Phillips Ecology

Phillips Ecology is an independent ecological consultancy based in Hampshire. We provide
reliable ecological support for planning applications across Southern England and work for a
range of clients including architects, local planning authorities, country parks, private
estates, homeowners and developers. We are proud to have a reputation for providing an
excellent standard of ecological survey and assessment work throughout Hampshire and the
adjoining Counties thanks to our brilliant team.

We are excited to be seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated ecologist to join our friendly
team in Hampshire. We are a flexible employer, open to both full-time and part-time candidates
and we are passionate about supporting employees to find a working environment that works for
them, helping them to realise their full potential. We combine home-working with the anchor of
an office space – a place for our team to interact socially and gain valuable in-house

With the support of our principal and assistant ecologists, you will work across a range of
ecology projects, develop your skills and knowledge, and help us to maintain the reputation and
successes we are so proud to have achieved.

This position offers excellent opportunities for career development, including external
training opportunities, and progression within the company with the support our existing team.

The ideal candidate will have relevant work experience gained in an ecological consultancy
environment or similar.

The Role

  • Providing ecological input on a varied range of projects.
  • Carry out a range of field surveys, including PEAs, ukHabitat surveys and protected species
  • Collaborating and engaging with stakeholders.
  • Planning and co-ordinating field surveys, analysing and interpreting survey results.
  • Authoring and reviewing ecological reports.
  • Authoring and reviewing applications for Natural England EPSM licences.

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Genuine and demonstrable enthusiasm for ecology
  • Qualifying CIEEM membership, or be working towards this
  • Degree in a relevant subject, for example Wildlife and Conservation Management,
    Conservation Biology and Ecology, Ecology and Environmental Biology
  • At least two year’s ecological consultancy experience
  • Experience in undertaking extended phase 1 ecological assessments/ PEAs
  • Understanding of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG)
  • Hold at least one Natural England / Natural Resources Wales protected species class licence
  • Experience of assisting with or producing high quality reports
  • Proven experience of species surveys, including bat surveys (roost and activity), dormouse
    surveys, badger surveys and reptile surveys
  • Knowledge of relevant UK and European legislation, policy and guidance
  • Be a team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound MS Outlook, Word and Excel skills
  • A full driving licence
  • Legal entitlement to work in the UK

Desirable Skills

  • Working towards holding additional Natural England / Natural Resources Wales class licences
    (bat, great crested newt or hazel dormouse)
  • Experience in using the Statutory Biodiversity Metric
  • Experience in using QGIS
  • Botanical survey skills
  • Named ecologist on an EPSM licence application

We Offer

  • A flexible approach to work time, focusing on a healthy work-life balance. This includes
    the opportunity to accrue either TOIL or paid overtime. We are supportive of flexible working
    hours with no fixed office hours. We currently support the following work patterns in our team: Full Time, Part-time, Flexi-Time, Compressed hours, Core hours/ staggered hours
  • A competitive salary in the range of £27,000 – £32,000 pro-rata depending on experience
  • Working from home position with a team office when needed
  • Apple computer and iPhone
  • A mentoring system to promote your development and encourage your progression with
    reference to the CIEEM Competency Framework
  • A generous structured training budget and in-house training
  • CIEEM Membership or similar paid for by the company
  • Nest pension with employer contribution
  • Annual bonus
  • An extensive support network within the company to provide guidance and specialist advice

How to Apply

Please email your CV, ensuring you highlight all relevant knowledge, experience and skills, and
a covering letter for the attention of Izabel Phillips, Principal Ecologist at [email protected].

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