Ecologists / Senior Ecologists

Kent Wildlife Trust

Ecologist: £23,000 - £27,000 pa pro rata / Senior Ecologist: £30,000 - £37,000 pa pro rata

Paid • Full or Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 30th June 2022   3 days left

Job Opportunity

Job Title: Ecologist or Senior Ecologist

Closing Date: Thursday 30th June 2022.
Interview Date: Thursday 7th July 2022
Salary Range: Ecologist: £23,000 - £27,000 pa / Senior Ecologist: £30,000 - £37,000 pa

The salary or payment awarded to the successful candidate will take into account skills and experience.

Contract Type : This is a two year fixed term contract. Full or part time hours considered.

Location : Kent

We have an agile working policy where staff can work from home, office or other agreed remote location. The location of employment will be the individual’s nearest Kent hub.

Globally and nationally wildlife is in steep decline. We appear to be reaching critical tipping points around the loss of biodiversity as well as around climate change, both being interlinked. Human society cannot prosper without wildlife and healthy ecosystems.

Kent’s wildlife needs to be restored to much higher levels. We can no longer allow common things to become rare. We can only do this by restoring large-scale habitat from degraded land. Doing this will contribute to solving global problems. But we won’t be able to do this unless we publicly aspire to a higher level of impact and show that we can deliver this.

KWT Consultancy Services (KWT CS) is part of the Kent Wildlife Trust Group (KWTG). KWT CS returns any profit generated to conservation work in Kent via Kent Wildlife Trust itself.

We are at the forefront of solutions to the nature and climate crisis. The KWT Group holds the unique position of being able to evaluate and providing variations for clients on natural capital through its propriety Carbon + Habitat Tool.

We are at a crucial stage of our development as a consultancy and need ecologists and senior ecologists with our expanding work in Kent and with our colleagues in the Wildlife Trust Consultancies nationally.

Your role will be pivotal in supporting KWT Consultancy Services and the KWT Group with consultancy and conservation work and you will have the opportunity to support Trust work, develop consultancy work, get involved with local, regional and national Nature-based Solutions work and have a great working relationship with colleagues across the Wildlife Trust Consultancy community.

We are looking for all levels of knowledge and experience. It is important that you have a desire and enthusiasm for high integrity ecology work that encompasses a love of conservation and real interest in areas such as Nature-based solutions and the wider emerging discussion on nature’s recovery, wilding and Natural climate solutions.

Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. Join our team and help us create a Wilder Kent! In return we will inspire you, listen to you, value you, treat you equally and fairly, look after your health and wellbeing and encourage flexibility from day one, enabling you to draw on these benefits to be a better, happier and more productive you. 

Contact details:

For an application pack, visit our website.

If you wish to discuss this post, please contact [email protected] to arrange a call.

The Kent Wildlife Trust Group is Wild About Inclusion. To us, this means inspiring, empowering and engaging people from all backgrounds, cultures, identities and abilities, to change the natural world for the better.

It also means cultivating inclusive workspaces that are free from discrimination, where differences are celebrated, everyone can be themselves and flourish, just like nature!

Find out more & apply