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Kyle and Lochalsh Community Trust

Countryside Ranger

The Plock of Kyle – A community based environmental project

Kyle and Lochalsh Community Trust is a community organisation focusing on the rural regeneration of our beautiful area on the west coast of the Highlands. We are presently seeking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic Countryside Ranger to contribute to the development of one of our key projects - the Plock of Kyle. The post is due to commence early in 2015, initially for a duration of 12 months.

Closing Date: 12/1/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 18/12/14


KHS Conservation

Conservation Staff required for installing stock fence on the Mendip Hills in Somerset.

The work will be carried out late Jan and into Feb. Short term only.

Delete Date: 22/1/15

Region: South West

Posted: 18/12/14


Dorset County Council

Assistant Ranger  
Dorchester, £16,604 - £18,638

We require an Assistant Countryside Ranger - Based at Thorncombe Wood Local Nature Reserve and Thomas Hardy Visitor Centre for the day to day management of Thorncombe Wood Local Nature Reserve and Hardy Visitor Centre to a high standard for public safety and enjoyment and the management of diverse habitat types such as woodland, heath, grasslands and wetlands.

Closing Date: 28/12/14

Region: South West

Posted: 18/12/14


logo: The National ForestThe National Forest Company

Recreation and Sport Development Officer

The National Forest spans 200 square miles of the Midlands near the cities of Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham.  It is one of the country’s most highly respected forestry and sustainable development projects.  We now have a new opportunity for a highly skilled, outgoing individual to develop the recreational access and sports potential of the Forest and promote its assets to local communities and visitors, including new audiences.  This will include managing, developing and promoting the NFC’s network of recreational trails, including the National Forest Way, other promoted walks and multi-user access. 

Closing Date: 19/1/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 18/12/14


logo: Nicholsons Plants Forestry LandscapesNicholsons

Forestry Worker  

We are a well-established and highly respected independent business based near Banbury in Oxfordshire. The Forestry Department is based at our tree nursery, alongside our landscaping department.  

We are looking to recruit a Forestry Operative to work in our establishment and maintenance team.

Delete Date: 21/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 17/12/14


Unemployed or only part-time? Under 25? Cost-free course with week in Canary Islands

Providing Environmental Studies/identification/Interview skills.

Delete Date: 27/2/15

Region: International

Posted: 17/12/14


logo: Hertfordshire County CouncilOutdoor Education Seasonal Instructors

£15,207 per annum

Fixed Term Contract between 7 April & 22 July 2015

Cuffley Camp Outdoor Centre

37 hours a week 

Share your interest in outdoor activities and the natural environment while gaining valuable work experience. Cuffley Camp Outdoor Centre is based in 90 acres of ancient pasture woodland, and offers day and residential courses in outdoor educational activities such as mountain biking, archery, team building, habitats, shelter building and orienteering.  Courses are provided for a wide range of age groups from primary-aged children and young people through to adults. 

You will be teaching environmental and outdoor adventure activities, as well as helping to maintain equipment and welcoming arrivals.

Closing Date: 4/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 17/12/14


Outstanding Opportunity for Principal Ecology Consultant - Milton Park (Abingdon)

Salary £34,763 - £38,625 

ADAS

… securing our food and enhancing the environment

Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing services to a range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies, and the renewable energy and rural industries.  As a result of our success we have a senior level vacancy.

To manage and lead the ecology team from the ADAS Milton Park Office to deliver ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment. To lead the ecology team to meet its sales targets.

Closing Date: 12/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 17/12/14


Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Senior Outdoor Learning Development Officer

18.75 hours per week, 2 years, fixed term contract subject to funding

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new development post which will deliver step-change in Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust’s outdoor learning service.The postholder will work with the Community Engagement and Learning Manager to develop the quality and quantity of the Trust’s outdoor learning activity in Sheffield and Rotherham - to reconnect more children, young people and families with nature.

Closing Date: 7/1/15

Region: North East

Posted: 16/12/14


Logo: South East WaterPart Time Fishery/Environmental Ranger (circa 15k per annum)

We have a vacancy for a Part Time Fishery/Environmental Ranger at Arlington Reservoir, near Polegate, East Sussex to  undertake a wide range of environmental/grounds maintenance work. South East Water supplies drinking water to 2.1 million customers across Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. Daily, we supply 565 million litres of drinking water along more than 14,000 kilometres of mains to our customers’ taps.

Closing Date: 4/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 16/12/14


Peak District National parkLandscape Partnership Development Officer

South West Peak: a Landscape at a Crossroads

Fixed term contract until 31st May 2016.

This is an exciting opportunity to be responsible for developing the Stage 2 application for South West Peak: a Landscape at a Crossroads to the HLF Landscape Partnership Scheme which will include the preparation of a Landscape Conservation Action Plan in consultation with the local community, partners and other key stakeholders. The project aims to value, protect and restore the unique landscape of the South West Peak.  Key areas of interest include ecosystem services, biodiversity, traditional skills, cultural heritage and access.

Closing Date: 30/12/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 16/12/14


Cheshire Wildlife Trust

CES require a Graduate Trainee Ecologist to provide project delivery and administrative support to the Projects Team to help ensure the effective and efficient running of the Consultancy.

Salary £15,300. 12 month contract.

The Graduate Trainee will assist with survey and mitigation projects and undergo training to increase their skills.

Closing Date: 9/1/15

Region: North West

Posted: 16/12/14


FSC believes the more we know about and take inspiration from the world around us the more we can appreciate its needs and protect its diversity and beauty for future generations.  We currently have a vacancy for:

Field Teacher – Tutor

FSC London Region Stratford Office

In the important and challenging role of a Field Tutor you will develop, plan and deliver GCSE and A-level courses, along with environmental courses for younger students. You will be expected to play a major role in the working and organisation of the education team.

Closing Date: 5/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 16/12/14


logo: John Muir Trust - for wild land & wild placesJohn Muir Award Education Manager (Maternity cover – 12 month post)

The John Muir Award is the UK’s leading environmental award scheme and the main educational initiative of the John Muir Trust.  Manage and increase education-related John Muir Award activity, primarily through schools but also including informal education and other sectors. Position the Award to contribute, reflect and be relevant to the English education and learning sector. Assist the England Award Manager and provide continuity during maternity leave. 

Salary: £25-28,000 (depending on experience) plus 5% pension contribution.

Post is based in Matlock, Derbyshire.  

Closing Date: 15/1/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 15/12/14


Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Living Landscapes Development Manager

Salary:            £32,650 (Grade 4b: £30,600 - £32,650)

Location:         Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW    

We’re looking for a natural entrepreneur who will capitalise on the unique opportunity that exists within the charity and its trading subsidiary, Middlemarch Environmental Ltd, to deliver Living Landscapes in Warwickshire. An inspirational champion for this approach you will be able to stimulate support for Living Landscapes in all sorts of audiences by promoting the environmental, social and economic benefits of nature conservation at this scale, and you will be able to convert this interest into direct support for the creation of Living Landscapes on the ground.

Closing Date: 8/1/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 15/12/14


logo: keystone habitatsAssistant Contract Manager (Salary Range £19,000 to £22,000 p/a)

Keystone Habitats is expanding and, therefore, is seeking an Assistant Contract Manager to work in liaison with and support the Regional Habitats Manager based at our Tetbury office in Gloucestershire.  We are offering a competitive salary, annual bonus scheme, company pension and opportunity for future career progression.

You will work with the Regional Habitats Manager to procure, price, resource and deliver Ecological Mitigation, Wildlife and Stock Fencing, Habitat Clearance, Management, Restoration and Creation contracts, using in-house and external resources.

Closing Date: 12/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 15/12/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 15/12/14          

4/2/15 Education volunteer recruitment morning, Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Volunteer Lock Keepers, Canal & Rivers Trust

Regular Volunteer, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (31/1)

Volunteer Assistant Reserve Warden, Dorset Wildlife Trust

Volunteer, Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust

Residential Volunteering Internships, RSPB (4/1)

Marine Research & Outreach Assistants, Manx Whale & Dolphin Watch (15/1)

Master Gardener Volunteer, Garden Organic

There is also a Conservation Holiday advertised on the Conservation Holidays page

Path Maintenance Conservation Working Holiday, Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust (30/1)

To view any post click on the job title.


logo: Forest HolidaysForest Ranger

£16K + bonus + pension + bens

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Fulltime 

Forest Holidays operate luxury log cabins in the beautiful woodland locations owned and operated throughout the UK by the Forestry Commission.  The Forest of Dean location has recently been extended to provide more of our ever popular luxury cabins.  Each Forest Holiday Location has a Forest Ranger who has expert knowledge of woodland flora and fauna and the world around us.  Our aim is to inspire guests to experience, enjoy and respect our British forests and the world around them by championing our ethical and ecological values.

Delete Date: 16/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 12/12/14


Logo: Canal & River TrustEcologist (East Midlands)

Permanent part-time role 3 days (22 hours) flexible, based Newark,

Salary from £25k pro-rata.

As part of a regional team of the Trust's environmental experts, this role provides specialist input on ecological matters to all the Trust's activities across our East Midlands waterway area (covering the R. Trent and associated navigations) - including routine maintenance, customer service, major projects including canal restoration, volunteer activities, estates and property management with an emphasis on not just protecting the waterway environment but improving it.

Closing Date: 5/1/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 12/12/14


LEMUR+: Heritage Training Bursary Placements

Closing Date: 16/1/15

Region: South West, Midlands & Wales

Posted: 12/12/14


Team Member,

Wood-Land Southwest ltd is a countryside contracting and grounds maintenance business based near Bridgwater, Somerset. We are looking for a practical skilled and experienced person to join our contracting team.

The job is a hands on position and require the successful person to work across a range of projects and work sites.

Logo: Wood-Land Southwest Ltd

Delete Date: 16/1/15

Region: South West

Posted: 12/12/14


Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Planning and Biodiversity Officer

Can you present a good case to protect sites and landscape areas for the benefit of wildlife and people ? 

This is your opportunity to influence approaches to planning and address issues that impact on wildlife.

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to respond to planning issues that relate to Biodiversity and to input to strategic plans and develop policy, in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. 

Closing Date: 6/1/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 12/12/14


Logo: Forestry Commission ScotlandPlanning Forester

£28,402- £32,212 plus benefits
Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District covers the National Forest Estate in North East Scotland. It comprises approximately 58,000 hectares ranging from coastal pine forests like Culbin in the North West through productive upland spruce plantations in the Central and Eastern parts of the unit the iconic pinewoods of Speyside and Deeside and peri urban WIAT woodlands on the outskirts of Aberdeen City. The key responsibilities for the role will include the delivery of the agreed Forest Strategic Plan objectives through the co-ordinated production of Land Management Plans to include internal and external stakeholder consultation and the development of prescriptions to include both thinning and LISS.

Closing Date: 11/1/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 12/12/14


Logo: Charmouth Heritage Coast CentreAssistant Warden

Salary: £15,000 - £16,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Period of employment: March 2015 - February 2017

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is an independent charity, running a busy educational visitor centre on the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast. We are looking to recruit an assistant warden to lead schools, groups and the general public on a wide range of events and to assist in the day to day running of the Centre. The Centre currently welcomes over 90,000 visitors a year and over 6,000 school children on organised study sessions.

Closing Date: 15/1/15

Region: South West

Posted: 12/12/14


Logo: Charmouth Heritage Coast CentreSeasonal Warden

Salary: £1,150 per month (before statutory deductions)

Period of employment: March - October 2015

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is an independent charity, running a busy educational visitor centre on the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast. We are looking to recruit a seasonal warden to lead schools, groups and the general public on a wide range of events and to assist in the day to day running of the Centre, including the small Centre gift shop. The Centre currently welcomes over 90,000 visitors a year and over 6,000 school children on organised study sessions.

Closing Date: 15/1/15

Region: South West

Posted: 12/12/14


Logo: QuadronWarden

Based at:South Norwood Country Park, Croydon

40 hours per week(flexible working arrangements to include evening & week-end working)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Quadron’s Croydon contract for a self-motivated individual with an interest in conservation to fill the position of Warden at the South Norwood Country Park. The successful candidate will supervise and undertake estate management and maintenance of the site & assist in the management of other open spaces within the Borough.

Closing Date: 2/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 11/12/14


Logo: BBOWTEnvironmental Education Officer (Berkshire)

Salary: £21,072 per annum, pro rata

Contract: Temporary (March-August) / Part time (4 days/week)

Based:  Woolley Firs, Maidenhead

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. We are looking for an outgoing, knowledgeable educator to help deliver our programmes within Berkshire during the busy spring and summer seasons.

Closing Date: 15/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 11/12/14


Logo: Allnatt since 1924Tutor - Allnatt Outdoors

Seasonal contract will include regular evening and weekend work. Allnatt Outdoors has been providing high quality outdoor education for over 90 years. Customers, including a range of school, youth and overseas groups return to us year after year because of the unique and inspirational learning experiences our staff facilitate. Our 2 residential centres are in stunning locations; the Isle of Wight and Swanage. These locations provide a  superb background for our Environmental Education, Adventurous Activities, Field Studies and Linguistic programmes. We also offer Camps and Activities in School grounds nationwide.

Closing Date: 5/1/15

Region: South West & South

Posted: 11/12/14


Sussex Wildlife Trust

Wildcall Officer (maternity cover)

Actual Salary - £10,497 per annum

Contract – Fixed Term – 1 year (approx)

The Sussex Wildlife Trust is the leading organisation covering all aspects of nature conservation in Sussex. Our work includes environmental education, working with landowners, businesses and local communities, and the care of over 3,000 acres of downland, woodland, wetland and heath.  We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide an information service to the people and communities of Sussex and increase knowledge and understanding of conservation and wildlife issues.

Closing Date: 11/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 11/12/14


Logo: Northumberland Natioanl ParkVolunteer Development Officer

Salary £20,253 - £22,937 per annum pro rata

18.5 hours per week

Based at Eastburn, Hexham

Northumberland National Park Authority would like to recruit a permanent part-time Volunteer Development Officer to identify opportunities for volunteer project development and to promote, the engagement, facilitation and empowerment of volunteers.

Closing Date: 12/1/15

Region: North East

Posted: 11/12/14


logo: RSPBProject Assistant – RSPB Scotland

Based at North Scotland Regional Office, Inverness

Contract to 31 March 2016 – Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £15,000 to £17,000 per annum 

The capercaillie is one of Britain’s rarest and most iconic species of bird. The Capercaillie Project is a partnership between RSPB, Scottish National Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland. The postholder will support the Capercaillie Project Officer in delivery of the Capercaillie Biodiversity Action Plan and the provision of advisory support to partners in the public and private sectors.

Closing Date: 6/1/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 10/12/14


logo: RSPBSupporter Adviser – Wildlife

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy

6 month contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £17,000 to £18,500 per annum 

Do you enjoy providing great customer service and do you love the natural world? Do you have good, knowledge of UK wildlife and are confident in communicating about it? 

The RSPB’s Supporter Services Wildlife team are looking for someone who can work effectively, courteously and enthusiastically with RSPB supporters, professionals, staff and the general public on the phone, via email, letters, and other customer service methods.

Closing Date: 15/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 10/12/14


logo: Brockwell Park Community GreenhousesEducation Officer

Part Time, six month contract with the possibility of extension and becoming full time (pending funding)

Salary £25,000 pro rata

Growing through learning: learning through growing

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses is a vibrant community garden situated in the centre of Brockwell Park.  The BPCG charity is committed to enabling a diverse range of local residents, schools and visitors to increase their knowledge, improve their wellbeing and to create greener communities. 

We are currently looking for an Education Officer to help move our project into the next stage of its development.

Delete Date: 14/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 10/12/14


Logo: Kent Wildlife TRustAssistant Warden – Blue Bell Hill & The Larches

Part-time permanent post. Salary Range: Points 1 to 7 on the Trust salary scale, (£14,168 - £18,841 pro rata) (Approximately £250 a month)

Based at Blue Bell Hill & The Larches Nature Reserves (Office-Tyland Barn, Maidstone)

Opening and closing the site entrance at Bluebell Hill, assisting & guiding visitors, and general site maintenance. This is a part-time post, (14 hours per week - 2 hours per day split between opening and closing (which is variable), 7 days on, 7 days off) the normal periods of work will be as per the attached schedule.

Closing Date: 9/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 9/12/14


North Ayrshire Council

 Ranger
Salary: £22,198 - £24,226
Eglinton Country Park
To assist the Senior Ranger in providing a full Ranger service including an information and interpretive service for Eglinton Country Park and all other areas of North Ayrshire as directed by the Country Parks Manager

Closing Date: 5/1/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 9/12/14


Logo: agb EnvironmentalProject Assistant

Newmarket

Circa. £ 18,000 (depending on experience)

agb Environmental Ltd offers a wide range of environmental and engineering services including geo-environmental, geotechnical, ecology, arboriculture, forestry, waste and flood risk. 

This exciting and dynamic role will include a wide variety of tasks ranging from working on major strategic projects for clients, assisting in development led projects, through to business development and management activities. Other aspects of the job involve reporting on a variety of subjects with technical input from our wide range of sub-consultants.  These can be flood risk assessments, ecological surveys, tree surveys and below ground utility surveys.

Closing Date: 7/1/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 9/12/14


South Ayrshire Council: Belleisle Park Ranger

Closing Date:19/12/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 9/12/14


Stockman/General estate worker

An experienced Stockman/General estate worker is required to join the estates team.  The role will encompass all livestock tasks within the estate to include bringing together and showcasing a collection of traditional and rare breeds that will enhance the visitor experience, the development of value added product and the careful management of biodiversity.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Closing Date: 10/1/15

Region: South West

Posted: 9/12/14


Total Ecology Ltd is looking for the following to join our small but dedicated team:

Ecologist wanted for initial 6 month contract with chance of becoming permanent.

Salary: £18,000 -£25,000 pro-rata depending on experience.

Graduate Ecologist wanted for 6 months over the busy survey season.

Salary: £15,000 - £18,000 pro-rata depending on experience. 

Seasonal bat surveyors wanted. Offices are based in Northumberland, and surveys will mostly be in the northeast of England.

Closing Date: 16/1/15

Region: North East

Posted: 8/12/14


logo: Natural PowerSenior Ecologist

Stirling

 Due to the continued success of the Ecology and Hydrology department, we are looking to recruit a Senior Ecologist into our office in Stirling.  Reporting into the Principal Ecologist, you will be responsible for providing onshore ecology services to clients and offshore services where circumstances require, within the renewables industry. The Senior Ecologist will provide input, both internal and externally, on all taxa associated with projects (i.e. birds, terrestrial mammals and botany).

Closing Date: 4/1/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 8/12/14


logo: Natural PowerEcologist

Stirling/Dumfries & Galloway

Due to the continued success of the Ecology and Hydrology department, we are looking to recruit an experienced Ecologist into our office in either our head office in Dumfries & Galloway or the Stirling office.  Some of the duties and responsibilities associated with the role include to undertake ornithological/ecological fieldwork associated with onshore wind farm developments throughout the UK.  Survey work will be associated with schemes that are in the development, construction and post-construction phases.

Closing Date: 4/1/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 8/12/14


logo: Hadlow CollegeLecturer in Forestry and Arboriculture                

£23,784 to £31,997 per annum                                              

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Lecturer to teach across a range of Forestry and Arboriculture courses at our Hadlow College main campus. This is a very exciting time to get involved with a rapidly expanding department and have an input into shaping the resources and curriculum offer for the next generation of students. The majority of delivery will be full time courses at level 2 and level 3 and you will take on the role as course manager and personal tutor for one of these areas.

Closing Date: 18/12/14

Region: South

Posted: 8/12/14


Udlington Farm: Experienced Country Couple

Delete Date: 12/1/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 8/12/14


logo: WWT - wetlands for lifeHorticulture Warden (maternity cover)

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Full-time, fixed-term contract until 30.5.15

£13,953 to £14,687 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to undertake horticultural maintenance duties within the grounds of WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. The successful candidate will support other members of the grounds staff in the overall maintenance and presentation of the site, ensuring the welfare of the wildfowl collection at all times.

Closing Date: 4/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 8/12/14


logo: The Wildlife Trusts Herts & Middlesex: 50 yearsSenior Planning & Biodiversity Officer

£28,729 – £31,310 plus 7% pension

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Location: St Albans

A unique opportunity to join a successful and growing conservation charity at an exciting time!

We are looking for an experienced Senior Planning & Biodiversity Officer to lead the Trust’s input to the planning system, to oversee our work on Local Wildlife Sites and to contribute to land advice and projects in the wider countryside.

Closing Date: 19/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 8/12/14


logo: Aspect EcologyEcologist

Oxfordshire based position with excellent prospects for career development

Aspect Ecology specialises in providing ecological consultancy services to a well-established base of high profile clients in both the public and private sectors. Due to the success and expansion of the business, we have an excellent opportunity for a qualified graduate / post graduate / post doc to develop their career and to fulfil their potential undertaking challenging and interesting project work within a professional and friendly team environment.

Closing Date: 4/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 8/12/14


North Ayrshire Council

Ranger
Salary: £19,695 Pro-rate
Location: Eglinton Country Park
To assist the Senior Ranger in providing a full Ranger service including an information and interpretive service for Eglinton Country Park and all other areas of North Ayrshire as directed by the Country Parks Manager

Closing Date: 2/1/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 8/12/14


logo: GPC 1894Pyecombe Golf Club

Apprentice Greenkeeper

Pyecombe is a members’ club, situated six miles north of Brighton, set in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The duties will include a range of golf course maintenance tasks including some construction, treework and conservation activities to present the Golf Course to the highest standards for members and the paying public.

The hours are 40 a week with early morning starts (6am in the summer) and occasional weekends (part-time, paid at overtime rates) on a rota basis.  Pay will be according to experience.

Closing Date: 5/1/15

Region: South

Posted: 8/12/14


Care Farming UK Co-ordinator

Location: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Hours: 18 hrs (based on 37.5 hrs week; actual hours subject to negotiation)

Salary: £25,000 pro rata

Contract: Initially 1 year with likely extension

To be based with LEAF at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, this part-time post will co-ordinate the work of Care Farming UK and help develop the care farming movement by managing services, sharing good practice and networking, and co-ordinating the development and delivery of information and research findings.

Delete Date: 16/1/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 8/12/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 8/12/14

Reforestation & Recycling Volunteer, Green Life Volunteers

Horticulture Team Volunteer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (23/1)

Mammal HQ Volunteer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (9/1)

Education Group Leader Volunteer, National Trust, Ashridge Estate (31/1)

Volunteer Assistant Warden – South Walney, Cumbria Wildlife Trust (5/1)

Volunteer Conservation Officer x 2, The Wildlife Trust BCN (11/1)

Guide & Conservation Volunteers – Residential x 2, Whale & Dolphin Conservation (12/1)

Guide & Events Volunteer – Residential, Whale & Dolphin Conservation (12/1)

Guide & Events Volunteer – Residential, Whale & Dolphin Conservation (12/1)

Voluntary Placement – Ranger Team, Northumberland National Park

Voluntary Marine Awareness Assistant x 2, Devon Wildlife Trust (23/1)

New Naturalists Programme, Northumberland National Park

Catering Assistant – Riverside Café, RSPB

Seasonal Activities Volunteer, Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Family Activities Volunteer, RSPB

People Engagement Volunteer, RSPB

Family Event Helpers, RSPB

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week            

3/1/15 Ballachurry Wetlands workday on Isle of Man with Manx Wildlife Trust Southern Group       

30/1/15 Conservation Work Party at Eycott Hill Site of Special Scientific Interest in Penrith organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust            

10/2/15 Conservation Work Party at Gosling Sike Farm in Carlisle with Cumbria Wildlife Trust       

Conservation Work Party on 28/2/15 at Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve- Lancelot Clark Stort with Cumbria Wildlife Trust 

6/3/15 Conservation work party at Dubbs Moss Nature Reserve, Cockermouth run by Cumbria Wildlife Trust             

8/4/15 Conservation Work Party at Drumburgh Moss National Nature Reserve with Cumbria Wildlife Trust 

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is running a Conservation Work Party on 22/4/15 at Quarry Banks Nature Reserve

3rd Friday of every month Yorkshire Wildlife Trust runs the Woodhouse Washlands Practical Task Days nr Sheffield

Jan - April 2015 over various Weekdays Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will run Peat Restoration Practical Task Days at Thorne Moor National Nature Reserve

Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has released the dates for work parties across the country in January and February

next year


Job of the Day: Friday 5 December

Important Plant Area Programme Manager with Plantlife

Logo: Plantlife

Logo: Isles of Scilly Wildlife TrustHead Ranger

Full-time, salary scale 3 (£22,549 - £25,000)

We are looking for an individual who has a proven track record in supervising, motivating and training a team of staff and volunteers in practical estate management tasks.   The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the day to day supervision of the Estate Ranger team, training them in best practice techniques for land management and creating, managing and reporting on work programmes.

Closing Date: 1/1/15

Region: South West

Posted: 4/12/14


CHMS Ltd

3 Ecological & Forestry Maintenance Operatives + 1 Apprentice

CHMS Ltd is a small family run ecological and forestry Company based in Cornwall that work throughout Cornwall and Devon.  Due to recent and ongoing awarded contracts, we are seeking three full time employees to work within the ecological mitigation and forestry maintenance team.

Delete Date: 30/12/14

Region: South West

Posted: 2/12/14


Logo: Durham Wildlife TrustCommunication and Development Officer

This post is offered as a fixed term contract to 31st December 2016, based at Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring.

DWT are seeking a person to take day to day responsibility for the communication between the Trust, its members and the wider public.  To regularly update the Trust’s website and to make effective use of the Trusts social networking sites – Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Also to help the Trust grow its membership by maximising the retention of existing members and the recruitment of new members. To be the staff lead for the Trust’s membership magazine, generating ideas, commissioning and compiling content and working closely with the Editor and external design team. 

Delete Date: 30/12/14

Region: North East

Posted: 2/12/14


Communications Officer

Full-time, permanent post

£21-23k pa.  (depending on experience)                

Location: Bickley Hall Farm, Cheshire, SY14 8EF

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is recruiting a communications officer to deliver our publications, promote excellent external relations, develop our online presence, encourage participation in events and activities and contribute specialist communications knowledge to the wider organisation. The post holder will ensure the Wildlife Trust is recognised and respected for its role and work, promote positive, clear communications for the Trust and raise its profile.

Closing Date: 19/12/14

Region: North West

Posted: 2/12/14


logo: HertfordshireProjects Officer - Communities

County Hall, Hertford

Full Time Permanent

£19,048 – 25,440 per annum

Hertfordshire’s Countryside Management Service (CMS) is unique in several ways. One of the first countryside management projects to be established in the UK, we help local communities care for the countryside while promoting opportunities to enjoy it. The secret of our success rests on levels of passion, ambition and innovation that are hard to beat. In this exciting environment, we’re looking for a practically minded proactive person to join our county-wide team: a diverse area that extends from Cheshunt to the Chilterns.

Closing Date: 22/12/14

Region: South

Posted: 1/12/14


logo: Wokingham Borough CouncilTree and Landscape Officer / Senior Arboricultural Officer

£22,443 to £33,998 Career Graded

This is an exciting opportunity for arboriculturists to broaden their horizons whilst working on a wide range of projects, including strategy and policy development, within a team dealing with a variety of environmental issues. A large part of the role is the strategic protection and enhancement of the trees within the Borough through the management of Tree Preservation Orders, tree works applications and appeals.

Closing Date: 19/12/14

Region: South

Posted: 1/12/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 1/12/14

Research Assistant, Sea Watch Foundation (10/1)

Voluntary Trainee Ranger, Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust (19/12)

Volunteer Rangers, Durlston Country Park & NNR

Skokholm Long Term Volunteers 2015, Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Education & Awareness Assistant, Sea Watch Foundation (4/1)

Practical Volunteer Officer, The Conservation Volunteers, York Office

Full Time Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (5/1)

Conservation & Access Volunteer Officer, The Conservation Volunteers (5/1)

Research Internship, Sea Watch Foundation

Community Fundraising Pin Badge Box Minder, RSPB Cymru

Volunteer Walkover Surveyors, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust (15/1)

Mosslands Community Involvement Volunteer Assistant, Lancashire Wildlife Trust (31/12)

Health Walk Leaders, Countryside Management Service, Herts County Council

Mosslands Wild Families Volunteer, Lancashire Wildlife Trust (31/12)

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Work Days advertised in the last week            

The Conservation Volunteers run Biodiversity Action Team events in Hampshire through from December to March

Reserve Work Party, Spring Wood on 11/1/15 Staunton Harold Reservoir, Derbyshire with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust  

24/1/15 Fallin Bing work party in Falkirk with Buglife


button: Focus now out

22 pages in total this Focus in association with Love Parks highlights the urban environment. HLF draws up some of the main points from their ‘State of UK Public Parks 2014’ report and Nesta talks about how their Rethinking Parks programme will give a boost to the Parks sector. Natural England pick a couple of points from their MEBIE2 report and Treeconomics detail the many benefits of trees and how these can now be quantified in economic terms. greenspace scotland give information on two of their current projects and we finish on an interview piece with Daniel Raven-Ellison, the driving force behind the Greater London National Park campaign Read it here http://bit.ly/CJSFocus


AMW Arboreal Ltd

Conservation Worker

Staff wanted for short term contract (now until at least the end of February 2015) with conservation contracting company (AMW), working on designated sites throughout Scotland.

Duties will include but not limited to ditch damming, chipping, stump treatment and chainsaw work for scrub.

Delete Date: 26/12/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 28/11/14


Countryside Operative

Following our continued success Three Shires Ltd are currently seeking experienced Countryside Operatives to work in a commercial world with specific knowledge, experience and qualifications in the forestry, fencing and landscaping sectors of the construction and rail industry.

Logo: Three Shires Ltd

Delete Date: 26/12/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 28/11/14


logo: Rural Development InitiativesRural Development Initiatives Ltd.

Project Manager Vacancy

We’re recruiting for a highly motivated individual to work on a unique, ground breaking project for the forestry sector in England. The project will be run in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Foresters and employers from across the forestry sector. The successful person will manage the development and running of a Professional Development Network for foresters. This will involve working with forestry SMEs and producing and delivering professional development plans, courses, events and e-based learning.

Delete Date: 26/12/14

Region: South West

Posted: 28/11/14


logo: exeGesISIT Jobs in Conservation

exeGesIS SDM Ltd is a well-respected environmental and software development consultancy and is the company behind  many of the UK's leading countryside management solutions. We are expanding our team in response to increase demand for our services and have several positions to fill:

Software Application Developers (3 posts)

Software Application Test Manager

Technical Project Manager

Delete Date: 26/12/14

Region: Wales

Posted: 28/11/14


logo: Simonsbath HouseOutdoor and Environmental Tutor,

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre, Simonsbath, Exmoor, Somerset TA24 7SH

March  2015, £13,295  - £17,680p.a. dep. on experience

You would be working as part of the Simonsbath House Team delivering Outdoor and Environmental Education courses to visiting groups. Developing and managing a community programme of activities. Developing and leading a yearly walking holiday programme for adult visitors and contributing to the overall activity programme of Simonsbath House.

Delete Date: 26/12/14

Region: South West

Posted: 28/11/14


Senior Ecologist.

Tim Moya Associates, Harlow, Essex.

Salary £30,950 - £37,000 + profit-related bonus scheme.  

Tim Moya Associates are seeking a Project Ecologist to join the team. We are looking for an experienced ecologist capable of undertaking and managing a variety of field surveys and mitigation and communicating effectively to clients. The successful candidate will enjoy a variety of site and office work.

TMA Ecology are involved in a wide range of projects including for utilities companies, house builders and local authorities.

Delete Date: 24/12/14

Region: South

Posted: 26/11/14


Logo: North York Moors National ParkThe North York Moors National Park is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK. We have ambitious conservation aims and need high quality conservation professionals to help achieve them.

Conservation Graduate Trainee

£13.5K (24 months fixed-term)

A great opportunity to put your academic knowledge into practice and develop your career with two years practical work experience.

Delete Date: 23/12/14

Region: North East

Posted: 25/11/14


On Foot Forestry Ltd

Brush Cutter Operators x 5

On Foot Forestry Ltd is a small forestry and countryside maintenance business and works on various projects throughout the UK. We are seeking 5 brush cutter operators to work on a 3 month vegetation management contract in Hampshire involving work on SSSI, ancient monument and forestry restock sites.

Delete Date: 23/12/14

Region: South

Posted: 25/11/14


logo: Perran Sands Holiday ParkHaven Holidays

Perran and Riviere Sands Ranger

Working within the Penhale Sands Special Area of Conservation and working closely with Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Penhale Dunes Ranger you will develop and lead an innovative program of wildlife activities for guests and caravan owners alike. You will not be afraid to muck in where needed at the busiest times.

Salary £15000 - £17000

Hours variable 6 day week through peak season

Closing Date: 19/12/14

Region: South West

Posted: 24/11/14


Apprenticeship advertised week beginning 24/11/14           

Trainee opportunities across the Midlands with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust


Botanic Gardens Education Network (bgen)

Administrator

Part-time freelance position (approx 2-3 days per week)

Salary: £12.50 per hour

The bgen committee invites tenders to provide administration services to support the bgen committee to enable it to deliver bgen services to its members.

Delete Date: 22/12/14

Region: UK wide

Posted: 24/11/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 24/11/14

Research Analyst – Equality & Diversity, RSPB

Bottlenose Dolphin Research Volunteers, Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

7/2/15 Essex Wildlife Trust Volunteer Open Day at Writtle College

Volunteer Placement, Kith & Kin Forest School

Nature Force Volunteers, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Logo: Warwickshire Wildlife TrustTrainee opportunities across the Midlands

We are looking for ten trainees to make a Wilder Career Choice. The project will give you the skills required by today’s nature conservationists – practical habitat management, ecological surveying, environmental education and the ability to engage with volunteers and the public.

Each traineeship will last for one year and trainees will receive a bursary of £9000. Positions are available with Wildlife Trusts in Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Birmingham and Leicestershire & Rutland and Wyre Community Land Trust.

Delete Date: 18/12/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 20/11/14