CJS Jobs

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A rolling list of countryside, conservation and ecology vacancies including wildlife work and environmental education, updated every weekday.

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

logo: Angela Graham Bat Consultancy Service Ltd

I need assistants to help with dusk and dawn surveys, mainly in and around Manchester, from April/May to September/October inclusive. Applications accepted throughout but please apply as soon as possible.

Freelance ecologists, and enthusiastic volunteers may apply. Pay is dependent on experience/ability. Volunteers receive travelling expenses.

This is casual work you can fit-in when you're available, perhaps one to three times a week, possibly including weekends. Short-term availability is acceptable. Dawn availability is particularly useful.

Communications and Advocacy Manager - The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

£32,500 pro-rata plus a generous pension contribution
Hours - 26 hours per week, part-time, permanent
Do you value beautiful places? Can you inspire others to care for landscape and nature? Are you a creative self-starter with real desire to collaborate and support a national network?
As an experienced communications professional, you will help us develop a strategic approach to our communications, and support the AONB Family to communicate collaboratively.

Project Officer - South Cumbria Rivers Trust

Logo: South Cumbria Rivers Trust

Location: South Cumbria

Salary: circa £25 - 30k p.a. (depending on experience) plus pension and life assurance.

South Cumbria Rivers Trust was formed in 2006 to protect, conserve, monitor and restore the natural heritage of lakes, tarns, rivers, becks and estuaries in South Cumbria. We are now seeking interest from experienced and successful environment project officers who are ready for a new and exciting challenge. Based within the iconic landscapes of the southern Lake District this role will commence in summer 2020.

Assistant Project Manager (Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels) - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Logo: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Full time
Fixed Term until 30 June 2022
£29,000 per annum
We’re currently looking for an experienced and inspirational conservation professional to help deliver the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Developing Community Action project. This initiative is designed to stop the decline of Scotland’s core red squirrel populations of the Highlands, Grampian, Northern Tayside and Stirling and maintain healthy populations of the species across key landscapes in southern Scotland. In this role, you’ll support and mentor a team of 5 Conservation Officers and their staff to maintain and develop landscape-scale red squirrel protection networks of communities, individuals and landowners working together to manage grey squirrel populations to evolving regional strategies.

Estate Worker - Wokingham Borough Council

Working pattern: Full time

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £22,462 - £24,799 per annum

Location: Dinton Pastures Country Park Rangers Office

The job holder will be part of the Countryside Service team who work on the Country Parks, Nature Reserves, SANGS and PROW across the borough , the postholder will carry out various maintenance tasks involved in managing these site such as grass and hedge cutting ,but will mainly be carrying out systems check lists / inspections and data collection to help with the smooth and efficient daily running of the service .

Reserves Manager - North Hampshire - Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Logo:Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Full Time, 35 hours per week

Permanent Position

Salary circa £30,000 pa, depending on qualifications and experience

Base: Northern Office, The Old Cartshed, Herriard Park, RG25 2PL

We are a grassroots movement working for nature’s recovery and to bring people closer to nature. ‘Our vision for a wilder future is beautiful and vital!’ We want great places to live that are good for people and good for wildlife. We want nature to be normal, for children to grow up with wild green spaces to explore.

Community Environment Officer - Cambridgeshire ACRE

Logo: Cambridgeshire ACRE

Job Base: Littleport, Cambridgeshire (with some home-working possible)

Contract: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent contract, immediate start

Salary: In the range of £22,911 - £26,999 per annum (full-time equivalent salary shown at 19/20 rates).

Cambridgeshire ACRE has a vacancy for a Community Environment Officer within its Environment Staff team. The team delivers a range of environmental programmes aimed at making Cambridgeshire a better place for people to live, work and visit.

Site Manager - South East - Woodland Trust

Logo: Woodland Trust

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000

The Site Manager will be responsible for managing the site alongside effective delivery of the project at Langley Vale Wood, which includes working with and managing contractors and volunteers, engaging with stakeholders, hosting events and development of visitor facilities. The Site Manager will work collaboratively, building effective relationships with internal teams, external partners, neighbours and interested parties, alongside managing a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers.

Field Officer - Northumberland County Council

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37 hours per week

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. Northumberland County Council’s Countryside and Green Spaces Team currently operates three Field Teams which carry out practical management work on public rights of way and at Country Parks and other Green Spaces.

Site Manager – Loch Arkaig Pine Forest - Woodland Trust

Logo: Woodland Trust

Salary: £28,000 to £32,000
Our vision, shared with our project partners Arkaig Community Forest, is that Loch Arkaig Pine Forest will be a fully restored native oak and pinewood. Its restoration will have inspired others to create healthy and resilient landscapes with revitalised forests at their heart. Local communities and land owners will work together for shared benefit and iconic wildlife and rare species will flourish in the glens. The Loch Arkaig Pine Forest Site Manager will contribute to achieving this vision by managing and coordinating the restoration of this ancient Caledonian pinewood in collaboration with the Woodland Trust’s Loch Arkaig Pine Forest Project Team and Arkaig Community Forest.

Conservation Officer - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Lancaster Office – covering North West
Salary: £25,463 to £29,320 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

This is a key role in hands-on land management advisory work, managing and delivering projects, including those led by RSPB and RSPB's delivery in wider partnerships, particularly within priority landscapes. The role has an important external element, building positive relationships with key partners and stakeholders so that our collective policies and messages are understood and furthered.

Environmental Education Team Leader - Green Light Trust

Hours of work: 37.5hrs per week

Salary: £20,000 - £26,000 per annum dependent on experience

The Green Light Trust exists to positively transform the lives of individuals who may have been disadvantaged, suffered challenges, or been to the depths of despair through mental health or addictive behaviours. We deliver a variety of nature based courses, workshops and educational opportunities for both adults and children.

Year in industry placement 2020/2021 - River Holme Connections

Logo: River Holme Connections

Placement duration: 11 month placement (expected start July 2020)
Stipend: A stipend of £6,000 will be paid in monthly instalments.
Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hour week, Flexible working hours.
Location: Honley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
The student will have the opportunity to get involved in all the work of the charity including practical river restoration and conservation work with volunteers (such as tree planting, footpath improvements and wildflower planting), invasive non-native plant control, supporting staff and potentially delivering school education events, citizen science work (fish population monitoring and riverfly sampling), helping at public events, social media (facebook, twitter and instagram) updates, funding bids, river surveying, geographical information system updates (QGIS) and general admin work.

Bird Ringing Camp Volunteers - Wild Areas Network

Polish Baltic Coast
April and September 2020
Operation Baltic is a world-renowned bird research project going on for more than half a century. Nearly two million birds of 208 species have been ringed so far and Operation Baltic manages the most detailed database of vertebrate measurements of the world. You will help to handle caught birds, identify and ring them as well as with measuring, weighting and data entry tasks. You will get to know and distinguish every caught species by direct contact!

Ranger - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

37.5 hours per week

Fixed term until 20 May 2022

North Pembrokeshire, Wales

We are looking for an individual with strong practical skills to complement our existing team of three Area Rangers and one ranger. You will play a key role in plans to deliver nature-rich, productive landscapes which are good for both wildlife and farming. You will work closely with the Area Rangers and will be a go-to person for practical tasks, which you’ll deliver as part of the agreed work programme. You will also assist the livestock ranger in the day to day animal husbandry of our own cattle and ponies which are used for conservation grazing throughout North Pembrokeshire.