Seasonal Ecologists

Harmil Environmental

Staffordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Derbyshire, Cheshire
Negotiable, dependent on experience

Paid • Full or Part Time • Temporary

[email protected] Careers Team

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Monday, 19th July 2021  

The Opportunity:

As a seasonal ecologist with Harmil Environmental Limited, you will be expected to carry out field surveys to assist in data collection for a variety of our projects. 

We are looking for seasonal ecologists across the United Kingdom and will consider applicants from all regions. However, our main locations are:

  • Head Office: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Aylesbury Office: Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire

The successful candidates will get appropriate training and supervision to not only develop their skill and knowledge, but to give them a strong foothold for a career in ecology. Harmil Environmental have a strong emphasis on career progression and opportunities to progress within the company for exemplary staff will be considered.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the existing ecology team in working on a variety of projects
  • Field Surveys for a variety of species (including, but not limited to, botany, bats, birds, great crested newts and reptiles)
  • Report Writing

About Us:

Harmil Environmental Limited is a multi-disciplinary company covering a number of different sectors. We are an expanding company whose ethos is to retain the working environment of a small friendly consultancy.

As part of our ecology team, we employ a number of staff over the peak survey season which can run from April through to October. The successful candidates will work within the highly regarded ecology branch, also trading as Elite Ecology. 

Our main focus is to efficiently complete projects for our clients, whilst ensuring the protection and enhancement of the natural world during the planning process and within private projects.

Our vision is to offer as many services as possible to a wide variety of clientele nationwide, once again during the planning process and within private projects. We aim to continually expand, with a variety of new career opportunities likely to arise in the future.

The successful candidates will benefit from a competitive salary that offers a flexible working policy and holiday pay.

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will fulfil a variety of criteria.


  • A full UK Driving Licence
  • A degree in ecology, conservation, natural sciences or a relevant subject
  • Good written English skills
  • The ability to work in a team and on their own
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to manage a busy workload which may be subject to change at short notice


  • Protected species licences
  • An ecological specialism
  • Previous relevant professional experience in the ecological sector
  • Hold protected species survey licence(s)
  • Be a member of, or have eligibility for membership of, CIEEM or a relevant professional body
  • Understand relevant environmental legislation in force in the UK
  • Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) experience

How to Apply:

Please send your CV to the Careers Team at [email protected]. Appropriate candidates will be interviewed by a telephone or video meeting. The successful candidates will be in place to start ASAP.