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Ecologist / Senior Ecologist (Bats)

Salary up to £37,000
Location UK Wide
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

ADAS is seeking an Ecologist to join our team. The role is a full-time, permanent position with flexibility to be associated with one of our regional offices in either the South West, South Wales, Oxfordshire, the Midlands or Cambridgeshire. This is a mixed office and home-based role, however, applicants will need to be commutable to one of our ADAS offices. ADAS is currently expanding and we are keen to find an ecologist to specialise in the delivery of bat related work.

Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing services to a wide range of clients, particularly infrastructure projects, developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining ADAS, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track. We also want to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading on key bat related project work, including mitigation design and licensing
  • Working as a team with our existing ecologists to ensure quality projects are delivered on time to our clients
  • Managing projects from inception to finalisation
  • Talking to our clients and providing solid technical advice
  • Writing of technical reports including but not limited to, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments, Mitigation Strategies and protected species reports
  • Leading on protected species surveys

Person Specification:

  • Graduate level education in a relevant subject
  • CIEEM membership
  • Demonstrable ecology related experience with good working knowledge of ecology, legislation, and survey techniques, including protected species surveys and mitigation
  • Natural England Level 2 survey licence for bats (or equivalent)
  • Experience of designing bat mitigation and applying for bat derogation licences
  • Experience of managing projects and liaising effectively with clients
  • Excellent written communication skills and be able to produce accurate technical reports
  • A full driving licence, access to your own vehicle and be commutable to one of our offices

Salary and Benefits

  • £24,000 - £37,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Life assurance
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership

Now is an excellent time to join ADAS if you want to work as part of a friendly, flexible and committed team and you can bring us your individual talent and a pro-active, can-do attitude!

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Working alongside landowners, farmers, and growers since 1946, we have been providing ideas, specialist knowledge, and solutions to secure our food and enhance the environment for over 75 years.

Our aim is to help address the challenges and opportunities faced by organisations working in food production and the natural environment, and we continue to thrive by attracting innovative thinkers into our workforce. 

We currently have over 400 employees delivering solutions in 60 specialist subjects, making us the UK’s largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy, rural development services, research and development, and policy advice. Whether you want to work on national or international projects, we can provide a varied career in a wide array of industries and public sector services. 

ADAS is part of the RSK Group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.” Today, RSK Group consists of over 120 businesses and employs over 7,000 specialists. The group is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

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