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Job of the Day: Tuesday 23rd April
Dartmoor National Park Authority
Grade 6: £32,029 - £35,934
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31/12/19
Dartmoor National Park Authority is the lead partner for the successful Moor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership Scheme which has received £1.9m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are looking for an experienced project manager with proven financial management in the countryside sector to ensure delivery during the final stages of the scheme and its completion by 31 December 2019. The role will include monitoring and evaluation and helping to shape the legacy for the Scheme with our partners.
Salary £37,849 - £42,683 pa
We require an experienced professional Countryside Officer to join our Management Team and to oversee the management of the Borough’s Countryside Estate. The Countryside Officer will be expected to: lead the Council’s estates management team, develop work programmes, plan for the maintenance of the Borough’s Public Rights of Way network, organise conservation work parties, support the commercial activities at the Country Parks and to liaise with volunteer groups, Parish Councils and elected members.
Trees for Life - Scotland
This is a full-time post for 2 years, part-funded by the Beinneun Community Fund.
We are looking for someone to involve and engage with communities and visitors in the areas where we operate. The post will especially focus on Glenmoriston where Trees for Life’s Dundreggan Conservation Estate is located, and the NW Highlands where we are actively reintroducing red squirrels to suitable locations.
Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)
This role is focusing on engaging local stakeholders in developing a project to release European Beavers back into the Purbeck landscape. There is already support among several partners for a beaver introduction, and technical studies to assess habitat feasibility and model likely impacts of beaver are currently being undertaken by Exeter University. This role will be to communicate their findings to local landowners, communities and other stakeholders, and by positively engaging with them develop a project and a management plan for beaver that is widely supported.
Marches Mosses BogLIFE (LIFE15 NAT/UK/000786)
Full time, 1 year fixed term from 24th June 2019
We are looking for trainees for the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project. The project aims to restore Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised bog within the Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses and Wem Moss NNRs near Whitchurch, Shropshire and Wrexham in Wales.
You will work on all aspects of the project, from practical habitat management to public engagement.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 22/04/2019
Visitor Volunteer, RSPB
Gardener, RSPB Sandwell Valley
Schools on Reserves Learning Support & Assistant, RSPB Cymru
Bird Ringing Camp Volunteer, Wild Areas Network
Volunteer Co-ordinator Lead, RSPB, Midlands Region
Volunteer Officer, The Conservation Volunteers
Art Assistant, WWT
Volunteer Bat Box Checkers, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Hedgehog Street Volunteer, People's Trust for Endangered Species
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Job of the Day: Thursday 18th April
£24-40k depending on experience
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals who have a good environmental or heritage related degree and well-developed IT skills to join our team based in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.
The varied work will be dependant on your particular skill set, but is likely to include web, desktop and mobile product management, consultancy, technical support, map and text data capture and processing, survey design etc
Full Time 40hr week. 7.30-4pm Mon-Fri.
Working with our Exeter Countryside teams, you will be required to support our clients undertaking a variety of estate work ranging from fencing, vegetation management, invasive weed control, tree planting etc.
South Ockendon, Essex
Crestwood Environmental Ltd. are looking for two motivated seasonal Field Ecologists to assist with Great Crested Newt surveys in Essex. This role is temporary and the candidates will be required to assist one evening and the following morning per week for c.9 hours in total, for 4 – 6 weeks.
Wild Surveys Ltd
We are seeking an Office Administrator for a busy ecological consultancy based in Renfrewshire.
Kinloch Hourn Estate
A small Highland estate on the west coast of Inverness-shire requires a stalker with full responsibility for the day-to-day management of the property.
Suitable experience with hill vehicles, a general mechanical knowledge and a range of DIY skills will be required to look after and maintain the estate's property including its hydro-electric system, vehicles and equipment, boats, ponies and the lodge.
Location: Based in Hampshire working throughout the UK
Salary: Experience Dependent
Tasks include installation of animal exclusion fencing, hibernaculum construction and sensitive vegetation clearance. Candidates would also be expected to assist with various protected species surveys (training provided).
Job of the Day: Wednesday 17th April
Salary starting at £29,507 to £31,966 per annum Hours: Full time
Contract: Maternity Contract
If you have a love of heritage and landscape along with a passion for working with people and making a difference, this could be the role you've been looking for. We are looking for an experienced programme or project manager to lead the delivery of a multi-partner, National Lottery Heritage Fund Landscape project and lead a small team of project staff. You'll work with partners to create something really special for the landscape and people of the Gwent Levels: both those who live there and those who visit.
Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum,
Fixed Term Contract to June 2023
This is a fantastic opportunity to work closely with a wide range of landowners to create and oversee delivery of a series of habitat restoration and enhancement schemes at a landscape scale. You will offer habitat management advice, write management plans and engage with contractors to commission and deliver site specific plans. You will have the opportunity to see the plans through from inception to completion, and to create and deliver a package of specific training, events and working groups for landowners.
3 days per week
£26200 p.a. Pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution
Would you like to play a part in creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? Would you like to combine your passion for the environment with your skills and experience to improve habitat quality and quantity? The River Foss Project Officer will work primarily around the north-east of York. The post holder will help deliver a new Living Landscape project in North Yorkshire working with external partners and local communities and as part of a team with other staff, volunteers and trainees.
£18500 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution
Do you Love Yorkshire, Love Wildlife? Are you personable and friendly? Do you want to help create a Yorkshire rich in Wildlife for everyone? If so, the Visitor Experience Assistant role could be for you! We are looking for someone to join our front of house team at Spurn to ensure each and every visitor receives an outstanding and warm welcome.
£24,000 pro rata per annum
Fixed term for 18 months
The Oceans of Value project will focus on the marine environment around the Orkney islands and it is intended that this assessment will provide useful insights for marine planners in Orkney who are in the early stages of developing the Orkney Regional Marine Plan. The Trust is looking for a Stakeholder Engagement Officer (SEO) to carry out the Community Voice Method component of the project. The SEO will be responsible for interviewing stakeholders, developing a short film, running workshops, and writing up a final report.
Permanent full-time position 37 hours per week.
Starting salary £28,925.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Kent County Council, Country Parks team who provide leisure, educational and venue hire services across 9 Country Parks in Kent.
The Visitor Services & Events Manager will be responsible for providing leadership and supervision to area based visitor services and events teams, to ensure an enjoyable and fulfilling service is provided to all visitors to the country parks.
Contract Duration: May 2019 –October 2019, Full time
Salary: €35,000 per annum pro rata
Location: Headford, Co Galway
The Ecological Advisor will survey and monitor breeding Curlew populations, and nest sites for breeding outcomes. They will provide advice and training to participating farmers on managing their land for Curlew, and assist in the trial of temporary electric fences.
Grade 7, SCP 20 - 25 £25,295 - £28,785 p.a.
37 Hours per week; Mon-Fri
Temporary - Grant Funded Project
To produce a plan and develop partnerships for a long distance horse and mountain bike trail linking hubs of bridleway access in the South Wales Central region.
£21,623 (including Inner London allowance)
Based Adelaide Yard, London
At the Canal & River Trust, we believe life is better by water. This is an opportunity to put that belief into practice, as you help transform our canals and rivers into spaces that local communities truly enjoy. Your job will be to maintain, conserve and improve a large section of the London waterway network – doing everything from removing litter and repairing towpaths to operating locks and bridges and providing emergency response. It’s an opportunity to work in a wonderfully unique outdoor environment.
This is a temporary post for an initial period of up to 2 years based at our Frog Lane Council Offices in the centre of Lichfield.
We are looking for an effective and enthusiastic person to review minor planning applications, undertake ecological surveys and assist in the future delivery of ecological work within the Lichfield District and wider region, which includes part of the Cannock Chase AONB.
Forestry England are providing a voluntary placement known as Shadow Rangers. These placements are targeted at individuals seeking to gain experience in the countryside sector.
A number of 6 - 12 month placements are available across Central England Forest District. Volunteering 1-3 days per week, each placement allows volunteers to develop on the job skills in their chosen work area.
Full Time, 37 hours per week
From £23,836 to £26,317 per year plus inconvenience allowance
The post will cover the locations of Millers Dale/ North White Peak Area of the Peak
Based at Parsley Hay, working within our South Hub Ranger Team
Engagement Rangers act as the eyes and ears of the National Park, creating close links with partners and communities by working with them to help make the NP accessible and enjoyable for all. This is an excellent career opportunity in an outstanding environment.
Part-time, earliest start date: 18th May
Salary £9.00 per hour or commission whichever is the greater plus mileage
A team of Charity Supporters work at pre-arranged venues such as supermarkets, local events and agricultural shows, using a static display or activities to assist in engaging with the public to gain memberships.
1 x permanent – 18½ hours - Thursday to Monday, flexible hours
1 x 6 month fixed term contract – 37 hours a week
£18,771 - £19,750 a year
We are seeking motivated individuals to work in the Service Delivery Directorate within the Visitor Business and Economy Unit. You will assist in developing an enjoyable customer experience at the Country Parks across the borough, ensuring that visitors receive excellent customer service at all times. You will provide information, advice and assistance to visitors and assist with education, activities and events for local schools and groups.
Full-time (37.5 hours per week), fixed term appointments until March 2021, based at DWT’s Cookworthy office in North Devon.
Salary: £22,185 - £24,998 plus 5% pension
We are seeking three experienced and knowledgeable farm advisors for the project. They will work with landowners to deliver capital interventions on riverside land, bringing water quality and other benefits to the environment.
Full-time (37.5 hours per week), fixed term appointment until March 2021, based at DWT’s Cookworthy office in North Devon
Salary: £29,130 plus 5% pension
Are you ready for the next step in your conservation career - leading the restoration of a major Devon river and its landscape? The Torridge, one of Devon’s principal river catchments, is suffering long term chronic decline driven by diffuse agricultural pollution. The Torridge River Restoration Project is an ambitious, integrated programme of advisory and capital works interventions.
Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience.
Location: Central Manchester or Worcestershire
Ecology Solutions is a leading consultancy specialising in ecology planning solutions and offering an extensive range of expertise, providing services to numerous and diverse high-profile clients within both the public and private sectors.
With offices in Worcestershire, Hertfordshire and Manchester we have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Ecologist / Senior / Associate Ecologist wanting to further their career.
£25700 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution
Do you love Yorkshire, Love Wildlife? Are you as committed as we are to encouraging the community to enjoy their natural environment?
We are looking for an experienced and innovative Inspiring People Officer to join our team at Stirley Community Farm. The post holder will have a flare for developing and delivering exciting and engaging activities and education sessions, all with a particular focus on local food growing and farming for wildlife.
21 hours per week
1 based at Potteric Carr or Stirley Community Farm
1 based at Appleton Mill Farm
Salary: £25700 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution
Do you love Yorkshire, love wildlife? Would you like to combine your passion for nature conservation with your livestock management skills? Do you share our vision for a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone?
Salary: Up to £28,000 + Benefits - Dependant on skills and competencies
Glendale carries out a significant number of woodland, countryside & estates management contracts throughout Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire and now require a manager to oversee and grow our business in the area.
Based at our office south of Bristol, the successful candidate will be a proactive manager who will be able to offer sales, operational, financial and commercial management.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Throughout the summer holidays, there will be wild things happening in Highlander’s wood, as children and their families build leafy dens, dig holes, and make disgusting soups from old cabbage leaves. This kind of old-fashioned messy adventure play will be overseen and organised by a couple of bold adventure play assistants, who will prepare all the ingredients for a wild adventure, ensure that everyone remains happy and safe, and then tidy up at the end of each day. We’re now recruiting for this very unusual job.
Location: Finlaystone Country Estate, Langbank, PA14 6TJ
Finlaystone Estate is based by the Clyde near Langbank and is open to the public who enjoy the woodlands, play areas, formal gardens and tea room. A lot of school groups visit in the summer and many events are laid on for visitors. A new permanent role is available from June.
Salary: £22,269 per annum (pro rata £8, 906 per annum)
Location: Walthamstow Wetlands
London Wildlife Trust are partnered with London Borough of Waltham Forest as an activity partner for the Walthamstow Wetlands project. To help deliver the Heritage Lottery funded activity plan for this, we are currently recruiting a Community Engagement Ranger to job share 2 days a week. This is a great opportunity for you if you are passionate about urban nature conservation and want to get involved in a visionary project. This is a fixed term contract until March 2020.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 15/04/2019
Braintree Local Group Volunteers, Essex Wildlife Trust
Local Group Volunteers, Essex Wildlife Trust
Centre Assistants, Essex Wildlife Trust
Retail Intern, Essex Wildlife Trust
Wildlife Trainee: Conservation (West Berkshire), Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)
Grounds - Gardening – Water & Insect Gardens, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Windpump Welcome Volunteer, National Trust
Primate Volunteer, Wild Futures
Volunteer Trainee Ranger, National Trust
Yorkshire Peat Partnership Voluntary Trainee , Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Martin Mere - Reserve volunteer, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Wildlife Planning Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Storyteller for nature, RSPB
Butterfly Survey Co-ordinator, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
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Broomhall Estate, Charlestown, Fife.
This is a new and exciting post managing the repair and maintenance of the property portfolio of Broomhall, located on the outskirts of Dunfermline in West Fife. The Estate Works Manager role will encompass a wide-range of duties to provide effective and efficient support to the Estate’s Management team.
You will work as part of a committed and energetic team to deliver the continued and future growth of Broomhall Estate. A competitive renumeration package is available reflective of candidates skills and experience. Part time working would be considered.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
We are looking for a National Specialist - Wildlife Management to ensure our teams are supported to deal with the difficult and complex issues sometimes raised by the conservation of our special places. You’ll assist teams across the National Trust who are involved with wildlife management, including deer and other wild/feral large herbivores, birds including game birds, fish and other wild species managed for any reason. You’ll establish standards, develop guidance and ensure our teams have access to high quality advice, including the ethical treatment of wildlife.
Rates of pay are £10.50/hr on a self-employed basis.
River Stewardship Company are seeking temporary field surveyors to assist in extensive surveys of invasive species along the rivers of north and east Yorkshire.
As part of the Environment Agency’s invasive plant programme, we are surveying 1300km of rivers across north and east Yorkshire in May, June and July 2019, recording the distribution and abundance of invasive species along the riparian corridor, with a priority focus on Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, and floating pennywort.
Salary range: £22,021 - £29,636 per annum
Work location: Ron Groves House, Kidlington / Speedwell House, Oxford
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Temporary - Maternity Cover (9 months)
The LWVP is seeking a project officer to provide maternity cover for the current Project Manager. The cover period is expected to run until March 2020 from the data of commencement.
The Lower Windrush Valley Project is a well-established project to improve landscape, biodiversity and public access in the Lower Windrush Valley in West Oxfordshire by undertaking work directly and in partnership with the local community.
£20,950 - £32,241 (dependent upon qualifications)
Recruitment Attraction bonus of up to £3,000
This post is to be based at the Sparsholt campus
Lecturer in Horticulture is required to teach theory and practical tasks to students for Work-based Learning at Level 2, Full-time Level 1 to Level 3 learners and short course adult learners.
Teaching subject areas may include: Business Management, Plant and Soil Science, Propagation, Investigative Project and many more depending on individual skill set.
Salary: £25,000 + 8% pension contribution + car allowance
Full-time, 35 hours per week
ELGT is seeking a Projects Officer to assist the Project Programme Manager in the delivery and development of greenspace and other woodland and green network projects as part of the ELGT annual work programme.
Salary: £30,000 (pro rata) + 8% pension contribution + car allowance
Part-time, 28 hours per week Temporary contract to October 2020
ELGT is seeking a part-time Shale Trail Project Manager to oversee all aspects of development and delivery of a new strategic project that will create an inspiring, enjoyable off-road trail of approximately 16 miles, bringing the rich oil shale heritage of West Lothian to life.
Location: St Mellons, Cardiff
Contract type: Fixed term appointment (FTA) for 12 months
Work pattern: 37 Hours per week Monday to Friday
Primarily office based but may entail travel between different NRW locations, partner organisations and other locations. You will also undertake work outdoors at different sites.
The team plays a lead role in providing advice to internal and external customers on protected species, with a particular focus on licence applications and development planning. Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate experience in the ecology, conservation and principles of mitigation for a range of protected species, good communication skills and stakeholder management.
Full-time (40 hours per week), fixed term appointment including lone, evening and weekend work
Salary: £18,000 per annum (with a 3 month review period)
Based at: Deadwater Valley Trust, Bordon, Hampshire
Deadwater Valley Trust (DVT) is seeking a self-motivated ranger to help deliver the SANG Management Plan and also support the Community Ranger in a program of events and activities in Bordon Inclosure SANG. Working as part of the existing DVT ranger team this exciting role is part of the wider regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon with its amazing wildlife & habitats, with over 60% of the parish being designated to either European (SPA/SAC) or UK (SSSI/LNR/SINC) level.
35 hours per week
We have an excellent opportunity to recruit a new Reserves Manager to lead on the conservation management of eight wildlife reserves in the countries around Glasgow and along the Argyll coast, including one of our largest reserves, Largiebaan near the Mull of Kintyre.
Location: Southerham and across Sussex
Hours: 35 (F/T)
The Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast. By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places.
Derby College is looking for a well-motivated Curriculum Support Assistant with a knowledge of the Agricultural world.
Derby College Farm is a very busy, forward thinking centre. The team are ambitious and proud of their achievements and work environment.
We are a small, hands-on and extremely hard working team, striving for excellence at all times, we adopt a professional and industry correct manner and create an environment where the welfare of the animals is our primary concern.
£29,636 - £33,798 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term Contract from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020
15 hours per week, preferably Monday and Friday
Based in Bainbridge, Wensleydale
Help shape our public voice and promote and protect the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.
We are looking for an experienced communications professional to manage and deliver all aspects of communications, including media relations, web and social media, publications and brand development.
GS Ecology Ltd
GS Ecology is an ecological consultancy based in Berkshire. We provide ecology advice for clients in the public and the private sector.
We are looking for a seasonal ecologist and assistant ecologist to work out of our Reading office to help with ecological surveys, write reports etc. The job involves overnight work, late nights and early mornings. The successful candidate will need to travel throughout the UK at short notice, but mainly in the south of England and the midlands.
Fixed term seasonal contract for 3 to 3.5 months
£16,500 - £17,422 per annum pro rata
Grey Squirrel Officer full-time (Teviotdale)
Location: Home based Hawick-Bonchester bridge area, Scottish Borders.
Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Developing Community Action (SSRS-DCA) is a project to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland by building capacity among communities of volunteers and land managers to take on some of the essential protection measures required to protect the red squirrels in key areas.
Exceptional, dedicated, kind, woodsman / forester / traditional estate worker for maintenance and management of estate woodlands (including SSSIs) and nationally important Arboretum in SE Cambridgeshire.
Variable hours contract, £10 per hour.
Post based home based with regular travel to sites in North Hampshire, including Odiham, Hook, Basingstoke and Petersfield
This is an exciting opportunity to help us lead public engagement activities to get more people interested in their local wildlife. This post will include delivery of birthday parties, visits for uniformed groups, public events and school visits which promote engagement with nature through fun, hands on activities.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
As a part of an ongoing investment into our Land and Nature objectives we are now looking for a National Specialist - Trees and Woodland Adviser to take on this new role, to help us deliver on our huge ambitions for revitalising the role that Trees and Woodlands have in the National Trust. As the 2nd largest Woodland owner in the UK, the National Trust cares for over 26,000 hectares of varied and predominantly native woodlands. The Trust also has millions of trees in its gardens, parks and wider countryside including more ancient, veteran and notable trees than any other owner.
Working Hours: Full Time
Salary: £30,507 - £34,788 P/A depending on experience
Location: Fair Oak, Eastleigh
The Operations Manager will have responsibility for the delivery of operational services by the Parish Council covering a variety areas & managing a group of employees working in grounds maintenance and caretaking, as well as working alongside external contractors. The Operations Manager is a senior role within the staffing structure, reporting direct to the Parish Clerk, and is expected to be public-facing, dealing professionally and appropriately with residents. Bringing experience of managing people, properties and public open space, they will provide advice to the Clerk to maintain and improve services within the Parish
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
The role of Ranger will be to work with the Area Ranger and Ranger (2 days a week) to deliver nature conservation, access, heritage and visitor experience work across the Golden Cap estate and the nearby sites of Hardown Hill, Lambert’s Castle, Coney’s Castle, Pilsdon Pen, Lewesdon Hill and land near Lyme Regis. The majority of the land is permanent pasture grazed by mixed livestock, but other habitats here include wildflower meadows, heathland, woodlands, orchards, mires, soft cliffs and arable farmland. The sites are nationally and internationally important for their nature conservation, archaeological and geological value with designations including SSSI, SAC, WHS and SAM.
Field Studies Council
FSC Flatford Mill, Nr East Bergholt, Suffolk
Salary - £17,077- £18,121 per annum
Contract Term - This is a fixed term role until 31st March 2020
The post primarily involves the day-to-day management and maintenance of the technical, logistical and administrative resources which support the work of the Education Team in the delivery of field courses and environmental activities, along with a range of other duties essential to the smooth running of the Learning Location.
Salary - 19,000-21,000 depending on skills and experience
We require a seasonal bird surveyor to be based in Argyll (accommodation will be provided).
Applicants will be birders and will ideally have carried out bird surveys such as Vantage Points, Breeding Bird Survey and Raptor Surveys. It is however far more important to display a sound knowledge of birds both by sight and call as training in survey methods will be given.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 08/04/2019
Full Time Volunteer Ranger, National Trust
Visitor Experience Volunteer, Forestry England
Wildlife Trainee (Education) Woolley Firs, Berkshire, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)
Wildlife Trainee (Education) Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)
Trustees, Northumberland Wildlife Trust
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Up to £28,000 + contributory pension, excellent holiday and other benefits
For roles based in London we offer Inner London allowance of £3,752 pa
Three-year fixed-term contract
Newark, Leeds, Sefton, Birmingham and London
The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest and newest charities, having been set up in 2012 to care for over 2,000 miles of historic inland waterways. Now, less than a decade later, we are embarking on the next stage of our journey, as we adopt a new six-region structure that will enable us to serve customers and stakeholders more effectively and help make us the charity for wellbeing and waterways. We believe life is better by water. Join us, at this exciting time, and you can help make that vision a reality.
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 01/07/21)
Rangers play an important role at the National Trust, and through thinking about the long term help us to look after our special places forever, for everyone. You'll be leading the Ranger team at an exciting time and will be pivotal in driving forward both great conservation and an outstanding experience for visitors in our outdoor spaces.
This is a 2 year fixed-term opportunity and could be an ideal secondment opportunity for the right candidate.
Part-time: currently 30 hours per week, it may also be possible to make this full-time for the right candidate.
Salary range: £24,036 - £25,646 per annum (pro-rata)
The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) is the leading professional membership body for ecologists and environmental managers working to protect and enhance the natural environment. Working as part of the Membership Team, you will provide a high-quality, membership-related advice and administrative service to our members and applicants. This is an excellent time to join this busy team as we welcome more applicants than ever before, so we are looking for an enthusiastic and efficient administrator with excellent inter-personal skills.
Head Office, Tarporley
Full time / 36.5 hours per week / 8:30am - 4:30pm Mon to Thurs, 8:30am - 3:30pm Fri
A superb opportunity is now available for a new team member to join our Estates Department. This is an excellent prospect for an enthusiastic individual who would like to start a career in Estate Management. You will gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable on the job experience.
Log House Holidays
Initial 1 year contract - possibility to extend to 5 years.
Full or 4/5 time. Flexible working possible.
Starting Pay: £10 per hour
Work on a family run 130 acre nature reserve and lake in the Cotswold Water Park with 8 luxury holiday cabins. Our cabins changeover every Monday and Friday throughout the year. On these days, work includes maintenance jobs around the cabins and estate management tasks such as mowing, strimming, wild flower establishment and log cutting / tree work. This will be a varied job, working with a small friendly team in a unique location.
Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
Salary starting at: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum
Full time / Permanent
Covering agriculture, water, forestry and upland policy, working closely with RSPB Land Use Policy colleagues in other offices and with policy advocates in Brussels to secure more sustainable land management and use. Working collaboratively with other NGOs and networks, and other RSPB and BirdLife International teams to ensure nature stays on the political agenda, working directly with decision makers and those who shape policy, and encouraging others to step up and act.
Salary starting at: £17,276 to £18,716 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time, as and when required
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract with possibility of extension
Are you a people person who loves to engage with visitors and inspire them with your passion for wildlife? At our Belfast Window on Wildlife (WOW) reserve we are looking for an enthusiastic Visitor Experience Officer to help inspire and enthuse our visitors by explaining about our reserve and the wildlife that calls it their home.
One year fixed term contract
The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board is a statutory body responsible for the protection and enhancement of salmon and sea trout fisheries in the Ness catchment, the largest in the North Highlands covering a total area of 2,103 square kilometres.
Working as part of a wider team, the Fisheries Officer will be responsible for assisting in the protection, monitoring and management of wild salmon and sea trout populations and their habitats in the rivers, lochs and coastal areas of the Ness district.
Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs pw to 25/02/22)
This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to take the next step in countryside management. You will be an important part of the Penrose Ranger team, working within the larger Lizard and Penrose Countryside team. Based out of the Ranger Office and workshops at Penrose and report to the Lead Ranger, Penrose, you will help deliver our in-hand coast project at Penrose & Porkellis.
The focus of this new role has two parts; firstly, to deliver our management of the in – hand coast at Penrose and to take forward our Land, Outdoors and Nature (LON) ambition. Secondly to lead on our in-hand management of Porkellis, an important site 4 miles north of Helston comprising a diverse mix of wildlife habitats (including an area of SSSI) and rich mining remains (and within the Cornwall World Heritage Site).
Salary: £17,500 pro rata pa
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
An exciting new opportunity to work for Suffolk Wildlife Trust to support the day-to-day management of our Broadland nature reserves – Carlton Marshes, Oulton Marshes, Castle Marshes, North Cove, Gunton Warren, Gunton Meadow and Lound Lakes.
Field Studies Council
FSC Head Office, Nr Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Salary – £19,726 - £22,511 per annum
Contract Term – This is fixed term position due to start in April 2019 and end on 31st March 2020.
FSC is a partner in a consortium of organisations to deliver the Nature Friendly Schools Project. This large-scale project (£6.3m) is one of three within the Children and Nature Programme, a flagship programme for the 25 Year Environment Plan, led jointly by Natural England Defra and Department for Education and with a budget of £10m. The project will deliver natural environment interventions for schools with an aim to improving pupils’ mental health and wellbeing, school engagement, plus their physical health, behaviour, attendance and care & concern for the environment. All partners will work with schools to build resilience.
GreenAcres Epping Forest, Essex
Full-time / 37.5 hours per week / 8am - 4pm Mon - Fri
Permanent / £19,000 pa + £1000 pa for Grave Digging
For over twenty years GreenAcres has offered excellent customer service, providing meaningful funeral services and celebrations at our ceremonial parks across the UK. We are currently expanding the Grounds Team at our Epping site and are looking for someone with great practical skills to help in maintaining the park landscape and providing customers with professional funeral and event services.
Senior Interpretation Officer
Salary: £23,125.41 pa (pro- rata); Hours: 21 per week; Tenure: 4 years
The post holder is responsible for delivering a number of interpretive projects on behalf of the TTTV partnership in line with the Landscape Conservation Action Plan and, working with other project staff and partners, ensure consistency of interpretive message and style across the project area.
Salary: £19,508.77 pa (pro- rata); Hours: 7 hours per week; Tenure: 5 years
To be the main contact for PR and communications across the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme (TTTV) and to manage the external and internal communications to raise profile of the partnership and maximise positive media coverage.
As our Contracts Manager in South West England, you will be supporting the preparation and delivery of significant contracts and projects and responsible for managing contracts on site, whilst working alongside our 5 Site Managers for the Woodland Trust’s Estate across the whole Region.
These contracts will include significant timber harvesting, civil engineering and tree safety programmes - you will be supporting and leading on the development and implementation of our response to Chalara. Developing and delivering appropriate CSS applications to offset costs and drive the Trust’s income streams will also figure highly in your work.
Salary: £21,754 - £23,932 depending on experience, pro-rata
Gwent Wildlife Trust is seeking to recruit a 4 day a week Volunteering Coordinator for a fixed 2-year contract, as part of the Living Levels Partnership Scheme (RSPB led) on the Gwent Levels, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The post holder will be key to achieving the volunteering outputs for the Living Levels Scheme including ensuring efficient volunteer data management and communication but if you wanted solely a desk based role then this isn’t the job for you!
Job Type Permanent
Job Hours Full-time
Location Southampton, Hampshire, South East
Salary £20,088 - £23,111 per year +
We have an opportunity for an Assistant Tree Officer to join a team of dedicated and experienced tree officers and in-house tree surgeons to protect, manage and maintain Southampton’s important tree stock.
You will be responsible for supporting the Arboricultural Manager in the provision of a complete arboricultural advisory service for trees in Southampton.
Full-time permanent positions
Our journey at Ebsford began in 2011. We have since created and delivered the visions of many wide-ranging clients. This has resulted in unparalleled growth for our business, increasing revenue to in excess of £5,000,000 through the exceptional design and delivery of award-winning legacy projects by our talented teams. From our multi award-winning Apprenticeship Programme to an almost 100% promoted management team, the path is laid for highly motivated, committed and focused individuals to flourish in our organisation.
£26,266 to £30,467 per annum according to experience
Full-time post, based in Cheddar
Somerset Wildlife Trust is seeking an experienced ecologist from the conservation sector to act as technical and strategic lead on our ecology work. Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the role exists to lead the development and delivery of the Trust’s landscape-scale conservation programmes; to act as technical lead on ecology across the Trust; and lead on developing biodiversity outcomes through the planning process.
Salary - £18,720 p/a
Fixed term contract – 1 year
In this role you will work with and be supported by our forestry team to deliver operational plans to ensure that the Heart of England Forest achieves the aims and objectives set out in its strategic plan. This will include practical forestry planting and maintenance working with the staff team, volunteers, corporate supporters and contractors to achieve our vision of a 30,000-acre contiguous woodland.
Salary: £28,776 - £31,090 per annum
An excellent opportunity has arisen to work for Hart District Council’s multi-award winning Countryside Department. This comes at an exciting time in the delivery of our service and is full of opportunity for an enterprising candidate. Hart District Council are investing heavily in the provision of quality green space and are currently constructing new countryside sites across the district. The Senior Ranger will be responsible for delivering the Council priorities through increasing our profile, presence and impact whilst providing safe, well managed and welcoming sites to enable this to happen.
The Open Spaces Society was founded in 1865 and is Britain’s oldest national conservation body. The society is now looking to appoint a Case Officer with responsibility for Rights of Way matters.
The role will be based out of the society’s head office in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Minimum 21 hours per week with salary dependent on a&e.
I need assistants to help with dusk and dawn surveys, mainly in and around Manchester, from April/May to September/October inclusive. Applications accepted throughout but please apply as soon as possible.
Freelance ecologists, and enthusiastic volunteers may apply. Pay is dependent on experience/ability. Volunteers receive travelling expenses.
This is casual work you can fit-in when you're available, perhaps one to three times a week, possibly including weekends. Short-term availability is acceptable. Dawn availability is particularly useful.
With over 30 years' experience of working with bats, this provides a learning opportunity for anyone venturing into bat consultancy or conservation work.
Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 01/04/2019
Living Seas Centre Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Voluntary Survey Assistant (Casual), Bats, Angela Graham Bat Consultancy Service Ltd
Eco-Ranger Volunteer, Zoological Society of Hertfordshire/ Paradise Wildlife Park
Dino Team Volunteer, Zoological Society of Hertfordshire / Paradise Wildlife Park
Housekeeping Volunteer, The Big Cat Sanctuary
Retail Volunteer, The Big Cat Sanctuary
Horticultural Therapy Volunteer, Garden Organic
Dragonfly Centre Volunteer, British Dragonfly Society
#Litterheroes Ambassador, Keep Britain Tidy
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Salary starting at Commensurate with experience
Hours: Full time
RSPB Scotland have an exciting and challenging opportunity for someone who is RICS qualified (or equivalent).
The successful candidate will work half of their time delivering work in North Region, and half of their time across the rest of Scotland (or potentially the role could be split between two individuals on a part-time basis). They will assist with both the management of an extensive rural estate along with delivering major projects, acquisitions and disposals.
Location: Weymouth, Dorset
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Full time / Permanent
The RSPB are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational person to lead our visitor experience at the Wild Weymouth Discovery Centre, the gateway to our Weymouth Wetlands nature reserves in Dorset. Radipole Lake and Lodmoor nature reserves sit in the middle of Weymouth and are home to some amazing wildlife. They have the potential to engage many people about the important conservation work that the RSPB delivers both locally and nationally. Most importantly, this will inspire people to help us protect nature.
Salary Range: This is an unpaid voluntary role however, travel expenses and a tailored training programme will be provided.
Based at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve
Are you looking for experience in the environment sector as a Nature Reserve Warden? We are looking for someone to help us with the general and practical management of Sevenoaks Nature Reserve, whilst gaining experience working with and leading volunteer tasks, working with stock graziers and Trust livestock, carrying out surveys and monitoring and gaining certificates for various practical skills such as brushcutter and chainsaw.
Job Type: Full-time
Greenman Environmental Management are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for either a Graduate Arboricultural Consultant or Arboricultural Consultant to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the completion of tree surveys in accordance with BS5837, VTAs, tree management plans, mortgage reports, tree mapping (CAD and GIS technologies), project engagement and client liaison.
Canonteign Falls Ltd
Canonteign Falls, Christow Nr Exeter. EX6 7RH
Full time / Yearly Contract
Salary £20,000 per annum negotiable upon experience
Set within Canonteign Estate, located in the beautiful Teign Valley is the award winning tourist attraction Canonteign Falls, including 2 waterfalls, 7 lakes, Victorian fern garden, parklands and ancient woodlands.
A9 Consulting Limited
Salary £23,000 - £26,000 pa - flexible working opportunities and training offered
These positions can be based from home (Highlands)
Initially six months but likely to become permanent
A9 works as a close-knit team with a strong focus on sharing expertise and our team undertakes a variety of interesting projects for a wide range of clients covering the full range of ecological disciplines. You can expect to be involved with a wide range of field surveys, particularly ornithology.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Are you aged 24 or under? Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? If so then we would like to hear from you.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available across Yorkshire.
We are looking for 8 passionate and motivated young people to join our conservation skills work experience placement. As part of the placement we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.
Salary in the range, £21,000 to £25,000 per annum plus pension.
This post is full time, commencing 1st June 2019 until the end of March 2020 with the possibility of an extension.
Based in Shropshire
The post-holders will deliver a programme of farmer/agronomist training events and one to one farm visits to promote resource protection and a reduction in diffuse water pollution from agriculture, with a focus on pesticides and nutrients. The project will also include supporting farmers through the Severn Trent Water capital grant scheme in target areas of the groundwater catchments, in order to support farm infrastructure changes to reduce diffuse water pollution. You will also work with Trust staff and other partners in catchment areas to develop ideas and projects to improve watercourses for wildlife through habitat creation and management.
Somerset County Council
37 hours per week
£19,171 to £21,166 per annum
We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic person to join the Quantock Hills and Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) teams. The role will be to co-ordinate the volunteering and outreach opportunities offered through the teams and their partners. You will be responsible for organising tasks in consultation with other members of the AONB teams as well as developing ways to promote volunteering.
Grade 6 - £24,999 - £28,356 per annum (£30,108 unconsolidated maximum, achievable through performance-related progression)
Hours - Full-time, 36 hours per week
Location - Beddington Farmlands and London Borough of Sutton Offices, Carshalton
The Biodiversity Team manages over 25 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation within the London Borough of Sutton, including chalk downland, woodland, wetlands and neutral meadows, from the green belt of the North Downs to the urban landscape. We utilise significant support from Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers, operating 2-3 task days per week.
The RFS is inviting applications for four one-year forestry jobs for university and college leavers. These jobs will equip the successful candidates with the skills and experience to kick-start their careers in forestry and woodland management.
University graduate position: Assistant Forest Manager - Salary: 18,000 pa
Employer: Exmoor National Park Authority, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9HL
College leaver positions: Assistant Forest Worker - Salary: £16,000 pa
Employers: Englefield Estate Reading, Berkshire RG7 5DU, Tregothnan Estate, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5PZ, Westacre Estate, Westacre, Norfolk, PE32 1TS
Salary on a scale commensurate with experience, from £35,400 - £42,000
Are you an experienced ecologist with a strong business acumen looking for a new challenge?
As a dynamic and growing business, we are looking for a self-motivated and positive-minded Principal Ecologist to join our friendly Sussex team, operating from a historic converted barn in a rural location. The successful applicant would be involved in all areas of our work, managing a team of ecologists to find ecologically smart, commercially efficient and cost-effective solutions for projects on a variety of scales.
Salary: £18,798pa - Fixed Term Maternity Cover to April 2020
Location: Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RJ
We are looking to appoint a Conservation and Environment Officer to cover maternity leave. You will lead in the maintenance of the environmental conservation advising the Farm & Attraction Manager accordingly and take a hands-on approach with associated tasks.
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum Hours: Full time
Working with partners, staff and volunteers you will engage with people, about wildlife and the work of RSPB Scotland, inspiring them to support our work through membership, volunteering and donations. You will be happy to work to income and recruitment targets and to travel independantly to indoor and outdoor events throughout the year. You will manage the Dolphinwatch Project Officer, volunteers for community fundraising and events, and be able to work either alone or as part of a larger team.
This is a full-time, permanent post.
We are a busy, well-established ecological consultancy operating mainly in the southern half of Wales, offering a wide range of ecological, protected species and EcIA services, mainly in connection with planning and development. We require an enthusiastic, independent and flexible senior to join our team.
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