Pollinators field assistant – recruiting now

This post provides an opportunity to help with research for the University of Liverpool in summer 2023. The fieldwork involves collecting and identifying pollinating insects at various sites around Herefordshire. This will be done through a combination of pan trapping and standardised sweep netting. The applicant should be prepared to assist the researcher by scribing, helping to carry equipment, taking photographs of specimens and assisting with basic floral surveys and sweep netting.

  • Full UK drivers licence and access to vehicle are essential.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Relevant degree (eg. Ecology, environmental science etc) or work experience in Ecology.
  • Experience with data handling
  • Experience of fieldwork, especially insect-focussed fieldwork
  • Experience of species identification
  • Organisational skills


  • Minimum of 16 days over two fieldwork periods, between mid-May and end August
  • Overnight accommodation will be provided when necessary
  • There is potential for flexibility with this role. Working hours and dates will be discussed after shortlisting
  • Grade 4 (£12.42 an hour)

Please send a CV which emphasises the relevant experience and skills to jenny.hodgson@liverpool.ac.uk by 14th April.