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Ecologist – Full Time

GIS and Data Officer – Full Time


Ecologist – Full Time

Salary range: £25,000 – £27,500 depending on experience

Contract: Initial 1 year contract with possibility of extension

Location: Preferably Head Office, Bournemouth, possibly Godalming (Surrey)

Hours: Five days per week (37.5 hours)

ARC Ecological Services Ltd is an ecological consultancy that provides professional ecological services and donates its profits to the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC), a national charity. In doing so, ARC Ecological Services Ltd increases the capacity for ARC to undertake important conservation work, as well as demonstrating good practice in the consultancy sector. ARC Ecological Services Ltd focuses on providing advice relating to reptiles and amphibians.

ARC Ecological Services Ltd is seeking an Ecologist as it enters a new period of growth. You will play a key role in securing business, delivering projects and helping to operate the consultancy. You will help to increase the scale of consultancy business, and propose options for developing the consultancy in future. The role will report to the Managing Director of ARC Ecological Services Ltd. The Ecologist will be employed by ARC and seconded to ARC Ecological Services Ltd. You will have the opportunity to work alongside ARC’s specialist staff and involve them in consultancy project delivery where appropriate. You will have an opportunity to learn from and contribute to ARC’s conservation projects.

We are seeking a highly motivated ecologist with at least 2 years’ consultancy experience, and considerable expertise with amphibians and reptiles in a consultancy setting. You should have held an EPS mitigation licence from Natural England, Natural Resources Wales or Scottish Natural Heritage. Opportunities for training will be provided.

The post is offered for an initial 1 year period, and this may be extended depending on personal performance and progress with consultancy development. The post will commence as soon as possible.

For further information, download the Job Description and Person Specification below or contact Helen Wraight at the Trust Office on 01202 391319.

Closing date for applications – Monday 13th May 2019 – 9.00am.   
Interviews will be held on week commencing 3rd June 2019 in Bournemouth

Please return your completed application form together with a brief covering letter to Helen Wraight, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, 655a Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 4AP or email to [email protected].

Useful documents:

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

ARC Equal Opportunities Policy


GIS and Data Officer – Full Time

Salary range: £19,500 - £22,000 p.a.

Contract: Initial 1 year contract – possibility to extend subject to funding

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Hours: Five days per week (37.5 hours)

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic self-starter to join Amphibian and Reptile Conservation in the role of GIS and Data Officer based at our offices in Bournemouth.  

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is a wildlife charity striving for a world where amphibians and reptiles are safeguarded for future generations. With over 25 years of experience in the wildlife sector we are committed to the conservation of frogs, toads, newts, snakes, lizards, and the habitats on which they depend.

We are looking for someone to implement and enhance the ARC data management systems and provide technical support across ARC.  The post-holder will maintain ARC species and habitat data and organise the flow of species records and spatial data resources to underpin conservation action.  You will be required to present, analyse and interpret data including through the production of GIS products and ecological models.  A key role of the post will be maintaining and enhancing the infrastructure that supports ARC staff and a network of volunteer surveyors including data capture, verification/validation and fulfilling obligations of SNCO survey licences.

For further information, download the Job Description and Person Specification below or contact Helen Wraight at the Trust Office on 01202 391319.

Closing date for applications – 17th April 2019.  
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th April 2019.

Please return your completed application form together with a brief covering letter to Helen Wraight, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, 655a Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 4AP or email to [email protected].

Useful documents:

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

ARC Equal Opportunities Policy


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