Ecological Consultant

About Us

Do you want to work for one of the UK’s leading, award winning, ecological and arboricultural consultancies? Due to recent expansion and further planned strategic growth within the company, Middlemarch Environmental are currently recruiting for roles to meet our growing client needs throughout the country and to engage with the emerging biodiversity agenda.

Middlemarch Environmental provides client focused, cost effective advice and expertise on all ecological and arboricultural issues that occur during the planning and development process. The company was set up in 1989 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, which is itself part of The Wildlife Trusts, the largest voluntary organisation in the UK concerned with all aspects of nature conservation and the environment.

The Role

As a key member of our Ecology Team you will undertake a wide variety of ecological field surveys and works supervision in line with your skills and experience. In particular, you will be proficient in Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys/Preliminary Ecological Assessments aided by your good botanical identification skills. With support from our team, you will make sound and pragmatic assessments and ensure that advice and recommendations are communicated effectively through the writing of high-quality survey and mitigation reports and through excellent verbal communication.

As part of our South-west team, you will be home-based, ideally within the Worcester region, although applications will be considered from suitable candidates within the south-west. Alternatively, we are seeking ecologists based at our main office in Coventry. In either case, you will be part of a supportive and friendly team with opportunities to rapidly grow your skills and experience.

Due to the nature of the work, you will need to be prepared to work flexible and unsociable hours, for which overtime and / or time off in lieu will be available. The package will include a competitive salary (dependent on experience and skills) with the potential for performance related rewards depending upon company performance and a company pension. In addition, we will provide you with training and learning opportunities and support you in your continuing professional development.

Skills and Experience Required

The ideal candidate will be a confident self-starter with a keen eye for detail and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.

Essential

You will be managing a range of projects and undertaking field work for our diverse client base and as such, a background in field-based ecology is essential. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with a pragmatic approach, who uses their initiative to solve problems. You will be confident working in the field with a positive work ethic and have a minimum of one years’ experience in a similar role. With good interpersonal skills you will be able to clearly communicate both with clients and colleagues. The role requires elements of reporting and as such a keen eye for detail and competence with IT packages is important.

Holding personal protected species licences such as great crested newt and bat licences together with experience in preparing European Protected Species licence applications would be particularly advantageous. A current CSCS card would also be a significant advantage, along with Associate member of CIEEM, or eligibility for membership.

How to Apply

For a copy of the skills/experience and accountabilities required for this role, please download the document.

To apply, complete your covering letter and upload your CV via the link.

Closing date 28th February 2021 however, we may close this job earlier if suitable candidate is found before this date.