Seasonal Ecologist Job Description: Careers

Position Type: Full-time, Temporary (Seasonal)


About Us:

Collington Winter Environmental is a leading environmental consultancy dedicated to providing expert advice and innovative solutions in ecological and environmental management. We work with a diverse range of clients from public and private sectors, delivering projects that ensure environmental sustainability and biodiversity conservation.

Job Overview:

We are looking for a dedicated and skilled Seasonal Ecologist to join our team during the peak survey season. This role is ideal for individuals seeking to gain hands-on experience in ecological fieldwork and contribute to impactful environmental projects. The successful candidate will support various ecological surveys, data collection, and reporting tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a variety of ecological surveys, including Phase 1 habitat surveys, protected species surveys (e.g., bats, amphibians, reptiles, birds), and Preliminary Ecological Appraisals.
  • Work closely with our colleagues in our landscape architecture and arboricultural team to provide high quality advice on projects.
  • Assist in drafting survey reports, impact assessments, and recommendations for mitigation and conservation strategies.
  • Work closely with other ecologists and project managers to ensure project deliverables are met on time and to a high standard.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A degree or equivalent in an Environmental Science subject, or demonstration or relevant alternative experience.
  • Previous experience in ecological fieldwork, including species identification and survey techniques, is preferred.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience undertaking environmental surveys
  • Experience working within an ecological consultancy.
  • A valid UK driving license is essential, along with the willingness to travel to various field sites.
  • Ability to stay away from home for short periods (1-2 nights) for work throughout the UK (hotel expenses all paid for).

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave. (4 weeks paternity leave. Full time pay for maternity if you return to work part time)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free food in office. Fully stocked fridge and cupboards with breakfast and lunch supplies free for use.
  • Team building days
  • Free fitness classes – CWE pay for local CrossFit classes on a regular basis for staff. Health and fitness is wholeheartedly encouraged!
  • Walking Pad for your desk if you want one.
  • No training budget – we will pay for whatever training is necessary.
  • We invest heavily in our administration team to assist you in your role. This helps reduce those additional tasks.
  • Hybrid working as agreed in contract.

    Application Process: To apply, please submit your CV to and mark for the attention of Olivia Collington for the seasonal ecologist job role. We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to our team.


    Collington Winter Environmental is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    Contact Us

    Registered Address

    23 Bark Street East, 1st Floor, Bolton, BL1 2BQ

    Cambridge Office

    Future Business Centre, Cambridge Campus, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2HY


    Head Office: 01204 939 608

    Dumfries Office: 01387 378208

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