Opportunities for Seasonal Assistant Ecologists; Spring 2022
We are now accepting applications for Seasonal Assistant Ecologist roles for the 2022 survey season based out of our Lockington (East Midlands) office.
Over the last five years, we’ve given approximately 60 graduates opportunities to join the team from our open evenings with many of those becoming permanent members at the end of the season.
Survey work will largely comprise protected species surveys and habitat creation works. The work will include daytime and night and/or early morning surveys and will require you to work away from home at times. Full, on the job training is provided.
Whilst predominantly field-based, there will be opportunities to assist in office work, including logging and mapping field data, with the data you collect being used to inform ecological impact assessments and mitigation measures across a range of projects.
We will be offering both full-time contracts for those looking to get stuck into a rewarding new career, and casual-hours contracts for those who need more flexibility.
A ‘can do’ enthusiastic and motivated attitude is essential, as is a keen interest in ecology and conservation, as work can be in remote locations, sometimes during poor weather, and often outside of regular ‘office’ hours. In most instances, you’ll be supporting other more experienced staff but you may also be expected to undertake day work without supervision.
Required skills include an ability to record field data reliably and accurately to a consistent and high standard. Good written skills will be an advantage. You may also be proficient with software such as QGIS. The ability to communicate well and work effectively as part of a team is vital.
You may already have experience of undertaking UK habitat and/or protected species surveys, a good understanding of British native species, wildlife legislation and planning policy relating to ecology. You are likely to have or be working towards a qualification in an environmental subject and maybe a member of
A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is necessary and you must have, or be prepared to add, Business Use to your car insurance policy. Existing experience and a current CSCS card is desirable for site-based work, but not essential.
We will also be offering a number of opportunities to join permanently at the end of the season.
We will be holding an open evening during the week of the 21st of February for shortlisted
candidates as part of the recruitment process. Please confirm your ability to attend at the registration stage.
Salary: £10.50 per hour