Job Opportunities

Research Ecologist (Wetland and Marine Research Team)

The UK hosts internationally important populations of waterbirds and seabirds. The BTO’s Wetland and Marine Research Team carry out vital research on the ecology of these species, particularly in relation to the impacts of climate change and renewable energy. In recent years this has included a number of high profile projects, both desk-based and in the field, including a programme of work tracking gulls.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of the team, with a particular focus on leading tracking studies in the field. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects on seabirds and waterbirds and to help to apply novel analyses to these data in order to maximise the impact of our work. Join our team and help us better understand the pressures facing seabirds and waterbirds.

We are happy to discuss requests for flexible working at interview.

Closing date: 1pm on 16 July 2018

Supporter Assistant (Engagement Team)

We are seeking an enthusiastic self starter with excellent customer service skills to join the Engagement Team and help steward the BTO’s growing supporter community. The successful applicant will be able to use Microsoft Office and ideally have experience in the use and maintenance of customer relation databases. You will have good communication and organisational skills, a high standard of accuracy in maintaining records and a flexible and adaptable approach to a variable workload.

The engagement team is responsible for the engagement, help & stewardship, administration and  database management of a community of approx. 150,000 supporters.

You will work as part of the supporter team in engagement. You will also have a key role supporting members and supporters.

Closing date:  1pm, Wednesday 25 July 2018

Supporter Development Officer (Garden BirdWatch) - Maternity Cover for 1 year

The British Trust for Ornithology is seeking applications for a Garden BirdWatch Development Officer (maternity cover).

BTO Garden BirdWatch is a national garden bird survey, through which thousands of people collect garden bird records, contributing to BTO research. We are looking for a Garden BirdWatch Development Officer to promote and share our garden ecology research, attend events, produce guidance and promotional materials, and to support volunteers and the public by providing information on garden birds and other wildlife. 

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of garden birds and other wildlife, and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. They will understand biological survey data and be able to deliver this information engagingly to a wide audience. 

Exact responsibilities will depend on the skills brought by the successful candidate, and may also involve survey data management, and involvement in our garden ecology research.

Closing date:  1pm, Monday 30 July 2018

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