Assistant Biodiversity Officer

Gasworks Dock Partnership

£26,000 - £30,000 pa (pro rata)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 28th April 2024  

Assistant Biodiversity Officer 

  • Part time (20 hours per week or 10 days per month). Some evening & weekend work will be required.
  • Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 per annum pro rated for the amount of hours worked per week (and depending on experience)
  • Contract: 3 years fixed term
  • Location: Cody Dock, London E16 4TL
  • Application deadline: Sunday, 28 April 2024
  • Interview date: Monday, 13 May 2024

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Biodiversity Officer to join our dedicated Environment and Ecology team. The successful candidate will play a key role in coordinating and delivering the Urban Ecology programme, focusing on community engagement, environmental education, and biodiversity conservation.

About Us:

Gasworks Dock Partnership (GDP), a registered charity based in the East London Borough of Newham, is leading the regeneration and development of Cody Dock into a Creative Industries and Community Quarter. 

Our new Urban Ecology programme has been co-designed and shaped by the needs of local residents and their desires to be included in the transformation of their local area. With new facilities and improved accessibility it is a fantastic time to help grow our already extensive programme of activities and increase participation in conservation work, climate action and environmental education.

The Urban Ecology programme aims to engage local people with the nature spaces on their doorstep, and explore the ecology of this largely overlooked region of the city, on the River Lea. The Assistant Biodiversity Officer will be working as part of the Environment and Ecology team to coordinate and deliver the Urban Ecology programme in line with existing seasonal and national ecological monitoring projects. 

This programme is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund: Climate Action Fund with a focus on monitoring the population health of key taxonomic groups and working with a range of volunteers on habitat enhancement projects at Cody Dock and the surrounding area. This new position is supported by the Fund and created to assist the Biodiversity Officer with the delivery of the Urban Ecology programme.

See the detailed job description for details of the key tasks and responsibilities and person specification for this role.

GDP is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourages candidates from all backgrounds.

About You:

You will be an enthusiastic individual with great relationship management skills, excellent communication skills and possess an in-depth knowledge of urban ecology, biological monitoring, and practical conservation work. 

You will be highly organised, collaborative, proactive and experienced. You will have a friendly and approachable manner, with the emotional intelligence to lead creatively and empower others to maximise their strengths. You will be a diplomatic communicator, able to facilitate and build relationships with a range of stakeholders. 

You will understand the needs of Gasworks Dock Partnership and the context in which we operate. 

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