Consultant Ecologist

Closing date:
Salary: £25,811 – 28,909 per annum per annum depending on experience
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: London Wildlife Trust , Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2AF

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London Wildlife Trust are currently recruiting for a consultant ecologist to support the delivery of London Wildlife Trust’s consultancy services through a wide range of landscape design and ecological projects working with clients in both the public and private sector.

Consultant Ecologist

At London Wildlife Trust, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive, independent advice and high quality technical work to our clients across all sectors. This role will be key in supporting the delivery of the London Wildlife Trust’s consultancy services, supporting the charities vision of a London alive with nature where everyone has access to nature.

You will be a point of contact for external clients and project stakeholders, including within statutory bodies. You will be confident and experienced in managing your own projects and supporting senior staff in delivering ecological advice to a high standard, within allocated timeframes and budgets. You will have an excellent knowledge of UK and EU wildlife legislation in the planning and policy context and have good working knowledge of a range of common and declining species and their habitat requirements.


What’s in it for you?

Title:                                    Consultant Ecologist

Salary:                                 £25,811 – 28,909 per annum per annum depending on experience

Tenure:                               Permanent, full time


  • 25 days annual leave pro rata plus statutory holidays
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Scheme to support you inside and outside of work
  • Supportive and inclusive policies including a family-friendly policy and enhanced flexible working policy
  • ‘Staff Day’ once a quarter where you can get involved in conversation work on one of our sites


Our ideal Consultant Ecologist

  • Relevant professional degree or experience in ecology, wildlife management and habitat creation.
  • Ability to use GIS to produce maps, analyse data and interpret ecological information.

If you are a collaborative team player, with a passion for urban nature conservation and have the required qualifications, skills and experience for this role, we would be very interested in hearing from you!


(Please see job description for full person specification)


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Closing Date: 10th August 2020 9.00am

Interview Date: August 17th and 19th 2020 (interviews will be held online. Let us know if we can do anything to make the application or interview process more accessible.

Please send a completed application form and candidate details form available on our website to

Our vision is a London alive with nature, where everyone can experience and enjoy wildlife. In order to achieve our goal of engaging everyone in protecting London’s wildlife for the future, we know that our staff team needs to better reflect and represent all of London’s communities. Therefore we particularly welcome applicants who identify as being from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, and disabled people, as these groups are currently under-represented at London Wildlife Trust.


Our efforts extend beyond recruitment. Our policies are designed to support our people including an enhanced Flexible Working policy and an inclusive Talent policy which includes our commitment to giving fair opportunities to ex-offenders.  A DBS (formerly CRB) check is not required for this role.


Read more about London Wildlife Trust’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here:


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