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Assistant Ecologist (6 month fixed-term)

The role

We are seeking an assistant ecologist to join our Sussex team on a six-month fixed term contract. This is an ideal opportunity for graduates looking to develop a career in ecological consultancy. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to assist with all areas of our work, including:

  • Carrying out ecological surveys and/or supporting senior team members
  • Supervising ecological aspects of site work
  • Collating and reviewing ecological information for desk studies
  • Assisting with the production of reports
  • Carrying out general administrative tasks, including project management and marketing

Candidate specification

Essential:

  • Hold a degree in ecology or a closely related subject
  • Some experience of undertaking protected species surveys, such as those for bats, great crested newts or reptiles
  • Be reliable, flexible, and willing to work unsociable hours
  • Have excellent organisation skills
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be located within an hour’s drive of our Sussex office
  • Have a car and be able to travel to sites throughout the UK

Desirable:

  • Post-graduate degree in ecology or a closely related subject
  • Hold a protected species survey licence
  • Membership of CIEEM
  • Hold a valid CSCS card
  • Knowledge of GIS

What we offer

We will provide comprehensive one-to-one training of standard survey techniques following the relevant good practice guidelines. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work towards gaining one or more protected species licences.

We will also assist the successful candidate in working towards a continuous learning and development (CLAD) plan to help develop their knowledge and skills. This is a requirement of CIEEM and will hopefully be used to inform potential future roles within the company.

Salary will be dependent on the calibre and experience of the candidate, but will be highly competitive. We also offer:

  • Flexible working
  • 25 -30 days’ annual leave
  • Four-day working week between December and February
  • Company pension
  • External training budget
  • Payment of CIEEM membership fees
  • Payment of Natural England survey licence fees
  • Company laptop and smartphone
  • No timesheets!
  • Discretionary bonuses

How to apply

Applicants are invited to send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@babec.co.uk. For an informal chat about the role, please feel free to contact Tim Buckland on 01403 713 244. The closing date for applications is 4 February 2022.

Babec Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies please.

Ecological surveyors (sub-contracting)

The role

We are seeking reliable and motivated ecological surveyors to assist our experienced ecology teams during the 2022 survey season. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to develop skills and experience in the ecological consultancy sector.

Candidate specification

Essential:

  • Hold a degree in ecology or a closely related subject
  • Be reliable, flexible and willing to work unsociable hours
  • Be based in the South-East
  • Have a car and be able to travel to sites throughout the South-East and surrounding areas

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and/or experience in undertaking protected species surveys, including bat emergence and return to roost surveys, reptile surveys and great crested newt surveys
  • Based within an hour’s drive of our Sussex or Hertfordshire offices
  • Membership of CIEEM
  • Valid CSCS card
  • Hold a protected species survey licence

What we offer

We provide comprehensive on-the-job training of the relevant survey techniques following best practice guidelines and supply any necessary survey equipment. The nature of our work means that projects can range from a few hours to several months in duration and can be subject to change at short notice.

The hourly rate for successful candidates will be dependent on the level of experience, but will be competitive. We also pay for any travel time and cover any mileage expenses, as well as providing accommodation and a subsistence budget if an overnight stay is required.

How to apply

Applicants are invited to send a CV to recruitment@babec.co.uk.

Babec Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies please.

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