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Current Vacancies 

Deadline Extension - Survey Development Officer

Due to an admin error, the deadline for the Bats in Churches Project - Survey Development Officer role was posted incorrectly. This role is still open and the new deadline is 9am Mon 27th March. Please see below for further details on the role and to download the Job Description and application form. 


Bats in Churches Project -

Survey Development Officer

This role is an exciting opportunity to be part of a project driving forwards a novel partnership approach to provide help and support to places of worship where bats are having an impact on historic fabric and the use of the building.

A partnership of five organisations (Natural England, Church of England’s Church Buildings Council, Bat Conservation Trust, Historic England, Churches Conservation Trust) led by Natural England, has been successful in its Bats in Churches project Round 1 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Heritage Grants funding stream. The project is now recruiting a Volunteer Officer and a Survey Development Officer (based at the Bat Conservation Trust) to help further develop the project so that a successful Round 2 HLF application can be submitted in March 2018.

The bats in churches project aims are to:

  • Develop and deliver innovative techniques and systems to better manage the impacts of bats (in churches and more widely) and make this information available to all.
  • Ensure church communities are better resourced and more empowered to manage their particular situations.
  • Ensure bat colonies that depend on churches are better managed and less threatened.
  • Reduce the physical and social impacts caused by bats at the most severely affected churches (e.g. damage from droppings and urine).
  • Develop the skills of volunteers and professionals enabling them to more effectively assist church communities and safely manage bat populations found in churches.
  • Improve our knowledge and understanding about how bats use historic buildings.
  • Engage wider communities so that new groups of people will engage with and learn about bats, church buildings and their communities.

The Survey Development Officer will form part of a small, dispersed team, including a Project Manager, Finance Officer and Communications Officer based at Natural England, and an Engagement Officer, based at the Church of England. 

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is proud to be the leading non-governmental organisation devoted solely to the conservation of bats and their habitats.  BCT’s vision is a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together. Our mission is to conserve bats for present and future generations. Through education, collaborative action and scientific research, we inspire individuals and organisations to value and speak out for bats.


Details of role:

The Survey Development Officer will develop a suitable methodology for surveying bats in churches, produce an outline specification for a database to hold survey data and create data sharing agreements for use by project partners and volunteers.

The post will require an understanding of bat survey techniques, knowledge of survey design, experience of managing large datasets and using database software. The successful applicant will have excellent project management skills and be able to build good relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.

Job Description / Person Specification

Application Form

CVs need not be submitted as all relevant information should be included in the application form. Extra sheets can be used where necessary.

Please send your completed application forms to the attention of Sian Moore at or post to:   Bat Conservation Trust, Quadrant House, 250 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5RD.

Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 27th March 2017

Interviews: Monday 10th April 2017


If you have any further questions about either of these roles please contact Sian Moore at or 020 7820 7167.

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