Conservation Ecologist (Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust)

We have an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference as our Conservation Ecologist!

Conservation Ecologist (Future Nature Wildlife Trust Consultancy)

Salary: £31,000 – £32,255 per annum (for 37.5 hours per week)

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4XT – Hybrid

Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Flexibility in working pattern, in agreement with line manager.  Part time considered for outstanding candidate.

You’ll play a crucial role in supporting Future Nature’s goal to create new and enhance existing habitats, and see nature designed within a variety of landholdings.

What you’ll be doing

  • Using field survey and identification skills to assess the baseline value of a site and to identify opportunities for biodiversity enhancement
  • Organise, coordinate, and deliver a range of habitat surveys, both independently and in a team
  • Using technical knowledge to analyse and interpret the results of surveys
  • Use evidence to develop and design suitable mitigation and enhancement strategies, with the support of more senior colleagues, and make detailed recommendations for practical land management and monitoring as a contribution to projects

What we’re looking for

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in land management, nature conservation, Ecological consultancy, or similar with experience of practical field survey work
  • Knowledge of typical habitats found within Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire,
  • Proven ability to identify appropriate habitat management and/or monitoring techniques for a range of habitats and communicate them effectively to various audiences
  • Broad knowledge of UK fauna and flora, with good identification skills
  • Able to produce high quality, accurate and well-written technical reports, proposals and assessments.


  • Generous annual leave entitlement with paid birthday leave, wellbeing days, urgent personal business leave and generous occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and family-friendly policies
  • Flexible working to achieve work-life balance
  • Salary exchange pension with generous employer contribution
  • Learning & Development Programme for all
  • Wellbeing initiatives including qualified Mental Health First Aiders, YuLife benefit package – access to our EAP, providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health, or life matters; 3x life assurance, online GP access prescription service, a variety of discounts
  • Salary sacrifice Cycle scheme & Electric Vehicle scheme
  • Membership to BBOWT’s, and The Wildlife Trusts’, Staff Network Groups for social interaction, peer support, mentoring and personal development

The closing time and date for applications is 11.59pm on Wednesday 17th July 2024. Interviews will take place online on Tuesday 23rd July 2024.