This is a full-time (37 hours) fixed term post (one year), based in Thetford, Norfolk (with opportunity for hybrid working between office and home).
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, discounts on BTO books, flexible working and social events.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Tuesday 1st February 2022.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held remotely week beginning Monday 7th Feburary 2022.
Production & Quality Control Operative (Porzana)
This is a full time, permanent position, paying £9.79 per hour + 11% employer pension contribution.
The post is based at our factory at Icklesham, East Sussex. 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.
Interviews will be held on site with the Business Manager, Shane Muggridge.
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.
Migration blog – Winter
As we get ever closer to the end of autumn the pace of migration steadily slows, and as the daylight hours shorten so does the variety of birds on the move.