Reserves Database Administrator

Why do we need you?

With a wealth of experience and proven track record in scientific research, we create and conserve wetlands and save species. We collect data on a wide range of species on all of our reserves, it is important these data-sets are compiled and safely stored centrally.

Reserve records help to inform WWT’s reserves’ management plans by highlighting species trends and population changes – this knowledge can then be used in order to safeguard species utilising WWT reserves. We are looking for a volunteer with good knowledge of the classification of organisms and competent IT data entry skills to assist us in inputting and processing of the data from Arundel.

Who will be responsible for your role?

Reserve Manager

Where will you be based?

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre and / or home-based

How much time will it take?

Ideally a fairly regular day each week (year-round), but there is flexibility on the specific days and hours worked and we will mutually agree the time you are able to offer.

What will you be doing?

  • Helping to input biological records from the Reserve onto spreadsheets and database (Recorder 6).
  • Assisting with the compiling and formatting of historical records collected at WWT Arundel.
  • Liaising with volunteers and staff to clarify data and ensure full records are complete.

Who are we looking for?

This role will suit you if you:

  • Are experienced in data entry, data handling and the use of databases and spreadsheets.
  • Have a good understanding and knowledge of the classification of organisms.
  • Are self-motivated and have a good attention to detail.
  • Are happy to liaise with the team both remotely and in an office environment.

How will you benefit?

  • This is an excellent opportunity to work within an internationally important wetland site.
  • You will be part of a team of people who promote the work of WWT at Arundel and our network of other wetland reserves.
  • Support on the use of the database and associated spreadsheets will be provided.
  • A full induction to WWT and the Arundel Centre and training for the role will be provided.
  • Opportunities to further skills training will be discussed.
  • A discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering.
  • Enjoy free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge.

General notes:

The exact hours you are able to contribute will be discussed and mutually agreed prior to placement.

There are limited public transport routes directly to the Arundel Wetland Centre, but good routes to Arundel town. Please see our website for travel details. We regret we are not in a position to reimburse expenses incurred in travelling to and from the centre, but any pre-agreed expenses incurred in the course of your duties will be reimbursed.

This position is entirely voluntary and is therefore unpaid. Any offer of a volunteer opportunity is not intended to create a legally binding contract between us and any agreement may be cancelled at any time at the discretion of either party. Neither of us intends any employment relationship to be created either now or at any time in the future.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

Please go to to see details of this role and then complete and submit the online application form. Email if you have any problems completing this.

Please return all completed application forms by 21st January 2018.  Successful applicants will be asked to come to the centre and meet the team, find out more about the role and discuss availability before being offered a placement.


Please mention when applying for this job!

Key Information


Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust




Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Senior


Administration, Biodiversity, Environment, Nature & Wildlife


Arundel, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

21st January 2018 at 11:45pm