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Groundwork South

Project Assistant

We are looking for a project assistant with a keen interest in the conservation, environmental or green space sector to join our team. The position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to take the first step in developing a career in the green spaces/conservation sector, including gaining qualifications in the usage of Brushcutter, Hand Held Trimmer & First aid. The position will provide experience in practical conservation work, construction of growing spaces and management of local nature reserves.

Delete Date: 27/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 27/2/15


logo: Freshwater Habitats TrustWe are now recruiting for a major three-year project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.  ’People, Ponds and Water’ will work with thousands of people to make a national difference to freshwater biodiversity.

Welsh Regional Project Officer

£25,000-£28,000 per annum. Full time, 3 year contract

Start: ASAP

We are seeking a bright, keen person with a strong ecological background, some knowledge of freshwater wildlife and experience working with volunteers, to manage and deliver the Flagship Ponds and PondNet elements of the project.

Closing Date: 16/3/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 27/2/15


Logo: Mount Stuart Isle of ButeHead of Island Landscape

Head of Island Landscape is a new operational management role based at Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute. The role presents an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant contribution to the management of the island’s landscape.

The successful candidate will lead a small Landscape Team of arborists as well as a Gardens Team including Gardens Manager and Gardens Curator. 


Logo: Mount Stuart Isle of ButeGardens Manager in Charge

The Isle of Bute is the most accessible of the western isles being only a 35 minute ferry crossing from the mainland.  The policies (grounds) and gardens of Mount Stuart have been described by Historic Scotland as ‘one of Scotland’s most notable designed landscapes’... The Mount Stuart Trust is currently recruiting for the role of Gardens Manager. The successful candidate will assist the Head of Landscapes and the Gardens’ Curator with the horticultural management and development of the Gardens as a garden and plant collection of national significance.

Closing Date: 31/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 26/2/15


Logo: Mount Stuart Isle of ButeIsle of Bute Countryside Ranger

 Managed by the Mount Stuart Trust, Bute Estate extends to some 10,900 hectares and has a varied landscape of forestry, highly cultivated areas and a scenic coastline. Bute is the most accessible of the western isles being only a 35 minute ferry crossing from the mainland. The role includes the full aspect of Ranging duties with the Ranger being the Trust’s representative and point of contact on rural issues.

Closing Date: 31/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 26/2/15


Logo: Scottish Borders CouncilVisitor Centre Assistant - Harestanes Visitor Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh

Salary: £16977.63-£18,820.47 pro rata   

Hours: 28 hours per week

Temporary until: 31 March 2016  

This post is a great opportunity to assist in the delivery of education and interpretation services, be involved in the management and maintenance of Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, which is a busy outdoor attraction near Jedburgh.

Closing Date: 9/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 26/2/15


Logo: BRCCBedfordshire Rural Communities Charity

Rural Development Facilitator

Do you have experience of project management or development in a business context, combined with the drive to help develop the local rural economy? Could you bring forward high quality applications to grant funding programmes expected to be worth nearly £3 million over 6 years?

BRCC is seeking a full-time project Facilitator to generate and support applications to its two forthcoming LEADER grant programmes, on behalf of the Greensand Ridge and the Beds & Hunts Claylands Local Action Groups, between 2015 and 2020.

Closing Date: 19/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 26/2/15


Logo: Surrey Heath Borough CouncilRecreation Manager

£40,238 – £46,732 per annum

Fixed term contract to cover maternity leave

Camberley, Surrey

The Business Executive delivers a range of leisure, cultural and income earning activities for the Council, with a brief of continuing to improve service delivery in the face of budgetary constraints. With responsibility for our Greenspace, Leisure and Heritage services, we are particularly seeking an individual possessing a strong background in parks and countryside management.

Closing Date: 9/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 26/2/15


logo: RSPBAssistant Warden

Based in Orkney

4.5 month contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £14,500 to £16,000 per annum

Are you interested in assisting to manage our 13 diverse nature reserves on Orkney, comprising a mixture of farmland, wetland, cliff and moorland sites? You will be assisting current staff to deliver the management plans for the sites; by monitoring key species and assisting with land management and maintenance required on the reserves. Our primary habitat management is through our large number of grazing lets which need to be managed on the ground, this involves seasonal fencing checks, and maintenance.

Closing Date: 16/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 26/2/15


Logo: Natural Resources WalesDevelopment Planning Advisor

Starting Salary £21,748.00

This is a permanent, pensionable full-time appointment of 37 hours a week.

Flexible within North and Mid Wales

The Development Advice team will deliver timely co-ordinated advice which supports the ecosystem approach to the use of Wales’ natural resources. The Development Planning Advisor 2 will act as a point of contact for planning authorities and developers.  

Closing Date: 3/3/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 26/2/15


Logo: Natural Resources WalesDevelopment Planning Advisor 2 Roles

Starting salary of £24,578.00

The post in North and Mid Wales is a permanent, pensionable full-time appointment of 37 hours a week.

The post in South Wales is a 12 month fixed term appointment of 37 hours a week.

Flexible within the Mid Wales area. We have offices in Aberystwyth, Newtown and Welshpool.

St Mellons, Cardiff. The development planning service will play a major role in achieving NRW’s aims.

Closing Date: 12/3/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 26/2/15


Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumberlandia Manager

Northumberland Wildlife Trust and its trading subsidiary employ 60 staff and are based in Gosforth.  We are looking for a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our team.

The manager’s role will be to manage the ‘visitor experience’ and to run the Northumberlandia Visitor Centre, including the co-ordination of staff and volunteers working with the site warden and other members of the land management team in the overall management of the site.

Closing Date: 4/3/15  

Region: North East

Posted: 26/2/15


logo: RSPBAssistant Warden

Shetland Isles, North Scotland

5 month contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £14,500 to £16,000 per annum

Do you fancy spending this summer in the wild and beautiful North Isles of Shetland? This fixed-term contract will focus on monitoring some of the county's most exciting bird species including red-necked phalarope, whimbrel, red-throated diver and Arctic skua. There will also be the opportunity to help out with our project investigating the migration of Shetland's red-necked phalaropes using geolocators.

Closing Date: 23/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 26/2/15


Logo: Canal and River TrustCoast to Coast Programme Manager based in Wigan

Full Time – 37 hours per week, some evening & weekend work will be required

£27, 000pa 

Coast to Coast Project Leader, office base Wigan although the majority of project delivery will take place on site in Liverpool. Part Time – 30 hours over 4 days per week, some evening & weekend work will be required. £20, 000pa pro rata

Promoting healthy lifestyles, building new skills and growing a volunteer base to help care for our waterways – canoeing can achieve many things. We are now looking for someone to help us grow this valuable area of work through the development and delivery of an exciting and innovative new project.

Delete Date: 25/3/15

Region: North West

Posted: 25/2/15


Logo: Groundwork HertfordshireCommunity Manager

Salary: £27,147 to £30,474 plus attractive benefits

2 year fixed term contract with potential for extension

Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

 As Community Manager you will contribute to our business planning, helping us sustain and develop existing and new external partnerships. You will be capable of diversifying our offering to meet evolving local and regional needs, and building links with collaborators for allied services.  The role will have ample scope for innovation and you’ll be given all the support and guidance you need to really progress in your career.      

Closing Date: 16/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 25/2/15


Logo: Cornwall Wildlife TrustPart-time Charity Supporter (Variable hours)

Salary – £7.82 p/h or Commission, whichever is the greater, plus mileage allowance

The Trust is looking for a charismatic, enthusiastic and passionate part-time Charity Supporter who can inspire members of the public to regularly support its charitable work through the Trust’s membership scheme - this role is not a ‘hard sell’. A team of Charity Supporters work at pre-arranged venues such as supermarkets, local events and agricultural shows, using a static display or activities to assist in engaging with the public to gain memberships.

Closing Date: 5/3/15  

Region: South West

Posted: 25/2/15


Seasonal Bat Worker/Ecologist

April-October 2015 £18-£22k (depending on experience and qualifications)

ACE Surveyors are looking for an experienced bat surveyor/ecologist to carry out transects, deploy static detectors and carry out building inspections and roost potential surveys across Scotland.

Logo: ACE Surveyors

Closing Date: 16/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 25/2/15


Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity

Rural Development Administrator

BRCC is seeking a high quality Administrator to provide day to day administration for its two forthcoming LEADER grant programmes, on behalf of the Greensand Ridge and the Beds & Hunts Claylands Local Action Groups, between 2015 and 2020 inclusive. You will act as first point of contact for the programmes while supporting and processing grant claims and maintaining excellent records.

Logo: BRCC

Closing Date: 16/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 25/2/15


Logo: Cambridge Past, Present & FutureCountry Park Wardens at Wandlebury CP and Coton CR Cambridge

Full time and part time, both permanent and temporary

The creation of a new staffing structure for visitor, estate maintenance and wildlife conservation services at CambridgePPF sites, has generated new vacancies:

Join a committed team responsible for supporting Wandlebury Country Park, Coton Countryside Reserve and other CambridgePPF sites. Deliver better outcomes for visitors within developing site management plans including the conservation and enhancement of landscapes, historical features and wildlife habitats. 

Delete Date: 25/3/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 25/2/15


Logo: GlendaleWoodland & Countryside Manager – Bristol

Salary: Up to £28,000 p.a. + benefits

Glendale carries out a significant number of woodland & countryside management contracts throughout Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire and due to growth and known opportunities now require an experienced manager to oversee and grow our business in the area.

Based at our office south of Bristol, the successful candidate will be a proactive manager who will be able to offer sales, operational, financial and commercial management.

Closing Date: 7/3/15  

Region: South West

Posted: 25/2/15


logo: Natural EnglandNatural England

Warden

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, Northumbria Area Team, Lindisfarne NNR, Beal, Northumberland,

Permanent appointment.

37 hours per week.

Starting salary £16,500

Delete Date: 10/3/15  

Region: North East

Posted: 24/2/15


logo: Ecology SolutionsSeasonal Field Surveyors (Herpetofauna & Mammals)

We have forthcoming vacancies for seasonal field surveyors to be involved in reptile and amphibian survey and translocation work, together with dormouse, badger and bat survey work, in various locations across the UK.

Salary is paid at a basic rate of £50 per day plus expenses, to include a subsistence allowance, mileage costs and accommodation at bed and breakfast establishments when an overnight stay is required.

These positions will commence in April through until the end of September, and commitment throughout this time period is required.

 

Delete Date: 31/3/15  

Region: UK wide

Posted: 24/2/15


logo: RSPBCommunity Involvement Ranger

Based at Eastern Moors Partnership, Peak District National Park

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary range £16,350 to £18,500 per annum

The Eastern Moors, 10 square miles of stunning upland habitat in the Peak District National Park, is just a stone's throw from the city of Sheffield and looked after by the Eastern Moors Partnership, a joint initiative between the RSPB and the National Trust.

Closing Date: 6/3/15  

Region: Midlands

Posted: 24/2/15


Job of the Day: Monday 23 February
Ecologist with Aspect Ecology
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logo: Essex County CouncilEssex County Council

Ranger, Belhus Woods Country Park

South Ockendon

Permanent Contract

£16,998 - £21,734 + 10% FRA

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic individual who loves the outdoors and enjoys constantly improving the opportunities for enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the local environment for visitors to our country parks.

Closing Date: 3/3/15 extended

Region: South

Posted: 23/2/15


logo: Anglian WaterHead Ranger  

Permanent - Full Time 

Circa £25,000 

Norwich 

We are looking for a Head Ranger to be responsible for leading and developing staff and volunteers at our newly developed Nature Reserve. This is a key role in the management of Taverham Mill Nature Reserve and Fishery and we are looking for an exceptional individual to help drive excellent customer service, ensure the highest standards of health and safety, deliver events and maintain and improve our site.

Closing Date: 27/2/15 short date

Region: Anglia

Posted: 23/2/15


logo: National TrustArea Ranger

Salary: £20,401 per annum

Location: Kinver Edge, Kinver, near Stourbridge

This is an exciting moment for Kinver Edge, a large heathland restoration project has just started and the adjacent Kingsford Country park is about to be gifted to the Trust. Kinver is SSSI for its heathland and supports many rare species such as grey Hair grass and adder. The challenge is to upscale the rate of restoration using mechanical and grazing techniques and integrate with needs of locals and emerging plans to develop engagement and visitor services.

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 23/2/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 23/2/15

Seasonal Volunteer Assistant Warden (Internship), The Lundy Company Ltd (2/3)

Residential Volunteer Bird Surveyors, RSPB (28/2)

Environmental Education Assistant Internship, Magdalen Environment Trust (22/3)

Volunteer Education Trainee, Berkshire, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (26/3)

Voluntary Trainee Grazing Officer, Surrey Wildlife Trust (20/3)

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Logo: Dorset Wildlife TrustKingcombe Centre Engagement Officer

Location: Kingcombe Centre

Salary:  £17000 for a 28 hour (4 days) week

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated  person to take the lead role in developing and delivering a first class engagement programme based at the Kingcombe Centre. The role includes the development and delivery of weekend and holiday family activities and the co-ordination of  a volunteer programme.

Closing Date: 18/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 20/2/15


Logo: Dorset Wildlife TrustWeymouth & Portland Centres Assistant ( Maternity cover)

Location: Chesil Beach visitor centre, Weymouth

Salary:  £17500 p.a.

Dorset Wildlife Trust is seeking an enthusiastic assistant for our Weymouth and Portland Visitor Centre at Chesil Beach, Weymouth. The postholder will help deliver day-to-day Centre operations; supervising volunteers, providing information to visitors, managing the public in the surrounding area and assisting with retail activities. They will also play a key role in organising and delivering our busy events programme as well as leading school groups in field activities.

Closing Date: 11/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 20/2/15


Logo: Dorset Wildlife TrustWeymouth & Portland Seasonal Assistant

Location: Lorton Meadows, Weymouth

Salary:  £17500 p.a.

Dorset Wildlife Trust is seeking an enthusiastic assistant for our Weymouth and Portland Visitor Centre at Lorton Meadows, Weymouth. The postholder will help deliver day-to-day Centre operations; supervising volunteers, providing information to visitors, managing the public in the surrounding area and assisting with retail activities. They will also play a key role in organising and delivering our busy events programme as well as leading school groups in field activities.

Closing Date: 11/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 20/2/15


Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Learning Assistant

£18,000 per annum pro rata (£15,360 per annum)

SWWR provides a rescue, rehabilitation and release service for injured, sick and orphaned British wildlife, seeking to inspire learning about the world of British wildlife, and encouraging everyone to discover what they can do to protect it.

You will be assisting in the delivery of our Heritage Lottery Fund funded wildlife and agrarian heritage learning programme to schools and youth community groups including leading sessions at our on-site learning centre, an outreach workshop programme and family engagement activities. You will support the Learning and Outreach Manager in recruiting, training and managing a team of learning volunteers to help facilitate the learning programme.

Closing Date: 18/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 20/2/15


Logo: Cornwall Wildlife TrustVenue Liaison Officer

Salary – £17,500 per annum pro rata

This is a part-time permanent position. The role is primarily office-based at the Trust HQ near Truro but is suitable for work from home on an agreed, flexible basis.  The contract will be for 16 hours a week. Cornwall Wildlife Trust wishes to appoint a part-time Venue Liaison Officer who will support a team of five face-to-face Charity Supporters who work at pre-booked venues and events across Cornwall to recruit new members for the Trust. The team uses a static display and activities to engage with the public. 

Closing Date: 5/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 20/2/15


Logo: WWT Wetlands for lifeAssistant Warden

WWT Welney Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week

£15,555 - £16,374 per annum

Wetlands are essential for life.  The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) creates and protects wetland habitats to provide water, food and shelter for people and wildlife.  We save species around the world from extinction; our nine UK Wetland Centres inspire thousands of visitors to enjoy being close to nature. The Welney Wetland Centre is looking for an Assistant Warden to give support in a wide variety of conservation duties on a 420 ha lowland, wet grassland reserve.

Closing Date: 13/3/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 20/2/15


logo: National TrustRanger

£17,266 per annum

North West Arnside and Silverdale

Fixed term contract (until April 2017), full time

Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning. Our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment, and find better ways to do things. Help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.

Closing Date: 7/3/15

Region: North West

Posted: 20/2/15


Logo: South Cumbria Rivers TrustFreshwater Pearl Mussel Project Officer

Location: South Cumbria

Salary: circa £25k and pension (depending on experience). This position will be on a 3 year contract with the possibility of extension.

This is a new and very exciting opportunity, reporting to the Trust manager you will be responsible for ensuring the protection of remaining key populations of freshwater pearl mussel and the restoration of habitat to support natural recruitment. In addition you will put in place mechanisms to deliver the conditions necessary to secure the long term conservation of this species and communicate with local communities to raise awareness of freshwater pearl mussel conservation.

Closing Date: 9/3/15

Region: North West

Posted: 20/2/15


Logo: Hadlow CollegeHadlow College is Kent’s premier land-based College and one of the top such Colleges in the United Kingdom, having been confirmed as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Lecturer, Countryside, Wildlife & Game Management

£23,903 to £32,157 per annum, pro rata 

Part time (0.6 FTE)

Are you able to inspire and instruct learners on the theoretical and practical skills needed in the countryside, wildlife and game management industries? Then we are looking for you. This is a demanding and highly rewarding role and if successful you will join a vibrant and passionate team who are dedicated to providing an outstanding learning experience.

Closing Date: 9/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 19/2/15


Seasonal Warden - Rockcliffe Marsh

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is seeking to appoint a Seasonal Warden for Rockcliffe Marsh, the Trust’s largest nature reserve located on the Solway Firth in North Cumbria.

The contract will start on the 13th April 2015 and run for approximately 15 weeks (until around the 24th July 2015) depending on the breeding season. Pay: £1,183 (gross pcm).  Accommodation is provided.

Responsibilities of the post include monitoring breeding gulls, waders and passerines, liaising with the Estate and producing an end of season report.

Logo: Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Closing Date: 10/3/15

Region: North West

Posted: 19/2/15


Logo: Suffolk County CouncilSuffolk County Council

Melton

Countryside Officer - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) 

£23,698* pro rata

22 hpw, Maternity Cover for up to 6 Months

The current objectives of the role are to maintain the high-profile of initiatives such as Beachwatch. This involves working with and coordinating large numbers of volunteers working independently to conserve and enhance the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. In addition, you will develop new initiatives and funding opportunities to improve visitors' experience and understanding of the special character of the area.

Closing Date: 2/3/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 19/2/15


logo: National TrustArea Ranger

Salary        £20,401 per annum

Location    Farne Islands, St Aidans, Seahouses

Contract    Permanent, full time (accommodation provided)

You, with the aid of the Ranger, will lead the training and supervision of a team of paid seasonal and voluntary rangers managing all aspects of the island including selling National Trust membership, manning and stocking the visitor centre, species monitoring, habitat management, access management, working with the media, and engaging with visitors. You will also be responsible for managing volunteers on the island. Working alongside partners and stakeholders in the local community, you’ll communicate with other organisations to protect and enhance the Trust’s assets and reputation. 

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: North East

Posted: 18/2/15


Lee Valley Regional Park Autority: Head Gardener

Closing Date: 2/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 18/2/15


Logo: Essex County CouncilAssistant Country Park Ranger

£13,500 - £14,338

6 Month fixed-term Contract, full-time

Location: Weald Country Park, Brentwood

Essex County Council Country Parks Service are looking for Assistant Country Park Rangers for a six month contract over the spring and summer period. The work will be varied and includes customer service, practical land management and general park duties. You will be working across a variety of parks in the south of the County including working evenings and weekends as required.

Closing Date: 3/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 18/2/15


logo: RSPBReserves Ecologist

Based at RSPB Scotland Headquarters, Edinburgh

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

£18,000 to £25,000 per annum

You will have responsibility for the provision of high quality ecological advice to reserves teams managing a number of reserves in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and occasionally to head office staff. You will take an active role in drafting management plans, setting ecological objectives and targets and assessing performance against RSPB objectives.

Delete Date: 20/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 18/2/15


Logo: Torbay Coast & Countryside TrustJob Title: Gardener

Salary: £17,500

Location: Cockington Country Park
Do you have a passion for gardening?  A fantastic opportunity to become Cockington Country Park`s new Gardner has become available with Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust. The Country Park consists of 30 acres of Formal Park, a memorial walled Rose Garden and a number of herbaceous borders.

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 18/2/15


Logo: Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyCornwall AONB Development Officer

£26,955 - £33,857

37 hours per week

Location: Truro

Do you love Cornwall's landscape? Would you like to help it remain unique and special? As Development Officer with the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team, you will help to secure the future  of Cornwall's protected landscapes. You will be a highly motivated and creative individual, able to exploit opportunities and bring in funds. You will lead the development of the Cornwall AONB Unit and Partnership,  in order to ensure long term financial sustainability. You will also lead on projects, successfully exploiting key funding opportunities.

Closing Date: 16/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 18/2/15


logo: RSPBAssistant Warden

Based at Blacktoft Sands Reserve

12 month post or until 31 March 2016

37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £14,500 to £16,000 per annum

The Humber team are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and resourceful person to help deliver its ambitious conservation aims along the Humber. This short term contract offers a superb opportunity to gain further experience and training in a wide range of habitat management duties on some of Yorkshires premier nature reserves.

Closing Date: 10/3/15

Region: North East

Posted: 17/2/15


Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Access and Interpretation Officer

Salary: £20,500 per annum, pro rata.

Hours: 4 days per week (28 hours) or 2 days per week (14 hours). Contract: 3 years (fixed-term).

Location: Coleshill, North Warwickshire.

We are advertising for one x 4 day per week Access & Interpretation Officer role, or two x 2 day per week roles focussing on either the access or interpretation aspects of the role. This is to fulfil our access and learning programme as part of the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Closing Date: 11/3/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 17/2/15


Logo: Central Scotland Green Network TrustProject Manager & Project Development Officer

(Salaries circa £24000 & £26500 pro-rata)

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) seeks to change the face of Central Scotland by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east. CSGNT is recruiting for two posts, offering fantastic opportunities for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to be involved in a range of environmental improvement projects (such as habitat enhancements, greenspace creation, woodland planting, creating new and upgrading existing path infrastructure) helping achieve the CSGN Vision to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.

Closing Date: 8/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 17/2/15


Logo: ColchesterEducation & Visitor Centre Officer
Salary: £20,628 per annum

18 month fixed-term contract

You will be responsible for day to day operations, and will work at the park’s visitor centre. You will also be responsible for co-ordinating and overseeing all aspects of the front-of-house at the visitor centre, recruiting volunteers, and ensuring that administrative needs are met. It is your responsibility to ensure that service standards are met each day, and policies and procedures are being followed and are up-to-date, taking responsibility for financial security. You will co-ordinate and lead the educational programme, including Forest Schools and the health walk programme at the park.

Closing Date: 4/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 17/2/15


Christchurch and East Dorset Councils

Moors Valley Country Park

Estate Ranger

Salary: £25,582- £27,969 p.a. (PG 7) plus Local Government Pension Scheme

36 Hours per week

The Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join the Ranger team at Moors Valley Country Park. Working as part of the Ranger team you will be responsible for the management of the natural and recreational areas of the country park.

Closing Date: 10/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 17/2/15


Logo: WWT ConsultingSenior Consultant

37.5 Hours per week

Salary negotiable depending on experience

WWT Consulting is the specialist consultancy of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT).  An experienced Senior Consultant is sought to identify and deliver business development opportunities; to provide specialist technical expertise on the creation, restoration and management of multifunctional wetlands that increase biodiversity and provide a range of ecosystem services such as water quality treatment, flood reduction, soil erosion prevention and recreation opportunities; and to manage complex projects related to wetland creation, restoration and management.

Closing Date: 9/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 17/2/15


Finlaystone Country Estate, Langbank

2 Seasonal Rangers

Positions from May and June 2015 till Aug 2015, potentially one permanent position being offered.

Salary 14K to 16K depending on Experience.

To carry out the duties expected of a Ranger under the guidance of the Senior Ranger, Head Ranger and the owners of Finlaystone Estate to ensure a safe & friendly welcome for visitors.

Delete Date: 17/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 17/2/15


Christchurch and East Dorset Councils

Seasonal Ranger – Moors Valley Country Park

Temporary for 6 months Hours: 36 hrs per week

Salary: £14,338 p.a. pro rata plus Local Government Pension Scheme

You will be heavily involved with our visitor engagement programme including leading school groups on environmental activities, visitor services work at the Visitor Centre and tasks involved in the day to day running of Moors Valley Country Park.

Closing Date: 1/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 17/2/15


logo: RSPBActive in Nature Development Officer

Based at Mid Yare Reserve, Norwich

2 year Fixed Term Contract – 4 days per week

Salary range £20,500 to £21,500 per annum pro rata

Mid Yare reserve is found just 7 miles east of Norwich.  It is a diverse reserve with iconic wildlife spectacles which can be enjoyed throughout the year.  We need an enthusiastic, outgoing, self-motivated and inspiring individual to help develop new Outdoor Adventure activities for new and existing audiences.  The successful applicant would join our reserve team and be responsible for developing new cycling and canoeing activities in the Yare valley and throughout the Broads National Park.

Closing Date: 13/3/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 17/2/15


Logo: Friends of Barnes CommonFriends of Barnes Common

Education and Communications Officer (part time).

This is fixed term contract starting 1st April 2015 until 31st January 2017 for 2 days per week (flexible hours) at £900 per month (negotiable).

Location – Barnes Common, London SW13

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help deliver an educational programme to local schools and to take responsibility for membership, publicity and communications.

Closing Date: 16/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 16/2/15


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

Providing Environmental Studies/identification/Interview skills.

Delete Date: 27/3/15

Region: International

Posted: 16/2/15


Atholl Estates

Seasonal Countryside Ranger

Enthusiastic and outgoing seasonal ranger wanted for 5 months, May to October, to assist with a variety of ranger work on a busy upland estate in Highland Perthshire.  Duties include delivering countryside events and educational activities, trail maintenance, wildlife monitoring and conservation tasks.

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 16/2/15


Haycock and Jay Associates Ltd

 Ecologist

Up to £26,000 dependent on experience, skills and EPS Licence(s) held.

Based Otley, West Yorkshire

Join an established ecological practice which values quality of life for our employees whilst offering a diverse portfolio of ecological projects. We are looking for an experienced ecologist who is committed to a career practising amongst equals in a supportive atmosphere delivering desirable outcomes for clients in the private and public sectors.

Closing Date: 27/2/15

Region: North East

Posted: 16/2/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 16/2/15

Long Term Volunteer Ranger x 2, National Trust (13/3)

Volunteer Training Officer, The Conservation Volunteers (1/3)

Farm & Gowy Volunteer Trainee, Cheshire Wildlife Trust (1/3)

Seasonal Ranger x 2, Kelburn Country Centre (27/2)

People & Wildlife Volunteer Trainee, Cheshire Wildlife Trust (1/3)

Land Based Volunteering, Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust (27/2)

Nature Tourism & Visitor Experience Internship, RSPB (4/3)

Volunteer Learning Assistant Avalon Marshes, RSPB (6/3)

Youth Work Party Leader, Essex Wildlife Trust (28/2)

Volunteer Ecotherapy Sessional Trainee, St Nicks (11/3)

Conservation Volunteer, Sayers Croft

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Work Days advertised in the last week   

28/2/15 Froglife practical volunteer day in Evanton Wood, Highlands

Practical Work Days on 29/5, 26/6, 31/7 & 28/8/15 in Robinswood Hill, Gloucester organised by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Every Tuesday & the first Sunday of the month The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park run Practical Conservation Volunteering days in London

Thursdays & Fridays The Conservation Volunteers run Tree Life Centre Volunteer Days in Kingswood, near Bristol

 


button: Focus on Volunteering now published

NCVO provide a lead article on volunteering and diversity, with lots of tips on how best to attract, motivate and retain volunteers. CNP detail their Mosaic project and how volunteers can get involved. CSA provides some information on how to use social media to best effect and how to involve volunteers in the process. Find out why there’s never been a better time to employ an Apprentice. Steve Rogers analyses some very interesting data on toad patrols he has helped to organise in North Yorkshire. This edition also includes 111 specific volunteer positions most included only in the Focus and many adverts for projects, websites, work days & volunteering offers. Read it here


Job of the Day: Friday 13 February
Ecologist with Aspect Ecology
Logo: Aspect Ecology

National Farmers Union

Project Officer – x 2

Policy Services, Stoneleigh

Salary circa £27,484

We are looking to recruit two Projects Officers to work within our Policy Services Department.  Supporting different project areas, one Project Officer will take responsibility for delivering against the Tried and Tested / Greenhouse Gas Action Plan, and the other Project Officer will focus on Campaign for the Farmed Environment. Both positions are on a fixed term contract until March 2016.

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 13/2/15


logo: The Wildlife Trusts - Lincolnshire Wildlife TrustSeasonal Education & Community Assistant (6 month contract)

Based at Far Ings National Nature Reserve, Barton-upon-Humber

Circa £16,000pa (pro-rata)

Do you have a passion for natural history, the environment and education?

We are looking for someone to assist the Education & Community Officer in the day-to-day running of the Far Ings NNR Visitor Centre and the delivery of a programme of curriculum linked environmental education activities for schools and informal activities and events for visitors of all ages.

Closing Date: 2/3/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 13/2/15


logo: RSPBAssistant Warden

Based at Brading Marshes , Isle of Wight
Permanent Role Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £14,500 to £16,000 per annum

Are you interested in helping to manage a superb 400+ hectare nature reserve comprising of wetlands, woodlands, downland and arable, on the eastern shores of the Isle of Wight? You will help deliver the habitat management objectives for the reserve, be able to carry out species monitoring surveys to measure the effects of management and to supervise contractors.

Closing Date: 20/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 13/2/15


Assistant Ecologist:  Salary: £14,428 and,

Ecologist Internship:  Salary to be discussed on application

Company: EcoNorth Ltd

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Following continued success EcoNorth has an exciting opportunity for an assistant ecologist and an internship opportunity for an ecologist to join our small dedicated team.

EcoNorth is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of Northumberland Wildlife Trust so ensuring that much of our profit directly contributes to the conservation of local wildlife.

logo: EcoNorth - ecological consultants

Closing Date: 2/3/15

Region: North East

Posted: 13/2/15


logo: RSPBSite Manager

Based at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay Reserve

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £23,350 to £26,000 per annum

Leighton Moss is a truly special place at the heart of the Morecambe Bay area: one of the UK’s most important biodiversity hotspots. The RSPB reserve complex features a variety of important habitats including reedbed, estuary and limestone grassland and is home to several priority species such as bittern, marsh harrier, otter and high brown fritillary. Leighton Moss is also one of the RSPB’s flagship visitor sites, with thriving commercial, support-generating and learning operations.

Closing Date: 9/3/15

Region: North West

Posted: 13/2/15


logo: RSPBWarden

Based at Onziebust, Orkney

12 month contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £16,350 to £18,000 per annum

We are advertising an exciting opportunity to be warden on our two reserves within the Inner Isles on Orkney; Onziebust, on Egilsay and Trumland on Rousay. Carry out day to day management of the reserves, liaising with our local grazier and contractors.

Closing Date: 2/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 13/2/15


logo: RSPBWarden

Based at RSPB Lodge Reserve, Sandy

Permanent Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £16,350 to £18,000 per annum

Are you the person we are looking for? Are you self-motivated, with skills and experience in working outdoors, and keen to deliver nature conservation and visitors management? We are looking for a new warden to join our team and help us to restore heathland and other habitats at The Lodge for wildlife.

Delete Date: 20/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 13/2/15


Logo: Surrey Wildlife TrustCommercial Development Officer

£19,000 to £22,500 pa depending on experience

We need a Commercial Development Officer who can help to develop and implement innovative commercial activities in keeping with our priorities of sustainable land management and visitor service provision. This role will form a key part in delivering a long-term strategy towards sustainable land management; this strategy includes ensuring financial sustainability through the improvement/provision of visitor facilities and the retail of products and services from sites and activities (including film locations).

Closing Date: 27/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 12/2/15


Logo: PGLField Studies Instructors – Osmington Bay, Weymouth, Dorset

Experienced staff can earn £11,203-14,196pa. Meals and accommodation available.

Apprentice roles are also available at £141.56 per week, plus free meals. Accommodation available.

We offer seasonal contracts with flexible lengths.

PGL is the UK's leading provider of residential activity holidays and study courses for young people.

Our Osmington Bay centre on the beautiful Dorset coast has vacancies for Field Studies Instructors. 
The centre provides a spectacular location for taking the National Curriculum out of the classroom. As a PGL Field Studies Instructor, you will have the opportunity to bring the natural world to life introducing our guests to concepts of learning, using the outside world as your classroom.

Closing Date: 12/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 12/2/15


Logo: Kent Downs AONBNorth Downs Way Trail Manager

Permanent, Full time

Starting salary £31,136 per annum

There are exciting times ahead for the North Downs Way and we are looking for someone to lead the way and maximise the opportunities that arise. One of only fifteen National Trails across England and Wales, this is amongst the finest walking routes in the country.  Whilst a major part of this role is to maintain and enhance the quality of the Trail, your responsibilities will extend far beyond this.  You will maximise the Trail’s tourism potential; identify and implement projects that benefit the wider local economy; enhance visitor’s experience of the wonderful landscapes through which the North Downs Way passes; and engage with users, local businesses and community organisations in promoting and enhancing the Trail.

Closing Date: 8/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 12/2/15


The Ecology Co-operation Ltd

Senior Bat Ecologist

The Ecology Co-op is a successful and expanding ecology consultancy based in the South East, with our main office in Petworth, West Sussex.  We provide ecology expertise in both the private and public sectors and deliver a conception-to-completion service, ensuring a very high standard of professionalism for our clients and for wildlife conservation.

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Senior Bat Ecologist to undertake Phase 1 and 2 Bat Surveys.

Delete Date: 11/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 11/2/15


Logo: Woodland TrustWoodland Site Manager – Avon, Somerset, West Dorset, East Devon                

As Site Manager for Somerset, Former county of Avon, West Dorset and East Devon you will represent the Woodland Trust locally, managing a diverse portfolio of woodlands to deliver the maximum benefit for our core aims. You will ensure the safety of yourself, our visitors, contractors and volunteers on our sites, and manage the woodland estate in line with our required standards and guidelines. You will lead creative woodland management and people engagement projects. You will optimise supporter engagement, be a strong advocate for our work, values and beliefs, and influence others to act.

Closing Date: 8/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 11/2/15


Logo: Kent Wildlife TrustConservation Advice Team Leader

Fixed Term full-time post

Salary Range:   Points 18 – 25,  £27,956 to £33,518

Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

To enable the Trust to deliver consistent and effective advice, to those whose activity has a significant impact on the natural environment, in order to achieve the best outcomes for wildlife.

This is an interesting and challenging opportunity to work at the centre of this busy charity and develop a growing area of our work.

Closing Date: 10/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 11/2/15


logo: RSPBVisitor Experience Officer

Dungeness Reserve, Kent

Permanent Role, Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £15,000 to £18,000 per annum

The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of the reserve operation relating to visitor experience, including designing and delivering an innovative events programme, developing the reserve’s interpretation and visitor centre, local communications and membership recruitment.  In addition, the post holder will also lead a team of volunteers to deliver an education scheme at the reserve.

Delete Date: 11/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 11/2/15


logo: RSPBSenior Sites Manager

Based at Ouse Washes Reserve

Permanent Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £28,000 to £31,000 per annum

We're seeking an experienced land and operations manager for the Ouse Washes. You will be responsible for managing the RSPB and Wildlife Trust nature reserves and associated habitat restoration projects. You will lead, inspire and develop a multi-functional team of staff and volunteers. You will represent the RSPB, advocating the Society’s conservation priorities, securing support and engaging with stakeholders, decision makers and public.

Closing Date: 2/3/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 11/2/15


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: 10/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 10/2/15


logo: Ecology SolutionsSeasonal Field Surveyors 

Ecology Solutions is a leading consultancy specialising in ecology planning solutions and offering an extensive range of expertise, providing services to numerous and diverse high profile clients within both the public and private sectors.   

The Hertfordshire office have vacancies for a number of seasonal field surveyors to be involved in reptile and amphibian survey and translocation work, together with dormouse, badger and bat survey work in various locations across the UK.

Delete Date: 10/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 10/2/15


logo: The Wildlife Trusts GloucestershireGloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Reserves Development Manager

Salary £25,000 plus pension and life insurance

Permanent full-time contract

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong background in nature conservation to maximise income generation across the land management department.

Closing Date: 9/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 10/2/15


logo: RSPBWarden – Eastern Moors

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £16,350 to £18,000 per annum

The Eastern Moors, 10 square miles of stunning upland habitat in the Peak District National Park, is just a stone's throw from the city of Sheffield and looked after by the Eastern Moors Partnership, a joint initiative between the RSPB and the National Trust. Responsible for day-to-day conservation/land management operations and maintaining estate infrastructure, whilst enabling people to feel welcome to explore the estate and build a stronger connection with nature and the outdoors through assisting with our visitor engagement work.

Closing Date: 23/2/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 10/2/15


logo: RSPBMembership Development Assistant x 2

£14,800 - £16,000 pa – Northern Ireland

Do you love wildlife?  Are you a ‘people person’ – friendly and enthusiastic? Are you target driven? If so, then you are just the person we are looking for to join our Community Team. We are a truly amazing organisation and passionate about what we do.  It’s vital that we have people who can share this passion with visitors in face-to-face roles.

Closing Date: 27/2/15

Region: Northern Ireland

Posted: 10/2/15


logo: RSPBLearning Officer

£17,500 - £19,000 pa – Conwy

Are you passionate about environmental education?

We are looking for an inspiring communicator with good management skills to lead our education work at RSPB Conwy nature reserve. Recruiting and leading a small team of volunteers, you will deliver engaging curriculum-linked education sessions for school children.

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 10/2/15


logo: RSPBEstate Worker

£14,000 - £15,500 pro-rata pa – Sandwell Valley

Do you have great practical estate skills, enjoy working with volunteers and take pride in delivering high quality work? The RSPB is developing an exciting new centre and outdoor nature experience at Sandwell Valley, in the heart of the West Midlands.  Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, this summer we will be opening our new centre to the public for events, education and community activities.

Closing Date: 3/3/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 10/2/15


Learning Assistant

£15,500 - £16,000 pro-rata pa – Newport

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to deliver RSPB learning programmes at Newport Wetlands nature reserve.

logo: RSPB

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 10/2/15


Reserve Administrator

£14,350 - £15,650 pro-rata pa – Newport

We are seeking an experienced administrator with excellent written and oral communication skills to provide administrative support to the reserve team and ensure the efficient and effective running of the reserve office.

logo: RSPB

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 10/2/15


logo: RSPBVisitor Experience Manager

£18,500 - £20,000 pa – Newport

We are looking for an experienced person who will work as part of the team at Newport Wetlands to develop a visitor experience plan that creates memorable opportunities to connect people with nature.  The successful candidate will recruit, train, manage and motivate a team of volunteers to provide a brilliant visitor experience.

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 10/2/15


logo: RSPBSenior Sites Manager – North West Norfolk

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary range £28,000 to £31,000 per annum

Ever fancied living and working on the North Norfolk Coast and making a real difference to nature conservation on this outstanding stretch of coastline? Then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual with excellent leadership skills to manage the RSPB’s nature reserves in NW Norfolk.

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 10/2/15


Kelburn Castle & Estate

Seasonal Ranger x 2 
Location: Kelburn Country Centre, Fairlie, North Ayrshire
Salary: This is a volunteer position which will include accommodation and a weekly stipend.
Full time and Seasonal (March – October) for a five day week 9am-6pm

These positions will help with a variety of activities, including: supporting ranger and country centre events, all aspects of practical countryside management and maintenance of the country centre visitor areas. 

Closing Date: 27/2/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 9/2/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 9/2/15

Assistant Conservation Officer, County Wildlife Sites, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Practical Projects Volunteer Officer, The Conservation Volunteers (27/2)

Tree Nursery Volunteer, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Website Editor (Internship), Wildlife Trusts Wales

Assistant Conservation Officer – Ground Mapping, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Monitoring / Survey Volunteer, Norfolk Wildlife Services

Volunteer Education Officer, The Conservation Volunteers (27/2)

Assistant Warden Bure & Ant, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Reserve Volunteer – NWT West Norfolk, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (6/3)

Environmental Volunteer, Calderdale Council (28/2)

Volunteer Citizen Scientists, Zoological Society of London

Visitor Experience Volunteer, Forestry Commission

Ecology Placement Details 2015, Keystone Ecology (28/2)

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Work Days advertised in the last week    

Caring for Gods Acre have released their Churchyard  Task Team dates running through to July, mostly in Shropshire tasks include scrub clearance, hedge cutting and grassland management.

Every Tuesday Garden Volunteers meet at the Sharpham Trust in Totnes, Devon, they are also running their      

 


Blackdown Environmental

Working Site Foreperson and Field Operative

Salary: Competitive and subject to experience.

We are an environmental & ecological contracting company, focusing on the practical realisation of ecological, aquatic, landscaping and forestry contracts with a sensitivity to wildlife and seasonal constraints.

Delete Date: 6/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 6/2/15


Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Section Leader:  Wildlife Release & Residents

Salary: £18,000 plus benefits

We are one of the UK’s leading wildlife rescue charities and exist to relieve the suffering of, and encourage respect towards British wildlife.  Based in the South-West we provide a public rescue, rehabilitation and release service for injured, sick and orphaned wildlife. We are now looking to recruit a very special person to oversee one of the most critical areas of our work – our wildlife release programmes and care of our resident wildlife community at Secret World.

Closing Date: 2/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 6/2/15


logo: RSPBVisitor Experience Officer

Based at RSPB Loch Leven

Fixed Term Contract April 2015 to June 2016 Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £15,000 to £18,000 per annum

A fantastic opportunity for someone with a love of nature and people and a keen interest in tourism and conservation to join our dynamic team at RSPB Loch Leven. This flagship RSPB nature reserve and its visitor centre are situated 25 miles north of Edinburgh within the stunning Loch Leven National Nature Reserve and on the new and extremely popular Loch Leven Heritage Trail.

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 6/2/15


logo: RSPBConservation Officer

Based in Inverness or Abernethy

Permanent Contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £20,500 to £26,000 per annum

The work focuses on influencing upland, farmland and coastal management across a range of habitats for a suite of internationally important sites and species including capercaillie, farmland waders and wintering waterbirds.

Closing Date: 4/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 6/2/15


logo: Wildlife Trust South & West WalesThe Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Skomer Visitor Officer

Location: Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire

Pay: £16,000.  Accommodation is provided for up to 9 months of the year.

 Permanent contract, with flexible hours. Based on Skomer Island approximately March-November.  Summer working hours can be up to 48 per week. Accommodation and bills (apart from food) are covered whilst on the island. The applicant is expected to secure their own winter accommodation.

To market, deliver and improve the overall visitor experience on Skomer Island, including overnight and day visitors.

Closing Date: 2/3/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 6/2/15


logo: Earthworks St AlbansSupport Worker

£15,000 per annum (pro-rata)

4 days per week: Tuesday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Earthworks St Albans is a local, registered charity offering land-based training to people with learning disabilities and mental health problems in an environmental project.  A small team of staff work with dedicated volunteers to provide horticultural and land based training, support and work experience.

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 6/2/15


Logo: Keystone EcologyEcology Placement Details 2015

The placement student would shadow a GCN Licence holder carrying out GCN surveys. This involves observing and assisting with all aspects of GCN aquatic survey including preparation of equipment to ensure amphibian welfare, placing of bottle traps during the afternoon/evening, torch light visual pond checks, sweeping ponds with nets, searching vegetation for newt eggs and checking/removal of bottle traps each morning. 

Delete Date: 5/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 5/2/15


Avon Wildlife Trust
'My Wild City' Officer

£20-24,000, dependent on experience.

37 hours per week, fixed term 18 month contract

Avon Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Bristol University and Bristol City Council, are looking for a highly motivated individual with good ecological knowledge and excellent communication skills to spearhead the Trust's 'My Wild City' programme which aims to transform Bristol into a nature-rich city during Bristol Green Capital 2015 and beyond.

You will be responsible for inspiring individuals, communities and businesses across the city to create, restore and connect space for wildlife throughout our urban landscape using the Trusts My Wild City maps

Closing Date: 27/2/15

Region: South West

Posted: 5/2/15


Treelands Limited

Forestry Manager

Central, Western and North Scotland

Salary: £34–38k per annum plus car and pension

Treelands is expanding its presence in the Scotland and is seeking to appoint a Forestry Manager who will be based in a new office in or around Stirling. The successful candidate will join a small team of professional Forestry Managers working a ‘the top of their game’ for distinguished clients. The Treelands Forestry Manager will take full responsibility for forest planning, budgeting, harvesting and restocking programmes

Delete Date: 4/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 4/2/15


logo: RSPBConservation Officer

Based at RSPB Newcastle Regional Office

Permanent Role Part Time 2 days per week

Salary Range £20,000 to £24,000 per annum pro rata

 Challenges and opportunities in this amazing part of Northern England are immense; coastal management on the Solway and the Tees estuaries, site protection for a suite of internationally important sites and species including hen harriers, curlew and black grouse not to mention a whole host of other important wildlife; advisory work for land managers and significant opportunities for woodland and moorland habitat restoration. You will be working to address these issues directly as well as promoting nature conservation objectives to statutory and voluntary conservation organisations.

Closing Date: 1/3/15

Region: North East

Posted: 4/2/15


logo: RSPBWhitesands Quarry Restoration Project Officer

Based at RSPB Scotland Headquarters, Edinburgh and Lafarge Tarmac’s Dunbar Works

12 month contract Full Time 37.5 hour per week

Salary Range £20,000 to £22,000 per annum

The Whitesands Quarry Restoration Project is an exciting partnership that aims to create a new site for wildlife near Dunbar, East Lothian. The project aims to transform Lafarge Tarmac's Whitesands Quarry into an important place for breeding, wintering and migrant bird populations, as well as other wildlife. The Project Officer will work with the partners and others to develop and lead delivery of the next phase of the restoration project.

Closing Date: 6/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 4/2/15


Logo: Five Rivers Environmental ContractingFive Rivers Environmental Contracting Project Officer 

We are currently looking to employ an Ecological Project Manager who has a proven track record in the planning and execution of ecological projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in working across a range of environments including rivers, wetlands, forestry and heathland. They will have worked in close liaison with external authorities including the EA, FC, Natural England and will have a working knowledge of all current H&S and environmental legislation. In addition, they will have experience in managing a team, including sub-contractors, and will have provided personnel-development to sub-ordinates within their line management. They will be keen to join a thriving Environmental Contracting Company at a busy and exciting time.

Delete Date:3/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 3/2/15


logo: RSPBSite Manager

Based at Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve, Birmingham

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £23,350 to £26,000 per annum  

Do you have a passion for connecting people of all ages with the natural world?   

RSPB is developing an exciting new centre and outdoor nature experience at Sandwell Valley, in the heart of the West Midlands.  Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, this summer we will be opening our new centre to the public for events, education and community activities.

Closing Date: 3/3/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 3/2/15


logo: RSPBCommunity Education Officer

Based in Edinburgh

12 month Contract – Full time 37.5 hours

Salary range £18,000 to £20,000 per annum

RSPB is recruiting a Community Education Officer to join their Giving Nature a Home team. Do you have a passion to connect people with nature?

Closing Date: 1/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 2/2/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 2/2/15

Residential Volunteer Bird Surveyors, RSPB (28/2)

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Work Days advertised in the last week    

Keep Wales Tidy has released its workdays in February, work includes hedgelaying & cleanups

5/3/15 Practical Conservation Task Days in Yorkshire with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

29/3/15 Crowsheath Wood Work Party with Essex Wildlife Trust                             

Tollesbury Wick Work Party on 25/4/15 at Tollesbury Wick Nature Reserve organised by Essex Wildlife Trust             

28/4/15 Community Garden Fruit Tree Planting and Activities in Coupar, Angus run by Coupar Angus Food Focus  

Neroche Conservation Volunteers have a number of Practical Volunteering Days in March & April

 


Energised Environments Ltd

Energised Environments are seeking a full time Ecological Clerk of Works and Field Ornithologist.

You would be working within an established ecology and environmental consultancy team, reporting to our Principal Ecologist and Head of Ecology, based in Glasgow.

Logo: Energised Environments Ltd

Delete Date: 27/2/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 30/1/15


Woodland Heritage seeks a Director to lead, represent, co-ordinate development, expand membership, inspire and enable new ideas and opportunities to help the woodland sector.

The Director will report to the two co-founders of Woodland Heritage.

Term: 2 years with the possibility of permanence, subject to performance, funding and a 6 month probationary period. Secondments also considered.

Salary: In the region of £40-£50,000 dependent upon skills and experience, plus pension contribution and reasonable expenses.

Logo: Woodland Heritage

Delete Date: 27/2/15

Region: UK wide

Posted: 30/1/15


Exmoor National Park: Wildlife Records Intern

Closing Date: 27/2/15

Region: South West

Posted: 30/1/15


Logo: Amec Foster WheelerPrincipal Ecologist

Edinburgh (Penicuik)

The role would require you to manage a small team of terrestrial ecologists based in Scotland ensuring that project work is properly resourced and commitments delivered.  Other key aspects of the role include preparing Ecological Impact Assessments and Habitats Regulations Assessments, carrying out technical reviews, project management and business development.  You will also be expected to undertake fieldwork as necessary.  You would be joining an established team of ecologists both within Scotland and more widely throughout the UK. 

Closing Date: 27/2/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 30/1/15


Logo: Amec Foster WheelerAssistant Ecologist

Edinburgh (Penicuik)

We require an Assistant Consultant Ecologist to join our environmental assessment team based in our Edinburgh office. The role would require you to undertake desk studies and baseline ecology surveys, provide assistance on clerk of works jobs based on construction sites, and input to reports on a range of projects.  You would be supporting an established team of ecologists and be expected to provide assistance and support for our ongoing workload.  Whilst the work is mostly based in Scotland, you may also be required on occasions to assist on projects elsewhere in the UK. 

Closing Date: 27/2/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 30/1/15


Logo: Maelor Forest Nurseries LtdGraduate Trainee: Seed Research, Procurement & Treatment      

Salary: £20,000

Maelor Forest Nurseries Limited is an independent company and one of the largest forest tree nurseries in Europe. We are also a registered Seed Testing Station. We operate on a 175 hectare site located just inside Wales on the Welsh/Shropshire border. The management of the business is conducted in line with ISO 9001:2008 standards. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and focused individual to work closely with our Seed Technician and nursery management team.

Delete Date: 27/2/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 30/1/15


Logo: Aspect EcologyEcologist

Aspect Ecology specialises in providing ecological consultancy services to a well-established base of high profile clients in both the public and private sectors. Our Oxfordshire based team has a wealth of experience and expertise advising on an extensive range of projects and sites nationwide with a focus on integrating ecological habitats and wildlife benefits within new development sites. Due to the success and expansion of the business, we have an excellent opportunity for a experienced ecologist to develop their career and to fulfil their potential undertaking challenging and interesting project work within a professional and friendly team environment. A Senior Ecologist position is also available.

Delete Date: 27/2/15

Region: South

Posted: 28/1/15