Jobs at NHBS

Wildlife Equipment Specialist

Summary

Founded in 1985, NHBS (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in supplying natural history, ecology and conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, libraries, academics and private customers around the world. NHBS also publishes two magazines for naturalists and ecologists and manufactures some of the survey equipment we sell.

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated person to join our busy wildlife equipment team. The successful applicant will work with other wildlife equipment team members running the equipment business and providing technical advice to customers as well as working alongside the marketing team, generating new content and identifying potential new equipment customers and strengthening relationships with existing customers.

NHBS is based in Totnes, Devon, some UK and European travel will be required. On-the-job training will be provided.

Responsibilities

You will carry out a wide range of equipment related tasks alongside the existing team of three wildlife equipment specialists. Specific tasks may include:

  • Product range – you will help source new products, prepare product descriptions, create images and monitor product performance
  • Marketing – you will help to prepare marketing materials including blog posts and emails
  • Identifying new customers – you will help identify potential new customers and then work out the best way to contact them
  • Purchasing – you will deal with queries about products and pricing, requests for information, and supplier returns
  • Customer support – you will administrate the returns process, dealing with customer queries and contacting suppliers
  • Customer relations – you will contact customers by phone and occasionally in person to offer information about our products and services
  • Conference Attendance – you will represent NHBS at conferences across the UK and Europe, taking along a stand with our products to sell and (more importantly) getting to know our customers
  • Other tasks in the company as required
Skills required
  • A strong interest in and good practical knowledge of natural history and ecology, and the equipment that people use to survey, study and enjoy it
  • A good telephone manner and outstanding written communication skills
  • Outgoing and confident, you will be comfortable talking to a wide range of people including academics, consultants, teachers and members of the public
  • An undergraduate degree and the ability to work to a consistently high standard
  • Language skills: a second language in addition to English would be advantageous
  • Above all, we value a common-sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills
  • Current UK Driving License
Our offer to you

We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. This full time, permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £17,000.00 to £19,000.00 p.a., depending on experience, + benefits, based on a 37.5 hour week with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays.

The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 35 staff. This position reports to the Senior Manager (Equipment and Manufacturing).

Application

We are looking for someone who is interested in what NHBS does and how we can help our customers. Please make clear in your covering letter why you are that person – also, tell us what it is about NHBS that interests you.

Please email your CV and Covering Letter by the 31st of July 2017 to recruitment@nhbs.com.

Seamstress

Summary

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team making a wide range of net bags including pond nets, butterfly nets and plankton nets for wildlife professionals. NHBS (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in manufacturing and supplying ecological survey equipment and books to universities, consultants and amateur naturalists worldwide and we are keen to employ a seamstress to join our growing team.

Responsibilities

This is an exciting position where you will be trained to sew a wide variety of net bags for aquatic and entomological survey equipment. You should be enthusiastic, willing to lean to sew our nets to a high standard; starting with cutting the material, sewing various basic and precision materials on both domestic and industrial sewing machines and assembling the parts to the finished product. After the initial training, we will expect that you will be able to work under your own initiative reporting back to the Wildlife Equipment Engineer. From time to time, you will be involved in the design of new products.

Skills Required
  • Knowledge of and experience of pattern cutting, sewing, and assembling complex designs
  • Ability to work with fabrics of varying materials, sizes, strength and quality
  • You will be a perfectionist who takes great pride in their work
  • Willingness to learn new skills and techniques from our highly experienced seamstress
  • The ability to maintain a consistently high standard of work
  • Enthusiasm and ability are more important than professional experience – training will be provided on the job
Our offer to you

We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. This full time, permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £15,000.00 to £17,500.00 p.a., depending on experience, + benefits, based on a 37.5 hour week with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays.

The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 35 staff. This position reports to the Wildlife Equipment Engineer.

Application

We are looking for someone who is interested in what NHBS does and how we can help our customers. Please make clear in your covering letter why you are that person – also, tell us what it is about NHBS that interests you.

Please email your CV and Covering Letter by the 15th of August 2017 to recruitment@nhbs.com

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