Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Skills for Bees: Cymru Project Officer

Salary £21,000 (pro rata) per annum

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time (0.8 FTE) Skills for Bees Project Officer to lead on delivery of the Skills for Bees: Cymru project.

Your primary role will be to recruit and work with volunteers to increase bumblebee surveying in south Wales, with a particular emphasis on training and mentoring volunteers for the BeeWalk scheme (

To conserve bumblebees, we must first know what species are where, and how they are doing. As the postholder, you would be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to survey for bumblebees using the standard BeeWalk methodology as well as targeted surveys of rare bumblebee sites. This would be via training days, refresher courses and mentoring as well as outreach-focused tasks including blogging and Twitter.

You will have experience of bumblebee identification, ideally including rare species. You will be a clear and fluent communicator, ideally with experience of leading training courses or equivalent. As this is a home-based, remote-working position you will be organised and self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Experience of working with volunteers is desirable.

This is a 0.8 FTE part-time, fixed term 3-year position, home-based in South Wales with occasional travel throughout the UK.

The closing date is 10pm, Sunday 8th November 2020.

For an application pack please visit our website:

Please send all applications to: (No CV’s or agencies please)

To discuss the post informally, please contact Dr Richard Comont, Science Manager

Closing Date: 10pm Sunday 8th November 2020

Interview date: 27th November via videoconference

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