Whiskered Bats

Licensed Bat Surveyor Job – We are Hiring

We are looking for a bat specialist to join our team in Cardiff, South Wales. We are a friendly consultancy with an office dog with 8 full time and 4 seasonal staff that specialise in small scale bat projects. We run a lot of training courses that are available to all staff and will provide regular in-house training events.

You should ideally have a significant level of bat survey experience and have experience of preparing Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Natural England (NE) bat licence applications as the Named/Appointed Ecologist. You will also have experience of leading bat survey teams, bat sound analysis, providing guidance to more junior team members and undertaking dusk emergence and dawn re-entry surveys.

Work Area: Local work favoured. Mainly within 1-2 hours travel radius of Cardiff and Bristol.

Roles & responsibilities


  • Work independently and undertake ecology related fieldwork.
  • Production and submission of EPS licence applications.
  • On-site works e.g. soft strip supervision for bats.
  • Undertaking bat surveys & writing bat survey reports.
  • Liaise with clients, and other organisations to promote strong working relationships and effective communication.
  • Managing small scale projects.


  • NRW bat licence (with handling endorsement) and/or NE bat licence (Class Licence CL18 Level 2).
  • Experience of writing and submitting EPS applications to NRW and/or NE as the Named/Appointed Ecologist.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of mitigation works.
  • An ecological degree or related subject.
  • Experience in environmental consultancy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, field skills, report writing and communication skills.


  • Holding other NRW and NE protected species licences.
  • NE bat low impact licence
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Other Requirements

  • Must be physically fit and flexible on working hours, as there will be some evening and night work.
  • A full UK driving licence.
  • Access to your own car, insured for business use.

Pay £25,000-30,000 per annum depending on experience. Interviews will be held during March 2019.

If interested in this role, please submit a cover letter and CV to Erika Dahlberg at erika@acerecology.co.uk, or for further information call us on 029 2065 0331.