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SPOTT Website & Data Officer (Full-Time / 6 Months Fixed-Term Contract)

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Sectors Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information up to £29,478 pro rata (inclusive of London weighting), dependent on experience.
Salary (Minimum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 04/08/2019
Company Name Zoological Society of London
Contact Name Human Resources
Telephone 02077223333
Email hr@zsl.org
Website Further Details / Applications
Zoological Society of London logo
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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We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, we guide and enable others in the UK and all across the world. Inspiring, informing, empowering – working for wildlife.

ZSL recognises the significant threat posed by irresponsible and unsustainable business practice to global biodiversity and the landscapes in which we work. The Business and Biodiversity programme works to address these threats and to deliver a ZSL mission target to ensure best practice becomes business-as-usual. SPOTT is ZSL’s flagship initiative to deliver this, addressing the lack of corporate transparency and accountability that hinders progress towards sustainability. Our vision for SPOTT is that companies report transparently on the implementation of best practice and can be held accountable to this. SPOTT currently monitors 70 oil palm producers and traders representing over half of global oil palm landbank, 50 timber producers and traders and will shortly be releasing assessments of rubber companies against a framework of best practice. The tool provides resources and guidance for the companies and investors to monitor and manage ESG risk. SPOTT has more than 200,000 website views from over 32,000 unique users and is an established and trusted dataset enabling informed engagement between financiers, producers and traders.

Role Profile

ZSL’s Business and Biodiversity programme is looking for a thoughtful and proactive individual to join the team. The SPOTT Website & Data Officer shall develop and maintain the data infrastructure of the SPOTT initiative. In particular, the post holder is responsible for the content and functionality of the SPOTT website, assessment database and admin interface. In addition, the role will support relevant projects (including the new ZSL CRM system) as required by the SPOTT Manager and other staff.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update the functionality of the SPOTT website, assessment database and admin interface.
  • Responsible for overseeing changes to the website and database architecture of SPOTT.
  • Assisting in responding to external requests for information via the SPOTT website contact form and email address.
  • Support the preparation and delivery of SPOTT assessments and associated content.
  • Support the project manager in the compilation of technical and financial reports to donors to satisfy ZSL or donor requirements.
  • Sources, procures, catalogues and tracks equipment and materials to support projects.

Please find the full job description attached here.

Person Specification

  • BSc/BA in a relevant subject or relevant experience
  • MySQL database and WordPress website maintenance, design and/or development
  • Web development skills (HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript) and use of GitHub desirable
  • Previous use of Google Analytics desirable
  • Well-developed skills in using MS Office 365 packages (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint)

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 on the ZSL website. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system, please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.


Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 4 August 2019

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