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Biodiversity Officer OCC5681

Job Details:

Salary range: £22,021 - £29,636 per annum 
Work location: Speedwell House, Oxford
Hours per week: 37.00 - we are open to discussions about flexible working
Contract type: Temporary for 12 months  (maternity cover)
Closing date: Sunday 24th November 2019
Interview date: Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th December 2019


Are you an ecologist who loves analysing data? Would you like to help us carry out habitat surveys and data analysis to support the Berkshire Local Wildlife Site project? Would you like to join the small team of ecologists and information specialists who run Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC)?

About Us:

TVERC collects, analyses and shares geodiversity and biodiversity information in Berkshire and Oxfordshire in order to help people make sound decisions about how to develop and manage land sustainably, where to direct wildlife conservation work and for scientific education and research. See

About the Role:

TVERC runs the Local Wildlife Site project for Berkshire, carrying out surveys of Local Wildlife Sites, compiling reports and convening a selection panel to review survey information and decide on site eligibility.

About You:

We are looking for someone with a good botanical skills, experience of habitat surveys, and knowledge and understanding of biological data to run the Local Wildlife Site project.  You will have a high level of data analysis and IT skills, good attention to detail and an organized and adaptable approach.

Rewards and Benefits:

It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description & Selection Criteria. 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Daniel Carpenter, Projects Manager

Application Procedure:

To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting. 
You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.

If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, or if you require the application form in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or by calling 01962 847728.

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to part time working and job share arrangements.

Job Segment: Part Time

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