EDGE Volunteering Opportunity – Species Report Cards

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to assist with the development and implementation of EDGE Species Report Cards - a simple monitoring tool that will enable us to quantify, for each EDGE species, changes in status, threats and conservation attention since the EDGE programme was launched in 2007.


The volunteer will assist with collecting and publishing data on current levels of threat and conservation attention for each of the EDGE species highlighted on www.edgeofexistence.org. This will involve sending questionnaire surveys to relevant experts, reviewing the published and grey literature, analysing data and publishing the final report cards on the EDGE website.


Candidates should ideally have a relevant undergraduate degree or Masters level degree in conservation or a related subject, demonstrable strong analytical skills (with knowledge of basic statistics), experience of desk-based research, and excellent attention to detail.


The volunteering opportunity is for three to six months, starting in June 2014. The role is ideally three to four days per week and is based within ZSL’s Conservation Programmes department in Regent’s Park, London. Candidates should ideally live within easy daily reach of ZSL London Zoo. All applicants must be able to show that they have permission to work in the UK.


Please note that this is a voluntary position. However, ZSL will reimburse travel costs from within the Greater London area (up to the equivalent of a weekly zone 1-6 travel card) and up to £5 per volunteering day for lunch.


To apply

Please send a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for this role, your CV and details of two referees to Ms Carly Waterman (carly.waterman@zsl.org) by Monday 16th June 2014. Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th June 2014. We regret that we will only be able to contact applicants who have been selected for interview.