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AMW Arboreal Ltd
Staff wanted for short term contract (now until at least the end of February 2015) with conservation contracting company (AMW), working on designated sites throughout Scotland.
Duties will include but not limited to ditch damming, chipping, stump treatment and chainsaw work for scrub.
Rural Development Initiatives Ltd.
We’re recruiting for a highly motivated individual to work on a unique, ground breaking project for the forestry sector in England. The project will be run in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Foresters and employers from across the forestry sector. The successful person will manage the development and running of a Professional Development Network for foresters. This will involve working with forestry SMEs and producing and delivering professional development plans, courses, events and e-based learning.
exeGesIS SDM Ltd is a well-respected environmental and software development consultancy and is the company behind many of the UK's leading countryside management solutions. We are expanding our team in response to increase demand for our services and have several positions to fill:
Software Application Developers (3 posts)
Software Application Test Manager
Technical Project Manager
Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre, Simonsbath, Exmoor, Somerset TA24 7SH
March 2015, £13,295 - £17,680p.a. dep. on experience
You would be working as part of the Simonsbath House Team delivering Outdoor and Environmental Education courses to visiting groups. Developing and managing a community programme of activities. Developing and leading a yearly walking holiday programme for adult visitors and contributing to the overall activity programme of Simonsbath House.
Based at RSPB Northern Ireland Headquarters, Belfast
27 Month contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Salary £20,500 to £23,000 per annum
Are you passionate about saving nature and especially birds of prey? We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work on a partnership project between the Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group and the RSPB and to maintain and improve the monitoring of raptors in Northern Ireland. The successful candidate will be expected to continue to grow the network of volunteer raptor workers, to increase the availability of monitoring data and to work with a range of stakeholders to underpin the conservation of raptors in Northern Ireland.
Location: Salisbury (although remote working may be considered for the right candidate).
Salary: up to £35,000 Full time
Do you want to make a positive difference for wildlife in England & Wales? Plantlife is looking for an influential individual to help lead plant conservation in England & Wales.
If you have a proven track record in project delivery and effective
partnership working this is an exciting opportunity to make a
significant contribution to conserving and managing our internationally
Important Plant Areas. Closing
Date: 14/12/14 Region: South Posted: 27/11/14
Closing Date: 14/12/14
1 post based in Walker Park 1 post based in Exhibition Park
Deliver an exciting and innovative programme of activities for all ages. You will be expected to help develop a sustainable volunteer group and Park User group and deliver training to volunteers, oversee volunteer projects and deliver events.
Based in Exhibition Park 18 hours per week.
Required to involve the local community in the management and maintenance of the park. A key aim of the post is to build community capacity creating opportunities for local people to help with the management of the park.
Tim Moya Associates, Harlow, Essex.
Salary £30,950 - £37,000 + profit-related bonus scheme.
Tim Moya Associates are seeking a Project Ecologist to join the team. We are looking for an experienced ecologist capable of undertaking and managing a variety of field surveys and mitigation and communicating effectively to clients. The successful candidate will enjoy a variety of site and office work.
TMA Ecology are involved in a wide range of projects including for utilities companies, house builders and local authorities.
Devon-wide, dynamic, progressive, user-led organisation, Living Options Devon, seeks:
Countryside Mobility SW Project Manager – Based in Exeter
£25,474 pro rata (NJC SO1, SCP 30)
25 hours per week (to be worked flexibly) Permanent Contract
Countryside Mobility provides safe, enjoyable and easy access to the South West's countryside and visitor attractions for anyone who has difficulty walking, through a mobility equipment hire scheme.
Salary: £23,732 per annum
Contract: Permanent, full time
Location: Fowey, Mid Cornwall, based in St. Agnes
You will be responsible for the strategic planning and day to day management of the National Trust’s spectacular coastal properties between St. Ives Bay and Perranporth on the north coast of Cornwall.
The North York Moors National Park is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK. We have ambitious conservation aims and need high quality conservation professionals to help achieve them.
£13.5K (24 months fixed-term)
A great opportunity to put your academic knowledge into practice and develop your career with two years practical work experience.
On Foot Forestry Ltd
On Foot Forestry Ltd is a small forestry and countryside maintenance business and works on various projects throughout the UK. We are seeking 5 brush cutter operators to work on a 3 month vegetation management contract in Hampshire involving work on SSSI, ancient monument and forestry restock sites.
Working within the Penhale Sands Special Area of Conservation and working closely with Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Penhale Dunes Ranger you will develop and lead an innovative program of wildlife activities for guests and caravan owners alike. You will not be afraid to muck in where needed at the busiest times.
Salary £15000 - £17000
Hours variable 6 day week through peak season
BG10: £25,727 - £28,922
Full-time, fixed term to March 2016
Based at Brunel House
We are looking for an experienced person to help deliver our innovative Nesta funded ParkWorks programme in partnership with the Bristol Parks Forum. You will coordinate horticultural work teams involving volunteers and test sustainable business models for similar services beyond the life of this pilot project.
week beginning 24/11/14
opportunities across the Midlands with Warwickshire
opportunities across the Midlands with Warwickshire
with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Botanic Gardens Education Network (bgen)
Part-time freelance position (approx 2-3 days per week)
Salary: £12.50 per hour
The bgen committee invites tenders to provide administration services to support the bgen committee to enable it to deliver bgen services to its members.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 24/11/14
Volunteer Assistant Ranger, National Trust (5/12)
Bottlenose Dolphin Research Volunteers, Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre
7/2/15 Essex Wildlife Trust Volunteer Open Day at Writtle College
Volunteer Placement, Kith & Kin Forest School
Nature Force Volunteers, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Work Days advertised in the last week
30/11/14 Wiltshire Wildlife Trust will be running Conservation tasks at Ham Hill. Hungerford
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.
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
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)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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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