Senior Ecology Directors – South East / Midlands and North

Temple is one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability. We believe in putting communities and the environment at the heart of decision-making. With a dynamic team comprising of some of the most talented people in the industry, we work on exciting and complex projects where clients can leverage the full value of our insight and commitment. Our current work portfolio includes: technical support to clients in the private and public sectors, at local and national levels and in the UK and overseas; Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and other support for HS2, Crossrail 2, iconic property developments and large regeneration schemes; support to construction activities, including the London Underground Northern Line Extension, HS2 and Thames Tideway Tunnel; a wide range of bespoke planning and environmental assessments – everything from air quality monitoring and Environmental Statement reviews, through to expert witness support in relation to aviation noise.

Opportunities for Senior Directors in our Ecology Division – South East, Midlands and North

Temple is a purpose-driven organisation, and our people are at the heart of this. Every day, everyone at Temple contributes to delivering positive change for the environment, society and our clients – and together we are helping to realise more sustainable futures for all.

Focused on securing the right outcomes without compromising our shared ethos has led us to working for a diverse range of insightful and enlightened clients on some of the most exciting and transformation projects in the country. This
in turn has helped us to attract, retain and develop a team of talented, passionate and inspiring individuals, who ensure our position at the cutting-edge of our industry.

This is an exciting time for us and our industry and we are committed to playing an active role in this and making a positive impact over the next 5 years. Unsurprisingly, we have ambitious plans to build on our successes to date and to achieve more, and for this to succeed we need to ensure we have the right individuals in the right roles.

The opportunity
We are now looking to further expand and strengthen our presence in the UK. You will have a high degree of autonomy over shaping and growing local teams, pursuing appropriate opportunities, improving processes, driving innovation and developing new initiatives. As a senior Temple team member, you will play a wider role in mentoring and developing the ecology team across the division and provide direct support to the divisional directors. In addition, you will take ownership of some of our key client accounts/frameworks and contribute to and support the development of our other teams and service propositions in these region, including the growth of our Arboriculture team.

On a day-to-day basis you will act as project manager/director of major infrastructure and residential development projects (including HS2).Over time, as we invest in new services such as Environmental Net Gain and Natural Capital, there will be opportunities for you to develop/apply your skills in these areas and to work across different divisions and business units on a range of projects.

Our requirements
As part of our Senior Team, you will play a crucial role in realising our ambitions. You are a talented professional with a broad and deep wealth of expertise, but just as importantly you bring the right aptitude and approach, having the potential as both a disruptor and a collaborator and someone who will thrive in our community of innovators and problem-solvers, where we collectively leverage our ingenuity, experience, passion and technology to build trust with clients and deliver sustainable legacies.

You will have proven experience as a senior director of ecology. You are likely to have extensive experience working in consultancy and be looking to join a large and successful SME where you can directly influence change, and control the direction and performance of the business, and share in its success.

We particularly welcome applicants from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as women, disabled people and individuals from  Black and Minority ethnic communities.

If you are interested in this role, please send a covering letter setting out what you are passionate about and what you can bring to Temple, stating your current salary and the role/position/grade you are applying for, to Please also attach a copy of your latest full CV.

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