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Junior Conservation Biologist (Full-Time / 1 Year Fixed-Term Contract

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 21/10/2018
Company Name Zoological Society of London
Contact Name Human Resources
Telephone 02077223333
Email hr@zsl.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Zoological Society of London, a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned center of excellent for conservation science and applied conservation, working in over 50 countries around the world
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The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wild animals from going extinct. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Role Profile

We are looking for a junior conservation biologist to provide conservation technical support in the development and implementation of field, research and conservation initiatives. This will include training volunteers (citizen scientists, ZSL staff or partner groups, survey work in the field, data analysis and producing technical reports for funders and partner organisations. The emphasis of this role is on the delivery of ZSL projects on the tributaries of the Thames that run through Greater London focussing on improving water quality for the benefit of wildlife and people and removing barriers to migration for fish.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project delivery within the Estuaries and Wetlands Conservation Programme focussing on project planning, implementation, analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Training and leading citizen scientists ensuring health and safety protocols and risk assessments are fully complied with.  
  • Data analysis and report writing to present the findings to stakeholders, decision makers and funders.
  • Support staff within the programme in the production of funding proposals.
  • Assist with administrative support for the programme where required.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of effective working relationships with sponsors and donors to generate and secure funding for the programme.

Person Specification

  • MSc or equivalent experience in a relevant area – marine, estuarine and/ or freshwater conservation.
  • Experience working in field conditions implementing science-based projects
  • Experience of working with and leading volunteers. 
  • A sound understanding of aquatic conservation biology and conservation project design.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work independently.

To Apply

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button. If you have any queries regarding these positions or when applying through the system, please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 21st October 2018

 The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

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