Senior Ecologist – Leading Niche Consultancy

Bristol, Central London, North West, South West, West Midlands • Competitive Salary + Excellent Bens • Ref: JSM 1106

Biodiversity, Ecology, Net Zero, Sustainability

Posted 19th November 2023

My client has an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious and driven Ecologist to join their award-winning Ecology team. The role can be based from any one of their 4 locations (Central London/Manchester/Bristol/Birmingham).  They also offer significant flexible working arrangements to suit your needs.  This is an exciting opportunity offering the successful candidate a role that will significantly broaden and diversify their Ecology career.

My client is a leading Independent Consultancy working with a diverse range of high-profile clients and projects across the UK.  They focus on projects where sustainability and climate change are a central focus.

This role offers you the chance to work on a range of interesting projects mainly across the development and planning sector.  You will be involved in a range of diverse ecology work, much of it in areas such as Green Infrastructure, Natural Capital, Biodiversity Net Gain, Urban Greening. As well as this, the opportunity offers you strategic responsibility and the mentoring of Junior Ecologists. 

They have a varied portfolio of prestigious clients including; landowners, developers, architects and local authorities, thus giving you greater breadth of work than is often unavailable in other consultancies.

Due to their ongoing success, my client has created this role in order to enable further growth and delivery of their strong order book.  They are looking for a Senior (or close to) Ecological Consultant to join their close-knit team and assist with the delivery of a diverse range of projects.

The role will entail management of complex ecology projects; many of which would involve multiple protected species in complex scenarios.  Alongside managing projects, the successful candidate would be responsible for tender production, client liaison, financial management and survey programming.  There would also be opportunities to run unique urban biodiversity projects, such as bespoke ecological monitoring of living roofs and green infrastructure strategy production.

You will be responsible for mentoring staff and undertaking technical reviews. The role will also enable you to have input into strategy and new business generation.


Central London/Manchester/Bristol/Birmingham (2 days a week working from home available, part-time also considered). Other locations considered.

About You

·       Ideally 4 + years of professional experience;
·       Graduate (MSc desirable) in a relevant scientific degree (ecology, biology, environmental science or similar);
·       MCIEEM and CEnv or CEcol (desirable);
·       Highly organised and motivated individual;
·       Have access to a car with full driver’s licence;
·       Excellent report writing skills;
·       Enthusiastic about nature conservation;
·       Available to work flexible hours to support on ecology surveys;
·       Hold a European protected species licence for bats and experience with EPSM licence preparation and delivery; and
·       Experience/knowledge of green infrastructure and working with urban biodiversity (desirable).

In Return My Client Offers

·       Highly competitive salary;
·       Extensive benefits package including healthcare, pension, generous holiday entitlement;
·       Performance bonus, typically paying 10% per annum;
·       Flexible working conditions, including regular homeworking and flexible hours to suit your needs;
·       Significant training budget.

Even if you are cautiously looking, I would recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about the firm and the role.

About My Client

My client is over 15 years old  and  has a team of over 40 staff currently with their HQ in Central London. They have enjoyed significant success with year-on-year growth achieved consistently.  They have developed an enviable reputation as an employee focussed business. They have a range of loyal clients across various sectors. They provide a vibrant and dynamic working environment for their staff, including significant homeworking and flexible hours.

As a multi award winning boutique consultancy known for providing innovative and bespoke ecological and sustainable solutions.  They have a wealth of experience across a range of sectors and through all stages of planning, development and corporate sustainability. They have a deep understanding of the built, natural and social environment.

Their staff gain experience working on a wide range of developments, providing baseline surveys to facilitate planning applications and working with architects and landscape architects in the design and implementation process to create innovative solutions for integrating biodiversity within the built form.

My client offers significant scope for long-term progression within the company.

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles and would like a discreet non-committal chat, please contact Jeremy Money (  However, if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round.  We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.

This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates.  JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Environmental and Sustainability, including ESG, EIA and Ecology, Contaminated Land, Environmental Planning, Air Quality and Noise.

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