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Thank you for your interest in working with Wild Frontier Ecology. Vacancies are listed below:

Senior Ecologist

Salary: £25,000-35,000 depending on skills and experience

Location: North Norfolk/remote

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: Friday 19th June 2020

Contact name: Liz Maxim

Contact number: 01328 864633

Contact email:


Wild Frontier Ecology is an independent ecological consultancy based in Norfolk. We work with a wide range of clients including developers, NGOs, utilities and landowners.

We have steadily built up a broad client base over the last few years, and are now hoping to fill a vacancy for a further experienced Ecologist to join our team. Currently the consultancy has nine permanent staff who work as a close-knit team to deliver a consistently high quality service across East Anglia and beyond.  

 The Role of Senior Ecologist

We are currently offering a superb opportunity for a committed Ecologist, looking to move their career to Senior level. Your basic responsibilities will be for surveying and reporting (Phase 1, protected species, EcIA), project management, client liaison, and drafting bat and great crested newt EPS licence applications. This is an ideal role for someone with a range of competencies that is looking to become involved in more complex and interesting work. Any additional, or unusual, skills that can be brought to the position will be supported. As our office is in a rural location, car ownership (or use of a car) is essential. In current circumstances, the ability to work from home will also be essential, and this may initially mean that a location remote from Norfolk will be suitable; we will require the successful applicant to take up the post quickly.

 Key Skills and Experience:

  • Associate or Full Member ofCIEEM.
  • Ideally, ecology specialism to a high level in at least one area, including bats, botany, amphibians, or water voles.
  • Survey licences for protected species (bats particularly favoured).
  • A minimum of two years’ experience within a consultancy business.
  • IT literate, particularly with MS Office packages and QGIS.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Experienced report writer with clear and concise writing style.
  • Motivated to work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Experience of managing projects.
  • Working knowledge of UK and EU wildlife legislation and planning policies.
  • Experience of theEIA/AA process, EPS licence applications and Biodiversity Net Gain

 Key attributes of the successful applicant:

  • An interest in and understanding of a broad range of ecology and natural history issues.
  • Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with clients, third parties and colleagues.
  • Highly organised and prepared for a busy working environment.
  • Flexible and can-do attitude to work, to meet deadlines and to accommodate evening and early morning work associated with ecology surveys.

More information about Wild Frontier Ecology can be found on the website at

To apply for this position, please send your CV, with a covering letter, to Liz Maxim ( by Friday 19th June 2020.

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