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Assistant Ecologist & Ecologist / Senior Ecologist Vacancies

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Wallingford
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 04/01/2021
Company Name Hankinson Duckett Associates
Contact Name
Email am@hda-enviro.co.uk
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Hankinson Duckett Associates (HDA) is seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Ecologist and Ecologist / Senior Ecologist to join our friendly team within our continually growing practice.

About us

HDA was established 20 years ago, and has grown to around 20 members of full-time staff, including ecologists, landscape architects and specialists in arboriculture and built heritage. Our broad range of expertise allows a comprehensive approach to project work which adds value and interest through innovative and appropriate solutions. We have a national client base within both the private and public sectors, and our advice is sought at all stages of the planning, design and implementation process for a wide range of development types and environmental projects.

What we do

The work of our ecology team involves protected species and habitat surveys, ecological assessment and EcIA, and design and implementation of mitigation schemes, habitat creation and management works.  Within the wider practice we also co-ordinate Environmental Statements, carry out landscape assessment and design, and provide arboricultural surveys and advice. For examples of the wide range of projects the successful applicants will be involved with, please see our website www.hda-enviro.co.uk.

What we offer

In addition to working as part of our friendly and supportive team, we offer a wide package of benefits including a good starting salary, additional payment for overtime and anti-social hours (Assistant Ecologist and Ecologist positions only), a bonus scheme, and training and support to develop your professional career. Our pleasant, open plan offices are situated next to the River Thames in the grounds of Howbery Park www.howberypark.com surrounded by picturesque Oxfordshire towns and villages, yet within easy reach of the city of Oxford to the north, and Reading to the south, by car and public transport. HDA is committed to Equal Opportunities for all.

Applicants should demonstrate the following to a level appropriate to the position being applied for:

*          Education to at least BSc/HND level in a relevant discipline;

*          A true passion for wildlife and a good knowledge of British fauna and flora;

*          Competence in Phase 1 habitat surveys (or UKHab) and broad range of protected species surveys;

*          A full driving licence and car ownership;

*          Good report writing and communication skills;

*          Familiarity with the UK planning system and nature conservation legislation;

*          Competence in standard office software including MS Word, Excel etc.

*          Hold or qualify for membership of CIEEM (Qualifying, ACIEEM or MCIEEM);

It would be advantageous for applicants to have previous experience in ecological consultancy and hold a survey licence for at least one European Protected Species.

The closing date for applications is Monday 4th January 2021. Apply by email with your CV to:

Adrian Meurer email: am@hda-enviro.co.uk tel: 01491 838175

The Stables, Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Wallingford, OX10 8BA www.hda-enviro.co.uk

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