Job Title: Assistant Ecologist

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £22,000 – £25,000

As an Assistant Ecologist you want the best start to your career, and so working for a company that can offer a supportive environment, exceptional traning, variety of projects, and being a place you genuinely love to work is your top priority. Here at Penguin Recruitment, we are working with a specilaist environmental practice in Gloucester that can offer all of that and more.

Our client is an award-winning consultancy that works with a range of public and private sector clients across the UK. They provide high-quality assessments, advice and guidance on a variety of environmental issues, such as strategic environmental assessment, green infrastructure planning, habitats regulations assessment, landscape assessment, landscape ecology and expert witness.

As an Assistant Ecologist, you will:

  • Conduct UK habitat and protected species surveys
  • Support ecological reports, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Reports, Ecological Impact Assessment Reports and Biodiversity Net Gain Reports
  • Liaise with statutory and non-statutory bodies, such as Natural England, local authorities and wildlife trusts
  • Provide project management support

To be eligible for this position, you will need:

  • A degree in ecology, biology, zoology or a related field
  • Have relevant experience in ecological consultancy
  • Full membership of CIEEM or working towards it
  • Good familiarity with UK and EU wildlife legislation, planning policies, licensing requirements and best practice survey techniques
  • Experience of undertaking protected species surveys
  • Experience of using GIS software, such as QGIS or ArcGIS
  • Excellent communication, report writing and project management skills
  • A full valid UK/EEC driving licence and access to a vehicle

As an Assistant Ecologist, you will recieve:

  • Salary of £22,000 – £25,000 based on your experience
  • A positive and supportive work environment
  • A range of benefits, such as flexible working, pension scheme, health insurance and more
  • Opportunities for training and career progression

Interested in this or other roles in ecology consultancy? Please contact Lloyd Key via or call 01792957382. We have many more vacancies available on our website.

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This is a permanent role.

Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position.

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