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news > We’re Hiring! Bat Conservation Officer (Maternity Cover)

13th May 2024

NB: Deadline reached and no longer accepting applications

We need someone passionate about bat conservation who will support VWT’s Bat Team by managing reserves, overseeing bat projects and reporting on conservation interventions.

The Conservation Team has a track record of delivering ground-breaking projects such as translocating and re-establishing pine marten to mid-Wales, running the first project to build climate change resilience into bat roosts, and developing molecular techniques to monitor population change in woodland bats.

You will step into a role collaborating on a national survey of barbastelle and Bechstein’s bats, manage bat reserves that hold significant populations of Britain’s horseshoe bats and assist with our rare woodland bat ringing and bat box schemes. You will also collaborate with our PhD students and Science Team to help deliver innovative projects and concrete conservation interventions for rare bats.

This role offers an unrivalled opportunity to manage some of Britain’s largest and most important bat reserves. Your contribution will be crucial in supporting the delivery of a wide range of bat conservation projects, working closely with volunteers and wider partners to promote knowledge exchange and advocate our approach to bat conservation more widely with our stakeholders and the public. Your role is integral to our conservation efforts and we value your potential contribution.

You will need to hold, or be training for, a bat licence and ideally have a combination of bat conservation experience, including surveys, project delivery, administration and coordination skills.

The Trust offers a quality employment package, but more importantly, we offer you the chance for continued professional development and the opportunity to engage with your peers in Britain, Ireland and potentially abroad. We value your growth and believe in providing you with the necessary support and opportunities to excel in your career.

Salary: £28,000-£33,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

This is a full-time, fixed term contract for 15 months from 1 July 2024 to 30 Sept 2025 (with possibility of extension to a full-time, permanent role).

For further information and to apply, please download the following:

Bat Conservation Officer Job Ad

Bat Conservation Officer Job Pack

Bat Conservation Officer Application Form

VWT Equity and Diversity Form

Application deadline: Midnight on Sunday 2 June 2024

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