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Angela Graham Bat Consultancy Service Ltd

Bat Survey Assistants (Casual)

bat.consultancy@talktalk.net. 07710 184142

As a Natural England registered consultant and member of CIEEM, with over 30 years' experience of working with bats, I'm looking for assistants to help with dusk-emergence and dawn return-to-roost surveys, mainly in and around Manchester, from April/May to September/October inclusive. Applications are accepted throughout but please apply as soon as possible.

This is casual work you can fit-in around your existing commitments, perhaps one to three times a week, possibly including weekends. Short-term availability is acceptable. Dawn availability is particularly useful.

Punctuality, reliability, good concentration skills and a professional approach are vital. Most reasonably-local applicants get the opportunity to participate. Due to the unsocial hours involved, access to a vehicle is usually necessary.

Existing experience of watching bats in flight and/or using a heterodyne detector is useful, but not imperative.

Work is on a freelance or voluntary basis. Pay is dependent on experience/ability. For those with some relevant experience of bat work it usually commences after a voluntary assessment/training survey (possibly with travelling expenses paid), but applications are invited also from experienced freelance bat surveyors. Volunteers receive travelling expenses when able to work largely unsupervised as part of the team (usually after 1-2 surveys, dependent on aptitude/experience).

This provides a learning opportunity for anyone venturing into bat consultancy or conservation work and can be a useful addition to your CV.

Please supply your name and e-mail address for an application pack.

There may be an opportunity for you to gain experience of other aspects of bat/bird survey work on a mainly voluntary basis.

The nearer Manchester you are based the more work I am likely to be able to offer you.

Closing Date: 07/05/2021  Location: Manchester

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