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 - 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 expertise, GIS and training skills alongside general consultancy experience.
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
BSc, PhD - Ecologist
Specialist in plant science & agricultural botany, with extensive field work in several European countries
Footprint Ecology & COVID-19
To protect our staff and their families, we are continuing to work from home, and to limit travel and face to face meetings. Our phone number has not changed as we can pick calls up remotely, and all emails are being monitored as usual.
We are recruiting a Senior Planning Ecologist
Footprint Ecology is a leading independent ecology consultancy working across the UK with specialisms in recreation, urban effects on wildlife, conservation management and bird disturbance. Our clients range from Natural England to Local Authorities and wildlife trusts - we do not work for commercial developers. We are seeking someone with experience of working with local authorities and able to take a lead on Footprint Ecology's planning-related work. This will involve work relating to some of the most important sites for nature conservation in the UK, covering HRAs of local plans, general planning advice, mitigation strategies and a range of other projects.
We aim to provide interesting and rewarding employment in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere, allowing our employees to develop their skills and interests. We have a generous non-contributory pension scheme, profit related bonus, generous leave and a peaceful work environment in Wareham Forest.
This post is advertised as a permanent full-time position, although applications for part-time work will be considered. Our ideal candidate will work alongside the rest of the team at our Wareham office and would therefore be based in or near Dorset, or be willing to relocate. Nevertheless we are happy to consider applicants who are unable to relocate and would work remotely, with regular visits to the office.
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum (depending on experience).
Closing date: 30 June 2020
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