Senior/Principal Ecologist – Licensed Bat Surveyor Job – We are Hiring

Senior/Principal Ecologist – Licensed Bat Surveyor Job – We are Hiring

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Senior/Principal Ecologist (Bat Specialist) Job

We are looking for a bat specialist to join our team in South Wales, at either senior ecologist or principal ecologist level. You should have a significant level of bat survey experience and have experience of preparing Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Natural England (NE) bat licence applications and acting as the licensed ecologist on a range of different schemes covering a range of different species including horseshoes. You will also have experience of planning and co-ordination bat survey teams, undertaking bat sound analysis, providing guidance to more junior team members and undertaking dusk emergence and dawn re-entry surveys..

Essential Requirements

  • NRW Bat licence (with handling endorsement) and England bat licence (class licence CL18 level 2 or above);
  • Experience in acting as the named ecologist on European Protected Species development licences for a range of bat species;
  • Experienced report writer who applies attention to detail;
  • Experience of leading bat surveys;
  • Proficient in bat sound analysis; and
  • Experience in mentoring and providing guidance to more junior team members.
  • A full UK driving license; and
  • Access to your own car, insured for business use.

Desirable Requirements

  • An appropriate ecological degree qualification, ideally with emphasis on zoology or ecology;
  • Experience of bat care or other handling experience (harp trapping & mist netting) or undertaking bat box checks;
  • Experience of leading bat survey training courses;
  • Experience with other species groups would be an advantage; and

Other Requirements

  • Must be physically fit and be willing and able to able to work in all weather conditions necessary to carry out collection of data;
  • Be prepared to work throughout South Wales and South West England as required;


Salary will be dependent upon experience.

For more information on the role contact us on 029 2065 0331. To apply please send a cv, covering letter to