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Countryside vacancies: Ranger posts, including those in greenspace and urban parks and estate workers. You'll also find vacancies for countryside officers, rural policy makers.


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Volunteering Opportunity - Ranger

12 Month Voluntary position working up to 37 hours per week (Part time /Job Share Considered)

We currently have a voluntary position working with our Countryside Team based at Holt Country Park. The successful candidate(s) will assist the Rangers with the day to day management of the Woodlands and Countryside sites across North Norfolk, as well as assisting the team with public events, school and community group visits, and providing cover in the visitor centre at Holt Country Park as and when required.


  • Closing Date: 13/03/2019
  • Sector: Countryside Visitor Management
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: Anglia
  • Posted: 19/02/2019

JOB: Greeter Volunteer at Red Bull Welcome Station

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Kidsgrove, nr Stoke on Trent

PAY:

FOR: Canal & River Trust

1 -2 days / week. This is an opportunity to be the 'face' of the Canal & River Trust, playing a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience & ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding & affinity to the waterways. It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors, increasing their understanding of the exhibits, enlightening them to the work that the Canal & River Trust carries out & informing them about the what, where, when & why of your local waterway, surrounding area & the charity as a whole. We're not looking for people who are experts in the nation's waterways, but we are looking for people who are friendly & approachable & know who to ask if they don't know the immediate answer. If you've got a passion & interest in the waterways, you can share it with others or if you enjoy pointing people towards the local pub or chippy, you'll no doubt be able to do this as well. This role could work well for couples or friends to work together. ASK: See more: https://c-js.co.uk/2VUJROu

JOB: Goytre Wharf Visitor Centre Greeter

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Goytre Wharf, Abergavenny

PAY:

FOR: Canal & River Trust

1 day per week min. This is an opportunity to be the ‘face’ of the Canal & River Trust and the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canal Trust at our partnership Visitor Centre at Goytre Wharf . You will play a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience and ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding and affinity to the waterways. It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors, increasing their understanding of the work that both Trusts carry out and inform them about the what, where, when and why of the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.  If you’ve got a passion and interest in the waterways, enjoy talking to people and sharing local knowledge then you will find this a great opportunity to get involved. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2DjSKdn

JOB: Anderton Boat Lift Event Steward

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich, Cheshire

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Canal & River Trust

2 - 3 days / month We are looking for volunteers to help out at events that take place in or around Anderton Boat Lift, activities range from help setting up and clear down, craft days, fun days, safety rangering. We are looking for volunteers to either lead or support others on some of our event days, these will be spread throughout the year and will vary in nature. Your participation can be arranged around personal commitments, if you are available on any of the event days then fantastic, if not you may be available for a future event. We are looking for volunteers that are outgoing in nature and are willing to work with varying age groups depending on the nature of each event. ASK: Find out more at https://c-js.co.uk/2QUjQLv

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Warden Darland Banks

BE4: 25/2/19 12pm

IV: 25/02/2019

LOC: Tyland Barn, Maidstone

PAY: Travel expenses & tailored training programme

FOR: Kent Wildlife Trust

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector? We are looking for someone to help our Reserves team in the practical management of Darland Banks, a nature reserve in the Medway Valley area by assisting with the following: practical management; working with/leading volunteers; working with stock graziers and Trust livestock; surveys and monitoring; publicity and promotion of the Trust and its work; health and safety. Training and certification will be given in specific skills where this is required. If you feel you have the enthusiasm and capacities to meet the challenge of this role, we would be very interested to hear from you. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Robert Pennington on 01622 357824. ASK: To apply, please visit our website to download an application pack. www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs Applicants should read the guidance notes carefully before completing the applicant information form supported by cover note and CV.

JOB: Centre Assistant

BE4: 26/2/19

IV: 26/02/2019

LOC: Caernarfon, North Wales

PAY: Training, accommodation & £55 paid work per week

FOR: Arete Outdoor Centre

Starting end of April for 12 months. Opportunity to gain skills & experience in the outdoor industry, while helping out at Arete Outdoor Centre. We offer a range of activities including rock climbing, mountaineering, gorge, coasteering, canoe & kayaking on rivers sea & lakes & underground exploration. It is suitable to applicants who wish to undergo training & work towards ML, SPA, Mine leader level 1 & BCU level 1 qualifications. A mentor scheme will progress your skills as you initially observe then work alongside experienced instructors. Three activity days per week are possible. There will be two days of paid work helping out around the centre including store maintenance, kitchen duties & cleaning. Food will be provided, while kitchen staff are catering for groups. Extra paid work around the centre can be provided on days off or evenings. ASK: Please see http://www.aretecentre.co.uk for more information on the centre. Further information on the post please email Gareth Davies, info@aretecentre.co.uk

JOB: Wildlife Trainees (Conservation) North Buckinghamshire x2

BE4: 22/2/19

IV: 1/3/19

LOC: Meadow Farm, near Bicester, Oxfordshire

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

As a Trainee you will gain employer-valued practical experience of conservation techniques, ranging from scrub clearance and vegetation management to maintenance of site infrastructure and helping to manage our livestock. You will take part in a varied training programme, tailored to your role (including outdoor first aid certification, and for those electing to commit to 12 months, NPTC Chainsaw). You will have a dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout your placement. Based at Meadow Farm (OX25 1TW), you will join a skilled and knowledgeable team delivering a programme of works across our North Buckinghamshire reserves, which include magnificent woodland reserves at Finemere and Whitecross Green Woods and the Upper River Ray Living Landscape. Time commitment of 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. ASK: For more information about the role please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2DLJz5C

JOB: Volunteer Park Ranger

BE4: 22/2/19 12pm

LOC: St Nicks Local Nature Reserve

PAY: Training / local travel expenses

FOR: St Nicks

6 months, 3 days a week (Tuesday -Thursday). With our support and ‘on the job’ training, you will help the St Nicks team to look after our unique and diverse nature reserve through a variety of tasks such as wildflower planting, scything, invasive species control, tree planting / transplanting; leading and supporting volunteer groups; surveying and monitoring species and habitats; improving site access and maintaining signage; engaging with nature reserve users; and helping out at events. With various habitats to manage over 24 acres and diverse groups of volunteers to lead and supervise, the Volunteer Park Ranger role presents and exciting and challenging opportunity for those looking to embark on a career within the sector. There will also be opportunities to take on and lead LNR projects such as improving and monitoring riparian habitats, helping us to create educational resources for visitors and volunteers and developing methodologies for habitat or species surveys to help us better monitor our wildlife. ASK: Apply: https://stnicks.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/ or email volunteer@stnicks.org.uk

JOB: RSPB Sandwell Valley Young Volunteers Group

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve, Great Barr, Birmingham

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

1 day per month. Our young volunteers group is aimed at 13 to 18 year-olds who want to help nature. The group meets once a month and contributes to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife, delivering conservation work under the guidance of our group leaders. Activities might involve habitat management, wildlife surveys, creating wildlife homes and more. The aims of the group are: to contribute to the maintenance of the reserve, to gain experience, skills, confidence and to have fun! We're looking for enthusiastic and energetic young people with an interest in wildlife and the outdoors. You will need a willingness to get stuck in, learn new things and get work done in (almost) all weathers. You do not need any previous experience of volunteering or any knowledge of wildlife or conservation: we can help you pick this up after you start. ASK: Please contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk 0121 3577395.

JOB: Usk To Wye Grassland Conservation Trainee

BE4: 27/2/19

IV: 7/3/19

LOC: Dingestow and Penallt, Gwent

PAY: Training & agreed travel expenses*

FOR: Gwent Wildlife Trust

Part time, 6 months. Gwent Wildlife Trust is seeking an individual with a strong desire to develop their skills, knowledge & interest in grassland conservation & management in the spectacular Wye Valley region of Monmouthshire and assist with the day to day management of the livestock based at Pentwyn Farm nature reserve. They will be part of the Usk to Wye Living Landscape team carrying out conservation land management on nature reserves. There will be opportunities to work on other nature reserves across Gwent. *Training offered includes ATV us Wednesday 27th February 2019 9ame, tractor driving & brushcutter use (NPTC or LANTRA certs). This exciting opportunity would suit a recent graduate seeking further experience in conservation grazing & grassland management, or a candidate from an agricultural background looking to develop their conservation skills & knowledge.  Full, clean driving licence is essential. ASK: For an application form & job description visit www.gwentwildlife.org

JOB: Reserves Volunteer

BE4: 1/6/1901/06/2019

LOC: WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Rd, Comber, Newtownards BT23 6EA

PAY: 0

FOR: WWT

Assist in providing the highest standards of management & conservation on site & support our staff in ensuring we manage the habitat at Castle Espie to the highest standards, as well as ensuring the centre is helping provide the visitor with a great day out & encouraging them to engage with & support our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. This will involve assisting wardens on the daily running of the reserve, incl daily checks & maintenance & practical habitat management, managing & monitoring a range of habitats, & contributing to wildlife monitoring & recording. ASK: For more information & to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2WGPIHy

JOB: Conservation HQ: Conservation Science Placement

BE4: 1/3/19

IV: 13/3/19

LOC: WWT Slimbridge HQ

PAY: Accommodation provided while volunteering

FOR: WWT

At WWT, we create & conserve wetlands & save species. As one of the UK’s leading wetland conservation organisations we have a long history of managing wetland sites & species as well as conducting research into wetland wildlife. We are looking to recruit a full-time volunteer for 12 months, staring August / September 2019, who will be based at our Headquarters in Slimbridge, & will help provide support in the work undertaken by our conservation science department. This will include desk & field based research, laboratory work & data analysis supporting us in our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in conservation. Accommodation for this role is provided locally ASK: Please go to http://c-js.co.uk/2fhjBb2 to see details of this role & then complete & submit the application form.

JOB: Trainee Country Park Ranger/Gardener

BE4: 22/2/19 12 noon

IV: 28/2/19

LOC: Cockington Country Park, Torquay, Devon

PAY: Accommodation / £2000 training budget / on-site-training

FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

You will be helping to deliver the Heritage Lottery funded Green Heart Project aimed at rejuvenating Cockington Country Park. Volunteering in Torbay’s largest & most renowned historic park is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to gain experience, learn & develop skills & further their knowledge in landscape maintenance, public engagement & working with volunteers. You will: use a range of machinery, incl; brushcutter, trimmer, mowers, chainsaw & leaf blower; assist with grass cutting, maintaining paths & park furniture; look after a collection of trees, lakeside plants & rose garden; help lead volunteer groups & engage with visitors.  Free shared accommodation is offered in the restored 16th century Gamekeepers Cottage in the heart of the park.  ASK: For further details & to apply; www.countryside-trust.org.uk/about-tcct/vacancies. Please contact: Mardie 01803 606858 / 07786388019 or mardie@countryside-trust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: 1/3/19

IV: 01/03/2019

LOC: Isle Of May NNR off Fife, Scotland

PAY: Training, accomm (not food) & some travel expenses

FOR: Scottish Natural Heritage

Start mid-April to August 2019 but length & starting date can be discussed (short term opportunities are available). To assist with three areas of work on the island: visitor management, meeting & providing information to daily visitors, help run events & manage visitor facilities; species monitoring – ringing, monitoring & population counts; practical maintenance of the reserve including habitat management & basic maintenance tasks. We provide training, ongoing support & field equipment. You need to be at least 18 years old. You’ll be personable, approachable, enthusiastic, a good communicator with excellent spoken English. Able to fit into a small island community, working in a team or alone. Strong interest in conservation, a good knowledge of Scotland’s natural heritage; physically fit with a responsible attitude to H&S. Willing to work outdoors in all weathers, keen to learn & adaptable. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2tdxgcl Apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2RDYJgJ Return completed form with CV to david.steel@snh.gov.uk or David Steel, SNH, 46 Crossgate, Cupar, Fife KY15 5HS

JOB: Wildlife Trainee (Conservation) Warburg Nature Reserve, Oxfordshire

BE4: 11/3/19

IV: 22/3/19

LOC: Warburg Nature Reserve near Henley, Oxfordshire

PAY: Limited expenses

FOR: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. As one of our 20-30 Wildlife Trainees, you will have a fantastic opportunity to learn through hands-on experience as well as more formal training, all designed to give you the skills and qualifications you need to gain paid employment in conservation. Your role will involve practical conservation on the reserve; restoring and improving habitats for wildlife. You will help to look after our livestock, repair and install site infrastructure, operate power tools and machinery, carry out species surveys and work with volunteers. We would like you to be able to chat to visitors and deliver guided walks after some training and there is also an opportunity to assist other Oxfordshire teams with environmental education and events. Alongside the day-to-day learning experiences, you will receive a substantial amount of training. ASK: For more information about the role please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2S2vDb5

JOB: Volunteer Ranger

BE4: 1/3/19

LOC: North East Ranger Service / Crathes Castle

PAY: Accommodation / training

FOR: The National Trust for Scotland

Full time with weekend & occasional evening work. Min 4 months. Based at Crathes Castle & covering other NTS properties in the region, you will be involved in practical conservation work, biological recording, environmental education & visitor management. You will assist with guided walks & events, regular patrols, camera trapping for wildlife monitoring (including pine marten & wildcats) & promotion of the Ranger Service on social media, invasive species control & trail maintenance. Volunteering with us is ideal for individuals with a keen interest in the environment & excellent interpersonal skills who wish to gain valuable experience & offers the opportunity to work as part of a team & learn new skills. Along with on the job training there will be opportunities to participate in training days through the Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA) which the Ranger Service helps to run. Full clean driving licence desirable but not essential. ASK: Apply online https://www.nts.org.uk/volunteering/opportunities/. More information: Judy Baxter (Head Ranger), jbaxter@nts.org.uk, 01330 844810

JOB: Bradford Urban Discovery Project Voluntary Trainee

BE4: 12/3/19

IV: 22/3/19

LOC: West Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses and training

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

12 months for 3 days week. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has an exciting new voluntary trainee opportunity that is part of a new community engagement initiative. The Bradford Urban Discovery (BUD) project, funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, that will deliver community engagement activities across seven green spaces in South West Bradford. In this role you will have a unique opportunity within the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to work with both our Nature Reserves Team and our BUD project Inspiring People Officer.  The role will be a fantastic mix of practical conservation tasks and creative and playful engagement activities within a project team with lots of experience and passion for working in urban greenspaces and with diverse and hard to reach communities. As a voluntary trainee you will be supported to develop your skills in land management, practical conservation and community engagement. The role's office base is Huddersfield but you will be working mainly in the Bradford area. ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2KGcmdv

JOB: Trainee Countryside Ranger

BE4: 28/2/19

IV: 28/02/2019

LOC: Berry Head NNR & SSSI, Brixham

PAY: £1000 training budget & free on site accommodation

FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Start date: March/April 2019. 9 to 12 month placement. To assist with delivering the practical countryside management programme, assist with ongoing scientific studies, stock handling & public engagement. Living on the reserve, you will be able to fully immerse yourself in one of the most important sites in the region. The ranger team, based at the NNR, work with volunteer groups & help to staff the visitor centre. The successful applicant will initially assist then eventually lead events such as Bat Walks & volunteer work parties. Working duty weekends & occasional evenings will be required. These placements are a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the day to day management of a National Nature Reserve through the changing seasons. Those selected for interview will have the opportunity to come & spend a day on site, with a reserve tour & practical session in the morning & interviews in the afternoon.   ASK: Any queries please call office on 01803 882619.

JOB: Volunteer Conservation Traineeship

BE4: 13/3/19 noon

IV: 13/03/2019

LOC: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-Le-Spring

PAY: Attractive training package

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

An enthusiastic person with good communication skills, dedicated to nature conservation and working with people is required to assist in the delivery of the Trusts varied range of habitat and access management across its 37 nature reserves. Working with our accomplished volunteer teams you will gain valuable experience in volunteer leadership, reserves management and project development. You will also gain skills and experience relevant to communicating the importance of nature conservation to the public and in generating the resources required to deliver nature conservation activities, & of ecological survey techniques, particularly for protected species, by supporting the work of the Trust’s ecological consultancy. In addition an attractive training package is available which includes;- Chainsaw, Pesticides, First Aid, Off Road (4x4), ATV, Brushcutter qualifications. A contribution towards mileage is available. Requires commitment for a minimum of 12 months, working 4 days p/w. ASK: Full role details can be found here https://durhamwt.com/jobs/ Apply: Chris Jones, Living Landscape Officer (North) cjones@durhamwt.co.uk or 0191 584 8949.

JOB: Volunteer Trainee Countryside Ranger

BE4: 10/3/19

IV: 10/03/2019

LOC: Teignbridge, Devon

PAY: £1700 training allowance & travel expenses

FOR: Teignbridge District Council

To help manage the internationally important nature reserve at Dawlish Warren. To support the ranger team and work with the reserves volunteers. You will be helping to deliver the reserves management plan, and environmental management agreements. In addition you will be helping deliver environmental education programmes, assisting the public and representing the Council to thousands of visitors. During your work at Dawlish Warren you gain valuable first hand, frontline experience, with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge on a high profile site which carries many levels of designation, huge ecological diversity and large visitor numbers. ASK: To view full details of the job advert/description and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2BCO80z

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: 30/6/19

LOC: North Cave, East Yorkshire

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Mires Beck Nursery

The estate team manage our 14 acre conservation site comprising of a commercial plant & tree nursery, 5 acre woodland & soon to be wildflower meadow open to the public, working with adults with learning difficulties. We also maintain an unadopted access road to the nursery which runs alongside the beck the nursery was named after. As part of the charity's aim to bring life skills & improve social abilities, the trainees work with staff & volunteers who make up the team & we are always open to welcome new people to our nursery. ASK: If you are interested in joining the estate team please contact lorraine@miresbeck.co.uk 01430 421543 or applications by post to Mires Beck Nursery, Low Mill Lane, North Cave, HU15 2NR https://www.miresbeck.co.uk

JOB: Estate Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cannock

PAY: Meals & accomodation

FOR: The Beaudesert Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer estate assistant, to assist our estate manager with a variety of tasks around our 120 park.  Tasks include grass cutting, tree work, construction, repairs and maintenance, littler collection and cleaning.   Some training available. Time commitment, 6 months min ASK: Please contact centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

JOB: Estate Assistants

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cannock

PAY: Some training available

FOR: The Beaudesert Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer estate assistant, to assist our estate manager with a variety of tasks around our 120 park.  Tasks include grass cutting, tree work, construction, repairs and maintenance, littler collection and cleaning. Time commitment: flexible from one day a month to more regular. We can also take a group who want to do a community or conservation project. Our estate manager is always looking for groups to do a day of Rhodi clearing or help with general tree work, putting up or repairing a fence etc. ASK: Please contact centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

JOB: Young Volunteers Group Leader

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: RSPB

One Saturday a month. RSPB Sandwell Valley’s young volunteers (13 to 18-year-olds) contribute to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife, whilst learning new skills and having fun. We need adult volunteers to lead the group, ensuring it remains a safe, welcoming and fun space for teenagers. You will work as a team with other leaders to plan, organise and deliver the sessions, ensuring RSPB policies are followed.  We are specifically looking for someone with previous experience of practical conservation work and knowledge of safe working methods including tool use. You need to be able to understand and apply Health and Safety policies. You will be making a meaningful difference in the life of young people, empowering and enabling them to volunteer. Help create the next generation of conservationists and contribute to essential work on the nature reserve. ASK: Contract sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk for further information.

JOB: Urban Buzz Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Bristol

PAY: Expenses and some training

FOR: Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust

Seeking volunteers to assist in the creation of pollinator friendly habitats in parks & green spaces across Bristol. Tasks will incl practical habitat management, plug planting, meadow creation, tree planting & bulb planting. Seeking help on Wednesdays & some Mondays too. Time Commitment: Urban Buzz project ends March 2019. ASK: Contact: hayley.herridge@buglife.org.uk

JOB: Showing People Wildlife Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Norfolk

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

On average one day per month. We are looking for friendly, outgoing people who have knowledge of and enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation, have good communication skills and are confident in dealing with people of all ages to raise interest in and awareness of Norfolk’s wildlife by showing members of the public / visitors to sites some of Norfolk’s most spectacular wildlife events. These could include Great Crested Grebes’ courtship displays, Marsh Harriers passing food to each other, Swallowtail butterflies emerging, or other wildlife spectacles that you have knowledge of or interest in. ASK: For more information about this opportunity please visit the webpage https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv where you will be able to download a role description and an application form or contact Alan Marchbank alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk 01603 598360

JOB: Assistant Data Manager – North Wales

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bangor

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for someone to join our team & help us manage data in its paper, electronic spreadsheet & digitally mapped formats. Most data are held on Merlin, RSPB's bespoke ESRI based mapping & Geographic Information System (GIS). This is an office based position. You will have a strong interest in nature & the environment. Some exp in reading maps, & using Excel & GIS would be advantageous, but further training will be provided. Knowledge of welsh place names & pronunciation is desirable. Knowledge of bird distribution in Wales would likewise be beneficial. Min: At least one day per week. Opportunity to develop Excel & GIS skills & to get a thorough understanding of how the RSPB works & the breadth of work being carried out by the organisation. The internal mapping system Merlin is key to many roles within the organisation so you will get to work with a variety of people in different departments. There may also be the opportunity to develop skills on Merlin's parent programme, ArcGiS, which holds some of the more complex databases the conservation team work with. ASK: Contact: Martin Clift, North Wales Regional Office, 01248 672850, martin.clift@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2OeMNVe

JOB: Reserve Assistant – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We require volunteer help in the areas of habitat management, wildlife surveying & reserve maintenance. All tasks are vital for conservation of the site & for retaining good access to, & around the reserve. Enthusiasm & an interest in conservation are essential. A variety of skills are needed from surveying, research, habitat management, estate maintenance, A good level of fitness is essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection & to enjoy working in a team. We have an opportunity to join our Monday or Wednesday team. Hours are generally 9.30am-3.30pm but this is negotiable. Benefits include: working as part of the reserve team & learning more about the reserve; the opportunity to build up skills; this is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity. ASK: Contact: Tim Wallis, Conwy, 01492 584091, tim.wallis@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2On5E0B

JOB: Conservation Volunteer – The Faughan Valley – Derry

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Londonderry, Northern Ireland

PAY: Expenses (up to 30 miles)

FOR: Woodland Trust

Would you like to use your passion for the environment to help conserve the natural beauty of the Faughan Valley by assisting the Faughan Valley project team with the practical management of the landscape with varied tasks from woodlands in Killaloo to farmland in Kilcreen?  Tasks incl woodland maintenance, tree planting, invasive species control, wildflower seed collection & meadow creation / maintenance.  The Faughan Valley runs from the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains along the beautiful River Faughan to the outskirts of Derry, Londonderry, covering some 80 square miles.  Pockets of precious ancient woodland, a habitat even rarer in Northern Ireland than elsewhere in the UK, have been the inspiration for us to build a project around their protection. ASK: For further details & / or to apply please visit our website: https://c-js.co.uk/2Q7QSbv

JOB: Environment Monitor - The Faughan Valley - Derry

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Londonderry, Northern Ireland

PAY: Expenses (up to 30 miles)

FOR: Woodland Trust

You will be helping to conserve the natural beauty of the Faughan Valley by assisting the project team with the practical management of the landscape.  Surveys are an important part of this as the results determine what management plans to put in place to help conserve, protect, maintain & enhance the sites in the Faughan Valley.  This is primarily a seasonal role to support the development of a major landscape-scale woodland project across the Faughan Valley. Surveys are varied, covering anything from generic hedgerow, woodland or habitat surveys to more specific: bat, lizard or frog orchid surveys. These tasks will cover the whole of the Faughan Valley from Ness Wood to Claudy Country Park & will feed into our plans for delivery. Anyone who is capable of a little light work & enjoys spending time outside is welcome to join us regardless of age, ability & motivation.  Some background knowledge of the flora & fauna to be surveyed would be preferable. This role also supports our Heritage Lottery Funded Project. You will need to live locally (within 30 miles).  ASK: For further details & to apply please visit our website https://c-js.co.uk/2PBtaYe

JOB: Practical Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Penwith, Cornwall.

PAY: Travel expenses and training available

FOR: Cornwall Wildlife Trust

First & Last - Our Living Working Landscape. Come & learn more about the work we do across Penwith in practical conservation, archaeology, ecology & footpaths. We run volunteer sessions Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10am - 3pm, to clear vegetation, uncover some of Penwith’s archaeological treasures, restore Cornish hedges & improve access along trails connecting ancient sites.  We need people who are willing to roll up their sleeves & get stuck in, embrace learning new skills & enjoy working outside in all weathers. The sessions are fascinating days out with friendly people - a great way to boost your health & wellbeing. Bring sturdy footwear, lunch & waterproof / outdoor clothing.  All training, tools, equipment & refreshments (tea / coffee & biscuits!) provided. Other volunteering opportunities are available for a range of different tasks. ASK: Contact Holly for more information & to register: holly.berwick@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, 01736 805306, www.penwithlandscape.com.

JOB: Woodland working group member - Swan and Cygnet Woods - Stock - Essex

BE4: N / A

LOC: Stock, Essex, CM4 9QW

PAY: Expenses will be paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for active enthusiastic people to join our Woodland Working Group at Swan and Cygnet Woods in Essex.  The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading conservation charity, caring for the long term management and conservation of Swan and Cygnet Woods. Old blends nicely with new at Swan Wood and its appropriately named smaller recently planted neighbour, Cygnet Wood. Swan Wood is an ancient site with both a distinctive and delightful character. As a Woodland Working Group Member you will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s sites. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply via a short form: https://c-js.co.uk/2Kmc9hY

JOB: Wild Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Pigneys Wood (near North Walsham)

PAY: Training

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

We are looking for volunteers to help the wildlife of NWT’s Thorpe Marshes through assisting with habitat management. This runs once a month on a Friday & is part of the Broads Landscape Partnership project Water, Mills & Marshes, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). We also require volunteers on a Wednesday, once a month, at Pigneys Wood to assist with habitat management, increase our knowledge of wildlife on the reserve through assisting with wildlife surveys, & to help visitors enjoy this site by helping with keeping pathways open & improving access. This activity is run in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers, funded by the HLF. ASK: Contact Mark Webster 07843 069567 markw@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Rochdale Green Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Rochdale Borough - Greater Manchester

PAY: Training

FOR: Rochdale Borough Council

It’s the skills, time and passion of our volunteers that make our borough special. Whether you want to try your hand at hedge-laying, sowing meadows or creating a sensory garden, we have something exciting for you to get involved in close to home. With no previous experience necessary, we offer guided practical activities for a wide variety of fun environmental tasks. You can even access accredited training and qualifications to expand your employment opportunities. We make sure that you’re kitted out with everything you need from uniform and protective equipment to travel expenses. To be a Green Volunteer you need to be over 16. ASK: Get in touch and register your interest on 01706 373421 or email adam.clayton@rochdale.gov.uk. www.rochdale.gov.uk/volunteering

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Volunteer Grey Squirrel Control Officers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Scottish Borders

PAY: 0

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Scottish Borders red squirrel networks to deliver red squirrel conservation in Berwickshire, Teviot & Rule, Upper Tweed Valley & the surrounding areas. Together they utilise targeted grey squirrel control to prevent replacement of red squirrels by the invasive non-native grey squirrels. The control is delivered by a combination of project staff, landowners funded via The Forestry Grant Scheme, & volunteers, all trapping grey squirrels in carefully chosen project areas. You’ll be an ambassador for the networks & the project, providing support to existing volunteers, project staff & partner organisations to deliver the project’s aims across the area. ASK: Further information & to download application form: https://c-js.co.uk/2QPvSWR. Completed application forms to squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Woodland Working Group Member - Canal Wood - Poyntzpass

BE4: N / A

LOC: Poyntzpass, County Armagh

PAY: Expenses will be paid

FOR: Woodland Trust

Your local wood needs you! We are the UK’s leading conservation charity, caring for the long term management & conservation of Canal Wood, a low lying wet woodland site forming a linear wedge between the old canal to the east & the mainline railway to the west. You will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s site in line with the management plan & as agreed with the Woodland Working Group Leader & the Volunteer Manager. ASK: Please visit our website for further details & to apply via a short form https://c-js.co.uk/2txrtyG

JOB: Conservation Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Totnes, South Devon

PAY: Expenses paid

FOR: The Sharpham Trust

If you like gratifying, physical work outdoors, you can help us with the conservation of Sharpham’s breath-taking parkland - thought to have been laid out by England’s most famous landscaper Capability Brown - which surrounds Sharpham House, a Grade 1-listed Georgian villa. This summer the group will be helping to restore some of the paths and steps around the Estate and building some new fencing near the orchards. The volunteers have just finished creating a new oak circular bench beside the River Dart amid the reed-beds. Our conservation volunteers meet by the coach-yard at the back of Sharpham House. No experience is necessary as guidance will be given by group leader Martin Beat from our partners Ambios ASK: Contact Lucy Bell on 01803 731802 or email volunteer@sharphamtrust.org to find out more information

JOB: Practical Conservation Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Worcestershire

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation, carrying out thousands of hours of practical conservation across our reserves each year.  We have volunteer work parties based on reserves all across Worcestershire - joining your local volunteer group is a great way to meet new people, get fit (and stay fit!) and get closer to the wildlife that's local to you.  Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. Time commitment is variable – you decide. From woodlands to wetlands, from gentle tasks to a full 'wild work-out', there is something for everyone. ASK: Why not visit our website to find out more about the opportunities local to you: https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N or contact Helen Dorey, Conservation Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919.

JOB: Living Seas Wales Volunteer

BE4: Open year round

LOC: South / West Wales area

PAY: Training / some expenses

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

We’re looking for volunteers to become involved in the Living Seas Wales Project, an exciting new, Wales wide coastal project. Volunteer tasks can include marine and coastal surveys, attending our Living Seas Live roadshow (set locations), community engagement / education, collecting / archiving historical records and more! Some activities can be undertaken in your local area or from home. Volunteering is a great way to experience our amazing marine life, contribute towards marine conservation, gain new skills and have fun! We’re looking for wildlife enthusiasts, people with a passion for marine conservation, those interested in coastal heritage / history or individuals aiming towards a career in conservation. You don’t need a background in science to become involved!  ASK: For more information please contact volunteer@cbmwc.org or 01545560224. You can also visit https://goo.gl/QknrVd

JOB: Conservation Ranger

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Staunton Country Park, Havant

PAY: Parking, refreshments, training

FOR: Hampshire County Council

This role will work alongside other volunteers and Staunton Country Park Ranger staff to carry out a wide variety of conservation tasks. This is an exciting time for Staunton Country Park which has recently been awarded a £2.75 million Heritage Lottery Funded grant to enhance its physical environment and upgrade community facilities for visitors. Dependent on the seasons, typical conservation tasks include:  coppicing, woodland management and dead hedge laying and scrub management; installing and maintaining gates, fences, signs and benches; keeping footpaths accessible by clearing overgrowing vegetation and maintaining the surface; wildlife surveying and monitoring. No specific skills are needed, although most of the work is based outdoors so an interest in the countryside and a willingness to work in all weathers is desirable. A basic level of fitness is needed as conservation tasks require physical activity on uneven terrain. Flexible time commitment. ASK: Email stauntonhlf@hants.gov.uk to find out more.



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