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Current Vacancies 


Grey long-eared bat project officer – part-time fixed term contract. 

2.5 days a week from July 2017 to March 2020

Bats are remarkable animals and an important part of our natural environment. 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 secure the future of bats in a changing world.  BCT works on a number of levels to create a better world for bats and runs a range of different projects and initiatives.

The grey long-eared bat has a population of 1,000 individuals and a distribution restricted to the southern coast of England (Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Sussex) making it one of the UKs rarest mammals. Genetic evidence suggests that the species is still declining.  Research suggests that in the UK all colonies, with the exception of Dorset, may not be able to avoid inbreeding depression unless sufficient levels of gene flow are maintained between colonies. This highlights the importance of not only improving the quality of foraging around roosts but also maintaining or establishing connectivity between colonies within the UK.  The areas around and between roosts in Devon will be a priority focus of this project.

The grey long-eared bat project officer will be employed to lead on delivery of this single species project within the Back from the Brink programme. The role will act in coordinating all of the project outputs and will liaise with the landowners and also with the local communities and on wider public relations also on production of reports and guidelines.

If you have the passion and experience to join our team please view the job description and person specification, and download an application form with guidance notes.

Job Description / Person Specification

Application Form 

Note to Candidates

Deadline for Applicants: 5pm on 8th May 2017
Interviews: Thursday17 May 2017

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

If you have any further questions please contact Sian Moore at or 020 7820 7167

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