Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working with BTO. Any available jobs, whether full, part-time or a temporary placement will be advertised here. Check back regularly for new opportunities.

Senior Research Ecologist

Full-time (37 hours) 3-year fixed-term post based in Thetford in Norfolk with the flexibility to work at home or from the David Attenborough Building in Cambridge occasionally. 

  • A starting salary of £25,390 rising to £28,212 over two years
  • 11% employer pension contribution
  • 3-year fixed-term, Full-time

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Friday 15 November. It is anticipated that interviews will be on 2 December at BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, IP24 2PU.

Research Ecologist

We have one full-time (37 hours) permanent post and one full time fixed term post (18 months), both based in Thetford in Norfolk with the flexibility to work at home or from the David Attenborough Building in Cambridge occasionally. 

  • A starting salary of £23,490 rising to £26,100 over two years
  • 11% employer pension contribution
  • Permanent, Full-time

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Friday 1 November. It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 11 November at BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, IP24 2PU.

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Work experience

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

Volunteering

There are a number of ways you can get involved in the work of the BTO:
  • You can take part in our surveys here
  • You can contact a Regional Representative about opportunities to get involved regionally here.
  • If you are interested in finding out about training to be a Ringer please look here.

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

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

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

PhD students

If you would like to speak with someone about your PhD 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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