Graduates & Undergraduates

Eclipse Ecology are seeking Seasonal Ecologists to join our list of sub-contractors for the 2022 field season. We work on a variety of variety of sites from small house/gardens to large plots of land proposed for residential development. Sites are typically located in Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and occasionally in Surrey and West Sussex. Surveyors based in these counties are therefore of particular interest.

We will require assistance with bat surveys between May and September on an ad-hoc basis. Surveys typically involve evenings and early mornings (before dawn), and each survey usually takes approx. 4 hours (including travel time). There also maybe the opportunity to assist with amphibian, reptile, dormouse, otter and water vole surveys depending on project requirements. Specialist survey equipment/materials (such as bat detectors) and full training on survey techniques will be provided where necessary. Surveyors are however expected to have basic survey equipment such as a clipboard/weatherwriter, headtorch and thermometer.

Role Requirements

No experience is necessary; however, we ask that candidates:

  • Are studying for or have a BSc in a Biological or Environmental Science subject.

  • Hold a full driving licence with access to a car.

  • Have basic survey equipment including; a clipboard/weather-writer, headtorch, thermometer and camping chair (for bat surveys).

  • Are reliable, organised and flexible with time.

  • Are based in one of the following counties: Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Surrey or West Sussex,.

Applications from graduates with relevant experience of protected species surveys are of course also welcome.

Our Offer

In return, Eclipse Ecology:

  • Pay £15/hour for survey and travel time.

  • Reimburse mileage at 45 pence/mile (and other work-incurred expenses such as accommodation if needed).

  • Provide training in ecological survey techniques where required.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to kick-start their career in ecological consultancy or a similar line of work. If you're interested in working with Eclipse Ecology, please email your CV with a brief cover letter to Cassie Todd

The opportunity will remain open over the 2022 field season.

Experienced Sub-Contractors

Eclipse Ecology are seeking experienced ecologists to join our list of approved sub-contractors for the 2022 survey season. We work across Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Surrey, and West Sussex. The surveys we typically require support for are Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Preliminary Bat Roost Assessments and Bat Emergence/Re-entry Surveys. We are also keen to hear from ecologists with specialisms in Ornithology and Entomology.

If you're interested in working with Eclipse Ecology, please email Cassie Todd Please let us know your skills, experience, any protected species licences held, day and hourly rate and your geographical coverage.