Published: 26th FEBRUARY 2021


Passionate about wildlife and improving our environment for all living things? Join our fabulous team of ecologists and help make cycling and walking routes in the North of England spaces that benefit people and wildlife.

  • Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2022
  • Location: Flexible: Sustrans offices in Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne or Manchester
  • 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • £31,369 per annum
  • Closing date: 9am on Monday 15 March 2021
  • Reference: SUS3121

About the role

As part of this role, you'll be supporting the Senior Ecologist and ecology team.

You'll help to advise on all ecological aspects of Sustrans work throughout England and Wales, with an emphasis on projects in the North of England.

In collaboration with colleagues and partners across a wide range of disciplines, you will:

  • undertake field surveys
  • manage sub-consultants
  • prepare reports

And you'll use your expertise to help shape the design of new walking and cycling paths so that they benefit people and wildlife.

About you

We are looking for an ecologist with significant practical experience in relevant previous roles, higher-level vocational qualification or degree in ecology or equivalent.

Your expertise will guide our approach to designing and undertaking construction and maintenance work. 

In addition, you will implement ecological best practice across the organisation.

If you are passionate about health, sustainability or the environment and want to work somewhere you can make a big impact, then please get in touch.


The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9 am on Monday 15 March 2021.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams on Friday 26 March 2021.

We may close the advert early if sufficient applications have been received so please make sure you submit your application as soon as possible.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented.

Currently, this includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

Read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.


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