Casual Bat Survey Assistant (Seasonal)

I’m looking for voluntary assistants in and around the Manchester area to help with dusk emergence and dawn return-to-roost surveys, from April/May to September/October inclusive. Reasonable travelling expenses are paid. Applications accepted throughout but please apply as early as possible.

This casual work can be a useful addition to the cv of anyone interested in ecology and wildlife conservation. It can be done around your other commitments, perhaps once or twice a week, possibly including weekends. Short-term availability is acceptable. Dawn availability is particularly useful.

With 30 years’ experience of working with bats, I offer a learning opportunity for anyone interested in working with bats.

Existing experience of watching bats in flight and/or using a heterodyne detector is useful.

Punctuality, reliability, good concentration skills and professional approach are  vital.

The closer to BL9 you live the more opportunities you are likely to have. Most reasonably-local applicants get the opportunity to participate. Due to the unsocial hours involved, access to a vehicle is usually necessary.

There may be an opportunity for you to gain experience of other aspects of bat and bird survey work.

How to Apply

Please supply your name, e-mail address, ‘phone number and summer address ¬†for an application pack to Angela Graham at

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Key Information






Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate


Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Nature & Wildlife


mainly Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

30th September 2018 at 5:00pm