Skills for Bees - Cymru Project Officer

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Home-based, South Wales
£21,000 pro rata pa

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract [email protected]

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 8th November 2020  

A unique opportunity to join a successful and growing conservation charity! 

Skills for Bees: Cymru Project Officer
Salary £21,000 (pro rata) per annum

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time (0.8 FTE) Skills for Bees Project Officer to lead on delivery of the Skills for Bees: Cymru project.

Your primary role will be to recruit and work with volunteers to increase bumblebee surveying in south Wales, with a particular emphasis on training and mentoring volunteers for the BeeWalk scheme (

To conserve bumblebees, we must first know what species are where, and how they are doing. As the postholder, you would be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to survey for bumblebees using the standard BeeWalk methodology as well as targeted surveys of rare bumblebee sites. This would be via training days, refresher courses and mentoring as well as outreach-focused tasks including blogging and Twitter.

You will have experience of bumblebee identification, ideally including rare species. You will be a clear and fluent communicator, ideally with experience of leading training courses or equivalent. As this is a home-based, remote-working position you will be organised and self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Experience of working with volunteers is desirable.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details of the role. The Trust recruits, employs, trains and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, disability, age, and other protected status. 

This is a 0.8 FTE part-time, fixed term 3-year position, home-based in South Wales with occasional travel throughout the UK.

The closing date is 10pm, Sunday 8th November 2020.

For an application pack please visit our website:

Applications sent to: [email protected] 

Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Beta Centre
Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling FK9 4NF
Tel: 01786 467818

Charity numbers: 1115634; SC042830

To discuss the post informally, please contact Dr Richard Comont, Science Manager

[email protected] 

Closing Date: 10pm Sunday 8th November 2020
Interview date: 27th November via videoconference

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer: no person will be discriminated against whilst seeking or during employment with the Trust on the grounds of any protected characteristic such as age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, political allegiance, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, or unrelated spent criminal convictions. 

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