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
An ecological consultancy based in Dorset, UK
Our work is focused on the interface between people and nature. Our dynamic team is passionate about ecology, conservation and natural history. We work with those who share our values, in the most ethical and sustainable way that we can.
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.
BSc, PhD, MCIEEM - Director
International experience with a special interest in birds and bird conservation, human disturbance and access issues
BSc, MCIEEM - Technical Director – Data Analysis & GIS
Research Ecologist with expertise in statistical analysis, large datasets and GIS
BSc, PGCert Man - Practice Manager
Fulfills a key administrative role, ensuring the smooth running of Footprint Ecology
BSc, PhD - Senior Ecologist
Bringing a broad range of experience in conservation and applied research with a special interest in grazing
BSc, MSc, PhD - Senior Ecologist
A research ecologist with ornithological and GIS expertise, and a particular interest in outreach and training provision.
BSc, Recreation Ecologist
Visitor survey design, data analysis and reporting
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
£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.
Download examples of our ecology work
We regularly publish on a wide variety of nature conservation and ecological research that we’ve conducted for clients and for the wider conservation effort, and you can download a selection of our publications for free...
Trends in Nightjar, Woodlark and Dartford Warbler on the Dorset Heaths 1991-2013
Helen Fearnley & Durwyn Liley
Morecambe Bay Bird Disturbance and Access Management Report, May 2015
Durwyn Liley, John Underhill-Day, Chris Panter, Jean Marsh and Pete Roberts
Contact us to discuss your project
We’re always ready to talk about your requirements, so please do get in touch today