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Ecologist – Norwich

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (East Anglia) - UK, England (South East) - UK
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Company Name Temple Group
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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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Looking for an opportunity to advance your career in consultancy or to change careers within a supportive environment?

If you are interested in making meaningful environmental and social difference then Temple might just be the place for you. As a dynamic and growing business, we are searching for self-motivated and positive-minded Ecologists to join our friendly team in our Norwich office. The successful applicants will, with the support of the wider team, be involved in all areas of our work, supporting the delivery of positive change for our clients, communities, and planet, across a range of project types and sectors. With a focus on carrying out habitat and species surveys, you will have the opportunity to help clients deliver biodiversity gain through development.

Whether you are already an ecologist or looking to move up this position will provide you with an opportunity to grow and build experience in survey, effective communication including with a range of stakeholders, influencing/negotiating skills and report writing within a supportive environment. So if you want the opportunity to broaden your experience and to work with experts in their field then please do apply. We have permanent roles available in our Norwich office, but welcome conversations from applicants in other locations.  We have additional offices located in Manchester, Lichfield, Wakefield, Norwich, Cardiff and Lewes. With a focus on regional site work there will be a requirement for travel and occasional overnight stays as part of these roles. 

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.

To be considered for this role, you will have as essential criteria:

A full clean UK driving licence.
A degree or equivalent qualification (N/SVQ Level 5) in Ecology or a related subject.
Experience in ecological consultancy or equivalent sectors.
Experience of ecological field survey work.
Understanding of relevant UK environmental legislation.
Membership of (or working towards such) the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), or equivalent professional body with professional code of conduct.

Applications are particularly welcome from ecologists who meet the following desirable criteria:

  • Hold (or be working towards) one or more Natural England (or other equivalent) protected species licence and/or hold Field Identification Skills Certificate (FISC) Level 3 or above.
  • Experience in preliminary ecological appraisals and/or UKHab surveys.
  • Experience of managing projects to deadlines and budget.
  • At least 3 years relevant experience.

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. 

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.

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