Seasonal Ecology Fieldworker


London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow
£22,000 pro-rata FTE

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract [email protected] Jennie Williamson

Reference: 2021-08

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 10th March 2021   1 day left

About the role:

LUC’s ecology team is passionate about creating opportunities for wildlife and people to thrive together.

With established teams in London, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow, we support a huge range of projects, at local and national levels. We’re enthusiastic about finding new ways to apply emerging ecological principals and methods to the most challenging of policy and development projects, and we have fun working together along the way.

In 2021 we’ll be working on some of the most exciting projects in UK consultancy. We’ll work across development types ranging for energy generation to historic building restoration. We’ll explore habitats from the Scottish uplands to central London. We’ll search for protected species ranging from bats to golden eagle, via dormouse and freshwater pearl mussel.

We require Seasonal Ecology Fieldworkers to help deliver our exciting orderbook. Successful candidates will be part of the LUC team between April and September (inclusive). The role will involve:

  • Preparing desk studies and collating ecological data sets.
  • Preparing and planning surveys, in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Implementing surveys across the UK, as part of a survey pair or a larger survey team.
  • Analysing and interpreting ecological data.
  • Contributing to consultancy reports.
  • Contributing to wider business development activity.

This role would suit anyone looking to take their first steps in ecological consultancy. The role is designed to ensure successful candidates have exposure to all aspects of consultancy and gain a full understanding of the career opportunities it presents.

These roles will be based in our London, Bristol, Glasgow and/or Edinburgh offices, however much of the work will be focussed in the field, at any of our sites across the UK.

We are happy to discuss a blend of working from home and the office if desired (once pandemic risks / restrictions are lifted).

Salary: £22,000 pro-rata FTE (London Allowance will apply for candidates appointed to our London office).

About you:

The successful candidate will complement our existing enthusiastic and dedicated ecology team. You will share our commitment to high quality science and be motivated to grow your ecology field skills.

Experience and qualifications


  • Educated to degree level, or with equivalent level of relevant skills and knowledge.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Willingness to work across the UK, with regular trips away from home (all costs and expenses covered by LUC).
  • Willingness to work antisocial hours, particularly during the bat survey season when night shift work will be necessary.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and positively with a with a small team of colleagues, often for extended periods away from home.


  • Existing knowledge of UK habitats and species.
  • Ecological field survey experience.
  • 4x4 driving skills

Personal Attributes

  • Enthusiastic about the natural environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and a proactive approach to building relationships with colleagues.
  • Curious, with an appetite for continuous learning and professional development.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2021-08 and specifying your preferred location(s) to Jennie Williamson, People & Culture Advisor at: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2021.

LUC is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups. We value the differences, needs and contributions a diverse workforce represents, and we strive to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all our people related activities.

About LUC:

LUC is an environmental planning and assessment, landscape design, historic environment and ecology consultancy, working primarily across the UK but also internationally. Over the last few years, we have grown the business, remained profitable, and generated good levels of cash, resulting in a healthy financial position.

LUC has high client satisfaction and has won numerous industry and employer awards.

With a track record spanning more than 50 years and a team of over 190 skilled professionals, we bring great depth of knowledge and experience to our work across the private and public sectors.

Whether we’re advising a commercial developer, utility company, voluntary organisation, Government agency or local authority, ours is a collaborative approach, which puts the client at the heart of the process.

We listen. We take the time to understand what drives our clients. Then we create bespoke and appropriate solutions that meet their needs and deliver the greatest value for their projects.

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovative thinking, which has led to a strong reputation for successfully resolving even the most complex of issues.

We’re also passionate about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.

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