Citizen Science Coordinator

Surrey Wildlife Trust

Pirbright, Surrey
£20,000 FTE

Paid • Either • Permanent 01483795477 Catherine Roberts

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Saturday, 13 May 2017

Do you understand the vital role that citizen science projects play in conservation?
Can you help us develop our projects and inspire others to get involved?

Citizen Science Coordinator
Part time, 21 hours per week (full time when funding secured), Permanent
£12,000 pa (£20,000 fte)

This exciting new post within the Living Landscapes team will co-ordinate the day-to day running of our existing citizen-science projects and help develop new projects. The post will initially be part-time and focus on the development and delivery of the new Hedgerow Heroes project, but increasing to full time once further funding is secured for RiverSearch.

Hedgerow Heroes is a new, initially 2-year, citizen science project focusing on the 'green network' of semi-natural habitat in Surrey. Acting as a natural partner to the RiverSearch programme, it is a principal component of the Trust’s Living Landscape Strategy.

Hedgerow Heroes will train volunteers to survey the condition of hedgerows in Surrey and produce an inventory of this important semi-natural habitat. It will deliver courses in hedgerow management and develop hedgerows and hedgerow networks to deliver the ecosystem services provided by hedges, such as natural flood management and pollination.

The Coordinator will support the Living Landscapes Project Manager in the initial development of the Hedgerow Heroes project and thereafter take responsibility for the day-today management.

Educated to degree level (relevant qualification), with a passion for wildlife conservation, you will need to be enthusiastic and well organised. The successful applicant will ideally have habitat management skills (e.g. hedgelaying), survey experience, especially aquatic invertebrates, and some ability to use GIS.

This role will require flexibility and involves travel across Surrey. A full UK driving licence is necessary. For an application form and full job profile, please click the 'More information' link below. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Jones, Living Landscapes Project Manager, on or 01483 795440.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 12th May 2017, with interviews likely to be held during week beginning 22nd May 2017.

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