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A rolling list of countryside, conservation and ecology vacancies including wildlife work and environmental education, updated every weekday.  Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.   

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Logo: Bedford Borough CouncilDefinitive Map Officer

£26,822 - £29,323 per annum

Full time, 37 hours per week

Permanent

We are adding an additional Definitive Map Officer to our Rights of Way Team to assist us to create a new definitive map and statement for the Bedford urban “excluded area” and to meet the challenge of the “drive to 2026” in the rest of the rural parts of the Borough. You would also be working as part of the team carrying out our statutory duties to review, implement and publicise the Definitive Map and Statement (DM&S) for Bedford Borough.

Delete Date: 25/7/17

Sector: Rights of Way

Region: South

Posted: 27/6/17


Logo: Yorkshire Dales National Park AuthorityLand Management and Conservation Apprentice

2 Year Apprenticeship

Full-time – 37 hours

£7,888 per annum (£4.10 per hour) for first year.  Rising to the national minimum wage in the second year.

This apprenticeship is based at our office in Grassington, North Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK and we are looking for an individual who would love to help us look after it. We have an opportunity within the Land Management Team which would be ideal for an enthusiastic individual who would like to kick start a career in forestry, land management or wildlife conservation. 

Closing Date: 24/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside / Wildlife

Region: North East

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 27/6/17


Logo: Herefordshire Wildlife TrustReserves Officer

Full time (37 hours per week) permanent

Salary:  £23,000 – 24,500 per annum (pensionable)

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust is seeking a Reserves Officer to join its Landscapes department.  This is a key role within the landscapes team which combines driving the practical management of the Trust Reserves within the Woolhope Dome and Doward Living Landscape areas, with taking a lead on the development and recruitment of volunteers.

The role holder will need to balance delivering practical work on Reserves directly and with volunteers and contractors, with assisting in the creation of budgets and grant applications and management planning. 

Closing Date: 13/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Grants / Volunteers

Region: Midlands

Posted: 27/6/17


Logo: Butterfly Conservation ScotlandPeatlands for People Project Officer

Fixed term contract (1 September 2017 – 31 March 2017)

From £23,714 - £27,397 (band C) pro rata, dependent on experience, plus 5% pension contribution

We are seeking an experienced, knowledgeable and motivated Project Officer to co-ordinate and deliver a program of events and community engagement activities to raise awareness of peatlands and their butterflies and moths.

Closing Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Engagement / Publicity / Wildlife

Region: Scotland

Posted: 27/6/17


Logo: BirdWatch Ireland

Head of Conservation and Policy

Location: Wicklow, Ireland

Salary: Negotiable in the range of €45,000 – 50,000

We are looking for a talented individual with the vision, experience and ability to lead the delivery of the BirdWatch Ireland Strategy “2020 Vision”.  As a natural team leader, you will be a focused and skilled communicator - with a broad range of experience in nature conservation and its advocacy. Reporting directly to the Interim CEO, you will have direct responsibility for the overall management and development of conservation projects, policy and advocacy within the organisation.

Closing Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: International

Posted: 27/6/17


Logo: West Sussex County CouncilWest Sussex County Council

Senior Ranger – Buchan Park

Salary £27,668 to £30,153

Permanent, Full-time

Based in Crawley

37 hours per week

The Countryside Services team conserve and protect the countryside of West Sussex and promote its enjoyment by providing safe means of access for the public to key WSCC owned and/or managed sites.

This role will be responsible for the management of Buchan Country Park and will include implementing the approved management plan, budget planning and ensuring all statutory and other obligations are met.

Closing Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Volunteers

Region: South

Posted: 27/6/17


Logo: Forestry CommissionCommunity Woodland Manager

Pay Band 4

Upminster, Essex

With around 520 hectares of community woodland to oversee, The Thames Beat Team has never been busier. Thinking creatively you will develop partnerships and projects that will ensure we continue to meet the Forestry Commission’s objectives. As we are financed by the public purse, it is important that your work is cost-effective and makes the most of your resources. In particular, you will seek to restore former landfill sites, turning them into community greenspace, and you will manage our estate and its staff, delivering a variety of programmes within budget.

Closing Date: 9/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Community / Publicity

Region: South

Posted: 27/6/17


Logo: The Conservation VolunteersSenior Project Officer : Working for Caithness

Based in Wick and Thurso

21 hours per week

Salary: £19,418 P/A pro rata

TCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.

Working for Caithness is an employability programme based in Wick and Thurso

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individual to deliver environmental / land based projects, supporting individuals to gain skills, experience, qualifications and move closer to employment.

Closing Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement

Region: Scotland

Posted: 27/6/17


logo: Durham County CouncilDurham County Council

Durham Woodland Revival Development Manager

Grade 10 £29,323 - £32,486 per annum - 37 hours per week

Location: County Hall, Durham

An opportunity has arisen for a Temporary Durham Woodland Revival Development Manager required for 15 months.

Durham Woodland Revival has brought together organisations from the forestry sector to develop woodland habitat networks through better managed forests, new planting and community involvement across four distinct areas of County Durham. 

Closing Date: 16/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Community / Fundraising

Region: North East

Posted: 26/6/17


logo: Blackdown EnvironmentalLand Based Operative (Countryside Management)

Hours: 42.5 hrs. Hours of work: Typically, 7.30am-5pm.

Located in Devon close to the border with Somerset, Blackdown Environmental provides Ecological Consultancy and Environmental Contracting services to a wide variety of clients within the transport (road and rail), housing, renewable energy and utilities sectors. 

The Field Based Operative will be responsible for undertaking a variety of tasks within the department, as directed by the Team Leader including but not limited to vegetation management, planting and spraying.

Delete Date: 24/7/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 26/6/17


Logo: National TrustLand and Nature Officer

30,507 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 30/09/19)

Goddards - RO, 27 Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York, YO24 1GG

Working closely with our farm tenants, land managers and partners we are looking to find the balance of a healthy and beautiful natural environment that demonstrates the multiple benefits of farming with nature, and secures the future of these amazing places to spiritually refresh our and future generations.

Closing Date: 9/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Land management

Region: North East

Posted: 26/6/17


Logo: National TrustLand and Nature Officer

30,507 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 30/09/19)

Grasmere RO, The Hollens, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9QZ

Responsible for the management and conservation of 72,000 Ha of spectacular countryside across the North of England including iconic upland and lowland landscapes, the National Trust is embarking on a new long term strategic plan for nature, the environment and land management .

Closing Date: 9/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Land management

Region: North West

Posted: 26/6/17


logo: Derbyshire Wildlife TrustLiving Landscapes Officer - Trent Valley

(Part Time)

Salary: £24,482 per annum for full time hours, paid pro rata for part time role

Location: Derbyshire

Our Trent Valley Living Landscapes team are looking for an experienced and confident project officer, who is comfortable working as part of a team and independently, to help deliver our nature restoration projects in the Trent Valley. We are a fast-growing, exciting and innovative organisation and the development of our Living Landscapes is a key part of protecting nature in Derbyshire. We are an organisation that is passionate about championing resilient living landscapes, inspiring people to connect with nature and defending wildlife and need a team that is ambitious and energised to deliver this for Derbyshire.

Closing Date: 16/7/17

Sector: Community / Countryside / Visitor Engagement

Region: Midlands

Posted: 26/6/17


logo: Derbyshire Wildlife TrustLiving Landscapes Officer - Derwent Valley

(Part Time, Fixed Term Contract)

Salary: £24,482 per annum for full time hours, paid pro rata for part time role

Location: Derbyshire

We’re looking for an energetic and passionate project officer who likes to work independently and as part of a team to help deliver nature restoration projects as part of the Derwent Valley Living Landscape Team. This role would give you an opportunity to work within the Derwent Valley Living Landscape team, and help deliver on the ground projects at our nature reserves and within the wider landscape including habitat creation and management, visitor experience improvements and inspiring local people about wildlife through working with a wide variety of individuals and organisations.

Closing Date: 11/7/17

Sector: Community / Countryside / Visitor Engagement

Region: Midlands

Posted: 26/6/17


logo: Derbyshire Wildlife TrustProgramme Manager - Living Rivers

Salary: £26,000 per annum

Location: Derbyshire

We’re looking for an energetic and passionate programme manager who likes to work independently and as part of a team to lead the protection and restoration of rivers in Derbyshire.

We are a fast-growing, exciting and innovative organisation and the development of our Living Rivers strategy is a key part of protecting nature in Derbyshire. We are an organisation that is passionate about championing resilient living landscapes, inspiring people to connect with nature and defending wildlife and need a team that is ambitious and energised to deliver this for Derbyshire.

Closing Date: 11/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Project Management

Region: Midlands

Posted: 26/6/17


Logo: The Conservation VolunteersOperations Leader - Growing Communities Project

Based in: Leicester or National Forest

35 hours per week

Flexible working / job share requests may be considered.

Salary: £28,000 per annum

You will be working with key partners across Leicester and within the National Forest to deliver and develop a variety of community based projects. You will be leading staff to deliver midweek volunteering programme and a community support programme, as well as supporting a national programme of corporate employee action days.

Closing Date: 14/7/17

Sector: Admin / Community / Volunteers

Region: Midlands

Posted: 26/6/17


logo: Thomson HabitatsSite Supervisor

Full-time, permanent

Salary: £24,000 – £30,000 (dependant on experience)

Are you a professional site supervisor with high standards, who enjoys leading and motivating a site based team?  Are you organised, confident and decisive and thrive on finding solutions to problems?  If so, we would be delighted to hear from you! We are looking for a site supervisor, with a positive and professional attitude to join our Guildford-based team.  You will have experience of leading and motivating a team and taking responsibility for maintaining site health and safety.

Delete Date: 24/7/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 26/6/17


logo: Severn TrentSevern Trent Water

Ranger

Location: Lake Vyrnwy (covering Llyn Clywedog and Dee Valley)

Salary: up to £20K

Contract: Permanent

As the public face of Severn Trent Water you will need to be able to demonstrate first class customer service at all times and look to Protect and enhance the Company’s brand and image through the quality of service offered.

Closing Date: 9/7/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: Wales

Posted: 26/6/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 26/6/17 

Dairy Goat Breeding Programme Volunteer, Rwanda Aid

Volunteer Ranger on the Black Down Estate, National Trust (7/7)

Full-Time Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (21/7)

Long Term Volunteer, National Trust (14/7)

Traditional Rural Skills Voluntary Trainee x 2, East Ayrshire Leisure Trust, Countryside Service (30/6)

Volunteer Local Wildlife Sites Trainee, Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (17/7)

Roaming Engager – Martin Mere, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Welcome Team – Visitor Services, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Various Volunteer Roles, RSPB

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week 

16/7/17 Butterfly Conservation Scotland is running a Wester Moss Work Party. Meet in the mining museum car park in Fallin, near Stirling

The Inland Waterways Association has added dates through July for Workdays on the canal network in the Midlands, Anglia, southern England and the North West. Work involves clearing vegetation and the waterways, litter picking and path maintenance.

Every week Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust runs Conservation Volunteer Days in and around Nottingham, events are at different sites and all involve conservation work. Find out what you could fit around your schedule.

Every Tuesday & the first Saturday of the month Congleton and Macclesfield Practical Conservation Group meet on reserves in the Congleton and Macclesfield area. The events are organised by Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

Cheshire West Practical Conservation Group meets every Wednesday & the second Sunday of the month in Cheshire. Run by Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

Every Wednesday starting on 12 July The Land Trust will be running a weekly volunteer work party from Davy Down, Stifford Pumping Station, Back Lane, Grays, Thurrock, Essex, RM16 5UL

Second Saturday of the month Colne Valley Park Conservation Volunteers meets on Allen’s Field, off Liddel Way, South Ascot, SL5 9UT organised by Groundwork South. They also meet in the afternoon of the same day in Arthur Jacobs Nature Reserve, Stanwell Road, Slough, SL3 9PE

Nature Conservation Volunteers meet every Thursday in Totnes, Devon. The groups is run by Sharpham Trust.

Canal & River Trust run the Towpath Taskforce across the country. The groups meet regularly and carry out conservation work along

Britain’s canals


The most recent edition of CJS Weekly published on Friday 23 June includes 71 adverts for vacancies across the sector.

Adverts are included for one week only, there are more adverts in previous editions.


Logo: The Conservation VolunteersProject Officer, Tuckswood Community Project

Location: Norwich

Salary: £18,000 per annum (pro-rata)

We are seeking a dynamic and outgoing individual to engage the local community of Tuckswood, Norwich, in food growing and practical environmental conservation activities.  You will plan and deliver a programme of weekly seasonal activities at local Green Spaces. Initially a one year role, we are seeking continuation funding, so you will work to develop the capacity of the volunteer group through training and support with a long term aim of enabling them to become a fully independent and self-sustaining community group.  The ideal candidate will have experience in leading groups in practical conservation and horticultural activities, in supporting community groups, involving a diversity of volunteers, and working on initiatives to improve health and wellbeing.

Closing Date: 7/7/17

Sector: Community / Horticulture / Volunteers

Region: Anglia

Posted: 23/6/17


Logo: The Conservation VolunteersTeam Leader - Birmingham

Based in: Birmingham

35 hours per week

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places. TCV is working with key partners across the Birmingham area to deliver a variety of community based health projects. These projects include running Green Gym’s, community allotments other community based food growing programmes and corporate employee action days. We are also working with these partners and other key stakeholders to develop future health and land based programmes.

Closing Date: 14/7/17

Sector: Admin / Community / Volunteers

Region: Midlands

Posted: 23/6/17


Logo: RSPBAdministrator

Location: Eastern Moors, Sheffield

Starting Salary: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum pro rata

Basis: 18.75 hours per week – permanent position

Do you want to help look after the Eastern Moors and the Burbage Moors in the Peak District National Park?  The National Trust and RSPB Eastern Moors Partnership is looking for an experienced administrator to be a part of our Eastern Moors team on the outskirts of Sheffield, taking care of this special place on behalf of the National Park and Sheffield City Council.  We are looking for someone who has a passion for the wildlife and heritage of the moors and enjoys meeting people and handling enquires from many of the public who enjoy this landscape also.

Closing Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Admin

Region: North East

Posted: 23/6/17


Logo: RSPBSenior Policy Officer - Planning

Location: Cardiff or Bangor Office, Wales.

Starting Salary: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum

Basis: Full time – permanent position

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled planning advocate who will be a passionate and effective champion for the change nature needs in Wales. Wales is in the process of rolling out distinctive new legislation on sustainable development, planning and natural resources. RSPB Cymru is seeking a Senior Policy Officer - Planning, to help us maximise the benefits to biodiversity from these new legal frameworks. In particular, you will lead our input to the development of Area Statements (the new approach, introduced through the Environment (Wales) Act 2016, for the sustainable management of natural resources), the National Development Framework (coming forward under Wales’ reformed land use planning system), and the Wales National Marine Plan.

Closing Date: 16/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: Wales

Posted: 23/6/17


Logo: RSPBAdministrator – International Conservation Programmes

Location: UK Headquarters, Sandy, Beds.

Starting Salary: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum

Basis: Full time - Permanent

Do you have a keen interest in conservation?  We need a capable, experienced and enthusiastic Administrator to act as the first point of contact for our lively and diverse International Conservation Programmes Department. The teams in the department work on a range of projects from saving species such as albatrosses and vultures to protecting and restoring tropical forests.

You should feel confident both working with small well-knit teams and on your own initiative.  The role is busy and involves daily interactions with other departments, and colleagues and partners based overseas.   

Closing Date: 12/7/17

Sector: Admin

Region: South

Posted: 23/6/17


Logo: Cornwall CouncilCornwall AONB Project Development Officer

Grade J £27,497 - £34,538
Full Time
Temporary

Working on behalf of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, you will be a key member of the team, working to develop and fund projects to conserve and enhance some of the UK's most stunning landscapes.  The Cornwall AONB Unit is seeking a highly skilled Fundraiser to work with organisations and local communities in Cornwall to develop great collaborative projects for Cornwall's landscape, environment and heritage. The role is temporary for 22 months with potential for extension.

Closing Date: 23/7/17

Sector: Fundraising / Engagement

Region: South West

Posted: 23/6/17


Logo: The Grosvenor EstateApprentice Forester (Tree Surgeon)

The Grosvenor Estate is searching for an apprentice forester specialising in tree surgery covering the Eaton Estate.

The main purpose of the role will be to work as part of the Forestry and Conservation Team (FACT) to deliver the annual forestry, tree work and landscape programmes. The work and role is important for maintaining and developing the quality environment which Grosvenor Estate is well known for.  Particular duties will include assisting with tree surgery, felling and extraction of timber and landscape maintenance.  The successful candidate will have a keen interest in tress and woodlands and outdoor work. Be able and willing to develop by keeping up to date with knowledge and undertaking continuous development. Have the ability to listen to others and accept feedback positively and constructively. Have a general understanding of rural issues – woodland management, conservation, farming and shooting.

Closing Date: 7/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: North West

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 23/6/17


Logo: Don Catchment Rivers TrustApprentice - Environmental Conservation

Do you want a career in the environmental sector?  Are you looking for an apprenticeship?

Don Catchment Rivers Trust are looking to employ an apprentice to train and earn a salary in the field of environmental conservation in South Yorkshire.

The successful candidate will be based at Don Catchment Rivers Trust office in Doncaster and work alongside Trust staff.  During the apprenticeship you will be working towards completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation.  This will include day release to Askham Bryan College near York.  This is an opportunity to gain real work experience and skills for a career in the environmental sector.  We are looking for people who have an interest in nature, wildlife and the environment and who enjoy being outdoors doing practical tasks.

Closing Date: 17/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement

Region: North East

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 23/6/17


Logo: Five Rivers Environmental Contracting LtdEnvironmental Plant Operator

You will play a key role in delivering and supporting the expansion of the business through direct operations and management of some aspects of the team. You will work closely with the Environmental Site Manager using the process of management planning to ensure we identify the best opportunities for more efficient and safe ways of working. You will be joining a staff of 25 covering all areas of the UK, with a direct focus within the operations side of the team which consists of Environmental Operations Manager, Environmental Site Manager, Environmental Site Supervisors, Environmental Site Technicians. Each of the team members has skills and specialities which allow for a vast range of knowledge and experience sharing. 

Delete Date: 21/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 23/6/17


Logo: Five Rivers Environmental Contracting LtdEnvironmental Site Technician

 Founded in 1994, we have over 20 years of experience dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management, particularly on environmentally sensitive and challenging sites. You will play a key role in delivering and supporting the expansion of the business through direct operations and management of some aspects of the team. You will work closely with the Environmental Site Manager using the process of management planning to ensure we identify the best opportunities for more efficient and safe ways of working. On a number of occasions you will be left as direct manager for sites when the need arises.

Delete Date: 21/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 23/6/17


Logo: Five Rivers Environmental Contracting LtdEnvironmental Site Manager

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company with a head office located in the Woodford valley, Wiltshire.  Founded in 1994, we have over 20 years of experience dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management, particularly on environmentally sensitive and challenging sites. Five Rivers is a rapidly expanding company and as our team continues to grow we offer a vast amount of experience in environmental consulting and management works. Within the operations team we have permanent staff and subcontractors in various roles. As a member of this close-knit team you will be given the opportunity to take on direct responsibilities of different aspects of the operational side of the business.

Delete Date: 21/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 23/6/17


Logo: Five Rivers Environmental Contracting LtdEnvironmental Site Supervisor

You will be joining a staff of 25 covering all areas of the UK, with a direct focus within the operations side of the team which consists of Environmental Operations Manager, Environmental Site Manager, Environmental Site Supervisors, Environmental Restoration Technicians. Each of the team members has skills and specialities which allow for a vast range of knowledge and experience sharing.  You will play a key role in delivering and supporting the expansion of the business through direct operations and management of some aspects of the team.

Delete Date: 21/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 23/6/17


 

    

 

 

Trainee Climbers and Arborists, Glendale

 

 

 

 

Delete Date: 20/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: South

Role type: Trainee

Posted: 22/6/17


Logo: Scottish Natural HeritageOperations Officer

37 hours a week, Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2018

Starting salary £24,587 per annum

The post holders will contribute to the delivery of Scottish Natural Heritage’s objectives within the Argyll and Outer Hebrides Unit. One post will principally deliver within Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and the other across Cowal, West Loch Lomondside and Mull Coll and Tiree. Both will also support work in other parts of the Unit and there will be an expectation of being able to work flexibly throughout the area.

Closing Date: 16/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: Scotland

Posted: 22/6/17


Browning Forestry Ltd

Full time Forest Surveyor sub-contractor required July (Availability for training) 2017. August/September 2017 start.

Period - 2017-20.

Area: Private & public woodlands within the Sussex area.

Central location: Uckfield (commutable from).

Remuneration – Rate per survey according to complexity of site.

Role: Data collection for the National Forest Inventory of Great Britain.

Delete Date: 20/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: South

Posted: 22/6/17


Logo: Natural England

Manager West Midlands

Based in Telford

Salary: £39,850

The West Midlands Area Team is recruiting to the Senior Leadership Team, we want to work with partners to improve our environment for people and wildlife, find integrated solutions which do more for protected species and habitats and reform how we work, streamlining our processes, seeking integrated solutions. If you are able to inspire others, lead effectively through change, bring a strategic approach to decision making and work at pace to achieve results then this is a role for you.

Closing Date: 6/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Wildlife

Region: Midlands

Posted: 22/6/17


Logo: ADASRole:                Senior Land / Environmental Management Consultant

Location:          Oxfordshire

Salary:             Competitive

Contract:          Permanent

With over 75 years’ experience ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector.  We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.  ADAS has recently been acquired by the RSK Group plc which is one of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary environmental consultancies and is ranked number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK.  There has never been a more exciting time to join. 

Delete Date: 19/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 21/6/17


Logo: Newton Rigg CollegeInstructor/Technician – Game & Wildlife Management

Newton Rigg College, Penrith

Full time

£21,061 to £22891 pa

Newton Rigg College, part of Askham Bryan College, is proud to be home to the Northern School of Gamekeeping and the only College to have its own grouse moor.  We are currently looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced person to work as a section estate technician to ensure that facilities and equipment are maintained to support teaching as well as assisting in the delivery of curriculum modules for up to 15 hrs per week.

Closing Date: 12/7/17

Sector: Education / Wildlife

Region: North West

Posted: 21/6/17


Logo: Natural Resources WalesConservation Officer

Contract type: This is a permanent, pensionable full-time appointment.

Work pattern: 37 hours a week.

Grade / Salary: £24,828.00

Location: An NRW office in Powys – Welshpool or Newtown at present

This job helps to develop and sustain Wales’ natural heritage so that everyone can enjoy it and benefit from it. You will do this by working with partners, often in conflicting situations to conserve wildlife and landscape, by managing special sites, responding to casework consultations with expert local advice, and providing other professional advice relating to important habitats and protected species, often as part of a legal process. 

Closing Date: 21/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: Wales

Posted: 21/6/17


Logo: The Woodland TrustGeneral Manager - Smithills

£33,000 - £36,000

The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading woodland conservation charity.  We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland.  This is a key role, with responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of the entire Smithills Estate and office. The role combines operational effectiveness, strong direction and influencing, carefully balancing the complexities of the project, people and the Estate. The General Manager will actively lead, manage and motivate a core team of experienced staff and volunteers, and be the 'go-to' person for all things Smithills. This isn't about care-taking though; it's about bringing vision, ensuring clarity and driving forward a bold new approach, unlocking new opportunities and enabling the effective and efficient delivery of the project aims.

Closing Date: 16/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement / Management

Region: North West

Posted: 21/6/17


Logo: South Cumbria Rivers TrustCommunities & Engagement Officer 'Conserving Coniston & Crake - caring for water from mountain to shore'

Location: South Cumbria

Salary: circa £25K p.a. (Depending on experience and qualifications)

This is a new and very exciting opportunity. Reporting to the Trust Manager, you will be responsible for the detailed planning, preparation and delivery of a wide range of events and activities to raise awareness and engage the local and wider communities in the Conserving Coniston & Crake Heritage Lottery Funded project. The project will run over a period of three years, and aims to improve water quality, habitat and biodiversity in this important area of the Lake District. The successful candidate will be delivering SCRT’s policies through the Coniston & Crake Catchment Partnership’s strategy and projects, working with the Coniston & Crake Catchment Partnership’s Steering Group to ensure that the project is a success.

Closing Date: 18/7/17

Sector: Community Engagement / Publicity

Region: North West

Posted: 20/6/17


Logo: National TrustRanger

£18,731 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 01/08/19)

Haywards Heath

Nymans, as well as its famed grade II listed garden, comprises a wider estate that includes a further 550 acres of woodland and farmland. The woodland is a SSSI, noted for its breeding birds, butterflies, dragonflies and rare 'Atlantic' flora. It encompasses a wide variety of habitats including ancient woodland, coppice, sandstone outcrops, wildflower meadows and waterways. You will be assisting in the on-going conservation of the countryside, maintaining our 'favourable' status, helping to deliver our outdoor education programme and contributing to our sustainable woodland product enterprise.

Closing Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside / Education

Region: South

Posted: 20/6/17


Logo: National TrustVisitor Experience Manager

£32,016 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Buckingham

We are currently looking for an experienced Visitor Experience Manager to join us here at our outdoors focused portfolio of Stowe, Aylesbury Vale, and Claydon House in Buckinghamshire.

You’ll be responsible for helping to set the strategic direction of visitor engagement at this range of outdoor places. Planning and developing programming, events and interpretation, you’ll have ultimate responsibility for the day to day visitor experience. You’ll continually work towards improving the experience so people connect emotionally to our places and what we stand for.

Closing Date: 14/7/17

Sector: Publicity / Visitor Management

Region: South

Posted: 20/6/17


Logo: National TrustVolunteer Ranger on the Black Down Estate

Long Term Volunteer opportunity with the National Trust on the Black Down Estate near Haslemere on the Surrey / Sussex border in the South Downs National Park.

Rent and bill free accommodation in “Speckled Wood”, our wonderful timber framed eco house comes with the role.

We are looking for a minimum commitment of 6 months / 1 year. We are looking for motivated people who want to develop their career in countryside management by broadening their practical skills and have a good record of leavers going on to a job in the field.

With us you would gain experience of working on a range of habitats, from woods to heaths and meadows, as well as working with our in hand herd of cattle and working on a well established popular events programme.

Closing Date: 7/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: South

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 20/6/17


Logo: Devon Wildlife TrustDevon Wildlife Trust

Working Wetlands Advisory Officer (Dart)

Salary: Starting salary £21,218 rising to £23,909, plus 5% pension

The Working Wetlands project represents one of the largest examples of over 100 Living Landscape projects that are currently being delivered by individual county Wildlife Trusts. Working Wetlands aims to deliver landscape scale improvements to the quality and extent of semi-natural habitats and the associated ecosystem services (such as water and soils) across 6 Devon river catchments. The project focuses on achieving land management and farming changes in targeted locations, working with both extensive and intensively managed farms.

Closing Date: 7/7/17

Sector: Farming / Wildlife

Region: South West

Posted: 20/6/17


Logo: London Wildlife TrustUrban Urchins – Project Officer

Based: Dean Bradley House, Central London (SW1)

Salary: £22,285-£24,761 pro rata

Part-time 4 days per week, fixed-term contract for 1 year.

The Project Officer will deliver the Urban Urchins project, aiming to increase our knowledge and understanding of the current state of Western European hedgehog (the original ‘street urchins’) in London. The Project Officer will train and oversee volunteers undertaking hedgehog surveying and monitoring on five sites in London, and coordinate volunteers to carry out habitat enhancements at these sites to benefit hedgehogs. The Officer will plan and deliver a series of community engagement events, including public walks and talks, and family learning events, to increase public engagement to understand hedgehogs in London. This project is expected to attract high levels of publicity, and the Officer will promote the project via a number of communication channels, particularly social media.

Closing Date: 3/7/17

Sector: Engagment / Publicity / Volunteer

Region: South

Posted: 20/6/17


logo: Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife TrustAssistant Reserves Officer (Central & South Downs)

Salary Circa £19000 depending on qualifications and experience; full-time 35 hours per week; permanent contract; based at Winchester, Hampshire  

As part of the West & Central Hampshire team, the post is crucial to the successful delivery of the Trust’s Living Landscape vision in the Itchen Valley & South Downs. Working within a small team, the post holder is responsible for delivering practical management on a number of Trust nature reserves in the River Itchen floodplain and on the South Downs chalk. The post holder will also assist the Grazing Enterprise team with some aspects of livestock management.

Closing Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Volunteer / Farm

Region: South

Posted: 19/6/17


logo: Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife TrustAssistant Itchen Valley Grazing and Reserves Officer

Salary Circa £21000 depending on qualifications and experience; full-time 40 hours per week; 6 month contract; based at Hockley Meadows Farm, Winchester, Hampshire

As part of the Grazing Enterprise team, the post is crucial to the successful delivery of the Trust’s Living Landscape vision in the Itchen Valley and in supporting the delivery of effective and appropriate conservation grazing across the Trust’s estate and on sites within the Trust’s contract grazing service.

Closing Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Volunteer / Farm

Region: South

Posted: 19/6/17


Logo: North York Moors National ParkNorth York Moors National Park

Countryside Worker Apprentices

Have you decided that school/college is not for you or maybe you are looking for a change of direction?

We have been working with apprentices for the last 15 years and have a great record in helping our apprentices learn new skills and then go on to get a job at the end of their training programme.

 We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our two year Countryside Worker apprentice scheme based at Danby/Castleton. Working with an experienced supervisor, you will build up your practical skills and learn how to use a range of tools like chainsaws and strimmers properly.  

Closing Date: 17/7/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: North East

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 19/6/17


logo: Hampshire County CouncilAssistant Rangers
£16,209 - £17,955 per annum
37 Hours per week, Temporary
End date of contract - 31 March 2018
Titchfield Haven Visitor Centre, Fareham
This is a great opportunity for an excellent communicator and highly motivated individual to join Bird Aware Solent, a new and exciting project working to protect the Solent coast’s bird life. This role is based within Hampshire County Council.

Closing Date: 9/7/17

Sector: Community / Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 19/6/17


Logo: National TrustWildlife & Countryside Adviser

£30,507 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)

Exeter

We have two exciting opportunities in the South West England Consultancy. We are looking for suitably experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic people to join us as Wildlife & Countryside Advisers at two different consultancy hubs in the region, for a two year period.

Closing Date: 30/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: South West

Posted: 19/6/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 19/6/17 

Volunteer Reserves Assistant, Somerset Wildlife Trust

Residential Reserve Intern, RSPB (30/6)

Visitor Experience Assistant (Heritage Trainee), National Trust

Marine Conservation Communications Volunteer, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (3/7)

Wild Camping Events Volunteer (Seasonal), Mount Pleasant Eco Park (29/9)

Wildlife Trainee (Conservation, Oxon) x 2, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) (13/7)

Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve Volunteer Placement, Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Wildlife Trust (10/7)

Conservation Intern, London Wildlife Trust (5/7)

Farm & Grazing Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (28/7)

Residential Volunteer Warden, RSPB (30/6)

Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (13/7)

Volunteer Environmental Education & Events Intern x 2, Scottish Wildlife Trust (21/7)

Gardening Volunteer, Cheshire Wildlife Trust (1/8)

Owler Beck Project Practical Conservation Volunteer, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Owler Beck Survey Volunteer, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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Logo: Natural History MuseumProject Manager, Identification Trainers for the Future

Salary: £29,154 per annum plus benefits

Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2018

The Natural History Museum is one of the world’s leading museums, internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence in scientific research and as a leader in the presentation of natural history through exhibitions, public programmes, publications and the web.  The Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity (AMC) at the Natural History Museum, London is unique within the UK. In addition to acting as a centre to promote the appreciation and study of UK biodiversity, it aims to address two of the central problems facing biodiversity and taxonomy; namely how to inspire and nurture existing and future naturalists, and how to engage the wider public in natural history science. The AMC's goal is to become a national centre to promote the understanding of UK natural history.

Closing Date: 3/7/17

Sector: Ecology / Publicity

Region: South

Posted: 16/6/17


Logo: FPRCSenior Ecologists and Ecologists

We are seeking enthusiastic Senior Ecologists and Ecologists to join our busy ecology department at our head office in the East Midlands near Derby and a Senior Ecologist at our South East office in Dorking. With a strong emphasis on Phase 1 habitat and botanical skills, you will have a solid grounding in protected species work.

FPCR is an independent multidisciplinary consultancy with over 100 staff integrating ecology, masterplanning, landscape design, arboriculture and architecture. We are one of the largest ecological consultancies in the UK with a team of over 60 ecologists. FPCR was recently included by The London Stock Exchange Group in their newly published report identifying 1000 Companies To Inspire Britain 2017.We work with a wide variety of clients working on small and large-scale projects (including residential, employment, renewable energy, infrastructure and mineral related) as well as working with local planning authorities, Natural England, English Heritage and other bodies on conservation-based projects.

 

Delete Date: 14/7/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: Midlands / South

Posted: 16/6/17


Logo: Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust

Education & Engagement Officer

£20,000 to £23,000 (pro rata), part time post 22.5 hours per week, permanent post

We are looking for someone with a passion for environmental education to deliver our HLF funded Rivers 2U project.  You will use our mobile river classroom, complete with river education table to teach people about river processes, the creatures that live in them and how we can do more to protect them.  You will visit schools and attend shows and other events across the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas.  You will be comfortable teaching both children and adults and happy to work in a classroom or outside.

Closing Date: 14/7/17

Sector: Education / Engagement

Region: North East

Posted: 16/6/17


Logo: Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust

Project Officer

£20,000 to £23,000 full time, permanent post

We are looking for someone to manage land management and river restoration projects as part of our exciting programme of work.  You will work with other staff, volunteers and partner organisations to deliver real improvements to the water quality and habitats of rivers in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas.  You’ll need to be comfortable working with a variety of people including farmers and local residents.  Your work will be varied including practical conservation activities, project management, GIS mapping and running project promotional/ education events. 

Closing Date: 14/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement / Publicity

Region: North East

Posted: 16/6/17


Logo: C J SpringthorpeMaintenance Operative

C.J. Springthorpe requires an experienced, trustworthy, hardworking countryside / forestry / grounds maintenance operative for family ran contracting business.

Typical duties could include – Tree planting – including installing guards, knapsack spraying, fencing, strimming, pedestrian mowing, pruning, felling small trees, firewood processing, hedge cutting and flower / shrub bed maintenance.  The initial position will be temporary for 6 months, with a view to full time permanent employment to the right candidate.   The candidate must be capable of working on their own at times with clear instruction or as part of a larger team.

Delete Date: 14/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: Midlands

Posted: 16/6/17


Logo: Hart District CouncilSalary Grade D
£18,126 - £20,498 Scale Point 19 - 21
Hours per week 37
Countryside Ranger Machinery Operator
Hart District Council is pleased to announce that it is looking for a highly motivated, outgoing, Countryside Ranger to work as part of its Countryside Team, based at Fleet Pond SSSI in rural north Hampshire. The Hart District area covers part of the Thames Basin Heaths SPA and the Forest of Eversley Heritage area, including various SSSI’s, commons and open spaces that encompass the assorted heaths, woodlands and wetland habitats around the District. The Service has three Green Flag Award sites.

Closing Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 16/6/17


Logo: North York Moors National ParkNorth York Moors National Park Authority

Communications Officer

Salary: £14.2K - £16.3K with potential to progress to £18.3K for 22.5 hours/week

We are looking for a talented communicator to help us promote our work via press, television, radio, film and other channels, and to build our reputation even further as a ‘go to’ organisation for the media.  Your experience of dealing with the media and ability to write creative, interesting articles will help us get positive press coverage across a wide range of our activities.  We’ll also want you to use your skills to produce some of our core publications such as our annual report, biannual Moors Messenger and monthly Member/staff bulletins.  Hours/days of work can be flexible to suit you. You’ll find that you are working with skilled and supportive colleague and there will be chance to take advantage of our excellent personal development opportunities.

Closing Date: 4/7/17

Sector: Publicity

Region: North East

Posted: 16/6/17


Logo: Forestry CommissionForest Craftsperson - South Devon

Salary: £19750 - £20930

Based at: Haldon Forest, Devon, EX6 7XR

Passionate about forest management? Hardworking and dedicated? Then you’ll love this opportunity to join our small but enthusiastic beat team based at Haldon Forest.  As a craftsman you’ll be working in the forest, using your practical skills and forestry experience to help us maintain our productive, attractive and biodiverse woodlands. You’ll work as part of a 2-person team to flexibly complete a wide range of forestry and estate maintenance works safely and effectively. Tasks may include inspections, survey and monitoring works as well as maintenance jobs such as barrier and fence repairs, grass and vegetation cutting and litter picking. The work is varied and will suit a person who has the self-motivation and organisational skills to work through a job list in an efficient, effective and safe way.

Closing Date: 2/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 16/6/17


Logo: North York Moors National ParkNorth York Moors National Park

Moor to Sea Project Officer

£23.4K to £26.8K full-time.  Fixed term contract to 31 March 2019

We are looking for someone who can help us deliver this fantastic project based around the North York Moors coast and linking to our iconic moorland. You’ll be looking at trods, trails and tracks, and supporting businesses along them, developing new packages for the celebrations’ market, wildlife watching, outdoor activities, and breaks using premium accommodation.  You’ll need to have a real enthusiasm for the area and be able to understand what makes small business and their customers tick.

Closing Date: 30/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Publicity

Region: North East

Posted: 16/6/17


Logo: North York Moors National ParkNorth York Moors National Park

Moor to Sea Project Administrator

£13.3K to £14.1K for 30 hour week.  Fixed term contract to 31 March 2019

We are looking for someone who can help support us to deliver this fantastic project based around the North York Moors coast and linking to our iconic moorland. The Project will be looking at trods, trails and tracks, and supporting businesses along them, developing new packages for the celebrations market, wildlife watching, outdoor activities, and breaks using premium accommodation.  We need a great administrator to organise the project, carry out research and help organize events.

Closing Date: 30/6/17

Sector: Admin / Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 16/6/17


Logo: Chiltern Open Air MuseumVacancy for a full time permanent Site & Farm Manager at the Chiltern Open Air Museum in  Buckinghamshire  (HP8 4AB)

Salary up to £25000 based on experience

Start date from 1st August 2017

Various rare breed animals including:  a flock of Oxford Down Sheep, 2 goats, 3 cows and a few hens, are owned by the Museum and are cared for year round by the Farm team.  There are also 3 shire horses on site, but not owned by the Museum.  The Farm/Site Team consists of up to 25 volunteers and one full time paid Heritage Lottery funded Farming trainee.

Closing Date: 1/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Farming / Volunteer Management

Region: South

Posted: 15/6/17


Logo: West Wales Biodiversity Information CentreWest Wales Biodiversity Information Centre

GIS Technical Support Officer

Salary: £21,268-£21,962

2 year fixed term contract

Location: West Wales

We are looking for a person with the knowledge, skills, experience and personal qualities necessary to maintain and develop the main databases and spatial information systems of WWBIC. Responsibilities will include the delivery of spatial data products and services to partners and customers.

Closing Date: 7/7/17

Sector: Admin / Ecology

Region: Wales

Posted: 15/6/17


Senior Ecological Consultant

Location: Oxfordshire

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

With over 75 years’ experience ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector. Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing ecological services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries and as a result of our continued success, we require a Senior Ecological Consultant with the energy and drive to manage ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment.

Delete Date: 13/7/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 15/6/17


Logo: RSPBInternational Marine Project Manager

Location: UK Headquarters, Sandy, Beds.

Starting Salary: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum

Basis: Full time – 2 year contract

Do you have a passion for finding solutions to protect the oceans? We are seeking a highly-motivated individual with energy, enthusiasm and initiative to coordinate our work with high seas fisheries. The BirdLife Marine Programme has a unique role working with fisheries worldwide to reduce incidental catch (‘bycatch’) of vulnerable seabirds.

Closing Date: 3/7/17

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: South

Posted: 15/6/17


Green Mantle (Ecosophy) Limited

Nature Conservation Estate Workers

Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels

 £15,800 pro rata; September 2017 - end March 2018. Possibly longer.

Exciting opportunities to gain invaluable experience of countryside management and discover extensive networking possibilities. Full-time staff required to join small dynamic team undertaking felling, coppicing, tree surgery, footpath maintenance, dewpond restoration, protected species mitigation and scrub clearance, mainly on SSSIs. Possible opportunities within associated ecological consultancy may also arise.

Closing Date: 7/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside / Rights of Way

Region: South West

Posted: 15/6/17


Logo: Yorkshire Dales National Park AuthorityWildlife Conservation Officer

£19,430 to £23,398 per annum pro rata (with possible progression to £27,668 per annum pro rata)

Fixed Term Contract from 1 September 2017 to 31 March 2020.

18.5 hours per week.

Based in Grassington

The Yorkshire Dales has some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Britain. For many, they are also a unique way of life. Our job is to maintain the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Dales and promote wider understanding and greater enjoyment of this irreplaceable treasure. An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Wildlife Conservation Team.  We are looking for someone who will assist the Authority in conserving, enhancing and raising awareness of the biodiversity of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Closing Date: 3/7/17

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: North East

Posted: 15/6/17


Job of the Day: Wednesday 14 June

Mires and Environment Team Project Officer with South West Water

Logo: South West Water

Logo: The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & NorthamptonshireWe are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to take a leading role within the Bedfordshire Wider Countryside Team in delivering the Trust’s Wildlife Site programme and delivery of the Water for Wildlife Project, which is part of a national programme supported by Water UK, the grouping of privatised water companies.  The role is part funded by Anglian Water.

The Conservation Officer will undertake the day-to-day running of the Wildlife Sites programme in Bedfordshire.  This will involve working with landowners to organise and deliver survey, advisory and management work to bring or maintain Wildlife Sites in positive management and favourable condition, and to maintain a strong and active Local Sites Partnership.  You will manage the Water for Wildlife Project in Bedfordshire. 

Closing Date: 9/7/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 14/6/17


Logo: National TrustArea Ranger

22,295 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Haverfordwest

You will be joining a team of three rangers (two Area Rangers and an Activity Ranger) with a range of skills in estate management, farming and livestock, and outdoor events and activities. We are looking to complement our existing team with a Ranger who has a passion for wildlife and a background in managing land for nature conservation. You will line manage our Activity Ranger (Grade 9), leading their performance and supporting the person in the role to perform at their best.

Closing Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement / Visitor Experience

Region: Wales

Posted: 14/6/17


Logo: National TrustRanger

18,731 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 30/04/18)

Swansea

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: 30/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Experience

Region: Wales

Posted: 14/6/17


Logo: Place ServicesEcological Consultant / Junior Ecological Consultant
Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Place Services is at the forefront of environmental consultancy in the public sector, and our people are integral to our success. The growth of our commercial practice means we are now looking for resourceful, confident and professional ecologists and junior ecologists to join our growing multidisciplinary team.  We aspire to enhance places through a collaborative approach and unrivalled expertise in assessment, design, planning and management. For the right individuals, we offer a competitive salary, a generous benefit and training package, and a truly varied workload.

Closing Date: 30/6/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 14/6/17


Upland Access Ltd

Mountain Footpath Worker
Physically fit and very active person required for a team of upland pathworkers, working in mountainous areas of Scotland.  Although this is a short term position from July to end of September 2017, there may be scope for continuous employment if more work becomes available.  Suitable applicant will have to be able to work hard in remote locations and be up for the challenge of walking for over an hour on steep uphill terrain before starting work. The team also works an 8 day stint on with 6 days off so the successful applicant will need to be sociable and flexible, and work well in a team. Although the ideal applicant should have experience in Upland Footpath work using traditional dry stone techniques, enthusiasm and ability to work hard are essential.

Closing Date: 6/7/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: Scotland

Posted: 14/6/17


Forest of Dean District Council

Biodiversity & Countryside Officer

18.5 hours per week - 22 months fixed term contract

Scale 6 £23,398 - £24964 pro rata

The Forest of Dean is renowned for its landscape and wildlife. We are passionate about maintaining and improving them for future generations.  Would you be?  If you’ve got the skills, are passionate about the environment, and innovative we want to hear from you.  Working in our Sustainability Team, in the planning department, your primary role will be to provide biodiversity and landscape advice to development management, forward plans and property services.

Closing Date: 3/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 14/6/17


Cotswold Water Park Trust

Biodiversity Officer – Cotswold Water Park WILD Project           

Part Time: (30 hours per week)

Fixed term contract to 30 October 2019 (subject to funding)

Salary: £25,000 per annum (full time equivalent) / £20,000 per annum (pro-rata) Based at CWPT offices near Cirencester

CWPT is looking for an experienced and capable individual to help deliver a large-scale programme of environmental improvements to get the Cotswold Water Park’s rivers and other water courses into good ecological status. 

Closing Date: 4/7/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 13/6/17


 

 

 Planner Ecologist, City and County of Swansea 

 

 

Closing Date: 9/7/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: Wales

Posted: 13/6/17


Logo: New Forest National Park Authority2 new roles until July 2020

Inclusive Cycling Project Manager (part-time)

£30,435 – £33,791 per annum pro-rata

We are looking for an experienced project manager to drive forward our new Inclusive Cycling project – ‘PEDALL – Happy, Healthy, Active’.

Closing date:    3pm on 27 June 2017 

Inclusive Cycling Ride Leader

£22,104 – £25,141 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Inclusive Cycling Ride Leader to deliver engaging cycling sessions for people with disabilities and learning difficulties against the stunning backdrop of the New Forest National Park.

Closing Date: 3/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement / Publicity

Region: South

Posted: 13/6/17


Logo: Yorkshire Wildlife TrustTomorrow’s Natural Leaders

Are you 16 to 24 years old? Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? If so then we would like to hear from you;

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available at: Stirley Farm, Huddersfield - Potteric Carr, Doncaster - Pearson Park, Hull - Appleton Farm, Pickering and Living Seas Centre, Flamborough.

We are looking for 24 passionate and motivated young people across Yorkshire to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme. As part of the programme we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.

Delete Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Wildlife

Region: North East

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 12/6/17


logo: Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Eycott Hill Nature Reserve and Training Officer

Salary: £24,516 plus 9% pension contribution

35 hours per week. Based at Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Gosling Sike Farm, Houghton Road, Houghton, nr Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0LD.

To start 4 September 2017 until December 2019.

Eycott Hill is a new nature reserve between Penrith and Keswick, where Cumbria Wildlife Trust are carrying out significant habitat restoration and creation works as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project.  We are seeking an innovative individual to work with contractors, volunteers and partner organisations to deliver measurable outcomes as well as delivering a challenging training programme

Closing Date: 4/7/17

Sector: Education / Volunteers / Wildlife

Region: North West

Posted: 12/6/17


Logo: North York Moors National Park AuthorityNorth York Moors National Park Authority

Lead Land Management Adviser

£23.4K to £26.8K with potential progression to £30.1K per annum

We need somebody who is experienced, practical and well organised to deliver this work. You’ll be a lead part of the agri-environment delivery team, working with other specialists to identify the right places for priority habitats. You’ll be negotiating with farmers and land owners to encourage and assist them to establish these habitats and to manage their land in a way that improves conditions for our native wildlife. We have significant grant budgets and a range of external funding to deliver this work.

Delete Date: 10/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: North East

Posted: 12/6/17


Logo: Wicksteed Park LtdWicksteed Park Ltd     

Park Ranger

Wicksteed Park is a grade II 149 acre park located in Kettering, Northamptonshire and is owned and operated by the Wicksteed Charitable Trust.  The park has a unique heritage and is internationally recognised for its role in developing children’s play grounds. The park attracts over 300,000 people per year seeking a wide variety of experiences including its greenspace amenity as well as adventure play,  rides, events, and camping and is recognised as the premier tourist attraction in Northamptonshire. The trust is now creating an exciting new park ranger role to help manage and protect its extensive greenspace environments.

Delete Date 10/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitors / Volunteers

Region: Midlands

Posted: 12/6/17


Logo: Forestry CommissionActive Forest and Visitor Services Coordinator

Forestry Commission England

£23,023

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Kent TN17 2SL

As our Active Forest and Visitor Services Coordinator you’ll play a leading role in making sure visitors love their time at Bedgebury. Taking the lead on our Active Forest project, you’ll coordinate the provision of all kinds of high quality sports experiences. Working closely with the Visitor Centre Coordinator, you’ll co-lead the Visitor Experiences team. Together, you’ll make sure every visitor enjoys a day out that goes beyond their wildest dreams.

Closing Date: 28/6/17

Sector: Publicity / Visitors

Region: South

Posted: 12/6/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 12/6/17

Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (16/7)

Wolds & Holderness Wetlands Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (17/7)

Do you love trees and woodlands?  Might you be interested in volunteering with the Woodland Trust?

Young Volunteer Placement - Ranger Team, Northumberland National Park (5/7)

Volunteer Warden – Black Devon Wetlands, RSPB Scotland 

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Logo: Wood-Land Southwest LtdTeam Leader, Wood-Land Southwest Ltd

Pay depending on skills, training and experience, from £8.50 /hr, c.42.5hrs a week.

Wood-Land Southwest ltd are looking for a skilled and self-motivated Team Leader. Based near Bridgwater it is a practical role undertaking and leading a wide range of countryside and grounds contracting. The team leader's role will be to help organise work, teams, on-site operations and reporting. We work across a wide range of habitats so the applicant will need to be physically fit and used to steep and uneven ground working.

Ideally the applicant will be trained and skilled in chainsaws, strimmers, knapsacks, mowers, chipper, tractor and trailers.

Delete Date: 7/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 9/6/17


Logo: Cornwall Wildlife TrustConservation Manager

Permanent full-time position, 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (flexible working arrangements may be considered).

Salary: £26,000 per annum paid monthly.

Location: Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ

Are you passionate about a healthy future for our local wildlife and wild places? We are looking for an adaptable, enthusiastic and approachable Conservation Manager to work on a variety of terrestrial nature conservation projects and programmes. The work will include managing existing projects, developing new projects and applying for project funding.

Closing Date: 2/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: South West

Posted: 8/6/17


Logo: Yorkshire Wildlife TrustRegional Manager - South

£34500 p.a. plus up to 9% employee pension contribution

Are you a strong leader with proven experience of inspiring and motivating a diverse team? Do you have passion and enthusiasm for nature conservation? Would you like to combine your skills and interests to take up an exciting new challenge? 

YWT is a dynamic and rapidly growing organisation and we are seeking to appoint a Regional Manager for our southern team.  This role provides a crucial link between the Trust’s on the ground activities and the senior management team as we embark upon our next 5 year business plan.

Closing Date: 3/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: North East

Posted: 8/6/17


Countryside Learning Officer– part-time

£13,200 - £14,400 for a 24 hr week with frequent weekend, evening and school holiday time work required.24 month contract, extension funding dependent

The Wychwood Project is a registered charity that aims to inspire people to restore and conserve landscapes and habitats across an area of 120 square miles and 41 parishes known as the Wychwood Forest – a royal hunting forest dating back to the 12th century. We are looking to grow our small team with the addition of a part-time Countryside Learning Officer. 

Closing Date: 7/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Education

Region: South

Posted: 8/6/17


Logo: North York Moors National Park AuthorityNorth York Moors National Park Authority

Senior Ecologist

£27.6k- £34.5k pa starting salary depends on experience

This is a fantastic time to lead ecological work in the North York Moors. Your workplace will include wide sweeps of open heather moorland, distinctive dales, valleys and inland headlands; an abundance of forest and ancient woodland rich in wildlife. This all makes for special mix of upland, lowland and coastal habitats with a wide variety of wildlife dependent on these. Following the retirement of our current ecologist, we are looking for a new person to help us drive forward this area of work.

Delete Date: 6/7/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: North East

Posted: 8/6/17


Parsons Landscapes Ltd

Grounds Maintenance Operative required to join one of our teams working on prestige private estates and historic sites for English Heritage and The National Trust throughout the southwest of England.

This is a very demanding job, working on difficult terrain in all weather conditions.  You will be part of a 2-3 man team based in Taunton, Somerset, travelling each day to different sites over the Southwest, including our flagship site for English Heritage: Stonehenge.  During the summer you will be required to work 10-hour days, 5 days a week. 

Delete Date: 5/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Horticulture

Region: South West

Posted: 7/6/17


Logo: Peak District National Park AuthoritySouth West Peak Volunteer & Vocational Training Officer

£22,434 to £24,717 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term Contract to September 2021
Full Time , 37 hours per week
Meerbrook in the South West Peak & Bakewell
The multi-partner South West Peak Landscape Partnership Scheme (SWPLPS), funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has been developed to deliver a range of cultural & natural heritage and people & communities projects across the South Western part of the Peak District.  The Peak District National Park Authority, on behalf of the Partnership, is now looking for a self-motivated, safety conscious and enthusiastic individual to deliver rural skills training and development opportunities to young and under-represented people across the South West Peak Landscape Partnership (SWPLP) area.

Closing Date: 6/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Education / Engagement

Region: Midlands

Posted: 7/6/17


Sub Contractor

Wage negotiable depending on experience.

Kernow Maintenance Services is looking for a self employed sub contractor to assist the KMS team with their Invasive species treatments in Mid and West Cornwall.

Sub contractors must hold the NPTC PA1 & 6a/w certification to be considered. Other countryside sub contract work could be available to a suitable applicant depending on experience.

Delete Date: 5/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: South West

Posted: 7/6/17


Living Wild at Kielder Project Coordinator

The role is offered until 31st January 2019. The salary starts at £14,533 per annum, for a 24.5 hour week.  

The Trust and its trading subsidiary employ 60 staff and work from premises in Gosforth.  As an organisation we strongly value our personnel and are committed to continuous improvement in our Conservation work.  We are looking for a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our Kielder Living Landscapes Team.  The coordinator will lead the management and administration of the Living Wild at Kielder project, supporting KWFPDT’s Director to ensure the project achieves its aims and objectives on time, on budget and with a real, sustainable legacy on which to build long term initiatives connecting people with nature at Kielder.  A two-year project called Living Wild at Kielder has been designed to bring Kielder Water & Forest Park’s amazing wildlife to life for visitors and residents.

Closing Date: 29/6/17

Sector: Admin / Community / Visitors

Region: North East

Posted: 7/6/17


Field Studies Council

Title – Tutor

Salary – £18,783 - £21,435

Contract Term – Permanent

Location - Margam Discovery Centre, Magram Park, Port Talbot

The post holder will be expected to lead groups of all abilities in the natural environment with the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners. You will also contribute to all other aspects of running a busy residential education centre.

Closing Date: 28/6/17

Sector: Education

Region: Wales

Posted: 6/6/17


Development Ecology Consulting Ltd

Assistant to the Technical Director

The role needs to be based within a 20-mile radius of Southampton working on a temporary or sub-contract basis.

Your job will be to assistant the Technical Director with a supporting role in Phase 1 habitat surveys and report writing.

Delete Date: 3/7/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 5/6/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 5/6/17

Seasonal Volunteer Ranger (Events, Education and Front of House), Kelburn Country Estate

Field Reporter & Photographer, Volunteer Latin America (29/6)

Residential Volunteers – Friends & Family at Forsinard, RSPB (1/8)

Voluntary Reserves Officers X 9, The Wildlife Trust For Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire (14/7)

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


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Logo: South West WaterMires and Environment Team Project Officer

c. £25,000 dependent on experience

Dulverton/Exeter

Building on the experience of previous peatland projects (2006-2015), the current SWW mires projects are designed to extend the programme of moorland rewetting across the remaining areas of Exmoor peatland in the headwaters of the Exe and investigate potential in other SW catchments. The restoration has multiple benefits to the aquatic environment and water customers, is integrated with existing moorland land use and furthers National Park purposes where relevant.  These projects continue to focus on investigation, collaboration with partners and stakeholders, and be innovative and creative in seeking to develop integrated approaches to peatland and catchment management.

Closing Date: 30/6/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 2/6/17


Seasonal Volunteer Ranger (Events, Education and Front of House)

Location: Kelburn Country Centre, Fairlie, near Largs, North Ayrshire

Start Date: ASAP

Fulltime and Seasonal (ASAP – Oct) for a five day week 9am-6pm

Salary: This is a volunteer position which will include accommodation and a weekly stipend.

We have a seasonal volunteer position (residential) available for an enthusiastic and highly motivated ranger at Kelburn Castle and Country Centre. There is a fantastic team working within the very social atmosphere at Kelburn, which also hosts three music festivals and several exciting events throughout the year.

Delete Date: 29/6/17

Sector: Education / Publicity / Visitors

Region: Scotland

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 1/6/17


Logo: Shropshire Wildlife TrustMarches Mosses BogLIFE (LIFE15 NAT/UK/000786)

Trainee placement         Full time, 1 year fixed term from September 2017           £8,000

The post is based at the Natural England base at Whixall SY13 2PD.

We are looking for a trainee for the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project.  The project aims to restore Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised bog within the Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses and Wem Moss NNRs near Whitchurch, Shropshire and Wrexham in Wales.

You will work on all aspects of the project, from practical habitat management to public engagement. 

The LIFE project is led by Natural England working in partnership with Natural Resources Wales and Shropshire Wildlife Trust. The multi-million pound project is supported by an EU LIFE grant.

Delete Date: 28/6/17

Sector: Ecology / Engagement

Region: Midlands

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 31/5/17


BH Sporting Ltd

Gardener Required

Gardener required for an important estate in Northumberland. The large gardens comprise an area of formal garden, kitchen garden, green house and large estate grounds so experience and expertise in all of these areas would be advantage. The successful applicant must have an eye for detail, work well as part of an existing team and alone. A relevant horticultural qualification is preferred or equivalent experience. The gardens are evolving so this is an exciting opportunity for a professional gardener or a young person interested to develop within the horticultural industry.

Delete Date: 28/6/17

Sector: Horticulture

Region: North East

Posted: 31/5/17


Logo: British Dragonfly SocietyThe British Dragonfly Society wishes to appoint a Conservation Officer to work closely with BDS volunteers and with partners from a variety of organisations. The job will be  full time (37 hrs/week) The Officer will be expected to attend some weekend events and take time off in lieu of such requirements.

Location: Currently the post is located at Natural England’s Telford Office.

Post to start: August / September 2017. Starting salary: £21000 per annum

Key duties include identifying dragonfly conservation projects, assisting in gaining funding, and management of the projects Preparing reports and publications as required, including editing  the BDS annual magazine for recorders, Darter.

Closing Date: 30/6/17

Sector: Ecology / Publicity / Wildlife

Region: Midlands

Posted: 30/5/17


button: CJS Focus now published18 pages in total, the lead is provided by the Environmental Funders Network and comes from Hugh Raven, Chair of EFN but also a Trustee of a grant giving foundation. He knows what he’s looking for in a grant application. Richard Witt discusses the preparation needed to succeed with a fundraising ask. We have two job profiles: one from a Visitor Experience Assistant with the National Trust and one from a Consumer PR Executive who works for RSPB, find out what they get up to in their working day. An interview with the Co-founder of Crowdfunder, Dawn Bebe gives some very useful insight in to using this type of platform to raise money. After Nesta’s Rethinking Parks project, they have some tips for successful parks innovation. Groundwork describes how important their Ambassadors are to promoting the organisation within communities. Finally we can’t manage without social media in today’s word of promotion, find out from Jim Hardcastle how best to utilise the tools available.  Read it here




Logo: RSPBMembership Development Officer

Location: Various locations across the North East

Starting Salary: £17,276 to £18,715 per annum

Basis: Full time – permanent position

Nature is in trouble, can you help us to save it?

The RSPB is the UK's largest conservation organisation, with over 200 nature reserves giving a home to thousands of species across the whole of the UK. By creating and protecting some of the country's rarest habitats we are ensuring the future for some of our most threatened wildlife.  Excellent people are the key to the RSPB achieving its vision, mission and purpose.

Delete Date: 30/6/17

Sector: Membership / Engagement

Region: North East

Posted: 25/5/17


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