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Field Studies Council

BioLinks Project Officer

Salary Up to £26,300 per annum

This is a Temporary, Full Time vacancy that will close in a month.

Location: West Midlands or London (base negotiable, home working available)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Duration – Fixed Term until 31 December 2022.

This is an externally funded post (National Lottery Heritage Fund)

The FSC is looking for two Project Officers to join our FSC BioLinks project team. One of these posts will be based in the West Midlands (specific base negotiable) and the second can be based in either the West Midlands or London (specific base negotiable).

These posts will involve coordinating our place-based volunteer training programme and delivering a range of recording project activities across either the West Midlands or London and the surrounding area. The successful candidate will also be an important member of our virtual training team, and develop and deliver online training courses through the FSC virtual learning platform.

This is an ideal opportunity for somebody wishing to develop a career in the biodiversity training and biological recording sectors and to join an established and respected national project.

Effective nature conservation decisions depend on the availability of good quality and robust information. Current trends are measured in biological records. FSC BioLinks is creating more records with increased accuracy and focuses on those species that are currently data deficient. As a result of stronger data sets the natural heritage will be better managed, heritage will be more accurately recorded, and a community of volunteers will grow stronger.

Over 2000 volunteers will be involved, bringing together a number of dispersed volunteers, with skills in biological recording and biological identification, and new volunteers. Success will achieve accessible learning outcomes for target audiences by developing/upscaling structured learning pathways.

Key responsibilities

  • Working under the direction of the FSC BioLinks Project Manager to produce, manage and deliver engagement and training courses and learning pathways through FSC’s online learning platform (Moodle), at FSC centres, and other learning spaces.
  • Contributing to developing and maintaining training standards for tutors and links with national learning frameworks.
  • Achieving excellent working relationships with FSC team members, including other engagement staff, co-ordinators, centres, marketing, human resources, finance, publications, and Eco Skills.
  • Contributing to the design and implementation of marketing plans to attract and retain learners.

For the full Job Description please click to apply

To be successful in this role you should demonstrate:

  • A positive and passionate work attitude
  • A desire to show pride in all aspects of their work
  • A flexible approach with a willingness to adapt to changes
  • An ability to work using your own initiative both independently and as a competent, effective team member
  • An ability to work under pressure and prioritise work to meet tight deadlines
  • Always treating others with courtesy, dignity and respect
  • A commitment and contribution to improving FSC’s environmental performance
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges

If you are interested in joining an internationally respected organisation where there are brilliant opportunities for informal and formal self-development, training, and learning and where you will be using your passion for Biodiversity and Biological recording to enthuse volunteers and contribute to protecting our heritage please apply by 12 noon on Monday 5th July 2021.

Interviews will be scheduled for the week commencing 12th July 2021 and will be held via zoom. Interviews will include providing a presentation on a given topic, with further details provided during the invite to interview.

The Company

We want to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment so they can enjoy the benefits it gives and make choices that help protect it.

As an Investors in People charity, we realise that to achieve our vision we need diverse teams of staff who have a wide range of skills, a real passion for the work of the charity and pride in their role within it. No matter what role you perform at the FSC, everyone can make a difference and every role is vital to delivering our mission and vision…if this inspires you, we would love to hear from you.

For further information and to apply, please click here

Closing Date: 05/07/2021  Location: West Midlands or London (base negotiable, home working available)

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