Staff changes

As the survey season draws to a close for another year we bid farewell to this season’s assistant ecologist David Hunter, and also to Thomas Shannon who has been with us for two years. Thom leaves us to start his PhD on bird genetics in Aberdeen, investigating “Species hiding in plain site”. We look forwards to hearing how he gets on.

We are delighted to announce that our other assistant ecologist Mary Goddard will be remaining with us through 2018.

Interviews for Thom’s replacement will be taking place in early November.

Graduate Ornithologist/ Ecologist

We are seeking a graduate ecologist to assist with our work. The ideal candidate will be a graduate with a suitable degree. Some demonstrable ornithological expertise will be essential. Technical report writing and general ecological survey experience will be an advantage. Also of importance will be the ability to work flexibly as part of a team, and good personal organisation. Candidates will have some knowledge of UK legislation and guidance for protected species and habitats, and will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment.

A full driving licence will be required, and having your own transport to and from the office will be necessary due to the rural office location. Physical fitness will be an important consideration.

Salary will be £17K pro rata. Employment period will be until March 2018 with probable extension, starting as soon as possible. The post will be based in Norfolk.

To apply, send a full CV and covering letter to rob@wildfrontier-ecology.co.uk.

Closing date 19th October 2017.

Staff Changes

WFE are delighted to welcome David Hunter who will be with us for the 2017 survey season.

We also bid farewell to Lotty Packman and wish her the best of luck in the next stage of her career.

Ten Years Service

Congratulations to John Harris who becomes the first employee of WFE to have been with the firm for ten years!

Graduate Ecologist Needed

We are seeking a graduate ecologist to assist with our work. The ideal candidate will be a graduate with a suitable degree. Technical report writing and ecological survey experience will be an advantage. Also of importance will be the ability to work flexibly as part of a team, and good personal organisation. Candidates will have some knowledge of UK legislation and guidance for protected species and habitats, and will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment.

A full driving licence will be required, and having your own transport will be necessary due to the rural office location. Physical fitness will be an important consideration.

Salary will be £17k pro rata. Employment period will be until December 2017, starting as soon as possible. The post will be based in Norfolk.

To apply, send a full CV and covering letter to rob @wildfrontier-ecology.co.uk.

Closing Date 15th February 2017.

Rob is now a chartered ecologist

Congratulations to Rob, who has become a Chartered Ecologist!

CIEEM have recently established the Register of Chartered Ecologists which “recognises the effective application of knowledge and understanding of the science of ecology by professionals committed to the highest standards of practice.”  Rob is the second member of the WFE team to become a chartered ecologist, and we hope that other members of our staff will also become Chartered Ecologists in the future.

Radio-tracking training course

The next radio-tracking training course will be Thursday 9th March 2017! More information available here.

Lotty will be at CIEEM Midlands Section Conference

Lotty has been invited to give a talk on her research on bats in churches at the CIEEM Midlands Section Conference on Ecology and the Historic Environment: Conflicts and Consensus on 12th October at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire. Hope to see some of you there!

Radio-tracking training course date

New date set for our Introduction to Radio-tracking training course! 20th October 2016. More information available here.

East of England Bat Conference 2016

The East of England Bat Conference takes place on the 16th April at UEA. The programme includes WFE’s Lotty Packman talking about her work on bats in churches.

More information is available on the BCT website.