Opportunity: An ecological survey and biodiversity plan for Port Sunlight

Opportunity: An ecological survey and biodiversity plan for Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT) is looking for an experienced consultant to undertake an ecological survey of Port Sunlight village and to use the findings to produce a biodiversity plan identifying priority interventions.

What we’re looking for

Simply put, we want to understand the current contribution Port Sunlight’s architecture, parks, gardens, and treescape make to biodiversity so that we can improve it, and to explore how we might create new opportunities for biodiversity within the village.

This work is important to us. It speaks to our commitment to arresting climate change and our recognition of the value of Port Sunlight’s green spaces for all living things. It will support and inform our policies and procedures and guide our decision-making and investment in the village. It will also enhance our public programming and education provision.

We are eager to look beyond the boundaries of Port Sunlight and to foster a joined-up approach with neighbouring wildlife sites, other local organisations with similar responsibilities and values, and the Local Planning Authority, Wirral Council.

Who we’re looking for

Engaging our key stakeholders, internal and external, will be an important part of the brief, both in terms of sharing the survey findings, but also shaping the approach to the biodiversity plan.
We think this brief requires a specialist consultant with experience in undertaking ecological surveys and developing biodiversity plans in mixed use areas with residential, commercial, and tourism activity, along with manufacturing close by. Experience of working in an historic environment would be advantageous along with effective communication and stakeholder engagement skills.


The deadline for proposals is 5pm on Tuesday 30th April 2024. Ideally an appointment will be made during w/c 29th April. We have been advised that this type of survey work ideally needs to take place in spring and summer so we are looking for a consultant who can start as soon as possible. Interviews may be required depending on the response.

For an informal conversation please contact Katherine Lynch, Director of Projects: [email protected]