Head of Ecology

UK Wide • £70K – £80K + Car Allowance & Generous Bens Package • Ref: JSM 12162

Ecology, Senior Appointments

Posted 6th December 2021

Exceptional opportunity for an ambitious ecology professional to lead an established team of 50+ ecologist across the UK.

This role will see you joining one of the UK’s most highly regarded consultancies, with a reputation for outstanding work, fantastic culture and continuous progression and learning.

This exceptional opportunity would suit an ambitious and dynamic Ecologist with significant industry experience who is not only technically strong, but also enjoys commercial responsibilities too.

Joining as the Head of Ecology, you will play a key role in my client’s business as they embark on a period of significant growth.

My client is one of the UK’s leading consultancy firms globally, comprising of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists.  You’ll be working alongside many of the UK’s leading professionals on a range of high-profile projects Nationally.

You will be stepping into a key leadership position with significant influence within the team as well as across the wider business.

You will manage and lead and existing team of ecologists, ensuring the successful delivery of a range of exciting projects. You will be working with internal and external clients to deliver and give clear, consistent and considered advice to achieve project goals and benefit biodiversity.


·         Team leadership and growth.
·         Communicates company strategy, goals, safety practices, and culture to team.
·         Provides solutions to concerns and policies among management and team members.
·         Provides direction and advice on hiring and training.
·         Ensures overall profitability of the team.
·         Advises on business development.
·         Ensure team performance and welfare.


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·         Support team performance and development.
·         Creates an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture.
·         Provides general encouragement to team members and to aspire to stretch goals.
·         Communicates company strategy and goals.
·         Identifies areas for new training or skill gaps.
·         Conducts national briefings to update the team on projects, workloads, wider engagement opportunities etc.
·         Directs the hiring processes.
·         Supports with team member problems, and oversees team member work for quality and guideline compliance.
·         Delivers the financial plan.
·         Liaises with the wider leadership team to ensures that operational deadlines and goals are met.
·         Liaises with the HR Business Partner and to promote staff welfare.
·         Undertakes pay reviews and promotions.
·         Generates and shares comprehensive and detailed reports about team performance, objectives, and deadlines, including metrics.
·         Recognises and reward high performance.
·         Directs team building activities.

Ideally You Will Have The Following

·         Proven experience as a leader.
·         Excellent communication and leadership skills.
·         Organisational and time-management skills.
·         Delivering commercial results.
·         Decision-making skills.
·         Self-motivation.
·         Strong relationship building.

Rewards & Benefits

My client offers a highly competitive salary along with a range of exciting benefits.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans ahead.  My client offers a lot of training as well as great scope for progression and reward.  You will have significant input in to the growth and development of the business. 

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 and would like a discreet non-committal chat, please contact Jeremy Money (jeremy@jsm-associates.co.uk).  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 Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape.

Phone - 01934 312155
Email - jeremy@jsm-associates.co.uk
Website - www.jsm-associates.co.uk
Twitter - @JSMAssociates

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