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Estuaries and Wetlands Project Officer

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location   England (South East)
Town/City   London
Salary   £26,449.00 per annum inc. of London Weighting
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   24/05/2022
Company Name   Zoological Society of London
Contact Name   Human Resources
Telephone   02077223333
Email   hr@zsl.org
Website   Further Details / Applications
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The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wild animals from going extinct. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Role Profile

We are looking for a Project Officer to provide conservation technical support in the development and implementation of river-based field research and conservation initiatives. This will include training and leading volunteer citizen scientists, survey work in the field and producing technical reports for partner organisations and funders.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project delivery within the Estuaries and Wetlands Conservation Programme focussing on project planning, implementation, analysis and interpretation of results. 
  • Training and leading citizen scientists ensuring health and safety protocols and risk assessments are fully complied with.  
  • Support staff within the programme in the production of funding proposals.
  • Assist with administrative support for the programme where required.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of effective working relationships with partners, stakeholders and funders.

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Person Specification

  • MSc or equivalent experience in a relevant area 
  • Experience working in field conditions implementing science-based projects
  • Experience of working with and leading volunteers. 
  • Proficient at managing, analysing, and mapping data and writing technical reports

What do we offer?


We are committed to improving diversity and inclusion. We recognise the value of having employees with diverse skills, experiences, and abilities, we therefore, encourage applications from all backgrounds.


“Work Your Way”: We empower people to work from where they work best. We believe work is something we do and not a place we go. Our offices have become important places for collaboration and social connection but are no longer our main place of work.    


You will have access to a blended program of Wellbeing initiatives, including confidential access to our 24/7 Employee Assistance Program. Other benefits include 25 days holiday, life assurance, stakeholder pension (employer contribution is matched up to 12%), complimentary zoo tickets with a 30% discount in shops and online, subsidised canteen, enhanced paternity and maternity leave, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, subsidised gym membership and access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

To Apply

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button. 


Closing date for applications: Midnight (23:59) on Tuesday 24 May 2022


 The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

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