Turnstone Ecology Ltd

Ecologist / Senior Ecologist

Contract type: Full-time (poss part-time), permanent Organisation: Turnstone Ecology LtdLocation: Banbury / Shrewsbury / Derby
Closing Date: Friday 31st January 2020
Salary: Dependent on experience

Turnstone Ecology Ltd is an independent ecological consultancy with locations in Banbury, Derby and Shrewsbury. We are seeking suitably qualified and experienced full-time Ecologists / Senior Ecologists for our Banbury, Shrewsbury and/or Derby teams to be based working from home.

Turnstone Ecology work all over the UK as well as having a diverse portfolio of international projects. More information about our work can be found on our website (, Facebook page (TurnstoneEcology) and Twitter accounts (@turnstonecology).

We are keen to employ the right person rather than requiring any particular skill but a successful candidate will typically have;

  • Phase 1 habitat survey and protected species survey experience
  • Project management experience
  • Full driving licence
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Report writing skills to a high standard
  • Ability to work hours often outside of typical working hours and in tough outdoor conditions
  • Experience of protected species surveys, including possession of EPS survey / development licences (NE and NRW)

Desirable skills include;

  • Ornithological ID skills, including experience of breeding, winter and vantage point surveys
  • Botanical ID skills
  • Degree or equivalent in an ecology related subject
  • Member of CIEEM

    The successful applicant will need to be local to one of our offices (within an approximate 30-minute drive) or be willing / able to move to the area of the offices within six months of starting work for Turnstone Ecology.

    In the first instance, please email a CV and covering letter to, quoting TTE2020 Ecologist or TTE2020 Senior Ecologist in the subject.

    The closing date for applications is Friday 31st January 2020 and if you have not heard from us by Friday 14th February, please assume that your application has not been successful.

    We may request further details before inviting prospective candidates for interview and for further information from us please contact us using the email address provided above.

    During 2020 there are likely to be opportunities for Assistant Ecologists in all our offices and if you would like to be considered for such a position, please email us with TTE2020 Assistant Ecologist in the subject. We will keep all emails on file and may be in touch in 2020.

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