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A rolling list of countryside, conservation and ecology vacancies including wildlife work and environmental education, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.

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37 pages in total, the lead article is from TCV and details the changing face of volunteering through the seasons, although you think it’s cold and miserable outside in winter there are still plenty of tasks to be completed. The importance of Trustees is highlighted by Froglife CEO Kathy Wormald. Lancashire Wildlife Trust uses cattle, sheep, goats and ponies for conservation grazing; find out what it’s like to be a livestock checker and how this can help in a career with animals. Beth Aucott is a Warden with RSPB; find out how volunteering helped her get a paid position in the sector. Jane Shah from RSPB was kind enough to answer some questions about residential volunteering and a former volunteer introduces himself as the RSPB Regional Director for Eastern England. OPAL runs lots of citizen science projects you can easily get involved in; find out how a little bit of your time can improve your career prospects. This edition also carries lots of voluntary vacancies and work day opportunities. Read it here http://c-js.co.uk/CJSFocus

 


Regional Manager - West

£36000 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Are you a people person with a commitment and passion for engaging with and influencing local communities and partner organisations? Are you able to combine your ability to foster an inclusive and innovative team culture with your skills to support the team to achieve its potential?

If the answer is yes, this is an exciting opportunity for you to lead the West Team as it pursues it Living Landscapes and Nature Matters vision.


  • Closing Date: 15/10/2018
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Posted: 19/09/2018
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Environmental Education / Management Internship (12 months)

Hours: 35 hrs/wk 

Salary: up to £7,675

Location: Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Kent, TN8 7AR  

Bore Place, an educational and environmental charity, is excited to offer a 12 month internship to an individual looking to start their environmental education or management career. You’ll need a relevant degree, good work ethic, positive attitude and excellent communication skills.


  • Closing Date: 08/10/2018
  • Location: Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Kent, TN8 7AR
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 19/09/2018
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Operations Director

Full time, Permanent

Market competitive package, dependent on experience

Pensthorpe Natural Park, in North Norfolk, was created by a visionary conservationist who landscaped an area of gravel extraction in the River Wensum Valley to create one of Britain’s most biodiverse nature reserves.

Our vision for conservation, experiential nature and wellbeing combined with our strong emphasis on customer experience and ensuring an inspiring and educational connection with nature is at the heart of everything we do, appealing to all ages. We are looking to recruit an Operations Director to continue our exciting journey


  • Closing Date: 12/10/2018
  • Location: Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, Norfolk
  • Posted: 18/09/2018
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Biodiversity Officer, Denbighshire County Council

  • Closing Date: 01/10/2018
  • Location: Loggerheads County Park
  • Posted: 18/09/2018
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Head of Estates

Permanent, Full Time post based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

Salary Range: Up to £43,000 DOE

Kent Wildlife Trust is seeking a Head of Estates to take proactive, strategic, management responsibility for the management of its estates team, its Nature Reserves and the land that it manages for third parties.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity for someone with a proven commitment to conservation to make a real difference to the conservation of our wildlife heritage in Kent.


  • Closing Date: 08/10/2018
  • Location: Tyland Barn, Maidstone
  • Posted: 17/09/2018
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Rights of Way Officer

Based at West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire 

Via East Midlands Ltd (Via) is a joint venture company, formed in July 2016, between Nottinghamshire County Council and CORSERV (a company wholly owned by Cornwall Council). Via is responsible for the delivery of the highways and rights of way management functions on behalf of the County Council.

An opportunity has arisen for a Rights of Way officer within the Environmental Management and Design Team.


  • Closing Date: 25/09/2018
  • Location: West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire
  • Posted: 17/09/2018
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Estate Manager

£32,000-£38,000

Full-time, permanent.

Based at Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge.

This is an exciting time to join our charity, we want you to develop and deliver plans for enhancing habitats, conserving historic buildings and providing public access and recreation. You can help us to re-connect Cambridge landscapes for people and nature.


  • Closing Date: 15/10/2018
  • Location: Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge
  • Posted: 17/09/2018
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Craftsperson (Rural)

Aldenham, Watford

Full Time. Salary: £19,819 - £21,693 pa

Hertfordshire County Council are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join its Countryside Works Team.

The post holder will be involved with the management of the County Council’s woodland and recreation sites which are situated across the whole of Hertfordshire. 


  • Closing Date: 21/10/2018
  • Location: Aldenham, Watford
  • Posted: 17/09/2018
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Business Administrator

Permanent, Part time 4 d/w (30hrs)

Salary: £21,000-£24,000 pro-rata.

Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) is a leading ecological and landscape architecture consultancy, based in Allet near Truro, providing professional services to the construction, development and land management sectors.


  • Closing Date: 07/10/2018
  • Location: Allet near Truro
  • Posted: 17/09/2018
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Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 17/09/2018

Volunteer Engagement Ranger, Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust

Conservation Volunteer - EPIC Volunteers, TCV

Field Assistant - Breeding of Grassland Birds, Museo de La Plata

Volunteer Assistant Warden Thameside Thurrock, Essex Wildlife Trust

Volunteer Eco-Schools Assessor, Keep Britain Tidy

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All Volunteer Adverts Here

Conservation Officer

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Grantown on Spey

Are you looking for a unique challenge to work in one of the most amazing places in the world?

The Cairngorms National Park is one of the country’s most spectacular landscapes. Renowned for its mountains, it has at its centre a montane plateau higher than 1000m, it also has extensive native pine forests, extensive moorland and a rich and diverse cultural landscape along its straths and glens. With its strong local music scene, some fantastic locally produced food and drink and it’s abundance of outdoor pursuits the Cairngorms National Park is a very special place to live and work.


  • Closing Date: 05/10/2018
  • Location: Grantown on Spey
  • Posted: 14/09/2018
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Conservation Officer (Maternity Cover)

Salary: £29,633 - £35,672 (Band D) plus excellent benefits such as flexitime, generous annual leave and a defined pension scheme to name just a few

Contract: Fixed Term for 12 months

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Grantown on Spey

We have an exciting opportunity for a Conservation Officer (Maternity Cover) to join our Conservation & Visitor Experience Team. You will secure the conservation and enhancement of the natural heritage of the National Park by developing and delivering conservation projects through working with partners, land managers and communities and to provide advice on natural heritage matters to CNPA staff and Board Members, in particular on planning case work.


  • Closing Date: 05/10/2018
  • Location: Grantown on Spey
  • Posted: 14/09/2018
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Estate Warden

Harewood Estate

Full time, statutory holidays and outside normal office hours sometimes required.

Competitive salary.

Oversee all practical land management and maintenance works on the Harewood Estate and assist with the development, submission, delivery and reporting for grant applications. You will also ensure we are Health & Safety compliant with tree safety and other works


  • Delete Date: 12/10/2018
  • Location: Harewood near Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Posted: 14/09/2018
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Lead Ranger

£28,000 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Saltash

Rangers play a hugely important role at the National Trust, thinking long term to look after our special places. Our new strategy for Land Outdoors and Nature means that we are investing in front line ranger services to help us deliver positive changes at a landscape scale. We are looking to recruit a Lead Ranger to join our team on the Cotehele estate to ensure excellent, sustainable care and conservation is delivered across all our in hand land including our woodlands.


  • Closing Date: 07/10/2018
  • Location: Saltash
  • Posted: 14/09/2018
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Farm Advisor

Purpose: To deliver a farm advisory, training and events programme 

Location: Clitheroe 

Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week, Part-time may be considered

Salary: £24,000 - £27,500 p.a.

Contract: 24 month fixed term contract (with potential to extend by up to 5 years)

The Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is the lead partner in the Ribble Life Together project, which as a catchment scale project is delivering a range of activities to improve the condition, management and awareness of the Ribble Catchment.  The project brings together over 20 stakeholder and interest groups to deliver a catchment action plan that will bring immediate and lasting benefits for people and the environment.


  • Closing Date: 12/10/2018
  • Location: Clitheroe
  • Posted: 14/09/2018
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Ranger

Salary of up to £20,500 per annum

Location: We are looking to recruit two roles in total. One role will be based at the Upper Derwent Valley, Bamford, Derbyshire and the other role will be based at Staunton Harold in Melbourne, Derbyshire

Contract: Permanent

As the public face of Severn Trent Water you will need to be able to demonstrate first class customer service at all times and look to Protect and enhance the Company’s brand and image through the quality of service offered which is offered.


  • Closing Date: 28/09/2018
  • Location: Upper Derwent Valley, Bamford / Staunton Harold in Melbourne
  • Posted: 14/09/2018
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Head of Ecology

12 Month Maternity Cover

Salary: £34,509 - £41,708 per annum

Location: Richmond Park, London with travel to the other Royal Parks

London’s eight Royal Parks are some of the best-loved and most beautiful spaces in the world managed by the new Royal Parks charity, which was established in March 2017. The parks are enjoyed by millions of Londoners and visitors to the city each year. The parks provide 5,000 acres of urban parkland and unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the capital.


  • Closing Date: 30/09/2018
  • Location: Richmond Park, London
  • Posted: 14/09/2018
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Lecturer - Fishery Management and Marine Ecology HE

Sparsholt College Hampshire

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

This post is based at the Sparsholt campus (Winchester)

This vacancy is for a January start date.

A Lecturer is required to join the successful Fishery Studies team at University Centre Sparsholt. Applicants will have a broad knowledge in marine ecology and, both marine and freshwater fishery management subjects supported by a research background. Additionally, some experience of dissertation supervision, experimental design and data analysis would be beneficial.


  • Closing Date: 01/10/2018
  • Location: Sparsholt campus (Winchester)
  • Posted: 14/09/2018
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Access & Rights of Way Executive

Full-time 35 Hours per week

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

Based at BHS HQ near Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

As a member of the Access team this key role will involve the sourcing, writing and editing of content for our communication streams which include BHS printed and digital publications, monthly newsletters, website pages, local and national magazines, press and social media. You will play an active part of our volunteer and Equestrian Access Group recruitment, training and support programme, and be responsible for the organisation of our National Conference, public events, and campaigns.


  • Closing Date: 28/09/2018
  • Location: BHS HQ near Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
  • Posted: 13/09/2018
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Head of Policy

Permanent, London based, 28 hours (4 days) per week

Salary:  £36.1k – £39.9k per annum pro rata (£28.9k for 28 hours per week)

National Parks England (NPE) is the representative body for the nine English National Park Authorities and the Broads Authority. We provide a collective voice, ensuring that policy makers and Parliamentarians understand and value England’s National Parks and the work of the Authorities that look after them. We are now looking for a Head of Policy to lead our work in engaging with national policy; to develop (in conjunction with the Executive Director and the Authorities) NPE’s policies and positions; and to present these to senior national policy-makers.


  • Closing Date: 28/09/2018
  • Location: London
  • Posted: 13/09/2018
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GM Supervisor (Head Greenkeeper)

£21,074 - £23,111

36.00 Hours per week 

The recruitment is for a permanent Head Greenkeeper and their role is to contribute to the effective running of golf within the West district and you will primary responsibility for one course but will be required to support the Head Greenkeeper of our second course in West as well as the wider golf across Wirral. To work on West District Golf Course to undertake duties relevant to the grade including regular meetings with the Golf Coordinator and Service Users, supporting the training of staff, including work experience, and liaising with the Golf Coordinator and Area Manager around opening and closing of the course.


  • Closing Date: 11/10/2018
  • Location: Wirral
  • Posted: 13/09/2018
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Countryside Craft Worker, Terra Firma Environmental Ltd

  • Closing Date: 12/10/2018
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Posted: 13/09/2018
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Arboricultural Officer

Grade:               SO1 - £30,012 - £31,764

Contract Type:  Permanent

Hours per week: 35

This role offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced Arboriculturalist to work as part of the Green Team.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Senior Arboricultural Officer to assist with the strategic management and development of the Boroughs tree stock. This will include making informed tree works recommendations, providing technical advice to the Planning department on all arboricultural matters and responding to tree related queries.


  • Closing Date: 07/10/2018
  • Location: Tower Hamlets
  • Posted: 12/09/2018
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Operations Manager

Minimum 30 hours per week, permanent post.

Salary £30,000 - £32,000 pro rata; according to experience.

The post is located on the Knoydart Peninsula in the West Highlands of Scotland.

The Knoydart Foundation wish to recruit an Operations Manager. If you think that you have the skills to lead the operation and sustainability of our community run and owned organisations in this area of outstanding natural beauty we would be delighted to hear from you.


  • Closing Date: 28/09/2018
  • Location: Knoydart Peninsula in the West Highlands of Scotland
  • Posted: 12/09/2018
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Grazing Officer

Location - Powys

Hours - Full Time

Salary - £25,463 - £27,585 per annum

Basis - Fixed Term contract - until October 2020

Do you want to work on a key Welsh mutli-partner project leading the grazing elements as part of a small RSPB Cymru team? Can you inspire, motivate and empower others to improve Celtic Rainforest across Mid and South Wales and be the lead who will deliver a step-change in wildlife value of woodlands in Wales through appropriate grazing? RSPB Cymru in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority and others has secured EU LIFE funding for a Welsh project to restore a significant area of Celtic Rainforest.


  • Closing Date: 01/10/2018
  • Location: Powys
  • Posted: 12/09/2018
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School Farm Gardener

Edible Estates

£16/ hour sessional work

To deliver ‘school farm’ sessions for classes of children at Canal View Primary School in Edinburgh.  The sessions will teach children to grow fruit and vegetables, and tie in with classroom activities associated with curriculum goals.  

The School Farm Gardener will work in a team of two to plan and deliver four 1.5 hour sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week during the school year (except school holidays).  The sessions will be held on the School grounds at a school farm garden being developed by Edible Estates.


  • Closing Date: 28/09/2018
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 12/09/2018
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Tree Seed Laboratory Supervisor

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Lab Supervisor to join our expanding company near Shrewsbury.

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

You will be responsible for running out on-site seed testing facility.


  • Closing Date: 05/10/2018
  • Location: Near Shrewsbury
  • Posted: 12/09/2018
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Contracts Manager - Landscaping - Exeter, Devon

Salary: £26,500 - £34,000 + Bonus + Benefits - Dependant on skills, experiences and competencies.

Glendale carries out c£650,000 of soft landscaping contracts throughout the southwest and now require an experienced manager to oversee our business in the area. Based at our office in Exeter, the successful candidate will be a proactive manager who will be able to offer operational, financial and commercial management within a largely construction sector client base.


  • Delete Date: 09/10/2018
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Posted: 11/09/2018
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Lecturer – Horticulture FE/HE

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

Lecturer in Horticulture is required to teach theory and practical tasks to students for Work-based Learning at Level 2, Full-time Level 3 and Higher Education (Levels 5 and 6).


  • Closing Date: 24/09/2018
  • Location: Sparsholt campus, Hampshire
  • Posted: 11/09/2018
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Technician and Education Support Officer

Field Studies Council

Salary –  £16,945 - £18,063 per annum

Contract Term – This is a permanent post

The Technician & Education Support Officer will be responsible for the overall maintenance, cleaning and preparation of equipment used by visiting groups and assisting with the day-to-day supervision of volunteers, research placements and work experience students. They will also be responsible for carrying out routine safety checks on the equipment and record keeping.


  • Delete Date: 09/10/2018
  • Location: FSC Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
  • Posted: 11/09/2018
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Teaching Trees Programme Officer

Salary: £22,400 for 28 hours per week

Location: RFS office near Banbury

Teaching Trees is the Royal Forestry Society’s (RFS) schools programme.  Our mission is to connect primary school age children with local managed woodlands in order to teach them to value trees and woods for nature, timber and fun. 

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Trees Programme Officer to manage and develop the programme. This part time position is an excellent opportunity for a high calibre individual with primary school, outdoor learning and management experience to make a real impact on the provision of woodland education and children’s understanding of woods.


  • Closing Date: 08/10/2018
  • Location: RFS office near Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Posted: 11/09/2018
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Fieldwork Manager

(Full time, 35 hours per week)

Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 per annum depending on experience

Location: Findhorn, IV36 3YR

Wild things! is an award winning environmental education charity working in the North East of Scotland since 2003. We are seeking an inspiring Fieldwork Manager and outdoor instructor who brings the managerial and business expertise required to develop, deliver and coordinate a wide variety of exciting outdoor activities.


  • Delete Date: 09/10/2018
  • Location: Findhorn
  • Posted: 11/09/2018
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Senior Project Development & Funding Officer

Permanent Full-time

£30,756-£33,136 pa

Hungerford, Berkshire

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Project Development & Funding Officer to join our small, friendly team. You will research, identify and secure match funding, sponsorship and in-kind support from a wide range of potential funding sources, including commercial sponsorship, corporate support, charitable trusts and private giving. The income generation through fees and sales is another area for development.


  • Closing Date: 02/10/2018
  • Location: Hungerford, Berkshire
  • Posted: 11/09/2018
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Aigas Field Centre Ranger/Naturalist Guide Posts 2019

Remuneration £19,000 pa (pro rata)

Employment Dates: 30th April - 2nd November 2019

Aigas Field Centre is the only private organisation in the UK to offer an extensive formal ranger training programme followed by 7 months of work experience. The posts involve providing a professional level of interpretation of the natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands to adult groups from all over the world and environmental education to children of all ages.

The Aigas Ranger Training Scheme starts at the beginning of February 2019 and takes six-seven weeks. After training you will commence a six week shadowing period, followed by a term work experience contract until the beginning of November.


  • Delete Date: 09/10/2018
  • Location: The Highlands, Scotland
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 11/09/2018
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Lead Ranger

£27,191 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

East Dean

This role involves being part of the Countryside Heads of Department team and working with the other Lead Rangers across the South Downs. You'll report directly to the Countryside Manager, and will manage a team of Rangers and volunteers, working closely with the commercial and visitor welcome team at Birling Gap. As Lead Ranger, you'll be responsible for the management of a team of Rangers who care for our countryside properties. You’ll develop and coordinate a wide range of cyclical and response operations, commission specialist contractors and contribute to a programme of conservation and engagement projects.


  • Closing Date: 30/09/2018
  • Location: East Dean
  • Posted: 11/09/2018
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Landscape Estimator

Warrington Office with national travel

£25,000 to £30,000 per annum

Are you passionate about placemaking? The Land Trust believes that well managed green infrastructure is the key ingredient in creating sustainable, healthy and vibrant communities. We have two vacancies to support our vision. This is a newly created position within the Trust, to coordinate and provide bespoke costings for specific tendering opportunities to support the Business Development Team.


  • Closing Date: 03/10/2018
  • Location: Warrington Office
  • Posted: 10/09/2018
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Area Head of Business Development

Southern England

£40,000 - £45,000 per annum

This role is one of three Regional Roles for the UK (including Scotland and Wales), helping to acquire land with associated funding from public and private sector organisations  primarily through endowment and service charge funding helping deliver the Land Trust’s charitable objectives through new acquisitions.


  • Closing Date: 03/10/2018
  • Location: Southern England
  • Posted: 10/09/2018
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Rural SuDS Project Officer

£30,756 p.a.  

37hrs per week, 24-month FTC (Possible extension subject to funding)  

Stroud District is renowned as an area not only of extraordinary natural beauty but also of exceptionally diverse environments, from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, via the flood plains of the Severn to the ports of the Bristol Estuary.   

The Stroud Rural SuDS project was established in May 2014 as a partnership between SDC, the Environment Agency and the local community.


  • Closing Date: 23/09/2018
  • Location: Stroud
  • Posted: 10/09/2018
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Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 10/09/2018

Assistant Ranger, National Trust for Scotland

Volunteer Island Warden (Residential Role), Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Assistant Project Officer, City of Trees

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All Volunteer Adverts Here

Senior Project Co-ordinator

£18,700 pa

Fixed Term p/t (30 hrs pw for 24 mo)

Alcester

A number of exciting project are currently running across the West Midlands, all at various stages and with different foci: conservation, infrastructure investment, spatial planning and visitor experience design. The National Trust is proactively seeking to address the needs of visitors by holistically thinking about the pressures on heritage assets and the visitor experience; everything from repairs to listed building to creative thinking around interpretation. We are investing in the basics, such as tea-rooms and toilets, while ensuring our special places are conserved for future generations to enjoy and explore.


  • Closing Date: 28/09/2018
  • Location: Alcester
  • Posted: 07/09/2018
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Forest Surveyor

£23,293 - £24,633

Fixed Term 3 years

Bedgebury Office, Cranbrook, TN17 2SL

Forestry Commission England is seeking a self-motivated person who can work independently or in a team to carry out forest inventory surveys across the south-eastern part of East England Forest District (Kent & E. Sussex). The post will be based at the Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent and has both field and office based elements with the ideal candidate being able to carry out a range of forest surveys.


  • Closing Date: 30/09/2018
  • Location: Bedgebury Office, Cranbrook, TN17 2SL
  • Posted: 07/09/2018
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Uplands Team Support Officer

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Location: Eggleston, Co. Durham

Salary: £16,000 to £20,000 per annum

Status: Permanent, full time, 37.5 hours p/w plus pension, medical insurance and 22+ days holiday

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has a small Uplands team based in Teesdale, Co. Durham, with additional out-posted staff in Scotland and the Yorkshire Dales. We are seeking a Support Officer for this team to provide a wide range of office support duties.


  • Closing Date: 01/10/2018
  • Location: Eggleston, Co. Durham
  • Posted: 07/09/2018
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Arboricultural Surveyor Officer

Oxfordshire County Council

Salary Range: £21,074 - £29,055 per annum

Work Location: Ron Groves House, Kidlington or Drayton Depot, Abingdon

We are currently recruiting to two Arboricultural Surveyor Officer posts in our Area Operations Service.  The Area Operations service consists of three teams – North, South and Hub. This newly created service and associated teams are responsible for the delivery of all local highway maintenance activity from grass cutting, to pothole filling, to gully emptying, as well as road safety, incident response, management of countryside access, tree management and delivery of minor improvement schemes.


  • Closing Date: 03/10/2018
  • Location: Ron Groves House, Kidlington or Drayton Depot, Abingdon
  • Posted: 07/09/2018
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Project Manager

(Salary circa £25k)

The Central Scotland Green Network Trust leads an initiative to change the face of Central Scotland, by improving the landscape from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east. Our vision is to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.


  • Closing Date: 08/10/2018
  • Location: Shotts, North Lanarkshire
  • Posted: 07/09/2018
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Conservation Placements

Are you aged 24 or under? Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? If so then we would like to hear from you. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available at Appleton-le-Moors near Kirkbymoorside.

We are looking for 3 passionate and motivated young people to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme.  As part of the programme we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.


  • Closing Date: 30/09/2018
  • Location: Appleton-le-Moors near Kirkbymoorside.
  • Posted: 07/09/2018
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Project Director

Salary in the region of £35,000 pa (more may be available for an exceptional candidate).

The Wychwood Project is a registered charity which encourages and supports the conservation and restoration of landscapes and habitats within the former historic royal hunting Forest of Wychwood, covering 120 square miles of West Oxfordshire. We are looking for a dynamic individual as Project Director (effectively Chief Executive) of the charity to deliver the aims and objectives of the Wychwood Project, encapsulated in a five-year strategic plan.


  • Closing Date: 01/10/2018
  • Location: West Oxfordshire
  • Posted: 06/09/2018
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Conservation Officer (Scottish Borders)

Location: Newtown St Boswells, Scottish Borders

£22,911 per annum

Fixed term contract until March 2022

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Developing Community Action (SSRS-DCA) is a project to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland by building capacity among communities of volunteers and land managers, empowering them to take ownership of some of the essential protection measures required to save the nation’s iconic species.


  • Closing Date: 21/09/2018
  • Location: Newtown St Boswells, Scottish Borders
  • Posted: 05/09/2018
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Charnwood Forest Landscape Partnership - Independent Chair of Steering Group

Are you a respected leader in business, public or charitable sector with an interest in landscape and conservation? Charnwood Forest Landscape Partnership is looking to recruit an Independent Chair of its Steering Group to assist with the development of a £3.9 million HLF-funded project.

We are looking for an ambassador for the Partnership who can effectively manage a steering group of varied partner organisations and support them in their development of this innovative scheme.


  • Delete Date: 05/10/2018
  • Location: Charnwood Forest
  • Posted: 05/09/2018
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Environmental Co-ordinator , Gwynedd Council

  • Closing Date: 20/09/2018
  • Location: Bangor, Conwy, Halkyn, Dolgellau, Newtown, Llandrindod, Aberaeron
  • Posted: 05/09/2018
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Bat Conservation Officer

Ledbury, Herefordshire

The Vincent Wildlife Trust wishes to develop and manage more landscape-scale projects for bats in Britain, Ireland and more widely in Europe. Two new permanent roles of ‘Bat Conservation Officer’ are being created with the aim of growing our capacity in this area and further developing our bat conservation programme. These roles will form a team in the Trust, led by the Bat Programme Manager, taking project ideas through from concept to implementation.


  • Closing Date: 28/09/2018
  • Location: Ledbury, Herefordshire
  • Posted: 05/09/2018
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Volunteer Farm Officer / Tutor

Location: Water Orton, North Warwickshire

The role will require the farm officer/tutor to lead small groups of vulnerable people with learning difficulties, mental health issues and autism, in a range of animal related activities based on our educational farm. These include- horse care, agricultural animals, conservation and small animal care. Outside of the tutor role you will also help to look after the small farm, its animals and facilities. 


  • Delete Date: 03/10/2018
  • Location: Water Orton, North Warwickshire
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 05/09/2018
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Crane Valley Partnership Manager

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: £27,000.00 to £32,000.00 / year

The role will suit a natural leader and good communicator who is personable, diplomatic and passionate about rivers; a good level of river enrichment technical knowledge will also be required. Initially offered as a 15 month (home working) fixed term contract, it is hoped that this would be extended subject to funding being secured. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the environment.


  • Closing Date: 21/09/2018
  • Location: Crane Valley
  • Posted: 05/09/2018
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Old Chalk New Downs Outreach Officer

Location: Alliington Lock, Maidstone, Kent

Starting salary £28,413 per annum - Fixed Term until 31st May 2021 - Full Time 37 hours per week

Kent County Council has obtained financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver an exciting 4-year partnership project to work on nearly 10,000 ha of chalk downland, one of England’s most iconic landscapes. The aim of this project is to increase habitat connectivity at landscape scale between Kemsing Down and Detling Hill making the connection with people’s values and community needs.


  • Closing Date: 24/09/2018
  • Location: Alliington Lock, Maidstone, Ken
  • Posted: 05/09/2018
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Estate Worker/Groundsman

South Oxford

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Estate worker/Groundsman to join our team on a historic private estate south of oxford. The Grade II * listed manor house has 11 acres of gardens including Italianate formal gardens, herbaceous borders, terraces, a large formal pool, wildlife ponds, a dell, woodland and orchard areas, glasshouses and a number of outbuildings. The gardens and buildings are currently undergoing extensive renovations and improvements.


  • Delete Date: 03/10/2018
  • Location: South Oxford
  • Posted: 05/09/2018
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Wildlife Manager – Glen Finglas

Salary is £22,000 - £24,000

Glen Finglas is The Woodland Trust’s largest property and one of its most high profile. The 5,000ha estate is an important component of The Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve and sits within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The Wildlife Manager will lead on deer management on the estate, including record keeping, larder work, deer counts and deer impact monitoring.


  • Closing Date: 23/09/2018
  • Location: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
  • Posted: 04/09/2018
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Coastal Officer

£31,671 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 31/12/20)

North region. Flexible location within region.

The north region of the National Trust reaches from Northumberland to The Lake District and from Cheshire to Yorkshire. Extending to some 72,000Ha of some of the most iconic landscape in Britain, we care for some of the most incredible stretches of coastline and associated species.

As part of the National Trust consultancy team who support the work of properties across the North with expert knowledge in ecology, farming, GIS and water you will provide additional expertise on coast working across a number of our coastal portfolios to bring together an ambition for our coast on a north scale.


  • Closing Date: 26/09/2018
  • Location: North region. Flexible location within region.
  • Posted: 04/09/2018
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Project Officer

Permanent Part-time 15 hrs per week

£23,111-£25,463 pro rata

Hungerford, Berkshire

Working as part a small team and with the Senior Project Development & Funding Officer you will contribute or lead on funding bids to external funders, both commercial sponsors and others. You will deliver projects in support of the Management Plan and associated strategies, plans and guidance


  • Closing Date: 24/09/2019
  • Location: Hungerford, Berkshire
  • Posted: 04/09/2018
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Senior Engagement Officer

This is a full time (35 hrs/week) position, on a permanent contract.

Salary: c£25,000 per annum

Location: Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8SZ

Can you help us engage people in a range of different ways across the county in the importance of wildlife, conservation, the natural environment and the work of the Trust? If so, this role may be for you. We are looking for someone to lead the delivery of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s engagement work with the general public, members, schools and other stakeholder groups.


  • Closing Date: 24/09/2018
  • Location: Hindlip, Worcester
  • Posted: 04/09/2018
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Museum Maintenance Officer

Ryedale Folk Museum

This is a full time, permanent post.

This job is a great opportunity to join a small and friendly team at Ryedale Folk Museum. The Museum Maintenance Officer will help to maintain our buildings and care for the six-acre site, alongside a team of enthusiastic volunteers.


  • Closing Date: 23/09/2018
  • Location: Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 04/09/2018
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Ecologist

Location Negotiable (covering Scotland but occasionally England and Wales)

Tilhill Forestry has an opportunity for an Ecologist to join the Company. This is a key role responsible for providing a source of expert advice to staff and clients on all ecological matters with particular emphasis on woodland creation projects.


  • Closing Date: 21/09/2018
  • Location: Location Negotiable (covering Scotland but occasionally England and Wales)
  • Posted: 04/09/2018
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Estate Forester

Ladenford, Forfar, DD8 2LF

Lour Estate (2,000ac) is maintained to a very high standard throughout, is well equipped with a full range of modern machinery & offers excellent staff facilities. Applicants must be flexible, adaptable and have relevant experience in estate maintenance including fencing & forestry.


  • Delete Date: 01/10/2018
  • Location: Forfar, Scotland
  • Posted: 03/09/2018
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Community Engagement Worker

Location: Edinburgh

Hours: 14 hours per week

Starting salary: £18500 pro rata

Easter Craiglockhart Hill is a Local Nature Reserve in the South West of Edinburgh - about 35 acres in size and with diverse habitats. The long-established Friends Group want to increase volunteer involvement, improve access and inclusion and develop land management skills with a view to achieving community ownership.


  • Closing Date: 28/09/2018
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 03/09/2018
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Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 03/09/2018

Woodland Ranger - full-time, National Trust

Wildlife Writer, New Nature Magazine

North Downs Way Ambassador, Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Countryside Ranger

Finlaystone Estate

Hours - 5 days a week 8:30-5:00 which will include some weekends.

Initial Salary about £16,000 per annum depending on experience and skills but scope to improve on this.

Finlaystone Estate is a leading visitor attraction by Langbank, Renfrewshire (18 miles from Glasgow)  with extensive woodlands, formal gardens and children’s activities all year round.


  • Delete Date: 26/09/2018
  • Location: Langbank, Renfrewshire
  • Posted: 29/08/2018
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Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 27/08/2018

Volunteer Officer, TCV, Hollybush

Bird Ringing Camp Volunteer, Wild Areas Network

Full Time Volunteer Ranger, National Trust

Munching Caterpillars Volunteer Co-ordinator, Butterfly Conservation

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Reserves Officer

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

£21,312 - £23,088 pa

35 hours per week

To organise, lead and supervise practical nature conservation work on the Trust’s wonderfully diverse range of nature reserves throughout Leicestershire and Rutland and other sites in conjunction with other Trust staff, volunteers and contractors.  Developing and co-ordinating volunteer involvement and participation on Trust nature reserves will form an important element of the job.


  • Closing Date: 24/09/2018
  • Location: Leicester
  • Posted: 24/08/2018
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Wildlife Conservation Works Site Lead

Salary: negotiable, dependent on skills and experience

Closing date: 21st September 2018

Location: Gloucester

Wild Service aim to provide an exceptional level of service in the delivery of habitat improvement, environmental mitigation, wildlife conservation and other land management projects to benefit the region’s wildlife. We are seeking to appoint a Site Lead to undertake a variety of practical works at one or more of our ever-changing list of client sites and, as necessary, oversee other staff, suppliers, and sub-contractors and liaise with clients.


  • Closing Date: 21/09/2018
  • Location: Gloucester
  • Posted: 23/08/2018
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MSc Ecosystem Services Evaluation, Funding for MSc Research Projects

University of Cumbria

Three exciting and practical MSc environmental research projects.

You will study in Ambleside, in the Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – surrounded by unique ecosystems and landscapes, so you will literally have an outdoor laboratory in which to research ecosystems and their values on your doorstep. So with us you can live, study and research in Cumbria’s stunning landscape with its natural rivers and lakes, home to white-clawed cray fish, arctic char, red squirrels high-brown fritillary butterflies, migrating dolphins and basking sharks.


  • Delete Date: 20/09/2018
  • Location: Ambleside, Lake District National Park
  • Posted: 23/08/2018
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Opportunities, Scottish Woodlands

  • Closing Date: 21/09/2018
  • Location: Scotland
  • Posted: 23/08/2018
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Assistant Conservation Officer, Planning

£20,000 fte pa, pro rata to hours worked

21 hours, flexible weekdays

Would you like to have a pivotal role in protecting Surrey’s wildlife and landscapes for future generations? We have a vacancy for an Assistant Conservation Officer to work within the team providing ecological advice to Local Authority planning case officers on development proposals which could affect important species and habitats.


  • Closing Date: 21/09/2019
  • Location: Surrey
  • Posted: 23/08/2018
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Reserve Warden

Salary: Competitive/Dependent upon experience

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 5 days per week, Sunday to Thursday (including bank holidays)

Average of 40 hours per week

Location: Pensthorpe Natural Park, Norfolk NR21 0LN

As a multiple award winning visitor attraction, we take huge pride in our work supporting and developing our beautiful environment in the heart of the Wensum Valley.  We are looking for an experienced Reserve Warden to join our dedicated team.

The purpose of this role is to work proactively in the day-to-day management of the reserve, undertaking habitat creation and maintenance to support our diverse natural species, alongside delivering an excellent visitor and volunteer experience


  • Closing Date: 30/09/2018
  • Location: Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, Norfolk
  • Posted: 21/08/2018
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Ecotherapy Worker

Forest Farm Peace Garden

Ilford, Essex

3 days per week (£26,200 pro rata)

The role of the Ecotherapy Worker will be to take lead responsibility for supporting people with mental health needs, as well as adults with learning disabilities, to be active outdoors doing gardening, food growing, and other activities in nature to support their recovery.


  • Closing Date: 21/09/2018
  • Location: Ilford, Essex
  • Posted: 21/08/2018
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Reserves Manager – South of Scotland

Status: Full-time, permanent

Salary: £25,800 per annum

Location: Falls of Clyde Reserves: New Lanark World Heritage Site

We have a very rare opportunity to recruit a new Reserves Manager to lead on the conservation management of fourteen fabulous wildlife reserves in the predominantly rural counties of South Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway of Scotland, including one of our flagship sites; Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve, where the post holder will be based. With line management responsibilities for two staff, the successful candidate will co-ordinate all practical habitat conservation work, including designing and delivering externally funded projects to be implemented by staff, volunteers and contractors.


  • Closing Date: 21/09/2018
  • Location: Falls of Clyde Reserves: New Lanark World Heritage Site
  • Posted: 21/08/2018
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Project Officer, Groundwork Hertfordshire

Term: Full time, 37 hours per week, one year fixed term contract with potential for extension.

Salary: £22,643

Location: based at Mill Green, Hatfield, covering the whole of Hertfordshire, with occasional travel across the East of England

Groundwork East has 30 years of experience in delivering bespoke projects that use the environment as a catalyst for building a more sustainable future. We are looking for enthusiastic, adaptable and creative people to help us continue to develop and deliver our work with local communities to improve their prospects and environment.


  • Closing Date: 24/09/2018
  • Location: Mill Green, Hatfield
  • Posted: 25/07/2018
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