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The Mammal Society is an award-winning evidence-based conservation charity. For over 70 years we have been championing better protection of British mammals through professional and citizen science projects. We are at an exciting time in our history with ambitious plans to broaden our reach and increase our impact on the conservation of mammals here in the UK.
Fixed payment contract
The Mammal Society is actively seeking a talented individual to spearhead the reconstruction of our Ecobat app. We are in search of a candidate with demonstrated proficiency in both front-end and back-end web development, database management, data processing and report generation. If you are passionate about mammal conservation and possess the technical acumen to bring our Ecobat app to new heights, we encourage you to join our team and contribute to the protection of our diverse mammalian ecosystems.
- Web Development: Proficiency in front-end and back-end web development, including languages like
Python, PHP, or Node.js for the back end.
- Database Management: Strong understanding of database design, SQL, and experience working with
relational databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL) for efficient data storage and retrieval.
- Data Processing: Familiarity with data processing libraries and tools for efficient handling and
manipulation of user-uploaded data and database records.
- Report Generation: Experience in generating dynamic reports using libraries or tools (e.g., PDF
generation libraries, data visualization tools).
- Full Stack Development: Proven experience in building end-to-end web applications, preferably
including projects with similar features (data upload, comparison, report generation).
- Database Interaction: Demonstrated ability to work with databases, write efficient queries, and
manage data interactions securely.
- Bat / ecology knowledge not essential but would be very beneficial when it comes to understanding
user experience and designing usable formats for ECOBAT.
- Analysis of biological data: Familiarity with the types of statistical tests commonly used when analysing
If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maximum budget £5,500 – please provide an itemised estimated budget for delivery in your cover letter.
Honorary Treasurer – Trustee Position
Unpaid, expenses paid
5 hours a month, remote
We are seeking a qualified accountant who can bring their skills, experience, commitment and enthusiasm to join our friendly team in this volunteer position and support the vital work of the Mammal Society. We are devoted to equal opportunities and actively seeking to improve representation in the conservation sector, and would actively encourage applicants from minority ethnic communities and those with disabilities to apply. No qualifications or previous experience in conservation or life science is required for this role.
The role is well supported by the charity’s part-time Finance and Membership Officer. Thus, the new Honorary Treasurer will be able to concentrate on the strategic aspects of the role, rather than being especially hands-on, as may be more usual in a small charity. This may also make the role more appealing to a new/first-time treasurer applicant.
The role of the Mammal Society’s Honorary Treasurer is to oversee the financial administration of the charity and to keep the board of trustees fully appraised of the charity’s financial position. These duties are to be carried out in line with best practice for the sector, ensuring that the charity remains compliant with its governing document, any legal requirements and any external regulatory requirements as required by the charity SORP and the Charity Commission, as the relevant regulatory body.
The main duties and responsibilities of our Honorary Treasurer include, but may not be limited to:
- Attending quarterly Council meetings (online or hybrid) and providing updates on the financial situation of the charity, and any finance-related projects or issues.
- Leading the board in its duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are properly controlled, invested (where appropriate) and economically spent, in accordance with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
- Leading in the periodic review of the charity’s financial reserves, investment (where/when appropriate) and cost management policies.
- Overseeing and presenting annual budgets, quarterly internal management accounts, including cash flow forecasts, and the annual statutory financial statements, to the board of trustees.
- Overseeing the regular review of the charity’s system of internal financial controls.
- Supporting the chief executive, as needs, in oversight of the role of the Finance and Membership Officer.
- Overseeing the charity’s financial risk management process.
- Monitoring and advising the board on the ongoing financial viability of the charity and on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan.
- Liaison, at board level, with the charity’s independent reviewers, in respect of their review of the charity’s annual statutory accounts and any related matters arising.
- Ensuring, together with the Honorary Secretary, that the charity complies with the annual filing requirements of both the Charity Commission and Companies House.
- Ensuring, in conjunction with the Finance and Membership Officer, that the charity fulfils its payroll and pension obligations in respect of making accurate and timely payments to staff, HMRC and our third-party pension provider (NEST).
When applying for a position at the Mammal Society we would be grateful if you could also complete and return an Equality & diversity monitoring form, but this is optional and may be submitted separately.
All applicants will be notified of the status of their application. As we are a small charity we cannot offer individual feedback to non-shortlisted candidates. We are committed to protecting the privacy of your data, and we will not pass your details on to any third party.
Part-time: Editor in Chief approx. 5 hours per week, Assistant Editor approx. 2.5 hours per week
Starting January 2024
Are you an experienced and highly motivated researcher with expertise in mammalogy and/or ecology? Do you share our passion for communicating the latest research and evidence in mammalian biology and ecology? Mammal Review is currently looking for an Editor-in-Chief and Assistant Editor to lead the next phase of the Mammal Review, and to build the profile and reputation of this successful journal.
The Editor-in-Chief oversees the peer review of manuscripts, distributes the manuscripts to reviewing editors (based on their area of expertise), and is ultimately responsible for all editorial decisions made at the Journal. In addition, they commission high-quality review articles and topical special issues, manage the Mammal Review Editorial Board, and work closely with both the Mammal Society and the editorial office and production staff at the journal publisher.
The Assistant Editor will support the Editor-in-Chief in their role as well as having a specific remit to solicit and commission articles and special issues for the journal.
The journal recognises the importance of a board that is as diverse as it can be to better represent the breadth of the science and scientists and, in order to maintain this diversity, we welcome applications from leading researchers of any gender and from underrepresented and minority groups.
This post is a part-time contract (Editor-in-Chief honorarium £3,000 per annum, Assistant Editor honorarium £1,500 per annum) and located at the holder’s host university or organisation, or home. Some additional financial support is available to facilitate attendance at meetings and relevant conferences to act as an ambassador for the Journal.
Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 11th December 2023
Interview: W/C Monday 18th December 2023, online.
To apply please send your CV and a short covering statement expressing your interest in and suitability for this role to: Genevieve Richards: email@example.com
Join the Mammal Society Council: Call for Trustees
The Mammal Society is inviting applications for new members of our Council of Trustees. It’s a hugely rewarding way to use your time and talents to support and enhance our vital work supporting science-led mammal conservation. Applications will be discussed and voted on by existing council members in the AGM. The Council meets quarterly and plays a key decision-making role in the strategy and direction of the charity. You’ll have opportunities to input into areas of work of most relevance to your strengths and interests. Experience of mammal conservation is not required! We would value skills, insight and experience in a range of areas including legal, financial, fundraising, and campaigning. If you feel you have something to offer, please get in touch!
The Mammal Society is keen to invite applicants from diverse backgrounds and a range of ages.
For more information, or to register your interest in a position on the Council, please email Chair of the Council Steph Wray: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are a vital part of the work that we do at the Mammal Society. Opportunities are home-based, though some travel for events or trainings may be required – in which case all expenses would be paid.
If you have skills that you feel could benefit The Mammal Society, and would like to gain experience of a small but ambitious conservation charity, please send your CV, availability and ideas / area of interest to email@example.com. Please note that a DBS check may be required, depending on the area of work you engage with. We would be grateful if you could also complete and return an Equality & diversity monitoring form, but this is optional and may be submitted separately. We warmly invite volunteers from a range of backgrounds, especially those form ethnic minority communities and Disabled people.
Volunteering support is especially valued in:
- Regional Coordination of our Harvest Mouse survey
- Social media and communications
- Photography and videography
- Training in wildlife surveying techniques and animal behaviours
- Education (schools engagement and development of educational content)
- Scientific data analysis and report writing (qualifications and experience required)