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Anglian Water

Head Ranger

Ipswich 

Salary: Circa £25,000 

We are looking for a Head Ranger to be responsible for developing Alton Water Park into a leading Visitor and holiday destination in Suffolk. This is a key role in the management and development of the Park, Fishery and Caravanning and Camping Site and we are looking for an exceptional individual to help us deliver this project, drive excellent customer service, ensure the highest standards of health and safety, develop and deliver events and increase the popularity of this fantastic site.

Closing Date: 11/4/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 27/3/15


logo: The Easton EstateForestry and General Estate Worker

We are looking for an experienced Forestry worker to join the Estate team on a full-time basis. The focus of this work will be on practical forestry and general Estate upkeep and maintenance.

The Easton Estate extends to about 6,250 acres with over 650 acres of woodland, ranging from new plantations to ancient woodland. Forestry management is carried out in-house and is following an active course in managing existing woodland, creating new plantations and running a busy firewood business.

Delete Date: 26/4/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 27/3/15


logo: Dorset Local Nature PartnershipLocal Nature Partnership Manager

Type: Contract

Location: Based at Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester

Salary:  £29560 plus 5% employers pension contribution

The Dorset Local Nature Partnership (DLNP) was established in 2012 and brings together a wide range of partners in public, private and voluntary sectors across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. The DLNP exists to maximise the benefits to be gained from protecting and enhancing the area’s unique natural assets for people, wildlife and businesses.

Delete Date: 26/4/15

Region: South West

Posted: 27/3/15


logo: GlendaleSkilled Arborists

Exciting opportunities across the South East

Glendale is one of the UK’s leading green service providers, delivering nine specialist green services. Glendale works with the industry's top experts in providing a wide range of arboricultural services for our clients.

Delete Date: 24/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 27/3/15


logo: GlendaleLead climbers and arborists

North London

Salary - £90 - £110 per day

Glendale is one of the UK’s leading green service providers, delivering nine specialist green services. Glendale works with the industry’s top experts in providing a wide range of arboricultural services for our clients.

We are currently recruiting for lead climbers and arborists for our Watford Tree Centre, to cover contracts in North West

London.

Delete Date: 24/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 27/3/15


logo: Natural EnglandNatural England

Reserve Warden

Starting salary: £16,500 per annum

Contract: Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)

Location: Woodwalton Fen National Nature Reserve, near Peterborough

Two Reserve Wardens are required to join a small team managing a suite of NNRs around Peterborough. You will be concentrating your work on Woodwalton Fen and Holme Fen.

Closing Date: 9/4/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 27/3/15


logo: National TrustLead Ranger

£28,000 per annum

Ightham Mote and North Kent Portfolio, Sevenoaks, Kent

Permanent, full time 37.5 hours per week

The Ightham Mote estate is one of the hidden gems of the National Trust in Kent. Enveloping the stunning medieval moated mansion and gardens, the 500 acre estate is in a Conservation Area of the Kent AONB, crossed by the Greensand Way with an improving SSSI. This new post of Lead Ranger reflects the growing significance and potential of this site as farm and development opportunities have arisen, and our desire and need to consolidate the wider outdoors team.

Closing Date: 17/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 27/3/15


Avon Wildlife Trust

Ecologist/Senior Ecologist

2 permanent roles totalling 1.6FTE, at either level

Salary: Ecologist: £20,000 -£23,000, Senior Ecologist: £23,000 -£27,000.

Undertake species and habitat surveys to current industry guidance and best practice, assisting Consultancy Team.  Also to assist preparing high-quality ecological reports and advice on time and within budget.  Post-holder  to provide advice on survey requirements, mitigation, enhancement and habitat management to internal/external clients with support as required. Senior Ecologist would be expected to take on project management responsibilities.

Closing Date: 13/4/15

Region: South West

Posted: 27/3/15


logo: RSPBVisitor Experience Officer

Based at Stour Estuary Reserve

7 month contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

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

The RSPB’s flagship wildlife garden at historic Flatford in Suffolk is looking for an ambassador to take the lead with our face-to-face work. Based at the garden daily, you will be working with an existing team of friendly volunteers to inspire visitors about the wildlife in their own back gardens, and gain support for the RSPB’s highly regarded conservation work. Work will include developing and running a program of events, focussed on family-friendly activities.

Closing Date: 10/4/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 27/3/15


Logo: New Forest National ParkPeople and Wildlife Ranger

£21,668 – £24,646 pa

Fixed-term to March 2018, 37 hours p/w    

New Forest, Hampshire

Are you passionate about encouraging and enabling positive outdoor recreation? Do you have a flair for engaging with people about protected wildlife species? Are you highly motivated, innovative and able to respond to the challenges of working with partner organisations, members of the public and volunteers?  The New Forest National Park Authority is looking for a People and Wildlife Ranger to develop close links with local communities, and organise events and activities for a wide range of audiences. 

Closing Date: 13/4/15

Region: South West

Posted: 27/3/15


Temporary Project Development Manager

(fixed term contract for 18 months with the possibility of extension subject to funding) £29,558 - £33,857 per annum

Location: County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP

Do you have the right skills and experience to help us to secure the funding for our Landscape Partnership Scheme?  The partners in the Sherwood Forest Landscape Partnership Scheme have successfully secured development funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  We now need an experienced Project Development Manager to take us to the next stage.

You will be working with a wide range of organisations and groups across the Sherwood LPS area and in the surrounding communities.

Closing Date: 14/4/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 27/3/15


Seasonal Education & Community Assistant

(5 month contract)

Based at Whisby Nature Park, near Lincoln

Circa £16,000pa (pro-rata)

Whisby Education Centre is a busy environmental education centre catering for educational groups, children’s activities and adult courses.  An exciting opportunity has been developed for someone to provide assistance to the existing Education & Community Officers in the day-to-day running of the centre and the delivery of a programme of curriculum linked environmental education activities for schools and informal activities and events for visitors of all ages. 

Closing Date: 10/4/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 26/3/15


Logo: Glendale CountrysideWoodlands & Estates Grass Cutters x 2 

Exeter

Salary - £6.80 - £7.20 per hr.

Temporary contract minimum 4 weeks, could be 20 weeks+.

Working for our Exeter Countryside department, & covering rural parts of Devon, you will be required to assist one of our clients with their grass cutting round.

Closing Date: 10/4/15

Region: South West

Posted: 26/3/15


Logo: Woodland TrustLand & Property Manager

Based: Preferably at Head Office, Grantham, although homeworking will be considered.

We are expanding our land and property team and require an experienced  Land and Property Manager  to manage acquisition, legal and agricultural aspects of The Woodland Trust sites to deliver the maximum benefit for the Trusts aims as outlined in its Strategic Plan

You will be responsible for new land acquisition and the resolution of legal issues relating to our existing estate. You will also manage tenancy agreements and provide specialist advice relating to our estate to others within the organisation.

Closing Date: 19/4/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 26/3/15


Middleton Hall Retirement Village

 Head Gardener / Estates Supervisor

A unique opportunity has arisen for an individual to lead the Estates team and supervise the upkeep and development of the award winning grounds of Middleton Hall Retirement Village. Middleton Hall is set within approximately 25 acres of formal landscaped grounds with an additional 60 acres of woodland and tenant farmed fields. The role will involve leading a small team of passionate gardeners to carry out daily estate maintenance and onsite projects to the highest standard.

Closing Date: 12/4/15

Region: North East

Posted: 26/3/15


logo: National TrustSenior Learning & Engagement Officer

£20,401 per annum

rancaster Staithe, nr. King's Lynn PE31 8BW

Permanent contract, working full-time at 1,950 hours per annum.

How do you bring to life everything that the North Norfolk coast has to offer? Could you tell the story of this stunning place with its fascinating history and spectacular surroundings? We’re looking for someone who can do all of this and more – someone who’ll love the chance to engage with our school groups through exciting adventurous activities, as well as with other visitors that come to the coast. You will be key in delivering a high quality, exciting outdoor activity programme to school groups staying at our activity centre.   You will be involved with the day to day engagement of our customers and visitors across the north Norfolk coast, either independently or as part of a wider team of outdoors staff and volunteers.

Closing Date: 7/4/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 26/3/15


logo: National TrustAssistant Ranger

Slindon, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RG

Fixed term contract until 11th September 2015, 30 hours per week.

You will assist with the day-to-day management and leadership of volunteer groups and long term volunteers and the planning and delivery of the activity and engagement programme designed for holiday and weekend visitors to ensure that a high-quality welcome and visitor experience is achieved.  You will support education activities across the curriculum by working direct with groups on learning visits. You will also assist with the delivery of day-to-day practical and technical management of countryside property, including equipment maintenance, habitat management and ecological monitoring.

Closing Date: 6/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 26/3/15


Logo: Canal & River TrustCanal & River Trust

Project Officer

Salary:  c£23k. Fixed Term Contract.  Lancashire. 

Play a vital role in improving the conservation status of two important sites for nature conservation on the Manchester & Pennine Waterways: the Rochdale Canal Site of Special Scientific Interest and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal Site of Special Scientific Interest through local community engagement. Your role will comprise the conception and delivery of a programme of conservation management activities.  Engaging local individuals and volunteers you will provide opportunities for the local community to enhance new and existing skills, with a focus upon the canal corridor.  This is a key role, the goal of which is to create a sense of community ownership for the preservation of a freely available community asset with a high nature conservation value.

Delete Date: 22/4/15

Region: North West

Posted: 25/3/15


River Dee Trust

Invasive Species Officer

Annual salary equivalent of £20,000

Six month fixed term contract

This post is to start in May 2015 and will be primarily outdoors-based during the summer months. The general duties of the Invasive Species Officer is to support the River Officer in initiating and developing a programme to control and remove invasive species throughout the lower Dee catchment.

Closing Date: 3/4/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 25/3/15


Tutor for Wildgoose Rural Training, Holt, Worcester.

Wildgoose Rural Training is a respected Care Farm that was established 15 years ago. We aim to reconnect people to the land and their food and currently have 120 students attending each week. Students undertake sessions working in our organic gardens, with our farm animals and in our workshops and kitchen. We also undertake community projects and groups of students work in local woodlands and some access paid work in local residential gardens

Closing Date: 6/4/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 25/3/15


Logo: Scottish Natural HeritageGreen Infrastructure (ERDF) Project Team Vacancies

The location of these posts is flexible and a range of locations in Scotland would be considered.  All posts are fixed term to 31st March 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) plan to be the Lead Partner for a 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme of Green Infrastructure (GI) projects across Scotland.  These posts are supported by ERDF.  In support of this project, SNH is currently recruiting the following posts:   Project & Audit Manager, Finance Manager & Audit & Compliance Officer, the team will work together with the Green Infrastructure Delivery Manager to deliver the project on behalf of SNH.

Closing Date: 13/4/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 25/3/15


North Somerset Council

Tree Officer

Starting salary £29,558 p.a.

Based at Castlewood, Clevedon

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to join our Natural Environment Team. We are looking for a Tree Officer to help deliver clever high quality tree and woodland management throughout the district of North Somerset. You will be part of a small forward thinking team of three tree officers. Duties include managing a large tree and woodland resource; engaging with colleagues and members of the public; protecting privately owned trees and take enforcement action as necessary; initiating and managing tree planting projects; and developing, delivering and monitoring woodland management objectives.

Closing Date: 8/4/15

Region: South West

Posted: 25/3/15


logo: National TrustAssistant Ranger

Salary; £9,376 per annum (FTE £14,650 per annum)

Location: Woolbeding Countryside, Midhurst, West Sussex

Contract: Fixed term contract (6 months), part-time (24 hours per week)

As part of the Woolbeding team the successful candidate will assist with the delivery of day-to-day practical and technical management of countryside property, including equipment maintenance, habitat management, ecological monitoring and visitor experience.

Closing Date: 2/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 24/3/15


Logo: NimrodProject Co-ordinator (hands on)

£20k+ dependent on experience

Nimrod Environmental are expanding and we require an individual at a supervisory level to manage our site team and co-ordinate our UK wide projects to ensure they run at optimum levels.

We are looking for a hands on person who can anticipate project needs and liaise effectively and professionally with a range of key stakeholders from clients and contractors to site personnel and the public.

Closing Date: 1/5/15

Region: North East

Posted: 24/3/15


Logo: Keystone HabitatsAssistant Contract Manager

Salary Range £19,000 to £22,000 p/a

Keystone Habitats is expanding and, therefore, is seeking an Assistant Contract Manager to work in liaison with and support the Regional Habitats Manager based at our Tetbury office in Gloucestershire.  You will work with the Regional Habitats Manager to procure, price, resource and deliver Ecological Mitigation, Wildlife and Stock Fencing, Habitat Clearance, Management, Restoration and Creation contracts, using in-house and external resources.  

Delete Date: 21/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 24/3/15


Green Ecology

Ecologist/Senior - Devon

Salary: £21k - £27k (Depending on experience)

Position: Full time/Permanent

Location: Exeter, Devon

We are looking for an experienced ecologist to join our busy team. This individual would be required to carry out field surveys including Phase one habitat surveys and various protected species surveys, write technical reports, provide clients with advice and guidance on technical issues, liaise and negotiate with LPA’s and other statutory consultees, prepare tenders and represent the company at client meetings.

Delete Date: 21/4/15

Region: South West

Posted: 24/3/15


logo: National TrustArea Ranger

£20,401 per annum

Avebury, Stonehenge & Wiltshire Countryside

Permanent contract, full time

Joining the hard working and dedicated team here at Wiltshire Landscape you will play a key role in managing our special places and ensuring they are presented to the highest possible standards. Time will be split between Stonehenge and Avebury WHS and the dozen other sites we care for, many being SSSI's, all rich in biodiversity and archaeology or both.

Supporting the Countryside Manager you will undertake a wide range of practical tasks as well as planning and delivering future works and visitor engagement activities.

Closing Date: 3/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 24/3/15


logo: National TrustArea Ranger (Estate)

Salary: £20,401 per annum

Location: Haverford West, GB

Contract: Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week)

If you’re up for the challenge of assisting in managing over 3,800Ha of beautiful countryside and can become one of our new leaders for countryside management, bringing a solid background in practical skills and in managing countryside work and countryside teams - we’d love to hear from you!

Closing Date: 12/4/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 23/3/15


logo: National TrustRanger

Salary: £17,266 per annum

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, GB

Contract: Fixed term contract for 12 months              

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.

Closing Date: 3/4/15

Region: North East

Posted: 23/3/15


logo: Thomson HabitatsSite Supervisor

Thomson Habitats Ltd has an opportunity for an experienced Site Supervisor to join our team to undertake mitigation, wildlife habitat creation and landscaping projects.

We are looking for an energetic, practical and intelligent individual who has site management experience within the construction industry, with some experience of countryside management, agriculture, forestry or landscaping.

Delete Date: 20/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 23/3/15


Brymore Academy: School Farm and Agriculture Assistant

Closing Date: 13/4/15

Region: South West

Posted: 23/3/15


logo: Kent Wildlife TrustConservation Advice Team Leader

Fixed Term full-time post

Salary Range: £27,956 to £33,518

Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

The Job:  to increase the capacity of the Trust to deliver consistent and effective advice, to those whose activity has a significant impact on the natural environment, in order to achieve the best outcomes for wildlife.  This is an interesting and challenging opportunity to work at the centre of this busy charity and develop a growing area of our work.

Closing Date: 8/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 23/3/15


Operation New World

Unemployed or only part-time? Interested in the Environment? Aged 20 - 25?  May/June 2015, cost-free study course - with one week on the island of Corsica - providing Environmental Studies/identification skills and CV & Interview skills.

Delete Date: 5/6/15

Region: International

Posted: 23/3/15


logo: National TrustRanger

Salary: £17,266 per annum

Location: Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall

Contract: Permanent, 37.5 hours per week

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.

Closing Date: 6/4/15

Region: South West

Posted: 23/3/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 23/3/15

Fenn’s Moss NNR Voluntary Warden, Natural England & Natural Resources Wales

Sid Vale Association Ranger, National Trust

South Downs Reserves Volunteer Placement, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (2/4)

Trainee Ecologist Volunteer Placement, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (30/3)

Volunteer Wildlife Champion, Sustrans

Butterfly Surveyor, RSPB (31/3)

Visitor Welcome Volunteer, National Trust

Volunteer Beachcare Group Leader, Rivercare & Beachcare, Keep Britain Tidy (25/4)

Welcome Team Volunteer, Flatford Wildlife Garden, RSPB

Isle of Wight Reserves Team Volunteer, Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Wildlife Trust (30/4)

Weekend Welcome Team Volunteer, National Trust

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week

28/3/15 & 11/4/15 & 9/5/15 Tamar Valley AONB run a Valley Volunteers group in Tamar Valley, Devon

Every Tuesday to 28 April EcoPark Volunteer Days are run in Small Heath, Birmingham by The Wildlife Trust for             

Birmingham and the Black Country  


Ahern Ecology Ltd is looking for Field Ecologists to help support our ecology team during the 2015 season.

We are an independent ecological consultancy, working throughout the UK for private and public sector clients. Our ecologists provide services in the terrestrial, freshwater & marine environments.

Delete Date: 17/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 20/3/15


logo: RSPBArea Manager – North Wales

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary range £28,500 to £32,000 per annum

Do you have the passion and skills to lead our operations in north Wales? This vacancy is an opportunity to develop and manage RSPB reserve operations in the area which includes several stunning wetland and coastal reserves, and two of our most important visitor sites at Conwy and South Stack.

Closing Date: 7/4/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 20/3/15


logo: RSPBVisitor Experience Officer

Based at Pagham Harbour

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

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

Pagham Harbour is a wonderful site for wildlife which offers great birdwatching, wonderful big views and engaging experiences for families. Medmerry is a very new site and helping to shape and build up the visitor offer will be an exciting challenge. You’ll play an integral part in ensuring that we offer a brilliant visitor experience to families looking for a fun and inspiring day out and keen birders searching for an elusive sighting and everyone in between.

Closing Date: 30/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 20/3/15


logo: RSPBVisitor Experience Officer

Based at Pulborough Brooks Reserve

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per annum

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

Pulborough Brooks is the RSPB’s flagship reserve in the South East region receiving over 100,000 visits each year. You’ll play an integral part in ensuring that we offer a brilliant visitor experience to a wide range of people; some popping in for a cup of tea and cake, families looking for a fun and inspiring day out and keen birders searching for an elusive sighting.

Closing Date: 30/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 20/3/15


Lee Valley Regional Park Authority: Ranger (South)

Closing Date: 6/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 20/3/15


logo: Guildford BoroughParks & Countryside SANGS Officer (3 year fixed term appointment)

Salary: Band 5 £27,220 - £32,865 per annum

Full time 37 hours a week fixed term for 3 years

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support both the Parks and Countryside Service and Planning Service deliver and improve new and existing SANG sites (Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace) and is fundamental to the delivery of a new local plan and development in the borough of Guildford.

Closing Date: 17/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 20/3/15


the National Trust for Scotland: Seabird & Marine Ranger

Closing Date: 6/4/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 20/3/15


logo: East Devon District CouncilTrainee Countryside Ranger

Knowle, East Devon

£5,250 per annum

Fixed term – 1 year contract, 37 hours – Mon-Fri – occasional weekends

A trainee position is being offered for a fixed 12 months working alongside an experienced team of Education and Countryside Rangers. This is an excellent opportunity to gain further experience and develop a variety of skills to help you establish a career in countryside work. This role is physically demanding and candidates will be required to carry out practical conservation work such as woodland, grassland and heathland management in all weathers.

Closing Date: 1/4/15

Region: South West

Role type: Trainee

Posted: 20/3/15


River Ouse Floodplain Project Officer – 14 hours per week

£24500 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution 

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and seeks to appoint a River Ouse Floodplain Project Officer on a fixed term contract which will end on 31 March 2016.

The project is an extension to our work to improve wetland and grassland habitats to the benefits of key species including the Tansy Beetle. The project officer will achieve this by working on 9 sites in and around York and through working with contractors and volunteers to implement appropriate grazing regimes.

Closing Date: 2/4/15

Region: North East

Posted: 19/3/15


Logo: South West WaterSustainability Coordinator

Circa £26,000 depending on skills and experience • Exeter

South West Water is a regional business with a strong focus on customers, the environment, the community and in being a responsible business. Promoting and coordinating our environmental and CSR initiatives you will lead our relationships with a range of community groups to build our environmental and community credentials.

Closing Date: 29/3/15

Region: South West

Posted: 19/3/15


logo: Peak District National ParkTwo opportunities exist for contributing towards biodiversity conservation within the Peak District National Park.

Biodiversity Partnerships Officer

The Peak District National Park Authority requires someone to coordinate Local Biodiversity Action Plan and Local Nature Partnership work; to manage the Authority’s ecological data. This is a full-time (37 hours/week) temporary post to 31 May 2016, backfilling a staff secondment.

Ecologist

An experienced Ecologist competent in site survey, evaluation and management is required to help further the National Park Authority’s nature conservation objectives by providing ecological advice in response to consultations such as planning applications. This is a part-time (22.2 hours/week) temporary maternity cover post.

Closing Date: 1/4/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 18/3/15


Logo: Butterfly Conservation‘All the Moor Butterflies’ Project Development Officer

Full-time contract to 31st January 2016

£23,087 - £26,672 pa pro-rata (dependent on experience)

Working with project partners and land managers, you will devise and trial a programme of engaging events and activities to bring members of the public closer to butterflies and moths, providing new opportunities for people to explore the wildlife-rich habitats on their doorstep, participate in wildlife recording and help with active habitat management.  You will also work with colleagues to develop a programme of practical management work to restore habitat in demonstration areas, prepare budgets and assess further funding opportunities.

Closing Date: 1/4/15

Region: South West

Posted: 18/3/15


1 x Seasonal Countryside Ranger at Aigas Field Centre

Available immediately.

Remuneration: £16,320pa

We are seeking one person to join the Aigas Ranger team for the 2015 season. The job of Aigas Ranger has two main components. The first involves providing a superb level of interpretation of the natural environment of the Highlands to adult groups from all over the world. The second involves working with our charity – Naturedays – providing environmental education to children of all ages.

Delete Date: 15/4/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 18/3/15


The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Membership Support Officer

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is looking for friendly and enthusiastic people with an interest in Wildlife Conservation to join our team of Membership Recruiters. As a Membership Recruiter you will be visiting people at their homes and delivering information about the Wildlife Trust to interested residents. You will revisit these people a few days later to answer any questions they might have and to help them join the Trust as members.

Closing Date: 15/4/15

Region: Wales

Posted: 18/3/15


logo: BASC - British Association for Shooting & ConservationGame and Gamekeeping Officer

Starting salary circa £25,000pa plus company car          

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 140,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation. BASC seeks a Game and Gamekeeping Officer who will provide an informed and specialist point of contact on game shooting and gamekeeping matters.

Closing Date: 20/4/15

Region: North West

Posted: 17/3/15


logo: National TrustBEACON Project Officer

Salary: £20, 401 per annum

Location: Quarry Bank, Styal in Cheshire

Contract: Fixed-term, part time (18hours per week)

BEACON (Bollin Environmental Action and Conservation), is an exciting catchment based project hosted by the National Trust at Quarry Bank. Our vision is to have a catchment free of invasive species where our natural wildlife thrives. This will be achieved through surveys and monitoring, education, awareness raising, and local action.

Closing Date: 31/3/15

Region: North West

Posted: 17/3/15


logo: Woodland TrustHealth & Safety and Environmental Manager

 Hours: Full time, Contract: Permanent

Based: Grantham, Lincolnshire

We have big plans for our people, for our future, join us!

The Woodland Trust is an ambitious charity, full of passionate people who work hard to protect,  plant and restore the UK’s precious woods and trees. We are looking for a pragmatic HS&E manager to further develop a culture of positive behavioural safety across multiple woodland, office and home based sites.

Closing Date: 10/4/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 17/3/15


Biodiversity Record Centre Manager

 £27,288 per annum

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 currently looking for a vibrant and skilled individual to be the Manager of SxBRC. They will lead the team of data and biodiversity specialists to ensure that the Centre delivers an excellent service to all its stakeholders.

Closing Date: 10/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 17/3/15


GiGL Information Officer

Salary: £22,000 per annum

Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC (GiGL) is recruiting for an Information Officer to join their team. You will help to deliver a high quality professional data search service, and support the Community Manager and Partnership Manager along with the other GiGL team members. If you have a passion for data and London’s natural environment and believe that decision making based on good quality ecological information is vital, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join GiGL.

Closing Date: 8/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 17/3/15


Traditional Estate Fencing - Estate Fencing Team Leaders/Labourers

Full time salary negotiable. Leicestershire based. 

We are a fast growing  professional company manufacturing and installing traditional metal fencing all over the UK. 

We are looking for hard working and enthusiastic labourers to work in the south and north of the country, preferably Leicestershire based to work alongside our friendly fencing team.

Delete Date: 13/4/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 16/3/15


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Dearne Valley Living Landscape Manager

£27000 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution 

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and seeks to appoint a Living Landscape Manager for the Dearne Valley. This is an exciting new role and one which will require you to continue the momentum of the work done on the Dearne Valley through its NIA status and build upon its success through delivering the Trust’s Living Landscapes vision.

Closing Date: 30/3/15

Region: North East

Posted: 16/3/15


Logo: North York Moors National ParkNorth York Moors National Park

Sea Life, See Life Project Co-ordinator

£20.5 to £21.3K for 30 hour week. 

Fixed term contract to December 2016

We are looking for someone who can help us deliver this fantastic project based around the North York Moors coastal communities and funded by the Coastal Communities Fund.  You’ll need to be able to understand what makes small business and consumers tick as well as tell us about your flair for working with people.

Closing Date: 2/4/15

Region: North East

Posted: 16/3/15


Logo: Hertfordshire Country CouncilCareer Grade Projects Officer - Communities

Hertford, 37 hours per week

£19,048 - 25,440 per annum 

You’ll manage a whole range of fascinating projects and programmes – supervising one of our mid-week practical volunteer groups, coordinating a volunteer-led health walks programme and working with local community based “friends” groups. You’ll be involved in everything from leading practical estate management to securing funds and managing contractors. In doing so, you will work with everyone from local communities and parks managers to health professionals.

Closing Date: 6/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 16/3/15


Logo: Hertfordshire Country CouncilProjects Officer - Land Management

Hertford, 37 hours p/w

£22,937 - £27,924 pa dependent upon experience

Fixed Term Contract to 30th April 2016 with possible extension

Manage a whole range of fascinating projects from start to finish - whether it’s producing a management plan for a “Green Flag” park, making funding applications or finding fresh ways to encourage people to take country walks. In doing so, you’ll be involved in everything from securing funds to managing contractors and selling ideas and will work with everyone from local volunteers to farm and greenspace managers or local health professionals.

Closing Date: 6/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 16/3/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 16/3/15

Volunteer Gardener, National Trust

Welcome Host, RSPB

Viewpoint Guide, RSPB

Retail Assistant, RSPB

Catering Assistant, RSPB 

Guided Walk Leader / Assistant, RSPB

Membership Recruitment, RSPB

Pin Badge Minder, RSPB

Schools / Youth Groups, RSPB                        

Voluntary Officers X 2, The Wildlife Trust BCN

Conservation Trainee X 2, BBOWT (1/4)

Events Assistant, RSPB

Reserve Volunteer – NWT Bure & Ant, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Volunteer Placements, The Heathland Of East Dorset Grazing Enhancement (Hedge) Project

Newsletter Editor/Designer, National Trust (31/3)

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Work Days advertised in the last week          

 28/3/15 Froglife is running a Practical Volunteer Day at Avonglen Quarry, Falkirk


Volunteer Management Trainee

Based at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Full time, fixed term contract (18 months)

£12,675 PA

This is an HLF funded entry-level opportunity that offers you an 18 month paid role at one of the amazing properties that we look after. You will be working towards an ILM Level 3 Certificate in Volunteer Management (equivalent to one A-level).

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Closing Date: 2/4/15

Region: North East

Role type: Trainee

Posted: 13/3/15


logo: Oxfordshire County CouncilRidgeway Officer

Based in Eynsham near Oxford, but with option of working at other locations as required.

Fixed term contract to 31 March 2016

Full time (37 hours) or reduced hours (minimum 30) will be considered

£35,243-£37,954 (pro rata if reduced hours)

The Ridgeway is one of only fifteen National Trails across England and Wales. It has a history much older than any other Trail, dating back about 6000 years and has been called ‘England’s oldest road’. 

Closing Date: 30/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 13/3/15


logo: RSPBWarden

Based at Otmoor Reserve, Oxfordshire

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £17,000 to £19,000 per annum

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work on one of the largest wet grassland restoration projects in the country.  Otmoor is over 394ha of wet grassland and reedbed set in the heart of Oxfordshire.  You will be joining a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who are dedicated to creating an incredible area for wildlife.  The post holder will assist in the management of the wet grassland, reedbed, hedgerows and infrastructure. Manage an active volunteer team and setting up a new volunteer intern programme which will be developing new conservation talent for the future.

Closing Date: 7/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 12/3/15


London Wildlife Trust

Site and Project Manager-Woodberry Wetlands

Salary: £27,000 per annum pro rata

Three days per week

We are looking for a Site and Project Manager to manage the delivery of activities, projects and services provided by London Wildlife Trust at Woodberry Wetlands. You will be responsible for all aspects of the management of Woodberry Wetlands site and facilities including line managing project staff, and the coordination of sessional workers, freelancers, contractors and volunteers.

Closing Date: 6/4/15 extended

Region: South

Posted: 12/3/15


FOA Ecology Ltd is a small team of ecologists primarily working in the south-east of England.  We are based in both London and Surrey. 

We are looking to expand our team of associates to include an experienced ecological consultant and seasonal field surveyors.

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Delete Date: 8/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 11/3/15


Logo: Whale and Dolphin ConservationDolphin and Seal Centre Co-ordinator

 5 days a week, 26th May – 30th September, weekend work required.

£15,655 pro rata

WDC is looking for two enthusiastic Centre Co-ordinators to support the day to day running of their popular North Kessock Dolphin and Seal Centre.  You will deliver interpretation to visitors about the bottlenose dolphins and other wildlife of the Moray Firth, undertake land based dolphin watches at North Kessock and Chanonry Point and visit local schools.

Closing Date: 3/4/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 11/3/15


Logo: PlantlifeOutreach Officer Plantlife Scotland

£21, 500 per annum pro rata

Plantlife Scotland, the Wild Plant Conservation Charity, seeks an enthusiastic and motivated individual to deliver a new two year outreach project in Scotland’s West Coast Important Plant Area.

This is a new full time post to deliver a new outreach project, working with adults and children and raising awareness and understanding of Atlantic woodlands & the plants and fungi that live there.

Closing Date: 6/4/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 11/3/15


Logo: Direct EcologySenior Ecologist (Vegetation Specialist)

Starting Salary approx. £ 25,000 -£26,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Direct Ecology Ltd is an established and expanding ecological consultancy based in Dunblane, Scotland.  We offer expert advice and a full suite of ecological services to a wide range of clients, and undertake work throughout Scotland.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Senior Ecologist to undertake work on a wide range of projects.  This role will have a particular emphasis on vegetation surveys including Phase 1 habitat survey. 

Delete Date: 8/4/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 11/3/15


Logo: Wiltshire ColegeTrainer/Assessor in Horticulture
£10,100 to £11,615 (Unqualified)
£12,120 to £16,160 (Qualified)
Permanent, 0.5 FTE

Are you passionate about horticulture? Could you inspire and support our learners to achieve?

Wiltshire College is on an exciting journey of improvement and we are looking for outstanding individuals to join us who are enthusiastic about education and who have a commitment to achieving excellence. We are currently recruiting for self-motivated and inspirational individuals to join our existing team of experienced staff based at our Lackham Campus.

Delete Date: 8/4/15

Region: South

Posted: 11/3/15


Logo: Wiltshire ColegeHead Gardener
Business Support Grade 5 - £21,103
Lackham, Permanent, full time

Wiltshire College is on an exciting journey of improvement and we are looking for outstanding individuals to join us who are enthusiastic about education and who have a commitment to achieving excellence. We are currently recruiting for self-motivated and inspirational individuals to join our existing team of experienced staff based at our Lackham Campus. You will also have access to a wide range of relevant equipment and resources, including glasshouses, landscaped grounds, a zoological garden and an extensive historic walled garden.

Closing Date: 30/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 11/3/15


Logo: Wiltshire ColegeLecturer in Horticulture
£20,200 to £23,230 (Unqualified)
£24,240 to £32,320 (Qualified)
Wiltshire College is on an exciting journey of improvement and we are looking for outstanding individuals to join us who are enthusiastic about education and who have a commitment to achieving excellence. We are currently recruiting for self-motivated and inspirational individuals to join our existing team of experienced staff based at our Lackham Campus. You will also have access to a wide range of relevant equipment and resources, including glasshouses, landscaped grounds, a zoological garden and an extensive historic walled garden.

Closing Date: 30/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 11/3/15


logo: RSPBActive in Nature Development Officer

Based at RSPB Rainham Marsh Reserve, Essex

2 year Fixed Term Contract – Part Time 4 days per week to include some weekends and evening

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

Rainham Marshes is an exciting RSPB nature reserve for both wildlife and people. We need an enthusiastic, outgoing and inspiring individual to help develop new Active in Nature activities for our existing and also new audiences. The successful applicant would be part of our reserve team, and will be responsible for managing, developing and promoting a bike hire scheme and the reserves bouldering experience.

Closing Date: 30/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 10/3/15


North Sea Marine Advocacy Officer

£26000 p.a plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and seeks to appoint a North Sea Marine Advocacy Officer based at the Trust’s headquarters in York. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a vibrant and enthusiastic team who are working tirelessly to promote the Trust’s Living Seas ethos. The post holder will be responsible for delivery of The Wildlife Trusts’ Marine Protected Areas (MPA) advocacy programme within the North Sea, aiming to secure positive outcomes for marine wildlife through the identification of a suite of well managed Marine Protected Areas.

Closing Date: 7/4/15

Region: North East

Posted: 9/3/15


logo: RSPBCommunity & Volunteer Development Officer, Broads Area

Based at Strumpshaw Fen, Nr Norwich

3 year Fixed term contract Part Time 30 hours per week

Salary range £19,000 to £21,000 per annum pro rata

Do you have the energy, drive and experience to develop a community network across the Broads National Park?   As part of ‘Networks for Nature’ - an exciting new project in the Broads supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund - we are looking for an experienced Volunteer Manager who can inspire, engage and empower local people to get involved with and support the work of the RSPB.

Closing Date: 30/3/15

Region: Anglia

Posted: 9/3/15


Blackdown Environmental

Administrative and Marketing Assistant
Contract Period:Permanent
Hours:16.5hrs   Hours of work: TBC
Blackdown Environmental has a vacancy for an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed administrative assistant to assist the Office Manager. Tasks would include filing, raising quotes and confirmations, updating the company database, putting job packs together, answering the telephone, general computer work including some monthly reports, dealing with training enquiries as well as keeping on top of marketing which will include updating social media and the company website and compiling and sending mail shots.

Delete Date: 6/4/15

Region: South West

Posted: 9/3/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 9/3/15

Biodiversity Education Volunteer, Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers (7/4)

Volunteer Gardener, Venture Mòr

Volunteer Assistant Warden – South Walney, Cumbria Wildlife Trust (30/3)

Volunteer Ranger, National Trust

Community Grower, Forward Coupar Angus

NPMS Volunteers, National Plant Monitoring Scheme

Living Landscape Survey Volunteer, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Garden Volunteer, Sharpham Trust

Youth Ranger, Sussex Wildlife Trust

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Work Days advertised in the last week    

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

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

 


logo: IKM ConsultingSenior Ecologist

Location: Grangemouth

IKM Consulting is looking for a Senior Ecologist for our busy Grangemouth office to work on a range of projects throughout Scotland. The work encompasses all aspects of ecology, nature, conservation and biodiversity. Attractive benefits package including highly competitive salary is available for the right candidate. IKM is an Investors in People company and committed to continuous professional development 

Delete Date: 3/4/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 6/3/15


logo: IKM ConsultingEcologist

Location: Grangemouth

IKM Consulting Ltd is a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing a wide range of services across the UK and beyond.  We have offices in Grangemouth (head office) and Glasgow.  At IKM, we are proud of our close relationships with our clients. Our main focus is within the industrial, commercial and thriving oil and gas sectors, working in the UK with some projects overseas. IKM Consulting is looking for an Ecologist for our busy Grangemouth office to work on a range of projects throughout Scotland. The work encompasses all aspects of ecology, nature, conservation and biodiversity.

Delete Date: 3/4/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 6/3/15


Senior Conservation Officer (Wider Countryside)

Salary £22,671 – £24,561

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity within the Conservation Team to oversee the Trust’s work outside of nature reserves and supervise other wider countryside staff. Important elements of the role include developing Living Landscape projects, co-ordinating Local Wildlife Sites work and promoting the Trust’s advocacy activities.

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Closing Date: 5/4/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 5/3/15


Cotswold Farm Park

Site Maintenance Assistant

Rate of Pay: £7.50 /£8.00 per hour (dependant on experience)

Contract: Full time, following successful completion of a 3 month probationary period

Place of Work: Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power, Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 5UG

To assist with the day to day upkeep of play equipment, buildings, fixtures and fittings at Cotswold Farm Park. To deputise for the Estate Maintenance Manager in their absence by providing Site Duty Services.

Delete Date: 31/3/15

Region: South

Posted: 3/3/15


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 2/3/15

Reserve Manager, HECCSPORT

Volunteer Learning & Community Assistant, National Trust (24/4)

Walk Leader Opportunities, HF Holidays

Woodland Creation Champion, Woodland Trust

Gardening Volunteer, Stepney City Farm

Ranger Volunteer – Full Time (2 posts), National Trust (1/4)

Learning Assistant (Outdoors), National Trust

Conservation Volunteer, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Monkey Sanctuary Volunteer, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary

Gardening & Wildlife Monitoring Volunteers, Ealing Council

Volunteer Guide (In the Hide), Scottish Wildlife Trust

Leigh Woods Event Volunteer, National Trust

Party Volunteer, National Trust

Volunteer Wildlife Care Assistant, Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre

Education Volunteer, Ecoactive

Events Team Volunteers, Herts & Middx Wildlife Trust (30/4)

Country Parks Conservation Volunteer, Leicestershire County Council

The Stiperstones National Nature Reserve Volunteers, Natural England

Volunteer Visitor Centre Assistant, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Wicken Fen Discovery Guides, National Trust

Volunteer Handy Person, Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (30/4)

Conservation Ranger, National Trust

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Logo: Mount Stuart Isle of ButeHead of Island Landscape

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

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

Closing Date: 31/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 26/2/15


Logo: Mount Stuart Isle of ButeGardens Manager in Charge

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

Closing Date: 31/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 26/2/15


Logo: Mount Stuart Isle of ButeIsle of Bute Countryside Ranger

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

Closing Date: 31/3/15

Region: Scotland

Posted: 26/2/15


logo: Ecology SolutionsSeasonal Field Surveyors (Herpetofauna & Mammals)

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

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

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

Delete Date: 31/3/15  

Region: UK wide

Posted: 24/2/15


button: Focus on Volunteering now published

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


Logo: Surrey Wildlife TrustCommercial Development Officer

25,000 pa depending on experience

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

Closing Date: 2/4/15 Extended

Region: South

Posted: 12/2/15


logo: RSPBWarden – Eastern Moors

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

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

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

Closing Date: 23/2/15

Region: Midlands

Posted: 10/2/15