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Ecology Jobs

Here at ECOSA we pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the professionalism of our staff. We are committed to supporting and developing our team members’ expertise so that they can deliver excellence in ecological services to our clients across the UK. We are always interested to receive Curricula Vitae from bright and friendly people with relevant ecological experience and qualifications at

Please see below for details of our current opportunities:


Seasonal Bat Surveyors 2017

Each year, ECOSA relies on a pool of skilled bat surveyors to help deliver our busy survey schedule. If you have a keen interest in ecology, are looking to increase your knowledge and gain valuable experience in this field of work, and are available to undertake surveys during the summer months (evenings and early mornings), ECOSA would like to hear from you.

Full training from experienced ecologists will be provided. We look for a high standard of work and competence in producing clear and thorough results. Applications from licensed bat workers or experienced bat surveyors are particularly welcomed.

You will need to be available for dusk and dawn survey work and be based in Hampshire or the adjoining counties. You may be required to travel further afield for survey work and stay in accommodation overnight. Having your own transport and a full driving licence is essential.

Please send your CV and covering email, with details of any relevant survey experience and your likely availability during the bat survey season to with the subject title “Bat Surveys 2017”.

We aim to respond to applicants during March 2017. Successful candidates must be able to attend training on Wednesday 19th April 2017. This will include an evening session.


All posts at ECOSA are open only to individual applicants and not recruitment or other agencies.

Closing date: 7 April 2017


Job posted: 7 February 2017

Job updated: 24 March 2017


Work Placement 2017

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to become a valued member of our ecology team from April/May to September/October 2017. With a willingness to learn and the ability to adapt to a fast paced environment, you will relish the opportunity to work within a dynamic ecological consultancy. Our dedicated team of professional ecologists provide a safe and friendly working environment, and during your time at ECOSA you will gain a variety of invaluable skills that will assist in furthering your career within the ecology / environmental sector.

Whilst on your placement, you will gain an understanding of how the commercial ecology industry operates. Based at our office in North Baddesley, Hampshire, a typical placement entails a large proportion of field based work. There may also be the opportunity for office-based tasks, assisting the project managers with their workloads and preparing survey materials.

The summer months will provide the widest variety of opportunities to undertake ecological surveys, where surveys are carried out for a range of protected species including reptiles, hazel dormouse, great crested newt and bats. Previous work placement students have gone on to secure full-time positions, both with ECOSA and other ecological / environmental organisations throughout the UK.

A typical work placement includes, but is not limited to, the following activities and responsibilities:

  • Field surveys relating to bats, hazel dormouse, reptiles and great crested newt;
  • Preparing survey equipment and materials;
  • Survey data management;
  • Biological Record Centre Data searches;
  • Bat sound analysis; and
  • Assisting the team with day to day project and administration tasks.

Given the nature of the job, it is essential that you can demonstrate flexibility in your approach to work, be punctual and are willing to undertake work outside normal daytime office hours. Own transport and a full driving license is essential.


  • An enthusiasm for wildlife and ecology;
  • Knowledge of/willingness to learn about UK wildlife;
  • Self-motivated and ability to show initiative;
  • An ability to work in a team and alone;
  • An ability to manage and prioritise workloads;
  • Professional attitude;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and
  • Sound IT skills, including use of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

The ideal candidate will be a student currently studying an undergraduate degree or masters in an ecology / environment related subject. Work placement positions are paid via a bursary.

If you would like to be considered for a work placement with ECOSA, please email your current Curriculum Vitae, ensuring to highlight any relevant knowledge and skills, along with a covering email (subject ‘Work Placement 2017’) detailing your aspirations for the work placement to


All posts at ECOSA are open only to individual applicants and not recruitment or other agencies.

Closing date: 31 March 2017


Job posted: 1 March 2017