Seasonal Ecologist

Abbas Ecology Ltd


Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract [email protected] 01305 889855 Jonathan Crewe or Bronwen Bruce

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Wednesday, 3rd March 2021   4 days left

Abbas Ecology Ltd needs an enthusiastic, flexible individual to support our growing business over the summer survey season and possibly beyond. Work will include helping the Ecologists with bat activity surveys, dormice surveys, reptile translocations and badger sett work. You will be in a supporting role for much of this survey work out in the field but also collating, entering, and checking survey records. We are looking for a confident self-starter who will quickly progress to solo surveys such as bat checks. The job has good learning and development opportunities, there is a training budget which will allow you to take at least one external course. Training also takes place in regular online Team meetings.

Applicants will be expected to have/be able to

  • A relevant degree or experience in professional ecology work.
  • Access to a car; the seasonal ecologist role involves driving throughout the southern counties.
  • Facilities to work mainly from home, utilising the Microsoft ‘TEAMS’ system, supported by a networks provider.
  • Work some unsociable hours – mainly during dawn and dusk bat emergence surveys.
  • A flexible attitude and an enthusiastic approach
  • Good writing and communication skills.

It will be an advantage to have some direct consultancy experience, but full training will be given to the right applicant, as necessary.

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. 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.

A good rate of pay is offered along with 2 weeks paid holiday during the period of the contract which will run from April to the end of September.

Contact 01305 889855 / [email protected] for more information and an application form. Closing date for applicants is Wednesday 3rd March.

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