• Seasonal and Full Time contract work (with view to a permanent position for right candidate) available working as an Assistant Ecological Consultant.
  • Working on various ecological projects at various locations around the country.
  • Assisting on protected species and habitat surveys.
  • Effective working with senior and assistant ecologists. Liaising with clients and relative professionals such as architects, planners and councils.
  • Steep learning curve suitable for an enthusiastic individual beginning a career and/or wishing to gain significant experience in all areas working with senior ecologists to fast-track their career within a small company.
  • Training will be provided via a training plan including a mixture of on-job, taught, and guided self learning.


  • Essential:
  • A relevant degree or postgraduate qualification (other qualifications and backgrounds will be considered)
    Able to start before or by the 3rd May 2022
    Ability to work under pressure within a team and individually with excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm and passion for Ecology and the Environment
    Existing knowledge/experience of UK Flora and Faunal identification and survey work
    A broad understanding of UK wildlife legislation
    Wiling to travel and work away from home with overnight stays
    Developed ability in report writing and a good level of competency in Microsoft Office software
    Own car, driving Licence and a confident driver.


  • Desirable:
  • Live within 30 mins of of Derby or Uttoxeter area
    Experience undertaking a variety of ecology surveys; Phase one and Two; Particularly Bats, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles and Botany.
    Natural England class license would be advantageous
    Specialist knowledge within a particular field of ecology
    Project management experience


  • Benefits:
  • Work from home, manage your own time
    In house and paid external training from senior ecologists
    All expenses paid, includes food, mileage and overnight accommodation
    Fast-track to becoming an established Ecologist
    Company Laptop, Phone etc.
    You will usually be using company vehicles to avoid placing mileage on your own vehicle


  • For an informal discussion about the job, please contact Andy on andy@astuteecology.co.uk
  • In the first instance please send your CV and covering letter to the email above including the location you are based.




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