Senior Ecologists - Oxford & Newcastle

BSG Ecology

Oxford or Newcastle
Competitive salary plus benefits

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Monday, 11th July 2022  


The opportunity

This is a great opportunity to join our friendly and supportive teams in Oxford & Newcastle and one of the UK’s largest and most experienced independent ecological consultancies.

You will take responsibility for complex, high-profile and ecologically interesting projects. We will work with you to develop your skills in all aspects of ecology and consultancy work through mentoring, a structured review process and tailored training programme.

We are particularly looking for more experienced candidates including those with specialist interest in bats (including tree climbers), badgers, water vole, holders of mitigation licences and strong project managers.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer benefits that include a flexible working policy, 25 days annual leave and private healthcare amongst others.

What we are looking for

You will have:

  • Relevant professional ecological experience (ideally including at least three years of ecological consultancy)
  • A broad ecological skill-set and, ideally, one or more protected species licences
  • Knowledge and understanding of the planning system and current and evolving wildlife policy and legislation
  • Confidence in written and verbal communication
  • Effective project management and client liaison skills
  • The ability to identify, understand, and resolve ecological issues
  • Enthusiasm for ecology and the environment in the UK
  • The desire to promote high professional standards in ecology
  • An organised approach to work, flexibility and a high level of motivation
  • A good BSc and / or MSc in a relevant subject
  • A full driving licence and access to your own transport

Why work for BSG Ecology

We are one of the largest independent ecological practices in the UK, with a permanent staff of fifty across six offices. We work across a wide range of sectors including heritage, renewable energy, residential, leisure and minerals and with a diverse range of clients.

BSG Ecology is a multi-award winning consultancy. These prestigious awards reflect our demonstrable track record on projects that deliver on biodiversity as well as commercially, our commitment to sharing learning and good practice, the structured professional development of our staff, and our promotion of high standards in the profession.

Our vision is to be the first choice ecology consultancy and to continue to build our success on rewarding and challenging work. Our focus is on helping our clients achieve their aims, as well as securing the best outcomes for the environment.

How to apply

Please send a CV, along with a covering letter telling us about yourself, what you feel you will bring to our team and your preferred office location to Rowena Scott-Campbell ([email protected]) by Monday 11th July 2022. 

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