Ringing and Nest Recording Engagement Manager

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Ringing and Nest Recording Engagement Manager
Full time, Permanent
£32,493 per annum + 11% employer pension contribution

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a good
knowledge of, and interest in, birds and a background in volunteer and/or project management,
including the delivery of effective communications, to join the Ringing & Nest Recording
Team. This role will support a network of over 3,000 highly skilled and passionate volunteer
fieldworkers who participate in the BTO/JNCC Ringing and Nest Record Schemes, leading on the
development and delivery of processes underpinning surveyor recruitment, retention and
training. The post-holder will play a key role in maintaining this enthusiastic and motivated
community, ensuring that these long-term demographic datasets to which our volunteers
contribute continue to play a vital role in supporting conservation efforts across Britain
& Ireland.

The post-holder must be able to demonstrate strong communication and project management skills,
with a focus on engaging and supporting volunteers, displaying an energetic approach that
enables them to inspire and enthuse individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. They must
demonstrate the ability to work independently on development and delivery of new initiatives,
presenting proposals to the Head of Scheme for strategic discussion. Direct experience of bird
ringing and/or nest recording would be desirable but is not essential; candidates must,
however, possess sufficient understanding of the aims of the Schemes to enable assessment of
the practicalities of ideas generated and their relevant priority. Prior involvement in
management of citizen science initiatives is also desirable.

This position is based at our HQ in Thetford, Norfolk, although you will be able to work from
home part of the time on a hybrid working regime, and flexi time is also available.

You can read the full role description by clicking on the role description under ‘supporting
documents’ in the job details on our careers page. Please contact us if you are not sure if you
meet all the criteria for the role and would like to discuss the role in more detail.


BTO helps to secure the future for birds and nature, using our science, monitoring and data to
inform good environmental decisions, inspiring others with the wonder of birds and empowering
them to work with us. Our priority is to make a positive impact for birds, using our strong and
objective science in partnership with others. We strive to work sustainably and to welcome

Our values

We are evidence-led, inclusive, collaborative and empowering.

Birds Science People; it is a powerful combination – will you be part of it?


  • £32,493 per annum
  • Annual leave entitlement on starting is 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time).
  • Life assurance (four times salary)
  • 11% employer pension contribution
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering help and advice to staff and their families on matters
    related to bereavement, wellbeing, finances, relationships, family and more. This includes a
    number of free counselling sessions if they are needed.
  • Retail discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme- spread the cost of purchasing a new bike and save money
  • Discounts on BTO books
  • Flexible working- A combination of home and office working and flexible start and finish
    times (where this meets business needs)
  • Free eye tests and a contribution of £49 towards prescription glasses for VDU use only.
  • Free car parking
  • Effective job evaluation policy that recognises where staff increase their level of
    responsibility over time
  • Coaching and mentoring scheme
  • Staff groups and forums- First Aiders and mental health first aiders, Coaching and mentoring,
    Diversity working, Sustainability and Natural Working, and our staff group, creating a positive
    and welcoming culture to work in.
  • Commitment to creating an inclusive environment
  • Commitment to sustainability

Closing date for receipt of applications is 23:59 on Sunday 17th September and
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 4th October.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

If you have a disability or long-term illness that otherwise prevents you from meeting
any of the essential criteria, please contact us to discuss whether a reasonable adjustment
could be made.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled
applicants who meet the essential criteria for the vacancy.

We recognise that candidates from minority ethnic groups are under-represented in our
organisation, and that there are often additional barriers present for people from these groups
when applying for roles in the charity sector and beyond. We are committed to taking positive
action to expand the diversity of our staff team, and if you meet the essential criteria for a
role and are from a minority ethnic background, you’ll be guaranteed a first stage

Charity No. 216652 (E&W); SC039193 (Scotland)

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