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A rolling list of countryside, conservation and ecology vacancies including wildlife work and environmental education, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.

North East vacancies: Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland, North, West and South Yorkshires and the East Riding of Yorkshire (formerly Humberside).

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Living Landscapes Officer - Maternity Cover

£26200 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

21 hours per week

Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to combine your knowledge and experience of land management with your passion and commitment to engaging local communities? Do you share our vision of creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone?

YWT are seeking to appoint a Living Landscape Officer – maternity cover to join our North Region Team.

  • Closing Date: 06/12/2019
  • Location: York
  • Posted: 15/11/2019
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Senior Ecologist


£26-33.5K & benefits

BSG Ecology was established in 1997, and is one of the largest independent ecological practices in the UK with a nationwide permanent staff of fifty, over six offices.

This is a great opportunity to join our experienced, friendly and innovative Newcastle team, and one of the largest independent ecological consultancies in the UK. You will have the chance to become involved in a variety of interesting, complex and high-profile projects for a wide-range of clients, and to develop your skills in all aspects of consultancy work through mentoring, a structured review process and training programme.

  • Closing Date: 02/12/2019
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Posted: 14/11/2019
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Conservation Officer (Environmental Land Management Schemes)

Grade 10 £30,507 to £33,799

An opportunity has arisen for a Conservation Officer to co-ordinate the delivery of a DEFRA-funded ‘Tests and Trials’ project which aims to lay the foundations for a new Environmental Land Management system which supports Nature Recovery and other Ecosystem Services in the North Pennines. The Test will involve working collaboratively with farmers and land managers in the co-design of simple land management plans, rooted in the AONB Management Plan.

  • Delete Date: 11/12/2019
  • Location: Stanhope
  • Posted: 13/11/2019
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Riverlution Community Engagement Officer

River Stewardship Company

£22,000pa pro-rata

21 hours per week (2-3 days per week including weekends), permanent

Sheffield-based with travel across Yorkshire

The Riverlution Community Engagement Officer will be responsible primarily for delivering regular volunteer days on the riverbank, with further scope to include additional engagement events such as citizen science activities, wildlife walks and educational activities as our Riverlution programme develops. They will engage with our existing volunteers but also work to expand our volunteer network both in number and reach. Other tasks will focus on training and skills development within targeted communities to increase the social impact of Riverlution.

  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Posted: 07/11/2019
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Salary: £27,905 - £31,371 (Band 7)

Experienced Ecologist required to provide specialist advice to planning officers, developers and to the public throughout all stages of the development management and strategic planning process.You will provide advice to Planning Officers and developers, review planning applications and assist with policy development, working with colleagues across the Planning Service to secure the best outcomes for nature in contexts varying from small housing schemes to the working and restoration of large mineral sites. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is working to conserve and enhance nature across England’s most northerly county, from intertidal habitats and coastal bird populations to upland meadows, heaths and blanket bogs.

  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Northumberland
  • Posted: 06/11/2019
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DNAire Community Engagement Officer

Location: Currently in Shipley, Bradford

Remuneration: ca. £25,000 pa (plus pension, expenses)

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week but note that significant working at weekends and evenings is likely to be necessary.

Fixed Term 3-year contract until December 2022

Developing the Natural Aire (DNAire) is a partnership project with The Environment Agency. DNAire will once again allow Atlantic salmon to spawn in our river after an absence of 200 years.  To celebrate their return and to safeguard the future of the river we are launching a wide-reaching programme of community engagement.  Through this we will connect local communities to their local river.

  • Closing Date: 29/11/2019
  • Location: Currently in Shipley, Bradford
  • Posted: 05/11/2019
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Conservation Placements

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (Doncaster), Stirley Community Farm (Huddersfield) and York Head Office

You will receive benefits including a bursary of £250 per month, a £480 training budget and a £500 completion bonus.

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. We are looking for young people to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme.  As part of the programme we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.

  • Delete Date: 02/12/2019
  • Location: Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (Doncaster), Stirley Community Farm (Huddersfield) and York Head Office
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 04/11/2019
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Environmental Conservation Apprentice

Salary: £163.13 - £307.88 pw

Duration: 18 months (37.5 hours pw)

Apprenticeship level: Advanced

Locations: Gibside, Clents Hill, Exmoor, West Yorkshire, Calke Abbey, Saltram, Langdale and Dartmoor

You will be working as part of the Ranger team locally delivering our ambitions for the Natural Environment. No previous experience or related knowledge is required.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to create a safe environment where the public can enjoy our environments and surrounding land and buildings, whilst protecting the environment, and creating habitats for species to thrive.

  • Closing Date: 18/11/2019
  • Location: Gibside, Clents Hill, Exmoor, West Yorkshire, Calke Abbey, Saltram, Langdale and Dartmoor
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 04/11/2019
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Great Out-tours Franchise

Salary: Up to £100 per hour
Location: Your home County / Country / Area

Become an owner of an award winning, pioneering outdoor franchise. A business opportunity to inspire children in the countryside within your own County/Country.

The Great Out-tours Limited are looking for people who are passionate about the great outdoors and inspiring the imaginative minds of children, using the school countryside stage. The Great Out-tours specialise in running after-school clubs, in-school workshops (complementing any existing countryside activities), weekend clubs and parties. We are expanding and looking to engage franchise partners throughout the United Kingdom.

  • Delete Date: 28/11/2019
  • Location: Throughout the United Kingdom
  • Posted: 31/10/2019
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Education Officer

Freelance, part-time, commencing Jan/Feb 2020

Three Hagges Woodmeadow, Escrick, York

Woodmeadow Trust is seeking a highly motivated individual to coordinate and deliver high quality outdoor educational activities at Three Hagges Woodmeadow.  The successful candidate will build relationships with local schools, develop and deliver curriculum-linked activities and develop and expand our outdoor education programme.  

  • Closing Date: 20/11/2019
  • Location: Three Hagges Woodmeadow, Escrick, York
  • Posted: 30/10/2019
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Conservation Farming Manager

£29,800 p.a Plus up to 9% Employer Pension Contribution

35 hours per week

Are you a natural leader? Would you like to use your skills in conservation to help improve the wildlife and environmental value of farmland?

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is looking for a Conservation Farming Manager to join our North Team at Appleton Mill Farm near Pickering. Our ideal candidate will have experience of managing a productive farm enterprise, especially with a focus on nature conservation. The post holder will be responsible for the strategic development, management and coordination of the Trust’s livestock programme.

  • Closing Date: 19/11/2019
  • Location: Appleton Mill Farm near Pickering
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Nature Friendly Schools Officer x 2

£26200 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employee pension contribution

12 month Fixed Term Contract

35 hours per week

Are you a keen advocate of the ‘Nature Matters’ message and share our vision for creating Living Landscapes and Living Seas? Do you want to make a positive difference to mental health and wellbeing of young people and children?

We are seeking to appoint a Nature Friendly Schools Officer at both Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield and Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Doncaster. The post holder will lead on delivery of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust element of this exciting national project working with primary schools in the West Yorkshire or South Yorkshire region.

  • Closing Date: 18/11/2019
  • Location: Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield and Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Doncaster
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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