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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: BASCAssistant Business Intelligence Officer

Salary circa £16,500pa

near 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 is looking for an Assistant Business Intelligence Officer to provide business intelligence to support BASC’s decision making and its commercial activities.

Closing Date: 29/8/16

Sector: Admin

Region: North West

Posted: 23/8/16


Logo: Countryside Management ServicePartnership Projects Officer

Hertfordshire County Council

Countryside Management Service, County Hall, Hertford

£23,166 - £28,203 pa dependent on experience

37 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2018

Established in 1975 Hertfordshire’s Countryside Management Service (CMS) was one of the first projects of its type in the UK. We are looking for a proactive person to join our county-wide Land Management Team covering a diverse area that extends from Cheshunt to the Chilterns. Here, you’ll manage a range of fascinating projects from start to finish - whether it’s producing a management plan for a “Green Flag” park, making funding applications or finding fresh ways to encourage people to take country walks.

Closing Date: 11/9/16

Sector: Project / Engagement

Region: South

Posted: 23/8/16


Logo: Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace TrustCraigmillar Woodland Engagement Officer

1-year fixed-term contract based in Edinburgh

Salary: £24,815 depending on skills and experience + 8% pension contribution

ELGT is a widely-respected independent charity providing greenspace improvement, creation and engagement projects across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

We are looking to appoint a Woodland Engagement Officer to deliver woodland management and community engagement in Craigmillar, Edinburgh through a range of community activities and volunteering opportunities that will foster a greater understanding of nature and its value.

Closing Date: 8/9/16

Sector: Arboriculture / Engagement

Region: Scotland

Posted: 23/8/16


Logo: West Sussex County CouncilAccess Ranger

Salary: £23,935 to £26,556

Permanent, Part time

Based in Chichester

29.6 hours per week 

West Sussex County Council, in partnership with landowners, manages over 4,000km of public rights of way. For day-to-day management purposes the county is divided into 6 areas, each the responsibility of an Access Ranger. This post looks after rights of way in parishes mainly around Midhurst and down to the coast at Bognor Regis. Access Rangers, assisted by volunteers, undertake regular inspections of the rights of way in their area, identifying work for the maintenance contractor to carry out and any other issues. 

Delete Date: 20/9/16

Sector: Rights of Way / Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 23/8/16


Logo: RSPBSenior Site Manager

Based at Dungeness Reserve

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £34,643 to £37,530 per annum

Do you have a passion for wildlife?  Do you want to help protect one of the UK’s most unique places for nature?  We are currently looking for an energetic, dynamic and experienced manager to lead the RSPB’s Dungeness and Lydden Valley team to continue delivering for people and wildlife.

Delete Date: 26/9/16

Sector: Countryside / Management

Region: South

Posted: 22/8/16


Logo: RSPBSenior Research Assistant – Palm Oil Footprints

Based at David Attenborough Building, Cambridge

8 month Fixed Term Contract  Full Time 37.5 hours per week

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

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Assistant to join a Cambridge Conservation Initiative funded project, “Estimating the relative environmental footprints of palm oil and potential alternatives”, a collaboration between RSPB, BirdLife International, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre and Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.

Closing Date: 22/9/16

Sector: Admin / Research

Region: Anglia

Posted: 22/8/16


Logo: RSPBRecovery Project Manager – Black Tailed Godwit

Based at RSPB Cambs and Fens Area Office, Swavesey

Fixed Term role to 31 December 2021

Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £29,507 to £31,966 per annum

We're seeking an experienced project manager for a major new Life Nature funded project focussed on black-tailed godwits in the Cambridgeshire Fens. You will be responsible for keeping this flagship species recovery project on track, through effective planning, resource allocation and risk management.

Closing Date: 11/9/16

Sector: Project Management

Region: Anglia

Posted: 22/8/16


Assistant Head of Centre

Salary - £28,570 - £34,069

Contract Term – Permanent position

Location – FSC Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon – Live in Accommodation available

Field Studies Council (FSC) is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. In this key leadership role you will work closely with the Head of Centre to ensure the efficient and effective running of FSC Slapton.

Closing Date: 7/9/16

Sector: Education

Region: South West

Posted: 22/8/16


logo: Hart District CouncilTrainee Countryside Ranger

Trainee Ranger
£15,296 pa

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work for Hart District Council’s multi-award winning Countryside and Environmental Promotions Department. This role will be a training position supporting the Countryside Team in delivering an excellent service in the maintenance of our countryside sites, including our commons, Local Nature Reserves and Sites of Special scientific interest.

Closing Date: 23/9/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 22/8/16


logo: Forestry Commission ScotlandHarvesting Works Supervisor, Newton Stewart

£22,750 - £24,182, plus benefits

Galloway Forest District is located in South West Scotland, with this post being based from the district office at Creebridge, Newton Stewart.  The District directly employs over 100 staff and manages approximately 116,000 hectares (450 square miles), of The National Forest Estate.

This role of Works Supervisor is more beat based, currently covering all Harvesting & Marketing activity within their beat, providing front line supervision and site management for all beat harvesting operations.

Closing Date: 11/9/16

Sector: Admin / Arboriculture

Region: Scotland

Posted: 22/8/16


Logo: RSPBSchools Outreach Officer

Based in Plymouth

3 years Fixed Term contract – Part Time 22.5 hours per week

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

Do you have a passion for connecting children and young people to nature? Could you help others to inspire the next generation about wildlife? If your answer is yes to the above, then you may be the person we are looking for to lead our Schools Outreach project in Plymouth. We are looking to connect children with nature in their school grounds, by delivering workshops where children can discover wildlife first hand.

Closing Date: 7/10/16

Sector: Education

Region: South West

Posted: 22/8/16


The most recent edition of CJS Weekly published on Friday 19 August includes 55 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 22/8/16

Trainee Ecological Shepherd, Village Farm Organics (31/8)

Trustee, Campaign for National Parks (4/9)

Biodiversity Assistant, Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers (9/9)

Long Term Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (30/9)

Volunteer Vegetation Survey Trainer, Moors for the Future Partnership (30/9)

Conservation Ranger (Live In), National Trust

Volunteer Countryside Assistant Ranger, National Trust (30/9)

Stirley Farm Education Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (5/10)

Schools Outreach Volunteer – Brighton, RSPB (20/9)

Surrey Green Network Volunteers, The Surrey Green Network (3/9)

Forty Hall Wildlife Ambassador, Enfield Council

Forty Hall History Ambassador, Enfield Council

Forty Hall Park Events Ambassador, Enfield Council

Forty Hall Park Education Ambassador, Enfield Council

Forty Hall Park Visitor Experience Ambassador, Enfield Council

Social Media & Website Volunteer, Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (3/9)

Reserves Guides on Sundays, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Engagement Volunteers – Weekdays or Weekends, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week  

Inland Waterways Association have published their September workdays, mostly across the Midlands events include repairing storm damage & maintaining the waterways, Himalayan balsam clearance & litter picking.

21/9/16 Conservation Work Party a on Park Wood Nature Reserve, Hutton Roof Crags, Burton in Kendal with Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Conservation Work Party on 21/9/16 at Humphrey Head Nature Reserve, Grange over Sands organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust

26/9/16 on Bowness-on-Solway Nature Reserve, Carlisle a Conservation Work Party with Cumbria Wildlife Trust & on the same day at Meathop Moss Nature Reserve, Witherslack  

19/10/16 Conservation Work Party on Smardale Gill Nature Reserve, Smardale Gill, Kirkby Stephen with Cumbria Wildlife Trust         

Conservation Work Party on 13/12/16 organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust on Brown Robin Nature Reserve, Grange over Sands

Every second Thursday National Trust for Scotland run the David Livingstone Centre Healthy Outdoors Group in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire

Alternate Sundays with the occasional Saturday Sussex National Trust Volunteer Group runs in Sussex organised by South Downs National

Trust Volunteers


Logo: National TrustFarm Manager (Heritage)

Salary: £21,137 per annum

Contract: Permanent full time (1950 hrs per year)

Location: Shugborough Estate, Stafford 

The project to bring Shugborough back in to the National Trust is now underway. We are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging individual who’ll be responsible for the day to day practical and technical running of Park Farm. You’ll make everyone feel welcome and have an outstanding experience of our conservation work.

Closing Date: 31/8/16

Sector: Farming / Visitor Engagement

Region: Midlands

Posted: 19/8/16


Logo: National TrustLead Ranger

Salary: £24,587 per annum

Contract: Permanent full time (1950 hrs py)

Location: Shugborough Estate, Stafford.

Since coming to the Trust in the 1960’s, the Shugborough Estate has been managed by Staffordshire County Council on a long term lease. Now, it has been agreed that the council are going to surrender that lease, returning Shugborough to the National Trust early. Shugborough will open as a National Trust visitor attraction in spring 2017. TWe are looking for a Lead Ranger who’ll be responsible for the day to day management of Shugborough’s outdoor area.

Closing Date: 31/8/16

Sector: Engagement / Management

Region: Midlands

Posted: 19/8/16


logo: West Cumbria Rivers Trust - caring for our lakes & riversRiver Ehen Project Officer

Location: West Cumbria

Salary:  starting at £29,330 per annum plus pension

(two year contract with the possibility of a 2 year extension)

The West Cumbria Rivers Trust is a registered environmental charity dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the wildlife and habitats of rivers, lakes and the surrounding countryside in West Cumbria and are looking to employ a River Ehen Project Officer funded by United Utilities. 

Closing Date: 7/9/16

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: North West

Posted: 18/8/16


logo: Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

 

 

 

Premises Manager – Full Time

We are seeking an addition to our team to strengthen our existing Premises Management and to aid us with our development plans and future activities planned at the Cotswold Farm Park.

Closing Date: 16/9/16

Sector: Management

Region: South

Posted: 18/8/16


Kench Hill Centre, Kent

Assistant Instructors, Residential

Fixed Term: 4 months (Sep 16 - Jan 17) @ 30hpw

Up to £21 000 pro rata less 20% for accommodation + meals (Approx £8.00ph net)

Kench Hill has 2 new residential posts for environmental education instructors at our beautiful rural centre. You will lead activities, mainly to KS2 pupils eg orienteering, nature walks. You will assist in sustainable practise eg recycling, gardening, chicken husbandry.

Closing Date: 2/9/16

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 18/8/16


Logo: RSPBMembership and Engagement Officer

Location: East Scotland Regional Office

Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum

Hours: Full Time  - Permanent Contract.

We are looking for someone with bags of enthusiasm who can lead our membership recruitment activities in  East Scotland. Based in Aberdeen you will manage the dynamic Dolphinwatch project, as well as run activities and events across the region in support of our species and habitat priorities.

Closing Date: 18/9/16

Sector: Engagement

Region: Scotland

Posted: 18/8/16


logo: Forest of BowlandForest of Bowland AONB

Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership

Assistant Development Officer

This is an opportunity to be involved in an exciting new initiative which aims to improve the landscape and heritage of Pendle Hill, Lancashire. The post will assist with the development of a stage 2 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, under their Landscape Partnership Scheme, on behalf of the Forest of Bowland AONB and the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Board. This will mean working closely with a Development Officer in the preparation of a stage 2 application and the development and piloting of detailed project proposals.

Closing Date: 11/9/16

Sector: Admin

Region: North West

Posted: 18/8/16


logo: Yorkshire Dales National Park AuthorityTrees & Woodlands Officer

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2017.

37 hours per week

£19,239 - £23,166 per annum pro rata

Based at Grassington, North Yorkshire

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience of working in a national park, dealing with trees and woodlands in the setting of a nationally-designated landscape.

Closing Date: 25/8/16

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 18/8/16


Logo: Hampshire County CouncilAssistant Countryside Access Ranger
£15,909 - £17,758 per annum
Location: Basing House, Old Basing
37 hour per week
Temporary
This role is to assist the Countryside Access Ranger in maintaining and improving the public rights of way in the north of the County ensuring these routes comply with statutory regulations and are open and accessible to the public.

Closing Date: 29/8/16

Sector: Countryside / Rights of Way

Region: South

Posted: 17/8/16


Logo: Cairngorms National Park AuthorityVolunteer Co-ordinator

Band C1 (salary scale £26,846 – £31,426)

Full-time (37.5 hours/week, including weekends and evenings), fixed term for 3 years

Grantown on Spey, travel to other locations as the post requires

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator to co-ordinate and deliver two key areas of work; the environmental volunteering function for the National Park Authority including the Volunteer Ranger Service and the project management of a range of environmental and outdoor physical activity volunteering initiatives including the Active Cairngorms Health Walks programme. 

Closing Date: 5/9/16

Sector: Volunteer Management

Region: Scotland

Posted: 17/8/16


Field Studies Council

Tutor

Salary – £18,397 - £20,994 per annum

Contract Term – Permanent position

Location – FSC Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon – Live in Accommodation available

In the important and challenging role of a Field Tutor you will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though first-hand experience’.

Closing Date: 7/9/16

Sector: Education

Region: South West

Posted: 17/8/16


Logo: KWESKWES Kent Woodland Employment Scheme is a charity that employs, trains and mentors apprentices to become skilled and productive woodland workers. Most of the training takes place in ancient woodlands – a second purpose of the charity being to improve their management, and return them to sustainability.

Woodland Apprentices

The three-year apprenticeship will provide theoretical and practical training in all aspects of woodland management leading to internationally recognised qualifications.

Salary first year £13,000, second year £15,000, third year salary is dependant upon capability level.

Team Leaders

KWES Kent Woodland Employment Scheme is looking to employ three Team Leaders from October 2016 who will help to train and supervise our growing number of apprentices. The Team Leaders’ jobs are on a permanent basis. In addition to training and supervising apprentices Team Leaders will be expected to ensure that their teams are capable of assessing, harvesting and producing a wide range of wood products to saleable quality on a commercial basis.

Salary range £23,000 to £27,000 dependent upon experience

Delete Date: 14/9/16

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: South

Posted: 17/8/16


Don Catchment Rivers Trust have two posts available for our HLF funded project ‘The Living Heritage of the River Don’

Administrator 20hrs per week

This is fixed term for 27 months (possibly longer subject to further funding)

£19,000 (pro-rata) including contributory pension and travel expenses (20 hrs per week equating to £9,500 per year

Project Assistant 24hrs per week

This is fixed term for 6 months (possibly longer subject to further funding)

£19,000 (pro-rata) including contributory pension and travel expenses (24 hrs per week equating to £11,400 per year

Closing Date: 9/9/16

Sector: Admin / Project

Region: North East

Posted: 17/8/16


 

Logo: National TrustJob of the Day: Tuesday 16 August

Lead Ranger at Saltram with the National Trust

 


Logo; The Conservation VolunteersProject Officer

Based in Sedum House, Doncaster

35 hours per week

Salary: £17,900 per annum

TCV is embarking on an exciting new programme to engage local communities in the use and management of 465 ha of green spaces, in South Yorkshire over the next 10 years.

Reporting to the Operations Leader you will be part of a team responsible for delivering a busy programme of community engagement, volunteering programmes, health programmes and land management, across multiple community green spaces.

Closing Date: 2/9/16

Sector: Community Engagement / Volunteer Management

Region: North East

Posted: 16/8/16


logo: Forestry Commission EnglandArea Land Agent - East England Forest District

£39,147 - £42,791

Bedgebury, Kent

In this fascinating role, you will be joint lead for the highly respected East England Forest District Estates Team. The mission of Forestry Commission England is to care for the nation’s woodlands. Our East England Forest District covers 35,000 hectares from North Norfolk to Brighton. You will have direct responsibility for driving the development of new and innovative income streams across our estate in Kent, East Sussex and the Chilterns.

Closing Date: 4/9/16

Sector:  Estate Management

Region: South

Posted: 15/8/16


logo: Natural EnglandNatural England

Restoring the Humberhead Peatlands LIFE+ Project Estate Worker

Based at the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve

Fixed Term Appointment 3rd October 2016 – 30 June 2017 (with the possibility of extension)

Salary £16,500/annum

We are looking for an experienced Estate Worker to join our existing Estate Team and play a key role in delivering the actions of the LIFE+ Project. The role is varied and involves scrub removal and rhododendron control, installing hydrological structures, public engagement and species monitoring.

Closing Date: 26/8/16

Sector:  Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 15/8/16


logo: Dorset County CouncilPractical - General Assistant

Children's Services, Swanage

£15,507 - £16,481 (plus weekend enhancements)

Leeson House Field Studies Centre has a new and exciting vacancy for a Practical - General Assistant. The post offers an ideal opportunity for someone, who has an interest in environmental education, wishing to gain a wide range of experience in the Field Studies sector.

Closing Date: 29/8/16

Sector:  Education

Region: South West

Posted: 15/8/16


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Living Landscapes Officer – 14 hours per week (Maternity cover)

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

The Living Landscapes Officer will deliver YWT’s Living landscapes vision primarily in the Harrogate Districts of the Region. They will do this through a busy programme of works to build community engagement, supporting existing projects and drawing up and overseeing the implementation of management plans for reserves in the Harrogate District.

Closing Date: 12/9/16

Sector:  Community / Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 15/8/16


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

River Wiske Project Officer – 21 hours per week (Maternity cover)

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

Do you Love Yorkshire, Love Wildlife? Are you as committed as we are to creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? We are one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and seek to appoint a project officer to work on the River Wiske. The River Wiske Project Officer will deliver YWT’s Living Landscapes vision primarily in the Vale of Mowbray area of the region.

Closing Date: 12/9/16

Sector:  Countryside / Volunteer Management

Region: North East

Posted: 15/8/16


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Living Landscapes Officer (Maternity cover)

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

The post will deliver a busy programme of works to maintain and enhance Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves and to help deliver Living Landscape projects across North Yorkshire, working with external partners and local communities and as part of a team with other staff, volunteers and trainees. The post will operate predominantly in the Richmondshire and Craven Districts of the Region.

Closing Date: 12/9/16

Sector: Community / Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 15/8/16


Direct Ecology Ltd 

Senior Ecologist

(6 month contract initially, likelihood of permanency)

Salary c. £24,000-£28,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Direct Ecology Ltd is an established ecological consultancy based in Dunblane, Scotland. We are looking for a Senior Ecologist to join our team. 

Delete Date: 12/9/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: Scotland

Posted: 15/8/16


logo: Cuerden Valley Park TrustTrust General Manager

Cuerden Valley Park Trust, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire

£35,000 pa Full Time • Permanent

Cuerden Valley Park is a country park covering 650 acres, owned and managed by an independent local charity rather than by a local authority. It is situated near to the intersection of the M6 and M65, and serves the communities of Bamber Bridge, Leyland, Chorley, Preston and South Ribble. Accountable to the Board of Trustees, the successful applicant will be responsible for overall management and control of the various operations undertaken by the Trust, as well as having the vision to plan and implement future developments.

Delete Date: 12/9/16

Sector: Admin / Management

Region: North West

Posted: 15/8/16


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 15/8/16

Volunteer Estate Ranger, National Trust (27/8)

Kent Countryside Access Forum Support Volunteer, Kent County Council

Community / Conservation Volunteer, Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust (31/8)

Volunteer Warden Internship, RSPB (30/9)

Conservation Volunteer, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Science Communication & Marketing Assistant, Conservation Research Africa (CRA) (16/9)

Nature’s Home & Wildlife Team Volunteer Assistant, RSPB

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week

7/9/16 Buglife is running a Bridgeness biodiversity habitat management day at Bridgeness Ship Breakers in Bo’ness

Trails Days starting on 20/9/16 at Castle ward Estate, Strangford Northern Ireland, organised by National Trust

 


South West Area Ranger, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Closing Date: 1/9/16

Sector: Community / Countryside

Region: Wales

Posted: 12/8/16


logo: Dartmoor National ParkDartmoor National Park Authority

Farming and Community Wildlife Advisor

Grade 4: £20,456 - £24,717

37 hours per week. 3 year fixed term contract

This is an exciting new role within our Conservation and Land Management team. 

It involves working with farmers, landowners and local communities within the National Park to encourage and support land management that supports healthy ecosystems.

Delete Date: 9/9/16

Sector: Community / Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 12/8/16


logo: Dartmoor National ParkDartmoor National Park Authority

Head of Conservation and Land Management

Grade 7: £35,093 - £39,660

37 hours per week

Do you have a passion for Dartmoor and its unique ecology and breath taking landscapes?

Do you want to be part of a team that helps shape this National Park for future generations?

This may be just the opportunity for you! 

We are looking for a dynamic person to lead this multi-disciplinary Conservation and Land Management team; to deliver integrated land management and conservation advice, promote sustainable business and develop and deliver a range of interesting projects.

Closing Date: 12/9/16

Sector: Admin / Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 12/8/16


Logo: National TrustRanger

Salary: £10,760 per annum

Contract: Fixed term, part time (22.5 hours per week until 29/09/17)

Location: Berkhamstead

Ashridge Estate, a working estate has been part of the Trust since 1926. Covering a huge area of the Chiltern Hills, Ashridge features diverse landscapes, from woodlands to chalk downlands, which is full of wildlife and a popular place with locals and visitors alike. This is a great opportunity to become part of a supportive and close-knit team in a place you’ll love working. With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone

Closing Date: 25/8/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 11/8/16


Logo: RSPBCommunity Engagement Officer (Hen Harrier LIFE Project)

Newcastle, Lancaster or Geltsdale

Fixed Term - Part time – 18.25 hours per week.

£17,276 to £18,715 per annum pro rated.

We are looking for a self-motivated, inspirational person to engage with schools and communities about hen harriers, across the North Pennines Special Protection Area in northern England, as part of the Hen Harrier LIFE Project. You will work with primary and secondary schools, gamekeeping colleges, local community groups, and landowners to raise awareness of the habitat, ecology and threats to the hen harrier as well as the measures to protect these amazing, but declining birds of prey

Closing Date: 5/9/16

Sector: Community Engagement

Region: North East / North West

Posted: 11/8/16


Logo: RSPBAssistant Conservation Officer

South and West Scotland Regional Office

Fixed Term – Full time – 37.5 hours per week.

£19,602 - £21,236 per annum.

As part of our Conservation Team in Central Scotland and Argyll you will help us deliver a range of work for priority species and habitats. In this varied role you will respond to planning and forestry casework, provide advice directly to land managers, coordinate and undertake surveys, and help deliver conservation projects.

Closing Date: 9/9/16

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: Scotland

Posted: 11/8/16


Logo: Forestry Commission ScotlandTree Health Officer

South Scotland

£29,052 - £32,212, plus benefits

The incidence of damaging pests and diseases has increased markedly in Scotland over the last 3-5 years and protecting our woodland resource, coupled with increasing its resilience, is now at the forefront of FCS activities. In these new roles, the successful individuals will work to the Tree Health policy implementation officer to carry out principally field based operations in response to existing threats to the health of Scotland's forest resource.

Closing Date: 30/8/16

Sector: Arboriculture / Engagement

Region: Scotland

Posted: 11/8/16


Logo: National TrustLead Ranger

Salary: £26,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent full time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Plymouth

It’s an exciting time to work at Saltram as significant development is anticipated in the next 2-5 years. In 2015/16 we welcomed 125,000 visitors through our pay barrier at Saltram and a further 525,000 visits to the wider parkland at Saltram park, we anticipate that by 2025 we’ll welcome 250,000 through the pay barrier and a million visits to the parkland at Saltram. Our outdoors teams will be absolutely key in helping to manage this huge uplift. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the south west, rich in wildlife and landscape value. As Lead Ranger, you’ll be responsible for the management of a team of rangers and volunteers who care for Saltram. You’ll use your leadership skills and experience in countryside and access management to drive forward our plans for conservation and visitor engagement in an enthusiastic and motivated manner and will ensure that all staff are ambassadors for National Trust within their role.

Closing Date: 2/9/16

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Management

Region: South West

Posted: 11/8/16


Logo: Severn Rivers TrustWe are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic team to work on the largest river restoration project of its type in Europe. The Unlocking the Severn project will open up the entire River Severn and lower River Teme to all fish species and tell an 800 year old story of shad in the Severn.

The Severn Rivers Trust is seeking to employ a:

  • Project Manager: £30-35,000/annum (FT) to be responsible for all aspects of the development, management and delivery of the project ensuring that the Round 2 application to HLF is secured
  • Education Officer: £24,500/annum (FT) to a strategic education provider to be responsible for developing, and implementing a successful and enjoyable education programme
  • Volunteer Officer: £24,500/annum (FT) develop and implement a volunteer and trainee strategy and plan for the project and work with volunteers across the region
  • Administration Officer:  £20,000/annum pro rate (PT) to provide support to the project and secretariat to the Project Steering Group

Closing Date: 7/9/16

Sector: Management / Education / Volunteers / Admin

Region: Midlands

Posted: 11/8/16


logo: National TrustRanger

Salary: £7,174 per annum

Contract: Permanent part time (15 hours per week)

Location: Penshaw

You’ll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, we’re delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work. 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: 24/8/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 10/8/16


logo: Yorkshire WTExecutive Assistant

21 hours per week 

Salary: £18600 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% pension contribution 

Our Chief Executive is looking for someone who can support him by undertaking a range of duties that cover administrative support, high level facilitation as well as undertaking research to support the work he does.

Closing Date: 9/9/16

Sector: Admin

Region: North East

Posted: 10/8/16


logo: Forestry Commission ScotlandForest Liaison Officer

 Newton Stewart

£29,052 - £32,212, plus benefits

The key responsibilities for the role will include: Being the main point of contact between the Forest District, Forest Renewables, the Developer and their contractors on day to day issues regarding the development of Renewables projects. To support and assist Galloway Forest District Planning team in the preparation of Land Management Plans for renewable development sites.

Closing Date: 2/9/16

Sector: Admin

Region: Scotland

Posted: 10/8/16


Logo: RSPBSchools Outreach Officer

Based at South East Regional Office, Brighton.

Fixed Term Role until 31 March 2019

Part Time 22.5 hours per week

Salary £17,276 to £18,715 per annum

 We are looking to connect children with nature in their school grounds, by delivering workshops where children can discover wildlife first hand. We need you to lead on the coordination of outreach sessions for primary school children, through direct delivery and by recruiting, training, managing and supporting a team of volunteers to deliver sessions to reach as many schools as possible.

Closing Date: 8/9/16

Sector: Education / Volunteer Management

Region: South

Posted: 9/8/16


logo: Kent County CouncilThe Ash Project - Project Manager

Ashford 

Fixed term, part time 

Starting salary £27,770 pro rata

The Ash Project is a cultural response to the impact of Ash Dieback, a disease which is expected to kill most of Britain’s Ash trees. The aim of the project is to provide the inspiration to celebrate and record the cultural, social, and natural heritage value of the Ash tree, in engaging and extraordinary ways, before our Ash trees might be lost from our lives and landscapes.

Closing Date: 6/9/16

Sector: Project Management / Arboriculture

Region: South

Posted: 9/8/16


Logo: RSPBSchools On Reserves Officer

Location: Bedfordshire

Salary: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum (Pro-Rata)

Hours: Part time, 30 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

We are looking for an enthusiastic team member with varied experience of managing the delivery of environmental education on multiple nature reserves or similar sites. You will also have experience of successfully delivering projects using volunteers.

Closing Date: 1/9/16

Sector: Admin / Education

Region: South

Posted: 8/8/16


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 8/8/16

Bird Ringing Camp Volunteer, Baltic Action

Outreach Education Volunteer Placement, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (29/8)

Building & Project Design Guide Intern - Sustainable Technology (Part-Time), National Trust (12/9)

Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve Volunteer Placement, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (25/8)

Residential Volunteering – Visitor Experience, RSPB

Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve Volunteer Placement, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (29/8)

Wildlife Garden Healthy Outdoors Group, National Trust for Scotland

David Livingstone Centre Healthy Outdoors Group, National Trust for Scotland

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Work Days advertised in the last week

Keep Wales Tidy has published details of workdays in August which include clean-ups, fence & path improvements, vegetation clearance and river tidies across Wales.

 


logo: FWAG SWFinance & Office Manager

Full-time permanent position based in the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group SouthWest Office, Wellington, Somerset,

Starting salary: £24,000 per annum

The varied role supports a small but busy team of Farm Conservation Advisers and the General Manager by maintaining the financial records of the charity and managing administration support. You will be responsible for maintaining SAGE Line 50 accounting entries, issuing and paying invoices, credit control, preparing project claims, basic HR administration and the management of admin support to the advisers.

Closing Date: 26/8/16

Sector: Finance / Management

Region: South West

Posted: 5/8/16


Logo: Wildfoel & Wetlands TrustVeterinary Pathologist

WWT HQ Slimbridge Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week

circa £30,000 per annum

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. We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual to join our Animal Health Team, primarily taking responsibility for WWT’s veterinary pathology for both wild and captive animals, but also assisting with clinical investigations, providing support for compliance with zoo licensing requirements and conservation research.

Closing Date: 28/8/16

Sector: Animal Care

Region: South

Posted: 4/8/16

  


Logo: RSKSenior Arboricultural Consultant

RSK Environment Ltd, part of the RSK Group plc, is one of the largest independently owned Environmental Consultancy’s. Within our wide range of services offerings, we have a small yet growing Arboricultural team based in Hemel Hempstead.

The post is likely to require a mix of days on site and in the office, therefore the successful candidate must be happy to travel and stay away for periods of time.

We currently undertake arb consultancy work for a wide range of clients, the majority being repeat work. These range from linear cable route projects in West Sussex to large housing developments in and around London. This role will involve the opportunity to work within a small team and as a senior provide support to a junior member in the team. You will be working with the team leader (based in another office) with the opportunity to have a strong steer on the direction of work streams and new opportunities.

Delete Date: 1/9/16

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: South

Posted: 4/8/16


Logo: RSKEcologists – Senior/Principal

RSK’s ecology team are recognised for their work on large international and national linear schemes particularly in the Oil, Gas, Renewables and Rail sectors.

We are recruiting senior/principal ecologists to work on high-profile schemes in both planning and construction phases.  

Our ecologists work as a close-knit team with a strong focus on sharing expertise through training and professional development and encouraging specialism’s such as aquatic ecology, ornithology and botany. Successful candidates will join a supportive team that includes NE bat trainers, BSBI county-recorders, university lecturers and directors/trustees of nature conservation charities.  

Delete Date: 1/9/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: UK Wide

Posted: 4/8/16


Wessex Countryside Management

Ground Maintenance/ Countryside Team leader and 2 operatives required.  

Full time 40 hrs per week. 20 days leave plus bank holidays sick pay, pension, full PPE Uniform safety training.  Pay grade negotiable.

Based at Marlborough, covering Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset , the M4 corridor and occasionally other locations. 

You will be responsible for the day to day implementation of countryside work, which includes a wide range of work from tree planting, fencing, scrub control, herbicide application, grass cutting, woodland work.

Closing Date: 26/8/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South / South West

Posted: 3/8/16


Chichester Harbour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a bird watchers paradise. It is protected by a number of national and international designations and hosts a significant population of overwintering birds. Chichester Harbour Conservancy would like to appoint an exceptional candidate for the post of Ecologist (Specialist in Ornithology) on a full-time and permanent basis. You will be an expert in ecology, land management and habitats, with a particular interest in the stunning array of birdlife that can be found within the Harbour.

Closing Date: 24/8/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 3/8/16


Three Shires

Countryside Operative 

For the last 20 years Three Shires have developed long standing relationships with the UK’s leading construction companies, house builders, civil engineers, developers, environmental and ecological consultants.

Following our continued success Three Shires are currently seeking skilled and experienced ground workers and countryside operatives, including arborists, fencers and plant operators to work within a predominantly construction and rail environment. Any experience or qualifications in forestry, fencing or ground working are desirable.

Delete Date: 31/8/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: Midlands

Posted: 3/8/16


Hertfordshire CCCraftsperson (Rural)

Salary: £19,238 - £21,057 pa

Location: Radlett

Directorate: Resources

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

Aldenham, Watford

The post holder will be involved with the management of the County Council’s woodland and recreation sites which are situated across the whole of Hertfordshire. The role will include strimming, hedge cutting, tree felling / works, spraying, public interaction and rights of way maintenance.

Closing Date: 31/8/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 3/8/16


Aquatic Ecotoxicologist

Location: Cambridgeshire

Salary: £16,500 – £18,000  

Contract: Permanent

Cambridge Environmental Assessments (CEA), part of ADAS UK Ltd, specialises in designing and conducting higher tier studies and regulatory environmental risk assessments for chemicals, toxicology and REACH compliance. As a result of our continued success, our Ecotoxicology team requires an Aquatic Ecotoxicologist with the energy and drive to deliver high quality aquatic mesocosm research.

Closing Date: 29/8/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: Anglia

Posted: 2/8/16


Logo: RSPBVisitor Experience Assistant

Based at: RSPB Newport Wetlands Reserve

Permanent Role – Part time – 18.75 hours per week

Salary Range - £14,040 to £14,775 per annum (pro rated)

Would you like to work in stunning surroundings for one of the UKs leading environmental charities, then come and join our highly motivated and enthusiastic team at Newport Wetlands and help to deliver an exemplar customer experience whilst maximising financial and moral support for the RSPB.

Closing Date: 26/8/16

Sector: Visitor Management

Region: Wales

Posted: 2/8/16


Logo: Devon Wildlife TrustConservation Manager

Salary: £31,690 plus 5% pension

Do you want to play a pivotal role in one of the best wildlife conservation teams in the country?

DWT has an excellent track record in policy and advocacy work in both marine and terrestrial spheres. It is one of the most active Trusts in the thinking behind ecosystem services and campaigning for marine wildlife protection. It has led pioneering work with the Met Office, the University of Exeter and Harper Adams on subjects such as habitat resilience and the value of wetlands. We are looking for an outstanding individual to play a key role in driving this work forward.  

Closing Date: 26/8/16

Sector: Policy / Wildlife

Region: South West

Posted: 2/8/16


Logo: East Devon District CouncilHabitat Mitigation Officer: South East Devon Habitat Regulations Partnership

Salary: £19,939 per annum

Location: Knowle, Sidmouth

Contract: Full Time (37 hours per week) & Fixed Term for up to 3 years

The South East Devon Habitat Regulations Partnership is a joint approach to Habitat Regulations Mitigation between East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council, Teignbridge District Council and Natural England. The shared vision of this partnership is to protect some of the most internationally important sites for wildlife, including the Exe Estuary, Dawlish Warren and the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths. As a Mitigation Officer employed by East Devon District Council, you’ll play a key role in helping to prevent recreational pressure from new development which may harm the protected wildlife of the Exe Estuary, Dawlish Warren and the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths.

Closing Date: 29/8/16

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: South West

Posted: 2/8/16


Logo: Worcestershire County CouncilEcologist

£24303-25911 SO1

35 hours per week

Occasional weekend and evening working required

Worcestershire County Council would like to recruit an ecologist to join our Strategic Planning and Environmental Policy team, in the Directorate of Economy and Infrastructure. The Directorate is responsible for a wide range of issues including transport, sustainability, economic development and planning. The successful candidate will be expected to take on an important role helping to ensure the delivery of high quality delivery services and work alongside our planning team to provide a wide range of ecological input to both development control and policy planning.

Closing Date: 31/8/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: Midlands

Posted: 2/8/16


logo: Amphibian & Reptile ConservationSeasonal Field Officers

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is looking to recruit Seasonal Field Officers for our winter management team based in Dorset.  This 6 month contract involves conservation management work on our nature reserves throughout Dorset and occasionally outside the County.  Previous chainsaw experience is required along with a full driving licence and a willingness to work hard outdoors in all weathers.  Hours of work – Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. 

Salary £15,300 pro rata.

Closing Date: 26/8/16

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 1/8/16


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 1/8/16

Farm and Grazing Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (26/8)

Spurn Reserve Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (26/8)

Bees Farm Assistant, Bees & Kula Culture CIC

Volunteer Student/Graduate Placement, Deadham Vale AONB & Stour Valley Project & Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB (31/8)

Assistant Voluntary Ranger, National Trust

Volunteer Cattle Checkers, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Visitor Assistant Volunteer, RSPB (30/9)

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Work Days advertised in the last week

Fortnightly & on the last Saturday of the month Wild City Action Team meet in Bristol to support & conserve Bristol’s urban wildlife through restoration of natural habitats within the city. Organised by Avon Wildlife Trust

The Avon Wildlife Trust’s Grassland Restoration Team meets fortnightly on Tuesdays & every Thursday in Bristol

The Inland Waterways Association has published it’s events in August, a lot are in the Midlands area and work involves lots of vegetation

clearance


Logo: Thomson HabitatsSite Supervisor

Salary: £Competitive and subject to experience.

The position will be based from either Guildford, Cardiff or Bristol, but there will be a requirement to work across the UK and stay away as required. On some occasions, weekend and/or night working may be required. The successful candidate will be employed on either a fixed term or casual hours contract.

We are a professional ecological contracting company, focussing on the delivery of practical ecology, landscaping and forestry contracts with a sensitivity to wildlife and seasonal constraints. We require someone to act as a working site supervisor on our projects. You will be overseeing works including vegetation clearance, wildlife and stock fencing, invasive species management, habitat creation, landscaping and ecological mitigation.

Delete Date: 25/8/16

Sector: Ecology

Region: South / South West / Wales

Posted: 28/7/16


logo: Guildford Borough CouncilParks & Countryside Tree and Woodland Officer

Salary: £32,624- £39,829 per annum

Full time 37 hours a week, permanent

This is an exciting opportunity for you to use your passion for the outdoors to help enhance the quality of Guildford’s trees and woodlands. This post is based in Guildford Borough Councils Countryside Team reporting to the Countryside Manager.

Closing Date: 5/9/16

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: South

Posted: 25/7/16


Logo: Basingstoke and Deane Borough CouncilBiodiversity Officer

Salary £32,164 - £36,019 pro-rata

30 hours per week up until 31 March 2017 then 37 hours thereafter

 We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Biodiversity Officer to join our multi-disciplinary team helping to manage the ecological networks within the borough. Working alongside other ecologists, arboriculturalists and landscape architects, you will have a central role in conserving the natural environment and shaping the future development of a borough that is proud to go beyond.

Closing Date: 30/8/16

Sector: Biodiversity / Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 19/7/16


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