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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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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: Devon Wildlife TrustDBRC Officer (Botanical & Projects)

Salary:  £24,506 plus 5% pension

Closing date:  Friday 16th June 2017, 5pm

Are you an experienced botanical surveyor who is well organised, ambitious and motivated by our mission? Do you want to be part of an organisation that values and supports its staff?

You will have relevant survey and project management experience, and a background in working with landowners, stakeholders and in wider partnerships.  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the skills to deliver and further develop survey projects which further our understanding of Devon’s biodiversity, and can help enhance and safeguard its priority habitats.

Closing Date: 16/6/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South West

Posted: 26/5/17


Logo: Butterfly ConservationButterfly Conservation is a leading wildlife charity working across the UK to conserve butterflies, moths and our environment, and we have a new opportunity available based in Surrey: Surrey Small Blue Project Officer (Part time 0.4 fte)

Fixed term contract for two years, with a possible extension dependent on funding From £23,714 - £27,397 (band C) dependent on experience, plus 5% pension contribution

We are seeking an experienced, motivated individual to assist with delivering a new project restoring the breeding habitat for the Small Blue and other threatened Lepidoptera across a landscape network of 15 Surrey sites.  You will be responsible for managing a programme of habitat restoration, monitoring habitat changes, recording and disseminating project data, volunteer training workshops, engage with local residents and external partners and assist with the smooth running of daily office operations.

Closing Date: 12/6/17

Sector: Ecology / Engagement / Wildlife

Region: South

Posted: 26/5/17


Logo: The Lake District National ParkRanger roles

(£22,304 - £26,313 pa or £17,622 - £19,548 pa)

Full time, fixed term contracts available

Based at Kendal or Threlkeld

The Lake District National Park have some exciting roles supporting our countryside management work. These roles will work to enhance public rights of way and support our property, historic environment and conservation work. 

If you are an expert in practical footpath repair, bridge building or writing specifications and managing contractors. We would love to hear from you. 

Closing Date: 12/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Rights of Way

Region: North West

Posted: 26/5/17


Outstanding Opportunity for Ecology Consultant

Ecology Consultant

Location:         Kent

Salary:            Competitive  

Contract:         Permanent

ADAS … securing our food and enhancing the environment

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.  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. 

Delete Date: 23/6/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 26/5/17


Logo: Fera Science LtdSenior Animal Technician

Fera Science Limited, York

Starting salary from £22,000 depending on qualifications and experience

This is an opportunity to work as part of the Animal Service and Insect Supply Team (ASIST) in a leading facility in the UK for wildlife research.  This team provides both animal and invertebrate husbandry supporting the delivery of high value research, emergency response, regulatory portfolio submission and solutions to customers such as the UK government, regulatory authorities and industry.  We are seeking to appoint a senior animal technician to be part of a team capable of working flexibly and knowledgeably with wildlife, live-stock and laboratory species, and provide expertise, technical supervision and training. 

Closing Date: 9/6/17

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: North East

Posted: 26/5/17


Logo: Essex Wildlife TrustBlue House Farm Warden

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week

Salary up to £22,300 per annum

Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity.  The Trust has over 35,000 members, 2,000 volunteers, 87 nature reserves, 11 Visitor Centres and around 150 staff.

We have an exciting opportunity at Blue House Farm for a warden. The successful applicant will work 37.5 hours per week across Monday to Friday but will be expected to work on a weekend rota. The post holder will be required to live on site and have the benefit of living in the desirable farm house.

Closing Date: 25/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Volunteers

Region: South

Posted: 26/5/17


Tutor

Salary - £18,783 - £21,435 per annum

Contract Term - Fixed Term for 12 months

Location - Millport Field Centre, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland – Live in Accommodation available (for the duration of the contract)

In the important and challenging role of a Field Tutor you will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though first-hand experience’.  You 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: 5/6/17

Sector: Education

Region: Scotland

Posted: 26/5/17


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


Logo: RSPBSite Manager

Location: Lochwinnoch Reserve, Renfrewshire

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

Basis: Full time – permanent position 

We need someone with the skills required to lead the reserve into a new era of exciting changes to infrastructure and habitat alike. Your ability to meld just the right blend and balance of these skills will be paramount to the success of the reserve in future years. Whilst experience of habitats and species will always be a major element of working at any RSPB reserve, at Lochwinnoch “people” skills will be absolutely to the fore at this family friendly site.

Closing Date: 23/6/17

Sector: Ecology / Management / Visitors / Volunteers

Region: Scotland

Posted: 25/5/17


Sparsholt College Hampshire

Lecturer - Arboriculture and Forestry

£20,950 - £32,241 (depending on qualifications and experience)

The successful candidate will be required to deliver subjects including; plant and soil science, pests and diseases, plant identification, surveys and inspections and trees and the law. Knowledge of forest management and mensuration would also be an advantage.

Closing Date: 12/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Education

Region: South

Posted: 24/5/17


Logo: Sussex Wildlife TrustDirector - Land Management

Location                       Lewes, East Sussex

Salary                           £40,783 per annum (under review)

Contract Type              Permanent – full time

Hours                           35.00 per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual to lead the land management and nature reserves work of the Trust.  This is a high level position and will be part of the leadership team.  The successful candidate will have excellent credentials in the theory and application of ecology and nature conservation.  A key requirement will be a good understanding of how special sites and nature reserves can be used to deliver the overall strategy of the Trust.

Closing Date: 14/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Management

Region: South

Posted: 24/5/17


Logo: City of Edinburgh CouncilSenior Natural Heritage Officer, fixed term 31 March 2018

Hermitage of Braid

Salary: £28,347 - £33,893 (Pro-rata for part time)

Hours: 18 hours per week (Wednesday - Friday)

This is an exciting opportunity to join The City of Edinburgh Councils Forestry and Natural Heritage team in managing, maintaining and enhancing the quality, public enjoyment and protection of Edinburgh's natural heritage sites and the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

Closing Date: 8/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement / Management / Visitors

Region: Scotland

Posted: 24/5/17


Forestry Team Leader

Salary Details: £23,398 - £25,951 per annum

Appointment Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Location: Stonegravels Depot

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the management of trees and woodlands within the borough of Chesterfield. Along with leading a team in delivering the practical functions of the new service the postholder will be involved with the development of new initiatives and management planning.  Applications are sought from skilled and experienced arborists who have the ability to inspire and lead a team.

Closing Date: 18/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: Midlands

Posted: 24/5/17


Arborists

Salary Details: £18,070 - £20,138 per annum

Appointment Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Location: Stonegravels Depot

Exciting opportunities have arisen for two arborists to join Chesterfield Borough Council in maintaining the trees and woodlands of the borough. Applications are sought from skilled arborists or forestry workers to undertake a range of practical arboricultural and silvicultural tasks within a new service.

Closing Date: 18/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: Midlands

Posted: 24/5/17


logo: Kench Hill

 

The Kench Hill Charity

Resident Volunteer Education Trainee

Tenterden, Kent

Free accommodation in shared house, meals on duty, £60 pw allowance, plus training

1 - 2 resident trainees required from June-September to work with school groups in Summer Term and supervise other resident groups in holiday period. Will teach activities, help with general household duties, animal husbandry and gardening.

Closing Date:15/6/17

Sector: Education

Region: South

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 23/5/17


Somerset Wildlife Trust

Reserves Assistant

based in the West Mendips

9 months Fixed Term Contract with possible extension to 12 months - Salary £19,633 p.a. (pro-rata) for 37.5 hrs p.w.

We have a vacancy for a Reserves Assistant who will assist the West Mendip Senior Reserves Manager with the practical estate management of a number of nature reserves as well as the implementation of reserves projects. You will be working closely with contractors and dedicated volunteers.

Closing Date: 9/6/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 23/5/17


logo: Fife Coast & Countryside TrustFife Coast and Countryside Trust

Pilgrim Way Project – Community & Business Engagement Officer

Salary £24,046 - £30,560 pro rata (Initially fixed term until March 2019.)

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust (FCCT) have recently secured funding to create a new 70 mile walking route from North Queensferry to St Andrews, The Fife Pilgrim Way. The route will link over 45 medieval sites of interest and 13 local communities. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to contribute towards the engagement of communities and businesses as part of this exciting project.

Closing Date: 5/6/17

Sector: Community

Region: Scotland

Posted: 23/5/17


City to Coast Living Landscape Manager

Northumberland Wildlife 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 team in the role of City to Coast Living Landscape Manager. 

This roles primary focus is the management, delivery and review of a vision for   nature and people in this area, encompassing Newcastle and parts of North Tyneside and south Northumberland with support and direction from the Director of LLs.

Closing Date: 12/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Land Management

Region: North East

Posted: 23/5/17


 

logo: Natural EnglandMarine Lead Adviser

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: £24,120

Basis: Permanent

Natural England is a non-departmental public body. We are the Government’s adviser for the natural environment, helping to protect England’s nature and landscape for people to enjoy and for the services they provide.

As a Marine Lead Adviser you will work to achieve an ecologically coherent network of Marine Protected Areas.

Closing Date: 9/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: North East

Posted: 23/5/17


logo: Natural EnglandSustainable Development Lead Adviser

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary £24,120

Basis: Permanent

Natural England is a non-departmental public body. We are the Government’s adviser for the natural environment, helping to protect England’s nature and landscape for people to enjoy and for the services they provide.

As a Sustainable Development Lead Adviser you will work alongside regulators and stakeholders to integrate the needs of biodiversity and landscape into local planning.

Closing Date: 30/5/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: North East

Posted: 23/5/17


Logo: Rusland HorizonsApprenticeship Opportunities: Join the Rusland Horizons Team

Level 2 Apprentices – 4 positions

Full-time, fixed term contract for 18 months

Based: Haverthwaite

Wage: Minimum wage (£3.64 per hour for the first year of the apprenticeship)

Would you like to play a vital role in an ambitious scheme to revive traditional skills and restore the unique wooded landscape of a wonderful part of South Lakeland? Following a successful, community-led bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Lake District National Park Authority, on behalf of the Rusland Valley & Fells Landscape Partnership, is now looking to recruit six apprentices to help deliver the Rusland Horizons Scheme.

Closing Date: 12/6/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: North West

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 22/5/17


Logo: Dorset County CouncilEducation & Dorset Dogs Assistant

Urban Heaths Partnership Team, South East Dorset

£17,419 - £19,430                                                                                             

Fixed term until 31st March 2019

The Urban Heaths Partnership (UHP) is looking to appoint an assistant to support delivery of our education programme and Dorset Dogs project, working as part of our small multi-disciplined team.  The role will support our work raising awareness of the heathland habitat and the visitor pressures whilst encouraging interest, understanding and responsible behaviour on site.  Promoting responsible dog behaviour, ownership and championing positive management for dogs in the town, coast and countryside through our Dorset Dogs project will also be an important part of the role.

Closing Date: 16/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Education / Engagement / Visitors

Region: South West

Posted: 22/5/17


Logo: Scottish Natural HeritageRural Surveyor

37 hours per week, Permanent

Starting Salary £29,643 per annum,

Location: Preferably Inverness, however other SNH locations may be considered

SNH is looking for someone to deliver professional rural land management advice to both SNH staff and land managers, in the context of designated sites in the north of Scotland. You will be working flexibly with various SNH Units in a supportive working environment on both local projects such as management agreements, and national projects, such as Sea Eagle Management Scheme and registration of SNH’s landholdings.

Closing Date: 11/6/17 extended

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: Scotland

Posted: 22/5/17


logo: Hampshire County CouncilCountryside Ranger

£19,848 - £22,338 per annum

Permanent, 37 hours per week

Location: Ash Lock Cottage, Aldershot

As an enthusiastic and adaptable Countryside Ranger you will be responsible for the day to day management of your sites. The Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership is working closely with local communities to improve the green spaces between the busy urban areas on the Surrey/Hampshire/Berkshire borders. The Valley is already well used by local people and wildlife but it is at an exciting period as opportunities provided by new developments and site restoration are creating new green spaces that need looking after.

Closing Date: 11/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside / Ecology / Volunteers

Region: South

Posted: 22/5/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 22/5/17 

Family Events Assistant, RSPB Scotland

Practical Conservation Volunteer Internship, RSPB (19/6)

RSPB Dorset Visitor Experience Residential Volunteer, RSPB

Wildlife / Habitat Surveyor & Social Media Lead, National Trust (28/5)

Coast & Countryside Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (5/6)

Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Graduate Volunteer, Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project (30/5)

Visitor Experience Volunteer Placement, National Trust (5/6)

Volunteer Leaders, The Conservation Volunteers (5/6)

Practical Reserves Volunteer – Weekends, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Wetland Centre Photography Volunteer, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Volunteer Officer Marketing / Admin, The Conservation Volunteers (31/6)

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week 

The Marine Conservation Society organises Beach Cleans, here’s a selection of what’s available: 27/5/17 on Sandy Bay, Weston-super-Mare; 3/6/17 in Batten Bay, Plymouth; 4/6/17 on Exmouth Beach & also on Great Yarmouth beach; 5/6/17 on Bournemouth Beach & 7/6/17

on Brighton beach. See what’s on in your area. 


The most recent edition of CJS Weekly published on Friday 19 May includes 72 adverts for vacancies across the sector.

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


Logo: Somerset Wildlife TrustCoastal Survey Volunteers 

Voluntary

Somerset Wildlife Trust are carrying out the first comprehensive biotope survey to record and map the intertidal habitats found along the Somerset Coast from Brean Down to Glenthorne. These habitats are diverse with wave cut platforms, honeycomb worm reef, shingle, and expanses of sand and mud. This survey will help Somerset Wildlife Trust and other local partners to protect and secure a sustainable future for Somerset’s diverse and dynamic coastline. The field survey, which started in April and will run until October this year, is carried out by Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Coastal Survey Officer with the help of volunteers.

Delete Date: 16/6/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South West

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 19/5/17


Logo: ADASArboricultural Consultant

Location:          Oxford

Salary:             £26,500 - £29,500

Contract:          Permanent

With over 65 years’ experience, ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the priva16/5e 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: 16/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: South

Posted: 19/5/17


Logo: Yorkshire Dales National Park AuthorityConservation Support Officer (Farming)

Salary £15,807 to £17,772 per annum pro rata (with possible progression to £20,661)

22 hours a week

Fixed Term Contract until 31/7/19 (to start as soon as possible).

Based in Colvend, Grassington

Do you have experience in administration and working within a team? Are you interested in the conservation of the Yorkshire Dales? If it’s a yes then we would love to hear from you.  We have a temporary vacancy for a support officer who will provide administrative and technical support to our Farm Conservation Team at our Grassington office. 

Closing Date: 5/6/17

Sector: Admin / Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 19/5/17


Logo: Bedford Borough CouncilBedford Borough Council takes great care to recruit the very best people so that the services we provide to our community are first class. We believe that the best work gets done in an environment that’s enjoyable and which values, supports and encourages the development of its employees.

Safe & Green Inspector

£18,070 - £20,138 per annum

Contract: Permanent, Full time (Working 5 out of 7 days) 

This post is responsible for the inspection of play areas, play equipment, outdoor gym equipment, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA’s), park furniture, and surfaces; and to undertake minor repair, horticultural, and litter collection duties associated with these facilities to ensure they are maintained to set quality and safety standards.

Closing Date: 18/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Horticulture

Region: South

Posted: 19/5/17


Logo: Eaton EstateEaton Estate

Fruit Tree Expert

We are seeking a part-time contractor for initially one year who will build contacts with the communities we operate in and develop a project to deliver high quality management of apple trees across the estate on behalf of the Eaton Estate’s Forestry and Conservation Team (FACT).

The contractor will work with the Eaton Estate’s FACT, the Estate Management Team and tenants across the Eaton Estate and will develop and fulfil a simple management plan.

You must have a clean UK driving licence, good working knowledge of apple trees, their growth and management, good communication skills and a record of ensuring work is completed efficiently.

Closing Date: 16/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: North West

Posted: 19/5/17


Logo: Natural Resources WalesEnvironment Officer

Contract type: Fixed Term 100-week Appointment.

Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week

Grade / Salary: £19,467

Location: Buckley

The role of an environment officer includes planned and reactive work across a number of statutory work programmes covering water, agriculture and waste as well as provision of information to a wide range of internal and external customers. The key duties include; responding to and managing incidents, regulating permitted sites and activities, providing advice and guidance to customers and delivering measures to achieve good ecological status under the Water Framework Directive.

Closing Date: 4/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: Wales

Posted: 19/5/17


Logo: Hankinson Duckett AssociatesSenior Ecologist

We are looking for an experienced Senior Ecologist to join our Thames Valley based environmental consultancy.

Ideally, the successful candidate will hold at least one licence to survey for European Protected Species (preferably bats and/or dormice); have experience of representing clients at planning appeals/inquiry; specialise in a particular field of ecology (e.g. tree climbing bat surveys, invertebrate surveys) or related discipline (e.g. arboriculture, EIA co-ordination).

Closing Date: 5/6/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 19/5/17


Logo: Hankinson Duckett AssociatesEcologist

We are looking for an experienced Ecologist to join our Thames Valley based environmental consultancy. 

The successful candidate will have good working knowledge of a broad range of British fauna and flora; ability to carry out surveys for a wide range of habitats and species, such as Phase 1 Habitat, reptile, badger, bat and amphibian surveys; working knowledge of nature conservation legislation and best practice guidance; strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work well alongside colleagues, clients and consultees.

Closing Date: 5/6/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 19/5/17


Chithurst Buddhist Monastery

Forest Manager

Chithurst, Near Midhurst, West Sussex GU31 5EU

£12.50/Hr.

Part-time up to 1 day/week, & residential Summer Week, & 2 weeks. in a Winter Work Month.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who may be a practising Buddhist, or have an interest in Buddhism, to use their skills within a traditional monastery setting.  You will be managing 150 acres of mixed woodland, heathland glades, a Hammer Pond, and two ancient scheduled monuments.  Hammer Wood is a site of local wildlife importance in the Wealden Greensand area of the South Downs National Park. 

Closing Date: 7/6/17

Sector: Admin / Arboriculture / Countryside / Volunteers

Region: South

Posted: 19/5/17


logo: Interreg Northern Ireland - Ireland - ScotlandSenior Technical Officer                                    

Contract: Fixed term to 31 October 2021.

Salary: £26,655 - £28,097 per annum. Access to employer’s contributory pension scheme to a maximum of 7% per annum.

Hours: Full time post (37.5 hours per week)

Ulster Wildlife is seeking to recruit an experienced conservation professional who will be responsible for developing conservation action plans for selected Natura sites, with a focus on Cuilcagh Mountain SAC and co-ordinating on-ground restoration works to improve the conservation status of the site over the lifecycle of this project.

Closing Date: 5/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: Northern Ireland

Posted: 19/5/17


Logo: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Reserve Warden

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week

£15,400 - £16,000 per annum

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. For 70 years we have been pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife across the globe and are experts in wetland management and creation. We work with communities living among some of the most vulnerable wetlands in the world, providing leadership and influence to create a sustainable future for our wetlands, their wildlife and the people who depend upon them. We believe that showing people first-hand how extraordinary wetlands are can ignite their passion to help us conserve them, so we provide amazing experiences at our unique UK wetland centres for over one million visitors every year.

Closing Date: 4/6/17

Sector: Admin / Countryside / Engagement

Region: Northern Ireland

Posted: 18/5/17


Logo: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records CentreCPERC Data Officer

Location: Cambourne, Cambridgeshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC) as a Data Officer. CPERC is based at the Wildlife Trust BCN offices in Cambourne and as the Local Environmental Records Centre for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is the central source for biodiversity information for the area. We work with a wide range of data users and suppliers and the role of Data Officer is central to the functioning of the records centre by fulfilling requests for data and managing incoming datasets, as well as carrying out project work and other tasks when necessary.  A keen interest in British natural history and wildlife conservation, as well as experience of biodiversity or environmental information management would be an advantage.

Closing Date: 19/6/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: Anglia

Posted: 18/5/17


Logo: The Outdoors Access Trust for ScotlandTechnical Projects Officer

(2 Year Fixed Term Contract, with extension possible dependent on funding)

Salary band:  £24,042 - £25,873 p.a.

The Outdoors Access Trust for Scotland is an innovative company limited by guarantee and with charitable status, dedicated to development and delivery of outdoors access projects.  Our current work is located in the Cairngorms National Park, Aberdeenshire, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and elsewhere in Britain and Ireland.    

We are recruiting a Technical Projects Officer to be involved in access related contracts and provide technical assistance to other members of the team.   The post will be based within the Aboyne Office but will operate throughout Scotland and possibly further afield.  The post holder will be expected to carry out path design, survey, specification, contract supervision and other technical work.

Closing Date: 16/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Rights of Way

Region: Scotland

Posted: 18/5/17


Logo: National TrustRanger

£18,731 per annum

Fixed term, f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 28/06/19)

Flexible Location (Rame, Whitsand Bay-Gribbin Head, St Austell Bay)

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

Closing Date: 1/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Engagement

Region: South West

Posted: 17/5/17


Estate Groundsman/Handyman/Keeper

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join a team on a small estate in Berwickshire.  The successful candidate must have relevant experience with a good range of practical skills and be adaptable in their approach.  This is a full time permanent position with a 3 bedroom lodge.  Full valid driving licence essential.

Possibility of part time housekeeping & more for wife/partner.

Delete Date: 14/6/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 17/5/17


Logo: Natural Resources WalesRegulatory Woodland Officer

Directorate: Operations North and Mid Wales

Team: Forest Regulation Team

Location: Aberystwyth, Welshpool or Dolgellau

To carry out regulatory, plant health and legacy grant scheme inspections so that the forestry and woodland sector within Wales delivers sustainable woodland management in line with the Woodlands for Wales Strategy, the UK Forest Standard and UKFS Guidelines.

Closing Date: 31/5/17

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: Wales

Posted: 17/5/17


Logo: RSPBMembership Development Officer

Location: Dorset      

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

Basis: Full time – 6 month contract

The RSPB are standing out. We are being noticed as a charity that makes a real difference to nature, and we need to have an even bigger impact in 2017.  Your role in our dynamic team will be to raise vital support by securing new RSPB members. You will work face to face with the public at our beautiful nature reserves including Arne, and at a range of interesting venues and exciting events mainly across Dorset. You will be given a vehicle, display equipment, mobile phone and uniform.

Closing Date: 28/5/17

Sector: Engagement / Publicity

Region: South West

Posted: 17/5/17


Coast Care Project Assistant (volunteer engagement and communication)

The main functions of this role are to join the Coast Care project team which aims to engage 2000 volunteers in activities to safeguard the outstanding north Northumberland coastal landscape by 2020. This post will have a particular focus on engaging volunteers and supporting communication.  The post will be based at Seahouses Development Trust and will involve travel throughout the area.

The role is for 17.5 hours a week.  The salary starts at Scale B, we expect to appoint at £16,813 (B2) on the scale, pro rata per annum.  The post will be based in Seahouses on the Northumberland Coast

Closing Date: 12/6/17

Sector: Admin / Engagement

Region: North East

Posted: 17/5/17


Coast Care Project Assistant (training and conservation)

Northumberland Wildlife 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 team.

The main functions of this role are: To join the Coast Care project team which aims to engage 2000 volunteers in activities to safeguard the outstanding north Northumberland coastal landscape by 2020. This post will have a particular focus on supporting volunteer training and conservation tasks. The post will be based at Seahouses Development Trust and will involve travel throughout the area.

Closing Date: 12/6/17

Sector: Admin / Ecology / Volunteers

Region: North East

Posted: 17/5/17


Logo: Shropshire CouncilOutdoor Partnerships Volunteer Ranger Coordinator

Grade 6 SCP 18-21 £17,095 per annum, 37 hours per week, Fixed Term

As Volunteer Ranger Coordinator, your priorities will be to recruit and enthuse local people to become involved with the management of their local Country Park and Heritage Sites, help co-ordinate existing volunteer groups and develop promotion and training. You will need to make sure all the necessary paperwork is in place to support the volunteers and fulfil any Health and Safety requirements. This post sits within the Health and Economy team, part of the Shropshire’s Outdoor Partnerships service.

Closing Date: 5/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Volunteer Management

Region: Midlands

Posted: 17/5/17


Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust

CANN Site Co-ordinator - Land Management on Islay

ACT's Site Co-ordinator for the CANN project will be required to manage, develop and implement the project at our two Islay sites.  They will be required to engage with land managers, communities and stakeholders, oversee contracts on Islay and to integrate with the wider project and its partners in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.  The project will run until October 2021.

This project has been supported by the EU's Interreg Va Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

Delete Date: 1/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement

Region: Scotland

Posted: 16/5/17


Logo: Gwent Wildlife TrustWoodland Reserves Officer, Usk to Wye

Gwent Wildlife Trust is seeking to recruit a full-time Woodland Reserves Officer, working within the Usk to Wye Living Landscape team, to take on the responsibility of managing a small suite of woodland nature reserves, and develop and oversee engagement opportunities within these sites.  The post holder will undertake practical woodland management, sometimes with the use of machinery, carry out relevant species and habitat surveys and monitoring, generate income from woodland products and offer advice to private woodland owners, amongst other things. We are looking for applicants who are experienced at managing woodlands for conservation, can teach others about woodland ecology, are physically fit and able to work on difficult terrain, have experience in felling trees, are competent in the use of a range of powered equipment and have experience of working with volunteers, groups or involving others in nature conservation.

Closing Date: 1/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Ecology / Engagement

Region: Wales

Posted: 16/5/17


Logo: South Downs National Park AuthorityRanger

Location:          Wealden Heath Office, Midhurst

Salary:              £26,362 – £28,280

Hours:              37 hours per week

Type of post:    Temporary for 6 months with the probability of becoming permanent

We are looking for someone to join our area team which is responsible for implementing a wide range of countryside management activities.  As a Ranger you will be involved in developing new projects around landscape, biodiversity, promoting informal countryside recreation and ensuring community involvement in order to achieve the South Downs Partnership Management Plan and SDNPA’s Business Plan outcomes.

Closing Date: 28/5/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement

Region: South

Posted: 16/5/17


Logo: South Downs National Park AuthorityWoodland Officer

Location:          South Downs Centre Midhurst

Salary:              £26,362 - £28,280

Hours:              37 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to enhance the woodland resource of the most wooded national park in England and Wales.  As Woodland Officer for the South Downs National Park Authority you will lead on the SDNPA’s approach to deliver a joint package of targeted advice and support for landowners and businesses within the South Downs National Park, whilst also supporting colleagues to ensure consistent and coordinated delivery of woodland management advice.

Closing Date: 28/5/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Community

Region: South

Posted: 16/5/17


Logo: East Devon District CouncilGreat Trees Project Officer

£20,661 per annum pro-rata

Part-time (22.2 hours per week)

Fixed Term for up for 2 years

Cranbrook, Devon

As a Project Officer, you’ll be part of a friendly team working to establish a brand new Clyst Valley Regional Park as a wildlife-rich, beautiful and accessible river valley for the rapidly growing population of Exeter and East Devon. You’ll deliver an exciting and varied programme of public engagement to raise understanding of the heritage of the Clyst Valley, just east of the vibrant city of Exeter. You’ll recruit and help to train public volunteers to carry out surveys of trees and orchards across nine parishes, and to research the history of specific parklands.

Closing Date: 4/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement / Publicity

Region: South West

Posted: 16/5/17


Tutor

Salary – £18,783 - £21,435 per annum

Location – Juniper Hall Field Centre, Dorking (for the FCS London Region) – Live in Accommodation available

You 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. Previous teaching experience is essential, as is knowledge of the National Curriculum and a degree in either Geography/Biology or closely allied discipline.  Training will be given to help you develop your competence.  You’ll also be confident in working both in a team and independently and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.   

Closing Date: 30/5/17

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 16/5/17


Total Ecology

Seasonal Bat Surveyors wanted

We are looking for seasonal bat surveyors, both licenced and un-licenced.  The surveys will be predominantly in the north east & southern England.

Delete Date: 12/6/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: North East / South

Posted: 15/5/17


Forestart Ltd

Propagation and Trees Seed Supervisor

Shropshire

Salary: Depends on experience

Forestart Ltd is the UKs leading supplier of tree and shrub seed to forestry and amenity nurseries. We specialise in supplying seed collected in the UK, and stratifying this to break inherent seed dormancy. We have already established a large area of seed orchards to meet specific market requirements; we are currently in the process of developing these orchards further.

Delete Date: 12/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Horticulture

Region: Midlands

Posted: 15/5/17


logo: Hertfordshire CCHertfordshire CC

Trainee Land Management Projects Officer

Hertford

Starting Salary: £19,430 to £23,398 pa dependent on skills and experience

Full Time Hours, Fixed Term Contract to 31/8/2018 (with possible extension subject to funding)

An exciting opportunity has become available for a recent environmental graduate to join our successful Land Management Team. By joining us you will gain valuable experience, working in an interesting and varied role and will receive support to develop your portfolio of skills and experience in a dynamic, supportive environment.

Closing Date: 4/6/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 15/5/17


logo: Hertfordshire CCHertfordshire CC

Land Management Projects Officer

Hertford

Starting Salary: £23,398 pa progressing to £28,485 pa dependent on skills and experience

Full Time Hours, Fixed Term Contract to 31/3/2019 (with possible extension subject to funding)

Established in 1975, Hertfordshire’s Countryside Management Service (CMS) was one of the first initiatives of its type in the UK. We work in partnership with landowners and communities to develop projects that enhance the environment for people and wildlife.

Closing Date: 4/6/17

Sector: Community / Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 15/5/17


Logo: National TrustGardener

Salary: £18,731 pa

Contract: Permanent, full time (37.5 hrs pw)

Location: Godalming

If you want a career in Gardening, we can offer you some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the UK to work in as well as one of the largest plant collections in Europe.

Closing Date: 28/5/17

Sector: Horticulture

Region: South

Posted: 15/5/17


logo: Hampshire County CouncilAssistant Ranger

£16,209 - £17,955 per annum

Department - Culture, Community and Business Services

37 hours per week

Temporary, 24 month contract

Based at Titchfield Haven Visitor Centre, your role will be to carry out a wide range of practical conservation tasks in support of the ranger team and volunteers responsible for managing Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve. The reserve is nationally important, especially for overwintering and breeding birds and is part of a network of countryside sites managed by Hampshire County Council.

Closing Date: 28/5/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 15/5/17


logo: The Wildlife Trusts AvonNatural Estates Project Officer

Maternity cover, full time from August 2017

Salary Band: £20k – 24k

Location: Bristol

Do you have a passion for wildlife and the natural world?  Can you inspire young people (age 11-24) to take action for wildlife in their local area? If so, this could be the job for you...

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with proven experience of delivering community based environmental projects to join our Natural Estates team. You will work with young people in secondary schools and within their local communities to inspire them about the natural environment and support them to take action to transform local green spaces.

Closing Date: 5/6/17

Sector: Community / Education

Region: South West

Posted: 15/5/17


logo: Maelor Forest Nurseries LtdGraduate Trainee: Seed Research, Procurement & Treatment      

Salary: Dependent on experience         

Maelor Forest Nurseries Limited is an independent company and one of the largest forest tree nurseries in Europe. We are also a registered Seed Testing Station and have an on-site Somatic Embryogenesis laboratory. We operate on a 175 hectare site located on the Welsh/Shropshire border. The management of the business is conducted in line with ISO 9001:2008 standards.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and focused individual to work closely with our Seed Technician and nursery management team.

Delete Date: 12/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Horticulture / Research

Region: Midlands

Posted: 15/5/17


logo: Natural Retreats Cairngorm MountainSenior Ranger

Company: CairnGorm Mountain Limited

Natural Retreats CairnGorm Mountain is the most popular snowsports destination in Scotland. Located within the Cairngorms National Park, the resort is a major tourist hub and it provides an uplift system to the top of Cairn Gorm. The surrounding area attracts over 1.4 million annual visitors with the Resort itself attracting over 200,000 annual visitors. Cairngorm Estate covers a total of 1,418 hectares, 727 ha of which are protected under EU and UK legislation. The Estate is an internationally renowned area of scientific interest.

Delete Date: 12/6/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: Scotland

Posted: 15/5/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 15/5/17

Seasonal Volunteer Ranger (Facilities), Kelburn Castle & Estate (2/6)

Volunteer Reserves Officer (VRO), Durham Wildlife Trust (31/5)

Aire and Calder Catchment Project Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (14/6)

Visitor Experience Volunteers, National Trust (1/7)

Vervet Monkey Research, Volunteer 4 Africa (30/6)

Biodiversity Officer, Calderdale Council (1/6)

Eagle Nest Inventory Volunteer, Wild Areas Network (10/7)

Visitor Services Volunteer, South West Heritage Trust

Conservation Volunteer, The Hedge Project

Volunteers – Gardener’s World Live 2017, Bat Conservation Trust

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week 

The June dates have been published for work with the Inland Waterways Association across the country. Get involved in vegetation clearance, litter picking & painting.

23/7/17 Eco-Active Conservation Work Party with Manx Wildlife Trust in Ramsey, Isle of Man  

Every Wednesday The HEDGE Project runs a Workday in Whitesheet Plantation, Wimborne, BH21 7DB

 


Logo: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife TrustEnvironmental Education Officer (Windsor Great Park)

Salary:  £21,172 per annum

Contract: Fixed Term, five years (September 2017 – August 2022)

Based:  Windsor Great Park, Windsor; and Woolley Firs, Maidenhead

We are looking for an outgoing, knowledgeable educator to help develop a new education centre within Windsor Great Park and to develop and deliver a new programme of events and activities for schools, young people and families at this centre.  Successful candidates will have superlative communication skills, at least three years’ experience delivering environmental education activities (to pre-school and Primary-aged children and also to 11-16 years and young adults) and will have an excellent knowledge of wildlife and habitats.

Closing Date: 9/6/17

Sector: Education / Engagement

Region: South

Posted: 12/5/17


Logo: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife TrustLand Manager (Conservation, Berkshire)

Salary:          £30,131 per annum

Contract:       Full time, Permanent contract

Based:          Maidenhead and Greenham, Berkshire

Working within the Berkshire Land Management team, you will be responsible for leading on all aspects of nature conservation on the Trust’s nature reserves in Berkshire. You will be responsible for managing two Land Management Officers and contractors, and for directing the work of teams of volunteers and trainees to deliver practical conservation work. By working with BBOWT’s Biodiversity Team in management planning, you will ensure that wildlife benefits from the work undertaken. You will work closely with the Land Manager (People and Estates, Berkshire) to ensure that all aspects of reserve management are undertaken effectively and efficiently.

Closing Date: 2/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Volunteers

Region: South

Posted: 12/5/17


Logo: Ecolsulis LtdField Worker

We are seeking to employ an experienced Field Worker to assist with our habitat creation team. 

Working alongside the Team Leader in the practical delivery of a range of different contracts from wildlife mitigation fencing to habitat creation and groundwork maintenance. The role includes the day to day site work, problem solving, site safety and at times supervising other sub-contractors. On occasions there may also be opportunities to work alongside the ecological consultancy arm of the business delivering surveys and other ecological contracts.

Delete Date: 9/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: South / South West

Posted: 12/5/17


Logo: Wokingham Borough Council Estate Worker

Wokingham Borough Council Countryside Service

Full time/Permanent Position.     37 hours/week.      Salary £17,700 - £19,700

Estate worker required to join our friendly team.  Looking after 20 sites throughout Wokingham Borough, including Country Parks, Nature Reserves, SANGS and 143 miles of Public Rights of Way.   Duties to include general maintenance, health and safety inspections, conservation tasks and working with volunteers and the public. Applicants should have a keen interest in land management and working outdoors. Full driving license and previous experience is essential. Chainsaw, brush cutter, tractor driving experience would be desirable. Training would be offered to the successful candidate.  DBS would be required.

Closing Date: 15/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 12/5/17


Logo: Conservation Contracts North WestOperations Manager

Company: Conservation Contracts North West

Salary: £30000-£35000

Location: Horwich, Bolton

Conservation Contracts North West is a professional environmental contraction and consulting service specialising in habitat management on all aspects of sensitive projects across the North West of England. As part of our business growth we are looking to appoint an Operations Manager to strengthen our experienced team.  We provide an integrated and comprehensive service for local authorities, government agencies, commercial clients, community groups, utility companies and land owners, working in partnership to improve our environment.

Closing Date: 2/6/17

Sector: Management

Region: North West

Posted: 12/5/17


Logo: The Woodland TrustTreescapes Development Lead – South Downs

Salary: £25,000 - £27,000

The Woodland Trust's vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife.  Our 10 year strategy increases the role of woods and trees in delivering more ecologically resilient landscapes which are enjoyed and valued by many more people. Our UK-wide Treescapes programme is helping us deliver transformational change in up to 30 geographically defined landscapes. Here we believe woods and trees can make a substantial positive contribution to the landscapes function and its resilience. The Treescapes Development Lead will take a lead in developing the South Downs Treescape where we want to ensure that ancient woodland and trees across the South Downs are being actively managed, delivering a resilient and accessible woodland resource which is valued, protected and celebrated by residents and visitors.

Closing Date: 11/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 12/5/17


Logo: RSPBBiodiversity Advisor – RSPB idverde

Location: London – idverde Bromley Environmental Education Centre

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

Basis: Full time – Until end of March 2019.

Do you want to help the RSPB and idverde save nature in the urban environment? The RSPB’s Business Advice Unit is looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for wildlife and a clear commitment to work with communities in London to implement effective solutions to help save wildlife. The RSPB is the UK’s largest conservation charity, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves.

Closing Date: 7/6/17

Sector: Community / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 12/5/17


Logo: Glendale ServicesGrounds Maintenance Operative

Location: Watford

Salary: Dependent on skills and competencies

Glendale provide Grounds Maintenance Services to Watford Community Housing and Hightown Housing and are now looking to appoint experienced operatives to assist in the service delivery of this housing contract which includes grass cutting and horticultural works on an initial short term contract.  The role of GMO at our Watford Community Housing and Hightown Housing contract is essential in the maintenance of grass areas, annual bedding, shrub beds, hedges etc.

Delete Date: 8/6/17

Sector: Horticulture

Region: South

Posted: 11/5/17


Logo: RSPBVolunteering Development Officer

Location: South West Regional Office, Exeter

Starting Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum pro rata

Basis: 30 hours per week – permanent position

Are you a champion for volunteering? We are looking for someone who can build relationships with staff, volunteers and our local groups across the region. You'll be able to motivate and support staff across all our regional teams. You'll make sure they know what a first class volunteering experience is and that they are equipped to offer this to all our volunteers.   Working alongside our existing part-time Volunteering Development Officer, you will work with regional staff, the UK network of Volunteering Development Officers and the HQ Volunteering Development Department to develop a quality volunteering experience and ways we can encourage more people to volunteer to give nature a home.

Closing Date: 4/6/17

Sector: Volunteer Engagement

Region: South West

Posted: 11/5/17


Logo: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centre Operations Manager

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week to be worked on a rota basis to include weekends and bank holidays, in line with business requirements.

£35,250 per annum

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is looking for a Centre Operations Manager to lead both our paid and volunteer teams, drive operational improvements across the site and achieve an amazing, surprising, inspiring and engaging visitor experience.  We are looking for a detailed, task focused, organised and proactive senior manager who has experience of working in a large visitor attraction. Responsible for the operation of the site, you will oversee our aviculture, catering, facilities, grounds and reserve functions. You will champion cross departmental working, have excellent customer service and communication skills, commercial acumen as well as demonstrable leadership qualities.

Closing Date: 4/6/17

Sector: Engagement / Management / Visitor Experience

Region: South

Posted: 11/5/17


Logo: National TrustArea Ranger

£22,295 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Hebden Bridge

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.  As the Area Ranger you will manage a small team of Rangers working like you throughout the portfolio: following the lead from the Property’s Business Plan you will build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team. You will support your fellow rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work, contributing towards HLS (Higher Level Stewardship) targets.

Closing Date: 8/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Engagement

Region: North East

Posted: 11/5/17


Logo: Darwin Ecology LtdFull time position. Starting May 2017.

Ecologist

We are looking for an experienced Ecologist to join our team at our Southern Office in Farnham, Surrey.  Darwin Ecology Ltd is a small team of highly skilled ecologists who provide a complete range of ecological surveys and contracting services across the South and South West.  We work on a wide range of projects from small extensions to large multi-phase housing developments including National infrastructure projects.  We pride ourselves on a professional, solution focused approach combined with a strong conservation ethic. Excellent survey standards, effective mitigation and enhancements are at the core of all of our projects.   The successful candidate must share our passion for ecology and conservation, be enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable, confident working independently and an inspiring member of our team.

Delete Date: 8/6/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 11/5/17


Junior and Senior Ecologists – Stockton

Naturally Wild Consultants is a small ecological consultancy based in the northeast of England, with an existing branch in the northwest. We cover the whole of the UK and have a presence in the south.   Naturally Wild are looking to fill a Senior Ecologist position as well as at least one Junior role, with immediate effect. The positions will involve travelling to jobs within the local area, but also more widely, sometimes with overnight stays. You will be entrusted to work independently (following an introductory period for Junior staff), although with regular contact and assistance from the current team, and to coordinate and conduct survey assessments for sites and a range of protected species (including bats, great crested newts, reptiles, badger, otter, water vole, etc.).

Delete Date: 8/6/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: North East

Posted: 11/5/17


Beekeepers

6mths Contract

UK - Various Locations

Plan Bee Ltd - sustainability champions dedicated to halting the decline in honeybee numbers. We are beekeepers for companies throughout the UK including well-known Brand names, small businesses and private individuals.  With our share of the honey, we produce our Origin™ range of honeys and Honeygar and our Beehive Brae™ brand of honey beers and mead.  These are sold in prestigious department stores, supermarkets, farm shops and specialist online retailers in the UK and overseas.  We are looking to take on some temporary beekeepers to cover the months up to September.  Beekeepers will be responsible for a designated area and work to a detailed schedule of hive visits.  The role is client-facing and will involve travel.

Delete Date: 8/6/17

Sector: Wildlife

Region: UK Wide

Posted: 11/5/17


Logo: National TrustRanger

Salary: £18,731 pa

Contract: Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Kings Lynn

This romantic 15th century manor house has the ‘wow’ factor. With its castle-like exterior and panoramic views, Oxburgh Hall’s team love working in this beautiful environment. The varied programme of events at the hall includes outdoor theatre and civil war re-enactments. Oxburgh Hall has a rural location, so you’ll need your own transport to get here.  With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do.

Closing Date: 31/5/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Experience

Region: Anglia

Posted: 10/5/17


Logo: National TrustRanger

Salary: £19,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week)

Contract: Winchelsea

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.  With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do.

Closing Date: 1/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Experience

Region: South

Posted: 10/5/17


Logo: Devon Wildlife TrustDevon Wildlife Trust

DBRC Assistant

Salary: £17,476 plus 5% pension

Are you passionate about wildlife in Devon, and understand the need to gather and use information on the counties rich biodiversity to help protect and enhance it?  Your role would be to support the DBRC team in the development of new products, services and survey programmes, by acquiring and managing relevant data sets to ensure we have the right information to support our work and that of our partners and clients.  You will have experience of using GIS and Recorder 6, and have a good understanding of how complimentary software and its development can empower an organisation.

Closing Date: 2/6/17

Sector: Ecology / Publicity

Region: South West

Posted: 10/5/17


Logo: Herefordshrie CouncilTree Officer 

Salary: £23,398 - £27,668

Hours: 37 hours per week

Permanent contract

Location:  Hereford

Herefordshire has a great variety of trees, including ancient woodland, parkland trees and traditional orchards.  Over 5000 ancient or veteran trees have been recorded in the county.  Herefordshire is undergoing significant growth; accommodating new development provides both conservation challenges and the opportunity for significant new tree planting. Herefordshire Council is looking for a motivated Arboriculturist to join the experienced environmental team.

Closing Date: 5/6/17

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: Midlands

Posted: 9/5/17


Logo: National TrustRanger

£18,731 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Wilmslow

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.  

This former cotton mill was built in 1784 and is one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites. The busy estate hosts many schools programmes and events, which help bring Quarry Bank’s fascinating story to life. New areas of the estate will shortly open to the public, creating additional project-based roles. This is an exciting opportunity to work in fast growing location and the team pride themselves on being dynamic, highly motivated and passionate people.

Closing Date: 29/5/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Management

Region: North West

Posted: 9/5/17


Business Development Manager

Contract Type   Permanent

Organisation     Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

Location           Coventry, West Midlands

Salary               40,000 – 45,000 Plus Bonus

Hours               40 hours per week

If you love networking, get a thrill from growing business, enjoy using your ecological knowledge to provide solutions and have a passion for client satisfaction, this role may be just what you are looking for.

Closing Date: 31/5/17

Sector: Business development / Ecology

Region: Midlands

Posted: 8/5/17


logo: Borough of PooleUpton Country Park Operations Officer

Upton Country Park

£26,822 - £29,323

Full time. Permanent

Are you passionate about the outdoors?

With a background in land management and a good understanding of horticulture we require an experienced individual to nurture and support our award winning Upton Country Park. You will practically maintain and manage a wide variety of habitats including grasslands, wetlands, formal gardens and woodlands.

Closing Date: 29/5/17

Sector: Countryside / Horticulture

Region: South West

Posted: 8/5/17


Wessex Countryside Management

Ground Maintenance/ Countryside 1 x Team leader & 1 x Operative

Full time 40 hrs per week. 20 days leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, pension, full PPE Uniform and safety training.  Pay grade negotiable.

Based in Marlborough, covering Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, the M4 corridor and occasionally other locations.  

Glendale are looking to appoint a Countryside/ Grounds maintenance team leader and Countryside operative.

You will be responsible for the implementation of countryside work, which includes a wide range of tasks including tree planting, fencing, scrub control, herbicide application, grass cutting, woodland work and grounds maintenance.

Closing Date: 29/5/17

Sector: Countryside / Horticulture

Region: South

Posted: 8/5/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 8/5/17

Volunteers, Buckinghamshire Country Parks

Nature Reserve Voluntary Trainee West Yorkshire x 2, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (7/6)

Volunteer Project Leader, The Conservation Volunteers (30/6)

Assistant Forest Schools Leaders, Instinctively Wild Services CIC (30/6)

Environmental Education Officer, The Conservation Volunteers

Data Entry and Office Volunteer, The River Thame Conservation Trust

Event Volunteer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Volunteer Wildlife Interpreters (up to 8 required), Scottish Wildlife Trust

Visitor Welcome Volunteer, RSPB

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All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week 

Keep Wales Tidy has added in May dates for workdays in Wales. Work involves beach cleans, path improvements and litter picking

 


Logo: Rockingham Forest TrustSeasonal Ranger

£18000 - £20000 pro rata

Fixed Term – Immediate start - until 15/09/2017 with potential to lead to a full-time position

Based at Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve

This is an exciting opportunity for a Ranger to join our dynamic team for the summer season and possibly beyond. Based at the 750 acre Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve and Countryside Attraction with all the fantastic facilities and activities it has to offer, the purpose of the role will be to manage the daily requirements of the central area of the site throughout the busy summer period, ensuring a great experience for our visitors.

Delete Date: 2/6/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Visitors

Region: Midlands

Posted: 5/5/17


Ranger - Countryside Management and Estate Maintenance

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

Kelburn is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic ranger with excellent practical and organisational skills. You will serve an important role within the Kelburn team, focusing specifically on the countryside management and maintenance of the estate. This is a diverse role which involves supporting multiple aspects of the estate’s operations and businesses, including a heavily visited country centre, events, private functions and weddings, game shoots, festivals and much more. Housing may also be available for the right candidate.  The role is full-time for a five day week 9am-6pm.

Closing Date: 31/5/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: Scotland

Posted: 5/5/17


Seasonal Volunteer Ranger (Facilities)

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

Start date: ASAP

Seasonal Full time position: Ends Oct 31st 2017.  5 days a week with flexible hours and working weekends. The business operates 7 days a week.

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

We have a seasonal volunteer position (residential - a semi furnished room in a shared, non-smoking, house with a resident cat) available for a practical and well organised individual. You need to have a good work ethic ensuring punctuality, productivity, self motivation and ability to act on initiative. With the variation offered at Kelburn it is essential to be a team player and be willing to get involved as required to meet the demands of the business.

Delete Date: 2/6/17

Sector: Admin / Countryside

Region: Scotland

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 5/5/17


Logo: The Ribble Rivers TrustVolunteer & Apprentice Supervisor

Purpose: To support the delivery of the Ribble Life Together activities and co-ordinate the work of volunteers and apprentices.

Reports to: Programme Manager                      

Responsible for: 2x Apprentices, volunteers

Location: Clitheroe (base), with work across the catchment         

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £23,000-£25,000

Contract: Until end September 2020 (with possibility of extension) The Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is the lead partner in Ribble Life Together, a catchment scale project delivering a range of activities to improve the condition, management and awareness of the Ribble Catchment. Funding for this project has come from a variety of partners and sources, including the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Closing Date: 2/6/17

Sector: Ecology / Engagement / Volunteers

Region: North West

Posted: 5/5/17


Woods4sale Ltd

Woodland Sales Manager

Due to our continued success in the woodland sales market we now require a manager to join our team, working in South East England.  The ideal candidate would have a good knowledge of woodlands and forestry, be highly articulate and have a good command of the written word, be fully IT literate, have experience of GIS mapping and a good knowledge of woodland management practices.  The position would require the manager to be able to work from home to some extent, with regular weekly visits to our Head Office in Chester. The manager may be required to work across the South of England, but with an emphasis on the South East. An ideal location would be within reach of the M25.

Delete Date: 31/5/17

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: South

Posted: 3/5/17


Groundsman/Manager

To join a team at a small estate in North Cotswolds.  To work on the maintenance of established formal and informal gardens, walled vegetable garden, wooded areas, lake and grazing fields.  Vermin control.  Occasional evening/weekend duties.  There is an existing team of Head Gardener and part time assistant Gardener.

Delete Date: 31/5/17

Sector: Countryside / Horticulture

Region: South

Posted: 3/5/17


Logo: Ecology Solutions Limited

Seasonal Field Surveyors

In accordance with the needs of the business work may be available until September/October.

Competitive salary plus expenses, to include a subsistence allowance, mileage costs and accommodation at bed and breakfast establishments when an overnight stay is required.

We are seeking to recruit Seasonal Field Surveyors to be involved in protected species survey and translocation work in various locations across the UK. Basic knowledge of these fauna is advantageous, although full training will be provided.

Delete Date: 30/5/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: UK

Posted: 2/5/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 2/5/17 

Assistant Warden Internship, RSPB (31/5)

Science Communication & Marketing Assistant, Conservation Research Africa (25/6)

Wildlife Restoration Project, Volunteer Latin America

Living Seas Centre Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (12/6)

Volunteer & Projects Manager, Conservation Research Africa (25/6)

Volunteer – Customer Service, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (5/6)

Birdfair Volunteer, Birdfair

Bat Field Research Assistant, African Bat Conservation (Conservation Research Africa) (25/6)

Schools Outreach Session Leader Volunteer, RSPB Cymru

Volunteer Officer - Events and Social Media, The Conservation Volunteers (30/5)

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week 

Lower Mole Partnership in Surrey has added workdays through May & June. Work involves boardwalk construction, path surfacing, meadow

management and more.


International Wildlife Consultants Limited

Estate Handyman

The position is based near Carmarthen, South West Wales but may require occasional periods in Northumberland.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Accommodation may be available.

We are looking for a competent and adaptable estate handyman. This is an important support role for our falcon breeding staff who will rely on the applicant to provide the knowledge and skills to ensure rapid solutions to problems. As a company we not only breed falcons but also work on many conservation projects and the applicant may be asked to, for example, manufacture nest boxes or erect fencing. The applicant would also be expected to take a role in any major projects such as new build farm buildings and farm building renovation.

Delete Date: 30/5/17

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: Wales

Posted: 2/5/17


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