Junior Conservation Biologist


ZSL London Zoo, Regent's Park, London
£24,295 pa (Inclusive of London Weighting)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.zsl.org hr@zsl.org Human Resources

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, environmental education

Closing date: Sunday, 21st October 2018   4 days left

About Us

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wild animals from going extinct. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Role Profile

We are looking for a junior conservation biologist to provide conservation technical support in the development and implementation of field, research and conservation initiatives. This will include training volunteers (citizen scientists, ZSL staff or partner groups, survey work in the field, data analysis and producing technical reports for funders and partner organisations. The emphasis of this role is on the delivery of ZSL projects on the tributaries of the Thames that run through Greater London focussing on improving water quality for the benefit of wildlife and people and removing barriers to migration for fish.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project delivery within the Estuaries and Wetlands Conservation Programme focussing on project planning, implementation, analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Training and leading citizen scientists ensuring health and safety protocols and risk assessments are fully complied with.
  • Data analysis and report writing to present the findings to stakeholders, decision makers and funders.
  • Support staff within the programme in the production of funding proposals.
  • Assist with administrative support for the programme where required.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of effective working relationships with sponsors and donors to generate and secure funding for the programme.

Person Specification

  • MSc or equivalent experience in a relevant area – marine, estuarine and/ or freshwater conservation.
  • Experience working in field conditions implementing science-based projects
  • Experience of working with and leading volunteers. 
  • A sound understanding of aquatic conservation biology and conservation project design.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work independently.

To Apply

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button on our website. If you have any queries regarding these positions or when applying through the system, please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 21st October 2018

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

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