Current Vacancies

Johns Associates always welcomes CVs from talented individuals looking for a new challenge. If you are interested in working with us, please send a CV and covering letter/ email to

We currently have the following vacancies:

Senior Ecologist 

Johns Associates is an award-winning multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with Investors in People Platinum status based on the outskirts of the Georgian city of Bath. A CIEEM Registered Practice, we work across a wide variety of sectors including transport, housing, utilities, defence, local and national government, conservation agencies, renewable energy and leisure and have a strong reputation for dealing with complex and challenging projects, providing the best outcomes for our clients, the environment and local communities.

Due to our increasing workload, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic senior ecologist to join our friendly and experienced team. This is a full time, permanent position, based at our Grade II listed offices in Bradford on Avon but with home-working available as part of our new Hybrid Working Policy.

The post will involve:

  • Efficient management and delivery of ecology projects across a range of sectors and the ecology requirement of multidisciplinary projects.
  • Coordination of field surveys and deliverables for a range of client projects.
  • Undertaking field surveys across a range of sites (including UK Habitat Classification survey, Phase 1 and Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys and protected species surveys).
  • Production of high quality, robust written documents, including survey reports, PEAs, EcIAs and ES Ecology Chapters for a range of development proposals.
  • Acting as day-to-day client interface.
  • Co-ordination of specialist sub-consultants as required.
  • Writing quotes/ tender proposals for relevant projects across a range of sectors.
  • Mentoring junior staff members in areas of expertise, both within the ecology team and across the company.

You will have:

  • A relevant degree(s) and full membership of CIEEM. Chartered status an advantage.
  • At least 5 years relevant consultancy experience, with proven experience in the following key areas:
    • Management of commercial projects to time and budget
    • Working on high-profile, complex projects, identifying and implementing solutions to issues as they arise
    • Production of robust PEAs, Ecological Impact Assessment Reports (to CIEEM standards) and Ecology Chapters of Environmental Statements
    • Preparation of EPS licence applications (as the named ecologist) for bats and GCN/ dormouse would be an advantage
    • Class 2 bat licence, GCN and/or dormouse licence a distinct advantage
    • Biodiversity Net Gain assessment using the Defra Metric 3.0
    • Experience of HRA desirable
    • Botanical skills desirable
  • A thorough understanding of the UK planning system and supporting relevant UK and European legislation and policy.
  • Experience of reviewing reports produced by junior colleagues for quality and technical accuracy and providing constructive feedback.
  • Excellent attention to detail.


What We Offer

In addition to the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects across a number of sectors as well as to develop your skills and experience in a supportive environment, Johns Associates offers the following benefits and rewards to all staff:

  • Competitive salary (dependent on skills and experience)
  • Hybrid Working Policy
  • Contributory pension scheme*
  • Employee Health Cash Plan*
  • Annual leave entitlement of 28 days (pro-rata), plus Bank Holidays
  • Up to 5 days external training allowance per year, plus internal training
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Flexible working and a balanced approach to working hours
  • Payment of annual CIEEM membership and support to achieve Chartered Status/ CIEEM membership upgrade as/ when appropriate
  • Access to company and/or hire vehicles, plus payment of business mileage
  • Company laptop and iPhone
  • Discretionary bonus

* On successful completion of a three-month probationary period.


To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering email/ letter to