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Director of Nature Recovery - Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Logo: Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Could you be the person to play a leading role in achieving our ambitions for nature’s recovery in Herts & Middlesex?

Starting salary £52,000, plus contribution to pension auto-enrolment

37.5 hours per week, permanent contract

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust works to create more space for nature and inspire and enable people to take action. With over 23,000 members and 600 volunteers, and working closely with farmers, local authorities, community and conservation organisations, we play a leading role in nature’s recovery.

Arboricultural Consultant - Crown Consultants Ltd

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Crown Tree Consultancy seek to employ a full-time arboricultural consultant as part of our team. We are an expanding consultancy with clients in the public and private sectors. Currently, we employ four consultants and four administrative staff. We have a reputation for producing comprehensive and intelligible reports. We are proud of our high level of customer satisfaction which is reflected in our repeat business customer feedback.

Assistant Ranger - National Trust

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Location: 20 Springhill Road, Moneymore, Magherafelt, County Londonderry, BT45 7NQ

Contract Type: Fixed term until 23 March 2022

Salary: £18298

Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning, our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment.

Area Visitor Services Manager - Forestry & Land Scotland

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Starting Salary: £28,678

Location: Clydebank

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: This is a fulltime vacancy.

Working with a small team, you will manage a diverse range of sites. This includes Carron Valley, the Whitelee windfarm and Kilpatrick hills, along with urban woodlands around Glasgow –including Cuningar Loop. You will work with colleagues to provide a high quality visitor experience, in a safe and cost effective way. Part of the role is to encourage new audiences to our sites, including newly established sites across the central belt, while working with neighbours, groups and communities to enhance visitor experience.

Rights of Way Legal Events Officer - Somerset County Council

£19,698-£21,748 pa

Full Time / Permanent

Taunton

This is a great opportunity for anyone with an eye for detail and who wants a job which is part office based and part outdoors. You will play a key role in maintaining the Definitive Map and in helping to ensure that the rights of way network adapts to reflect modern needs. You will be responsible for drafting, making and publicising various types of legal orders.

Trees & Woodland Development Officer - Doncaster Council

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Doncaster Council has made a firm commitment to tackling the Climate & Biodiversity Crisis, implementing a strategy aiming to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2040. Whilst this will be a challenging target, we have a number of large scale initiatives aimed at reducing emissions, and a drive to implement these improvements across the borough.

Nature-based solutions will be key elements in climate mitigation and adaptation, as well as enhancing and protecting our natural capital. 

Wilder Northumberland Development Officer - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

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These roles are for 35 hours a week, and are offered initially on 3 year contract.

The salary starts at £22,500 to 25,300 per annum.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic person to join our team, working within the Central Conservation team at the Gosforth Headquarters.

This is a new role and project for Northumberland Wildlife Trust, co-created with funding partners. New scenarios are arising from the deepening climate and extinction crises, and there is an appetite, post-Covid, to address these issues and reconnect people with wild nature.

Partnership Coordinator – R. Chess Smarter Water Catchment Initiative - Chilterns Conservation Board

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Contract: 37.5 hours per week. Fixed term contract to March 2025 with potential extension subject to funding.

Location: Whitehill Centre, White Hill, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1AG

(Covid dependent) with flexibility for home working

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the delivery of a ground-breaking initiative which aims to restore the health of one of the Chilterns’ precious chalk streams.

The Chilterns Conservation Board, is working with Thames Water and local stakeholders, including the Chiltern Society, to pilot Thames Water’s Smarter Water Catchment Initiative in the Chess valley.

Activities Coordinator - Woodcraft Folk

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The Biblins Youth Campsite Is managed by Woodcraft Folk, an educational charity for children and young people.

Biblins is nestled in the Wye Valley in southern Herefordshire. We are dedicated to providing a back to basics outdoor experience for young people and are completely off-grid with no mains electricity on site. Historically many groups have used the site as a base and provided their own activities to explore the river, rocks and forest that surround the site.

Natural Prospects Traineeships x 6 & Love your River Stour Traineeships x 2 - The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country

Logo: Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country

£9,000 bursary + £1,000 training budget and £250 PPE budget

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Do you love wildlife and working outdoors? Are you practical and want to learn new skills? Thinking about a career in wildlife conservation?

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are providing a total of eight vacancies in a series of one-year practical conservation training placements to highly motivated individuals with a keen interest in wildlife and conservation.

Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 06/12/2021

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Birmingham Community and Families Project Assistant - RSPB

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Birmingham
9 months fixed term
22.5 hours per week - Hours are flexible for the successful candidate

RSPB England has an exciting opportunity for a Community and Families Project Assistant to work on the development and delivery of a centrally administered initiative that seeks to engage more families, from a greater diversity of communities, with nature.

Year in a Graduate Placement with Forest Seed Company - Forestart Ltd

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We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate for a one year placement in the UK's leading forest tree seed company.
Forestart Ltd supplies seed to forest nurseries; we are a customer focused and quality driven company proud to be the leading supplier of tree and shrub seed in the UK. Our Prime Minister and our government are committed to creating 30,000 hectares of woodland a year across the UK by the end of this Parliament and it is our role to help to meet this new environmental target.

Urban Forestry Officer - LiveWest Homes

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We are looking for a Urban Forestry Officer to help manage our extensive tree stock, while dealing with incoming enquiries from residents and colleagues in line with our Tree Management Plan.

Orchard Manager and Farm Worker - Sheppy's Cider Ltd/R.J. Sheppy and Son

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This vacancy has arisen because the long-term post-holder would like to reduce his hours as he moves towards retirement.

This is a full-time/permanent role with responsibility for the management of our traditional and intensive orchards. It is ideal for someone who already has some level of previous experience in agriculture and orcharding, including a knowledge of using and maintaining farm machinery, and working with livestock.

Woodsman / Forester - JBWT

Exceptional, dedicated, kind, woodsman / forester/ traditional estate worker for maintenance and management of estate woodlands (Including SSSIs) and nationally important Arboretum in SE Cambridgeshire.

RHS Level 3 / Level 4 Diploma in Horticultural Practice - Royal Horticultural Society

Logo: Royal Horticultural Society

Duration: Two years (fixed term)

Location: RHS Garden Wisley,

37.5 hours per week.

Do you have an existing Level 2 qualification and work experience in horticulture, but want to learn more about horticulture and develop team leader/supervisory skills? This two-year Diploma course is an academic and work-based programme of study and training that will enable you to learn about the science, art and practice of horticulture in the setting of RHS Garden Wisley. You would work within its departments and with its teams and individuals to enhance and deepen your understanding of horticulture that you gained at Level 2, and develop Level 3/4 knowledge, skills and experiences to prepare you for professional life in the industry.

RHS Specialist Horticultural Placements (SHP) - Royal Horticultural Society

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Location: RHS Gardens: Bridgewater, Harlow Carr, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall, and Wisley.

Salary: Circa £16,731 per annum, one year (fixed term) 37.5 hours per week

The RHS School of Horticulture (SoH) has been at the forefront of horticultural training for over 100 years. It’s one year Specialist Horticultural Placement (SHP) programme will enable you to learn about the science, art and practice of horticulture in a specialist field, in the setting of RHS Garden Wisley. The placements available are: Alpine, Arboriculture, Edibles, Estate & Countryside, Formal Ornamental, Garden Support Services, Glasshouse, Herbaceous Ornamental, Nursery and Propagation, Ornamental & Turf, Sustainable, Trials, Welcome and Riverside, Wellbeing & Community, and Woodland Ornamental.

Level 2 Arboriculture Apprentice - Royal Horticultural Society

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Duration: Two years (fixed term)

Location: RHS Garden Wisley, RHS Garden Rosemoor

Salary: £16,302 (those under 23) £17,735 (those above 23) per annum . 37.5 hours per week.

Are you interested trees and arboriculture, but new to the industry? You will work alongside our knowledgeable, skilled and experienced Arboricultural Teams at RHS Gardens Rosemoor and Wisley, alongside studying at college to develop, enhance and deepen your understanding of arboriculture. Throughout the apprenticeship, you will learn about the growth and maintenance of trees, woodland management and how to be environmentally aware, and use tools, techniques and machinery that will equip you for life in the industry!

Level 3 Land-based Service Engineer Technician Apprentice - Royal Horticultural Society

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Location: RHS Garden Bridgewater

Duration: Three years (fixed-term)

Salary: Circa £16,302 (those under the age of 23) £17,375 (those above the age of 23) per annum. 37.5 hours per week.

As an RHS apprentice, you will work alongside our mechanic team leader supporting the horticultural team whilst studying at college for the Level 3 Land-based Service Engineer Technician Apprenticeship. You will gain practical experience in using a wide range of horticultural machinery helping to create the RHS’s fifth garden at Bridgewater.

Environmental Education Instructor - idverde UK

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Environmental Education Vacancies

Would you like to use your passion for the environment and outdoors to inspire and educate people of all ages and backgrounds?

idverde are currently recruiting multiple positions to join our Bromley environmental education team in 2022. We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging candidates to deliver our environmental education programmes at Bromley Environmental Education Centre at High Elms as well as other nature sites around Bromley.

Level 3 Landscape / Horticulture Supervisor Apprenticeship - Royal Horticultural Society

Logo: Royal Horticultural Society

Location: RHS Garden Rosemoor

Duration: Three years fixed term

Salary: Circa £16,302 (those under the age of 23) £17,375 (those above the age of 23) per annum 37.5 hours per week.

This apprenticeship will enable you to learn about the science, art and practice of horticulture in the setting of RHS Garden Rosemoor. You would work within its departments and with its teams and individuals to enhance and deepen your current understanding of horticulture, and develop Level 3 knowledge, skills and experiences to prepare you for professional life in the industry.

Level 2 Horticulture / Landscape Operative Apprenticeship - Royal Horticultural Society

Logo: Royal Horticultural Society

Location: RHS Garden Hyde Hall, RHS Garden Rosemoor, RHS Garden Bridgewater, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, RHS Garden Wisley

Duration: Two years fixed term

Salary: Circa £16,302 (those under the age of 23) £17,375 (those above the age of 23) per annum 37.5 hours per week

This apprenticeship will enable you to learn about the science, art and practice of horticulture in the setting of an RHS Garden, and in doing so, work within its departments and with its teams and individuals to gain knowledge, skills, training and experiences in and of horticulture (in terms of study and the work-based context). You will work alongside our knowledgeable, skilled and experienced staff in an RHS Garden, alongside studying at college to develop, enhance and deepen your understanding of horticulture.

Ecological Consultant - Atmos Consulting Ltd

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Mold

We are currently seeking an Ecological Consultant to join and strengthen our team. If you are interested in being part of our successful and progressive team then we would like to hear from you. You will need to be an experienced ecologist that is seeking to develop your career further as a consultant; ideally someone with at least 2 years’ experience in ecological consultancy. You may be an established Consultant looking for a positive career change or someone looking for the next step up – either way, we want to hear about your passion for ecology and a desire to make a real difference.

Field Officer - Trees for Life

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Salary: £25,169

Duration: 2 year fixed term- (possible extension)

Location: Findhorn and Dundreggan, with home working and travel to locations across the project area.

Hours: 35 per week

The Field Officer will be a crucial member of the three-strong Affric Highlands team with a pivotal role in delivering the land use change on which the initiative depends. The primary focus of the role is to develop options for ecological restoration on individual landholdings in the Affric Highlands area. These options will be derived from a combination of available GIS data and field visits. Opportunities may arise to coordinate action across neighbouring land ownerships to maximise the ecological benefits through connectivity or shared work on the ground.

Enterprise Manager - Trees for Life

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Affric Highlands is an exciting new initiative underpinned by a unique partnership of communities, businesses, private landowners and nature conservation interests across a large Highland landscape. The initiative’s aim is to restore nature at an ambitious landscape scale and catalyse the creation of more sustainable, nature-based livelihoods in the local communities. Over a thirty-year timeframe, we believe this partnership can deliver transformative change for the natural environment, local economy and community wellbeing.

The Enterprise Manager will be a crucial member of the Affric Highlands team and to the delivery of these ambitions. The Enterprise Manager will develop and implement the enterprise strategy of the Affric Highlands by engaging with local businesses, landowners and stakeholders. The strategy will involve supporting the creation of diverse business models and revenue streams for landowners in the Affric Highlands which restore nature as well as generate positive outcomes for climate and local communities.

Area Ranger - National Trust

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Dudmaston, Shropshire

Salary £24371

Permanent contract – 37.5 hours per week

It is an exciting time to join the team at Dudmaston and Kinver Edge where we are aiming to deliver at scale on Nature recovery and access improvements across the wider estate. We want to restore flood plain meadows, lowland heathland and wood pasture and improve our water and soil quality. We will be using grazing animals to achieve this as well as fostering partnerships with our tenants. As the Area Ranger you will manage a small team of Rangers working like you throughout the portfolio: following the lead from the Property’s Business Plan you will build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team.

Forest, Peat and Rural Land Manager - University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh University is seeking an experienced forest, peat, and rural land manager to lead a brand new team and provide sector-leading expertise.

This position requires a special blend of communication skills, practical nous and sound forest knowledge. The ideal candidate will be equally happy working directly with local communities and planting teams, as well as with discussing carbon challenges with researchers and scientists.

Project Development Officer - Kingswood Park - South Gloucestershire Council

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Salary: £33,782-£36,922

Hours per week: 37

Location: Yate

As Development Officer you will develop and submit our Delivery Phase (Stage 2) NLHF application for the restoration and enhancement of Kingswood Park so that it forms the green ‘heart’ of Kingswood. You will focus on providing a green space where people can come together to enjoy high quality facilities and participate in events in a relaxing and welcoming environment.

Estate Ranger - Penicuik Estate

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£20,000 per annum + company pension

Full time: 40 hrs per week

Penicuik Estate is seeking a new Estate Ranger to join its growing team. This position offers an exciting outdoor role, working within the outstanding Penicuik Designed Landscape and beautifully preserved Old Penicuik House. The family run Estate, which is located 10 miles south of Edinburgh, welcomes in excess of 100,000 visitors each year and operates as diversified rural business comprising hospitality, real estate, farming, forestry and renewables. This position offers a varied and fulfilling role working with a small and passionate team with a progressive vision for heritage, land and environmental management.

Principal Ecologist - Norfolk County Council

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County Hall, Norwich

£36,681 to £40,875 per annum

37 hours per week

Permanent contract

The Environment Service have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Principal Ecologist (Delivery) to lead on effective work stream programming and resource management within the Environment Service, providing advice and support to Norfolk County Council (NCC). Reporting to the Information and Advice Manager, and in collaboration with wider teams within Environment, this role will lead and deliver on a range of major infrastructure projects ensuring that the natural environment of Norfolk is safeguarded and enhanced through the planning system.

Communications and Marketing Manager - re:heat

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Alnwick, Northumberland (with the possibility of remote working)

3-year contract (with the possibly for an extension)

£40,000 - £45,000

We have a brand new opportunity for an experienced Communications and Marketing Manager to design, deliver and lead a strategic marketing and communications programme for the PromoBio initiative - part of the government’s Biomass Feedstock Innovation Programme - to ensure the promotion, engagement and collaboration of all participants and target markets. Reporting to the Commercial Director of re:heat; with substantial UK and potentially International travel for conferences and events, this role is ideal for an individual who has experience of leading communications for similar innovation projects with an understanding of the farming, forestry or renewable energy landscape.

Year in industry placement 2022/2023 - River Holme Connections

Logo: River Holme Connections

Placement duration: 11 month placement (expected start July 2022)

Stipend: A stipend of £6,000 will be paid in monthly instalments.

Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hour week, Flexible working hours.

From its source on the moorlands above Holme, West Yorkshire, the River Holme winds its way through the countryside and villages before reaching Huddersfield town centre where it joins the River Colne. The river over the years has been the lifeblood of villages, a leisure facility for anglers, walkers and a place for locals and visitors to relax and enjoy the views. Yet, years of neglect, the arrival of invasive species and littering had taken their toll.

Biodiversity Ranger - Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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Appointment Type: Permanent Position

Hours: 37 per week

Salary Min: £23,541 - Salary Max: £25,991

We are seeking a highly enthusiastic and organised person with a keen interest in biodiversity to lead on our practical habitat management works across the borough. You will need a solid knowledge in habitat management and biodiversity conservation together with a can do attitude. A good team player as well as someone able to operate on their own is essential. This is very much a hands on practical position but there is also a small amount of IT skills required to carry out the role.

Ecology Development Officer - Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Logo: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Salary: £28,672 - £31,346 (Pay Award Pending)
37 hours per week, permanent
Riverside House, Rotherham

Rotherham Bough Council would like to recruit an Ecological Development Officer. The post will involve manging the Biological Records Officer, assessing planning applications, helping the council develop its Biological Net Gain process and monitoring all the council wildlife sites and nature reserves.

Conservation Project Operative - Ecological Land Management Ltd

£18, 000 to £20, 000 pa, 45 hours/wk

Wrexham, North Wales

ELM is a continually expanding company working in the field of countryside management and wildlife protection. Either working independently or as part of a team you will be carrying out scrub clearance, pond management, woodland management, access improvements, grassland management and installation of wildlife fencing. Much of our work is either on designated sites or dealing with protected species, so you will be expected to maintain accurate records of your work activity.

Maintenance/Conservation Operative - Wimbledon and Putney Commons

Logo: Wimbledon and Putney Commons

Hours: 40 hours per week.

Salary: £25,680 to £28,341 depending on experience.

Wimbledon and Putney Common Conservators, the charity which owns and manages the renowned Wimbledon and Putney Commons, is recruiting a full-time Conservation and Maintenance Operative to create a well maintained, safe and pleasant environment for the public and to undertake conservation projects across the Commons.

Ranger (Maternity Cover) - The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Logo: Wildlife Trust BCN

Type of Contract: Fixed Term (1 year - Maternity Cover)

Hours: 22.5 (Part-time)

Salary: £20,500 per annum pro rata

Location: Trumpington Meadows, Cambridge

Are you looking for an interesting and varied part-time role in practical conservation? Our small team are looking for a Ranger to join us on a fixed-term contract.

Working as part of the reserves team, the successful candidate will help Trumpington Meadows remain a well visited, wildlife-rich site with an active volunteer network.

Ecology Officer - North Somerset Council

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Starting salary: £28,672 p.a. to £35,745 p.a. (depending on experience)

Based in Castlewood, Clevedon

37 hours per week (permanent)

It’s a great time to be an Ecologist at North Somerset Council. You will be joining a newly restructured Natural Environment team helping to deliver actions from our new green infrastructure strategy. You will have opportunities to lead on advice for the emerging Local Plan, help introduce and deliver biodiversity net gain, engage with colleagues at across the West of England and be part of a wide-ranging project to better understand our greater horseshoe bats.

Our Picturesque Landscape Community Officer - Denbighshire County Council

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Senior Advisers – Local Nature Recovery - Natural England

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£32,438

Opportunities nationwide

As a Local Nature Recovery Senior Adviser, you will bring a wide range of people and organisations together to plan for ambitious nature recovery. This means encouraging close collaboration and knowledge sharing between statutory agencies, protected landscapes, planning authorities, environmental NGOs, and other local partners. There’s a particular focus on establishing LNRS in the context of local planning. You’ll also shape strategic approaches that enable a wide range of people to connect with nature.

Area Parks Lead - Manchester City Council

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Salary: Grade 8 £34,728 to £38,890 (Bar at £37,890) per annum

Contract Type: Permanent full time

Hours: 35 per week - Mon - Fri with occasional weekend and evening working

Work Location: South Manchester

Do you want to make a difference to thousands of people? Do you want to work in a dynamic, stimulating environment? Then you might just be the person we’re looking for! You will lead on the delivery of the operational service within a geographic area. As an Area Park Lead you will be responsible for interpreting and applying the themes of the Park Strategy across the Parks in your area. You will work closely with colleagues in Grounds and Estates to ensure quality standards are achieved and stakeholders such as Friends of Parks are empowered to add value to the Service.

Riverlands Area Ranger - National Trust

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Location: Bowe Barn, Borrowdale Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UP

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31st March 2023

Salary: £24,371

As a Riverlands Area Ranger you will be responsible for putting people at the heart of the National Trust ambition to restore a healthy and beautiful natural environment through the delivery of the Derwent Riverland’s Project. You will work on the positive engagement with local communities, tenant farmers, landowners and visitors. Supporting delivery of bog restoration work, river naturalisation projects, access improvements, work with schools and other varied tasks associated the Derwent Riverlands Project, as well as supporting the work of the wider Ranger Team on the property.

Ecologist and Assistant Ecologist - Bowland Brooks Environment

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Competitive salary (£19K plus for Assistant Ecologist and £25K plus for Ecologist)

Bowland Brooks Environment (BBE) is a Joint Venture combining the resources of two leading ecological and environmental consultancies employing over 30 ecologists, landscape architects and arboricultural consultants.

We are seeking an Ecologist and an Assistant Ecologist to join our small and friendly BBE team. Initially home-based, you’ll be working principally in The Midlands and South of England. BBE was set up in 2021 and has already gained an excellent reputation for offering robust ecological advice to a range of clients.

Fire Ranger - RSPB

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Location: Dove Stone
Salary: £17,960 - £19,925 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term for 6 months, Full Time
This is an exciting, new opportunity to play an important role in helping to reduce fire risk at a landscape on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The main focus of this role will be the delivery of positive public engagement both onsite and through community outreach (in partnership with other organisations such as the Police and local Council), litter picking and the recruitment and management of a team of Fire Watch Volunteers who will support the role and provide an additional early warning system.

Biodiversity Officer (FTC) - Snowdonia National Park Authority

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A salary of £25,481 - £27,741

We are now looking for a Biodiversity Officer to join our team in Penrhyndeudraeth. This is a fixed term role for until the end of December 2022.

As a Biodiversity Officer, you will assist in conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of Snowdonia, its wildlife and cultural heritage. As well as working on several different small conservation and enhancement projects, you will develop and deliver new biodiversity focused strategies to help fulfil SNPA’s statutory requirements.

Lead Adviser - Land Management Scheme Development - Natural England

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£26,224

Opportunities nationwide

At Natural England, we advise the UK Government on the natural environment. We’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive. From advising farmers on sustainable land management, to gathering and analysing environmental data, and promoting health and wellbeing through the great outdoors, we love what we do. Join us and you’ll be part of an inclusive, motivated, and ambitious team, committed to achieving results for our environment, for everyone.

Technical Lead - Land Management Scheme Development - Natural England

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£32,438

Opportunities nationwide

This is an opportunity to play a key role in designing and developing vital national environmental schemes and influencing the future for farmers and land managers. Our team works in a flexible and collaborative way, sharing knowledge and challenging thinking. We take an agile approach, organising our work to move at pace across agendas, and developing and testing established thinking through sprints. As our work evolves from scheme design to operational delivery, the scope of our opportunities will grow. You can look forward to leading tasks that support the Government’s 25 Year Environmental Plan and net zero targets.

Biodiversity Manager - Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

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Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Midlands, South-east or Home-based

Salary: £37,000-48,000 dependent on location and experience

Hours: 40 hours per week, part time hours may be considered

We’re looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Biodiversity Manager to join our growing business and support the Executive team in driving forward our ambitious strategic development plans.

The aim of the role is twofold: to coordinate and manage our expanding team of technical specialists in key growth areas e.g. biodiversity/environmental net gain, habitat design/creation, nutrient management; and, to liaise with external and internal stakeholders to identify and develop new services and clients under the “nature-based solutions” umbrella.

Ecological Field Manager - Major Projects - Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

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Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Coventry, home-based will also be considered

Salary: £26,000 – £36,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 40 hours per week, part time hours may be considered. A flexible approach to seasonal demands will be required.

We’re looking for an Ecological Field Manager with a passion for the environment to join our Major Projects Team. As Ecological Field Manager you will be working with some of our largest clients on major projects such as road, rail and overhead power schemes. Leading a team and often working on complex schemes with multiple protected species, you’ll act as the trusted link between the client, the fieldwork team, and business support functions.

Ecological Field Officer - Major Projects - Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

Logo: Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Coventry, home-based working will also be considered

Salary: £21,000 – £24,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 40 hours per week, part time hours may be considered. A flexible approach to seasonal demands is essential.

We’re looking for an Ecological Field Officer with a passion for the environment to join our Major Projects Team.

Over the last 30 years, the company’s ecological practice has developed a strong reputation and proven track record as a leader in the field. The Major Projects Team was established to provide ecological support to high-value, long-term schemes across the country.

Ecological Field Officer - South East - Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

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Contract Type: Permanent

Location: London / South-east

Salary: £23,000 – £26,000 (inclusive of south east weighting) dependent on experience

Hours: 40 hours per week, part time hours may be considered. A flexible approach to seasonal demands is essential.

We’re looking for an Ecological Field Officer with a passion for the environment to join our south-east team.

Over the last 30 years, the company’s ecological practice has developed a strong reputation and proven track record as a leader in the field. The South East Team was established to provide ecological support to schemes in London and the South East.

Assistant Ranger - National Trust

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Buckland Abbey, Devon

Salary £18,298 pro rata - Fixed term contract - 22.5 hours per week

Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning, our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment and find better ways to do things.

Boat Operator/Ranger - National Trust

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Brownsea Island

Salary £20,721 - Permanent - 37.5 hours per week

Are you an experienced boat skipper? Would you like to work and live on an island? This is a rare opportunity to work and live on Brownsea Island, one of Britain’s favourite nature reserves, nestled in Poole Harbour. A stone’s throw from the Isle of Purbeck and Sandbanks, this island oasis feels a million miles away but is just a short trip across the water, and you’ll be provided with an island home that has great harbour views.

Ranger - National Trust

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Croft Castle, Leominster

Salary £20721 - Permanent contract - 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for a Ranger to join our team at Croft Castle.

Herefordshire portfolio is made up of twelve properties all very different and unique, from many SSSI’s, SAM sites (iron age hill forts) rivers, pools, wooded valleys and many ancient trees. We are a small ranger team that manage nearly 10,000 acres; however, we are mostly based at the 3 main properties, Brockhampton, Croft castle and Berrington hall.

Ecologist - Bowland Ecology Ltd

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Competitive salary (£25K plus)

Bowland Ecology is a well-established and thriving ecological consultancy, with offices based in Clitheroe (Lancashire) and Scotland. We are seeking to appoint an Ecologist to our friendly and supportive team. We pride ourselves on offering solutions and robust ecological advice based upon best practice and continual learning and development while ensuring that staff wellbeing underpins all that we do. The role is based in the North West but we provide services throughout the UK.

Nature Reserve Trainees - Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £18,525 per annum, pro-rata

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time

Location: Bush Farm, Pillaton, Saltash PL12 6QY

Are you passionate about nature? Do you enjoy being outdoors and would love to be a part of shaping the future health of our nature reserves? Are you aged 16 – 24, claiming Universal Credit and interested in a career in nature conservation? We are currently recruiting for two part-time (25 hours per week) Nature Reserve Trainee's as part of our ‘Kernow Glassa Project’. This is a new project to deliver multiple habitat and access works across our fantastic nature reserves.

Landscape Operative - Woughton Community Council

Woughton Community Council, Milton Keynes.

Pay scale £21,332 - £23,080

The Landscape and Environment team covers the open public spaces across the parish. This role is part of this essential team, delivering landscaping services as part of the devolved responsibilities from MK Council. Ensuring that high standards are assured and that the public spaces are clean, well maintained and visually appealing, sits at the heart of the service and the officers delivering this.

ACT Ranger - Argyll Countryside Trust

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This is a one year post for 21 hours per week.

Salary: £27,300 (pro rata) / £15 per hour

Do you love the outdoors? ALL weathers and ALL seasons?

Are you welcoming and self-motivated with outdoor skills you'd love to share?

We are recruiting a Ranger to be our woodland steward, welcoming visitors and maintaining facilities for visitors to enjoy.

Outdoors Early Learning Practitioner - Argyll Countryside Trust

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Salary scale £18.5K - £21.5K pro rata. We are a Real Living Wage Employer.

We have full time and part time positions available with varying hours worked over four days.

MAKI Pups is Mid Argyll's first fully outdoor nursery, providing childcare for 3-5 year olds at Kilmory Walled Garden in Lochgilphead. We want to expand our team due to the popularity of this new and exciting service.

Partnership Officer - Greenspaces & Piers - Medway Council

Medway has over 1,800 hectares of green space as well as three piers on the River Medway. We really value our prestigious parks and our extensive river heritage and are looking for a Partnership Officer - Greenspaces & Piers to assist in the delivery of an ambitious programme of regeneration.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic Greenspace Development & Access team. Your role will be varied - and will include leading on Green Flag Awards, working with Friends groups, encouraging volunteers in our greenspaces as well as looking after our piers.

Countryside Project Officer: Green Communities - Denbighshire County Council

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Cairngorms Cranes: Project Officer - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture

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Salary: £27,500-£29,000 based on skills and experience.
Working hours: Flexible but with a minimum of 37.5 hours/week
Fixed term for a period of 12 months (with potential extension)
Home-based, with travel expenses provided for meetings/events

SCOTLAND: The Big Picture is a charity that works to drive the recovery of nature across Scotland through rewilding, in response to the growing climate and biodiversity crises. Our vision is of a vast network of rewilded land and water, where wildlife flourishes and people thrive.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to help us return Eurasian cranes to the Cairngorms National Park.

Farm Worker - North - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £18,583 - £19,200

Based: Blakehill Farm, Leigh, Cricklade

Contract: Full time permanent - 37.5 hours/week

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is seeking a farm worker to help maintain a substantial head of livestock and significant levels of machinery and equipment, buildings and livestock handling facilities throughout the Trust’s northern farming operation. The post holder will work closely with the Farm Manager to ensure conservation grazing plans are adhered to and records are kept; thus providing a first class conservation service for our key nature reserves in north Wiltshire.

Outdoor and Environment Education Co-ordinator - YMCA Robin Hood Group

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Nottingham City based but with wider travel required

£24,500 to £26,500 pro rata per annum (18 month FTC)

30 hours per week. To include evening and weekends.

Do you have a background co-ordinating outdoor or environmental activities for young people? Do you possess an ability to engage young people and vulnerable adults? Do you have what it takes to inspire young people to make positive life choices? We’d love to hear from you.

Temporary Field Surveyor Vacancies (Tree Health) - Acres Wild Woodlands

Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and NW/N/NE London

Self employed surveyor opportunities! Join our dedicated team for ground survey of oak trees for oak processionary moth nests on behalf of the Forestry Commission. Work starts 17th January, 40 hours a week to the end of March, with the possibility of extension and of joining our summer survey. Also potential opportunities to survey for other tree pests and diseases at other times of the year. £120 a day/ £15 an hour.

Shropshire Trees Outside Woods Project Officer - Shropshire Council

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Band 11, £32,910 per annum 37 hours per week, fixed term contract until 30 September 2023

Shropshire Council is seeking an enthusiastic and appropriately experienced Project Officer to implement the Shared Opportunity Fund Trees Outside Woods (TOW) Pilot Project in Shropshire, as part of an innovative collaboration involving Shropshire Council and four other local authorities across England.

Youth Project Officer/Outdoor Instructor - The Prince's Trust - 'Get Started' - RSPB

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RSPB England has an exciting opportunity for a Youth Project Officer to lead the development and delivery of an exciting part of our Naturally Connected Communities Project (Birmingham), a Green Recovery Challenge funded initiative.

The programme will be delivered in partnership with the Prince’s Trust to engage diverse communities of young people with nature who are not currently in Employment Education or Training (NEET).

Peat Project Manager - The Broads Authority

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£27,741 - £32,234 per annum

Yare House and homeworking

37 hours per week/ Fixed contract until March 2023

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Strategic Services Directorate as Peat Project Manager. This role will see you coordinate the work of the Broads Peat Partnership and develop new peatland restoration and wet farming projects. Working as part of a dynamic and supportive multiple disciplinary team, you will develop a further bid for peat restoration and help address risks for rewetting land to create peat forming habitats with both carbon and nature benefits. You will provide us with the opportunity to work with farmers and land managers and a new financial model to prepare to deliver multiple ecosystem services.

Regional Delivery Managers - John Muir Trust

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Two roles – North of the Great Glen (1) and Wales and England (2)

Salary - £39,420p.a

The John Muir Trust is embarking upon exciting organisational change and growth and is evolving at pace. They seek talented Regional Delivery Managers to support their bold and ambitious plans as part of their corporate strategy 2022 – 2026. There are two roles and regionally they cover North of the Great Glen and Wales and England. Part of the Executive team, the roles will focus on organisational strategic planning and development and leading regional teams in the effective and efficient delivery of programmes covering partnerships, land management, engagement award and advocacy casework.

Estate Worker - Rural Estate near Ashbourne

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The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of general maintenance activities on a traditional forward thinking rural Estate. You will provide a high standard of both planned and reactive maintenance and work effectively with members of the Estate maintenance team, Estate office staff, contractors and the local community around the Estate.

Reserves Officer (West Hampshire) - Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

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Full Time - 35 hours per week

Permanent contract

Salary: £23,000 - £26,500 depending on experience

Location: Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve

We are seeking a Reserves Officer (West Hampshire) to join our cause. This officer will play a leading role in the practical delivery of the Trust’s work across the Trust's west Hampshire estate and its wildlife reserves. This suite of sites is primarily centred on the Trust's Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, one of the Trust's flagship sites which has an extensive path and hide network. The Reserves Officer will be the public face of the Trust at the reserve.

Senior Research Assistant - Willow Tit Monitoring - RSPB

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Location: Flexible in Midlands

Salary: £22,986 - £25,500 per annum

Contract: Fixed Term for 7 months, Full-Time, Home working

As one of the UK's most rapidly declining species, Willow Tits have already been lost from many areas. We are looking for someone with great bird and plant identification skills to collect field data for a project looking at whether habitat manipulation can help maintain and increase Willow Tits. As Senior Research Assistant you'll be responsible for all aspects of the project from planning of fieldwork timetables to data collection/data entry/day-to-day running of the project.

Ecologist - Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

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Full Time - 35 hours per week

Permanent contract

Salary: £24,000 to £27,000 depending on experience

Location: Beechcroft House

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement working for nature’s recovery and to bring people closer to nature. We are seeking an Ecologist to join our cause. As part of the Trust’s Ecology Team, the post plays an essential a role within the Trust’s professional ecological consultancy service, Arcadian Ecology and Consulting Ltd (Arcadian). An essential part of this service is delivering ecological survey, monitoring and research work, to ensure conservation decision-making is based on sound evidence.

Project Officer - The Conservation Volunteers

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Based in Cronton, Merseyside

35 hours per week

Salary: £17850 - £19890 per annum

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people's health, prospects and outdoor places. Based at our Pex Hill Office in Cronton, Merseyside, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing our Merseyside mid-week volunteers group. This is a fixed term role being offered until 31 January 2023 with a view to extending. Your duties will include organising and delivering high quality, practical conservation projects for volunteers and developing and maintaining partner relationships.

Net Zero Landscape Officer - Cotswolds National Landscape

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Salary: GBP 29,534 pro-rata, per annum.
29.6 hours per week. Initial 18-month FTC from commencement of employment
Location: The Old Prison, Fosse Way, Northleach, Gloucestershire GL54 3JH. Flexible working arrangements

We are very excited to be recruiting this new and ground breaking role. Our first ever Net Zero Landscape Officer will set us on the right path to achieving our Climate Crisis Commitment blending in-house collaboration, partnership working and on-the-ground action to help us understand the current baseline for Greenhouse Gas Emissions, carbon storage and carbon sequestration in the Cotswolds National Landscape.

Wild Ingleborough Community Engagement Officer - Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £24,000

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Location: The Wild Ingleborough office, Selside, Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire

Are you a motivated, committed person with the ability to deliver diverse work programmes and engaging content? Do you have experience organising, co-ordinating and delivering consultations, events and activity programmes for a wide range of audiences?

Wayleave Officers - Bell Ingram

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Bell Ingram is looking for experienced Wayleave Officers to join our team based in Ayr, covering utility projects in Glasgow/Central belt.

You must be highly motivated and enthusiastic preferably with experience of providing wayleave services for pipeline and utilities projects. Experience in rural land management and digital mapping would also be beneficial.

Bat Ecologist - Burton Reid Associates

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We are an Ecological and Landscape consultancy and our work is our passion.

We have a mission: to work with people who share our values and who want to leave a legacy for future generations, those who really believe that we should leave the world in a better state than we found it. If this sounds like you, then Burton Reid is looking for a full time Bat Ecologist to join our growing team.

Business Development Manager (Enhanced Weathering) - The Future Forest Company

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We are on a mission to remove as much excess CO2 from the atmosphere as we can, in order to avoid the most disastrous effects of global warming and the climate crisis. We’re achieving this by planting forests that are profitable, meaning we can scale up our land holding, plant millions of trees, and grow a climate solution which removes significant amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere. Our tools to do this have expanded from reforestation alone to co-deploying reforestation with biochar and enhanced weathering, two relatively new carbon removal technologies being trialled, potentially increasing the amount of carbon sequestered per hectare by an order of magnitude. We have a plan to reach 50k hectares of land holding, and plant 50 million trees.

Community Organiser - RSPB

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Location: Lake Vyrnwy

Salary: £22,986.00 - £25,500.00 Pro Rata

Duration: 22.5 hours per week, 15 month Contract

We are looking for someone passionate about connection, community power and action!

This Project is an exciting exploration into how the RSPB can work with communities to unleash the power they hold for positive impact on people, place and planet!

Over the next two years, we will ask questions; trial new ways of working, network and relationship build, and deliver exemplary co-creation practice with both communities and stakeholders.

Research Assistant - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - RSPB

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Location: Flexible in UK

Salary: £18,100 - £20,080 per annum

Contract: Fixed Term for 6 months, Full-Time

RSPB is looking for someone with organisational/communications skills in addition to the fieldwork skills needed to support a pilot project aimed at whether breeding success of Lesser-spotted woodpeckers is limited by food supply/providing supplementary food/monitoring nest outcomes. They're a woodland bird which is declining due to low breeding success, and we're working with Woodpecker network and Natural England to identify ways of recovering their populations.

Young People’s Officer (3-Year FTC) - Snowdonia National Park Authority

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Penrhyndeudraeth

A salary of £25,481 - £27,741

Snowdonia National Park Authority protects the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of Snowdonia National Park. We are now looking for a Young People’s Officer to join our team in Penrhyndeudraeth. This is a fixed term role for 3 years.

As the Young People’s Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring and developing various youth groups’ engagement with the Snowdonia National Park. Leading the creation of our Authority’s Youth Manifesto and developing partnerships with other youth-focused organisations, you will attract young people to our park.

Rural Skills Development and Partnership Manager - Borders College

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Full-time, Permanent

35 Hours per week

£50,031 per annum (Subject to Job Evaluation)

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Rural Skills Development and Partnership Manager to join our passionate and innovative team at our Newtown St Boswells campus.

You will be responsible for providing management and leadership of a curriculum portfolio to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of regional and national requirements.

Conservation Project Officer - The Conservation Volunteers

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35 hours per week, include weekend and evening work.

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places. Based at the TCV office in Reading this exciting role supports TCV in enabling people and communities in Reading, to improve their health, prospects and outdoor places.

The post holder will work as part of The Conservation Volunteers team which runs the TCV Reading office and delivers outreach work across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Southern Oxfordshire. .

Rights of Way and Access Officer - Powys County Council

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(Northwest Powys)

37 hours per week, permanent

£27,741 to £29,577 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team, with experience in managing public access to the countryside. We need someone with the knowledge and skills to work with landowners and communities to negotiate practical projects on public rights of way and access land, then implement them working alongside volunteers and contractors.

Fisheries Officer – Lee Valley Fisheries - Aquamaintain Ltd

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Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 PA, depending on experience.

Following the recent acquisition of a portfolio of high-profile fisheries in the Lee Valley, Aquamaintain Ltd are looking to appoint a new full time Fisheries Officer on the following venues: Nazeing Meads, North Met Pit, Stanstead Abbotts, Ashley, Bowyers Water, Glen Faba, Waltons Walk and Admirals Walk. This is an exciting opportunity to gain a huge amount of hands-on, practical fishery management experience, working for a rapidly moving company and with scope for professional growth.

Planting for Pollinators Project Officer (Training & Skills) - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

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£26,429 plus 9% Pension Contribution

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is seeking a project officer to lead the training & skills work of the Planting for Pollinators project in northern Cumbria. Planting for Pollinators is a Cumbria Local Nature Partnership project hosted by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Cumbria County Council and funded by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The project is based at the Trust’s offices in Houghton just outside Carlisle.

Temporary Local Nature Partnership (LNP) Coordinator - Swansea Council

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Salary: £29,577 - £32,910 per annum

Swansea’s natural environment is of outstanding quality and beauty. The diversity of landscapes and habitats, which make up over 80% of the area include upland moorland, coastal cliffs, sandy beaches, heathland, woodland, wetlands, river valleys and estuaries. These habitats make it one of the most attractive and ecologically diverse counties in the UK.Swansea Council is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced ecologist to join its dynamic Nature Conservation Team and work with local and regional partners to help maintain a healthy, resilient and nature-rich local environment and contribute to building a nature recovery network across Wales, engaging with people, communities, businesses and decision-makers in both practical action and strategic planning.

Project Manager - Saving Saffron Brook - Leicester City Council

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Location: City Hall

Salary: £35,745 to £38,890

Full Time / 37 hours per week / Fixed term contract until March 31st 2023.

The Saving the Saffron Brook – River Restoration Scheme is a new environmental enhancement partnership project between Leicester City Council and the Trent Rivers Trust. Supported by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, it will help to restore the heavily modified river ecosystems along the brook, reconnect them to the floodplain through re-naturalisation enhancements, and bring local communities closer to nature. The purpose of this role will be to project manage the scheme and lead an interdisciplinary team of Assistant Project Officers in the successful delivery of the project outcomes.

Tree Team Supervisor x 2 - Bath & North East Somerset Council

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£24,982 - £27,041 pa

37 per week (permanent)

Based at our Royal Victoria Park Bath, Station Road Keynsham or Radstock Road depots, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our in-house services that we operate in keeping our beautiful parks and open spaces and our cemeteries and crematorium throughout Bath and North East Somerset. The purpose of this post as a working supervisor is to lead and supervise a team to carry out various aspects of skilled practical and technical arboriculture work within the Bath and North East Somerset area to a high standard as directed by the Tree officer, or as specified by the client or the client’s agents. Leading a team of up to 6, you’ll ensure work is carried out in an efficient and effective manner and that associated income recovery is maximized.

Countryside Officer (Maternity cover) - Test Valley Borough Council

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Salary £25,328.88

Working within our Community and Leisure team you will help guide the day to day management of our nature reserves and green spaces throughout the borough, and assist with the delivery of the Council's Climate Emergency Action Plan. You will be responsible for writing, implementing and monitoring the effects of site management plans.

Ranger - Hampshire County Council

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Salary range: £21,403 - £24,055

Work location: River Hamble Rangers Depot, Southampton

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Working from a base at River Hamble Country Park (and covering sites in Southern Hampshire from Chichester Harbour through to the outskirts of Southampton), you'll be a member of a team responsible for the day to day management of SSSi designated Woodland, SPA Coastal & Riparian Habitats, Local Nature Reserves and Trails offering access to the Countryside.

Rural Development & Communities Manager - Cairngorms National Park Authority

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Salary: £39,178 - £45,666 (Band E)

Location: Grantown on Spey

Job Type: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 3 7.5 hours per week, though part time hours of 30 hours per week may be considered.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Rural Development & Communities Manager to join the CNPA, to manage the rural development and community support functions and create opportunities for people living and working in local communities to actively contribute to the aims of the National Park.

Devon Beaver Project Lead - Devon Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £30,308pa plus 5% pension
This is a full-time, permanent post contractually based at Cricklepit Mill.

This is a truly unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in the future health of Devon’s wetlands. Beavers have the unrivalled capacity to restore wetlands, the health of riparian environments, and the wealth of benefits these provide for society. Devon Wildlife Trust has been at the forefront of beaver reintroduction in the River Otter and is now leading management groups in the River Tamar.

Nature Ranger - Natural History Society of Northumbria

Two part-time posts 22 hours per week January- October 2022

Salary range £18,000 - £21,000 pro rata

‘How to be a Young North East Naturalist’ Nature Rangers

Can you engage and inspire children about nature? We need two friendly and enthusiastic Nature Rangers who can inspire children to discover nature. Knowledge of wildlife is a bonus, but your approach with children is more important.

Beyond Nature Farming Officer - Nidderdale AONB

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Place Shaping & Economic Growth 

Nidderdale AONB

Hours: 22 per week

Fixed term contract to 31 March 2025

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in partnership with Yorkshire Water are looking for a talented and dedicated farm conservation advisor to join our growing Beyond Nature™ team.

Community Forester - Kilfinan Community Forest

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Full time position

Kilfinan Community Forest is a charity and social enterprise that has been set up to care for 552 hectares of land with and for the local community through sustainable practices. Kilfinan Community Forest is a working forest dedicated to land and rural regeneration. We are a busy project offering the local community diverse opportunities to access the forest from woodland crofting, paths and recreational activities, community allotments, onsite employment at our own sawmill outdoor education experiences and affordable housing.

Ecologist – The Midlands, Permanent Position - Midland Ecology

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Midland Ecology provide a variety of ecological surveys and services across the Midlands. We work on a wide range of projects; from small residential extensions, to large multi-phase housing and national infrastructure projects.
Are you looking to take the next step on the career ladder and broaden your skills?

Stockperson/Ranger - Wadhurst Park

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This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our busy Estate team in 2000 acres of the East Sussex High Weald. The Estate is under Organic conversion, and is moving to regenerative farming techniques, while restoring wildflower meadows and traditional coppice management of woodland.

Woodland Advisor - Severn Rivers Trust

The water environment is in trouble like never before and the Severn catchment is no exception. Here at Severn Rivers Trust, we are committed to tackling these adversities head on, with an expanding team of professional land management and river restoration specialists, working to build ecological resilience into our catchment.

Senior Land Management Officer - Severn Rivers Trust

The Severn Rivers Trust are looking for a highly motivated individual to join us as a full-time Senior Land Management Officer, helping us to deliver a range of exciting landscape-scale initiatives throughout our Severn Uplands catchment. The role will focus primarily on the day-to-day management of our ambitious Welsh Government funded Cain Valley Sustainable Land and Water Management, and Nant Alan Sustainable Land Management and Climate Resilience Projects.

Senior Fisheries Officer - Severn Rivers Trust

The Severn Rivers Trust are expanding the team and looking for a highly skilled Senior Fisheries Officer to join the River Restoration department taking the lead on fisheries management and habitat restoration. You will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and have a genuine passion for fisheries and freshwater ecology. You will manage a portfolio of fisheries projects overseeing the capital delivery of fish easement work and in-channel habitat restoration.

Business & Fundraising Manager - Sustainable Land Trust

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We are looking for an experienced and motivated professional with a background in successfully growing and managing organisations or charities through business development and fundraising. You will work closely with the Trustee Board to ensure the SLT achieves its ambitions. As part of this, your work will include activity across strategic, operational, and commercial work streams to deliver on the vision the Trust has been working towards for a number of years.

Woodlands and Rivers Training Specialist - Woodland Trust

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Salary £32,000 - £35,000

You’ll be responsible for designing and delivering training and maintaining delivery standards, and working as part of a team that will manage and develop of a programme of work within the context of the newly formed Riverscapes Partnership. As part of this role you will lead the development of a coordinated training package which utilizes current offerings from the 4 Trusts across the pathfinder areas. By building effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external professionals, and specifically with the Riverscapes partners, you’ll ensure the partnership grows from strength to strength and enable delivery that is in alignment with the Woodland Trusts Conservation Principles.

Estates and Conservation Manager (North) - Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

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Contract Length: Permanent

This permanent role involves the management of a team of staff and volunteers responsible for a suite of Trust nature reserves and sites in North Hampshire. You will be responsible for a complex and varied range of sites including flagship Trust nature reserves.

As part of the Trust’s bold new strategy to help nature recover ‘Wilder 2030’ we see our nature reserves as vital nodes in the ’nature recovery network’. We have set ourselves a goal of doubling our estate in ten years and are campaigning for 30% of land and sea to be restored for wildlife. It is an exciting time to be joining the Trust!

Managing Big Problems in Small Places – Culm Catchment Officer - Devon County Council

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Salary: £28,672 per annum pro rata
Appointment: Part Time - 0.8 FTE- 4 days/week
Job Term: Fixed

Location: Devon

To lead on delivery of the Managing Big Problems in Small Places project within the catchment of the River Culm. This forms a catchment based delivery element of the Devon-wide Managing Big Problems in Small Places (MBPiSP) project, led by Devon County Council.

This multi-million pound project runs up to 2027, forming one of 25 Flood & Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (FCRIP) pilots nationally, funded by Defra.

Conservation Officer - RSPB

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Glasgow

£27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Per Annum

This is a Permanent, Full-Time role

RSPB Scotland have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, positive and self-motivated Conservation Officer to work within our area team. They will be responsible for helping to deliver the work of RSPB’s conservation team within the Argyll Arran and Ardnamurchan operational area, to ensure delivery of the relevant outcomes of RSPB’s 2030 Strategy - including relevant projects such as our Priority Landscapes.

Dartmoor Headwaters Officer (Natural Flood Management) - Dartmoor National Park Authority

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Grade 5: £27,741 - £32,234 per annum

Full time 37 hours per week

5 year fixed-term contract

The Dartmoor Headwaters Officer will promote and advise on NFM, working with farmers, landowners and the local communities to implement and monitor measures to help reduce the risk of flooding to properties and other infrastructure whilst also achieving additional benefits to enhance the natural environment, particularly in relation to carbon and biodiversity.

Southwest Peatland Partnership – Dartmoor Headwaters Officer (Peatland Restoration) - Dartmoor National Park Authority

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Grade 5: £27,741 - £32,234 per annum

Full time 37 hours per week

3 year fixed-term contract

The South West Peatland Partnership (SWPP) is looking for someone to work as part of an expanding team, to build on the previous restoration successes and deliver ambitious peatland restoration targets over the next three years. The post holder will work as part of the DNPA Headwaters team and part of a wider Southwest Water delivery team that work across the three moors.

Dartmoor Headwaters Officer (Historic Environment) - Dartmoor National Park Authority

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Grade 5: £27,741 - £32,234 per annum

Part time 18.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE)

3 year fixed-term contract

The climate and nature crises require comprehensive, bold solutions and urgent action in order to reverse the accelerating decline that nature and society now faces. In response, Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) has recently launched an ambitious new nature enhancement strategy based around the restoration of natural processes at a catchment scale.

South West Peatland Partnership – Dartmoor Headwaters Officer (Historic Environment) - Dartmoor National Park Authority

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Grade 5: £27,741 - £32,234 per annum

Full time 37 hours per week

3 year fixed-term contract

The South West Peatland Partnership (SWPP) is looking for someone to work as part of an expanding team, to build on the previous restoration successes and deliver ambitious peatland restoration targets over the next three years. The post holder will work as part of the DNPA Headwaters team and part of a wider Southwest Water delivery team that work across the three moors.

Farm Manager - RSPB

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Location: Isle of Oronsay

Salary: £36,604 - £40,608

We are looking for an exceptional manager for an exceptional site. You will be an agriculturalist with a robust knowledge of conservation or a conservationist with a robust knowledge of agriculture. In fact, you will need to be robust too; this is a post on a remote island - which itself is off a remote island! Your levels of resilience, self-motivation and commitment must match your specialist knowledge. Your team management and social skills will also need to be of the highest order - not least as you and your team of two will be the majority of the island's permanent population.

Administrator - Caledonian Conservation Ltd

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Salary: £19,760 p.a. pro rata starting salary based on 40 hour week (dependent on experience)

Post Duration: Permanent

Location: Caledonian Conservation Ltd, Craigarnhall, nr Bridge of Allan, FK9 4NG

Hours: 16 hour average week (flexible working arrangements available)

Caledonian Conservation Ltd is looking for a part time Office Administrator who will be based at their offices near Bridge of Allan, Stirling to manage the smooth running of the office and provide support to colleagues.

Ecologist / Senior Ecologist - Neo Environmental

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Salary Description: Competitive + benefits and bonus

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Warrington/will also consider remote working

Neo Environmental, an award-winning planning and environmental consultancy, have an exciting opportunity for an Ecologist or Senior Ecologist to work on a broad variety of projects, with the main focus on renewables. The position will offer the right individual the opportunity to work for a well-established and growing multi-disciplinary planning and environmental consultancy.

Arboriculture Officer - North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent

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Land Management Consultant - North Devon UNESCO Biosphere

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North Devon UNESCO Biosphere is an important meeting place of rich natural and cultural heritage in a stunning world-class environment from dunes, grassland and moors, towns and villages to 12 miles beyond Lundy Island into the Bristol Channel. It stretches over 3,500 sq. km and includes over 150, 000 people in the local population. Our UNESCO Biosphere celebrates life by recognising the connections between people and nature. As part of the global MAB network, our Biosphere provides an open forum for bringing people together with their natural surroundings, to empower them to unlock their potential and using their local and scientific knowledge to model solutions for sustainable living.

Climbing Arborist x 4 - Bath & North East Somerset Council

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Salary: £20,092 - £23,541 pa

Hours: 37 per week

Based RVP Bath, Station Road Keynsham or Radstock Road depot

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our in-house services that we operate in keeping our beautiful parks and open spaces and our cemeteries and crematorium throughout Bath and North East Somerset. If you’d like to join our passionate, enthusiastic team we’d love you hear from you. You’ll need to be physically fit to meet the job description requirements and be prepared to work outdoors in all weather.

Coastal Habitat Consultant - North Devon UNESCO Biosphere

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The North Devon Coordinated response for Intertidal Taw Torridge Estuary Restoration (CRITTER) project is part of a 6 year plan aiming to improve water quality and biodiversity within the Taw Torridge Estuary. Plans include restoration of intertidal habitat by removing historic flood defences within the estuary; protecting the shell fishery, and relieving morphological pressures on the tidal prism associated with long-standing physical modification of the estuary and its floodplain.

The CRITTER partnership will be led by the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere, who will coordinate the activity of Natural England, University of Plymouth, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Swansea University. The project will deliver Water Framework Directive (WFD), Flood Risk Management Plan, Biodiversity 2030, 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP) and Nature Recovery Strategy outcomes.

Land Management Team Leader - GE Consulting Services Ltd

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Salary: £23k-£27k depending on experience + Bonus

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with experience in the fields of arboriculture and land management to take a Team Leader role in our growing land management division.

GE Consulting are a well-established consultancy providing ecology, arboriculture and land management services to a wide range of clients across the south of England and Wales.

Principle Ecologist - Eight Associates

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Eight Associates is looking for a Principal Ecologist to join our award winning team.

Eight Associates has a unique opportunity for a Principal Ecologist to grow and shape the ecology service in London, Bristol and Manchester. You will also be a key part of the innovative carbon offsetting team, developing robust partnerships and biodiversity offsetting projects and opportunities in the UK and internationally. You will have the freedom and flexibility to implement your ideas and the support to make the role your own whilst developing and expanding the ecology service.

Chief Executive - River Thame Conservation Trust

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Location: Headington, Oxford

Salary: £ 49,000 to £ 59,000 per annum subject to skills and experience with more for exceptional candidates

Are you an experienced manager with a passion for nature conservation and the skills and knowledge to lead this innovative River Trust as it grows and develops?

Are you an all-rounder who can happily switch from producing budget and management account spreadsheets to giving an engaging presentation to a community group in the same day?

Wildlife Survey Trainees (x 2) - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Following a successful application to the Green Recovery Challenge Fund we are recruiting trainees for our 'A Wilder Herefordshire' project. This project aims to turn the tide on wildlife loss in Herefordshire by working with owners of important wildlife sites to survey, create, restore and connect habitats across the County and enable more people to engage and conserve nature.

Berkshire Biodiversity Officer - Oxfordshire Council Council / Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre

Salary range: £22,627 - £30,451 per annum

The Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC) are recruiting a Berkshire Biodiversity Officer. In this role you will take ownership of delivering our annual Local Wildlife Sites (LWS) project for Berkshire. This involves you working with the local authorities and landowners to plan, agree and deliver an annual programme to survey and evaluate a sample of the best habitats in Berkshire.

Reserve Manager - Natural England

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Parsonage Down National Nature Reserve

£26,053pa (43 hours per week) - Permanent post.

Parsonage Down NNR is home to Cherry Lodge Farm, Natural England’s working farm and one of the largest most diverse calcareous grassland nature reserves in the UK. This iconic chalk grassland site is part of Salisbury Plain SAC and home to the oldest breeding herd of English Longhorn cattle.

The Reserve Manager will be part of a dedicated and innovative team who are creating a sustainable farm on a National Nature Reserve.

Landscapes Ranger - Lulworth Estate

Salary c.£22,000

The Lulworth Estate offers a unique opportunity to join its countryside unit based on the Lulworth Estate by Lulworth Cove in Dorset. You will be working for a thriving private estate of 12,000 acres, including five miles of World Heritage coastline.

This is a position which will be within the Landscapes Team, line managed by the Head Ranger and is a permanent full-time role. The post holder will assist with the maintenance of an ambitious Environmental Stewardship Scheme on 1050Ha of mainly SSSI designated habitats including chalk downland and heathland. The role will largely involve practical habitat management and creation, agricultural in-field option management, woodland restoration and some grounds maintenance

Ecologists and Senior Ecologist - Ecological Planning & Research Ltd

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Hampshire and Kent

At EPR we have two passions- people and wildlife. We believe that current and future generations should have the opportunity to live in and connect with the natural world. We work with our clients to deliver measurable benefits for people and biodiversity; and we advocate that projects invest in a strategic approach to protecting, restoring, and creating quality habitat for biodiversity. We provide client- focussed, robust ecological advice.

Senior and Principal Ecologists - The Environmental Dimension Partnership (EDP)

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Are you seeking a new challenge? We are looking for Senior and Principal level ecologists to join our passionate, dynamic and friendly team! With a growing portfolio of exciting projects, we are looking for personable, innovative and proactive ecologists to further strengthen our existing technical expertise across our Cardiff, Cheltenham and Cirencester offices.

Senior Site Manager - Dungeness & Lydden Valley - RSPB

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Location: Dungeness
Salary: £36,604 - £40,608 per annum
Contract: Permanent, Full Time
A fantastic opportunity to work with nature. We're looking for a conservationist with a passion for wildlife.

You'll lead a team at one of our newest reserves at Lydden Valley and restore wetland habitats at the RSPB’s oldest reserve in Dungeness. We're more interested in who you are and what you've done; you'll be an inspiring leader who can communicate with a variety of audiences.

Senior Ecologist/Environmental Clerk of Works - A9 Consulting Ltd

Due to continued growth, A9 Consulting Limited (A9) are seeking an experienced ecologist to join their team.

A9 Consulting Ltd is a well-established ecological and environmental consultancy based in the Highlands of Scotland works. They have a number of clients, which they work with closely and in partnership to provide advice and support for their project in many cases from concept, through planning and into construction and beyond. Their client base is wide, and covers a large number

Seasonal Ornithologist/Ecologist – Mold - Atmos Consulting Ltd

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Due to our increased portfolio of projects, we currently require Seasonal Ecologist / ornithologist. Although based out of our office in Mold, North Wales, home working for applicants near to our sites in Mid and South Wales would also be considered. We are offering an initial six-month contract, with potential to extend or become permanent. Atmos has a proven track record of progression of seasonal roles to permanent positions within our Company.

This role would ideally suit an Ecologist with experience or an interest in ornithology, preferably in consultancy practice, who is seeking to develop their career and wants to work in some of the most spectacular and remotest parts of the UK, studying some of our rarest species.

Ecological Advisor x 2 - BirdWatch Ireland

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Location: South Leitrim, and Lower Lough Corrib, Co Galway
Contract Duration (if applicable): Jan. – Dec. 2022 fulltime (with possible extension until September 2023) subject to funding

Salary (if disclosed): €35,000 per annum

BirdWatch Ireland, on behalf of the Curlew EIP Operational Group (OG) is looking for two Ecological Advisors to assist with the delivery of The Irish Breeding Curlew EIP funded by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine’s, European Innovation Partnership fund. The Ecological Advisor will survey and monitor breeding Curlew populations, and nest sites for breeding outcomes. They will assist in the implementation and administration of the scheme; provide advice and training to participating farmers, and assist in the trial of each of the scheme options.

Curlew Game Keeper - BirdWatch Ireland

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Location: South Leitrim (around Drumod)

Contract Duration (if applicable): Jan. – Dec. 2022 fulltime (with possible extension until September 2023) subject to funding

Salary (if disclosed): €35,000 per annum

BirdWatch Ireland, on behalf of the Curlew EIP Operational Group (OG) is looking for a Curlew Keeper to assist with the delivery of The Irish Breeding Curlew EIP in South Leitrim, funded by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine’s, European Innovation Partnership fund.

Operational and Customer Development Manager - Natural Burial (UK) Limited

Logo: Clandon Wood

Term: Permanent Full Time

Salary: Competitive depending on experience

Hours: 40 hours per week

Clandon Wood Natural Burial is a multiple award winning private cemetery near Guildford, Surrey. Unlike a conventional cemetery the 12 hectares of grounds are managed as a nature reserve; there are no headstones and graves are intended to return to nature. We are looking for someone enthusiastic to manage the sales team who has managerial experience as well as a hands-on approach and constructive ideas.

Assistant Groundsperson - Natural Burial (UK) Limited

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Term: Contract 9-12 months

Salary: From £24,000 per annum depending on experience

Hours: 38.75 hours per week

Clandon Wood Natural Burial is a private cemetery near Guildford, Surrey. Unlike a conventional cemetery the 12 hectare grounds are managed as a nature reserve, there are no headstones and graves are intended to return back to nature.

Senior Ecologist / Assistant Ecologist - MAB Environment and Ecology Ltd

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Salary: Competitive – dependent on experience, skills and EPS Licence(s) where relevant.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

MAB Ecology is a small consultancy undertaking a varied portfolio of work including ecological impact assessments and protected species work for clients such as National Trust and English Heritage. Most work is Yorkshire - based. We are looking for a Senior Ecologist to join our team. 

Gardener/Garden Lead - The Exchange Erith

The Exchange is looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working Gardener/Garden Programme Lead with a flair for plants and people to help establish The Exchange as a destination garden, a place for community and well-being, and a hub for all things green in the area. Duties will include responsibility for our new Sarah Price designed garden, house plants throughout the building, development of a green/garden programme, the new Garden Workshop and a team of volunteers.

Climbing Arboricultural Manager - Knighton Countryside Management Ltd

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Knighton Countryside Management Ltd is an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor, and as such, we work to the highest standards in the industry. We are Dorset based and are Market Leaders in Ecological, Forestry & Landscape Services, we use modern machinery, have well trained teams and use modern techniques. We currently have an opportunity for a permanent full time Climbing Arboricultural Manager.

Estate & Livestock Assistant - Belmont Estate

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The Belmont Estate is a beautiful and historic 400-acre country estate located within ten minutes of Bristol. Its grade II* listed parkland, ancient woodland and wildflower meadows are managed organically with a genuine commitment to ethical and sustainable land management and food production. Our pedigree, rare breed livestock are farmed extensively, exclusively free range and matured slowly, allowing us to offer the highest quality organic produce to our visitors. The careful management of our ancient woodland promotes productivity and biodiversity; the by-products of which are used to make hard wood charcoal and firewood. Parallel to activities on our core estate, we have embarked on an exciting rewilding project, restoring natural processes and rejuvenating functioning ecosystems. We are also investing in a series of significant build and infrastructure projects that will continue through 2022, growing an event and hospitality business alongside the working organic estate.

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