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Seasonal Ecology Consultants

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (South Central) - UK
Salary Additional Information £17,250
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 15/01/2016
Company Name ADAS
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : ADAS is the UK's largest independent provider of environmental consultancy, rural development services and policy advice.
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With over 65 years’ experience ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector.  We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.

We provide an ethical service to our clients and are renowned for achieving sensitive and sustainable balance between the needs of wildlife, the environment and man.  If you are a high achiever we also offer great opportunities to grow your career.

Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries.  As a result of our success in this area, we require seasonal Ecology Consultants for the busy spring and summer period with the energy and drive to deliver high quality work and excellent customer service.  These roles are full of variety and interaction and are potentially extendable to permanent positions for the right candidates.

The role

To deliver ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focussed commercial environment and to work flexibly on a wide variety of environmental consultancy contracts.
This will involve

  • Carrying out Phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys including field work.   
  • Carrying out desk studies, consultations, research, data management and analysis, and report writing.
  • Inputting into ecological sections of Environmental Impact Assessments.
  • Delivering work as efficiently as possible in order to meet agreed timescales and quality standards.

Successful candidates will

  • Efficiently undertake a wide range of ecological surveys including extended Phase 1 Habitat and EcoCheck surveys.  
  • Assist senior colleagues with more specialist work, for example, provide support on protected species surveys.
  • Using your thorough knowledge of ecology and the related legislation, carry out desk studies, consultations, research, data management and analysis to meet project budgets and deadlines and client satisfaction.
  • Produce concise ecological reports that are compliant with relevant legislation and meet the needs of the client, both in terms of satisfaction and client deadlines.

Other requirements 

  • A full driving licence will be required.
  • Flexible working will be required with regard to type of work, timing and location with some night and week-end working required.
  • Experience with European Protected Species survey work.

What do we offer? 

  • A pro rata salary of £17,250 plus a £1,000 performance related bonus on completion of the contract period
  • Pro rata 20 days annual leave per year plus bank and public holidays
  • Excellent continual professional development opportunities, as part of our training commitment
  • A range of other staff and family friendly benefits
  • ADAS was winner of the “Best Environmental Consultancy to Work for” awards two years running
  • ADAS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your current salary, confirming that you are eligible to work in the UK, and identifying how you meet the job criteria.  Please state which location you are applying for. 

Applications to be sent to Angela Dewhurst, 16 Eastway Business Village, Olivers Place, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9WT, Tel 01772 706209 or emailDBU.recruitment@adas.co.uk by 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday 5th January 2016.  If you require further information on this position, contact Angela Dewhurst as above.

For more information about ADAS visit www.adas.uk


Interviews will be held at Oxford on Wednesday 20th January 2016 and at Bristol on Thursday 21st January 2016. Candidates must be available on the relevant date for the location they are applying for.    

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