New non-native species job: Overseas Territories Biosecurity Officer

20 January 2021

New non-native species job: Overseas Territories Biosecurity Officer
Overseas Territories Biosecurity Officer
Animal and Plant Health Agency


To provide technical support to the UK Overseas Territories on invasive species biosecurity and management, and to manage the OT Biosecurity project on a day to day basis, ensuring that deadlines are met.

Job description

Providing technical support to the OTs on invasive species biosecurity issues – including responding to OTs request for assistance and advice on biosecurity, and preparing documents, plans, protocols, communication and education materials for the OTs on invasive species.

Day to day running of the OT Biosecurity project – including acting as secretary for the steering group, seeking funding for additional activities, and promoting the project.

Report writing – including producing summary quarterly reports for Defra/FCDO.

Collection of all relevant data and metrics.


Skills/experience required
• Good knowledge of biosecurity as it relates to the UK Overseas Territories or similar small island states/territories.
• Good knowledge of the UK Overseas Territories.
• Proven record of work on invasive non-native species issues, especially biosecurity.
• Degree in ecology, biology or equivalent.
• Proven track record of liaison with policy and external stakeholders.

Staff may be required to work rostered weekends, Bank Holidays and occasional evenings. APHA Management reserves the right to change overtime patterns to meet requirements. You may be eligible for overtime payments and where overtime is approved you will receive appropriate payment.

Periodic travel within the UK and overseas is likely to be required.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Friday 26th February 2021

For more information and to apply visit the Civil Service Jobs website (external link)

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