CJS Online: Community and Volunteers

 

A rolling list of vacancies, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.


Community and Volunteers vacancies: projects looking at community involvement and countryside volunteer management.


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21 pages in total, the lead article from Lantra details the importance of practical training to complement the knowledge within the environmental conservation task force. Countryside Management Association talks about networking and how to sell yourself to potential employers. We get an update on the Our Bright Future programme at its half way point. CJS provide some hints and tips to help those asking the question “I think I’d like to work in the countryside”. Ben Deed from Merseyside Biobank was able to utilise his transferable skills from years of bar & shop work to get a foothold in the sector, read about his experience. Groundwork discusses CV’s & application forms and how to maximise your career chances. Can you get in to the sector through a love of wildlife and the ability to articulate that in writing? James Common from New Nature thinks so. Oonagh Nelson knows what she’s looking for in a potential employee; she provides suggestions for a successful interview from an employer’s point of view. Thought about going self-employed? Richard Crompton knows all about it and gives some great tips for success. This edition also carries lots of adverts for training courses, services and projects that will improve your career prospects. Read it here




Assistant Ecology Volunteer Officer

Salary: Up to £24,491 pa depending on experience.

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Flexible

Location: Tyland Barn Visitor Centre and Nature Park, Sandling, Maidstone Kent ME14 3BD

To develop, increase and support volunteers involved in ecological data collection across the county, working alongside the Conservation and People Engagement teams. The post holder will work closely with the Project lead in delivering the Nature’s Sure Connected project which will enable us to understand the state of our wildlife and the impact of our conservation activities in the wider landscape.


  • Closing Date: 10/12/2018
  • Location: Tyland Barn Centre, Sandling, Maidstone
  • Posted: 20/11/2018
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Estate Ranger – Smithills Estate

Salary is £22,000 - £24,000

Smithills Estates is a rich upland landscape of grassland, moorland and woodland habitats which has been neglected; reducing biodiversity and leaving wildlife vulnerable. We’ve got big plans to restore Smithills and use it as an example of how all our uplands can be saved and transformed. We’re looking for an Estate Ranger to help assist us in this vision.


  • Closing Date: 16/12/2018
  • Location: Smithills Estate, Bolton
  • Posted: 20/11/2018
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Lead Ranger

£27,191 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Poyning

You’ll be leading a team managing a mixture of sites and habitats, from Highdown in the west to Wolstenbury and Pandean in the east covering an area of over 1000 ha, delivering excellent conservation work, strong education and outreach programme with the local community and managing two very popular and different sites; Devil’s Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm.


  • Closing Date: 02/12/2018
  • Location: Poyning, Sussex
  • Posted: 20/11/2018
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Wild Trax Project Officer

Salary: £12,345 (pro rata) per annum (FTE £20,575)

Contract: Fixed term to 31 August 2019

Hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week

Based: College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring

The Wild Trax project (funded by the Rothschilds Foundation) is a partnership pilot initiative between the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, The Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the Natural History Museum at Tring. The project aims are to engage young people in Aylesbury and Dacorum Districts through youth-led, wildlife related activities and has been running since June 2017.


  • Closing Date: 10/12/2018
  • Location: College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring
  • Posted: 19/11/2018
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Ranger

£19,966 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Westerham

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.


  • Closing Date: 04/12/2018
  • Location: Westerham
  • Posted: 19/11/2018
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Wild Towns Project Officer

Salary £24,000 plus pension and life insurance

Fixed term full-time contract for 3 years

We are looking to recruit an experienced project officer to deliver an agreed programme of habitat restoration and creation over the next three years across seven towns in Gloucestershire. The project, funded by ERDF, will be delivered by a partnership group comprising of the lead partner (Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust) and delivery partners (Severn Trent Water, Severn Rivers Trust and Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West).


  • Closing Date: 12/12/2018
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Posted: 16/11/2018
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Lead Ranger

£27,191 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Yeovil

Rangers play a hugely important role at the National Trust, thinking long term to look after our special places. Our new strategy for Land Outdoors and Nature means that we are investing in front line ranger services to help us deliver positive changes at a landscape scale. We are looking to recruit a Lead Ranger to join our team in South Somerset to ensure excellent, sustainable care and conservation is delivered across our land, be it our agricultural tenancies or our historic parklands.


  • Closing Date: 09/12/2018
  • Location: Yeovil
  • Posted: 16/11/2018
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Community Development Officer

Grade 10 £29909 to 33,136 pro rata.

An opportunity has arisen for a Community Development Officer (30 hours a week) to work on an 18 month project to support groups and volunteers in the Allen Valleys.
Your job will be to ensure that a number of social enterprises and community organisations with a responsibility for heritage management in the Allen Valleys increase their resilience through your effective support and the effective management of an HLF funded Resilient Heritage grant.


  • Closing Date: 04/12/2018
  • Location: Allen Valleys
  • Posted: 15/11/2018
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Assistant Ranger

Durham County Council

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Ranger within the Parks and Countryside Team. Wharton Park is a 19th century park located just outside Durham City centre. Following a Heritage Lottery funded restoration in 2016 the park now offers a heritage centre with education room and café along with green gym, play areas, miniature car track and putting green which you will assist in managing as part of this role. Wharton Park’s opening hours range from 09:00 – 19:00 and work on a seasonal rota. You will be required to undertake all aspects of park and countryside management.


  • Closing Date: 02/12/2018
  • Location: Durham
  • Posted: 14/11/2018
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Parks Officer

Salary : £21,074 - £23,111 per annum

Location : Based at Evington Park

Full Time, Fixed Term for two years due to funding

We are looking for a Parks Officer who will develop, promote and provide facilities on Parks and Open Spaces, which are customer focused, safe and pleasant to use.


  • Closing Date: 25/11/2018
  • Location: Evington Park
  • Posted: 14/11/2018
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Volunteer Engagement Officer

Countryside and Rights of Way Service

County Hall, Hertford

Starting Salary: £21,693 pa progressing to £29,055 pa dependent on skills & experience

Full Time Hours, Permanent Contract

An exciting entry level opportunity has become available for a successful candidate to join our Countryside Management Team. By joining us you will gain valuable experience, working in an interesting and varied role and will receive support to develop your skills and experience in a dynamic, supportive environment.


  • Closing Date: 25/11/2018
  • Location: County Hall, Hertford
  • Posted: 14/11/2018
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Ranger

19,349 pa

Permanent f/t (1950 hrs py)

Stafford

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.


  • Closing Date: 05/12/2018
  • Location: Stafford
  • Posted: 14/11/2018
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Community Engagement Officer - Wildlife Project

Location: Orkney

Salary: £19,602 - £21,236 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: 5 years

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to inspire Orkney's communities and visitors to engage with the Orkney Native Wildlife Project. You will be responsible for the component of the project which will involve giving regular talks about the project, producing a newsletter and ensuring project presence at Orkney's festivals and agricultural shows.


  • Closing Date: 12/12/2018
  • Location: Orkney
  • Posted: 14/11/2018
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Project Officer

Up to £23,558 per annum

Part time 30 hours per week

Fixed Term – 15 months

Rosliston Forestry Centre is a hidden gem in the heart of The National Forest, offering everything you could need for a great day out. An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to help ensure this much loved tourist attraction, which offers the perfect playground to visitors of all ages, continues to move from strength to strength.


  • Closing Date: 05/12/2018
  • Location: Rosliston Forestry Centre
  • Posted: 13/11/2018
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Assistant Rangers x2

Location: 1x Central Area (Singleton), 1x Wealden Heath (Midhurst)

Salary:  £20,606 - £23,800

Hours:  37 hours per week

Type of post: Permanent

This is an entry level role critical to the work of the committed area team that has responsibility for implementing a wide range of countryside management activities.  You will be supporting the development of new projects covering landscapes, biodiversity, promoting countryside recreation and working with the community to promote understanding and encourage involvement.


  • Closing Date: 25/11/2018
  • Location: Midhurst & Singleton
  • Posted: 13/11/2018
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Project Manager (maternity cover)

Salary: £26,000 - £28,000

This is a 12 month post commencing February 2019.

Working with a range of partners, volunteers and local communities you will manage the delivery of the CEI. You will implement agreed environmental and community projects and develop new ones, focusing on encouraging the conservation of peatlands and wetlands.


  • Closing Date: 03/12/2018
  • Location: Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
  • Posted: 12/11/2018
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K-Woodlands Project Delivery Officer

K-Woodlands, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

£27,500 pro rata

Full Time

1 Year Fixed Term Contract (40 hours per week) with potential for extension

The aim of this role is to ensure the effective delivery of the Wet Woodland Habitat, Boardwalk and Platform as well as supporting the delivery elements of the Art in the Woods Project.  

 


  • Closing Date: 25/11/2018
  • Location: K-Woodlands, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Posted: 12/11/2018
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Project and Volunteer Officer

Sheffield Lakeland Partnership

Salary: £24,428.88

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust are recruiting for a new post for the Sheffield Lakeland Partnership.

The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is a full time post funded until October 2022.

The overall purpose of the role is to lead and mentor volunteers and trainees to implement a range of practical conservation and associated environmental and heritage activities across the Sheffield Lakeland area and partnership.


  • Closing Date: 07/12/2018
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Posted: 09/11/2018
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Project Officer

Hours: 37

Contract: Permanent

Sheffield has a rich variety of wonderful parks and countryside green spaces that contribute to our reputation as an outdoor City. This Project Officer post will take a lead role in the planning, development and delivery of projects and initiatives to support the sustainability of our destination sites. A significant responsibility will be to support the delivery of our Heritage Lottery Funded Parks for People grant for the restoration of the city’s General Cemetery.


  • Closing Date: 21/11/2018
  • Location: Moorfoot, Sheffield
  • Posted: 08/11/2018
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Trustee

Field Studies Council

The role of Trustee of the FSC is exciting, varied and extremely rewarding.  Key areas of responsibility are: work with colleagues and staff to promote the vision and enhance the profile of the FSC; provide and pursue strategic direction, encouraging new partnerships, ways of working and supporter engagement, which secures buy-in from government, agencies, Local Authorities, and grant awarding bodies; exercise expert judgement and scrutiny for the organisation, contributing fully to Board Meetings and sub-committees; support the Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team; promote the credibility and brand of the FSC.

 


  • Closing Date: 25/11/2018
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  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 07/11/2018
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Data Officer

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Edinburgh

Full-time (35 hours)

Fixed term until 30 June 2022

Salary: £22,220 per annum

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, empowering them to take ownership of some of the essential protection measures required to save the nation’s iconic species.


  • Closing Date: 03/12/2018
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 07/11/2018
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Communications Manager - Wildlife Project

Location: Orkney

Salary £25,463 - £27,585 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: 5 years

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated communications and PR expert for the Orkney Native Wildlife Project. You will be responsible for maintaining and delivering the project communications plan, and leading on all media and communications-related activities including, but not limited to, the project website, press releases, blogs, newsletters, articles, leaflets, posters, videos, social media etc.


  • Closing Date: 26/11/2018
  • Location: Orkney
  • Posted: 07/11/2018
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Biosecurity Officer - Wildlife Project

Location: Orkney

£25,463 - £27,585 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: 5 years

Working with the Communications Manager to ensure alignment of all project communications, you will raise awareness of the threat invasive non-native predators pose to island ecosystems and promote best practice in island biosecurity. You must enjoy inspiring island communities to work together to safeguard predator-free islands from incursions and be capable of being a spokesperson.


  • Closing Date: 26/11/2018
  • Location: Orkney
  • Posted: 07/11/2018
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Eradication Operations Manager – Wildlife Project

Location: Orkney

Salary £25,463 - £27,585 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: 5 years

We are looking for two team leaders with excellent organisation and communication skills to head up the stoat eradication operation for the Orkney Native Wildlife Project. You must be experienced in delivering non-native species eradications on the ground and understand the requirements of such a large-scale project.


  • Closing Date: 26/11/2018
  • Location: Orkney
  • Posted: 07/11/2018
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Site Manager – North (Mead)

Salary £28,000 - £30,000

The Site Manager will be responsible for creative woodland management and grazing projects, engaging supporters and influencing others to act. At Mead, the Site Manager will work closely with a Youth Development Manager to help engage a wide spectrum of local young people and provide them with the opportunity to have a rewarding and long-term connection to the site; contributing to the landscape set within their communities


  • Closing Date: 02/12/2018
  • Location: Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire border
  • Posted: 06/11/2018
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Parndon Wood Manager

Salary: £20,000.00 to £21,000.00 /year

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

ECCO is an environmental charity and manages Parndon Wood Nature Reserve in Harlow, Essex as well as 3 reuse shops. We are looking for a manager to organise, run and develop our busy programme of fundraising events at the reserve. Events include themed days, school and group visits, birthday parties etc.


  • Delete Date: 04/12/2018
  • Location: Harlow, Essex
  • Posted: 06/11/2018
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Life Skills Mentor

Equinable Ltd

Salary £17,000

Location - Nr Southampton, Hampshire

We support individuals growth of life skills through working with horses, animals, horticulture and the environment. We are very excited to have a full time vacancy and a full time maternity cover available to work within our service as a Life Skills Mentor.


  • Closing Date: 30/11/2018
  • Location: Nr Southampton
  • Posted: 01/11/2018
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Resident Instructors

Iona Community Camas Centre Activities Programme Workers - 1 fixed term 9 month contract, 1 fixed term 3 year seasonal contract

Environmental Programme Worker 1 fixed term 3 year seasonal contract

Unique opportunity to work and live in a beautiful and remote bay on the West coast of Scotland at the outdoor centre with a difference! Camas, on the Isle of Mull, is a residential centre providing nurturing outdoor experiences with a focus on youth work (particularly with groups from disadvantaged backgrounds), community building, a simple lifestyle and an environmental ethos.


  • Delete Date: 29/11/2018
  • Location: Isle of Mull
  • Posted: 01/11/2018
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Lead Ranger

£27,191 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 31/01/21)

Hebden Bridge

Rangers play a hugely important role at the National Trust, thinking long term to look after our special places. Our new strategy for Land Outdoors and Nature means that we are investing in front line ranger services to help us deliver positive changes at a landscape scale. We are looking to recruit a Lead Ranger to join our team to ensure all our land achieves high nature conservation status, improve the condition of our SSSIs and contribute to creating and restoring priority habitats.


  • Closing Date: 23/11/2018
  • Location: Hebden Bridge
  • Posted: 31/10/2018
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‘Soak it Up’ Project Assistant

£19600 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Are you passionate about nature conservation? Are you committed to reducing the risk of local flooding? Can you work with schools and communities to raise their awareness of sustainable drainage and responsible water use?


  • Closing Date: 23/11/2018
  • Location: North and East Yorkshire
  • Posted: 31/10/2018
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Community Ranger, Caerphilly County Borough Council

  • Closing Date: 22/11/2018
  • Location: Aberbargoed
  • Posted: 31/10/2018
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Crane Valley Partnership Development Manager

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £28,000.00 to £35,000.00 /year

The role will suit a natural leader and good communicator who is personable, diplomatic and passionate about rivers; a good level of river enrichment technical knowledge will also be required. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the environment. The Partnership currently has 23 partner organisations that work in collaboration to deliver a variety of catchment-based projects, including river enhancements, monitoring, volunteer events, education and engagement, etc.


  • Closing Date: 26/11/2018
  • Location: London
  • Posted: 31/10/2018
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Fisheries Officer

Edinburgh

£24,000 per annum

Full-time position

Fixed term for 3 years

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.


  • Closing Date: 21/11/2018
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 24/10/2018
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