• Job: Experienced Ecologist 
  • Contract type: Permanent 
  • Organisation: Ecology Services Limited 
  • Location: Based in Preston, Lancashire, mainly working throughout the northwest 
  • Salary: 23k up to 28k dependent upon experience 
  • Position: Full-time

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2022 – We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and suitably qualified Ecologist to join Ecology Services Ltd. Established in 2003, we are a busy, broad-based practice, and a highly experienced professional consultancy. We work in numerous sectors for a wide range of clients and our projects are interesting and varied. The role would suit a highly motivated individual with extensive ecological survey experience, identification skills for a range of species and capable of producing clear, concise survey reports.

Essential criteria:

  • Proven track record of working within an ecological consultancy
  • Strong project management skills
  • Willing to work regular unsocial hours, generally 2 nights per week during survey season
  • Understanding of UK planning policy and wildlife legislation
  • Competent in carrying out Preliminary Ecological Appraisals – Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys
  • Strong fieldwork and report writing skills
  • Excellent communicative, team working and organisational skills
  • Degree qualification in a relevant subject
  • Membership of CIEEM (Eligible for) or other body
  • Full driving licence

Desirable Skills:

  • QGIS Mapping skills
  • A valid CSCS card
  • Bat class licence Level 1/2

Higher-end salary criteria:

  • Expertise in at least one species/group – ornithology and bats are of particular interest
  • One or more Natural England species survey licences
  • Track record of completing and obtaining EPSM licences
  • Strong botanical identification skills
  • Excellent report writing skills and ability to edit colleagues reports and provide feedback


  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Use of a company vehicle when on company business
  • Working in a relaxed and friendly team environment
  • Payment of professional memberships such as CIEEM
  • Flexible TOIL scheme
  • Funded and encouraged CPD
  • Hybrid working with phone and laptop provided
  • Pension scheme 

Working within our business, you will be supported by our friendly team of highly trained ecologists. You will be provided with excellent training opportunities, both in-house and externally and will receive annual appraisals to aid career progression. We are committed to ensuring a good work-life balance.

If you feel that you have the right experience and qualities to join our ecology team, please e-mail your CV, salary expectations and a covering letter explaining why you feel you are a suitable candidate for this role to: 

Lyn Eccles-Sargeant

Managing Director

Ecology Services Ltd

E-mail: info@ecologyservices.co.uk

Agency enquires will not be considered.

For more details about Ecology Services Ltd, please refer to our website: www.ecologyservicesltd.co.uk

For an informal discussion regarding this opportunity please contact: Lyn Eccles-Sargeant, Managing Director on 01772 614932.