ECOLOGIST, DERBYSHIRE (£20,000 – £27,000)

The Opportunity

We are looking for an Ecologist with 1+ years full-time experience working in ecological consultancy.

This is a great opportunity to join our experienced, friendly and innovative Derbyshire team, and one of the most successful and well-established independent ecological consultancies in the UK. We will work with you to develop your skills in all aspects of ecology and consultancy through mentoring and a comprehensive internal training programme.

Our Derbyshire office, located in Hathersage, looks out over the beautiful Peak District National Park, and is within easy commuting distance of Sheffield.

In addition to a competitive salary and 25 days annual leave, we offer benefits that include flexible working, private healthcare, company-funded social events and health and well-being benefits.

Why work for BSG Ecology?

  • We are a multi-award winning, highly respected, industry leading consultancy with a strong reputation for technical ability amongst our clients and fellow professionals.
  • All our ecologists have the opportunity to work on projects across a wide range of sectors including heritage, renewable energy, residential, leisure and minerals and with a diverse range of clients.
  • We are committed to investing in training and career development. We have a structured programme of internal training for new starters that is complemented by additional external training and mentoring.
  • Health and safety and staff wellbeing are at the forefront of everything we do. We recognise the importance of maintaining a good work life balance. We do this through careful resourcing of work, the implementation of robust TOIL policies and flexible working arrangements.
  • We have sophisticated cloud-based project management and tailored GIS systems, allowing us to work across offices and remotely.

What We Are Looking For

You will have:

  • Relevant professional ecological experience (1+ years full-time experience working in ecological consultancy)
  • A broad ecological skill-set and, ideally, a protected species licences
  • A working knowledge of current and evolving wildlife policy and legislation
  • Confidence in written and verbal communication
  • Some project management and client liaison skills
  • Enthusiasm for ecology and the environment in the UK
  • The desire to promote high professional standards in ecology
  • An organised approach to work, flexibility and a high level of motivation
  • A good BSc and / or MSc in a relevant subject
  • A full driving licence and access to your own transport

How To Apply

Please send a CV, along with a covering letter telling us about yourself and what you feel you will bring to our team, to Rowena Scott-Campbell ( by Friday 2nd December 2022.