• Box Colour
  • Adonis blue

    Adonis blue

  • Emperor dragonfly

    Emperor dragonfly

  • Lilly of the Valley

    Lilly of the Valley

  • Grey seal

    Grey seal

  • Rainbow parakeet

    Rainbow parakeet

  • Saltmarsh surey - skinflats

    Saltmarsh survey - Skinflats

  • Grey-cushioned grimmia

    Grey-cushioned grimmia

  • Goatsbeard


  • Colour
  • Meadow thistle

    Meadow thistle

  • Mountain pansy

    Mountain pansy

  • Surveying on Greenham Common

    Surveying on Greenham Common

  • Striped shieldbug

    Striped shieldbug

  • Puffin


  • Colour
  • Red kite

    Red kite

  • Monkey orchid

    Monkey orchid

  • Shining hookeria

    Shining hookeria

  • Tay survey

    Saltmarsh survey - Tay Estuary

  • Verdigris fungus

    Verdigris fungus




Current vacancies:

POST TITLE: Senior Ecologist (Marine)
LOCATION: Newbury, West Berkshire
REPORTING TO: Managing Director
HOURS: Full time (37.5 hours p.w.)
SALARY: £31,500 – 35,000 pa

NatureBureau (www.naturebureau.co.uk) is a small company combining ecological know-how with design, publishing and communication skills. During its 30-year history it has served an impressive range of clients including the World Bank, European Commission, Natural England, National Audit Office, Defra, RSPB, World Wildlife Fund and many of the Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK. NatureBureau focuses on nature conservation issues, helping to design policies and guidelines, review legislation, prepare site management plans, conduct field surveys and integrate biodiversity into sustainable business activities. Our imprint, Pisces, is one of the top British publishers of natural history books.


The members of our team are expected to show a high degree of personal commitment and initiative in identifying and acquiring projects. As a Bureau, we work on a wide range of innovative client problems and have a reputation for high-quality and efficiently produced products. We provide a high degree of flexibility and support for personal professional development and encourage active involvement in topical nature conservation issues.


Role description:


The senior ecologist (marine) will lead on acquiring, developing and implementing NatureBureau's marine and coastal projects as part of the general ecology team, reporting to the Managing Director (Paul Goriup MSc, CEcol., CEnv., FCIEEM).


The specific duties include:
• Leading on management of projects, recruiting additional assistance as and when required
• Preparing literature reviews and scientific reports to publishing standards
• Quality control of project reports
• Promoting the NatureBureau business by: writing articles; blog entries; tweets; organising and hosting meetings with potential clients; and giving presentations
• Providing technical support to other parts of the NatureBureau business




The senior ecologist (marine) will have the following qualifications:
• Hold a BSc or preferably MSc in a nature conservation related subject
• At least 8 years post-graduate experience in a professional capacity
• Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (or eligible to apply for this grade)
• Current driving licence and passport


Core knowledge and skills


• A strong knowledge of the marine habitat types and associated benthic organisms found across Europe
• Good communication, reporting and presentation skills
• An understanding of relevant EU Directives (Water Framework, Marine Strategy Framework, Birds, Habitats, etc.)
• Ability to work on their own or as part of a small team
• Organised and able to plan ahead and meet tight deadlines
• Strong computer literacy and use of MS Office applications
• Competence in preparing budgets, tracking expenditures and keeping time sheets
• Flexibility and willingness to travel (both in the UK and abroad)


Desirable skills


• Data handling/analysis abilities
• Knowledge of other conservation recording and management software packages
• Experience with imaging, graphics and mapping software (e.g. GIS, Google Earth)
• Ability to speak another European language
• Membership of conservation NGOs and biological associations
• Diving licence


How to apply


Send your CV with a covering letter (one page maximum) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Closing date for applications: 28 September 2018


Interview date(s): 10 or 12 October (please state preference in your letter, as well as likely date when you could start in post)