Assistant Ecologist / Ecologist

Due to the ongoing success and expansion of the business, Aspect Ecology has an excellent opportunity for a graduate/postgraduate/postdoctoral candidate to develop their career in ecological consultancy, by joining our industry leading team of specialists and working on our exciting range of challenging and interesting projects.

About Aspect Ecology

At Aspect Ecology, we specialise in providing ecological consultancy services to a well-established base of high-profile public and private sector clients. Our Oxfordshire-based team has a wealth of experience and expertise advising on an extensive range of projects nationwide with a focus on integrating ecological habitats and wildlife benefits within new developments. We are a professional and friendly team of enthusiastic ecologists who thrive on innovation and delivering a high quality output to our clients – see our website for more and follow us on LinkedIn .

About the Role

Working as an Assistant Ecologist/Ecologist within the ecology team, you will undertake a range of field survey work for habitats and faunal species (e.g., bats, Badger, GCN, reptiles, Otter, Water Vole, and nesting birds) across the UK. You will also carry out background research, manage and analyse field survey data, carrying out interpretation and writing technical reports.

About You

As a key member of the team, the following skills and experience are considered essential to the role:

  • A relevant degree and/or postgraduate qualification, with a strong academic ability and record;

  • A sound background in or enthusiasm for natural history and familiarity with UK flora and fauna;

  • Some experience with UK botanical and/or faunal identification and survey work;

  • A broad understanding of UK wildlife legislation;

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment, with effective teamwork and excellent communication skills;

In return, Aspect Ecology is proud to offer you a highly rewarding career in Ecology with a clear pathway for progression within the company alongside a competitive salary (commensurate with your experience), full training and a generous package of additional benefits including:

  • Workplace Pension scheme;

  • Group Life Assurance Cover;

  • 22 days annual leave plus Christmas close;

  • training days;

  • external training budget;

  • in-house training and formal internal CPD programme;

  • clear and structured framework for professional development and career progression;

  • complimentary staff functions and team building events;

  • complimentary onsite parking and refreshments;

  • generous TOIL (time off in lieu) policy to ensure a healthy work-life balance.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, maximum 1 page, explaining why you feel this opportunity is right for you, to  Please ensure you include the following details:

  • University course, dates and grade achieved;

  • A level and GCSE subjects, dates and grades achieved;

  • Current address;

  • Details of any other addresses you may be based from that are close to our office in Banbury;

  • Confirm that you have a full, clean driving licence and your own car which you can use for work.

If your application is successful, we will contact you by email or telephone, to discuss the next steps and arrange an interview.