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Bat Conservation Ireland BATLAS Co-ordinator
€28,000 per annum (mileage/subsistence will be paid in addition to a maximum
value of €3,000/yr)
Bat Conservation Ireland is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as
co-ordinator of the BCIreland BATLAS Programme. This contract will run from
mid-April 2008 to mid-March 2010.
The successful candidate will be based at BCIreland’s office in
Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath but will be required to travel around the island for
field work and training courses. Completion of a fixed number of field
nights will be required per survey season but according to a schedule worked
out at the discretion of the successful candidate.
Responsibilities will include:
- Preparing survey packs for volunteers
- co-ordinating volunteers and providing day-to-day support for
- maintaining mailing list and contacts of volunteers
- organising and providing training for volunteers
- night-time bat surveys of 10km squares not covered by volunteers
- Participation in BCIreland surveys/projects
- GIS mapping and report writing of BATLAS programme
- Data entry onto database and GIS sets of data collected by BATLAS
- Co-ordination with BCIreland contractors and committee members
- Responding to conservation enquiries
- Perform other duties as required
- To be responsible for the care and maintenance of BCIreland
- Risk Assessment
- fluent English speaker
- excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- event management and planning skills
- organisation skills
- ability to work on own initiative
- GIS mapping skills
- Bat detection / survey (heterodyne detection skills essential,
time expansion training will be provided if necessary)
- Enthusiasm to work with others
- full drivers licence and use of own car (note that mileage and
subsistence will be paid at rate set by Bat Conservation Ireland)
- good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
- degree in Environmental Science/Biology/Zoology
- training courses in identification of Irish/European bats
- 3+years of experience in bat survey and detection would be
- track record of teaching skills or providing training
Please send CV and letter of application to [log in to unmask] by 24th
March 2008. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of the 7th April 2008.
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