|Salary:||£24,000 to £27,000 per annum|
|Placed On:||14th March 2023|
|Closes:||24th April 2023|
University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Middleton
Fixed Term 24 months
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (DWT) and the University of Derby are developing a Centre of Excellence, to focus on the development of natural capital and Biodiversity Net Gain through rewilding. We are offering an exciting opportunity for 2 Knowledge Exchange Partnership (KTP) Associates to form a key part of this Centre of Excellence and will use remote sensing data and predictive modelling to project the natural recovery of ecologically poor-quality land to ecologically complex and diverse land. This Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) can be sold as habitat units to developers, to mitigate damage done through their construction projects.
These are two of the roles associated with the Centre of Excellence and are focussed on BNG, but will also look at other ecosystem services and natural capital, which will enable us to become the leading provider of nature based solutions in the county, with a national reputation for excellence.
This KTP role is for a Remote Sensing for Rewilding Developer.
About The Role
This post offers the chance to work with experts in Geographic Information System (GIS), remote sensing, and biodiversity at the University of Derby and to apply those skills with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. As our associate, you will learn the latest techniques in image analysis and classification, and develop new methods to assess biodiversity remotely across a range of habitats. You will learn to pilot an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and process the data, as well as learning to access and process satellite imagery. You will also have the opportunity to work with bioacoustics.
Whilst this role is a fixed term contract, DWT is anticipating a transition to permanent roles with the Wildlife Trust or its consultancy, Wild Solutions, at the end of the Innovate UK funded period.
We are happy to talk flexible working
This role will be based at the DWT office in Middleton, with regular sessions at the University of Derby, although a balance of home and office working is likely. We are a local charity so applicants should be easily able to access our office and other locations around the county.
About University of Derby
University of Derby’s College of Science and Engineering in partnership with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are offering an exciting career-development opportunity to manage and deliver a challenging strategic Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project. Based at the company premises, you will be employed by the University as a KTP Associate but work under the terms and conditions of the Wildlife Trust.
Using your knowledge and skills to support the business and achieve specific project aims, you will receive on-going support from a Company Supervisor, Academic Supervisor and Academic Lead from the University of Derby to help you deliver. A personal training and development budget will also be available for you to access, as well as receiving access to the same training opportunities and facilities as University staff.
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