Ecologist / Senior Ecologist


If you want to work for a company passionate about driving positive change for the environment and local communities then read on. 

Brooks Ecological has been helping deliver sustainable development and green infrastructure since 2005. We are at the forefront of delivering Biodiversity Net Gain, having been one of the first consultancies to develop policies which benefit both the environment, local communities and our clients. From our electric fleet of pool cars to the funding of large-scale woodland planting in the Yorkshire Dales through our carbon offsetting fund, we are serious about influencing and driving change.

We are looking for an experienced ecologist to join our growing team. The post represents an exciting opportunity to play a major role in ecological delivery on a wide range of projects from renewable, carbon offsetting, biodiversity and habitat creation. The role offers excellent career development and progression opportunities.

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The role: Ecologist / Senior Ecologist

Salary: Competitive dependent on experience, plus pension, Flexible working, health benefits scheme and life assurance

At Brooks Ecological we want you to develop your potential. You will be encouraged to develop and expand your skills and experience, under the supportive supervision of senior technical experts who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience.

The role will require you to work within highly motivated teams in ecological, arboricultural and landscaping where you will provide important contributions to deliverables such as protected species risk assessments, Habitat Management Plans, Ecological Management Plans, and Habitats Regulations Appraisals (HRA). There will be opportunities to develop specialist skills and expertise.

Key Responsibilities

• Designing and performing ecological surveys including Phase 1/ UK Habs surveys, bats, otters, great crested newt, water voles, and badgers,
• Carrying out Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and preparing baseline ecological reports
• Collating and reviewing ecological information for desk studies
• Conducting Ecological Clerk of Works

Desired Skills / Qualifications:

• Experience of working in an ecology-related job, ideally within the environmental consultancy sector.
• An undergraduate ecology or related degree.
• Have experience of using the DEFRA metric to achieve BNG and proposing enhancements/creation of habitats while understanding limitations.
• Good working knowledge of environmental legislation and planning policy.
• Membership of or working towards membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
• Experience in designing, undertaking, and leading ecological surveys for protected species.
• Experience in conducting extended Phase 1 and UK Habs surveys.
• Experience in writing and delivering high quality technical reports such as baseline reports, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and ecological mitigation strategies.
• GIS and digital data manipulation and analysis experience.
• Willingness to work flexibly, involving travel within the UK and overnight stays where necessary.
• Clean, full U.K driver’s licence.
• Preferred 
• One or more protected species licences.
• Experienced in botanical identification.


• Competitive salary
• Company pension scheme
• Life assurance
• Employee assistance program for health and wellbeing and onsite mental health first aiders to support our colleague
• Flexible working

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.

Closing date: 

Friday 7th July 2023

Applications to with CV and cover letter

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