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button: CJS Focus on Volunteering now published

The lead article is about The Conservation Volunteers Employee Action Days. Trees for Life describe their Conservation Weeks. The European Citizen Science Association introduces itself. Annie Robinson from the University of Aberdeen and OPAL discusses how digital technology should be fully incorporated in to nature conservation. Adam Cook at Dartmoor Zoological Park details the importance of volunteer involvement in his research work. Wildfowl & Wetland Trust talk about how they match volunteer expectations within their recruitment process. The increasingly important role of a Volunteer Manager is discussed by the Canal & River Trust and Rachael Whaites at South Somerset District Council provides information on apprenticeships. Finally Volunteer Groups and how to succeed by Dorset Wildlife Trust. This edition also includes 99 specific volunteer positions most included only in the Focus and many adverts for projects, websites, work days & volunteering offers. Read it here


Development Manager – Kearsney Parks

Fixed term full time (37 hours per week for 15-18 months)

Salary range £37,185 – £42,084 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to two of Dover's most historic parks: Grade II listed Russell Gardens, a rare example of Thomas Mawson's work in the south east, and Kearsney Abbey, one of the most popular public parks in East Kent. Dover District Council (DDC) has secured a Stage One pass to develop a £3.3 million project for the Heritage Lottery Fund's (HLF) Parks for People programme. The purpose of this post is to develop and coordinate the Stage Two submission to the HLF. This will include the production of a Conservation Management Plan, Activity Plan, and Management & Maintenance Plan to HLF requirements, along with supporting documents and plans; as well as commissioning and managing consultants to develop the project's ambitious capital works proposals.

Closing Date: 30/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 15/9/14


Wildlife Guide

Speyside Wildlife is looking to recruit an experienced wildlife guide to deliver evening wildlife watches to guests in a comfortable hide on the Rothiemurchus Estate in the Cairngorms National Park.

Accommodation comes with the post, as the successful applicant will be expected to administer the day to day running of the hide and consequently live on site.

The post is expected to be full time during the spring/summer/autumn and part time during the winter.

Other opportunities to guide on a daily or weekly basis may arise within the organisation, depending on the successful applicant's experience and availability.

 
logo: Speyside Wildlife 

Delete Date: 13/10/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 15/9/14


 logo: National TrustGardens and Countryside Manager

Salary: £23,497 per annum.

Location: The Vyne. Basingstoke. Hampshire

Contract: Permanent, Full-time 37.5 hours per week

The Vyne is a magical place to visit at any time of year with an abundance of different habitats and outdoor environments – so imagine what it’s like working here as a Garden and Countryside Manager. It’s an exciting time to join our team as the property works to fulfil the exciting “Outdoor Agenda”. As the Gardens and Countryside Manager, you will play a vital part in leading the team of outdoors staff and volunteers.

Closing Date: 28/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 15/9/14


Green & Open Spaces & Health (GOSH) Development Worker

P/T 27 hours a week, all year round contract, 18 month contract in first instance

Based Newhaven, East Sussex with travel locally & more rurally as required

Salary range £20,092 - £23,080 per annum pro rata, dependent on skill & experience

SCDA is leading a partnership proposal across the South Downs National Park area to harness the natural resources of the SDNP and encourage their use to improve the health and wellbeing of residents – a range of preventative interventions.

 
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Closing Date: 3/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 15/9/14


logo: Natural EnglandRestoring the Humberhead Levels LIFE+ Project Estate Workers

£16,500 Pro rata

Natural England, Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve, Doncaster

0.6 FTE (over three years, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17)

Help us conserve and enhance the natural environment in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire

We have opportunities for six Project Estate Workers to join our Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire team and help us deliver Natural England’s functions in North and Northeast Lincolnshire, East Riding and Doncaster.

Closing Date: 1/10/14

Region: North East

Posted: 15/9/14


logo: Natural EnglandRestoring the Humberhead Peatlands LIFE+ Habitat Management Site Foreman Manager

£20,500

Natural England, Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve, Doncaster

Fixed term until 30th June 2017

We have opportunities for two Site Foreman Managers to join our Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire team and help us deliver Natural England’s functions in North and Northeast Lincolnshire, East Riding and Doncaster. You will be responsible for leading a team of LIFE+ project estate workers in the field, throughout September to March over a three-year period. This will involve overseeing scrub removal on Hatfield Moors. The rest of the year you will be leading the controlling of rhododendron and birch regrowth on Thorne Moors.

Closing Date: 1/10/14

Region: North East

Posted: 15/9/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 12/9/14

Wildlife Photography Project Co-Ordinator (Intern), National Trust

Volunteer Ranger Intern, National Trust (26/9)

Assistant to the Director Of Programmes & Operations, Azafady (26/9)

Woodberry Wetlands Conservation Intern, London Wildlife Trust (20/10)

Volunteer Role: Community Coppice Volunteer, Forestry Commission

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All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week    

Every Thursday & Friday The Conservation Volunteers run Conservation Project Days at The Create Centre Bristol

 


Job of the Day: Friday 12 September
Landscape & Countryside Officer with Oxford City Council

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Logo: WWT Wetlands for LifeGeneral Manager

WWT London Wetland Centre, Barnes SW13 9WT

37.5 Hours per week

Salary c£47,000pa

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. WWT London Wetland Centre is a special place, an urban oasis for wildlife and people, just 10 minutes from Hammersmith.   We now have a career opportunity for an outstanding General Manager -  an inspiring leader with a track record in managing operations, able to deliver a positive future for the Centre, the staff and volunteers that work there and all of its visitors (230,000 per year) and supporters.

Closing Date: 26/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 12/9/14


Logo: Thomson HabitatsProject Manager

Salary: £18-27k subject to experience.

Thomson Habitats Ltd has an opportunity for an experienced project manager with sound commercial experience and from an ecology/landscaping/arboriculture/forestry/agricultural background to join our team of like-minded staff at our Guildford office. This is a full-time permanent position. We are one of the leading ecological contractors in the UK with a dedicated in-house contracting team. We are growing fast, with well-defined company aims and strategy. By working for Thomson Habitats you will be given the chance to work on large and high profile projects in both the public and private sector.

Delete Date: 10/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 12/9/14


Brooksby Melton College

Lecturer in Countryside Management

Permanent Full Time working 37 hours per week

Salary per annum - £22,061 - £28,802 - dependant on experience and qualifications

An exciting opportunity exists for a 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. 

Closing Date: 1/10/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 12/9/14


Logo: Treeeork Environmental PracticeTree Surveyor

Contract: Full time
Salary: £17,500 – £23,000

Opportunity to work with one of the UK’s leading Arboricultural Consultancies.

Treework Environmental Practice is one of the UK’s leading arboricultural consultancy practices. We are valued by our clients for providing excellent service and innovation. We are seeking talented and enthusiastic surveyors to join the team. Our core consultancy includes trees in relation to planning and development, tree risk surveys / inventories / advice, contract administration and veteran tree surveys and advice.

Closing Date: 25/9/14

Region: UK Wide

Posted: 12/9/14


logo: National TrustGardens and Outdoors Manager

Polesden Lacey. Near Dorking. Surrey  

With a blend of strong horticultural focus and countryside management, you will be responsible for a team of 5 gardener’s 130 gardening volunteers as well as a ranger team of 3 and 50 countryside volunteers, so people management will be a daily focus for you. You’ll use your people skills to get the best out of this skilled and enthusiastic team, to maintain the impressive rose garden, possibly the best in the country, as well as the 150 metre long herbaceous border, and that’s just the garden. You’ll also manage the 1400 acre estate, the tenant farmers and the ancient woodland that you can see from the mansion house, a spectacular view on any day.

Closing Date: 29/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 12/9/14


Logo: New Forest NPANew Forest Land Advice Service Advisor

£29,482 - 32,732 per annum

12 month fixed-term contract

37 hours per week  

We now have an exciting opportunity for an Advisor to join our small but passionate and innovative team.  You will be responsible for providing advice, support and training directly to landowners and managers on sustainable land management practices and opportunities.  You will act as the central point of contact for independent non-regulatory advice on CAP reform, agri-environment schemes and cross compliance and will aid the implementation of the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) Scheme.

Closing Date: 28/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 12/9/14


Logo: White Cliffs Countryside PartnershipWhite Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Ranger

Shepway, Kent (Folkestone, Hythe & Romney Marsh)

Full time  £20,603 - £23,722 per annum

A new ranger is required to help with environment and community projects on sites around the famous white cliffs at Folkestone and at sites at Dungeness and Romney Marsh. The ranger will carry out practical work on the ground, often with the help of volunteers, to maintain and enhance sites of high wildlife and landscape value for the benefit of wildlife and people. 

Closing Date: 9/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 12/9/14


City of Lincoln Council: Conservation Ranger (Education and Promotion)

Closing Date: 26/9/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 12/9/14


Logo: Natural PowerEcologist

Stirling

Natural Power is a leading independent renewable energy consultancy and products provider offering consultancy, management and due diligence services across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal and biomass sectors. We have built a successful ethos for delivering environmentally rewarding projects that allow Clients to reach their economic objectives. The Ecology & Hydrology department within Natural Power is made up of a diverse range of ecologists and hydrologists with considerable technical experience and expertise from having worked on renewable projects for over twelve years. Due to the continued success of the Ecology and Hydrology department, we are looking to recruit an experienced Ecologist into our office in Stirling.

Closing Date: 5/10/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 11/9/14


Forestry Manager / Woodland Contracts Manager 

Dowdeswell forestry are currently seeking an experienced forestry manager to assist with the management / supervision of all their forestry operations. We are a family run; Cotswold based company serving an extensive client base providing a range of services including primarily, firewood production and delivery, complete woodland management, arboriculture and woodland consultancy. The role will involve maintaining sound relationships with clients, planning appropriate management, marking, measuring and conducting the sale of standing timber, organising contractors and setting to work forest operations (including thinning, felling, coppicing, ride management etc.).

Delete Date: 9/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 11/9/14


The Hawk Conservancy Trust

Research Assistant

The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a UK registered charity whose mission is the conservation of birds of prey. We have an opportunity for a temporary Research Assistant within our Conservation and Research (C & R) Department.

Responsible to the Head of C & R, the Research Assistant will be engaged for a 6-month fixed-term to complete a comprehensive review of existing research and knowledge about the Red Kite and its place in the landscape, in particular its diet and feeding ecology.

Closing Date: 3/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 11/9/14


Three Shires Ltd

Countryside Operatives

Three Shires Ltd are looking to recruit countryside operatives to carry out the varied contracting services we undertake, Site clearance, ecological mitigation, ecological fencing, agricultural fencing and forestry planting.

Delete Date: 9/10/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 11/9/14


Logo: Scottish Wildlife TrustSaving Scotland’s Red Squirrels Project

Grey Squirrel Controller (18 month fixed term contract with possible extension)

Tweeddale, Scottish Borders. Home based

35 hours per week. £16,400 - £17,000 per annum

As part of a programme focussed on engaging more landowners and local communities in delivering long-term red squirrel protection work, we are now recruiting a grey squirrel controller within Tweeddale. The successful candidate will carry out grey squirrel control to a targeted programme developing local networks for cohesive long-term grey squirrel control and squirrelpox protection in priority landscapes in the region.

Closing Date: 7/10/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 11/9/14


logo: Kent Wildlife TrustWater for Wildlife Project Officer (maternity cover)

Fixed Term Maternity Cover for an initial 6 month period, part-time 30 hours per week

Salary Range:   £25,701 pro rata

Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone 

The Job:  Kent Wildlife Trust has successfully secured funding from the SITA Trust to deliver a project to protect water voles in the North Kent Marshes. We are working together with key stakeholders and landowners to survey and monitor water vole populations, control the American mink and establish habitat restoration across a wide area of the North Kent Marshes.  The purpose of this post is to continue the work of this innovative project.

Closing Date: 1/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 10/9/14


logo: RSPBCommunity Engagement Officer

Based at RSPB East Scotland Regional Office, Perth

12 month contract – Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £18,350 to £20,350 per annum  

We are looking for someone with bags of enthusiasm who can develop our Community Engagement activities in Perth, Dundee and Fife. Based in Perth you will run activities and events across the region in support of our species and habitat priorities and manage new seasonal people engagement projects. Working with partners, staff and volunteers you will engage with people about wildlife and the work of RSPB Scotland inspiring them to support our work through membership, volunteering and donations.

Closing Date: 28/9/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 10/9/14


logo: BASCThe British Association for Shooting and Conservation 

Regional Officer North England                                               

Starting salary circa £25,000pa plus company car 

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 135,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation. 

BASC is looking for an individual with wide ranging shooting experience who will deliver membership relations and recruitment activities including specialist advice provision, extension of the “Green Shoots” programme, and the organisation and supervision of members events.

Closing Date: 6/10/14

Region: North East / Midlands

Posted: 10/9/14


Conservation Officer Gunnersbury Triangle

Salary: £22,500 per annum pro rata

Location: London W4

Permanent, Three days a week

We are looking for someone to manage Gunnersbury Triangle as an outstanding example of an urban Local Nature Reserve through community engagement, co-ordinating practical site management, conserving the site’s biodiversity interests and providing a regular staff presence ensuring the reserve is safe and well-maintained.

Closing Date: 24/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 9/9/14


Grosvenor Estate: Rural Estates Head Forester

Closing Date: 6/10/14

Region: North West

Posted: 9/9/14


Logo: Natural PowerGraduate Ecologist (Inverness)

The Ecology & Hydrology department within Natural Power is made up of a diverse range of ecologists and hydrologists with considerable technical experience and expertise from having worked on renewable projects for over twelve years.  Now the UK’s largest renewables specific ecological consultancy, we are ideally placed to offer you support and guidance in order to progress as an ecologist in the renewable energy industry.  Due to the continued success and growth of the Natural Power Ecology and Hydrology department, we are looking for high calibre graduates with the right combination of technical expertise, commerciality and desire to work in renewables to join us as a Graduate Ecologist.

Closing Date: 21/9/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 9/9/14


Logo: Natural PowerGraduate Ecologist (Dumfries & Galloway)

The Ecology & Hydrology department within Natural Power is made up of a diverse range of ecologists and hydrologists with considerable technical experience and expertise from having worked on renewable projects for over twelve years.  Now the UK’s largest renewables specific ecological consultancy, we are ideally placed to offer you support and guidance in order to progress as an ecologist in the renewable energy industry.  Due to the continued success and growth of the Natural Power Ecology and Hydrology department, we are looking for high calibre graduates with the right combination of technical expertise, commerciality and desire to work in renewables to join us as a Graduate Ecologist.

Closing Date: 21/9/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 9/9/14


Logo: Devon County CouncilExe Estuary Officer

County Hall, Exeter

£24,892 - £28,922 per annum

Fixed term contract, full time

The Exe Estuary, on the south coast of Devon is one of the country's most important estuaries for wildlife and also has an active boating community. Devon County Council and its partners are offering an exciting and challenging opportunity for to work in this rich environment. You will be working in a variety of ways, promoting the Exe Estuary Management Partnership including through the Exe Estuary Forum and local communities to implement estuary improvement schemes. You will be working with schools to raise awareness of the estuary and support the development of the National Cycle Network, other access opportunities and help promote the estuary to visitors.

Closing Date: 28/9/14

Region: South West

Posted: 9/9/14


Partnership Officer

Are you skilled in countryside management? 

Enjoy working with people? 

The Mid Kent Downs Countryside Partnership is one of a series of Countryside Management Partnerships operating throughout Kent to further conservation of the landscape for wildlife and for people.

We are seeking a part-time Partnership Officer to join our team for a fixed-term of 2 years (working 2 days per week). 

The role will involve a good deal of outdoor work and travel to some remote sites, including several Local Wildlife Sites and Community Orchards in the Mid Kent Downs. 

Closing Date: 25/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 8/9/14


logo: National TrustRanger

Salary: £17,266 per annum

Location: Bedfordshire Properties. Whipsnade

Contract: Permanent, full time. 37.5 hours per week.        

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: 22/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 8/9/14


RSPB: giving nature a homeProject Manager – Shiant Isles Recovery LIFE +

Based at Seilebost, Harris, Western Isles

4 year Fixed Term Contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £28,000 to £32,000 per annum

We're looking for a Project Manager to ensure delivery of a new partnership project developed to restore the Shiant Isles and support the recovery of the seabirds in the Hebrides.  Project outputs include the development and implementation of island restoration best practice for the UK, control of invasive non-native species and the development and roll out of seabird island bio security throughout the UK.

Closing Date: 6/10/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 8/9/14


RSPB: giving nature a homeAdvisory  Officer – Flow to the Future

Based at RSPB Forsinard Reserve

5 year Fixed term Contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary range £21,000 to £23,000 per annum pro rata

The project’s Advisory Officer will promote best practice management and restoration of peatland in Caithness and Sutherland, through the provision of management plans, training, advice and support to land managers.

Closing Date: 6/10/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 8/9/14


RSPB: giving nature a homeLearning Officer – Flow to the Future

Based at RSPB Forsinard Reserve

5 year Fixed term Contract Part time 22.5 hours per week

Salary range £18,000 to £20,000 per annum pro rata

We are also looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to engage schools and young people across Caithness and Sutherland with the peatlands, through positive first-hand experience of the environment.

Closing Date: 6/10/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 8/9/14


RSPB: giving nature a homeCommunity Development Officer – Flow to the Future

Based at RSPB Forsinard Reserve

5 year Fixed term Contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary range £20,000 to £22,000 per annum

We’re looking for a Community Engagement Officer to inspire, engage and empower individuals and communities to get involved and learn about the management and environment of the peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland.

Closing Date: 6/10/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 8/9/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 8/9/14

Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (26/9)

Conservation Officer, Alderney Wildlife Trust (25/9)

Volunteer Assistant Ranger: Stackpole Estate, National Trust (26/9)

Conservation Assistant (Volunteer), Avon Wildlife Trust (18/9)

Ecologist (Ramsar), Alderney Wildlife Trust (29/9)

Reserves Assistant (Volunteer), Avon Wildlife Trust (18/9)

Volunteer Officers, The Conservation Volunteers (17/9)

To view any post click on the job title.


Work Days advertised in the last week               

19/9/14 Meadow management workshop at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, organised by RSPB          

22/9/14 Community Conservation Day at Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, with RSPB              

Pond creation on 24/9/14 with NEW Wildlife in Rhydymwyn

Coniston Fell Care Day on 15/10/14 in Coniston, run by Friends of the Lake District          

Tameside Greenspace are cutting path margins on 16/10/14 in Ashton

29/10/14 Spon Green management day in Buckley organised by NEW Wildlife 

17/11/14 Hedgelaying in Haughton Dale with Tameside Greenspace

25 & 27/11/14 Rhododendron clearance in Cowbury Dale with Tameside Greenspace.

26/11/14 Grasmere Fell Care Day with Friends of the Lake District        

Wetland management on 29/11/14 in Rhydymwyn, with NEW Wildlife

Tameside Greenspace is running Hayraking events throughout September across the Tameside area

Coppicing Willows takes place on several occasions through October & November with Tameside Greenspace       

Groundwork South run monthly conservation tasks on the second Saturday & second Sunday of every month

 


logo: Natural EnglandWarden (two posts), Thames Basin Heaths Strategic Access Management and Monitoring project

Job Type: Fixed Term Appointment to 31 March 2017 from the date of appointment

Location: Flexible, but must be able to travel to the Thames Basin Heaths SPA on a daily basis, with the role requiring some weekend/ early morning and evening work

Starting salary: £20,500

Your role will involve working with SPA land management staff and volunteers to undertake visitor monitoring work, and assisting with educational activities, events, workshops, and guided walks.

Closing Date: 19/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 5/9/14


logo: Natural EnglandSenior Warden, Thames Basin Heaths Strategic Access Management and Monitoring project

Job Type: Fixed Term Appointment to 31 March 2017 from the date of appointment

Location: Flexible, but must be able to travel to the Thames Basin Heaths SPA on a daily basis, with the role requiring some weekend/ early morning and evening work

Starting salary: £24,120

Hours: Full time: 37 hours per week

Natural England, the Government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, is looking for a Senior Warden for the Thames Basin Heaths (TBH) Strategic Access Management and Monitoring (SAMM) project, one of the measures being used to avoid and mitigate against the impacts of housing development on the TBH Special Protection Area (SPA).

Closing Date: 19/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 5/9/14


logo: National TrustArea Ranger

Salary: £20,401 per annum

Location: Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Devon

Contract: Maternity cover contract to commence 31st October 2014. Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Area Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning. Our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment, and find better ways to do things.

Closing Date: 21/9/14

Region: South West

Posted: 5/9/14


Logo: Wychwood ProjectWychwood Project Director

Based in Eynsham, near Witney

3 year fixed term contract

We are looking for an energetic and inspiring individual who will act as the chief executive officer of the charity and work with the trustees and other stakeholders to deliver the objectives of the Wychwood Project.  Your responsibilities will include developing and implementing Project strategy; securing funding for and leading on the implementation of practical conservation and business development activities; overseeing the management of the Project’s land assets; maintaining links with landowners, communities, business and individuals in the Wychwood Project area and raising awareness of the Wychwood Project in the local area and beyond.

Closing Date: 22/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 5/9/14


Capel Manor College

Lecturer in Arboriculture – Crystal Palace (3 days week)

Salary: £11,113.80 to £19,938.60 plus £1122.60 LW

Our client is looking to recruit a Lecturer in Arboriculture to be based at Crystal Palace. It is a part time post for 3 days per week. The days of the week to be worked currently are Monday – Wednesday.

Capel Manor College is the leading land based college in London and we are looking to appoint a person who will lead our arboriculture lectures and instruction in Crystal Palace Park.   

Closing Date: 18/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 4/9/14


Capel Manor College

Practical Instructor and Resource Technician (Arboriculture)

Peripatetic – Crystal Palace and Horsenden Farm (Perivale)

£7,196.00 to £9,063.60 plus £695.00 LW

Our client is looking to recruit a Peripatetic Practical Instructor and Resource Technician to be based between Crystal Palace and Horsenden Farm in Perivale. It is a part time post for 2 days per week. The days of the week to be worked are currently Monday & Tuesday. The candidate we are looking for will technically instruct students and demonstrate a wide range of arboriculture practical tasks.  We are looking for someone who can inspire students to become fully trained tree surgeons.

Closing Date: 18/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 4/9/14


RSPB: giving nature a homeWarden

Based at Lakenheath Fen

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £16,350 to £19,000 per annum

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and passionate individual who will fit in well into a small team of staff and a larger team of volunteers. You will assist with the management of Lakenheath Fen, a high profile reserve within the RSPB where we have recreated wetland in the Fens of East Anglia on arable land.  You will be managing reedbed, fen and wet grassland habitats for bitterns, cranes and marsh harriers as well as a range of rare plants and invertebrates.

Closing Date: 3/10/14

Region: Anglia

Posted: 4/9/14


Continuous Cover Forestry Group

Part-time Administrator (variable - c. 6 hrs/week)  

The Continuous Cover Forestry Group are looking for an experienced administrator to support their (voluntary) Management Committee and run the administrative systems and communications.

Closing Date: 1/10/14

Region: UK Wide

Posted: 4/9/14


logo: WWT - Wetlands for lifeGrounds Warden

WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre

37.5 Hours per week

Permanent

£15,555 - £16,374 pa   

Our Llanelli Wetland Centre is looking for a Grounds Warden to assist in the day to day management of the grounds and in the detailed management of the captive animal population. This will include general horticultural duties including hedge cutting, strimming, pruning, chain saw use and maintenance of grassed areas by mowing and participating in daily general cleaning and tidying duties within all exhibit areas, as well as routinely updating relevant information on the ZIMS data base. Other duties will include assisting with duckery duties and maintenance of hides and other constructions.

Closing Date:21/9/14

Region: Wales

Posted: 3/9/14


logo: Perth and Kinross Countryside TrustPerth & Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) 

Trust Manager: 37 hours a week 

Salary: £36,288 to £38,916 

The PKCT is a partnership company limited by guarantee, to promote, develop and improve countryside facilities for the benefit, enjoyment and education of the people of Perth & Kinross.  An opportunity exists for an experienced, strongly motivated, well organised person to work with Trustees and staff to manage and develop the Trust as a sustainable and dynamic delivery body.  The manager will have oversight of project development and delivery, including the sourcing of funding support; management and creation of path networks; assisting communities to realise the benefits of their local environment; and increasing opportunities to enjoy the area’s wealth of countryside assets.

Closing Date: 22/9/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 3/9/14


Logo: Yorkshire Wildlife TrustVolunteer Development Officer – North and East

Salary: £24000 p.a plus pension contribution

The post holder will be supporting volunteer involvement across a wide geographical area, including our Living Seas marine programme, North and East Yorkshire Nature Reserve volunteering, volunteer engagement at two working Trust farms (near Pickering) and volunteering programmes in Hull and at Spurn Point NNR. They will also be expected to support effective administration within this small team, efficiently handling volunteering enquiries and supporting volunteering communications (including updating of the YWT website and use of social media) and organising volunteering events.

Closing Date: 3/10/14

Region: North East

Posted: 2/9/14


logo: CPERCData Officer (part-time maternity cover)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC)

Location: Cambourne, Cambridgeshire

An opportunity has arisen to join the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC) as a Data Officer on a part-time basis until the end of June 2015 due to maternity leave.

Job Details: £18250 per annum (pro rata), part time (22.5 hours a week), fixed term until the end of June 2015

Closing Date: 26/9/14

Region: Anglia

Posted: 1/9/14


Exmoor National Park: Support Officer - Rights of Way

Closing Date: 19/9/14

Region: South West

Posted: 1/9/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 1/9/14

Volunteer Education Officer (Outreach), Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Wish Advice Volunteer, Centre for Sustainable Energy (22/9)

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Work Days advertised in the last week    

Pond clearance and hibernaculum creationon 17/9/14 in Crawley organised by Gatwick Greenspace Partnership

20/9/14 Marine Conservation Society is running a Great British Beach Clean at Sand Bay, Weston-super-Mare         

27/9/14 sees the National Trust’s ‘Don’t be a Stranger, meet the Ranger’ practical countryside volunteer group come together at various locations around Studland, these run again on 8/11/14 & 20/12/14

28/9/14 Heathland maintenance in St Leonard’s Forest, Colgate, Sussex with Gatwick Greenspace Partnership

Butterfly Conservation is running a Peat Depth Survey, Moth Survey and Scrub Removal on Blairbeich Bog SSSI, Gartocharn, on 29/9/14 then Scrub removal and Ditch Damming on 18/10/14,again on 25/10/14

25/10/14 A Coppicing we go in Thornton Wood, Clatterbridge, Wirral with Wirral Local Group

22/11/14 Peat depth survey and removal of small conifers at Easter Drumclair Bog, Limerigg, Falkirk with Butterfly Conservation

Birch tree removal on 9/12/14 in Cander Moss, South Lanarkshire with Butterfly Conservation


Greenspace Development Officer

Medway Council are looking for two individuals to join the Greenspace and Heritage Development Team to support community engagement, partnership working and delivery of park improvement projects.

You will work in a small team where collectively your knowledge and skills will achieve demonstrable improvements to our parks and green spaces.

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Delete Date: 26/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 29/8/14


Landscape & Countryside Supervisor

The candidate’s key responsibilities will be the daily supervision, monitoring and motivation of the Landscape and Countryside Teams. The other key duty will be to support and contribute to the technical knowledge of the Parks Team.

Requiring genuine commitment, this position offers an exciting challenge and a chance for a highly motivated team player to advance their career within a stable working environment in a successful and award winning organisation.

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Closing Date: 21/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 29/8/14


Logo: Royal Forestry SocietyTeaching Trees Education Coordinator

£13,800 p/a, part-time.

The Royal Forestry Society has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to support the development of its Teaching Trees programme for schools.

We currently work with primary schools across Yorkshire, Northumberland, County Durham, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. In 2015 we are launching new Teaching Trees projects in the Midlands, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. 

We are now seeking a highly motivated individual to support this expansion, together with the development of the project across all of its geographical areas.

Closing Date: 30/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 29/8/14


Logo: BASCDeer Officer

Starting salary circa £25,000pa plus company car          

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 135,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation.

Due to the expansion of the game and deer management department this is a new position that has been established to provide advice to BASC members and others and contribute to policy development for sustainable deer management across the UK. 

Closing Date: 24/9/14

Region: North West

Posted: 29/8/14


RSPB: giving nature a homeMedia & Communications Officer (Scotland)

Based in Edinburgh

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and energetic individual to take our media and communications work to the next level.
RSPB Scotland is one of the largest land managers in the country, with over 80 nature reserves encompassing 75,000ha from Shetland to Dumfries and Galloway, and 300 staff working to give nature a home. We need a media and communications officer for Scotland to join our team and help to get our voice heard.

Delete Date: 25/9/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 28/8/14


Conservation Officer – West London

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Location: Gunnersbury Triangle W4

We are looking for someone to take the lead on the day-to-day management of London Wildlife Trust’s portfolio of nature reserves in west London (principally those in the boroughs of Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond). This will involve coordinating the work of contractors, staff, trainees and volunteers, whilst ensuring that all such work is undertaken in line with site management plans, Higher Level Stewardship agreements, and that works are delivered in a safe manner.

Closing Date: 19/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 28/8/14


Logo: Blackdown EnvironmentalEnvironmental Landscape Operative

Blackdown Environmental are a family feel multi-discipline environmental company which is undergoing steady growth. We have requirements for 2 people to join this dynamic company.

Blackdown are based on the Devon/Somerset border between Wellington and Honiton

Delete Date: 23/9/14

Region: South West

Posted: 26/8/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 25/7/14

Youth Volunteer Officer, The Conservation Volunteers (1/10)

Practical Conservation Officer, The Conservation Volunteers

Fundraising Supporter (Grants & Trusts), Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

TCV Volunteer Officer, The Conservation Volunteers (19/9)

School Facilitator, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

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Work Days advertised in the last week      

Every Sunday Thurrock Council Ranger Service runs a Conservation Work Party at Langdon Hills Country Park, Basildon

Keep Wales Tidy has events throughout September including river clean-ups, beach cleans and vegetation removal        

 


logo: Essex Wildlife TrustEssex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity.  The Trust has over 32,000 members, 2,000 volunteers, 87 nature reserves, 9 Visitor Centres and around 100 staff. 

Working in partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council  

Gunners Park Ranger 

Salary up to £22,546 pa + Pension + Travel

On the north coast of the Thames, Gunners Park and Shoeburyness Old Ranges are a haven for wildlife.  The partnership between the EWT and Southend Borough Council are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a background in the land management and conservation sector to develop this diverse urban fringe parkland.

Delete Date: 17/9/14

Region: South

Posted: 20/8/14


Game & Wildlife Conservation TrustResearch Assistants / Senior Research Assistants         

Salary: £16-25K, dependent on experience

GWCT currently have up to four vacancies within their Upland Research Group. We are looking for two RA/SRA positions; one in Teesdale, northern England, the other in the Scottish Highlands at Perth. Furthermore, we are seeking two RA positions, both limited period appointments for six months based in North Wales.  The successful post holders will assist in the running of upland gamebird projects, principally red grouse and other wildlife, in northern England, the Scottish Highlands and Wales. Of particular interest are spatial GIS projects investigating the effects of heather burning on red grouse, translocation and radio-tracking of black grouse and the effects of grouse moor restoration on gamebirds and other wildlife.  Key tasks will include collecting field data on grouse species and their parasites and predators, managing databases, providing advice on moorland management to owners and graziers and helping with preparation of reports and publications.  

Closing Date: 19/9/14

Region: North East, Scotland & Wales

Posted: 19/8/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 18/8/14

Conservation Volunteer Officers, TCV Scotland

Conservation Ranger, National Trust (3/10)

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Logo: ArbtechPrincipal

After 10 years of continued success and expansion, we’ve grown to the point where we need your help.

In response, we’ve created a new, high-profile role at Arbtech: “The Principal”.

Up to £50k depending upon experience.

We created the role so that while we continue to accelerate the growth of our business, at the same time, we want to make our processes and work flow even more robust, technically rigourous and respected. For our clients, colleagues and industry alike, we need a Principal who can educate, inspire and lead.

Closing Date: 25/9/14

Region: UK Wide

Posted: 11/8/14