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Logo: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)Ecosystem Health Officer

Conservation Directorate

37.5 Hours per week

19,500 per annum


We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to undertake research and the technical laboratory aspects of WWTs wildlife health programmes.


Duties will include day to day support of the Ecosystem Health Units research work, diagnostic screenings of biological samples as part of WWTs wildlife and wetland health management, coordinating surveillance programmes, help in maintenance of animal health records and some analyses and reporting of these data.


The successful candidate will be an excellent team worker; hold a degree or equivalent in a biological science or laboratory skills; have excellent communication (written and oral) and coordination skills; and be familiar with data management and Microsoft Word and Excel. Ideally the candidate will have some experience of website maintenance. 


The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. For 70 years we have been pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife across the globe and are experts in wetland management and creation. We work with communities living among some of the most vulnerable wetlands in the world, providing leadership and influence to create a sustainable future for our wetlands, their wildlife and the people who depend upon them. We believe that showing people first-hand how extraordinary wetlands are can ignite their passion to help us conserve them, so we provide amazing experiences at our unique UK wetland centres for over one million visitors every year.


In return for your hard work and dedication youll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free parking
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres


For more information, and to apply for the role, please click here


Closing date:  6th November

Interview date:  21st November


Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410