We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, we guide and enable others in the UK and all across the world. Inspiring, informing, empowering – working for wildlife.
ZSL recognises the significant threat posed by irresponsible and unsustainable business practice to global biodiversity and the landscapes in which we work. The Business and Biodiversity programme works to address these threats and to deliver a ZSL mission target to ensure best practice becomes business-as-usual. SPOTT is ZSL’s flagship initiative to deliver this, addressing the lack of corporate transparency and accountability that hinders progress towards sustainability. Our vision for SPOTT is that companies report transparently on the implementation of best practice and can be held accountable to this. SPOTT currently monitors 70 oil palm producers and traders representing over half of global oil palm landbank, 50 timber producers and traders and will shortly be releasing assessments of rubber companies against a framework of best practice. The tool provides resources and guidance for the companies and investors to monitor and manage ESG risk. SPOTT has more than 200,000 website views from over 32,000 unique users and is an established and trusted dataset enabling informed engagement between financiers, producers and traders.
ZSL’s Business and Biodiversity programme is looking for a thoughtful and proactive individual to join the team. The SPOTT Website & Data Officer shall develop and maintain the data infrastructure of the SPOTT initiative. In particular, the post holder is responsible for the content and functionality of the SPOTT website, assessment database and admin interface. In addition, the role will support relevant projects (including the new ZSL CRM system) as required by the SPOTT Manager and other staff.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Please find the full job description attached here.
Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the “Apply for this job online” button on the ZSL website. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 4 August 2019