Research Officer – Citizen Science


About The Role

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

We’re seeking a talented individual to support the coordination of citizen science and data
collation in Gloucestershire and the Severn Vale waterscape. The role will involve working
closely with other members of the Conservation Evidence Department, external partner
organisations, engaging with other stakeholders and citizen scientists, including farmers and
landowners, and liaising with WWT project teams and managers. 

This is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2027. This role is suitable for hybrid working
with the requirement to spend 2-3 days a week on site or visiting field sites.

About You

You will have a background in wetland ecology with a specialism in survey and monitoring. You
will have a good understanding of citizen science and data management, and strong communication
skills. Experience of data processing and management would be desirable. Knowledge and/or
experience of developing online data portals/hubs, coordinating citizen science and stakeholder
engagement would be an advantage. 

There will be travel to field sites not all of which are accessible by public transport, so a
driving licence is essential. 

About Us

We’re WWT, and we’re on a mission to restore the super-powered ecosystems we call
wetlands. There’s never been a more important moment for our work, and we’ve got some
phenomenal people on the case.

Whether they’re taking a new visitor under their wing, or conducting ground-breaking research
further afield, our team are second to none. And there’s nothing we love more than watching
them soar.

Whatever you do here, you’ll be helping to restore wetlands and unlock their power. So, the
only question left is, what role will you play?

 Why you’ll love working at WWT

  • Wake up every day knowing your work is helping to restore wetlands, and our world
  • Be surrounded and inspired by our team of passionate, dedicated people
  • 33 days annual leave (which goes up to 38 days after 5 years of service) – this includes
    bank holidays and you have flexibility to take those days whenever you want
  • Free entry to all our wetland centres, including your family
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Colleague discount on shopping and memberships
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance of three times your salary, for peace of mind for your loved ones
  • Independent personal, workplace and financial advice from Care first

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