Listed below are our current vacancies:

Ecologist - ARC Ecological Services Ltd

Salary: £32,500
Contract: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Preferably Bournemouth (Dorset), possibly Godalming (Surrey)

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 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 five 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.

How to apply:

Please send a covering letter explaining your interest in the role and how you meet the person specification, plus a CV, to Helen Wraight ([email protected]).  

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday 13th January 2020.
Interviews: Held in Bournemouth in the week commencing 27th January 2020.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jim Foster ([email protected]). For more information on ARC Ecological Services Ltd please see Previous applicants for the Ecologist role need not re-apply.

Useful Documents: 

Job Description and Person Specification (PDF)

Equal Opportunities Policy (PDF)

Voluntary Opportunities 

We have a variety of opportunities for work placements and volunteering.

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