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All our graduating students who should be celebrating the end of three (or more) years hard work to gain their diplomas and degrees are having to do so in isolation with virtual graduation ceremonies if any at all. They are leaving the world of academia behind and heading off to start their careers looking at a more uncertain future than any of us can imagine. It's a hard enough time setting out looking for your first 'real' job in a profession that you hope is going to sustain you, body and soul, for the rest of your working life and we all know how difficult it is in the countryside and conservation sectors at any time. To help our next generation of rangers, ecologists, wildlife warriors, landscape managers and environmental educators CJS wants to give each of the class of 2020 a graduation present of a full year's subscription to CJS Weekly. More information and sign up here
Species on the Edge project posts - Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, The Bat Conservation Trust, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Buglife, Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife and RSPB Scotland have formed a partnership to develop an exciting new programme of work, Species on the Edge (SotE), to safeguard a suite of nationally and internationally important species around Scotland’s coasts and islands. Working collaboratively, the partnership aims to deliver an ambitious four and a half year programme of work including knowledge improvement, habitat management, species restoration, community engagement and innovative technology to create an enduring legacy for Scotland’s environment.
New Forest Keeper - Forestry England
The New Forest covers over 37,000 hectares of protected heathland, ancient woodland, wetlands, grassy plains and plantation woodlands. As New Forest Keeper you will develop conservation and wildlife initiatives to increase the quality of these designated habitats, while undertaking deer management and control of other mammals to help protect our tree regeneration. You’ll also work closely with our Recreation and Beat teams, volunteers, the New Forest National Park Authority and other partners to actively manage and protect these habitats, ensuring that everyone who visits us does so responsibly and respectfully.
Forest Manager - Northumberland - Scottish Woodlands Ltd
Scottish Woodlands Ltd is a leading forestry management company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Forest Manager to become part of our forestry team operating from our office in Alnwick, Northumberland. This role involves all aspects of woodland management and includes the requirement to prepare and manage budgets; produce reports; prepare and submit grant scheme applications; monitor and control costs; develop operational plans and be responsible for site supervision.
Conservation Operative - Conservation Contracts North West Ltd
Starting salary on a scale £16,000-£18,000 p.a.
Conservation Contracts North West is a professional environmental contracting and consulting firm, specialising in habitat management and countryside access across all aspects of environmentally & ecologically sensitive projects across the North West of England. As part of our business growth, we are looking to appoint a Conservation Operative to strengthen our experienced team. We provide an integrated and comprehensive service for local authorities, government agencies, commercial clients, community groups, utility companies and landowners, and work in partnership to improve our natural environment.
Senior Ecological Consultant - RSK ADAS Ltd
Location: Wolverhampton / Milton Park, Oxford/ Boxworth, Cambridgeshire
Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing ecological services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries and as a result of our continued success, we require a Senior Ecological Consultant with the energy and drive to manage ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment.
Tree Nurseries and Woodland Manager - Moor Trees
Location: South Brent, Devon
Salary: £18,720.00 p.a. 3 days (24 hours) a week inc. 3% pension contribution. Weekend work and some evening work will be essential.
We are currently expanding our operations and growing Moor Trees. We are looking for a talented individual to manage our two tree nurseries, the tree nursery and operational staff and deliver the woodland creation programme.
Woodmeadow Officer - Woodmeadow Trust
We are looking for an experienced person capable of advocacy as well as practical habitat creation in the field. You will influence current and potential stakeholders and develop our approach to biodiverse habitat creation, designing and establishing new woodmeadows across our region and further afield. This is an exciting opportunity to grow our ground-breaking and newly funded Woodmeadow Initiative across a range of environments and sectors. The position is offered as a three-year contract, with a six-month probation period. Whilst you will have the flexibility to work from home, you should expect to work regularly at Three Hagges Woodmeadow, Escrick, near York.
Visitor Services Manager - Lulworth Estate
Salary will be competitive, according to experience.
A Visitor Services Manager with extensive experience of car parking is required at our three very popular locations on the Lulworth Estate. This includes the most visited spot on the magnificent Jurassic Coast. The area is popular with a wide range of holiday makers, all of whom share a love of this idyllic, unspoilt coastline and countryside. This role requires a manager who can ensure that the visitor experience and car parking is welcoming, efficient and pleasant.
Project Support (HMP/UWP) – 2 Positions - Scottish Natural Heritage
37 hours a week
6 month fixed term contract ending 31 March 2021
Starting salary £22,200 per annum
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.
Volunteering and Community Engagement Officer - Vincent Wildlife Trust
This is a permanent, full-time role based near Ledbury in Herefordshire.
Do you have a demonstrable commitment to volunteer and community engagement and a passion for mammal conservation?
Vincent Wildlife Trust, a national charity working to deliver significant change to the fortunes of threatened mammals, is offering an opportunity for someone experienced in working both with volunteers in a conservation setting and with local community groups and stakeholders.
Greenspace Development Officer - Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Full time, Permanent
Location: Hyde Depot
Grade G: SCP 23 £26,999 - SCP 28 £31,371
The Greenspace team at Tameside Council looks after a wide range of urban parks and countryside sites throughout the Borough. We work closely with the community to deliver a wide range of regular maintenance tasks and one off projects. It is a varied role – one day project managing installation of new play equipment and the next working with volunteers carrying out woodland management in the countryside.
Trainer / Assessor - Agriculture - Derby College
We are looking for a well-motivated Trainer / Assessor with a knowledge of the Agricultural world.
Derby College Farm is a very busy, forward thinking centre. The team are ambitious and proud of their achievements and work environment. We are a small, hands-on and extremely hard working team, striving for excellence at all times, we adopt a professional and industry correct manner and create an environment where the welfare of the animals is our primary concern. You should be organised and have excellent interpersonal skills together with a commitment to working effectively as part of a team.
Land Operations Manager (South) - John Muir Trust
Salary: £35,000 p.a.
Hours: Full-time (35 hours a week)
Location: Home-based with travel to Trust properties and offices, as required
The John Muir Trust is looking for a Land Operations Manager to oversee John Muir Trust property management, partnerships and liaison with communities, in Scotland and the Lake District.
This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference for wild land. The post will oversee Trust-managed properties at Ben Nevis, Schiehallion, Glenlude and Glenridding / Helvellyn including: staff management; budget setting and monitoring; and project development and delivery.
Somerset Nature Connections Project Manager - Somerset Wildlife Trust
Up to £30,000 per annum pro-rata to 4 days or 30 hours per week.
Three year contract
Based in Taunton but with opportunities for home working by agreement.
Somerset Nature Connections is a new project designed to support mental wellbeing through the delivery of nature connection activities. It is run in partnership between Somerset Wildlife Trust and Blackdown, Mendip and Quantock Hills AONB’s and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and Somerset County Council. We are seeking an exceptional individual for this exciting role to oversee the successful set up and delivery of this project, managing three delivery officers who will work across the county and ensuring the project outcomes for improved wellbeing amongst participants are met.
Countryside Worker Apprentice - North York Moors National Park Authority
Based in either Castleton or Helmsley
You will be paid a training allowance of £9,539 in year 1 and this will increase considerably as you go into year two.
The apprenticeship is for an initial period of 2 years
North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway are working together to offer fantastic apprenticeship opportunities thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Fund. This is a great chance for you to develop practical countryside skills, working as part of a team, alongside the railway and in the rest of the National Park.
Seasonal Graduate Ecologist (Aquatic) - Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd
Location: Salisbury and at national client locations
Package: £17k (pro-rata)
Contract End: December 2020
Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental construction company with our head office located in Wiltshire. Five Rivers is an industry leader delivering projects across the UK. We specialise in aquatic ecological surveys, monitoring, assessment, mitigation of in the aquatic environment for the water and development industries.
Woodland Creation Assistant - North York Moors National Park Authority
£25.2 to £27.9 with potential progression to £31.3K.
Based in Helmsley but with substantial travel around the National Park.
Would you like to have a long term beneficial impact on the landscape and wildlife of the North York Moors National Park?
This is an exciting opportunity to join our woodland team to help establish new woodlands within the National Park. This is a permanent post to help deliver our ambitious long term woodland creation targets associated with the Woodsmith Mine’s Section 106 agreement.
Gardener / Couple - Kingstone Lisle Park - KLP Estate
An attractive package available with two bedroom cottage, salary dependant on qualifications and experience.
KLP house is a 17th century house standing in 10 acres of gardens. The House was purchased as part of a larger estate in 2018, the new owners have the vision of transforming the gardens and surrounding landscape back to their former glory. The position could ideally be suited to a couple, the partner assisting with the gardens and main House.
Tree Surgeon - Chris Arnold Tree Surgery Ltd
Salary dependent on experience £24, 000 plus.
An experienced tree surgeon required with two or more years’ experience to join our established and thriving company within the Cheltenham area. Must be able to work well as part of a friendly team. We work for both domestic and commercial clients so good communication skills with members of the public is a must. The candidate will be able to climb confidently and be able to perform all aspects of tree surgery from reductions to felling.
Senior Arboricultural Officer - Test Valley Borough Council
£32,048 - £35,220 pa plus essential car allowance
We are looking or a highly professional Arboriculturalist to take the lead with the sustainable management of the boroughs tree stock. You will be joining Test Valley Borough Council at an exciting time where good tree management, tree protection and increasing tree cover have never been more important. This set against the challenge of climate emergency, ash dieback and oak processionary moth.
Machine Operator - Chris Arnold Tree Surgery Ltd
Far Stanley, Cheltenham
We are looking for a friendly and reliable machine operator to assist us with our expanding forestry business. Must be capable of driving various size diggers, forwarders, tractors and use winches etc. Must be able to do hand cutting where necessary and in the winter months may be required to do some ground works on tree surgery.
Seasonal Field Officers - Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Salary £18,525 pro rata.
Hours of work – Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is looking to recruit two Seasonal Field Officers for our winter reserves management team based in west Surrey. This 7 month contract involves conservation management work on our nature reserves throughout Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex and possibly occasionally further afield.
Monumental Improvement Activities Officer - Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Location: Truro, Cornwall
Salary: £21,683 to £26,317
This post is temporary for 12 months with the possibility of extension subject to funding.
For the Activities Officer post, you will have a passion for working successfully with local community groups and volunteers to drive the delivery of an events programme to create a successful heritage project and have some experience of working on previous National Lottery Heritage Fund and/or Historic England funded built heritage projects.
Monumental Improvement Project Manager - Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Location: Truro, Cornwall
Salary: £24,590 to £31,371
This is an incredible opportunity to drive the delivery of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s (AONB) Monumental Improvement Project. This project will place people at the core of our efforts to stabilise up to 40 scheduled monuments across ten of the 12 sections that make up the AONB, enabling you to experience some of Cornwall’s finest landscapes and know that through your commitment and drive you are helping people to help conserve and enhance these integral features of the Cornwall AONB.
Forestry Intern - The Heart of England Forest
Salary £19,344 p/a plus benefits
Fixed term contract – 1 year
This training role is ideal for a budding forester early in their career wishing to develop a wide range of forestry skills, experience and competencies for career progression. Ideally suited for someone starting or changing to a career in forestry as no experience is necessary, but a clear need and commitment to the environment must be demonstrated. This is a unique role which will give the successful candidate an opportunity to grow and shape England’s largest new native broadleaf woodland, whilst gaining practical experience on the job.
Forest Ranger - The Heart of England Forest
Salary £22,000 plus benefits
2 roles: 1 permanent, 1 temporary (6 months fixed term contract with a possible extension)
We are seeking an experienced practical forestry team leader (s). This is an interesting role which will give the successful candidate an opportunity to grow and shape England’s largest new native broadleaf woodland. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to progress their career, has a “can do” attitude and will be a passionate ambassador for the charity.
Biodiversity Officer - The Heart of England Forest
Salary £25,000 plus benefits
Are you an enthusiastic and experienced conservation professional looking for a rewarding role involved in optimising biodiversity within a national charity?
With our changing climate it is now more important than ever to provide nature recovery networks for wildlife on a landscape-scale. The Heart of England Forest is well placed to provide such a haven for wildlife, and for the enjoyment of local people.
Cumbria Strategic Freshwater Senior Adviser - Natural England
This is an exciting opportunity to lead our freshwater work in Cumbria forming our objectives and goals for conservation in the freshwater environment. This is a diverse role which will work across a number of our work programmes namely greener farming and fisheries, resilient landscapes and seas and sustainable development.
Environmental Advisor - Invasive Non-Native Species and Biosecurity - Yorkshire Water
Salary: £25,785 to £32,231 dependent on experience + pension + 25 days holiday
Location: Buttershaw, Bradford with the option to work flexibly across other YW sites and at home
Due to an increase in the scale of Yorkshire Water’s environmental commitments, we have an exciting new role to help drive forwards the implementation of biosecurity throughout Yorkshire Water operations. This will ensure resilience of our assets and the wider Yorkshire environment to invasive non-native species (INNS). Your primary focus will be the integration of biosecurity across the business through internal operations, processes and planning. This role will help to build operational resilience against INNS which can have financial, legal and reputational complications. The role will involve collaboration with a diverse range of operational teams and contractors to ensure biosecurity is well understood and implemented.
Habitat Creators - Ecosulis Ltd
Calling all landscaping legends... Ecosulis needs habitat creators!
Are you looking for an exciting job where you can experience the great outdoors and have a meaningful impact on UK conservation? What better way to mitigate climate change and benefit wildlife than planting trees and helping to create biodiverse habitats.
As the UK's most experienced ecological consultancy and contractor, Ecosulis is currently looking to recruit landscapers to assist its habitat creation team in the South East for two sites located in Aylesbury and Uxbridge.
South East Suffolk & Trimley Warden - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Salary: £21,750 - £23,500 pa (according to level of experience)
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Trimley Marshes, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 0UD
At Trimley Marshes, you will be working on a truly dynamic reserve on the Orwell estuary. It is currently one of the county’s best performing breeding wader sites, and also supports spectacular numbers of overwintering wildfowl each year.
Assistant Ranger - Hampshire County Council
Salary Range: £18,426 - £19,407 per annum
Work Location: River Hamble Rangers Depot, Southampton
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Temporary (until 31 March 2021)
The Bird Aware Solent ranger team are looking for new enthusiastic members to engage with local communities to raise awareness of overwintering shorebirds within the Solent Special Protection Areas (SPAs). Bird Aware Solent aims to reduce disturbance to shorebirds through influencing the behaviour of visitors. This is a temporary role to assist the Bird Aware Solent team.
Reserve (Site) Manager - Manx BirdLife (Isle of Man)
Contract: Initial two-year contract. Secondments will be considered.
Based: Isle of Man
Role commencing: As soon as possible
This is an exciting opportunity to use your expertise in gravel pit restoration and site management to develop a major new nature reserve at the Isle of Man’s famous Point of Ayre.
Initially comprising 105 acres, the reserve has potential to grow to 400+ acres as quarrying concludes in further areas across the site. The mix of open freshwater, dry scrub and heathland is unique within the Isle of Man, attracting a similarly unique assemblage of fauna and flora.
Joining us as Reserve (Site) Manager at this early stage of this long-term project gives you every opportunity to make your mark on the reserve’s goals and design. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of reserve development, management, monitoring and improvement.
Catchment Officer - River Aire - The Aire Rivers Trust
This full-time post will have a salary of £25-28,000 pa plus expenses.
Are you looking for the chance to make a BIG difference to the aquatic environment?
The River Aire Catchment ranges from the limestone pavement uplands of Malham, through deeply rural and massively urban environments down to the lowlands where it meets the Ouse at Airmyn. It has its glories as well as its challenges and we are looking for someone to take a lead in making it a great river again.
Director of Communities & Wildlife - Sussex Wildlife Trust
Location: Initially home based due to Covid-19 restrictions then at Woods Mill / flexible working
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 Hours per Week Monday to Friday some evening and weekends
Sussex Wildlife Trust is seeking an outstanding and dynamic Director of Communities and Wildlife to enable communities across Sussex to take effective action for wildlife.
Countryside Officer - Test Valley Borough Council
Grade 6 £24,279 - £26,611 per annum
37 hours per week
Working within Community and Leisure team you will help guide the day to day management of our nature reserves and green spaces throughout the borough.
The position calls for a knowledge and understanding of ecological issues, legislation and policies as well as the ability to write, implement and then monitor the effects of site management plans.
Rural Surveyor - Natural Resources Wales
£34,427 rising to £37,656 over four years
Role Location: South Central, Flexible Within Area - South Central incorporates the unitarity authorities of Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.
South East, Hadnock Road, Monmouth - South East incorporates the unitarity authorities of Caerphilly, Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent & Monmouthshire.
NRW is looking to recruit a Rural Surveyor (internally you will be known as Specialist Surveyor) to support its work ensuring that Wales’ natural resources are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used. This wide ranging role directly influences the management of the Welsh Government Woodland Estate (approximately 7% of Wales), enables the delivery of land management with partners and contributes to the management of main rivers and flood defences alongside many other areas of work (including statutory) managing Wales’ natural resources. No two days are the same!
Assistant Reserves Officer (Berkshire - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
Salary: £16,500 per annum
Contract: Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)
Based: Woolley Firs, Maidenhead, Berkshire
We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Reserves Officer to join our team in implementing all aspects of habitat and estate management across our Berkshire nature reserves. The successful applicant will have practical estate management experience, to include felling and chainsaw use with relevant certification, experience of working with livestock and should enjoy working with and leading conservation volunteers.
Reserves Manager (North) - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
£27,735 per annum
This is a permanent, full time role
The post is based at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8RQ. There will be also be regular travel to various locations throughout the county.
We are looking for a passionate and committed professional to manage our Reserves in the North of the county. This is a key role within the Trust with responsibility of habitat management, safeguarding of species, reserve engagement experiences and management of the Trusts flagship Idle Valley Nature Reserve.
Ecologists, Consultant Ecologists and Senior Ecologists - EMEC Ecology
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full or Part Time
As a commercial subsidiary of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, we have the conservation and restoration of nature at our heart. When delivering our clients’ projects and objectives, we look for biodiversity net-gain wherever possible and through our ecology, land management and arboricultural services we deliver innovative solutions to benefit habitats and species. Are you an experienced Ecologist looking for a new challenge? We have an exciting opportunity for Ecologists, Consultant Ecologists and Senior Ecologists to join our growing business and friendly team based in Nottingham city.
Environment Ranger - Forestry and Land Scotland
Based in Newton Stewart
£25,138 - £26,525 plus benefits
FLS consists of 5 regions. This post will be based in the Newton Stewart Office which is part of the South region. The South region covers some of the most beautiful scenery including the Isle of Arran, Galloway and Ae Forests. We produce approximately 1 million cubic metres of conifer timber annually with a correspondingly large restock programme, roading programme and an increasing thinning programme. South Region is also a focus for recreation provided via formal walking trails, mountain bike routes and visitor centres as well as being a focus for wind energy.
Senior Site Manager - RSPB
Location: West Yorkshire
Salary: £34,643 to £38,632 Per Annum
Hours: Full time / Contract: Permanent
We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to lead all aspects of our Aire Valley reserves operation. Centred around our two highly popular reserves - Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's - the Aire Valley is an amazing restoration success story. Its landscape has been changed from one of intensive coal production to a series of nationally important wetlands supporting breeding bittern, spoonbill, black-necked grebe, bearded tit, lapwing, redshank and willow tit amongst a wide range of breeding, wintering and migratory wildlife, including an enviable rarity track record.
Ecologist - Hartlepool Borough Council
Band 11 £30,507 - £32,878 pa
37hpw (Part-time working may be considered)
Hartlepool is a vibrant and energetic town with growing prospects. As an authority we want to make Hartlepool the best it possibly can be and want dedicated, driven and committed staff to help us achieve that.
We are seeking an experienced Ecologist, looking for a new career development opportunity.
Senior Ecological Consultant - Lockhart Garratt Ltd
We offer a competitive basic salary, plus an excellent benefits package of pension, training and outdoor equipment allowance plus flexible working opportunities.
As part of our continued growth we are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic Senior Consultant to join our expanding Chipping Norton office. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your ecological skills and provide tailored advice to clients on large-scale projects supporting the Chipping Norton ecological team with specific species advice.
Senior Project Manager - RSPB
Salary starting at £30,817 to £34,471 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed Term - Until 14/07/2024 with possibility of extension
The International importance of many of RSPB nature reserves for the habitats and species they support means that they have been designated as Natura 2000 European protected areas (Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas). However, some features require additional conservation management to improve their condition for nature.
Arborist Climber / Team Leader - Redwood Tree Services Ltd
Redwood Tree Services is a well-established team of highly skilled Arboriculturists and Ground crew which prides itself on maintaining a good reputation and high levels of customer care.
Based in Woking, we are an ARB Approved contractor working across all areas of Surrey as well as parts of Hampshire and Berkshire, carrying out small hedging and shrub work to reshaping and removing large trees. We are looking for a reliable, self-motivated and experienced Arborist/team leader to join our team.
Self-Employed Ecologist / Land Manager - Dartmoor Preservation Association
A few hours per week. Hourly rate to be agreed depending on experience. Start late summer/autumn 2020.
The DPA is a long-established charity owning four pieces of land on Dartmoor where we undertake management for nature and archaeological conservation. This is overseen by a land management group of trustees and volunteers, with advice and oversight from an ecologist.
The work of the ecologist comprises: Writing, updating as required and overseeing implementation of management plans; Organisation of land management group (LMG) meetings once or twice a year, preparation and monitoring of agreed budgets and liaison with the LMG and others between meetings as required.