Seasonal/Graduate Ecologist Job

We have an opportunity for a qualified graduate with relevant work experience, preferably in consultancy, to develop their career and to fulfil their potential. The successful candidate will undertake challenging and interesting project work within a professional and friendly team environment. The position will commence in April 2021 and will initially run until the end of September 2021.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Undertake ecology related fieldwork at sites throughout South and West Wales and South West England.
  • Carry out data searches, field surveys, analysis and evaluation of results, bat call analysis, and creating GIS maps.
  • Ad-hoc administrative tasks.

Essential Requirements

  • A full UK driving licence.
  • Access to your own car, insured for business use.
  • Strong interest in natural history.
  • Commitment to a career in ecological consultancy.
  • Ability to produce concise, high quality, written reports.
  • Demonstrable interest/knowledge of ecology (e.g. newts, bats, botany etc.) which could have been achieved by self-learning, attendance of short training courses related to ecology or through membership of natural history groups/societies.

Desirable Requirements:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline, preferably at 2:1 or higher.
  • Strong report-writing skills.
  • Previous experience in ecological consultancy or a closely related field.
  • Experience of undertaking bat sound analysis (Analook and/or Batexplorer).
  • Experience of using QGIS.
  • Experience of undertaking protected species surveys.
  • Strong botanical identification skills.
  • Understanding of Natural Resources Wales (or another statutory body) licensing procedures.
  • Awareness of planning and wildlife legislation.
  • Protected species licence(s) or logbook detailing significant steps taken towards achieving licences.

  Other Requirements

  • Be prepared to work throughout South and West Wales as required.
  • Flexible on working hours, as there will be a significant amount of evening and night work.

Location

  • The role will probably be substantially home-based due to ongoing COVID restrictions. Ideally, the suitable candidate will be based close to our Bristol or Cardiff bases.

Contract

April to September inclusive.

Working Hours

5 days a week, 37.5 hours a week.

Salary

£17,000

For more information on the role contact us on 029 2065 0331. To apply please send a CV and covering letter to info@acerecology.co.uk