Youth Engagement Officer
British Trust for Ornithology / Race for Nature’s Recovery Kickstart
Salary: £9.50 per hour.
Hours: Part time (25 hours) 6-month post.
This role will be working from home during COVID-19 restrictions, with the opportunity to work from our Thetford or Cambridge office once restrictions lift. If you are not set up to work from home, we can provide you with the equipment you need.
Please note you must be between the ages of 16 and 24 and currently receiving Universal Credit to apply for this role. You must apply through your Jobcentre Work Coach.
More information on general opportunities
We provide several week long work experience placements each year for children under 18, if you are interested please send details about yourself, your interests, and the dates you would like a placement to recruitment [at] bto.org.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer places to everyone that contacts us but aim to get back to all inquiries.
There are a number of ways you can get involved in the work of the BTO:
- You can contact a Regional Representative about opportunities to get involved regionally here.
- You can take part in our surveys.
- If you are interested, find out about training to be a Ringer.
We occasionally have opportunities for volunteers to gain experience and use their skills, knowledge and experience to support our work in one of our offices.
If you would like to volunteer for the BTO, please send an email to us at recruitment [at] bto.org with some information about you, including:
- What knowledge, skills and experience you have.
- What areas you are interested in volunteering in.
We are keen to make volunteering for the BTO accessible, especially for people under-represented in the environment movement; and try to offer a variety of opportunities, days, hours, some remote working and travel expenses.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer placements to everyone; if we are not able to offer you something we would encourage you to speak with your Regional Rep about how you can get involved.
PhD and Masters
Staff from the BTO co-supervise PhD and Masters projects at a number of universities. BTO is a full member of the ARIES DTP and participates in several others. PhD opportunities will be advertised here, usually in the autumn.
If you have an idea for a project as part of your Masters that you would be interested in working with BTO staff on, then please refer to our staff bios and staff contacts by topic to identify the member of staff within your area of interest.
Equality and diversity
We are an equal opportunities employer and are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement.
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 minimum criteria for the vacancy.
For more conservation jobs visit environmentjob.co.uk where BTO also advertise positions.
Please do not contact us if you are a recruitment agency.
Working together for seabirds
BTO work supports effective monitoring of our seabirds and aims to provide opportunities for a new generation of seabird surveyors.
Understanding Curlew populations in Wales
Several tracking projects combine to determine the migration routes, wintering locations and breeding season movements of Welsh Curlew.