Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre Manager

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust / CBDC

Carlisle, Cumbria
£30,984 - £32,797 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th August 2022  

Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre Manager

Salary: Grade H (£30,984 - £32,797) pro rata, per annum

Hours: Full time (37 hours per week)

Responsible to: Head of Collections & Engagement, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust

The Natural History Records Bureau at Tullie House Museum was established in 1902, inspired by the work of Reverend Hugh Alexander Macpherson who had comprehensively recorded the natural history of Cumbria. Today Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) continues to collate biological records of species in Cumbria and is probably the oldest record centre of its type in the world.

CBDC brings together, analyses and shares information on Cumbria’s natural history, wildlife sites and habitats for education, research and to help people make sound decisions when planning to develop and manage land sustainably.

CBDC is an independent initiative hosted by Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust and is supported by a Steering Group with a broad membership of nature agencies. 

We are looking for someone with a passion for biodiversity and an interest in helping to shape the ecology of Cumbria, England’s most biodiverse county. This opportunity comes at an exciting time as Cumbria is one of five areas across England recently chosen to pilot the Local Nature Recovery strategy.

We're seeking an experienced professional with strong project management and collaboration skills to drive forward our diverse programme. We're looking for someone who thrives on working with others to deliver results at scale, whilst having an eye for detail and being evidence led. You will work with community groups and our fabulous team of volunteer recorders. You will manage a small but highly productive team and will be based at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle, although there is flexibility for working from home.

Your own transport is essential as the post involves travel around the county.

Now is a wonderful time to play a leading role shaping a bold vision for Cumbria and being at the forefront of conservation. 

Application Process

If you are inspired by the role and would like to apply for the position, please visit our website and send your CV and a covering statement (of no more than 500 words), detailing any relevant experience and knowledge, and what interests you about this role to [email protected] by 9.00am on Wednesday 24th August 2022.

You will be notified by email on Thursday 25th August 2022 if you have been selected for interview.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 31st August 2022.

If you have any further questions please contact HR or Anna Smalley, Head of Collections & Engagement – [email protected]

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