Do you want to improve your ecological knowledge and you are looking for a unique (side)job? Well, then we are looking for you!

In the Netherlands bats and birds with year-round protected nests (such as common swifts) are protected under The Nature Protection Act (in Dutch: Wet natuurbescherming). With spatial developments it is therefore mandatory to determine whether the planned work will affect these protected species. As an ecological consulting and research company, we ensure that the present habitats, foraging areas and flight routes of bats and nesting sites of common swifts are mapped. As a field assistant, you will collect this data in the field from April – October 2024. The field work last about 2 to 3 hours (excluding travel time) and will take place around sunset and/or before sunrise. At NatuurInclusief, you will be trained as a field assistant through a special internal course. We have projects throughout the Netherlands so if you are interested, please respond to this vacancy.

“It is fun being on the road independently, having the responsibility for the assignment, planning and of course being busy working with nature” – Sebastiaan

What are the requirements?

  • You live in the Netherlands (preferably in Nijmegen);
  • Minimum MBO degree or HBO thinking level;
  • Driving license B incl. own vehicle
  • Affinity with nature and bats. An advantage if you have experience with bat research and bat detectors;
  • Willing to work outside office hours: morning (before sunrise) or evening (after sunset);
  • Available 8-16 hours per week;
  • Available during the period April – October 2024;
  • Work independently and with flexibility;
  • You are willing to travel further from time to time;

What do we offer you?

  • Unique experience as a field employee;
  • You will be part of an enthusiastic team;
  • Internal training about bats and common swift;
  • Temporary contract for a fixed period on an on-call basis;
  • Market based salary depending on knowledge and experience;
  • Positive working environment and experienced colleagues;
  • 24/7 availability for questions;
  • Suitable research equipment;
  • Travel time is also part of working time, so is also paid.

“I learned a lot and I really discovered what it is like to work as a field assistant ” – Lisa

Are you interested in this job?

Email your application letter and curriculum vitae to before 15 February 2024. If you have any questions email or call +31-545-723032.