Principal Ecologist and Senior Ecologist

Location: The Old Ragged School, Brook Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EA

Contract Type: Permanent

Working hours: Full and Part time will be considered

Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for Principal and Senior Ecologists to join our friendly team, based at our listed offices in the heart of the creative quarter in Nottingham.
How to apply

If you’re an experienced Ecologist with a passion for the natural environment, then please send your CV and covering letter outlining your experience to before the closing date above. We anticipate holding interviews in week commencing 7th February 2022.

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Let's be totally honest, not all ecological consultancies are the same. As a commercial subsidiary of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, we have the conservation and restoration of nature at our heart and ALL of our profits are gift-aided to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to support conservation directly on the ground. When delivering our clients’ projects and objectives, we look for biodiversity net-gain wherever possible and through our ecology and land management services we deliver innovative solutions to benefit habitats and species.

We also want to do the best for you and offer flexible working to support balancing your work and home life.

The Roles
Principal Ecologist

Salary up to £41,139 pa (cost of living increase pending)

You are an experienced Principal Ecologist with a high level and broad range of ecological knowledge and expertise, and a deep passion for conservation, who thrives on delivering the best possible ecological outcomes and leading the growth and development of a team of professional ecologists.

You have experience of efficiently delivering complex projects and contracts and have excellent client relationship management skills. You never shy away from challenging situations but instead work constructively and positively to find the find the right solutions for your client, your organisation and for ecology.

Senior Ecologist

Salary £32,585 - £35,695 pa (cost of living increase pending)

You are an experienced Senior Ecologist who holds one or more protected species survey licences, have acted as Named Ecologist on Natural England mitigation licences, and most importantly can support members of our hardworking team with their learning path.

You are a calming influence, have detailed knowledge of current legislation and will have many years of work experience under your belt to draw upon. You've been there and done it and want to nurture others who share your passions. You lead but are still keen to develop your own skills and knowledge.

A full driving licence is required as site visits will be required. A fleet of pool cars is provided for surveys, therefore access to your own vehicle is not essential.

Benefits of working for us

  • 28 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Pension scheme with 8% contribution from EMEC
  • Health payment plan
  • Training designed to enhance your knowledge and progress your career
  • Payment of professional membership fees
  • Flexible working options and a healthy work-life balance encouraged
  • A multi-disciplinary business with opportunities to work on a wide range of projects
  • A close-knit, friendly and supportive team, with a relaxed office atmosphere
  • Infrequent over-night stays

If you have questions that are not answered in the supporting information please email

EMEC Ecology is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or beliefs, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. As an employer we are committed to promoting and safeguarding the physical and mental health of all our staff.

Supporting Documentation

For more information please download the supporting Job Description & Person Specification.

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