Field ecologist (Botanist)- 89531 - new job in

Field ecologist (Botanist)- 89531
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • England, UK UK YO41 1LZ
Job Ref: BBBH130247
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Environmental
Date Added: 25 May 2023
Field Ecologist

Field Ecologist

£14.47 p/h

Multiple locations

Up to 6-month FTC.

SRG are looking for a Field ecologist to join a large environmental sciences company. As a Field ecologist, you'd be required to travel all across the UK, conducting botanical and agricultural surveys in the field and reporting data to help protect food security in the UK.

This role would suit someone with knowledge and experience of conducting ecological surveys, knowledge of botany, including plant identification, is essential. Full UK driver's license also required, as this role requires a lot of travel.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake field ecological evaluation and research involving sampling and identification of plants/habitats.

  • Deliver complex field surveys as part of a large team maintaining the highest standards of data collection. Depending on your experience, you may be involved in managing large and complex field surveys delivered by a network of regionally based surveyors.

  • Liaise with landowners/managers.

  • Contribute to the analysis and evaluation of research and interpretation of data, including working with inter-disciplinary teams to agree interpretations and derivations of key metrics.

  • Contribute to the development of methods and proposals in response to customer needs.

  • Contribute to the delivery of research projects in the Land Use & Sustainability team.

  • Apply a range of research techniques to gather relevant information, including data analysis, document analysis and surveys.

  • Contribute to publishing research findings.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Preferably, you will be a graduate or have equivalent experience with expertise in botanical identification and habitat surveying.

  • Expertise in complex survey delivery

  • Experience of organising and managing survey teams

  • Flexibility to travel to meet survey requirements.

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow complex protocols.

  • Experience in contributing to the design, development and implementation of quantitative/qualitative methodologies and mixed methods research.

Essential skills:

  • Demonstrable expertise in plant identification and UK habitat surveying (e.g. UKHab) (other groups in addition would be advantageous, e.g. invertebrates, pests and diseases)
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of ecology which informs the ability to make judgements about the impact of management on habitats/features and the importance of habitat and its condition for other species.
  • An understanding of how interventions impact on farmers and farm management

Additional skills - any of the following would be advantageous:

Soil science:

  • Experience in soil sampling using varied methodologies e.g., bulk density, degradation assessment.
  • Knowledge on soil classification and assessment, e.g., VESS scoring system, Visual Soil Assessment.

Remote sensing / GIS:

  • Experience using analysis software such as ESRI ArcGIS.
  • Experience of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operations would also be a distinct advantage.

To apply click the link or send your CV

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

24/06/2023 12:51:05
GBP 14.47 14.47 Hour
Contact Consultant:
Josh Marsh

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