Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working with BTO. Available jobs and volunteering opportunities, whether full, part-time or a temporary placement are advertised here. Check back regularly for new opportunities.

Website Manager

We are looking to hire a Website Manager to drive the transformation of our websites. You will have good knowledge of current and emerging website technologies, meticulous attention to detail, excellent problem-solving skills, and great content creation and writing skills. You will work as part of the IS team and work collaboratively across the BTO to meet the needs of different internal and external audiences.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Tuesday 7th June.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held remotely in the week commencing 13th June.

Salary: £33,646 - £37,001 over 2 years + 11% employer pension contribution

Hours: This is a full time, permanent position, based at The Nunnery, Thetford.

Benefits: Annual leave entitlement on starting is 25 days plus bank holidays. The post holder will qualify for life assurance (four times salary) and be automatically enrolled in the BTO group personal pension scheme, benefiting from an 11% employer contribution. Other benefits include Employee Assistance Programme. 

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Volunteer Data Manager

This is a voluntary, unpaid position.

The applicant may be based either at home or the BTO head office in Thetford.

Hours: We need to make substantial progress with this work by September 2022 and for it to be completed by January 2023 but are flexible about whether the volunteer wants to work regularly a little per week or periodically for a solid period.

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BTO Chair of Board

This is a voluntary, unpaid position.

Are you passionate about the environment, providing leadership, support and enabling those around you, and keen to make a difference? We are recruiting a Chair of Board to join BTO from 2023, BTO’s Chair works in partnership with our Chief Executive Officer and Senior Leadership Team to play an important role in creating and enabling our organisational strategy.

For further information please visit our Careers page

Closing date: Friday 27 May at 1 pm.

Interview date:  Week beginning 20 June.

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BTO Trustee (with a focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, HR, and Regional Network)

This is a voluntary, unpaid position.

At BTO we are fortunate to have a fantastic and committed Board and we are now looking for three Trustees to join us from 2023.  BTO Trustees work with the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Leadership Team to create and enable our organisational strategy, bringing a range of valuable expertise from their own knowledge and experience to benefit BTO. 

For further information please visit our Careers page

Closing date: Friday 27 May at 1 pm.

Interview date:  Week beginning 20 June.

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BTO Young Trustee (16-24 years old)

This is a voluntary, unpaid position.

For the first time we are very pleased to be recruiting a Young Trustee to join our Board in 2023. BTO is committed to increasing its equality, diversity and inclusion and believe that having a diverse Board, and young people making a contribution as a Trustee enables this. This role is intended to give young people that may not consider themselves for Trustee roles, the opportunity and confidence to get involved.

For further information please visit our Careers page

Closing date: Friday 27 May at 1 pm.

Interview date:  Week beginning 20 June.

Production Operative - Porzana

Salary: £10.18 per hour + 11% employer pension contribution.

Hours: This is a full time, permanent position, based at our factory at Icklesham, East Sussex.

Benefits include: Annual leave entitlement on starting is 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time). The post holder will qualify for life assurance (four times salary) and be automatically enrolled in the BTO group personal pension scheme, benefiting from an 11% employer contribution. Other benefits include Employee Assistance Programme. 

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Field Ornithologists / Ecologists

Northern Ireland

A number of Contract Fieldworkers are required to join the BTO NI team for durations of 2.5 months from mid-April to work on essential BTO monitoring in Northern Ireland.

Reporting to Dr Katherine Booth Jones, the post holders will carry out fieldwork for the Breeding Bird Survey across Northern Ireland, primarily in counties Fermanagh, Armagh and Antrim.

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Work experience

We provide up to 10 work experience placements per year for young people currently studying for their GCSEs or A-levels, aged 11 and up. If you are interested, download the  for more information and to apply, or email youth [at] bto.org with any questions you might have. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer places to everyone who contacts us, but we will reply to all enquiries. 
Work Experience Application Pack

Volunteering

There are a number of ways you can get involved in the work of the BTO:

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.



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