Ambitious Ecologist/Team Leader

Bristol, South West • £35K - £45K + Significant Bens • Ref: JSM 11859


Posted 21st November 2018


Are you an ambitious Ecologist ready to take on the leadership of a ready-made team?  This exciting position will see you joining one of the region’s premier Landscape and Ecology practices and take on a pivotal role in the business.

My client is a fiercely independent consultancy with a fabulous reputation in the market.  They have an enviable culture as well as an exciting portfolio of high profile and challenging projects across the UK as well as overseas.

As part of their exciting plans going into 2019, my client is seeking an ambitious Ecologist with a proven track record as both a Technical and Commercial practitioner.  You will take a pivotal role within the company, leading a team of experienced and junior Ecologists.  Working alongside the Managing Director you will be responsible for the leadership and development of this team.  The opportunity to develop your career into a Senior Management position is very clear.

My client enjoys a great reputation with a loyal client base of developers, local authorities, landowners’, architects etc.  Their projects are not only in the UK, but increasingly they are winning work overseas.  The projects are stimulating and challenging, providing you with continual professional development.

Your role will include technical delivery of projects, management of the team as well as undertaking client and business development initiatives for the business.

The culture of this business is very relaxed and yet very professional.  They provide a very nice workspace not far from the heart of Bristol.  They are able to offer a range of flexible working arrangements to suit your needs.  They provide free parking as well as encouraging public transport and fitness.

They offer their staff a highly rewarding career with significant scope for progression.


South Bristol

Key Work Areas

·         Managing, coordinating and undertaking ecological surveys for a range of species (while supporting and mentoring more junior staff members)
·         Producing high quality reports
·         Delivering complex projects on time and to budget
·         Undertaking business development and profile raising work
Ideally You Will Have The Following:

·         Upwards of 7 years relevant industry experience
·         Member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
·         Protected species licence(s) would be advantageous
·         Appropriate BSc or equivalent qualification
·         MSc in a relevant environmental discipline (desirable but not essential)
·         Full clean UK driving licence

Rewards & Benefits

My client offers a highly competitive salary along with a range of core benefits. They offer time in lieu, flexible hours, contributory pension, discretionary bonus, phone and laptop, significant mileage rate or car rental, paid membership to relevant industry body.  There is also a tangible pathway to a seat on the Senior Management team.

You will have significant input in to the growth and development of the business going forward. 

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

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles currently and would like a discreet non-committal chat, please contact Jeremy Money (    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 Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape.

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