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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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Head of Public Engagement & Communications

Based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Circa £40,000 pa

Are you an excellent manager with the passion to change hearts and minds?

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has created a new role to lead its vital work inspiring people, organisations and communities to value and safeguard wildlife. With a large team of staff and volunteers along with a substantial budget, you will manage our education delivery, popular visitor centre, range of communications and be a member of our senior team.

  • Closing Date: 12/07/2019
  • Location: Horncastle, Lincolnshire
  • Posted: 17/06/2019
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Great North Wood Project Officer

Salary: £23,787 - £25,305 (pro rata £19,030 – 20,244)

Location: Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Road, London, SE15 4EE and other locations around the Great North Wood

Part time 4 days per week, Fixed Term until 31 March 2021

London Wildlife Trust is a growing charity with a diverse range of projects and funding sources. Since April 2017 we have been delivering a project which is National Lottery Heritage Funded in ‘The Great North Wood’ (GNW). The GNW is an ancient landscape that was instrumental in the development of London but that is now a somewhat forgotten fragmented patchwork of woodland and green space sites. The project aims to ‘reconnect’ and enhance remnant sites of heritage woodland for both wildlife and people across the Forest Hill, Sydenham and Norwood ridge in south London.

  • Closing Date: 03/07/2019
  • Location: London
  • Posted: 14/06/2019
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Access Officer – Capital Works


Starting Salary: £22,462 pa progressing to £29,636 pa dependent on skills and experience

Full Time, Fixed Term 24 month contract with potential extension subject to funding.

We work to provide a healthy, high quality environment for residents of and visitors to Hertfordshire. Through partnership working with other agencies, user groups and individuals we engage the public in our work at every stage.

  • Closing Date: 01/07/2019
  • Location: Hertford
  • Posted: 14/06/2019
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Partnership Manager

£35,000 pa pro rata

Location: Hagley, Worcs and home working

Contract Type: Fixed term for 15 months

Hours: 22.5 per week (3 days)

The Midlands Parks Forum is a young and vibrant organisation which is evolving from the West Midlands Parks Forum, which has been established for 33 years, and the East Midlands Parks Forum, which is re-establishing after a period of decline. The new combined organisation will become the voice for parks and green spaces in the Midlands. We now need a Partnership Manager who will develop the organisation and oversee the delivery of workshops, research, case studies as well as securing additional funding. You will also be responsible for engaging new forum members and reporting to NLHF.

  • Closing Date: 04/07/2019
  • Location: Hagley, Worcs and home working
  • Posted: 13/06/2019
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Community Engagement Officer

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country

Location: Centre of the Earth, 42 Norman Street, Birmingham, B18 7EP

Full time

Salary £20,365

As our community engagement officer, your role will be to inspire and support people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about, enjoy and care for our urban wildlife. Working at sites and community settings across the conurbation, you will develop projects with community groups, deliver creative outdoor learning sessions with schools and run health and well-being in nature courses for people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Delete Date: 11/07/2019
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Posted: 13/06/2019
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CPRE Gloucestershire

The post is flexible and part-time and is offered on the basis of a 20-hour working week.

If you are passionate about the countryside and want to work towards positive change to enhance and protect the Gloucestershire environment, we want to hear from you.

As a pro-active self-starter and team motivator with strong strategic vision and the drive to champion campaigns, you will enjoy working with Trustees, volunteers and staff members to lead our organisation at an exciting time for the organisation.

  • Closing Date: 28/06/2019
  • Location: Gloucester
  • Posted: 12/06/2019
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Leamington’s Green Connections Project Officer

Salary: Grade 2b (£19,768 - £27,050)

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW

A new exciting opportunity has arisen at WWT to deliver ‘Leamington’s Green Connections’ our new National Lottery Community Fund project which has been set up to help prevent social isolation and build better connections for people living in Warwick District through the delivery of volunteering opportunities and other activities at Leam Valley and Oakley Wood nature reserves.

  • Closing Date: 10/07/2019
  • Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW
  • Posted: 12/06/2019
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Engaging with Nature Project Officer

Salary: £10,743.50 per annum (FTE £21,487)

Contract: Fixed Term (2 years), 17.5 hours per week

Based: The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, Berkshire

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic project officer to deliver an exciting new health and wellbeing project: Engaging with Nature. As the Engaging with Nature Project Officer you will work within the Nature Discovery Centre Community Wildlife team and manage the planning and delivery of outdoor sessions designed to improve the mental wellbeing of individuals from our partner organisations.

  • Closing Date: 01/07/2019
  • Location: The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, Berkshire
  • Posted: 12/06/2019
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Assistant Ranger

Durham County Council

Contract Type: Temporary

Working Pattern: Full time

Salary: Grade 4 £18,795 - £19,945 p.a.

Hours per week: 37

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Ranger (maternity cover – temporary until 31/07/2020 or until the return of the substantive post holder) based at Hardwick Park, within the Parks and Countryside Team.

You will be required to undertake all aspects of park and countryside management. This includes site inspections, routine practical maintenance, managing volunteers and working alongside the Programming Team to deliver education sessions and events, to ensure a positive profile of Durham County Council’s Parks and Countryside Estate. Other main duties include responsibility for the cleaning, security and general maintenance within the visitor centre and associated facilities.

  • Closing Date: 24/06/2019
  • Location: Hardwick Park, County Durham
  • Posted: 11/06/2019
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Project Development & Research Officer

Employer: South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group, Sheffield, but will consider self-employed applicant.

Location: Sheffield & North Lincs. (Brigg)

Hours: 18.5 hrs per week (50% fte) (flexible - some weekend & evening work necessary)

Salary: Negotiable around £18K to £24K pro rata plus agreed work-related expenses

Our ‘Re-discovering and re-wilding a lost landscape: Lincolnshire the Ancholme Valley’ project, funded thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is set to run over the next two years. It will work with local people to peel back the layers of history to discover hidden landscape heritage and biodiversity combined with research into memories and reminiscences of recent landscape change, and the drainage of once-extensive wetlands.

  • Closing Date: 24/06/2019
  • Location: Sheffield and North Lincs.
  • Posted: 11/06/2019
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Magnificent Meadows: Gweirgloddiau Gwych Outreach Project Officer

These are part-time (4 days/week) fixed term posts for 3 years with a salary of £24,360 pro rata.

You will be an important part of the team using your experience of engaging audiences to deliver the agreed outcomes and outputs which include a comprehensive set of meadow restorations, the establishment of a network of support for natural seeding to establish new species rich grasslands, a comprehensive set of community meadows, training and use of species identification, grassland management training, the mobilisation of a cohort of volunteers undertaking citizen science, training for landowners, rangers and community groups, developing resources and databases and running three pilot projects to involve local communities in their local meadows to measure improvements in health and well-being.

  • Closing Date: 28/06/2019
  • Location: Radyr, Cardiff
  • Posted: 10/06/2019
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Magnificent Meadows: Gweirgloddiau Gwych Conservation Project Officer

This is a full-time fixed term post for 3 years with a salary of £24,360.

Do you want to be a part of a the first ever Wales-wide meadow conservation and restoration project making a real difference for places and people? Magnificent Meadows: Gweirgloddiau Gwych is a project delivered by Plantlife in partnership with the National Trust, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. This three-year project will have a significant impact in restoring and creating more species rich grasslands, in training people in plant and waxcap identification and engaging and involving communities in their local meadows to improve understanding, physical and mental well-being.   

  • Closing Date: 28/06/2019
  • Location: Radyr, Cardiff
  • Posted: 10/06/2019
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Volunteering Support Assistant

21 hours per week

£20,000 p.a pro rata Plus up to 9% Employer Pension Contribution

Are you professional, articulate, and enthusiastic with a natural ability to positively interact with a wide range of people? Would you like to play a part in creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone?

If so, we are looking for a Volunteering Support Assistant to join our dynamic Supporter Engagement team.

  • Closing Date: 05/07/2019
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Posted: 10/06/2019
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Volunteer Coordinator

3 days per week (0.6FTE)

£23,087 FTE per annum, actual salary £13,852

The work of the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is underpinned by our long history of volunteer participation - from the genesis of our urban wildlife movement to the wide range of volunteer activity happening today. To ensure we continue to offer the best possible experience, the Trust is looking for a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator to lead and develop this area of our work, supporting people through all stages of their volunteer journey and establishing best practice throughout the organisation.  

  • Delete Date: 08/07/2019
  • Location: Centre of the Earth, 42 Norman Street, Birmingham, B18 7EP
  • Posted: 10/06/2019
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Red Squirrel Ranger - Grasmere to Grizedale Project (Hawkshead area, Cumbria)

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

The role is offered on an initial 12 month contract and is for 35 hours a week.

Salary £16,305 per annum.

Grasmere to Grizedale red squirrel project is a new initiative that will deliver a programme of action to protect reds in this area of the Lake District. It will be delivered in partnership between Westmorland Red Squirrels, Grasmere Red Squirrel Group and RSNE, and will work closely with local communities, including volunteers, landowners and managers.

  • Closing Date: 21/06/2019
  • Location: Hawkshead area, Cumbria
  • Posted: 10/06/2019
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East Wight Wetlands Officer

Salary Circa £24k-£25k depending on qualifications and experience; full-time 35 hours per week; permanent contract; based at Bouldnor Forest, Isle of Wight

As part of the Solent & Isle of Wight Team, this post is crucial to the successful delivery of the Trust’s Reserves and Wilder vision on the Isle of Wight. The role will initially focus on Wetland restoration and capital works delivery in the East Wight before changing to management of the Isle of Wight Reserves.

  • Closing Date: 28/06/2019
  • Location: Bouldnor Forest, Isle of Wight
  • Posted: 07/06/2019
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Education Families and Youth Officer

Location: Cardiff
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £22,869 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Running free outreach sessions in primary schools and early years settings across Cardiff, you will encourage children to enjoy nature and inspire them to discover more. You'll spend most of your time out and about in schools and run our Cardiff Wildlife Detectives club, which is a club for families. You'll be part of an enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers, whom you'll be responsible for leading. Alongside school outreach work in Cardiff, you'll support wider engagement work with children across Wales.

  • Closing Date: 01/07/2019
  • Location: Cradiff
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Woodland Mentors

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales)

Actif Woods Wales Mentor Rhondda Cynon Taf (maternity cover) AND/OR Merthyr - AND - Actif Woods Wales Mentor Neath Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire

An exciting opportunity to improve people’s health and well-being by coordinating the ‘Actif Woods Wales’ programme of woodland activities in the local project area.

  • Closing Date: 25/06/2019
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Volunteer Conservation Trainee

Location: Based at Low Barns, Witton Le Wear, Bishop Auckland DL14 OAG

Time commitment: 4 days p/w (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) plus one weekend day per month

Benefits: A bursary of £111/week is provided plus travel.

To support Living Landscapes Officers in their work, particularly the management of the Trust’s nature reserves and planning and leading volunteer tasks.

  • Closing Date: 27/06/2019
  • Location: Low Barns, Witton Le Wear, Bishop Auckland
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Brilliant Butterfly Banks Project Officer

2 year fixed term contract. Full time (37 hours per week)

£24,307 - £28,083 (Grade C) plus 8% pension contribution

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to join the Brilliant Butterfly Banks partnership team working to transform the urban landscape within the London Borough of Croydon. This exciting project, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, joins Butterfly Conservation with the London Wildlife Trust and The Natural History Museum to work with local people to create a ‘Living Landscape’ in the area, alive with butterflies, bees and wildflowers. Based in the London area, you will work with the project partners to create and restore chalk downland, providing advice on management for butterflies and moths, delivering opportunities for the local community to learn about, enjoy and help the recovery of chalk downland.

  • Closing Date: 21/06/2019
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Lound Lakes Warden

Salary: Salary £21,500 - £23,000 pa dependent on experience

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Lound Lakes Nature Reserve, Hall Road, Lound, Great Yarmouth, Suffolk, NR31 9AU

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation organisation in Suffolk, committed to achieving the best outcomes for biodiversity on its reserves. Suffolk Wildlife Trust manages Lound Lakes in partnership with Essex and Suffolk Water to deliver excellent conservation management at Lound Lakes.  The Lound Lakes Warden is a key member of the Broads team and will work 1 day/week to support the Broads Sites Manager to achieve the successful delivery of conservation management on all Trust reserves in the Suffolk Broads.

  • Closing Date: 27/06/2019
  • Location: Lound Lakes Nature Reserve, Hall Road, Lound, Great Yarmouth, Suffolk
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Limestone Lepidoptera Project Officer

Fixed term contract until June 2022, 0.6 FTE (22 hours 12 minutes)

£24,307 - £28,083 pro rata (Band C) dependent on experience, plus 8% pension contribution

Butterfly Conservation is a leading wildlife charity working to conserve butterflies, moths and the environment. We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to lead our new project in the Yorkshire Dales, which aims to recruit and train a team of volunteers to survey and monitor key butterfly and moth species across the landscape.

  • Closing Date: 26/06/2019
  • Location: Yorkshire Dales
  • Posted: 05/06/2019
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Area Ranger

£24,075 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 29/02/20)

Based at Barton, near Winscombe in North Somerset, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of site maintenance and habitat management; developing our team of staff and volunteers; and collaborating with others in visitor engagement, catering and retail to help deliver our Property Business Plan. We are ecologically minded and people focussed and we are delivering on the National Trust’s Land Outdoors & Nature strategy.

  • Closing Date: 24/06/2019
  • Location: Barton, North Somerset
  • Posted: 05/06/2019
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Horticultural Participation Officer

Sydney Gardens Project [National Heritage Lottery Funded]

Bath & NE Somerset Council


Paid (£22,462 pro rata) 

Part Time (2 days per week)

Fixed Term Contract (3 years)

Are you passionate about gardening in public spaces?  Do you like working with people of all ages and abilities on horticultural projects?  Are you interested in how wildlife, plants and people can work together?

  • Closing Date: 24/06/2019
  • Location: Bath
  • Posted: 05/06/2019
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Project Manager - Hainault Forest

Salary: £33,981 - £35,355

Type: Full-Time until January 2022 (Fixed Term Contract)

Location: Wash Lodge, Valentines Park & Hainault Forest Country Park, London Borough of Redbridge

Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure (Vision) is a registered charity that manages a wide range of facilities and services on behalf of the London Borough of Redbridge including: Leisure Facilities, Sport & Health, Libraries, Redbridge Museum, Parks and Open Spaces, Arts, Events and Halls Lettings. We need a Project Manager to lead the restoration and redevelopment of Hainault Forest.

  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: Wash Lodge, Valentines Park & Hainault Forest Country Park, London Borough of Redbridge
  • Posted: 05/06/2019
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Project Development Officer (Community)

(£29,454 - £32,411 per annum, dependent upon experience)

This is a key role within Nene Park Trust’s Development Team. Following the creation of the Nene Park Master Plan, there has been a renewed focus on delivering the Trust’s charitable objectives within the wider Peterborough community. The reach of the Trust is great with a huge number of visitors, a growing number of volunteers and increasing involvement with the city’s greenspaces.  We aspire to increase engagement with our local communities through a variety of projects and the post holder will lead and champion this work.

  • Closing Date: 27/06/2019
  • Location: Peterborough
  • Posted: 04/06/2019
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Environmental Warden

Duckworth Worcestershire Trust

£17,500 per annum, 37.5 hours per week, based in Worcester

The Trust is seeking to employ an Environmental Warden who will work as part of its warden team to further its campaign to make Worcestershire a cleaner, tidier, more pleasant place for everyone. Tasks vary daily, ranging from litter picking, to control of vegetation and other practical projects, as well as occasional office duties and work with volunteers, communities and schools.

  • Delete Date: 01/07/2019
  • Location: Worcester
  • Posted: 03/06/2019
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£19,928 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 31/07/20)


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: 17/06/2019
  • Location: Middlesbrough
  • Posted: 24/05/2019
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Development Officer - Active Environments

Salary £25,959 (Full time)

The office base is in Stirling and project delivery takes place across Scotland.

We're looking for an experienced Development Officer to join our friendly, expert Active Environments team.

You'll be joining a team that focuses on empowering communities in Scotland to take the lead in creating, promoting and maintaining safe, welcoming community paths and active routes for everyone.

  • Closing Date: 21/06/2019
  • Location: Stirling
  • Posted: 24/05/2019
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Museum Maintenance Officer

Ryedale Folk Museum

Salary: £20,000 pro rata

Hours: Negotiable, between 24-40 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

This job is a great opportunity to join a small and friendly team at Ryedale Folk Museum. The Museum Maintenance Officer will help to maintain our Museum’s buildings and care for the six-acre site, alongside a team of enthusiastic volunteers.

  • Closing Date: 23/06/2019
  • Location: Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 20/05/2019
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