BTCV Natural Talent Lepidoptera Apprentice
Organisation: BTCV Scotland
Location: Edinburgh and RSPB Insh Marshes
Position Type: Paid/Fixed Term Contract
Part/Full Time: Full Time
Closing Date: 09 Feb 09
Contact: Tricia Burden
Contact Telephone: 01786 479697
Contact Email: Scotland@btcv.org.uk
The Lepidoptera apprenticeship will cover the ecology, distribution and conservation of Moths. The apprentice will gain skills in identifying and recording Moths as well as techniques used for surveying and sampling. They will also learn preservation and curation techniques, working closely with Museums throughout Scotland on storage of historical material and voucher specimens.
As part of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will work alongside other Moth experts and with Conservation organisations such as RSPB and Butterfly Conservation to survey for and record LBAP and UKBAP species.
The apprentice will have the opportunity to work with other major collections of Lepidoptera in Scotland culminating in the writing of a report on an aspect of Lepidoptera conservation.
The Apprenticeship comes with a salary of £12,568 per annum, a training budget, equipment budget and travel budget. Anyone can apply for this post. You don’t need qualifications to apply, there are no age restrictions either; all we ask is that you have a passion for conserving our Natural Heritage and the drive, commitment and determination to complete this apprenticeship to a very high standard.