Jobs & Volunteering


Full Stack Developer (Aderyn)

Starting salary £30,756 pro rata

Fixed term contract (initially six months).

Flexible and part-time options available.

Based at SEWBReC, Talbot Green, Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

Wales is the first and only nation in the UK to have a full network of Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs). Since 2007 the four Welsh LERCs have worked closely and collaboratively and in 2015 a not-for-profit consortium company, Local Environmental Records Centres Wales Limited (LERC Wales) was formed with a key aim of delivering seamless Wales-wide biodiversity data services to our local and national data suppliers and users.

LERC Wales now has a shared, standardised database of over 11 million wildlife records has been created which may be accessed by the public and our partners via Aderyn – the LERC Wales Biodiversity Information Reporting Database.  Aderyn has ensured that Wales is at the forefront in the UK in the field of local biodiversity information provision. For further information on Aderyn see

We are now seeking an experienced, motivated and creative PHP developer to assist in driving forward the further development of Aderyn, as well as to improve its performance and resilience. The successful candidate will be a key part of our small development team (the lead Aderyn developer is based at BIS in Brecon) and will need to be well organised, a good decision maker and an excellent communicator who produces well-commented code. You will need to be able to take ideas from conception though to deployment, as well as refactoring and improving existing code.

Apply via our listing on CV Library or request further details via

Application deadline is 6th February 2019 at 12 noon

South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC) will be the hosting and employing organisation for this post.


Download the Welsh version of the job advert here.


Volunteering at SEWBReC

SEWBReC is sometimes in the position to offer office based volunteer opportunities in central Cardiff, on a one day per week basis. Please note, we are unfortunately not able to accomodate full time volunteers, nor work experience / student placements.

Common volunteer tasks include:

  • Digitising local bird club records into Microsoft Excel
  • Digitising other data sets, such as wildlife notebooks, using Excel or more specialist software such as Recorder 6
  • Updating the SEWBReC website
  • Helping with event preparation

If you feel like you could help us in other ways, please get in touch with your ideas.

Volunteering at SEWBReC offers the opportunity to gain an insight into the day to day running of a Local Environmental Records Centre and gives an excellent grounding in wildlife data entry techniques. Committed volunteers may build up to using specialist software including GIS programmes.


Other Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers at SEWBReC are entirely office based. If you are interested in volunteering outdoors, many of our partner organisations offer opportunities for gaining voluntary work experience in the environmental sector. This work ranges from practical conservation work through to participating in species surveys. Please see our Contacts and Links page for details of suitable organisations in your local area. You may also be interested in taking part in some of the events listed on our Events page, many of which include elements of training and the opportunity to build up a variety of skills.


Get Involved in Biological Recording

Another extremely valuable way to get involved in protecting and conserving your local biodiversity is to record what you see. After all, we can't protect what we don't know about. Click here for more information.