Working at SEWBReC


Current Vacancies


We currently have two vacancies for Biodiversity Information Officers at SEWBReC. The roles are similar but emphasise different areas of work, so please apply for whichever fits best with your skill set. If you wish to be considered for both roles, please state this in your covering email.

An application form must be completed, CV only applications will not be considered.


Post: Biodiversity Information Officer (Data and Enquiries)

Job Information Pack (pdf download)

Job Application Form (pdf download)


Post: Biodiversity Information Officer (Events and Outreach)

Job Information Pack (pdf download)

Job Application Form (pdf download)


Details for both posts

Hours: Full or part time (2.5 - 5 days per week), depending on preference of successful candidates

Pay: Starting salary £23,484 per annum (pro rata if applicable)

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 March 2024

Closing Date: 7th September 2022 (12 noon)

Interview Date(s): 15th/16th September 2022


When we are recruiting, we do so via



Volunteering at SEWBReC

SEWBReC is sometimes in the position to offer office based and/or home based volunteer opportunities, generally on a one day per week basis. During the pandemic all roles will be home based.

Please note, we are unfortunately not currently able to accommodate full time volunteers, nor work experience / student placements.

Common volunteer tasks include:

- Digitising local bird club records into Microsoft Excel

- Digitising other data sets, such as wildlife notebooks, using Excel or more specialist software such as Recorder 6

- Updating the SEWBReC website

- Helping with event preparation

If you feel like you could help us in other ways, please get in touch with your ideas.

Volunteering at SEWBReC offers the opportunity to gain an insight into the day to day running of a Local Environmental Records Centre and gives an excellent grounding in wildlife data entry techniques. Committed volunteers may build up to using specialist software including GIS programmes.

If you are interested in volunteering for us, please get in touch via


Volunteering Elsewhere

Volunteers at SEWBReC are entirely office based. If you are interested in volunteering outdoors, many of our partner organisations offer opportunities for gaining voluntary work experience in the environmental sector. This work ranges from practical conservation work through to participating in species surveys. Please take a look at our Local Wildlife Groups page for details of suitable organisations in your local area. You may also be interested in taking part in some of the events listed on our Events page, many of which include elements of training and the opportunity to build up a variety of skills. We also have information about surveys and other ways to get connected with nature on our Wildlife Activities page.


Get Involved in Recording

Another extremely valuable way to get involved in protecting and conserving your local biodiversity is to record the wildlife you see. After all, we can't protect what we don't know about. Visit our Introduction to Recording page for tips on how to get started.