Job title: Botanical Ecologist

Salary: £25K+ dependent on experience.

Location: Based Otley, West Yorkshire

Closing date: Sunday 6th February 2022

Who we are

Haycock and Jay Associates is a unique ecology practice based in the market town of Otley, West Yorkshire. Established in 2010, we are proud to have built a strong reputation across the development, conservation and public engagement sectors.

Our diverse group of professional ecologists undertake a varied portfolio of work including significant botanical projects in Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale AONB, protected species work in a variety of ancient properties and herbivore impact assessment and condition assessment from Cape Wrath to the Dark Peak, as well as development-related projects. We regularly undertake projects for statutory agencies, National Parks and charities which require good botanists; from coastal cliffs to Pennine peatlands, flood-plain meadows to alpine heaths.



Why we are different

Our ecologists get the opportunity to work in exciting projects where we can really make a difference; long term monitoring of sites and rare and scarce plant populations, peatland restoration, ancient woodland restoration and public engagement projects. This provides a stimulating working environment where budding botanists can practice and develop their skills. We encourage and support each botanist in developing a specialism, and promote employees taking their career in new directions. If you have a passion for botany, you can grow it with us.

Who we are looking for

We are currently seeking a dynamic and ambitious Botanical Ecologist to join our expanding team. You will be a key part of our team. This is a great opportunity for the right person to excel and become a valued and integral team member whilst developing their career.

Person specification:

  • Demonstrable botanical field skills.
  • Experience of carrying out botanical surveys in range of habitats.
  • Capable of carrying out PEA/Phase 1/UK HABs survey.


  • Interested assisting with other ecology surveys.
  • Experience of NVC survey.
  • Experience of habitat Common Standards Monitoring.

You must also hold a full current UK driving licence.

Please send your CV and covering letter, karl.harrison@haycockandjay.co.uk.