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Please note - you must complete the application form to apply for any of our vacancies, we will not accept CVs sent without an application form.

If you are a Recruitment Agency, please do not contact us.

Please note, due to the high volume of applications we can only notify those candidates successful to interview stage.

Applicants who are not already members are encouraged to join. Membership will enable you to find out more about bat conservation and the Bat Conservation Trust as an organisation.

 

Current Vacancies 

Click on the links below for specific roles

Bat Mitigation Project Officer - Bearing Witness for Wildlife Project

Bat Mitigation Project Field Assistant - Bearing Witness for Wildlife Project

Seasonal Helpline Officers

Communications Intern

 

Bat Mitigation Project Officer - Bearing Witness for Wildlife Project

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is proud to be the leading non-governmental organisation devoted solely to the conservation of bats and their habitats. 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. BCT works on a range of different projects and initiatives to achieve this.

It is estimated that 80% of wildlife and habitat loss is as a result of development. This is despite the fact that Local Planning Authorities and Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies (SNCBs) place a duty on all developers to undertake mitigation for impacts on wildlife following the mitigation hierarchy (avoid, mitigate, compensate). Compensatory roosting habitat ranges from the provision of bat boxes (in trees, on buildings or integrated into new builds) through to purpose-built structures to replace bat roosts with very high conservation value.

There are currently no systematic approaches for checking compliance with mitigation measures committed to as part of the planning and licensing processes. What we currently lack at a national level is evidence of (or evidence of the lack of) implementation and monitoring of bat mitigation; evidence identifying where the current processes are succeeding or failing; and updated evidence on effective mitigation measures for bats.

We are seeking a licenced bat worker with knowledge and experience of project management, data analysis, roost inspection, emergence and dawn surveys and a range of bat mitigation methods to work with us on filling these evidence gaps. 

If you have the passion and experience to join our team and help us secure a future for bats and the habitats that support them and wider biodiversity, please download the job description and person specification, and complete an application form via the links below.

Job Description / Person Specification

Application Form

Please send your completed application forms to Sian Moore at jobs@bats.org.uk or via post to the Bat Conservation Trust, Quadrant House, 250 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5RD

Deadline for Applicants: Monday 13th February 2017 at 09.00
Interviews: Wednesday 1st March
 2017

If you have any further questions please contact Sian Moore at jobs@bats.org.uk or 020 7820 7167

 

Bat Mitigation Project Field Assistant - Bearing Witness for Wildlife Project

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is proud to be the leading non-governmental organisation devoted solely to the conservation of bats and their habitats. 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. BCT works on a range of different projects and initiatives to achieve this.

It is estimated that 80% of wildlife and habitat loss is as a result of development. This is despite the fact that Local Planning Authorities and Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies (SNCBs) place a duty on all developers to undertake mitigation for impacts on wildlife following the mitigation hierarchy (avoid, mitigate, compensate). Compensatory roosting habitat ranges from the provision of bat boxes (in trees, on buildings or integrated into new builds) through to purpose-built structures to replace bat roosts with very high conservation value.

There are currently no systematic approaches for checking compliance with mitigation measures committed to as part of the planning and licensing processes. What we currently lack at a national level is evidence of (or evidence of the lack of) implementation and monitoring of bat mitigation; evidence identifying where the current processes are succeeding or failing; and updated evidence on effective mitigation measures for bats.

We are seeking a bat worker with some knowledge and experience of roost inspection, emergence and dawn surveys to assist our Project Officer in investigating the implementation and success of bat mitigation proposed for a cross section of cases through summer fieldwork.

If you have the passion and experience to join our team and help us secure a future for bats and the habitats that support them and wider biodiversity, please download the job description and person specification, and complete an application form via the links below.

Job Description / Person Specification

Application Form

Please send your completed application forms to Sian Moore at jobs@bats.org.uk or via post to the Bat Conservation Trust, Quadrant House, 250 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5RD

Deadline for Applicants: Monday 27th February 2017 at 09.00
Interviews: Thursday 16th March
2017

If you have any further questions please contact Sian Moore at jobs@bats.org.uk or 020 7820 7167

 

Seasonal Helpline Officer

Bats are amazing animals, and an important part of our natural environment. There are 18 species of bat in the UK, all of which are protected by law because their numbers have decreased so dramatically.  The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) works on a number of levels to create a better world for bats. We run a range of different projects and initiatives.

BCT operates a National Bat Helpline to provide the general public, owners of buildings containing a bat roost, the building trade and land owners and managers with easily accessible and accurate information. Myths and misunderstandings about bats together with intolerance and fear have always been obstacles to their conservation, and so by informing and supporting people who come into contact with bats BCT works towards its vision of a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together.

There is a vacancy forthcoming for up to five Seasonal Helpline Officers to join the Helpline team this summer. To apply please see the links below for a full job description and application form.

Job Description / Person Specification

Application Form

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

Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 6th March 2017

Interviews: Monday 27th March – Tuesday 28th March 2017

If you have any further questions please contact Sian Moore at jobs@bats.org.uk or 020 7820 7167

 

Communications Intern (volunteer) 

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is the only national organisation in the UK solely devoted to the conservation of bats. Our vision is of a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together.

BCT works with a variety of audiences ranging from over 6,000 BCT members through to funders/sponsors, volunteers, the general public and the media. Communication and engagement are both central parts of effective conservation action. An opportunity has arisen for a volunteer intern to join the communications and fundraising team at BCT. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills whilst being part of a small dynamic team at BCT

This is an exciting opportunity in a busy charity for those wanting office experience in the conservation sector.

For further details of the internship and to apply please download the Work Plan and application form below.

Work Plan

Application Form

Deadline for applications: 2pm Friday 24th February 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 20th March 2017

 


The Bat Conservation Trust works towards an equal opportunities culture. View the equal opportunities policy.

Our jobs and other charity jobs also appear on CharityJOB
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