WWT Slimbridge and Headquarters

WWT - Research Officer, Wetland Science

Paul Coulson | June 24th 2021


Wildfowl and Wetland Trust 

Research Officer, Wetland Science

Location – WWT Slimbridge and Headquarters

Department – Conservation

Salary – £24,044 per annum

Position type – Full Time

Working pattern – 37.5 hours per week

WWT’s Conservation Evidence department comprises a rapidly growing team of scientists, which provides the evidence that underpins the work of WWT. We use a wide range of inter-disciplinary methods, across the social and ecological sciences to deliver high-quality conservation science. We work in collaboration with multiple NGO and academic partners, and a number of PhD students, across the UK and overseas. Above all, we have impact: our research diagnoses problems and identifies solutions, and in doing so we shape policy and action for global wetland conservation

The Conservation Evidence Department is seeking a talented Wetland Scientist to support the design and implementation of research across multiple projects, both in the UK and internationally. The focus will be on fish ecology and the scientific assessment and monitoring of wetland restoration projects. The role will involve working closely with project partners (externally) and project managers (internally) so strong communication skills are essential. There will be frequent travel to field sites not all of which are accessible by public transport, so a driving licence is essential.

You will have a background in fish biology, hydrology and/or freshwater ecology and have an understanding of scientific research design, implementation and reporting. Experience of fish survey methods and an understanding of UK freshwater fish assemblages desirable. Knowledge and/or experience of fish in tropical systems would be an advantage.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.