Seasonal Ecological Assistants

Organisation: RSK
Salary: £17,000 – £19,000 depending on experience
Location: UK Wide
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Thu 13 March 14
Contact name: Sarah Murphy
Contact telephone: 0117 300 4295
Contact email:

RSK’s internationally recognised ecology team are currently recruiting seasonal ecologists to join the team for the Ecological season. Working between March and September, you will support the existing team on ecology projects, assisting with animal and plant surveys.

Whilst we have offices in Cheshire, Coventry, Hemel Hempstead and Bristol we have project work stretching across much of the UK, so are happy to consider candidates from all UK locations. Ultimately, you will need to be prepared for large amounts of travelling, be happy to work away from home and completely flexible on working hours, as there will be a significant amount of evening, weekend and night work.

Our ecologists work as a close-knit team with a strong focus on sharing expertise through training and professional development. Successful candidates will join a supportive team that includes NE bat trainers, BSBI county-recorders, university lecturers and directors/trustees of nature conservation charities. Though we are well known for working on large infrastructure projects, we also work on a wide variety of smaller developments as well as more unusual projects for nature conservation charities and government bodies.

To find out more about the Ecology team and projects follow us on Twitter @RSKEcology.

Seasonal Ecological Assistants – UK Wide – March to September

Desired experience

We would ideally be looking for candidates with a BSc in Ecology or related subject, but knowledge of ecology would override the specific need for a higher qualification. Candidates must be able to read and write to a high standard as recording data is a key factor of the role. Overall, enthusiasm, energy and a willingness to work outdoors whatever the weather are really the most important attributes.

Person specification
• Enthusiasm, energy and happy to work outdoors essential
• Confident and happy to work out on sites alone
• Physically fit
• Previous experience beneficial
• Protected species licences an advantage
• Full UK driving licence required
• Happy to work evenings, nights and weekends
• Must be able to commit to the full term.

We are also looking for experienced temporary ecologists with Great Crested Newt licences.

Salary and benefits:

• £17,000 – £19,000 depending on experience
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
• Regular training and career development

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.

For more information please call Sarah Murphy, HR Manager on 0117 300 4295. To apply please click on ‘more information’ below.

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

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