Leeds, Newcastle Upon Tyne or Manchester
£31,369 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: SUS3120

Sectors: ecology, sustainable transport

Closing date: Monday, 15th March 2021  

Ecologist (Ref: SUS3120)

£31,369 per annum

Fixed Term Until March 2022

37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working – based in Leeds, Newcastle Upon Tyne or Manchester

Initial home working is anticipated due to C19 travel restrictions.

About Sustrans

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. 

Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together

About the Role

Do you want a new challenge and an opportunity to use your skills to make a difference to peoples’ lives? Then don't miss this exciting opportunity to join our team.

This role will have the responsibility of supporting the Senior Ecologist and ecology team in advising on all ecological aspects of Sustrans work throughout England and Wales, with an emphasis on projects in the North of England.

In collaboration with colleagues and partners across a wide range of disciplines, you will undertake field surveys, manage sub-consultants, prepare reports and use your expertise to help shape the design of new walking and cycling path so that they benefit people and wildlife.

About You

We are looking for an ecologist with significant practical experience in relevant previous roles, higher level vocational qualification or degree in ecology or equivalent, your expertise will guide our approach to designing and undertaking construction and maintenance work. In addition you will implement ecological best practice across the organisation.

If you are passionate about health, sustainability or the environment and want to work somewhere you can make a big impact, then please get in touch.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We actively encourage applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented. Currently, this includes disabled people, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.


Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 15 March 2021. Interviews will take place via MS Teams on Friday 26 March 2021.

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