12 month fixed term contract. Based at WWT Slimbridge or Steart Marshes, with travel to UK field sites

WWT’s Conservation Evidence department comprises a rapidly growing team of scientists, which provides the evidence that underpins the work of WWT. We use a wide range of inter-disciplinary methods, across the social and ecological sciences to deliver high-quality conservation science. We work in collaboration with multiple NGO and academic partners, and a number of PhD students, across the UK and overseas. Above all, we have impact: our research diagnoses problems and identifies solutions, and in doing so we shape policy and action for global wetland conservation.

The Conservation Evidence Department is seeking a talented Wetland Scientist to manage WWT’s research across our Natural Flood Management research projects in Stroud and north Somerset. The focus will be on the scientific assessment and monitoring of wetland restoration projects. The role will involve working closely with project partners (externally) and project managers (internally) so strong communication skills are essential. There will be frequent travel to field sites in the South West of England not all of which are accessible by public transport, so a driving licence is essential.

You will have a background in hydrology and/or freshwater ecology and have an understanding of scientific research design, implementation and reporting. Experience of working with groups of volunteer citizen scientists would be desirable.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Closing date: 2nd June 2021

Interview date: 11th June 2021