Adonis Ecology Ltd.

Sudbury, Suffolk
£20,000 - £25,000 pa

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent [email protected] 01787249160 Richard Sands

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Tuesday, 16th March 2021   7 days left

Have you done seasonal survey work for ecological consultancies, and are now looking for the next step and that permanent post?

Adonis Ecology is looking to recruit an ecologist to start as soon as possible for a permanent post. You would be undertaking a range of ecological surveys (especially Phase 1 Habitat Surveys), protected species surveys and mitigation, desk studies and report writing for planning applications and developments. You would also help with desk based research to develop advanced ecological assessment methods.

The post will be based at the Adonis Ecology office in Lavenham, Suffolk, although working from home may be required at times depending on covid-19 risk and associated government guidance. You would be provided with in-house training, plus a budget for external training courses.

Adonis Ecology is a specialist ecological consultancy aiming to provide added value for our clients with benefits for biodiversity. Our values include fairness, honesty and a strong sense of responsibility towards others and the environment. Examples of what current staff members say about working with Adonis Ecology:

“Over the last 6 years working for Adonis Ecology, I’ve really appreciated the flexible working hours and generous time off in lieu policy, as well as the friendly atmosphere in the office.” Katrina.

“Adonis Ecology is a professional but flexible company to work for, with a great reputation in the industry and a well-equipped office in a lovely out of town location. I have found it to be a friendly and supportive environment to work in.” Lynda.

If you think working for us would suit you, what we would require from you would be:

  • A 2:1 or higher degree in ecology or related subject and good report writing skills;
  • A driving licence and vehicle you can use for work purposes;
  • Prepared to be flexible over travel and hours - overnight stays and late night/early morning survey visits required for bat and newt surveys in particular;
  • Business-like, polite and professional manner for liaising with other team members, clients and suppliers;
  • Some experience of professional Phase 1 Habitat Surveys;
  • Good botanical identification skills.


  • Experience and evidence of having been trained in visually checking buildings and trees for potential bat roosts, and working towards a bat survey licence;
  • Experience of dusk/dawn bat surveys and bat analysis;
  • Experience of working in business outside of ecological consultancy;
  • Other protected species survey licences.

If you would like to work with our team, please send a CV and covering letter to Richard Sands, Adonis Ecology Ltd, Unit 11 Lavenham Studios, Brent Eleigh Road, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9PE or email [email protected].

No applications from agencies, please – they will not be viewed or responded to.

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