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Forest Planner - Forestry and Land Scotland

Logo: Forestry and Land Scotland

6 positions

Salary: £28,116 - £30,159 plus benefits

Huntly, Glenbranter/Strachur (Cowal), Newton Stewart or Dumfries and Oban. This recruitment exercise may be used to fill additional vacancies across Scotland.

The Forest Planner plays a key role in facilitating how we manage our land to meet our economic, social and environmental objectives. You will be responsible for preparing 10 year land management plans that set out how we will care for the forests and land that we manage. These plans then inform our future work programmes

Seasonal Ecologist - Syntegra Consulting Ltd

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Syntegra is a fast-growing multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with offices in Reading, London, Bristol and Tonbridge. We have opportunities for seasonal ecological surveyors to assist our ecology team during the busy spring/summer period.

The role will include assisting our staff in a range of ecological projects including Preliminary Roost Assessments, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, and Dusk and Dawn Echolocation surveys.

Forester (Work Programme Manager) - Forestry and Land Scotland

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2 positions

Salary: £28,116 - £30,159 plus benefits

Glenbranter/Strachur (Cowal) and our West Region (Oban, Lochgilphead or Torlundy). This recruitment exercise may be used to fill additional vacancies across Scotland in locations such as Newton Stewart and Dunkeld.

The Forester (Work Programme Manager) prepares and coordinates the work streams that deliver our plans. These work programmes include extensive felling, thinning, and restocking programmes, and also extensive peatland restoration and other habitat enhancement work streams. The role acts as a bridge between planning and delivery, deploys fast thinking logistical skills and will require you to juggle the sequence and range of operations across a large geographic area.

Teacher - Land-Based Studies - Hadlow Rural Community School

Logo: Hadlow Rural Community School

Location: Kent

Contract Type: Full Time/Part-time (Negotiable)

Contract Term: Permanent

Hadlow Rural Community School is a popular, oversubscribed School with a current roll of 400 students. The School has recently relocated to a £7million new build and has developed a strong reputation both locally and beyond for enabling its young people to excel and flourish; providing an exciting, vibrant and dynamic experience in academic and land based vocational studies. We are looking to appoint up to three dynamic, innovative and exceptional teachers of Land-Based studies who have the necessary ambition and expertise to play a key part in the future success of the School. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to support the school in planning for its own land-based facility and in providing a curriculum from Year 7 to 11 in Agriculture, Horticulture and Countryside.

Landscape Operatives - ATM Ltd

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ATM is one of the UK’s leading vegetation management, fencing, landscaping and ecology contractors. Our portfolio of services includes all aspects of vegetation management, fencing, landscaping, highway maintenance and light civil works for a wide range of industry sectors including government, development corporations, councils, utilities, major contractors and architects. Working from the Weston Super Mare depot, applicants will need to be organised and capable of working on their own initiative to carry out scheduled works on a variety of sites throughout the UK. All work to be completed to tight deadlines.

Grounds Maintenance Team Leader - East Devon District Council

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£20,493 - £22,627 per annum


Full time seasonal hours working Wednesday to Sunday

We are looking for a Team Leader with a passion for grounds maintenance to join our Exmouth Town & Seafront team working Wednesday to Sunday inclusive. Working alongside the cleansing Team Leader, you will co-ordinate the grounds maintenance activities in the assigned area primarily responsible for maintaining all types of plants such as flowers, trees, shrubs and lawns in a variety of green spaces including public parks, gardens, and sports grounds as assigned by the service.

Head of Ecology - Environment Systems Ltd

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The post is permanent and you will need to be based in Wales. The post will require travel across Wales and possibly the UK.

Work will include managing the relationship with existing clients, identifying new opportunities and working with the sales team to close them, resource management, team management with targeted field survey and impact assessment work. Further development of the highly successful Book-a-bat survey service.

Farm & Environment Consultant - CLM

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You’ll have the chance to work from our lovely barn-conversion offices in Sussex and from home.

We are an independent consultancy, founded in 2004, delivering advice to rural and agricultural businesses across England. We support clients as varied as traditional estates, family farms, international land investors and viticulture start-ups, providing advice and services to unlock the full potential of their assets.

We are looking for a Farm & Environment consultant to provide a range of professional services to our diverse client base. From supporting farmers with business guidance to giving developers ecological advice, this is a varied role, potentially spanning a wide range of rural land management topics.

Ecological Consultant - CLM

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This is a new role created by our expansion, so the position is available immediately. The remuneration will be in the region of £35,000 commensurate with experience and ambition.

You’ll have the chance to work from our lovely barn-conversion offices in Sussex and from home.

CLM is a team of land, property and environment professionals, specialising in the rural sector. We are looking for an ecological consultant to provide a range of professional services to our diverse client base.

Gardener - National Trust

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Location: Hatchlands Park and Polesden Lacy, Surrey GU4 7RT

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.

You’ll assist in making sure that the gardens are maintained to a high standard. You’ll be passionate and enthused and knowledgeable about the varied plants within the garden. This role will include a range of practical horticultural tasks to develop, enhance and conserve the garden and contribute to the delivery of projects. You'll be helping with hard and soft landscaping and general maintenance of the garden, such as mulching, pruning, leaf clearing and weeding.

Rural Maintenance Manager - Landmarc Support Services

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The Defence Training Estate in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall comprises ten sites that range from the upland moorland of Dartmoor, to coastal dune systems on the north coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to woodlands in the Somerset Levels. It is not just one of the most important military training areas, it also includes some of the most highly designated nature conservation sites in the UK, historic landscapes of national significance and iconic countryside with high levels of recreational access.

Area Ranger - National Trust

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Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4TP

Contract type: Permanent / Hours: 37.5 hour pw (full time)

Salary: £24,075 pa.

As an Area Ranger you’ll be a real champion for our conservation aims and objectives. Working in some of the region’s most stunning places, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors, and desire to improve access for everyone, will inspire your team to continue to deliver outdoors landscapes which delight and rejuvenate our visitors.

Waxcap Project Officer - National Trust

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Fixed term (12 months)

£27,735 per annum

Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire, HX7 7AP

The loss and fragmentation of our unimproved grassland is well documented - 97% have been improved in Britain since the 1930s. Alongside the loss of botanically species rich grasslands has been the loss of unimproved grasslands containing important populations of waxcaps and other fungi including the Fairy Clubs, Pink-gills and Earth tongues. Our vision is to safeguard and restore the unimproved grasslands owned by the NT and surrounding Hardcastle Crags.

Seasonal Rangers - Northumberland National Park Authority

£19,698 - £20,903 per annum (pro rata if part time)

Full time and part time roles available

Do you have a passion for Northumberland National Park? Would you like to help visitors to enjoy its wonderful spaces and fantastic scenery? We need a confident and knowledgeable team to join our existing Ranger team to meet and greet visitors and to preserve our fantastic National Park.

Seasonal Visitor Warden – Moor House-Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve - Natural England

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£22,168 Pro Rata. From May to end of September

This position is based at Moor House-Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve, working in the Natural England Northumbria Area Team.

You will welcome visitors to our reserves, encourage them to follow the Countryside Code, help them learn about the wildlife and history, undertake visitor surveys, basic estate tasks, work with volunteers and wildlife monitoring, help manage the flow of visitors around the reserve, and report and record anti-social and illegal activities.

Paths to Wellbeing Project Manager - The Ramblers

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Join Britain’s biggest walking charity to help more people enjoy the benefits of walking. This is an exciting time to join the Ramblers team and a great opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact on the future success of the charity.

Paths to Wellbeing is a significant project which goes to the heart of the Ramblers’ charitable objectives and our strategic aim of seeing ‘walking at the heart of communities’. This collaborative project, involving internal and external stakeholders, is focused, pan Wales, across 6 regions. The project will facilitate community volunteering to enhance local green spaces, nature and access, in partnership with local authorities, environmental NGO’s and local communities in line with strategic plans and business objectives of partners and Ramblers Cymru.

Ranger (Dungeness NNR) - Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership

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£20,352 minimum to £23,327 maximum per annum pro rata

Fixed-term (6 months) - Part time (18.5 hours per week)

The Romney Marsh (RMCP) and White Cliffs Countryside Partnerships (WCCP) were created to care for the special landscapes and wildlife of the Dover and Folkestone and Hythe Districts, and to help people enjoy them. The RMCP has been managing large parts of Dungeness National Nature Reserve for 25 years. This is a great opportunity for an outgoing and enthusiastic individual to contribute to the management of one of the busiest National Nature Reserves in the UK, but also one of the richest in terms of biodiversity.

Ranger - Polesden Lacey - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Salary: £19,928 pa

Contract type: Permanent, Full Time

Location: To cover 2 sites, Polesden Lacey & Hatchlands Park National Trust Sites

Your role as A Ranger will be split across two properties – Hatchlands Park & Polesden Lacey.

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.

Consultant Ecologist - EMEC Ecology

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Salary: £24,030 - £26,363 pa dependent on experience

Location: The Old Ragged School, Brook Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EA

Permanent Contract

Do you have: A Class 1 bat license; Good standard of report writing; Experience of advising and line management; Experience of consultancy work; Experience of presence/absence surveys for GCN, Badger and reptiles; An appropriate level of CIEEM membership (or demonstrate your ability to hold one). If you have worked on mitigation licenses that would be a bonus too.

Environmental Advisor - Invasive Non-Native Species and Biosecurity Advisor - Yorkshire Water

Logo: Yorkshire Water

Salary: £25,785 to £32,231 dependent on experience + car allowance + pension + 25 days holiday

Location: Buttershaw with the option to work flexibly across other YW sites and home

We currently have an opportunity for an Invasive Non-Native Species and Biosecurity Advisor within our Clean & Catchment Strategy Team, working alongside a group focused on delivering environmental improvements for our customers. The team help drive environmental projects from inception and justification within our business plans, through to on the ground delivery alongside internal and external partners.

Experienced Path Builder / Potential Team Leader - Arran Footpaths and Forestry Ltd

Logo: Arran Footpaths & Forestry Ltd

Working on contracts throughout Scotland

Full time / Permanent

Arran Footpaths & Forestry is an established company that has been involved in the design and construction of both lowland and upland footpaths, woodland paths, boardwalks and all other types of footpaths throughout Scotland for a diverse client base for the last 18 years. We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Path Builder / Potential team leader to join our close and established team of experienced footpath builders and trained, qualified forestry workers on a permanent basis.

Volunteer Team Leader - Canal and River Trust

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12 month fixed term contract

We currently have an opportunity for a Volunteering Team Leader within our dynamic and enthusiastic North West operations team.

Reporting to a regionally base in Northwich, this role will predominantly involve working along the Macclesfield and Peak Forest navigations, from Kidsgrove to Manchester and the Peak District, through Macclesfield, Congleton, Marple, Ashton and Whaley Bridge.

Volunteer Team Leader - Canal and River Trust

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12 month fixed term contract

One of the UK’s biggest charities, the Canal & River Trust looks after, and brings to life, 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales, because we believe that life is better by water. Every role across the Trust plays its part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions every day.

We currently have an opportunity for a Volunteering Team Leader within our dynamic and enthusiastic North West operations team, regional based at Stalybridge but covering Greater Manchester.

Seasonal Visitor Warden - Ainsdale National Nature Reserves - Natural England

£22,168 Pro Rata.

This position is based at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve, working in the Lancashire to Cheshire Natural England Area Team.
You will welcome visitors to our reserves, encourage them to follow the Countryside Code, help them learn about the wildlife and history, undertake visitor surveys, accessibility audits and wildlife monitoring, help manage the flow of visitors around the reserve, and report and record anti-social and illegal activities.

Reserves Officer (Bedfordshire - Temporary) - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Salary: £20,512.16 equiv p.a.

The Wildlife Trust is looking for a Temporary Reserves Officer full time for four months to assist with the management of our nature reserves in Bedfordshire.

The Reserves Officer (Temporary) will report to the Senior Reserves Officer (Bedfordshire) and will assist with the day-to-day running of reserves in Bedfordshire, through practical work, volunteer tasks, management planning and monitoring

Reserves Officer (Bedfordshire Chalk) - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Salary: £20,512.16 p.a.

An opportunity has opened up for an experienced Reserves Officer with a strong interest in community engagement to join our team. We are recruiting for a reserves officer to join the Bedfordshire reserves team, working on some of the most important chalk downland sites in the Chilterns.

The Reserves Officer will report to the Senior Reserves Manager (Beds) and will lead the day-to-day running of key reserves in the North Chilterns Chalk living landscape - Blow’s Downs (owned by the Trust) and several sites owned by Luton Borough Council and managed by the Trust - Galley and Warden Hills, Bradgers Hill and Stopsley Common.

Tree Seed Tester - Forestart Ltd

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Salary £18,500 - £19,500

A unique opportunity has arisen to join our expanding company near Shrewsbury.

Forestart Ltd supplies trees and shrubs to nurseries throughout the UK, Europe and the world. We are a customer focused and quality driven company; proud to be the leading supplier of tree and shrub seed in the UK.

You will be responsible for running our on-site seed testing facility. Adhering to company procedures you will put on seed tests, evaluate and record the results and use this information to help drive our quality control and provide our customers with the data that they require.

Ranger - Hafren Dyfredw

Logo: Hafren Dyfredw

Location: Lake Vyrnwy

Contract: FTC 9 months

Salary of up to £19,000-£21,000 per annum

As the public face of Hafren Dyfredw you will need to be able to demonstrate first class customer service at all times and look to protect and enhance the company’s brand and image through the quality of service offered. This will be through the maintenance of high standards of our facilities, developing and managing key external contacts, such as wildlife trusts, local authorities and the local community.

Nature Reserve Estate Manager - The Langholm Initiative

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The role is offered on a permanent contract with a pensionable salary of £35k per annum.

An exciting opportunity has a risen to play a major part in one of the most ambitious community ecological projects in the UK.

The Langholm Initiative, a community development trust based in Dumfries and Galloway in the Scottish Borders has purchased over 5,000 acres of land and 6 residential properties from Buccleuch Estates in what is the South of Scotland’s first large scale community purchase.

The Langholm Initiative is now recruiting an Estate Manager to lead the creation and development of the new Tarras Valley Nature Reserve (TVNR).

First Gardener - National Trust for Scotland

Logo: National Trust for Scotland

Hours: (Full Time), Permanent

Location: Pitmedden

Salary range: Grade 3 upper £24,667

Pitmedden Garden and Museum of Farming Life are a vibrant and exciting garden to work within. Its long and varied history underpins the whole estate and its management with the gardens forming the major part of the overall visitor experience. The gardens are always evolving within its historical framework both as a formal layout and as a living work of art. We are seeking a suitably skilled and motivated individual to join us to continue its reputation and extend its interest to all visitors.

Surveyor - Home Based - Central & Fife area - Scottish Woodlands Ltd

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Based on strong foundations developed in our forestry management experience, Scottish Woodlands Utilities Division has become a leading service provider for the utility supply industry. The business is largely employee owned, and this encourages a dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. Our aim is to understand each client’s specific objectives and then to provide a service which is both flexible and personal.

To expand our current team, we are looking to recruit an experienced Surveyor to join our existing SPEN vegetation management team to cover the Central and Fife area.

Trainee Keeper - Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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WWT Arundel Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week, 5 days from 7

£17,745 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and passionate person to join our small team as a trainee keeper. You should have experience of working with birds and be able to interact effectively with the public. A key part of this role will be to engage and inspire our visitors through spot light talks on key species and general day to day contact around the grounds.

Ecology Roles - FPCR

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Are you an experienced ecologist at any level looking for the next step up in your career? Are you looking to increase your exposure to complex and rewarding projects? Do you want to join an established consultancy practice who pride themselves in offering a great place to work? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

At FPCR we encourage staff at all levels to be fully involved in all aspects of our projects, from surveys and GIS work to budgeting and project management. we feel that this approach encourages our staff to progress rapidly and maintains long-term engagement and personal development.

Visitor Experience Assistant - RSPB

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Location: Fairburn Ings
Salary: £17,960 - £19,925
Duration: 6 Months

An exciting opportunity to become part of the Aire Valley team, delivering an amazing visitor experience at RSPB Fairburn Ings and RSPB St Aidan's. These former industrial sites are two of the organisation's most important sites in Northern England, showcasing our large scale habitat conservation work to a diverse and growing audience of many thousands each year. You will be working as part of the Visitor Experience team, responsible for welcoming visitors to our sites and growing support for the RSPB’s work.

Ecology Content Writer / Editor - NHBS Limited

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This permanent position is available immediately.

Salary: £20,000 - £21,500 (depending on experience) based on a 37.5-hour week

NHBS is looking for an Ecology Content Writer/Editor to join our Marketing team in Totnes. A large proportion of this job will be writing high quality text - blog posts, emails, item descriptions, magazine adverts and catalogue copy - as well as proof-reading the work of others. In any given week our adverts run in magazines, our emails reach thousands of customers and our printed fliers, catalogues and newsletters land on hundreds of doormats. The Ecology Content Writer/Editor plays a key role in producing this material.

Agricultural Officer - Don Catchment Rivers Trust

Don Catchment Rivers Trust are recruiting for their first Agricultural Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to work with farmers and landowners to bring about projects that provide multiple benefits to our river catchment.

Visitor and Foodservice Supervisor - South Downs National Park Authority

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Location: Seven Sisters Country Park

Salary: £24,522 - £27,706

Hours: Full time, flexible

Type of post: Permanent

The South Downs National Park Authority are about to embark on an exciting new challenge in taking ownership of the iconic Seven Sisters Country Park. Sitting on the Eastern edge of the National Park, the area, already immensely popular with both locals and tourists is now the focus of our plans to ensure the conservation of the area for future generations and at the same time deliver the world class visitor experience this much loved place deserves. We are now recruiting for a new role of Visitor and Foodservice Supervisor to set up and manage the delivery of these key offers on site.

Programme for Youth Employment - NatureScot

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37 hours a week

Fixed term contract ending 4 July 2023

Starting Salary: £19,733 per annum

Location: Various locations across Scotland

Various opportunities for: Modern apprenticeships (Rural) Environmental Conservation, Placements – Conservation Management, Placements - Wildlife Management

These roles are some of the exciting opportunities NatureScot is offering in our Programme for Youth Employment. The programme sets out our ambitions for expanding our contribution to increasing youth employment in the rural skills sector and to develop nature based skills for the future.

Rights of Way Ranger - West Berkshire Council

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37 hours per week

From £19312 to £22183 per annum (Grade D-E)

West Berkshire Council requires a full-time Public Rights of Way Ranger to assist in the management of West Berkshire’s 750 miles of public rights of way. Reporting to the Public Rights of Way officer and working as part of a team of three, your duties will be to undertake practical maintenance work on the Council’s network of public rights of way. This work will comprise clearance of vegetation using Brushcutters, Polesaws, Hedgecutters and Pedestrian Flail Mowers. It will also entail the maintenance of the infrastructure which includes the installation and repair of signage, gates and minor surfacing works.

Education Project Officer- Maternity Cover - Groundwork South and North Tyneside

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Salary: £17,316 – £19,500 per annum pro rata

Hours: 16 hours per week (fixed term until July 2022)

Location: South Tyneside

We are looking to recruit a dedicated and compassionate person to deliver our weekly Forest Playschool programmes at West Boldon Lodge. West Boldon Lodge is a partnership between Groundwork SANT and National Grid, helping people to connect with nature. Forest Playschool is an outdoor play programme for young children aged 1-5 and their parents.

Peatland Programme Officer - Scottish Wildlife Trust

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Contract: Provisional 1st July 2021 start date until 31st March 2022

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Location: Currently home working with future option of being based at Harbourside House, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF

The IUCN UK Peatland Programme eagerly seeks applications from a suitably qualified candidate for the role this post. The successful candidate will be pivotal in the delivery of the Peatland Programme’s objectives to champion peatland values. They will have the level of knowledge and experience to drive forward and promote peatland restoration in the UK and be able to advocate the multiple benefits of peatlands through partnerships, strong science, sound policy, effective practice, and communication.

Conservation Advisor - Bowland - RSPB

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Location: Lancaster

Salary: £27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Per Annum

Duration: 11 Months

The Forest of Bowland is a large-scale open, upland landscape, encompassing rolling hills of blanket bog and upland heath, steep valleys, pockets of clough woodland, upland rivers and streams, no major settlements and a small, rural, very dispersed population. Above the moorland line, the landscape is predominantly managed for hill sheep farming and grouse shooting, whilst the lower ground supports largely pastoral farming with pockets of species-rich grassland, hay meadows, and wet flushes important for a suite of upland breeding waders of national significance.

Communications Officer - England - RSPB

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Location: Flexible*

Salary: £22,986.00 - £25,500.00 Per Annum

Duration: Up until 31st March 2022

An exciting opportunity to join the dynamic and innovative Communications and Marketing team, within RSPB England’s Fundraising and Communications department, helping us to save nature through inspiring and impactful communications. We are in a Nature and Climate Emergency. We need the very best communicators with the ability to produce innovative and engaging content to help grow our audiences and inspire everyone to act to save nature. Do you have the skills and abilities to make this happen?

Operations Manager - Malvern Hills Trust

Logo: Malvern Hills Trust

Starting Salary: NJC Scale Point 23-25 (£27,741 - £29,577 under review)

Hours: 37 hrs / week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the estate management team in one of Britain’s most iconic landscapes. The successful candidate will oversee a wide range of practical tasks involved in helping to manage the Malvern Hills and Commons. The Malvern Hills Trust is a statutory body established by Act of Parliament in 1884 and a registered charity. The Trust manages most of the Malvern Hills and Commons landscape, totalling around 1200 ha, which includes Sites of Special Scientific Interest and several Scheduled Monuments

Marketing & Membership Officer - Epping Forest Heritage Trust

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 full time, plus 3% pension contribution

Flexible working arrangements considered

Do you want your experience to count; to make a real difference to the environment? To Epping Forest? If you are an experienced marketing, communications and membership professional, this role could be for you! This is a new and exciting wide-ranging role at the Trust, and we need someone with vision and confidence to build our public profile, engage support and implement new ways of working with the new CRM system.

Nature Recovery Officer - New Forest National Park Authority

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New Forest, Hampshire

Fixed term for 18 months

£32,535 - £36,123 per annum

37 hours per week

With transformational change needed to address our nature emergency, this exciting new role will develop a Nature Recovery Network on a landscape scale. Working with a range of stakeholders you will identify opportunities to enhance the nature network through habitat conservation, restoration, and enhancement across the National Park. You will inspire and encourage engagement with nature recovery amongst our communities in the New Forest National Park.

Assistant Warden - RSPB

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Location: Airds Moss, East Ayrshire
Salary: £22,986 Per Annum
Duration: 8 Months

We are looking for an assistant warden for Airds Moss reserve and surrounding SPA. The reserve is one of the largest unforested blanket bogs in the south of Scotland. This post offers the successful candidate a rare opportunity to help shape the future of this wild and wonderful site, with the principal aim of improving the condition of the bog and adjacent floodplain habitats for the benefit of birds and other species.

Seasonal Assistant Ecologist x 2 - EcoNorth Ltd

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EcoNorth Ltd is looking to recruit two suitably experienced Seasonal Assistant Ecologists to join our growing consultancy, to organise and take part in ecological survey work, GIS and report writing for projects throughout the UK and Ireland (where appropriate). The successful candidates must be passionate about wildlife whilst demonstrating commitment to our ethos of delivering pragmatic services to our clients. The roles are offered on a temporary basis initially until the end of October 2021 with the possibility of extension.

Director of Resources - Devon Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £50,383pa plus 5% pension

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with 35,000 members, 2,000 volunteers, 100 staff and 58 nature reserves. We are one of the larger of the 46 locally based organisations that collectively make up The Wildlife Trusts. We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to lead our support service including finance, human resources, governance, property and IT. You will have experience of working in corporate services at a senior level, and considerable knowledge and expertise in at least one of the areas listed above.

Ecologist - Echoes Ecology Ltd

Logo: Echoes Ecology Ltd

Location: Polmont near Falkirk, working throughout Scotland

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, + benefits

Echoes Ecology was established in 2007 and operates across Scotland. We are looking for an Ecologist to join our experienced team and assist with a variety of project types including wind and solar farms, quarries, BREEAM developments, forestry, highways, railways and surveys for wildlife charities and trusts.

Estate Worker - RSPB

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Location: Otmoor, Oxon
Salary: £17,960.00 - £19,925.00 Per Annum

Otmoor has been an RSPB nature reserve for over 20 years and the sites wet grassland, reedbed, hedgerows and SSSI hay meadows holds important populations of wildlife. In the spring and summer there are over 200 pairs of breeding waders and nationally important populations of black and brown hairstreak butterflies, while in the winter, the sky is filled with 5000+ lapwing and golden plover, and thousands of wildfowl, to name a few. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a passionate and committed team of staff and volunteers, saving nature in one of the most wildlife-rich sites in central England.

Community Learning Officer - The Royal Parks

Logo: The Royal Parks

Salary: £27,801 - £32,000 per annum, depending on experience

Hours Per week: Full-Time, 36 hours per week

Length of Contract: Up to 12 months maternity cover

Location: The LookOut - Hyde Park – London

The LookOut is a unique, eco-friendly building nestled in an acre of enclosed grounds in the heart of the park. Our work enables people of all ages, abilities and communities to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and learn about the history, culture, heritage and natural environment of the Parks. We run a full programme of formal and informal sessions and events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. You will lead sessions online and in the park for family and adult groups, considering the ages, background and ability of each audience, and will co-ordinate the busy programme and specific projects with guidance from the Learning Manager.

Forest Worker - Penfold's Woodland Contracting Ltd

Logo: Penfold’s Woodland Contracting Ltd

Based in Hampshire and surrounding counties

Penfold’s Woodland Management undertakes woodland maintenance and survey work nationwide (primarily southern England). To support our expanding business, we are looking to take on Forest Workers who will come to us to develop their skills within the industry.

Warden - Fowlmere Reserve - RSPB

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Location: Fowlmere

Salary: £25,280.00 - £28,045.00 Per Annum

Would you like to be the warden responsible for looking after RSPB Fowlmere nature reserve, a jewel of a wetland near Cambridge? Fowlmere, near Cambridge, has 41ha of reedbed and fen, scrub, woodland, chalk grassland, the River Shep (a chalk stream). It is home to a wide variety of wetland wildlife including water vole, marsh harrier, brown trout, turtle dove, breeding warblers and passage waders. The Lodge is a mix of heaths, woods, exemplar wildlife gardens, and ancient heritage; it is home to nightjar, stonechat, natterjack toad, and hobby.

Our Common Cause: Project Officer, Shropshire Hills - Foundation for Common Land / National Trust

Logo: Foundation for Common Land

Salary Pro Rata of £27,700 to £31,000. 0.8 FTE. FTC until 1/6/2024.

Working from the Shropshire Hills AONB Office, Craven Arms, and home-based.

The Foundation for Common Land, National Trust, the Shropshire Hills AONB team and a broader partnership will deliver better outcomes for upland commons and those who look after them. This is an opening to make a difference to one of England's most iconic upland landscapes. Thanks to National Lottery Heritage Fund funding of £3million, Our Common Cause project will conserve and enhance the heritage of Commons in uplands in England. We have already recruited great project officers in Dartmoor, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, we are looking for an officer in the Shropshire Hills to complete the team.

Finance Business Partner - RSPB

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Location: HQ, Sandy
Salary: £36,604 -£46,611

The RSPB are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic colleague to join our Planning & Reporting team in a rewarding and challenging environment, where everything we do as an organisation is focused on saving nature.

Species and Habitats Officer - RSPB

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Location: Scotland - HQ (Homeworking short term due to Covid)
Salary: £27,574.00 - £30,580.00 pa

You will form part of a small and highly effective team in the Species and Land Management Department, forging links across the organisation and well beyond, developing cutting-edge conservation projects, advising on conservation law, and tackling some of the most challenging issues at the human/nature and science/policy interfaces.

Head Groundsman - Chalfont St Giles Parish Council

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The role is full time, 37 hours per week and offers a pension scheme and London Weighting.

Salary scale £27741 p.a. to £32234 p.a. (depending on qualifications and experience)

The role is based at the recreation ground off Crossleys, Bowstridge Lane, Chalfont St Giles but the activities will take you to the parish boundaries and beyond.

Chalfont St Giles Parish Council is the lowest tier in local government and covers the villages of Chalfont St Giles and Jordans in Buckinghamshire. Our head groundsman is not only a specialist in grounds keeping but is also able to support a wide and varied set of functions carried out by the council. We pride ourselves as winners of the Best Kept Village Competition and we deliver timely, quality services for the benefit of our residents.

Strategic Access Management & Monitoring Project Officer - Wealden District Council

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We are looking for someone with previous project management and leadership experience to manage the Strategic Access Management and Monitoring (SAMM) work programme within the Ashdown Forest Special Protection Area. This involves the development, implementation and oversight of access management and monitoring projects. These will help mitigate recreational impacts from visitors on the protected ground nesting bird species during their breeding season.

Trainee Ranger - North York Moors National Park Authority

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Based at Danby and covering the Northern area of the National Park - 2 Year FTC

Minimum wage for your age group plus £1205.28 per annum.

This is a great opportunity to work within one of our ranger teams and help deliver a wide range of work to maintain and improve public access and recreation around the national park. You’ll be working alongside our enthusiastic volunteers and Level 2 apprentices as well as on your own.

Rivers and Fisheries Officer - Argyll Fisheries Trust

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Full Time Permanent Position

Salary subject to experience

The Argyll Fisheries Trust is seeking to employ a Rivers and Fisheries Officer to meet its objectives towards the sustainability of wild freshwater fish and their habitats in Argyll.

Based at the AFT office at Inveraray, the person will be part of a small team developing programmes to restore and support wild fish populations underpinned by monitoring and research. An understanding of the issues surrounding wild salmon and sea trout is essential, and a familiarity of aquaculture and other sectors affecting fish and fish habitats would be an advantage.

Digital Communications and Engagement Officer - The Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership

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Salary: £24,982 - £27,041 pro rata

The Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership has been awarded £1.68m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to enhance the natural, historic and cultural heritage of this stunning, historic landscape through encouraging widespread community engagement and involvement.

We are looking to recruit a Digital Communications and Engagement Officer to join our Team working 14.8 hours per week on a 12-month contract.

Countryside Manager - National Trust

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37.5 hours per week - Permanent

Salary: £32304 pa

Location: Avebury Estate, SN8 1RF & Stonehenge, near Amesbury, Wiltshire.

Are you a dynamic, committed, and enthusiastic leader with a proven track-record in nature conservation and wider countryside management? Do you enjoy working as part of an energetic and forward-looking team, and with wider stakeholders, to deliver our vision? This is a rare opportunity to take a leading role in a beautiful part of the country and an area that is extremely important for wildlife and landscapes.

WaREN Project Officer (South) - North Wales Wildlife Trust

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Closing date: Tue 27 April 2021 (Midday)

Salary: £22,398

Contract type: Fixed term (up to 2 years) / Working hours: Full Time

Location: Flexible (see below)

Have you got a working knowledge of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS)? Do you understand the problems we face from them? Have you the knowledge and skills to help deliver a project to develop a coordinated approach to tackling INNS in Wales?

Bird Keeper & Estate Manager - Busbridge Lakes

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A 3 bedroom bungalow is provided (local shops & schools nearby)

Busbridge Lakes, a small heritage garden in Surrey & the home to a large collection of ornamental waterfowl, is looking for an onsite bird keeper & estate manager.

Seasonal Ecologist - Enzygo Ltd

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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 spring/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 translocations for a range of protected species.

Senior Ecologist - Ecological Planning & Research Ltd

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EPR is an independent (staff-owned) ecological consultancy based in Hampshire, with a second office in Northwest Kent. We have over thirty years’ experience of delivering high quality ecological advice and support to our clients. As a vibrant and forward-thinking team of professional ecologists, we are now looking hire a new Senior Ecologist.

As a Senior Ecologist, you will be working on some of our biggest projects for our most important clients as well as managing your own medium to large sized projects and supporting other members of the management team with complex project requirements.

HMP Project Support - NatureScot

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Location: Stornoway

Fixed term contract ending 31 March 2022

Starting salary £22,200 per annum

Job Purpose Summary: To carry out control of mink in support of a project set up and funded by Scottish Natural Heritage. The project aims to eradicate American mink (Neovision vision) from the Outer Hebrides. To trap and humanely despatch American Mink (also rats and potentially ferrets) on the Isles of Lewis and Harris using both “Breakback” (kill) and live capture cage traps.

Ranger - National Trust for Scotland

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Hours: (Full Time), Permanent

Location: Glencoe

Salary range: £22,572

As part of the team which cares for Glencoe National Nature Reserve, a Ranger plays a crucial role in ensuring that our conservation ambitions go hand in hand with welcoming our local community and visitors from across the globe to this well-loved place. You will share your enthusiasm for the outdoors and passion for the countryside with the walkers, campers and sightseers who come to explore our 14,000 acre estate, including eight iconic Munros, in Glencoe and Glen Etive.

Species and Habitats Officer, Bowland - RSPB

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Location: Forest of Bowland

Salary: £27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Per Annum

The Forest of Bowland in the breeding season is an incredibly exciting but challenging place to work, and this is a very special opportunity for someone with the required skills.

The Species and Habitats officer (SHO) will join the RSPB's expanded Bowland Team working from the England Office in Lancaster, with access to facilities including storeroom and garage space on the United Utilities (UU) Bowland Estate and as agreed access to UU’s facilities at Rivington in the West Pennine Moors.

Three Peaks Ranger - Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

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Stonedykes Barn, near Stainforth, Settle, North Yorkshire

The role will be full time (37 hours per week) until 31 March 2022 and then part time (30 hours per week) from 1 April 2022 onwards.

We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales. Set against expansive heather moorland tops, each valley has its own distinct charm, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.

Farm Conservation Adviser - Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

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Maternity cover contract

Colvend, Grassington, North Yorkshire

We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales. As a Farm Conservation Adviser, you will be involved in advising land managers on complex Countryside Stewardship scheme applications and working directly with farmers to find solutions to improving water and air quality on their farms through the Yorkshire Dales Catchment Partnership.

Wildlife Monitoring Co-ordinator - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

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£13,084.20 pa

This is a fixed term role to 31 March 2025 on a part time basis of 3 days per week (0.6FTE).

The post is based at our head offices at Sneinton Market, Nottingham.

Are you passionate and enthusiastic about conservation? We are looking for someone with experience of biodiversity conservation and who has an interest in our Nature Recovery aspirations in Nottinghamshire. This role will lead on a range of habitat and species surveys and monitoring, demonstrating the impact on nature’s recovery through the delivery of our projects.

Valuing Nature & People Officer - Sustainable Land Trust

Salary: £19,500 - £23,500

Working hours: Full time

Location: Work from home with some working from Burrough Court, Burrough-on-the-Hill, Nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. LE14 2QS

We are looking for an early career aspiring natural capital specialist and advocate who wants to inform and influence communities and professionals by playing a key role in promoting ecosystem services and sustainability. You will be a versatile and professionally focused person who is dedicated to achieving high standards and can represent the Trust to a wide range of industry leaders and specialists.

Trainee Ranger - Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership

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£17,649 per annum pro rata

Fixed - term (9 months) - Full Time

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and outgoing individual wishing to start a career in wildlife conservation to join a great team and make a real difference to the special landscape and communities of Romney Marsh. Working alongside our team of Rangers, you will assist with the management and wardening of Dungeness National Nature Reserve, Greatstone Dunes, Romney Warren and other sites across the Romney Marsh, helping to implement the aims and objectives of RMCP and WCCP.

Rangers - Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

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£22,068 - £29,017 per annum, plus flexible benefits

35 hours per week (Monday – Sunday Shift Rota)

Permanent Position

We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and practical people to deliver nature reserve management and Ranger duties within the Lee Valley Regional Park. You will be joining an established team of experienced Rangers managing one of London’s best kept secrets.

This fantastic opportunity will be based either at our North base at Holyfield Hall Farm Waltham Abbey or South base close to Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes.

Assistant Rangers - Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

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Lee Valley Regional Park

£21,288 - £23,724 per annum pro rata, plus flexible benefits

35 hours per week (Monday – Sunday Shift Rota)

Permanent, Fixed Term Contracts and Casual roles available

Lee Valley Regional Park stretches an incredible 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin. The park provides a unique 'natural' corridor on London’s doorstep and provides a vital refuge for wildlife. It contains a variety of landscapes and open spaces to enjoy, from industrial heritage sites and nature reserves, to a 1,000 acre country park and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Wildlife Officer - Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme - Somerset County Council

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Salary: £22,627 - £25,481.

Contract: Fixed term, to December 2024 (37 hours per week)

Based: Nether Stowey, Somerset

We have an exciting opportunity for a Wildlife Officer as part of the team delivering the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme (QLPS) in Somerset.

They will work with communities and organisations within the QLPS to plan and deliver a programme of nature-based events and activities, lead and commission practical conservation works, and generally promote the exploration, understanding and celebration of the natural heritage of the area.

Senior Species Recovery Officer – Asia & Africa - RSPB

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Location: Flexible

Salary: £32,400.00 - £35,944.00

We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate person to drive forward species recovery efforts for RSPB’s priority globally threatened species, primarily across Asia and Africa.

Through effective capacity building within our partner organisations, you will help to facilitate the sustainability of some of RSPB’s long-term species recovery projects and programmes, develop new work areas and play a key role in supporting the wider work of RSPB’s Global Species Recovery team.

Communities & Wildlife Manager (Great Fen, Peterborough & Wider Cambs) - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Salary: £28,228 per annum

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic manager to give a new strategic direction to the community engagement, education and visitor experience on the Great Fen Living Landscape, Peterborough and throughout the wider Cambridgeshire area.

The Great Fen is a vast fenland landscape between Peterborough and Huntingdon with a dramatic and fascinating history. It is home to two National Nature Reserves, protected for their unique habitat and the varied wildlife they support.

Warden - Orkney - RSPB

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Location: RSPB Scotland - Orkney

Salary: £25,280.00 - £28,045.00 Per Annum

RSPB Scotland is a major landowner in Orkney. The reserves team (Sites Manager, four Wardens & an Assistant Warden) manage 13 nature reserves protecting and enhancing a fantastic range of habitats from coastal cliffs & unique wetlands to rolling uplands, supporting a variety of priority species including seabirds, breeding waders, and raptors. We are seeking a dynamic individual, with relevant experience, to be part of the Orkney team & help deliver our conservation objectives across our reserves network.

ONWP Community Liaison Officer - RSPB

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Location: RSPB Scotland - Orkney

Salary: £25,280.00 - £28,045.00 Per Annum

Duration: 3.6 years

The Orkney Native Wildlife Project started in 2018 and is a partnership between RSPB Scotland, NatureScot and Orkney Islands Council. Its purpose is to work with local communities and landowners to undertake the world’s largest stoat eradication operation and safeguard the unique and internationally important native wildlife of Orkney and its thriving wildlife tourism industry.

Wyke Beck Valley Project Officer - Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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Full time/ Permanent (dependent on continuation of funding)

£26,200 p.a plus up to 9% Employer Pension Contribution

You will be part of a project team with extensive experience delivering projects which are often a mix of habitat restoration or creation, engagement with communities and landowners, feasibility studies and technical field work. You will be working alongside a team from different organisations delivering a wider programme of works in the area. Working closely with colleagues from Leeds City Council, your responsibility will be to help plan, oversee, and deliver natural environment works. Work will help increase Wyke Beck’s resilience to flooding, tackle environmental issues, create habitat along the banks of the river and in the channel itself and position the Wyke Beck LNRs as valued green spaces within their communities.

Nature Recovery Manager (Water) - Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

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£29,999.65 Pro Rata (£23,999.72 actual) 0.8 FTE

The Nature Recovery Manager (water) will deliver a £1M+ programme of nature-based solutions (NbS) and develop new projects across Sheffield and Rotherham. This will include river restoration and natural flood management work with partners such as the EA, YW, LAs and local communities with the aim of realising nature's recovery and providing a range of ecosystem services.

Land Management Advisor - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust


Salary: £31,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent, 35 hours per week

Based: The Lodge, Littlemore, Oxford (flexibility available)

With 76% of land in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire classified as agricultural, the way that this land is managed has a big impact on wildlife. But the way agricultural land is managed in the UK is rapidly evolving, and BBOWT is working closely with landowners and farm managers to help achieve the Trust’s goals of achieving 30% more nature by 2030. This role will be pivotal in delivering our work on agricultural land and building good relationships with landowners. You will be committed to providing a responsive and professional service that contributes to nature’s recovery across the region.

Forest Manager / Senior Forest Manager - Scottish Woodlands Ltd

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Due to our increasing activities and expanding work programme in North West Scotland, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Forest Manger/Senior Forest Manager to join our progressive team to service both our existing client base and expanding business. We service this area from our Fort William office. Reporting directly to the Regional Manager, the role involves all aspects of woodland establishment, restructuring and management from planning through to harvesting. The position includes the requirement to liaise directly with a range of clients, prepare and manage budgets, report writing, grant scheme applications, cost control, planning of operations and site supervision.

Invasive Species Officer - South West Lakes Trust

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Area: Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset

Base: Roadford Lake office and home working also required to travel to Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset sites

Type: Fixed term 01 May 2021 - 31 March 2025

Hours: 37.5 hours per week on a flexible basis; including weekends, Bank Holidays and some evenings.

Salary: £23,000 - £27,000 per annum

South West Lakes is a leading organisation in the work to record, monitor and control invasive non native species in UK waterways, having recently been awarded accreditation for excellence in biosecurity at many of our lakes through the AQUA (Aquatic Quality Award) Biosecurity Accreditation Pilot Scheme in partnership with South West Water. We are recruiting for an experienced nature conservation and biosecurity professional to take a leading role in our biosecurity work at our sites across South West England.

Community Engagement Officer - North Pennines AONB Partnership

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£31,346 to £34,728 pro rata (30 hours per week)

The post is temporary until end March 2022.

North Pennines - A Landscape for Everyone (ALFE) is a one-year NLHF funded project to help the AONB Partnership connect with, and learn from, a number of under-represented audiences. Our visitors and volunteers tend to be white, older and have access to their own transport. We seek to engage with younger people, those from deprived communities, and those from BAME backgrounds. The Community Engagement Officer will work with at least 8 groups selected to represent a cross section of these audiences and to work with them to develop and train ‘champions’, and to co-design experiences and activities in the North Pennines, with the aim of increasing skills and confidence amongst these groups to visit independently in the future.

Head Gardener - Perennial, Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society

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Salary of £28,000 per annum

Perennial is the nation's only charity dedicated to helping people in horticulture. Together with our network of partners, we provide free support, information, advice, financial assistance and services for horticulturalists and their loved ones experiencing illness, disability, bereavement, family breakdown and financial difficulties. We are currently looking for a Head Gardener to help us maintain and share the beauty of The Laskett Gardens.

Yard Manager / Playground Installer / Carpenter - Copper Beech Play

At Copper Beech Play we make nature inspired playgrounds from sustainably sourced timber for schools and communities throughout the UK. We are a family company based in south Herefordshire, and have the following vacancies: Yard Manager, Playground Installer / Carpenter and Production Operative / Carpenter.

Senior Reserves Officer - Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

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We are looking for someone to play a key role in our Reserves Team, managing projects and writing management plans for nature reserves in the west of our area.

The post holder will have excellent knowledge of practical habitat and species management as well as ecological monitoring techniques. The post holder will have great interpersonal skills and a positive approach to building relationships with stakeholders.

Learning and Outreach Support Officer - Royal Forestry Society

Location: The Royal Forestry Society, The Hay Barns, Home Farm Drive, Upton Estate, Banbury, OX15 6HU or home based.

Salary: Part-time, 21 hours a week; £13,200 (equivalent to £22,000 FTE)

This flexible, part-time Support Officer post has been created to provide administrative support for our RFS Learning and Outreach Programme.

Trees provide us with so many benefits and they have never had a more important role to play in our fight against climate change. But our trees and woodlands are facing multiple, serious threats including a lack of people with the skills and knowledge needed to properly care for trees.

Woodland Manager / Consultant - Oakbank Game & Conservation Ltd

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Oakbank Game & Conservation Ltd is looking to recruit a woodland manager / consultant to its expanding consultancy team. Based in East Anglia the successful candidate will join a dynamic team of consultants delivering all aspects of high-quality woodland and tree asset management across East Anglia and the East Midlands.

Oakbank was established in 2005 and is now a very well-respected name in farmland conservation and woodland management, with a large client base of farms and sporting estates across the UK and into Europe.

Discovery Gardener - Canterbury Oast Trust

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Annual salary £18,818 - £19,305 pa

The role is 37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday)

As a Discovery Gardener you will develop and maintain the Discovery Garden, Wildlife Garden, Propagation Tunnel and seasonal Butterfly Tunnel. You will create a safe, interesting and friendly environment for both visitors and service users. You will be working alongside our service users and providing advice and information to our visitors and particularly school children.

Lawncare and Groundworks Supervisor - Perfect Ground Solutions Ltd

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This is a salaried position with vehicle provided and a competitive salary, based on experience.

We work a 39-hour week, Monday to Friday.

We are looking to recruit a Lawncare and Groundworks supervisor for immediate start. Perfect Ground Solutions is an independent lawncare company established in 2008. It delivers high-quality lawn maintenance, renovation and construction.

Beat Manager x 2 - Forestry England

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Based at Queen Elizabeth Country Park or Micheldever, Hampshire

As Beat Manager, you’ll use your extensive knowledge in forestry and land management to lead our safe and sustainable forestry operations and ensure we fulfill out supply contracts to our sawmill customers. With excellent people skills, you’ll also manage, motivate and inspire a small team of staff to ensure we deliver our forestry work safely and to a high standard. You’ll also be confident working with a range of external stakeholders including visitors, contractors, local authorities, national parks and environmental organisations.

Project Officer - The Conservation Volunteers

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Based in York (North Yorkshire area)

28 hours per week

Salary: £14,000 p.a.

The York branch has been running environmental projects in York and North Yorkshire for over 30 years. We are seeking a highly motivated, adaptable and committed person to join the York Conservation Volunteers team for this important post. This post holder will manage primarily the well-established Midweek Volunteer Group alongside the existing Project Officer. This volunteer group delivers a varied programme of potentially large scale practical environmental projects in urban and rural locations every week throughout the year.

Future Landscapes Officer - Exmoor National Park

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Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset

Working hours: 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday (occasional evening or weekend working may be required)

Salary of £30,451 - £34,728 per annum

Exmoor National Park Authority manages a unique and beautiful part of the country that has been shaped by nature and people over thousands of years. Our vision is to ensure Exmoor National Park has a thriving living landscape and is a place where people can enjoy and benefit from Exmoor’s special qualities and sustainable communities. Our Conservation Team play a key role in the achievement of this vision. We are now looking for a Future Landscapes Officer to join the Conservation Team and help us to deliver our ambitions for this unique part of the UK.

Team Leaders, General Workers & Chainsaw Operators - Knighton Countryside Management Ltd

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Immediate Start

Knighton Countryside Management Ltd is based at Piddlehinton & undertakes a range of ecological & environmental contracting. We have opportunities for self motivated and suitably qualified Chainsaw Operators AND General Site Operatives for fencing, vegetation clearance, & ecological contracting, to work on jobs across the UK.

Principal Consultant - Kent Wildlife Trust Consultancy Services Ltd

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Salary Range: The salary for this post is up to £38,000. The salary or payment awarded to the successful candidate will take into account skills and experience.

Contract Type: Permanent.

Location: Kent.

We have an agile working policy where staff can work from home, office or other agreed remote location. The location of employment will be the individual’s nearest Kent hub.

Globally and nationally wildlife is in steep decline. We appear to be reaching critical tipping points around the loss of biodiversity as well as around climate change, both being interlinked. Human society cannot prosper without wildlife and healthy ecosystems.

SLLP Community Nature Recovery Officer - Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

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£25,797 Pro Rata (£15478.20 actual) 0.6 FTE

This role is part time 22.5 hours a week fixed term to 31st March 2023

The role of the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership Community Nature Recovery Officer will provide ecological support to the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership, funded through Heritage Lottery Funding through delivering and assisting in the delivery of core project outcomes.

Senior Historic Environment Officer - Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

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Salary of £30,451 - £34,728 per annum, pro rata

Bainbridge, Leyburn, North Yorkshire (currently home based)

We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales. Set against expansive heather moorland tops, each valley has its own distinct charm, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.

We’re currently looking for a Senior Historic Environment Officer to join us on a full-time basis at our Bainbridge office near Leyburn. Due to current restrictions, this role will initially be based from home.

SLLP Communications & Engagement Project Officer - Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £25,797 pro rata

This role is 22.5 hours a week, fixed term to 31st March 2023.

The Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership (SLLP) is an exciting programme of activities across an area that stretches from Langsett to Redmires and from the edge of Sheffield city to the moorland slopes of the Peak District National Park.

To help us take this programme forward we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person with environmental/ countryside project delivery experience who is capable of managing their time, their own projects and engaging others through a range of media.

Recreation Ranger - Forestry England

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Based at Alice Holt, Farnham

Weekend working required

Forestry England is the largest land manager and custodian of the nation’s public forests. We have around 1,000 committed staff looking after more land and more trees than any other organisation. It’s a job that never stops growing. We welcome over 450,000 visitors each year to Alice Holt, who come to enjoy our play areas, natural play, cycle and foot trails, café, GoApe!, and other recreation events. As Recreation Ranger, you’ll help manage our dedicated craftspeople team to enhance our recreation offering in the forest and make a positive impact to our visitor experience.

Public Rights of Way Enforcement Officer - Worcestershire County Council

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35 hours



Worcestershire County Council's Public Rights of Way Team is seeking a knowledgeable, skilled, and enthusiastic professional to lead on Enforcement work related to public rights of way. This is a senior role in the team and you will be expected to deal with some very challenging cases with minimal supervision. With the role comes a busy and demanding workload requiring excellent prioritisation and time management skills to meet key performance indicator targets.

Senior Ecologist - Wildwood Ecology

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We’re expanding our team

Wildwood Ecology are looking for outstanding Senior Ecologists to join our growing team based in South Wales and the Cotswolds. Do you want to join a progressive ecological consultancy with a strong vision and values? We are a company who won’t knowingly work on projects which compromise our beliefs. We encourage our people to think for themselves and we trust them to make the right decisions.

Groundsperson Level 2 - Forestry - East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week + 2 hours contractual overtime

Base: Willerby, East Riding of Yorkshire

The Forestry Team are looking for a Groundsperson Level 2 with the appropriate skills and experience to carry out all aspects of tree maintenance works.

You must have: experience of carrying out tree maintenance work; a good appreciation of health and safety; a full driving licence. 

Vegetation Operative - Ecosupport Ltd

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Based in Lee on the Solent, Hampshire, most sites within the South East of England.

Ecosupport Ltd are increasing their Habitats Team. We are looking for a number of operatives keen to primarily take on vegetation management tasks both on and off the rail network to achieve biodiversity net gain and general ecological management and enhancements. Opportunities will arise with our Habitats team to be working for both small and large biodiversity net gain projects assisting our clients in achieving increased ecological benefits on both residential, commercial and network rail projects.

There will also be opportunities to work alongside our ecologists to set up and carry out a number of species surveys as well as implementing species mitigation.

Monitoring Technician (Water Quality) - Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd

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Salary: £18,000

Full time / Fixed Term Contract

Five Rivers is widely recognised as an industry specialist in the consultation, design and implementation of ecological and environmental solutions. With over 25 years’ working with nature, the business is experiencing sustained growth driven by its customer centric focus and ability to attract and retain the best talent. Our capabilities are ever-expanding and encompass both terrestrial and aquatic habitat monitoring and enhancement with a true passion for rivers and wetlands.This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic monitoring team undertaking field-based sampling and surveying of surface water environments across the UK.

Monitoring Technician - Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd

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Based at Andover

Salary: £18,000

Full time / Fixed Term Contract

As a Monitoring Technician at Five Rivers, you’ll be joining a team of passionate and proactive industry experts with sustainability at its core. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic monitoring team undertaking field-based sampling and surveying of surface water environments across the UK. The successful applicant will be central in diligent data collection to recognised industry standards in aquatic habitats that include rivers, estuaries, and wetlands.

Bat Survey Assistants (Casual) - Angela Graham Bat Consultancy Service Ltd

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As a Natural England registered consultant and member of CIEEM, with over 30 years' experience of working with bats, I'm looking for assistants to help with dusk-emergence and dawn return-to-roost surveys, mainly in and around Manchester, from April/May to September/October inclusive. Applications are accepted throughout but please apply as soon as possible.

This is casual work you can fit-in around your existing commitments, perhaps one to three times a week, possibly including weekends. Short-term availability is acceptable. Dawn availability is particularly useful.

GIS Technician - Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

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Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Coventry

Salary: £21,224 to £26,530

Hours: 40 hours per week

We are currently looking for a GIS Technician to join our head office based team in Coventry. The role involves GIS cartography, data solutions to support our ecological products and facilitating field data collection. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to developing GIS solutions at Middlemarch, based on your specific skillset. In addition to your main GIS role, you will also have the opportunity to take part in ecological fieldwork and surveys.

Senior Ecologist - CA Ecology

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 PA
We are looking to recruit a full-time Senior ecologist based out of our Overton office. You will need a willingness to travel outside the locality and work flexible hours, including night working. As a small consultancy passionate about what we do we are looking to recruit someone who is a good fit for our team and who wants to progress their career.

Animal Care Manager & Land-Based Studies Technician - Mary Hare School

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At Mary Hare we deliver a range of vocational qualifications to students of mixed ability. We currently deliver qualifications in Level 1 Land-Based Studies and BTEC (Level 2-3) in Animal Care and Animal Management. Animal Management and Land-Based Studies resources include a garden area, mixed woodland and a collection of small animals including chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, tortoises, geckos and dogs. We regularly visit a local school farm to work with their livestock.

Ecologists / Ecological Consultants - Lockhart Garratt Ltd

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Location: Midlands area but hours and location are flexible including part-time and home-working

We have a great team of Ecologists ranging in experience and expertise but we are looking to expand further and recruit at a range of levels. We are a very friendly bunch and aim to promote a culture of inclusion at all levels, which includes the ability to have real input into the type of work we do and the direction that the team should be taking in terms of the future of ecology.

Bat Ecologist - Lockhart Garratt Ltd

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Location: Midlands area but hours and location are flexible including part-time and home-working

We have a great team of Ecologists ranging in experience and expertise, but we are missing a piece of our puzzle and are looking for a Bat Ecologist to fill the gap and help us to grow our services further.

This senior role provides the opportunity to develop your experience of providing specialist ecological input on large-scale and smaller projects as well as supporting the ecology, landscape, arboriculture, soils and forestry teams with specialist advice on bat licensing and mitigation.

Plant and Machinery Operative - Conservation Contracts North West

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Salary: £17-19,000 pa

Location: Throughout the North West of England

Conservation Contracts North West is based in Horwich and is a professional environmental contracting and consulting firm, specialising in habitat management on all aspects of environmentally & ecologically sensitive projects across the north of England, as well as undertaking project work further afield. 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 the natural environment. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Plant and Machinery Operative to strengthen our existing experienced teams.

Conservation Project Supervisor - Conservation Contracts North West

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Salary: £18,000-20,000 pa

Location: Horwich, Bolton

Conservation Contracts North West is a professional environmental contracting 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 a Conservation Project Supervisor to strengthen our experienced team.

Woodsman - REHAU Ltd

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Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire

REHAU is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry.  From Furniture to Windows to Aircraft, you encounter our systems every day without noticing them.  While they may be invisible, their benefits are always around us.  More than 20,000 employees at 170 locations worldwide apply their expertise and innovative capabilities to ensure the continuous growth of our independent privately-held company. 

Senior Ecologist (level 2 bat-licensed) - CGO Ecology Ltd

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Starting: ASAP/spring 2021

Permanent, full-time or part-time

Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 (pro rata for p/t)

CGO Ecology is a small, friendly consultancy that enjoys a good reputation for delivering a high-quality service, on time and in budget. We are recruiting a Senior Ecologist (level 2/CL18 bat-licensed), to be home-based in England. The position is full-time or part-time. The successful applicant will lead on licensed bat mitigation, manage projects across Britain, and lead surveys. They will have extensive bat survey and mitigation experience (named ecologist within the last three years). CGO Ecology has a small team of home-based staff, and a nationwide network of associates.

Green Spaces Supervisor - Groundwork North Wales

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Salary: £19,700

Permanent subject to funding.

Full Time (37.5 hours)

This role will support in the delivery of a wide variety of outdoor, practical based environmental and community projects to provide meaningful engagement and support to a diverse range of groups including young people and adults.

Reserves Officer - Wild Ground

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Salary: £19,700

Permanent subject to funding.

Full Time (37.5 hours)

This role will be responsible for carrying out practical management on a range of nature reserves and green spaces. In addition to practical reserve work the role will also involve wildlife surveys, access improvements, general estate work, leading groups of volunteers, and working with educational establishments and members of the public to deliver a range of events and activities.

Project Ecologist - Ecosupport Ltd

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Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated and Project Ecologist looking for your next career move? We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Ecologist to join our friendly and dynamic team!

Ecosupport is an expanding ecological consultancy based in Hampshire. We provide high quality ecological support across a broad range of sectors including residential, transport, utility and site restoration. Our key aim is to help our clients achieve the best outcomes for their schemes whilst securing net benefits for the environment.

Arboriculture & Forestry Consultant - WSP

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At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

We are looking to appoint two Consultant Grade Arboriculture Consultants, one in our Exeter office and one in either Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds office (other locations may also be considered) to support our growing workload.

Wetland Restoration Officer - Forestry England

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Based at our District office in Lyndhurst (currently working from home in accordance with government guidelines)

Since 2010 Forestry England has been an important partner in delivering the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship Scheme that focuses on restoring and enhancing this internationally important habitat. We are now looking for an experienced Wetland Restoration Officer to help manage and deliver our award-winning wetland habitat restoration and maintenance programme.

Ecologist and Senior Ecologist - Darwin Ecology Ltd

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Darwin Ecology are expanding our south-east team to meet increasing demand and are seeking both an experienced Ecologist and a Senior Ecologist who are passionate about ecology and the environment to join us. We are a well-established ecological consultancy with a great reputation for providing professional, innovative and conservation-led schemes. The company thrives on a collaborative approach between our two small teams based in Farnham and Shaftesbury, pulling together a broad range of expertise to provide bespoke solutions for our clients. Whilst ensuring that we manage the challenges that accompany development, our main aim is to deliver a positive impact for the environment.