Six month placement - part time (25 hours per week)

This placement is funded by the Government's Kickstart scheme, so is only open to people aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit. It is of six-month duration and will be paid at the London Living Wage (£11.05 per hour). The successful applicant will receive a full programme of training, mentoring and support through the Race for Nature project which is supporting this role, ensuring you receive a warm welcome and a supportive experience throughout your placement.

Applicants must ask to be referred to the role by their Job Centre Work Coach before applying. Once you have been referred to the role you can download the application form below in order to submit your application.

The role will sit within the National Bat Monitoring Programme, BCT’s long-running “citizen science” programme which engages volunteers from across the UK to take part in a range of different surveys in their local area. The data collected enable us to find out how the populations of 11 of the UK’s 17 resident bat species are changing over time. The main function of the role is to increase the team’s capacity to engage new volunteers, particularly young people from diverse backgrounds, and help maintain engagement of existing volunteers. The role will also support other projects as opportunities arise.

Job description / Person specification

Application Form

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To apply please fill in the application form and send it to Manobi Mostafa at and also Sian Moore at with a subject heading of “Kickstarter application (NBMP)” before the provisional application deadline of 11am on Monday 31st January 2022 (this deadline might be extended if we have not received enough applications by that date).

Please also complete Race for Nature Recovery’s anonymous diversity survey by following the link on the application form.

Alternatively, you can express interest in the role or ask any questions by contacting Philip Briggs at or on 020 7820 7179.

Interviews will take place remotely via Zoom