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2 x 12-month placements from April 2021
Based at Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA), Bovey Tracey, Devon
This 12-month Conservation and Access Volunteer placement is an exciting opportunity for two graduates to consolidate skills and knowledge in applied conservation and access management. Hosted by DNPA, this is a partnership project with Natural England (East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve) and the Woodland Trust and the successful candidates will work across variety of sites in one of England’s most loved landscapes.
Salary: £159 per week for first 12 months, increasing to National Minimum Wage for remaining 4 months
Location: Lymington and the New Forest
Contract Type: Fixed term, full time
Are you passionate about a career working outdoors in conservation? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain recognised qualifications and develop professional skills while earning a salary? We’re looking for two Apprentice Rangers to work across the New Forest National Park.
WWT Steart Marshes, with travel to UK field sites
37.5 hours a week
£26,669 per annum
This is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2022
The Conservation Evidence Department is seeking a talented Wetland Scientist to manage WWT’s research across our wetland research projects in north Somerset. The focus will be on the scientific assessment and monitoring of wetland restoration projects. The role will involve working closely with project partners (externally) and project managers (internally) so strong communication skills are essential.
Location: Dumfriesshire (home-working possible)
Full-time: 35 hours per week
Fixed-Term until 31 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 to take on some of the essential protection measures required to protect the red squirrels in key areas.
Full Time-35 hours per week (working hours)
The British Horse Society is the nation’s largest equine charity with a passion for horses that is backed by knowledge and expertise. The BHS represents and provides a range of services for horse riders, horse owners, enthusiasts and professionals. You will be a member of the Society’s growing Access Department, which works to preserve, protect and extend equestrian access throughout the UK to enable every horse rider and carriage driver to be able to ride/drive from their stable onto a safe network of off road paths.
Full Time: 37.5hrs per week
Fixed Term for 2 years
Salary: £23,000 - £23,500 per annum
We are seeking a Project Officer to manage habitat restoration works and support the delivery of nature conservation on our key Nene Valley nature reserves. Reporting to the Nene Wetlands Senior Ranger, the Nene Valley Projects Officer will undertake conservation work and deliver a variety of habitat restoration and creation projects across Summer Leys, Nene Wetlands and Titchmarsh Reserves in order to create destination sites based on their overwintering and breeding bird interest.
Full Time: 37.5hrs per week
Fixed Term for 1 year
Salary: £22,000 per annum
The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire are seeking an Assistant Nene Valley Land Adviser to support the delivery of the Farming for the Future project, with a focus on the Willow Brook and Harper’s Brook catchments through land management advice and habitat and water quality improvement projects.
Up to £23,541 per annum
1 x Full Time post (37 hours a week) and 1 x Part Time post (18.5 hours a week)
Come and join Carlisle City Council’s newly formed Healthy City Team, making the environment of Carlisle City and District safer and healthier for people and nature.
Working in the Green Spaces Team within the newly formed Health and Wellbeing service which promotes physical health and mental wellbeing by encouraging physical activity and promoting connection with nature.
Starting February/March 2021
CGO Ecology is recruiting a Senior Ecologist in Northwest England, ideally South Lancashire or adjacent areas (Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside). The position is home-based, with fieldwork in South Lancashire and across the region (not HS2). The successful applicant will have extensive bat survey and mitigation experience. Other areas of expertise would be a bonus. CGO Ecology has a small team of home-based staff, and a wide network of subcontractors and associates across the country.
With offices in Worcestershire, Hertfordshire and Manchester, Ecology Solutions is a leading consultancy with an extensive range of expertise, specialising in ecology planning solutions for numerous, diverse high-profile clients within both the public and private sectors nationwide. These offices are seeking to recruit Seasonal Field Surveyors to be involved in protected species survey and translocation work in various locations across the UK
In our Worcestershire office, we are seeking to recruit an Assistant to our Fieldworker Coordinator. This is a seasonal role, which will start at the beginning of March and end in October. You would assist with duties such as booking accommodation, downloading data, organising equipment for surveys, keeping track of equipment and organising access to sites – this is not an exhaustive list.
The broad purpose of the occupation is to create a safe environment where the public can enjoy our environments and surrounding land and buildings, whilst protecting the environment, and creating habitats for species to thrive.
37.5 hours per week
Fixed term until 31/01/22
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
This role will work closely with the Countryside & Woodland Team, within Yorkshire Water’s Land & Property Team, who are responsible for welcoming thousands of Yorkshire Water’s customers to it’s land every year through the management and maintenance of car parks, picnic sites, permissive paths and recreational amenity buildings across the Yorkshire Water estate. Working closely with the Countryside & Woodland Team you will help keep Yorkshire Water’s sites maintained to an excellent standard, repairing and/or replacing assets, keeping sites clean and tidy and liaising with visiting customers.
Plantlife Scotland are seeking a community scientist to work with people in the Cairngorms on the Rare Plants and Wild Connections project, a National Lottery Heritage Funded project. You will be part of a small friendly team delivering an exciting programme of community engagement, citizen science and outreach work aimed at empowering local people to conserve some of the National Park’s rarest plants and valuable habitats. The community scientist role is part time (3 days a week, 0.6 FTE) and is a fixed term contract from April 2021 until December 2023 and you will report to the Cairngorms Rare Plants and Wild Connections project manager .You will lead on developing and delivering an engaging programme of events, using a blended approach of digital communication tools and outside activities to work with a wide range of people from young people, local communities, partner organisations, landowners and visitors.
Helmsley, North Yorkshire (with some flexible home working)
Working hours: 37 hours per week
As Conservation Officer, you will support our Ecologist in helping assess the potential ecological impact of planning applications on the National Park, the day-to-day management of Levisham Estate and developing conservation volunteering activities. Working closely with our Ecologist and Graduate Trainee, you will collect ecological and environmental data with the support of volunteers, process statutory planning applications and liaise with land managers on a range of existing conservation agreements.
Helmsley, North Yorkshire (home and office based)
North York Moors National Park presides over one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles. The National Park is filled with picturesque towns and villages, peaceful moorland and dales, a dramatic coastline and is worthy of the recently awarded ‘International Dark Sky Reserve’ status. The North York Moors is a unique protected area with a broad diversity of habitats and ecosystems. We’re currently looking for a Rights of Way Officer to join us on a part-time basis, working 15 hours per week.
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Fixed Term for 6 Months: 29th March – 26th September 2021
Hopetoun House is one of Scotland’s finest Stately Homes and has been home to the Hope family since 1699. The House and Formal Grounds are managed by the Trustees of The Hopetoun House Preservation Trust, an independent charitable trust formed in 1974 with three main objectives of Conservation, Education and Access.
The successful candidate will work 30 hours over 5 days which will include a high degree of weekend work. Funded by Nature.Scot, the rate of pay will be £8.72 per hour from 29th March rising to £8.91 from 1st April.
WWT Steart Marshes, with visits throughout the project area
37.5 hours a week
£29,351 per annum
This is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2022
Your role will be responsible for the delivery and successful completion of extensive wetland habitat enhancement work at Steart Marshes and at sites in Bridgwater as advised by WWT’s Bridgwater Blue Heritage Project Team. You will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of all capital works at these sites and by working positively with project managers and stakeholders to ensure that the work not only complies with the conditions of the funding but also all regulations around delivering the work including gaining formal statutory consents.
Band 7 - £25,150 per annum
Full time (average of 37 hours per week, flexible to meet fieldwork demands)
Based at field sites around England, training at UKCEH Wallingford, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford OX10 8BB (or remote training).
Fixed term 03 May - 03 September 2021.
Surveyors will work on a high-profile monitoring project, funded by Natural England and conducted by UKCEH. The purpose of these posts is to undertake monitoring of mobile species, plants and habitats at various locations across England, with associated deployment of field equipment and responsibility for landowner liaison.
Salary: £28 – £32,000 based on experience
Contract type: Fixed contract finishing 31st March 2022 / Working hours: Full time (37 hours per week).
Location: Home based but the majority of time will be spent at Nosterfield Nature Reserve, Nosterfield Quarry, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2QZ
We are looking for someone who is passionate about engaging people with nature to develop and lead volunteer activities on our regionally important wetland nature reserve. As our Swale and Ure Washlands Project Officer, based at Nosterfield in North Yorkshire, you will work with trustees and ecologists leading volunteers on a range of seasonal practical conservation tasks to manage the site.
Part Time – 4 days per week
(34 hours per week summer working / 28 hours per week winter working)
£22,627 - £24,932 (SCP 13-18) pro rata
Crowborough Town Council is currently recruiting for an energetic and enthusiastic Ranger to manage and maintain the town council’s nature reserves, amenity areas and natural green spaces for biodiversity and the benefit of residents and visitors to the town. This diverse role includes woodland management, tree surveying, control of invasive species, exploring grant opportunities, and engaging with community groups and schools.
Full time, permanent contract (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: c £28k depending on experience
Location: The Nene Valley, Northamptonshire
This is an exciting opportunity to join a small environmental charity and social enterprise in a leadership role. Based at one of the region’s most popular countryside sites, the job involves organising and coordinating the work of the Ranger Team to help ensure the smooth day-to-day running of Stanwick Lakes.
2 x full time posts (37.5hrs per week) to start April 2021
Part time and job share options to cover the hours of both posts will be openly considered
Salary £21,012p/a - pro rata for part time and job share options
Get Out More CIC, is a social enterprise on a mission to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body. We are recruiting for experienced forest school and outdoor play workers to help us to deliver successful programmes working with people across the Bradford district. We are looking for experienced practitioners who can lead a varied programme, including forest schools, outdoor play and community engagement activities for children and families.
Passionate about the environment? Start your career as an Environmental Apprentice or Woodland Trainee and get paid to work and train with organisations in the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria or Nidderdale.
Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) has exciting opportunities for young people with a love of the outdoors and a passion for the environment. We are recruiting for four new Environmental Apprentices and one Woodland Trainee to work with employers in the Yorkshire Dales, south Cumbria and Nidderdale, where you will gain hands-on work experience and training alongside experienced staff.
Salary: Starting salary of £5/hour with a salary progression over the 18mth period
Hours: 42.5 hours/week
Duration of post: 18 months
Location: River Stewardship Company office (Sheffield), with travel primarily across Yorkshire and the North East.
The Water Environment Worker Apprenticeship provides a fantastic opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and experience for employment within the water environment and wider conservation and land management sectors.
Whilst working towards their Level 3 Water Environment Worker Apprenticeship (through Bridgewater and Taunton College), the apprentice will work within the site-based team to help deliver a range of water catchment management projects in Yorkshire (and occasionally beyond).
Delivery tasks on site may include (but are not exclusive to) invasive species control, vegetation management, tree management, debris and waste management, moorland restoration work and the occasional delivery of volunteer days.
26 hours a week – Permanent
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. You’ll also share and promote the work that we do here, ensuring special places like these are here to be both protected and enjoyed by everyone for ever. This will see you responding to queries and explaining the value of the work being undertaken. After all, your passion and dedication could fire the imagination that makes a visitor become a supporter for the rest of their life.
22.5 hours a week – Permanent
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.
Location: South West England
Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week)
South West Lakes is recruiting for a Head of Environment and Engagement to lead its team of environmental specialists, engagement specialists and Environment and Engagement Rangers, ensuring we deliver great visitor engagement and high quality environmental improvement for people and wildlife across our sites. The ideal candidate will have experience in related roles, share our passion for nature, the outdoors and understand the variety of benefits they provide for people.
Location: Dartmoor (based at Burrator Reservoir, Devon)
Salary: £24,000 - £30,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week)
South West Lakes is recruiting for a Visitor Experience Manager to take a lead on the game fishing business across our fisheries. Based at Burrator Reservoir with responsibilities across our Dartmoor sites, the ideal candidate will have experience in managing profitable game fishing venues or have a strong background in game fishing, and share our passion for outdoors and understand the variety of benefits it provides for people.
Salary: £22,760 pa
Contract: This is a permanent, full time role (37.5 hours per week)
Location: The post is based at our head offices at Sneinton Market, Nottingham. There will be also be regular travel to various locations throughout the county.
Are you passionate and enthusiastic about conservation? We are looking for someone with experience of conservation to champion the delivery of a vision for a Nature Recovery Network of connected high quality natural spaces across the City of Nottingham, and wider cityscape out to the rural countryside of Nottinghamshire. You will be involved on a range of project work, influencing key developments to secure net gains for wildlife, including local planning, Green Infrastructure Strategies and key policies such as Place Making Policy.
£22,123 - £24,263 (pro rata)
22.5 hours per week
We are currently seeking an Environmental Project Officer, working 22.5 hours a week, to deliver our environmental projects and lead a team of dedicated volunteers.
The person we are looking for will be committed to supporting the communities and wildlife in our operational area.
Fixed Term Contract, 2.5 days per week (0.5fte)
Morecambe Bay Limestones, Lancashire and Cumbria
Salary: £24,551- £28,363 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. We are seeking an experienced and highly determined Engagement Officer to deliver the engagement programme of the Green Recovery for Morecambe Bay’s Woodlands project to encourage a wide range of possible audiences to learn about, enjoy, and safeguard moths and butterflies.
Salary: £32,234.00 - £34,728.00
Permanent / 37 hours per week
The Highway Asset Management Section is responsible for the maintenance of highways, bridges, street lighting and public rights of way within the Borough. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Public Rights of Way network which includes the manual routine inspection of the Borough’s network including the recording of asset condition and identifying any defects using tablet devices.
WWT Slimbridge, flexible with regular visits to the project area
37.5 hours a week
£36.5K per annum
This is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2022
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust has been successful under the Green Recovery Challenge Fund in receiving £1.6M to further its ambition under its strategic Waterscapes Programme. The GRCF is aimed to support projects that are ready to deliver and focus on nature restoration, nature-based solutions and connecting people with nature, delivering against the goals of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP), whilst helping to sustain and build capacity in the sector.
The Trustees would like to appoint, on a consultancy basis, a part time Executive Administrator to succeed the present one who is retiring. The new Executive Administrator will take up post, after a full handover, in late March or early April 2021 on a date to be agreed.
The Executive Administrator is the principal point of contact for most Trust business. The hours required vary considerably and may be between 25 and 50 hours a month, depending on the workload; the period April to September tends to be quieter than the rest of the year. The remuneration will be agreed in discussion with the successful applicant and is likely to be between £35 - £50 per hour depending on experience.
Salary: £11.76 per hour (FTE £21406.74 per annum)
Based at: Estovers, Greenham Common, Newbury and covering Greenham and Snelsmore Commons
1 Warden: 26 week fixed term contract (01 March to 29 August 2021)
Working hours: 30 hours per week including early mornings, evenings and weekends
The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing 88 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. The primary purpose of this role is to engage with our visitors at Greenham & Crookham and Snelsmore Commons, informing them about the heathland and its associated wildlife whilst encouraging them to stay on paths and keep their dogs under control during the bird-nesting season.
Salary Range: £26,544 - £29,583 per annum
Work Location: River Hamble Rangers Depot, Southampton
Hours per week: 37 / Contract Type: Permanent
Bird Aware Solent engages with local communities to raise awareness of overwintering coastal birds within the three Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and aims to reduce disturbance to coastal birds through influencing the behaviour of visitors. We cover the coastline from Hurst Castle (near Lymington) in Hampshire to West Wittering in West Sussex and the Northern coast of the Isle of Wight, delivering an agreed programme of public engagement work at events, in schools and out on the coast.
Salary £13,632.50 for 9.8 months
This is a full-time, fixed term until 24/12/2021, home based within the project area of South Kent/East Sussex.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a full time trainee to work with and assist Dr Gammans as part of the National Lottery Heritage Funded, Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme, with particular emphasis on bumblebee and wild flower surveys, habitat creation and management for bumblebees and landowner advice.
Your primary role will be running and undertaking bumblebee and wild flower surveys, creating flower rich habitat, assist in engaging with land owners and managing volunteers.
Southern England - Alton, Hampshire
Tilhill has a vacancy within our Southern England Region for a Landscaping Contracts Supervisor. Key responsibilities include supervision and management of site operatives to ensure landscaping activities are delivered to programme and specification with the best use of resources, maintaining site records and risk assessments, undertaking the client contact role as required, as well as compliance with all aspects of health, safety, environmental, and quality standards.
Southern England - Alton, Hampshire
Tilhill has a vacancy within our Southern England Region for a Landscaping Contracts Manager. This is a key role responsible for delivering a high-quality landscaping contracting service. This includes management of large scale landscaping projects, site clearance, environmental mitigation works, fencing and associated maintenance operations. Liaison with clients, supervision of assigned personnel and contractors, as well as compliance with all aspects of health, safety, environmental, and quality standards. The position will also involve promoting the company in the landscaping industry, contributing to the pricing and tender process and helping to develop on-going landscaping related opportunities.
£33,782 - £37,890 per annum
Maternity Cover for 12 months, 37 hours per week
Newcastle City Council are looking to recruit an experienced Ecologist to join a multi-disciplinary Landscape & Ecology team engaged on a wide variety of exciting and challenging projects. You will be working alongside other design professionals, such as landscape, urban design and planning and will be responsible to the Team Manager. You will have a wide range of experience and skills in all aspects of ecological issues including wildlife legislation, ecological assessments, Biodiversity Action Plans and development management and planning policy
37 hours per week
Temporary to 31 December 2022
Starting salary £39,940 per annum
Location: Any NatureScot location
The post holder will support NatureScot’s EGF Programme Manager with specialist advice and provide EGF advice more widely within NatureScot. They will commission and manage projects, including in partnership with partners. They will work closely with, and influence, partners amongst the EELG family, with eNGOs and with business and the finance sector.
Salary: £25,991 - £28,672 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time (37 hours per week)
Location: County Hall, Chichester
The role of the Planning and Communities Officer – Public Right of Way (PRoW) Team is to work within the planning process to ensure development in West Sussex does not have a negative impact on the PRoW network and to identify enhancements within this process where possible. You will develop and utilise opportunities to work collaboratively with community groups to protect and improve the network. The pressure of development on the PRoW network has been increasing over a number of years and securing investment in the network to mitigate its increased use is a key aspect of the service.
Location: RSPB Northern Ireland
Salary: £17,004.00 - £18,255.00 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Duration: 6 Months
As part of a UK-wide project funded through the EU LIFE programme to halt the population declines, RSPB NI aims to deliver landscape-scale conservation at our two key research sites; Glenwherry and Lough Erne. This will include habitat management, predator control, and research and monitoring. Glenwherry has the highest concentration of Curlew outside of an RSPB reserve in Northern Ireland. The RSPB is working hard to conserve this critical population. Your role will be to collect data on the breeding ecology of Curlew. This will include nest finding and monitoring, radio tagging, and tracking broods to assess survival and habitat use, data entry, and assistance with vegetation surveys. The post holder will need to have previous experience in finding and monitoring wader nests.
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full time
Salary: £28,672 - £32,234
Hours per week: 37
Employment Location: County Hall
Experienced Ecologist required to provide specialist advice to planning officers, developers and to the public throughout all stages of the development management and strategic planning process. You will provide advice to Planning Officers and developers, review planning applications and assist with policy development, working with colleagues across the Planning Service to secure the best outcomes for nature in contexts varying from small housing schemes to the working and restoration of large mineral sites.
West Sutherland Fisheries Trust has a vacancy for a seasonal assistant. This role will cover the wide range of activities that WSFT will undertake during this time. Starting in April, Covid restrictions permitting, the successful candidate will assist with smolt trapping and estuarine sweep netting, together with the delivery of other projects that may arise. From July they will assist with the Trusts electrofishing programme.
(Temporary Full Time Post, 1 Year)
MHT have a vacancy to join our dedicated estate management team.
The post involves a wide range of practical conservation and estate management work, with particular focus on public access and furniture maintenance, tree management, building maintenance, and supervision of staff and contractors. The works are undertaken across 1200 hectares of the Malvern Hills and Commons.
37 hours per week / Permanent
Starting salary £32,715 per annum
Job Purpose Summary: To deliver professional rural surveyor service to both NatureScot staff and land managers across NatureScot’s Southern Scotland Area (Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders), but also occasionally elsewhere in Scotland if the need arises; To advise NatureScot staff on the practical, legal, contractual and financial implications of how best to secure positive outcomes for nature; To negotiate with land managers to ensure these objectives are met cost-effectively and meet legal requirements; To support the delivery of the Scottish Rural Development Programme’s Agri-Environment and Climate Scheme; To support the delivery of the Solway Barnacle Goose Scheme; To raise awareness of best practice and novel approaches to land management to deliver positive outcomes for nature.
Salary: £22,183-£24,491 per annum
An exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic Local Authority on the Yorkshire Coast. You will play a key role on the ground in delivering the Council’s Restoration Plan for the Cinder Track, a 36km shared use trail along a disused railway line between the Borough’s two main resorts. The council is recruiting a permanent Ranger to their Parks and Countryside Service to repair, maintain and enhance the Cinder Track to maintain the integrity and accessibility, aligned to the Council’s Restoration Plan.
Salary: Grade 11 (£49,791 - £54,708)
Contract Type: Permanent / Hours Per Week: 37
Sheffield is one of the greenest and wooded cities in the Country with 174 woodland sites in its Urban Forest, over 70 semi natural ancient sites, 2.3 million trees across 2000 Hectares of land. It has been clear throughout the Covid-19 pandemic just how important these and other green spaces are to the people of Sheffield and beyond. The Council is looking to recruit a new Countryside Service Manager. We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking, and innovative leader to take on this unique and challenging role for the city.
Helmsley, North Yorkshire
(£37,800 to £40,800 with potential progression to £44,800)
We need a high-quality person to lead our Ranger, Apprentice and related Estate Services and be part of a wider team of around 110 staff and 600 volunteers who are delivering a great service in a wonderful environment.
You will be playing the leading role to ensure our work on recreation and access continues to be strong, creative and dynamic, providing excellent opportunities for the public to enjoy our fantastic National Park.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: LDNPA Headquarters, Kendal (initially home working)
Grade B: £56,258 - £62,688 pa
As Head of our newly formed Strategy and Ranger Service., you will be responsible for bringing two services together and leading a cultural shift towards new ways of working.
Our challenges are significant but so are our opportunities: Nature recovery, climate mitigation and adaptation through farming; Climate action – achieving Net Zero; Vibrant communities and a prosperous economy post Covid19; Sustainable transport; A Lake District for Everyone.
Taylor Wildlife have a number of vacancies for seasonal short-term Field Assistants and a longer term Ecologist position.
All positions involve carrying out bird, lepidoptera, mammal, peatland work and habitat surveys on sites in the Scottish uplands. Knowledge of different survey methods is useful but not essential, as full training will be given in navigation, health and safety, survey methods, data entry and QGIS. It is far more important that candidates have strong bird identification skills and a good level of physical fitness.
This is a key role within HWT, being part of the Management Team, driving forward the development of the Trust Reserves across the county, including our key assets at Queenswood Country Park and Bodenham Lake Local Nature Reserve.
We want our Trust Reserves managed to demonstrate best practice in land management, to maximise conservation benefits for the priority county species and habitats, to integrate reserves into larger ecological networks and to support the work of the Living Landscape projects and Nature Recovery Networks.
This contract will represent 78 days work spread over the year long contract and will require delivery in a flexible manner requiring some weekend and evening work.
The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership and the Bat Conservation Trust are seeking a self-employed Engagement Officer to help deliver an exciting Green Recovery Challenge Fund project for Grey Long-eared bats.
The project is based in East Devon, home of 2 grey long-eared maternity roosts and the area is a vital link between roosts in the south of England and those of the South West.
Full Time, 35 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract (for 18 months with intention to make permanent)
Salary from £27,000 per annum
Base Location: Flexible (The successful candidate must live within a reasonable travelling distance and be willing to travel regularly to various locations in Hampshire)
We are looking for a dynamic, experienced, and capable Farm Advisor to help progress our ambitious Wilder 2030 Strategy. The Trust’s Wilder Strategy sets a bold target to influence at least 30% of land and sea to be managed in a way that supports nature’s recovery. Farmed land within Hampshire will be integral to the nature recovery network. This role will support the Principal Farm Advisor working across an established, but growing portfolio of clients and projects, principally across the chalk landscape straddling central Hampshire and beyond. Working as part of a team of four advisors, this role will support the expansion of chargeable services via the Trust’s commercial wholly owned subsidiary Arcadian Farm Advice. The Farm Advisor will ensure that delivery stays in line with our strategic goals and work collaboratively across the organisation and with key partners.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in community outreach, development and / or partnerships. This varied role provides a platform for someone early in their career to train and gain experience, skills and opportunities through a variety of community engagement activities including volunteering, communications, partnerships and events. This is a unique opportunity to combine your passion and commitment to the natural environment with your interest and aspiration to work in a people-facing role developing meaningful and lasting partnerships that make a positive impact to people and communities.
Working with the Tree Nursery Manager you will be responsible for planning and designing the nursery from inception to delivery to include designing SEND employment opportunities within a social enterprise, and for managerial functions including hiring and training staff, and liaising with customers.
This training role is ideal for a budding outdoor educator early in their career wishing to develop a wide range of outdoor learning skills, experience and competencies for career progression. In this role you will support our Learning and Skills team to plan, deliver and evaluate our progressive formal and informal learning programmes. You will work with a range of audiences including young people of all ages, families and adults including individuals with special educational needs and disabilities.
This training role is ideal for someone looking to combine their passion and commitment to protecting our natural environment with a talent for communications and an aspiration to build a career in marketing and communications. The internship offers a unique chance to support a budding communications professional early in their career and will allow them to develop a wide range of marketing and communication skills, gaining experience and opportunities that will help career progression.
Conservation farming is an integral part of how the Heart of England Forest is managed to create a haven wildlife, and for the enjoyment of local people.
This Conservation Grazing Intern role will be part of the biodiversity team. The role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to gain hands on experience of livestock husbandry operations, developing knowledge of the health and wellbeing of our sheep and cattle. The role also involves developing skills in undertaking wildlife surveys and delivering these on our farmland and throughout the Forest, in a range of wildlife habitats. You will also be involved in projects that encourage people and wildlife to enjoy the Forest.
With our changing climate it is now more important than ever to provide nature recovery networks for wildlife on a landscape-scale. The Heart of England Forest comprises a mosaic of habitats, and is home to many rare and threatened species, such as brown hairstreak and purple emperor butterflies, as well as Red List bird species such as skylark and woodcock.
The Biodiversity Intern will be part of the biodiversity team responsible for delivering biodiversity enhancement projects. This role will give the successful candidate an opportunity to develop skills and experience in nature conservation habitat management and wildlife surveys.
If you are under 25 years old at the start of January 2021, have a commitment to learning outside the classroom. with a broad knowledge and understanding of the English National Curriculum, a knowledge of either pollinators, habitat creation and management, wildlife gardening or citizen science, we would love to hear from you. You must be fluent in the English language, able to write engaging learning resources and have excellent IT skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office particularly Word, Teams, Excel and PowerPoint.
This training role is ideally suited for someone starting or changing to a career in forestry, passionate about landscape scale conservation, and happy working outdoors in all weathers. This is a unique role which will give the successful candidate an opportunity to grow and shape England’s largest new native broadleaf woodland, whilst gaining practical experience on the job.
Salary: £19,680 - £20,889
Location: Claybury Park and Roding Valley Park
We are looking for a Mobile Park Ranger to join the Nature Conservation Ranger Team and be part of the wider Parks Operations Rangers.
The Morton Hall Estate in north Nottinghamshire contains 75 ha of prize winning mixed woodlands. These are managed commercially to meet multiple objectives including timber production, biodiversity and amenity using a Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) approach. Annual forestry operations are expected to break even or show a small surplus.
The existing supervisor is retiring at the end of March 2021 after several decades of overseeing woodland management at Morton. We are looking to appoint an experienced individual to take over this position on a part-time basis.
Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust is a partner to the Love Your River Cole (LYRiC) project; a partnership project to help transform the Cole Valley, enhancing natural spaces and training local people to look after this important natural river corridor.
With funding from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, the project is led by Tame Valley Wetlands, and includes a range of partners including ourselves. The project overall will involve tree planting, wildflower meadow creation and wetland habitat enhancements, as well as access improvements to paths and trails through several key sites. Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust is now looking for an experienced and flexible Project Manager to oversee, plan and manage our part of the partnership.
Based at our head office at Lyndhurst, with travel across the New Forest area
Forestry England is the largest land manager and custodian of the nation’s public forests. We have around 1,000 committed staff looking after more land and more trees than any other organisation. It’s a job that never stops growing. We are looking for an experienced Wetland Restoration Officer to lead on mire and stream restoration projects in the New Forest. You will join a team delivering SSSI habitat restoration programmes funded by the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme.
Location: RSPB Northern Ireland
Salary: £17,004 - £18,255 pa, Pro Rata
Duration: 6 Months Contract
As part of a UK-wide project funded through the EU LIFE programme to halt the decline of Curlew, RSPB NI aims to deliver landscape-scale conservation at our two key research sites; Glenwherry and Lough Erne. This will include habitat management, predator control, research and monitoring. Your role will be to collect data on the breeding ecology of Curlew. This will include mapping the distribution, abundance and behaviour of breeding curlews and other moorland bird species, vegetation recording and habitat assessments, assessing the abundance and distribution of key nest/chick predators (e.g. via fox scat surveys) and data entry.
Location: RSPB Northern Ireland
Salary: £17,004 - £18,255 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Duration: 3 Months contract
The Glenwherry area within the Antrim Plateau has the highest concentration of Curlew outside of an RSPB reserve in Northern Ireland. An Agri-environmental scheme partnership between farmers, DAERA, and the RSPB has been established with the aim to deliver landscape-scale conservation to halt and reverse the decline of this iconic species. Your role will be to collect data on the breeding ecology of Curlew. This will include mapping the distribution, abundance, and behaviour of breeding Curlew and other moorland bird species, vegetation recording and habitat assessments, and data entry.
£40,000 + substantial pension and benefits
Westdown Camp, Salisbury - SP3 4RS;
Working as the Environmental Engagement Manager within the Environmental Support and Compliance business area (ES&C), you will be at the forefront of sustainability, natural capital and biodiversity driving delivery and innovation across the estate through engagement with military personnel, their families, volunteers and partner organisations. This new role will be challenging and comes with a diverse portfolio of tasks including the oversight of the MODs Conservation Groups and the MODs Sanctuary Awards and publication
£53,500 + substantial pension and benefits
North – Catterick DL9 3LR;
Central - Whittington, Lichfield WS14 9PY;
South – Westdown Camp, Tilshead SP3 4RS.
The Ecology and Natural Capital Team provides specialist expertise to assist DIO and wider Defence Top Level Budget holders (such as the Royal Navy, Army & Royal Air Force) to create and maintain a sustainable, resource-efficient and resilient Defence Estate in line with Government policy, both in the UK and overseas. To achieve this, the team works closely with estate managers, project teams, the wider MOD, other government departments, overseas authorities, commercial partners, industry and a diverse range of external stakeholders.
Working as a Principal Ecology and Natural Capital Manager within the Environmental Support and Compliance business area (ES&C), the post holder and their team will be at the forefront of sustainability, natural capital and biodiversity driving delivery and innovation across the estate. This new role will be challenging and comes with a diverse portfolio of tasks as MOD baselines its natural capital and sets out its road map to net zero carbon and climate resilience.
Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.
Full time position.
We're looking for operatives to join our team based in North Somerset delivering woodland and countryside services.
Applicants must be fit, hard working, motivated and with a desire to deliver top quality workmanship within a team environment in a safe and efficient manner. Tasks include agricultural/forestry/equine fencing, small scale forestry operations, woodland establishment and maintenance, vegetation maintenance and public rights of way works.
Salary: £12,576.30 pa for the hours worked, which equates to the full time salary of £20,960 pa
Contract: This is a fixed term role until 30 April 2023 on a part time basis of 3 days per week (0.6 FTE).
Location: Based at our office in Sneinton, Nottingham and the Miner2Major project office within the Sherwood Forest area.
Are you passionate about participation and committed to conservation? We’re looking for an enthusiastic volunteer coordinator to lead and develop our work with communities across Sherwood Forest. Miner2Major is a Landscape Partnership Scheme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund focusing on the diverse wildlife, important habitats and rich heritage of Sherwood Forest.
E3 Ecology is a well-established specialist ecological consultancy with an excellent local reputation for providing professional, high quality work in an efficient and competitive manner as well as developing innovative schemes for habitat creation and biodiversity enhancement.
Senior Ecologist with ambition for management position in the near future. Location: Northumberland, N Yorkshire or Scottish Borders. Package £30-40k.
Ecologist - Location: Northumberland. Package £22-30k.
Graduate Ecologist - 5 year training position with view to rise from graduate to senior ecologist. Location: Northumberland. Package £17-20k.
£30,451-£32,910 plus essential car user allowance
37 hours per week / Permanent
Horsham District Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Parks Operations Manager to work within our Parks and Countryside team. We have recently secured our first Green Flag and are keen to get more for other key sites. A key aspect of the Parks Operations Manager role involves managing the grounds maintenance contract, ensuring specified works are consistently met across 100+ sites, and you will need to demonstrate strong budget management.
Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 per annum
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve, Knettishall Heath, Thetford, Suffolk, IP22 2TQ
Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation organisation in Suffolk, committed to achieving the best outcomes for biodiversity on its reserves. This is a new role, funded by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, as part of our West Suffolk nature triangle project. The GRCF is being delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.
Following a review of our Parks and Green Spaces team we are looking for a number of Green Spaces Officers, specialising in various areas
The Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is excited to present two new job opportunities for people wanting to work at the forefront of Nature Recovery Networks and the provision of Natural Solutions to Climate Change. Based with the Trust the posts will work with a wider partnership of organisations delivering Climate Action Middlesbrough, a new initiative taking local action to address the climate crisis. Climate Action Middlesbrough is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund’s Climate Action Programme
Nature Recovery Strategy Officer (Fixed term post 2 years) - Salary £20,600
Wilder Middlesbrough Officer (Fixed term post 5 years) - Salary £20,600
The post holder will assist the Central and North Reserves Manager in managing the Northern Hampshire Reserves and its Reserves Officers team.
The Assistant Reserves Manager (North) will oversee the management of a team of staff and volunteers responsible for a suite of Trust nature reserves and projects in north and east Hampshire, a longer term objective will be to assist with the conservation, monitoring and grazing management of the MOD training Estate in the Thames Basin Heaths and Wealden Heaths Special Protection Areas.
Magdalen is an environmental education and care farming charity set on its own 132-acre organic farm and nature reserve.
We have a new job vacancy, for a Centre Manager. This is a complex full time role, suitable for an experienced, multi-skilled person. The salary is £25,000
Our outgoing Centre Manager has been at Magdalen for 20 years, and has helped manage the organisation through periods of dramatic change and growth.
Location: Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld
The first 8-weeks of the role, candidates will focus on providing an ‘Osprey Watch’ nest protection programme based at Loch of the Lowes, this will be under a 17.5 hours temporary employment contract for the duration of 8-weeks. The second part of the role will comprise mainly of voluntary outdoor practical conservation work and invasive species control on the other Perthshire reserves.
2 year fixed term contract / 17.5 hours per week
£21000 pro rata
Elan Valley, Powys
Tir Coed is a charity that engages people through outdoor learning in order to improve their wellbeing and meet longer-term goals for education, employment or volunteering. We are seeking an enthusiastic and engaging person to provide accredited training, practical learning opportunities, volunteering and wellbeing activities to a wide range of people.
Location: Grangemouth, Falkirk
This is a six month, fixed-term, contrac
Salary: £17,290 per annum
The Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre is a reserve located in the middle of industrial Grangemouth. Jupiter is a fantastic example of how wasteland can be transformed into an urban green space, with an emphasis on environmental education and habitat creation.
These exciting roles will connect you with people wanting to share your passion for biodiversity, especially natural history subjects and related art. We offer competitive pay rates for delivering training courses online and at venues across the UK, plus expenses and contribution to producing learning resources.
You’ll join a lively network of associate tutors delivering training courses with the national charity, the Field Studies Council (FSC); a leader provider of environment education. Every year, FSC delivers hundreds of Eco-Skills courses for adults and young people (age 16+) across the UK.
We manage over 30,000 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 are seeking an Assistant Ecologist for a 2-year fixed term appointment (with the potential for a permanent contract), based in Brampton Bryan, Nr Knighton, Powys, to cover Wales, Marches and West England to fulfil the expanding need for surveys and reports on our sites in the public, private and third sector.
Northamptonshire and surrounding area
£19,000 per annum, pro rata (rising to £20,000 after mid-point assessment)
Initial 6 month contract starting March 2021
MOLA is one of the UK’s leading archaeology companies, with over 300 employees across multiple offices. We work on some of the largest construction projects in the country where there are historical remains, which we professionally remove and record for the client developing the site. We’ve got an exciting programme of work in 2021 so we are looking for trainees to join us and develop on-the-job skills and knowledge supported by dedicated trainers. You will be part of some of the UK’s largest ever infrastructure projects, working alongside colleagues you’ll use tools to dig different types of archaeology, as well collect soil samples, identify and collect different objects (artefacts) and describe, draw and photograph your work.
Permanent (37 Hours a Week)
Salary: Grade 11 £41,881-£44,863 per annum
Countryside and Wildlife Team, The Quays, Baglan Energy Park, Briton Ferry, Neath (due to Covid-19 restrictions, currently home working with occasional use of the office space).
The Countryside and Wildlife Team is a multi-disciplinary team, leading on countryside access, biodiversity conservation, green infrastructure, project delivery and provision of ecological advice across Neath Port Talbot. With increasing recognition of the need for action for nature recovery, climate change and well-being, this is an exciting opportunity to facilitate positive change, by shaping and driving forwards the many initiatives and activities being undertaken by the team.
Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated and professional Ecologist looking for your next career move? We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Ecologist to join our friendly and dynamic team!
Your role will be to plan, manage and deliver professional ecological services to a broad range of clients. You will be responsible for the coordination of surveys and field staff, as well as liaison with clients and other professionals and organisations.
You will be based in Lee on the Solent, Hampshire, with travel throughout the region and occasionally the surrounding areas. Your time will be divided between office, working from home and field survey.
Exciting 12 month Placement with Forest Seed Company
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate for a one year placement in the UK’s premier forest tree seed company.
Forestart Ltd is the UKs leading supplier of tree and shrub seed to forestry, environment and amenity nurseries. We operate from our main site just outside Shrewsbury but we collect seed throughout the UK. We specialise in supplying seed collected in the UK,
Salary: £13,655.87 for the hours worked, which equates to the full time salary of £22759.78
Contract: This is a permanent role on a part time basis of 3 days per week (0.6FTE).
Location: The post is based at our head offices at Sneinton Market, Nottingham.
Are you passionate and enthusiastic about conservation??? We are looking for someone with experience of biodiversity conservation and who has an interest in our Living Landscape aspirations in Nottinghamshire. This role will lead on a range of project work, including administering and supporting the delivery of externally funded project.