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Senior Ecological Consultant (Guildford)

Full or part-time (0.6 FTE / 3 days per week minimum) – several positions available

Are you looking for your next step as a Senior Ecological Consultant? Are you commercially aware, self-motivated, organised, with excellent communication and project management skills? Do you enjoy managing client relationships, producing quotes and tenders… and are you up for the challenge of assisting with business development initiatives? If so, then we would be delighted to hear from you!

Thomson Ecology

We are the UK’s leading experts in gaining consents and meeting ecological planning conditions. Our expertise is in all ecosystems and we provide the full range of services within ecology from survey, through data management to consultancy and public inquiry. We help our clients from all sectors to gain planning consent and to manage the impacts of developments on species and their habitats.

We promote a happy, friendly workplace and are guided by the company’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. We provide fantastic on-the-job training, and a range of company benefits including pension contributions, discounted gym membership and payment of a professional membership fee. In addition to 25 days' annual leave pro-rata we offer staff the ability to buy additional leave during the winter months and to request extended periods of leave, to travel or pursue other interests.

The role

We are looking for a Senior Ecological Consultant to join the team at our head office in Guildford. We are delighted to offer this opportunity to the right candidate on a full or part-time basis. You would need to be able to work a minimum of 3 days per week (equivalent 0.6 FTE), however your working pattern is negotiable, preferably working one of the days on a Monday.

You may be looking for a step up into a more senior role, or be someone with more experience looking for a new and exciting position. We are looking for someone who is capable of managing a diverse portfolio of projects in a variety of sectors, including some large, complex projects. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with particular terrestrial ecology specialisms (such as protected species, botanical, habitat assessment/restoration) and those who can demonstrate the application of their skills in an ecological consultancy setting.

Key responsibilities include:

You will ideally have:

This is a permanent position based in our modern offices in the picturesque Surrey Research Park. The successful candidate will live within commuting distance of Guildford or be prepared to relocate.

For an informal chat about the role, please feel free to contact Mike Hill on 01483 466033.

Please apply as soon as possible with your CV and a convincing covering letter outlining your suitability for the role (max 500 words) to

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