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Senior Ecologist

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Contract typePermanent
Contract length
OrganisationJohns Associates Ltd
LocationBradford on Avon, Wiltshire
SalaryDependant on experience
Hours37.5 per week (full-time)

Job details

Johns Associates (Limited) is a multidisciplinary team of environmental consultants, planners and contractors operating nationally, with its headquarters in picturesque Bradford on Avon (close to the Georgian city of Bath). Johns Associates provides expert advice and solutions relating to ecology, environmental hazards (including erosion, flooding and pollution), water and geoscience, town and country planning, Environmental Impact Assessment, site masterplanning, landscape architecture and design, GIS, drone surveys, geodata, outdoor fitness trails and ecological and landscape contracting services.  

We are a diverse and growing group of motivated, highly skilled professionals with a substantial depth of experience across different environmental disciplines. We invest heavily in our people through training and professional development. As a company, we’ve attained a wide range of accreditations and won environmental awards for our work.

We were finalists in 2017 for the Royal Town Planning Institute’s “Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment” award in partnership with Sovereign Housing Association Ltd, (for which the scheme was Highly Commended) and we are delighted to have been shortlisted for the CIEEM 2018 Best Practice Award for Large Scale Mitigation and/or Enhancement for the same project.

We operate a robust environmental management and quality assurance system and also achieved the Investors in People Gold standard in March 2017.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Senior Ecologist on a full time, permanent basis, working at our new offices in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire (approximately 6 miles from the beautiful Georgian city of Bath).

The post will involve:

  • Efficient management and delivery of ecology and multi-disciplinary projects across a range of sectors to time and within budget.
  • Coordination of field surveys and deliverables for a range of client projects.
  • Undertaking field surveys across a range of sites (including Phase 1 and Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys and protected species surveys).
  • Acting as day-to-day client interface.
  • Co-ordination of specialist sub-consultants as required.
  • Developing new business opportunities and writing quotes/ tender proposals for relevant projects across a range of sectors.
  • Providing support to the Ecology Team Leader.

You will have:

  • A relevant degree(s) and full membership of CIEEM. Chartered status is desirable (CEnv or CEcol).
  • At least 6 years relevant consultancy experience, with proven experience in the following key areas:
    • Management of commercial projects to time and budget
    • Production of robust Ecological Impact Assessment Reports (to CIEEM standards)
    • Production of robust Ecology Chapters of Environmental Statements
    • Preparation of EPS licence applications (as the named ecologist would be an advantage)
    • A thorough understanding of the UK planning system and supporting relevant UK and European legislation and policy.
    • Experience of reviewing reports produced by junior colleagues and providing constructive feedback.
    • Strong business development and tender writing skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Proven ability to build effective relationships with clients, sub-consultants and regulators.

In return, we offer a diverse range of interesting and relevant work, a key role in an experienced team in our multidisciplinary practice, a competitive salary package (including a contributory pension scheme and employee benefits scheme after three months) and support to extend your skills and experience through appropriate training and development. At Johns Associates we aim to inspire and encourage you to think outside the box and to develop in the direction you want to go.


How to apply

Please apply in writing (CV and covering letter) to Liz Johns ( or by post to:

Liz JohnsSuites 1 & 2 The Old BreweryNewtownBradford on AvonWiltshireBA15 1NF

Closing date2018-05-23