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Ecologist

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Ecologist £28k plus company car or car allowance

Homebased with offices in Wokingham, Droitwich and Bury St Edmunds

Our Client help both public and private sector businesses understand and manage their environmental risks, reducing the impact to the environment, their operation and their reputation. Our client focuses on consulting, preventing and responding to environmental risks. The purpose of the role is to provide aquatic and terrestrial ecological consultancy to existing and new projects and provision of ecological support to the Group.

The role

  • Ecological site assessments of habitats and associated report writing, inclusive of habitat
  • Protected species site assessments and surveys with associated reporting and mitigation
  • Provide advice to the Group on potential ecological impacts on emergency and/or planned
  • Provision of emergency / supervisory site support to the Group if
  • Assist business development, marketing quotations and
  • Provide protect species and habitat mitigation strategies in line with current UK legislation and best working
  • Assist with the wider team's project delivery including assisting with fisheries surveys and habitat projects; assisting with site investigations and pollution incident response; assisting aquatic macro-invertebrate sampling
  • Help maintain and develop client relationships through effective project management and provision of excellent customer
  • Supporting team performance by sharing knowledge and best practices at all levels
  • Field survey work outdoors, working in variable weather conditions, walking for varying distances, carrying equipment, bending for periods of time, working in and near water which can be physically demanding.

Skills and Experience we're looking for:

  • At least 3 years of experience within the ecological consultancy
  • Hold a degree (or equivalent) in an environmental subject.
  • Understand the principals and practice of key ecological field surveys.
  • Good personal time management, communication skills with internal and external clients and team members locally and nationally
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to be flexible in terms of travelling and working hours as projects can be distributed across the UK.
  • Hold or be working towards professional accreditation.
  • Hold or be working towards protected species licences.
  • Good understanding of wildlife legislation. Knowledge of aquatic environment legislation and its implementation, particularly the Water Framework Directive, would be an advantage; and
  • A full UK driving licence.

Why this role?

Our client is an indispensable consultancy, a trusted source of valuable information and strategic partner for hundreds of SMEs and larger organisations. Every offer aligns with their five core values - Service, Safety, Working Together, Wellbeing and Expertise.

They are fully ISO compliant, they also have excellent working relationships with the Environment Agency, Marine and Coastguard Agency, Defra, SEPA, the other regulatory and inspection bodies, government agencies and insurers - all of whom have accredited them in every relevant discipline and employ their services.

Interested?

Get in touch today by clicking the apply button above, or send an email to Billy at bwright@allen-york.com to find out more or to arrange a confidential chat.

Allen & York - delivering Sustainable Recruitment Solutions since 1993.

About us: Allen & York have been matching purposeful people with purpose-led organisations for 30 years. We partner with our clients and candidates on roles that build an understanding of climate change, promote sustainability and create inclusive and responsible organisations, working towards a sustainable world for us all. Committed to inclusiveness in the workplace, we aim to increase diversity across all areas and therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability. Let's help build a better world, together.

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