Ecological Consultants
Ecological Consultants


Assistant Ecologist

Assistant Ecologist
We are a small team looking to recruit an assistant ecologist. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the right candidates to build on existing knowledge and skill set supported by motivated colleagues. Bernwood specialises in terrestrial ecology, aiming to work locally.

We can only consider applications from those currently living or willing to live within a reasonable distance from the office due to the demanding season of night surveys. Bernwood look forward to employing a budding ecologist who can hit the ground running. If you think this is you, apply with your CV and brief cover letter detailing how you meet the job description by Friday 31st January midday.

The successful candidates will:
Have a degree in a relevant discipline.
Have prior experience of working in the industry (desirable).
Have experience in protected species surveys (great crested newts, bats, reptiles, badgers and phase I/Preliminary Ecological Appraisals) (desirable).
Will be self-driven and motivated, with personal achievement goals.
Be a member of CIEEM or qualify for membership.
Have an understanding of UK legislation, planning processes and the sector in general.
Have experience in GIS (preferably QGIS), Microsoft basic packages (Word, Excel etc.) and ideally statistics packages such as R (desirable).
Have a full driving license free of endorsements and own (or have use of) a car for work purposes.

The role includes:
A competitive salary commensurate with experience and skills.
One-to-one training on protected species surveys (including harp and mist netting for bats), ecological report writing and support for professional development, including opportunities for attendance on training courses.
Opportunities to advance your liaison skills with clients and private landowners.
Colleagues to support your career development.

Sub-consultant/associate roles

We are always looking for ecological specialists and have opportunities for sub-consultants/associate roles within the work we do. If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch.

Contact Us

Bernwood ECS Ltd

Hensmans Farm
Nearton End

MK17 0SL

Tel: 01296 728351

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