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Curlew EIP Ecological Advisor (South Leitrim)

A Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) funded project of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) Initiative

Job Title: Ecological Advisor for the conservation of breeding Curlews in South Leitrim

Employer: BirdWatch Ireland

Main place of work: South Co. Leitrim

Department: Conservation & Policy

A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 541KB)

An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 102KB)

Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Tuesday 8th January 2019

 


 

Curlew EIP Curlew Officer (South Leitrim)

A Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) funded project of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) Initiative

Job Title: Curlew Officer for the conservation of breeding Curlews in South Leitrim

Employer: BirdWatch Ireland

Main place of work: South Co. Leitrim

Department: Conservation & Policy

A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 541KB)

An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 103KB)

Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Tuesday 8th January 2019

 


 

CLOSED POSITIONS 

 

MarPAMM

Marine Protected Areas Management and Monitoring

PROJECT MANAGER

Job Title: MarPAMM Project Manager

Employer: BirdWatch Ireland

Main place of work: Co. Donegal

Department: Conservation & Policy

An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 106KB).

A full job description is available here (PDF: 111KB)

Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Wed 28th Nov, 2018

 

 

This project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).


 

Project Manager, Irish Breeding Curlew EIP

A Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) funded project of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) Initiative

Job Title: Curlew EIP Project Manager

Employer: BirdWatch Ireland on behalf of the Curlew EIP Operational Group¹

Main place of work: Co. Galway

Department: Conservation & Policy

A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 355KB)

An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 101KB)

Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Monday 8th October 2018

 


 

Retail Administrator

Main place of work: BirdWatch Ireland Head Office, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow

Immediate Line Manager: Public Relations, Branches & Development Officer

Contract: Six-month, full-time fixed term contract

BirdWatch Ireland is seeking a suitably experienced person who is highly motivated and has the right mix of skills and attributes for this role which offers an excellent career opportunity. The ideal candidate will be someone who has excellent proven retail experience, and enjoys working as part of a team. References will be required. Some knowledge of the Not-For-Profit sector and ideally knowledge of bird conservation would be desirable.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To promote BirdWatch Ireland through sales and retail activity.
  • To run BirdWatch Ireland’s Shop and Retail Services Unit as per agreed weekly /annual targets and budgets.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Receive customers and supporters at the shop/reception of BirdWatch Ireland.
  • Process and fulfil all shop orders received through internet downloads, post and walk-in customers.
  • Manage stocks for shop as required in line with best practice.
  • Detail with all sales enquiries for Shop.
  • Keep all stock records up-to-date, including online shop catalogue, seasonal offers, etc.
  • Operate Shop’s POS software, including edits and updates of product listings, daily reconciliations, etc.
  • Carry out monthly stock-takes and reconcile with supporting records.
  • Back up Administration staff as and when required.
  • Promote Shop activities and sales.

 

A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 96KB)

An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 100KB)

Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Friday 6th July 2018


 

Public Relations & Events Internship

BirdWatch Ireland is offering an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in gaining experience of working in the environmental sector, and in particular in the media and communications department of Ireland's largest conservation NGO. We are looking to recruit an intern for a period of six months to assist with all aspects of our public relations work, from public events, magazine production and press releases to radio and television broadcasts, social media engagement and assisting our national branch network.

The position will be based at our head offices in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow. As this is an internship, no salary is available, but the successful applicant will receive full training in our communications and public outreach operations and is assured of an experience that will prove invaluable for a career in the NGO and/or public relations sectors.

To apply for this internship, please send a copy of your CV plus a cover letter outlining why you would like to be considered for this position to Michelle Kavanagh at mkavanagh@birdwatchireland.ie, or by post to BirdWatch Ireland, Unit 20 Block D, Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, A63 RW83.

Full details of the post are available here (PDF: 379KB), and the deadline for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 6th April 2018.


 

MarPAMM: Marine Protected Area Management and Monitoring

Over the next four years, the Marine Protected Area Management and Monitoring (MarPAMM) project will develop models and management plans for protected habitats and species across the regional seas of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The project brings together the knowledge and expertise of 7 key organisations - the Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (the lead partner), Marine Scotland Science, Scottish Natural Heritage, BirdWatch Ireland, the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Ulster University and University College Cork.

To deliver this project, BirdWatch Ireland is seeking to recruit suitable people for the following positions:

  1. A full time Project Manager for four years from March/April 2018, to oversee and manage the delivery of all bird aspects of the project.

    A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 113KB).
    An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 119KB).

    The closing date for applications for this position is 17:00 on Friday 30th March 2018.

  2. A full-time fieldworker for one year and nine months (April 2018-December 2020), to assist with the collection, collation and reporting of all seabird field data.

    A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 395KB).
    An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 119KB).

    The closing date for applications for this position is 17:00 on Monday 19th March 2018.

  3. A fieldworker for five months (April-August 2018) for breeding seabird data collection.

    A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 396KB).
    An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 119KB).

    The closing date for applications for this position is 17:00 on Monday 19th March 2018.

  4. A fieldworker for 5 weeks (July 2018) to assist with collecting data on storm-petrels and shearwaters.

    A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 396KB).
    An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 119KB).

    The closing date for applications for this position is 17:00 on Monday 19th March 2018.

The post-holders will work directly to the BirdWatch Ireland full-time MarPAMM Project Manager.

This project is supported by the EU’s Interreg VA programme, managed by the SEUPB

This project is supported by the EU’s Interreg VA programme, managed by the SEUPB


 

Coordinator of Volunteers for Seabirds Count Survey

Post Title: Coordinator of Volunteers for Seabirds Count Survey

Main place of work: Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow

Immediate Line Manager: Senior Seabird Conservation Officer

Contract: Full-time, 3.5 months (mid-March to June 2018)

BirdWatch Ireland is seeking to recruit a Seabird Coordinator for 3.5 months’ full time work from mid-March through to June 2018, to mobilise our volunteer network to collect breeding seabird data for the Seabirds Count Survey.  This is the fourth national census of seabirds in Britain and Ireland, running from 2015-2019 and coordinated by the Seabird Monitoring Programme, of which BirdWatch Ireland is a partner.  The data will also contribute to the NPWS Article 12 report on the status of seabirds in Ireland. 

BirdWatch Ireland plans to mobilise its volunteer network to collect additional data, over and above that which will be collected by NPWS through its own staff and on the basis of professional tenders. This includes additional information on e.g. Black Guillemot and gaps in coverage of cliff-nesting colonies and key species such as European Storm-petrel.

A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 363KB)

An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 102KB)

 

Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Wednesday 14th March 2018

 


2018 Seasonal Posts 

BirdWatch Ireland may be in a position to recruit for various seasonal posts for the 2018 season (all subject to successful tender bids and/ or confirmation of funding). The roles will involve carrying out agreed programmes of habitat management, bird surveys, research work or species recovery work, alone or as part of a small team.

A description of the possible roles is available here (PDF: 643KB)

The application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 107KB)

Closing date for applications: 12pm Friday 16th February 2018

The CABB Project is supported by the EU’s Interreg VA programme, managed by the SEUPB

The CABB Project is supported by the EU’s Interreg VA programme, managed by the SEUPB

 



Fundraising and Membership Officer

Post Title: Fundraising and Membership Officer

Main place of work: Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow

Immediate Line Manager: Head of Administration & Finance

Contract: Full-time and permanent

BirdWatch Ireland is looking to recruit someone suitable for the role of Fundraising and Membership Officer. This line management role involves developing and growing the membership in terms of revenues and numbers, fundraising activities and initiatives, and operation of the organisation’s retail services - all in line with the strategic objectives set out within BirdWatch Ireland’s 2020 Vision strategy.

The areas covered by this role include delivering, reviewing and enhancing membership services, upgrading and migration of the current membership database, managing and delivering retail services, raising funds through donor and bequest-based initiatives, managing the delivery of events, and any other areas that fall within this important remit. 

A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 397KB)

An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 102KB)

Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Friday 2nd February 2018


 


RBAPS Shannon Callows Project – Maternity Cover

Post Title: RBAPS Project Officer (Maternity Cover)

Department: Conservation

Main place of work: Banagher, Co. Offaly

Immediate Line Manager: RBAPS Project Manager

Period covered: 8th January – 29th June 2018.

BirdWatch Ireland is looking for a suitably qualified person to provide maternity cover (January – July 2018) for the Results Based Agri‐Environment Payments Scheme (RBAPS) Shannon Callows Project Officer.

During the period of maternity cover, the successful applicant will assist with, quantitative and qualitative analysis of farmer attitudes and economic effects of participating in the RBAPS scheme; collation and inputting to end of project reports; and dissemination of project results. Additional work on BirdWatch Ireland projects based in the Shannon Callows area may also be required.

The relevant person will have experience of national Agri‐environment Schemes (REPS, AEOS, GLAS and NPWS Farm Plan Scheme) and ideally have experience of results based schemes; data analysis and collation and report writing.

A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 136KB)

An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 101KB)

Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Friday 24th November 2017


Internship: Policy and Advocacy Support Officer

Main place of work: Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow but some flexibility may be possible

Division: Policy & Advocacy

A full description of the role is available here

An application form can be downloaded here

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd October 2017 at noon

 


Two new posts for the Cooperating Across Borders for Biodiversity (CABB) Project


Conservation Action Plan Officer

Main place of work: Letterkenny, County Donegal

Department: Conservation & Policy

A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 1.27MB)

An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 113KB)

Closing date for applications: 5:00pm on Fri 22nd September 2017

 

Blanket Bog Restoration Officer

Main place of work: Letterkenny, County Donegal

Department: Conservation & Policy

A full description of the role is available here (PDF: 1.30MB)

An application form can be downloaded here (DOC: 113KB)

Closing date for applications: 5:00pm on Friday 22nd September 2017


CABB is an Interreg VA project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Government in Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive.  Interreg VA is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).


 


Head of Conservation & Policy

Main place of work: Kilcoole, County Wicklow 

Department: Conservation & Policy

A full description of the role is available here.

An Application Form can be downloaded here.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 10th July 2017.



Internship: Conservation Support

Main place of work: Kilcoole, County Wicklow 

Department: Conservation & Science

Period covered: May - November 2017

Salary: This is an intern post; no salary is available. Some contribution to travel costs may be available. Any costs incurred as part of the post requirements will be covered.

A full description of the role is available here.

An Application Form can be downloaded here.

Closing date for applications: noon Friday 5th May 2017.


Volunteers Required: Shannon Callows Breeding Wader Project

Task: Wildlife Reserve work

Where: Shannon Callows (Banagher, Co. Offaly)

When: April/May 2017 (weather and funding dependant)

Job length: 1-2 weeks full time

Commitments: Minimum commitment of one week

Why We Need You: Early in 2009, we erected a predator proof fence around one of our key breeding wader sites (Lapwing, Redshank, Curlew and Snipe all breed on site). Over 3.5km long and both fox and mink proof, the fence has proved a huge success, with many breeding pairs successfully fledging young. We are now looking for volunteers to help carry out maintenance work on the fence prior to the 2017 breeding season.

What’s In It For You: This is an opportunity for you to directly help in the conservation of breeding waders in the Shannon Callows; while at the same time, meeting like minded people and obtaining experience in conservation management.

The Skills You Need: This post will involve manual work outdoors, which will at times be repetitive. Attention to detail is crucial. A good level of fitness is required and candidates must be comfortable working close to water. Boat skills are desirable.

Notes: Previous experience is not essential, as full training will be given. An attention to detail and willingness to work are more desirable. All tools will be provided, but own outdoor gear and wellingtons are needed. Accommodation will be provided for the duration of your commitment.

For more information: Kathryn Finney, Breeding Wader Management Officer
Contact: 057 9151676 or kfinney@birdwatchireland.ie
To Apply: Please send in a copy of your CV

Find out more about the Shannon Callows Breeding Wader Project and the predator proof fence on Inishee by visiting http://bythewatersedgeblog.blogspot.ie


Internship Position – Shannon Callows Curlew Survey

BirdWatch Ireland is responsible for undertaking a number of research and monitoring projects at national and regional scales.  We are seeking a suitably qualified person to join our Conservation Team as an Intern to provide support to the Shannon Callows Curlew Survey, over a 5 month period.

The post is an intern position; no salary is available.  The position will operate on a full-time basis (5 days per week Monday to Friday) between April and August, normal hours of work for this position will be 9am – 5pm, however a willingness to be flexible in availability to work, dependant on weather conditions is required.  This post will be based at the BirdWatch Ireland Midlands Office in Banagher, Co. Offaly.

The successful applicant would stand to gain experience on survey methodologies for Curlew and other lowland wet grassland breeding waders, the Shannon Callows habitats, bird data management using Excel, and ArcGIS.  In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience on a broad range of conservation projects, including survey methodologies for other species.

Please note: accommodation will be provided.

The closing date for applications is 7th April 2017 (deadline extended).

A full internship description and person specification is available here (PDF: 90KB)

The application form for this position can be downloaded here (DOC: 47KB)


Head of Administration and Finance

BirdWatch Ireland is recruiting a Head of Administration and Finance to join its Senior Management team. This person will be responsible for all support services, such as IT, insurances and HR, and the finance function, together with supporting and developing Fundraising, Membership and Communications.

A full job description and person specification is available here.

Deadline for receipt of CVs and cover letter is 5pm Wednesday February 15th 2017


Fundraising and Membership Officer

BirdWatch Ireland wishes to hire a suitably qualified and experienced person for the role of Fundraising and Membership Officer. This line management role involves developing and growing the membership in terms of revenues and numbers, fundraising activities and initiatives, and operation of the organisation’s retail services - all in line with the strategic objectives set out within BirdWatch Ireland’s 2020 Vision strategy. 

A full job description and person specification is available here.

You must complete an application form for this position. This is available here.

Deadline for receipt of completed application forms and cover letter is 5pm Wednesday February 15th 2017


2017 Seasonal Posts 

BirdWatch Ireland may be in a position to recruit for various seasonal posts for the 2017 season (all subject to successful tender bids and/ or confirmation of funding). The roles will involve carrying out agreed programmes of habitat management, research work or species recovery work, alone or as part of a small team.

A description of the possible roles is available here.

The Application Form can be downloaded here.

Closing date for applications: 12pm Monday 30th January 2017 (extended deadline).


 

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