This role will include some time working remotely and some time based at our main office in Battersea, South London. This can be split flexibly in line with BCT’s Hybrid Working Policy.

We have a fantastic opportunity to lead our engagement and administration for NightWatch, a new, tech-enabled citizen science project. We are looking for a passionate Engagement Officer who will recruit, support and inspire participants from a diverse range of backgrounds, in particular people living in urban areas and from ethnic minority backgrounds, to take part in the project. This role is a great opportunity for a motivated and experienced Engagement Officer who wants to help us bring positive change in the conservation sector by making nature more accessible to everyone, particularly to underserved communities. If you are passionate about engaging with a diverse range of audiences and making community science more accessible, we can’t wait to hear from you!

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is proud to be the leading UK charity devoted solely to the conservation of bats and their habitats. Through education, collaborative action and scientific research, we inspire individuals and organisations to value and speak out for bats. We launched NightWatch in 2021. Its aim is to ensure that everyone can access the benefits of connecting with nature. It enables participants to collect data about the night time wildlife in their local area wherever they are, whether they live in the centre of a large city or surrounded by nature. It is free, tech-enabled and open to all regardless of background, experience, knowledge, or physical ability.

You will lead the design and delivery of a Community Engagement Strategy for NightWatch, in partnership with community representatives, organisations, and businesses. This role will also be responsible for supporting participants taking part in the project, managing project equipment, and communicating survey results to participants and wider audiences.

You will have a passion for engaging a diverse range of audiences, experience of working with volunteers and organising events, and an interest in the natural world.

We welcome and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, and value the lived experience that applicants from ethnic minority backgrounds can bring to this role. We are committed to interviewing all suitably qualified applicants from an ethnic minority background. You will join an enthusiastic team of 30 – 35 staff from a range of nationalities.

Why work for us?

We offer an excellent staff benefits package which includes a 4% employer pension contribution, Employee Assistance Programme, flexible working, time and support to undertake professional development, and 25 days annual leave per year (pro rata) in addition to public holidays.

The Bat Conservation Trust is a welcoming and inclusive organisation. We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference. We are committed to building a working environment in which all individuals are free from discrimination and in which opportunities are equal to all.

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