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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (South East) - UK
Salary Additional Information Up to £27,000
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid 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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Job title- ECOLOGIST

Salary- Up to £27,000

Location- SUSSEX


Looking for an opportunity to advance your career in consultancy within a supportive environment?

As a dynamic and growing business, we are searching for self-motivated and positive-minded Ecologists to join our friendly team in our Sussex office. The successful candidates will be involved in all areas of our work, supporting clients in a vast range of different sectors. Responsibilities include carrying out habitat and protected species surveys, advising clients of ecological constraints and survey requirements, and establishing opportunities for biodiversity enhancements.

We have permanent roles (on a full or part time basis) available in our well-appointed converted Sussex barn in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The project-based nature of our work means that there will be a requirement for travel and occasional overnight stays to complete the contract.

Our current work portfolio consists of a range of projects that span pre-planning consent through to delivery of mitigation and post-planning condition discharges. We routinely work on Biodiversity Net Gain, Ecosystem Services Assessments and some of our recent innovative projects have included bat radiotracking and work with acoustic deterrents. Our clients include large and small housing developers, schools and universities and infrastructure developers. We also provide support to Local Authorities including assessment of local wildlife sites and planning application review. 

This position will provide a great opportunity to learn how to lead and deliver individual projects from start to finish, work with sub-contractors and support junior staff and write effective technical reports. As a company that aims to foster career development you would also be supported in furthering your CPD and would be given a chance to learn from more experienced colleagues who are experts in their field and can provide valuable mentoring.

In the wider group, we carry out a wide range of bespoke planning, technical and environmental assessment projects – everything from air quality monitoring, climate change policy analysis, through to expert witness support in relation to aviation noise. We also provide technical support to clients in the private and public sectors, at local and national levels both in the UK and overseas.

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:

  • A relevant degree qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in ecological consultancy or related work.
  • Excellent fieldwork skills with experience of a range of fauna and flora survey methods.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant UK and European environmental legislation.
  • At least one Natural England protected species licence (or be working towards).
  • At least Associate membership of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), or be eligible.
  • A valid Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card.
  • The ability to plan, coordinate and lead surveys, often with quickly changing schedules.
  • Experience of managing projects to deadlines and budget.
  • Willingness to work outside normal office hours as required.
  • The ability to use own initiative and be proactive.
  • The will to take on other duties or administrative tasks as required.
  • A full clean UK driving licence.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.

Preferably, you will also have:

  • Experience in using a range of bat detectors and ability to analyse sonograms accurately.
  • Experience in planning and advising on mitigation for at least one protected species.
  • Experience in writing European Protected Species Mitigation licence applications.
  • Experience in preliminary ecological appraisals and Phase 1 surveys.
  • Experience in using a range of bat detectors and sonogram analysis.
  • Experience in Ecological Clerk of Works.
  • Experience in preparing BREEAM Assessments.

Applications are particularly welcome from ecologists who have botany as a specialism and are or could be certified at FISC level 4 or above.

The company is defined by our unique culture – one that puts people at the core of everything we do. We strive to create a friendly and supportive working environment, encouraging staff to take advantage of every opportunity for professional development and assisting them in their career progression. Joining Temple is a chance to be part of close-knit, fun, openminded and driven team that really cares about what they do and prides itself on the quality of their work.

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 Opportunities

Temple is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We provide a diverse and inclusive workplace and ensure that all of our staff respect and understand individual differences.  We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignments, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. 

Temple is an accredited Investors in People organisation.

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