Research Officer (Wetland Science)

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified


Please note: this job post has expired! To the best of our knowledge, this job is no longer available and this page remains here for archival purposes only.

Research Officer (Wetland Science)
Location WWT Slimbridge and Headquarters Department Conservation Salary £22,975 per annum Position type Full Time Working pattern 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday
6-month fixed-term contract

Natural Flood Management (NFM) can deliver substantial reductions in flood risk in sensitive catchments. It could also be a powerful means of delivering biodiversity and water quality benefits in the wider UK countryside. We are seeking a motivated, adaptable individual to deliver WWT’s ambitious research programme to examine these wider benefits of NFM. You will undertake field data collection, laboratory analysis and coordination of citizen-scientists, producing high-quality scientific evidence to support nature conservation.

You will have a good understanding of ecology and hydro-geomorphological processes. You will have experience of undertaking scientific fieldwork and lab-work, possessing a broad range of skills with a particular focus on invertebrate monitoring techniques and lab-based water-quality analysis, as well as high standards in data management. You will be required to work independently, following a busy fieldwork schedule, with frequent travel to catchments located in the south-west of England. You will have excellent people skills and the ability to motivate and enthuse others.

WWT’s vision is a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives. 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. Our five-year strategy is full of ambition to deliver more for wetlands in the UK and internationally and you would be joining a globally-recognised and ambitious team of wetland conservationists.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service (pro rata)
- Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
- Life assurance
- Free parking
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free entry to all our centres

Interview date:  25th April 2019

Job description7_Research_Officer_Wetland_Science_.pdf Closing Date 09/04/2019