Ecological work experience opportunity – Bat Surveyor

Interested in gaining experience within the ecological sector over the summer season?

Calling all conservation students to assist with bat surveys as field surveyors this summer (May-August/September). This would be a paid position on an ad-hoc basis.

  • The bat survey window is between May-August (with occasional surveys carried out in September);
  • The surveys will be on an ad-hoc basis with the potential to be involved with 1/2 surveys every fortnight, although this is flexible;
  • The majority of our bat surveys are in Kent and East Sussex and so the surveyor will need to have access to their own vehicle;
  • A typical dusk emergence survey will start 30 minutes before sunset and continue between 1.5-2 hours after sunset;
  • A typical dawn re-entry survey will start 1.5-2 hours before sunrise and finish 15 minuets after sunrise;
  • Surveys (including travel time) will last between 5-6 hours;
  • The majority of the survey sites require 2-4 surveyors – at least 1 surveyor on each survey will be a full time member of the PJC ecology team;
  • PJC will provide you with all the necessary surveying equipment and training whilst adhering to COVID-19 government guideline, but you will need to have your own torch, chair and clipboard!

Deadline: 31st March with a view to having a training day in Ashford on the 12th April.

For more information and to apply, please contact Sarah Richardson directly:

Sarah Richardson BSc(Hons) MSc ACIEEM


T 01233 225365


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