Recruitment

Focus Ecology is recruiting……. we have Arborist and Ecologist/Senior Ecologist  positions available. See below for more information on each position.

ARBORICULTURAL SURVEYOR POSITION

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Arboricultural Surveyor to join our team. You will work on a range of projects across the UK, requiring a mix of field and office-based skills.  We can offer the successful candidate a full-time contract with generous remuneration and benefits package.

The Role:

An exciting and challenging opportunity awaits a self-motivated, organised and flexible individual to work within a growing consultancy business. The role will suit an experienced Arboricultural Surveyor, who will play a crucial role in leading this new arm of the consultancy.

You will be expected to work closely alongside your colleagues in order to ensure tasks are undertaken on time and to a consistently high standard. The ability to organise and prioritise your own workload in a fast-paced environment is essential.

Salary & Benefits: We offer a fantastic working environment with a strong remuneration package. Salary will be dependent on experience. Additional benefits include a commitment to ongoing professional development, pension scheme, payment of professional membership fees and 24 days annual leave (full-time).

Person Specification:

> Relevant Degree / Foundation Degree or Diploma/Certificate (to Level 3 or above) with at least 2 years surveying experience.

> Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

> Proficient in tree and key fungal species identification and knowledge.

> Thorough understanding of BS 5837 and BS 3998.

> Previous experience of completing tree surveys and producing Arboricultural impact Assessments / Method Statements to BS 5837 standard. Able to complete projects from field to office.

> Previous practical use of GIS-based software for tree mapping and assessment.

> Excellent project delivery and project management skills.

> Commercial awareness with the ability to work independently and within a team.

> High level of attention to detail.

> A positive outlook and strong desire to succeed in your chosen profession.

> Full driving license and access to own vehicle.

Please do not hesitate to contact Graham Davison or Fern Fellowes-Day (01905 780700) to discuss the role in confidence. Email applications (CV and covering letter) to Fern@focus-ecology.com.

NOTE: Focus Ecology is open to the Arborist role being appointed on a full-time or part-time contract.

 

ECOLOGIST / SENIOR ECOLOGIST POSITIONS

The Role:

An exciting and challenging opportunity awaits a self-motivated, organised and flexible individual to work within a growing multi-disciplinary consultancy business. You will work on a range of ecological projects across the UK, requiring a mixture of field and office-based skills.

The Senior Ecologist role will suit an experienced Ecological Consultant, who will play a crucial role in assisting to co-ordinate ecological services and support junior staff. It is anticipated the role will develop into a team leader role with increased management responsibilities.

You will be expected to work closely alongside your colleagues in order to ensure tasks are undertaken on time and to a consistently high standard. The ability to organise and prioritise your own workload in a fast-paced environment is essential.

Salary & Benefits: We offer a fantastic working environment with a strong remuneration package. Salary will be dependent on experience. Additional benefits include a commitment to ongoing professional development, pension scheme (in excess of minimum), payment of professional membership fees, TOIL policy and 24 days annual leave (full-time).

Ecologist Specification:

> Established professional Ecologist, with at least 2 years ecological consultancy experience.

> Holds a Natural England bat survey class license.

> Professional survey experience in one or more of the following areas:   Botanical (Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, NVC) / Great crested newts / Badgers / Reptiles.

> Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

> Excellent project delivery and project management skills.

> CIEEM Graduate / Associate membership.

> A positive outlook and strong desire to succeed in your chosen profession.

> Full driving license and access to own vehicle.

Senior Ecologist Specification (additional to above):

> Established Senior Ecologist, with at least 5 years ecological consultancy experience.

> Established area(s) of specialism combined with excellent all-round field skills.

> Proficiency with protected species work, including obtaining EPS Mitigation (development) licenses (for bats and/or gcn) and personal survey licenses. Being a Registered Consultant for Natural England’s BLICL and/or GCN LICL would be very advantageous.

> Commercial awareness.

> Full working knowledge of relevant wildlife/environmental legislation and policy, the planning process, EIA and Appropriate Assessment.

> Associate / Full CIEEM membership.

NOTE: Focus Ecology is open to the Senior Ecologist role being appointed on a full-time or part-time contract.

Please do not hesitate to contact Graham Davison or Fern Fellowes-Day (01905 780700) to discuss the role in confidence. Email applications (CV and covering letter) to Fern@focus-ecology.com.

 

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