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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.   

If you are interested in a particular ad, please respond directly to the advertiser and not to CJS.  

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Logo: Canal & River Trust

Job of the Day: Friday 24 June

Project Leader - Desmond Family Canoe Trail with Canal & River Trust

 


Community Engagement & Heritage Education Officer

Salary: Band 7 (£26,293 - £29,558 pro-rata)

Hours: 18.5 per week – Fixed-term until 31 December 2017

Working within a small team you will be self-starter with excellent communication skills. You will manage projects that have a strong cultural heritage element in addition to developing an education/schools engagement programme. You will be responsible for volunteers, budgets and project delivery. 

Closing Date: 8/7/16

Sector: Admin / Management

Region: North East

Posted: 24/6/16


FOA Ecology

Seasonal Field Surveyors  

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 operate a much more flexible approach to work than traditional employers – much of the time you will be able to work from home when not on site. 

Delete Date: 22/7/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 24/6/16


 

 

 

Land and Property Intern, Exmoor National Park

 

 

Closing Date: 15/7/16

Sector: Countryside Management

Region: South West

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 24/6/16


Field Studies Council

Education Team Leader

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau,Betws-y-coed, Conwy

Salary will be in the range of £27,340 - £31,199 per annum.   

Field Studies Council is an educational charity that delivers its mission of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All’ via its extensive network of established learning locations based throughout the United Kingdom. We are looking to appoint an Education Team Leader at FSC Rhyd-y-creuau. The centre is based in the beautiful Conwy Valley in the Snowdonia National Park; a fantastic place to work and live.

Closing Date: 11/7/16

Sector: Education

Region: Wales

Posted: 23/6/16


Logo: RSPBEstate Worker

Based at RSPB Sandwell Valley Reserve

Permanent Role Part Time 15 hours per week

Salary Range £15,366 to £16,377 per annum pro rata

We are looking for an experienced estate worker to join our team and play a key role in maintaining and developing the site to provide a great visitor experience. The role is varied and involves working with habitats such as wetland, meadow, woodland and also site infrastructure including fencing, paths and natural play structures.

Closing Date: 22/7/16

Sector: Countryside / Volunteers / Wildlife

Region: Midlands

Posted: 23/6/16


logo: butterfly conservationConservation Officer

(Maternity Cover) (Part-time, 0.6 FTE)

Fixed term contract until August 2017

Salary £23,087- £26,992 pa (pro-rata) dependent on experience, plus 5% pension contribution

Butterfly Conservation is the world’s largest organisation dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths.

We are seeking a confident, self-motivated individual to join our dynamic Wales team. This post is responsible for leading on priority species surveys and conservation mainly in mid and North Wales and contributes towards delivering the targets identified in Butterfly Conservation’s National Action Plan for Wales.

Closing Date: 13/7/16

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: Wales

Posted: 23/6/16


logo: Thomson HabitatsSite Operative

Guildford based

We have an opportunity for a site operative to join our team on a casual-hours contract.  Our work involves undertaking wildlife mitigation, habitat creation, landscaping and vegetation clearance projects in and around the south east and south west of the UK and the midlands.

Delete Date: 20/7/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 22/6/16


logo: The Conservation VolunteersProject Officer

Maternity Leave Cover

Based in Bristol

35 hours / week

Annual salary £18,000

This role involves managing individuals and projects, to support local people to deal with local environmental concerns within their own communities.  This includes promoting a healthy lifestyle and recruiting and supporting volunteers, along with providing advice and training to help individuals and groups implement their own projects.

Closing Date: 17/7/16

Sector: Admin / Volunteers

Region: South West

Posted: 22/6/16


logo: Rusland HorizonsApprenticeship Opportunities: Join the Rusland Horizons Team

Level 2 Apprentices – 6 positions

Full-time, fixed term 18 month contract, based in the Rusland Valley area 

Closing Date: 8/7/16

Sector: Countryside Management / Conservation

Region: North West

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 22/6/16


 

Job of the Day: Tuesday 21 June

Volunteer Leader with Canal & River Trust

 

Logo: Canal & River Trust


CPRE Staffordshire

Planning Volunteer

The role is voluntary although we will pay all out-of-pocket expenses in line with our Volunteers Policy.

As a guide, we anticipate this voluntary role will take 3-4 hours per week

CPRE fights for a better future for the English Countryside. We work locally and nationally to protect, shape and enhance our beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy.

At CPRE Staffordshire we have an exciting opportunity for a Planning Volunteer to join us to help with our core work.

Delete Date: 19/7/16

Sector:  Publicity / Community / Countryside

Region: Midlands

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 21/6/16


Logo: Essex and Suffolk Rivers TrustEssex and Suffolk Rivers Trust

Trust Project Manager 

Are you passionate about rivers, the environment and land management? Can you manage a diverse portfolio of projects and tasks whilst also providing leadership and an infectious enthusiasm for your work? We are looking for an exceptional individual who can take on a vibrant portfolio of ongoing projects and marry them with emerging work and future ideas. You need to be a confident, energetic and practical person, well used to working under a light touch with a group of committed Trustees.

Closing Date: 8/7/16

Sector: Project Management

Region: Anglia / South

Posted: 21/6/16


Somerset County Council

Rights of Way Volunteer & Trails Officer

22.2 hours per week

Salary: £12,273 - £13,899 per annum

 Are you a people person looking for a varied new challenge?  We are looking for someone to administer and develop existing volunteering initiatives through engaging with individuals, local communities, and other groups to become active in the day-to-day maintenance of the rights of way network.

Closing Date: 14/7/16

Sector: Admin / Volunteers / Rights of Way

Region: South West

Posted: 21/6/16


Logo: RSPBSpecies and Habitats Assistant Officer – International

Based in Dublin with 6 months in Burkino Faso

12 month Fixed Term contract Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £17,276 to £18,715 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic new member to join our International Species Recovery team to help us save migratory birds along the flyway.  

You will help deliver our international work on globally threatened or declining species, particularly focusing on our Birds without Borders programme for migratory landbirds. Your role will involve collating information from multiple sources and translating it into species action plans, linking with BirdLife partner organisations in several countries, helping organise international meetings and contributing to the delivery of major projects.

Closing Date: 4/7/16

Sector: Admin / Wildlife

Region: International

Posted: 21/6/16


National Nature Reserve 15 Month Work Based Diploma Training Placement with Natural England

1 x NNR Base: Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods, Gloucestershire.

1 x NNR Base: Wye NNR workbase, Hastingleigh, Kent.

This is an opportunity to undertake a training placement on a Natural England managed National Nature Reserve (NNR).

Trainees will undertake a Work Based Diploma at Level 2 in Environmental Conservation.

Closing Date:  5/7/16

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: South

Role type: Trainee

Posted: 21/6/16


Logo: Guildford Borough CouncilParks and Countryside Services, Trees and Countryside Section

Assistant Countryside Warden (2 positions)

Salary range £20,351 - £22,474 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity for you to use your passion for the outdoors to help enhance the quality of our countryside. 

The Countryside Team maintains over 700 hectares of Countryside, including Chalk Downland, Heathlands, Ancient  Semi-Natural Woodland, Local Nature Reserves, SSSI’s and pockets of urban green space. Community involvement is an important part of the Assistant Countryside Warden Role who supervises volunteer groups and runs events and activities.

Closing Date: 15/7/16

Sector: Countryside / Volunteer Management / Arboriculture

Region: South

Posted: 21/6/16


logo: Waverley Borough CouncilCountryside Apprentice

35 hours per week, Godalming, Surrey

Starting salary – £7,491 per annum

Are you looking to kick-start an Environmental Conservation career?

If this sounds like you then this is your perfect opportunity! This role will offer you the experience, training and qualifications you need to help develop a career in Environmental Conservation. Working as part of a team you will assist the Countryside Rangers in conserving local countryside, enhancing public access, managing biodiversity and undertaking general site duties

Closing Date: 11/7/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 20/6/16


Environmental Landscapers (full-time, temporary contract)

JPR Environmental - Standish

Salary: £18,200 pro rata

JPR Environmental is an environmental landscaping company that has been operating since 2000.  We are looking for temporary landscapers to start in early July, who can support our busy landscaping team on a wide variety of wildlife mitigation and habitat creation projects.

Delete Date: 18/7/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 20/6/16


Avon Wildlife Trust

Learning Development Manager, maternity cover

Fixed term contract, full time

Salary Band: £26k – £29k

Location: Bristol

Do you have a passion for wildlife and the natural world? Do you value the importance of connecting young people with nature? Are you an enthusiastic person who can manage an innovative learning programme to inspire the younger generation to care for and conserve their local wildlife?

Closing Date: 11/7/16

Sector: Education

Region: South West

Posted: 20/6/16


Expressions of interest for a farming opportunity in South Lakeland

We currently farm 50-60 suckler cows and 250 sheep in South Lakeland. We have an opportunity for someone to work on the farm that will be able to be quite autonomous. We are not certified as organic: biodynamic or pasture-fed. However these are principals of much interest and are currently being looked into.

A two-bedroom cottage on the farm is available if required.

Delete Date: 18/7/16

Sector: Farming

Region: North West

Posted: 20/6/16


logo: Ecology SolutionsAssistant Ecologist (Permanent Contract)

Ecology Solutions is a leading consultancy specialising in ecology planning solutions and offering an extensive range of expertise, providing services to numerous and diverse high profile clients within both the public and private sectors.

We are seeking to an assistant ecologist to join our dynamic team based at our offices in Barkway, Hertfordshire. The role will be to assist senior staff in the day to day running of our projects, both in the field and in the office. The remit of the role is exceptionally wide ranging and will be discussed further should an applicant be invited to interview.

Closing Date: 8/7/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 20/6/16


The most recent edition of CJS Weekly published on Friday 107 June includes 69 adverts for vacancies across the sector.

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


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 20/6/16

Volunteer Officers, The Conservation Volunteers (22/6)

Conservation Assistant (Volunteer) x 2, Natural England (4/7)

Reserve Management Intern, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (24/6)

Horticulture Trainee, Trees For Life

Community Ponds Volunteer Officer, The Conservation Volunteers (13/7)

Canoe Safari Volunteers, Wildfowl & Wetland Trust (1/7)

Bike Trail Volunteers, Wildfowl & Wetland Trust (1/7)

Youth Leader Volunteer, Wild Things! (5/7)

Northern England Independents Pin Badge Box Minder, RSPB

Volunteer Forest School Assistant, A Touch Of The Wild (11/7)

Volunteer Beaver Costumed Character & Minder, Devon Wildlife Trust

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week

Wild Penwith Volunteers every Tuesday in West Penwith organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Every Thursday Wild Cober Volunteers are out in locations around Helston, Camborne & Porkellis with Cornwall Wildlife Trust            

Wild Allet Volunteers every Wednesday at Five Acres, Allet, Nr. Truro with Cornwall Wildlife Trust 

Lower Mole Partnership is running work days most Tuesdays through to the end of September

Every Friday Cheshire Wildlife Trust runs a Conservation Work Party in Cheshire


Seasonal Field Assistant with Galloway Fisheries Trust (South West Scotland) from early July for up to 4 months.

Pay: £265/week

Post to assist Fisheries Biologists in a range of field work including electrofishing, controlling invasive non-native plants and other research projects.

Closing Date: 27/6/16

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: Scotland

Posted: 17/6/16


logo: The Wildlife Trusts - Lancashire, Manchester & N Merseyside 

Marine Community Engagement Officer (Lancashire)

15 hours per week, fixed term for 3 years in the first instance

Salary: £21,728.00 pro rata

Location: Fylde

The Marine Community Engagement Officer will develop and deliver a programme of work for this exciting community based project, supporting local action to safeguard healthy seas and acting as an advocate for the Wildlife Trust and our vision of ‘Living Seas’.

Closing Date: 5/7/16

Sector: Community / Volunteer Engagement

Region: North West

Posted: 17/6/16


Logo: National TrustArea Ranger

Salary: £21,137 per annum
Contract: Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Charlecote Park, Warwick, Warwickshire
Charlecote Park is the perfect place to get away from it all and refresh the body and soul. It’s an incredible place to work too, but keeping the great outdoors great is no small feat and helping more and more people to enjoy it is one of our biggest challenges. And if anyone loves a big challenge, it’s you. You’ll play a key role in enhancing visitor engagement, whilst maintaining excellent standards of presentation, conservation and care across this very special place.

Closing Date: 7/7/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: Midlands

Posted: 17/6/16


logo: RSPBAssistant Warden

Based at RSPB Blean Woods Reserve and RSPB Seasalter Levels Reserve

Permanent Role – Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £19,602 to £21,236 per annum

The North Kent Marshes team are looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful and resilient person to help deliver its ambitious conservation aims for its reserves around the Swale in Kent. This role offers the opportunity to work on a variety of habitats - woodland, grazing marsh, heathland - and you will be involved in delivering our varied and exciting restoration projects.

Closing Date: 5/7/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 17/6/16


logo: CKD Galbraith 

Estates in Sutherland - Two Seasonal Ghillies wanted.

We are currently looking to employ two seasonal ghillies across two estates in Sutherland in order to carry out general estate maintenance work and to assist during the stag season. Shared accommodation is provided on the estate and there is access to estate vehicles.

Delete Date: 15/7/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: Scotland

Posted: 17/6/16


logo: Tyler GrangeGraduate Ecologist

2 month contract (with the possibility of extending)

Location: London office

Salary: £18 - 19000 (pro rata)

Our busy ecology team requires a graduate ecologist to assist during July and August. The successful applicant would be based in our London office however they will be working on sites throughout the UK. The role will involve a wide variety of survey work, together with office based activities including data searches, data analysis and providing various project support to consultants.

Delete Date: 1/7/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 17/6/16


logo: GroundworkProject Manager (Green Spaces)

Salary: £24,038 - £28,280 per annum

Fixed term: 1 year with potential for extensions subject to funding

Operational area: Thames Valley 

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.

Closing Date: 30/6/16

Sector: Project / Community / Volunteers

Region: South

Posted: 16/6/16


Logo: Five Rivers Environmental Contracting LtdSite Manager – Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd

Starting Salary: £23,000pa to £26,000pa dependent upon skills and experience.

Based out of Lower Woodford, Salisbury.

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is an established and environmental contracting firm dedicated to delivering excellence in habitat enhancement and restoration projects for over 15 years. We are looking for a Site Manager with initiative, experience and enthusiasm to lead operational teams carrying out environmental projects.  This role is a full-time position, primarily site-based but with responsibilities in the core planning and delivery of environmental projects.

Closing Date: 15/7/16

Sector: Project / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 16/6/16


Logo: Devon Wildlife TrustTorridge Headwaters Project Officer

Cookworthy, Devon

Starting salary £21,007 rising to £23,672, plus 5% pension

Do you have a good understanding of wildlife and environmental issues on farm? Do you know and love the landscape of North Devon? Do you enjoy talking to farmers and looking for solutions that work for the farmer and for the environment? 

As Project Officer you will have a varied, challenging role engaging with farmers in the Torridge Headwaters primarily through a programme of workshops and events, providing specialist advice and support on Countryside Stewardship schemes to improve the quality of the farmed environment.

Closing Date: 4/7/16

Sector: Project / Countryside / Engagement

Region: South West

Posted: 16/6/16


logo: Canal and River TrustProject Leader – Desmond Family Canoe Trail

Part-time, 30 hours per week over 4 days

Fixed term contract July 2016 – July 2017

£20,000 pro rata

Wigan

 We have an exciting vision: to develop England’s first coast-to-coast canoe trail, running over 150 miles from Liverpool to Goole and connecting some of the most deprived communities in the north of England. But how we intend to achieve that vision is more exciting still. Through a programme of Action Squads, we will engage with over 10,000 young people and their families throughout the duration of the project and form social action teams that enable local communities to design and develop their own sections of the trail.

Closing Date: 27/6/16

Sector: Community Invovlement / Youth Engagement / Project Management

Region: North West

Posted: 15/6/16


Freelance Ecologists

Field surveyors

Urgently required for the remainder of the newt survey season, and to assist with bat emergence surveys between now and the end of September.

Locations predominantly South East England, but may also include the Midlands, South West or North East England

Delete Date: 13/7/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South / South West / Midlands / North East

Posted: 15/6/16


logo: Sw Lakes TrustNatural Environment Officer (SSSI)

£22,000 - £25,000 pa

Fixed term until March 2017 with potential for annual extensions to March 2020 subject to funding

Based at Roadford Lake, Okehampton

SWLT is recruiting for a Natural Environment Officer to plan and implement its Sites of Special Scientific Interest programme on behalf of SWW.

The post holder will be required to commission relevant surveys, write site specific management plans and plan and organise habitat management with volunteers and contractors. You will also be required to liaise with SWW, statutory and non-statutory organisations throughout the programme.

Closing Date: 28/6/16

Sector: Countryside / Project Management

Region: South West

Posted: 15/6/16


logo: Forestry CommissionCommunity Inclusion Officer

£22,750 - £24,182

Westonbirt, the National Arboretum, Tetbury 

You will join us at an exciting time, as we have won Heritage Lottery funding for a significant expansion in our learning and participation activities. At the heart of this will be the development of new activities to reach people who do not currently benefit from our heritage. You’ll be responsible for delivering many of those activities. Working closely with partner organisations and local communities, you’ll deliver creative projects that support older adults who do not normally visit Westonbirt. As well as widening access to our world class tree collection, you’ll help us to achieve wider social objectives - from improving health and wellbeing, to building community capacity.

Closing Date: 6/7/16

Sector: Community / Education

Region: South

Posted: 15/6/16


logo: BASCDeer Officer                          

Starting salary circa £25,000pa plus company car

Chester 

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 144,500 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 Deer Officer who will provide an informed and specialist point of contact on deer management matters. 

Working within an established team, the post holder will provide advice to BASC members and others and contribute to policy development for sustainable deer management across the UK.  

Closing Date: 15/7/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: North West

Posted: 15/6/16


logo: Wyre Foresy District CouncilCountryside Officer – Nature Reserves

Wyre Forest District Council

Full Time. Salary £23,008 - £24,548.

Wyre Forest District Council is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join its Countryside management team. The post holder will be involved in the management  of  some of Worcestershire’s highest quality and largest areas of wetland, and heathland. They  will need  knowledge and the physicals skills necessary to manage trees  in a safe and ecologically sensitive way.

Closing Date: 10/7/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: Midlands

Posted: 14/6/16


logo: Engie

Public Rights of Way Mapping Officer

ENGIE UK-Origin 2, Europarc, Grimsby DN37 9TZ ENGIE are recruiting for a Public Rights of Way Mapping Officer to be based in Origin 2, Europarc, Grimsby DN37 9TZ.

This is a permanent full time role and on offer will be a salary up to £28,346 per annum.  This role will report into the Highway Asset Manager.

Delete Date: 12/7/16

Sector: Rights of Way

Region: North East

Posted: 14/6/16


logo: WWT wetlands for lifeReserve Warden

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week

5 days from 7 to include weekend and bank holiday working on a fair rota basis

£18,076 - £19,027 per annum

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced Reserve Warden, with a passion for wildlife and engaging with the public to join the Reserves team at our internationally renowned nature reserve and Wetland Centre, with RAMSAR, SPA, SAC and SSSI notifications.

Closing Date: 7/7/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 14/6/16


Logo: Surrey Wildlife TrustPeople & Wildlife Manager

£25,000 - £30,000 p.a. depending on experience

Maternity cover – 9-12 months

This is a full-time, core role within the Trust and we are seeking a motivated individual who can lead our lively P&W team and manage a number of important community projects.

You will be enthusiastic and innovative in your approach to involving people and groups in environmental education and local conservation projects.  Ideally you will have practical conservation experience, a track record of engaging schools, communities and volunteers in wildlife projects and a sound understanding of managing projects and budgets. 

Closing Date: 8/7/16

Sector: Education / Engagement / Volunteers

Region: South

Posted: 14/6/16


Logo: Calshot Activities CentreField Studies Tutor - Calshot Activities Centre

Calshot Activities Centre is one of the largest Outdoor Education Centres in Britain. In our Field Studies Department, we offer residential and non-residential courses from Key Stage 1 to A-level. On site, we also have a state of the art climbing complex, a dry ski slope and one of only two indoor velodromes in Southern England.

 As a Field Studies Tutor, you will be delivering sessions including river and coastal studies, marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecology, and human geography. Additionally, you will be required to teach a range of land-based activities to enable you to remain with the same group of students throughout their stay at Calshot.

Closing Date: 3/7/16

Sector:  Education

Region: South

Posted: 14/6/16


Logo: Yorkshire Wildlife TrustGateway Team Leader (Stirley Community Farm)

£26500 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Stirley Community Farm is an exciting and innovative project which works with the community to restore the local Living Landscape to a place where wildlife and people thrive. It encourages people to become more connected to their environment and promotes improvements to wellbeing and quality of life. We are looking to recruit a Team Leader to inspire and develop the team as the project enters its next phase.

Closing Date: 6/7/16

Sector: Project Management / Community Engagement

Region: North East

Posted: 14/6/16


logo: Canal & River TrustVolunteer Leader

£19,963

Rochdale

Could you help us create living waterways that transform places and enrich lives? In this newly created role, you will manage a wide range of projects and tasks designed to make the Rochdale canal a pleasant and enjoyable environment for boaters, walkers, cyclists and more. You will be focusing in particular on the section between Rochdale and Sowerby Bridge and many of your projects will take place in a countryside setting. The role involves working closely with existing volunteers and community groups, and you will have significant responsibility for the safety of colleagues and customers.

Closing Date: 1/7/16

Sector: Volunteer Management

Region: North West

Posted: 13/6/16


Living Seas Sustainable Development Officer with Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

 

Closing Date: 30/6/16

Sector: Policy

Region: Midlands

Posted: 13/6/16


Land Skills Training & AssessmentsArboricultural Instructor & Assessor

Land Skills Training & Assessments Ltd
We require a full time Instructor and Assessor to join our team in Surrey.

The successful applicant will be based at our Dorking office but will be required to travel directly to and from training sites. A company vehicle including fuel will be supplied for work use. 

The role will include teaching a variety of short courses and assessing certificates of competence mainly in the specialist areas of Arboriculture and Forestry including Use and Maintenance of Chainsaws, Woodchippers, Stumpgrinders, Brushcutters, Tree Felling, Tree Climbing and associated machinery. There will be the opportunity to develop and add further skills in line with the company requirements.

Delete Date: 11/7/16

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 13/6/16


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 13/6/16

Two Volunteers for Hedge Maintenance / Firewood Processing, Wonnacott Farm Organic Produce (24/6)

Voluntary Officer, Natural History Society of Northumbria (27/6)

Trustee, The Mare & Foal Sanctuary (1/7)

Volunteer Events Assistant, Scottish Wildlife Trust (7/7)

Wildlife Watch Leader, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Administrator Assistant Volunteer, Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme

Admin / Secretary, Campaign To Protect Rural England (30/6)

2 x Earth Bag Build Volunteers – Grenada’s Rainforest, Garden of Eden (1/7)

Visitor Experience Assistant Summer Placement, National Trust (30/6)

Forest School Assistant, Kent High Weald Partnership (26/7)

Volunteer Board Member, Neroche Woodlanders (31/7)

Gardening Volunteers, Field Studies Council

Ecological Ambassadors Scheme, British Ecological Society

The BES Montoring Scheme, British Ecological Society (25/7)

Young Volunteer Placement – Ranger Team, Northumberland National Park (4/7)

Visitor Centre Staff, Friends of Kailzie Wildlife (31/7)

Community Engagement Volunteer, Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Young Person’s Nature Conservation Programme, The Conservation Volunteers

Visitor Experience Volunteer, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust (27/6)

Visitor Welcome Assistant, RSPB

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week

The Marvellous Margin on 6/8/16 at Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock with East Ayrshire Countryside Services

Working Party on 26/6/16 is at Stanmore Country Park, LB of Harrow with Harrow Nature Conservation Forum

Every other Wednesday starting 29 June Harrow Nature Conservation Forum will begin the Wednesday Working party in the Stanmore area, LB of Harrow

Tuesday & Friday London Wildlife Trust run Practical conservation workdays at Hutchinson's Bank Nature Reserve, near Croydon also on certain Sundays each month

Wednesday & Thursday Practical conservation workdays are running at Braeburn Park Nature Reserve, Crayford, Bexley, near Dartford with London Wildlife Trust

Various days Northumberland Wildlife Trust invites you to help with the construction of a new Wildlife Discovery Centre & site improvements at Hauxley Nature Reserve

Every Sunday Work days with Manchester National Trust Volunteers mainly in the North West


Events and Membership Officerlogo: RSPB

Based in Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Fixed Term for 4 months at 22.5 hours per week

Salary Range £17,276 to £18,715 per annum pro rata

You will work face-to-face with the public around Aberdeen City and Shire at a range of events from shopping centres to country parks. The goal for you, as part of our dynamic team, is to enthuse the public about nature and our ongoing work and to raise vital support by securing new RSPB members.

Closing Date: 30/6/16

Sector: Visitor Services

Region: Scotland

Posted: 10/6/16


Farm Assistant Stirley Community Farm logo: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

17.5 hours per week 

£19000 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

 We are looking for a farm assistant to join our dynamic team at Stirley Farm – someone with a passion for farming and working with animals, someone who is looking to learn about how you can manage a farm for wildlife working with livestock whilst engaging the local community.

Closing Date: 4/7/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 10/6/16


logo:plantlife

Senior Policy Officer

Help lead Plantlife's advocacy work to improve conservation of wild plants and fungi in support of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.

Work with colleagues to ensure Plantlife's position on key policy issues are understood and influence key stakeholders to effect change through your persuasive communication and partnership working.

Closing Date: 1/7/16

Sector: Admin

Region: South

Posted: 10/6/16


Sparsholt College Hampshire

Part-time Instructor – Agriculture

22.2 hours per week

£21,195 - £25,321 pro rata (dependent upon qualifications and including a market supplement)

We are seeking a part time instructor keen who can instruct learners on the use of farm machinery particularly tractor driving and estate skills (e.g. fencing), and depending upon the applicant’s experience livestock practicals and the delivery of short courses.  

Closing Date: 27/6/16

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 10/6/16


Living Landscapes Manager: Usk to Wyelogo: Gwent Wildlife Trust

Salary: £26,499 – £ 31,220

Full-time permanent post (subject to 6 month probationary period) 

As a proactive member of GWT’s Management Team, the post holder will help to define and deliver GWT’s work across eastern Gwent – with a focus on a number of key habitats and species within the woodland, riparian, and farmed environments of the Usk and Wye Valleys and north Monmouthshire. 

The post holder will develop and co-ordinate GWT’s work on ecological connectivity and people engagement across our Usk to Wye Living Landscape area. In this respect, they will manage a small Team, helping to delivery existing projects and develop new initiatives for wildlife conservation.

Closing Date: 30/6/16

Sector:  Management

Region: Wales

Posted: 8/6/16


logo: agb Environmental

Principal Ecologist

 Based in London, Cambridge area (Newmarket) or working from home (flexible location in the East / South East).

Reporting to the Head of Natural Environment, the Principal Ecologist will act as the technical lead for our Ecology work.  The role will focus on ensuring our ecology services meets our technical expectations’.  You will work with the Head of Department on developing proposals, team management, project management, and business development. 

Your main technical focus will be to manage the larger ecology projects, prepare, review and sign off Ecology reports prepared by the Ecology team.

Delete Date: 6/7/16

Sector:  Ecology

Region: South / East Anglia

Posted: 8/6/16


logo: abg Environmental

Senior Ecologist  

Based in London, Cambridge area (Newmarket) or working from home (flexible location in the East / South East).

Reporting to the Head of Natural Environment, the Senior Ecologist will join our ecology team in delivering a wide array of ecology survey projects. 

The role will focus on delivering and managing multiple ecology projects, ensuring client expectations and technical standards are met.  You will be working alongside an existing team of Ecologists who will provide you with the technical and logistical support required to deliver your projects.  

Delete Date: 6/7/16

Sector:  Ecology

Region: South / East Anglia

Posted: 8/6/16


Seasonal Assistant Ecologist (2016 Survey Season)logo: GS Ecology

We are looking for a seasonal assistant ecologist to work out of our Reading office to help with bat and other surveys.  The job involves overnight work, late nights and early mornings.  The successful candidate will need to be willing to travel throughout the UK at short notice, but mainly in the south of England and the midlands.  Applicants will need a full driving licence, access to a car, and live within easy driving distance of Reading.

Delete Date: 6/7/16

Sector:  Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 8/6/16


logo: City of LondonRanger (maternity cover)

Annual Salary is £23,970 to £27,290 (including Outer London Weighting, Unsocial Hours Payment of 6% and Contractual Hours Payment of 5.7%)

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of managing veteran trees, wood pasture and scrub grassland on a 200 hectare National Nature Reserve.

Working with the local community you will protect and conserve a nationally significant open space and historic landscape.

You will be an outgoing and enthusiastic communicator who will engage with people, solve problems and explore new opportunities.

Your flexibility and adaptability mean that you are happy to take on a variety of responsibilities, which will include supervising volunteers and contractors, leading guided walks, maintaining countryside furniture, using tools and machinery and caring for livestock. 

Closing Date: 27/6/16

Sector:  Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 8/6/16


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 6/6/16

Volunteer Summer Play Scheme Assistant, Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Education Intern, Aldenham Country Park

Public Affairs Voluntary Internship, RSPB (27/6)

Intern Warden (RSPB Otmoor), RSPB (24/6)

Volunteer Countryside Ranger, National Trust

Full-Time Volunteer Ranger x 2, National Trust (27/6)

Volunteer Ranger x 20, National Trust

Volunteer Leader – Irthlingborough Little Bugs Club, The Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants (31/7)

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Ardverikie Estate

Under Stalker

A Stalker is required on one of the foremost sporting estates in Scotland.  Reporting to the Head Stalker, the successful candidate will be expected to have good stalking experience along with a flexible approach. 

Delete Date: 30/6/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: Scotland

Posted: 2/6/16


logo: SOTEAG

 

 

Seabird Monitor 

The SOTEAG (Shetland Oil Terminal Environmental Advisory Group) is seeking to employ a Seabird Monitor who will be responsible for the delivery of an annual, year round and Shetland-wide seabird monitoring programme. We seek individuals who would relish the opportunity to work in Shetland and continue one of the longest running seabird monitoring programmes.

Closing Date: 1/7/16

Sector: Countryside / Ornithology

Region: Scotland

Posted: 1/6/16


logo: RSPBFinance and Administration Officer

26.25 hours per week

Based at NRW Offices, Pye Corner, Nash, Newport, Wales, NP18 2BW

18 months - (with possible extension linked to performance and funding)

Salary:  £17,000 to £19,000 pro-rata per annum 

We are a partnership of 12 organisations led by RSPB Cymru working together to reconnect people and communities on the Gwent Levels to their landscape and provide a sustainable future for this historic and unique place. The main purpose of the role is to set up and then provide the full range of administrative and financial support for the Living Levels Landscape Partnership programme team (four individuals).  This will include managing the newly established offices and their facilities.

Closing Date: 1/7/16

Sector: Finance / Admin

Region: Wales

Posted: 1/6/16


logo: Woodland TrustAncient Woodland Restoration Manager

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week. Permanent

Based: Home based, South West England

Ancient woodland restoration is a corporate priority for the Woodland Trust and as an organisation we are at the forefront of championing this cause across the UK. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund the Woodland Trust has embarked on a step change in activity to promote the restoration of Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS) across the UK. We are looking for an additional person to lead activity in the South West within the context of a UK wide project.   

Closing Date: 26/6/16

Sector: Arboriculture / Project Management

Region: South West

Posted: 31/5/16


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 31/5/16

Living Seas Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (27/6)

Voluntary Survey Assistant (Casual), Bats, Angela Graham Bat Consultancy Service Ltd

Volunteer Aviculture & Animal Husbandry Assistant, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Volunteer Animal Presenter, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Animal Care – Duckery, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Maintenance Volunteer, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Animal Care – Birds Volunteer, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Volunteer Countryside Assistant Ranger, National Trust (31/7)

Family Event Helpers, RSPB

Pin Badge Box Minder, RSPB

Summer Seasonal Activities, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Office Volunteer – Data Entry, Freshwater Habitats Trust

Volunteer Learning Assistant, RSPB

Volunteer Beach Rangers, Beachcare, Keep Britain Tidy (25/7)

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All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week

Every Thursday RSPB run a Thursday Work Party in Dungeness, Kent


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


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: 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


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