Assistant Ecologists for 2023 Season - Kenilworth (Birmingham) Only

Thomson Environmental Consultants Guildford United Kingdom Terrestrial Ecology Hybrid
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Company Description

Established in 2004, Thomson Environmental Consultants are experts in environmental compliance. Our specialist teams advise clients across various sectors to help them achieve their environmental objectives in line with legislation. We cover a breadth of specialisms and are always pragmatic with our advice. With offices in Guildford, Leeds, Cardiff and Birmingham, our teams assist with ecological advice, surveys and assessments, habitat design and creation, ecological contracting, invasive species management, freshwater and marine consultancy, arboriculture consultancy and contracting, data management and mapping and last, but not least, marine laboratory services.


We would like to hear from hardworking graduates with a degree in ecology, environmental science, zoology or another related field and have a passion to work as an Ecologist.

We have multiple fixed term contract opportunities for Assistant Ecologists to support our terrestrial ecology teams in Kenilworth for the 2023 survey season (April – October).

This is a great opportunity to learn professional survey and mitigation techniques, in a range of species and habitats, and to gain experience of working in a busy independent environmental consultancy. Many of our previous seasonal Assistant Ecologists have gone on to secure permanent positions with us and now have thriving careers at Thomson.


  • Have a degree in ecology or a related field, or suitable relevant experience.
  • Be living in the UK with the right to work.
  • Have a valid driving licence and vehicle, that can be insured for business use.
  • Able to start full time from early April 2023 to October 2023.
  • You will be located within 1 hour’s commute from Kenilworth.
  • Have the ability and willingness to travel and stay away at survey sites in various locations around the UK.
  • Have confidence to work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Be self-motivated with the ability to learn quickly.

It would be advantageous if you also had the following:

  • previous experience undertaking ecological surveys in the UK
  • a protected species licence e.g. GCN, bat or dormouse
  • membership to the Chartered Institute of Ecological and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
  • a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card
  • First Aid at Work certification

In return we will provide you with amazing training, we cover business related expenses, we will provide you with an excellent collaborative and friendly working environment with a great opportunity to start your career path in Ecology.

To apply, please send your CV along with an up to 500 word covering letter explaining as to why you are interested in the role and why we should consider your application.

Other information

We promote a happy, friendly workplace and are guided by the company’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. We excel at providing our people with amazing career progression and offer an extensive range of company benefits which include: 25 days annual leave, healthcare cash plan, enhanced stakeholder pension scheme, life insurance, discounted gym membership, paid professional memberships, clothing allowance, outstanding performance rewards, free parking and regular local and company social events!

One of the major advantages to working at Thomson is that our people is at the heart of everything we do. As an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT), all Thomson employees have a stake in the business and reap the reward of its success including performance-related annual bonuses. We also pride ourselves in providing market leading internal and external training opportunities which contributes to individual tailored career path ways.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, Thomson is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Thomson.