasecology.co.uk [email protected] 01305 889855 Jonathan Crewe or Bronwen Bruce

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Tuesday, 2nd March 2021   3 days left


Abbas Ecology Ltd needs a keen and motivated individual to join our growing business in 2021, start date in March/April. The post will be permanent, following completion of a successful trial period. Work is across Southern counties but with a bias towards East and North Dorset. Dorset is a wonderful place to live and work and has species and habitats that are almost unknown elsewhere.

The postholder will take part in a varied work programme including carrying out a full programme of bat assessments, protected species survey work and report writing to CIEEM guidelines. The post will also involve completion of Ecological Impact Assessments, mitigation and enhancement plans; plus working as Ecological Clerk of Works when required for onsite mitigation programs.

Applicants will be expected to be working towards or have:

  • A bat survey license (level 1/CL17 or level 2/CL18).
  • Knowledge of habitat types and protected species requirements.
  • Access to a car; this role involves driving throughout the southern counties.
  • Facilities to work mainly from home, utilising the Microsoft ‘TEAMS’ system, supported by a networks provider.
  • Freedom to work unsociable hours – mainly during dawn and dusk bat emergence surveys.
  • A flexible attitude and an enthusiastic approach
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Successful candidate is likely to have 1+ years of experience in ecological consultancy work.
  • An understanding of Wildlife Legislation and planning protocol
  • Education to degree standard with relevant CPD training.

Good liaison skills with clients and relevant organisations is essential. Frequent client contact and development is standard. The applicant will be expected to be a member/become a member of the Charted Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Abbas Ecology will fund membership for the duration of the contract and CPD will be supported. There is a training budget associated with this post, as well as links to other experts and conservation groups.

The job offers 5 weeks paid holiday per annum. Extra hours worked in the peak season can be taken as time off in lieu during quieter periods. You will be enrolled in the UK government’s NEST pension scheme. Staff benefit from a company profit sharing scheme.

Abbas Ecology has been growing since 2012 but remains a small, intimate consultancy. We work on a wide range of schemes including monitoring underground mine shafts, introducing biodiverse habitats to solar farms, and supporting clients deliver mitigation for substantial housing developments. You will benefit from flexible hours and home working but we are a friendly group who maintain daily contact. We have utilised Microsoft Teams and other cloud-based systems for several years so are ahead of the curve for supporting working from home. A lot of training is delivered in-house through regular staff meetings, we can also draw on the expertise of local experts and maintain contact with local wildlife charities. Working in our region offers the opportunity to work with a diverse range of habitats and species including national parks, statutory protected areas, coast, brownfield, urban and farmland.

Contact 01305 889855 / [email protected] for more information and an application form.

Applicants will be requested to submit an example of their prepared reports, where available.

Closing Date for applicants is Tuesday 2nd March. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th March with a view to a March/April start date.


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