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

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button: CJS Focus on Countryside Skills - now published23 pages in total, the lead article is from the Field Studies Council; FSC are concerned about a lack of taxonomic skills and are working to develop biodiversity skills for the future. Cotswolds AONB talk about the importance of rural skills and how they can be preserved. Leading on from this there are articles from the Dry Stone Walling Association, National Coppice Federation & National Hedgelaying Society each detailing how to develop these traditional skills in the future. Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has offered traineeships for a number of years; they describe how these benefit the participants and the local area. NYMNPA also talk about the importance of apprenticeships in providing the skills required for a career in conservation. More modern skills required in countryside work include project management as discussed by Staffordshire & S & W Wales Wildlife Trusts and social media; get some pointers from Cheshire WT. Our Bright Future involves a lot of organisations across the UK and aims to support young people in developing the skills they need to work in the environment. Conservation grazing may be something you have not considered; the Rare Breeds Survival Trust gives us a whistle stop tour of the processes involved and the experience and training needed. Read it here


Assistant Development Officerlogo: Central Scotland green Network Trust

12 Month, Temporary Post

(Salary circa £22,000-£25,500)  

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Development Officer who will work within an existing team to support the various tasks involved in engaging with communities, landowners and wider stakeholders to realise greenspace ambitions. Supporting a team of 5 Development Officers the role will be to undertake various tasks that contribute to the physical delivery of greenspace interventions from the earliest concept of delivery through consultation; planning permissions; fundraising; and passing the project to the implementation team for delivery on the ground. 

Closing Date: 13/6/16

Sector: Admin / Management

Region: Scotland

Posted: 27/5/16


John Muir Way Development Officerlogo: Central Scotland Green Trust Network

12 Month, Temporary Post

(Salary circa £30,000-£34,000)  

In partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and others, CSGNT is now seeking to recruit a Development Officer to lead on further development and engagement of communities and businesses along the John Muir Way.  We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individual to lead on developing funding bids, evidence research and stakeholder management.  Applications are sought from motivated individuals with a track record of development of initiatives and/or projects, particularly involving local, regional and European funding.  

Closing Date: 13/6/16

Sector: Admin / Management

Region: Scotland

Posted: 27/5/16



Senior Countryside Access Ranger & Countryside Access Ranger with Hampshire County Council

 

 

Closing Date: 19/6/16

Sector: Countryside / Rights of Way

Region: South

Posted: 27/5/16


logo: Groundwork

Project Manager (Green Spaces)

Salary: £22,432 - £26,390 per annum. Fixed term for 1 Year with potential for extensions subject to funding

Location: Denham  

This is an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager with a keen interest in conservation and the environment to lead our green spaces team.The position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to manage and develop green spaces projects within the Thames Valley. The role will involve managing grounds maintenance contracts, undertaking improvement and conservation works to green spaces, and developing a training programme for young people.The position will provide the opportunity to grow the green team and develop practical conservation and grounds maintenance work within the Thames Valley, including management of local nature reserves and construction projects (installation of boardwalks, raised beds etc).

Closing Date: 12/6/16

Sector: Management

Region: South

Posted: 27/5/16


Senior Biodiversity & Planning Officer (Berks)logo: Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

Salary: £25,500

Location: Based at Woolley Firs, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)

We are looking for an experienced and proactive environmental professional to join our Berkshire team. As Senior Biodiversity & Planning Officer, you will make full use of your influence and ecological knowledge to help us achieve the Trust’s vision of an environment rich in wildlife, valued by all.

Closing Date: 30/6/16

Sector: Admin / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 27/5/16


logo: GlendaleSupervisor

Lee Valley Regional Parks Authority

Salary – Dependent upon skills & competencies  

Based in Waltham Abbey Depot, Essex, this hands-on role will allow for the right applicant to take the first steps into management.   

Supervising up to 20 people and reporting directly to the Contract Manager shall enable the right applicant to grow into the position while learning and understanding the intricacies  of the park. This is a Junior Manager position and full training shall be provided with this role.

Closing Date: 8/6/16

Sector: Admin / Management

Region: South

Posted: 27/5/16


Field Ecologists (2016 Survey Season)logo: Aspect Ecology

Aspect Ecology specialises in providing ecological consultancy services to a well-established base of high profile clients in both the public and private sectors.  

We have upcoming opportunities for enthusiastic and capable graduates to assist with ecological surveys and translocations, centered on Great Crested Newts, bats and reptiles. This is an excellent opportunity for a recently qualified graduate or an undergraduate to obtain valuable field skills.

Delete Date: 24/6/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 27/5/16


Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Training and Learning Development Manager

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to continue and develop the existing position of Training and Learning Development Manager. Play a vital part in managing the administration of the charity’s current programme of training, leisure learning and other education and training events,  along with developing new contracts and consultancy.
This post is funded for 18 months and is continuing the work of the previous post holder. It is our aim that the post will be self sustaining beyond the grant period.

Closing Date: 6/6/16

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 26/5/16


logo: WWT wetlands for lifeReserve Manager

Castle Espie Wetland Centre

37.5hrs per week

£23,950 - £25,210 per annum (from age 18)

Wetlands are essential for life.  The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) creates and protects wetland habitats to provide water, food and shelter for people and wildlife.  We save species around the world from extinction; our nine UK Wetland Centres inspire thousands of visitors to enjoy being close to nature.

Closing Date: 13/6/16

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Engagement

Region: N Ireland

Posted: 26/5/16


Woodland & Estates Worker

Organisation: First for Wellbeing 

Hours: 37.00  

Salary: £17,040 - £17,787 

Working Pattern: Permanent 

Location: Irchester Country Park 
We are looking for a hard working and motivated individual to assist our Woodland and Estates Officer with selected woodland and estate maintenance duties across all of Northamptonshire County Council's Country Parks.

Closing Date: 12/6/16

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: Midlands

Posted: 26/5/16


logo: ARC TrustDatabase & GIS Officer 

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation require a Database and GIS Officer to implement ARC’s new (SQL) database and facilitate smooth transition to the new system, as well as to produce GIS and other map-based products for staff and external partners including Species Distribution Models (ARCmap and related software). The postholder will also be required to input species records and contribute to data management systems.

Closing Date: 20/6/16

Sector: Admin / IT / Wildlife

Region: South West

Posted: 26/5/16


logo: Cranedale CentreField Studies Tutors

  

The Cranedale Centre near Malton, North Yorkshire, is looking for an able and enthusiastic Geography tutor to join its teaching team on an initial 3 year contract.

 

Closing Date: 24/6/16

Sector: Environmental Education

Region: North East

Posted: 26/5/16


logo: BBOWTSenior Biodiversity & Planning Officer (Oxfordshire)

Salary: £25,500

Contract: Permanent

Based: Trust HQ, Littlemore, Oxford  

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing 90 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. We are looking for an experienced and proactive environmental professional to join our Oxfordshire team. The team’s operational remit is broad, and includes nature reserve management, environmental education, community and urban wildlife projects, landscape ecology initiatives, and planning and development advice.

Closing Date: 15/6/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 24/5/16


Senior Ecologist

Innovation Environmental Services is looking to expand their team with an experienced home based Senior Ecologist in the Reading area of England. This is a great chance to further your career within a successful consultancy where you will be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally. The role will involve carrying out and coordinating a wide range of habitat and species surveys, demonstrating a good knowledge of British flora and fauna. You will be required to liaise with clients, develop existing relationships and win new business.

Delete Date: 21/6/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 24/5/16


Angela Graham Bat Consultancy Service Ltd

Survey Assistant (Casual), Bats

I need assistants in the Manchester area to help with dusk emergence and dawn return-to-roost surveys between April/May and September/October. I'm looking for freelance ecologists on a self- employed basis and enthusiastic volunteers on travelling expenses.

Delete Date: 20/6/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: North West

Posted: 23/5/16


GreenAcres Woodland Burials

Gravedigger / Woodland Warden

Salary Range: £18,000-£19,000

Working as part of the woodland team to provide a safe and appealing woodland environment for a meaningful and enhanced funeral experience.

Closing Date: 3/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 23/5/16


Carlisle City Council

Green Spaces Officer – Carlisle, Cumbria

Grade E £20,253 - £21,530 per annum

Following our recent restructuring we are looking to complete the small team of Green Spaces Officers who play a leading role in making our sites safe and exciting places for visitors.  The role entails working outdoors in all weather, being able to accept responsibility and occasional out-of-hours working. 

Closing Date: 10/6/16

Sector: Countryside / Visitor & Community Engagement

Region: North West

Posted: 23/5/16


logo: Ecology by DesignEcology by Design is currently looking to recruit an Ecologist or Senior Ecologist to join our team, initially on a fixed term basis of 3 months but with potential to extend for the right candidate.

Ecology by Design was setup by Ben Gardner in January 2015 and after a very successful first year in business we seek to expand the team. We provide ecology consultancy services to a wide range of clients. We work across the UK with the majority of our projects across the Home Counties, South and Midlands.

Closing Date: 10/6/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 23/5/16


Seasonal Coastal Warden - Lulworth Estate, Dorset

A seasonal Coastal Warden is required at the Lulworth Estate for the summer season with an immediate start.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at this World Heritage site in a varied and interesting role. You will be working at Durdle Door and other local beaches as well as elsewhere on the estate. Your work will include amongst other tasks: ensuring beaches are clean and beautifully presented; removing litter; welcoming visitors; providing information; managing and undertaking visitor surveys; leading guided walks; providing a presence in the car park and on the beaches; maintaining a good relationship with local partners and visitors.

Delete Date: 20/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 23/5/16


Seasonal Beach Cleaner - Lulworth Estate, Dorset

A seasonal Beach Cleaner is required at the Lulworth Estate for the summer season with an immediate start.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at this World Heritage site. You will be working at Durdle Door Lulworth Cove and surrounding footpaths and highway approaches to the site. Your work will require you to ensure beaches are clean and beautifully presented by collecting and removing litter. For the most part, you will be working alone in the early morning.

Delete Date: 20/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 23/5/16


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 23/5/16

Seasonal Volunteer Ranger (Events, Education & Front of House), Kelburn Castle & Country Centre

Wildlife & Environmental Conservation Work (UK & South Africa), The Wildlife For All Trust (13/6)

Volunteer Residential Warden, RSPB (31/5)

Residential Full Time Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (24/6)

Trainee Reserve Officer (Volunteer Post), Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust (17/6)

Farm & Grazing Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (3/6)

Ham Fen Beaver Voluntary Trainee Wardens x 2, Kent Wildlife Trust (13/6)

Himalayan Balsam Puller!, RSPB – Arc Project

GIS Data Entry & Mapping Volunteer – Breeding Bird Surveys, RSPB Northern Region

Volunteer Warden for Site Management, Greater Stanmore Country Park Management Committee

Volunteers Needed For Our Sussex National Trust Conservation Group, South Downs National Trust Volunteers

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


The most recent edition of CJS Weekly published on Friday 20 May includes 54 adverts for vacancies across the sector.

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


Project Assistant, Bangorlogo: RSPB

£14,000 to £16,000 per annum

Fixed Term Contract ends 31 March 2018

Based in our North Wales office in Bangor you'll be part of a highly efficient administrative and project support team working closely with conservation, project and office based staff to support efficient project delivery. Duties include organising and recording partnership meetings, supporting partner actions, developing press releases and by supporting the annual public engagement event.

Closing Date: 10/6/16

Sector: Admin

Region: Wales

Posted: 20/5/16


Campaigning Communications Officerlogo: RSPB

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy

Maternity Cover Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £20,400 to £24,000 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the UK's leading conservation charities. You will be part of a dedicated team leading the delivery of a broad range of advocacy-themed communications campaigns. You will get to work closely with communications, policy and advocacy staff in our UKHQ, and our country and regional offices.

Closing Date: 5/6/16

Sector: Admin

Region: South

Posted: 20/5/16


RangerLogo: National Trust

Salary: £18,350 pa
Contract: Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
Location: Blakeney Point, Norfolk Coast
With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them. You’ll share our common goal with customers and build relationships in the local community, proudly representing the National Trust. So whether you’re maintaining our green spaces to assisting with guided visitor walks, through to delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences, no two days will be the same. You’ll also share and promote the work that we do here. This will see you responding to queries and explaining the value of the work being undertaken. After all, your passion and dedication could fire the imagination that makes a visitor become a supporter for the rest of their life.

Closing Date: 5/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: East Anglia

Posted: 20/5/16


 

Job of the Day: Thursday 19 May

Lead Ranger for National Trust

 

Logo: National Trust


Logo: PlantlifePlantlife Cymru recruitment

Welsh Waxcaps Development Officer

This post is full time and a fixed contract for 9 months.  

Salary is £27,136 pro rata with a £1,492 pension contribution pro rata.

Are you passionate about plants and fungi?  Plantlife Cymru is looking for a skilled individual to develop and submit a Stage Two grant application to HLF for “The Great Welsh Waxcap Hunt”, a 3 year project to identify and manage waxcap grasslands.

Closing Date: 10/6/16

Sector: Admin / Enagagement / Volunteers / Horticulture

Region: Wales

Posted: 19/5/16


Logo: South Somerset District CouncilCasual Assistant Countryside Rangers

£7.30 per hour, up to 37 hours per week, for between 4 – 12 months

2 posts based at Ham Hill Country Park or Yeovil Country Park

The Countryside Ranger Team is seeking to appoint two Casual Countryside Rangers to join the small but busy team that manages the Green Flag Award winning Country Parks at Ham Hill and Yeovil.Part of a dynamic and hands on team you will carry out daily maintenance and also help develop and deliver a range of projects and events to ensure the protection of the park’s wildlife and the expansion of opportunities for the visiting public to experience and enjoy the sites. 

Closing Date: 13/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 19/5/16


Logo: New Forest National Park AuthorityNew Forest Apprentice Ranger

Apprentice allowance £138 per week

13 month contract from October 2016

37 hours p/w

New Forest, Hampshire

Are you interested in a career working outdoors in the countryside? We have an exciting opportunity for two individuals to undertake a ranger apprenticeship working across the New Forest National Park.

Closing Date: 28/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 19/5/16


Logo: Cannock Chase CouncilCommunity Gardener (Maintenance)

Grade F £21,530 – £24,472 pro rata (pay award pending)

18.5 Hours per week

Fixed Term up to 5 years from appointment

The post is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Parks for People Fund. Following a successful Stage 2 Heritage Lottery fund bid for Hednesford Park, the Council is seeking an experienced and competent Community Gardener (Maintenance) to undertake a variety of gardening duties in accordance with the delivery of the Community Education Programme. You will be responsible for maintaining a range of horticultural projects in Hednesford Park that will involve engaging with community groups, schools, volunteers, local horticulture colleges and gardening clubs.

Closing Date: 3/6/16

Sector: Community / Horticulture

Region: Midlands

Posted: 19/5/16


Assistant RangerLogo: National Trust

Salary: £7.73 per hour
Contract: Fixed term, part time (15 hours per week to 30/11/16)
Location: Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire 

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery. 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. So whether you’re maintaining our green spaces to assisting with guided visitor walks, through to delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences, no two days will be the same. You’ll also share and promote the work that we do here, ensuring special places like these are here to be both protected and enjoyed by everyone for ever. This will see you responding to queries and explaining the value of the work being undertaken.

Closing Date: 8/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 18/5/16


Countryside ManagerLogo: National Trust

Salary: £30,189 pa
Contract: Permanent full time (37.5 hours per week)
You’ll work alongside a small team of rangers and volunteers to bring projects and plans for the outdoors to life. You’ll be involved in various projects, and will be leading your team with the day to day countryside management, but we’ll also need you to be strategic and develop your own plans for the outdoors. We’d like to see the volunteering team grow, to help with the increase in our visitor numbers, and add to the already successful guided tours of the estate.This will be a role that blends hands on countryside management, with leadership and project involvement, from design to delivery.

Closing Date: 5/6/16

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Management

Region: East Anglia

Posted: 18/5/16


Project Officer - Kent (Visitor Experience) logo: The Conservation Volunteers

Ashford, Kent

21 hours per week

Salary: £17,500 - £19,500 (pro rata)

This exciting new role supports TCV in enabling people and communities to improve their health, prospects and outdoor places. The post holder’s role will include: Developing and co-ordinating a programme of training courses, workshops and events, developing and co-ordinating a programme of young people activities, delivering a diverse program of activities, marketing and publicity, recruiting and developing Volunteers, developing the interpretation of the centre, supporting the running of the centre, and fundraising.

Closing Date: 13/6/16

Sector: Admin / Visitor Management

Region: South

Posted: 18/5/16


Kent Project Assistant logo: The Conservation Volunteers

Ashford, Kent 

28 hours per week 

Salary: £15,015 to £18,000 pro rata

This exciting new role supports TCV in enabling people and communities to improve their health, prospects and outdoor places. The post holder’s role will include: Assisting the Facilities Manager, running Green Gyms, practical volunteer groups events and corporate volunteer days, delivering a diverse program of practical activities, marketing and publicity, recruiting and developing Volunteers, supporting the running of the centre, and fundraising.

Closing Date: 13/6/16

Sector: Admin / Visitor Management

Region: South

Posted: 18/5/16


Ecologist logo: network rail

Network Rail

Preston

£32,000 – £36,000 dependent on experience

The purpose of this role is to provide environmental expertise for the route, and provide support and guidance to enable the environment management system to be integrated into the route teams to deliver legislative compliance. You must: undertake a range of Ecological field surveys, write up survey results and map target notes, liaise with Environmental Specialist’s and the Arboriculture team, assist with preparing reports and liaise with statutory authorities.

Closing Date: 1/6/16

Sector: Ecology / Admin

Region: North West

Posted: 18/5/16


Country Parks Head Ranger logo: Buckinghamshire County Council

Location: Black Park

Salary: £28,468 - £30,034 (subsidised rent payable)

Permanent 

You will be responsible for the delivery of all ranger services and the management of facilities and infrastructure at the Country Parks. You will co-ordinate and direct the ranger team to deliver business and management plan objectives and quality standards, ensuring that the parks are a well-managed, safe place to visit, presented to the highest standard throughout the year. You will form part of the Country Parks management team and play an integral role in the development, future management and direction of these highly successful parks.

Closing Date: 19/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 18/5/16


Country Parks Development Officer logo: buckinghamshire county council

Location: Black Park

Salary: £28,468 - £30,034

2 Year Fixed Term

The Development Officer will be a key member of the country parks team as we look to deliver ambitious development proposals and stretching income targets. A whole new range of development projects will be identified in our business plan, due to be completed in August and this role will be essential to their delivery. The focus of the projects will be to increase visitor numbers off-peak, bring in new facilities and attractions and deliver service and efficiency improvements to our existing offers.  This post will be both challenging and exciting giving you the opportunity to have a long lasting impact on the future of the parks.

Closing Date: 19/6/16

Sector: Admin

Region: South

Posted: 18/5/16


Country Parks Events and Commercial Officer logo:buckinghamshire county council

Location: Black Park

Salary: £20,957 - £22,110 (enhancement payable for weekend working approx. 6.5%)

Permanent

The Events and Commercial Officer makes things happen. You will lead and develop engaging and entertaining events and activities including a weekly pre-school outdoor based activity session. Produce a wide range of material to promote the parks and events, such as posters and flyers and play a big part in developing our presence on social media. You will support customers in their enjoyment of the country parks, reviewing how we can improve visits and boost volunteer numbers. You will support the development and delivery of a wide range of new and exciting commercial projects and support the management of location filming in the parks, which is both challenging and exciting. 

Closing Date: 19/6/16

Sector: Visitor Management / Education

Region: South

Posted: 18/5/16


Assistant RangerLogo: National Trust

Salary: £7.73 per hour
Contract: Fixed term, part time (15 hours per week to 31/05/17)
Location: Kinver Edge, Holy Austin Rock House, Compton Road, Kinver, Nr Stourbridge, DY7 6DL
With your practical hands-on experience, 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. You may also respond to queries and engage with the public to explain the value of the work being undertaken. After all, your energy and dedication could fire the imagination that makes a visitor become a supporter for the rest of their life.

Closing Date: 2/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: Midlands

Posted: 18/5/16


Ranger logo: Broads Authority

Permanent Full Time

Grade E

Salary: £20,849 to £24,472 per annum

37 hours worked on a rota to include weekends

The successful candidates will encourage and ensure safe and proper use of the Broads area by means of patrolling, liaison, education and enforcement on both land and water. You should have knowledge of the Broads, good boat handling skills and experience dealing with emergencies. The successful applicants will also need to be able to show aptitude in practical conservation work, be able to lead teams of staff or volunteers and demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people.

Closing Date: 1/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: East Anglia

Posted: 18/5/16


logo: South Derbyshire District CouncilConservation Officer

Permanent 

£31,846 - £34,746

Scale: PO2

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced professional to join the team which is committed to delivering continually improving standards for South Derbyshire.  You will be providing specialist advice to Development Management on all aspects of development affecting the historic environment of South Derbyshire.  The other main area of work will be continuing work on the delivery phase of the Heritage Lottery Fund bid for the Swadlincote Conservation Area.

Closing Date: 19/6/16

Sector: Conservation / Admin

Region: Midlands

Posted: 18/5/16


Ceredigion County Council

Economic and Community Development Services

Biodiversity Assistant

Grade 7 (band 22-24) Starting at £20,456

22.2 hours per week over three days

To assist in promoting and developing the Ceredigion Nature Partnership (CNP) and facilitating projects, undertake/contribute to CNP projects and to recruit and organise volunteers for the Conservation team.

Closing Date: 3/6/16

Sector: Ecology / Volunteer Management

Region: Wales

Posted: 17/5/16


Logo: National TrustAssistant Head Gardener

Salary: £24,587 pa
Contract: Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
Location: Sheffield Park and Garden. Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex.
We’re looking for an Assistant Head Gardener, with the drive, enthusiasm and ability to grow not only our significant garden, but also your own career. 

Our gardening team is a part of our wider property team, and in this role you’ll be a leader in the way we work with the rest of the property to ensure our visitors have the best experience they can. At Sheffield Park and Gardens we are a creative team, and have the freedom to express ourselves with creative solutions. We’re passionate about the industry, and our gardens are at the forefront of green gardening, something we’d want you to support and develop in your role.

Closing Date: 7/6/16

Sector: Horticulture

Region: South

Posted: 17/5/16


Logo: Groundwork EastGroundwork is the community charity with a green heart.  We believe that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact.  Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. 

Employment Project Tutor (Herts and Beds)

Salary: £21,499 to £24,974 plus attractive benefits.

One year contract with opportunity to extend, full time.

Our award winning training programmes are going from strength to strength and we are seeking a highly motivated individual to help continue this success.  

Closing Date: 6/6/16

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 17/5/16


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logo: Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

 

Secrets of the Solent Community Engagement Officer

Within salary band C £20000 - £29,000 pa, depending on qualifications and experience; 1 year contract; full-time 35 hours per week; post based at Curdridge, near Botley, Hampshire

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has secured funding from Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a 4-year project focused on the marine protection areas within the Solent and its surrounding waters. The Secrets of the Solent project aims to establish the unique Solent and South Wight marine protection areas as recognised marine heritage sites which are understood, appreciated and cared for in the same way as our National Parks.

Closing Date: 13/6/16

Sector: Community Engagement

Region: South

Posted: 16/5/16


logo: Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife TrustTrainee Assistant Reserves Officer

£8.25 per hour plus holidays; temporary fixed term position for twelve months starting in June 2016; part-time; 28 hours per week; Based in Winchester, Hampshire.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is the leading local nature conservation charity and is one of the largest of the county-based Wildlife Trusts with a lively, dedicated and passionate team of 85 staff and 900 volunteers.

We are looking for someone keen to enter a career in conservation to join Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust for twelve months from June 2016. The successful applicant will assist in the delivery of land management in the Winchester area, focusing on Trust nature reserves and other managed land across the Itchen Valley & South Downs. 

Closing Date: 6/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 16/5/16


logo: Woodland Trust ScotlandWoodland Site Manager – North Scotland

Working from home as Site Manager for Northern Scotland you will represent the Woodland Trust in Highland, Moray and Aberdeenshire, managing a diverse portfolio of woodland in line with the core aims of the Trust. You will ensure the safety of yourself, our visitors, contractors and volunteers, and manage the woodland estate in line with our required standards and guidelines.

Leading creative woodland management and people engagement projects you will optimise supporter engagement and be a strong advocate for our work, values and beliefs.

Closing Date: 12/6/16

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: Scotland

Posted: 16/5/16


logo: Pensthorpe Natural ParkReserve Manager     

Salary: circa.£29,000 (negotiable subject to experience)

Contract: Permanent – full time

Location: Pensthorpe Natural Park, Norfolk NR21 0LN

Set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, in the beautiful Wensum Valley and located close to the market town of Fakenham and outstanding North Norfolk coast, Pensthorpe Natural Park is a showcase for British wildlife and nature conservation.

Closing Date: 10/6/16

Sector: Countryside / Management

Region: Anglia

Posted: 16/5/16


Growing Confidence Project Officer (Part Time)

Based at Preston Montford Field Centre

Field Studies Council is one of four partners who together will deliver Growing Confidence (GC) in Shropshire over the next 5 years. The project partners are Shropshire Wildlife Trust (SWT), Fordhall Community Land Initiative (FCLI), Field Studies Council (FSC) and The Plunkett Foundation (PF). Each organisation has a unique role to play and the project has a clear Shropshire focus. These partners want the ethos of social enterprise to permeate the whole programme and will try to ensure every young person has the opportunity to learn about social enterprise and how it might be a career option.

Closing Date: 6/6/16

Sector: Education

Region: Midlands

Posted: 16/5/16


Upland Access Ltd

Mountain Footpath Worker
Physically fit and very active person required for a team of upland pathworkers, working in sometimes remote and mountainous areas of Scotland.  Although this is a short term position from June to end of October 2016, (subject to weather conditions and availability of work during  these dates) there may be scope for continuous employment if more work becomes available.
Rate of Pay is £7.50 per hour to £7.80 per hour (dependent on experience) plus subsistence while working away.

Closing Date: 3/6/16

Sector: Countryside / Rights of Way

Region: Scotland

Posted: 16/5/16


ADAS UK

Senior/Principal Ecology Consultant

Location: Oxford

Salary: Competitive salary depending on experience  

Contract: Permanent

The Environmental Consultancy business of ADAS UK is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Principal Ecologist to manage and develop our ecology business in the South East of England.

Closing Date: 10/6/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 16/5/16


Acres Wild Woodlands Ltd

Temporary field survey staff required for immediate start in London and surrounding area

Staff wanted for tree survey work. Start dates 6 and 13 June. Project runs until mid August, with potential opportunity for follow up work.

Work involves inspecting trees for oak processionary moth nests on behalf of the Forestry Commission and is on a full-time,  self-employed basis. 

£13.75/hour. Must provide your own 8 x 42 binoculars, a GPS and smart phone. Training is provided.

Delete Date: 13/6/16

Sector: Arboriculture / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 16/5/16


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 16/5/16

North Cave Wetlands Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (10/6)

Volunteer Ranger, Dartmoor National Park Authority (2/6)

Crane Valley Conservation Internship, London Wildlife Trust (30/5)

Gardens Co-Ordinator, The Wilderness Trust

Countryside Manager, The Wilderness Trust

Full-Time Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (1/6)

Volunteer Officers, The Conservation Volunteers (1/6)

Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer, Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (27/6)

East Lothian Summer Activity Weeks – Volunteer Assistant Leaders, Instinctively Wild Services CIC (30/6)

Visitor Centre Volunteer – Fairburn Ings, RSPB

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Work Days advertised in the last week

1/6/16 Bridgeness biodiversity habitat management day with Buglife in Bo’ness

Beach Clean - Cley Marshes on 4/6/16. Meet at Salthouse beach car park organised by Norfolk Wildlife Trust

5/6/16 Volunteer Work Party in Cockaynes Wood, Wivenhoe, Colchester with Essex Wildlife Trust

12/6/16 Sand Martin Survey & Beach Clean at Reculver, Herne Bay, run by Kent Wildlife Trust

13/6/16 Volunteering at NWT Bretts Wood with Norfolk Wildlife Trust repeated Mon 11 July, 8 Aug, 12 Sept, 10 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec

Hothfield Heathlands Bracken Bashingon 21/6/16 nr Ashford with Kent Wildlife Trust

Inland Waterways Association has the usual activities throughout June with a few additional ones in Southern UK. Check to see if there is anything in your area.

Colchester Countryside Volunteer Rangers run Conservation Tasks around Colchester most Thursdays to the end of June

3rd Thursday of the month Carymoor Environmental Trust host Third Thursday Volunteers in Carymoor, Castle Cary, Somerset

 


Membership Development Managerrspb

Norwich

Permanent Full Time Position 

RSPB Eastern England is looking for a dynamic and strategically-minded Membership Development Manager to lead and inspire a team of face-to-face fundraisers and to provide strategic leadership for membership growth to the wider regional team. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated sales leader with a passion for nature to make a personal difference through developing and growing a high performance team.

Closing Date: 12/6/16

Sector: Admin

Region: East Anglia

Posted: 13/5/16


Conservation Officersrspb

Brighton

£20,500 to £26,000 per annum – 2 Permanent Full Time Positions

We are looking for two enthusiastic new team members to help us save nature in the South East of England. You will help lead our work in a wide range of conservation issues, including marine, coastal and urban habitats.  Your role will involve planning casework, project management, advocacy and providing conservation advice to land managers.  You will also contribute to our wider conservation work in the region as part of a multi-functional team.

Closing Date: 17/6/16

Sector: Conservation / Admin

Region: South

Posted: 13/5/16


Seasonal Volunteer Ranger (Events, Education and Front of House)

Location: Kelburn Country Centre, Fairlie, near Largs, North Ayrshire

Start Date: ASAP

Fulltime and Seasonal (ASAP – Oct) for a five day week 9am-6pm

Salary: This is a volunteer position which will include accommodation and a weekly stipend.

Main Duties include: Supporting the Head Ranger and ranger team and working directly with the Centre / Office managers, you’ll assist in all aspects of park and estate management. Practical and physical outdoor work in all weathers, including animal husbandry, assisting with delivering an environmental education service from mid May to end June.

Closing Date: 10/6/16

Sector: Countryside / Education

Region: Scotland

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 13/5/16


Sparsholt College Hampshire

Lecturer - Game and Wildlife Management

£20,950 - £32,241 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

The successful applicant will deliver theory and practical teaching to full-time and part-time courses at all further education levels. They will possess a wide range of relevant and current experience and skills in gamekeeping and rearing, wildlife and habitat management, and a more general involvement in the field sports industry.    

Closing Date: 6/6/16

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 13/5/16


Ranger (Visitor Services)logo: Buckinghamshire County Council

Location: Black Park / Langley Park

Salary: £19,053 - £20,102 an additional enhancement of 9.9% is paid on top of the advertised salary for weekend working

Contract type: Permanent

Buckinghamshire County Council is seeking a Ranger specialising in Visitor Services.

As part of the ranger team you will be the face of the country parks and play a key role in ensuring enjoyable and safe visits to the parks. You will ensure facilities are in excellent condition and well-presented and that parks are kept clear of litter. You will deliver and support events and other income-generating activities and initiatives.

Closing Date: 30/5/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 13/5/16


Ranger (Events Volunteering and Commercial Support)logo: Buckinghamshire County Council

Location: Black Park

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £19,053 - £20,102 (additional enhancement of 9.9% is paid on top of advertised salary for weekend working)

Buckinghamshire County Council is seeking a Ranger to cover Events Volunteering and Commercial Support.

Working with our commercial and ranger teams you will lead and develop events and activities, such as pre-school outdoor based activity sessions. You will work across both teams delivering and developing volunteering and on a range of income-generating activities. 

Closing Date: 30/5/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 13/5/16


Logo: Kent Wildlife TrustVolunteer Biodiversity Information Trainee

Temporary part-time post to April 2017

Salary Range: Unpaid role with expenses paid

Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector? We are looking for someone to help us collect and manage information on biodiversity projects happening throughout Kent, whilst gaining experience in our busy conservation office.

The Kent Nature Partnership involves many organisations, including Kent Wildlife Trust, delivering projects and other activities that protect and increase biodiversity. You will help us to capture information about these activities so that they can be promoted and to enable more collaboration between organisations.  

Closing Date: 2/6/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 12/5/16


Wardenlogo: rspb giving nature a home

Based at RSPB Conwy Reserve

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £17,000 to £20,000 per annum

Do you have a passion for wildlife and love creating habitats so that people can enjoy nature?  We are looking for someone with one or more year's experience of practical reserve management, both habitats and infrastructure maintenance, excellent survey and monitoring skills and an ability to organise and prioritise their work objectives.

Closing Date: 10/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: Wales

Posted: 11/5/16


Visitor Experience Managerlogo: RSPB Giving nature a home

Based at Somerset Levels, South West Reserves

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £18,500 to £20,000 per annum 

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to inspire and lead the further development and delivery of a brilliant visitor experience across these fantastic sites.  You will lead and manage a high performing team of Visitor Experience Officer staff and volunteers, covering on-site interpretation, messaging, events programming, audience development, and marketing and promotion, with a view to driving membership recruitment and developing a sustainable business model that will lead to future investment in the reserves.  

Closing Date: 31/5/16

Sector: Visitor Management

Region: South West

Posted: 11/5/16


Logo: Kent Wildlife TrustWetland Delivery Officer

Part time 3 days per week for a fixed term of one year

Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

To work with the Connectivity Programme Manager and Water for Wildlife Officer to deliver a range of practical habitat and species based projects through a capital grants scheme for landowners on the North Kent Marshes.

 The Wetland Delivery Officer post will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of a capital grants scheme targeting farmers and landowners on the North Kent Marshes offering small grants to carry out improvements for priority habitats and species in the area.

Closing Date: 1/6/16

Sector: Policy / Ecology / Wildlife

Region: South

Posted: 10/5/16


Logo: Kent Wildlife TrustAssistant Water for Wildlife Officer

Full-time for a fixed term up to the end of March 2017

Salary Range:   £18,701 (pro rata)

Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

To work with the Water for Wildlife Officer to deliver a range of practical habitat and species based projects across the county. The Assistant Water for Wildlife Officer post will work alongside the Water for Wildlife Officer and other Trust colleagues to oversee the implementation of a number of habitat improvement projects across Kent. This will be achieved by focussing this activity within identified target areas where large-scale habitat restoration can be achieved.

Closing Date: 1/6/16

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: South

Posted: 10/5/16


Logo: National TrustLead Ranger

Salary: £26,264 pa
Contract: Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
Location: Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE

Rangers play a hugely important role at the National Trust, thinking long term to look after our special places. Our new strategy for Land Outdoors and Nature means that we are investing in front line ranger services to help us deliver positive changes at a landscape scale. We are now looking to recruit a Lead Ranger to join our team on the Killerton estate to ensure excellent, sustainable care and conservation is delivered across our stunning parkland, woodlands, orchards and rural estate.

Closing Date: 6/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 10/5/16


Logo: RSPBCommunity Outreach Officer

Based at RSPB Tayside and Fife Office, Perth

2 year contract 22.5 hours per week

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

Do you have a passion for connecting children and young people to nature? Do you want to inspire the next generation about sea eagles in East Scotland?

You will be responsible for developing, promoting and delivering outreach sessions in schools that will enthuse children about the priority species of the local area. The outreach will focus on the exciting story of sea eagles in East Scotland but there may also be the opportunity to cover other key species such as hen harriers or corn buntings.

Closing Date: 29/5/16

Sector: Community / Education

Region: Scotland

Posted: 10/5/16


logo: Ecology SolutionsEcology Solutions

Field Surveyor

Zero hours contract, up to £120 per day, plus expenses.

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.

The Hertfordshire office have a 3 month short term vacancy for a seasonal field surveyor to be involved in Great Crested Newt and Common Reptile Translocations in the southeast; we would particularly welcome applications from the Burgess Hill area. Start date will be immediate.

Delete Date: 6/6/16

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: South

Posted: 9/5/16


logo: Kent Wildlife TrustHLF Sevenoaks Greensand Commons Development Phase Officer

Part-time (4 days per week) Fixed Term for 18 Months

Salary Range:   Point 18 £28,376 (pro rata)

Based at Sevenoaks

The role of the SGC Development Phase Officer is to carry out the development needed to prepare for the second stage grant application to HLF and to prepare and submit the Stage Two application for the restoration and enhancement of the natural heritage of the Sevenoaks Greensand Commons. This is your chance to be part of an exciting, dynamic and challenging programme of work, utilising your skills and experience in developing the project, working with local authorities, statutory agencies, NGOs and the local communities of the Sevenoaks area.

Closing Date: 31/5/16

Sector: Project Management

Region: South

Posted: 9/5/16


Lecturer in Countryside Management at Brooksby Melton College.

We are looking to recruit an individual with prior teaching experience or experience of working within the environment industry, who is looking for a new opportunity to inspire the next generation of conservationists. You will contribute to the planning, delivery, assessment and evaluation of courses from level 2 to 5 within our land based industries team. 

Closing Date: 1/6/16

Sector: Education

Region: Midlands

Posted: 9/5/16


Team Leader / Team Member – Marlborough

Wessex Countryside Management

Full time - 40 hrs per week. 20 days leave plus bank holidays (rising to 22 days with service), sick pay, pension, full PPE & Uniform and training. Pay grade £8.74 per hr.

Based at our Marlborough office, covering Mainly Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Dorset

You will be responsible for the day to day implementation of countryside work undertaken from the office, which includes a wide range of work and activities from tree planting, fencing, scrub control, herbicide application, grass cutting, habitat management, woodland work, and ongoing contracts for a variety of clients.

Closing Date: 3/6/16

Sector: Countryside / Horticulture

Region: South

Posted: 9/5/16


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 11/4/16

Trainee Ranger (Volunteer), National Trust (1/6)

Learning & Community Assistant Trainee (Volunteer), National Trust (30/6)

Seasonal Volunteer Ranger (Events, Education & Front of House), Kelburn Castle & Country Centre

Connecting People & Nature Intern, RSPB (3/6)

Voluntary Reserves Officers X 8, Wildlife Trust For Beds, Cambs & Northants (1/7)

West Hampstead Volunteer Officer, TCV

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All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week

Every Wednesday the March Wood Project CIC runs a Woodland conservation and allotment group in March Wood, Nr Ashford, Kent

Keep Wales Tidy have released their may events which include tasks such as clean-ups of river banks and pathways, fencing & vegetation

removal.

     

     

 

 

        Estate Maintenance Worker / Ghillie at Reay Forest Estate

 

Delete Date: 31/5/16

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside / Wildlife

Region: Scotland

Posted: 3/5/16


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 3/5/16

Volunteer Ranger, National Trust

Volunteer Project Assistant – Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Long Term Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (6/6)

Planning Volunteer – Staffordshire, CPRE

Information Assistant, RSPB

Schools Outreach Administrator, Leeds & Newcastle, RSPB

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logo: pennine prospectsWoodland Heritage Officer

Employed by Pennine Prospects in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

37 hours per week

£26,400 to £ 28,800 depending upon experience.

The post of Woodland Heritage Officer will co-ordinate fieldwork by volunteers and oversee a landscape-scale analysis across the South Pennines working with the University of Bradford. The Officer will work with woodland owners, in particular, Yorkshire Water, who are partly funding this post. This project champion will ensure that delivery is of the quality and scope required to assist conservation as well as acting as a ‘broker’ between professionals, enthusiasts and the public.

Closing Date: 6/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 29/4/16


Logo: East Devon Distrct CouncilCountryside Team Leader (Place)

£27,123 - £29,558 per annum

Knowle, Sidmouth

Full time

East Devon District Council’s Countryside Team is responsible for managing a variety of sites including Seaton Wetlands, Cranbrook Country Park and a suite of Local and Community Nature Reserves. The team also provides an environmental education service, supports an ever growing volunteer workforce and coordinates a thriving public events programme.

We need someone who will be at the heart of our sites-based work, overseeing site management to ensure that all of our sites remain outstanding places for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.

Closing Date: 31/5/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 28/4/16


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