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Ecologist - South East

About Environment Bank

The company has grown substantially over the past 2 years, we are looking to recruit an Ecologist in the South East region.

Ecologists will play a key role in supporting with securing EBs network of Habitat Banks across England with a particular focus in their defined geographical region. This will involve a wide range of responsibilities from working alongside assistant ecologists, the project delivery team and the land team to select candidate sites, undertaking desk studies and liaising with landowners to arrange and carry out initial site walkover visits to assess the potential of each site to be used as a habitat bank.

You will work within a top notch technical team of ecology and land management specialists supporting the business transform landscapes for nature recovery. From onboarding and design to creation, restoration and monitoring – you’ll see the full process through from start to finish.

Key responsibilities dependent will include:

  • Assessing land opportunities (alongside our Land Team) on their viability for nature recovery
  • Undertaking desk based ecological assessments
  • Meeting and collaborating with forward thinking land owners
  • Collecting, interpreting and analysing habitat survey data
  • Undertaking Biodiversity Net Gain Assessments and Metric Calculations
  • Stakeholder engagement with Local Planning Authorities and other interested parties
  • Working closely with sub-contractors to manage the delivery of habitat creation on the ground
  • Ongoing ecological monitoring and land owner engagement for our live Habitat Banks

Site work is typically 1 to 2 days a week within your region and the occasional trip further afield for team days and training– no night survey work is necessary.

 Qualifications and skills preferred:

  • Ecology /Nature Conservation industry experience dependent upon grade – either from consultancy, regulators, NGOs or local authorities
  • A passion for the environment and determination to make a difference in the world
  • An understanding of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and the Biodiversity Metric
  • Ability to carry out habitat surveys
  • Ideally a basic level of digital data capture
  • Strong report writing and communication skills
  • Full driving license and access to a car

Why us?

Environment Bank is a fantastic, modern place to work with wellbeing being at the heart of our business. We have built a cohesive team which is incredibly collaborative and approachable at all levels, and as a result we have grown significantly over the past 18 months and are set for further growth. The company was established in 2006 by Chairman Professor David Hill CBE and his work has now been embedded into the Environment Act creating a rare and exciting opportunity for nature. We have secured significant investment enabling us to become industry innovators, bring our new plan for the planet into a reality… and this is just the start.


  • Salary up to £34k depending on experience.
  • Full time, 35 hours per week with flexitime, working remotely.
  • Annual company performance based bonus.
  • Head Office at the vibrant York University East campus with free onsite parking.
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, your birthday and wellness day
  • Company laptop


How to apply

To apply for this role you must have the right to work in the UK and we will ask for evidence of this at or before interview stage.

If the role is remote, we will need evidence that you have access to a road worthy vehicle and can access high internet speeds.  You will need to provide us with a copy of your insurance document and MOT certificate on joining.   Please note that for remote roles requiring site visits, you will need to be able to cover the area you are working in with no more than approximately a one hour drive in any direction.

Sorry no agency CVs at this point.

Please submit your CV with a supporting statement of no more than one page to [email protected].

If you need any further information about this role, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

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