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Reference: JAN20244622
Expiry date: 2024-02-27 23:59:00.000
Location: West Sedgemoor
Salary: £30,940.00 - £33,215.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days annual leave
Duration:22 months
Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotes2023.pdf

Are you passionate about tackling the joint nature and climate crises? Do you want to deliver landmark, landscape-scale, environmental and social change? If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you!

About the Role

We are looking for a new Ecologist for the development phase of an exciting project. You’ll work closely with land manager partners, the project team and a range of consultants to design and test new opportunities for land use change for nature recovery.

You’ll be part of our mission to inspire and empower people to help create a fully sustainable world where nature and all people thrive.

For further information on the RPSB and how we work, please view the following:

Why work for RSPB - Google Slides

For further information on the Greater Sedgemoor project, please view below brochure:

LRS project brochure - Greater Sedgemoor - Google Slides

For our inclusive recruitment process, please view the following:

RSPB LR2 Inclusive Recruitment Process External Feb24 (

Learning more about the role:

If you want to learn more about this role, we will host open briefing sessions on Microsoft Teams on the dates below. Please click on the Teams link at the relevant time.

•    12:30-1 pm Thursday, February 15th, 2024. – Teams link
•    7-7:30 pm Wednesday, February 21st, 2024. – Teams link
•    1-1:30 pm Friday, February 23rd, 2024. – Teams link

What we need from you

  • Extensive scientific knowledge of ecology and habitat management, natural history and ecological processes.
  • Ability to undertake habitat and species surveys.
  • Ability to work in a partnership.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence others to change their land management practices.
  • Ability to contribute to building collaborative, motivated, resilient, inclusive teams.
  • Commitment to RSPB’s Values and equity, diversity and inclusion. 
  • Relevant degree, e.g. BSc or UK equivalent

Additional Information

This role is a fixed-term contract (22 months). We reserve the right to extend/make permanent at any time.

To apply, you will be required to upload a CV and complete an application form where you will be able to explain how you meet the criteria set above.

For application/role enquiries, please contact -

We will be conducting interviews on 6 & 8th March 2024.

Before applying for this role, please see attached candidate guidance notes and person spec.

We are deeply committed to developing an equitable, diverse and inclusive RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. People of colour and with disabilities people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or with disabilities, we are particularly interested in receiving your application.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please do get in contact.

This role is eligible for UK Sponsorship.