We are delighted to be offering an exciting opportunity for a Senior / Principal Ecologist to join the consultancy team at Maydencroft Limited. We are a small, close knit group of landscape, ecological, arboricultural and forestry consultants.

We are looking for an experienced, qualified and ambitious Principal or Senior Ecologist who can help us to offer unparalleled ecological expertise and services to our existing high-profile clients within the commercial, public, private, utility and charity sectors, and to assist us in growing and developing the company to ever greater heights. At Maydencroft we greatly value professional integrity, a dedicated yet flexible work ethic, and impeccable standards of quality.

The role can be based from either of our offices in Hitchin, Hertfordshire or Dorney, Windsor, and with the option for remote and home working.

As Senior / Principal Ecologist. you will be required to deliver a range of ecological consultancy services to an exceptional standard, taking projects through from inception to completion. Although working within a team of consultants, the role will require a large degree of self-sufficiency to fully lead on and develop the ecological side of the company. While we can offer an established portfolio of clients and opportunities, there is huge scope for growth and as such would ideally suit a candidate with great ambition and the desire to take on a challenge.


  • A degree in ecology or a related subject
  • Professional ecological experience with a consultancy background.
  • Full member of CIEEM;
  • Strong field surveyor skills including extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, botanical and protected species surveys;
  • Protected species survey licences to include at least Level 2 bat licence and Level 1 great crested newt licence;
  • Technical proficiency using GIS software and Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to manage project finances;
  • Full UK driving licence and willingness to travel;

For further information regarding this position, Maydencroft and our great benefits please visit our website.