Biodiversity Research Officer- Help Nature Thrive
Biodiversity Research Officer- Help Nature ThriveLondonWe are looking for a Biodiversity Research Officer to join our team on a fixed term contract until 31/03/23, on a full-time basis working 36 hours per week. This role may be extended, but this is dependant on funding.This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic ecologist to join The Royal Parks' Help Nature Thrive (HNT) Team, a People's Postcode Lottery funded project.You will have the chance to contribute to the resilience and perpetuity of our parks as you help deliver an ambitious programme of biodiversity survey and research in the heart of London.Our iconic parks are enjoyed by thousands of people each day and you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge with park visitors and managers, protecting our biodiversity and increasing the resilience of our outstanding greenspaces.If you have the drive and skill to see our project, and our parks, flourish, we want to hear from you!The RoleAs a Help Nature Thrive Biodiversity Research Officer, you will plan, schedule and co-ordinate the Biodiversity Research Programme with the HNT Project Manager and TRP Biodiversity Manager.Specifically, you will create a Green Infrastructure Strategy, a Natural Capital Account (including carbon capture) and help set targets for biodiversity net gain. You will work with researchers and experts in the field to develop bespoke approaches to realise the value of our urban greenspace.Undertaking surveys within the parks, you will work with volunteers, citizen scientists, consultants and contractors to deliver the Biodiversity Research Programme so that we know more about our key and characteristic species and habitatsAdditionally, you will- Support the Help Nature Thrive Team and the Volunteer Team in volunteer recruitment and management- Promote the Biodiversity Research Programme to park visitors and local communities- Monitor and evaluate the progress of the Biodiversity Research ProgrammeAbout YouTo be considered a Help Nature Thrive Biodiversity Research Officer, you will need:- Experience of ecological land management principles and conservation of historic park landscapes- Experience of presenting biodiversity data in reports and mapping- Experience of undertaking surveys for at least one species group- Demonstrable experience of using statistical packages to analyse biodiversity data- Sound knowledge of the principles and practice of biological and environmental recording- Excellent advocacy, communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills- A full, valid, driving licenceIt would be beneficial to have experience of completing habitat condition assessments.Ideally, you will have experience of using a biological records database and GIS (Geographical Information System).The CompanyThe Royal Parks is a charity created in March 2017. We manage over 5,000 acres of diverse parkland, protected habitats (NNR, SSSI) and species, and historic buildings and monuments in eight Royal Parks across London. These are: Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park, St James's Park, The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park. We also manage other important public spaces including Brompton Cemetery, the Longford Riverand Victoria Tower Gardens. Our eight Royal Parks and other public spaces are among the most visited attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.The Benefits- Salary of GBP29,001 - GBP35,076 per annum, depending on experience.- 26 days' annual leave, pro rata for the duration of the contract, plus public holidays- Pension scheme- Healthcare planOther organisations might call this role Conservation Researcher, Biodiversity Monitoring Officer, Biodiversity Conservation Officer, Biodiversity Officer, Ecologist, Ecological Researcher, Urban Ecology Researcher, Environmental Researcher or Biodiversity Project Officer.Webrecruit and The Royal Parks are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.So, if you can help measure and conserve our biodiversity as a Help Nature Thrive Biodiversity Research Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.