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The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales
Location: Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire
Pay: £12,500 p/a pro rata. Accommodation is provided
Post Details: 4 month contract from mid April – mid-August, with flexible hours. Summer working hours can be up to 48 per week.
To survey and monitor seabirds and contribute to the management of Skomer Island NNR. All data will be used by the Seabird Monitoring Programme organised by JNCC.
Full-time (37 hours) Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2014
Salary £22,168 - £26,300 pa (dependent on experience) plus 5% pension contribution
The postholder will be responsible for coordinating and planning the development of Butterfly Conservation’s proposed Butterfly Guardians Project, which aims to increase volunteer support for our work in NI.
Based in Denby Dale in Yorkshire or Newcastle in the North East
Lead delivery of our conservation programme in the North East England and Yorkshire and Humber areas. Challenges and opportunities in this amazing part of Northern England are immense; coastal management on the Humber and the Tees estuaries, marine protected areas, site protection for a suite of internationally important sites and priority species including hen harriers, curlew and black grouse; advisory work for land managers and significant opportunities for wetland habitat restoration. You will lead a team in addressing these issues directly as well as promoting nature conservation objectives to statutory and voluntary conservation organisations.
Based at Pulborough Brooks Reserve, West Sussex
12 month contract Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Salary Range £14,500 to £16,000 per annum
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with an interest in wetland conservation. Pulborough Brooks is one of the RSPB's most visited reserves, and encompasses wet grassland, heathland and woodland and supports a wide range of threatened wildlife. You will be working as part of a small team delivering habitat management, species monitoring and maintenance of reserve infrastructure at Pulborough Brooks, Amberley wildbrooks and Adur Estuary, for the benefit of both wildlife and visitor enjoyment.
South Posted: 4/12/13
Closing Date: 3/1/14
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Annual Salary - £22,542 plus 9% Pension Contribution
12 Month Contract - 35 hours per week
Based at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s offices at Plumgarths, Crook Road,
Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8LX.
The Conservation Officer will work closely with the Acting Senior Conservation Officer in delivering the wide ranging activities of this department. A good ‘people person’ the Conservation Officer will throw themselves into the busy, varied and often demanding work of the Wider Countryside department showing flexibility and willingness to assist team members as required.
Based at RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy
Part Time 15 hours per week
You will be working within the Nature Recovery Unit and will
focus on the delivery of the project objectives and outputs. The project
will seek to put in place improved and more effective measures to
increase little tern breeding success at some of the most important
colonies across the UK. The project also seeks to increase local
community understanding and support for the conservation of little
Date: 16/12/13 Region:
South Posted: 3/12/13
Closing Date: 16/12/13
Brixworth & Irchester Northamptonshire
Hours: 37 hours per week including Bank Holiday and weekend working
We are looking for 2 highly motivated people to assist with the day
to day management of Brixworth and Irchester Country Parks.
19/12/13 Region: Midlands Posted: 3/12/13
Closing Date: 19/12/13
Trainee opportunities across the Midlands
We are looking for nine trainees to make a Wild Career Choice.
The project will give you the skills required by today’s nature conservationists – practical habitat management, ecological surveying and the ability to engage with volunteers and the public.
Each traineeship will last for one year and trainees will receive a bursary of £9000.
Positions are available with Wildlife Trusts in Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Birmingham. Trainees will work towards a Certificate in Work-based Environmental Conservation.
Placements will begin on 10th March 2014.
Waterman Energy, Environment & Design, a leading multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy is looking for senior level ecologists to join their Manchester/Leeds and Glasgow teams.
You will be working within a multi-disciplinary team which excels in the quality of service it delivers to its clients. Projects range from large scale urban extensions, regeneration sites, waste and energy portfolios through to smaller residential and commercial projects.
Waterman provides a competitive salary, flexible benefits scheme and a friendly and professional working environment with a strong team spirit.
Hampshire County Council
£19,038 - £21,426 pro rata per annum (Plus Sunday working enhancements)
2 year temporary contracts only
Post 1: 37 hours per week
In your role you will assist in the management of Yateley Common and Castle Bottom National Nature Reserves, together with Zebon Copse and Herbert Plantation Local Nature Reserves.
Severn Rivers Trust
Full time, fixed-term contract until 31st March 2015 (extension dependent on funding).
Salary - £22,000 per annum
We are currently seeking an experienced and proactive Catchment Officer to coordinate the Severn Upland Partnership Project working with a range of organisations and stakeholders across northern Powys, Wales. The successful candidate will work closely with land managers providing quality advice and developing and carrying out practical conservation projects on rivers and the Montgomery Canal Special Area of Conservation.
We are now recruiting Seasonal Outdoor Learning Tutors to be part of our enthusiastic & dynamic team in 2014 which also marks our 90th anniversary as pioneers in the Outdoor Education Industry
Our centres have stunning locations on the Isle of Wight and the Jurassic Coast, creating a superb background for our Environmental, Field Studies and Adventure programmes.
Initial contracts are for 6 months and based on a 40 hour week. We offer a competitive salary, paid in-house and external training, optional on- site accommodation and subsidised meals.
Field Studies Council
Slapton Ley Field Centre
We currently have a vacancy for a Tutor at our residential Centre at FSC Slapton Ley, nr Kingsbridge, Devon.
In the important and challenging role of an FSC Tutor you will develop, plan and deliver GCSE and A-level courses, along with environmental courses for younger students.
Salary is offered in the range of £17,595 - £20,078 p.a. depending upon qualifications and experience.
Hours of work are based on a notional average of 40 per week.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 2/12/13
Guide & Education Volunteer (Residential) X 2, Whale & Dolphin Conservation (13/1)
Zero Waste Wise Volunteer, Wisegroup
Guide & Events Volunteer (Residential), Whale & Dolphin Conservation (13/1)
Full Time Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (6/1)
Iceland Conservation Volunteers – Long Term Placement – Summer 2014, Environment Agency of Iceland - (Umhverfisstofnun)
Volunteer Winter Seasonal Rangers X 2, Stover Country Park (22/12)
Conservation Volunteers, Scottish Wildlife Trust
Guide & Conservation Volunteer (Residential) X 2, Whale & Dolphin Conservation (13/1)
Raptor Aviculture Internship, International Wildlife Consultants (UK) Ltd (14/12)
Volunteers to sort & denail wood, Southampton Wood Recycling Project
Community Fundraising Pin Badge Box Minder, RSPB Cymru
Young Volunteer Placement, Northumberland National Park
Environmental Surveying – Canal Discharge Surveys, Canal & River Trust
Work Days advertised in the last week
12/12/13 Vegetation Management at Cors Goch NNR, Anglesey, organised by Anglesey AONB again on 13/12/13 at Aberlleiniog Local Nature Reserve, Llangoed (Anglesey)
Footpath Maintenance on 9/1/13 for 2 days at Ynys Llanddwyn, Newborough (Anglesey) run by Anglesey AONB
23/1/13 Heathland Restoration with Anglesey AONB over 2 days in Brynrefail, near Moelfre (Anglesey)
Keep Wales Tidy has events throughout December including Building otter halts, groundworks & hedge laying in Wales
Help remove Himalayan balsam with The Return of the Natives (ROTN) project in Dorset in 2014.
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Hours – 21.00 per week
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our marketing team. The role will be responsible for providing support to the Membership section of the Trust and ensuring compliance with banking rules.
Greenslate Community Farm, Billinge, Wigan
The successful candidate will be working with diverse groups of people on the care farm, designing and implementing work programmes. In addition, they will be expected to confidently liaise with referral agencies, partner organisations and health services.
Wide-ranging, demanding and exciting new role. The successful applicant will build on and develop Badger Trust’s leading role as the only charity dedicated solely to the protection and conservation of Badgers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The CEO will work with and lead the Trust’s Board of trustee-directors and be responsible for its small team of office staff based in East Grinstead, and take a leading role in determining and implementing the Trust’s policy priorities and preparing a five-year strategic plan.
Based Northwich & Wigan
As key members of our North West Environment Team, you will be involved in a range of operational, commercial and promotional activities at sites across the region. Working with other ecologists and environmental scientists, you will provide specialist advice to help maintain, enhance and promote the natural environment of our waterways.
Wildlife Trust is the county’s largest environmental charity, committed
to the protection and enhancement of Norfolk’s wildlife and wild places.
Salary is in the range £20,000 to £22,000 full time equivalent per annum
2 year contract (3 days per week)
The post-holder will be responsible for the supervision of contractors to ensure the effective implementation of the habitat and visitor access works on Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s newly acquired reserve (Pope’s Marsh). You will ensure the effective wardening of the site including ecological monitoring and evaluation works.
Bridgwater College, Bridgwater, Somerset
Teaching for the equivalent of two days per week at Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre on its newly validated Animal Conservation honours degree programme, the right candidate will also spend two days per week studying for a PhD (for which a fee waiver will be available) in partnership with Oxford Brookes University and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, based at the nearby WWT Steart Marshes.
This is a fixed term position for five years with a salary of £9,034 - £10,144 based on the teaching commitment.
Due to our continued expansion, we are offering a few unique places on our highly regarded Graduate Programme. As a participant of the Graduate Programme, you will benefit from our excellent training courses delivered by senior technical staff.
Following the initial training at our Guildford head office, you will have the opportunity to be based at one of our offices in Guildford, Letchworth, Leeds or Cardiff.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 25/11/13
Volunteer Ranger, Calderdale Council
Amphibian Volunteer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Volunteer Officer – Youth Engagement in Food Growing, The Conservation Volunteers (18/12)
Volunteer Assistant Countryside Ranger, National Trust (8/12)
Education & Awareness Assistant, Sea Watch Foundation
Research Intern, Sea Watch Foundation
Research Assistant / Intern Co-ordinator, Sea Watch Foundation
RSPB Christmas Bag Packer – Deal, RSPB (13/12)
Work Days advertised in the last week
Bradford Environmental Education Service have Conservation Volunteer Days throughout December and in to January in the Bradford area
Every Wednesday Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust run Woodland Management events in Dumfries and GallowayThe Roaches Volunteers meet every Friday at The Roaches, Staffordshire Peak District with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
Lower Stretton, Warrington
Avian Ecology Ltd is an expanding consultancy, offering ecology and planning services to the private and public sectors. Our portfolio includes renewable energy developments, housing and commercial schemes and bespoke development and research projects. Avian Ecology provides high quality services and our team is dedicated to meeting the challenge of successfully integrating business development and the natural environment.
3 month role.
To assist in the development of our work on a European eel recovery project. This project aims to maximise the value of wetland sites and rivers for eels. This project will involve research, an audit, implementation of good habitat management practice, modification or replacement of water management structures, and dissemination of findings. This post holder will undertake an essential first step to inform this work.
South East Cumbria and Morecambe Bay, Cumbria
Permanent, full time (1950 hours annually)
You’ll be responsible for turning our vision into action, helping us plan and deliver within the operating budget and be an exemplary deliverer of conservation land management and Ranger activity. Partnership working is critical to success whether that is with our tenants, local communities, user groups or other organisations active in South East Cumbria and Morecambe Bay. You’ll also provide conservation, access and engagement advice and guidance to colleagues at all levels throughout the portfolio, and work in an integrated way with other members of the senior management team.
Based at Dee Estuary Reserve
Permanent role – Full Time 37.5 hours per week
With 6,000 ha of saltmarsh, intertidal mudflats, lowland wet grassland and freshwater pools the Dee estuary is also one of the RSPB's biggest wetland sites attracting thousands of wintering wildfowl and waders and a stronghold for breeding redshank. The site is grazed by up to 3,000 sheep and 40 cattle and you will take a lead role in managing this site by developing our working relationship with our farming tenant and other graziers. You will also be involved with the visitor operation at Burton Mere Wetlands and help maintain and develop the facilities there.
The River Naver Fishery is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic full time Head Bailiff / Fishery Manager to supervise the enforcement and management of the River Naver salmon fishery.
Salary: £35,832 per annum
Contract: Permanent, full time
The West Lakes Portfolio takes in the far south west and western area of the Lake District National Park. Part of our wider One Lakes Leadership team, this General Manager position manages a huge geographical portfolio in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A place where balancing the demands of tourism and conservation is an on-going challenge. With a key focus on tenants and partnerships you will lead a large Let Estate portfolio, Visitor experience and Conservation management. The natural environment is the focus here and farming is a vital tool to shape the landscape.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning
Long Term Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (Styal Estate, Cheshire)
Countryside Assistant Ranger, National Trust (Polesden Lacey, Surrey)
Conservation Volunteer Leaders, TCV Scotland (Edinburgh)
Two Volunteer Project Delivery Officer, Natural England (Castle Eden Dene NNR, Co Durham)
Countryside Roaming Ranger (Conservation), National Trust (Polesden Lacey, Surrey)
RSPB Christmas Charity Collector, RSPB (Heywards Heath)
ECOSA is a leading independent ecology consultancy specialising in
ecological assessment and solutions for a range of development sites
throughout the UK.
If you are an experienced bat surveyor seeking work out of office hours, ECOSA would love to hear from you ahead of the 2014 bat survey season.
Each year, ECOSA relies on a pool of skilled bat surveyors to help deliver our busy survey schedule. We are now recruiting for May 2014, and would like to hear from applicants well in advance, so that they may attend our in-house training in spring 2014.
Based in Cardiff or Bangor
Permanent role Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Do you share our passion for restoring Welsh wildlife? Do you have the vision and leadership skills to take forward our ambitious strategy to save nature in Wales.
We are looking for an inspiring and confident leader, able to develop strategy and facilitate successful delivery across a broad portfolio of conservation projects and programmes. Able to quickly identify the critical information, set direction and empower the team to deliver.
Part-time (three days per week). Fixed term 1 year contract
Based: The Lodge, Littlemore, Oxford
To continue and expand our catchment partnership work for three tributaries of the Thames - the Ray, Cherwell and Windrush. As Catchment Partnerships Officer you will work closely with the Environment Agency and engage stakeholders and local communities through a catchment-based approach. You will support the development and delivery of catchment priorities in line with the Water Framework Directive to improve the ecological quality of the rivers and their associated habitats.
Contract: Full-time, Fixed term (2 year 6 month contract)
Based: Oxfordshire Upper Thames reserves and HQ, Littlemore, Oxford
To develop and promote the Trust’s aspirations for landscape scale conservation and habitat restoration in the Upper Thames region. BBOWT has a long history of reserve acquisition and landowner liaison to effect wildlife conservation within the Upper Thames catchment. As Upper Thames Tributaries Development Manager you will scope and progress the next stage of this work by working closely with key sector partners and other stakeholders to identify opportunities and achieve significant biodiversity gains.
Keystone Habitats is seeking individual workers and companies to add to its nationwide database of subcontractors.
Once on the database, we will contact you with work opportunities when resourcing projects in your vicinity. The work will be physical, outdoor work including: • Labouring • Groundworks • Fencing • Tree/Vegetation clearance and management • Planting
Senior/ Principal Ecologist (14840BR)
AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets.
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Consultant/ Principal to join our ecology team in Reading. We are looking for an individual with a successful track record in managing and delivering high quality technical work, and with experience in winning new business with private sector clients.
Essex County Council
£22,443 - £28,922
Full-time – 37 hours per week ,
,12 month fixed-term contract
Based in Chelmsford County Hall
As a Consultant Ecologist you will assist the delivery of effective ecology and biodiversity services to ensure the Council and its partners are fully compliant with wildlife policy and legislation. This will include timely and effective input to planning consultations, the development of environmental policy and the production of guidance material, as well as effective participation in partnerships and projects such as the Greater Thames Marshes Nature Improvement Area, Special Roadside Verges Project and The Essex Local Sites Partnership.
Do you have a passion for the outdoors, are you trained in conservation or horticulture, do you enjoy teaching and working with young people?
The right candidate will have experience of working with young people (14 – 25 year olds), delivering training, building employability skills and networking with a strong background in conservation and/or horticulture.
Salary: £24k --‐ £28k (dependent on experience)
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 11/11/13
Volunteers, The Sence Valley Volunteers
Volunteer Administrator, The National Trust Runnymede
Countryside Management Volunteers – Runnymede & Ankerwycke, The National Trust Runnymede
The Roaches Volunteers, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
Based at Loch Leven
9 Month Contract – Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Futurescapes is the RSPB’s ambitious UK wide landscape-scale conservation
project; it looks beyond the boundaries of our nature reserves, aiming
to bring wildlife conservation right to the heart of communities. The
project is about working together with these local communities and
partners, to establish change on a scale capable of making a real
difference to wildlife and to people. This role involves working on the
Living Loch Leven Futurescape. The Futurescape is centred on a wetland
Special Protected Area (SPA) and aims to create a landscape where the
conservation of wildlife will also result in benefits for communities
e.g. water quality, flood risk management and education.
Closing Date: 9/12/13 Region: Scotland Posted: 8/11/13
Closing Date: 9/12/13