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Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Wildscapes Site Supervisor (Land Management)

Full time

£15,244.75 per annum

Permanent, subject to funding

Wildscapes is a Community Interest Company owned by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife, offering ecology and land management services with all trading profits re-invested into the charitable works of our parent company.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced, qualified and dedicated individual with a high degree of competency in practical conservation, grounds maintenance and soft landscaping to join the team as sites supervisor.

Closing Date: 17/10/14

Region: North East

Posted: 30/9/14


Field Studies Council

FSC believes the more we know about and take inspiration from the world around us the more we can appreciate its needs and protect its diversity and beauty for future generations.  We currently have a vacancy for:

Education Assistant

Flatford Mill Field Centre, Suffolk 

The post primarily involves supporting teaching staff in delivering field courses and environmental activities, along with a range of other duties essential to the smooth running of the Learning Location. 

Closing Date: 17/10/14

Region: Anglia

Posted: 30/9/14


RSPB: giving nature a homeResearch Assistant – 6 Vacancies

Based in Scotland – exact location still to be decided

6.5 month contract Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary range £13,000 to £14,000 per annum

We have 6 Research Assistant positions available for the RSPB/SNH National Golden Eagle Survey 2015. Research Assistants will carry out Golden Eagle surveys between January and July 2015 this will involve visiting home ranges on three occasions between February and July to record presence, breeding activity and productivity.

Closing Date: 6/11/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 29/9/14


logo: Hampshire County CouncilHampshire County Council

Senior Ranger

£23,580 - £26,541 per annum plus Sunday enhancement, out of hours call out

Manor Farm Country Park, Pylands Lane, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 1BH

37 hours per week, permanent

Manor Farm and Royal Victoria Country Parks are two of Hampshire County Council's most popular visitor attractions in South Hampshire hosting over 500,000 visits each year. The parks have a full programme of events and activities for the public, welcome schools visits and have many volunteers to assist park staff.

Closing Date: 13/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 29/9/14


RSPB: giving nature a homeProject Officer 

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy          

12 month fixed term contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £18,000 to £22,000 per annum

The RSPB is seeking an Eel Project Officer to champion the European eel as an RSPB All Nature flagship species. You will help deliver a project to maximise the value of our wetland nature reserves for eels - including surveys and monitoring, implementation of good habitat management practice, modification or replacement of water management structures, and dissemination of findings.

Closing Date: 20/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 29/9/14


logo: AHVLA - Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories AgencyGeographical Information Specialist

£24,013

Sand Hutton, York

In this key role at the National Wildlife Management Centre, you will provide leadership in geographic information and GIS. Your expertise will underpin the successful delivery of our scientific projects and contingency responses – particularly at the bidding, data collection and data analysis stages

Closing Date: 10/10/14

Region: North East

Posted: 29/9/14


logo: AHVLA - Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories AgencyNon-Native Species Specialist

£27,013

Sand Hutton, York

Providing research and delivery support to the UK Government, your remit will span domestic policy on invasive species, plus obligations under the European Union Regulation. Put simply, you will inform the way the nation prevents and manages the introduction and spread of invasive alien species

Closing Date: 10/10/14

Region: North East

Posted: 29/9/14


logo: Dartmoor National ParkDartmoor National Park Authority - ‘Moor than meets the eye’ Scheme 

Grade 5 £23,945 - £28,922 (pro-rata)

22.2 hours per week

Community Heritage Officer

5 year fixed-term contract

We are looking for someone able to work with communities and organisations to develop locally based projects that help care for, understand and celebrate the historic environment of the Partnership area. 

Community Ecologist

3 year fixed-term contract

We are seeking somebody to take forward ideas for better connecting people and wildlife work with local landowners, farmers and communities to deliver ecological projects.

Closing Date: 19 & 26/10/14

Region: South West

Posted: 29/9/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 29/9/14

Shadow Ranger Placement, Forestry Commission (17/10)

National Forest Shadow Ranger, Forestry Commission (17/10)

Bushcraft Shadow Ranger, Forestry Commission (17/10)

Intern – South London Region X 2, London Wildlife Trust (6/10)

Voluntary Drylands Management Co-Ordinator, Sunseed Desert Technology

Volunteer Officer, Conservation Volunteers

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Work Days advertised in the last week      

Volunteer Work Party: General habitat and site management on 1/10/14 at Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Leatherhead, Surrey organised by Surrey Wildlife Trust

16/10/14 River Restoration Study Day at Wylye Fly Fishing Club, Salisbury run by Countryside Management Association & Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

23/11/14 Woodland Management Day at Belfairs Woodland Centre organised by Essex Wildlife Trust

Every Tuesday The Community Environmental Trust run a Confidence Through Conservation event at Plantsbrook Local Nature Reserve,

Sutton Coldfield


National Trust

Volunteer Ranger

Cliveden Estate

Rent free accommodation. Reasonable out of pocket expenses. On the job training.

With a variety of woodland, archaeological features and a SSSI designated chalk grassland the Cliveden Property Group offers a wide range of habitats to learn about. Volunteers working with the team develop practical skills which help develop their careers and open up opportunities within the countryside management sector.

Closing Date: 10/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 26/9/14


logo: WWT - wetlands for lifeOnline Marketing Manager (maternity cover)
WWT, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

Hours per week: 37.5

Fixed term contract for 8 months (starting November 2014)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Communications team to work closely with all HQ directorates and Wetland Centre staff, to co-ordinate the production of content across all online marketing channels, and to be responsible for the production of high quality, creative, on-brand content, for both external and internal audiences.

Closing Date: 9/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 26/9/14


logo: RSPBRSPB - Barratt Development plc

Partnership Biodiversity Adviser

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy

3 years contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

The RSPB and Barratt Developments plc are embarking on a new, dynamic and exciting partnership to give nature a home in new developments. You will work closely with RSPB and Barratt Developments plc personnel to advise on enhancing biodiversity opportunities. Your role will be to ensure best practice in integrating nature into developments is innovated and implemented across Barratt Developments plc and to provide support and guidance on all nature related matters. 

Closing Date: 9/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 26/9/14


Logo: Knoydart Foundation  Ranger ServiceKnoydart Foundation Ranger

37.5 hours a week. Funded until March 2016 with extension subject to funding,

Salary £17238

Following the departure of our current ranger, we are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to take forward this role. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for the community owned Knoydart Foundation and to play an active role in its future. You will work on a variety of projects ranging from running guided walks, organising volunteer sessions through to habitat monitoring.

Closing Date: 10/10/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 26/9/14


Glendale Services

Operatives x 4

Due to recent contract awards we have the following vacancies for immediate start and ending on Friday 27th March 2015.

We require two operatives to be based at Salisbury and two operatives to be based at Chippenham in Wiltshire

You will be required to undertake  general mowing, strimming/brushcutting and chainsaw works.  Which will include some river maintenance works clearing blockages, greasing and operating hatches/ sluices. Fencing and minor construction works.

Delete Date: 24/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 26/9/14


logo: RSPBProject Officer

Based at Bowland Estate, Lancashire

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary range £20,500 to £23,000 per annum

Working with United Utilities on their Bowland Estate, and managing a team of volunteers and seasonal staff,  you will coordinate the recovery of  breeding populations of priority raptor species, through monitoring, management, and liaison with UU staff and tenants.

Delete Date: 24/10/14

Region: North West

Posted: 26/9/14


logo: WWT - wetlands for lifeAviculture & Captive Animal Manager

Centre: Washington

Hours per week: 37.5

Salary: £20,596 - £21,680

We are looking to recruit an experienced aviculturist who can lead a team in achieving the highest standards in animal husbandry, develop strong working relationships with other departments and promote the centre’s role in species conservation. Other duties will include promoting public engagement by providing information to visitors about the exhibited species, liaising with the media and maintaining exhibits to the highest standards.

Closing Date: 9/10/14

Region: North East

Posted: 25/9/14


logo: Wildlife Trust South & West WalesThe Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is seeking to recruit a

People and Wildlife Officer

Salary: £17000 pro rata

Location: The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Cardigan.

Hours: 4 days per week (initially) with flexi/ TOIL

You will have particular responsibility for the Teifi Marshes nature reserve and will be responsible for developing links with local communities to encourage wider awareness of and use of the Centre and nature reserve and to foster a personal connection with nature.

Closing Date: 3/11/14

Region: Wales

Posted: 25/9/14


logo: RSPBInformation Assistants

Based at RSPB Abernethy Reserve, Loch Garten

6 month contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £14,160 to £15,500 per annum

Are you fired-up by the thought of sharing the “Wow” of watching nesting ospreys with visitors? If so, then you could be just the person we are looking for to work at the Loch Garten Osprey Centre. We are offering an opportunity to be part of a passionate, dedicated and driven team of Osprey Centre staff and volunteers, set in the unsurpassed beautiful surroundings of Abernethy National Nature Reserve in Strathspey, Highland.

Delete Date: 30/10/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 25/9/14


Ulster Wildlife

Living Seas Officer

Living Seas is Ulster Wildlife’s vision for the future of the seas that surround us. A major component for achieving Living Seas will be the establishment of a network of ‘Marine Protected Areas’ around the coast of NI.  The Living Seas Officer will be a passionate promoter of our Living Seas vision and their main focus will be working closely with a number of identified coastal communities to promote the value of MPAs and to encourage the creation of community-led voluntary MPAs in Northern Ireland. The postholder will be working with coastal communities across Northern Ireland, building and developing relationships and involving local people to develop their own Living Seas Vision.

Closing Date: 13/10/14

Region: Northern Ireland

Posted: 25/9/14


Logo: PlantlifeVolunteer Coordinator – plant surveys  (England and Wales)

Full time or Part-time 4 days per week; 3 year fixed contract

Salary: £25-27000 per annum (pro rata) – 3 year fixed contract.

Base: Plantlife HQ, Salisbury

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for delivering an annual plant survey across England and Wales. They will need to maintain Plantlife’s existing volunteer network and recruit new volunteers. They will develop training programmes and guidance materials for volunteers and offer support by email and telephone. They will develop partnerships with organisations across England and Wales to ensure that plant surveys can occur in more remote regions and they will look to embed plant surveying within organisations, through those partnerships.

Closing Date: 8/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 25/9/14


Volunteer Development Officer

£16,604 - £17,331 per annum pro rata

Permanent Contract

18.5 hours per week

 The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a range of volunteering opportunities and promote the use of volunteers in partnership with external organizations, including the establishment of voluntary groups within local communities.

Logo: Brecon Beacons National Park

Closing Date: 7/10/14

Region: Wales

Posted: 24/9/14


Logo: University of ReadingRanger / Farms Estates Maintenance

The University of Reading is currently restoring/creating 18ha of natural habitat in the Loddon valley that is open to the public.  As part of the local planning process the University is likely to be developing further areas of natural habitat on its land in the next 2-5 years.  The occupant of this new position will have the opportunity to have the day to day practical management responsibility for this exciting project from its inception.  The University farms in its own right close to 2000 acres, another aspect to this post will be maintaining the natural fabric and tidiness of a high profile University Farm, and advising the Farms Manager on other smaller conservation projects.

Closing Date: 14/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 24/9/14


Gordon Brown Environment Education Centre

2 x Environmental Education Assistants

Hook, Hampshire

Pay £100 per week plus full board and lodgings (no additional costs relating to food or board)

Starting: ASAP after interview but can wait until January 2015 for ideal candidate.

The Centre is based in 25 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside.   You will work with the Head of Centre and the Head of Environmental Education and other members of staff in the day to day running and development of the Centre and the provision of quality Environmental Education and fun activities (including archery and laser gun activities).  You will help lead activities for visiting schools to encourage visiting children (usually 6-11 year olds) to gain knowledge and understanding about their environment and have fun!  You will also provide land management support to aid the upkeep of our beautiful 25 acre site.

Closing Date: 20/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 24/9/14


Logo: Baskingstoke and Deane Borough CouncilBiodiversity Officer

The quality and diversity of our natural environment is crucial to the quality of life of our residents and visitors. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is committed to conserving this important resource through its statutory functions, such a planning, and by working in partnership with others.  Working within the Natural Environment Team, you'll help us achieve this by providing a cost-effective, proactive and responsive biodiversity service to the council.

You'll advise and negotiate on all aspects of biodiversity in relation to our development control and planning enforcement functions. You'll also help in delivering aspects of the council's natural environment strategy (Living Landscapes) and our Green Infrastructure Strategy.

Closing Date: 13/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 23/9/14


Logo: The Land TRustLandscape and Community Officer

Reports to:  Estates Manager North West 

Terms:        3 years fixed term contract 36 hours p/w

Location:     Birchwood Office, Warrington

Salary:        £26,000 - £28,000

 The post holder will be responsible for managing and maintaining the Warrington Portfolio of sites in the North West of England.  The successful applicant will manage the existing contractors, work with additional third party organisations and the local community to maximise our charitable impact.

Closing Date: 7/10/14

Region: North West

Posted: 23/9/14


logo: WWFSeafood Sustainability Officer

£24,000 – £27,000 depending on experience

Woking

Full time, 4 year fixed term

WWF is tasked with establishing conservation projects to reduce the ecological footprint of the seafood sourced through UK buyers. This focuses on the international supply chains of seafood into the UK especially tuna, white fish, shrimp, salmon and other popular species in the UK market. Our work aims to create change in governance, finance and markets for seafood. However, our work isn’t restricted to the UK – we also support WWF Global Initiatives focusing on priority areas such as Coastal East Africa.

This role is to provide technical support for the delivery of WWF’s Seafood programme in the UK, and assist the seafood team on the wider engagement on fishery and aquaculture issues.

Closing Date: 12/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 22/9/14


Team Leader

Marischal College

G15 Salary £39327 - £44964

Aberdeen City Council is looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to lead the Environmental Policy team.  The team has responsibility for sustainable development , natural environment policy and strategies, access and core path planning, tree matters relating to development  and Strategic Environmental Assessments.

Closing Date: 5/10/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 22/9/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 22/9/14

Café Assistant Volunteer, RSPB

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

People Engagement Volunteer, RSPB

Butterfly Sanctuary Volunteer, Volunteer Latin America

Marketing & Publishing Volunteer, The Deer Study & Wildlife Centre

Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Framework Volunteer, Devon Wildlife Trust (13/10)

Full Time Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (19/10)

Event Planner, The Deer Study & Wildlife Centre

Archaeology Intern, National Trust (5/10)

Assistant Hatchery Technicians, The National Lobster Hatchery

Visitor Centre Assistants, The National Lobster Hatchery

Event / Fundraisers for Events, The National Lobster Hatchery

Maintenance Person, The National Lobster Hatchery

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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        

 


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


Logo: agb Environmental LtdJob Title: Senior Ecology Consultant

Location: Newmarket

Salary: Competitive salary, dependant on qualifications and experience

We are currently seeking a committed Senior Ecologist, to take a leading role in development of the Ecology department, with responsibilities for management, client liaison, surveying and reporting (Phase 1, protected species, EIA, BREEAM/CfSH), training team members, EPS licence applications, and managing projects to budget and deadlines. At this level you are expected to lead on technical aspects of projects, manage clients and deal with enquiries as they come in. You will have the support of the existing team including a Principal Ecologist and various project, business development and administrative staff.

Closing Date: 7/11/14

Region: Anglia

Posted: 19/9/14


The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park, based at Kingussie. 

Wildcat Project Officer

The Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan identified the need for a captive breeding programme for this species. This has led to an exciting opportunity for a Wildcat Project Officer, based at the Highland Wildlife Park, who will be required to undertake the various field work requirements involved in the delivery of the Captive Management for Release aspect of our Wildcat Conservation Strategy.  You will be responsible for the collection, handling and analysis of scientific monitoring data and storage systems, engaging with and building relationships with a range of stakeholders and external organisations, and public information/ liaisons. 

Logo: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Closing Date: 3/10/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 19/9/14


EMEC Ecology

Ecologist / Consultant Ecologist (Bats)

Salary £18 - £25k dependent on experience Plus paid overtime, annual bonus and benefits

Based in Nottingham Full-time (permanent)

EMEC Ecology is a small and friendly consultancy with a wildlife-focused approach whose profits are donated annually to our parent organisation, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.  We are now seeking a qualified and experienced Ecologist / Consultant Ecologist to join our busy and expanding consultancy team, undertaking a variety of bat work alongside four licensed bat workers, as well as a range of activity across the ecological services we offer.

Closing Date: 10/10/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 19/9/14


Logo: Keystone Environmental LtdPrincipal Ecologist – Tetbury, Gloucestershire

We are seeking a driven, energetic, technically outstanding and business aware Principal Ecologist to join our Southern Ecology Team and support Head of Ecology, Dr Sarah Jackson, a green infrastructure expert and assessor for the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Keystone has a diverse client base offering opportunities to be involved in a wide range of interesting and technically challenging projects. The successful applicant would also have the unique opportunity to work alongside our in-house habitats team, who work directly with our ecology teams to develop and deliver bespoke mitigation and enhancement schemes that provide genuine and lasting benefit for wildlife.

Delete Date: 17/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 19/9/14


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.

Education and Events Assistant (Heritage and Environment)

Salary £20,000 + Pension + Travel

The job will involve: Developing and delivering an exciting heritage offer utilising the 1940’s Haven museum; Promoting and delivering a wide variety of formal (schools) and informal (events) educational sessions; Assisting with day to day Visitor Centre operations.

Closing Date: 7/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 18/9/14


logo: National TrustArea Ranger

£20,401 per annum

Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Devon

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

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 others 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 Area Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.

Closing Date: 2/10/14

Region: South West

Posted: 18/9/14


logo: RSPBWarden

Based at Portmore Lough Reserve, Northern Ireland

Permanent Role – Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £13,350 to £18,000 per annum

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to work as part of a small team of staff and larger team of volunteers. You will be responsible for the daily management of Portmore Lough Nature Reserve where you will be responsible for the management of habitats and infrastructure, species surveys and monitoring of this globally important designated wetland consisting of open water, reedbed, wet-woodland, fen and wet-grassland habitats. You will survey and monitor wintering wildfowl  and invertebrates, lapwings and associated breeding waders, other breeding birds, wild plants and mammals.

Closing Date: 16/10/14

Region: Northern Ireland

Posted: 18/9/14


logo: RSPBConservation Officer

Covering Essex/Hertfordshire and located within that area

Permanent Role – Full Time 37.5 hours per week

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

You’ll play a vital role in the development and delivery of the RSPB’s policy and objectives for conservation within the region. You’ll work closely with a wide range of RSPB staff, gaining valuable experience conducive to career progression. If this sounds like the job for you then we’d love to hear from you.

Closing Date: 3/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 18/9/14


logo: RSPBArea Conservation Manager      

Based at RSPB Newcastle Office

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £27,000 to £31,000 per annum

 We are looking for an experienced manager to lead delivery of our conservation programme in North East England and Cumbria. Challenges and opportunities in this amazing part of Northern England are immense; coastal management on the Solway and the Tees estuaries, site protection for a suite of internationally important sites and species including hen harriers, curlew and black grouse not to mention a whole host of other important wildlife; advisory work for land managers and significant opportunities for woodland and moorland habitat restoration.

Closing Date: 10/10/14

Region: North East

Posted: 18/9/14


Logo: Hadlow CollegeHadlow College is Kent’s premier land-based College and one of the top such Colleges in the United Kingdom, having been confirmed as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Lecturer, Countryside, Wildlife & Game Management                     

£23,395 to £31,532 per annum

Part Time and Full Time Lecturers Required

Are you able to inspire and instruct learners on the practical skills and techniques needed in the countryside, wildlife and game management industries? Then we are looking for you. We have an opening for two enthusiastic lecturers, one part time and one full time, whose knowledge base includes practical estate management skills such as fencing, laying footpaths, hedge laying, forestry, installing access points, use of machinery for habitat management, and how this all applies to wildlife and conservation in the UK.

Closing Date: 1/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 18/9/14


Education Officer (Maternity cover up to one year) 

Salary up to £24,559 pa + Pension + Travel

 

The main aim of this post is to deliver and promote a varied and engaging education programme of informal and formal education for all ages at Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre.  The post will be a key member of the Visitor Centre team.

logo: Essex Wildlife Trust

Closing Date: 6/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 17/9/14


Gwent Wildlife Trust, Living Landscapes Manager: Usk to Wye

Salary: £26,582 p.a.

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

A Living Landscapes Manager with a strong background in landscape ecology and nature reserves management is required to join the management team of Gwent Wildlife Trust (GWT).  The post holder will help to define and deliver the Trust’s work across eastern Gwent – focusing on a number of key habitats and species within the riparian and farmed environment of the Usk and Wye Valleys and north Monmouthshire/Black Mountains.  The post-holder will also manage a small Team of staff within GWT’s evolving Usk to Wye Living Landscape area.

logo: Gwent Wildlife Trust

Closing Date: 13/10/14

Region: Wales

Posted: 17/9/14


Research Technician – Wildlife biology (P47702) 

University of Exeter

College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Penryn Campus, Cornwall. 

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is seeking to appoint a full-time Research Technician to work on a NERC-funded project investigating the social behaviour of badgers and implications for disease transmission. The post is available for 19 months with an expected start date of early January 2015.

The successful applicant will work with Professor Robbie McDonald based in the ESI on the Penryn Campus near Falmouth. The post holder will also work closely with the National Wildlife Management Centre field station at Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire. The work will be conducted across southwest Britain. The post holder could, in principle, be based in Cornwall or Gloucestershire.

Closing Date: 16/10/14

Region: South West or South

Posted: 17/9/14


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


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.

 
logo: SCDA 

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

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

Volunteer Role: Community Coppice Volunteer, Forestry Commission

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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

Logo: Oxford City Council

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: 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


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: 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


Grosvenor Estate: Rural Estates Head Forester

Closing Date: 6/10/14

Region: North West

Posted: 9/9/14


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


Work Days advertised in the last week                                  

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

 


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: 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


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 1/9/14

Volunteer Education Officer (Outreach), Norfolk Wildlife Trust

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Work Days advertised in the last week    

8/11/14 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 20/12/14

Butterfly Conservation is running a Scrub removal and Ditch Damming on 18/10/14,on Blairbeich Bog SSSI, Gartocharn, 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


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