Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) Counter Network Organiser

British Trust for Ornithology

Thetford, Norfolk
£19,866 rising to £22,074 over two years +11% employer pension contribution

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 28th May 2019   7 days left

This is a busy and pivotal role within the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) team, acting as the first point of contact for volunteer counters.

WeBS Core Counts is a year-round survey of waterbirds on a range of wetland habitats in the UK, with over 3,000 volunteers counting over 5,000 count areas. The post-holder is assisted in this task by a network of 140 volunteer Local Organisers who recruit and support counters within counties and large wetland sites around the UK.

We are looking for someone personable and methodical, who is able to support our volunteers and ensure a high standard of data quality. You will be comfortable helping others with data entry and be able to clearly explain WeBS survey aims and methods. You will ensure volunteer counters and organisers feel their contributions are acknowledged and valued, and be able to enthuse birdwatchers to join in the survey.

You will also be someone who is meticulous about curating databases, ensuring correct information is stored on participants, survey locations and species observations.

More details on how the survey is organised can be found on our website www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/webs/taking-part

For an informal chat about the position please contact Teresa Frost (01842 750050 or teresa.frost@bto.org)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

It is anticipated that interviews will be on Thursday 6 June 2019 in Thetford, at the BTO, IP24 2PU.

For further information and to apply visit our website: www.bto.org/vacancies

Charity No. 216652 (E&W); SC039193 (Scotland)

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