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Ecologist / Senior Ecologist – Truro, Cornwall

Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) Ltd are seeking a permanent, experienced consultant Ecologist or Senior Ecologist to join our respected team based near to Truro, Cornwall. Part time and full-time applicants are welcome.

The Practice

The practice

CEC works throughout Cornwall and the south-west of England. We are a business with a purpose, returning our profits to our parent organisation, Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT). Since our establishment in 1992 we have raised over £1.3m for CWT, allowing them to protect nature and our landscapes.

We work on a variety of projects, from small habitat surveys to complex development projects and everything in between. We provide the ecological input to some of the largest and most complex schemes in the southwest. We have an in-house landscape architecture team to allow us to develop biodiverse planting schemes to achieve Biodiversity Net Gain solutions, and we work on UK wide projects within the wider Wildlife Trust network. We have the largest team of Building with Nature assessors in the southwest and pride ourselves on the quality of schemes we deliver. In addition to our development work we work with many landowners across the southwest, including statutory and non-statutory bodies and local authorities, to deliver schemes which are purely for environmental gain. These encompass a wide variety of protected and high value sites, from dunes to heathland and parkland.

We are a registered practice with both the Landscape Institute and CIEEM, and we hold ISO Certification, including SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) Approval in ISO9001 – Quality, ISO14001 – Environment and ISO45001 – Health & Safety.

About you

About you

Are you someone with a passion for ecology, a self-motivated individual, able to work alone or as part of a team? If so, we would like to hear from you.

You will have experience in ecological consultancy, hold a BSc or MSc in Ecology (or related subject) and be a full or associate membership of CIEEM (MCIEEM or ACIEEM) (or be working towards them). You must have excellent communication skills and report writing technique and be competent in a range of survey techniques. Watching brief / Ecological Clerk of Works and Biodiversity Net Gain experience would be advantageous.A level 1 or 2 bat licence is very desirable, as are additional licences, such as dormice.

You will be willing to travel (occasionally out of county) to undertake surveys, and a full driver’s licence and access to a car is therefore essential for this post.

The successful applicant will be flexible with regard to working hours, as there will sometimes be a need to work outside normal office hours.

You will need to have the ability to work within the UK (residency/visa).

CEC provides an excellent working environment, with flexible and hybrid working offered, a generous reward package and pension scheme, friendly colleagues and a beautiful office location. Expected salary range £23,000-£35,000 depending on experience.

Team profit share and Time off in Lieu schemes are in operation and we take care to encourage a good work life balance.

For a job description and person specification, please visit or email

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to Cornwall Environmental Consultants If you would like to discuss this role further, please call Jenny on 07970 780179 or Natasha on 07932 545528.

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Closing date for applications is midnight, 12th June 2022 with interviews taking place week commencing 4th July 2022.

Registered Charity Name: Cornwall Trust for Nature Conservation Ltd Registered Charity Number: 214929.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly. Applications are sought only from those eligible to work in the UK in the first instance. All offers of employment are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK, and references satisfactory to the organisation.

All applications are subject to our shortlisting process where we only assess information provided against the Person Specification and job requirements. If you are shortlisted we will contact you and invite you to attend an interview. Due to Covid19 this will be conducted by videoconferencing link. If you supply us with an email address, we will do our best to advise you if you have not been shortlisted.

If you require any further information please call us on 01872 245510 or contact us to discuss your project and requirements.

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