Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Record Centre (WSBRC) Manager

Reports to:     Head of Conservation and Land Management

Salary:            £30,000

Based:             Elm Tree Court, Devizes, Wiltshire

Contract:        Full Time Permanent – 37.5 hours/week

Do you share a passion for science and evidence informing decisions affecting the natural environment?  The Trust is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic leader and manager who is committed to the growth and development of Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre (WSBRC) and who has an understanding of the importance that good data has in supporting decisions affecting the environment. 

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial, service oriented outlook.  They will be fully involved in all aspects of WSBRC’s work, setting the strategic direction and management, developing products and services, and developing and managing key client and customer relationships.

You will also have an understanding of the management of biological data and some technical understanding of how data is organised and output using bespoke database and mapping software.  You will have line management responsibility for a team of staff and office volunteers. 

We are looking for a candidate with a strategic outlook and focus, who is highly organised and motivated and who has the ability to prioritise and manage workloads effectively. Adaptability and flexibility is essential in this role as is excellent attention to detail. Experience of working with volunteers and engaging with the public is also required.

WSBRC promotes and supports high quality 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 for use by key decision makers and land managers.

Closing Date: 30 May 2018

Successful candidates will be notified by 1 June 2018. We regret we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not selected for interview.

Interviews:  8 June 2018

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If after reading the job description you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact Debbie Chambers on 01380 736071 or at [email protected]    

Applications will only be accepted via our Application Form.  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.