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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.

South West vacancies: Avon, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

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Volunteer and Penwith Hedges Coordinator

Penwith Landscape Partnership

Employed by the Lead Partner, Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Full-time, fixed contract to December 2022

Based in St Just

Salary £21,930pa

The Penwith Landscape Partnership scheme seeks to conserve and enhance the special landscape of Penwith in the far west of Cornwall, making a lasting difference to its heritage, people and communities. Volunteering is central to the success of the scheme. We are looking for a committed individual with great organisational and people skills to support and develop the strong volunteering network, working closely with the other PLP team members.

  • Closing Date: 24/11/2019
  • Location: St Just, Cornwall
  • Posted: 07/11/2019
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Dartmoor Hill Farm Officer

Grade 4: £22,462 - £26,317

Full time – 37 hours per week

Fixed term contract until April 2022

The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project was established through a partnership to support a viable future for Dartmoor farmers by providing advice and information, promoting skills development, and offering a single point of contact to rural communities and partners regarding key issues.

Based in Princetown as a key member of the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project team, you will build on existing links established with the farming community to develop, promote, administer and evaluate an inclusive programme of training events to help build more sustainable rural communities. You will work directly with farmers, acting as a conduit to facilitate positive change and will be central to providing support at a critical time of uncertainty and reform.

  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Princetown, Devon
  • Posted: 05/11/2019
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Environmental Education Countryside Ranger

35 hours per week

Salary:  £16,000 with accommodation provided

Based on our organic farm, the Magdalen Environmental Trust provides outdoor environmental education to children and adults, and therapeutic / respite opportunities to people with more complex needs.

Throughout the year, the role will include traditional Ranger activities of site care, countryside management and care of livestock, and also the provision of high quality environmental education to a range of visitors, but predominantly primary school children.

  • Closing Date: 24/11/2019
  • Location: Chard, Somerset.
  • Posted: 05/11/2019
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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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Senior Ecologist (Bats, Birds)

Starting December 2019

Permanent, with three-month probationary period

Salary £30,000 +

The position is home-based (Dorset/Hants area), and mainly involves travelling to jobs across this area and the Southeast, sometimes further, and with overnight stays where necessary. You would coordinate and conduct surveys and mitigation for bats (PRAs, nocturnal surveys, static detectors, transects), Breeding Bird Surveys, Winter Bird Surveys, Phase 1 habitat/PEAs, and surveys for reptiles, GCN, riparian mammals, and other protected species.

  • Delete Date: 28/11/2019
  • Location: Dorset/Hants area
  • Posted: 31/10/2019
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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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Volunteer Coordinator

£25,215 - £27,316 pa depending on experience

5 days per week

Based in Taunton

Are you ready to make your mark on the world of volunteer management supporting great people doing vital conservation work across Somerset?  Do you want to help a local charity develop its volunteering to supports its future strategy? Do you want to spread the word about Somerset’s wonderful wildlife and glorious landscapes and why we need to protect them now and in the future?

  • Closing Date: 15/11/2019
  • Location: Taunton
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Freelance Outdoor and Adventure Learning Tutor

Field Studies Council


The Field Studies Council (FSC) is the UK’s leading charity sector provider of outdoor environmental education.  Much of our work is based at our Field Centres, which have an international reputation for high standards of school and university teaching and associated facilities. 

FSC West Group of centres is looking for self-employed Freelance Outdoor and Adventure Learning Tutors to support our work in the delivery of adventurous activities and / or academic fieldwork and environmental education to a wide-ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All Through First-hand Experience’. 

  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: West Region
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Chainsaw and Brushcutter Operatives

Green Mantle (Ecosophy) Limited

Location: Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels

Pay: £16,800 pro rata; 35 hours/wk plus travel. Immediate start - end February 2020. Possibly longer. Mileage allowance.

Exciting opportunities to gain invaluable experience of countryside management and discover extensive networking possibilities. Full-time staff required to join small dynamic team undertaking felling, coppicing, tree surgery, footpath maintenance and scrub clearance, mainly on SSSIs.

  • Closing Date: 22/11/2019
  • Location: Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Site Supervisor

£20,000-£24,000 pa

Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset

Are you passionate and committed about working outdoors, enjoy a wide variety of work as well as leading and developing people’s skills?

If you aspire to work for a company that values its staff and prides itself on high standards of workmanship and training opportunities, then this could be the right opportunity for you.

  • Delete Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Foreman, Chainsaw Operators & Fencers

Immediate Start

Salary is dependent on experience

Knighton Countryside Management Ltd is based at Piddlehinton, Dorchester & undertakes a range of ecological & environmental contracting. We have opportunities for suitably qualified Foreman, Chainsaw Operators and Fencers for fencing, vegetation clearance, & ecological contracting, to work on jobs in Dorset and across southern England/Wales.

  • Delete Date: 22/11/2019
  • Location: Dorset and across southern England/Wales
  • Posted: 25/10/2019
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Senior Fundraising Officer

Location: Flexible

Salary starting at: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: 12 Months

Do you have the passion, drive, professionalism and enthusiasm to raise funds for the RSPB?

The RSPB England team is recruiting for a Senior Fundraising Officer. This is a fantastic opportunity to hone your skills in fundraising and project management. If you have enthusiasm for the work of the RSPB and can demonstrate your talents and transferable skills for fundraising, line management and leadership we would like to hear from you.

  • Closing Date: 15/11/2019
  • Location: Flexible
  • Posted: 24/10/2019
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Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.