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Project Officer Permanent Ireland Kerry, Cork, Wicklow, Leitrim, Galway €37,000 per year
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About EcologyJobs

We are a specialist website that focuses on Ecology careers in the United Kingdom and globally. Each month we promote a variety of different Ecology career opportunities such as aquatic ecologist jobs, coastal ecologist jobs, ecological consultant jobs, field ecologist jobs, freshwater ecologist jobs, graduate ecologist jobs, marine ecologist jobs, principal ecologist jobs, seasonal ecologist jobs, senior ecologist jobs and wildlife ecologist jobs.

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Each month thousands of highly qualified active and passive professionals use our job board as it has been designed to be user friendly and intuitive for the jobseeker to use and provides them with widest choice of suitable vacancies and the best possible functionality. Our job search functionality allows candidates to specify the exact type of role that they are interested in finding out more about as they can narrow their job search criteria by job title, job type, job sector, job category, salary, education level and location. When a candidate registers with EcologyJobs they are given access to a free candidate management system. This allows the candidate to upload and edit their CV, set up job alerts by email that immediately notifies them of suitable job opportunities, add jobs to a wish list and track all the applications that they have made to suitable job postings. Furthermore the "Smartsearch" technology that we have developed ensures that job seekers find the exact type of vacancy that they want as well as receiving automatic recommendations on other suitable positions and being able to email suitable job opportunities to friends and colleagues.

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Market leading organisations use our job board as an integral part of their candidate attraction strategy as we make the recruitment process quick, easy and cost effective for them. Furthermore, our tailored recruitment solutions, such as featured jobs, featured employers and newsletter sponsorship, allow organisations to highlight their employer brand proposition and win the war for talent. The recruiter management system has been designed to be extremely user friendly and it gives our clients full control of their recruitment campaign as well as being fully integrated with job posting distribution services such as Broadbean, Idibu, jobmate and Logic Melon. Clients can easily manage their recruitment process with functionality such as the ability to post, edit and delete their job postings. Furthermore, applications to their advertised job postings are sent straight to their inbox, this means that active job seekers can be contacted immediately. Our recruiter management system allows our clients to pre-qualify candidates by asking them to complete a number of important questions when they apply to their jobs. This information allows them to make a quick judgement call on whom the most suitable candidates are to take to the next stage of the recruitment process.

If you are an employer interested in finding how we can assist with your candidate attraction strategy or if you are looking to advertise your vacancies please contact us by email at info@ecologyjobsuk.com.

Ecologist Overview

Ecologists study the relationships between plants, animals and the environment. Ecologists often perform a lot of research, collecting data, performing analysis, and writing environmental impact studies. Ecologist’s jobs often involve collaborating closely with companies to enhance their green technology and processes, while some work for the government in consultancy or advisory positions.

Salary Expectations

A typical starting salary for an ecologist currently starts at approximately £22,000 for entry-level roles and rises to over £45,000 for senior-level positions. Once qualified, ecologists can expect to be earning at least 12% above the national average annual wage, with average salaries for an ecologist with several years’ experience standing at a little over £35,000. Ecological Consultancy positions can include higher salaries. Other benefits include pensions, health insurance and company car for some ecology roles. Working hours and conditions are dependent on the type of role and the level of responsibility, the projects and ecological surveys. Senior ecologists tend to include more office-management duties.

Responsibilities of an Ecologist

Ecologists typically perform field surveys to collect biological details about the volume and distribution of selected species. Ecologists conduct taxonomies, classifying individual organisms for further research and analysis. Sampling strategies are often used, along with several habitat surveying techniques, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), aerial photography, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and maps. Ecologists are typically responsible for generating environmental impact assessments, carrying out site research, report writing and delivering recommendations for businesses. Other key responsibilities of an ecologist include working on habitat management and development, data analysis and in some cases, teaching in schools or at field centres.

Working as an Ecologist

Opportunities to work as an ecologist are available nationwide in urban and rural regions. Project sites can include diverse habitats, from woodlands and grassland to brownfield sites, cliff tops and dunes. Surveying is typically performed by smaller teams or some cases, individually. More often than not, ecologists work as part of a bigger multidisciplinary team, including engineers, rangers and conservation managers. Fieldwork can be physically challenging, and patience is often needed to collect the required data.

What qualifications are needed to be an Ecologist?

A degree or equivalent in biological science or environmental subject is typically required to pursue a career in ecology. Some employers may prefer a postgraduate qualification, particularly for specialist ecology roles. There are opportunities for newly qualified ecologists to progress with their training and continue the learning and development process by joining professional ecology organisations nationwide.

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