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 have the following current vacancy:

Senior Ecologist

Full time, permanent position, based at our Grade 2 Listed offices in Bradford on Avon.

The post will involve:

  • Efficient management and delivery of ecology and related multi-disciplinary projects across a range of sectors.
  • Preparing and delivering EPS species licences (bats, great crested newt, dormouse as a minimum).
  • Coordination of field surveys and deliverables for a range of client projects.
  • Undertaking field surveys across a range of sites (including 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.
  • Developing new business opportunities and 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.
  • Acted as Named Ecologist on bat and great crested newt EPS licences (as a minimum).
  • At least 6 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 Ecological Impact Assessment Reports (to CIEEM standards) and Ecology Chapters of Environmental Statements
    • Holder of protected species licences, including bats (at least Class 2; BLICL a distinct advantage), GCN and dormouse
    • Experience of calculating Biodiversity Net Gain using the Defra Metric 2.0
  • 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

Johns Associates offers the following benefits and rewards to all staff:

  • Competitive salary (based on skills and experience)
  • 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
  • Company iPhone
  • Payment of professional subscriptions
  • Access to company and/or hire vehicles, plus payment of business mileage
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Social events

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