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Temporary Part time
Salary £19,817 to £21,734 pro rata
The Stitch in Time Project will involve local people in recording and managing invasive non-native plants in the Gwaun Valley. It is part-funded by the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Development Fund.
Your role as Project Co-ordinator will be to deliver catchment-based, invasive species management which engages and enthuses local people and builds their capacity to continue the work beyond the project’s lifetime.
Fixed term to 31 March 2017; possibility of extension subject to funding availability. Full-time.
Post based at Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust Offices, Swanston Steading, Edinburgh.
The Lothians & Fife Green Network Partnership (LFGNP) is committed to promoting the economic, social and ecological benefits of green networks across east central Scotland. As part of the wider Central Scotland Green Network, our aim of creating a quality environment will be achieved through coordinated action by communities, agencies and businesses working together. We wish to appoint a Partnership Manager to continue the development of the LFGNP and be responsible for the management and development of the growing number of relationships with partners within the public, voluntary and private sector around green network initiatives in the Lothians and Fife.
£30,311 per annum ,
,Full time, fixed term contract for three years
Younghayes Centre, Cranbrook, Exeter
With a major focus for economic and housing development in the South
West, East Devon, Exeter and Teignbridge Councils have formed a long
term partnership for growth, which is expected to deliver 20,000 new
homes and 25,000 jobs over the next 15-20 years. It is a strict legal
requirement that the integrity of three designated wildlife sites of
European importance – Exe Estuary, East Devon Pebblebed Heaths and
Dawlish Warren – are maintained. As Habitat Regulation Delivery Officer,
you will be responsible for ensuring they are. You will offset the
recreational impacts from the new housing developments by devising and
facilitating a series of mitigation measures and then ensuring they are
practically implemented. Closing
Date: 10/12/14 Region: South West Posted: 21/11/14
Closing Date: 10/12/14
Region: South West
Senior Ranger (Fixed term, 18 months)
Isle of Cana
Salary: £25, 920
Accommodation will be available at an affordable rent
40 Hours per week
John Lorne Campbell donated Canna to the National Trust for Scotland in 1981 having preserved significant collections of what was then a disappearing Gaelic language and tradition. Naturally, the island is a haven for seabirds, which enjoy the remoteness, while the land is fertile with contrasting geology in terms of the rugged basalt columns that dominate the landscape.
Trainee 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.
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
£15,000 - £16,000 experience dependant
An attractive position has opened within the successful, multi-award winning tourist attraction, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. As a member of our Christian based organisation you will become a key player within a small team in the appearance of the 100 acre grounds.
Based at RSPB Ouse Washes Reserves, Cambridgeshire
Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Salary Range £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
We are looking for an experienced livestock manager with the ability to manage up to 2,000 cattle on an extensive grassland site. The Ouse Washes is a 1200 hectare nature reserve, important internationally for its wintering wildfowl and breeding waders. Grazing is a vital management tool. The Livestock Manager also supports grazing operations across the RSPB's developing Cambridgeshire & Fens estate.
3 month contract – Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Salary Range £14,000 to £15,500 per annum
Ynys-hir in Ceredigion, West Wales is an exciting reserve of 800ha made up of woodland, reedbed, lowland wet grassland, raised bog, saltmarsh and upland heath. We have Wales largest breeding population of lapwings and England and Wales only regular wintering population of Greenland white-fronted geese. We are looking for a seasonal estate worker to help us undertake a variety of management tasks this winter. You be working in a small team of volunteers and staff members.
Hamilton or Perth £28,402- £32,217 plus benefits
The purpose of the job is to carry out Grants and Licences work,
provide guidance to woodland owners and managers in the area and promote
forestry to deliver the Scottish Forestry Strategy. As a key work area
the successful candidate will act as a Case Officer under the Scottish
Rural Development Plan processing applications for Rural Development
Date: 1/12/14 Region: Scotland Posted: 18/11/14
Closing Date: 1/12/14
Hampshire County Council
£30,195 - £33,984 per annum
The Countryside Access Team has a wide programme of work which
includes the achievement of improvements to public access using
statutory processes and other mechanisms, and the promotion to the
public of countryside access opportunities. T Closing
Date: 14/12/14 Region: South Posted: 18/11/14
Take a leading role in the development of the Service’s approach to improving access to the countryside.
Closing Date: 14/12/14
WWT London Wetland Centre
37.5 hours per week
£16,048 - £16,892 per annum
The London Wetland Centre is looking for a full time Grounds & Aviculture Warden to assist with the maintenance of all aspects of the grounds and public areas, with particular responsibility for aviculture and some horticultural activities.
One-Year Fixed-Term Appointment
Part-time Four Days a week
Salary: from £14,400 - £19,200 pro rata (under review)
Based at: Conningbrook Lakes Country Park, Ashford
Conningbrook Lakes Country Park is a newly established Ashford Borough Council site, which will be formally opened in 2015. You will be expected to work four days a week maintaining and developing the nature conservation interest of the Local Wildlife Site area of the Country Park.
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 + pension & other benefits
Wildwood Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation of British
Wildlife and running the unique Wildwood Discovery Park.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 17/11/14
Volunteer Field Assistant, Bardsey Bird Observatory
Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (7/12)
Camley Street Natural Park Conservation Intern, London Wildlife Trust (28/11)Flat Holm Island Trip Administrator, Flat Holm Society (30/11)
EcoSkills (Volunteer Training Programme), Natural England
Work Days advertised in the last week
6/12/14 Practical Work Group in Warton with Lancashire Wildlife Trust and again on 22/1/15 & 1 & 19/2/15
18/1/15 Middleton Nature Reserve - Practical Work Party in Lancashire with Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Brecknock Wildlife Trust are running Reserve Work parties including scrub clearance and habitat management through the winter on various dates until the end of March
Every Tuesday & first Sunday of the month The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park run Practical Nature
Natural History Museum
Bursary: £16,500 per annum (tax-exempt) plus benefits ,
,Contract: 12-months full time
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future
programme, the Natural History Museum, in partnership with the Field
Studies Council and National Biodiversity Network Trust, is launching a
new traineeship opportunity. This intensive work-based training
programme will develop early career professionals into skilled trainers,
equipped to address the decline in species identification skills in the
UK biodiversity sector. Over the next three years we will be offering
fifteen 12-month long traineeship posts based within the Angela Marmont
Centre for UK Biodiversity. We are now looking to recruit the first five
of these trainees, who will be starting with us in March 2015. Closing
Date: 12/12/14 Region: South Posted: 14/11/14
Closing Date: 12/12/14
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Actual Salary - £13,968 per annum
Contract – Fixed Term – 1 years
Hours – Part time (21.00 per week)
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 supported by over 33,000 members, well over 2%
of the population of Sussex.
Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
,37 hours per week
Grade J (£40, 254 to £44,711) per annum
Reporting to Plymouth City Council’s Head of Arts & Heritage, you will be responsible for developing and driving forward Mount Edgcumbe’s vision and business plan that will maximise the full potential of its historic and natural assets. You will seek out and develop opportunities offered by its National Camellia Collections, 56 listed buildings and 10 miles of coastline, securing funding and investment that will enhance and grow Mount Edgcumbe into a thriving organisation.
Ceredigion County Council
Grade 9 SCP 30 - 32 (£25,472 - £27,052 (pro rata))
4 days a week
4 days a week
The main responsibilities of the post are to : Closing
Date: 9/12/14 Region: Wales Posted: 14/11/14
:assess, in line with National and Local Policy, the ecological implications of planning applications at various stages of the process; and provide technical advice to applicants, Development Management officers, agents etc. with regards to further survey work, avoidance, mitigation etc.; to enable the Planning Division to fulfil its statutory wildlife and conservation duties and responsibilities.
Closing Date: 9/12/14
Salary: £17,350 (Grade 2a) 1 year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension subject to additional funding being secured
We are looking for a dynamic individual to deliver the nation’s first dedicated hedgehog conservation area or Hedgehog Improvement Area (HIA) in Solihull during 2015. This innovative mixed-method approach to community-based conservation aims to bolster local hedgehog populations in Solihull through habitat improvements, ecological survey work and community engagement.
Conservation Co-ordinator - Perth
£15,000 - £17,000
Paid • Full Time • Permanent
We are looking for an experienced and highly organised individual to
provide administrative support to Tayside and Fife team. This role will
provide support to ensure the smooth running and successful operation of
the Perth Office and team. You will provide direct support to
Conservation projects. Closing
Date: 12/12/14 Region: Scotland Posted: 13/11/14
Closing Date: 12/12/14
Natural Burial UK Ltd
Job Title: Groundsman
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Salary: Competitive salary dependent on qualifications and experience
Award winning natural burial ground is seeking a full time groundsman
to look after our 31 acre site comprising meadow, lake & wetland areas
and newly planted woodland.
The Box Moor Trust
39 hours per week with flexibility to attend some evening meetings and be part of a regular rota for estate out of hours cover.
IRO £30,000 + accommodation
This is a unique opportunity to play a pivotal part in maintaining the Box Moor Trust’s diverse estate that attracts a broad range of visitors. You will be instrumental in overseeing the management of rare breed livestock, woodlands, species rich grasslands and water courses; and providing exceptional spaces for local people to enjoy the richness of their local countryside.
Avon Wildlife Trust
Chew Valley, nr Bristol
£25-28,000 (Depending on experience)
Folly Farm Centre
Join the team running our award-winning conference, education and wedding venue, in the heart of the stunning 250-acre Folly Farm nature reserve.
Grade E, £19,317 - £21,734
37 Hours per Week
The Countryside Team manages over 250 hectares of land within the District of Cannock Chase for the purposes of wildlife conservation and informal public recreation including a Site of Special Scientific Interest, two Local Nature Reserves, Local Wildlife Sites, and an Ancient Monument. Habitats include woodland, heathland, wetland, and species rich grassland. The sites are grazed by our own herd of Dexter cattle.
Isle of May (Cupar November – March)
Here you’ll be responsible for the day to day management of the Isle of May NNR, the island’s residential buildings and related infrastructure, and delivery of the Reserve Plan. This involves people management – including the co-ordination of our volunteers as well as conservation management.
Evidence Officer (State of Natural Resources Reporting)
Location flexible, £24,578.00
We have a new statutory duty to produce a periodic State of Natural
Resources Report (SoNaRR). This will track our progress against our aims
and inform future policy. We’ll publish our first SoNaRR in September
2016. In advance of this, we’ll publish an interim report in November
this year. As Evidence Officer (State of Natural Resources Reporting) at
NRW, you’ll be part of our Monitoring and Surveillance Team, sourcing
data and identifying evidence gaps. You’ll work with internal colleagues
and external parties, building relationships that will enable you to
make a full contribution to SoNARR. You’ll also contribute to the NRW –
Welsh Government steering group that oversees the production of our
Date: 1/12/14 Region: Wales Posted: 11/11/14
Closing Date: 1/12/14
Full time (37 hours per week) contract to September 2016
£27,168 - £31,540 pa (dependent on experience) plus 5% pension contribution
The main focus of the post will be to develop and deliver
landscape-scale conservation projects in several of our key landscape
target areas and to build capacity among our volunteer Branches in the
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Salary: £23,263 pro-rata (14 hours per week until March 2017)
Cumbria Wildlife Trust in partnership with Natural England seeks to
appoint a Green Transport Corridors Partnership project officer to work
in the Morecambe Bay NIA.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
14 hours per week
£24000 p.a. pro rata plus up to 8% employer pension contribution
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and in partnership with Natural England seeks to appoint a part time Transport Corridors Project Officer on the Humberhead Levels.
The Project Officer will be part of an exciting and innovative project which will coordinate, support and advise on the trialling of new approaches to managing the transport soft estate designed to enhance ecological connectivity and ecosystem services, whilst also enhancing the resilience and operational efficiency of the transport network. This is a pilot project which, if successful, could then be rolled out across the wider transport network.
Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity. The Trust has over 32,000 members, 2,000 volunteers, 87 nature reserves, 2 Nature Parks, 8 Visitor Centres and around 100 staff.
Roding Valley Ranger (Full Time)
Salary up to £23,548 per annum + Pension + Travel
Based at Grange Farm Centre, near Chigwell, Essex.
Based at Grange Farm Centre, near Chigwell, Essex.
This is an exciting opportunity to be responsible for the management of Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve SSSI. This is a nationally important flood meadow nature reserve that covers 162 acres between Loughton and Chigwell in Essex.
Salary: Competitive salary, dependant on qualifications and experience
agb Environmental Ltd offers a wide range of environmental and engineering services including geo-environmental, geotechnical, ecology, arboriculture, forestry, waste and flood risk.
Based from our offices in Newmarket, Suffolk we serve East Anglia, the south and east of England, the east Midlands and London. Projects are varied and technically interesting: Ranging from barn conversions to strategic developments; private developers to local authorities including affordable housing and schools.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning10/11/14
Funding Submission Assistant (Volunteer Intern Role), Scottish Wildlife Trust (6/12)
Exmoor Mires Project Event Organiser Internship, Exmoor Mires Project
Exmoor Mires Project Communications Internship, Exmoor Mires Project
Volunteer Trainee – Local Wildlife Sites Assistant, Kent Wildlife Trust (1/12)
Conservation Team Ranger, National Trust
Events Assistant, National Trust
Wild Animal Rescue Volunteer, Volunteer Latin America
Conservation Gardening Volunteer, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
People Engagement Events Volunteer, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Play Area Champion Volunteer, National Trust
Volunteer Wildlife Room Guide, National Trust
Visitor Surveyor – England, Woodland Trust
Gateway Visitor Centre Ranger, Woodland Trust
Woodland Creation Champion – Norfolk, Woodland Trust
All the available volunteer positions from the CJS Focus on Volunteering in September have now been transferred to the Volunteers page online.
We have received lottery funding to provide 7 traineeships, starting
on 2nd March 2015, for people who are committed to a career in nature
conservation. The trainee scheme aims to provide the skills needed to
develop a career in natural heritage conservation through training and
work-based learning. The
placements are with different teams and are varied, but all traineeships
will include practical conservation, community engagement and
environmental education &
&leadership and management.
Starting Salary: £23,000pa to £26,000pa dependent upon skills and experience.
Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is an established and environmental contracting firm dedicated to delivering excellence in habitat enhancement and restoration projects for over 15 years. We are looking for a Site supervisor / Foreman with initiative, experience and enthusiasm to lead operational teams carrying out environmental projects. This role is a full-time position, primarily site-based but with responsibilities in the core planning and delivery of environmental projects.
Reporting to the Project Manager you will work as part of the operations team based out of Lower Woodford, Salisbury.
Based at East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Devon
EcoSkills is a year-long structured training programme for 4 graduate volunteers to consolidate skills and knowledge in applied conservation management. This is a central component and delivery method of the Moor than meets the eye scheme, with trainees spending equal time spent at East Dartmoor NNR and the larger project area on the eastern side of Dartmoor National Park.
Duties and experience will be gained in practical habitat and countryside management, biological and archaeology surveying and monitoring, public events and engagement with local community groups, schools and universities.
Fixed Term contract (until March 2016)
Starting salary, circa £27,484 per annum
Based at Stoneleigh (Warwickshire)
As the CFE’s Project Officer you will be working with CFE stakeholders to ensure that the campaign achieves and reports on its milestones, in accordance with the national delivery plan. A key element of the role will be coordinating activity with the regional teams in place across England, ensuring the necessary processes and review mechanisms are in place to see that local plans and targets are achieved.
Salary: £17,266 per annum
Contract: Fixed term contract (12 months), full time (37.5 hours per hour)
Location: Stowe Barton, Kilkhampton near Bude, Wadebridge
This post will help care for Trust properties in the Boscastle to Morwenstow part of North Cornwall and is based at Stowe Barton, Kilkhampton (near Bude).
Education Ranger, Closer to Nature in Ipswich (£24,000 p.a.)
(full-time fixed term post for 3 years)
Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation organisation. Our vision is for a Living Landscape, rich in wildlife for everyone to enjoy
We are looking for a skilled naturalist who has worked with young
people and enjoys creating exciting programmes to engage school
children, youth groups, families and individuals.
Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy
9 month contract – Full time 37.5 hours per week
Salary Range £16,000 to £19,000 per annum
Do you have a passion for natural history and enjoying working with
conservation data? We are currently mobilising data for species
monitored on RSPB reserves so they can be included in our state-of-the
art GIS database, Merlin. Liaising with our site staff, you will
assist in prioritising and preparing all the species data held at each
reserve ready for use in Merlin.
Date: 28/11/14 Region: South Posted: 6/11/14
Closing Date: 28/11/14
The Forestry Commission is now offering a unique opportunity for a provider to deliver led programmes and activities at Grizedale.
This business opportunity will require a provider who is a skilled
educator, and who is able to inspire and encourage groups from EYFS
through to KS3 to engage with and learn about the forest. Closing
Date: 28/11/14 Region: North West Posted: 6/11/14
Closing Date: 28/11/14
Region: North West
his new post is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional individual
to shape one of the most exciting projects on the Jurassic Coast, the
UK’s only natural World Heritage Site. Seaton Jurassic aims to engage
over 50,000 people every year with the unique marine, coastal and
geological heritage of the East Devon coast.
It will include a café, shop and a highly innovative
interpretation centre. Your challenge will be to make Seaton Jurassic a
highly successful and popular centre, supported by the local community,
meeting the objectives of funders and true to the values of the project
Date: 3/12/14 Region: South West Posted: 5/11/14
Delete Date: 3/12/14
Region: South West
This role involves all elements of managing Wiltshire’s National Nature Reserves. The successful candidate will be part of Natural England's Somerset, Avon & Wiltshire area team but will work predominantly in Wiltshire alongside the existing Senior Reserves Manager.
Responsibilities include; Delivery of the management required to
achieve favourable condition of the NNRs habitats and species,
developing the participation of local communities and volunteering
opportunities, survey and monitoring, assisting the Senior Reserve
Manager in NNR management plan reviews, compliance with Health & Safety
policy, maintenance of NNR infrastructure, managing the day to day spend
of allocated NNR budgets Closing
Date: 3/12/14 Region: South Posted: 5/11/14
Closing Date: 3/12/14
Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership Scheme
Full-time, fixed term contract to 31 March 2017
In the range of £21,950 - £24,183 per annum
Working closely with local and national partners, Cambridgeshire ACRE is delivering a £1m Heritage Lottery funded Landscape Partnership Scheme for the Ouse Washes area.
Scottish Land & Estates
A new vacancy has become available for a Public Affairs Officer with Scottish Land & Estates, the membership organisation representing rural landowners and land based businesses across Scotland. The newly created role will help deliver the organisation’s political engagement and external communications functions.
Salary is £20-24K depending on experience and skills.
On behalf of the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership, the Rural Development Trust [RDT] is now recruiting a project manager. The main objective of the post is to successfully implement a Landscape Conservation Action Plan for the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Landscape Partnership project in the Clyde and Avon Valley area. The Partnership aims to conserve, enhance and celebrate the unique landscape and heritage of the Clyde and Avon Valley.
Location: New Lanark
Fixed term contract up to 31 March 2016 (with potential for a further years extension)
Salary level up to £35,000 per annum
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. The team will mainly be involved in the establishment and maintenance of trees and woodlands on farms and estates.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 3/11/14
Volunteer Trails Ranger, Forestry Commission (1/12)
Volunteer Ranger, National Trust
Residential Ranger, Hatfield Forest National Trust (30/11)
Volunteer – Guide, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
Work Days advertised in the last week
Work party on 13/12/14 at Brodie Castle, Forres, with National Trust for Scotland
13/12/14 Orchard Work Party - Pruning Young Fruit Trees at Fingask Castle Orchard, Rait, Perthshire with Tay Landscape Partnership
27/2/15 Kintail weekend project (3 days) in Kintail with National Trust for Scotland
Taster Day on 21/3/15 at Glenfinnan Monument run by National Trust for Scotland
10/4/15 Inverewe Estate weekend project (3 days) in Inverewe with National Trust for Scotland
17/4/15 National Trust for Scotland are running a Glencoe weekend project in Glencoe
Every Tuesday Carrifran Woodland run Tuesday Volunteers in Carrifran, Scotland
Glen Tanar Conservation Work Days run on the Third Saturday of the month in North East Scotland organised by John Muir Trust's North East Scotland Group
Last Saturday of every month Evanton Woods Community Company run Volunteer Work Sessions in Evanton, Scotland
Contact Abriachan Forest Trust for details of their Workdays in Abriachan, Scotland
FSC Head Office, Near Shrewsbury
We are looking for a proficient and experienced Project Assistant to provide support across many of our biodiversity projects which range from creating new web-based multi-access keys, to delivering training in identification and survey skills on significant but under-resourced taxa. The post holder will support the Tomorrow’s Biodiversity Project Officer in the development of a number of ‘exemplar projects’ comprising the delivery phase of the Tomorrow’s Biodiversity Project between 2015 and 2017 inclusive.
FSC Salary Grade: £14,872 - £15,541 per annum (the full time equivalent is £24,787 - £25,903 per annum)
Hours of work are based on a notional average of 24 hours per week.
This is an externally funded post and is offered as fixed term for three years.
Due to recent contract awards we have the following vacancies for immediate start and ending on Friday 27th March 2015.
We require two operatives to be based at Salisbury and two operatives to be based at Chippenham in Wiltshire
You will be required to undertake general mowing, strimming/brushcutting and sparying, chainsaw works. Which will include some river maintenance works clearing blockages, greasing and operating hatches/ sluices. Fencing and minor construction works.
Hours of work are from 07.30 – 16.00. Hourly rate is £7.50.
South East – Royal Tunbridge Wells/Flimwell (East Sussex) and Milford (Surrey)
£Competitive with uncapped earning potential
Like every NFU Mutual agency office, our Flimwell (located close to
Royal Tunbridge Wells) and Milford offices are at the heart of the local
community. There is huge potential for these well-established,
well-respected insurance sales businesses. Potential to grow things even
further – and that’s where you come in.
At home in the countryside, you’ll develop new and existing farming business. We want you to get out there and build great relationships with local farmers and the rural community, promoting and selling our diverse range of award-winning insurance and financial products.