Consultancy Manager

Salary: £43,000 pa plus benefits

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

Duration: Permanent - Full time

We have an opportunity to join our team as a Consultancy Manager, based at our listed offices in the heart of the creative quarter in Nottingham.

As a commercial subsidiary of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, we have the conservation and restoration of nature at our heart. When delivering our clients’ projects and objectives, we look for biodiversity net-gain wherever possible and through our ecology, land management and arboriculture services we deliver innovative solutions to benefit habitats and species.

The role

We are seeking an experienced and passionate ecologist, and business manager, to join our senior management team. You will be responsible for ensuring a wide range of projects are delivered to a high standard and managed effectively, taking an innovative approach to the development of EMEC's products and services.

Working collaboratively with the co-consultancy manager, you will design and deliver a complex mix of projects, undertake fieldwork and lead the development of the consultancy ensuring the team are engaged and motivated and delivering to a high standard.

We are seeking the following skills and experience:

  • Significant experience of ecological survey and assessment, including protected species surveys and licencing.
  • Experience of delivering business development, and excellent client management.
  • Survey licence for one or more protected species.

Benefits of working for us

  • We are a close-knit, friendly and supportive team, with a relaxed office atmosphere.
  • The majority of our projects are within an hour of our office, and as such over-night stays are typically infrequent.
  • External and internal training, to enhance your knowledge and progress your career.
  • 28 days annual leave plus public holidays.
  • Pension scheme with 8% contribution from EMEC.
  • Life assurance at 3 x annual salary.
  • Health cash back plan.
  • Payment of professional membership fees.
  • Flexible working options and a healthy work-life balance encouraged.

If you have any questions that are not answered in the supporting information then please call 0115 958 8242 and ask for Alex Rogers, Senior HR Officer.

How to apply

If you’re a passionate and experienced ecologist with experience of developing and growing an ecological services business, then please send your CV and covering letter outlining your experience to vacancies@emec-ecology.co.uk before the closing date above.

If you have questions that are not answered in the supporting information please call 0115 958 8242 and ask for Alex Rogers, Senior HR Officer.

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 belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff.

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Senior Ecologist

Salary: c£34,500 - depending on skills and experience (paid pro rata for part time)

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

Duration: Permanent - Full or Part-time

Are you an experienced ecologist? We have an opportunity to join our friendly team, based at our listed offices in the heart of the creative quarter in Nottingham.

As a commercial subsidiary of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, we see conservation as a core value. When delivering our clients’ projects and objectives, we look for biodiversity net-gain wherever possible and deliver innovative solutions.

The role

We are seeking an individual with the relevant level of consultancy experience and associated protected species licences who should have the following:

  • Experience in a senior ecologist role in a consultancy setting.
  • Substantial project management experience.
  • Protected species survey licences, and ideally having held EPS development licence in their name.
  • Full driving licence (although own car is not required, as a fleet of pool cars is provided for surveys).

If you are a competent bat surveyor (Natural England Class 2 Licence holder) and have experience in being the Named Ecologist on Natural England EPS bat mitigation licence applications this would be advantageous.

Benefits of working for us

  • We are a close-knit, friendly and supportive team, with a relaxed office atmosphere.
  • The majority of our projects are within an hour of our office, and as such over-night stays are typically infrequent.
  • You will be involved throughout the project lifecycle - tendering, client liaison, surveying, reporting and monitoring.
  • External and internal training, to enhance your knowledge and progress your career.
  • 28 days annual leave plus public holidays.
  • Pension scheme with 8% contribution from EMEC.
  • Health payment plan.
  • Payment of professional membership fees.
  • Flexible working options and a healthy work-life balance encouraged.

This role may be offered on a full or part time basis.

This vacancy may close early if we receive a high volume of applicants or when filled, so do not delay your application.

How to apply

If you want to join our team and help to deliver our growth strategy, then send your CV and covering letter to vacancies@emec-ecology.co.uk before the closing date above.

If you have questions that are not answered in the supporting information please contact EMEC Ecology on 0115 958 8242.

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 belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff.

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Consultant Ecologist

Salary: Up to £24,774 (per annum – pro-rata for part-time) - depending on skills and experience

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

Duration: Permanent - Full or Part-time

Are you looking for a new challenge? We have an opportunity to join our friendly team, based at our Grade II listed offices in the heart of the creative quarter in Nottingham.

As a commercial subsidiary of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, we see conservation as a core value. When delivering our clients’ projects and objectives, we look for biodiversity net-gain wherever possible and deliver innovative solutions.

Our role

We are seeking an individual with the relevant level of consultancy experience and associated protected species licences who should have the following:

  • A competent bat surveyor (ideally Natural England Class 2, but class 1 applications welcomed).
  • At least three years of relevant consultancy experience, to include extensive bat surveys, bat mitigation design and writing technical reports.
  • Ideally with the experience in being the Named Ecologist on Natural England EPS bat mitigation licence applications (including preparing applications, undertaking site supervisions, assessing mitigation measures and conducting post-works monitoring).
  • A good working knowledge of current legislation, policy and industry best practice.
  • Excellent communication, project management and organisational skills.
  • Full driving licence.

Benefits of working for us

  • We are a close-knit, friendly and supportive team, with a relaxed office atmosphere.
  • The majority of our projects are within an hour of our office, and as such over-night stays are typically infrequent.
  • You will be involved throughout the project lifecycle - tendering, client liaison, surveying, reporting and monitoring.
  • External and internal training, to enhance your knowledge and progress your career.
  • 28 days annual leave plus public holidays.
  • Pension scheme with 8% contribution from EMEC.
  • Health payment plan.
  • Payment of professional membership fees.
  • Flexible working options and a healthy work-life balance encouraged.

How to apply

If you want to join our team and help to deliver our growth strategy, then send your CV and covering letter to vacancies@emec-ecology.co.uk before the closing date of Sunday 3th November 2019.


Placement Student

Job Type: Voluntary position (some remuneration available)

Location: Nottingham

Duration: Full-time for one year (October 2020 to September 2021)

Eligibility: Open to students with the option of a ‘sandwich year in industry’

EMEC Ecology is a small and friendly consultancy with a wildlife-focused approach whose profits are donated annually to our parent organisation, the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. We are seeking two Placement Students to join us for one year, from October 2020 until September 2021. The role will involve a range of ecological surveys and related work ranging from supporting great crested newt and bat surveys to drafting reports. The role will offer hands on experience in a range of survey techniques for protected species and Phase-1 habitats, as well as knowledge and understanding of tendering, client liaison and report writing within a busy consultancy.

We are looking for students that are currently studying ecology or a related subject at university (typically our students are between their second and third years of an undergraduate degree). The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal skills, a high level of literacy and numeracy, excellent attention to detail and will be computer literate. Candidates must have an interest in wildlife, enjoy working outside as well as in the office and have a willingness to work some anti-social hours.

A driving licence is desirable (with 1 year post-test experience) although candidates are not expected to own a car. Experience of surveys and knowledge of British Wildlife, experience of working in an office environment and a student CIEEM membership are all desirable.

The skills and experience gained from such a placement are highly desirable to employers looking to appoint staff in ecology and conservation jobs. We have been supporting placement students since 2013 and all graduates have then gone on to secure permanent jobs in the sector.

Although a portion of this role is voluntary, any contract work undertaken by the placement students will be reimbursed. As such, placement students have earnt up to £9,000 in previous years.

If you are interested in this role we would love to hear from you. Please send a CV and covering letter to nikkimorton@emec-ecology.co.uk or contact Nikki on 0115 964 4828 for an informal chat. Closing date for applications is 29th November 2019 and interviews will be held in Nottingham in December.

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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 belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff.

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