Principal Research Officer - Wetland Science

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
£29,351 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: PROWS(mat)/19

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, water & hydrology

Closing date: Sunday, 17th November 2019   5 days left

HQ, Slimbridge, and travel to field sites

22.5 Hours per week, Fixed term maternity cover

The Conservation Evidence Department is seeking an experienced Wetland Scientist to lead WWT’s research into the multiple benefits of Natural Flood Management (NFM). You will be a motivated and adaptable individual able to support a small team of field researchers and volunteers. The role will involve working closely with project partners (externally) and project managers (internally) so strong communication skills are essential. There will be frequent travel to meetings and field sites in the South West of England not all of which are accessible by public transport, so a driving licence is essential.

You will have a strong background in freshwater ecology and a well-developed understanding of scientific research design, implementation and reporting. Skills in GIS and remote sensing would be desirable for the scoping and development of other wetland monitoring projects that the team is planning.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service (pro-rata)
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

Interview date: 28th November 2019 (at WWT Slimbridge or via Skype)

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

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