Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Record Centre (WSBRC)

Biological Records Assistant

Reports to:     WSBRC Biological Records Data Officer       

Salary:            £10,500 (£21,000 pro rata)

Based:             Elm Tree Court, Devizes, Wiltshire

Contract:        Part time (0.5 FTE) Permanent - 18.75 hours/week


Do you share a passion for science and evidence informing decisions affecting the natural environment?  We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a particular interest in managing and processing biological data and information to support WSRBC services. The post-holder will be responsible for servicing data enquiries and data searches on behalf of clients.  They will have a key responsibility for importing new data and evidence and overseeing data entry volunteers.  They will be comfortable with the use of database management software, and GIS mapping systems and processes.

Candidates will have a systematic and methodical approach, be quick to learn and have the ability to prioritise and manage workloads effectively. Adaptability and flexibility of approach is essential in this role as is excellent attention to detail. Experience of working with volunteers and engaging with the public is desirable and you must be comfortable working closely with colleagues as part of a small team.

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: 1 June 2018

Successful candidates will be notified by 6 June 2018. We regret we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not selected for interview.

Interviews: 18 June 2018

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Equal opportunities

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.