LERC Wales Full Stack Developer (Aderyn)
Starting salary £30,756 pro rata
Fixed term contract (initially six months).
Flexible and part-time options available.
Based at SEWBReC, Talbot Green, Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.
Wales is the first and only nation in the UK to have a full network of Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs). Since 2007 the four Welsh LERCs have worked closely and collaboratively and in 2015 a not-for-profit consortium company, Local Environmental Records Centres Wales Limited (LERC Wales) was formed with a key aim of delivering seamless Wales-wide biodiversity data services to our local and national data suppliers and users.
LERC Wales now has a shared, standardised database of over 11 million wildlife records has been created which may be accessed by the public and our partners via Aderyn – the LERC Wales
Biodiversity Information Reporting Database. Aderyn has ensured that Wales is at the forefront in the UK in the field of local biodiversity information provision. For further information on Aderyn see aderyn.lercwales.org.uk.
We are now seeking an experienced, motivated and creative PHP developer to assist in driving forward the further development of Aderyn, as well as to improve its performance and resilience. The successful candidate will be a key part of our small development team (the lead Aderyn developer is based at BIS in Brecon) and will need to be well organised, a good decision maker and an excellent communicator who produces well-commented code. You will need to be able to take ideas from conception though to deployment, as well as refactoring and improving existing code.
Apply via our listing on CV Library or request further details via recruitmentsewbrec.org.uk
Application deadline is 6th February 2019 at 12 noon
South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC) will be the hosting and employing organisation for this post.
Lots of wildlife talks and activities at Plas y Brenin.
More detail will follow on on the PYB website.
Charles Aron recently received a set of specialist moth reference books, paid for by Cofnod's Biological Recorders' Grant. We hope these books will help Charles identify micromoths in his Vice-county Recorder role. It's great that LERCs can help recorders develop their identification skills and knowledge.
Click here to download an editable grant application form.
2 year contract, 37 hrs per week. Post funded by the Welsh Peatlands Sustainable Management Scheme.
Closing Date: 3 January 2019 10.00 a.m.
Salary: up to £26,470
Location: National Park Office, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd
At the recent National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Conference (21st November 2018) the four Welsh LERCs (Cofnod, BIS, WWBIC, SEWBReC) were runners-up for the "Lynne Farrell Group Award for Recording Wildlife".
The highlights the innovative systems developed for recorders in Wales and the importance of working together.
Latest news on Welsh wildlife.
The North-East Wales Bird Report 2017 is now available for sale direct from Ian Spence at £5, plus £1.80 p&p.
For those who are not able to buy it directly RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands and RSPB Conwy will hold stocks by late November 2018 - please ask for your copy!
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG