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Assistant Ecologist (London, Sussex, North & Midlands)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (South East) - UK
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information Up to £25,000 including London weighting
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Company Name Temple Group
Contact Name
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Directory Entry : Temple are leaders in the field of built and natural environments and creating sustainable futures.
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Are you passionate about wildlife and conservation? We have excellent opportunities for Assistant Ecologists willing to strengthen their experience and kick start their career.

As a dynamic and growing business, we are looking for self-motivated and positive-minded Assistant Ecologists to join our friendly teams. The successful candidates will be assisting our ecologists to carry out Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and a wide range of protected species survey work during the busy 2023 field season. Some previous experience of mitigation projects would be highly beneficial. This position offers excellent prospects!

We have fixed term and permanent roles available in several of our well-appointed offices across the UK and the successful candidates will be based from one of these, however, the project-based nature of our work means that there will be a requirement to undertake travel needed to successfully carry out contracts. This may include overnight stays and, possibly, longer periods of working away from home.  Please note that expenses and subsistence are paid, and we monitor working away closely to ensure the wellbeing of our staff.  In addition, there will also be a requirement to assist with non-field work including reporting and research. 

About Temple

Temple www.templegroup.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability.

We are a purpose and people led organisation and as a B Corp we are part of a movement committed to transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet https://www.bcorporation.net/

With a team comprising many recognised industry leaders, we work with inspirational clients on their organisations, on their challenges and on exciting, innovative, complex and globally relevant projects, programmes and schemes.

We provide a bespoke professional service to clients so that they can make the right decisions and achieve the best outcomes. We do this by leveraging our experience and breadth of skills alongside our insights, commitment, and ethical approach to everything we do.

The successful candidates will have:

  • A relevant degree;
  • Experience in reptile, great crested newt and bat surveys;
  • An ability to identify native herpetofauna to species, life stage:
  • Be willing to occasionally work during evenings and at weekends;
  • A full clean UK driving licence;
  • Good data QA & report writing skills;
  • A valid CSCS card.
  • 1-2 years’ experience which includes carrying out a number of field surveys such as GCN, reptiles, bats, badgers and birds.

Preferably, the candidates will also have:

  • A great crested newt survey licence;
  • Experience with other species groups and the ability to identity habitats and indicator plant species;
  • Experience of working on mitigation sites;
  • Experience of providing Ecological Clerk of Works services;
  • Bat sound analysis skills;
  • CIEEM Graduate or Associate Membership;
  • Experience of carrying out preliminary ecological appraisals;
  • GCN licence;
  • Experience of sound analysis.

?What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary on a scale commensurate with experience;
  • TOIL (time off in lieu) policy and flexible approach to working hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
  • 26 days annual leave (& bank holidays) plus an additional day for each year of service up to 29 days
  • Enhanced maternity pay;
  • Opportunities for career development across the business;
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme (after 3 months’ service);
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Socials, games nights and volunteering days through our staff engagement and development initiative;
  • Fun, friendly, and forward-thinking co-workers;
  • Fantastic training 

If you are interested in this opportunity, then please apply by the end of January with start dates from early spring. 

Equal Employment Opportunities

As an equal opportunities employer, Temple is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Temple.

Temple is an accredited Investors in People organisation.

Please note we are currently only accepting CV’s from direct applicants not agencies at this time. 


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