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Ecological Consultant – Hemel Hempstead

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name RSK Group Limited
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Email hbaker@rsk.co.uk
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RSK’s internationally recognised ecology team are currently recruiting a high-calibre Ecological Consultant for our Hemel Hempstead office.  Whilst UK based, our team regularly support multi-national clients across the globe.  

RSK Ecology:

  • Works as a close-knit team with a strong focus on sharing expertise through internal training and professional development events.
  • Our team undertakes a vast range of interesting projects for a wide range of clients covering the full range of ecological disciplines.
  • We regularly undertake international ecology work including recent surveys in Africa and across Europe.
  • Our highly supportive ecology team includes NE Bat trainers, BSBI county-recorders, university lecturers and directors/trustees of nature conservation charities.
  • We can choose to work a 4-day week in the winter to compensate for longer working hours in the summer.
  • We regularly organise in-house specialist training including, botanical field trips, bat hibernation surveys and bat mist netting.
  • Our Ecology team undertake a yearly Bioblitz and training day.

To find out more about the Ecology team and projects follow us on Twitter @RSKEcology or take a look at our terrestrial and aquatic ecology web pages - https://www.rsk.co.uk/itemlist/category/68-ecological-and-laboratory-services.html

Ecological Consultant – Hemel Hempstead

The main responsibilities of this role will include: 

  • Co-ordinating and undertaking Phase 1 habitat and protected species surveys
  • Designing and implementing mitigation strategies
  • Financial management of projects
  • Production of tenders and reports
  • Project management, report writing and delivery

Desired experience

  • Previous experience in ecological consultancy essential
  • Ecological survey experience
  • Experience in project management

Person specification

  • Relevant degree in ecology or related field
  • Protected species licences
  • Full driving licence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good team player, with the ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm, energy and drive to develop skills and deliver projects to the highest standard
  • Report writing experience

The successful candidate will need to be prepared to travel and be happy to work away from home.

Due to the nature of the work, successful candidates will need to be flexible on working hours. 

Additional to the usual benefits, we also offer a 4-day week in the winter to compensate for longer working hours in the summer.

Salary and benefits: 

  • £negotiable, depending on experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
  • Regular training and career development

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, 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.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Having been recently placed within the top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2017) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.

For more information please call Harriet Baker, HR Advisor on 07725 790908 or email hbaker@rsk.co.uk

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

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