Opportunities for ringers

Opportunities for ringers holding a valid BTO permit will be posted on this page as and when they become available. These may be paid opportunities, but some may be voluntary positions or just opportunities to gain additional ringing experience. If you wish to advertise an opportunity or position on this page, please email ruth.walker [at] bto.org.

Job opportunities at the BTO will be advertised separately on the BTO job vacancies page.


Seasonal Blue Tit nesting project at Silwood Park, spring 2021

We have one short-term field assistant position to work in the breeding ecology of Blue Tits at Silwood Park campus, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire, UK.  The role involves coordination of fieldwork with a team of students to monitor Blue Tit nest boxes and oak trees, and management of the collected data.  Further information about the project can be found in www.imperial.ac.uk/silwood-park/research/silwood-lte/blue-tits/

The successful candidate is expected to stay from 1 April to about mid June 2021 and must have a BTO permit to ring adults and chicks of this species from next boxes. Fieldwork is expected to be intense particularly during the peak of breeding season and start early in the morning.

We offer a highly competitive hourly rate dependent on the level of experience and the possibility of campus accommodation.

Please apply before Wednesday 17 March with a CV and cover letter that includes the contact information of two referees send to Dr. Catalina Estrada, Ecological Analyst and Facility Manager (c.estrada [at] imperial.ac.uk)



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