Ecological Records Officer

West Yorkshire Ecological Service

Morley, Leeds
£18,870 - £20,541 FTE (£7,548 - £8,216 pro rata)

Paid • Part Time • Temporary 0113 535000

Reference: WYJS:043-18

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Monday, 21st January 2019   Closes today

Part time - 2 days per week

Initially for 6 months with potential for longer term job share

West Yorkshire Ecology Service (WYES) is seeking a part-time Ecological Records Officer to work at their office in Morley. The current position is initially for six months, to cover a period of maternity leave, but may be extended for a longer period as a job share with the existing Ecological Records Officer.

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain and enhance the computer and paper-based records of WYES and provide information to enquirers, both professional ecologists and members of the public, working to tight deadlines. They will also help support groups and volunteer recorders. They may be asked to carry out or assist in ecological surveys.

Applicants must have at least one year full-time or equivalent relevant work experience; an understanding and knowledge of UK ecology; be IT literate and have good GIS skills. A flexible approach to work but good attention to detail and accuracy are important characteristics. Ideally you will have a degree in ecology or a related field, have experience of working with amateur naturalist groups and hold a full driving licence.

West Yorkshire Ecology Service (WYES) is the ecological records and information service for West Yorkshire and provides advice on nature conservation, biodiversity and other ecological matters. The post is supported by five West Yorkshire district authorities, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. The area has a diverse range of habitats from the South Pennines in the west to the Southern Magnesian Limestone in the east, something to inspire everyone.

For an informal discussion please contact Robert Masheder on 0113 5350181.

To apply download an application form and job description at or e-mail Alternatively contact 0113 535000. Please state the reference number when applying.

Closing date for applications: Monday 21 January 2019. Please quote reference number WYJS:043-18 on your application.

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