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Derby College: Curriculum Support Assistant Assistant - Farms & Farm Assistant

Closing Date: 30/10/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 24/10/14


Logo: Herefordshire Wildlife TrustCommunications Officer

Part-time* – 18.5hours per week - negotiable 

£22,829 per annum pro rata (pensionable)

Permanent contract  

Herefordshire Nature Trust, the leading wildlife charity in Herefordshire, is seeking to employ a dynamic and innovative Communications Officer to play a key role in defining and projecting its new personality and brand.

Working the teams within the Trust, you will be establishing and leading on the production and implementation of all internal and external communication components, both physical and virtual, for the Trust. 

Closing Date: 10/11/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 24/10/14


logo: WWT - Wetlands for lifeGeneral Manager

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire GL2 7BT

37.5 Hours per week

Salary Circa £45,000 per annum (with accommodation available if required)

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is an award winning visitor attraction and the birthplace of modern conservation, with 325 hectares of nationally and internationally protected wetlands. More than 250,000 visitors a year come to experience the wildlife up close and enjoy a great day out. We now have a career opportunity for an outstanding General Manager able to deliver a positive future for the Centre, the staff and volunteers that work there and all of its visitors and supporters. You will be required to manage all of your resources creatively and to maximum effect, developing the business, developing a multi-talented team of highly motivated staff and volunteers, attracting a growing number of visitors and supporters and providing them with an unforgettable experience on each and every visit.

Closing Date: 6/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 24/10/14


logo: Glendale CountrysideWoodlands & Estates Team Member – Exeter

Glendale Countryside

Full time - 40 hrs per week. Holiday & sick pay, pension, full PPE & Uniform and training.

Pay grade £7.00 - £7.80 per hr.

Based at our Exeter office, covering Devon, parts of Somerset and West Dorset, you will be responsible for the day to day implementation of all countryside work undertaken from the office, which includes a wide range of work and activities from tree planting, fencing, scrub control, herbicide application, grass cutting, habitat management, woodland work, and ongoing contracts for a variety of clients.

Closing Date: 6/11/14

Region: South West

Posted: 24/10/14


Worcestershire County Council

Project Officer, Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project

Hours: 25 hours per week

Salary: £19,762 (Scale 6)

Duration: 3 years fixed term

Location: Malvern Hills AONB Office, Manor House, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3EY

The Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Unit is looking for a confident, enthusiastic and experienced individual who can coordinate and oversee the delivery of an exciting new traditional orchard project. An expert knowledge of orchards is not required but an ability to manage projects, organise and motivate is essential.

Closing Date: 4/11/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 24/10/14


logo: PlantlifePlantlife IPA Programme Manager

Location: Salisbury (although remote working may be considered for the right candidate).

Salary:  approx £30,000

Do you want to make a positive difference for wildlife in England & Wales?  Plantlife is looking for an influential individual to help lead plant conservation in England & Wales.

Closing Date: 10/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 24/10/14


Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Trainee Ecological Recording Officer Vacancies x 4

The successful Trainee Officers will support the delivery of ‘The Biodiverse Society’, a partnership project between Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Lancashire Environmental Records Network, and Merseyside BioBank, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  2 posts will be Lancashire focussed, and the 2 other posts will be North Merseyside focussed.  The posts will be responsible for volunteers working as a team to achieve our aim to enhance and update the data on Local Wildlife Sites throughout Lancashire and North Merseyside and to make the collection of accurate data sustainable into the future, creating a well supported new cohort of ambassadors for wildlife sites, equipped with the skills to carry on this essential work into the future.

Closing Date: 11/11/14

Region: North West

Posted: 23/10/14


Sefton Council

Ecologist

Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service, Merton House, Stanley Road, Bootle

Scale H (£27,323 - £30,311) subject to 2014/2015 pending pay award

2 year Fixed Term Appointment (36 hours)

Covering the districts of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St. Helens, Sefton, West Lancashire and Wirral, the role provides a hands-on opportunity to prepare policy, develop and implement projects, review planning applications, complete environmental assessments and influence strategy. 

Closing Date: 11/11/14

Region: North West

Posted: 23/10/14


logo: National TrustAssistant Ranger

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby

Fixed term for 6 months, full time (37.5 hours per week)

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

You’ll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes we’re delivering outstanding outdoor experiences and excellent conservation work. Assisting in coppicing and felling our Woodland Improvement Grant work here at Calke you’ll share our common goal with customers and build relationships in the local community, proudly representing the National Trust.

Closing Date: 5/11/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 23/10/14


logo: Woodland Trust / Coed CadwAncient Woodland Restoration Project Officer

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Position: Fixed term contract until Dec 2017

Based: Office or home based in North Wales (depending on location)

Ancient woodland restoration is a corporate priority for the Woodland Trust and as an organisation we are at the forefront of championing this cause across the UK. We work in partnership with other organisations to engage private landowners and ensure our estate is at the cutting edge of practice. We have recently been successful in securing a major Heritage Lottery Fund grant enabling us to make a step change in our outreach work.

Closing Date: 12/11/14

Region: Wales

Posted: 22/10/14


Epping Forest, with 4.4 Million visits per year is London’s 5th most visited free attraction and the largest public open space in the London area.

Head of Visitor Services 

 Starting salary £38,070 rising in increments to £44,170 plus £3,150 outer London weighting 

This is a unique opportunity to play a pivotal part in maintaining the Forest’s relevance to London and attracting even more diverse communities. Promoting sports, recreation, historic buildings and heritage, you will be instrumental in encouraging Londoners to enjoy the richness of local countryside.  

As part of the senior management team, you will manage the Forest’s extensive visitor portfolio.

logo: City of London

Closing Date: 3/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 22/10/14


logo: RSPBUK Overseas Territories Officer

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy

Permanent Full Time 37.5 hours

Salary £26,000 to £30,000 per annum 

An exciting opportunity to join the RSPB's UK Overseas Territories team and play a leading role in the conservation of some of the UK's globally important, threatened and remote environments. The role will primarily manage the RSPB's programme of work to save nature in Tristan da Cunha and the Pitcairn Islands, as well as other Overseas Territories.

Closing Date: 16/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 22/10/14


logo: WWT - Wetlands for lifeAssistant Warden

WWT Welney Wetland Centre

37.5 Hours per week, to include some weekends & bank holidays

Five-month, fixed-term contract to start November 2014

£16,374 per annum  

Wetlands are essential for life. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) creates and protects wetland habitats to provide water, food and shelter for people and wildlife. We save species around the world from extinction; our nine UK Wetland Centres inspire thousands of visitors to enjoy being close to nature.  

The Welney Centre is looking for an Assistant Warden to give support in a wide variety of conservation duties on a 420 ha lowland, wet grassland reserve.

Closing Date: 2/11/14

Region: Anglia

Posted: 22/10/14


Logo: Natural EnglandLIFE Project Manager – Restoring the Humberland Peatlands

(fixed term until 30 June 2017) £24,120 - £29,830 (dependent upon experience)

Humberhead Peatlands NNR office, near Thorne, Doncaster

Join our Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire team, and you will ensure the delivery of the project to schedule through the effective management of the work programme, procurement programme and budget. It is  an exciting opportunity to work in partnership with colleagues and steering group members to protect the rare lowland raised peat bogs of Thorne and Hatfield moors.

Closing Date: 3/11/14

Region: North East & Midlands

Posted: 21/10/14


Logo: Natural EnglandLIFE+ Monitoring Officer – Lead Adviser  (fixed term until 30 June 2017)

£24,120 - £29,830 (dependent upon experience)

Natural England is the Government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. We’re here to conserve and enhance England’s nature and landscape, for its intrinsic value, the well being and enjoyment of people, and the economic prosperity it brings. Right now, we’re looking for an exceptional Monitoring Officer to join our Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire team to help us protect and maintain the natural world. You will be required to assess the impact of the LIFE+ Project on invertebrates, European nightjars, and peatland habitats as well as engaging with local communities.

Closing Date: 4/11/14

Region: North East & Midlands

Posted: 21/10/14


Waverley Borough Council

Assistant Ranger (Woodland)

Based in Godalming, Surrey

Five days spread over the week, on a rota basis

Closing Date: 18/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 21/10/14


Blackdown Tree and Countryside

Wellington Somerset

Tree Surgeon required, excellent rates of pay. The candidate must be used to commercial work. Some rail work.

Groundsman, To assist the tree gang and carry out grounds maintenance/fencing  work. Some rail work.

Delete Date: 18/11/14

Region: South West

Posted: 21/10/14


Logo: Wyre CouncilMemorial Park Development Officer

6 Month Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover)

Grade 6 £19,817 - £21,734

To contribute to the development and management of the Memorial Park, Fleetwood.

The post holder will also provide a uniformed presence within the park and will co-ordinate the site based team in liaison with the Operations Area Manager to ensure high standards are maintained in fine turf areas, ornamental areas, sports pitches and recreational areas.

Closing Date: 31/10/14

Region: North West

Posted: 21/10/14


Logo: North Pennines AONBLandscape and Heritage Conservation Trainee

January 2015 to December 2015.

Applicants are invited for a 12 month traineeship in Landscape and heritage conservation with the North Pennines AONB Partnership.  In exchange for comprehensive training across the range of our conservation initiatives the successful candidate will work in the AONB team to enhance their existing qualifications. This should equip them to take up a professional role in landscape and heritage conservation. This traineeship is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Closing Date: 3/11/14

Region: North East

Posted: 21/10/14


Hertfordshire County Council

Forestry Maintenance (Rural)

Aldenham, Watford

Starting Salary: £18,638 pa

You will carry out practical forestry, arboricultural and grounds maintenance tasks across Hertfordshire taking into account environmental, ecological, conservation and public access issues and sensitivities.

Delete Date: 17/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 20/10/14


Ranger

Salary: £15,000 - £17,000 (depending on experience)

Location: Cotswold Water Park (Gloucestershire/Wiltshire)

Contract: Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week) 

The successful candidate will assist in (and lead when required) daily maintenance and enhancement of a suite of countryside sites including country parks, nature reserves and car parks owned or managed by the Trust, to a consistently high standard; as well as countryside-based contract works including footpath maintenance, fencing, and tree works etc across the Cotswold Water Park.

logo: Cotswold Water Park Trust

Closing Date: 6/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 20/10/14


logo: Chiltern Society - 50 years it's our golden jubilee next yearDirector of Marketing & Membership

Salary c£30,000 per annum plus performance bonus

Location Chesham, Buckinghamshire

 Reporting to the Chairman of the Chiltern Society, the purpose and principal accountabilities of the role are: To grow the membership of the Society by creating, developing and administering plans to retain existing members and attract new members and raise the image and profile of the Society and its reputation through effective marketing, communications and public relations.

Closing Date: 7/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 20/10/14


logo: Chiltern Society - 50 years it's our golden jubilee next yearMarketing and Projects Officer (Part-time, 3 days per week)

Salary FTE. c£20000 fixed term for 1 year

Location Chesham, Buckinghamshire

The Chiltern Society will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2015 which offers a major marketing opportunity on which to build membership expansion. Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Membership the purpose and principal accountabilities of the role are to maximise all opportunities to promote the 50th Anniversary of the Society & to assist in raising the image, profile and reputation of the Society through effective marketing, communications and public relations relating to the anniversary

Closing Date: 7/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 20/10/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 20/10/14

Land-Use Planning & Conservation Policy Assistant, Avon Wildlife Trust (26/10)               

Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (23/11)

Voluntary Wildlife Information Assistant, RSPB & Forestry Commission Scotland

Volunteer Wildlife Watch Leader, The Wildlife Trust BCN

Volunteering Development Admin Volunteer, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (28/10)

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Work Days advertised in the last week      

2/11/14 Monkwood Volunteering Taster Day in Worcestershire with the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are running Lapwing Conservation Day events throughout October, November & December in Bridgend

Large Blue Butterfly Habitat Management work is being carried out in Somerset with Butterfly Conservation, contact for details.

Towpath Taskforce events run across the country on various days of the week. Contact Canal & River Trust for more details.

28/3/15 Beach Clean at Seaton Sluice with Northumberland Wildlife Trust


Logo: Blackpool Council#Marton Mere Project Officer

Full time, 37 hours per week. 3 year fixed term contract

We have secured a third of a million pounds of Heritage Lottery and Veolia Environmental Trust funding to deliver an exciting and ambitious three year environmental improvement and education programme. Our ambition is to protect and improve the reserve as Blackpool's most important biodiversity hotspot as well as create an amazing green attraction for local people and visitors. We are looking for a driven, experienced and outgoing environmental professional to fulfil the role as project officer and lead on the day to day supervision of the project, with support from the project management team. You will be responsible for implementing the three year project work programme, ensuring improvements are completed to a high standard and in line with the agreed project timetable and budget.

Closing Date: 29/10/14

Region: North West

Posted: 17/10/14


Logo: Blackpool Council#Environmental Volunteer Coordinator

Part Time, 22 hours per week. 3 year fixed term contract

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to support the project management team in helping to develop and implement a range of volunteering programmes as part of the works and activity programmes. This is a key role to ensure all volunteers have a rewarding and enjoyable time. You will manage the recruitment process from answering volunteering enquiries to organising interviews and inductions, as well as provide administrative support to make sure all relevant information is recorded. You will take a lead role in coordinating the work of volunteers by organising work rotas, implement practical environmental work programmes and support special events and educational visits.

Closing Date: 29/10/14

Region: North West

Posted: 17/10/14


River Officer

Dee District Salmon Fishery Board

Salary circa £27,000, Three year fixed term contract

The general duties of a River Officer are twofold and split evenly between: Taking responsibility to initiate and develop a programme to control and remove invasive species throughout the catchment. Providing protection of salmon stocks through the enforcement of current salmon fisheries legislation and help restore those populations by undertaking a wide range of habitat management and fish enhancement activities.

Closing Date: 3/11/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 16/10/14


logo: National TrustProject Officer

£20,401 per annum

Purbeck Estate, Currendon Farm, Swanage

Fixed term (12 months), full time (37.5 hours per week)

Here at Purbeck we are working on the Cyril Diver Project; a comprehensive ecological survey of the South Haven peninsula, part of the iconic Studland Heath NNR. We are now looking for an experienced Project Officer to support the Project Manager in successfully delivering this project, and that’s where you come in. In this role you will manage the final year of the National Trust's 3 year Cyril Diver project; a comprehensive ecological survey of the South Haven peninsula, part of the iconic Studland Heath NNR.

Closing Date: 28/10/14

Region: South West

Posted: 16/10/14


Logo: Devon Wildlife TrustRecords Centre Officer (Botanical Survey & Projects)

Salary:  £23,551 plus 5% pension

Are you an experienced botanical surveyor who is well organised, ambitious and motivated by our mission? Do you want to be part of an organisation that values and supports its staff?

The Devon Biodiversity Records Centre (DBRC) was established to gather, manage and disseminate data about Devon’s wildlife. DBRC takes a partnership approach based upon shared objectives, and offers mutual benefits to those involved. It aims to establish the kind of network of knowledge and intelligence which Devon needs if it is to safeguard and promote the interests of its rich natural terrestrial and marine environment.

Closing Date: 4/11/14

Region: South West

Posted: 16/10/14


logo: Shropshire County CouncilParks and Greenspace Officer,

Fixed term for 18 months, 37 hours per week, Shrewsbury

£25,847 per annum 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to join our Outdoor Partnership’s Parks & Greenspace Team. The Parks & Greenspace Officer post will oversee the ongoing maintenance of all our play areas as well as being be responsible for managing a number of parks & green spaces within a defined area.

Closing Date: 27/10/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 15/10/14


logo: National TrustRanger

£17,266 per annum

Sandscale Haws, Roanhead, near Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Contract: Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week) 

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

Closing Date: 31/10/14

Region: North West

Posted: 15/10/14


Events Officer

(4 days a week fixed term contract until December 2016)

Salary up to  £19,000 + Pension + Travel

 

Are you an enthusiastic and engaging individual with a passion for wildlife and engaging children with the outdoors?

If the answer is yes then this could be the role for you. 

logo: Essex Wildlife Trust

Closing Date: 4/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 15/10/14


Wildbanks Conservation

Conservation Rangers

Contract : Freelance / Zero Hours contract.

Exciting opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of conservation projects within a growing and sector leading business.  The role will involve a variety of practical land and habitat management/creation projects, access improvements, installation of environmental educational resources and protected species work across North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire.

Delete Date: 12/11/14

Region: Wales, North West, Midlands

Posted: 15/10/14


logo: RSPBHead of Conservation Policy

Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy, Bedfordshire

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £45,000 to £55,000 per annum 

The RSPB is looking for a dynamic leader with a track-record in influencing change in public policy to benefit the environment.  Throughout its 125 year history, the RSPB has successfully campaigned for change and we need someone to help refresh our policy and advocacy to help us rise to the challenges facing nature today. 

Closing Date: 7/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 15/10/14


logo: Thomson EcologyArboriculturists (Guildford & Leeds)

Thomson Ecology Ltd is looking for a number of Arboriculturists to join our team of consultants at our head office in Guildford and at our Leeds office.

We are the leading independent marine and terrestrial ecology consultancy in the UK, with a dedicated and growing in-house arboriculture team.  Along with our sister company Thomson Habitats we provide a unique range of services to our clients, as we are experts in all aspects of ecology from the ocean floor to the top of mountains.

Closing Date: 30/10/14

Region: South, North East

Posted: 15/10/14


logo: RSPBConservation Officer

Based at RSPB Golspie Office

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to help deliver our conservation work programme in Caithness and Sutherland. Challenges and opportunities in this amazing part of North Scotland are huge; delivering and influencing upland and farmland management across a suite of habitats, through advisory, reserve management, site protection and advocacy, for a suite of internationally important sites and species including corncrake, curlew and farmland waders not to mention a whole host of other important wildlife.

Closing Date: 18/11/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 14/10/14


Logo: Blackdown Hills AONBBlackdown Hills Natural Futures is an exciting community wildlife project in the Blackdown Hills AONB funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.  

Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Manager 3-year fixed term contract 29.6 hours per week

You will be responsible for delivering this multi-faceted project and for managing the Natural Futures Officer.

Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Officer 3-year fixed term contract 29.6 hours per week
You will be responsible for delivering the graduate trainee scheme and field work elements of the project.  

Closing Date: 2/11/14

Region: South West

Posted: 14/10/14


Apprenticeships advertised in the last week   

Natural Talent UK Traineeships available in the following subjects with The Conservation Volunteers

Marine Diatoms; Saproxylic Insects; Marine Non Native Species; Entomology; Colliery Spoil Habitats; Lichens As Air Quality Indicators

All closing dates 31/10/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 13/10/14

Volunteer Officer, The Conservation Volunteers

Volunteer Officer, The Conservation Volunteers

Conservation Volunteer, The Conservation Volunteers

Ecological Surveying, Tooting Common Heritage Project, Wandsworth Borough Council (1/12)

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Work Days advertised in the last week    

Every Third Sunday RSPB run a Practical Conservation Work Party at Hazeley Heath

21/10/14 Wetland Management on Ashtead Common, Surrey with Lower Mole Countryside Management Project and agin on 18/11/14

Woodland Management Work Day on 21/10/14 at Coombe Country Park, Nr Coventry, run by Coombe Country Park              with a further day on 16/12/14

Heathland Management on 28/10/14 on Chatley Heath, Ockham, Surrey, organised by Lower Mole Countryside Management Project

4/11/14 Woodland Management at Watercut Copse in Oxshott, Surrey with Lower Mole Countryside Management Project

Scrub Clearance - Elmbridge Meadows on 11/11/14 in Surbiton, Surrey run by Lower Mole Countryside Management Project

11/11/14 Woodland Management - Six Acre Meadow in Tolworth, Surrey run by Lower Mole Countryside Management Project

18/11/14 Scrub Management Work Day at Coombe Country Park, Nr Coventry, Warwickshire

25/11/14 Wetland Management in Fetcham, Surrey with Lower Mole Countryside Management Project

2/12/14 Woodland Management - Langley Bottom Farm again on 7/12/14 in Surrey with Lower Mole Countryside Management Project

Lower Mole Countryside Management Project is carrying out Woodland Management in Leatherhead, Surrey on 3/12/14

Scrub Clearance - Ashtead Park with Lower Mole Countryside Management Project on 3/12/14

9/12/14 Coppicing at Horton Country Park, Epsom, Surrey, organised by Lower Mole Countryside Management Project

Reedbed Management Work Day on 20/1/15 at Coombe Country Park nr Coventry

24/2/15 Coombe Country Park is running a Footpath/Track Maintenance Work Day Nr Coventry, Warwickshire

 


London Wildlife Trust

Site and Project Manager-Centre for Wildlife Gardening, SE15

Three days per week, £27,000 - £29,000 pro rata

London Wildlife Trust is looking for someone to manage the delivery of activities, projects and services provided by London Wildlife Trust at and from the Centre for Wildlife Gardening and neighbouring areas. This will involve being responsible for all aspects of the management of the Centre for Wildlife Gardening including line managing project staff, coordinating sessionals and freelancers as well as volunteers.

Closing Date: 27/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 10/10/14


Aigas Field Centre

Various Posts 2015

Countryside Rangering & management posts are becoming available at Aigas Field Centre, the internationally acclaimed and award winning field centre for the Highlands of Scotland.

Aigas Field Centre is the only private organisation in the UK to offer a formal ranger training programme, followed by work on a seasonal or permanent basis. The posts involve providing a superb level of interpretation of the natural environment of the Highlands to adult groups from all over the world and environmental education to children of all ages.

Delete Date: 6/11/14

Region: Scotland

Posted: 9/10/14


Green Mantle (Ecosophy) Limited

 Nature Conservation Estate Worker

Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels

£14,900 pro rata; October/November 2014 - end March 2015. Possibly longer.

Exciting opportunity to gain invaluable experience of countryside management and discover extensive networking possibilities. Full-time staff required to join small dynamic team undertaking hedge-laying, felling, coppicing, tree surgery, footpath maintenance and scrub clearance, mainly on SSSIs. Possible opportunities within associated ecological consultancy may also arise.

Closing Date: 1/11/14

Region: South West

Posted: 9/10/14


Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Living Landscapes Development Manager

£32,650 (Grade 4b: £30,600 - £32,650)

Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW    

We’re looking for a natural entrepreneur who will capitalise on the unique opportunity that exists within the charity and its trading subsidiary, Middlemarch Environmental Ltd, to deliver Living Landscapes in Warwickshire. An inspirational champion for this approach you will be able to stimulate support for Living Landscapes in all sorts of audiences by promoting the environmental, social and economic benefits of nature conservation at this scale, and you will be able to convert this interest into direct support for the creation of Living Landscapes on the ground.

Closing Date: 27/10/14

Region: Midlands

Posted: 9/10/14


logo: Somerset Wildlife TrustSomerset Wildlife Trust 

Coastal Wildlife Project Officer 

30 hours (4 days) per week, initial 12 month contract with the possibility of extension 

Salary £24,560 per annum (pro rata) 

Somerset Wildlife Trust is developing a brand new Coastal Living Landscape programme. Our coast spans 73 km with two dramatic landscapes standing sentinel at either end: Exmoor in the west and Brean Down in the East. Between these points is a gloriously long strip of some of Somerset’s most spectacular, connected-up wild habitats. There are headlands and cliffs with spectacular geology; shingle ridges and salt marsh; world class estuarine mud flats home to tens of thousands of migratory and breeding wildfowl and waders; as well as one of the longest continuous stretches of sand beach in England.

Closing Date: 29/10/14

Region: South West

Posted: 8/10/14


Schools Groundsman - Harlington & Shefford, Bedfordshire  

Full time, 40 hours per week

The objective of the role is to deliver a high quality service to match the specification of the contract and the demands of the client and the schools. 

Reporting directly to General Manager.  This position would suit a motivated individual looking to develop or extend their career.

logo: Glendale - Civic Trees

Delete Date: 5/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 8/10/14


Assistant Warden

Based at Northward Hill Reserve, Kent

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £14,500 to £16,000 per annum  

The North Kent Marshes team are looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful and resilient person to help deliver its ambitious conservation aims for its reserves around the Hoo peninsular in Kent.

logo: RSPB

Delete Date: 5/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 8/10/14


logo: RSPBAssistant Warden

Base at Dungeness Reserve, Kent

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary range £14,500 to £16,000 per annum 

We are currently looking for an assistant warden to join our team to drive forward our conservation management at the RSPB's Dungeness and Lydden Valley nature reserves.

This position offers the successful candidate a great opportunity to develop habitat management skills and abilities in day to day reserve operations.  Conservation objectives will be met through a combination of working with reserve volunteers and external parties such as graziers and contractors.

Delete Date: 5/11/14

Region: South

Posted: 8/10/14


Chainsaw Operators & Tree Planters

On Foot Forestry LTD is seeking temporary staff to assist with new contracts in Cumbria, Durham and Nottinghamshire

We are currently looking for Chainsaw operators & Tree Planters

Pay; £7.50-£12 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

Positions will be part-time temporary. Self-employed options available.

Delete Date: 3/11/14

Region: North West, North East, Midlands

Posted: 6/10/14


logo: BASC - British Association for Shooting & ConservationCountry Officer Northern Ireland                                   

Starting salary circa £25,000pa plus company car          

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 136,000 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 the provision of specialist advice, extension of the “Green Shoots” programme, and the organisation and delivery of events and courses.

Closing Date: 28/10/14

Region: Northern Ireland

Posted: 6/10/14


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 6/10/14

Membership Recruitment Volunteer, WWT Slimbridge

Assistant Warden Volunteer Internship, Ribble Reserves, RSPB (29/10)

Weekday Swan Management Volunteer, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Weekend Swan Management Volunteers, Scottish Wildlife Trust

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Work Days advertised in the last week            

28/10/14 Hedge laying at Llannon allotments with Keep Wales Tidy

Workday on 31/10/14 at BEES Urban Nature Reserve, Uni campus, Bradford organised by BEES: Bradford Environmental Education Service

7/11/14 Workday in Bradford for BEES: Bradford Environmental Education Service again on 14/11, 21/11 & 28/11

20/12/14 Monthly work party with the IWA Manchester Branch

BEES: Bradford Environmental Education Service run further workdays throughout December

9/1/15 Culture Fusion Workshop; Tool Maintenance session in Bradford with BEES: Bradford Environmental Education Service

 


logo: JBA consultingSenior Ecologist

Location – Newport

We are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Ecologist to join our growing Environment Team in Newport, South Wales. The post holder will support the expansion of our ecological and environmental services in Wales and the south of England, supporting projects across a wide range of sectors. The successful candidate will, amongst other things, be responsible for providing expert ecological input into a range of project & organising, planning and undertaking ecology surveys and other fieldwork, for a range of protected species, a wide variety of habitat types and utilising a number of ecological survey techniques.

Closing Date: 31/10/14

Region: Wales

Posted: 3/10/14


Conservation Planning Officer

£24000 p.a. plus up to 8% employer pension contribution 

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and seeks to appoint a Conservation Planning Officer. The Conservation Planning Officer is responsible for ensuring a favourable climate for development control decision-making, partly through commenting on development control cases and partly through helping to develop systems that help planners reach decisions that enhances rather than destroy wildlife. The post-holder will be responsible for planning and policy responses in South, West and East Yorkshire with some input to regional and national responses where required.

Closing Date: 27/10/14

Region: North East

Posted: 3/10/14


Essex County Council

Ranger – Country Parks

£16,998 - £21,734

Essex County Council (ECC) manages eight Country Parks across Essex. We are currently recruiting for a Ranger to assist with management in the Great Notley Country Park. Undertake tasks to ensure the parks are managed in accordance with the management plans and provide visitors with safe and well presented parks for their enjoyment. 

Closing Date: 29/10/14

Region: South

Posted: 2/10/14


RSPB: giving nature a homeRegional Director, Eastern England

Based at RSPB Eastern Regional Office, Norwich

Permanent Role Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary From £45,000 per annum

You will represent the RSPB and be an advocate for the natural environment in the region at all levels.  Success will depend on others, and you will enjoy leading a high performing multi-functional team, working with colleagues across the RSPB to improve the fortunes of wildlife in Eastern England.  You will also play a strategic role in the RSPB’s corporate development and with our many partners.

Closing Date: 31/10/14

Region: Anglia

Posted: 2/10/14


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: 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

Voluntary Drylands Management Co-Ordinator, Sunseed Desert Technology

Volunteer Officer, Conservation Volunteers

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Work Days advertised in the last week      

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


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: RSPBVisitor Experience 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


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