British Bat Survey (BBatS) Project Officer

The Bat Conservation Trust

£24,000 - £28,000 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 6th June 2022  

Fixed term contract for 3 days a week for 9 months (with potential for extension)

This post is based at BCT’s main office in Battersea, London*. We have a new fantastic opportunity available to lead delivery of a pilot of an exciting new acoustic monitoring survey, the British Bat Survey (BBatS).

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is proud to be the leading UK charity devoted solely to the conservation of bats and their habitats. Through education, collaborative action and scientific research, we inspire individuals and organisations to value and speak out for bats.

The British Bat Survey (BBatS) is a new survey currently being developed by BCT, which sits within The National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP). The NBMP is a world-leading citizen science programme which produces population trends for British bat species. This information is used by Government and conservation bodies to inform evidence needs, address policy questions and provide metrics of bat population status, change and distribution. We are currently expanding this programme to include new monitoring and analysis approaches, particularly in the field of passive acoustic monitoring (PAM). The British Bat Survey aims to use new passive acoustic monitoring methods to fill in gaps in trends for underrepresented species, habitats and geographical areas.

We are looking for a project officer with excellent project management and communication skills to lead delivery of the BBatS project pilot and inform the subsequent roll out of the project going forward. The role will have a particular focus on volunteer recruitment and co-ordination. You will also be expected to coordinate equipment loans, returns and data upload.

You will be a highly organised, and have excellent project management skills, as well as a passion for communicating science to the general public. You will ideally have an understanding of acoustic survey techniques for bats. If this is you then please visit our website via the link below to view the job description and submit an application form. 

Why work for us?

We offer an excellent staff benefits package which includes a 4% employer pension contribution, Employee Assistance Programme, flexible working, time and support to undertake professional development, and 25 days annual leave per year in addition to public holidays.

The Bat Conservation Trust is a welcoming and inclusive organisation. We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity, and welcome applications from those who bring difference. We are committed to building a working environment in which all individuals are free from discrimination and in which opportunities are equal to all.

This role is based at BCT’s main office in Battersea, London and the majority of work will need to take place there. However, there may be an opportunity to work from home in the UK for some of the time under our Working from Home/Hybrid Working Policy, depending on the candidate’s situation, any COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time, and the capacity at our office.

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