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Golitha Falls and Dartmoor National Nature Reserves Manager - Natural England

Logo: Natural England

Salary: £23,315
Location: East Dartmoor NNR, Bovey Tracy, Devon with responsibility for Golitha Falls NNR, located 4km north-west of Liskeard.

At Natural England, we advise the UK Government on the natural environment. We’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive. From advising farmers on sustainable land management to gathering and analysing environmental data and promoting health and wellbeing through the great outdoors, we love what we do. This is an exciting opportunity to join Natural England’s National Nature Reserves (NNR) team working in both Devon and Cornwall. The role is based at Yarner Wood NNR in Devon and will lead on our delivery at Golitha Falls NNR in Cornwall. The role is part of a wider team that manages NNRs in both Devon and Cornwall. NNRs play an increasingly important role as places where people can connect with nature and contribute to the recovery of nature in the surrounding landscape.

Visitor Centre Supervisor - Forestry and Land Scotland

Logo: Forestry and Land Scotland

Salary: £25,941-£27,356

Contract type: Permanent

Working pattern: This is a full-time vacancy, based on a 37 hour week

Location: Glenmore, Cairngorms National Park

The post holder will supervise the day to day management and maintenance of Glenmore visitor centre, Glenmore beach public toilets and the FLS public car parks in Glenmore, which includes overseeing all Health & Safety requirements for the site, producing risk assessments, overseeing work of contractors and being responsible for security of the building. The post holder will lead on the delivery of a high level of customer service in and around Glenmore visitor centre, which will include staffing the information desk and supervising the work of volunteers in and around the visitor centre. The post holder will assist the site ranger with visitor engagement, patrols and site checks around Glenmore Forest Park.

CaSTCo Citizen Science Officer - Norfolk Rivers Trust

Logo: Norfolk Rivers Trust

Location: Office-based, or a mixture of office and home-working

The Catchment Systems Thinking Cooperative (CaSTCo) is a collaborative national partnership between the Rivers Trust, United Utilities and other partners from the water, environmental NGO and academic sectors. The partnership seeks to revolutionise the way crucial water environment data in England and Wales is gathered, and how this data evidence can be used to drive collective action and make decisions about the river catchment health. The volunteer coordinator will support the River Lark Catchment Partnership and the Wensum Catchment partnership to develop their citizen science (CS) volunteers into effective and empowered community-based groups, with the skills and knowledge to independently carry out river health monitoring. The VC will manage the analysis and visualisation of citizen science data in collaboration with catchment partnership members, and promote the use of CS data in catchment planning and decision-making.

Office Administrator - Norfolk Rivers Trust

We are an environmental charity based in Norfolk with a mission to restore, protect and enhance the water environment for wildlife and people. The office administrator is an exciting new role for Norfolk Rivers Trust (NRT) created by current growth. The successful applicant will work across NRT and Rivers Ecology Limited (the commercial arm of the Trust) to support the day-to-day running and administration of the office and finance systems, and will be based at our very well respected and expanding organisation in the Holt area.

Project Officer - Species on the Edge - Argyll and Inner Hebrides - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Salary: £23,939.00 - £26,558.00 Per Annum
Duration: 4 years Fixed Term Contract
Location: Argyll Islands

As a Project Officer based in the Argyll Islands you will be the delivery arm of the project working with landowners, volunteers, partners and members of the community to conserve a suite of species. The post will lead on the local delivery of the Species on the Edge project in the Inner Hebrides. The role includes promoting the project, leading on people engagement and coordination of all the project activities. This includes delivery of a range of management activities to benefit a variety of priority species. Activities will range from species monitoring, and habitat management and advisory work to volunteer recruitment and training and the development of interpretation materials and engagement events.

Tractor Driver – Chiddingfold and South Downs - Forestry England

Logo: Forestry England

Salary £22,248 - £22,646

Contract type: Permanent full time – 37 hours per week

Our South District team consists of around 160 people. From Foresters to Volunteer Co-ordinators, we all contribute towards the management of some 46,000 hectares of land across public woods and forests, and two national parks. We are looking for a dedicated Tractor Driver to help us care, manage and enhance our woodlands, habitats, and recreational facilities around the Surrey/West Sussex/ East Hampshire area. Using your previous work experience and machinery operating skills, you’ll work on a wide range of countryside management tasks including road and ride side mowing and vegetation management, mulching, ground preparation, chemical spraying as well as general estate maintenance.

Assistant Warden - Oronsay - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Salary: £23,939.00 - £26,558.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Location: Oronsay

Are you ready to apply for what will almost certainly be the most personally, physically and professionally challenging post of your career in land management? Perhaps you are an existing assistant warden looking for livestock experience or a stockperson looking for conservation experience? If so, then the position of Assistant Warden on the spectacular and remote island of Oronsay may be for you! You will spend much of your time farming, helping to manage the reserve with our own in-house luing herd and blackface sheep flock and associated feeding/cultivation/harvest. Your responsibilities range from undertaking most of the machinery and vehicle maintenance to completing the biodiversity monitoring on site too.

Policy and Project Officer - Campaign for National Parks

£28,000 - £30,000 per annum (or pro rata equivalent if part-time)

Fixed term contract for two years (with extension subject to funding)

Based from home, our office in London or hybrid

Campaign for National Parks is the only independent voice for National Parks in England and Wales. The purpose of this role is to support delivery of our policy advocacy and projects. The role-holder will take the lead on a key policy area to advocate for changes for nature-rich and inclusive National Parks and help develop our advocacy and projects in Wales, working with the Alliance for Welsh Designated Landscapes.

Project Manager - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Salary: £28,420 - £31,529 Per Annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until March 2023
Location: Purfleet - Rainham Marshes, RM19

The RSPB manages 20 nature reserves in Kent and Essex, works with land managers to help save turtle doves and breeding waders and fights to prevent damage to important wildlife sites. This role will support the delivery of important projects at Rainham Marshes RSPB reserve, a haven for wildlife on the Thames Estuary which is home to a wide variety of birds, wetland plants, insects and water voles.

BDS Membership & Supporters Coordinator - The British Deer Society

Logo: The British Deer Society

Salary: From £23,000 - £25,000 negotiable depending on experience

Contract type: Permanent - full-time

Location: BDS head office in Fordingbridge.

Are you confident with handling data as well as delivering fantastic customer service? Do you want to do this within an organisation striving to ensure the UK’s iconic 6 deer species thrive and are in harmony with their environment? In this role you will support the membership function in processing new memberships, coordinating membership materials and answering supporter queries to a high standard. You will also be responsible for carrying out data tasks on the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database.

Hainault Forest Marketing and Communications Officer - Woodland Trust

Logo: Woodland Trust

Salary: £23,000 - £26,000 Pro Rata

Part time (around 18.5 hpw)

Permanent

Location: Hainault Forest Visitor Centre

The role is responsible for helping to staff the visitor centre on a rota basis; providing an important meet & greet function to visitors as well as signposting, dealing with enquiries, recruiting members and undertaking retail transactions. The role will lead on the marketing and communications aspects of the Hainault Forest visitor experience, ensuring that visitors have a high quality experience while here, and also raising the profile of the forest in the local community and beyond.

Hainault Forest Events and Engagement Officer - Woodland Trust

Logo: Woodland Trust

Salary: £23,000 - £26,000 Pro Rata

Hours: Part time (around 18.5 hpw)

Permanent

Location: Hainault Forest Visitor Centre

A key member of the team responsible for delivering and developing our new visitor offer at Hainault Forest, predominantly through the running of our brand new Woodland Trust Visitor Centre. The role is responsible for helping to staff the visitor centre on a rota basis; providing an important meet & greet function to visitors as well as signposting, dealing with enquiries, recruiting members and undertaking retail transactions. The role will lead on the events and engagement aspects of Hainault Forest, providing a high quality visitor experience across the forest and a targeted and innovative suite of events activity across the year.

Senior Project Officer: Youth Worker - The Conservation Volunteers

Logo: The Conservation Volunteers

Salary: £22,500

35 hours per week, 1 year contracted position starting November 22.

Based in Jupiter Grangemouth or Stirling / Delivery Camelon

The main requirement of the role is to engage up to 40 young people living in Camelon in a one-year programme called Wild Outdoors. This is a programme of outdoor activities which they have chosen themselves and which will help them cope with day-to-day challenges, increase wellbeing, skills, confidence and life chances. Specific outdoor activities will be chosen by the young people but might include: path-building at the Nature Trail, shelter-building, using the kelly kettle to make hot chocolate, stick-carving and pond-dipping.

Natural Heritage & Communities Officer - Cambridgeshire ACRE

Logo: Cambridgeshire ACRE

Job Base: Homeworking

Contract: Full-time (35 hours per week), fixed term contract to 31-Mar-2024, immediate start

Salary: In the range of £23,953 – £28,227 per annum.

Working closely with the New Life on the Old West Project Manager, the role will firstly involve supporting project partners, contractors and stakeholders to successfully deliver a raft of habitat enhancements across a range of sites. The second key aspect of the role will be leading a team of volunteers to undertake a range of citizen science, habitat enhancement and ecological monitoring activities. You will organise and lead activities as well as work alongside partners who will bring specialist expertise to the project. A third aspect of the role will involve working alongside local communities and schools to coordinate, facilitate and promote a programme of public events to give opportunities for local people to learn about and connect with their local natural heritage.

Tree Action Plan: Delivery / Project Manager - Natural England

Logo: Natural England

This position is hosted within NE’s National Tree Action Plan Delivery (TAP-D) team which leads on project development and provides national co-ordination to our work on specific components of the England Tree Action Plan. The small national team, which includes technical delivery leads, works closely to support and enable the 20 TAP-D local advisers who sit within Natural England’s 12 area teams. You will use your knowledge and experience to manage and co-ordinate projects within the National Operations TAP-D team. This will include areas such as project planning, implementation and evaluation, delivery monitoring and reporting, risk oversight and reporting, budget management and direct delivery of a variety of work packages.

Assistant Warden - Wiltshire Chalk Country - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead on the machinery, reserve infrastructure and arable operations as part of the RSPB's Wiltshire Chalk Country reserves and support the RSPB’s Ecology and Land Management team delivering habitat contract work across the UK.

A fantastic opportunity for someone looking to develop their tractor operation and estate management skills and broaden this skill-set, and provide a stepping-stone towards a future warden post or towards a more specialist machinery contracting role.

Location: RSPB Winterbourne Downs

Salary: £23,939.00 - £26,558.00 Per Annum

Dunsmore Living Landscape Project Officer - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £26,238 (Grade 2b)

Location: This role is contracted Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

Contract length: Fixed term until 31st March 2025

This role supports the Trust’s 2030 strategic objectives of making more space for nature, with more people on nature’s side. The post holder will engage with landowners to implement practical ecological, access and heritage enhancements within the Dunsmore Living Landscape area.

Woodland & Greenspace Officer - Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust

Logo: Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust

Salary: £25,923 + 8% pension contribution

Permanent Full time, 35 hours per week (would consider 28hrs for the ideal candidate)

Location: based at ELGT office in the attractive setting of Swanston, Edinburgh,

Due to the increased awareness of the benefits of greenspace ELGT is seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic additional Woodland & Greenspace Officer to develop and deliver environmental projects as part of the ELGT programme of activities.

Aigas Field Centre Ranger/Naturalist Guide Posts - Aigas Field Centre

Logo: Aigas Field Centre

Seasonal Aigas Rangers (up to 4 posts available) – Remuneration £22,250+ pa (pro rata)

The Aigas Ranger Training Scheme starts at the beginning of February 2023 and takes seven/eight weeks. After training you will commence a six week shadowing period, followed by a term work experience contract until the beginning of November. During that time you will take groups of adults around the Highlands providing a very high level of environmental, cultural, historical and archaeological interpretation. You will also work regularly with our environmental education team, providing outdoor education to school children of all ages.

Youth and Community Engagement Officer - South Downs National Park Authority

Logo: South Downs National Park Authority

Location: South Downs Centre, Midhurst (Hybrid Working)

Salary: £30,021 to £37,633

Hours: 37 hours per week

Type of post: Permanent

South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced individual to lead our Youth and Community Engagement work. This new and exciting role will take forward our ambitions to create a National Park for All and is a chance to make a real difference to the communities and landscape of this special place.

Countryside Ranger - ANGUSalive

Logo: ANGUSalive

Salary: £24,476 - £27,084 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Contract - 36.25 hours per week

Location: Monikie Country Park, Panmure Road, Monikie, Angus, DD5 3QA

By taking on the role of Countryside Ranger, you will provide a Countryside Ranger service in designated Countryside Adventure sites managed by ANGUSalive agreement with the landowners, promote the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and contribute to recreation and conservation plans for the area.

Country Parks Operations Lead - ANGUSalive

Logo: ANGUSalive

Salary: £31,394-£34,248 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Contract - 36.25 hours per week

Location: Monikie Country Park, Panmure Road, Monikie, Angus, DD5 3QA

Help us change lives in Angus by inspiring Healthy, Active and Creative lifestyle choices.

Our business is everything to do with people and that's why our staff are so important to our success.

Ranger - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Location: Mid Somerset, Barton Rocks, Winscombe, BS25 1DU

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 Months)

Salary: £21684

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. The role is part of the Countryside team in the Somerset Coast & Countryside portfolio working alongside a wider property team.

Senior Forester - Commercial Forestry Ops - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Location: Kingston Lacy Estate, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, BH21 4EA

Contract Type: Fixed Term (24 Months)

Salary: £25662

We’re looking for an experienced and dynamic woodland manager and tree professional to fill this unique role.

The Senior Forester will lead on the active management of our woodlands and trees across the estate to allow our woodlands to function better for nature, people and carbon whilst ensuring safety compliance is met.

Ranger - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Location: Murlough, Stableyard, Murlough, Dundrum, BT33 0NQ

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 Months)

Salary: £21684

Working with our team as part of our exciting Wildfire Recovery Project on the breathtaking Mourne Mountains with National Trust ownership covering approximately 526 hectares, including Slieve Donard, the highest peak in Northern Ireland.

In April 2021, a wildfire burnt for three days impacting 200 ha within National Trust ownership, including the summits of Thomas mountain, Millstone mountain and the lower slopes of Slieve Donard.

Senior Reserves Officer (West London) - London Wildlife Trust

Logo: London Wildlife Trust

Salary: £30,961 per annum

We’re looking for a Senior Reserves Officer to look after our portfolio of nature reserves based in West and North London, and ultimately to help achieve our vision of London alive with nature, where everyone can experience and enjoy wildlife.

Reporting into our Head of Conservation, you’ll be leading on day-to-day management of your reserves (principally those in the boroughs of Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond and Barnet).

Director of Nature Recovery - Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Logo: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

As part of our expansion and growth, Norfolk Wildlife Trust have now created a new opportunity - Director of Nature Recovery. The purpose of this new role is to provide organisational leadership as part of our SMT, and to lead, develop and deliver all conservation work and related activity outside our portfolio of nature reserves in order to deliver our strategy (namely landowner advisory, county wildlife sites, planning, marine, advocacy and nature based solutions). In addition the Director will look to embed conservation evidence, climate change and sustainability across the Trust.

Tree Planting Project Manager - Avon Needs Trees

Logo: Avon Needs Trees

Salary: £30,000 pro-rata based on 0.8FTE, with 3% employer pension contribution
Location: Flexible working between home, central Bristol with travel in the greater Bristol area.
This is a joint project between Avon Needs Trees and the Forest of Avon Trust. It will create a substantial new community woodland near Bristol on a 113-acre site. The new, permanent woodland of more than 40,000 trees will be planted by volunteers in the winter seasons between December 2022 and March 2025. This exciting new project will help to tackle the climate and nature emergency while delivering benefits to heritage, public engagement, wellbeing and skills.

Forester - Pryor and Rickett Silviculture

Logo: Pryor and Rickett Silviculture

The position of will be based in Carlisle, covering North England and South Scotland.

Salary from £24,000 – £28,000+ per annum. Salary dependent upon experience

The post is full time (i.e. minimum 40 hours per week, with some time additionally required to cover travelling to distant sites/ offices)

The path of sustained business growth continues and the opportunities that lie ahead are genuinely exciting. If you’re looking for a career in forestry that is rewarding and challenges you to be your best, then perhaps this isn’t just another advert for a forest manager.

Forest Manager - Pryor and Rickett Silviculture

Logo: Pryor and Rickett Silviculture

Salary from £32,000 - £40,000+ per annum. Salary dependent upon experience.

The successful candidate will be required to take an active lead on the management of an interesting portfolio of client properties, ranging from upland forests to lowland mixed woodland of mixed age classes. To succeed in the role, competency is required across multiple disciplines ranging from silvicultural, planning, organisational and communication. To aid with effective delivery, we support flexible working from home and our Carlisle office.

Principal Ecologist - North Somerset Council

Logo: North Somerset Council

Starting salary: £36,371 p.a.

Based in Castlewood, Clevedon

37 hours per week (permanent)

It’s a great time to join North Somerset Council as our lead Ecologist.

North Somerset has a landscape of huge nature conservation value, with a significant number of designated sites including: 4 Special Areas of Conservation, 56 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, 2 National Nature Reserves, 13 Local Nature Reserves, the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 204 Local Wildlife Sites.

Working Wetlands Habitats Assistant - Devon Wildlife Trust

Logo: Devon Wildlife Trust

Salary: £20,152pa plus 7% pension

This is a full-time, permanent post contractually based at Cookworthy, near Halwill Junction.
Do you enjoy practical conservation work and enjoy being on farm and in the wider countryside? Join our growing Working Wetlands team and put your practical skills to good use, restoring grasslands and applying nature based solutions to issues such as improving water quality.

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 36,000 members, 350 regular volunteers, 100 staff and 63 nature reserves.

Senior Membership Officer - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Salary: c£27,500 per annum pro rata. Willing to discuss a role ranging from 28 to 35 hours per week (0.8 to 1.0 FTE based on 35 hour week)

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Part time

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

After over a decade in post, our current Senior Membership Officer is retiring and we are looking for their successor for this vital role at the Trust.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading nature conservation charity and is supported by around 23,000 members, approximately one in 25 residents in Worcestershire. The bulk of new members join us through speaking to one of our membership recruiting team.

Communications and Digital Officer - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Salary: c£24,000 per annum

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

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

We need your help to ensure that Worcestershire’s wildlife is thriving and abundant by inspiring our digital community to love wildlife and to act for nature.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading nature conservation charity. Supported by more than 20,000 members, we’re restoring nature and working with others to value and help wildlife

Senior Fundraising Officer - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Salary: c£27,500 per annum pro rata, Willing to discuss a role ranging from 21 to 35 hours per week (0.6 to 1.0 FTE based on 35-hour week)

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Part time

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

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is looking to recruit a Senior Fundraising Officer to join our friendly team and lead our small but successful fundraising team.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading nature conservation charity and is supported by around 23,000 members, approximately one in 25 residents in Worcestershire.

Civil Engineering Works Supervisor - Forestry England

Logo: Forestry England

Based at The King’s House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NH

Permanent, 37 hours per week

Salary £25,119 - £26,014

Civil engineering underpins the delivery of Forestry England’s operational activities. The infrastructure we build and maintain supports all that Forestry England delivers. From the supply of sustainably sourced timber, through to being the largest outdoor recreation provider in the country, civil engineering is vital to our success. This post is an extremely varied and exciting opportunity to join the Forestry England Civil Engineering team.

Forest Operatives + Experienced Arborists - Scottish Woodlands Ltd

Logo: Scottish Woodlands

Full Training can be given to the right candidate

Home Based roles covering Central/Fife region

Based on strong foundations developed in our forestry management experience, Scottish Woodlands Utilities Division has become a leading service provider for the utility supply industry. The business is largely employee owned, and this encourages a dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. Our aim is to understand each client’s specific objectives and then to provide a service which is both flexible and personal.

Specialist Freshwater Habitats and Species Advisor - Natural Resources Wales

Logo: Natural Resources Wales

Salary: £35,994-£39,369 (Grade 6)

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment until 30 September 2023

Work pattern: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Location: Flexible

To lead on the provision of freshwater habitats and species technical assessments and advice. This technical/specialist advice will inform the development of NRW policy, programmes, plans, strategies and guidance. This will particularly relate to water quality in Special Area of Conservation Rivers and Lakes. You will work with colleagues from other teams in EPP and Operations, officials from Welsh Government and sector representatives.

Farmland Conservation and Nature Recovery Lead Adviser - Natural England

Logo: Natural England

Salary: £26,224

Location: North West (Cheshire to Lancashire Area Team)

Are you the person who could take on this Lead Adviser role and help make a difference on the ground and secure environmental gains to support nature recovery networks which will expand, increase and restore wildlife rich places, connect people better with nature, and provide our best advice on greener farming? This vacancy falls within our Cheshire to Lancashire Area Team, and will have a crucial role to play in directly supporting Nature Recovery Networks across the Lancashire Uplands, the rolling hills of Cheshire and Wetlands of Greater Manchester out to the coastline of the Irish Sea.

Volunteer Development Officer / Outdoor Learning Officer - Under the Trees Ltd

Logo: Under the Trees

Hours: 16 per week

Pay: £13 per hour

Term: Fixed term, 2 years with possibility of extension, funding dependent.

Grangemouth

COIVD-19 derailed our volunteering program and it is time to bring it back on track. We are seeking to recruit a team of volunteers between the ages of 16 and 25 who can help us to deliver our outdoor learning sessions while gaining experience, training and life skills to help them to progress in their own careers. In order to do this we need a dedicated people person with a track record of facilitating positive volunteering experiences so that volunteers have a point of contact for support at all times. You will be responsible for the recruitment of enthusiastic volunteers, identifying how Under the Trees can meet their needs and striving to deliver a positive volunteering experience.

River Restoration Programme Advisor - Natural Resources Wales

Logo: Natural Resources Wales

Salary: £31,490-£34,902 (Grade 5)

Location: Flexible

Contract type: Fixed Term appointment until 31 March 2025

Work pattern: 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday

To inform the preparation of NRW policy, programmes, plans, strategies and guidance related to river restoration. In particular, the role will contribute to the strategic development and running of NRW’s River Restoration Programme and prepare technical assessments and advice relating to river restoration. You will work with other members of the freshwater ecosystems and fisheries management team and engage with stakeholders.

Beat Manager - Forestry England

Logo: Forestry England

Salary £31,972 - £34,650
Permanent
Based near Alice Holt Forest, GU10 4LQ

Our South England District team is made up of around 160 people who deliver a diverse range of roles. From Foresters to Volunteer Co-ordinators, we all contribute towards the management of some 46,000 hectares of land across public woods and forests, and two national parks. As the Beat Manager, you will manage the Chiddingfold Beat and its team effectively, efficiently, and safely. Taking control of beat planning, including operational and contract management, you will be communicating with stakeholders and third parties to ensure we meet the needs of both the customer and the business.

Greenspace Development Officer - Medway Council

Permanent

Medway has over 1,800 hectares of green space, 8 Green Flag Awards, lies in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 28% of the area is designated as SSSI. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic Greenspace Development team where collectively your knowledge and skills will achieve demonstrable improvements to our green spaces. Your role will be varied and will include delivering a wide range of green space improvement projects, with community engagement, from play areas to ecological enhancements.

Senior Wildlife Officer - The Royal Parks

Logo: The Royal Parks

Salary of £29,001 - £35,076 per annum, depending on experience, plus an on-call allowance
The Storeyard, St. James’s Park, London (with travel to central Royal Parks)

As the Senior Wildlife Officer, you will provide pest management, wildfowl management, and animal welfare duties across our parks and other sites. Providing care for our captive birds, you will feed wildfowl and pelicans on a daily basis, as well as treating sick and injured birds and animals. You will seek to control invasive pest species, ensuring balanced populations of wildlife.

Dartmoor Headwaters Coordinator - Dartmoor National Park Authority

Logo: Dartmoor National Park Authority

Salary of £33,486 - £37,568 per annum

Fixed term Contract until March 2027

Bovey Tracey, Devon

The Dartmoor Headwaters Programme is a multi-million pound programme led by the Environment Agency and Southwest Water in collaboration with DNPA and other partners. The programme is working with landowners, land managers and communities to implement nature-based solutions and achieve multiple environment outcomes such as nature enhancement, carbon storage, flood mitigation and the protection of cultural heritage. The role has two core objectives, the first is to oversee the delivery of the Dartmoor Headwaters Programme for DNPA. This will include ensuring and promoting the integration of the peatland restoration and natural flood management (NFM) elements of the programme that are funded through separate partnerships. Secondly, you will work closely with partners and land managers to align and coordinate initiatives to help achieve a unified approach towards the shared landscape scale aspirations set out in the Dartmoor Partnership Plan, particularly around nature recovery.

Tree Nursery Manager - Castle Howard Estate

Logo: Castle Howard Estate

Salary commensurate with experience plus pension and benefits

40 hours per week Monday to Friday

The Tree Nursery Manager will take the lead on the management of the traditional Estate Tree and Shrub Nursery totalling some 8 acres with an aim on building upon and expanding the operation by a further 10 to 15 acres or thereabouts. Propagation of a broad range of species is key to the success alongside catering for the clients requirements. The Manager will be required to develop the expansion plans and ensure expansion is delivered on the ground in line with the business plan.

Park Ranger - Norse Group

Logo: Medway Norse

Competitive starting salary of £23,318.88 per annum

Full time, permanent

Capstone Farm Country Park in Gillingham and Riverside Country Park in Rainham

As Park Ranger, you will be part of a frontline team that maintains public areas and site infrastructure, focussing on improving and maintaining a variety of habitats, as well as helping to produce and deliver an annual events programme and leading educational session for local schools both on and off site. Alongside park maintenance, you will be collaborating with a range of stakeholders, resolving health and safety issues whilst maintaining valuable green spaces and engaging the local community.

Community Reserves Officer - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Full Time (35 hours per week/5 days)

£23,175 per annum

Fixed contract (to 30th June 2023)

Wild Skills Wild Spaces (WSWS) is an Ecotherapy project, funded by the Welsh Government and is delivered by Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust in Partnership with Powys Teaching Health Board, providing opportunities for participants to get hands on with nature, look after their wellbeing and help to improve their local green spaces for people and wildlife alike.

Countryside Service Manager (Enterprise) - Derbyshire County Council

Logo: Derbyshire County Council

Location: County Hall, Matlock

Salary details: Grade 12 £37,915 - £41,299 per annum

Job term: Full Time / Appointment type: Permanent

The Countryside Service is at the forefront of delivering Derbyshire County Council’s priorities to protect and improve the natural and heritage environment. It does this in a collaborative manner that stimulates social and economic growth. This is an exciting time of change for the Service that is being directed by a new commercially focused Service Business Plan; designed to secure a step-change in ambition, team performance, and financial sustainability.

Operations Manager (Elvaston Castle Country Park) - Derbyshire County Council

Logo: Derbyshire County Council

Location: Elvaston Castle Country Park, Thulston, Derby

Salary details: Grade 10 £29,184 - £32,389 per annum

Job term: Full Time / Appointment type: Permanent

The Countryside Service is at the forefront of delivering Derbyshire County Council’s priorities to protect and improve the natural and heritage environment. It does this in a collaborative manner that stimulates social and economic growth. This is an exciting time of change for the Service that is being directed by a new commercially focused Service Business Plan; designed to secure a step-change in ambition, team performance, and financial sustainability.

Planning Ecologist - Leicestershire County Council

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We’re looking for an Ecologist to join the Natural Environment Team. Our team of ecologists protects and promotes the natural assets of Leicestershire and Rutland, providing nature conservation advice to LCC and to local planning authorities, and running the Leicestershire and Rutland Environmental Records Centre.

It’s a time of great change and challenges for biodiversity in the planning system, but there are great opportunities to contribute to Local Nature Recovery in our area through biodiversity gains achieved via the planning sector.

Sustainable Buildings Officer - Devon Wildlife Trust

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Are you passionate about developing high quality, sustainable buildings, providing great places to work, and supporting our aim to be net zero carbon by 2030?

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 36,000 members, 350 regular volunteers, 100 staff and 63 nature reserves. We are one of the larger locally based organisations that collectively make up The Wildlife Trusts. DWT has pioneered the reintroduction of beavers in England and the restoration of internationally rare habitats like Culm Grassland.

Landscape Recovery Manager - The Magdalen Environmental Trust

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The River Axe needs some work

Flowing through the borderlands of Dorset, Somerset and Devon, the Axe boasts an SAC and a suite of SSSIs, but its habitat value is surprisingly limited, and after heavy rain, the water can be thick with silt and phosphates. The channel is so wide and so deep that even in spate the river rarely floods. All its destructive energy stays within the banks, leading to ever more erosion and turbidity. This poor and deteriorating condition is likely to be due to a mixture of natural and manmade causes.

Farm Ranger - Hampshire County Council

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Salary Range: £21,778- £24,476 per annum

Work Location: Staunton Farm

Hours per week: 37 / Contract Type: Permanent

At Staunton we are passionate about animal welfare and our team go above and beyond to ensure all the animals receive the very best care!

We are looking for a Farm Ranger to join our hardworking and friendly team, this is a physically demanding yet rewarding role that will give you the opportunity to work with a variety of animals including rescued rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets as well as exotic collections including llamas, alpacas, rhea and a range of invertebrates, snakes and lizards among many others.

Greenspace Development Officer (Ecology) - City of Edinburgh Council

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£32,123 - £38,340 per year

Fixed term 18 months

Location: Edinburgh

We’re looking for an experienced, confident urban ecologist to lead the delivery of the ecological theme of Edinburgh’s Thriving Greenspaces strategy. This is an opportunity to put nature at the heart of a pioneering programme designed to find sustainable ways to manage and fund parks and open spaces in Scotland’s capital city.

2x Bird Surveyors - Carroll Ecology

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Salary – £22,500-£27,500 depending on skills and experience

We require bird surveyors for ongoing projects throughout Scotland. Applicants will be birders and will ideally have carried out bird surveys such as Vantage Points, Breeding Bird Survey and Raptor Surveys. It is however far more important to display a sound knowledge of birds both by sight and call as training in survey methods will be given.

Regional Adviser, CLA South West - Country Land and Business Association

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Salary: £30-35,000 (Dependent on experience)

Based at Biddestone near Chippenham, Wiltshire

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is a dynamic, forward thinking membership organisation for owners of land, property and rural businesses, who has been championing the interests of rural England and Wales for over 100 years.  CLA members own or manage around half the rural land in England and Wales and more than 250 different types of businesses. Working closely with the South West team, and advisers across the CLA, you will provide advice, opinion and guidance to CLA members on a range of issues relating to land ownership, occupation, land use and rural business; as well as representing members’ views at stakeholder meetings and contributing to our policy development work. This role will focus in particular on future funding and policy in farming, rural grants, water and designated areas. 

Tutor - Field Studies Council

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Up to £22,582 per annum plus benefits

Full time

Fixed term from 3 January 2023 to 30 November 2023.

FSC Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Suffolk

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Field Studies Council (FSC), one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor environmental education. The post-holder will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide-ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting Field Studies Council achieve its vision to inspire everyone to be curious, knowledgeable, passionate and caring about our environment. The post-holder will be expected to lead groups of all abilities in the outdoor environment with the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners. You will also contribute to all other aspects of working in a busy residential education centre.

Local Authority Advisor - Forestry Commission

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Location: Any FC office (subject to office availability with working pattern/blended working arrangement) with regular contact with, and occasional travel to Bristol.

A high proportion of local authorities across England have now declared ambitious tree planting commitments linked to tackling climate change and the biodiversity crisis. We are looking for a special person who will help us in supporting local authorities turn these commitments into reality. We are now seeking a Local Authority Support Advisor who will work closely with the Planting on Public Land (PPL) - Project Lead and the Promotion and Engagement (P&E) Team, along with our local authority partners, to help identify what and where support is needed and facilitate the delivery of this support.

Agriculture Regulatory Inspection Officer - Wessex - Environment Agency

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Salary £28,785

Full time or Part Time

Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire
Do you have a good knowledge of agriculture in England and want to improve our natural environment? Are you a recent graduate with experience of working on farms? This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a team working with farmers to help create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment in Wessex (Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire). Join one of our frontline Agriculture teams in Wessex, working directly with farmers to protect and improve our local environment.

Assistant Ranger - National Trust

Based: Northumberland Coast, National Trust MOD Buildings, Low Newton-by-the-Sea, NE66 3EH

Salary: £19,305pa

If you love nature and the coast then this is the job for you. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about nature conservation to work on one of the most beautiful and iconic stretches of coast in the country. You'll join us on a permanent full time contract and play a key part of our great team in a learning and supportive environment.

Area Ranger - National Trust

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Based: Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, NE65 7PX

Salary: £28,000pa PLUS accommodation

In this hands-on role, you’ll enjoy leading and working alongside your team outdoors to ensure this special grade 1 registered landscape continues to be managed and presented to the highest possible standards for our visitors to enjoy. You’ll also play your part in ensuring the visitor infrastructure and facilities are well maintained.

Marine Major Developments Senior Adviser - Natural England

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Salary £32,438

Location: Flexible

Do you have a passion for nature and the environment? Do you want to make a real difference and secure significant environmental gains in the present and the future? Do you enjoy working in a team? Can you see yourself advising communities and customers to maximise gains for the Natural Environment? This exciting role will involve working on offshore wind projects, maintaining an overview of the co-ordination and delivery of Natural England’s advice on marine sustainable development including (but not exclusively) offshore wind, and will include direct delivery of complex pieces of work.

Major Marine Developments Lead Adviser - Natural England

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Salary £26,224

Location: Flexible

Do you have a passion for nature and the environment? Do you want to make a real difference and secure significant environmental gains in the present and the future? Do you enjoy working in a team? Can you see yourself advising communities and customers to maximise gains for the Natural Environment?

This exciting role will involve working on offshore wind projects, maintaining an overview of the co-ordination and delivery of Natural England’s advice on marine sustainable development including (but not exclusively) offshore wind, and will include direct delivery of complex pieces of work.

Upper Ray Reserves Officer (Maternity cover) - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £24,500 - £26,000 per annum

Contract: Fixed term (35hrs a week)

Based: Meadow Farm, Nr. Bicester, some hybrid working possible

The North of Buckinghamshire is rich in wildlife and is made up of a landscape of mixed farmland with scattered ancient woodlands and is home to several rare species including curlew, redshank Bechstein’s bats, and both black and brown Hairstreak butterflies. The successful candidate will manage a mix of unimproved wet and species rich meadows, woodland and wetland sites.

Land Surveyor - Dalcour Maclaren

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Type: Permanent

Location: Bicester, England

Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Negotiable

At Dalcour Maclaren we are different - we challenge the norm. Every day we deliver the future by playing our part in building sustainable and improved infrastructure across the UK and beyond. We provide a full range of services across the Power, Water, Telecoms and Transport sectors. Our winning formula for success is to focus on the fantastic people within our team whom we value, trust, develop and empower. We offer an A* service to our portfolio of blue-chip clients and have grown year on year to become one of the leaders in the infrastructure and utility sectors.

Project Manager - Saving Morvern's Rainforest - RSPB

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Location: RSPB Scotland – Glasgow
Salary: £28,420 - £31,529 Per Annum
Duration: Fixed Term for 2 years / Hours: Full Time for 37.5 hours per week

RSPB Scotland has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, positive and self-motivated Project Manager. They will be responsible for updating and developing a rainforest restoration project upon Morvern, working with colleagues within the Argyll Arran and Ardnamurchan team.

Nature Based Solutions Specialist - Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd

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Andover / Remote

Full time / Permanent

At FiveRivers we believe that Nature-based solutions (NBS) are the answer to improving and enhancing our natural capital. We have been delivering NBS since our inception, just under a different name, for water companies, statutory agencies, rivers trusts and private landowners; designing, monitoring and constructing solutions in the water environment. We have an expanding remit from our clients to deliver nature-based solutions in new and developing areas in the water environment to address nutrient neutrality, natural flood management, biodiversity net gain and resilience challenges.

Rights of Way Officer - Staffordshire County Council

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Salary: £23,953 - £27,514 per annum

37 Hours per week – Permanent full time

Location: Staffordshire

Do you love the countryside and want to help make sure people can get out and safely enjoy Staffordshire’s beautiful landscapes? We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic people to join the Rights of Way Team to help manage and maintain our path network.

The Rights of Way team oversees Staffordshire’s public rights of way – an impressive 4500km network of footpaths and bridleways. Following the pandemic, this network has become more vital than ever for our communities.

Regional Officer Central England - BASC

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Salary: Circa £30k plus company vehicle

Location: Home-Based

We are looking for an individual with a wide range of shooting experience and knowledge who will deliver membership engagement and recruitment activities. Such activities include specialist advice, provision to shoots on key subjects and the organisation, delivery and supervision of member’s events and shows.

PEDALL Project Manager - New Forest National Park Authority

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New Forest, Hampshire

£33,105 – £36,755 per annum pro-rata

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced strategic thinker to drive forward the inclusive cycling and health and wellbeing project known as PEDALL. This is an exciting and varied role to sustain a leading wellbeing initiative to directly benefit people facing a variety of different challenges – all taking place against the backdrop of the stunning New Forest National Park.

National Nature Reserve Manager, Hampshire - Natural England

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Salary of £23,315

This post is an exciting opportunity to join our National Nature Reserve (NNR) team in Hampshire.

NNRs play an increasingly important role as places where people can connect with nature and contribute to the recovery of nature in the surrounding landscape.

Green Spaces Officer - Oxford Preservation Trust

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Salary £30,000 – £34,000 depending on experience. Full/part-time pro rata

Term one - year Maternity Cover from January 2023

As Oxford Preservation Trust approaches its centenary in 2027, there has never been a better time to make more of the 1000 acres of green spaces that we own or care for. All within the landscape setting and views of Oxford, we want to provide better public access and to make our contribution to the environment and to climate change.

Rights of Way Officer - Hampshire County Council

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Salary Range: £27,009 - £30,101 per annum
Work Location: Basing House, Basingstoke
Hours per Week: 37 / Contract Type: Permanent

Hampshire County Council are recruiting Rights of Way Officers within the Countryside Service

We are looking to recruit a new Rights of Way Officer to come onboard. Joining an Area Access Team, you will undertake the direct management of public rights of way, access to areas of open country and other forms of public access to the countryside including the Service’s own sites. You will ensure that this access is protected, maintained, developed and promoted to a high standard in accordance with the Countryside Access Plan priorities, within budget and in line with the legislation.

Area Director South West - Forestry Commission

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This Area Director role will lead the Southwest Area team within Forest Services Delivery, part of the Forestry Commission. You will be overseeing the operational delivery of grants and regulations, achieving bio-secure and multiple benefits through partnership working and be a regional leader for the forestry sector’s stewardship of the region’s woodland resource and its resilience.

If you are passionate about the role that forestry has in creating a better future for England, and you want to play a key part in leading and realising our ambitions for the Southwest region, we want to hear from you.

Nature Recovery Officer - Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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£33,486 - £35,336

37hrs per week

Base: AONB Office, Rushmore Farm, Tinkley Bottom, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5 5QA

Here at Cranborne Chase AONB we’re looking for a special addition to our small but dedicated team based just outside Tollard Royal, on the Wiltshire-Dorset border. As Nature Recovery Officer you’ll consult widely with multiple stakeholders to finalise our draft Nature Recovery Plan, prepare the Delivery Plan and guide its implementation on behalf of the AONB Partnership.

Project Manager - Uist Native Wildlife Project - RSPB

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Location: Balranald
Salary: £28,420.00 - £31,529.00 Per Annum
Duration: 12 months fixed term contract / Hours: 37.5 per week

RSPB Scotland and NatureScot are looking for a Project Manager to help us build a Partnership and funding bids for the Uist Native Wildlife Project. This project focusses on the live-capture and long-distance translocation of introduced hedgehogs from the Uists to the mainland of Scotland and potentially beyond.

Conservation Senior Project Officer - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

The successful candidate will develop and manage projects that benefit priority species, wildlife habitats and land management and provide development support for wider aspects of the Trust’s activities. A key part of the role will be the acquisition of external funding through grants and other sources to support Trust departments. The Senior Conservation Projects Officer (SCPO) will also work in partnership with a broad range of project partners to develop initiatives and maximise the impact of the Trust’s work.

Senior Site Manager - RSPB

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Location: Forsinard Flows Reserve, Caithness & Sutherland
Salary: £38,000.00 - £42,156.00 Per Annum
Duration: Permanent, Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

An exciting key role in driving and overseeing a significant and complex work programme across the RSPB’s largest reserve.

We are looking for an organised, dynamic, passionate person to lead the team and work programme delivery on the RSPB’s largest nature reserve, Forsinard Flows. This is an exciting and varied role that presents a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference for nature, at scale!

Farming Support Officer - Dartmoor National Park Authority

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Grade 4: £23,484 – £27,514 per annum (pay award pending)

Full time – 37 hours per week

2 years fixed term (with intention to extend, subject to funding)

The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project supports agricultural businesses within the National Park boundary, advocating the key role that farming plays in the economy, culture and environment. As part of our small project team, you will build on the established links with the farming community to help shape and deliver a varied programme of relevant and targeted work. You will help provide and facilitate advice across key business themes such as succession, agricultural transition, farm resilience, environment, funding and wellbeing. You will also work closely with colleagues to develop, promote and implement relevant and accessible training programmes, and act as a conduit to facilitate positive change at a critical time of uncertainty and reform.

Tree Officer - Waverley Borough Council

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Salary range £27,982 to £30,349

Location: Surrey

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Hours: 37 hours per week.

The borough of Waverley is one of the most wooded areas in the country and prides itself on trees being a key feature of the area and its Greenspaces. Do you want to be part of an experienced, enthusiastic and multi-disciplinary team responsible for managing and protecting the Boroughs treescape whilst ensuring the public’s safety and access to this key element of Greenspace?

Nature Recovery Network Senior Adviser - Natural England

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Help build Nature Recovery Network partnerships across Northumbria by working strategically across the region with our partners to develop nature rich areas, through a range of projects.

Ranger (Charnwood) - idverde

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We are currently looking to recruit a Ranger to join our team based in Charnwood. As a Ranger your purpose is to undertake day to day tasks relating to the management and maintenance of the town Council’s premises, land and other physical assets. As the UK’s top grounds maintenance and landscaping provider, idverde UK offers a broad range of services. From professional open space management to landscape design and build, grounds maintenance, tree surgery, civil engineering, outdoor facilities management, biodiversity management, waterways management and much more.

Agricultural Liaison Officer - Dalcour Maclaren

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Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum, depending on experience + Pension, Annual Bonus, Health Insurance
Type: Permanent

Location: Stirling, Scotland

We are excited to announce that we have a brand new position of Agricultural Liaison Officer (ALO) at our Stirling Office. We are looking for an excellent communicator, who is diligent, tech savvy and interested in representing our clients’ projects and liaising with rural stakeholders. Whilst no two days tend to be the same at Dalcour Maclaren, we anticipate this role seeing a mixture of office working and time on site where our projects span the length of Scotland.

The Newt Conservation Partnership - Milton Keynes Project Officer - Freshwater Habitats Trust

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£27-£30k per annum

Permanent contract • home working • based in Milton Keynes

Can you deliver great crested newt and wider biodiversity conservation in Milton Keynes? We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, multi-skilled Project Officer who can deliver habitat creation and management projects, with a focus on ponds and great crested newt. You will be able to engage and liaise with a variety of landowners and contractors and will have knowledge of pond and terrestrial habitat creation and restoration.

The Newt Conservation Partnership - Data and Monitoring Officer - Freshwater Habitats Trust

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£25-£30k per annum

Permanent contract • home working / office-based in Oxford

Due to ongoing successful expansion we are looking for an experienced Data and Monitoring Officer who can coordinate NCP’s extensive and fast-growing compensation site monitoring programme and reporting. Liaising internally with the delivery team and externally with our partners you will manage our compensation site database, ensuring up-to-date datasets support our work. You will also provide mapping resources, oversee timely reporting to the regulator, and contribute to compensation site planning.

Project Officer - Newt Conservation Partnership - Freshwater Habitats Trust

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£25-£35k per annum

One year full-time contract, likely to become permanent

Home working / close proximity to Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire essential

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund project: Building a new investment model to use England's small waterbodies and wetlands to deliver 25YEP goals. Are you interested in great crested newt and wider freshwater biodiversity conservation that will make a real difference? We are looking for an enthusiastic Project Officer to identify and develop habitat creation and restoration schemes for a range of freshwater habitats and great crested newt in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Assistant Warden - Sherwood & Budby - RSPB

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Salary: £23,939 - £26,558 Per Annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Location: Sherwood Forest & Budby South Forest

Sherwood Forest & Budby South Forest is an ancient landscape alive with nature, history and folklore. Today it is a magical destination visited by people from across the globe, home to the enduring legend of Robin Hood & the famous Major Oak, estimated to be more than 1,000 years old. We care for over 450 hectares of ancient wood pasture and rolling heathland which is home to thousands of species of bird, insect, mammal, fungi, tree and plant. We are looking for a dynamic individual with the relevant skills and experience to join our team. Your main objective will be to assist in delivering the reserve's management plan objectives.

Operations Manager - Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre - Surrey Wildlife Trust

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c£27,000-30,000 pa (dependent on skills and experience)

Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre (SBIC), hosted by Surrey Wildlife Trust, is looking for an Operations Manager to play a critical role in the ongoing development of this vital data and records resource. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the delivery of the day-to-day activities of SBIC, implementing the development plan and supporting its continued growth as the focus for species and habitat recording in Surrey. SBIC is a member of the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC). Biodiversity records lie at the heart of nature conservation and this post offers the successful applicant an opportunity to make a real contribution to conserving the biodiversity of Surrey for future generations.

Warden - North West Norfolk Reserves - RSPB

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Salary: £26,180.00 - £29,043.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term, Nov 2022 - Nov 2023
Location: RSPB Titchwell Marsh

Due to an internal secondment, this is a unique opportunity to be part of the team that cares for two of the RSPB’s most prestigious reserves, RSPB Titchwell Marsh and RSPB Snettisham, as well as two non-public reserves in West Norfolk. We are looking for someone experienced in managing wetland nature reserves, both ecologically and from a visitor perspective. You will become part of a diverse team that is continually striving for improvement.

Warden - Mainland Orkney Reserves - RSPB

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Salary: £26,180.00 - £29,043.00 Per Annum

Duration: Permanent, Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Stromness office, Orkney

As an Orkney mainland warden you will be part of a small team delivering the management plan work programmes for our reserves across Orkney. Main tasks include co-ordination and delivery of the reserves land management objectives, ensuring high standards of health and safety, legal compliance and associated record keeping whilst monitoring some of our key species annually in sometimes remote areas. Our primary habitat management is delivered through a number of annual grazing lets and four agri-environment schemes for individual reserves which need to be administered and managed on the ground as part of this role.

Conservation Project Operative - Ecological Land Management Ltd

£19,760 to £22,000 p.a.

45 hours/wk

Wrexham, North Wales

ELM is a continually expanding company working in the field of countryside management and wildlife protection. Either working independently or as part of a team you will be carrying out scrub clearance, pond management, woodland management, access improvements, grassland management and installation of wildlife fencing. Much of our work is either on designated sites or dealing with protected species, so you will be expected to maintain accurate records of your work activity.

Trainer Assessor – Countryside & Water Environment - Bridgwater & Taunton College

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Salary: £27,047 - £28,848 per annum

Location: Home Based (Yorkshire & The North East)

Bridgwater & Taunton College is located in the heart of Somerset, with main centres in Bridgwater, Taunton and Cannington. This post will plan, co-ordinate, train and assess for countryside worker, water environment worker, countryside ranger and related occupations, including contract delivery for the National Trust and the Environment Agency. Your knowledge and experience in the full range of countryside management, including water management, will be shared with apprentices and colleagues and the quality and delivery of the new programmes carefully updated and monitored with the support of the Countryside and Water Environment Team Leader and Curriculum Manager.

Policy Officer - Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

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Romsey/flexible

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) is the leading UK professional membership body for ecologists and environmental managers working to protect and enhance the natural environment. We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy Officer to join the CIEEM team, working with the Head of Policy, other colleagues and volunteers to further deliver CIEEM’s policy ambitions. The successful candidate will help deliver our policy engagement and influencing objectives, assisting to ensure that the expertise and experience of CIEEM members along with relevant evidence is used to create and improve environmental policy and legislation, and to help raise the profile of our profession.

HR & H&S Officer - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

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£22,000 per annum pro rata

Part time (21 hours a week/3 days)

Welshpool

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust is recruiting an HR & H&S Officer to be responsible for managing the Trust’s Health and Safety and Human Resources processes. The post holder will play a vital part in the efficient running of the Trust by supporting the staff team and helping fulfil the Trust’s legal and moral obligations.

Estate Maintenance Worker / Ghillie - Reay Forest Estate / Grosvenor

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Full time

North West Highlands

The Reay Forest Estate is recruiting for an Estate Maintenance Worker/Ghillie to join its team. Working under the direction of the Estate Manager and Estate Chargehand, proactive and reactive maintenance of our properties, lodges and buildings will form a large part of the role, in addition to assisting with road, track, bridge and drainage works. In addition, our varied and exciting role will appeal to individuals familiar with and experienced in a Ghillie position. Working though our sporting season in this capacity, you will be preparing for and conducting guest activities such as fishing, shooting and stalking. Further seasonal duties will include driving ATVs, working using hill ponies and undertaking larder work with our Stalkers.

Senior Project Officer – SOS: Somerset - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

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Salary £26,000 per annum

The position is home based in the South West (ideally within an hour of South Somerset). Frequent travel throughout the project area required.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a full-time Senior project officer to deliver conservation activities primarily around South Somerset as part of the Save Our Shrills: Somerset project. Your primary role will be to work and collaborate with stakeholders, farmers, landowners and organisations to create, restore and maintain joined up habitat across the project area that is suitable for Shrill carder bees and other pollinators providing both advice and practical support. Via walks, talks and workshops, you will raise awareness of bumblebee declines, their identification and monitoring, and how to manage land sensitively for them.

Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre Manager - Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust

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The Natural History Records Bureau at Tullie House Museum was established in 1902, inspired by the work of Reverend Hugh Alexander Macpherson who had comprehensively recorded the natural history of Cumbria. Today Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) continues to collate biological records of species in Cumbria and is probably the oldest record centre of its type in the world.

CBDC brings together, analyses and shares information on Cumbria’s natural history, wildlife sites and habitats for education, research and to help people make sound decisions when planning to develop and manage land sustainably.

Tees Estuary Recovery Project - Natural England

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Natural England are looking to employ two permanent posts: Project Manager (£32,438) and Project Officer (£26,224) to launch and manage the Tees Estuary Recovery Project to create a local network of wildlife-rich places across the Tees Valley area.

Assistant Ranger - Durham County Council

£19,650 to £20,852 p.a. Grade 4 PAY AWARD PENDING

An exciting permanent opportunity is available within our Parks & Countryside Service based at Hardwick Park Sedgefield. However, you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.

You will be required to undertake all aspects of park and countryside management. This includes site inspections, routine practical maintenance, working with machinery and managing volunteers

Woodland and Country Park Manager - Buxton Civic Association

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Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

Salary: £27,000 – £33,000 p.a. salary will depend on experience of appointee.

Hours: Full-time / Contract type: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious local charity to manage and preserve Buxton’s community woodlands for nature and for people.

Buxton Civic Association (BCA) is a registered charity established in 1967 to conserve the human and natural environment of Buxton. We currently manage nine woodlands around Buxton (77ha), including the 40ha Grinlow wood.

Agricultural Liaison Officer - Dalcour Maclaren

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Type: Permanent

Location: Crewe, England

Salary: £21,000 - £25,000 per annum, depending on experience + Pension, Annual Bonus, Health Insurance

We are a leading land and environmental consultancy, advising clients on national large-scale projects, all of which will contribute to the UK achieving our NetZero goal. We are committed to creating a #OneTeam approach, valuing every single person and helping each other to deliver our vision. Our clients are dominant within the Utilities and Infrastructure sectors

Centres Manager - Dorset Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £33,063 p.a. plus 5% employer pension and 2% employee pension contributions

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Chesil Beach Centre, Portland Beach Road, Portland, DT4 9XE

Dorset Wildlife Trust has an exciting opportunity for a new Centres Manager, leading the work and managing the teams of some of Dorset’s top wildlife engagement Centres, set within internationally recognised environments.

Head Ranger (Charnwood) - idverde

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We are looking for a Head Ranger to join our team based in Charnwood. As a Head Ranger your key responsibility will be the successful supervision of the ranger team to achieve your targets. You will oversee and be familiar with maintaining SSSI (sites of special site interests) , managing LNR’s (local nature reserves), and conserving wildlife areas, particularly ancient woodland and wildflower meadow sites.

Agricultural Officers - Scottish Government

If you are passionate about agriculture and the rural land sector and enjoy working with land managers.

We are currently seeking applications for Agricultural Officers to join our Rural Payments and Inspections Division (RPID) Area Offices. There are currently vacancies in several of our offices across Scotland.

Ranger - National Trust

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Location: Purbeck Estate, Countryside Office, Swanage, BH19 3AA

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £21684

As a conservation champion and lover of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful.

You'll be part of a dedicated team who love the outdoors and delivering for nature. We strive to be open and inclusive, working with a wide range of stakeholders including farm tenants, community environmental groups and activity providers.

Grounds Technician - GreenAcres Group

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Salary: £21,840

Role Type: Permanent / Hours: 37.5 per week, over a flexible working contract

Our Business: Our vision is to be recognised by families and partners as the leading cemetery and ceremonial service provider in the UK, changing the face of the industry in which we operate. We therefore promise to provide a personalised service in a unique and caring environment for all our families and we are looking for exceptional people to join our team.

We have sites all around the UK and this role is based at Rainford, St Helens WA11 7HX

Barnwell Country Park Ranger - North Northamptonshire Council

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Salary: £20,275 - £20,683
Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week
Location: Barnwell Country Park, Near Oundle

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to assist the Senior Ranger with the day to day management of Barnwell Country Park near Oundle in Northamptonshire. An important part of this particular ranger role will entail developing and running a varied and exciting year round programme of public activities and small events at the park.

Assistant Warden - Cumbria Coast Reserves - RSPB

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Salary: £23,939.00 - £26,588.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Location: Campfield Marsh, Wigton, CA7 5AG

The Cumbria Coast team manage three reserves -Hodbarrow, St Bees Head and Campfield Marsh. All three reserves represent a variety of different habitats and species creating a varied and exciting portfolio. As Cumbria Coast Assistant Warden, you will make an important contribution to the management of all three of our Reserves. You will be involved in the ecological management, visitor infrastructure upkeep and monitoring of species of all three sites. With three different reserves to manage there is a variety of species and habitats to get stuck into - every day is different in the Cumbria Coast Team.

Members - Brecon Beacons National Park Authority - Welsh Government

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Remuneration - £4,738 plus reasonable expenses – minimum 44 days per year

Can you contribute to conserving our precious landscape and nature, promoting opportunities for enjoyment for all, and helping to sustain the social and economic life of its communities? Can you help a wider range of people enjoy all the Park has to offer? Are you interested in helping shape the future of the Brecon Beacons and help the Authority run effectively? We are looking for passionate and talented individuals to help provide effective leadership for Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

Forest Liaison Officer - Forestry and Land Scotland

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Salary: £28,978 - £31,062

Contract type: Permanent

Working pattern: This is a full-time vacancy, based on a 37 hour week

Location: North Region (1 post) - Golspie or Inverness (preferred), East Region (1 post) – Inver or Durris (preferred), South Region (3 posts) - Newton Stewart, Dumfries, Ae, Selkirk (preferred)

We accommodate a significant number of renewable energy developments, utility projects and other third party construction projects such as radio masts on the land we manage. They often involve associated infrastructure such as access tracks, grid connections and ancillary equipment. As a Forest Liaison Officer (FLO), you will be the main point of contact between an FLS Regional team, the national Renewables team, and developers and their contractors on day-to-day issues regarding these projects. Each region has more than twenty projects at scoping, planning and construction stage within national forests and land, within many other developments requiring access across it. You will liaise with colleagues to consider the impacts of the projects on the management of the forest and other land uses; help to support and integrate the projects into FLS wider land management, within the context of our Land Management Plans and organisational objectives; and ensure that development is compliant and sustainable.

National Environmental and Sustainability Manager - Oasis Community Learning

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Salary of £39,571 - £43,570 national, £41,586 - £44,576 outer London, or £42,336 - £46,392 inner London

National (with hybrid working in England)

Oasis Community Learning was established in 2004 to create "Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community". Beginning with three secondary schools in Enfield, Grimsby and Immingham, we have since grown into one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in England, a family of 52 primary, secondary and all-through academies in five regions across the country. As the National Environmental and Sustainability Manager, you will develop and implement our sustainability strategy across our 52 academies. The main focus on the role will be to develop our strategy to become the most sustainable education organisation in the country. You will also create and lead a culture of good practice and community engagement and enhance the built environment and environment sustainability.

People & Places Officer - Natural Resources Wales

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Salary: £27,003 - £30,688 (Grade 4)

Contract type: Permanent

Work pattern: 37 hours

Location: Flexible within North East Wales

Are you informed and passionate about the environment in Wales? Do you enjoy supporting and working collaboratively with a wide range of people? If so, then we’ve got the job for you! Through the Environment (Wales) Act, Natural Resources Wales has a new duty to pursue the sustainable management of natural resources (SMNR). Under the Act, NRW is also required to provide Area Statements that set out the natural resources in an area, the benefits they provide, and the priorities, risks and opportunities that need to be addressed. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised team player to be part of a place-based team helping to work with North East Operations and external stakeholders and communities, to deliver the North East Wales first Area Statement.

Site Manager - Eastern Solent Reserves - RSPB

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Salary: £33,600 - £37,275 Per Annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full Time working 37.5 hours each week based from the Pagham Harbour visitor centre
Location: Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve, Chichester

A fantastic opportunity! The RSPB’s Eastern Solent Reserves are a network of coastal reserves covering almost 1800 hectares along the shores of West Sussex and Hampshire. Pagham Harbour local nature reserve is a natural harbour of saltmarsh and mudflat, surrounded by wet grassland and reedbeds. As well as being a notable stop-over for migratory birds, it is an internationally recognised site for breeding shorebirds, including threatened little terns and a growing sandwich tern colony.

Lead Ranger - National Trust

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Salary: £31000

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Ebworth Estate, The Old Ebworth Centre, Stroud, GL6 7ES

We’re looking for a passionate, inspiring and experienced Lead Ranger to join our team and lead for delivery and standards across the incredibly beautiful and nature-rich Cotswolds countryside. With multiple landscape and large-scale nature recovery projects planned and in progress, there’s a lot of inspiring and truly impactful work going on. The team cover over 3,500 hectares of amazing Cotswolds countryside, from Dover's Hill in the north to Stroud Commons and Horton Court in the south. As well as leading for excellence in conservation and land management, you will ensure the team are fully compliant across all areas of health and safety, contract management and through agri-environment schemes for land and woodland management.

Environmental Data Collection Officer - Natural Resources Wales

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Salary: £27,003 - £30,688 (Grade 4)

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment to 31 March 2023

Work pattern: Full time – 37 hours a week

Location: Flexible within North East Wales

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as an Environmental Data Collection Officer for northeast Wales. This varied role, based in the field, includes: Collect routine water quality samples in rivers, lakes and bathing waters; Ecological kick-sampling to detect invertebrates and diatoms; Terrestrial monitoring support; Drive from site to site, including some routes when a 4x4 vehicle is required; Use technology to collect data in the field with a hand held meter and input data on a tablet device; Operating equipment such as data sondes and passive sampling equipment in a river.

Senior Land Advisor – Fowey Catchment – Upstream Thinking - Westcountry Rivers Trust

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Salary between £27,900 and £29,000 pro-rated (dependent on experience)

Part time Contract – 30 hour per week (which can be worked flexibly).

The Upstream Thinking project seeks to improve water quality abstracted from key rivers which enter the drinking water supply and reduce the levels of treatment required, through proactively tackling water quality at source. The project offers, grant funding and integrated farm plans to land owners to implement positive change whilst seeking to optimise wider benefits such as boosting biodiversity through enhancing habitats and species, building greater resilience from the effects of climate change, mitigating flood risk or increasing Carbon sequestration. Joining the Land Team at WRT your role will be to apply your practical and professional knowledge and experience in the Agricultural and Environmental sectors which will combine delivery of farm and landowner engagement, the ability to identify and development opportunities in catchment management, whilst meeting the key project remit and deliverables.

River & Catchment Restoration Assistant - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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This role supports the Trust’s 2030 strategic objectives of making more space for nature, with more people on nature’s side. The restoration of rivers and their catchments is critical to nature’s recovery and this post is a key member of the team that will develop and deliver pioneering and transformational projects with landowners and partners across the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Area

Assistant Ranger – (Conservation) - City of London

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Salary in the range of £22,190 to £25,130 per annum (inclusive of all allowances)

Fixed term contract to 31/03/23 posts

Burnham Beeches NNR, SAC/Stoke Common SSSI

Are you ready to take the next step in your career by helping deliver a wide range of practical habitat and estate works over the winter of 2022 -23? As a team player you will be involved in carrying out a wide range of habitat and estate management operations, supervising volunteers and providing a welcoming and friendly site presence.

Assistant Ranger - (Conservation) - City of London

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Salary in the range of £24,134 to £27,388 per annum (inclusive of all allowances)

Burnham Beeches NNR, SAC/Stoke Common SSSI

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of manging one of the UKs best wood pastures and a locally important heathland site in the final stages of restoration. Burnham Beeches National Nature Reserve and Special Area of Conservation and Stoke Common SSSI, combined consist of 750 acres of ancient woodland, wood pasture, valley bog and heathland visited by well over 600,000 people each year. We are looking for enthusiastic an adaptable person to join a small but dedicated team to help us maintain and protect these special places. As a team player you will be involved in in a very wide range of habitat & site management work including working with veteran trees, heathland restoration and engaging with local communities, leading volunteers, and providing a welcoming and friendly site presence.

Green Space Officer - Test Valley Borough Council

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Salary Range £31,974.12 to £34,922.16

37 hours per week. Permanent

Beech Hurst, Andover / Agile working

Working in the Community and Leisure Service, you will be supporting the delivery of the Council’s Green Space Strategy which aims deliver outstanding, resilient green space with the environment, climate change, and people at the heart of our decision making.

We are looking for someone who is confident managing varied projects, designing innovative as well as traditional planting schemes, and working with volunteers to ensure our spaces meet the needs of the community.

River & Catchment Restoration Officer - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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WWT is embarking on an ambitious new ten-year strategy. By 2030 we want to have put wildlife into recovery by creating more space for nature with more people on nature’s side. Our river catchment work is central to this approach. Over the last decade we have pioneered the landscape approach to river restoration in the area, delivering a huge range of projects in partnership with other organisations that have invested millions of pounds to support project outcomes across a range of river catchments in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.

Due to the success of this work we’re looking for someone new to join are team.

Arborist - Royal Horticultural Society

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Location: RHS Garden Bridgewater

Salary: £21,676 - £23,032 (DOE)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week / Contract: Permanent

This is an amazing opportunity for a budding or experienced arborist to join our vibrant and exciting team, whilst working on the ground breaking RHS Garden Bridgewater project.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a passion for trees and the environment, who is looking to develop their skills in the industry.

Nature Reserves Manager - Avon Wildlife Trust

Salary Range: £27,430-£31,650

Do you have a passion for restoring local wildlife through habitat management and engagement with landowners? We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working Nature Reserves Manager to join AWT’s Nature Reserves & Land Management team in an exciting role at the start of our new strategy.

Assistant Scheme Manager - Elan Links / Elan Valley Trust

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This is a post for a fixed term of one year for between 22.5 – 30 hours (negotiable with the successful candidate).

Do you have strong people management skills combined with experience of working on funded projects within the natural and cultural heritage sectors? Are you passionate about special landscapes and the communities they sustain? Do you have a flair for financial and data management that will ensure efficient project delivery and support the development of future plans?

Ecological Field Officer - Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

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Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Midlands region

Salary: £22,000 – £26,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 40 hours per week, part time hours may be considered. A flexible approach to seasonal demands is essential.

We’re looking for an Ecological Field Officer with a passion for the environment to join our Major Projects Team.

Middlemarch is an award-winning natural environment consultancy that has recently embarked on an exciting period of strategic growth.

Ecological Clerk of Works - Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

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Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Midlands region

Salary: £22,000 – £30,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 40 hours per week, part time hours may be considered. A flexible approach to seasonal demands is essential.

Over the last 30 years, the company’s ecological practice has developed a strong reputation and proven track record as a leader in the field. The Major Projects Team was established to provide ecological support to high-value, long-term schemes across the country, including large infrastructure projects.

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor - RSS Countryside Management Ltd

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We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team and lead by example carrying out a wide variety of tasks in grounds and land management.

We are a not-for-profit sharing company focusing on all aspects of countryside management. The organisation has emerged from Rural Skills Scotland Ltd. which has been delivering training and Apprenticeships in land-based qualifications across Scotland since 2015. Our staff are all experienced and provide professional services to a high standard. We are based in Fife but can work anywhere across Scotland.

Farm Activity and Events Co-ordinator – East Clayton Farm - Lorica Trust

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Lorica Trust is a small, dynamic UK registered charity, working to improve school engagement and attainment of disadvantaged young people through land-based learning. Lorica Trust would now like to offer the Farm to the wider community to use and benefit from as the need dictates. Priorities include: Overseeing and delivering their donkey walking experiences; Supporting their volunteers and growing their volunteer offer; Supporting their Alternative Provision and developing creative ways to expand what they offer in partnership with their AP Manager; Expanding on their external visits; Developing offers to meet the need of those most vulnerable in their wider community

Ornithologists/Ecologists (Scotland) - Stagfire Ecological Surveys Ltd

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A competitive salary and the use of a company vehicle for work will be offered, and we are happy to consider applicants who would prefer to work on a part time basis or consider a job share role.

Stagfire Ecological Surveys Ltd has a number of exciting field-based opportunities for Ornithologists/Ecologists to join our expanding team and work in spectacular locations throughout the Highlands and the islands of Scotland. The position will be (home) based in the Highlands and Islands and will involve field survey work, predominantly avian related (Vantage Point, Breeding Bird Surveys etc) but will also include the opportunity to diversify your field skills within an experienced and dedicated team.

Tree Operative - Colchester Borough Council

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Full time, permanent

Colchester Borough Council is responsible for the management of 15,000 trees growing within their parks and open spaces, and 66ha of woodland distributed across their countryside sites. As an essential member of the Neighbourhood Services ‘Greening’ Team, you will use and maintain chainsaws, chippers and arboricultural equipment to undertake tree work operations including dealing with emergency work, crown lifting low hanging branches, removing dead wood and dead trees, removal of epicormic growth, formative pruning of young trees, as well as assisting with woodland management tasks such as coppicing, hedge laying and tree planting.

Development & Communications Director & Interim Co-CEO - Tir Coed

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12 months initial contract with possibility to become permanent

Tir Coed is on the hunt for a third member to complete our senior management team as we embark on a period of major change for the charity and seek to transform the physical, mental, economic and environmental health of rural Wales. You will be responsible for public facing work, fostering partnerships and relationships, developing Tir Coed’s communication strategies and be the main point of contact for media and public speaking. You will work closely with your fellow directors to develop and fundraise new projects, communicate outcomes and stories from Tir Coed’s work to the world and support the growth of the charity, including our trading activity, within the four counties of Dyfed Powys.

Senior Business Conservation and Ecology Adviser - RSPB

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Location: Flexible in England
Salary: £33,600.00 - £37,275.00

The RSPB is the UK’s largest conservation charity, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful partnerships with other organisations, and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves. The RSPB Business Conservation Advice Team works in partnerships with businesses to create nature outcomes and to provide a better environment in which to live. We are seeking an ecologically skilled, self-motivated, dynamic senior business conservation adviser to lead partnerships, work programmes and conservation advice work with businesses in the housing and renewable energy development space.

Fire Ranger - RSPB

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Salary: £19,305 - £21,417 Per Annum
Duration: Fixed Term until September 2025
Hours: Full Time for 37.5 hours per week
Location: RSPB Dove Stone Nature Reserve, Manchester, OL3

This is an exciting, opportunity to play an important role in helping to reduce fire risk at a stunning yet fragile landscape on the edge of the Peak District National Park. If you would love to play your part in helping to look after this precious landscape, and the nature that calls it home, then read on.

Environmental and Ecology Planning Policy Officer - Colchester Borough Council

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Colchester Borough Council is looking to recruit an Environmental and Ecology Planning Policy Officer. Following the recent adoption of the new Local Plan for Colchester and the award of City status as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, this is an exciting opportunity to join the Planning Policy Team contributing to protecting and promoting Colchester’s valued and varied environment. This role would suit an experienced ecologist, or related discipline, with experience and expertise in environmental and ecology matters. You will lead on the biodiversity net-gain agenda and provide advice and guidance on protecting and enhancing biodiversity assets.

Reserves Project Officer, West Central Region - Scottish Wildlife Trust

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Status: Full time, Fixed Term (14 months)

Salary: £24,741.68

Location: Greater Glasgow (West Central – South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Stirlingshire, Argyll and Kintyre)

The eight reserves within the region contain a range of habitats including Atlantic hazel wood/Celtic rainforest, upland native woodland, wet woodland, raised bog, marsh, swamp and freshwater loch. The role will support a Reserve Manager to provide high quality conservation management on 8 reserves. The successful candidate will plan, implement and oversee reserve work with contractors and volunteers. They will organise and deliver a range of tasks including footpath maintenance, fencing, forestry, habitat management and deer control.

Estate Worker - Private Estate

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Rural estate near Ashbourne

The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of general maintenance activities on a traditional forward thinking rural Estate. You will provide a high standard of both planned and reactive maintenance and work effectively with members of the Estate maintenance team, Estate office staff, contractors and the local community around the Estate.

Policy Officer (Site Policy) - RSPB

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Salary: £28,420 - £31,529 Per Annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Flexible in UK

We are offering a permanent post within the RSPB’s UK Site Conservation and Species Policy Team, and we are looking for a passionate and motivated person to fill this role which provides an opportunity to develop policy and advocacy skills, and expertise in this highly technical area of work. The post holder will play a key role in the development, coordination of and support for protected area (‘sites’) policy work across the four countries of the UK.

Magical Mammals Project Coordinator - Red Squirrels Trust Wales

Location is Anglesey and northern Gwynedd with regular visits to Clocaenog Forest.

Red Squirrels Trust Wales are seeking to recruit a self-employed Project Coordinator for the Magical Mammals project which is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project will work to reinforce and safeguard red squirrel populations through controlling resident grey squirrel populations, red squirrel and pine marten reintroduction.

The overall purpose of this role is coordinate and deliver day to day project activity against agreed objectives and targets across Anglesey, northern Gwynedd and Clocaenog Forest working with a small project team.

Estate Foreman - Godinton House Preservation Trust

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Godinton House, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent TN23 3BP

An exciting position as an Estate Foreman is offered on a mixed traditional country estate which includes open parkland, woodland, a stretch of the River Stour and let farms and property. At the heart of the estate is Godinton House; a Jacobean mansion with formal gardens open to the public.

Head Gamekeeper - Griffith Island Club

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Griffith Island Club is recruiting for the position of Head Gamekeeper for their private club operations in Ontario, Canada, to replace the existing Head of Game, who is relocating to a new position after seven very successful years in post.

The 2300 acre Griffith Island Club is the premier private hunting destination in North America, delivering world class experiences to Members and their guests.

The Club is operationally ‘open’ from mid-April until mid-December in each year.

The position offered is a full time, permanent, year-round role.

Gardener - Private Employer

Gardener required for a large private garden that is open to the public, must be enthusiastic and well organised.

Duties will include amongst other things, weeding, pruning, mowing,

strimming, digging, mulching, planting and green house duties etc

Field Unit Ecologist - Lead Advisor - Natural England

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Salary: £26,224

Contract type: Permanent

Location: The role is based nationally and travel will be required. You will be linked to your nearest office. Ecologists within the East of England, North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber are required.

The Field Unit’s annual work programme supports delivery of Natural England’s priorities through field survey, building NE’s capability in ecology through an annual training programme and field testing innovation work e.g. new approaches to Protected Sites Monitoring including using UAVs, DNA and testing monitoring reforms such as assessing SSSIs using a Feature rather than Unit based approach. During the main summer survey season the role will be predominantly field based and involve organising and carrying out a range of habitat surveys across England. Survey scope is likely to include botanical surveying on a range of habitats (heathlands, grasslands, woodlands, coastal, wetlands, urban etc) and will include data collection associated with assessing landscape features and soils, some of which will extend into the winter months.

Habitat Restoration Officer - Forestry England

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Based at: The King’s House, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NH

Salary: £27,235-£29,577

Our South England Forest District team is made up of around 160 people and contains a diverse range of roles. From wildlife rangers to marketing professionals, we all contribute towards the management of some 46,000 hectares (ha) of public forest estate and national parks.

As Habitat Restoration Officer, you will oversee the delivery of an ambitious programme of work to improve the condition of these special habitats by planning and managing projects that will restore open habitats and pasture woodlands in the New Forest.

Warden - Belfast Reserves - RSPB

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Location: Belfast
Salary: £26,180.00 - £29,043.00 Per Annum

RSPB NI are recruiting a Warden to work with the Site Manager Area East NI to manage designated habitats for seabirds and water birds at RSPB's four Belfast Harbour Reserve sites, two Larne Lough sites and at Carlingford Lough.

The Warden will report to the Site Manager and take advice from the Senior Reserves Ecologist and Health & Safety Manager to be responsible for the effective and efficient day to day running of RSPB Belfast Harbour, Larne Lough and Carlingford Lough Reserves.

Senior / Principal Ecologist - ADAS

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Up to £45,000 depending on experience

ADAS is seeking a Senior Ecologist/Principal Ecologist to join our Wolverhampton office. The role is permanent, flexible and a hybrid office and home working position with flexibility in the split. The role will be mainly focused on large infrastructure but with opportunities to work with our ecologists on a range of other projects. Key Responsibilities: Working as a team with our existing ecologists to ensure quality projects are delivered on time to our clients; Managing our large infrastructure projects from inception to finalization; Write and apply for mitigation licences and support wider project team with licensing; Species lead for Great Crested Newts (other species also an option); Lead on construction site supervision duties in relation to licences and general ecology; Project team coordination and management; Client management and providing solid technical advice; Sub-contractor management and liaison; Opportunities to work on other projects with the wider team

Senior / Principal Ecologist - ADAS

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£30,000 - £45,000 depending on experience

ADAS is seeking a Senior Ecologist and/or a Principal Ecologist to join our Wolverhampton office. The role is permanent and based on a project site. The role will be mainly focused on supporting large infrastructure projects and to lead a team of Ecological Clerks of Work (ECoW) with support from our team of ecologists. Key Responsibilities: Working directly with client teams comprising individuals from a variety of disciplines; Manage a team of ECoWs to deliver ecological support across large construction sites; Lead on construction site supervision duties in relation to licences and general ecology; Project team coordination and management; Client management and providing solid technical advice; Sub-contractor management and liaison.

Estate Warden - Horndean Parish Council

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£19,263 pa

Full time, permanent

Horndean Parish Council is responsible for managing and maintaining 60 hectares of public land. Duties associated with the role will include tree and hedge maintenance, re-stocking and managing shrub, flower beds and hanging baskets, as well as other routine grounds maintenance tasks. The role includes the management of the nature reserves with brush cutting, scrub clearance and larger tree maintenance.

Ecologist / Senior Ecologist (Bats) - ADAS

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£24,000 - £37,000 per annum, depending on experience

ADAS is seeking an Ecologist / Senior Ecologist to join our team. The role is a full-time, permanent position with the flexibility to be associated with one of our regional offices in either the South West, South Wales, Oxfordshire, the Midlands or Cambridgeshire. ADAS is currently expanding and we are keen to find an ecologist to specialise in the delivery of bat related work. Key responsibilities: Leading on key bat related project work, including mitigation design and licensing; Working as a team with our existing ecologists to ensure quality projects are delivered on time to our clients; Managing projects from inception to finalization; Talking to our clients and providing solid technical advice; Writing of technical reports including but not limited to, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments, Mitigation Strategies and protected species reports; Leading on protected species surveys.

Environmental Record Centre Manager (CPERC) - The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire

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Hours: 30 hrs per week. Part time. We would consider 22.5 hours per week.

Type of Contract: Permanent

We are looking for a motivated and innovative candidate to manage the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC). Hosted by the Wildlife Trust BCN, this Local Environmental Record Centre provides access to information about species, habitats and wildlife sites for public, research and commercial users.

Ecologist - Wakefield Council

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This is a full-time post of 37 hours per week.

Salary: £22,571 - £25,129 Grade 6, £25,927 - 28,226 Grade 7, £29,174 - £31,895 Grade 8, 37 hours Permanent

Anglers Country Park, Wintersett, Wakefield, WF4 2EB

An opportunity exists in the Council’s Street Scene Services for an Ecologist. This is a career graded post.

The post holder will work on: The development and delivery of a sustainable Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) system and the creation of a Local Nature Recovery Strategy for the district which is a requirement of the governments newly adopted Environment Bill; Using Natural England’s Metric 3 for calculating the monetary value of Biodiversity Units when accounting for any biodiversity loss through development and for all necessary mitigation and BNG improvements resulting from development.

Conservation Ranger - idverde

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£25,000 salary

Bromley – High Elms

As the UK’s top grounds maintenance and landscaping provider, idverde UK offers a broad range of services. From professional open space management to landscape design and build, grounds maintenance, tree surgery, civil engineering, outdoor facilities management, biodiversity management, waterways management and much more. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Conservation Ranger to join our team based in Bromley (High-Elms). The Conservation Ranger role supports the Senior Conservation Ranger role in the day-to-day management of all aspects of the Countryside service within our holistic Parks Management service.

Environmental Education Manager - idverde

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Bromley – High Elms

idverde are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and engaging leader to manage our environmental education programmes at Bromley Environmental Education Centre at High Elms as well as other nature sites around Bromley for a period. Bromley’s Environmental Education Centre at High Elms (BEECHE) is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can pursue their interests in Science, Nature, Art, Philosophy, Literature and Music in an awe-inspiring landscape of woodlands, grasslands and ponds.

Ecology, Historic Environment & Landscape (EHEL) Vacancies - Warwickshire County Council

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Now is the time to work for Warwickshire County Council: The first Council to deliver Biodiversity Net Gain and is at the forefront of Natural Capital Investment.

Our Ecology, Historic Environment & Landscape (EHEL) team is looking to employ up to 8 full-time officers to bolster its Planning, Projects and Records teams as well as establish a new Natural Capital team. You will be joining a dedicated and experienced team of 12 ecology, 5 historic environment and 2 landscape officers. We are looking for people with either a Landscape or Ecology background for the following job roles: Senior Landscape Architect; Senior Ecologist; Ecologist; Landscape Officer; Assistant Ecologist.

Site Manager - The Whitelands Project CIC

We are looking for a part time site manager. We are a family owned CIC woodland, working with local businesses to restore the native woodland ecosystem. Current collaborations include; Whitelands Sawmill, children's groups, courses with the University of Portsmouth. 

We would provide a base and access to woodland resources plus £15-£20/hour depending on experience.

Hours: variable, average 10 hours/month, with a week in November and June.

Senior Ecologist - MAB Environment and Ecology Ltd

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Salary: Competitive – dependent on experience, skills and EPS Licence(s) where relevant.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Start date: ASAP

MAB Ecology is a small consultancy undertaking a varied portfolio of work including ecological impact assessments and protected species work for clients such as National Trust and English Heritage.

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