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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a friendly team and to
teach a wide range of age groups and subjects at a busy Field Studies
Centre located in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.
Highland Ecology and Development Ltd
Highland Ecology & Development wish to appoint an experienced Senior Ecologist to join our team of professional ecologists in our northern office, based near Inverness. The post will provide support for a range of projects, field surveys and reporting.
The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of species and habitat as well as a good understanding of licensing and management in the Scottish context. Previous experience as a site ECoW would be an advantage as would licences held for EPS species.
Chiswick House and Gardens
Temporary position for 12 months, initially
Salary: £21,000 - £24,000 depending on experience
Chiswick House and Gardens is a unique public park and award-winning historic landscape in West London, and the setting for the Grade I listed Chiswick House. We are now seeking a competent and friendly Ranger - working as part of a team of two - to manage day to day security of the park, oversee maintenance, and provide an approachable and reassuring presence throughout the park’s opening hours.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 23/1/17
Internship on 75 acre conservation and permaculture food production site, Blaeneinion (17/2)
Residential Volunteer, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust (25/1)
Volunteer Data Management Assistant, Scottish Wildlife Trust (17/3)
Volunteer Wildlife Interpreters (7 Opportunities), Scottish Wildlife Trust (31/1)
Residential Weekly Volunteers, Scottish Wildlife Trust (6/2)
Wildlife Trainee: (North Bucks) X 1, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) (17/2)
Wildlife Trainee: Conservation (South Bucks) X 2, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) (17/2)
Country Park Ranger (Visitor Engagement) Graduate Training Scheme X 2, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust (31/1)
Environmental Education Ranger – Graduate Training Scheme, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust (2/2)
Iceland Conservation Volunteers, The Environment Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun) (10/2)
Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve Volunteer Placement, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (25/1)
Volunteer Social Media & Visitor Experience Intern, Scottish Wildlife Trust (31/1)
Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve Volunteer Placement, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (6/2)
Education Volunteer Placement – Winchester, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (17/2)
Voluntary Full Time Nature Reserve Volunteer X 2, Devon Wildlife Trust (6/2)
Data Management Volunteers, Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (13/2)
Trail Team Volunteer, Iceland Forest Service (Trailteam.Is) (31/1)
Welcome Team – Visitor Services, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Full Time Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (19/2)
Roaming Engager – Martin Mere, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Grounds Gardening Volunteer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Buildings & Maintenance Volunteer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Biodiversity Education Assistant, Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers (12/2)
Inspiring People Assistants & Leaders, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (10/2)
Living Seas Volunteer Speakers, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (10/2)
Inspiring People Co-Ordinators, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (10/2)
Peregrine Watchpoint Volunteer Intern, RSPB (10/2)
RSPB Residential Volunteer Intern, RSPB (30/1)
Various Volunteer Roles, RSPB
Welcome Volunteer, Forestry Commission (23/2)
Reserves Assistant – Bure & Ant, Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Work Days advertised in the last week
The Inland Waterways Association has provided all their volunteering events in February, these are across the country and work involves clearing storm damage, vegetation clearance & litter picking
12/2/17 Butterfly Conservation work party at Kingshill Local Nature Reserve North Lanarkshire organised by Butterfly Conservation Scotland
17/2/17 Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is running an Improving Water Vole Habitat - Practical Day in Warwickshire, location tbc
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority is running spring cleanup & maintenance events on Walthamstow Marshes on 18/2 & 18/3/17
22/2/17 Wild Marsh East Workday on Tottenham marshes organised by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Butterfly Conservation work party at Kingshill Local Nature Reserve North Lanarkshire on 25/2/17 with Butterfly Conservation Scotland
11/3/17 Butterfly Conservation Work Party in Cumbernauld with Butterfly Conservation Scotland
18/3/17 Pond creation day in Strathnairn Community Woodland, Inverness organised by Froglife
Lower Mole Partnership runs regular work day events, usually over 3 days in Surrey. Work involves scrub clearance, woodland & grass management & hedge coppicing
First Sunday of the month Essex Wildlife Trust runs a Work party in Chelmsford
Essex Wildlife Trust also run a work party on Sunday mornings each month on the Roman River Valley Nature Reserve in Colchester
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
C£23,000 per annum pro rata
Full time, 18month contract
Based at Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8SZ
Can your help us to celebrate our 50th anniversary? We’re looking for a person for a fantastic new role to lead the delivery of our Love your Local Wildlife project.
You will help to design and lead a programme to celebrate our anniversary year, which will include activities relating to community engagement, education, member engagement, communications and fundraising.
Location: Rainham Marshes, Essex
Salary: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum
Basis: Full time – permanent position
Rainham Marshes is an important RSPB reserve, with over 400ha of priority wetland habitat, supporting successful populations of breeding waders and other wetland wildlife. It is also an important people reserve, with hides, visitor trails and nearly 40,000 visitors a year.
Welney Wetland Centre
37.5 hours per week
£16,183 - £17,035 per annum
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. For 70 years we have been pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife across the globe and are experts in wetland management and creation. We work with communities living among some of the most vulnerable wetlands in the world, providing leadership and influence to create a sustainable future for our wetlands, their wildlife and the people who depend upon them. We believe that showing people first-hand how extraordinary wetlands are can ignite their passion to help us conserve them, so we provide amazing experiences at our unique UK wetland centres for over one million visitors every year.
Business opportunities for education and learning provision with Forestry Commission England
The Forestry Commission is looking for skilled environmental educators who want to run their business on the public forest estate in England.
Business opportunities are being offered at
Based in: Lewisham, SE London
Salary: - Dependant on Skills and Competencies
An opportunity has arisen in Glendale’s innovative Parks and Open Spaces Management Contract with the London Borough Lewisham, and our Phoenix Community Housing Contract. We are looking to recruit for an experienced Grounds Maintenance Supervisor to assist in the management and development of both contracts. This role is split between the two contracts and the role is seen as a key position in the successful performance of both of the contracts.
Stockperson Stirley Community Farm – 28 hours per week
£19000 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution
Are you looking for a rewarding job which will combine your farming skills and livestock experience with a knowledge and passion for conservation farming? Do you share Stirley Community Farm’s long term aspiration to create a living landscape that is productive, rich in wildlife and accessible to local communities?
We are looking for an experienced Stocksperson to join our dynamic team at Stirley Farm – someone with a passion for farming, who can manage our small but growing beef shorthorn herd and is looking to learn about how you can manage a farm for wildlife whilst engaging the local community.
Location: UK Headquarters, Sandy, Bedfordshire.
Salary: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum.
Basis: Full time – permanent position
Are you an incisive communicator with sound ornithological knowledge, able to work with media professionals in order to promote the work of the RSPB's Investigations Team ? You will lead on the production of the annual Bird Crime report, the newsletter 'Legal Eagle' and social media content of the team. You will need to be an 'out of the box' thinker, able to stylishly influence a wide range of audiences with accurate and science-lead media interviews and bird crime appeals. A passion for birds of prey and a strong sense of justice is essential. This is a rare opportunity within a specialist team making a real difference for birds.
Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol
Required hours: 37.5 hours per week, Tuesday – Saturday, and occasional Sunday shifts.
Arnos Vale Cemetery is an award-winning heritage site in Bristol; a valuable community, education and environmental resource, and an active cemetery. We are looking for someone with strong practical landscape management / habitat conservation skills, to supervise regular volunteer sessions and help to maintain the 45 acre site. This is a varied and demanding role, and will suit someone who can work independently and as part of a wider team, who is passionate about the historic landscape of Arnos Vale and engaging volunteers to help deliver the landscape management plan.
Powys County Council - Ecology Technician
37 hours, Permanent
Grade 7 (Point 24 to Point 26)
£21,745 to £23,166 per annum £11.2710 to £12.0076 per hour
Location: County Hall, Llandrindod Wells
To support the delivery of professional advice in relation to all ecological and biodiversity matters to relevant Powys County Council (PCC) service areas including planning, design services, estate management and general maintenance to guide the ecological management of Powys' natural resources and to ensure compliance with legislation and government policies.
Site Manager, East Devon Pebblebed Heaths
(Special Area of Conservation/Special Protection Area/Site of Special Scientific Interest
Salary: £28,000/annum, dependent on qualifications and experience. Three year fixed-term contract.
This is an exciting chance to join the conservation team of Clinton Devon Estates and the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust and play a leading role in the protection and management of an internationally important conservation and recreational site in the beautiful South West.
Arboroist / Craftsman Gardener, Specialising in Tree Works, North West Leicestershire District Council
Butterfly Conservation is a leading wildlife charity working across the UK to conserve butterflies, moths and our environment.
We have an exciting opportunity to take our message to Key Stage 2 (KS2) children living in the City of Bristol.
Munching Caterpillars Goes to Town Project Officer (Part time 0.5 FTE)
12 month fixed term contract
From £23,364 - £26,992 (band C) dependent on experience, plus 5% pension contribution
We are seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, resourceful and efficient Project Officer to lead a programme of fun events and workshops at primary schools and a variety of public and community venues in Bristol, enabling children to learn about the habitat requirements of butterflies and moths.
Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust
Grade Practitioner H, £24,002.40 - £25,490.59
Duration Maternity Cover, Initial 6-month contract with option to extend
Location Balloch West Dunbartonshire
Do you want to help preserve our nation’s most iconic landscapes? Are you passionate about the benefits of conservation volunteering? Can you inspire teachers and children to see mountains as their classroom? Do you have the enthusiasm to motivate people of all ages to become conservation activists? YES? Then our exciting maternity cover opportunity to join The Mountains and The People project as Activity Project Officer may be perfect for you.
Career Grade Projects Officer - Communities (Full Time & Permanent)
Partnership Projects Officer - Land Management (Full time & Fixed term to 31/3/2018, possible extension subject to funding)
Hertford, 37 hours p/w
£21,057 - £28,203 per annum dependent on skills and experience
Established in 1975 Hertfordshire’s Countryside Management Service (CMS) was one of the first initiatives of its type in the UK. We work in partnership with landowners and communities to develop projects that enhance the environment for people and wildlife. We also provide opportunities for informal recreation through leading events and guided walks, promoting cycle routes linking towns and the countryside and devising site based leaflets and interpretation.
E3 Ecology Ltd
An excellent opportunity is available for a motivated, organised graduate ecologist within a forward thinking, busy consultancy practice. This seasonal position will provide a really good grounding in ecological consultancy. The company is based in a spacious new office set within the Northumbrian countryside.Joining a well-established and friendly team, the right candidate will get a wide range of field and consultancy based experience.
Live-in couple required for large country house with mature gardens.
To work as part of a small existing team, must be flexible. Small cottage provided.
Competitive rates of pay subject to qualifications and experience.
Lowther Forestry Group Ltd is seeking to recruit landscape operatives to work from our office in Milton Keynes for immediate start.
Salary: £10,760 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term, part time (22.5 hours per week for 12 months)
Location: North Cornwall properties (based at Stowe Barton Farms, Kilkhampton, Bude)
Over the last 50 years or so the National Trust has built up a portfolio of many of the finest country houses and gardens in Cornwall, but this is only part of the story. In an effort to protect the natural beauty Cornwall is endowed with the National Trust now own swathes of the Cornish coast currently managing over 40% of it. Our North Cornwall portfolio stretches from Morwenstow in the north down to Holywell Bay in the south and includes some of the most breath-taking coastline in the UK. Working as part of our team, you will enjoy being paid to work in some of the most beautiful locations in the country and will be part of preserving the future of this stunning county. 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.
Salary: £20,000 (Grade 2b) 3 year Fixed Term Contract (April 2017 – 31.03.20)
We are looking for an engaging, enthusiastic individual to deliver practical gardening and wildlife conservation work on a broad range of sites as part of our Big Lottery Funded project – The Environment and Me (TEaM). This project, which is a partnership with Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, is a new project for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, but builds on our growing experience of supporting people experiencing mental ill health to feel better using the outdoors.
Salary: £26,500 (£21,200 pro rata for 4 days week/28 hours) (Grade 3a) 3 year Fixed Term Contract (April 2017 – 31.03.20)
The Project Coordinator will lead the project team (line managing two staff and coordinating the work of two others) in the successful delivery of the scheme, managing the budget, reporting to funders, developing relationships, delivering on monitoring and evaluation and looking for opportunities for the project to grow and become sustainable beyond 2020. They will be an engaging and dynamic person with an appreciation for nature and an understanding of the role in can play in supporting people feel better.
Rivers and Lochs Institute
Inverness College UHI
Studentships include a stipend for 1 year (£13,500) and full UK/EU
UHI tuition fees (£4,052/yr).
Studentships include a stipend for 1 year (£13,500) and full UK/EU UHI tuition fees (£4,052/yr).
The Rivers and Lochs Institute (RLI), Inverness College UHI offers graduate studies and research opportunities in aquatic biodiversity management sector, and works closely with public agencies, NGOs and industry, to meet local research and training needs. The research is supported by the Institute’s new state-of-the-art applied genomics laboratory at the Inverness Campus. The RLI is currently inviting applications from appropriately qualified individuals for a 12 month, full time, fully funded Masters by Research studentship to be based in the Institute at Inverness College UHI on a project entitled, “Development of eDNA techniques for Slender naiad survey and monitoring”. The project is funded in collaboration with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the successful candidate will work closely with SNH for the duration of the project.
Type: Full time, permanent
Location: Brecon Beacons National Park (or Netherlands)
Salary: £27k - £37k plus overtime
exeGesIS is a well-established and respected software consultancy with an impressive portfolio of information management applications used in the environmental and conservation sectors. If you have strong IT and data management skills and a background in conservation, land management, life sciences or similar, then this might be the rare opportunity you have been looking for to combine your interests …
(£22,688 - £25,209 + pension)
This is a full-time post for two years in the first instance.
The British Trust for Ornithology is seeking applications for a new
Research Ecologist. The post will be in the Monitoring Research Team,
undertaking a range of analytical work on long-term datasets such as
Wetland Bird Survey and Breeding Bird Survey, the results of recent
national surveys and other applied conservation projects as
Lepe Country Park is one of Hampshire County Council's most popular visitor attractions hosting around 300,000 visits each year. Your work as Senior Ranger will take the lead on the Conservation management of the Park, including overseeing our HLS agreement, developing Ranger team management plans, site maintenance work and other key deliverables. Much of it will be people facing; supporting the development and delivery of the events and education programme for the site and supporting the active Friends group.
Accommodation is available. Contract runs from April to August.
The successful applicant will work as a member of the Balmoral Ranger Service, which is part funded by Scottish Natural Heritage. The Seasonal Ranger will work in a wide range of projects associated with the management of this forward looking and enterprising Scottish highland estate. Including leading guided walks, undertaking footpath maintenance work and biological monitoring.
Salary £31,602 - £34,877
Are you a skilled and experienced project manager with a commitment to the landscape of Cumbria?
We have been granted a £317,000 award to develop a suite of exciting projects focusing on the Westmorland Dales, forming part of the newly expanded Yorkshire Dales National Park. We are seeking a Development Officer to develop the Westmorland Dales Hidden Landscapes Partnership Landscape Conservation Action Plan and programme of work, in order to meet the requirements and submit a second round application to the Heritage Lottery Landscape Partnership Fund in August 2018 for £3.2 million.
Location: South Essex Marshes, Essex.
Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum.
Basis: Full time – Fixed term contract.
How would you like to assist with the management of a diverse suite of nature reserves home to scarce and threatened wildlife like Water Voles, Avocets, Bearded Tits, Corn Buntings and rare Bees? The RSPB at South Essex are seeking a dynamic, resourceful and motivated Assistant Warden to join a reserves team managing an ever evolving 750 hectares of nature reserves on the north side of the Thames estuary. These diverse nature reserves comprise of, lowland wet grassland, reedbed, fresh and saline lagoons, saltmarsh, mudflats, arable land, scrub, plus rare and nationally important brownfield habitat.
Location: Birmingham – Home based.
Salary: £17,276 to £18,715 per annum.
Basis: 22.5 hours per week – maternity cover contract – up to 1 year.
We are connecting children with nature in their school grounds, by delivering workshops where children can discover wildlife first hand. You will build on the success of the first two years of this project, we have made a flying start and we need you to develop and manage our team of volunteers and reach as many schools as possible.
Location. Conwy Reserve, Conwy.
Salary: £14,040 to £14,775 per annum.
Basis: annualised hours, average 24 hours per week, typically 4 days per week during school holidays, 3 days per week outside of school holidays. – 2 Year contract.
Are you a great people person? Do you thrive on exceeding customer expectations? Can you inspire and enthuse others? Are you passionate about wildlife and conservation?
We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to engage with visitors to our Conwy nature reserve, deliver a consistently brilliant visitor experience and generate income by growing support for the RSPB through membership.
Location: Blacktoft Sands Reserve, East Yorkshire.
Salary: £17,276 to £18,715 per annum.
Basis: Full time – 6 month contract.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to develop and deliver a stunning visitor experience at RSPB Blacktoft Sands, in parallel with delivery of the Saving Marshlands Wetland Heritage and Wildlife project. This project aims to deliver for conservation and people in the wider landscape through volunteer development. The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of the reserve operation relating to visitor experience, including designing and delivering an innovative events programme, developing the r