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Stirling, Scotland

Full-time, maternity cover



We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated person with raptor ecology/survey/monitoring and data management experience to co-ordinate The Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme (SRMS) on a full-time basis for one year in the first instance to cover maternity leave.


The SRMS makes important contributions to essential areas of biodiversity conservation and is a partnership comprising of nine organisations (SNH, the Scottish Raptor Study Groups, JNCC, BTO Scotland, RSPB Scotland, the Scottish Ornithologistsí Club, the Rare Breeding Birds Panel, Forestry Commission Scotland and Forest Enterprise Scotland). 


The post holder will liaise with and support the network of volunteers (300+) that contribute to the Scheme, maintaining the SRMS database, managing the data and annual reporting, promoting the new online recording system, encouraging more volunteers to get involved in raptor monitoring in Scotland, providing training to volunteers, and promotion of the Scheme and its outputs to users of the information.


The ideal candidate will have experience of field research on birds of prey and their survey and monitoring, experience of managing large datasets, and a passion for motivating volunteers to participate fully in SRMS activities. They must be an excellent communicator, who will enjoy presenting the SRMS to a range of audiences (volunteers, scientists, policy-makers, the media), and must be competent and meticulous in data management and Scheme administration.


In the absence of an applicant who can fulfil all parts of the SRMC role, we would consider candidates available to work part-time only, with other parts of the role fulfilled by existing BTO Scotland staff.


The post is based in the BTO Scotland offices at the Beta Centre (Unit 15), Stirling University Innovation Park, FK9 4NF, but flexible working with some days working from home would be acceptable, following an initial period of full-time attendance at the office. We are happy to discuss requests for flexible working at interview.


For further information and an informal chat about the role please contact Dr Chris Wernham, Head of BTO Scotland (chris.wernham@bto.org, 01786 458021).


The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Thursday 10 January 2019

Interviews will be held at the BTO Scotland offices on Wednesday 23 January 2019


For full details and to apply please visit our website 

Charity No. 216652 (E&W); SC039193 (Scotland) 



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