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Focus on Careers in Ecology & Biodiversity - our first career focussed edition in association with CIEEM

Articles on: the variety of jobs available in the ecology sector ranging from government, private consultancies to research and teaching roles with CIEEM; what exactly an ecologist does with the Ecology Academy; a Day in the Life of an ecologist from James at Arbtech & also from Laura at Total Ecology; setting up as a freelance ecologist – the good and the bad with Eco-Habitat; Ecology Training UK run through the skills you need to work in conservation and how to get them; the job of a Biodiversity Officer and the tasks undertaken by local authorities; early career ecologist Julia is on the career ladder – what’s it actually like and what tips has she got to help you; career progression in ecological sciences with British Ecological Society.

This edition also carries some ecology jobs. Read it here

Head Ranger - Culzean Castle - National Trust for Scotland

Logo: National Trust For Scotland

Full Time, Permanent

Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole, Ayrshire

You will be responsible for the operational delivery of the countryside experience at Culzean Castle & Country Park. Managing and delivering performance standards/targets to ensure the enjoyment of the property by all visitors and key conservation, commercial and development objectives are achieved. The role is part of a broader property team responsible for delivering an overall visitor service strategy, promoting good communication across the site and a joined-up service provision.

Fixed-term Ranger - Arran Ranger Service, National Trust for Scotland

Logo: National Trust For Scotland

This fixed-term 2-month post will run from November to December 2021 and primarily support the Arran Ranger Service team in their practical conservation and estate work. There will also be some involvement with volunteer and environmental education groups.

The role is mainly based at Brodick Country Park but may also assist with practical work such as tree planting and fence repairs on the Goatfell estate.

Assistant Forest Manager - Royal Forestry Society

Salary: £20,000 - £22,000

Contract: 2 year initial contract

Location: RG17 9UD

The role is designed to help a recent university graduate secure their first paid forestry employment and provide the successful applicant an excellent first step to a successful forestry career. Thanks to the support of the Patsy Wood Trust, the Future Trees Trust and the RFS, in partnership with Forestry Consultant William Hamer we are proud to offer this outstanding opportunity.

Reserves & Livestock Officer (Northants) - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Full Time: 37.5hrs per week

Permanent

Location: Northampton

Salary: £20,512 per annum

The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for an enthusiastic Reserves & Livestock Officer to coordinate and take forward grazing on our nature reserves in Northamptonshire. The Reserves and Livestock Officer will work with the Senior Livestock Officer in coordinating the care and welfare of the Wildlife Trust’s livestock in Northamptonshire, assisting with the management of the Trust’s flying flock of rare breed sheep and cattle to a high welfare standard.

Communities & Wildlife Manager (Bedfordshire) - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Salary: £28,228 per annum

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic manager to join the Communities & Wildlife Team to give a new strategic direction to the community engagement, environmental education and visitor experience throughout Bedfordshire.

You will be inspiring, leading and managing a small team of passionate staff and volunteers to deliver innovative nature and health & wellbeing engagement opportunities both on our nature reserves and within the local communities.

Policy Officer (protected landscapes, access, recreation and woodlands) - Friends of the Lake District

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Part-time (28 hours per week) and based at our Kendal Office at Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road. Flexible working with remote based options available.

Starting Salary: £30,908 per annum pro rata (£38,636 FTE)

Do you love the Lake District? Do you want to help protect it for future generations and wildlife? Do you enjoy working with others to overcome challenges and have experience relating to landscape, access/recreation and woodlands? Friends of the Lake District are passionate about protecting and enhancing Cumbria's special and precious landscapes.

Tender - Goose Pastures & GPS Tracking - National Trust for Scotland

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NTS are inviting tenders for the Goose tagging & GPS tracking Project at the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Estate. The aim of this contract is to monitor how the wildfowl species currently using those sites might be affected to planned changes in land use. In particular the key native species using the “Goose Pasture” fields on which the management regimes will be changed are likely to be the Greylag Geese and the Icelandic Pink-footed Geese, and as such these will be the main indicator species of interest.

As the only native UK-breeding goose species, the Greylag Goose is present year round at Threave and so this species will be the focus of the tracking project. To be carried out between March 2022 and December 2022 (although there is flexibility to amend this as required)

Living Collection Keeper - Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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WWT London Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week working 5 days out of 7 including weekends, public holidays and some evenings on a rota basis

£19,245 per annum

WWT London Wetland Centre is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Living Collections Team. This is a broad and varied position, and the delivery and maintenance of a high standard of presentation and hygiene throughout all the Grounds areas, in addition to the animal collection, are an essential part of the role. Duties will include the daily feeding, husbandry and welfare of the living collection, including enclosure maintenance.

Principal and Senior Ecologists - Surrey Wildlife Trust

Logo: Surrey Wildlife Trust Ecology Services

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

SWT Ecology Services is an advocate for protecting key environmental assets whilst at the same time being a facilitator of development that improves the quality of life for local communities. As part of a team of expert principal and senior ecologists, you will work on a diverse portfolio of projects, including large infrastructure projects, housing developments, and private homes. You will be responsible for delivering projects, throughout the entire project life-cycle; liaising with clients, stakeholders and subject matter experts.

Assistant Countryside Access Officer - Local Nature Reserves - East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Logo: East Riding of Yorkshire

Salary: £19698

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week - Monday to Friday with some weekend and evenings
Base: Driffield but you will be travelling around the whole of the East Riding of Yorkshire

We seek an Assistant Countryside Access Officer, to work within the Driffield areas, as part of a small team of Local Nature Reserve Officers in the Countryside Access Team. Supported by the Local Nature Reserve Officers, you will be responsible for managing a range of Local Nature Reserves and an array of habitats, coastal sites, woodland and parkland landscapes, alongside smaller picnic sites.

Wilder Solutions Officer (Carbon) - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

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The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, ST17 0WT

Permanent/ 35 hours per week

£30,999.76 p.a.

We are currently looking for a new member of staff to identify investment opportunities for habitat restoration projects for investors in Carbon storage and sequestration. This is a new area of work for us, positioning our nature-based solutions as part of the way of fighting climate change and providing new income streams for future conservation work. Based in our busy Conservation department, the post will involve mapping and understanding the impact our projects and restored habitats have in terms of carbon storage and sequestration. A key part of the role will be the ability to position our solutions to attract new sources of income for future habitat restoration projects.

Ecology and Biodiversity Officer (Forestry, Parks & Woodland) - West Lothian Council

Logo: West Lothian Council

Location: Whitehill Service Centre (Currently Home Working)

Salary: Grade 7 (£36,964.09 to £41,069.64)

West Lothian Council is looking for experienced and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about forestry/woodland management and the associated ecological and biodiversity benefits that these and other natural habitats can bring. The purpose of the role is to provide effective and efficient oversight and progress of the council’s Local Biodiversity Action Plan and Ecological Services with particular focus on forestry, woodland and trees across West Lothian. The post will be ensuring the delivery of a high-quality professional service that maximises the resources available, delivers positive outcomes and meets the needs of our customers and service users.

Ecologist - Naturally Wild Consultants Ltd

Due to continued demand and long-term success in the marketplace Naturally Wild Consultants Ltd seek additional Ecologists of all levels, for work in the North and South to service our clients mainly within the Infrastructure sector.

Conservation Grazing Assistant - Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £20,400

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Yorkshire, (The post can be located at Potteric Carr, Doncaster, or Appleton Mill Farm, near Pickering. Regular travel to other sites will be needed.)

The Conservation Grazing Assistant is responsible for the welfare and coordination of the Trust’s livestock within the south and west grazing reserves. This will ensure that stock are available for grazing on a wide range of habitats throughout Yorkshire. They will be closely supported by Trust nature reserves teams to ensure day to day livestock care and management are in place.

Fundraising Manager - Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £35,000

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Yorkshire, (The post can be located at Potteric Carr, Doncaster, or Appleton Mill Farm, near Pickering. Regular travel to other sites will be needed.)

Are you a hard-working fundraising manager looking for a new challenge? Do you enjoy collaborative cross-team working? Do you want to help us tackle the ecological emergency in Yorkshire? Due to expansion of the fundraising team and a need to grow unrestricted income, we are looking for a positive and personable fundraising manager with an ability to connect with donors, corporate partners, grant funders and colleagues.

Project Ecologist - Appletons

Logo: Appletons

Contract: Permanent

Location: North West/ North Manchester

Competitive salary: Negotiable on experience. Part time hours on a pro-rata basis.

Appletons are a long-established landscape architectural and environmental consultancy based in the north west of England. We are involved with challenging and complex projects at both pre planning and construction stages on behalf of our clients which includes provision of ecological services. We have a broad base of clients including private, public and environmental charities. Due to our continued growth we are looking for a talented Project Ecologist with a proven track record in ecology, nature, conservation, and biodiversity. The company is seeking to recruit a part or full-time project ecologist to deliver ecological services in relation to a range of large and small projects covering residential, commercial, industrial developments as well as work related to landscape and conservation management.

Project Manager - Natural England

Logo: Natural England

£32,438

Various locations

As one of our Project Managers, you’ll bring your extensive knowledge and expertise to a diverse range of environmental challenges. It’s an opportunity to learn about new initiatives, to lead and develop our people, secure funding and develop your all-round project management skills. Whether you’re creating or improving tools and guidance, enhancing our capabilities or supporting organisational change, you’ll play a key role in driving our programmes forward.

High Brown Fritillary Project Development Officer - Butterfly Conservation

Logo: Butterfly Conservation

Location: Project site is situated in and around the Alun Valley, Old Castle Down and surrounding area in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. The expectation is that you will be home based although BC have an office at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Carmarthenshire.

Salary: £24,551 - £28,363 per annum, plus 8% pension contribution

Duration: Part-time (0.6fte) from 1st December 2021 – 28th February 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with a Wales ‘first’ species conservation project. We are seeking an experienced, motivated, enthusiastic, diligent and determined Project development Officer to deliver this single species development project in the Vale of Glamorgan, and wider environs, with an emphasis both on engagement and species management. You will build partnerships, develop contacts and build a suite of projects as well and engage with local landowners, experts and other NaB! Partners and contractors.

Senior Project Officer – South Norfolk Claylands - The Conservation Volunteers

Logo: The Conservation Volunteers

Based in Norwich, homeworking a possibility if more practical

14 hours per week till 30th September 2022

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. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund this project is now entering the final year engaging volunteers in improving and preserving the natural environment of three County Wildlife Sites in South Norfolk.

Senior Landscape Adviser - Natural England

Logo: Natural England

£32,438

Various locations

You’ll take the lead on aspects of our Landscape Delivery Plan. This will involve developing relationships across our programmes while providing strategic leadership and technical support to key partners. Taking an integrated perspective on requirements and defining a distinct role in delivering these will be crucial.

Senior Plants Person - Tregothnan

From £20,000pa

Permanent, Full-time, 40 hrs pw, Mon-Fri, 7.45am-4.15pm

Approximately 8 miles from Truro, Cornwall

We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Senior Plants Person to join a high-profile garden in Cornwall, working in our dynamic Gardening Team.

Duties and responsibilities include all aspects of plant care and vegetable production, including: propagation; planting, including house flowers; plant labelling; soil cultivation and weeding; pest and disease control; plant ordering; logging plants onto a database; and soft landscaping and designing.

Community Engagement Officer - Outer Hebrides - RSPB

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The RSPB are seeking a dynamic and organised person with experience of working with communities, schools and the general public and a keen interest in wildlife.

Location: Western Isles Office

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

Duration: 8 months

The role involves the development and implementation of the Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival, a programme of activities that raise awareness and understanding of the conservation of priority habitats and species on the islands.

Estate Worker - Private Estate

Term: Full time 40 hours

Salary £18,500 - £20,000 depending on experience.

Location: Privately owned Estate in the New Forest, Hampshire.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join our Estate team, who has a strong interest in conservation and understanding of countryside management, to help deliver a varied programme of works across the whole Estate.

Junior Gardener - Private Employer

Junior gardener required for small historic estate in Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders. Varied full time position working with head gardener. Must be keen and enthusiastic individual who is looking to further their career whilst working. Must have completed some formal training either through a course or previous job experience.

HLS & Landscapes - Site Management Operative - 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.

Volunteer & Engagement Officer - Northern Heartlands CIO

Fixed term contract

Salary £28,000 pro rata, 3 days/week, based in the Northern Heartlands office in Barnard Castle and Widdybank Farm, Upper Teesdale (Headquarters of Natural England’s Moor House Nature Reserve).

Northern Heartlands in partnership with Teesdale Special Flora Trust is seeking an enthusiastic Volunteer & Engagement Officer as part of Teesdale Special Flora’s “Plants on The Edge” programme funded by the Green Recovery Challenge through the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Estates Worker - The Fire Fighters Charity

Logo: The Fire Fighters Charity

Chudleigh, Devon

Salary of £12,542.60 per annum

The Fire Fighters Charity offers specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community.

We’re now looking for an Estates Worker to join us at Harcombe House on a permanent, part-time basis, working 25.5 hours per week (across a 2 week rota).

As an Estates Worker, you will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities and grounds at Harcombe House.

Country Park Officer - Bedford Borough Council

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£22,183 - £24,491 per annum

Full time, 37 hours per week

Permanent

Bedford Borough Council is recruiting a Country Parks Officer within our Parks and Open Spaces Team. In this role you will develop, coordinate and support a programme of works within our Country Parks and associated countryside sites. The role involves working outdoors in all weather and requires excellent customer services skills, you'll demonstrate knowledge and expertise in Countryside Management.

Principal Ecologist - Pell Frischmann

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Pell Frischmann is an international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with over 90 years of experience in the built environment. We are a unique business, whose purpose is to generate sustainable funds to deal with the environmental and social commitments resulting from the closing of Germany’s hard-coal mining industry; so our work directly contributes to environmental protection and preservation for the future.

We are seeking to appoint a Principal/Senior Ecologist experienced in project management and survey coordination for our Environment team. The role would ideally be based out of our Luton or Birmingham office, but we are also flexible on this. The main project is centered around Aylesbury and you should be prepared to work and travel in this area.

Ranger (Kickstart placement) - Magdalen Environmental Trust

6 - month job, working 25 hours per week.

We are pleased to present this opportunity for a young person eligible for the Kickstart programme, as part of our new Rewilding programme.

The main duties are: Maintain and mow / strim paths; Maintain accessibility; Maintenance of low ropes course, gates, steps, outdoor education spaces etc; Monitor wildlife signs and levels in the river; Soil testing; Removal of invasive species such as Himalayan balsam; Installation of nest boxes and other habitat features.

Senior Ranger - Groundwork North East & Cumbria

Logo: Groundwork

Salary: Circa £23,000 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term for 15 months (potential for extension)
Locations: 1x The North: Wansbeck (Ashington/Choppington area) and Blyth Harbour,  1x Central: Newcastle Quayside/Gateshead/South Tyneside and Sunderland/Wear area, 1x The South: Tees Hartlepool/Stockton/Middlesbrough/Redcar & Cleveland and Esk/Whitby areas

The Senior Ranger will be responsible for managing a team of five trainee operatives implementing a range of nature based solutions on the estuaries and general environmental improvements along the North East estuaries. You will be managing and delivering practical tasks such as, tree planting, wetland creation, wildflower sowing/planting, fencing, boardwalk construction, green space furniture installation and interpretation installation.

Project Officer, Green Investment in Greater Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Fixed term contract to March 2023

Circa £25,000 pa

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is seeking someone with entrepreneurial spirit to help deliver Green Investment in Greater Lincolnshire (GIGL), which is one of the national projects underway as part of the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund. We will be seeking to work with a multitude of organisations to set up a standard biodiversity, carbon and water credit trading framework across Greater Lincolnshire.

Building Craftsperson (Mason) - National Trust

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£20721

Permanent

Full time (37.5 hpw)

Ripon

As a Mason, you’ll assist with the day to day maintenance service at our in-hand properties. You’ll undertake traditional stone masonry work including rebuilding, consolidation and repointing works to a wide range of historic buildings and structures across the North region.

Other works may include roofing, traditional plastering and limewashing, assisting with the safe delivery, storing, checking and sorting of all materials at the base or on site.

Assistant Ranger - National Trust

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£8.91 per hour

Fixed Term to 30/04/22

Full time (37.5 hpw)

Ulverston

As an Assistant Ranger you will be working alongside the other Rangers at Fell Foot and Sandscale Haws, as well as across our other sites in South East Cumbria & Morecambe Bay. Day to day you will support the Area Ranger for Sandscale Haws & Fell Foot with all aspects of the winter work programme across the two sites, working closely with our dedicated team of volunteers. Practical conservation work will form the core of this role, with a large amount of your time spent on tasks such as maintaining site infrastructure, scrub clearance, coppicing and some monitoring.

Assistant Project Officer - Ribble Rivers Trust

Logo: Ribble Rivers Trust

18 month contract

Health and Environmental Action Lancashire - (HEAL) will deliver environmental improvements across Lancashire. Additionally, there will be a range of active volunteering events that promote and support improved health and wellbeing. Now, as part of this project, Ribble Rivers Trust have a new job vacancy for a full time Assistant Project Officer. This persons role will be to support the delivery of woodlands and capital works through the HEAL project.

Ranger - National Trust

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£19928 pa

Permanent

Full time (37.5 hpw)

Kendal

You’ll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, we’re delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work. You’ll share our common goal with customers and build relationships in the local community, proudly representing the National Trust. So whether you’re maintaining our green spaces to assisting with guided visitor walks, through to delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences, no two days will be the same.

Ranger - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

£19928 pa
Permanent
Full time (37.5 hpw)
Macclesfield

Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.

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

Principal Ecologist - EcoNorth Ltd

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Salary up to £45k, depending on experience, plus participation in profit share and pension schemes

With a great and growing range of ongoing work and projects, EcoNorth is seeking to appoint a highly experienced individual to the role of Principal Ecologist. This will be a lead role within the organisation and comprises a great opportunity to shape the company and the projects we work on, lead complex elements of project delivery, promote staff development and contribute towards the organisation’s Quality, Health & Safety, and Environmental Management systems.

EcoNorth’s core team is based in Cramlington, Northumberland, just north of Newcastle upon Tyne, and service client requirements primarily throughout Northern England and Scotland. However, we would also welcome applications from candidates based in Scotland, North West England or Humberside who would consider working remotely for part of the time.

Ranger - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Location: Newark Park,Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7PZ

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £20721 pa

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

Ranger x 2 - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Location: Saltram. Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1UH.

Contract Type: Fixed Term - 18 Months

Reference/IRC: IRC107858

Salary: £20721 pa

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.

Lead Ranger - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Location: Knightshayes. Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RQ .

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £28400 pa

We are recruiting a Lead Ranger to join the team at Knightshayes and help deliver our aim to provide the highest standards of care for everything we look after whilst working in a way that feels relevant and necessary to people and their day-to-day lives.

Countryside Project Officer - Hampshire County Council

Logo: Hampshire County Council

Salary Range: £26,544 - £29,583 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £15,926 - £17,749 per annum)

Work Location: River Hamble Country Park, Bursledon

Hours per week: 22.2 / Contract Type: Temporary (12 Months - Maternity Cover)

Hampshire County Council is recruiting a Project Officer within the Countryside Service to cover maternity leave. Joining the Countryside Project Team you will develop, coordinate and deliver a programme of works - mainly on Hampshire’s Public Rights of Way network and our open spaces. You will be expected to continue to build on our partnership with New Forest District Council by delivering projects on their behalf as part of their Mitigation Strategy.

Knowetop Project Assistant - Alternatives

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16 hrs per week

6 month contract

Salary: £10.23 per hour + contributory pension scheme

We are looking for a project assistant to join us at our Horticulture & Wildlife Project at Knowetop in Castlehill, Dumbarton. Do you have practical horticultural and conservation skills, experience of working with a variety of audiences, an interest in helping people get the most of their time in nature and an enthusiasm for sharing your skills and knowledge?

Northern Devon Natural Solutions Manager - Devon Wildlife Trust

Logo: Devon Wildlife Trust

Salary: £34,818pa plus 5% pension

This is a full-time permanent post based at Cookworthy, near Halwill Junction. DWT is currently trialing agile working arrangements.

Are you an experienced project manager with a background in nature based solutions? Devon Wildlife Trust is launching a new ‘Northern Devon Natural Solutions’ project which will transform the relationship that North Devon’s land managers have with nature in order to help tackle the climate and ecological emergency. We’re looking for a passionate and dedicated team to make it a success.

Freelance for Knowetop - Alternatives

Logo: Alternatives

Rate of pay: £18 per hour

We have an exciting programme of nature-based activities planned for our site at Knowetop in Castlehill, Dumbarton.

We are looking for freelance workers to deliver: A 10-session outdoor nature-based programme of activities for women and girls; A children’s club on the first Saturday morning of each month for 10 months starting 4th October; A 10-week outdoor learning in nature programme for schools on Wednesdays starting in October; A 10- week term time afterschool activity programme on Wednesdays starting in October and again in March 2022 for a further 10 weeks.

Gardener - BCP Council

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Salary details: £20,092 - £21,749

Employment Status: Full Time

Hours: 37 / Contract Type: Permanent

Upton Country Park is looking for a Gardener!

This historic estate is Poole requires an experienced individual to take the lead in maintaining the Regency Pleasure Grounds including the Walled Garden, Borders, Winter Gardens and other horticultural areas.

Rights of Way Coordinator - Via East Midlands

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Via currently has fantastic opportunity to join our Rights of Way Team as a Rights of Way Coordinator Officer based at Trent Bridge House in West Bridgford, Nottingham.

The successful candidate will manage the county's rights of way network to ensure it is open, safe and available for use by the public in line with statutory obligations, and to deliver the county’s Rights of Way Management Plan (ROWMP). The county is split geographically between the team and this role covers the south of the county.

Assistant Project Officer (Great North Wood) - London Wildlife Trust

Logo: London Wildlife Trust

Closing Date: 3rd October 2021

Interview Dates: Week commencing 11th October
The Great North Wood (GNW) Living Landscape project has been working over the last four years to reconnect and enhance remnant sites of heritage woodland for both wildlife and people across the Forest Hill, Sydenham and Norwood ridge in south London. So far the project has successfully delivered a programme of practical conservation volunteering sessions, community engagement events, and woodland monitoring and surveying to celebrate and enhance thirteen key woodland sites, and adjoining greenspaces, across this part of south London. Recently the Trust has been successful with an application to the Green Recovery Challenge Fund (GRCF) to expand upon the excellent work that has been started by delivering a programme of capital works, volunteering and community engagement activities across twenty-one sites within the Great North Wood area.

Aigas Field Centre Ranger/Naturalist Guide Posts - Aigas Field Centre

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Seasonal Aigas Rangers (up to 4 posts available) - Remuneration £20,000+ pa (pro rata)

The Aigas Ranger Training Scheme starts at the beginning of February 2022 and takes seven/eight weeks. After training you will commence a six week shadowing period, followed by a term work experience contract until the beginning of November. During that time you will take groups of adults around the Highlands providing a very high level of environmental, cultural, historical and archaeological interpretation. You will also work regularly with our environmental education team, providing outdoor education to school children of all ages. You will provide excellent customer care and work with the Aigas team in a unique and exciting environment. You will be involved in animal husbandry (of our wildcats for example) and a range of other nature conservation projects on the estate.

Thames Path Manager - Oxfordshire County Council

Logo: Oxfordshire County Council

Work location: Speedwell House, Oxford. But on an agile basis as demand requires.

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

The Thames Path is one of only 16 National Trails across England and Wales. Following the Thames from its source in Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier, the English Coast Path and beyond to sea, it currently extends some 184 miles across southern England. It is an iconic and unique Trail passing through a beautiful and ever-changing landscape and several towns including Oxford, Henley, Reading and London.

Assistant Ecological Consultant - Essex County Council

Logo: Essex County Council

Permanent, Full Time

Location: Countywide

Place Services is at the forefront of environmental consultancy in the public sector, and our people are integral to our success. The growth of our commercial practice means we are now looking for resourceful, confident and professional ecologists to join our growing multidisciplinary team.

We aspire to enhance places through a collaborative approach, with unrivalled expertise in assessment, design, planning and management. For the right individuals, we offer a competitive salary, a generous benefit and training package, and a truly varied workload.

Ecological Consultant - Essex County Council

Logo: Essex County Council

Permanent, Full Time

Location: Countywide

Place Services is at the forefront of environmental consultancy in the public sector, and our people are integral to our success. The growth of our commercial practice means we are now looking for resourceful, confident and professional ecologists to join our growing multidisciplinary team.

Woodsman - REHAU Ltd

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REHAU is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. From furniture to windows to aircraft, you encounter our systems every day, without noticing them. While they may be invisible, their benefits are always around us. More than 20,000 employees at 170 locations worldwide apply their expertise and innovative capabilities to ensure the continuous growth of our independent privately-held company. REHAU is the place to build a career, so why not join our team and contact us today!

Team Manager - Natural Environment - Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Logo: Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

37 Hours
Permanent

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated, experienced and inspirational leader as our new Team manager for the Natural Environment for Blaenau Gwent

The Team Manager - Natural Environment is responsible for the development and delivery of a program of significant local and regional projects, as well as helping to address the Councils Climate Change and Nature Recovery ambitions.

Water and Wetlands Officer, Worcestershire - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Fixed Term Contract: 3 years (with potential of extension)

Full-time: 35 hours per week (occasional evenings and weekends)

Are you passionate about water and wetlands conservation and nature’s recovery? We are looking for a confident, pro-active individual to join our Conservation Team and help us deliver Worcestershire’s nature recovery network.

You must have good ecological skills especially of wetland and farmland species and habitats; experience of delivering water and wetland projects; land management knowledge especially of water management and wetlands; good strategic planning skills to respond to water and wetland local and national consultations; experience of working with landowners, land managers and relevant sector partners; demonstrate good communication skills for liaising with landowners, local communities, and partners and for recruiting and working with volunteers and contractors; IT skills including experience of GIS are important for use in developing the role and reports. Knowledge of H&S legislation is required.

Senior Site Manager - RSPB

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Location: Dungeness and Lydden Valley

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Based at RSPB Dungeness and Lydden Valley, the role offers an exciting opportunity to experience the full range of conservation work on the RSPB’s oldest reserve, and at its most recent. Dungeness, an RSPB reserve since 1931, is home to an internationally important range of animals and plants - from bitterns to bumblebees to Nottingham catchfly, Dungeness is one of the most biodiverse sites in the UK, while Lydden Valley, a newly acquired reserve that has been restored in the last two years thanks to a £1.2m Wetland Improvement grant, provides a rich mosaic of wetland habitats with an established population of beavers.

Field Manager – North West & West Midlands and East & East Midlands - Forestry Commission

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East and East Midlands - based at Santon Downham, Suffolk. The successful candidate will have a blended working approach between home and the office, living within Norfolk or Suffolk to facilitate field team support. Formal homeworking may be considered for candidates living more than one hour away from the office.
North West and West Midlands - based at Penrith. The successful candidate will have a blended working approach between home and the office, living within Cumbria or Lancashire to facilitate field team support.
The Field Manager role, as part of Forest Services, is responsible for leading a team of Woodland Officers based in their area and for ensuring the effective coordination of our incentives and regulatory activities. Field Managers play a critical role in delivering a step change in our woodland creation levels, and in supporting the woodland management activity across the area.

Visitor Experience Manager - RSPB

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Permanent, full time role.
Location: Rye Meads, SG12
Our visitor centre and infrastructure support our engagement work to gain visitors vital support which is much needed to continue and grow the conservation work of the RSPB. This post will allow you to make a big impact on nature conservation. This is a great opportunity to lead the development, integration and delivery of visitor experience at Rye Meads reserve with the aim of creating a high-quality visitor offer that maximises support for nature and connects people with wildlife.

Climate and Environment Assistant - Countryside Education Trust

The contract term is 18 months. Hours are 22.5 per week, with pay in a range from £9.00 per hour.

A great opportunity for someone interested in making a career in environmental education this is a broad role within our education team with a specific emphasis on climate change. This new role will encompass a range of tasks including working within a research project into regenerative farming, learning to deliver education sessions, social media development and support to the DCEO.

Local Wildlife Officer - Isle of Anglesey County Council

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Hours: 37 hours a week
Contract: Temporary (1 year)

To promote wildlife recovery on Anglesey.

The Isle of Anglesey County Council has commitment to the Local Nature Partnership (LNP) Wales project by engaging with communities, businesses, public bodies and others in local activity that can help to enable a long-term, sustainable difference to nature recovery.

Stonemason Assistant - University of Bristol

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Contract Type/Work Pattern: Open ended / Full time

Salary: £19,133 - £21,236 per annum

The Stonemason Assistant will work as part of the stonemasonry team for Gardens and Grounds with the aim of providing a flexible stonemasonry maintenance service to the University. The Assistant will work alongside a Stonemason to maintain a number of university walls (mainly natural stone and lime mortar joints) together with some general maintenance works concerning other hard features such as repairs to paving slabs, kerbs, minor pot holes, etc. Tasks are primarily focused on external features such as walls/hard landscaping, not the building fabric.

Senior and Principal Ecologists - The Environmental Dimension Partnership

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We are seeking personable, innovative and proactive ecologists at Senior and Principal grades, to join our EDP Ecology Team! You will be based out of our Cirencester, Cheltenham or Cardiff offices, and benefit from working with a multidisciplinary consultancy team whilst providing technical project management across a range of project sizes, types and complexities.

Operations Manager - Woodland Creation - Forestry England

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The Operations Manager – Woodland Creation is a new position within Forestry England’s National Woodland Creation Team. You will provide national leadership on forest management for new woodland creation across England. You will use your professional knowledge and experience to provide management oversight and technical guidance to staff on operational delivery across a portfolio of woodland creation schemes across England. You will be responsible for ensuring that all woodland creation schemes meet the requirements of UKFS and UKWAS and comply with EIA and planning requirements. We need you to build productive relationships with a range of stakeholders and influence and negotiate challenging and competing demands.

Habitat Conservation and Engagement Officer - Lake District National Park Authority

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Windermere, Cumbria, UK

Full time, fixed term contract until March 2023

These two new posts are part of an exciting new project to make Brockhole the Lake District Centre for Nature Conservation and Connection. The project is a partnership between The Lake District National Park Authority and The Ernest Cook Trust. It has three central aims: to improve the management and interpretation of the site’s priority habitats; to engage young people with these through exploration of their wildlife and practical conservation work; and to train young people in land-based skills through a trainee programme run by the Ernest Cook Trust, equipping them for a future career in environmental management.

Conservation Field Officer (Ryevitalise Project) - North York Moors National Park Authority

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Helmsley, York

£20,903 to £23,541 for 37 hours per week; Fixed Term Contract to 30 June 2023 (with extension likely)

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Conservation Field Officer to join our Ryevitalise project team to undertake practical conservation and monitoring work to conserve the habitats, wildlife and landscapes of the River Rye catchment.

Administration Assistant - North York Moors National Park Authority

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Helmsley, York

£11,513 - £11,978 for 22.5 hours per week

Working closely with the Programme Manager you will be responsible for undertaking administrative and financial tasks, including submitting quarterly grant claims, using the ‘Better Impact’ software to provide information to our volunteers, collating press releases and newsletters and supporting the Ryevitalise Steering Group and Partnership Board; ensuring deadlines are met whilst maintaining quality.

Learning Officer (Sessional) - The Froglife Trust

Salary: £20,000 pro rata for 14 hours per week; (£8000 per annum actual salary)

Hours: 14 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term contract to 31 December 2022, with probable extension

Location: Home based in Glasgow or at our office space at Glasgow University

This post involves developing and delivering nature conservation educational sessions working with vulnerable and disadvantaged people, as part of our Green Pathways project.

Projects and Grants Officer - Gwent Wildlife Trust

Contract: Permanent / Full time

Salary: £22,744 - £28, 682

Location: Flexible working, home or office based. Gwent Wildlife Trust Headquarters, Seddon House, Dingestow, Nr Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 4DY

Sitting within the Fundraising and Communication team, the Projects and Grants Officer will work closely across the Senior Management Team to secure and grow grant-funding for nature recovery in Gwent. Depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate, this might involve input at all stages in the project lifecycle: from development to identifying and applying to sources of funding; to reporting. 

Farm Adviser - Catchment Sensitive Farming - Natural England

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£26,224

Various locations

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.

Ranger - Urban Green Newcastle

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the role involves helping to manage and improve the beautiful parks across the Urban Green Newcastle estate. In addition to practical conservation work, the Ranger plays an essential role in making everyone feel valued and welcome, engaging with the public, volunteers and stakeholders on a daily basis. Being the ‘eyes and the ears’ on the ground, the Ranger helps to protect and monitor our amazing wildlife and heritage, and provides valuable input into policy, plans and project development. While the role will principally be focused on the parks, from time to time some input into the allotments may be necessary.

Project Manager - Urban Green Newcastle

The Project Manager will oversee the development, and manage the delivery of the Beelines North East project, acting as the key point of liaison for partner organisations, and ensuring that the approved purposes of the grant are met. Equally passionate about nature recovery and sharing its importance with people and communities, the postholder will be integral to the overall success of the project. With the ability to draw together a multi-disciplinary team across multiple partners, the Project Manager will ensure that everyone involved in delivery is motivated, well informed, and that proper provision is in place to deliver success on time and to budget.

Community Gardener - Urban Green Newcastle

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the role will help manage and improve the beautiful parks across the Urban Green Newcastle (UGN) estate. Empowering and leading teams of volunteers, actively engaging the local community and working closely with associated groups and community partners, the Community Gardener will deliver a step-change in the horticultural care and presentation of a portfolio of UGN parks. Seeking new and creative ways of managing parks to enhance both beauty and biodiversity, the Community Gardener will help every visitor to feel welcome and have an inspiring experience.

Community Education Officer - Urban Green Newcastle

The Community Education Officer will play an integral role in the successful delivery of the Beelines North East project, and will lead on engaging with 3,530 people across the 18 months of the project. Equally passionate about nature recovery and sharing its importance with people and communities, the postholder will develop creative and varied opportunities for engagement across the project area, to share the importance of pollinators, and deepen the impact and reach of the project long term.

Nature Conservation Estate Workers - Green Mantle (Ecosophy) Limited

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Location: Bristol & Bath, Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels.

40 hours/wk. Early October 2021 - end March 2022. Possibly longer and career progression. Mileage allowance. £18,500p/a pro rata

Ideal opportunities for those passionate about nature and starting out in the conservation industry. Gain invaluable experience of countryside management and discover extensive networking possibilities. Join our small dynamic team undertaking felling, coppicing, tree surgery, fencing, wildlife pond construction, footpath maintenance and scrub clearance, mainly on SSSIs.

Skills for Bees: Scotland Project Officer - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

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Salary £21,000 (pro rata) per annum

A unique opportunity to join a successful and growing conservation charity!

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time (0.6 FTE) Skills for Bees Project Officer to lead on delivery of the Skills for Bees: Scotland project. Your primary role will be to recruit and work with volunteers to increase bumblebee surveying in the Cairngorms area of Scotland, with a particular emphasis on training and mentoring volunteers for the BeeWalk scheme

Biodiversity & Ecology Officer - Monmouthshire County Council

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Grade: Band G SCP 23-27 £27,741-£31,346 (one year fixed term)

Hours: 37 Per Week

Location: County Hall Usk

Come and join our Green Infrastructure team!

Looking to work in an outstanding and ecologically diverse landscape?

The post holder will provide expert biodiversity and ecological advice, and develop and support the biodiversity planning process to ensure that Monmouthshire County Council meets its statutory obligations in respect of conserving biodiversity, protected species, statutory designated sites and other nature conservation matters.

Planning Ecologist - Norfolk County Council

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Norwich

£24,982 - £27,041 per annum

Temporary contract/secondment opportunity for 12 months

The Environment Service has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Planning Ecologist to join our Ecology and Landscape Team, supporting the delivery of a wide range of strategic and infrastructure projects, ensuring that the natural environment of Norfolk is safeguarded and enhanced through the planning system.

Trapper x 2 - Orkney Native Wildlife Project

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Location: RSPB Scotland - Orkney

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

This is a Contract, Full Time role for 12 months.

This project is working with local communities and landowners to undertake the world’s largest stoat eradication operation on a mixture of privately and publicly owned land.

You will be involved in: Engaging with landowners to maintain and secure land access agreements across the Orkney Mainland and linked isles; Trap deployment and removal; Checking, cleaning and rebaiting a network of over 5,000 traps on a regular cycle as part of a team.

Land Outdoors & Nature Project Manager - National Trust

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Location: Marsden Moor / Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire, HX7 7AP

Contract Type: 2 Year fixed term contract

Salary: £33,000 per annum

Exciting times ahead working together delivering Natural Flood Management (NFM) and woodland creation at a landscape scale? The National Trust West Yorkshire portfolio has a wide range of projects underway and under development – the most complex is the Landscapes for Water project which is an ambitious project between the National Trust, Woodland Trust and Yorkshire Water.

Part-Time Trapper - Orkney Native Wildlife Project

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Location: Orkney, Kirkwall Office

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

Duration: 12 months Fixed Term

This is a Contract, Part-Time role for 12 months, 15 hours per week.

This project is working with local communities and landowners to undertake the world’s largest stoat eradication operation on a mixture of privately and publicly owned land.

Bat Programme Manager - Vincent Wildlife Trust

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Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) is looking for a Bat Programme Manager to drive forward its bat conservation programme, build on existing success and create new projects and areas of work to deliver the Trust’s Ten-Year Strategy.

VWT is a specialist mammal research and conservation charity, working on threatened mammals in Britain, Ireland and increasingly mainland Europe. Our work to date has focused on mustelids (the weasel family), including pine marten and polecat, and the rarer bats.

Ecologist - (Bats) - Environment Systems Limited

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Permanent, full-time

£24,000 - £28,000 dependent on experience

Do you want to: Further develop your track record in ecology? Get great experience of some interesting and unusual projects? Help make a difference by better understanding and evidencing the state of our environment? Work in an entrepreneurial, growing company and help it grow?

Site Operative - Greenfields Countryside LImited

Full-time

Cropwell Bishop

Works involved is varied and includes general maintenance, strimming, planting, fencing, arboriculture, tree felling, tree dismantling, tree removal, stump grinding, pruning, tree & hedge planting, hedge cutting, forestry maintenance, quarry maintenance, ecological and landscaping.

Senior Farm Advisor - The Westcountry Rivers Trust

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Salary of up to £30,000 per annum

Callington, Cornwall (with home working and regular travel to catchment)

Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) is an environmental charity dedicated to restoring and protecting the region’s rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal areas. We’re now looking for a Senior Farm Advisor to join our Land Team on a full-time basis, working 37.5 hours per week.

As a Senior Farm Advisor, you will identify and develop opportunities at farm and catchment level that will contribute to improving the region’s water environment. Initially, you will be focused on delivering the CPES (Channel Payments for Ecosystem Service) Project until Spring 2022 before moving on to deliver other projects.

Lead Ranger - National Trust

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Salary: £32,328 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Kedleston Hall, nr Quarndon, Kedleston, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

With a team of dedicated and enthusiastic Rangers (staff and volunteers) you will continue to improve the biodiversity of this special site while also welcoming over 200,000 visits each year. Key projects your team will deliver include delivery of our HLS funded Woodland Management scheme, hedgerow planting, management of new wildflower meadows and work to protect our White-clawed Crayfish. You’ll set the vision and direction for Kedleston’s Parkland with the support of specialist advice from our internal consultancy. You’ll empower your team to be their best, working together to deliver benefits for people and nature.

Citizen Science Project Officer - The Aire Rivers Trust

£25,000 pa (plus pension, expenses)
37 hours per week (with occasional weekends and evenings)
Fixed-term contract until August 31st 2023

We are seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Citizen Science Project Officer to help shape the future of the River Aire. You will work with volunteers to undertake Citizen Science and identify and develop riparian improvement projects. You will do this by developing their skill sets and empowering citizen scientists for our Riverfly Monitoring Programme, Water Quality Testing, Litter Monitoring and Invasive Species Mapping. You will also undertake river walkovers mapping out opportunities for future projects and helping to write bids for funding.

Nature Recovery Project Manager - The Parks Foundation

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Salary: £27,000 per annum

Terms: Fixed term until 31 January 2023 (with the potential for extension if funding permits). 37.5 hours a week; 30 hours a week may be considered

You will lead the transformation of eight parks across Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole to support the creation of a nature recovery network using your knowledge and experience of conservation and / or ecological management.

Conservation Officer - The Shallowford Trust

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Salary: £27,500

Contract: Initially 1 year (potential for extension)

The Shallowford Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and engaging Conservation Officer to develop and deliver an ambitious conservation programme for East Shallowford Farm and Butterfly Conservation. Working with groups of youth who visit the farm, reaching out to new networks as well as continuing work with existing community contacts, providing opportunities for skills development and increasing knowledge in conservation forms much of the work. Programme development will include identifying new opportunities for habitat restoration and influencing positive management in the local landscape through land management advice, working with multiple local partnerships.

Senior Living Collection Keeper - Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week

£21,048

We are looking to recruit a resourceful individual to assist with the development and maintenance of all areas of the living collection and the team at the Llanelli Wetland Centre, supporting WWT’s Visitor Engagement Strategy and specific Llanelli Wetland Centre objectives. You will supervise the living collection team activities to a high standard meeting the Zoo Licence Requirements as set by the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice. You will take a leading role in the detailed management of the captive animal populations including nest and egg monitoring and rearing and care of the birds in the duckery.

Trainee Forest Nursery Manager - Prees Heath Forest Nurseries

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We are a forest nursery situated in North Shropshire producing a wide range of trees and shrubs for the forestry and amenity market. We are looking for the right person to train for the post of nursery manager. There will be a two to three year training period. The right candidate will then be offered the full time position as the nursery manager.

Senior Tree Officer - Hart District Council

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Salary: Grade I (£37,516 - £40,471)
Hours per week: 37
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)
Type: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Countryside Services for a Senior Tree Officer. The District enjoys a high population of trees, but with a changing climate they need our help more than ever. The successful applicant will assist the Council in adapting to the impacts of climate change and meet its corporate objectives and statutory obligations in relation to trees, including advice to planning service (Place) and other Council departments as required.

Leysdown Trust Trainees x 2 - Sussex Wildlife Trust

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Contract – Fixed Term for 18 months

Hours – 35.00 per week

Salary - £13,173.16 per annum minimum wage plus accommodation offset

We are pleased to continue the very successful trainee scheme funded by The Vera Dalley Lederman Scholarship and Environmental Training Programme. The Trust is working in partnership with the Leysdown Conservation Trust to provide an opportunity for 2 individuals to gain a vast array of valuable experience and skills in the conservation/environmental field.

Tree Officer - Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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Permanent

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who is passionate about the natural environment to help deliver a forward thinking arboricultural service. This high-profile role will be responsible for delivering the council’s statutory duties for the protection of trees. You will be managing the Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and Conservation Area (CA) systems, including compliance and enforcement where breaches occur. You will also be influencing development of the borough by guiding the council on decisions for planning applications.

Ranger - National Trust

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This is a fixed term contract due to end when the previous employee returns from maternity leave. At this point we cannot confirm exactly how long this contract will last, but it is unlikely to be more than 12 months.

Guided by seasonal work programmes, you will help maintain and deliver large scale moorland conservation work, contributing towards our Land and Nature targets and our woodland creation ambition. You will be responsible for day to day estate management and maintenance, maintaining excellent standards of presentation and access infrastructure.

Ranger x 2 - National Trust

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

You’ll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, we’re delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work. You’ll share our common goal with customers and build relationships in the local community, proudly representing the National Trust.

Land Management and Machinery Teacher - Kingston Maurward College

Hours: 33.3 hours per week (0.9 fraction) which is 4.5 days per week, Monday – Friday with flexibility to meet business needs

Salary: £18,684 - £21,638.70 per annum (£20,760 - £24,043 per annum pro rata) which is point L4b – L7c on the Academic Staff Salary Scale - depending on skills and teaching experience. A market pay supplement of up to £3,000 per annum may be available to reflect this skills shortage area.

To support the delivery of a high-quality learning experience for learners wishing to develop their education and careers in countryside management and agriculture.

For this role, we are looking for an enthusiastic, talented and self-motivated person to teach level 2 and 3 agriculture land and wildlife and countryside students.

Stewardship and Forest Management Craftsperson - Forestry and Land Scotland

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Multiple Locations Throughout Scotland (Aberfoyle, West Calder, Glenbranter, and Blairadam)

£22505 - £23721 plus benefits

Forestry and Land Scotland are looking for experienced and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about the outdoors to join our dedicated delivery teams at Aberfoyle and Glenbranter. We are looking for people who are comfortable working both independently and as part of a diligent land management team in the West Region to help maintain our stunning historic trails in Aberfoyle and our forest routes with spectacular views in Glenbranter. Successful candidates will be keen problem solvers and good communicators.

Woodland Project - Development Manager - Pryor and Rickett Silviculture

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Full time permanent position

Pryor and Rickett Silviculture manage over 35,000 hectares of woodland throughout Great Britain. The properties managed are remarkably diverse, ranging from species rich ancient broadleaved woods to extensive conifer plantations, and from small farm woodlands to whole estates.

After a record year throughout the country, we seek one Woodland Project Developer in the South West of England region to join our team working three days a week on this specific Forestry Commission project and the remaining two days directly for the company assisting the Forest Managers with a wide range of management tasks.

Woodland Project - Development Manager x 2 - Pryor and Rickett Silviculture

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Pryor and Rickett Silviculture manage over 35,000 hectares of woodland throughout Great Britain. The properties managed are remarkably diverse, ranging from species rich ancient broadleaved woods to extensive conifer plantations, and from small farm woodlands to whole estates.

After a record year throughout the country, we seek 2 Woodland Project Developers in regions of: Cumbria; Staffordshire / Cheshire

2 year-fixed term, full time positions will be focused on creating links with existing woodland owners who are underutilising their woodlands.

Community Garden Development Officer - West Calder and Harburn Community Development Trust

The role is part-time (2 to 3 days a week depending on the candidate) for a fixed term of 12 months at a salary of £24,000 pa pro-rata.

West Calder & Harburn Community Development Trust and Polbeth & West Calder Community Garden wish to appoint a Development Officer to join their partnership staff team running volunteer, enterprise and wellbeing activities at our community garden and woodland. This a great opportunity to bring enthusiasm, energy and creativity to a volunteer facing role.

GIS and Habitats Data Officer - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC)

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£25,000 per annum, full time (37.5 hours per week)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitable candidate to take on the new role of GIS and Habitats Data Officer at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC). CPERC is hosted by the Wildlife Trust BCN and based at the Wildlife Trust BCN offices in Cambourne, and as the Local Environmental Records Centre for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is the central source for biodiversity information for the area.

Heritage Trainee, Rye Harbour - Sussex Wildlife Trust

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Contract: Fixed Term for 12 months

Hours: 35.00 per week

Salary: £8.91 per hour

Sussex Wildlife Trust is pleased to be able to offer a 12-month traineeship funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is the first of three trainee posts available during the Discover Rye Harbour three year project, The trainee will gain a vast array of valuable experience and skills in both the conservation and environmental education field, at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Discovery Centre.

Area Ranger - National Trust

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Location: Fountains Abbey, Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £24,075 per annum

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

Sessional Engagement Assistant - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

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(Casual Contract)

Salary: £10.15 per hour.

Contract: This is a zero hour contract.

Location: Based at our Attenborough Nature Centre, south of Nottingham

You’ll form part of our amazing Engagement Team. We’re a flexible organisation, and we understand that sometimes home-working can help you to get the job done. But we can guarantee that you’ll fall in love with the view from the office, overlooking the lakes of the Nature Reserve. There will also be regular travel to various locations throughout the county.

Environmental Education Officer (Windsor Great Park) - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £24,700 - £26,000 starting salary, dependent on experience

Contract: Fixed Term, five years (December 2021 – December 2026)

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

BBOWT and The Crown Estate have partnered to provide a centre for environmental education within Windsor Great Park. Based for most of the year within the heart of this beautiful and historic Park, this role entails working with children from pre-school age up to 16 years and their families to deliver inspiring activities that promote pro-conservation behaviours. 

Assistant Head Gardener - National Trust

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Location: Woolbeding Gardens Brambling Ln, Woolbeding, Midhurst GU29 9RR

We're looking for an Assistant Head Gardener who can inspire confidence in the team, adapt quickly to new ways of working and apply their technical knowledge to a range of different tasks and lead on small projects. As a key member of the gardens team your role will involve running the day to day operations of the gardens, working with staff and volunteers to help develop the gardens and the garden team.

Country Officer (Scotland) - BASC

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Starting salary: £34,477pa plus company vehicle

Location: Flexible (Scotland)

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of circa 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation. BASC is looking for an individual with wide ranging shooting experience who will deliver membership engagement and recruitment activities.

Property Manager - The Future Forest Company

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£35-£42K (depending on experience)

We are recruiting a permanent role of Property Manager for our large site (800 ha) on the beautiful Scottish island of Mull. The diversity of habitats and buildings across the site have been underdeveloped previously and we are looking for an experienced, energetic and talented individual (or couple) to lead its transformation. A new herd of highland cattle is being created alongside an established sheep flock and drove of wooly pigs.

Farm Conservation Adviser / Assistant Farm Conservation Adviser - Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) South East

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Salary: Advisor £27,000 to £31,000 / Assistant Advisor £20,000 to £26,500

We are seeking applicants for Farm Conservation Advisor / Assistant Farm Conservation Adviser position, based in Kent / East Sussex, with some travel across the South-East region.

FWAG South East provides environmental advice to farmers and landowners on a wide range of agricultural and conservation issues.

Evenlode Catchment Partnership: Community Outreach Officer - Cotswolds National Landscape

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Part-time, 0.6FTE (22.2 hours per week)

Salary - GBP 23,050 - 25,608 per annum pro-rata. Fixed term contract to 31st March 2025.

There has never been a Catchment-wide education and community outreach programme for the River Evenlode. The ECP aims to meet this urgent need by increasing the connection, educational experience and active involvement of young people and their wider communities with the River Evenlode.

Evenlode Catchment Partnership: Education Officer - Cotswolds National Landscape

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Full-time (37 hours per week)

Salary - GBP 28,574 - 30,462 per annum. Fixed term contract to 31st March 2024.

There has never been a Catchment-wide education programme for the River Evenlode. The ECP aims to meet this urgent need by increasing the connection, educational experience and active involvement of young people and their wider communities with the River Evenlode.

Forestry Hand Cutter and Climber Tree Surgeon - Chris Arnold Tree Surgery

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Climber Tree Surgeon

Full time, Permanent

Salary from £28,000 depending on experience

A main climber required with one or more years’ experience to join our established and thriving company within the Cheltenham area.

Forestry Hand Cutter

Full time Permanent

Salary: Starting From £25,000.00 per year

Forestry Hand cutter required to join our growing forestry team

Building Bridges Project Support Officer - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

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Salary £21,039.90

Fixed Term to 31st January 2023

Hours 37.5 Hours Per Week Monday to Friday

Location Elm Tree Court, Devizes, SN10 1NJ

We have an exciting opportunity for a Support Officer to join the Building Bridges Team at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. This role is fully funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme and will be solely employed on the programme delivery. The Building Bridges Project supports those furthest from the labour market in accessing the skills, education and/or experience they need to achieve and sustain ongoing employment. Our target group is those who are unemployed or economically inactive and facing multiple, complex challenges and barriers.

Volunteering Officer (Paths) - Ramblers

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Salary: £35,000- £40,000

Department: Operations and Advocacy

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

The Ramblers have a fantastic network of path volunteers across England and Wales, who help safeguard, expand and improve our walking network. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic volunteering officer who will support these key Ramblers volunteers. You will ensure that they are welcomed to their roles, provided with the tools, resources and knowledge they need. This is an exciting time to join the team, as we look to implement improvements on how we support our path volunteers. You will lead on improving how we measure the impact that our volunteers make to the path network and support local campaigning and influencing through building effective relationships with local authorities and professional bodies. The role will also include leading on processes to track and monitor legal changes to the network and a logical, and creative approach will be key.

Agricultural Advice Project Manager - RSPB

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Location: RSPB UKHQ - Sandy
Salary: £27,574.00  £30,590.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave

This role is for a 13-month full-time post. Part-time work as part of a job share will be considered.

Passionate about nature-friendly farming? We currently have an exciting opportunity for someone to manage the Farm Wildlife Partnership of wildlife NGOs, and farming communications to promote and guide nature-friendly farming in the UK.

Access Officer x 2 - ScotWays

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Come and Help us Uphold Access Rights!

We have two vacancies for people to come and join our team. Both will be based in our Edinburgh office but will be subject to our Hybrid Working Policy meaning they will be able to work from home or another location.

Access Officer part-time (3 days a week).

This post plays a key role in our enquiry management process. You will receive, record, and answer enquiries from the public and solicitors about rights of way and public access issues across Scotland. You will have good communication skills, both verbal and written, and an eye for detail. You will be computer literate with experience in data management. Knowledge of customer relations, CRM systems, and outdoor access in Scotland will be beneficial.

Project Manager - A Greener Thames - RSPB

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Location: Flexible in England
Salary: £27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave (pro-rata)
Duration: 18 months

The Greater Thames Estuary is one of the most important wetland landscapes in Europe, supporting significant populations of migrating and wintering birds as well as a diverse range of rare wetland plants, mammals and invertebrates. Faced with multiple challenges, from the effects of climate change to the pressures of urban development and changes in land use, this landscape is now under threat; vital habitats are deteriorating, and biodiversity is in decline.

Welcome and Fundraising Officer - RSPB

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Location: RSPB Arne
Salary: £18,250.00 - £20,246.00 Pro Rata
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Variable / Flexible

Are you a people person who thrives in busy and dynamic public-facing environments and would you like to work on one of the RSPB's most beautiful nature reserves, if so, then this could be the perfect job for you!
RSPB Arne is a beautiful site spanning over 600 hectares which is home to an amazing range of habitats and species.

Rural Payments Administrator - 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. Weu2019re 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. 

Horticulture & Employability Tutor - Groundwork South

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Salary: £15,000 - £15,600 (FTE £25,000 to £26,000) (Depending on experience)

Hours: 22.5 hours a week

Contract Type: Fixed term to Jul 2023 (with potential to extend)

Location: South East Cornwall

A unique opportunity to support Young People in Plymouth. Working on the Skills for Young People Project, you will work with groups of Young People, aged between 15 to 24 who are at risk of, or who have fallen out of education, training, or employment in Plymouth, who have shown an interest in working in the Natural Environment as part of their journey back to education or employment.

Arboricultural Officer - Kirklees Council

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Salary: £34,728 - £36,922

Hours: 37 hours

Position type: Permanent

Location(s): Huddersfield and surrounding areas

An exciting opportunity has opened for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Arboricultural Officer to help us help conserve, manage and shape the green infrastructure of Kirklees and support the delivery of the Council’s ambitious plans to enhance its natural heritage. As Arboricultural Officer you will be responsible for carrying out surveys and assessments for Tree Work applications and the making of Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs), as well as providing advice in relation to development discussions and planning applications.

Programme Manager - RSPB

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Location: Flexible in England
Salary: £32,400 - £35,944
Duration: 18 months

The Greater Thames Estuary is one of the most important wetland landscapes in Europe, supporting significant populations of migrating and wintering birds as well as a diverse range of rare wetland plants, mammals and invertebrates. Faced with multiple challenges, from the effects of climate change to the pressures of urban development and changes in land use, this landscape is now under threat; vital habitats are deteriorating, and biodiversity is in decline. We are looking for an inspiring and dedicated individual to coordinate and deliver the Greener Thames programme.

Kickstart Scheme - Trainee Assistant Ranger (Stover Country Park) - Devon County Council

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Salary: £17,842 per annum (pro rata)

Appointment: Part Time

Job Term: Fixed

Location: Teignbridge

Fixed Term 26 weeks contract

This trainee position provides an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and experience working as part of the Ranger Team at Stover Country Park and Local Nature Reserve. You will assist with the practical habitat management and routine maintenance of the Country Park.

Director - The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC)

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We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join our board of 6 voluntary Directors. As a member of the board of Directors, you will be responsible for ensuring TWIC meets its legal and charitable obligations and contribute to the success and future development of the organisation.

Ranger (Samphire Hoe) - White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

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

Full Time – Fixed-Term for 1 year (maternity cover)

This is an exciting opportunity for an outgoing and talented individual to join our ranger team at White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (WCCP) – part of the role will be working at Samphire Hoe, a unique country park on the coast of East Kent. Working alongside the rangers and a dedicated group of volunteers, you will assist with the day-to-day management of Samphire Hoe, including habitat management, the delivery of educational activities, visitor management and the planning and delivery of events programmes. You will also assist with the management of other sites across Folkestone and Dover, helping to implement the aims and objectives of the WCCP.

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.

Planting for Pollinators Project Officer (Ecologist) - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

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£26,429 plus 9% Pension Contribution

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is seeking a project officer to lead the ecological 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.

Harvesting Manager - Euroforest Limited

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Newton Abbot, Devon

At Euroforest, our team spends eighty percent of their time out of the office, working with landowners to harvest their forests. No two days are the same, from felling areas ready to harvest, to building protection zones around wildlife habitats, or building roads to access new forests, anything could come your way. The Harvesting Manager role requires a self-motivated, professional individual who has an ability to build relationships at all levels to manage harvesting sites in an operational area.

Assistant Retail Manager - RSPB

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Location: Leighton Moss, Carnforth
Salary: £18,100.00 - £20,080.00 Pro Rata
Part-time role working 30 hours per week. The shop is open from 9.30 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week, so regular weekend and bank holiday working will be required.

RSPB's Leighton Moss retail store near Carnforth needs a new Assistant Retail Manager. We are looking for someone with a great personality and a strong retail and customer service background. The successful candidate will help lead and motivate our team of staff and volunteers to maximise retail income generation.

Countryside Manager - Sevenoaks District Council

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Salary Band F £39,516 to £42,507

Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Clean & Green service, which includes the Parks and Countryside Rangers service, Grounds Maintenance, Clean & Green operations on all relevant aspects of Street Cleansing, Woodlands and Countryside, related work. You will lead on behalf of the Council in communications with the Forestry Commission, the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Environment Agency and other interested third parties on all relevant aspects of Clean & Green work. You will help us develop, implement and continually review our countryside delivery policies, strategies and procedures relating to the team’s clean and green areas, in response to legislative changes, members’ priorities and demands for service from members of the public.

Reserves Assistant - RSPB

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Location: Glastonbury
Salary: £17,960.00 - £19,925.00 Per Annum
Duration: Until March 2023

The role will assist the reserve team with the practical estate management of Ham Wall nature reserve on the Somerset Levels. You will undertake practical site management and general site maintenance work. This may involve working with other reserves staff, volunteers and contractors and graziers to ensure that quality site management, efficiency and value for money is maximised.

Parks and Woodland Ranger - North Northamptonshire Council

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Type: Permanent
Location: Corby, England
Salary: 18933.00 - 19698.00 per annum

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to provide a welcoming presence, ensuring the safety of all users across several parks and woodlands in Corby, and to encourage positive public engagement.

Horticulturist (Level I) – Estates/Grounds - Royal Horticultural Society

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£20,842 - £22,146 per annum dependant on experience

RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Horticulturist Level 1/Estate Grounds Person to join the team at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex. We are a garden of 365 acres that ranges from intensive horticulture to establishing woodland and with over 360,000 visitors per year; the outer estate plays a lead role in attracting a wider audience. With the addition of new visitor facilities, the garden and estate continues to undergo extensive ecological improvements, helping us to deliver our commitment to Biodiversity.

Assistant Warden - RSPB

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Location: Winterbourne
Salary: £22,986.00 - £25,500.00

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead on the machinery, reserve infrastructure, and arable operations as part of the RSPB Winterbourne Downs reserves team and take this knowledge and experience to work with surrounding landowners and deliver wider consultancy estate projects

Seasonal Weald Field Officer - Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

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Contract: Fixed Term – 6 months (full time)

Salary: £18,895pa pro rata

Location: West Surrey

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is looking to recruit a Seasonal Field Officer for our winter reserves management team based in west Surrey. This 6 month contract involves conservation management work on our nature reserves throughout Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex and possibly occasionally further afield.

Landscape Recovery Lead - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent, 35 hours per week

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

We are looking for a passionate and self-motivated person with exceptional project management skills to join our Conservation Strategy Directorate and lead BBOWT’s landscape recovery work. The Landscape Recovery Lead will play a pivotal role in supporting BBOWT’s new strategic goal to ‘Put Nature into Recovery’, through designing and delivering new projects and partnerships at landscape-scale across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Community Ranger - Cheltenham Borough Council

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£22,183 - £24,982 per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Permanent 37 hours per week

Do you love the outdoors and enjoy working outside. Then this could be the job for you.

You will work closely in a small team that helps support the green space development department in maintaining and enhancing parks and open spaces.

A key part of your role will be increasing community engagement and working with hands on volunteer groups to enhance Cheltenham’s wonderful parks, green spaces and nature reserves.

Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Graduate Trainee - Lancashire County Council

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Salary: £18,933 - 19,698

Fixed term position to 29th October 2022

Based in Clitheroe

Are you a recent graduate looking for good, paid work experience? Keen to work outdoors and interested in supporting volunteers and communities through practical environmental activity? Are you interested in interpreting heritage and landscape for visitors, both on-site and using digital tools?

If you can say 'yes' to all of the above, then we'd like to hear from you.

Countryside Worker - Kehoe Countryside Ltd

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£18’000.00- £23’000.00 depending on experience

Kehoe countryside LTD is looking for a countryside estate worker to help with an exciting range of countryside management contracts including works for the RSPB, Wildlife Trust, Local councils, Woodland Trust, Natural Resources wales, North and Mid Wales Trunk road agency and other partners. Welsh speaking is preferred but not essential.

Senior Policy Officer - Butterfly Conservation

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Position: Established

Hours: 37 hours per week (1fte),

Location: Flexible but some visits to BC Head Office in Wareham, Dorset

Salary: £29,350 - £33,300 pa dependent on experience, plus 8% pension contribution

Butterfly Conservation is the world’s largest organisation dedicated to the conservation of butterflies, moths and our environment. Butterfly Conservation has a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and forward-looking senior policy officer. This new role will lead on developing our policy positions across the UK, collaborating with our conservation, evidence and communications teams, to deliver evidence-based policy and maximise the impact of our advocacy.

Environmental Project Officer - Lincolnshire County Council

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Salary of £28,672 - £32,234

Contract Length: 30 Months

There is an exciting opportunity to join Lincolnshire County Council as a Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer Lincolnshire Wolds to oversee the new Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme. This diverse role includes working with farmers and land managers across the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB to facilitate projects that will help deliver the AONB Management Plan and secure positive outcomes for nature, climate, people and place.

Senior Reserves Officer - West Cambridgeshire - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Full time - 5 days a week - 37.5hrs

Salary: £25,000

The Senior Reserves Officer for West Cambs will report to the Cambs Senior Reserves Manager. The position will line manage 2 Reserves Officers and work closely with Grafham Water Reserve staff. Leading on day-to-day running of some of our most important nature reserves in north and west Cambridgeshire. The role is mainly practical work with elements of project delivery and budget reporting, management recording and reviewing management plans, complete annual species and habitat surveys and monitoring work.

Assistant Warden - RSPB

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Location: Minsmere
Salary: £22,986.00 - £25,500.00
Permanent, Full Time

Would you like to help manage the RSPB’s most biodiverse reserve? Key areas of work include: Habitat management as defined by the reserves’ management plans and agri-environment agreements to ensure conservation targets are met; Maintenance of tools and machinery; Repair and maintenance of buildings and estate infrastructure; Monitoring of key species and habitats to enable performance to be measured and reviewed against management plan targets.

Retail Manager - RSPB

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Location: Leighton Moss, Carnforth
Salary: £22,986.00 - £25,500.00 Per Annum
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at Leighton Moss, one of the RSPB’s flagship nature reserves, located in Arnside and Silverdale AONB in North Lancashire. As part of the team, you will work for one of the world’s leading conservation charities, dedicated to saving nature. You will be directly contributing to the charities objectives through income you help generate in the shop.

Senior Rural Tree Officer - Hertfordshire County Council

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Location: Hertford

Salary Range: £35,745 - £39,880 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Hertfordshire County Council’s Rural Estates Team are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivating individual with an extensive knowledge of trees including pests and diseases to manage tree safety across the Property Team. The Property Team manage a diverse portfolio of assets amounting to over 2,500 property holdings which help to deliver services including schools, libraries, fire stations, waste management sites, adult and children’s social care together with approximately 11,000 acres of agricultural land, recreation sites, woodland and operational assets. You will be responsible for providing Arboricultural, Horticultural and Landscape maintenance expertise across the team and will take a lead role in developing policies and strategies for routine surveying and works to trees ensuring that they align with others across the organisation.

Wales Project Development Officer - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

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Salary £23,000 (pro rata) per annum

This is a part-time 15 month position based at home in Wales (ideally south Wales). Hot desk options may be available.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time (3 days/week) Wales Project Development Officer. Their primary role will be to lead on the development of landscape scale conservation delivery for bumblebees in Wales, in collaboration with partners. In particular, the role will include developing the ‘Saving the Shrill carder bee in Wales’ project as part of the ‘Natur am Byth!’ programme.

Senior Conservation Officer - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

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Salary: £28,000

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a Senior Conservation Officer (35 hours per week; a job share will be considered).

Your primary role will be to: Lead on BBCT’s work with farmers and the agricultural sector, including developing and delivering bumblebee friendly farming projects; Deliver land management advice and consultancy at a regional and national level; Oversee regional project delivery (dependent on location) and play a key role in developing new conservation projects

Ecology Ranger (Environmental Awareness & Community) - The Box Moor Trust

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£18,000 - £20,000 depending on experience - initial 2-year contract

This position in our small estate team will assist with the management of a 500-acre estate. This includes an interesting variety of habitats such as unimproved chalk grassland, grazing moors, old water cress beds, chalk streams, flood meadows, woodlands and a highly diverse old brickworks site.

Area Ranger - National Trust

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Location: Winscombe. Somerset Coast and Countryside

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £24075

We have two roles both working across Mid-Somerset. One covering sites on the Mendip Hills and the other looking after our Poldens, Coast and Levels properties. Both posts will be based out of the Barton Office at the eastern end of the Mendip ridge and part of the wider Somerset Coast & Countryside team.

Driver - idverde

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Do you have an interest in parks, nature and the outdoors?

We have a vacancy for a driving operative to work within our Countryside & Conservation Team in Bromley. Operating from High Elms Country Park this is an important role supporting the operational delivery of our service across the London Borough of Bromley.

This role will be varied with tasks including infrastructure repairs, vegetation management, habitat management and general park, woodland and nature reserve maintenance.

Community & Conservation Ranger - idverde

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Are you a talented and adaptable people person with a strong countryside and conservation management background who is looking for a new and exciting challenge?

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic conservation professional who appreciates and understands the importance local stakeholders and communities to the management of our green spaces. The main purpose of this role is to supervise and deliver the day to day maintenance and management of countryside sites, parks and green spaces within Bromley

Ranger - Essex County Council

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Brentwood

£19,631 - £23,096

At Essex County Council, Culture and Green Spaces will deliver exceptional customer experiences, demonstrating the benefit of Essex’s strategic location, with the objective of developing a financially sustainable operation.

The Ranger is responsible for effectively managing the green spaces, enhancing conservation across the landscape and horticultural value in line with the requirement, to achieve a high quality of land management.

Forest Ranger - Education and Learning - Vision RCL

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Salary: £19,680 - £24,789

Location: Hainault Forest

The National Lottery Heritage Funded, Hainault Forest Project, is looking to restore the once vast medieval landscape of the Great Forest of Essex, creating a vastly improved visitor experience in the process. One of the projects key outcomes is delivering a range of activity, from volunteering, events, workshops, training and provision for schools.

Wildfowling Consenting Officer - British Association for Shooting and Conservation

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BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of circa 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation.

BASC are looking to appoint a Wildfowling Consenting Officer to support our busy Wildfowling department. The successful individual will have the opportunity to develop their career, while supporting the Wildfowling department with both desk and field-based projects of a varied nature.

Wildfowling Officer - British Association for Shooting and Conservation

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BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of circa 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation.

BASC are looking to appoint a Wildfowling Officer to support our busy Wildfowling department. The successful individual will have the opportunity to develop their career, while supporting the department with both desk and field-based projects of a varied nature.

District Ecologist - East Devon District Council

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East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding – that’s why we’re proud to have achieved Platinum IiP. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. And we are well placed to achieve this given our district encompasses a World Heritage Coast, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and nationally and internationally recognised wildlife sites such as the Exe Estuary, East Devon Pebblebed Heaths and the River Axe, as well as a huge range of county wildlife sites and local nature reserves which provide a rich diversity of wildlife and breath-taking vistas.

Fundraiser - idverde

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idverde Bromley is looking to recruit a Fundraiser. Our Fundraising Team has a good track record of raising external funding to enhance the borough's parks and open spaces, working in partnership with a diverse range of community groups, stakeholders and the London Borough of Bromley. If you are motivated; good at building strong working relationships; capable of developing robust and persuasive business cases and willing to join our busy team, you could be the perfect fit.

Land Use Policy Officer x 2 - RSPB

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We are looking for two Policy Officers to join our Wales Land and Sea Policy and Advocacy Team to develop and advocate RSPB Cymru policy positions and proposals on food and farming, woodland and forestry management and creation, fresh water, peatland and nature-based solutions.

Visitor Experience Officer - RSPB

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Location: Conwy
Salary: £18,250.00 - £20,246.00 Pro Rata
This is a Permanent, Part-Time role for 15 hours per week.

We are looking for a part-time (2 days per week), permanent Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Conwy to ensure that everyone of our visitors has a high-quality visitor experience. Working with the Visitor Experience Manager and wider reserve team, you will develop an exciting and inspiring programme of income generating events and trails that help connect the reserve's visitors to nature and encourage them to support the work of the RSPB through membership.

Works Supervisor - Ennerdale & Thornthwaite - Forestry England

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£25,119

The post offers an exciting opportunity to work within the Lake District National Park with an enthusiastic team to manage a range of different forest and open habitats.

Property Manager - The Future Forest Company

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Salary range £35k-£42k (depending on experience)

We have an incredible opportunity for an experienced and talented property and project manager for a large site in the North of Scotland. The property is ecologically inspiring, providing opportunities to enhance diverse habitats and species, including internationally important aquatic and wetland vegetation, wintering bird populations and important peatlands. The main objective for this site is ecological: to maximise woodland creation, peatland restoration, and habitat improvement activities whilst developing an exceptional visitor and educational experience.

Regional Land Manager - The Future Forest Company

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Salary range £40K+ (depending on experience)

The Future Forest Company: 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.

You will be responsible for the comprehensive land management of a group of properties in Scotland. Reporting to the COO, you will: manage staff at each of our sites; help plan the development of new sites; oversee core land management and forestry administration; and, develop our existing sites in line with our business strategy. Activities on the sites include tree planting, forestry operations, livestock management, ecotourism, maintenance, power generation and the production of biochar.

Forest Planner - Forestry & Land Scotland

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Various

Salary: £28,678 to £30,762

We’re looking for people to help plan, manage and care for our forests and land across Scotland.

Would you like to shape the future of Scotland’s forests and land? Or look after some of the 9% of Scotland that we manage? It’s not just forests, we also restore peatlands, maintain a wide range of habitats and landscapes, and attract millions of visitors to our land every year. We manage extensive forests and ancient policy woods, coasts and mountains, woodlands around towns and windfarm sites, steep slopes and native woodlands – if you are looking for a challenge then this could be for you!

Project Assistant - Kickstart Scheme - Groundwork East

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Salary: National Living Wage

Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Hours: 25 hrs a week

Contract: 6 months

Join a team which is changing places and changing lives

Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. We believe that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face.

Local Nature Reserve Project Officer - The Prospects Foundation

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The salary will be £25,000 per annum for 37.00 hours per week.

We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding for a new Local Nature Reserve Project Officer until the end of March 2023.

The post is part of the larger HEAL (Health & Environmental Action Lancashire) programme being run by the Ribble Rivers Trust. The Local Nature Reserve Officer will be responsible for delivering the project plan for the Hyndburn area, primarily focussing on conservation and volunteering activities on the Coppice / Peel Park Nature Reserve in Accrington.

Conservation Project Operative - Ecological Land Management Ltd

Minimum of 2 posts

£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.

Principal Ecologist - NLG Ecology

NLG Ecology Ltd

NLG Ecology is an established and dynamic ecological consultancy providing expertise to our clients in the Utilities, Rail and Highways Sectors. We are currently seeking a self-motivated and experienced Principal Ecologist to join our friendly and experienced team to assist in continuing to develop the business, mentor and support our team of dedicated and skilled Ecologists.

Responsibilities will include, project management, development of colleagues, report writing and review, supporting clients to find pragmatic solutions to minimise the ecological impacts of their schemes. As a growing business you would also be involved in costing and tendering for work and finding new ways for the business to diversify and thrive.

Senior Ecologist - Caledonian Conservation Ltd

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Location: Craigarnhall, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, FK9 4NG (although we are flexible with home working)

Hours: 40 hour average week

Salary: £28,000 to £30,000 p.a. (depending on experience)

Duration: Permanent

Caledonian Conservation Ltd is a well-established ecological consultancy based in Central Scotland. Our clients include developers, Statutory Nature Conservation Organisations, environmental charities and other consultancies. Our projects have included full Ecological Impact Assessments for developments, Ecological Clerk of Works, Site Condition Monitoring of SSSIs, conservation research, habitat management plans and education. We also undertake our own in-house research projects.

Rural Maintenance Manager - Landmarc Support Services Limited

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Defence Training Estate in the West Country

Salary: 34,280 and attractive pension and benefits.

The Defence Training Estate in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall comprises ten sites that range from the upland moorland of Dartmoor, to coastal dune systems on the north coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to woodlands in the Somerset Levels. It is not just one of the most important military training areas, it also includes some of the most highly designated nature conservation sites in the UK, historic landscapes of national significance and iconic countryside with high levels of recreational access. This role presents an opportunity to work in extraordinary landscapes, liaising with farming tenants, military personnel and other stakeholders to deliver a safe and effective training area that complies with, or goes beyond, all statutory environmental obligations.

Trails Ranger - Peak District National Park Authority

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£22183 to £24491 per annum

37 hours per week

Permanent

The Peak District National Park is a landscape of contrasts, from the tranquillity of limestone plateaus to gritstone climbing edges, peaty moors to hay meadows with a rich history shaped by people and industry for centuries. The Park is enjoyed by millions looking for both adventure and a breathing space to escape and is home to some 38,000 residents. Our job is to speak up and care for the Peak District National Park for all to enjoy forever.

Botanist - FPCR Environment & Design Ltd

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Calling all Botanists!

Salary: £25-35k dependant on experience

Are you an experienced botanist looking for a change? Do you come from a practical conservation background? Would you like to be at the cutting edge of biodiversity net gain delivery?

FPCR have been at the forefront of the development of BNG since 2012, and we are now looking to make appointments to strengthen this position. We are currently looking to diversify further to take advantage of new opportunities that are emerging because of the evolving legislative and policy framework in the UK.

Park Manager (Grafham Water) - Anglian Water

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Grafham Water Fishing Lodge

Circa £35,000 per annum, dependent on skills & experience

Full Time – Permanent Contract

Annualised hours – 1924 hours per year

Bringing vital water resources to the region, along with a whole lot of fun! We need you to be passionate about delivering great customer service and vibrant parks, maximising returns to enable the continued maintenance and development of Grafham Water as a popular VAQAS and Green Flag assured attraction and Designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for wildlife. Joining us on a permanent basis you will manage all day-to-day aspects of the operations at Grafham Water Park, located a few miles from Huntingdon/St Neots in Cambridgeshire.

Catchment Partnership Officer - Don Catchment Rivers Trust

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Hours: 32 hours per week

Salary: £27,318.00 pro rata (32 hours = £21,854.00) 3% annual increase + pension contribution in line with Rivers Trust rate (currently 9%).

Contract: Fixed term, 3 years

Location: The Don Catchment. Hybrid working arrangement: office available in Doncaster, home working an option, site visits required.

Don Catchment Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency are co-hosts of the Don & Rother Catchment Partnership. We call our partnership the ‘Don, Dearne & Rother Network’.

The Don, Dearne & Rother Network brings together groups and organisations that work on improving the rivers of our catchment. We work towards the ‘Catchment Based Approach’ and our vision is for ‘Healthy, Resilient Rivers for Nature and People’.

Countryside and Estates Management Worker - McEwan Contractors

Job Type: Full-time - 7.30am to 4pm.

Salary: From £18-£21k depending on experience

McEwan Contractors is a small Northwich-based business specialising in woodland and countryside management. We are currently recruiting for a local multi-skilled person to work on a range of local authority, commercial and conservation contracts in the mid Cheshire area.

This job requires someone experienced in woodland or estates maintenance work, who can carry out tasks such as tree felling, installation of fencing and gates, strimming, hedge and tree planting.

Site Operatives - Legacy Habitat Management Ltd

Legacy Habitat Management is currently searching for candidates to join our team as site operatives. Legacy is a leading wildlife habitat management specialist with over 20 years’ experience in conservation management, wildlife habitat installations, wildlife mitigation, and all types of fencing. As a Site Operative, you will work as part of a team to help Legacy deliver on all projects.

Seasonal Work: Tree Seed Collector and Processor - Forestart Ltd

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The pay is £9.20 per hour for a 8.30am to 5pm day but there is usually plenty of overtime on offer. We can offer basic accommodation on-site.

If you enjoy working outside in the natural environment this is the job for you. The main work is collecting tree and shrub seed; the seed you collect will enable thousands of trees to be grown.

You will be collecting berries, cones or pods which are then brought back to our unit in Hadnall. This involves collecting by hand outside in all weathers. Seed is collected from the ground or by climbing ladders. Some travel away may be required.

Phase 1 & Bat Ecologist - Betts Ecology

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The post is permanent and full time, with an initial 6-month probationary period. You will be based at our Martley office but UK travel will be required.

We are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for an all-round ecologist specialising in bats based in Worcester, within our small but dedicated Science Team.

A variable and stimulating role, a large part of which will be ecological surveying and writing Phase 1 Habitat Survey Reports. You will need to have sound, UK-based, knowledge of field botany and zoology.

Forest Planner - Scottish Woodlands Ltd

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Full-time Permanent

South West Scotland

Scottish Woodlands Ltd is a leading forestry management company with a proven track record of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and throughout the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of forest, estate and land-related services underpinned by our in-depth market experience and commitment to quality.

We are currently recruiting a full-time Forest Planner, to undertake the assessment and design and production of Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) applications, with a focus on woodland creation and Forest plans.

Senior Ecologist - EMEC Ecology

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Salary: up to £35,168 pa

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

Contract Type: Permanent

Working hours: Flexible

Wildlife Trust consultancy seeks experienced Senior Ecologist.

Let's be totally honest, not all ecological consultancies are the same. We want to do the very best for nature and ALL of our profits are gift-aided to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to support conservation directly on the ground.

Gorcott Outdoor Officer - Heart of England Forest

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Salary £22,000 p/a

Start date: January 2022

The Heart of England Forest is looking for a self-motivated Outdoor Learning Officer to develop and deliver learning and volunteering programmes for young people at Gorcott Hill Wood as part of our Green Recovery Challenge Fund project – Growing Future Forest Guardians. In this role you will work with, and be supported by, our Learning and Skills Team to create and deliver bespoke Forest Learning Programmes to improve connections to the natural world and develop skills and knowledge. Targeting schools with high numbers of disadvantaged, BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) or SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) pupils, you will recruit and develop relationships with 7 new schools who will visit the Forest regularly for learning sessions which deliver school priorities and national curriculum objectives.

Environmental Construction Operative - Brindle & Green Ltd.

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Brindle & Green Ltd. are currently searching for candidates for a full-time role in our environmental construction division based at our Derby Office.

This opportunity would best suit a recent college graduate in Conservation & Countryside management or someone that has relevant on-site experience in this field i.e., agricultural labourer, hard landscaper/groundworker, fencer. Our environmental construction division works as part of a multi-disciplinary team, delivering high-quality maintenance, site clearance work, mitigation fencing and habitat creation amongst other exciting and diverse projects.

Head Ranger - The Prospects Foundation

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The post will be 37.00 hours per week over 5 days and will be based at our offices at 54 Broadway, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1EW.

The salary will be £27,000 per annum for 37.00 hours per week.

We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding for a new Ranger programme, called Natural Connections' in the borough of Hyndburn in east Lancashire until the end of March 2023. The programme is funded through the Green Recovery Challenge Fund and will include 3 x new full-time posts