• 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




NatureBureau 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 terrestrial ecologist will be involved with acquiring, developing and implementing NatureBureau's ecology projects (mainly terrestrial) as part of the general ecology team, reporting to the Managing Director (Paul Goriup MSc, CEcol., CEnv., FCIEEM).

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


The ecologist (terrestrial) will have the following qualifications:
• Hold a BSc or preferably MSc in a nature conservation related subject
• At least 3 years post-graduate experience in a professional capacity
• Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (or be eligible to apply)
• Current driving licence and passport

Core knowledge and skills

• A strong knowledge of terrestrial habitat types, protected species and survey methods
• Strong computer literacy and use of MS Office applications
• Data handling and GIS applications
• Good communication, reporting and presentation skills
• Ability to work on their own or as part of a small team
• Organised and able to plan ahead and meet tight deadlines
• Flexibility in working times and willingness to travel (both in the UK and abroad)

Desirable skills

• Ability to speak another European language
• Membership of conservation NGOs and biological associations
• Drone pilot qualification/experience

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: 31 May 2019

Interview date(s): 4 or 6 June, (please state preference in your letter, as well as likely date when you could start in post)