Director / Associate Director of Ecology


£50,000 - £75,000


Full TimePermanent





About the Company

Our client has a leading reputation for innovative environmental projects both in the UK and internationally.

The multi-disciplinary teams which comprise environmental assessment and planning, landscape design, historic environments and ecology consultancy have won numerous industry and employer awards.

With established teams in six offices across the UK this company support a huge range of projects, at local and national levels. The business is extremely enthusiastic about finding new ways to apply emerging ecological principles and methods to the most challenging of policy and development projects.

About the Role

The role includes the opportunity to share and participate actively in the management and ownership of the business through the Employee Ownership Trust, which places full ownership of the company with the employees. Sharing commitment and motivation to help grow and develop our business as an equal partner.

Following significant growth the consultancy will expect you to be able to make occasional visits to all other offices alongside the role responsibilities:

An inherent ability to work proactively with both people and process positively with a natural drive to resolve. A fully valued leader in your field of expertise – a galvanising and forward-thinking approach to work alongside all grades within the business.

Managing a complex portfolio of ecological consultancy projects. Completely adept at handling multiple people and teams in addition to a demonstrable accuracy and thorough expertise with project information / finance planning and systems.

Comprehensive knowledge of the development management process as it relates to biodiversity. Knowledge and experience of Biodiversity Net Gain and Ecological Impact Assessment) alongside a demonstrable knowledge of a wide range of ecological taxa, survey methods and assessment types.

Work-winning, across a variety of sectors, deploying business development skills from client engagement, networking and repeat commissions. Experience of stakeholder engagement and negotiation.

About You

You thrive to organise and inspire. Your expertise was forged in the environmental consultancy sector and you are looking for a move to a variety of projects leading an existing enthusiastic and dedicated team. Your personal attributes include:

Strong organisational skills to uphold track record.

Excellent communication skills. Great listener. Great speaker.

Embrace a collaborative outlook and manner.

Proactive approach to building relationships with colleagues.

Confidence with project partners.

Consider client requirements carefully and uphold high reviews.

Great understanding of UK environmental policy.

Knowledge to deliver value in every sense.

Appetite for continuous learning and professional development.

Your experience and your advantage:

Leading and developing ecology teams.

Sustaining client relationships and identifying new work opportunities.

Collaborating with internal and external teams on business strategies.

Track record in bid, tenders and pricing projects.

Representing business in external networks and wider market.

Managing and mentoring colleagues and contributing to development strategies.

Delivery of projects on a variety of scales across a range of sectors.

Experience related to renewable energy projects.


Educated to degree level or with equivalent level of skills and knowledge.

Appropriate professional qualification (e.g. CIEEM) at a relevant level.


Current protected species licence(s).

Our client is known for being passionate about the environment and at the forefront of innovative thinking, which has led to a strong reputation for successfully resolving even the most complex of issues. Do you have the passion to make a real difference also?


Zoe Green
+44(0)7963 572925

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