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Principal Ecologist

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Principal Ecologist

Hybrid Working

Are you a highly motivated, ambitious and resourceful Ecologist looking for your next career move? A Principal Terrestrial Ecologist is required to deliver a diverse range of projects for a variety of clients, including UK conservation agencies, water and energy industries and development clients. The individual sought will have the scope to become Team Leader of ecology for the South of England, managing and developing a team of up to 15 ecologists in various locations. At the forefront of all projects is the aim to preserve the natural environment whilst enabling sustainable development.

The role

You will be expected to.

  • Ensure ecological projects are managed and delivered to a high standard
  • Have key involvement in tender preparation, writing proposals within the agreed time frame and to budget
  • Working closely with existing clients and maintaining stakeholder relationship
  • Identity and pursue opportunities to win additional work for the team
  • Managing Health and Safety of yourself and the team, whilst offering continual improvement


The successful candidate will be an experienced Ecologist who is passionate about the natural world and preserving the environment. You will be self-motivated and display a strong work ethic.

Additional experience:

  • A post-graduate degree in an environment/ecology related subject
  • Experience in terrestrial field work, including conducting protected species surveys and mitigation projects
  • A passion for personal development of self and others
  • Ideally hold at least one protected species licence
  • Current knowledge of EU & UK legislation, Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) and Environmental impact assessments
  • Experience of managing and developing more junior colleagues

Why this role?

The client we are working with is committed to making a difference in both their environment and their business. They are a rapidly growing organisation who prides themselves on creating a diverse and inclusive team. There are excellent flexible working options available, to achieve work life balance. Many employees have worked on projects that have been of personal interest to them. They are committed to continuous development of employees to support your career. The benefits package includes private medical insurance for all employees, access to mental health first aiders and comprehensive income protection if you cannot work.

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.


Get in touch today by clicking the apply button above or send an email to Tom at: to find out more or to arrange a confidential chat.

Allen & York - delivering Sustainable Recruitment Solutions since 1993.

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