Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Limited


£24,000 - £25,808

Job Type

18 month fixed term contract


37.5 Hours Per Week Monday to Friday


Elm Tree Court, Devizes, SN10 1NJ & Remote Working

Closing Date:

9am - Monday, 29th November 2021 

Interview Date:

Tuesday, 7th December 2021

The Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre (WSBRC) is looking for a candidate who is organised and motivated, with a keen interest in ancient woodland ecology. They will be an excellent team-worker with the ability to work on their own initiative and able to build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders.

Proficient in using GIS, with knowledge of ecology and experience of botanical surveying to update the Ancient Woodland Inventory for Wiltshire. The candidate will use their knowledge and skills to undertake a complete revision of the Ancient Woodland Inventory for Wiltshire and Swindon via GIS analysis of current data sources, and determining ancient woodland status by sourcing and interpreting additional evidence (e.g. historic maps). There will also be a field-survey component, in collaboration with expert botanists, to ground truth the desk-based research including surveying for ancient woodland/wood-pasture indicator plants or other features.

The successful candidate will produce a substantially updated Inventory, using a consistent and quality controlled methodology (as defined by Natural England) to create an accurate record of ancient woodland and ancient wood-pasture in Wiltshire. The output of the project is a GIS dataset, produced to agreed data standards, and a written report.

The role offers a great opportunity to build working relationships with staff and volunteers from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, biological recorders, other NGOs and key stakeholders across the county, and make a significant contribution to the conservation and protection of irreplaceable ancient woodland habitat

Hosted by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (WWT), WSBRC has catalogued and stored biodiversity information for the past 46 years. The WSBRC promotes and supports biological recording and monitoring and is part of a national network of Local Environmental Records Centres. It gathers, manages, interprets and disseminates a wide range of biological and geological information and works with a range of partners to deliver recording, monitoring and citizen science projects within Wiltshire. The project is made possible due to grant-funding from Natural England and the Woodland Trust. 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact Jo Wright, WSBRC Biodiversity Information Manager, at [email protected]   

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Please submit your application to: [email protected] 

Please note we are only able to accept applications via our application form and when completing the form please ensure you use the ‘supporting statement’ section to evidence how you believe you meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Job Description. This information will be used in our short-listing process.