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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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Senior Project Manager - RSPB

Norwich / Flexible
£29,507 to £31,966 per annum
Full time
34 months fixed term
Want to help shape the future of agri-environment support for farmers and wildlife in England? We are looking for an exceptional senior project manager with experience working in nature conservation to lead a small team in a 34-month Defra-funded project which is trialling a novel approach to delivering land management that could help save one of our threatened species, the turtle dove.

Ecologist - Applied Ecological Services Ltd

Applied Ecological Services Ltd has been operating since 1996. Our office is based in County Durham, but we work throughout the UK. The successful candidate will primarily work from home with a regular contact and support network. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed confident team player who is experienced in undertaking extended Phase 1 habitat surveys / preliminary ecological appraisal, for which a good all round knowledge and good botanical skills are required.

Seasonal Youth and Schools Officer - Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Fixed term contract – until December 2020
£19,287- £21,094 pro-rata, dependent on experience
35 hours per week plus excellent benefits
Waltham Abbey, Essex, (but teaching across the Lee Valley Regional Park)
The Youth and Schools Service helps teachers, youth groups and families utilise the Park’s huge potential as an educational resource. We now wish to recruit a resourceful, flexible Seasonal Youth and Schools Officer to join our team over the main delivery period. They will teach our high quality outdoor learning programmes for schools and families covering a wide range of ages and abilities at locations across the Park. This is a great opportunity for someone to gain diverse experience in the field of outdoor learning.

Gardener - Parklands - National Trust

Location: Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

As a hands-on Gardener, you’ll assist in making sure that the gardens are maintained to a high standard. You’ll be passionate and enthused and knowledgeable about the varied plants within the garden. This role will include a range of practical horticultural tasks to develop, enhance and conserve the garden and contribute to the delivery of projects.

Ranger - South Downs National Park Authority

Location: Eastern Downs Office, Stanmer Park, Brighton

Salary: £27,161 – £29,137 (£16,516 - £17,718 pro rata)

Hours: 22.5 per week (Wednesday – Friday)

Type of post: Temporary job share for up to 12 months (maternity cover).

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Ranger to join our area team, which is responsible for implementing a wide range of countryside management activities in the Eastern Downs. As a Ranger you will be involved in projects around landscape and biodiversity, promoting informal countryside recreation and ensuring community involvement in order to achieve the South Downs Partnership Management Plan and SDNPA’s Business Plan outcomes.

Chief Executive - Epping Forest Heritage Trust

Salary £43k

Epping Forest Heritage Trust has just begun its second year following the successful merger of its two founding charities with a combined 90-year history operating in Epping Forest. It is a splendid time to join us. We are financially strong and have recently secured Heritage Fund support to help us develop a more resilient and sustainable charity, enabling us to make an increased contribution to preserving and promoting the heritage of Epping Forest.

Operations Manager (Brassicas) - M J & J McLaren

M J & J McLaren is a family owned business, farming approximately 1500 hectares of land across Perthshire and a portfolio covering potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, organics and cereals as well as grassland supporting 500 sheep and 200 suckler cows. This position will manage the brassica enterprise which is grown through East of Scotland Growers - with all products being harvested, stored and graded/packaged on the farm.

Grounds Person / Gardener - Portrack Estate and Gardens - The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is a 30 acre sculpture garden designed by landscape architect and theorist Charles Jencks. The garden is inspired by science and mathematics, with sculptures and landscaping working to these themes, such as black holes and fractuals. The garden elegantly combines natural features with artificial symmetry and curves. We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Grounds Person/Gardener; the ideal candidate will work with the current team to maintain this unique garden.

Site Operative - Helmrig Ltd

Full-time, permanent (following initial probation period)

As part of company progression Helmrig Ltd is looking to recruit a site operative to join them on a full-time permanent basis as part of Knotweed Eradication. Based from home and the depot in Leyland, Lancashire, applicants will be required to complete a variety of invasive plant contracts for both commercial and domestic customers nationwide.

Landscape Planning Officer - Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The post is based with the Mendip Hills AONB Unit at Charterhouse Centre, near Blagdon BS40 7XR.

Permanent position, 18.5hrs per week £14,818 - £16,439.

The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one of the UK’s finest landscapes. We are looking for a Landscape Planning Officer to work as part of the AONB Unit responding to planning consultations on behalf of the AONB Partnership on landscape, planning policy and development issues.

Canoe Safari Assistant - Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

12 hours per week - Saturday and Sunday

Fixed Term Contract 4th April until 27th September 2020

£5,224.96 per annum (at age 18)

We are looking for a confident, outgoing individual to assist with operating our Canoe Safari Trail. You will be engaging with and instructing our visitors to ensure they have an unforgettable experience whilst hiring a canoe on a self-paddled 1km trail through our nature reserve.

Invertebrate and Botanical Field Surveyors - UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Four months from May - August 2020, full time

£25,150 pro rata

Working mainly away from CEH at field sites, based in temporary accommodation. The posts start with training at CEH Wallingford, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8BB

Are you an experienced field ecologist? We have several vacancies within the Community and Restoration Ecology group to work with a team of scientists monitoring mobile species on farmland with varying uptake of agri-environment schemes.

Rural Surveyor - CLA South West Region - Country Land and Business Association Limited (CLA)

New Year, New Opportunity!
After a recent internal promotion, the CLA South West region are looking for a rural surveyor to join the team. At this exciting time in the rural sector, we are looking for someone with a broad appreciation of rural issues and a willingness to engage in variety of new subjects in the industry.

Working closely with the Regional Director, regional team and national policy experts, the applicant will advise CLA members across the South West on a range of issues relating to land ownership, occupation, land use and rural business.

Assistant Warden - RSPB

Location: Winterbourne Downs, Wiltshire
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 Per Annum
Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

The RSPB are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead on the machinery, reserve infrastructure & buildings maintenance for the RSPB's Wiltshire Grassland reserves based at Manor Farm, RSPB Winterbourne Downs.

Landscape Operative - ATM Ltd

Based out of our Weston Super Mare depot (BS24 7TN)

£ Competitive salary

Working hours are full time - 44 hours across Monday - Friday with optional overtime and weekend work in the busy periods.

ATM is one of the UK’s leading landscaping, highway maintenance, fencing and vegetation management and maintenance contractors. We are looking for organised, reliable individuals who are experienced with working in a team, also capable of working on their own initiative to carry out scheduled works on a variety of sites

Reserve Warden/Stockperson - Parsonage Down National Nature Reserve - Natural England

£20,759 pa (43 hours per week)

2 year Fixed Term Appointment

Salisbury

Parsonage Down NNR is home to Cherry Lodge Farm, Natural England’s only working farm and one of the largest most diverse calcareous grassland reserves in the UK. This iconic chalk grassland site is part of Salisbury Plain SAC and home to the oldest breeding herd of English Longhorn cattle.

The Reserve Warden/Stockperson will assist the Farm Manager in the day to day management of Cherry Lodge Farm.

Countryside Ranger - Hart District Council

Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)

Type: Permanent full-time position

Salary: £19,945 - £22,462 per annum

Hart District Council is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Countryside Services team as a Countryside Ranger, initially specialising in woodland management.

The Hart District area covers part of the Thames Basin Heaths SPA and the Forest of Eversley Heritage area, including various SSSI’s, commons, country parks and open spaces that encompass the assorted heaths, woodlands and wetland habitats around the District.

Young Rangers Officer - Maternity Cover - Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Salary of up to £27,123 pro rata

Bainbridge, Wensleydale (with travel across Yorkshire Dales National Park)

We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales.

We are now looking for a Young Rangers Officer to join us on a nine month maternity cover contract, working 30 hours per week. As a Young Rangers Officer, you will run two established Young Rangers groups in the north and west of our National Park.

Woodland Officer, Devon - Forestry Commission

£30,743

Fixed Term Appointment – 12 months initial contract with the possibility of extension or permanence.

Location: Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR

Forestry Commission (or Forest Services) are the Governments forestry experts. We advise nationally and locally on how to unlock the full potential of woodlands and the forestry sector to protect, improve and expand England’s valuable woodland assets. We work with other government departments, non-government organisations and the private sector; in recognition that good collaboration can deliver more than the sum of the partners.

Bat Ecologist or Senior Ecologist - Surrey Wildlife Trust

This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to progress and expand their career. The role is varied and will take you throughout Surrey, and beyond, working on a diverse portfolio of projects, including large infrastructure projects, Local Planning Authorities and private home-owners. Although we are looking for someone with excellent bat skills, you will also develop your other ecological skills. You will be expected to manage projects, lead teams on a range of surveys, prepare bat mitigation licences and supervise works. You will be expected to hold a Level 2 Class bat survey licence, or be working towards your licence. As a minimum you will hold a Level 1 bat class survey licence.

The position will start in March 2020. This is a full time permanent role, however part-time will also be considered.

Seasonal Ecologist - Surrey Wildlife Trust

The Seasonal Ecologist role is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to kick-start their ecological consultancy career. The role is varied and will take you throughout Surrey, and beyond, working on a diverse portfolio of projects, including large infrastructure projects, Local Planning Authorities and private home-owners. You will be surveying for a range of species groups including bats, great crested newts, reptiles, hazel dormouse and supporting habitat surveys. The seasonal ecologist position will ideally start in April 2020. Positions will run until December 2020.

Community Manager - Forestry England

£26,187 – £28,997
Based at our District office in Lyndhurst
Some evening and weekend work will be required
Working specifically in the New Forest and across Dorset, you’ll be a self-motivated individual who will actively engage and influence the communities in which we work so that everyone who visits and works with us understands what we are and what we do. You’ll coordinate, plan and deliver community programmes, working closely with local authorities, national parks and other partners. Managing a small team, you’ll also lead our volunteering work using your excellent communication and people skills to inspire, support and enhance the skills of our volunteers.

Weekend Livestock Post – Lilbourne Meadows - The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire

Location: Lilbourne Meadows Nature Reserve, Northamptonshire
Pay: £20,109.38 per annum pro rata
The post is for 8 hours per week.
The post holder will assist with the management of our flock of rare breed sheep at Lilbourne Meadows, and potentially other nature reserves, to make sure that they are managed to the highest possible welfare standards, and assist with maintaining the livestock and reserves equipment and infrastructure.

Senior Ecologist - Crestwood Environmental Ltd

We are currently seeking a Senior Ecologist for an exciting new role based in our newly-opened office in Shipley, Yorkshire. We are seeking a driven individual to take on and help build our portfolio of Ecology. This is a permanent full-time or part-time position. The individual will help expand and work with our Ecology team and work on a wide-range of EIA and non-EIA developments throughout the UK, working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, with short and long-term scope and support to develop your career in a number of directions, including multi-disciplinary knowledge.

Ecologists - Crestwood Environmental Ltd

We are currently seeking Ecologists to join our friendly busy team at our West Midlands (Wolverhampton) base.
These are permanent full-time or part-time positions. The individuals will help expand and work with our Ecology team and work on a wide-range of EIA and non-EIA developments throughout the UK, working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, with short and long-term scope and support to develop your career in a number of directions, including multi-disciplinary knowledge.

Visitor Experience Assistant - RSPB

Location: Conwy
Salary starting at: £16,010 to £16,252 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term - 2 years

Are you a great people person? Do you thrive on exceeding customer expectations? Can you inspire and enthuse others? Are you passionate about wildlife and conservation? A fantastic opportunity has been created for a full time Visitor Experience Assistant on a 2 year contract at RSPB Conwy reserve in North Wales.

Environmental Education Intern - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: National minimum wage
Contract: Fixed term, Part time (21 hours per week).
Based: Successful candidate may choose main location from our 4 centres in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to undertake an internship to train as an Education Officer within our People Engagement team. The role will involve assisting, with a view to leading, our education programmes for schools and other groups visiting our education centres; helping to develop, resource and run parent and toddler sessions; supporting and developing the delivery of educational events for families, specialist groups and the general public (on and offsite); supporting external community engagement events, walks and talks.

Pennine National Trails Partnership Manager - Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Salary of up to £33,798 depending on experience (pro rata)
Home Based (with travel to our offices in Grassington and other National Trails Partnership areas as necessary)
As the Pennine National Trails Partnership Manager, you will develop, manage and promote the Pennine Way and Pennine Bridleway National Trails Partnership as a centre of excellence in national trail management. Working together with your job-share partner, you will take ownership of the day-to-day management of the Partnership, including preparing, managing and presenting the annual budget for maintenance works along both routes.

Senior Estimator Landscaping – Major Projects - Tilhill Forestry

Employer Based: Southern England
This is a key role responsible for delivering a high-quality landscaping management service. The role will involve seeking out new opportunities, estimating, tender submissions and bid writing, contract negotiation and high-level client management to help the company achieve its ambitious growth aspirations. The position will also involve promoting the Company within the landscaping industry and helping to develop on-going landscaping related opportunities nationwide.

Landscaping Contracts Manager - Tilhill Forestry

Based: Southern England – Groombridge, East Sussex
Tilhill Forestry has a vacancy within our South East England Area for a Landscaping Contracts Manager. This is a key role responsible for delivering a high-quality landscaping contracting service. This will include management of large scale landscaping projects, site clearance, environmental mitigation works, fencing and associated maintenance operations. Including liaison with clients, supervision of assigned personnel and contractors, as well as compliance with all aspects of Health & safety, environmental and quality standards.

Lead Ranger – South Downs - National Trust

Permanent – Full Time role (37.5 hrs per week)
£27,735 Per Annum
East Dean, near Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 0AB
Your main base sits at the eastern end of the world famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. The iconic views form part of one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coastline on the south coast. 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.

Assistant Site Manager – Smithills - Woodland Trust

Salary: £21,000 - £24,000
The Woodland Trust is transforming Smithills Estate with a fresh vision, new access routes, improved infrastructure and deeper links to the large, diverse local community. Supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Woodland Trust will give Smithills Estate the boost it needs to become a sustainable and thriving place – where landscape restoration and conservation can move forward hand in hand with the many hundreds of thousands of people who know, love and feel part of the estate. The Assistant Site Manager will assist the site manager in the successful management of estate, including managing the programme of management works, tendering contracts and carrying out tree safety inspections and PAWS assessments.

John Muir Award Scotland Project Officer - John Muir Trust

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 p.a. (depending on experience)
Hours: Full-time (35 hours a week)
Term: 1 year fixed term (with anticipated continued funding)
Location: Glasgow; with 1 day per week based-from National Park Office, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire
The John Muir Award, the main engagement initiative of the John Muir Trust, is a leading environmental award scheme focused on wild places. With support from Scottish Natural Heritage and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, we are recruiting a Scotland Project Officer. This post will build on a six-year partnership with the National Park and join an existing staff team to promote and develop the John Muir Award throughout Scotland.

Maintenance Ranger – Land of Iron - North York Moors National Park Authority

£23,369 for 37 hours per week (12-month fixed term contract)

Land of Iron is a heritage project conserving and promoting the fascinating ironstone heritage of the North York Moors. As the project begins its final year, we are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled person to complete site improvements, develop and implement management plans, and continue to grow volunteer involvement in the project.

Biologist - The River Dee Trust

The post will attract a salary of £25-30,000, commensurate with experience and with annual review thereafter.
Biologist with the River Dee Trust (RDT), based on Deeside (Aberdeenshire), who will be responsible for the research and monitoring programmes carried out by the Trust. The post is a challenging and significant one as it will guide the fisheries management of one of Scotland’s major rivers. This will include monitoring fish populations, analysing data to inform restoration programmes and communicating the information to stakeholders.

Consultant/Senior Ecologist/Ecologist/Graduate Ecologists - E3 Ecology Ltd

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.
Management level Consultant. Location: Yorkshire, Northumberland or Scottish Borders. Package £40-£75k.
Senior Ecologist or Ecologist. Location: Northumberland. Package £30-40k.
Graduate Ecologist. Location: Northumberland. Package £17-20k.

Visitor Experience Officer - RSPB

Location: Minsmere, Suffolk
Salary starting at: £17,276 to £18,716 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Hours: Part time, 15 Hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term for 8 Months

Are you a great people person? Do you thrive on exceeding customer expectations? Are you passionate about wildlife and keen to share your knowledge with others?

We are seeking a Visitor Experience Officer to join our team running the wonderful Minsmere nature reserve in Suffolk.

Country Parks Officer - Eastleigh Borough Council

6-month fixed term contract

£18,771 pro-rata

37 hours a week to be worked over 7 days

Eastleigh Borough Council is an ambitious and progressive council. We are recognised for our innovation and achievements, whilst delivering high quality service to our customers and the community.

You will be part of a wider team and will occasionally cover the information desk; providing information, support and first aid when needed. The country park team deliver a number of events across the year and you will also help ensure these are successful events, enjoyed by our visitors.

Country Parks Officer - Eastleigh Borough Council

1 x permanent

£18,771 a year, pro-rata

19 hours a week to be worked over the weekend + one weekday as required

We are seeking motivated individuals to work in the Service Delivery Directorate within the Visitor Business and Economy Unit. You will assist in delivering an enjoyable customer experience at our Country Parks, providing information and assistance to visitors and local groups.

Tutor - Field Studies Council

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau, Betws-y-coed, Conwy

Salary - FTE salary is £18,493 - £21,104 per annum based on 37.5 hours per week. This will be paid on a pro-rata basis for the duration of the contract.

Contract Term - This is a fixed term position from 1st March until 31st September 2020.

The post-holder will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though first-hand experience’. The post-holder will be expected to lead groups of all abilities in the natural environment with the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners.

Education Officer - The River Dee Trust

The post will attract a salary of £23-25,000.

Education Officer with the River Dee Trust (RDT), based on Deeside (Aberdeenshire). Fixed term full time contract for 12 months. Subject to confirmation of funding for further years and satisfactory performance reviews, the contract will be extended accordingly.

The Education Officer will increase awareness, enthusiasm for and understanding of our rivers in Deeside and Aberdeen City. Working with schools and community groups, we will enable young people to undertake outdoor learning in a safe and fun manner and introduce them to the river on their doorstep.

Senior Gardener – Harewood House, West Yorkshire - Harewood House Trust

Salary: £24k per annum

Hours: 40hrs per week, 5 days over 7, to include weekends and evening duty on a rota basis.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Gardener to join our dedicated, hard-working team in the Gardens at Harewood.

You will have a true passion for plants and all things horticultural, with a flair for design, creativity and visitor engagement. You will work closely with the Head Gardener and enjoy planning and implementing work programmes for the improvement and enrichment of the Gardens.

Training & Education Coordinator - Dry Stone Walling Association

The post will initially be 21 hours per week, based at the DSWA Head Office at Crooklands near Kendal, Cumbria.

Do you have a passion for the countryside and traditional skills and able to share that enthusiasm with a wide range of people/groups throughout the UK? The Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) is seeking to appoint a Training & Education Coordinator to work within its small team of staff and volunteers as part of wider developments within the DSWA.

Estate Warden - Horndean Parish Council

£18,426 pa

Horndean Parish Council is responsible for managing and maintaining 60 hectares of public land. We are currently recruiting a full time permanent member of staff with horticultural and grounds maintenance experience. The majority of the land is managed for nature conservation and public access, including four Local Nature Reserves and one Site of Special Scientific Interest. The remaining area includes parks, flower beds, play areas, sports facilities and amenity grassland, all of which are highly valued by local residents.

Assistant Ecologist - FPCR Environment & Design Ltd

Are you looking for an exciting start to your ecology career? FPCR are seeking new staff to join our enthusiastic team of over 80 ecologists. If you are interested in Newts, Bats, Badgers, Reptiles or virtually anything else you can think of, we have a specialist that can provide you with the skills to advance your career.

Lead Tutor - Scottish Outdoor Education Centres

SOEC - Belmont Centre, Meigle, Perthshire

Salary - £18,720

SOEC is a charity and social enterprise operating 3 residential outdoor learning centres in Scotland.

Belmont Centre, Meigle in Perthshire

Broomlee Centre, West Linton in the Borders

Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

We are looking for an experienced outdoor learning professional looking to step into a supervisory role.

Senior Tutor - Scottish Outdoor Education Centres

SOEC - 2 x posts: Belmont Centre, Meigle & Broomlee Centre, West Linton

Salary - from £19,760

SOEC is a charity and social enterprise operating 3 residential outdoor centres in Scotland. We are looking for two experienced Senior Tutors to organise and manage the delivery of outdoor learning for a range of programmes and groups at two of our residential outdoor learning Centres: Belmont Centre, Meigle and Broomlee Centre, West Linton.

Working closely with the Centre Manager, Senior Tutors lead on the planning, delivery and support of the staff teams in the development and delivery of residential programmes.

MaB Outreach Trainee - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

6 month fixed-term position, 21 hours a week, salary £8.72 per hour (National Living Wage)

Bumblebee Conservation Trust is looking for a part-time Outreach Trainee to support outreach and engagement work with our Kent project, Making a Buzz for the Coast.

This role is an exciting opportunity to inspire the local people of Kent to take action for bumblebees through innovative engagement activities. The traineeship will also involve working with and supporting volunteers. The Trainee will be able to take part in a range of training and development courses and activities that can be tailored to the Trainee’s particular interests.

MaB Conservation Trainee - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

6 month fixed-term position, 21 hours a week, salary £8.72 per hour (National Living Wage)

Bumblebee Conservation Trust is looking for a part-time Conservation Trainee to support conservation work with its Kent project, Making a Buzz for the Coast.

The successful candidate will assist with practical conservation, surveys and landowner engagement in the Making a Buzz for the Coast project area. The Trainee will be able to take part in a range of training and development courses and activities that can be tailored to the Trainee’s particular interests.

Waterway Manager - Essex Waterways Ltd

Salary: up to £40k based on a 35 hour week plus 8% pension contribution.

Based at Paper Mill Lock, nr Little Baddow, Chelmsford

Essex Waterways Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Inland Waterways Association (a registered charity). The Company was formed to run, manage and maintain the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation for public benefit.

The Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation runs from Springfield Basin (Chelmsford) to Heybridge Basin (near Maldon, on the Essex coast), 14.5 miles to the east, dropping the water level nearly 80 feet using 12 operational locks (including a substantial Sea Lock). There 250+ boats permanently on the waterway.

Avon Gorge & Downs Seasonal Education Officer - Bristol Zoological Society

Contracted Hours: 30 hours a week over 4 days; usually Tuesday to Friday.

Salary: £18,500 pa FTE, pro rata for 30 hours per week.

Location: Bristol Zoo Gardens

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract, from 10th March 2020 to 30th October 2020.

A seasonal education officer is required on a seven and a half month fixed-term contract working 4 days (30 hours) per week.

You will be required to teach stimulating, enjoyable and informative sessions for school groups, youth groups and play schemes on the Downs. You will also help widen the range of groups that visit the Downs by promoting these sessions to new audiences.

Tutor - Field Studies Council

FSC Juniper Hall, Nr Dorking, Surrey
Salary – FTE salary is £18,493 - £21,104 per annum based on 37.5 hours per week. This will be paid on a pro-rata basis for the duration of the contract.
Contract Term – This is a fixed term position from 23rd March until 30th October 2020.
The post-holder will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though first-hand experience’. The post-holder will be expected to lead groups of all abilities in the natural environment with the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners. You will also contribute to all other aspects of running a busy education centre.

Explorer Club Leader - North York Moors National Park Authority

Home Based
FTC to 31 December 2022
£6,048 - £6,811 per annum (11 hours / per week)
Do you want to share your passion for the North York Moors National Park with families? We need an enthusiastic person to organise and manage a programme of targeted family group volunteer events (currently the Explorer Club).

Young Ranger Leader - North York Moors National Park Authority

Home Based
FTC to 31 December 2022
7.5 hours / per week
We have a fantastic opportunity to become a Young Ranger Leader to engage young people in the work of the National Park through volunteering, inspiring them to understand, experience and treasure the North York Moors and be actively involved in its future. To help us do this, we need an enthusiastic person to organise and manage a programme of targeted youth volunteer events (currently the Young Rangers and Youth+ volunteers).

Freelance Outdoor and Adventure Learning Tutor (Self-Employed) - Field Studies Council

FSC East Group of centres is looking for self-employed Freelance Outdoor and Environmental Learning Tutors to support our work in the delivery of fieldwork and environmental education to a wide-ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All Through First-hand Experience’.

Area Warden (Canterbury and Weald) - Kent Wildlife Trust

Salary Range: £18,989 - £26,693 per annum
We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our team. Duties will include planning and delivering practical habitat management activities, leading and managing conservation volunteers, engaging and supervising contractors, leading conservation grazing schemes whilst always ensuring the highest health and safety standards are maintained at all times.

Wardens - RSPB

Location: Roles available in Aylesbeare Common or Exe Estuary
Salary starting at: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Can you help us deliver our mission to save nature? We are looking for two wardens to join our growing nature reserves team in Devon. In your role as Reserves Warden, you will coordinate and lead the delivery of a busy work programme across multiple sites. Your role will be varied - in any given week you could be supervising and developing volunteers, surveying wildlife and habitats, setting up contracts, working with visitors, carrying out estate maintenance or delivering hands on habitat management.

Senior Ecologist - Biodiverse Consulting Ltd

Salary: £26,000 - £34,000
Location: Ponteland, nr Newcastle
We offer flexible working patterns and will consider part-time and full-time applicants.
As our first Senior Ecologist this is an amazing opportunity to help shape the range of ecology services we offer as well as the business itself. Biodiverse Consulting is a young but rapidly growing Consultancy, based in the North East offering more than just ecology services to a broad range of clients. Our vision is to offer pragmatic expertise and knowledge both in terms of the ecological services it offers and the business development it supports. We deliver ecological and arboricultural survey, assessment and net gain services to a broad range of clients on a variety of development projects, as well as business development services to the environmental sector.

Green Spaces Development Officer - East Devon District Council

£25,295 - £27,905 per year
Sidmouth and Exmouth, Devon
Full time, permanent
We are looking for an experienced horticulturalist who shares our passion for parks and green spaces as places for people to use and enjoy. Your role will be to design, develop and implement planting / landscaping schemes for the districts’ award winning parks and gardens; together with responsibility for programming year round grounds maintenance works for cemeteries, sports pitches and other green spaces.

Wildlife Adviser - National Trust

Salary: £40,071
Location: Westley Bottom Consultancy Hub, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
This role is accountable for providing consultancy support and expertise in all aspects of wildlife and nature conservation. Working proactively, you will enable properties to deliver high standards of conservation, access and engagement and especially our Land Outdoors and Nature Programme. You will work with and lead, project teams involving a range of specialists, including projects which require working with other organisations and beyond our boundaries.

Seasonal Ranger - Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Fixed Term for 6 Months: 1st April – 30th September 2020

An outgoing, energetic and motivated person is required to support our Permanent Ranger for the 2020 season. The successful candidate will support the Permanent Ranger in all aspects of work including but not limited to; developing and delivering a variety of ranger guided walks and activities, educational workshops and large-scale public events. Duties also include undertaking general grounds care tasks, patrolling and welcoming visitors, conducting biological monitoring including data handling, leading volunteers, and developing and delivering activities for youth groups.

Executive Assistant - River Tweed Commission

Starting salary is dependent on experience and up to £35,000. A relocation package is offered. Flexible employment opportunities may be available.

We are looking for an Executive Assistant to join our small team based in a rural office close to the River Tweed, near Melrose. You will have responsibility for the administration and smooth running of the office and provide an effective service to the Tweed management teams of the River Tweed Commission and the Tweed Foundation. This post will suit someone looking to work in and for the countryside, with an understanding of rural sports and small businesses.

Assistant Warden - RSPB

Would you like to assist with the management of one of our flagship reserves?
Location: Pulborough
Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
The RSPB team in Sussex are seeking a dynamic, resourceful and motivated Assistant Warden to join a reserves team managing over 500 hectares of nature reserves in Sussex, including Pulborough Brooks, one of the most visited RSPB reserves in the UK.

Senior/Principal Ecologist - Bowland Ecology

Bowland Ecology is seeking to employ a Senior/Principal Ecologist in the North West of England. The company was established in 2004 and provides specialist ecological consultancy services across both the private and public sectors. We employ approximately 15 in house ecologists with a range of specialisms supported by long standing associates. Our projects portfolio is wide ranging in terms of both project type and location. Projects range from small planning applications through to national infrastructure projects, we also carry out research based commissions and public sector projects.

Site Manager - RSPB

Location: RSPB Nagshead
Salary: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Are you ready to lead the RSPB Gloucestershire team to make an even greater impact for nature in the Forest of Dean and beyond?

You'll have vision and drive, being highly motivated and self reliant, enthusiastic, bold and outward facing with excellent communication skills. Your leadership experience will enable you to inspire and motivate your direct reports, assistant warden and administrator, and strong team of 60 volunteers.

Administrative Assistant – Open Spaces - City of London

Starting salary £16,462 - £18,6388 per annum, pro rata, inclusive of London Weighting

Part-time - 27 hours per week

Location: Merlewood Estate and Ashtead Estate, Surrey

Ashtead Common and Coulsdon Common (Merlewood) are two of seven open spaces on the borders of South London and Surrey that are managed by the City of London Corporation. A vital part of our cultural and natural heritage, they offer a wide range of education, volunteer and leisure activities such as school visits, wildlife surveys and guided walks.

Park Ranger - Groundwork NEWY

£9.36 - £10.40 per hour, 15 to 30 hr week (FTE £18,000 to £20,000)

Groundwork NEWY are looking for an enthusiastic person to join their small team of urban fringe Park Rangers.

The post holder will demonstrate an eagerness for and knowledge of the natural world, be comfortable planning and delivering community activities, and working with schools. You will need to be confident, innovative, motivated and self-reliant. Site- and habitat maintenance are part of this role.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience, and cover every aspect of open space management, community liaison, environmental interpretation and amenity.

Assistant Groundsperson - Clandon Wood Natural Burial

Term: 24th February - 18th September 2020

Wage Range: £9.50/hr - £10.25/hr (Depending on Experience)

Closing date: 3rd February 2020

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Clandon Wood Natural Burial is a private cemetery near Guildford, Surrey. Unlike a conventional cemetery the 12 hectar grounds are managed as a nature reserve, there are no headstones and graves are intended to return back to nature. One of Clandon Wood’s grounds staff is going on parental leave and we are looking for a physically fit, enthusiastic individual to work with the remaining groundsman maintaining the grounds and digging graves.

Estate Worker / Gardener - BH Sporting Ltd

We are looking to recruit an Estate Worker / Gardener for an Estate in Northumberland. The role will be varied and will involve: grass cutting, chainsaw work, spraying, basic property maintenance and also looking after goats, chickens and bees. Ideally we are looking to recruit a candidate with experience in all of these areas and with relevant tickets; however, noting this is a broad remit, we are open to applicants with experience in some of these areas as training will be provided.

This is a live-in role and a house will be provided, with salary commensurate with experience.

Rural Estates Operative - Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

Location: Salisbury, South West, SP4 0JQ

Salary: £16,267 - £17,195

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Dstl in the established Rural Estates team at Porton Down.

You will sit within the Operations Division and be a part of our Estates Delivery Team within FMS (Facilities Management Services). You will be accountable for the practical aspects of conservation and rural management across the Dstl Porton Down estate and specifically on the Site of Special Scientific Interest, (SSSI) Special Protection Area (SPA) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) in line with legislation and Dstl Policy.

Assistant Countryside Ranger - Denbighshire County Council

Senior Environmental Planner - Aberdeen City Council

Full-time, Permanent

£37,941.28 - £43,405.44 pa

Marischal College, Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council is seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to contribute at a Senior level to its Environmental Policy Team. The team has a responsibility for policy, strategy, projects, case work and engagement on a wide range of environment and land use matters.

Biodiversity Conservation Officer- Heathrow Airport - Ecology And Habitat Management Ltd

Terms: Permanent position. Full time position with part- time possible.

Location: Heathrow Airport, Hillingdon, London

Salary: £22,000- £25,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Report to: Ecology & Habitat Management Director

An exciting opportunity to work for world’s largest airport in a biodiversity management role helping to maintain the airport’s biodiversity sites.

Closing date: Friday 24th January 2020

Wildlife and Farming Officer - ST Catchment Partnership - Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Salary in the range, £21,000 to £25,000 per annum plus pension.

Based in Shropshire

Can you help us make water better for wildlife?

Severn Trent Water and the West Midlands Wildlife Trusts are working with the EA and other partners on River catchments to tackle pollution in watercourses across catchment areas and to bring them into good ecological condition. An important part of this programme is to work with farmers and landowners to reduce diffuse agricultural pollution into rivers and streams and to tackle water quality in Severn Trent’s drinking water boreholes in the area.

Seasonal Vacancies - Total Ecology Ltd

Total Ecology Ltd is a growing ecological consultancy working all over the UK but based in Northumberland.

We currently have several positions available for the 2020 survey season.

Assistant / Graduate Ecologists wanted for 6 months over the busy summer survey season. Salary: £18,000 pro-rata.

Bat Surveyors wanted. We are looking for seasonal bat surveyors of all levels, both licenced and un-licenced. Full time and part time contracts are available. Salary: £30,000- £50,000.

Casual Survey Staff wanted. We are always looking for casual survey staff to help out on an ad-hoc basis.

Seasonal Ranger - Northamptonshire County Council

Salary: £8.58 per hour (Sundays time and half/ Bank Holidays double time)

Location: Irchester and Sywell Country Parks, Northamptonshire

Contract: Fixed term until 7/9/2020

Working Pattern: 5 days a week

Hours: 37 hours/week: You will be required to work 3 out of 4 weekends per month as well as bank holidays, statutory and discretionary holidays.

We are seeking 2 Seasonal Rangers, which will be based at Irchester or Sywell County Park. You will work in the Country Parks team helping visitors to enjoy the Park, ensuring the facilities are clean and tidy and assisting with smooth running of the park.

Contracts Manager – Central (West) - Woodland Trust

Salary £24,000 - £27,500
3 year Fixed Term Contract
As our Contracts Manager in Central England, you will be supporting the preparation and delivery of significant contracts and projects and responsible for managing contracts on site, whilst working alongside Site Managers for the Woodland Trust’s Estate across Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Northants and Leicestershire.

Ecologist / Senior Ecologist - Turnstone Ecology Ltd

Contract type: Full-time (poss part-time), permanent Organisation: Turnstone Ecology Ltd
Location: Banbury / Shrewsbury / Derby
Turnstone Ecology Ltd is an independent ecological consultancy with locations in Banbury, Derby and Shrewsbury. Turnstone Ecology work all over the UK as well as having a diverse portfolio of international projects. We are seeking suitably qualified and experienced full-time Ecologists / Senior Ecologists for our Banbury, Shrewsbury and/or Derby teams to be based working from home.

Head of Gardens (full time) - Society of the Sacred Cross

Tymawr Convent, Lydart, Monmouth NP25 4RN

Salary: £18,000 (37.5 hour week; 4 weeks annual leave; statutory sick pay and pension). A family house is available (subject to tenancy agreement).

We are a small community of contemplative nuns living in the beautiful Wye valley 5 miles from the market town of Monmouth, South Wales. We welcome guests throughout the year and are helped by volunteers and a small staff. The Community has been at Tymawr since 1923 and its grounds of 64 acres include woodland, pasture (leased to Gwent Wildlife Trust) and gardens.

Rural Surveyor - CLA South West Region - Country Land and Business Association Limited (CLA)

New Year, New Opportunity!
After a recent internal promotion, the CLA South West region are looking for a rural surveyor to join the team. At this exciting time in the rural sector, we are looking for someone with a broad appreciation of rural issues and a willingness to engage in variety of new subjects in the industry.

Working closely with the Regional Director, regional team and national policy experts, the applicant will advise CLA members across the South West on a range of issues relating to land ownership, occupation, land use and rural business.

Learning Assistant - RSPB

Location: Newport Wetlands
Salary starting at: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week

Contract: 4 month Fixed Term Contract

Are you looking to get some quality experience with Europe's largest conservation charity, engaging with young people and delivering environmental education? Could you inspire the next generation with a passion for wildlife?

Rural Adviser, CLA South East - Maternity Cover - Country Land and Business Association Limited (CLA)

Fixed Term Contract

The CLA is the only organisation solely dedicated to safeguarding the interests of landowners, and those with an economic, social and environmental interest in rural land for more than 112 years. We achieve our goals by being professional, relevant and forward-looking, and our successes in key areas give our members the security and certainty to invest in their land and business.

Seasonal Species Protection Officers x 2 (Osprey) - Scottish Wildife Trust

Fixed Term Contract

Loch of the Lowes

Working in rural Perthshire, the successful candidates will monitor all aspects of the returning breeding ospreys from their wintering grounds of West Africa. They will ensure protection of the nest and eggs on a predominantly nightshift working pattern. An exciting and new element of this post is to monitor any activity seen on our recently installed beaver CCTV system. Free accommodation on the site’s well equipped and comfortable, eco bothy is available.

Visitor Experience Officer - RSPB

Location: Arne, Wareham
Salary starting at: £17,276 to £18,716 Per Annum, Pro-rata
Hours: Part time, 30 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

You'll contribute to the planning and day to day running of the visitor experience offer including assisting with planning and delivering an exciting programme of events for wide-ranging audiences, encouraging engagement, and footfall to the reserve, through promotional activities, including social media, as well as working with a large, inspirational team of volunteers and staff all driven to help save nature.

Seasonal Assistant Ranger - New Forest National Park Authority

Lymington and the New Forest

£18,206 per annum pro rata

Fixed-term contract from March to September 2020

37 hours per week

The New Forest National Park Authority is responsible for conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the New Forest and for promoting opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities by the public.

Seasonal Tutor - Field Studies Council

FSC Dale Fort, Nr Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Salary - FTE salary is £19,726 - £22,511 per annum. This will be paid on a pro-rata basis for the duration of the core season.

Contract Term – This is a permanent seasonal position. The season normally commences at the beginning of March and runs until the end of October each year

The post-holder will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though first-hand experience’.

Grounds Staff - Betts Estates

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and hardworking full-time Estate Grounds staff to join our small team in a fast-growing business. Responsibilities and duties: Grass and verge cutting, strimming and general verge maintenance across Estate villages and Nature Reserves; weed control on hard-standing areas, yards, tracks and paths using knapsack and vehicle mounted sprayers; grassland topping and parkland maintenance using hand & ride-on mowers; grassland weed control; wildflower meadow seeding; clear up fallen trees and limbs across the Estates; firewood production; maintenance fencing and gates around the Estate; parkland tree planting and maintenance.

Education & Engagement Officer - Ribble Rivers Trust

We are looking to recruit an Education & Engagement Officer who will be a confident and clear communicator with experience in directly delivering environmental education & engagement activities both in and out of education settings and with community groups. Leading on our work with schools in priority locations across the catchment the Education & Engagement Officer will deliver our education programme, using feedback and evaluation techniques to ensure we continue to improve and develop what we offer.

Assistant Warden (Seaton Wetlands) - East Devon District Council

£19,171 to £19,554 per annum

Seaton Wetlands, Seaton

Full-time (Friday to Tuesday), 1-year fixed term

Working exclusively on the award-winning Seaton Wetlands nature reserve complex, you will engage in a wide variety of wardening functions to monitor and maintain wildlife and habitats, ensuring Seaton Wetlands is an interesting and enjoyable place to visit. Working Friday to Tuesday inclusive, your days will consist of collecting and analysing wildlife population data, monitoring and maintaining site facilities including invasive predator controls, engaging visitors and the local community as well as assisting volunteers to take a practical role in protecting the environment, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Axe Estuary.

Ranger and Partner - Lundy Island SSSI

A full time post working with the Island team.
Duties include leading volunteers on practical conservation tasks, vegetation control, dry stone walling, footpath maintenance, fencing, grass cutting and strimming along with general estate and farm duties.

Ranger x 2 - South Downs National Park Authority

Salary: £27,161 – £29,137
Hours: 37 hours per week
Type of post: Temporary for 13 months
We are looking for two motivated people to join our Western Area team, which is responsible for implementing a wide range of countryside management activities. As a Ranger you will be involved in developing new projects around landscape, biodiversity, promoting informal countryside recreation and ensuring community involvement to ensure the delivery of the South Downs Partnership Management Plan and
key business outcomes.

Ranger - National Trust

Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6UL

£19,928 PA

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

Ranger - Groundwork Northamptonshire

Salary: £20,000 per annum (pro rata)
25 Hours

Delivery at Twywell Hills and Dales, Kettering, NN14

Groundwork Northamptonshire are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team. As Ranger, you will lead on the management, maintenance and development of Twywell Hills and Dales open space for the benefit of nature and local people. It’s a really exciting site, which is well used and has lots of areas of interest.

Colne Valley Rivers and Wetlands Officer - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

£24,933 - £28,339 (SCP 24-28) plus 7% pension

37.5 hours per week

Fixed term contract until 31 December 2021 (with possible extension).

We are looking for someone to make the wetlands of the Colne Valley a better place for wildlife and to prevent water voles from becoming extinct. By working with partners through the Colne Valley, this post offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the conservation of the Colne Valley and the wildlife that is dependent upon its habitats. 
The post holder will be responsible for managing this project which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and forms part of the wider project,“The Colne Valley – A Landscape on the Edge.”

Countryside Contracting Operative - M Watts Countryside Contracting Ltd

Salary from £19,000 depending on skills/experience, plus bonuses.
The positions are full time and based in North Somerset.
We deliver countryside, woodland and small scale forestry works from establishment to felling and extraction; fencing, vegetation maintenance and rights of way works across a wide area of the South West.

Area Ranger - National Trust

£24,075 pa - 37.5 hours a week - perm role - West Lakes, Cumbria

We are looking for an Area Ranger to join the team caring for one of the most beautiful countryside portfolios in the National Trust – the West Lakes, Cumbria, more specifically Eskdale and Duddon Valley. There are huge opportunities here balancing conservation, cultural landscape, estate maintenance, relationships with farmers and visitor engagement; which is both challenging and rewarding.

Area Ranger - National Trust

24,075 pa -37.5 hours a week - Perm role - West Lakes, Cumbria

We are looking for an experienced Woodland Ranger to manage one of the most beautiful countryside portfolios in the National Trust – the West Lakes, Cumbria. There are huge opportunities here balancing conservation, cultural landscape, estate maintenance, relationships with farmers and visitor engagement; which is both challenging and rewarding. A part of this role will include working with and through partner bodies such as Natural England, the Lake District National Park, and others so you’ll need experience in partnership working.

Ranger - National Trust

£19,928 pa - 37.5 hours a week - Perm role - West Lakes, Cumbria

We are looking for a Ranger to join the team caring for one of the most beautiful countryside portfolios in the National Trust – the West Lakes, Cumbria, more specifically Eskdale and Duddon Valley. There are huge opportunities here balancing conservation, cultural landscape, estate maintenance, relationships with farmers and visitor engagement; which is both challenging and rewarding.

Old Chalk New Downs Conservation Trainee - Kent County Council

Starting salary £20,222 p/a (pro rata) - part time- 22.2 hours per week - Fixed Term 9 months

If you are looking to gain more experience in the conservation sector and increase your knowledge of the natural environment, Kent County Council is offering the opportunity to be part of an exciting Heritage Lottery funded project. This ambitious initiative not only looks to restore, expand and link up fragmented chalk downland habitats across 10,000ha of North Kent, it also aims to reconnect the local community with this iconic landscape and you could play an important part in delivering this whilst learning.

Tutor - Field Studies Council

FSC Bishops Wood, Nr Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire

Salary - £14,794 - £16,883 p.a. based on 30 hours per week.

Contract Term - This is fixed term position until October 2020

The post-holder will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though first-hand experience’.

Education Officers - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Full-time Seasonal and part-time Permanent roles available

Based at Woolley Firs, Maidenhead

We are looking for an outgoing, knowledgeable educator to be our Seasonal Education Officer to help deliver our schools and events programmes at Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre during the busy spring and summer seasons (six month contract, March-August, 5 days/week). Salary: £20,987 per annum.

Principal Countryside Access Officer - Oxfordshire County Council

Salary range: £37,849 - £44,632

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Permanent

Oxfordshire’s countryside is a hugely valuable resource and we’re looking for an experienced countryside access professional to lead the Public Rights of Way discipline for the authority.

Discovery Centre Manager - West Bay Discovery Centre

The role is seasonal and fixed-term until the end of October 2020.

26 hours per week, including weekend working on a regular basis.

Pro-rata to £21,000pa.

Based in West Bay.

We are looking for a well-organised, energetic and enthusiastic person to help us build on the success of the award-winning West Bay Discovery Centre. Working with our volunteers you’ll provide a great welcome for visitors

Assistant Ranger - Sudbury Common Lands Charity

Sudbury, Suffolk

The Sudbury Common Lands Charity is inviting applications for an Assistant Ranger to start 1 May 2020.

Asset Information Definitive Map Officer - Cambridgeshire County Council

Salary: £21,589 - £31,371

Location: Huntingdon Highways Depot

Hours: 37

Working Pattern: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to join Cambridgeshire County Council’s Asset Information Definitive Map Team. Based in the Highways Service, the post holder will enjoy working with in a team to help manage the Council’s Highways, Public Rights of Way and Commons/Town and Village Green Records, developing and promoting the public access for the benefit and enjoyment of the whole community.

Parks and Countryside Manager - Horsham District Council

£41,675 - £45,591 pa (plus essential car user allowance, up to £1,239 pa)

Horsham

Horsham District Council has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Parks and Countryside Manager to lead a dedicated, hard-working and friendly team.  You will be responsible for a range of award-winning parks, important countryside sites, open spaces, cemeteries as well as outdoor sports and youth facilities.

Graduate Ecologist/Field Ecologist – Derbyshire - Peak Ecology Ltd

Peak Ecology Ltd is a highly regarded, specialist ecological consultancy based in Bakewell, Derbyshire and working across the country. We are a friendly and professional team with a diverse client list, currently looking to recruit the following positions.

Both positions are fixed-term temporary contracts in the first instance and may be made permanent subject to performance and company workload going forwards.

Graduate Placement - Forestart Ltd

Location: Shropshire

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Contract term: 12 month placement, 5 days a week

This is an excellent opportunity for your to gain valuable experience with a company that is at the very start of the forestry supply chain.

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, and stratifying this to break inherent seed dormancy.

Countryside Ranger - John O'Conner Grounds Maintenance Limited

£10.53 per hour – Permanent

We are looking to recruit a part time Countryside Ranger for the St Albans area covering Bricketwood Common and Nomansland Common.

You are required to have a minimum of NVQ 2 or equivalent in Environmental Conservation or substantial experience in a similar role. Part-time: Approximately 18 to 25 hours a week which will include some weekend and evening working: Times by mutual agreement.

Farm Manager - Natural England

£29,304 pa (43 hours per week)

5 year Fixed Term Appointment

Parsonage Down NNR is home to Cherry Lodge Farm, Natural England’s only working farm and one of the largest most diverse calcareous grassland reserves in the UK. This iconic chalk grassland site is part of Salisbury Plain SAC and home to the oldest breeding herd of English Longhorn cattle.

Wilder Towns Officer - Kent Wildlife Trust

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Salary: £28,401

Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

The Job: The post holder will be responsible for managing the Trust’s approach to green and blue infrastructure, including spatial strategy, planning and policy issues, public engagement and campaigning, and project development.

Plant Health Care Technician - Bartlett Tree Experts

£26000 - £32000 per annum for 40 hours per week dependent on skills and qualifications

We have a full time position based at our office near Guildford.

Bartlett Tree Experts are an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor, a CHAS accredited contractor and have ISA certified arborists. We are members of many local, national and international associations and support with time, equipment and expertise.

Contracts Manager - River Stewardship Company

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000, dependent on experience.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time)

Duration of post: Permanent

Location: River Stewardship Company office (Sheffield), with travel primarily across Yorkshire and the North East. Flexible and remote working considered.

The Contracts Manager will develop and manage a portfolio of commercial projects within the Yorkshire area (and elsewhere, as required), as well as working with the Operations Manager to assist with overseeing operations and managing the programme of work.

Seasonal Field Ornithologists/Ecologists (Scotland) - Stagfire Ecological Surveys Ltd

Stagfire Ecological Surveys Ltd is looking for experienced staff to help with a variety of projects in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland for the spring and summer breeding season. The positions are available from late March 2020 through to August 2020. There may be the possibility to extend this for suitable candidates.

Stagfire is the supplier of choice for many consultancies and organisations in the renewable and environmental sectors. We pride ourselves on our ability to meet project demands, small and large scale, in a timely and professional manner.

National Nature Reserve (NNR) Manager – Wiltshire - Natural England

£21,522 pa
Permanent f/t
Salisbury
The role is both practical and managerial. You will lead volunteers in completing practical nature conservation tasks and monitoring key habitats and species. You will also project manage contractors, work alongside farmers who are delivering NNR management on our behalf and partners who share the objective of connecting nature across the landscape.

RHS Specialist Horticultural Placement (SHP) Programme across all RHS Gardens - Royal Horticultural Society

Full time, one year (fixed term) 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £16,731 per annum

11 placements available across 19 options at our world-class RHS Gardens: Bridgewater, Harlow Carr, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall, and Wisley.

Options include: Alpine, Edibles, Formal Ornamental, Garden Support Services (GSS), Glass, Herbaceous Ornamental, Nursery and Propagation, Trials, Welcome and Riverside, Countryside and Wildlife, or Woodland Ornamental (please see respective job descriptions)

RHS Level 2 Trailblazer Apprenticeship in Horticulture - Royal Horticultural Society

Full time, two years (fixed term) 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £15,154 (those under 25) £16,010 (those over 25) per annum

Are you interested in plants, gardening and horticulture, but new to the industry?

We are delighted to be able to offer horticultural apprenticeships at all of our world-class RHS Gardens: Bridgewater, Harlow Carr, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Wisley.

This apprenticeship will enable you to learn about the science, art and practice of horticulture in the setting of an RHS Garden and in doing so, work within its departments and with its teams and individuals to gain knowledge, skills, training and experiences in and of horticulture.

Shetland Assistant Warden - RSPB

Location: Fetlar, Shetland

Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range.

Hours: Full time

Contract: Fixed Term for 20 months

Are you passionate about Phalaropes, whacky about waders and staggered by skuas?

Working in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, surrounded by special landscapes and sensational wildlife, we are looking for an assistant warden to carry out our varied and exciting work programme here in Shetland.

From monitoring rare breeding red-necked phalaropes and surveying vast swathes of peatland to recording data and bringing reports to life, the role is varied and immersed in some awe-inspiring work.

Manchester Community Project Officer - RSPB

Location: Chorlton

Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum pro

Hours: Part time, 15 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term until December 2020 + scope for extension
Based in Manchester's Mersey Valley and working in partnership with Manchester City Council, you will engage with members of the public and volunteer groups to effect positive change for nature and people and be the RSPB lead in the Manchester Nature Consortium and work with partners to plan and deliver Manchester Festival of Nature 2020.

Craftsperson - Forestry England

£20,752 - £21,956

Fixed Term Appointment – 12 months initial contract

Location: Micheldever Forest Office, Hampshire, SO21 3BP

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 a dedicated Craftsperson to help us care, manage and enhance our woodlands and habitats around the Hampshire area.