Penarth, near Cardiff, UK

We are currently seeking to recruit an ecologist to supplement our in-house team in Penarth, near Cardiff.

Soltys Brewster Ecology Ltd is a progressive, independent ecological consultancy operating throughout South Wales, the UK and Ireland. Working in close collaboration with Soltys Brewster Consulting Ltd, we provide ecological and landscape assessment services on a wide range of commercial, residential and infrastructure projects ranging in scale from single building conversions to major brownfield redevelopment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed graduate from a relevant discipline, who has already gained a minimum of 6 months ecological consultancy experience (including protected species surveys) in the UK through fixed term or seasonal survey work.

For this position, practical application of standard Phase I Habitat survey techniques and/or basic botanical identification skills, equivalent to FISC Level 3[1], is essential. The successful candidate will have a clear understanding of domestic wildlife legislation and be able to effectively communicate (both verbally and in writing) with a potentially wide and varied target audience.

The post involves both office and field work, generally in the South Wales area but with the possibility of working throughout the UK or Ireland dependent on project requirements. You will therefore need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle.

The full-time role offers an exciting opportunity for career development as part of our close-knit, hard working team within a multi-disciplinary environment and the successful candidate is likely to experience a wide range of projects including input to EIAs and a range of protected species survey and mitigation strategy development.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and will benefit from a tailored training package linked to experience and qualifications.

Please apply in writing, with an accompanying CV to:

Applications should be marked for the attention of Dr Matthew Watts, Ecology Director. Applications will be considered for both permanent and/or fixed term/seasonal appointments.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact us on 02920 408476. Information on Soltys Brewster can be found on our web-site at:

Closing date for applications is Monday 24 April 2017.

Soltys Brewster Ecology is an Equal Opportunities Employer and makes no discrimination with respect to applications from people of all sectors of the community.

The company is committed to promoting equal opportunities and complies with all relevant Acts and Statutes.

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posted: 30 March 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.