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Job of the Day: Friday 21 July

Non-native Species Specialist, Animal and Plant Health Agency

Logo: Animal and Plant Health Agency

logo: GlendalePark Services Manager

Salary: Excellent package according to competencies and experience

Based: London Borough of Lewisham

Glendale, winner of BALI Employer of the Year, has revenues of £55 million. Glendale operates throughout the UK and is a green business with “green thinking” at the core of everything we do. Glendale has been at the forefront of green services provision since 1989 and offers innovative solutions for the management and maintenance of the green environment. Glendale delivers an unparalleled portfolio of nine specialist green services: grounds management, arboriculture, supply of plants and semi-mature trees, countryside management, estate management, vegetation control, landscaping, cleansing services and golf course management.

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector:  Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 21/7/17


The Spetchley Estate

Estate Maintenance Worker

(Full time position)

Responsible for carrying out landscape maintenance and general repairs to a wide range of properties on a large rural Estate at Spetchley, Worcestershire.

A hands-on role for someone with a strong estate maintenance background, forestry skills,animal husbandry and ability to work alone or in small team.

Delete Date: 10/8/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: Midlands

Posted: 21/7/17


Logo: Glendale ServicesAt the forefront of green service provision across the UK since 1989, Glendale offers innovative solutions for the total management and maintenance of the green environment.  Delivering exceptional quality and striving for complete customer satisfaction, Glendale delivers an unparalleled portfolio of specialist green services.

Field Operative

Salary: Up to 17.5K

Location: Bristol

Glendale carries out a significant number of woodland & countryside management contracts throughout the Avon and Somerset area and now require a member of staff to join our team in the area. Services at this office include woodland and estates management, vegetation management, fencing, tree surgery and grounds maintenance.

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 21/7/17


Sparsholt College Hampshire

0.5 Assessor/Trainer – Agricultural Engineering Apprentices

£23,187 - £24,599 pro rata

18.5 hours a week

Are you passionate about the training of the next generation of agricultural/land based engineers? If so, we are looking to recruit a part time assessor to assess our growing Land Based Engineering Apprenticeships. The hours will be on a flexible arrangement, assessing apprentices for their qualification in the workplace.

The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience of working in the agricultural/land based engineering trade. Will possess an Assessor qualification or be willing to attain one with a specified period of time. There is access to the use of college vehicles but having your own transport is essential for which mileage will be paid. This post is based at the Sparsholt campus

Closing Date: 16/8/17

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 21/7/17


Logo: Buckinghamshire County CouncilBuckinghamshire County Council

Area Rights of Way Officer

Location: Aylesbury

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time

Salary Range (based on full time hours): £26,168 - £27,607

In this varied role, you’ll manage access on a network of paths that give access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the South East of England.  This busy and challenging role is based in Aylesbury, and requires ensuring that the legal obligations to maintain paths are carried out, and take enforcement action wherever necessary to ensure that paths remain open.

Closing Date: 13/8/17

Sector: Rights of Way

Region: South

Posted: 21/7/17


Logo: Sussex Flow Initiative River OuseSussex Flow Initiative (SFI) / Natural Flood Management Project Officer

Location: Sussex Ouse Catchment / Home based with access to Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) Offices

Salary: PO will be self-employed - please submit a tender. Tendering is non-competitive and based on contractors ability to deliver outcomes.

Employer: Sussex Wildlife Trust obo SFI Steering group (SWT, Woodland Trust, Environment Agency)

The purpose of the SFI project is to demonstrate and promote a catchment scale approach to flood and water management, whilst maximising multiple benefits to communities and to the natural environment. Over the last five years, SFI has been trialling Natural Flood Management (NFM) techniques to help develop long term, low impact, sustainable and low cost actions which reduce downstream flood peaks and support sustainable land use alongside traditional flood risk management in urban and rural areas. 

Closing Date: 18/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Engagment

Region: South

Posted: 21/7/17


Logo: River Stewardship CompanySite Supervisor

Salary: £18,000 – 21,500 per annum, depending on experience

Hours: 42.5 hours per week, plus opportunity for overtime

Location: Site-based

An exciting opportunity to be a key part of an innovative social enterprise delivering watercourse maintenance projects and community engagement in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. River Stewardship Company (RSC) was established by a group of public and third sector partners including Sheffield City Council, Groundwork Sheffield and Sheffield Wildlife Trust.

RSC is looking to recruit a Site Supervisor to supervise teams of site operatives and volunteers in delivering a variety of waterway maintenance and habitat improvement contracts; including tasks such as invasive weed management, arboriculture, litter and debris removal, installation of site furniture and boundaries and habitat creation.

Closing Date: 3/8/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside / Horticulture / Volunteers

Region: Midlands / North East

Posted: 20/7/17


Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Assistant Warden

Location: Leasowes Nature Reserve, Halesowen

Pay: Grade 4 (£16,781 to £17,772)

Hours: 37 per week (Fixed Term until 31.12.19)

The Leasowes is one of Dudley’s most significant green spaces Listed as Grade I by English Heritage the site managed as both a nature reserve and a historic landscape. This is an opportunity to join a well established team, responsible for all aspects of the management of this fascinating and important site.

Closing Date: 3/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagment / Wildlife

Region: Midlands

Posted: 20/7/17


Logo: Forestry Commission EnglandBeat Forester

North & West Cumbria

£29,401- £32,486

This is a 3 year Fixed Term Appointment.

 To Plan, deliver and monitor the operational work program for the North & West Cumbria Beat in conjunction with the current Beat Forester.

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: North West

Posted: 20/7/17


Logo: Birmingham City CouncilPartnership Manager

£33,437 - £41,025

Kings Heath Park House

Working 36.5 hours per week

Birmingham Parks Service is looking to recruit a suitably qualified, experienced, and dynamic individual to complement and complete the existing senior management team. The role will involve identifying and securing external sources of income to support and enhance service delivery across the wider Park Service. This will include developing commercial opportunities as well as securing grant income.

Closing Date: 28/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Grants

Region: Midlands

Posted: 20/7/17


Logo: National TrustCountryside Manager

£30,507 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 04/10/19)

Minehead

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the leadership team at Somerset in the exciting role of Countryside Manager for the Coast and Countryside. This role will be managing a diverse and complex portfolio of countryside and small properties including Holnicote estate on Exmoor, the Quantocks, and the Blackdowns totaling 5745ha. You'll be working between bases on the Holnicote Estate on the North Eastern egde of Exmoor National Park and Fyne Court within the Quantock Hills AONB.  As Countryside Manager you'll lead the Countryside team of Rangers and volunteers in the western part of the Somerset Coast & Countryside portfolio.

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement / Grants / Visitors

Region: South West

Posted: 19/7/17


Logo: A-one+ Integrated Highway ServicesEnvironmental Steward (Ecologist)

A-one+ Integrated Highway Services

Location: Kings Hill, Kent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the highways sector, helping to deliver the government’s ambitious Road Investments Strategy for Environmental Designated Funding. The role will involve providing ecological support for routine maintenance activities, schemes assessment and construction for the service provider, A-one+ Integrated Highway Services, in Highways England Area 4. The role entails; Completing environmental studies, such as network wide landscape character enhancement, species rich grassland improvement/creation and an ambitious project to retrofit existing bridges with green features.

Delete Date: 16/8/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 19/7/17


Logo: RSPBInner Forth Learning Officer

Based at RSPB Skinflats Reserve

6 month fixed term contract – 22.5 hours per week

Salary £19,602 to £21,236 per annum

The RSPB established the Inner Forth Futurescape Project to restore habitat that has been lost through industry and bring a range of other benefits to the local communities of the Inner Forth. As part of this project we have been working with local schools to help pupils learn why the landscape is so important for wildlife and are looking to  recruit a passionate and committed individual to take forward this work.

Closing Date: 13/7/17

Sector: Education / Engagement

Region: Scotland

Posted: 19/7/17


Field Studies Council

Title - Tutor at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shropshire

Salary –  £18,783 - £21,435

Contract Term – Permanent

The post-holder 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 firsthand experience’.  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: 27/7/17

Sector: Education

Region: Midlands

Posted: 19/7/17


Logo: Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife TrustReserve Officer - Fishlake Meadows

Salary Circa £24,673 depending on qualifications and experience; full-time 35 hours per week; permanent contract; based at Testwood Lakes, 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 lower Test Valley. The Reserve Officer will be responsible for the establishment & management of a new nature reserve on the northern outskirts of Romsey Town centre.   Fishlake Meadows Nature Reserve has been secured by Test Valley Borough Council and is a 60 hectare site renowned for its incredible birdlife. The site has developed by ‘accident’ following the abandonment of farming and now supports over 150 species of bird, otter, water vole, 19 species of dragonfly & damselfly and an impressive list of plants.

Delete Date: 24/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Engagement / Publicity

Region: South

Posted: 19/7/17


Forestry CommissionForest Centre Manager

£29,401 - £32,486

This is an enviable opportunity to take the lead at a visitor attraction in a beautiful and unique setting.

At the Forestry Commission, we manage and care for England’s public forests. Wendover Woods in the Chilterns is home to one of our forest centres. Around 350,000 visitors every year enjoy a wide range of activities including tree top adventure, cycling and walking. We are about to begin a major £4.5 million capital investment project, spanning everything from a new cafe to improved play facilities. These developments create a significant opportunity to deliver an even bigger, better and more diverse recreation offer. You’ll be at the forefront at this exciting time.

Delete Date: 15/8/17

Sector: Publicity / Visitor Experience

Region: South

Posted: 18/7/17


Grounds Maintenance

GreenAcres Heatherley Wood, Grayshott, East Hampshire
Part –time / Permanent / 19 hours per week / Sunday 11am – 3pm, Monday & Tuesday 9am–5pm
Salary £19,000 pro rata

For over twenty years GreenAcres has offered excellent customer service in beautiful natural settings, providing meaningful funeral services, celebrations and other events at our woodland parks across the UK.

We are currently entering an exciting period of new growth and development and are looking for someone with great practical skills to join the team at our Heatherley Wood Park, maintaining the park landscape and helping to provide our customers with professional funeral and event services.

Closing Date: 6/8/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Horticulture / Volunteer Management

Region: South

Posted: 18/7/17


Head Gardeners - Leith Hall, Haddo House, Drum Castle

Permanent / full-time

Vacancies: 3

£22,631 rising to £23,822 after a successful year’s service + Gardener retention bonus of £1,752

The National Trust for Scotland is Scotland’s leading conservation charity and its property portfolio includes some of the country’s finest gardens open to the public. We are currently recruiting for head gardeners at Leith Hall, Haddo House and Drum Castle. This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic individuals to join our horticultural team as Head Gardener at an important time in the future development of some of our well known gardens.

Closing Date: 31/7/17

Sector: Horticulture

Region: Scotland

Posted: 18/7/17


Sparsholt College Hampshire 

Lecturer in Fishery Studies

£20,950 - £32,241 pro rata (dependent upon qualifications)

Sparsholt College has a national reputation and a long proud history of training future fishery managers and fish farmers, many of whom are now in key jobs across the whole of the UK. We are now seeking a new member of staff to join the Fishery Studies team.

Closing Date: 26/7/17

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 18/7/17


Sparsholt College Hampshire

Instructor – Agriculture

37 hours per week

£21,195 - £25,321 (dependent upon qualifications and including a market supplement)

We are seeking a full time instructor keen who can instruct learners on the use of farm machinery particularly tractor driving, estate skills (e.g. fencing) and machinery maintenance, and depending upon the applicant’s experience livestock practical’s and the delivery of short courses.

Closing Date: 26/7/17

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 18/7/17


Sparsholt College Hampshire

Instructor - Game and Wildlife

£18,840 - £22,508 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced person to work as an instructor/technician to ensure that facilities and equipment are maintained to support teaching as well as assisting in the delivery of practical teaching. Your main role will be the day to day operation and supervision of the Game facilities including rearing pheasants, partridges and quail, husbandry of the College Sika herd, pest and predator control, and assistance with local game shoots.

Closing Date: 26/7/17

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 18/7/17


Logo: The Royal ParksSenior Wildlife Officer

Permanent appointment

Salary Range:  £29,800 - £35,000  (inclusive of on-call allowance to cover 1 in 4 weekly rota)

Location: St James’s and The Green Park

London’s eight Royal Parks are some of the best-loved and most beautiful spaces in the world managed by The Royal Parks. The parks are enjoyed by millions of Londoners and visitors to the city each year. The Parks provide 5,000 acres of urban parkland and unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the capital.

This is an exciting opportunity to join The Royal Parks team to undertake management of captive bird collections, natural habitats and associated wildlife and pest control within the Inner Parks. The duties will include the feeding of the Pelicans and other exotic captive birds. You will also be involved in pest control, especially rodents and provide support with emerging pests such as Oak Processionary Moth.

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Wildllife

Region: South

Posted: 18/7/17


Logo: Cainrgorms National Park AuthorityLandscape Adviser

Salary: £28,770 - 34,633 (Pro-rata) (Band D) plus excellent benefits such as flexitime, generous annual leave and a defined pension scheme to name just a few

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: Monday- Friday (22.5 hours per week) (Job Share)

Location: National Park Headquarters, Grantown on Spey

We have an exciting opportunity for a Landscape Adviser to join our Heritage Team. They provide advice to board members, colleagues and outside organisations on all landscape matters from the truly landscape to local scales. This includes advising on road, housing and tourist developments to the protection of habitats and species many of which are only found in the Cairngorms National Park. We work in an integrated way, in a creative environment where landscape, conservation, land use and planning overlap.

Closing Date: 25/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Land Management

Region: Scotland

Posted: 18/7/17


logo: Natural Resources WalesEnvironment Officer

Location: Dolgellau

Grade / Salary: £19,467

Support environment regulation, planning and investigation activities so as to achieve sustainable environmental improvement.  Respond effectively, safely and efficiently to environmental incidents and investigations. Promote Sustainable Management of Natural Resource in Meironnydd and work with partner organisations to deliver mutual goals.

Closing Date: 31/8/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: Wales

Posted: 17/7/17


logo: The Land TrustEstates Officer East

Terms: Permanent 36 hours p/w

Location: Working from the Land Trust Chelmsford or Thurrock Office

The Land Trust is a Registered Charity based in Warrington and operating nationally.  We are leading the way in establishing new, sustainable solutions for the management of open space, on behalf of and in partnership with, local communities.  We are responsible for the management of around 60 sites (2200 hectares of land) across the UK, including urban parks, designated nature reserves and listed buildings.  We work with local partners, such as Groundwork, Wildlife Trusts and The Conservation Volunteers to manage sites on the ground and engage communities. 

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Management

Region: South

Posted: 17/7/17


logo: EnzygoEcological Field Assistants / Surveyors Required for 2017 Summer Season.  

Enzygo is a fast-growing multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with offices north of Bristol, Sheffield and Manchester. We have opportunities for seasonal ecological surveyors to assist our ecology team during the busy summer period. The role would include assisting our staff in a wide range of ecological projects and will likely involve (but is not limited to) field surveys and translocation for a range of protected species.

Delete Date: 14/8/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: Midlands, North West, South

Posted: 17/7/17


‘Wild About Wakefield’ Project Officer 

Full time, fixed-term - initially for 2 years. Based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Salary is £26,000, based on a 40 hour week (includes 3% pension contribution).

Open Country is a Harrogate-based charity seeking to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the countryside. We achieve this through a programme of countryside activities, and the provision of information and advice. We seek someone to develop the work of our inspirational organisation by setting up a new outreach project in Wakefield.

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Engagement / Publicity / Volunteer Management

Region: North East

Posted: 17/7/17


logo: Animal & Plant Health AgencyWildlife Biologist

£28,040 - £31,680 pa

(Full-time, Permanent)

York

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) was launched on 1 October 2014. It merges the former Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) with parts of the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) responsible for plant and bee health to create a single agency responsible for animal, plant and bee health. We work to safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy.

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: North East

Posted: 17/7/17


logo: Derbyshire Wildlife TrustDerbyshire Wildlife Trust

Biodiversity Planning Officer

Salary: FTE £24,482 per annum

Location: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Head Office at Middleton by Wirksworth

We are looking for an experienced ecologist to work as part of our Living Landscapes North Team, providing advice and assistance to Local Authorities on planning applications, policies and strategies.

Closing Date: 31/7/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: Midlands

Posted: 17/7/17


logo: Derbyshire Wildlife TrustDerbyshire Wildlife Trust

People Engagement Officer

(Part Time, Maternity Leave Cover)

Salary: FTE £24,482 pa pro rata for the hours worked

Location: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Head Office at Middleton by Wirksworth and The Trust's education room at Matlock Bath
An exciting opportunity to help Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to provide inspiring and enjoyable environmental education to school groups, families and other visitors.

Closing Date: 24/7/17

Sector: Education / Visitor Engagement

Region: Midlands

Posted: 17/7/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 17/7/17 

Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust (16/8)

Bush Camp Volunteering In National Park, Volunteer4africa

LTV Gardener, National Trust (4/8)

Volunteer Assistant Countryside Ranger, Box Hill & Headley Heath, National Trust (11/8)

Volunteer Countryside Ranger, National Trust (28/7)

Voluntary Ecological Planning Advisory Trainee, Surrey Wildlife Trust (11/8) 

Engagement & Events Volunteer, Keep Britain Tidy

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Work Days advertised in the last week 

26/7/17 Trees for Life  is running a Conservation Volunteer Day in Dundreggan, Glen Moriston

 


The most recent edition of CJS Weekly published on Friday 14 July includes 62 adverts for vacancies across the sector.

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


Logo: RSPBFunding Development Manager

Location: Edinburgh

Starting Salary: £25,073 to £28,097 per annum.  This role currently attracts a market supplement

Basis: Full time – permanent position

RSPB Scotland, the leading nature conservation charity in Scotland, is looking to recruit a Funding Development Manager, to join a busy team of talented fundraisers based at our Edinburgh HQ, reporting directly to the Head of Funding Development.  This is a fantastic opportunity to lead on developing new business partnerships and building relationships with high value donors, driving a creative programme of engagement and stewardship.

Closing Date: 18/8/17

Sector: Fundraising

Region: Scotland

Posted: 14/7/17


Logo: Gloucestershire Wildlife TrustGloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Reserves Officer West

Full-time five year fixed-term contract

Salary circa £19,000

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to help deliver the day to day practical management of the Trust’s nature reserves in west Gloucestershire including the introduction and management of grazing animals (sheep, ponies and cattle) as part of the Foresters Forest HLF project, as well as animal husbandry responsibilities for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.  Our ideal candidate will have experience of managing livestock and excellent practical habitat management skills. You will be able to lead and motivate a small team of volunteers and offer a professional image when dealing with members of the public.

Closing Date: 11/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Wildlife

Region: South

Posted: 14/7/17


Logo: Forestry Commission ScotlandCommunity and Visitor Services Craftsperson

Salary: £19,750 - £20,930

Location: Kirkton of Durris

To assist delivery of the Community and Visitor Services programme working as part of a frontline Forest Craftsperson maintenance team. The work will be predominantly outdoors and physically demanding assisting in the maintenance and construction of recreational facilities including footpaths, carparks, visitor centres and large commercial Christmas tree sales operation. The team also provide support to all other aspects of the business supporting delivery of timber harvesting, conservation and forest management activity.

Closing Date: 26/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside / Engagement / Visitor

Region: Scotland

Posted: 14/7/17


Logo: Natural England

 

Reserve Manager, Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

Natural England is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join its team to carry out the day to day management of National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in the Northumbria Area.  You will need practical land management experience, along with good ecological field skills.

A key element of the role is focussed around education and engagement, so the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with volunteers, local communities and partners is essential. 

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Engagement

Region: North East

Posted: 14/7/17


Logo: Land of the Fanns2 x Engagement Officers

(1 x Environment Engagement Officer & 1 x Heritage Engagement Officer)

Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster, RM14 3NS

Salary: £25,000 per annum with £1,750 bonus payable on successful completion of fixed term

Basis: Full time fixed term contract (October 2017 to September 2021)

The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership has secured £1.3million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a 5 year, £2.4m programme to discover, celebrate and restore one of the last remaining landscapes of London as it once was. Located on the edge of east London and south-west Essex this exciting new project will build on the landscape regeneration story of Thames Chase Community Forest established in 1990.

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement

Region: South

Posted: 14/7/17


Logo: Herefordshire Wildlife TrustVolunteer Trainee Reserves Officer

6 and 12-month placement available

Status: 3 days per week – primarily Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Expenses: This is not a salaried role but out of pocket expenses and other reasonable expenses are paid as agreed with the Estates Manager

This role offers an opportunity to gain practical work experience and training in practical and applied conservation work with a Wildlife Trust in beautiful Herefordshire.  The role will see successful applicants working on the Trust’s 50+  different nature reserves, including Queenswood Country Park and Bodenham Lake, and is the ideal first step in gaining a career in conservation while making a positive contribution to the conservation of Herefordshire’s habitats and species.

Delete Date: 10/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: Midlands

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 13/7/17


Logo: National TrustLead Ranger

£26,000 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Seaton

Rangers play a hugely important role at the National Trust, thinking long term to look after our special places. Our new strategy for Land Outdoors and Nature means that we are investing in front line ranger services to help us deliver positive changes at a landscape scale. We are now looking to recruit a Lead Ranger to join our team on the East Devon Countryside portfolio to ensure excellent, sustainable care and conservation is delivered across our rolling countryside and iconic landscapes.

Closing Date: 30/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement / Visitor Management

Region: South West

Posted: 12/7/17


Logo: The Wildlife Trust BCNHead of Communities and Wildlife

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire is at an exciting point in its communities and wildlife work, with the opening of its first visitor centre, and grand aspirations for the future, linking to the Trust’s Living Landscapes.  We are looking for a new leader for the Trust’s award winning Communities and Wildlife Team, a person who is passionate about inspiring people young and old about wildlife and nature; a person who can engage communities in innovative and unexpected ways, creating long-lasting connections with the Trust and its conservation objectives; a person who can lead the Communities and Wildlife Team and its fantastic volunteers, working with other Trust departments to achieve great things.

Closing Date: 11/8/17

Sector: Engagement / Wildlife

Region: Anglia / Midlands / South

Posted: 12/7/17


Logo: The Wildlife Trust BCNRanger (Northamptonshire)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to take a significant role within the Northamptonshire Reserves Team to assist with the management of nationally and internationally designated wetland nature reserves within the Nene Valley Living Landscape.  The Nene Valley is our priority Living Landscape in Northamptonshire and home to the Trust’s first visitor centre.  The Ranger will undertake the day-to-day running of nature reserves.  This will involve practical work, volunteer tasks, management planning and monitoring, liaising with visitors and the local community and contributing to a range of on site and outreach community engagement activities.

Closing Date: 6/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement / Wildlife

Region: Midlands

Posted: 12/7/17


Logo: The Wildlife Trust BCNTemporary Livestock Assistant (Northamptonshire)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist with the management of our flock of rare breed sheep and cattle across our nature reserves in Northamptonshire.   The Temporary Livestock Assistant will assist with the care and welfare of the Trusts livestock in Northamptonshire, assisting with the management of our flying flock of rare breed sheep and cattle to a high welfare standard.   You will have experience of livestock management and knowledge of welfare standards, ensuring that high standards and appropriate records are kept and up to date. You will assist with the maintenance of livestock equipment and infrastructure, including gates and fences. 

Closing Date: 11/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Wildlife

Region: Midlands

Posted: 12/7/17


Woodland Warden

GreenAcres Epping Forest

North Weald, Essex
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
£19,000 pa

Do you enjoy working outdoors, helping people, improving biodiversity and working in a small team?  For over twenty years GreenAcres has offered excellent customer service in beautiful natural settings, providing meaningful funeral services, celebrations and other events at our woodland parks across the UK.  We are currently entering an exciting period of new growth and development and are looking for someone with great practical skills to join the Woodland Team at our Epping Forest site, maintaining the park landscape and helping to provide our customers with professional funeral and event services.

Closing Date: 2/8/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside / Engagement

Region: South

Posted: 12/7/17


Logo: NewgroundSenior Project Officer

Location: Offshoots Permaculture Site, Towneley Park, Burnley

Salary: £21,542 – £24,432 pa

Hours:  Full time, 37 hours per week including some evenings and weekends.

Offshoots is a Permaculture site which is involved with beekeeping, Forest School, wood work, bushcraft, timber processing environmental education and food growing.  Knowledge of any of these subject areas would be beneficial.  For full details please see the job description and person specification available via our online portal. We are open to the public and used by a varied number of groups including community groups, schools, voluntary taskforces, well being groups and youth groups.  Members of the various groups can be aged anywhere from 1 to 80 years of age.

Closing Date: 26/7/17

Sector: Education / Engagement / Horticulture

Region: North West

Posted: 12/7/17


Logo: NewgroundProject Officer

Location: Offshoots Permaculture Site, Towneley Park, Burnley

Salary: £16,419 – £20,183 pa

Hours:  Full time, 37 hours per week including some evenings and weekends.

We are recruiting for two posts, one of which is a Project Officer, to work within a small team at our incredible Garden site, “Offshoots” located very close to Burnley centre in Towneley Park.  The site is used in principle for volunteering and training.  We are open to the public and used by a varied number of groups including community groups, schools, voluntary taskforces, well being groups and youth groups.  Members of the various groups can be aged anywhere from 1 to 80 years of age.

Closing Date: 26/7/17

Sector: Education / Engagement / Horticulture

Region: North West

Posted: 12/7/17


Logo: Cassiltoun Housing AssociationCommunity Woodland Officer - Fixed term – 12 months

35 hours per week - £26,981 per annum

Cassiltoun Housing Association are looking to recruit an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic individual for an exciting opportunity which has arisen in our Communities Team.  The post is part funded by Forestry Commission Scotland.  The successful candidate will be working on our Castlemilk Community Woodlands Regeneration Programme based in Castlemilk, Glasgow.  You are required to have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of countryside/woodland management, working with the general public and delivery of a range of community activities with a variety of client groups.  You will be required to work flexibly including evenings and weekends

Closing Date: 1/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement

Region: Scotland

Posted: 12/7/17


The Downton Hall Estate near Ludlow is looking for an enthusiastic person to join it's current team of 10 staff as a general Farm and Estate Worker. The Estate is currently farming approximately 650 acres of grass, expanding to over 900 acres by the end of 2018. This is in addition to 370 acres of commercial woodland.

The position is a full time role, however, part time may be considered. Accommodation may be available if necessary and by negotiation.

The successful candidate should have a clean driving license, be experienced in driving a tractor and hold suitable qualifications for spraying, topping, hedgecutting and using a chainsaw. On the job training for some of these tasks may be considered for the appropriate candidate.

Delete Date: 9/8/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: Midlands

Posted: 12/7/17


 

 

 

Arborist / Gardener, North West Leicestershire District Council

Closing Date: 30/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Horticulture

Region: Midlands

Posted: 12/7/17


Logo: Shropshire Wildlife TrustRestoring Marches Mosses Engagement Officer

(Fixed term contract until 30th September 2021) 

Part-time 21 hours per week

The Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project (LIFE15 NAT/UK/000786) needs an experienced and enthusiastic new member of staff to lead on delivering engagement and communication activity.  This role will be employed by Shropshire Wildlife Trust and seconded to the Natural England Marches Mosses BogLIFE project.

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Engagement / Publicity

Region: Midlands

Posted: 12/7/17


Logo: Elan Valley TrustNatural Heritage Officer

Initially 22.5 hours per week, £22-26,000 pro rata per annum. 5 year fixed term.

The role is to co-ordinate the delivery of the natural heritage projects during the delivery phase of the Elan Links: People, Nature & Water (Heritage Lottery) Landscape Partnership Scheme. Specific responsibilities will include the delivering of: 1a: Better Bogs, 1b: Better Dry Heath, 1c: Improving Elan's Woodlands, 2a: Elan Rare Birds, 2b: Elan Rare Species, 3a: Elan Hay Meadows, 3b: Elan's Rhos Hay, 3c: Elan Ram Scheme, 3d: Elan Cattle, and 3e: Elan Wethers.  The position will include the design and preparation of a number of environmental farm contracts in addition to completing surveys and habitats surveys. . 

Closing Date: 6/8/17

Sector: Ecology / Engagement / Publicity

Region: Wales

Posted: 12/7/17


Logo: hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife TrustEducation and Engagement Manager

Salary c. £28,000 pa; Permanent; full-time based at Curdridge, near Botley, Hampshire

This exciting new full-time role will manage the Trust’s education team and help co-ordinate and develop our outdoor education delivery (both Education Centre-based and outreach) family-focused initiatives and wider public engagement.  We are seeking ways to extend our engagement work into new areas and new locations and this role will play an instrumental part in helping us to achieve this. This will mean working with existing and identifying new, partners to help broaden our engagement work and also secure new sources of income and support.

Closing Date: 7/8/17

Sector: Education / Engagement / Grants

Region: South

Posted: 11/7/17


Logo: National TrustLivestock Ranger

£23,000 pa

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

Stroud

We are looking for an experienced Livestock Ranger to manage the National Trust's in-hand livestock operation from within the Cotswolds. If caring for cattle is your passion, this is just the role for you.

As Livestock Ranger you'll be responsible for the in-hand pedigree Belted Galloway beef herd, the grazing the herd carries out and the economic performance of the herd. This will include overseeing livestock husbandry practices, co-ordinating task-orientated work programmes including herd health planning, health assurance schemes, livestock cross compliance requirements, and record keeping.

Closing Date: 23/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Husbandry

Region: South

Posted: 11/7/17


Logo: Davidson & RobertsonDavidson & Robertson – Edinburgh

Established in 1891, Davidson & Robertson (D&R) is Scotland’s oldest firm of Land Agents.  We are an innovative, energetic, friendly and expanding firm, with the highest professional reputation and a strong team culture.

We are seeking to appoint a Graduate Surveyor. For this role, we offer excellent career prospects, the opportunity to experience a diverse range of work streams and RICS APC and CAAV Fellowship training to assist the successful candidate to become MRICS and FAAV qualified.  

We are also looking for a Senior Surveyor to join the team in our Edinburgh office, this position would suit someone who is looking to develop their career and help shape and grow the company into the future. This role would give the successful candidate the flexibility and opportunity to make the role their own and bring their ideas to life.  

Closing Date: 28/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Land Management

Region: Scotland

Posted: 11/7/17


Logo: Animal & Plant Health AgencyNon-native Species Specialist

£28,040 - £31,680 pa

Full-time, Permanent

York

An enthusiastic Non-native Species Specialist is required to provide technical guidance and delivery support primarily to UK Government in delivery of domestic policy on invasive non-native species (INNS) and its obligations under existing European Union Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species. The post holder will be responsible for growing and managing a portfolio of projects within the National Wildlife Management Centre on non-native species and their management. This will range from research into risks posed by non-native species and management of those risks, through to delivery of invasive plant and animal control projects within the UK and overseas.

Closing Date: 28/7/17

Sector: Ecology / Horticulture / Wildlife

Region: North East

Posted: 11/7/17


Logo: South Lakeland District CouncilParks and Open Spaces Apprentice

Full-time 37 hours per week, Fixed term 2 years, Flexi time scheme

National minimum wage for age

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Apprentice to join our diverse Parks and Open Spaces Team.

We are offering a two year apprenticeship, working alongside our team to deliver great projects on our parks and open spaces.

The work will be varied and challenging, from vegetation management with volunteers to grant applications for new projects, school educational sessions and woodland surveying. Building on existing environmental conservation experience, the successful candidate will work with volunteers and partners to make a difference in South Lakeland.

Closing Date: 31/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside / Education / Grants / Volunteers

Region: North West

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 11/7/17


Natural England

2 x Lead Conservation Advisers

There are two posts available, based in the Worcester office. One is a permanent post, and the other is a Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) to 31 March 2019.

Natural England is looking for Lead Conservation Advisers with strong partnership working experience to work alongside landowners, land managers and partners, both existing and new, to deliver Natural England’s Conservation Strategy in the West Midlands. This will include delivering the objectives of agri-environment agreements, supporting farmland bird recovery and delivering wider farmland conservation.

Closing Date: 23/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: Midlands

Posted: 10/7/17


Logo: National TrustCountryside Manager

£33,000 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Berkhamstead

We’re looking for an exceptional candidate to take on the brand new role of Countryside Manager at the Ashridge Estate, on the Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire border. One of the most important National Trust properties in the Chilterns, Ashridge is a thriving countryside estate and visitor attraction. It includes working farms, a strong residential let estate, SSSI’s, an SAC and Grade II* listed parkland as well as the largest area of woodland anywhere in the Trust. It is noted for its calcareous chalk downland and the rich diversity of species this habitat supports. We need an experienced countryside manager who can take on this new role and make it their own. There are huge opportunities here and juggling conservation, estate maintenance and visitor engagement is both challenging and rewarding.

Closing Date: 28/7/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 10/7/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 10/7/17

Bird Ringing Camp Volunteer, Wild Areas Network (2/10)

Eastern Reserves Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (31/7)

Long Term Volunteer, National Trust (24/7)

Practical Reserve Management Placement, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) (31/7)

Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officers, Cornwall Wildlife Trust (5/8)

Living Seas Centre Welcome Volunteer, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Seal Watch Volunteer, National Trust

Honorary Treasurer, Learning Through Landscapes

Wild about Rock Pools Volunteer, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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Work Days advertised in the last week 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday starting 10/08/2017 The Friends of Armley & Gotts Park Practical Group runs in Armley or Gotts Park, Leeds,

West Yorkshire organised by Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside Wade's Ranger.


Logo: Woodland TrustLangley Vale Wood – Project Development Lead

Salary circa £36,000

Langley Vale Wood is our 640 acre First World War commemoration site for England. Our woodland creation will link and buffer vital habitats, creating a safe environment for wildlife to thrive. Langley Vale also forms part of our developing Destination Sites programme. These are key Woodland Trust sites that we wish to become visitor destinations and inspirational places for people to engage with the natural world. The project  will lead the transformation of this arable farm to a more wooded and biodiverse landscape.

This is a key role in defining vision and initiating new innovative schemes at Langley Vale Wood. You’ll be leading a cross-departmental project team, of woodland & conservation specialists, marketing & communications advisors and fundraisers to ensure components of visitor infrastructure of a strategic project are planned and delivered to a high quality to time and to budget

Delete Date: 7/8/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Community Engagement / Visitor Experience

Region: South

Posted: 10/7/17


 

     

Finding Rare Species in the Malverns - Project Officer, Worcestershire Biological Records Centre

 

 

Closing Date: 23/7/17

Sector: Ecology / Engagement / Publicity / Volunteers

Region: Midlands

Posted: 10/7/17


Logo: Somerset Wildlife TrustFacilitator – Mendip Hills

£23,001 - 24,694 per annum pro-rata (subject to experience)

Fixed term contract until October 2021, 3 days per week, based at Cheddar, Somerset

Somerset Wildlife Trust is seeking an exceptional individual for this exciting role within the Trust. Working with landowners and external organisations in the Mendip Hills as part of our Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund project, you will be helping to restore, recreate and link up valuable grassland and woodland habitats across the Mendip Hills Living Landscape. You will have proven experience of working with land owners and managers, providing nature conservation advice as well as working knowledge of habitat and species management.  You will also have experience of project and budget management, writing reports and claims. 

Closing Date: 26/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology / Funding

Region: South West

Posted: 7/7/17


Logo: Yorkshire Wildlife TrustLiving Landscape Project Officer – Back from the Brink

(21 hours per week fixed term to 31 March 2021)

£25000 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Do you Love Yorkshire, Love Wildlife? Are you as committed as we are to creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? Do you want to be a part of a ground-breaking approach to saving species from extinction? Back from the Brink is a new £6.6million HLF-funded programme delivered by a partnership of England’s leading nature conservation organisations.  We are building a team of enthusiastic and experienced individuals across the partnership to undertake conservation work and inspire the nation to discover, value and act for threatened species.

Closing Date: 24/7/17

Sector: Engagement / Wildlife

Region: North East

Posted: 7/7/17


Field Studies Council

Tutor at Juniper Hall Field Centre, Box Hill

Salary - £18,783 - £21,435

Contract Term – Permanent

The post-holder 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 firsthand experience’.  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.  This is essentially an active role and will require the postholder to be able to carry out duties associated with effectively managing groups in outdoor learning locations, which may be remote, whilst ensuring the health and safety of the group at all times, including carrying safety sacks.

Closing Date: 27/7/17

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 7/7/17


Logo: Greensand Country Landscape PartnershipConservation and Project Officer - Greensand Country Landscape Partnership

Contract: Full time until December 2020

Location: Cardington (near Bedford)and Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Wood,, Haynes West End, Bedfordshire MK45 3UZ.

Employer: Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity and The Greensand Trust.

We are thrilled to have gained funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a Landscape Partnership programme which will help us raise awareness of the heritage value of the Greensand Country (located mainly in Central Bedfordshire) and to reverse the gradual decline in the distinct landscape character of this beautiful and loved place.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Conservation and Project Officer, to help us to create a living and working landscape that is cherished by present and future generations and a rich natural and built heritage which is sustained and understood. 

Closing Date: 31/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Engagement / Publicity

Region: South

Posted: 7/7/17


Logo: National Forest CompanyNational Forest Company

Woodland Management & Economy Officer

Salary:  £28,040 to £31,680 per year

We’re seeking a talented Woodland Management & Economy Officer.   The post will be responsible for engaging landowners in sustainable woodland management in mature and younger woodlands planted from the early 1990s onwards. Particular focus will be on woodlands approaching first thinning, with other important works focussing on deer and squirrel control and tree health management.

Closing Date: 24/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Engagement

Region: Midlands

Posted: 6/7/17


Logo: Dorset County Council

Ranger

Dorset Countryside, West Dorset

£18,746 - £21,268                                                                               

Do you have a keen interest in Countryside management? Are you highly organised, motivated and adaptable?

As the Ranger for West Dorset you will work as part of a team in maintaining and developing the high quality management of DCC Countryside sites, rights of way, trails and the SW Coast path.

Closing Date: 28/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Rights of Way

Region: South West

Posted: 6/7/17


Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Red Squirrels United (RSU) Data & Monitoring Officer

The position will be offered for a period of 24 months. 

The salary starts at £20,762 per annum, for a 35 hour week. 

We are looking for a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our Red Squirrels United project team.

The Officer will be responsible for the delivery and administration of the RSU quarterly early warning monitoring system around Kielder, Kidland & Uswayford forests.  They will also be responsible for the management of all associated project data (both monitoring and grey squirrel management) for RSU and Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE), and will play a lead role in delivering the RSNE project annual range monitoring programme. 

Closing Date: 31/7/17

Sector: Wildlife

Region: North East

Posted: 5/7/17


Logo: RSPBPrincipal Research Manager

Location: UK Headquarters, Sandy, Beds.

Starting Salary: £34,643 to £37,530 per annum

Basis: Full time – permanent position

The RSPB maintains a strong in-house scientific capacity within its Centre for Conservation Science (CfCS) to support its evidence-based approach to conservation. An independent review recently concluded that RSPB's science was outstanding and on a par with any large internationally competitive UK university. The CfCS comprises more than 60 scientists, mostly with doctorates, and two Honorary University Professors, along with technical and administrative support staff. In addition, in any year we appoint a large number of short-term contract staff to run mainly field-based projects in the UK and overseas, and also invest in and co-supervise 10-20 PhD students.

Closing Date: 31/7/17

Sector: Ecology / Fundraising

Region: South

Posted: 5/7/17


Logo: Torbay Coast & Countryside TrustAre you looking to gain hands on experience in the Environmental Horticulture, Education or Conservation sector? Want to be provided with accommodation, a training budget and the chance to work with skilled professionals already working in the industry? This intensive trainee scheme has provided 90% of individuals who have completed the scheme the knowledge, skills and confidence to secure jobs in the environmental education, conservation, horticulture or teaching sector.

With 3 different training schemes available; which will be the best fit for you?

Trainee Countryside Education Officer: Based at Occombe Farm

Trainee Countryside Engagement Ranger: Based at Cockington Country Park

Trainee Country Park Gardener: Based at Cockington Country Park

Closing Date: 31/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Community Engagement / Education / Horticulture

Region: South West

Role type: Trainee

Posted: 4/7/17


Logo: Terra Firma Environmental LtdCountryside & Conservation Project Supervisor

Countryside & Conservation Estate Worker

Rural Business Officer

We are looking for three enthusiastic and competent people to join our expanding, friendly team.

Terra Firma has been providing practical, technical and professional expertise in Countryside, Conservation and Estate management for over 20 years, throughout the UK. We specialise in environmentally sensitive and protected sites mainly in the upland areas of the UK. We operate in our wild landscapes, often remote, and with difficult access and terrain, thus requiring specialist techniques, unique equipment and machinery.

Our principal clients are the National Parks, Local and Regional and National Authorities, Conservation charities and Private Estates.

You will be joining a strong dynamic team at the forefront of upland conservation management, working on nationally important projects with high environmental standards.

Closing Date: 23/7/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: North West

Posted: 3/7/17


Logo: Sefton CouncilEcologist

Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service, Merton House, Stanley Road, Bootle

Scale H (£28,485 - £31,601)

24 month Fixed Term Appointment (36 hours) from appointment

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Ecologist, looking for a new career development opportunity.

Covering the districts of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St.Helens, Sefton, West Lancashire and Wirral, the role includes opportunities to contribute a key part of the MEAS Business Strategy through the delivery of funded projects. Working as part of a small, but growing, team you will provide ecological advice including preparing environmental reports and assessments.

Closing Date: 24/7/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: North West

Posted: 3/7/17


Logo: Yorkshire Dales National Park AuthorityAccess Ranger - Swaledale

Permanent

37 hours per week

£16,123 to £18,070 per annum (with possible progression to £21,269)

Based in Hawes, North Yorkshire.

We have a vacancy for  an Access Ranger primarily working in the Swaledale area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is a specialist ranger post concerned with the maintenance of the public rights of way network, other access routes and open access areas and estate management for the Authority. The successful candidate will liaise with landowners and farmers and carry out high quality practical work enhancing public access and engaging with users and communities. 

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Rights of Way

Region: North East

Posted: 3/7/17


Logo: Cheshire WoodlandsOur arboricultural consultancy practice serves a wide range of clients in the north-west and north midlands of England, providing a diverse range of arboricultural and urban forestry services.

Arboricultural Surveyor

The post hours are 40 per week and office hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Salary of between £22,000 and £28,000 plus a company pension or a contribution to a personal pension equivalent to 6% of salary.

The post holder will provide specialist tree advice on a wide range of issues including pre-planning tree surveys and reports, tree risk assessments, post-subsidence assessment, assessment of tree stability, woodland management and diagnosis of tree disease and ill-health.

Closing Date: 4/8/17

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: North West

Posted: 3/7/17


Logo: North Pennines AONBTemporary Peatland Conservation Trainee

Contract Type: Temporary

Working Pattern: Full time

Salary: £52 per day paid via a bursary

Hours per week: 37

Employment Location: Stanhope and Allendale

Applicants are invited for a 12 month traineeship in peatland conservation with the North Pennines AONB Partnership. In exchange for comprehensive training across the range of our conservation initiatives the successful candidate will work in the AONB team to enhance their existing qualifications. This should equip them to take up a professional role in peatland conservation. This traineeship is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Closing Date: 23/7/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: North East

Role type: Trainee

Posted: 3/7/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 3/7/17

Planning Volunteer / Caseworker, CPRE Buckinghamshire

Volunteer Estate Ranger, National Trust

Full Time Volunteer Ranger, National Trust (31/7)

Wildlife Trainees: Conservation (Buckinghamshire), Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (27/7)

Rutland Water Nature Reserve in Leicestershire is running a Practical Volunteering Taster Day on Sunday 16th July

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Work Days advertised in the last week 

8/8/17 Ragwort Removal at Hothfield Heathlands, nr Ashford organised by Kent Wildlife Trust.

Volunteer work parties for the Eco-Active project on 13/8/17. Meet at Ramsey Hairpin, Ramsey with Manx Wildlife Trust.

Keep Wales Tidy has updated it’s listings with CJS to include work days in July. Work involves litter picking, footpath maintenance, community garden works & vegetation clearance

5/11/17 SWT Leek Group: Work Party in Swineholes Wood, Near Ipstones Edge, Staffordshire Moorlands ST13 7QX organised by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

SWT Leek Group: Work party running on 11/11/17 in Rod Wood, Basford Green, Staffordshire, ST13 7DU with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

 


Logo: Cuerden Valley ParkSenior Ranger

Salary £24,000-25,000 + 5% pension

Preston

Cuerden Valley Park is a 650 acre estate south of Preston including public park, tenanted farm land, lake, woodland, miles of paths and six car parks.  The Trust has a vacancy for a Senior Ranger to lead the ranger team and deliver the maintenance and conservation of the park. You will work with our small team of staff and cohort of volunteers to make the Park a high quality visitor destination. This is an exciting time as our new Visitor Centre and eco-Café is due to open in the Autumn.  

Closing Date: 24/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Experience

Region: North West

Posted: 3/7/17


Logo: The Woodland TrustSite Manager

Salary circa £28,000

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. We own and care for over 1,000 woodland sites across the United Kingdom and support the creation and management of woodland on others’ land. The  Site Manager will represent the Woodland Trust locally, managing a diverse portfolio of woodlands in line with the Trusts standards and ensuring  the safety of our visitors, contractors and volunteers.  You will lead creative woodland management, people engagement and grazing projects, advocating our work, engaging supporters and influencing  others to act.

Closing Date: 28/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside / Engagement

Region: North East / North West

Posted: 30/6/17


Logo: Central Scotland Green NetworkProject Manager

(Salary circa £24k)

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) seeks to change the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.  This position offers a fantastic opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to project manage a range of environmental improvement projects (such as habitat enhancements, greenspace creation, woodland planting, creating new and upgrading existing path infrastructure) helping achieve the CSGN Vision to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.

Closing Date: 24/7/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: Scotland

Posted: 30/6/17


Logo: Yorkshire Wildlife TrustPennine PeatLIFE Project Officer x 2

£26500 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, the North Pennines AONB partnership and the Forest of Bowland AONB partnership have come together to successfully bid for EU LIFE funding for a major new peatland restoration programme and consequently seek to appoint 2 projects officers. If you are passionate about and committed to large scale restoration of badly eroded Blanket Bog, want to be part of the frontline of a large project and have the skills and ability to make it happen then this could be the perfect role for you.

Closing Date: 28/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: North East

Posted: 30/6/17


Logo: Yorkshire Wildlife TrustPeatland Restoration Officer x 4

£25000 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Do you Love Yorkshire, Love Wildlife? Are you as committed as we are to creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? We are one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and have recently secured funding to deliver a new peatland restoration programme and consequently seek to appoint 4 Peatland Restoration Officers.  The post holders will be responsible for surveying damaged peatlands, liaising with landowners and managers, developing tenders and coordinating and overseeing contracts within the Yorkshire Peat Partnership area.  

Closing Date: 28/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: North East

Posted: 30/6/17


Logo: Royal Botanic Garden EdinburghSenior Horticulturist - Arboretum (Part-time, 30.64 hours)

Fixed Term (maternity cover, 9 months), based in Edinburgh

Starting salary £22,862 (Pro rata)

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking to recruit a Senior Horticulturist to join our Arboretum team at the Edinburgh Garden.  You will play a key role in maintaining and improving this dynamic garden. This is a 9 month fixed term appointment, working 7:30am to 3:50pm, Monday to Thursday. The Arboretum team is responsible for maintaining and developing areas within the outdoor living collection. The work is managed seasonally and includes; redevelopment and creation of beds, bed maintenance, hedge cutting, planting and tree work.

Closing Date: 24/7/17

Sector: Horticulture

Region: Scotland

Posted: 30/6/17


Logo: Woodland Trust ScotlandWildlife Manager – Glen Finglas

Salary is £22,000 - £24,000       

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity.  Our vision is 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.  Glen Finglas is The Woodland Trust’s largest property and one of its most high profile. The 5,000ha estate is an important component of The Great Trossachs Forest, which was recently given NNR status to reflect its importance for wildlife and high standard of management. Our long term vision for the Glen Finglas estate is to provide a dynamic ecosystem of woodland and open ground managed as a wood pasture system.  This will have a wide variety of habitats, including important open ground habitats such as mires and calcareous grassland, within a mosaic of semi-natural native woodland and scattered open-grown trees.

Closing Date: 30/7/17

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: Scotland

Posted: 30/6/17


Logo: Footprint EcologySenior Ecologist

£27,500-30,000 pa pro rata.  Part-time (full-time considered).

Location: Wareham, Dorset (home working also considered)

This post offers an exciting opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects and some of the most important nature conservation sites in the country.  We are seeking an experienced individual who will be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, write tenders, manage contracts, produce reports and present complex information, with excellent project management and writing skills.

Closing Date: 31/7/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South West

Posted: 28/6/17


Logo: Footprint EcologyResearch Ecologist/Social Data Scientist

c. £20,000-22,000p.a. depending on experience. 

Full-time 1 year fixed term

This post offers an exciting new opportunity to explore and publish results from a large and unique dataset of countryside visits while obtaining valuable experience working as part of a small, friendly team of ecologists in Purbeck, Dorset.  We are looking to recruit a research ecologist/social scientist to help collate and analyse existing data derived from visitor surveys on countryside sites and work on new visitor surveys.  Alongside the data work you will spend about half your time working on a range of projects with the rest of the team, so offering experience of applied work in addition to research. 

Closing Date: 31/7/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South West

Posted: 28/6/17


Logo: The British Association for Shooting and ConservationDirector Wales

Excellent remuneration package                                                                                   

The UK’s largest shooting and conservation association is seeking to recruit a Director Wales to be based at BASC’s Head Office at Marford Mill, Rossett.

The successful candidate will be a member of BASC’s Senior Management Team and will oversee the planning, direction and management of BASC’s operations across Wales; working with both regional and head office teams.  This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organised, driven and solution-oriented self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, member-focused environment.

Closing Date: 11/8/17

Sector: Countryside / Management

Region: Wales

Posted: 28/6/17


Logo; John Muir TrustSandwood Engagement Officer

Salary              £25,000 p.a.

Location          Home based (North West Sutherland area)

Contract          18 months

Hours               Full time. Job share considered

The John Muir Trust is seeking an excellent communicator with experience of working with communities, volunteers and young people and contract management experience. You will work to improve the visitor experience and engagement of local people and visitors with Sandwood bay.

Delete Date: 26/7/17

Sector: Engagement / Visitor Experience

Region: Scotland

Posted: 28/6/17


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: 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: 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


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 26/6/17 

Dairy Goat Breeding Programme Volunteer, Rwanda Aid

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 

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


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


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