Biological Recording Co-ordinator

Oxfordshire County Council

£21,074 - £29,055 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: OCC6650

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 23rd December 2018  

Do you have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of volunteers and stakeholders?

Are you organised, flexible and committed to customer service?

Are you interested in biological recording?

Would you like to join the small team of ecologists and information specialists who run Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC)?

TVERC collects, analyses and shares geodiversity and biodiversity information in Berkshire and Oxfordshire to help people make sound decisions about how to develop and manage land sustainably, where to direct wildlife conservation work and for scientific education and research.

We need an enthusiastic person to support the volunteer recording network to increase the quality and quantity of ecological and environmental data recording in Oxfordshire and Berkshire and to facilitate data-sharing with TVERC by liaising with existing volunteer recorders and volunteer recording groups. Your main tasks will be to coordinate data agreements and exchanges with voluntary recording groups, recruit, train and support volunteers to undertake data management (using Excel and GIS), organise and attend relevant events to promote data-sharing and volunteering with TVERC, and provide practical and project-specific advice to external organisations on data collection, collation and management.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to liaise with a wide range of both volunteer and professional recorders and stakeholders. You will be well organised and flexible in your work, as well as being independent. Good IT skills are required and knowledge and experience of GIS is desirable. The ability to communicate effectively within the team and to deliver an excellent service to our customers is essential.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd December 2018
Interview date: Monday 14th January 2019

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