Who are we?

Darwin Ecology is a well-established ecological consultancy with a great reputation for providing professional, innovative and conservation-led schemes. The company thrives on a collaborative approach between our two small offices in Farnham and Shaftesbury, pulling together a broad range of expertise to provide bespoke solutions for our clients.

Whilst ensuring that we manage the challenges that accompany human development and ensuring that we achieve our clients development goals, our other core value is to deliver a positive impact for the environment on every project we work on. Our work covers a diverse range of small to medium sized development and infrastructure projects across a range of sectors. We are practical and solution focused Ecologists with a hard work ethic.

We are also currently launching a wildlife enhancement and re-wilding consultancy side to the business, Darwin WildScapes, which provides advice and implementation of small and large scale wildlife enhancement management schemes on public and privately owned land. We have had good take up so there will be opportunities to get involved with this for the right candidate.

What are we looking for?

We are expanding our team to meet increasing demand and are seeking experienced Senior Ecologists to join us. Candidates should be well rounded technical ecologists and meet the following minimum requirements:

  • At least 5 years of professional consultancy experience;
  • Demonstrable team and independent working skills;
  • Mitigation licensing experience;
  • Minimum 1x class survey licence for bats/great crested newts/dormouse; and
  • Managerial or mentorship experience.

Additional skills that will be considered advantageous include:

  • Additional survey licences (particularly for bats, great crested newts or dormice); and
  • Experience of the planning system and associated technical processes such as EIA and HRA.

Above all, we’re looking for conservation-minded ecologists with a passion for the environment.

What can we do for you?

A career at Darwin Ecology offers great opportunities for growth and professional development and we strive to ensure that our employees work in an environment that is supportive, fair, challenging and enjoyable. The role will provide an opportunity for an individual to demonstrate a broad range of ecology skills by undertaking specialist technical work, whilst working as part of a passionate, integrated, dynamic and friendly team.

In addition to a fair and representative salary, benefits to the team include:

  • Profit-linked annual bonus scheme;
  • Minimum 24 days annual leave;
  • Generous training budget; and
  • Structured TOIL system.

How to get in touch

To apply, please submit a recent CV and cover letter to Mike Cummings ([email protected]) and Holly Stanworth ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed on receipt and asked for interview where appropriate. We are looking to employ new candidates as soon as we can to settle in prior to the survey season. We will however be happy to wait for the right candidate so speak to us now so you don’t miss out.

To find out more about us, please visit our website www.darwin-ecology.co.uk or contact [email protected] with any queries.