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


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Woodfield Project Manager

South West London, next to Tooting Bec Common

Up to £27,300 based on a 35-hour working week

Fixed term contract for one year with possible extension, subject to review and availability of sufficient resources. 5 days per week (35 hours)

The Woodfield Project is a registered charity dedicated to re-establish the Woodfield pavilion to create a community hub for education, recreation, leisure and sports activities that focus on health and wellbeing, and which conserves and builds an appreciation of the natural environment among its users.


  • Closing Date: 15/02/2019
  • Location: Tooting Bec Common
  • Posted: 18/01/2019
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Project Officer

Scottish Badgers, in partnership with Scottish Wildlife Trust

HLF-funded  Project ‘Earn Your Stripes – Building Skills to Champion Wildlife’

Location: Central Belt of Scotland – Home-based, full-time

Salary: Range £27k - £32k, depending on experience and qualifications

A new and exciting fulltime post for three years, working with in various local authority areas, with several specialist NGOs in central Scotland. The candidate will be experienced in work in ecology, at degree level, and with good experience of working with volunteers.


  • Closing Date: 30/01/2019
  • Location: Central Belt of Scotland
  • Posted: 17/01/2019
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Head of Conservation x 2

Salary £33,423 - £38,733 pa (Band E) dependent on experience

plus 5% pension contribution

We are recruiting for two positions to drive forward our conservation work in England and Wales, providing exciting opportunities for experienced conservation professionals to lead our teams delivering conservation action in each country. These posts will play a key role in implementing our ambitious conservation strategy, developing our network of staff and volunteers and working to increase our impact in both countries.


  • Closing Date: 06/02/2019
  • Location: England / Swansea, Wales
  • Posted: 16/01/2019
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Countryside Ranger

Location:                      Country Parks

Salary range:                £20,043 to £23,574 pro rata

Contract status/type:     11 month fixed term contract

Working hours:             Between 18.5 – 29.6 per week (To be confirmed)

We are seeking a suitably qualified individual to look after the Council’s Country Parks and Local Nature Reserves.

You will welcome visitors & provide advice & events as required. You will work alongside other rangers, contractors and volunteers to complete outdoor practical tasks on all types of terrain & ground conditions.


  • Closing Date: 30/01/2019
  • Location: Country Parks
  • Posted: 16/01/2019
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Landscape Partnership Manager

Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme

Chilterns Conservation Board, The Lodge, 90 Station Road, Chinnor, OX39 3LZ

£35,000 - £37,500 per annum

Fixed Term Contract to March 2024

An exciting opportunity to lead delivery of a £2.8m conservation and engagement scheme at the heart of the Chilterns – one of the country’s finest yet most threatened Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


  • Closing Date: 05/02/2019
  • Location: Chilterns Conservation Board, The Lodge, 90 Station Road, Chinnor, OX39 3LZ
  • Posted: 16/01/2019
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Project Development Manager - Ben Shieldaig Estate

Salary £30,000 - £40,000

Our vision is that the Ben Shieldaig Estate will become a thriving and robust mosaic of native woodland and open habitats that improve the environment and create a healthier, more resilient home for wildlife and people. We will work with our neighbours and other partners to make a difference at a truly landscape scale. The project will inspire others and benefit our cause through increased profile and support for the Trust and our work.


  • Closing Date: 17/02/2019
  • Location: homebased in Scotland
  • Posted: 14/01/2019
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Heritage Engagement Assistant

Location: Falkirk Salary starting at £16,504 - £17,880 per annum pro rata Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week. Contract: 10 months

The Heritage Engagement Assistant will help the Inner Forth Futures partnership deliver the "Inner Forth Wanderings and Windings" project between March 2019 and December 2019. The project will catalyse local participation and guardianship of heritage through engaging and empowering local people in co-creating new ways to explore, learn about, experience and interpret the heritage of the Inner Forth.


  • Closing Date: 04/02/2019
  • Location: Falkirk
  • Posted: 14/01/2019
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Area Ranger

£14,025 pa

Fixed term p/t (22.5 hrs pw to 29/11/19)

Kingsbridge

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: 27/01/2019
  • Location: Kingsbridge
  • Posted: 14/01/2019
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Countryside Ranger

River Bourne Community Farm CIC 

2 Year Fixed Term Appointment - Castle Hill Country Park, nr Salisbury 

Hours: 37

Salary: £24,000 - £28,000 per annum

A new 55 Hectare Country Park is being created near Salisbury within the Parish of Laverstock and Ford. The Country Park is a mixture of ex arable land reverting to chalk downland, landscaped chalk spoil to be sown with wildflower rich pasture seed, and small areas of woodland on steep slopes.


  • Closing Date: 08/02/2019
  • Location: Castle Hill Country Park, nr Salisbury
  • Posted: 14/01/2019
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Lead Ranger

£28,059 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Anglesey

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 Plas Newydd to ensure excellent, sustainable care and conservation is delivered across our land, be it our agricultural tenancies or our historic parklands.


  • Closing Date: 01/02/2019
  • Location: Anglesey
  • Posted: 14/01/2019
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Lead Ranger

£27,191 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 14/03/21)

Wasdale

We are looking for an experienced Lead Ranger to manage one of the most beautiful countryside portfolios in the National Trust – the West Lakes, Cumbria. There are huge opportunities here balancing conservation, cultural landscape, estate maintenance, relationships with farmers and visitor engagement; which is both challenging and rewarding. A part of this role will include working with and through partner bodies such as Natural England, the Lake District National Park, and others so you’ll need experience in partnership working.


  • Closing Date: 03/02/2019
  • Location: Wasdale
  • Posted: 14/01/2019
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Assistant Ranger (Short Term)

£16,497 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 31/07/19)

Seahouses

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.


  • Closing Date: 03/02/2019
  • Location: Seahouses
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 11/01/2019
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Assistant Ranger x 2

£16,497 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 03/11/19)

Seahouses

Seahouses is the gateway to the Farne Islands which is an important breeding site for many seabirds including: Puffins, Guillemots, Terns, Eider ducks, Shags and Kittiwakes. The Islands are also one of the biggest Grey Seal pupping sites in the UK. As well as wildlife the Islands have many important historical buildings and features such as lighthouses, a 15th century pele tower and a chapel. All the profit generated from the Farne Islands goes towards conserving our wonderful coastline and wildlife.


  • Closing Date: 03/02/2019
  • Location: Seahouses
  • Posted: 11/01/2019
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Assistant Ranger (Team Leader)

£17,023 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 03/11/19)

Seahouses

Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning, our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment, and find better ways to do things.


  • Closing Date: 03/02/2019
  • Location: Seahouses
  • Posted: 11/01/2019
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Policy & Advocacy Officers

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire, London or Home based

£28,775 per annum

This is a critical time for our amazing wetlands, and we need the support of decision makers, businesses, other NGOs and wider society to achieve our vision. Our Policy & Advocacy team works to engage with and influence these audiences, developing and advocating policy positions, building external relationships and advising internal colleagues seeking to build broader support for WWT.


  • Closing Date: 28/01/2019
  • Location: WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire, London or Home base
  • Posted: 11/01/2019
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Take Root Project Officer

Part time (2 Days a week) post to 31st December 2020  

Salary Range: Point 13 £25,837 - £28,401 (pro rata)

Based at Jeffrey Harrison Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Sevenoaks

The post holder will work closely with the Nature and Wellbeing Officer and Project Lead, Director of Engagement, West Kent Mind, Sevenoaks District Council, Involve Kent and other project partners in delivering the Take Root Project, reducing isolation and loneliness in later life, as a result of engaging with and connecting with nature-focussed activities. This will include leading mindfulness and health walks, leading practical conservation tasks, wildlife gardening, wildlife monitoring and watching, and organising wellbeing events.


  • Closing Date: 28/01/2019
  • Location: Jeffrey Harrison Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Sevenoaks
  • Posted: 11/01/2019
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Land Management Projects Officer

Hertford

Starting Salary: £23,866 pa progressing to £29,055 pa dependent on skills and experience

Full Time Hours, Permanent Contract

We work in partnership with landowners and communities to manage our access network and develop projects that enhance the environment for people and wildlife. We also provide opportunities for informal recreation through leading events and guided walks, promoting cycle routes linking towns and the countryside and devising site based leaflets and interpretation.


  • Closing Date: 03/02/2019
  • Location: Hertford
  • Posted: 11/01/2019
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Tree Health Projects Officer

County Hall, Hertford

Starting Salary: £26,470 pa progressing to £33,136 pa pro rata for part time hours & dependent on experience

23 hours per week, Fixed Term/Secondment Contract to 31st March 2021

We work in partnership with landowners and communities to develop projects that enhance the environment for people and wildlife. We also provide opportunities for informal recreation through leading events and guided walks, promoting cycle routes linking towns and the countryside and devising site based leaflets and interpretation.


  • Closing Date: 03/02/2019
  • Location: County Hall, Hertford
  • Posted: 11/01/2019
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Assistant Warden

Location: Glasgow
Salary starting at £19,602 to £21,236 per annum Hours: Full time
Contract: Until end of August 2020

In your role as Assistant Warden you will be supporting the Warden in charge of these sites. This will involve undertaking physical work on the ground, undertaking surveys for all kinds of flora and fauna, helping to manage volunteers, liaising with the public and generally making sure that our management plans for each reserve meet our very high standards.


  • Closing Date: 01/02/2019
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Posted: 10/01/2019
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Heathland Mitigation & Grazing Warden

Hatch Pond Dept, Poole, Dorset

£21,074 - £23,111 per annum

Full Time

Permanent

Do you have a keen interest in the environment, conservation grazing and heritage of the local area? Do you enjoy being outdoors and have a passion to enthuse and educate local communities? If so the Borough of Poole is delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to become a Heathland Mitigation and Grazing Warden.


  • Closing Date: 27/01/2019
  • Location: Hatch Pond Dept, Poole, Dorset
  • Posted: 09/01/2019
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Fundraising and Engagement Officer

Thames Chase Trust

Salary £27,000pa

Contract: permanent, full time (37.5hrs per week)

Location: The Forest Centre, Upminster

The Thames Chase Community Forest covers 40 square miles of countryside around the London/Essex borders. To enable us to further and broaden our work, we are seeking a skilled and dynamic Fundraising and Engagement Officer to help grow the Trust’s voluntary income and its partner and supporter base. This is a key role at the Trust and the post holder will have the opportunity to use their existing experience and skills to really shape the fundraising and engagement activities of the Community Forest. 


  • Closing Date: 28/01/2019
  • Location: The Forest Centre, Upminster
  • Posted: 08/01/2019
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Project Manager

Creating Natural Connections Project

Salary: £28k - £30k per annum, depending on experience

An experienced project manager is required to lead the delivery of the multi partner programme, working closely with project staff, community organisations and partners to deliver and ambitious programme of integrated capital projects and activities. The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall scheme delivery ensuring there is robust financial management and that outcomes are monitored and evidenced.  They will provide leadership for the project partners and staff to ensure that Creating Natural Connections secures a sustainable legacy.


  • Closing Date: 05/02/2019
  • Location: Cumbernauld
  • Posted: 08/01/2019
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Communications Officer

Creating Natural Connections Project

Salary: £24,500 pro rata

21 hours per week, 12 month fixed term contract

Since 2011, the Cumbernauld Living Landscape partnership has been enhancing, restoring and reconnecting green areas of the town to improve the environment for both people and wildlife.

An experienced communications professional is required to lay the foundations for high-quality and effective communications to be delivered by the project team. They will work closely with the team and partners to establish clear processes for generating creative content and develop marketing material to support the project delivery. The post holder will lead on the development of the year 1 flagship events programme and planning for national media work.


  • Closing Date: 05/02/2019
  • Location: Cumbernauld
  • Posted: 08/01/2019
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Area Ranger

£23,375 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Swanage

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: 27/01/2019
  • Location: Swanage
  • Posted: 07/01/2019
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Director of Operations

Salary £55,989 - £65,250 pa

Spanning 200 square miles of central England, the National Forest is one of the country’s most ambitious and highly regarded environmental projects. It is about so much more than trees; pioneering new ways of working to reconnect people and businesses with nature, and creating a place to grow together. For more than 20 years the National Forest Company has driven forward the vision for the National Forest, taking it from a leap of faith to the success story we see today: a restored forest landscape; an emerging visitor destination; and the active support of local communities. But there is so much more to do.


  • Closing Date: 08/02/2019
  • Location: Derbyshire
  • Posted: 07/01/2019
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Hardwick Green Meadows Project Officer

c£21,000 per annum pro rata - 13 months fixed-term contract ending 31st March 2020

Are you passionate about engaging with local communities about importance and heritage of wildflower meadows? Would you like to play a key role in working with schools, local residence and volunteers to raise the profile of rare floodplain meadows and how these precious sites have influenced the people around them? If so, we're looking for an enthusiastic project officer to join our influential engagement team ‚Äčin Worcestershire.


  • Closing Date: 21/01/2019
  • Location: Hindlip, Worcestershire
  • Posted: 07/01/2019
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Volunteer Manager

Salary - £30,000

The Heart of England Forest is the premier woodland creation charity in England. We have already created the largest new native broadleaf woodland in England and continue on our mission to grow a 30,000-acre contiguous forest. Not only is our forest expanding, so too is our team, and we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Volunteer Manager to play a crucial role in developing volunteering across the charity.


  • Closing Date: 20/01/2019
  • Location: Dorsington, Warwickshire
  • Posted: 07/01/2019
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Eskdale Mill Manager

Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust

Boot, Eskdale

£13,000 p.a. (fte £16,250) + rent-free detached cottage

Fixed term contract 2 years and 2 months

We are seeking a self-motivated person to manage our newly refurbished mill, provide a welcoming visitor experience and engage volunteers. Eskdale Mill is a Grade II* listed water mill that is undergoing a £1 million restoration and interpretation project thanks to a National Lottery grant (Heritage Lottery Fund) and other grants. The site will be re-opened to the public in the summer of 2019 and we need a dynamic and enthusiastic Mill Manager to take charge of its day-to-day running and on-going conservation.


  • Closing Date: 04/02/2019
  • Location: Boot, Eskdale
  • Posted: 07/01/2019
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Biolinks Project Assistant

Field Studies Council

FSC Head Office, Preston Montford, Nr Shrewsbury

Salary - £17,284 - £18,877 per annum. 

Contract Term - Fixed Term - 2 Years

Effective nature conservation decisions depend on the availability of good quality and robust information. Current trends are measured in biological records. The FSC BioLinks project is already successfully generating more records with increased accuracy and focus on those species that are currently data deficient. 


  • Closing Date: 31/01/2019
  • Location: FSC Head Office, Preston Montford, Nr Shrewsbury
  • Posted: 07/01/2019
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Countryside Manager

£31,671 pa

Fixed term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 8 months)

Keswick

We are looking for an experienced Countryside Manager to manage one of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse portfolios in the NT – the North Lakes, Cumbria. There are huge opportunities here balancing conservation, cultural landscape, estate maintenance, relationships with farmers and visitor engagement which should be is both challenging and rewarding.


  • Closing Date: 20/01/2019
  • Location: Keswick
  • Posted: 07/01/2019
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Visitor Experience Team Placement Ranger

Location: One of Carsington Water, Draycote Water or Staunton Harold Reservoir

Contract: 12 month Undergraduate Placement

Salary of up to £16,500 per annum

This role is an excellent opportunity for any environmental, or countryside management undergraduate, to gain valuable in-depth experience and training at one of Severn Trent’s busy and beautiful Visitor Sites. As the public face of Severn Trent Water, good communication and people skills are essential at all times. During the placement you will develop first class customer service skills, and will look to protect and enhance the company’s brand and image through the quality of service offered.


  • Closing Date: 01/02/2019
  • Location: One of Carsington Water, Draycote Water or Staunton Harold Reservoir
  • Posted: 07/01/2019
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Green Lanes for Bumblebees Project Trainee

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Fixed term (1st April-18th October)

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a full time project trainee to develop new sites in Romney Marsh, Kent.

Your primary role will be to undertake bumblebee and wildflower surveys, engage with farmers and other land owners, to do habitat management work with volunteers and conduct outreach activities.

This position is part of the ‘Green Lanes for Bumblebees’ Project of The Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme.


  • Closing Date: 18/01/2019
  • Location: Kent
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 21/12/2018
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Head of People Engagement

Salary: £38,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent, 35 hours/week

The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) was formed in 1959 and has a vision of an environment rich in wildlife for everyone, valued by all. We aim to lead the way to nature’s recovery through innovative land management, and connect people with nature to improve their wellbeing. We work in partnership and through collaborative projects with local communities, businesses, land owners and local authorities.


  • Closing Date: 21/01/2019
  • Location: Littlemore, Oxford
  • Posted: 21/12/2018
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Senior Ranger

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.  These include 2 major country parks and a further 5 new wildlife sites amounting to a total investment of £45 million + in the future of our green spaces.


  • Delete Date: 24/01/2019
  • Location: Hart, Hampshire
  • Posted: 20/12/2018
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Connecting Steps Project Assistant  

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust wish to recruit a project assistant to help deliver our Connecting Steps project as part of the Sheffield Lakeland Partnership project.

Do you feel you are able to inspire people about the landscape and its natural and cultural heritage? We have an exciting opportunity for someone to encourage more people to visit the Sheffield Lakeland areas. 

We are looking for someone to develop relationships with local community groups/organisations to inspire and encourage them to take part in the activities.   


  • Closing Date: 18/01/2019
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Posted: 19/12/2018
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Invasive Species Officer

Contract: 01 March 2019 – 31 March 2020

Salary: £24,000 to £27,00 per annum pro rata

We are looking for an Invasive Species Officer to deliver our campaign to raise awareness of invasive non-native species and work with South West Water to prepare and implement biosecurity measures. By working with local communities, volunteers, employees, partners and external funders you will improve the understanding of the risks presented by invasive non-native species, encouraging biosecurity control measures as part of their everyday experience.


  • Closing Date: 18/01/2019
  • Location: Throughout Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset
  • Posted: 18/12/2018
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