Graduate / Assistant Ecologist - Midlands & Dorking

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Are you a passionate graduate with an environmental degree? Have you been working as a subcontractor and are now seeking for a more permeant role? Are you looking to change career path and considering your first ecology role?

Do you want to join an established consultancy practice who pride themselves in offering a great place to work? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

We encourage our staff at all levels to be fully involved in projects so that they can really make a difference while developing their careers.

About you

We have no minimum experience level for these positions, but we love to see applications for pro-active and motivated people who are able to apply their own initiative to help them complete tasks.

The following would be beneficial -

•             Degree level or equivalent academic qualification in Ecology or related field.

•             Some knowledge of survey techniques, relevant wildlife legislation .

•             Engaged, adaptable, enthusiastic and willing to learn.

•             A level of competency in Microsoft Office software .

•             Some knowledge of GIS packages.

•             A full, clean UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.

The role -

•             Providing support in the office and field on a wide range of projects.

•             Assisting with planning ecological surveys.

•             Assisting and leading on protected species surveys.

•             Undertaking data interpretation, including bat call analysis.

•             Digital data entry and GIS mapping.

•             Undertaking local record centre data requests and reporting on data searches.

•             Assisting with report preparation in support of planning applications.


FPCR Environment and Design Ltd is one of the UK’s leading integrated design practices working extensively throughout the UK. Over the last 60 years the practice has developed a valuable mix of multi-disciplinary expertise in masterplanning, environmental assessment, urban design, landscape, ecology, architecture, arboriculture and green infrastructure. Working together, we have implemented many award-winning schemes in environmentally sensitive locations.

At the start of 2021 FPCR became an Employee-Owned business. Our people and culture are vital to the service we provide, and we feel this is the best way forward for the future of the practice. Employee Ownership will enable the whole team to share in the future growth and success of the business, whilst the practice can remain responsive, independent, and adaptable.

Our ecology team is led by three directors who each joined the company in junior positions and are committed to providing the same supportive and fostering environment that is at the heart of our practice. Our team of over 90 ecologists work out of four offices across the UK.

Could you be one of the experienced, talented and energetic professionals helping to continue the development of our ecology department, responding to our clients and keeping FPCR moving forwards whilst responding to new challenges in ecological practice? The positions provide the right candidates with an ideal opportunity to be a part of a motivated team offering technical advice to a diverse range of clients covering projects across all aspects of ecology.

What you can expect in return:

Our employees really are our greatest asset, representing a wide range of skills and experience from across the field of UK ecology. We are proud to offer our staff at all levels the opportunity to pursue their individual interests as this helps us to facilitate shared learning across our practice.

We are offering a competitive salary (dependent on experience and skills) with permanent staff having the opportunity for annual bonuses, enrolment on our pension scheme and 23 days holiday and a holiday purchase system. Everyone is enrolled in a BUPA health and wellbeing cashback scheme.

FPCR offers many workplace benefits, including activity and social events. FPCR is an equal opportunities employer.

If you feel you are the right candidate, or feel you can offer FPCR’s ecology team other relevant experience and skills, please submit your CV along with a covering letter, together with any supporting documentation that you feel may be of interest.