Marine Technical Support Officer

BirdLife International

£22,000 - £24,000 pro rata pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 10 November 2017

Marine Technical Support Officer

  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Full time: 35 hours per week
  • Contract: 12 month fixed term (with potential to extend subject to funding availability)
  • Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 pro rata per annum plus competitive 12% pension benefit
  • Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days

Do you have a passion for marine conservation? Do you want to help an international NGO working at the forefront of the marine science-policy interface, supporting innovative analysis to inform better management of our oceans? If you have good experience in handling tabular and spatial data and a desire to learn new techniques then working for the BirdLife Marine Programme could be for you.

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

We are looking for someone to provide technical assistance to the BirdLife International Marine Programme and BirdLife Science and Information Management divisions, in particular in helping the management and analysis of data held in the Seabird Tracking Database and in the World Bird and Biodiversity Database.

This person will work mostly with seabird tracking data, helping in contacting seabird researchers and formatting and uploading new datasets into our Seabird Tracking Database. The person will also assist with the update and management of seabird IBA (Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas) data held in the World Bird and Biodiversity Database, in assessing the major threats to seabird species, and in organising and managing workshops and other scientific meetings.

The ideal candidate will have

  • Good understanding and proven ability to work with, and analyse tabular and spatial data;
  • Masters level in relevant subject or relevant experience;
  • High level of computer literacy and numeracy (proficiency in Excel, familiarity with R and GIS software);
  • Good organisational skills;
  • The right to work in the UK

A detailed job description can be found at

Closing date: 10 November 2017

Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to:

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held in late November/early December with a preferred start date in early January 2018.

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