Senior Ecologist (Nurture Ecology Ltd)

The Role

We are currently looking for a dynamic individual to join our friendly and well-established ecological consultancy team in Jersey as a senior ecologist, in a permanent and full-time capacity.

Nurture Ecology is a busy consultancy based in Jersey, which presently comprises of 12 employees. We provide a broad range of ecological services focusing on the protection of wildlife and habitats within the Channel Islands.

We are looking for an experienced senior ecologist with proven skills in PEA, EcIA, UKHab assessments, ecological mitigation and Biodiversity Net Gain calculations for small and large-scale projects. As a senior ecologist, you will be in charge of your own case load, managing projects through from start to finish, while forming and maintaining strong relationships with our valued clients. You will help to develop more junior members of the team through mentorship, peer review and sharing your expertise.

In addition to our competitive salary and holiday package (25 days per year), we also offer other benefits including an enjoyable working environment in rural Jersey with free parking, paid membership to a professional body, staff socials, work from home flexibility, Health Insurance and flexible working hours.

About Us

  • Nurture Ecology is a highly respected consultancy with an excellent reputation with our clients and fellow professionals;
  • Our projects are highly diverse, ranging from private homes, barn conversions and residential schemes to large government capital projects in both Jersey and Guernsey;
  • Jersey is a small island, rich in biodiversity. It possesses a broad range of high value terrestrial and marine habitats. This wide variety of species and habitats ensures that no two days are ever the same;
  • We are proud of our highly professional and friendly team and would welcome like-minded, enthusiastic ecologists to join us;
  • We set ourselves high standards and are always improving through course-based and in-house Continued Professional Development;
  • Our aim is to conserve our Island wildlife by providing a solution-based approach for our clients.

What We are Looking For

  • Educated to at least degree level in a relevant subject,
  • At least 3+ years of experience working within a professional consultancy as an Ecologist or Senior Ecologist;
  • A broad ecological skill set and ideally a holder of protected species licences;
  • A competent knowledge of Jersey wildlife legislation and planning policy;
  • Confidence in written and verbal communication;
  • Effective project management and client liaison skills;
  • Excellent ecological evaluation skills and with a strong understanding of ecological mitigation and compensation solutions;
  • Associate or full CIEEM member, matching competent or accomplished against the CIEEM skills competency framework;
  • An interest to manage and mentor less experienced members of the team;
  • Great organisation and self-motivation skills;
  • Expertise in particular fields of ecology such as bats, botany or entomology etc;
  • A demonstratable passion for ecology and conservation;
  • Full driving license and 2 years driving experience;
  • Flexibility to work antisocial hours during summer months (1-2 bat surveys per week).


£36,000 – £40,000, depending on experience with 25 days of annual leave. 


Please send your CV and cover letter to telling us why you consider yourself suitable for this role and what you think that you’d bring to the team.

Please submit your application by 5pm on 13th April 2023. It will be possible to conduct interviews via Teams or Zoom.