Technical Project Manager – Better Biodiversity Data

National Biodiversity Network Trust

This is a rare opportunity to play a leading part in a Scotland-wide programme that’s
harnessing biodiversity data, technology, and enterprise to tackle the nature

About the National Biodiversity Network Trust

Our vision is of nature thriving everywhere, in all its diversity. We’re a small, specialist
charity with the mission of “making data work for nature”. We believe that the adage “What gets
measured gets done” applies in nature conservation just as it applies in business, and we take
pride in providing the biodiversity data needed for nature’s recovery: data to plan, to set
targets, and to measure and monitor progress.

We manage the UK’s largest partnership for nature – the National Biodiversity Network – which
brings together more than 200 organisations with an interest in collecting, sharing, and using
biodiversity data. Our data portal, the NBN Atlas, is one of the world’s largest publicly
accessible sources of biodiversity data, and is relied upon by conservationists, researchers,
and educators across the UK and beyond.

Much of the data we share is created by the UK’s remarkable community of volunteer wildlife
recorders. We make sure that all their hard work has the greatest possible impact for nature.
We also manage iNaturalistUK, one of the fastest growing recording apps, with more than 80,000

We have four strategic ambitions, as set out in our 2022-27 Strategy:

  • The NBN Atlas is the ‘go to’ place for sharing, finding, and accessing UK biodiversity
  • Biodiversity data is providing the evidence needed for nature’s recovery.
  • Citizen science is valued, supported, and expanded as a major source of biodiversity data.
  • The National Biodiversity Network is a well-connected and highly collaborative community
    with a united voice on key issues.

BBD Technical Project Manager

The Technical Project Manager will coordinate the development of the BBD project’s technical
requirements, reporting to the NBN Scotland Programme Manager. The postholder will work in
consultation with LERCs and key project partners to define the specifications and requirements
of a shared management system for data and digital services to support the efficient management
of biological recording in Scotland.

Specifically, the main responsibilities of the post are:

  • Management of technical developer(s) and Business Analyst for delivery of necessary
    technical facilities required by the BBD project, including contract management.
  • Working with the BBD project team, NatureScot and other partners in the BBD Project Group
    (BBD-PG) in the design, procurement, and implementation of the shared data management and
    digital services system.
  • Assisting the NBN Scotland Programme Manager with project and budget reports to funders,
    the BBD Steering Group (BBD-SG) and the NBN Trust Board.

To apply

Please send your CV together with a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) to [email protected].

Your covering letter should include the following:

  • Why does this role interest you?
  • What key aspects of your experience equip you for this role?

The closing date for applications is 10am on Friday June 9, 2023, with interviews taking on
June 16 (details to be confirmed) by videocall on Microsoft Teams.

For queries or to arrange an informal chat about the role with the NBN Scotland Programme
Manager, please contact Michael Tetley at [email protected]

For further information and to download the job pack and full job description and job
specification, visit the NBN Trust website:

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