Senior Ecologist (EMEC Ecology)

Senior Ecologist

Salary: £34,653.82  – £36,766.21 per annum

Location: Hybrid (Remote/The Old Ragged School, Nottingham) with regular travel within the Eastern Region

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

The role

Initially you will work primarily with one of EMEC’s most significant clients, completing an innovative regional biodiversity project for a national infrastructure provider to deliver large-scale biodiversity improvements across their estate.

You will be an ecological lead for a section of the project and collaborate with a varied team of ecologists including senior industry leaders, to ensure the best ecological practice is incorporated into our clients new biodiversity processes.

Your knowledge and expertise will be utilised to produce Biodiversity Action Plans and Habitat Management Plans, creating a framework for long-term Biodiversity Net Gain at a regional scale.

A full, clean driving licence is essential.  The role is subject to a Basic DBS check.

Our Benefits
  • Flexible working options, where a healthy work-life balance is encouraged
  • 28 days’ annual leave plus public holidays
  • 8% employer pension contribution
  • Health payment plan
  • Personalised Development programme
  • Payment of professional membership fees
  • A multi-disciplinary business, with opportunities to work on a wide range of projects
  • Opportunity to work on high profile projects with nationally significant clients, and on smaller scale conservation-focused projects
  • A close-knit, friendly and supportive team, with a relaxed office atmosphere

EMEC Ecology is an equal opportunities employer that strives to be a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone is valued. We welcome applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We recognise that our workforce needs to represent the communities and people we work with. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups within Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the wider charity and conservation sectors, such as people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTQ+.  

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions