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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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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.

Senior Project Development and Funding Officer - North Wessex Downs AONB

Logo: North Wessex Downs AONB

Salary: £32,029 - £33,799

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time

Location: North Wessex Downs AONB office, Denford Manor

Are you interested in working for the third largest AONB in the UK? Do you have proven skills in raising funds for innovative projects? Do you have experience of project development? Then this senior position is for you! We’re looking for an experienced Senior Project Development & Funding Officer to join our small, friendly team based just outside Hungerford in Berkshire, in the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Conservation Grazing Assistant - Essex Wildlife Trust

Salary: £19,300 p.a. rising to £19,800 p.a. after probation

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Tollesbury Wick Nature Reserve, Woodrolfe Rd, Tollesbury, Maldon, CM9 8SB

Essex Wildlife Trust are the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature; and we would love you to join our committed and enthusiastic team. In this role you will support the effective delivery of conservation grazing and livestock management across all Essex Wildlife Trust landholdings and assist with all management aspects of Tollesbury Wick Nature Reserve.

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.

Project Officer - South Derbyshire District Council

South Derbyshire District Council

Up to £29,636 Per Annum Pro- rata

30 hours per week

Fixed Term - 12 Months

Rosliston Forestry Centre is a hidden gem in the heart of The National Forest, offering everything you could need for a great day out. An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to help ensure this much loved tourist attraction, which offers the perfect playground to visitors of all ages, continues to move from strength to strength.

Land Management & Conservation Apprentice - Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Logo: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Grassington, Skipton 
£9,139 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Training alongside highly skilled colleagues, you will gain hands-on experience while learning everything you need to obtain your qualification in environmental conservation.

Field Assistant - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha
Salary: £21,718 to £24,293
Hours: Full time 

Contract: 16 months

As part of the larger Gough Island Restoration Programme Field Assistants will carry out bird monitoring and other field work, including supporting activities for the mouse eradication operation and control (using herbicide) of an invasive plant Sagina procumbens.

Senior Field Assistant - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha
Salary starting at: Salary Range currently £22,073 to £23,912 pa increasing to £23,966 to £26,808 with effect from 1st April 2020
Hours: Full time
Contract: 16 month Fixed Term Contract

One Senior Field Assistant will be recruited as part of the larger Gough Island Restoration Programme to carry out bird monitoring and other field work on Gough Island, including supporting activities for the mouse eradication operation and control (using herbicide) of an invasive plant Sagina procumbens.

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

Logo: Northumberland County Council


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.

Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership Manager - Chase and Chalke Landscape Partnership

Logo: Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership

Post: Fixed term contract until 30/06/2024

Salary: £34,788 - £36,876

Base: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

Do you have the passion, drive and experience to deliver a new, innovative scheme comprising 20 ambitious projects? The Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership has been awarded £1.68m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Together with partner match funding, this £2.7m scheme aims to enhance the natural, historic and cultural heritage of this stunning, historic landscape through encouraging widespread community engagement and involvement.

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!

Parks Activator - Bournemouth Parks Foundation

Logo: Bournemouth Parks Foundation

This is a fixed term post until 31 May 2021. We will consider both full and part-time applications to the post.

Salary: £21,000 - £24,000, depending on experience.

Are you interested in our beautiful, urban parks and would you like to help us develop them into nature filled community hubs for their neighbourhoods?

Bournemouth Parks Foundation, partnering with BCP Council, is one of nine organisations across the UK who have been selected for the Future Parks Accelerator fund from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to find new, inspiring ways to develop and manage our greenspaces.

Senior Ecologist - Wardell Armstrong LLP

Logo: Wardell Armstrong LLP

Wardell Armstrong is a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy with 12 offices throughout the UK. We are looking to recruit a motivated and ambitious ecologist to complement the skills and experience of the existing team. The position would be based between our Bolton and Manchester offices.

Responsibilities: undertake desk studies to identify ecological information for sites; design, plan and lead field surveys, including those of protected species in line with best practice standards; compile, analyse, evaluate and interpret survey data; produce and contribute to technical reports including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments, protected species and BREEAM reports.

Education Business Opportunity - Forestry England

Logo: Forestry England

We are looking for a partner who will add value to Delamere Forest, Cheshire, by providing high quality learning experiences to inspire learners of all ages.

The successful applicant will deliver curriculum-linked activities to a range of education groups. They will also offer a range of other activities which may include forest school / bushcraft, birthday parties, holiday clubs, a range of small-scale family events and some corporate sessions.

Graduate Woodland Consultant - Oakbank Game & Conservation Ltd

Logo: Oakbank Game & Conservation Ltd

Oakbank Game & Conservation Ltd is looking to recruit a recent graduate to its woodland consultancy team. Based at Ellington in Cambridgeshire the successful candidate will join a dynamic team of consultants delivering high quality woodland management across East Anglia and the East Midlands. Oakbank was established in 2005 and is now a well-respected name in farmland conservation and woodland management, with a large client base of farms and sporting estates across the UK and into Europe.

We are looking for someone with a real passion for the countryside, for woodland and for conservation as well as an understanding of the role that shooting plays within this.

Project Site Technicians - Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd

Logo: Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd

Location: Salisbury

Package: £17-20k

Five Rivers is a leading environmental specialist, providing ecological consultancy, design and contracting services. We work for a broad range of clients and sectors ranging from large infrastructure schemes to charities. Our contracting teams work all over the UK delivering a variety of environmental enhancement projects including, river restoration, fish passage, ecological mitigation and restoration works from concept through to delivery.

Path Builder - A.C.T Heritage Ltd

We are looking for the right person with experience in hand-built footpaths to join our team of path builders.

Applicants will work as part of an experienced small team but also expected to work independently when required. Applicants must be up for everything which comes with working in the hills and be able to work away from home when needed.

There will be opportunity to develop skills and be an important part of a small business. The company is based in the Inverness area so applicants need to be situated within the local area.

Countryside Access Delivery Team Leader - Oxfordshire County Council

Logo: Oxfordshire County Council

Location: Eynsham near Oxford and countywide

Salary: £37,849 - £40,760 per annum

Contract type: Permanent Hours per week: 37

You will act as the ‘go to’ person  for all practical matters relating to specification, design, cost & delivery and draw up and deliver both large programmes of work across the network [summer vegetation clearance & bridge replacement programme]; as well as small bespoke solutions to address localised problems including surfacing & drainage.

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.