Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working with BTO. Available jobs and volunteering opportunities, whether full, part-time or a temporary placement are advertised here. Check back regularly for new opportunities.

Senior Systems Manager

A starting salary of £38,164 rising to £42,405 after two years.

Hours: 37 hours per week.

This is a full time, permanent post largely based at the BTO’s Nunnery headquarters in Thetford, Norfolk.

Annual leave entitlement on starting is 25 days plus bank holidays. The post holder will qualify for life assurance (four times salary) and be automatically enrolled in the BTO group personal pension scheme, benefiting from an 11% employer contribution.

To apply, please send your completed application form and CV to recruitment [at] bto.org, stating the job title in the subject line.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Wednesday 29 September. It is anticipated that interviews will be held remotely at the earliest possible opportunity.

Garden BirdWatch Manager (Communications Team)

A salary of £27,421, rising to £30,468 over two years.

Hours: 37 hours per week.

This is a full time, permanent post based in Thetford in Norfolk with the opportunity for some regular home working.

Annual leave entitlement on starting is 25 days plus bank holidays. The post holder will qualify for life assurance (four times salary) and be automatically enrolled in the BTO group personal pension scheme, benefiting from an 11% employer contribution.

To apply, please send your completed application form and CV to recruitment [at] bto.org, stating the job title in the subject line.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Tuesday 12 October. It is anticipated that interviews will be held remotely on Wednesday 20th October.

Research Ecologist (Terrestrial Ecology team)

Salary: £23,490

Hours: 37 hours per week.

This is a full time, six-month post, based in Thetford in Norfolk with the flexibility to work at home.

Annual leave entitlement on starting is 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time). The post holder will qualify for life assurance (four times salary) and be automatically enrolled in the BTO group personal pension scheme, benefiting from an 11% employer contribution.

To apply, please send your completed application form and CV to recruitment [at] bto.org, stating the job title in the subject line.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Friday 17th September. It is anticipated that interviews will be held remotely on Tuesday 28th September.

Junior Software Developer

Salary: £24,001, rising to £26,668 over two years.

Hours: 37 hours per week.

This is a Full time permanent post, based in Thetford in Norfolk with the flexibility to work at home.

Annual leave entitlement on starting is 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time). The post holder will qualify for life assurance (four times salary) and be automatically enrolled in the BTO group personal pension scheme, benefiting from an 11% employer contribution.

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Work experience

We provide several week long work experience placements each year for children under 18, if you are interested please send details about yourself, your interests, and the dates you would like a placement to recruitment [at] bto.org.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer places to everyone that contacts us but aim to get back to all inquiries.

Volunteering

There are a number of ways you can get involved in the work of the BTO:

We occasionally have opportunities for volunteers to gain experience and use their skills, knowledge and experience to support our work in one of our offices.

If you would like to volunteer for the BTO, please send an email to us at recruitment [at] bto.org with some information about you, including:

  • What knowledge, skills and experience you have.
  • What areas you are interested in volunteering in.

We are keen to make volunteering for the BTO accessible, especially for people under-represented in the environment movement; and try to offer a variety of opportunities, days, hours, some remote working and travel expenses.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer placements to everyone; if we are not able to offer you something we would encourage you to speak with your Regional Rep about how you can get involved.

PhD and Masters

Staff from the BTO co-supervise PhD and Masters projects at a number of universities. BTO is a full member of the ARIES DTP and participates in several others. PhD opportunities will be advertised here, usually in the autumn.

If you have an idea for a project as part of your Masters that you would be interested in working with BTO staff on, then please refer to our staff bios and staff contacts by topic to identify the member of staff within your area of interest.

Equality and diversity

We are an equal opportunities employer and are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement.

If you have a disability or long-term illness that otherwise prevents you from meeting any of the essential criteria, please contact us to discuss whether a reasonable adjustment could be made.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

For more conservation jobs visit environmentjob.co.uk where BTO also advertise positions.

Please do not contact us if you are a recruitment agency.



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