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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Ecological Data Officer

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are seeking an
Ecological Data Officer
The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, ST17 0WT
Permanent/Fixed Term/Sessional: Permanent full-time (35 hrs per week)
£20,558 - £23,982 per annum

We are currently looking for an Ecological Data Officer to join our small Local Environmental Records Centre (LERC) team hosted by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

About You.

You will have some knowledge and experience of data management, in particular the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to manipulate and interrogate a range of spatial data and the ability to tailor the presentation of this information to a range of audiences.

You will also have some experience of working with large datasets and data management and a

working knowledge of UK habitats and classification systems e.g. Phase 1, National Vegetation Classification (NVC), UKHAB etc. and species designations e.g. NERC act, Red data lists and Wildlife and Countryside Act.

Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workloads are paramount as well as

good IT skills and competency in the use of Microsoft Office packages. Knowledge of Health & Safety issues in relation to carrying out field work in isolated locations.

About the Role.

The role will involve assisting with the day-to-day operation of the ecological records centre, management and maintenance of a range of ecological datasets and communicating with a range of clients and stakeholders in Staffordshire. Additionally, the post holder will also be expected to assist with ongoing GIS mapping utilising the ecological data held by the LERC to create a strategic Nature Recovery Network (NRN) vision for the county.

Company Benefits you can expect:

  • 10% Non-contributory Pension
  • Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Life Assurance (4 x salary)
  • Salary Sacrifice scheme for cycle to work
  • 25 Days basic holiday allowance (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service), plus bank holidays, and extra Christmas leave (pro rata).
  • 15% discount in our cafes

About Us.

“Staffordshire Wildlife Trust protects and enhances the wildlife and wild places of Staffordshire and promotes understanding, enjoyment and involvement in the natural world.”

A registered charity established in 1969 we are one of 46 county Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK and are supported by over 19,000members.

The Trust owns or manages 43 nature reserves covering an area of over 1947 hectares. Our 140 staff are based in six locations around the county including our Headquarters at Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, with our work divided up into five departments: Resources, People Engagement, Conservation Delivery, Fundraising, Communication and Membership & Commercial. The Trust has a diverse workforce of including site wardens, wildlife surveyors, community and education officers, catering, retail and administration.

In addition, we have the trading company which looks after the trading side of our business. This includes cafés at The Wolseley Centre and Westport Lake Visitor Centre, charity shops in Leek, Penkridge and Codsall and a retail shop in the Wolseley Centre.

We are welcoming. One of the core values of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is that we nurture a culture of equality, inclusivity and diversity.

We are welcoming to those underrepresented in our communities and we strive to listen learn and share from each other.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are committed to keeping children and young people safe, you can see our policy here

Safeguarding and protecting our visitors, customers, members, staff and volunteers is the responsibility of every trustee, employee, and volunteer at Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

For more information and to request an application pack contact Staffordshire Wildlife Trust on or visit our website

Closing Date: Monday 29th May 2023

Interviews: Friday 9th June and Friday 16th June 2023

Closing Date: 29/05/2023  Location: The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, ST17 0WT

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