Botanist

RSK Biocensus

Flexible in UK
£25,000 - £45,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

rskgroup.com/rsk-business/rsk-biocensus

Sectors: ecology, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


RSK Biocensus, part of the RSK Group, are recruiting for a full time, permanent Botanist to join our growing ecology team. This position can be based from one of our offices around the UK, alternatively we are happy to consider homebased and remote working options. You’ll need to be willing to travel and stay away from home on occasions.

The RSK ecology team have a legacy of botanical expertise. Leading our team, our Scientific Director Dr Richard Carter is a BSBI vice-county recorder and a passionate botanist, we also have strong links with the University of Reading's Plant Diversity MSc who's staff contribute to our botanical training programme. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of plant identification and vegetation surveys on all of our projects. We also work on more unusual projects which require specific botanical skills.

As a Botanist at RSK Biocensus you can expect to get involved with management and delivery of all elements of botanical field surveys, assessment, tender and report writing and project management.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Co-ordinating and undertaking Phase 1 habitat and NVC / Phase 2 surveys
  • Designing and implementing mitigation strategies
  • Financial management of projects
  • Production of tenders and reports
  • Project management, report writing and delivery
  • Managing and mentoring junior members of the team.

We require someone who:

  • Has previous, relevant experience in a similar role, ideally working in commercial consultancy, although this is not a necessity
  • Ideally holds FISC Level 4 or above
  • Has a relevant degree in botany or similar
  • Good team player, with the ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm, energy and drive to develop skills and deliver projects to the highest standard
  • Excellent report writing skills, including survey reports, EcIAs, HRAs and tenders.
  • Full driving licence
  • Appropriate membership of CIEEM (dependent on grade, or to have eligibility if not currently held).

Salary and benefits:

  • £25,000 - £45,000
  • Family friendly, flexible working opportunities
  • Choice of homeworking linked to multiple office / team locations.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
  • Regular structured training and career development
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to mental health support.

For more information, please email the RSK Recruitment Team at [email protected]

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About Us

RSK is a leading environmental, engineering and technical services group providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. We know that the world faces some very significant challenges in the years to come. The United Nations are referring to the ‘Decade of Action’, saying that we have “ten years to transform our world” and to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. RSK is on a mission to deliver solutions which will help to address these major global challenges, reshaping our natural and built environments and creating a more sustainable future. We need an outstanding workforce to help us achieve this. Do you have what it takes?

RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.” Today, we are a group of over 120 businesses, many of which operate under different brands, employing over 7,000 employees worldwide. We plan to keep growing and are looking for professionals who have the passion, skills, and spirit needed to grow with us.

Since the beginning, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and reward talented people. Employees are at the heart of our business, and we recognise that our success is founded on the talent of our people. As a company, we want you to share in our achievements and we want to be a conduit for your success. RSK prides itself on providing employees with a rewarding and challenging career by encouraging continuing professional development and enabling employees to reach their full potential. Despite our growing numbers, we are determined to maintain the people-centric culture that RSK was built on, fostering entrepreneurialism, and applying a caring and compassionate approach to all that we do.


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