Listed below are our current vacancies:

Snakes in the Heather Project Officers

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) for two Project Officers to deliver a new National Lottery Heritage Fund project, Snakes in the Heather (SitH).  The posts are based at the Trust’s headquarters in Boscombe, Bournemouth.  The SitH project will focus on the conservation of smooth snakes and other reptile biodiversity on the heathlands of southern England.

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is a wildlife charity striving for a world where amphibians and reptiles are safeguarded for future generations. With over 25 years of experience in the wildlife sector, we are committed to the conservation of frogs, toads, newts, snakes, lizards, and the habitats on which they depend.

SitH Citizen Science and Operations Officer

Project duration: 4 years, full time
Salary: £22,900 per annum plus pension
Location: Boscombe, Bournemouth

The post will be responsible for delivering the project on time and within budget and will work in close collaboration with the project’s Public Engagement and Education Officer.  You will lead on the Citizen Science survey programme design and implementation and mentor volunteer Citizen Scientists in the field.  In addition to this, the postholder will undertake data analyses, manage surveys, project data, data flow and protected species licensing for the project.  You will produce evidence for inclusion in project outputs, including a Smooth Snake Conservation Handbook.  You will be required to ensure that the project aligns with, compliments and links to other ARC survey programmes, species conservation and habitat work and you will need to liaise with academic partners and other researchers.  You will need to be a good team member with good report writing skills and budget management ability.

SitH Public Engagement and Education Officer

Project duration: 4 years, full time
Salary: £22,900 per annum plus pension
Location: Boscombe, Bournemouth

The post will be responsible for delivering the project on time and within budget and will work in close collaboration with the project’s Citizen Science and Operations Officer.  You will lead on the public-facing aspects of the project, including delivering events, the development of promotional and educational materials, merchandise, social media etc. for a broad range of audiences.  The postholder will lead on gathering data on participant feedback for project evaluation purposes and report on this to stakeholders and project funders.  You will contribute to the design and implementation of the volunteer programme and other project outputs, including a Smooth Snake Conservation Handbook.  You will need to be a good team member, working closely with other ARC staff, project interns and volunteers.  Good report writing skills are required along with budget management ability.

For full details of the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for both posts, please see below or contact Helen Wraight at the Trust Head Office on 01202 391319 or by email at [email protected] to request an application pack.

Closing date for applications – Monday, 1st July (5pm).  
Interviews will be held Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th July.

Please return your application form together with a brief covering letter to Helen Wraight, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, 655a Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 4AP or email to [email protected].

Related Documents:

SitH Citizen Science & Project Operations Officer - Job Descriptions and Person Specifications (PDF)

SitH Public Engagement & Education Officer - Job Descriptions and Person Specifications (PDF)

ARC Application Form (Word Doc)

ARC Equal Opportunities Policy (PDF) 


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