Vacancy: TVERC Biological Recording Co-ordinator

photo close-up of Grass Vetchling by Brian Walker
Grass Vetchling by Brian Walker

Do you have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of volunteers and stakeholders? 

Would you like to join the small team of ecologists and information specialists who run Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC)?

Are you organised, flexible and committed to customer service?

Are you interested in biological recording?

We are recruiting for a Biological Recording Co-ordinator.

This will be a full-time permanent post, within Oxfordshire County Council, based at Speedwell House, Oxford.

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.

We need an enthusiastic person to support the volunteer recording network to increase the quality and quantity of ecological and environmental data recording in Oxfordshire and Berkshire and to facilitate data-sharing with TVERC by liaising with existing volunteer recorders and volunteer recording groups. Your main tasks will be to coordinate data agreements and exchanges with voluntary recording groups, recruit, train and support volunteers to undertake data management (using Excel and GIS), organise and attend relevant events to promote data-sharing and volunteering with TVERC, and provide practical and project-specific advice to external organisations on data collection, collation and management.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to liaise with a wide range of both volunteer and professional recorders and stakeholders. You will be well organised and flexible in your work, as well as being independent. Good IT skills are required and knowledge and experience of GIS is desirable. The ability to communicate effectively within the team and to deliver an excellent service to our customers is essential.

For the full job description and in order to apply follow this link.

The closing date for applications is 28 August 2017. 

Interviews will be held on 6 September 2017.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role please contact Dan Carpenter, TVERC Projects Manager: tel: 01865 815419.