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A rolling list of countryside, conservation and ecology vacancies including wildlife work and environmental education, updated every weekday.  Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.   

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button: CJS Focus on Volunteering now published

27 pages in total, the lead article is from the National Trust; they give some case studies of people who have gone on to secure paid positions through their work as volunteers. RSPB run a Volunteer Internship Programme, the Site Manager at Dungeness Nature Reserve talks about how the programme helped him secure a paid position. Trainee Countryside Rangers play a big part in the work of North Ayrshire Council. Citizen Science is a vitally important means of data gathering; we take information from the Biological Records Centre and profile iRecord. The National Trust for Scotland’s Jackie Kemp talks about his work day volunteering and how this has led to him being employed by NTS. Green Angels is a programme run by the Land Trust to provide environmental training opportunities for local people & to improve Liverpool Festival Gardens. Read it here


Logo: Johns Associates LtdEcologist and Senior Ecologist

 Based in beautiful riverside offices on the outskirts of Bath, Johns Associates Ltd is an award-winning multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy focused on providing high quality advice and solutions in the fields of ecology, landscape, planning, hydrology, environmental impact assessment, GIS and environmental contracting.

Our on-going expansion means that we are now looking to recruit an Ecologist and/or Senior Ecologist to join our friendly team. Good botanical skills, experience of writing Ecological Impact Assessments, working with protected species and experience as an Ecological Clerk of Works on construction projects would be a distinct advantage for both posts.

Closing Date: 11/9/15

Sector: Ecology

Region: South West

Posted: 27/8/15


Logo: Canal & River TrustCraft Operative (Bricklayer/Stonemason)

£20,000

Based Rochdale

You’ll use your craft expertise in bricklaying and stonemasonry to help maintain, conserve and improve the waterway network – making it somewhere local communities and visitors can really enjoy. Working outside on a range of construction sites. You’ll be a key member of the local construction team. This includes making sure all safety, environmental and heritage issues are taken into consideration.

Closing Date: 17/9/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: North West

Posted: 27/8/15


Logo: Norfolk Wildlife ServicesLead Ecological Consultant

£23,500 - £27,500 per annum depending on experience.

Full time (35 hrs) Permanent contract

Norfolk Wildlife Services seek an ecologist to act as technical lead on its advice to clients, supporting the consultancy manager and other consultancy staff.

You will be working within a small dedicated and dynamic consultancy team, located within Bewick House, opposite Norwich Train Station, offering an excellent and fulfilling working environment.

Closing Date: 14/9/15

Sector: Ecology

Region: Anglia

Posted: 27/8/15


Logo: The Landscape GroupCommunity Manager

Location: Bromley        

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Community Manager working on the new Bromley contract to deliver effective professional parks management. The Community Manager will need to develop strong and supportive relationships with all community stakeholders whilst acting as Site Manager for those sites within the Neighbourhood that require dedicated site management.

Closing Date: 30/9/15

Sector: Community

Region: South

Posted: 27/8/15


Conservation Matters Ltd

Estate Worker (Dorset & Beyond)

Salary: Approx. £19,00 pro rata, plus bonuses

The post is a full time post offered as a seasonal position starting ASAP until 31st March 2016, with a possibility of further extension.

Conservation Matters is a contracting firm undertaking conservation work within Dorset and beyond for clients such as the National Trust, Natural England, Forestry Commission.  We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to work within our existing team.

Delete Date: 24/9/15

Sector: Aboriculture

Region: South West

Posted: 27/8/15


Logo: RSPBSenior Research Assistant

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy

6 month Fixed Term Contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £ 15,850 to £16,500 per annum

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a fixed term Senior Research Assistant to conduct reviews of seabird foraging behaviour and the monitoring of seabird diet in UK. This will require extracting information from the scientific literature and unpublished reports, as well as from interviews with reserve staff. The post-holder will be required to prepare reports summarising the findings of the reviews, for internal colleagues and funders.  

Closing Date: 17/9/15

Sector:  Ecology / Wildlife

Region: South

Posted: 27/8/15


Logo: RSPBConservation Scientist – 4 roles

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy

6 month contracts – Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £24,500 to £27,000 per annum

An opportunity has arisen to appoint four fixed term Conservation Scientists to conduct analysis of data on seabird ecology and foraging distribution; review existing studies; prepare reports for internal colleagues and funders and draft manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.

Closing Date: 17/9/15

Sector:  Ecology / Wildlife

Region: South

Posted: 27/8/15


Logo: Kent Wildlife TrustProject Manager

Old Park Hill BLF Reaching Communities

Hill at the Heart: Communities on the Up’ Project

Salary Range:   Points 11 to 17 (£22,396 to £27,162 pro rata)

This post is crucial to the development and delivery of the Old Park Hill Reaching Communities Project, including: line management of the project team, ensuring the development and delivery of the programme of works, engaging with Trust colleagues, partners and the local community. The post holder will work closely with the Head of Reserves East, the Head of People Engagement and Town & Country Housing Group staff based at the Old Park Community Centre.

Closing Date: 14/9/15

Sector:  Community

Region: South

Posted: 27/8/15


 

Job of the Day: Tuesday 25 August

Waterway Operative with the Canal & River Trust

 

Logo: Canal & River Trust


Logo: RSPBReserves Ecologist

Based at RSPB Scotland Headquarters, Edinburgh

Maternity Cover Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary range £18,000 to £25,000 per annum 

We require an experienced ecologist to join RSPB Scotland’s Reserves Ecology team. You will work across a wide range of habitats including blanket bog, valley & basin mire fens, upland heathland, seabird islands and cliffs, lochs, reedbeds and sand dunes.

Closing Date: 29/9/15

Sector: Ecology

Region: Scotland

Posted: 25/8/15


Logo: National TrustRanger

Salary: £17,750 per annum
Location: Cliveden, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire

Contract: Full time, permanent 

Cliveden’s Italianate mansion, riverside setting and family-friendly events draw visitors all year round, making this property a busy location with a wide range of opportunities.  As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment, and find more environmentally friendly ways of doing things.

Closing Date: 7/9/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 25/8/15


Logo: RSPBSenior Research Assistant

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy

6 month Fixed Term contract – Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary range £15,750 to £16,750 per annum

The successful applicant will support the State of Nature partnership to produce a second State of Nature report in 2016.

Closing Date: 1/9/15

Sector: Admin / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 25/8/15


Logo: RSPBCorncrake Conservation Advisor

Based at RSPB South West Scotland Regional Office, Glasgow

6 month Fixed Term Contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £19,000 to £22,000 per annum 

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to improve the fortunes of Corncrake in South and West Scotland? We are looking for a confident person who can deliver an agreed programme of work focused on corncrake.

Closing Date: 15/9/15

Sector: Wildlife / Ecology

Region: Scotland

Posted: 25/8/15


Logo: RSPBAssistant Warden – 2 roles

Based at Ouse Fen and Fen Drayton Lakes

Permanent Roles Full Time 37.5 hours per week

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

If you're ready for a new challenge on one of the RSPB's key landscape scale wetlands we'd like to hear from you. We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals with reserve experience to join the Great Ouse Wetland team to assist with habitat and species management at Ouse Fen and Fen Drayton Lakes.

Closing Date: 16/9/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: Anglia

Posted: 25/8/15


Logo: National TrustArea Ranger

Salary: £20,401 per annum
Location: The Walled Garden. Burgate Manor, Hampshire.

Contract: Permanent contract, 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. Working in the New Forest Ranger Team, you will play a key role in delivering the Mottisfont & South West Hampshire Countryside Plan, with a particular role in bringing our properties to life under the Outdoors Programme.

Closing Date: 14/9/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 25/8/15


logo: WirralWirral Council

Parks, Allotments & Countryside Area Manager  

Permanent                                           

£32,453 - £35,309

Cheshire Lines Building / South Wirral    

This is a key role in Wirral’s Parks and Countryside Service, responsible for award winning parks and some of the most attractive countryside areas in the North West of England.

Closing Date: 4/9/15

Sector: Countryside / Horticulture

Region: North West

Posted: 24/8/15


Logo: RSPBProject Officer

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy

3 year fixed term contract, Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £20,500 to £23,000 per annum

Are you passionate about species conservation? We have a project that aims to combine improving species' prospects with increasing peoples' connectedness to urban wildlife. The Swift City initiative aims to combine: working in partnership with business; citizen science; working with planners and developers to create homes for nature in our cities; and people engagement.

Closing Date: 8/9/15

Sector: Community

Region: South

Posted: 24/8/15


Reay Forest Estate: Deputy Foreman

Delete Date: 21/9/15

Sector: Countyside

Region: Scotland

Posted: 24/8/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 24/8/15

Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officers, Cornwall Wildlife Trust (11/9)

Education Volunteers, Canal & River Trust

Full Time Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (11/9)

Park Ranger Internship, St Nicks (18/9)

Voluntary Reserve Officer, Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants (3/9)

Volunteer Trainee – Nature Reserve Warden, Kent Wildlife Trust (4/9)

Volunteer Placement, National Trust

Volunteer Trainee Forest School Officer, Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (21/9)

Forest Ranger, Forest Holidays

Visitors’ Centre Voluntary Warden, Huntingdonshire District Council

Horticulture Volunteer, Huntingdonshire District Council

Practical Volunteer, Huntingdonshire District Council

Schools Outreach Session Leaders, RSPB

River Rother Survey Volunteer, Arun & Western Streams Catchment

Tree Seed Collectors, Gwent Wildlife Trust

Trustee with (Organic) Farming Experience, The Magdalen Environmental Trust

Volunteer Ranger, National Trust

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week

29/8/15 Blue Gym in Moray organised by Wild things!

30/8/15 Wood and heathland maintenance at National Trust, Pin Mill run by Suffolk National Trust Volunteers          

Fortnightly on a Tuesday starting 8/9/15 Dorset County Council is running Practical Conservation Work Parties at Thorncombe Woods LNR,

Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester


The most recent edition of CJS Weekly published on Friday 21 August includes 46 adverts for vacancies across the sector.

Adverts are included for one week only, there may be more adverts in previous editions.


Field Studies Council

Senior Tutor (Senior Team Member)

FSC London Region (predominantly based at Stratford and Greenwich Park)

In the important and challenging role of an FSC Senior Tutor you will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students to assist FSC achieve their goal of ‘Inspiring Environmental Understanding through first-hand experience’. You will be expected to lead groups of all abilities in the natural environment with the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners, and also make a wide-ranging contribution to the work of this busy learning location.

Closing Date: 7/9/15

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 21/8/15


Logo: RSPBSchools Outreach Project Officer

Based in Leeds

3 year Fixed Term contract – 22.5 hours per week

Salary range £18,000 to £20,000 per annum pro-rata

Do you have a passion for connecting children and young people to nature? Can you help others to inspire the next generation about wildlife? If your answer is yes to all of the above, then you may be the person we are looking for to deliver our Schools Outreach Project in Leeds. We are looking to connect children with nature in their school grounds, by delivering workshops where children can discover wildlife first hand.

Closing Date: 11/9/15

Sector: Education

Region: North East

Posted: 21/8/15


Sparsholt College Hampshire

Instructor in Agriculture

£21,195 - £25,321 (dependent upon qualifications and including a market supplement)

We are seeking an enthusiastic full time instructor keen to pass on their practical skills, to deliver farm machinery particularly tractor driving and implement use, and estate skills (e.g. fencing), and depending upon the applicant’s experience, livestock practicals and short courses.

Closing Date: 1/9/15

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 21/8/15


Logo: Sparsholt CollegeInstructor/Technician – Arboriculture and Forestry

£16,776 - £20,595 (dependent upon qualifications)

This is an exciting opportunity to work with our team in the training of arboriculture and forestry students. We have a strong dedication to industry and aim to produce students that are fit for purpose. We have extensive industrial worksites and are well resourced.  Responsible for equipment checks, maintenance and service/repair of a range of equipment including chippers, stump grinders, chainsaws, brush cutters and tractors. The role also includes monitoring equipment and managing stores the ordering of spares and inventory. The delivery of practical training to various levels of courses also being an element of the role makes this a diverse and interesting role within the Arboriculture and Forestry Section.

Closing Date: 1/9/15

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 21/8/15


Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park

Site Maintenance Assistant

£7.50 / £8 per hour (dependant on experience), 8am – 5pm for 5 days a week, Sun – Thurs. Overtime as required.

Full time, following successful completion of a 6 month probationary period

To assist with the day to day upkeep of grounds, play equipment, buildings, fixtures and fittings at Cotswold Farm Park.

Closing Date: 4/9/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 21/8/15


Logo: Durham Wildlife TrustDurham Wildlife Trust  

Reserves Officer (Eastern Reserves)

(37.5 hours per week) 2 year contract initially

Salary: £22,500 p.a

DWT requires an enthusiastic, practical person with a background in managing land for nature conservation to work with our outstanding volunteers to manage 12 of the Trust’s reserves. Based in the eastern section of the Trust’s area, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing some of the most significant wildlife sites in the North East, including magnesian limestone grasslands, ravine woodlands and internationally designated coastline.

Closing Date: 11/9/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 20/8/15


Logo: Nicholsons 

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 full-time, permanent Forestry Operative to work in our establishment and maintenance team.

Delete Date: 17/9/15

Sector: Aboriculture

Region: South

Posted: 20/8/15


Stratton St Margaret Parish Council

Logo: Stratton St Margaret Parish CouncilSenior Parks and Open Spaces Officer

Location: Stratton St Margaret, Swindon

Salary Scale (35 – 38) £30,178 - £32,778

Be fully responsible for the management of all Stratton St Margaret  Parks, Allotments, Cemeteries, recreation grounds, play areas, ponds and any other assets or services within the remit of the postholder.

Closing Date: 11/9/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 20/8/15


Wessex Aquatic - Ecological Consultancy – Salisbury based

Freshwater Ecologist 

Salary: Dependent upon experience, personal training budget, professional membership.

There is an opportunity to join our independent, ecological consultancy as a freshwater ecologist. We have a varied portfolio of clients and work throughout the UK.

Delete Date: 17/9/15

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 20/8/15


Logo: Wokingham Borough CouncilTrees and Landscape Officer                                                    

£27,123 to £30,178

Permanent. Full time

As Tree and Landscape Officer you will play a crucial role in influencing the process of development and place making for future generations. Work is varied including making TPOs, assessing tree works applications, consultation on planning applications, enforcement work, expert witness statements and representing the Council at hearings and public inquiries. There is work on large scale Strategic Development Locations, town centre regeneration projects, householder applications and writing guidance.

Closing Date: 16/9/15

Sector:  Aboriculture

Region: South

Posted: 20/8/15


Cheviot Trees Ltd. – Wholesale Tree Nursery.

Assistant Production Manager.

The successful applicant will be required to understudy and work with our Production Manager, learning the processes and operations that are key to successful tree growing in our nursery.

Closing Date: 18/9/15

Sector: Horticulture

Region: North East / Scotland

Posted: 19/8/15


Logo: Forestry Commission EnglandVolunteer Co-ordinator
£26,212 - £28,317 pro rata, plus benefits
Lyndhurst

This is a part time post for 22 hours per week. The working pattern will be based on operational requirements.

The key responsibilities for the role will include: Local implementation of volunteer services and community engagement within the New Forest. Develop, support and implement an agreed information/interpretation programme to support the Volunteer Service. Lead and proactively support volunteers and members of staff to deliver community engagement programmes and events. Manage the safety systems for recreation activities, facilities and sites in the District. To oversee the health and safety procedures for the Volunteer Services in the New Forest

Closing Date: 31/8/15

Sector: Community

Region: South

Posted: 19/8/15


Welsh Water

Head Ranger, Llyn Brenig, (£22,381 – £25,431)

A rare opportunity has come up for someone that has the skills required to lead a team of permanent and seasonal rangers at beautiful Llyn Brenig, near Cerrigydrudion, North Wales. The site is a premier fly fishery with a fleet of over 40 petrol engine fishing boats and its own fish farm. Duties will include events planning, estate and equipment maintenance, health and safety management, rota planning, and above all, ensuring visitors have an enjoyable and memorable day out.

Closing Date: 31/8/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: Wales

Posted: 19/8/15


Logo: Affinity WaterCatchment Officer

Affinity Water, the UK’s largest water only supply business, are currently looking for a driven and motivated Catchment Officer to join the Water Resources Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for assessing and managing the impact of our operations on the natural environment, and ensuring compliance with our regulatory obligations. You will be required to undertake farm visits and make recommendations to farmers/landowners for pollution mitigation measures. The Catchment Officer will represent Affinity Water externally which will include giving public presentations; communicating with our regulators and other key stakeholders.

Closing Date: 11/9/15

Sector: Ecology / Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 19/8/15


Logo: Canal & River TrustWaterway Operative

£17,790 + Inner London Allowance

London Docklands

This role is all about improving the experience for anyone who visits or lives near the waterways. You’ll help maintain, conserve and improve the waterway network – handling everything from litter collection and water level control to the care and operation of locks. We’ll also look to you to help visitors with any problems or questions they may have. Succeed, and you’ll create a safe, secure and vibrant waterway network where visitors are delighted with the quality of their experience. The demands of this role mean that you’ll be required to work any five days out of seven, including statutory holidays.

Closing Date: 6/9/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 19/8/15


Sussex Wildlife Trust

Biodiversity Data Support Officer

Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre Based in Henfield, West Sussex

Permanent - Full Time - 35 hours per week

£21,600

Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre is the hub for authoritative information relating to biodiversity in Sussex, working in partnership with data users and data providers for public benefit. We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled individual to undertake species and habitat data entry work using various data management systems, including Recorder 6 and GIS, and to support the data request service.

Closing Date: 13/9/15

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 18/8/15


logo: Amec Foster Wheeler

Assistant/ Consultant Ecologist

Shrewsbury
We are seeking to recruit an ambitious Assistant / Consultant Ecologist to join the terrestrial ecology team in our Shrewsbury office. Our long established team is working on a broad range of projects including in the transport, renewables, nuclear, other power, waste, minerals and property sectors. We are looking for an ambitious and conscientious individual with experience in undertaking extended Phase 1 habitat and protected species surveys and reporting.

Closing Date: 13/9/15

Sector: Ecology

Region: Midlands

Posted: 18/8/15


Water for Wildlife Project Manager

Salary: £27,000-£30,000

Full Time/Fixed Term (4 years)

London Wildlife Trust is looking for a dynamic, capable and enthusiastic project manager to ensure the smooth running of our Water for Wildlife project at the Trust as we continue to grow. You will oversee the implementation of the Water for Wildlife project across London, working with key staff and be responsible for developing and coordinating a volunteer training programme.

Closing Date: 10/9/15

Sector: Community / Admin

Region: South

Posted: 18/8/15


Wessex Aquatic - Ecological Consultancy – Salisbury based

Graduate Ecologist/GIS Technician – short term contract

We have a vacancy for a graduate ecologist with good GIS capabilities. The role will include: ●  survey support across England & Wales ● GIS mapping of terrestrial & aquatic data  ●  data tabulation & analysis  ●  all round business support

£7.60/hr

Delete Date: 15/9/15

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 18/8/15


WWT - wetlands for lifeWorking Wetlands Development Officer

Outposted to Slough

37.5 hours per week (6 month fixed term contract)

£24,477 circa

Our ‘Working Wetlands’ team is looking for a motivated and creative individual to lead the first development phase of WWT’s exciting new project in Slough – Transforming lives and landscapes – community action for the Salthill stream catchment which aims to engage with local people and support them in improving their local environment, improvements to stream quality, alleviate surface-water flooding, increase flood resilience, improve stream quality and create a network of new urban SuDS and wetlands, rich in wildlife, for the benefit of local people.

Closing Date: 31/8/15

Sector: Community

Region: South

Posted: 17/8/15


Logo: RSPBMarine Conservation Officer

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Northern Ireland

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

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

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to lead on the Marine strand of our Saving Nature Strategy in Northern Ireland. The purpose of the role will be to develop, and advocate, RSPB policy and best practice for the protection of the marine environment, including all marine habitats and species, but especially seabirds, in Northern Ireland.

Closing Date: 4/9/15

Sector: Admin

Region: Northern Ireland

Posted: 17/8/15


WWT - wetlands for lifePeople Engagement Officer

WWT Steart Marshes

37.5 Hours per week

18 month fixed-term contract

£20,802 - £21,897 pa    

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.

Closing Date: 6/9/15

Sector: Community / Education

Region: South West

Posted: 17/8/15


North Yorkshire County Council

Principal PROW Officer

Location: County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD

Salary Range (From and To): £34746 - £37483 per annum

North Yorkshire has the longest network of Public Rights of Way in England.  An exciting opportunity has arisen within North Yorkshire County Council to lead in the development, planning and delivery of the County Council’s Rights of Way function. 

Closing Date: 6/9/15

Sector: Rights of Way

Region: North East

Posted: 17/8/15


Logo: RSPBSchools Outreach Project Officer

Based in Bristol

3 year fixed tern Part Time 22.5 hours per week

Salary Range £18,000 to £20,000 per annum pro-rata

If your answer is yes to the above, then you may be the person we are looking for to lead our Schools Outreach project in Bristol. We are looking to connect children with nature in their school grounds, by delivering workshops where children can discover wildlife first hand.

Delete Date: 14/9/15

Sector: Education

Region: South West

Posted: 17/8/15


Logo: RSPBSchools Outreach Project Officer

Based in Swansea

3 year fixed term role Part Time 22.5 hours per week

Salary Range £18,000 to £20,000 per annum pro-rata

Do you have a passion for connecting children and young people to nature? Can you help others to inspire the next generation about wildlife? If your answer is yes to all of the above, then you may be the person we are looking for to deliver our Schools Outreach Project in Swansea.

Closing Date: 21/9/15

Sector: Education

Region: Wales

Posted: 17/8/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 17/8/15

Voluntary Trainee Rangers x 5, Surrey Wildlife Trust (7/9)

School Farm CSA Volunteer, School Farm CSA

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week

Bradford Env Ed Service (BEES) has Conservation Workdays running on 21, 27 & 28 August in Bradford

Keep Wales Tidy has clean up events and working parties running throughout Wales in August

Work parties are in full swing across the canal networks in Staffordshire, Northamptonshire & Cheshire with the Inland Waterways Association

 


Logo: Brecknock Wildlife TrustBrecknock Wildlife Trust

‘Improving lives by Improving places’ – Project Manager

Based in the Upper Tawe Valley, Ystradgynlais, Powys, Wales.

£22,500pa (pensionable), 37.5 hours per week. Three year fixed term contract.

The project is about helping people in the Upper Tawe Valley area who are in need of assistance to improve their employability skills and/or people who suffer from poor health and well-being. We aim to engage local people with their natural environment, encourage them to learn to care for it and to take action to improve it for wildlife and in doing so they will benefit by gaining new skills and the environment will be improved.

Closing Date: 7/9/15

Sector: Community / Education

Region: Wales

Posted: 14/8/15


Logo: WWT Wetlands for LifeHorticulture Warden

WWT Slimbridge

37.5 Hours per week

£14,093 - £14,834 per annum

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. WWT Slimbridge receives over 230,000 visitors each year who come for some of the best bird watching in the UK as well as family visits to enjoy the collection of over 3,000 birds plus mammals in the 100 acres of grounds. We are seeking an experienced Horticulturist/Grounds person who has commercial landscape maintenance experience.

Closing Date: 30/8/15

Sector: Horticulture

Region: South

Posted: 14/8/15


Logo: National TrustRanger
Arlington, near Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP
We will be looking to you to help us engage visitors and volunteers with Arlington’s stunning landscapes, precious habitats and our nature conservation work. You will capture their imagination, encourage them to get involved and give them memorable outdoor experiences. We also need you to think about how we can spread the message of our special place further to local communities and a wide variety of visitors.  You will be working closely with the other rangers using your nature conservation knowledge and practical 'hands-on' skills to maintain and improve Arlington Court's woodland, parkland, farmland, flora and fauna, and outdoor visitor experience. You will also assist the team in engaging communities and visitors by continuing our successful younger year’s wild play programme, developing our learning and volunteering opportunities and expanding our events and activities offer.

Closing Date: 31/8/15 extended

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 14/8/15


Logo: Dorset Wildlife TrustEast Dorset Seasonal Assistant Warden

The post is a full time post offered as a seasonal position from 1st October 2015 until 31st March 2016, with a possibility of further extension.

Dorset Wildlife Trust is seeking an enthusiastic individual to work within our East Dorset Team. The postholder will carry out a range of work, in particular practical conservation and estate management tasks on nature reserves across East Dorset, including Brownsea Island. The work will include use of power tools and machinery, stock management and elements of volunteer leadership.

Closing Date: 4/9/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 14/8/15


Logo: RSPBPolicy Officer/Senior Policy Officer

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters Sandy

4 Full Time Permanent Roles

Salary Range Policy Officer £22,500 to £26,000 per annum

Salary Range Senior Policy Officer £26,500 to £32,000 per annum

The RSPB are looking for enthusiastic and skilled advocates, who will be passionate and effective champions for the change nature needs. We need to fill four policy or senior policy officer roles in the new Policy and Advocacy Department, in the following teams: Land Use (one post), Nature Policy (one post) and Sustainable Development (two posts).

Closing Date: 2/9/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 13/8/15


Logo: RSPBYouth and Families Officer

Based at RSPB Scotland Headquarters, Edinburgh

Permanent Role Part Time 30 hours per week

Salary Range £19,000 to £23,000 per annum pro rata

We are looking for a motivated individual to co-ordinate the delivery of our youth and family work in Scotland.  An essential element will be a creative and enthusiastic approach to working with children, young people and families to inspire them to connect with nature. You will be the first point of contact for support and advice for staff and volunteers across Scotland on delivery of youth and family engagement work

Closing Date: 4/9/15

Sector: Community

Region: Scotland

Posted: 12/8/15


Logo: RSPBLivestock Person

Based at Fermanagh Reserves

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary £15,000 to £16,000 per annum

The Fermanagh Reserves cover more than 1000ha of the county including forty-three islands in Lower Lough Erne where livestock graze twelve sites scattered across the length of the lough. 

Manage the health and welfare of the cattle, sheep and horses grazing on the reserve.  The chosen candidate will undertake daily assessment to ensure high health and welfare status of livestock, dealing with issues as they arise. Duties may include the administration of prescribed medicines and prophylactic treatments under RSPB responsibility.  Additional responsibilities include safe movement between locations, safe penning, restraint and feeding where required whilst maintaining high welfare, Cross Compliance and H&S standards.

Closing Date: 31/8/15

Sector: Wildlife

Region: Northern Ireland

Posted: 12/8/15


Logo: RSPBWarden

Based at Fermanagh Reserves

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

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

Our operation sits within the Lough Erne Basin Futurescapes area and staff within the reserves team operate across the county.  We are currently expanding our operations in the county and the Fermanagh team; following the recent appointment of a Conservation Advisor we are looking to employ a full time Warden.  This is a great opportunity to work at a landscape scale to make a difference for wildlife.

Closing Date: 31/8/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: Northern Ireland

Posted: 12/8/15


Logo: Orkney Islands CouncilDevelopment and Infrastructure
Planning and Regulatory Services
Access Officer (Development and Marine Planning)
35 hours per week
Temporary for up to a period of 1 year
£26,139 - £28,804 (Including Distant Islands Allowance)
We are looking for an Access Officer to take a leading role in the planning, development, implementation and management of the Council's statutory duties and powers for delivering public access to the countryside and urban greenspace. 

Closing Date: 4/9/15

Sector:  Rights of Way

Region:  Scotland

Posted:  11/8/15


logo: Sussex Wildlife TrustAssistant Grazing Officer

Location: Throughout Sussex

Salary: £21,600 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent – full time

Hours: 35.00 hours

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Trust in a key position within the Land Management team.  The role will be responsible for supporting our Grazing Officer in the management of the Trust’s livestock on our reserves throughout the county.

Closing Date: 6/9/15

Sector:  Wildlife

Region:  South

Posted:  10/8/15


WCMC in collaberation with UNEP

Senior Programme Officer

Business and Biodiversity

Permanent

Salary £39 - £46k depending on skills and expertise

We are looking for a motivated and technically experienced Senior Programme Officer to work in the Business and Biodiversity programme. The programme is now set to expand in scope and reach, building on its unique, decade old successful partnership with the extractive industry – Proteus - and a track record of delivering high quality research outputs to expand to other sectors and enhance it’s work with the private sector.

Closing Date: 2/9/15

Sector:  Ecology

Region:  Anglia

Posted:  10/8/15


WCMC in collaberation with UNEP

Programme Officer

Business and Biodiversity

Permanent

Salary £25 - 30k depending on skills and expertise

We are looking for a motivated, creative GIS technical specialist with experience of working with the private sector on environmental issues.  The post is based within the Business and Biodiversity programme which aims to bring high quality biodiversity data and information into the heart of private sector decision-making, and in doing so, aims to enable more, and more effective, conservation of biodiversity worldwide.

Closing Date: 31/8/15

Sector:  Ecology

Region:  Anglia

Posted:  10/8/15


logo: The Wildlife Trusts - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, NorthamptonshireSenior Ranger (Trumpington Meadows)
Salary: £23,750 per annum.
Location: Trumpington Meadows and Great Cambourne, Cambidge
Contract: Full-time 37.5 hrs per week

The Wildlife Trust is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to manage a new country park / nature reserve at Trumpington Meadows on the edge of Cambridge. Working as part of our nature reserves team, but also working closely with our community and education team, the successful candidate will establish Trumpington Meadows as a well visited, wildlife-rich country park, with a programme of active volunteering and community engagement activities.

Closing Date: 16/9/15

Sector:  Countryside

Region:  Anglia

Posted:  10/8/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 10/8/15

Reserve Management Team Internship, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Volunteer Visitor Centre Assistant, Montrose Basin, Scottish Wildlife Trust (31/8)

Volunteer Visitor Centre Assistant, Loch of Lowes, Scottish Wildlife Trust (31/8)

NWT Reserves Assistant – Bure & Ant, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Volunteer Ranger Team Leader x 2, National Trust

Communications Assistant Intern, London Wildlife Trust (3/9)

Workshop Leader with Conservation Education Charity, Action for Conservation (30/8)

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logo: Bell Ingram 

Wayleave Officer

Bell Ingram is always looking for experienced Wayleave Officers to join our teams based throughout Scotland and North England.  You would undertake land referencing, acquisitions and compensation claims for a variety of utility companies.  

Closing Date: 4/9/15

Sector:  Rights of Way

Region:  Scotland / North East / North West

Posted:  7/8/15


logo: Thomson HabitatsBid Manager/Estimator

Salary: £24-34k subject to experience

A Bid Manager/Estimator is required to join a growing business working in ecological contracting.  We require someone to manage the preparation of tender packages and associated works required in bidding for new contracts. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge and the chance to develop into a senior role.

Closing Date: 31/8/15

Sector:  Ecology

Region:  South

Posted:  7/8/15


logo: The Landscape Group - id verdeBeecHE Manager / BeecHE Instructor

Location: Bromley

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience

The Landscape Group is seeking a new team who has imagination, creativity and a ‘can do attitude’ to maximise the potential of Bromley’s Environmental Education Centre (BeecHE) and its historic landscape which is situated in High Elms Country Park, Orpington, Kent and is home to one of Darwin’s outdoor laboratories.

Closing Date: 3/9/15

Sector:  Community / Education

Region: South

Posted:  7/8/15


Logo: City of London 

Head Ranger – Epping Forest Conservators

Starting salary £34,960 rising in increments to £40,500 plus £2,970 outer London weighting (depending on experience/performance)

Reflecting Epping’s Royal Forest heritage, this role is titled ‘Keeper’, though today, the roles in this team are more familiar to many as ‘Ranger’. As part of the senior management team, you will manage the Forest’s Keeper and Waste Management section. You will be instrumental in helping Londoners to experience one of England’s oldest public open spaces, promoting responsible enjoyment of the Forest, its buffer lands, historic buildings and heritage.

Closing Date: 2/9/15

Sector:  Countryside

Region:  South

Posted:  6/8/15


Logo: Keystone Habitats 

Site Workers

Keystone Habitats is seeking workers for immediate temporary contracts and to add to our database of subcontractors across the UK.

The work will be physical, outdoor work including: labouring, groundworks, fencing, tree/vegetation clearance and management and planting.

Delete Date: 3/9/15

Sector: Countryside

Region:  UK Wide

Posted:  6/8/15


logo: Ecology Solutions Ltd 

Seasonal Field Surveyors (Herpetofauna & Mammals)

Ecology Solutions is a leading consultancy specialising in ecology planning solutions, offering an extensive range of expertise, and providing services to numerous and diverse high profile clients within both the public and private sectors. We have vacancies for seasonal field surveyors to be involved in protected species survey and translocation work in various locations across the UK.

Delete Date:2/9/15

Sector:  Ecology

Region:  National

Posted:  5/8/15


logo: Kent Wildlife TrustEvents Co-ordinator (Painting the Town Green)

Part-time (22.5 hours per week) temporary post for 18 months

Salary Range:   Points 10-12 on Trust Salary Scale (21,601 – 23,191 pro rata)

Based at Tyland Barn, but with travel and hot desking throughout Kent

This post draws together a number of tasks that are crucial to the effective delivery of the Painting the Town Green project.  The post holder will work closely with the Green Infrastructure Officer, Community Engagement Officer, Community Education Team Leader and Living Landscapes Team Leader in delivering the project and ensuing that it is successful in achieving its outcomes. 

Closing Date: 1/9/15

Sector:  Community

Region:  South

Posted:  5/8/15


Logo: Surrey Wildlife TrustSurrey Biodiversity Information Centre – Data Officer

£18,000 to £20,000 pa (dependant on skills and experience)

Maternity Cover 9-12 months

Surrey Wildlife Trust is looking for an individual to play a critical role in the ongoing development of Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre (SBIC). 

The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to deliver the day to day activities of SBIC supporting its continued development as the focus for habitat and species recording in Surrey.

Closing Date: 4/9/15

Sector: Ecology / Admin

Region:  South

Posted: 4/8/15


Angela Graham Bat Consultancy Service Ltd.

Survey Assistant (Casual), Bats

I need assistants in the Manchester area to help with my dusk emergence and dawn return-to-roost bat surveys during August and September 2015. Please apply as soon as possible.

This is casual work you can fit-in when you're available, perhaps once or twice a week, possibly including weekends. Dawn availability is particularly useful.

Delete Date: 1/9/15

Sector:  Ecology

Region:  North West

Posted: 4/8/15


Logo: National TrustRanger
Salary: £17,352 per annum.
Location: Dunham Massey Hall, Altrincham, Cheshire
Contract: Permanent, full-time, 37.5 hours per week.

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. This elegant Georgian mansion is a very popular visitor attraction with 110 staff. The busy team has a strong commercial focus and the fast-paced environment is well suited to young people. The property is set within a magnificent deer park, and the winter garden is regarded as one of the finest in Britain. 

Closing Date: 30/8/15

Sector:  Countryside

Region: North West

Posted: 4/8/15


Logo: Caring For God's AcreVolunteer Co-ordinator

 

£18,750 pro rata

We are looking to recruit a Volunteer Co-ordinator to run the Churchyard Task Team project which takes place across Shropshire.

 

Closing Date: 7/9/15

Sector:  Community

Region: Midlands

Posted: 4/8/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 3/8/15

Conservation Trainee x 2 – Bernwood Project & Buckinghamshire, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (7/9)

2 x Environmental Education Assistants, The Gordon Brown Centre (14/9)

Long Term Volunteer, National Trust (30/9)

Aire & Calder Projects Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (26/8)

Ecological Ambassadors Scheme, British Ecological Society (14/9)

Project Trainee: Yorkshire Invasive Species, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (26/8)

Community Engagement Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (26/8)

Farm Conservation Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (26/8)

Membership Recruiter, WWT

Visitor Experience, WWT

Family Activities Assistant, WWT

Volunteer Ranger X 4, National Trust

Event Assistant Volunteers, Groundwork Cheshire – Saltscape Project (31/8)

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All Volunteer Adverts Here


Devon Wildlife Trust

NIA Advisory Officer

Salary: Starting salary £20,595 rising to £23,207, plus 5% pension

Do you have a good understanding of wildlife and environmental issues on farm? Do you know and love the landscape of North Devon? Do you enjoy being on farm and looking for solutions that work for the farmer and for the environment? 

As NIA Advisory Officer you will have a varied, challenging role engaging with farmers in the Culm National Character Area, providing specialist advice and other support to improve the quality of the farmed environment.

Closing Date: 28/8/15

Region: South West

Posted: 31/7/15


Logo: PONTPONT Regional Development Officers (3 posts; North, Mid and South Wales)

Starting salary: £22,000 (plus 5% pension contribution)

Full-time (job-share applications welcome)

Fixed term (October 2015 to February 2018)

PONT is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to encourage and facilitate grazing for the benefit of the wildlife, landscape and cultural heritage of Wales. The Regional Development Officers will work with the local farming community, land managers and conservation organisations in their regions, to build capacity to foster and nurture local grazing solutions which address local issues.

Closing Date: 26/8/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 31/7/15


Logo: PONTPONT Coordinator (Wales)

Starting salary: £25,000 (plus 5% pension contribution)

Full-time (job-share applications welcome)

Fixed term (October 2015 to February 2018)

PONT is about to embark on an exciting new phase of activity, and is seeking to recruit a team of enthusiastic and self-motivated staff, together the team will work to build capacity, knowledge and skills to promote the value of Local Grazing Schemes for rural communities and for nature, to stimulate new schemes and embed conservation grazing as an effective natural resource management tool for the future. The PONT Coordinator will lead and manage the team which will be responsible for facilitating, developing and coordinating local grazing schemes in Wales.

Closing Date: 26/8/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 31/7/15


Logo: RSPBTechnical Advisor – Operations

Based in Kenema, Sierra Leone

2 year Fixed Term Contract Full Time

Salary £25,000 to £29,000 per annum plus package

The Gola Rainforest Programme is an exciting long-term initiative supporting the management of a critical landscape in Sierra Leone which is a global priority for biodiversity conservation. The RSPB is seeking a dynamic Technical Advisor for Operations to provide technical and operational support to the Programme to deliver the objectives of a REDD Project.

Delete Date: 31/8/15

Region: International

Posted: 29/7/15


Logo: RSPBProject Manager

Rainforest Friendly Cocoa/Comic Relief Project

Based In Sierra Leone

2 year contract Full time

Salary £24,00 to £26,000 per annum plus relocation and accommodation

The Gola Rainforest Programme is an exciting long-term initiative supporting the management of a critical landscape in Sierra Leone which is a global priority for biodiversity conservation. As part of a Comic Relief funded project with Twin and the Rainforest Alliance, the RSPB is seeking a dynamic Project Manager-Rainforest Friendly Cocoa to manage the day-to-day strategic and operational implementation to deliver the objectives of a the Rainforest Friendly Cocoa Project.

Delete Date: 31/8/15

Region: International

Posted: 29/7/15


2 x Environmental Education Assistants

Hook, Hampshire

Pay £100 per week plus full board and lodgings (no additional costs relating to food or board)

(Plus 2 hour/2.5 hour birthday parties on weekends by mutual agreement which pay an average additional £150/£200 per month)   

Starting: ASAP after interview but can wait until later date for ideal candidate.

You will help lead activities for visiting schools to encourage visiting children (usually 6-11 year olds) to gain knowledge and understanding about their environment and have fun!  You will also provide land management support to aid the upkeep of our beautiful 25 acre site.  

Closing Date: 14/9/15

Sector: Education

Region: South

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 27/7/15


Logo: Surrey Wildlife TrustRanger

Salary c£22,000, per annum

35 hours per week including regular weekends

 Surrey Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation organisation involved in the direct management of 8,400 hectares of Surrey’s countryside. 

The Trust is seeking a practical and highly motivated individual to manage a number of sites which lie within the East Area of the county. 

Closing Date: 28/8/15

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted:  23/7/15


Logo: Field Studies CouncilField Studies Council

Trainee Tutor Scheme

Location: Nationwide

Salary: £13,520 per annum 

The Trainee Tutor scheme is designed to equip an individual with the skills and attributes to enable further time to be devoted to building an experience through the delivery of courses to an increasingly wide range of audiences. Do you have a passion for learning outside the classroom? Previous experience of working outdoors with young people, fieldwork and conservation?  Have you got what it takes to make that difference? If yes then we want to hear from you.

Closing Date: 1/9/15

Sector:  Education

Region:  National

Posted:  9/7/15


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