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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Cain Bio-Engineering Ltd
We are seeking a River Technician for the delivery of river restoration works including erosion control and habitat enhancement.
The successful applicant will work as part of a team carrying out physical aquatic habitat restoration projects in rivers, tidal channels, estuaries, canals and lakes.
Cain Bio-Engineering Ltd
We are seeking an assistant Consultant for the assessment, design and delivery of river related works including erosion control and aquatic habitat enhancement.
Position: Full time permanent
Based: Smithills Estate, Bolton
Smithills is a rich upland landscape of grassland, moorland and woodland habitats which has been neglected; reducing biodiversity and leaving wildlife vulnerable. We’ve got big plans to restore Smithills and use it as a as an example of how all our uplands can be saved and transformed. We’re looking for an Estate Ranger to help assist us in this vision.
Position: Full time permanent
Based: Glen Finglas, near Callander
Working on leading and developing the delivery of people engagement on the 5,000ha Glen Finglas estate at the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, you will represent the Trust to the public, other bodies and landowners. You will ensure the safety of yourself, visitors, contractors and volunteers on our sites, and help manage the estate in line with our required standards. You’ll carry out surveys, tree regeneration and ecological, and assist with project, contract and general Estate management.
Shrewsbury or Birchwood
Volunteer posts advertised week
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning
Volunteer Ranger x 3, National Trust
Volunteer Deputy Warden, Harrow Nature Conservation Forum (2/8)
Volunteer Grazing Ranger, National Trust (17/7)
Forest School Support (Voluntary), Get Out More CIC (20/7)
Long Term Volunteer – Ranger, National Trust (21/7)
Voluntary Officer x 2, Wildlife Trust For Beds, Cambs & Northants (17/7)
Long Term Volunteer Gardener, National Trust (20/7)
Long Term Visitor Experience Volunteer, National Trust (17/7)
Wastebuster Volunteer, Essex County Council
Work Days advertised in the last week
7/7/15 Balsam Bashing Work Day in York with St Nicks Environment Centre repeated 9, 14 & 16 July
7/7/15 Signpost construction (3 days) at Horton Country Park in Epsom repeated on 11 Aug organised by Lower Mole Countryside Partnership
Path improvements (3 days) on 14/7/15 in Esher with Lower Mole Countryside Partnership
4/8/15 Bridge construction running over 3 days in Brookland Community Park, Byfleet run by Lower Mole Countryside Partnership
Path surfacing on 18 & 24/8/15 at Horton Country, Epsom organised by Lower Mole Countryside Partnership
1/9/15 Pond management for 3 days at Horton Country Park with Lower Mole Countryside Partnership
Footpath clearance on 8/9/15 in East Molesey with Lower Mole Countryside Partnership
Pond management on 15/9/15 with Lower Mole Countryside Partnership in Epsom
22/9/15 Scrub clearance in Elmbridge, organised by Lower Mole Countryside Partnership
11/7/15 Balsam pulling bonanza! In West Chiltington organised by RSPB & Horsham District Council repeated on 21 & 28 July
Permanent & Full-time
We are a leading environmental charity in the region that stands up for wildlife, creates wildlife havens and seeks to raise environmental awareness in our diverse urban and rural communities.
We require an enthusiastic and motivated Reserves Officer to assist in managing the Trust’s East Lancashire Nature Reserves in accordance with the Trusts business plan.
Salary: £26,212 - £28,317
Post type: Permanent
Town/City: Upminster, Essex
Site: Thames Chase Forest Centre
The Forestry Commission is looking to recruit a Community Ranger to work as part of the Thames Beat team to encourage, support and develop a diverse range of community involvement and recreational opportunities within the Thames Chase Community Forest.
£23,903 to £32,157 per annum
Are you able to inspire and instruct learners on the theoretical and practical skills needed in the countryside industries? Then we are looking for you. We have an opening for an enthusiastic lecturer to plan and deliver outstanding lessons, embrace E-Learning and set and mark assessments and coursework to a wide range of learners. This is a demanding and highly rewarding role and if successful you will join a vibrant and passionate team who are dedicated to providing an outstanding learning experience.
Field Studies Council
Senior Tutor (Senior Team Member)
Salary – £19,890 - £22,698 per annum
Location – FSC London Region (predominantly based at Stratford & 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.
Field Studies Council
We currently have 2 Tutor positions available within the FSC London Region at Juniper Hall Field Centre & Bushy Park.
Salary range £18,215 - £20,786 per annum
In the important and challenging role of Tutor you will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though firsthand 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. You will also contribute to all other aspects of running a busy education centre.
Sanday Development Trust
Sanday, Northern Orkney Isles
12 month contract, 900 hours per annum
£8,244 per annum
The position includes creating and delivering a programme of events, assisting with the production of promotional materials, developing projects to enhance and increase understanding of Sanday’s natural history, species monitoring and working in partnership with local people and other agencies.
Based at RSPN Eastern England Headquarters, Norwich
6 month contract Part time 18.25 hours per week
Salary range £18,000 to £20,000 per annum pro rata
Do you want to make a difference for wildlife in Eastern England? If so, we need you in our conservation team. You’ll play a vital role in supporting the regional team in all aspects of the development and delivery of the RSPB’s policy and objectives for conservation within the region
Based at Abernethy Reserve
Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Salary range £22,400 to £26,000 per annum
Extending to 13,700ha, Abernethy is one of the biggest and most spectacular nature reserves in Britain. It has the largest remnant of Caledonian Pinewood, vast tracts of moorland and mires and some of the highest mountains in the UK; it is home to 4,800 recorded species and some of Britain’s rarest wildlife; we also face some fascinating conservation challenges. The role manages every stage from survey and monitoring of key species and habitats to research interpretation, project planning, implementation, and review.
Full time Contract
Treework Environmental Practice is one of the UK’s leading arboricultural consultancy practices. We are valued by our clients for providing excellent service and innovation. We are expanding and need talented and enthusiastic surveyors to join the team. Our core consultancy includes trees in relation to planning and development, tree risk surveys, inventories and advice, contract administration and veteran tree surveys and advice.
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Part time (14 hrs/week) 12 month Fixed Term contract.
Salary based on £18,500 pa pro rata
Can you help us to celebrate the rich natural and cultural history of Worcester which includes orchards, slow worms, great crested newts and wildflower meadows? We want to inspire the people of Worcester to appreciate and enjoy the wildlife in their gardens and the green spaces of the city.
Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Full-time, permanent post (part-time considered)
£30,000 to £35,000 p.a. plus 10% pension contribution
Cheshire Wildlife Trust, a leading local nature conservation charity, is seeking an accomplished Fundraising Manager. As part of the UK wide Wildlife Trust movement with over 800,000 members, you will lead and inspire a dedicated local team to enhance our relationships with existing and potential supporters in the Cheshire area to grow our unrestricted income. You will lead the growth of our regular giving programme, building on our current 13,000 members, as well as develop and implement fundraising programmes to increase financial support from legacy, major donor and corporate supporters.
National Park Authority
12 month paid internship, 37 hours per week (Mon-Fri)
£13,500 annual allowance (plus expenses)
Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) is recruiting to an exciting 12 month paid internship, to evaluate how Dartmoor Farming Futures (DFF) has impacted on farm behaviour and farm economics.
Membership Development Assistant – 2 roles
One Role Covering Northeast/North Coast Wales
Second Role Covering Gwent/Monmouthshire
6 month Fixed Term contract
Salary £15,160 to £16,000 pa
If you think that you have the skills and personality to inspire members of the public to support the valuable work of the RSPB through becoming a member and donations, then this is the job for you. You will be part of a successful and energetic team that is central to delivering the organisations work that focuses on “Giving Nature a Home.”
High Weald AONB Partnership
Location: Flimwell on the Kent/Sussex border
Working pattern: 37 hours per week, but part time (including term time working), job share and secondment applications will be considered
Fixed term: Until 31 March 2018
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can work with the landowners across the High Weald AONB to develop and implement high quality projects that conserve and enhance the special features of the area’s medieval landscape; its ancient woods, wildlife-rich boundaries, meadows, heaths and wetland.
The South Yorkshire Forest Partnership (SYFP) forms part of the
Planning Service and is looking to recruit a Director to lead and manage
a vision for South Yorkshire’s diverse rural and urban landscapes and
for over a million people who live within its boundary.
Required to work on a large upland estate in Highland Perthshire. Duties include tree felling, tree planting, crop maintenance and other estate general duties. Reporting to the senior forester.
This is a full-time permanent post.
Salary circa £16,500pa
BASC is looking for an Assistant Business Intelligence Officer to provide business intelligence to support BASC’s decision making and its commercial activities. This role is varied and challenging as the post holder will design and assist in the running of surveys together with collection and publication of intelligence reports.
The ECOSA team includes ecologists who are all skilled communicators with the ability to handle complex projects. Each new project is allocated a dedicated project manager who will see their project through from initial specification to completion. The relatively flat structure of the organisation means that each Project Manager can easily draw on the specific skills of their fellow colleagues and pull together appropriate survey teams. How could you contribute to our continued growth and consistently excellent standards in ecological survey, advice and reporting?
Ecology Solutions is a leading consultancy specialising in ecology
planning solutions and offering an extensive range of expertise,
providing services to numerous and diverse high profile clients within
both the public and private sectors.
We are seeking to appoint an assistant ecologist to join our dynamic team based at our offices in Barkway, Hertfordshire. The role will be to assist senior staff in the day to day running of our projects, both in the field and in the office.
John Muir Award Scotland Project Manager (full-time)
Post will be based in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.
This will be a one year fixed term full-time post (with anticipated continued funding).
The post-holder will manage and increase John Muir Award activity in Scotland, primarily with schools but also through the informal education sector. The role will be part of a team meeting specific Scottish Natural Heritage and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park targets, and developing further links with the Scottish curriculum and learning sector.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 29/6/15
Volunteer Ranger Team Leader, National Trust (25/7)
Volunteer Education & Community Assistant, The Wildlife Trust For Beds, Cambs & Northants (20/7)
Long Term Volunteer, National Trust (17/7)
Outdoor Toddler Group Co-ordinator, National Trust
Admin Assistant – Learning & Events Box Hill, National Trust
Volunteer Trainee – Nature Reserve Warden, Kent Wildlife Trust (15/7)
Long Term Volunteer Sizergh Ranger, National Trust
Box Hill Education Volunteer, National Trust
Trustees, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (31/7)
Summer Events Assistants, National Trust (13/7)
Gardener, Tame Valley Wetlands
Work Days advertised in the last week
7/7/15 'Boots to Fill' volunteer days near Silverstone with Forestry Commission repeated on 14, 19 & 26/7/15 & 4, 9, 18 & 23/8/15
Every Tuesday & Wednesday London Wildlife Trust are at Hutchinson's Bank Nature Reserve, near Croydon for Chalk Grassland Habitat Management
Alternate Tuesdays Leicester Towpath Taskforce is out at various locations across Leicester, organised by Canal & River Trust
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday until 27 Aug the Mid-Week Volunteer Team is out in Belper, organised by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Every Tuesday Yorkshire Wildlife Trust runs Volunteer Days at Stirley Community Farm, near Berry Brow, Huddersfield
2nd Sunday of each month Essex Wildlife Trust have a Work Party in Leigh-on-Sea
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Asset Inspection Team of Scottish Canals as a permanent Waterway Inspection Operative based at Corpach, near Fort William. Key tasks include liaising with the Waterway, Engineering and Maintenance teams to record and manage defects discovered while undertaking Length Inspections. As well as completing inspections to a fixed programme and using your interest in engineering to locate and assess defects, you will get involved in a wide range of maintenance and operational tasks.
Based at RSPB Dove Stone Reserve, Oldham
Three year fixed-term contract, 37.5 hours per week
Salary Range £16,000 - £18,000 per annum
The Sphagnum Recovery Project is an innovative 3 year project to create Sphagnum-rich and improved wetland habitat within a 430 Ha target area on the blanket bog at the RSPB-United Utilities Dove Stone partnership site near Oldham in the Peak District National Park. The successful applicant will lead a team of volunteers and contractors to help restore blanket bog to SSSI favourable habitat status, by reintroducing sphagnum moss species.
Welbeck is one of the great traditional landed estates, set mainly within Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, an area of great natural beauty. The Estate extends to some 15,000 acres, straddling the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. A new role has been created for a Working Woodland Foreman, reporting to the Woods Manager, to contribute to and oversee a small team on a daily basis for a variety of work tasks including: felling large hardwoods, planting, spraying, and fencing, along with other general maintenance and general forestry duties across the Estate.
Starting salary circa £25,000pa plus company car
BASC is looking for an individual with wide ranging shooting experience who will deliver membership relations and recruitment activities including the provision of specialist advice, extension of the “Green Shoots” programme, and the organisation and delivery of events and courses.
Kindrogran & Millport
FSC is an educational charity which operates a network of Field
Centres throughout the United Kingdom. With the continuation of our
expanding operations we are currently recruiting an Assistant Head of
Newcastle upon Tyne
Our long established but still growing team is working on a broad range of projects including in the transport, renewables, nuclear, other power, waste, minerals and property sectors. You will work closely with other ecology team members and with colleagues in other technical disciplines on a wide variety of legally protected species work, ecological impact assessments and habitat creation, enhancement and management schemes.
With more than 5,500 acres of rugged scenery and beautiful countryside Marsden Moor is steeped in history, from prehistoric man to historic trans-Pennine transport routes, with moorland plants and birds that are of international importance. You will deliver practical conservation work to protect and enhance the conservation status of the property.
Band 3 £17,372 - £22,212
Full-time, fixed-term contract (12 months)
Location: Chelmsford + travel throughout Essex and the wider area
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a number of high-profile and innovative projects from the Essex Grazing Project to the Hadleigh Olympics Environmental Legacy. Through our work with the Minerals Planning Authority, you will play a role in the restoration of over 200 hectares of former quarries to biodiversity, and support the Council’s Country Parks manage over 500 hectares of internationally and nationally important habitats including an estate of 25 ancient woodlands.
ACT Argyll is a new company owned by the charity Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust. ACT Argyll delivers environmental contracts for a range of partners whilst offering a progressive structure for training and skills.
Required to lead and manage our teams in Oban and Helensburgh, to secure ongoing contract work and co-ordinate the teams’ training programme. This is a full time position, salary £30,000.
Required to manage, encourage, and deliver effective teams onsite (one post in Helensburgh, one in Oban). These are full time positions, salary £17,759.
To support the work of ACT charity, and ACT Argyll teams. Based in Lochgilphead. Part time position (15 hours per week) Salary £ 17,759 pro rata.
Salary: £21,531.00 per annum
Location: St. Anne’s On Sea
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract to 31st March 2017 in the first instance
We currently require an enthusiastic Project Officer to assist in the delivery of the Starr Hills Sand Dunes Environmental Works Programme by communicating the aims of the Project to local people and visitors through a variety of engagement techniques.
Lochaber Environmental Group: Volunteer & Community Advocate Programme
Lochaber Environmental Group (LEG) seeks to recruit two Project Workers & Volunteer Coordinators to drive forward an innovative programme of activities which aim to increase recycling, reduce food waste and increase the adoption of re-use, repair and sharing behaviours through engagement activities across Lochaber.
Location: Based at Fort William
Hours: Part time (28 hours per week), Contract duration: Fixed term to 30 June 2016, with potential for extension
Salary: £22,000 per annum (pro rata)
Education Officer based at Mayfields Farm, Themelthorpe, Norfolk.
Part Time role 2 days a week.
Salary £20,000 pro rata.
An Exciting opportunity to establish an education programme for school children about farming, food production and conservation. This will be done through a series of visits to Mayfields Farm and visits to local schools.
Education Officer based at Awnells Farm, Much Marcle, Herefordshire.
Part time role 2 days a week.
Salary £20,000 pro rata.
An exciting opportunity to establish an education programme for school children about farming, food production and conservation. This will be done through a series of visits to Awnells Farm and visits to local schools.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 22/6/15
Nature Reserve Voluntary Trainee – West Yorkshire, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (20/7)
Community Woodland Volunteer Rangers, Groundwork North East
Countryside Conservation Ranger, National Trust (31/7)
Environmental Events & Activities Volunteers, Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Weekend Reserve Guide, Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Education Volunteer, The Renewable Heritage Trust (Howsham Mill)
Data & Recording Support Volunteer, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust (9/7)
Work Party Leader (The Parkridge Centre), Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Work Days advertised in the last week
7/7/15 EcoPark Volunteer Day on Small Heath organised by Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & the Black Country
Volunteer conservation day starting on 18/7/15 again on 12/9/15 at Hill Hook Local Nature Reserve run by The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country
Conservation volunteer day on 29/8/15 at Portway Hill Reserve, Oldbury with Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & the Black Country
Every Tuesday to Thursday & one Sunday a month Cheshire Wildlife Trust run a Volunteer Force event across Cheshire west, Chester & the Wirral
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday CLEAR Buckhaven are working on Environmental & Growing Activities in Buckhaven, Fife
Monday & Thursday, occ Saturdays Mosslands conservation volunteers meet in Astley Moss and Cadishead Moss, Salford, organised by Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Every Wednesday EuCAN Dorset Midweek Volunteers meet at National Nature Reserves & SSSI's in the Dorset AONB
Essex Wildlife Sales Limited
Visitor and Sales Officer – (37.5hours a week)
Based at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Based at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Salary up to £23,170 pa + Pension
Are you an enthusiastic and engaging individual with a passion for great catering, retail, customer care and wildlife?
If the answer is yes then this could be the role for you. Provide a warm welcome for visitors and customer experience, work with and manage a team of volunteers
Based at Farnham Heath and Hazeley Heath
Permanent Role – Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Salary Range £14,500 to £16,000 per annum
This is an exciting opportunity to help make a real difference on two
of the RSPB’s heathland reserves, Farnham Heath and Hazley Heath.
Uncapped commission – Nationwide roles
RSPB Fundraising Direct is the RSPB’s very own fundraising agency. We’ve gone from strength to strength, building a strong and dedicated team of professional fundraisers signing up more and more voices for nature every single day. You’ll have your very own exhibition stand, personalised to reflect your individuality, based at private sites selected for you by our own in-house venues team. You’ll spend time representing us in the public domain, engaging with the general public and educating them about the important work that we do.
We can offer you excellent career development with opportunities to progress into a mentoring or senior fundraiser position. We also offer a competitive starting salary of £16,900 rising to £ 22,100 on achieving KPIs, and with uncapped commission OTEs are £35,000 plus.
We are looking for an experienced, effective and enthusiastic person
to prepare policy, develop and implement projects, review planning
applications, undertake surveys and influence the future delivery of
ecological work within the City of Winchester and the wider district,
which includes part of the South Downs National Park.
The salary is a scale 5 ie £25,727 to £32,072 depending on experience and there is a generous contributory Local Government pension, opportunities for flexible working and free parking.
Field Studies Council
£15,274 - £17,429
The Education Team Member will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve their goal of ‘Inspiring Environmental Understanding through first-hand experience’. The post holder will be expected to lead groups of all abilities including Advanced level and also make a wide-ranging contribution to the non-teaching work of this busy Centre.
Salary £15,300 pro rata
Hours of work – Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is looking to recruit two Seasonal Field Officers for our winter reserves management team based in Surrey. This 7 month contract involves conservation management work on our nature reserves throughout Surrey and Hampshire and possibly occasionally further afield.
£14,000 pro rata
22.5 hours per week
18 month fixed-term contract
Ribble Rivers Trust is the lead partner in the Ribble Life Together project, which is delivering a range of activities to improve the condition, management and awareness of the Ribble Catchment. The project brings together over 20 stakeholder and interest groups to develop and deliver a catchment action plan that will bring immediate and lasting benefits for people and the environment. The scale of the project requires the appointment of a dedicated Project Administration Assistant to aid with managing the day-to-day running of the project.
The Mountains and The People Project
£34,249 - £39,721 pa Fixed Term contract to May 2020
The Cairngorms Outdoors Access Trust (COAT) is an innovative company limited by guarantee and with charitable status, dedicated to development and delivery of outdoors access projects in the Cairngorms National Park and surrounding area. This is a key post in The People and The Mountains Project, and will be responsible for ensuring delivery of all aspects of the Activity Plan; including Training, Volunteering, Education, Interpretation and Promotion outcomes and outputs, as well as co-ordinating the overall project management information across the wider project. The Activity Plan is focussed on engaging people with the Scotland’s National Parks through the range of project activities.
The Mountains and The People Project
£23,153 - £28,611 pa Fixed Term contract to May 2020
The Cairngorms Outdoors Access Trust (COAT) is an innovative company limited by guarantee and with charitable status, dedicated to development and delivery of outdoors access projects in the Cairngorms National Park and surrounding area. This is a key post in The People and The Mountains Project, and will primarily be involved in running upland path contracts and providing technical assistance to other members of the team in the delivery of the programme objectives.
Kilmartin Museum Trust
£24,000 per annum pro rata (0.7 FTE)
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Kilmartin Museum for a part time Education and Outreach Officer. The post is permanent and the post holder will job share with an existing staff member. The role will focus on delivering the Museum’s very successful archaeological and natural heritage education programme, working with schools, adult learners and volunteers. The service delivers activities in the Museum and in various outdoor locations.
Salary: £17,500 per annum
Full time, permanent
RECORD is the local environmental record centre serving Cheshire,
Halton, Warrington and Wirral and is an independent registered charity.
We are currently seeking a motivated individual to deliver our core data
services. Within a small, dedicated team, you will provide front line
support to clients, volunteers and our natural history recording
Royal Forestry Society
The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is the largest and longest
established education charity promoting the wise management of woods in
England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We are inviting applications for a
full time post of Education Manager to develop and deliver our
Location: flexible. Salary: £35,000 a year.
Royal Forestry Society
The role is part time (1-2 days per week initially), term time only, on a self-employed basis.
Pay £17.50 per hour.
Teaching Trees is an exciting woodland learning project which delivers hands-on, curriculum linked activities to primary school groups. Linking schools with local, well managed woodlands and forests, our sessions demonstrate the importance of trees for wildlife, for timber, for the environment and for fun!
Position: Full-time permanent
As Site Manager for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire you will represent the Woodland Trust locally, managing a diverse portfolio of woodlands to deliver the maximum benefit for our core aims. You will ensure the safety of yourself, our visitors, contractors and volunteers on our sites, and manage the woodland estate in line with our required standards and guidelines.
Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels
Salary: £15,000 pro rata; August 2015 - end March 2016. Possibly longer.
Exciting opportunities to gain invaluable experience of countryside management and discover extensive networking possibilities. Full-time staff required to join small dynamic team undertaking hedge-laying, felling, coppicing, tree surgery, footpath maintenance and scrub clearance, mainly on SSSIs. Possible opportunities within associated ecological consultancy may also arise.
Finlaystone Country Estate
Location: Finlaystone Country Estate, Langbank
Position from June 2015 till Aug 2015, potentially one permanent position being offered.
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 40 hours per week
Salary 14K to 16K depending on Experience.
To carry out the duties expected of a Ranger under the guidance of the Senior Ranger, Head Ranger and the owners of Finlaystone Estate to ensure a safe & friendly welcome for visitors.
£27,000 - £29,000 pa
Newcastle or Edinburgh
Are you a passionate, highly-motivated and dynamic individual with excellent leadership skills and relevant experience of working in nature conservation? We are looking for someone with special qualities to lead a UK-wide programme of nature conservation work to halt and reverse the decline of the curlew, one of the UK's highest conservation priority bird species. The once widespread curlew is in big trouble and we need someone to help us help this remarkable bird.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning15/6/15
Farm & Grazing Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (8/7)
2 X Trainee Wardens for The Ham Fen Beaver Project, Kent Wildlife Trust (7/7)
Hedgehog Improvement Area Project Volunteer, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (11/7)
Pin Badge Box Minder, RSPB
Family Event Helpers, RSPB
Access Volunteer, Tame Valley Wetlands
Visitor Centre Volunteers, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (11/7)
Volunteer Photographer, Tame Valley Wetlands
Garden & Events Volunteer, Sharpham Trust
Events Administrator & Publicity Volunteer, Tame Valley Wetlands
Work Days advertised in the last week
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council is running Balsam Bashing events throughout June, July & August
Keep Wales Tidy has published it’s events in June & July and work includes vegetation clearance, litter picking & beach cleans.
Tamar Valley AONB has updated their events in the Tamar Valley, Cornwall and they run to September
July – September Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust have list of events including hay cut, balsam bashing & scrub clearance
The Inland Waterways Association has workdays covering balsam bashing & vegetation clearance running in Midlands, North West & South West through to the end of August
Every Wednesday Harrow Nature Conservation Forum runs working parties in Stanmore
Wild Penwith and Wild Cober Volunteers meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays in Cornwall organised by Cornwall Wildlife
Groundwork Thames Valley runs Practical Conservation task events on the second Saturday & second Sunday of every month
Salary Description: (dependent on experience)
Neo Environmental, are an environmental consultancy currently operating throughout the UK and Ireland. Due to an increased demand for our renewable energy, residential and infrastructural consultancy services, we are seeking to recruit a bat licensed ecologist. The successful candidates will join our expanding team, as part of our satellite office in Warwickshire. We are preferably looking for someone with survey and professional report writing experience in the commercial sector. Any experience of business development would also be desirable.
16 pages in total, Marine Conservation Society (MCS) lead with an article on marine pollution and some of the ways they aim to tackle the problem. Bass Rock is home to the largest Northern gannet colony in the world; Maggie Sheddan from the Scottish Seabird Centre explains why it is the perfect habitat. Paul Naylor takes photos of marine species and environments in a bid to highlight British marine life, hear about the work he does. The threatened seagrass meadows of Studland Bay are a very important habitat for many marine creatures, Dorset WT give details. Seawatch Foundation describes how important marine monitoring is to conservation efforts and how to get involved. Mark Simpson from WWT details the creation of Steart Marshes & the already evident benefits and South West Coast Path National Trail Partnership discuss management of a coastal path. This edition also includes adverts for projects, websites, services and training.
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000 + pension & other benefits
Wildwood Trust is a charity dedicated to rewilding Britain and running the unique Wildwood Discovery Park.
We are looking for someone to lead our exceptional team of wildlife educators. This job needs proven experience in organising education and training activities with a deep understanding of ecology and British wildlife. The person must have exceptional enthusiasm, and the ability to inspire people about the charitable objectives of the Wildwood Trust.