We get frequent enquiries about whether we have any vacancies for paid work at GCER. Unfortunately the answer is usually "no". We are a typical Records Centre in that we rely heavily on volunteer help and have few full-time paid members of staff. We do not, therefore, get vacancies for paid jobs very often; permanent posts only tend to come up every few years. Likewise we are not often able to offer paid short-term contracts, although these do arise from time to time, usually in conjunction with a specific project.
Whilst paid full-time and contract vacancies are rare, we do however have plenty on offer for volunteers.
We have several types of work for which we are always grateful for extra help:
There's no pressure when you're working as a volunteer: you don't have to come in for a set start time or number of hours. Any help is useful for us, as maintaining our database is a time-consuming business and would be almost impossible to achieve without volunteer help.
GCER benefits from being part of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's volunteer program. Click here for lots more information on volunteering, and for contact details. Or contact GCER directly for specific GCER volunteering queries.
We've had many volunteers over the years. They included students and recent graduates looking for work experience, retired volunteers wanting to keep busy, career-changers wanting to get into ecology professions, and a wide range of other wildlife enthusiasts. Click here for a list of past contributors.