Two vacancies at Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Ecological Monitoring Officer

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust (SRWT) is recruiting an Ecological Monitoring Officer, to coordinate and champion ecological monitoring on the Trusts nature reserves.

Following the successful completion of the Data for Nature project, which implemented a step change in the Trusts nature reserves monitoring, this new post will have responsibility to continue the roll out of SRWTs Adaptive Ecological Monitoring Framework.

The post-holder will – with help from volunteers – carry out a range of ecological monitoring on SRWTs nature reserves and project sites, recruiting and training a group of volunteers for this purpose. They will also provide day to day support and upkeep of the Trusts Nature Counts ecological database and webpage.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of ecological survey and monitoring across a wide range of taxa.
  • Experience of championing ecological monitoring in the workplace.
  • Excellent knowledge of wildlife, ideally with good ID skills in a number of taxa.
  • Good knowledge of a range of environmental recording, survey activities and techniques that can be used by volunteers with different skill levels.
  • Demonstrable awareness of the importance and practical application of evidence-based conservation.

For further information or an informal chat about the position please contact Pete Tomlin – Senior Data and Monitoring Officer.

To apply, please download an application pack from: https://www.wildsheffield.com/about/work-for-us/ 

Salary:         £22,992 pa pro rata (£11,496 pa actual)
Duration:      Permanent – subject to funding
Hours:          0.5FTE – 18.75 hours, exclusive of lunch breaks.

Application deadline:  1 March 2021 at 9am.
Interviews:                  9 March 2021. (Virtual via Zoom or similar software)

More Data for Nature Volunteer Coordinator

More Data for Nature is an exciting project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts to expand Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust’s (SRWTs) successful nature reserve-based monitoring, to a landscape scale.

Working with local groups around Sheffield and Rotherham, and collaborating with other Wildlife Trusts and conservation organisations around the country, the project will develop and implement a landscape scale monitoring framework.

A key part of this project will be to work with a range of local groups on ‘their’ wildlife sites, rolling out SRWT’s monitoring framework across the emerging nature recovery network. The post-holder will lead on providing advice on identifying key ecological features for each site, and roll out monitoring of these features, through development of robust survey protocols and volunteer training.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of a wide range of ecological surveying and monitoring techniques across several taxa.
  • Experience of devising and delivering high quality training activities for volunteers, ideally in surveying and recording techniques.
  • Good knowledge of a range of environmental recording, survey activities and techniques that can be used by volunteers with different skill levels.
  • An ability to enthuse, train, motivate and develop volunteers.

For further information or an informal chat about the position please contact Pete Tomlin – Senior Data and Monitoring Officer.

To apply, please download an application pack from: https://www.wildsheffield.com/about/work-for-us/ 

Salary:         £22,992 pa pro rata (£11,496 pa actual)
Duration:      Fixed Term –until 31/12/2021
Hours:          0.5FTE – 18.5 hours, exclusive of lunch breaks.

Application deadline:    1 March 2021 at 9am.
Interviews:                    10 March 2021.  (Virtual via Zoom or similar software)

 

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