Ecologist (H&H Land & Estates)

H&H Land & Estates is part of the H&H Group and is one of the leading Chartered Surveyors, Land Agents, Environment & Forestry advisors in the North of England and Southern Scotland.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Ecologist to join our expanding team.  Based in our Carlisle office, we can offer some flexibility with regard to our other offices, you would be joining a team of dedicated professionals who work closely with the rural community to advise clients across the North of England and Yorkshire. The role will mainly involve travel throughout the North of England, covering Cumbria including the unique landscape of the Lake District National Park, County Durham, North Yorkshire and Northumberland.

Recently voted one of the top 10 best employers in the county of Cumbria, H&H Land & Estates is proactive and a client focussed leading provider of environmental advice, professional consultancy, planning and development and business consultancy services across the rural and residential property sectors.

We offer flexible working arrangements, career development and progression, and a hugely experienced and supportive wider team to help you integrate.

We are looking for a driven, well organised individual that can demonstrate excellent time management skills with an ability to manage a broad portfolio of work. You will have the ability to work as part of a team and be confident in undertaking site work alone.

The position includes a wide range of traditional survey work together with the opportunity to be involved in the emerging work of Biodiversity Net Gain, alongside some significant project work.  The role includes but is not limited to the following:

  • undertaking ecological surveys to the relevant professional standards, including the use of specialist surveying equipment such as GPS
  • undertaking Habitat and Baseline Environmental Surveys
  • undertaking Habitat Condition Assessments and Bird Surveys
  • producing ecological appraisal reports in support of planning applications
  • preparing baseline surveys using Metric 4.0 and advising on the design and management of land for the purpose of Nutrient Neutrality and Biodiversity Net Gain
  • providing professional advice to clients and developers on environmental and ecological matters

You will preferably be a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecologists & Environmental Managers (CIEEM) (payment of professional subscriptions is included in your remuneration package).

You will be a competent computer user with the ability to produce plans and maps and write comprehensive reports to industry standards.

You should demonstrate a strong interest in the rural environment and be adept at and enjoy engaging, influencing and communicating with clients, professionals and the rural community.

A full UK driving licence is essential.

As well as the usual benefits you would expect from a well-established, forward-thinking employer, such as a competitive salary (based on experience), company pension with increased employer contribution based on service, training and personal development, free onsite parking and salary sacrifice schemes, we also offer an income protection policy and private healthcare benefits.

Our holiday allowance includes an extra day for each employee on their birthday and increases in accordance with service.

We are proud to be an employer of choice and our group wide ambition, vision and values are reflected in all the areas we operate, from teamwork to client relationships.

For more detail please see the attached job description.

To apply please submit an application form with covering letter and CV to Margaret Irving, Group Personnel Manager at H&H Group plc, Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle CA1 2RS.

Applications can also be submitted via our website at www.hhgroupplc.co.uk/vacancies

Closing date for applications 30th June 2024