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Summer Bat Surveyors

Applications for our seasonal bat surveying roles are open!


Looking to gain work experience in ecology for your CV? Or are you an experienced or licensed bat surveyor with availability?

Are you available to undertake bat surveys during evenings / early mornings during the summer? If so, ECOSA would like to hear from you!


Each year, ECOSA relies on a pool of skilled bat surveyors to help deliver our busy survey schedule. Ideally, you will be able to commit to joining us on a regular basis on weeknights / early mornings during May to September to undertake dusk and dawn bat survey work.

Full training from experienced ecologists will be provided. We look for a high standard of work and competence in producing clear and thorough results. Applications from licensed bat workers or experienced bat surveyors are particularly welcomed.

You will be based in Hampshire or the adjoining counties and ideally be able to travel to our head office in Hampshire to meet up with other surveyors for onward travel to site.

We generally carry out survey works across the South; however, you may be required to travel further afield and stay in accommodation overnight. Having your own transport, being a confident driver and holding a full driving licence is therefore essential.

This role is ideal if you have a keen interest in ecology and are looking to increase your knowledge and gain valuable work experience in this field.

Rates of pay are hourly and subject to experience. Mileage and expenses are paid, accruing from the time you leave our head office.

How to Apply

Please email your Curriculum Vitae, ensuring to highlight all relevant knowledge, experience and skills, and a covering letter with your availability during the summer survey season, for the attention of Anita Mackley (Office Manager) at

Please let us know how you found out about this opportunity and title your email in the subject line 'Summer Bat Surveyors 2020'.

If you would like to informally discuss this role, please email in the first instance.

Successful candidates must be able to attend an evening training session at our head office.


Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and following Government advice, we have taken the decision to postpone the April evening training session until Wednesday 27th May 2020. We will continue to monitor the latest guidance and update accordingly.

We still welcome applications for bat surveyor roles during this time. The closing date has now been extended to Wednesday 13th May 2020.


We regret that due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to acknowledge every application. Please bear in mind we will be contacting successful applicants during April and May 2020.


Page updated 31st March 2020