Butterfly and Bumblebee Surveyor, Kingsbrook, Aylesbury

Posted:
Wednesday 10 January 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
At home

What we're looking for

We are working with Barratt to try and create a new benchmark in wildlife friendly developments at Kingsbrook, and we urgently need to monitor which butterflies and bumblebees are using the newly-built areas of the site to compare against baseline data we collected prior to the scheme. We can then use this data to tell the story of Kingsbrook, to see if the wildlife-friendly measures are working, and to help advocate the approach across Barratt and the rest of the building industry.

The skills you need

Butterfly ID skills (we can provide training for bumblebees) Map reading skills Diplomacy - you will be surveying in and around a new housing development Availability - we need this survey to be completed weekly. This role could be shared. You'll probably need to live within easy reach of Kingsbrook/Aylesbury

Your time

Minimum:
One day-time visit in each week, about 20 visits, approx 2 hours/visit. (Or half the number of visits if in a role-share).
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
Second week of April to end of August

What's in it for you?

To be part of a major, ground-breaking project that has the potential to help influence the housing industry and agenda towards wildlife-friendly measures.

How to apply

Contact

Adrian Thomas, South East England Regional Office
Tel: 01273 775333
Email: adrian.thomas@rspb.org.uk

Notes

The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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