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Principal Ecologist (Nottingham)

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Principal Ecologist

Nottingham, Hybrid working

Are you an Experienced Ecologist wanting to further your career within an established and successful company that has welfare and wellbeing as core values, looking for a great new role?

We're looking for a Principal Ecologist to join a dynamic and forward-thinking ecology team based in Nottingham, where you will be given the platform to develop new skills and achieve your goals. If this sounds like you, read on!

The role

As a Principal Ecologist, you'll be reliable, hard-working, organised and proactive. You'll have experience of a wide range of projects and have developed specialist knowledge (especially on herpetofauna, chiropteran or riparian mammals). You'll also have good project management skills and report-writing skills, and some experience of line managing individuals.

Within the team you will enjoy the benefits and security of a large corporation, but also work as a small close-knit ecology consultancy that understands the importance of welfare and wellbeing. There are mentors for staff at all levels who provide support at a personal level and guide the development of skills and experience. There is a programme of internal training courses and a generous budget for external training aligned to your professional development goals. They also promote a healthy work-life balance and encourage agile-working, with a flexible home-office location within the team if you are willing to travel.


We are looking for the following requirements;

  • Excellent knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation and policy, as well as Ecological Impact Assessment
  • Holder of relevant protected species survey licences including mitigation licences would be desirable.
  • Technical and professional proficiency with a demonstrable history of winning, deliver and management of ecological projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets
  • Proven ability to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work to meet peaks in demands
  • Use advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to complex problems
  • Plan and organise project studies
  • Experience of
    • Phase 1 Habitat and protected species surveys and licensing
    • Managing and mentoring staff, as well as technical leadership of teams of ecologists on major projects
    • Electronic data capture, analysis and presentation
    • Liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders including statutory bodies
    • Interpreting and recording data, conducting analyses, comparing findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance

Why this role?

Our client is very committed to helping its employees achieve a healthy work-life balance, they actively celebrate flexible working and would be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you. You will also receive a competitive salary, 25 days' annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.


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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