3-5 days a week, to December 2022

This post may be undertaken remotely or may be split between remote working and our main office in Battersea, South London. This is a fixed term contract to December 2022. For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of flexible working as well as job sharing or secondments. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we are very willing to explore all options with suitable candidates. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions before applying.

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is proud to be the leading UK charity devoted solely to the conservation of bats and their habitats. Through education, collaborative action and scientific research, we inspire individuals and organisations to value and speak out for bats.

BCT participates in innovative research, and coordinates the National Bat Monitoring Programme, a world-leading citizen science programme which produces population trends for British bat species. We are currently expanding this programme to include new monitoring and analysis approaches, particularly in the field of passive acoustic monitoring and genetic surveillance. We aim to ensure our monitoring work is underpinned by robust science, and the data we produce contributes to high-quality cutting-edge research.

The key purpose of this role is to lead on the delivery of our science and monitoring strategies. This will include developing and implementing innovative research and monitoring projects, as well as leading the science and monitoring team. The role will act as a source of technical advice on survey and monitoring techniques across BCT and at key external meetings.

You will have experience in project design, project management, statistical analysis using R and producing scientific publications. You will have knowledge of bat ecology and behaviour, as well as knowledge of bat survey techniques. You will have experience of leading a team and you will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline.

Please view the more detailed person specification / job description below and complete an application form.

Why work for us?

Our vision is of a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together. We want you to thrive as part of our team which is why creating a welcoming and inclusive organisation is so important to us. We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference. We are committed to building a working environment in which all individuals are free from discrimination and in which opportunities are equal to all.

We offer an excellent staff benefits package which includes a 4% employer pension contribution, Employee Assistance Programme, flexible working, time and support to undertake professional development, and 25 days annual leave per year in addition to public holidays.

Job description / Person specification

Application Form

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Working with BCT

Application deadline: 9am Monday 7th February

Interview date: Wednesday 16th February

Please send your completed application forms to Sian Moore at jobs@bats.org.uk or via post to the Bat Conservation Trust, Studio 15 Cloisters House, Cloisters Business Centre, 8 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BG

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

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