Seasonal Surveyor (Nicholas Pearson Associates)

We are looking for seasonal surveyors for the 2023 ecology survey season. Position(s) would be based at our Bath office. We have a blended working approach which allows home working flexibility but requires some office presence each week. Initial training and introduction to the company and ways of working will be in the office and involve working alongside colleagues.

We anticipate the positions will be for a period of up to 7 months (likely to commence late March/early April 2023). The position(s) would be paid full time for 37.5 hours a week (part time also considered), accepting that some weeks may be busier than others. You will need a willingness to travel to the office each week, to travel around and outside the local area for surveys, and to work flexible hours. This role specifically includes night working in the field.

Your main role would be organising or assisting in field surveys, but there would be an element of desk-based work such as assisting with survey preparation, data analysis and preparation of reports. Your work would be supervised and supported, providing valuable experience and training in ecological consultancy work.

We are looking for conscientious, self-motivated, enthusiastic ecologists with a willingness to learn and who can work collaboratively with others and independently on agreed tasks. You will have and be able to demonstrate:

  • A relevant degree qualification,
  • Some knowledge of UK habitats and protected species,
  • Some understanding and experience of protected species surveys and habitat assessments,
  • Good organisational and communication skills,
  • Full UK driving licence,
  • Willingness to work flexibility,
  • Access to your own car for business use.

Other elements which would be of benefit:

  • A season or two experience of the sort of work required

We offer in house training so you can build up experience and skills. We offer a competitive rate of pay, (in the region of 20k and reflective of experience/skills, pro-rata for Part Time.) We reimburse business related expenses such as travel and subsistence. We pay for travel time to site and where agreed, offer paid overtime and TOIL for rest and recovery. (Laptop / it support are provided and works phone can be provided if required.)

For details and application forms visit https://npaconsult.co.uk/careers/

Application closing date: noon 27th January 2023.