We care passionately about our world

We believe people and nature can work together

We work with those who share our values

We do high-quality, science-based ecological work

We provide consultancy services and training

We can act as expert witness at public inquiry

We are professional, experienced ecologists

We take pride in being a flexible, responsive and friendly team, whilst maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. We also work closely with a range of associates and subcontractors who offer complementary skills.

Durwyn Liley

Durwyn Liley

BSc, PhD, MCIEEM - Director
International experience with a special interest in birds and bird conservation, human disturbance and access issues

Chris Panter

Chris Panter

BSc, MCIEEM - Technical Director – Data Analysis & GIS
Research Ecologist with expertise in statistical analysis, large datasets and GIS

Fenella Lewin

Fenella Lewin

BSc, PGCert Man - Practice Manager
Fulfills a key administrative role, ensuring the smooth running of Footprint Ecology

Sophie Lake

Sophie Lake

BSc, PhD - Senior Ecologist
Bringing a broad range of experience in conservation and applied research with a special interest in grazing

Phil Saunders

Phil Saunders

BSc, MSc, PhD - Senior Ecologist
A research ecologist with ornithological and GIS expertise, and a particular interest in outreach and training provision.

Zoe Caals

Zoe Caals

BSc, Recreation Ecologist
Visitor survey design, data analysis and reporting

Jim White

Jim White

MBE, BSc (Hons) - Senior Ecologist
30 years of experience in conservation for NCC and English Nature, identifying and securing SSSIs, SAC, SPA and RAMSAR sites

We’re hiring!


We’re hiring

Senior Ecologist

£27,500 to £37,500 per annum (FTE depending on experience), plus benefits
Closing date: 13th February 2022

We are expanding the team at Footprint Ecology and seek a Senior Ecologist to work on nature conservation projects around the country. We are looking for an experienced ecologist with a passion for nature, who is used to working with NGOs, Statutory Agencies and Local Authorities, and who is familiar with UK conservation issues and legislation. The post will involve a portfolio of technical project work relating to land use planning, conservation land management, survey design and implementation, policy, and strategic planning.

The successful candidate will need to be familiar with the conservation sector and have good project management and report writing skills. The post provides an opportunity to be involved in important strategic work for wildlife whilst working for a compassionate, flexible employer in a small, close-knit, and supportive team, based in one of the most biodiverse locations in the UK.

This post is advertised as a permanent, full-time, position, although applications for part-time work will be considered. It will involve working as part of a team that is based in Dorset, but which undertakes work across the UK. We are happy to consider applicants who are based outside Dorset. Footprint Ecology is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly.

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Contact us to discuss your project

We’re always ready to talk about your requirements, so please do get in touch today

Tel: +44 (0)1929 552444