Hours: 0.5 FTE (18.5 hours per week)

Contract: 1-year fixed term contract

Location: Flexible (travel to our office in Lulworth, Dorset is required once per quarter, with additional occasional travel across the UK).

Salary: £24,000 per annum (pro rata) plus 8% pension contributions

We believe our work has never been more important.

Wildlife is in steep decline across the UK and over three-quarters of butterflies and two-thirds of moths are declining. We recognise it needs a great team with a wide variety of skills to tackle the problems facing butterflies, moths and the environment.

Our staff and volunteers are proud to be part of Butterfly Conservation and are dedicated to making a difference to the environment we live in. We understand the importance of maintaining and expanding our expert and valued team of people and offer a range of roles located all over the UK, from the peat bogs in Scotland to the post room in Dorset.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate looking to gain their first or second role within the conservation sector. You will join our Recording & Monitoring Team, with a key aim to coordinate the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey and support the volunteer network and partners involved.

The Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) is an integral part of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS). Established in 2009, the WCBS generates important data on the abundance of widespread butterfly species from under-recorded habitats such as farmland, plantation woodland, uplands and urban green spaces, though a network of randomly selected 1-km squares.

Data from the WCBS provide an important contribution to regular UKBMS outputs, including annual butterfly species trends and Government biodiversity indicators.

The successful candidate will report to our UKBMS Programme Lead, and will be provided with on the job training to become responsible for supporting the WCBS volunteer network – promoting the scheme, providing technical advice on field methods, assisting with online data entry, and providing regular feedback. They will also assist other organisations in utilising the WCBS methodology.

This is an agile working role, and we welcome applications for remote working, with travel to our UK Office in Dorset once a quarter, and occasionally elsewhere within the UK, as required. Therefore, you will require the ability to work effectively independently, as part of a virtual team, and able to meet challenging deadlines.

If you are excited about the prospects of working for a leading wildlife charity and contributing to one of the world’s most successful biological monitoring schemes, please read through the job description and person specification to see if you have the right skills to join the team.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Ian Middlebrook, UKBMS Programme Lead, via HR@butterfly-conservation.org.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK. You will be required to show evidence of your right to work at interview if shortlisted.

Closing date: midday Monday 15 August 2022
Interview date: Wednesday 31 August 2022