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A rolling list of countryside, conservation and ecology vacancies including wildlife work and environmental education, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.

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Job of the Day: Monday 23rd October

Non-native Species Specialist with Animal & Plant Health Agency

Voluntary Winter Seasonal Ranger

Location: Stover Country Park, TQ12 6QG

Contract: Full Time, Voluntary role, 22 - 37 hours per week (Negotiable)

Stover Country Park is one of two Country Parks managed by Devon County Council and has 114 acres of woodland, heathland, lake and marsh. With the Park designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Local Nature Reserve, it is a significant wildlife site and is particularly important for dragonflies.


  • Closing Date: 17/11/2017
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 23/10/2017

Senior Farm Advisor

Salary: £26,000 - £29,000 depending on experience

Position: 30 month fixed-term contract (possibility of extension) Hours: Full Time (37.5 Hours), Part Time Considered

Based: Clitheroe, Lancashire

The Trust is looking to recruit a technically competent, dynamic and enthusiastic person to deliver a farm advice and training courses aimed at improving partners and farmers knowledge around diffuse pollution and how to reduce it. The role will develop a training course to provide the necessary skills to environmental students and environmental professionals to engage with farmers and land managers effectively, enabling better land management and farming practices that will provide benefits to people and the environment whilst maintaining farm business sustainability. 


  • Closing Date: 10/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside
  • Region: North West
  • Posted: 23/10/2017

Senior Country Park Ranger – Essex County Council Country Parks

Contract: Permanent Hours: 37 hours per week on a rota basis 

Salary: £22,700 - £30,000 depending on experience plus 10% flat rate allowance for weekend and other out of hours working. 

Location: Weald Country Park and Belhus Woods

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Ranger to manage two of our Country Parks, Belhus Woods and Weald Country Park. The role requires experience in managing teams to ensure the parks are well maintained and to improve and provide the best facilities for our visitors.


  • Closing Date: 10/11/2017
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 23/10/2017

Work-Based Reviewer in Arboriculture

Work-Based Reviewer in Arboriculture

Location: Enfield, EN1 4RQ

FTE Salary: £21,413 - £28,687 plus £1,791 London Weighting

Casual Salary £13.96 per hour including holiday pay

Permanent, full-time, flexible and casual hours will all be considered 

The College are currently looking for a Work-Based Reviewer in Arboriculture who will act as an assessor/coach/ instructor in the workplace, undertaking the work based training review of trainees’ competences in accordance with the requirements of the relevant Standard’s Assessment Plan.


  • Closing Date: 06/11/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 23/10/2017

Ranger / Naturalist Guide Posts

Remuneration up to £18,000​​pa (pro rata)​

Highlands of Scotland.

The Aigas Ranger Training Scheme starts ​at the beginning of February 2018 and takes six-seven weeks. Aigas Field Centre is the only private organisation in the UK to offer a formal ranger training programme, followed by 7 month’s work experience. The posts involve providing a professional level of interpretation of the natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands to adult groups from all over the world and environmental education to children of all ages.


  • Closing Date: 13/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Environmental and Outdoor Education, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 23/10/2017

Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 23/10/2017

Volunteer Officer, The Conservation Volunteers

Green Shoots Volunteer, The British Association For Shooting & Conservation

Invitation to become a Trustee, Avon Wildlife Trust

Volunteer Forest Warden, City of London, Open Spaces Department

Volunteers, Scottish Countryside Rangers Association

Grozone Volunteer Leader, Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire & Merseryside

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


Retail Assistant

Location: Carsington Water, Midlands Region

Starting Salary: £14,625 to £15,213 per annum pro rata

Basis: Part time – approx 8 hours per week

Are you a dynamic individual with a passion for wildlife and experience in retail? If so, then the opportunity to work at the RSPB shop at Carsington Water could be the job for you. We are looking for a part-time Retail Assistant to help support the Retail Manager with promoting sales and making sure all of our customers have a great experience in the shop.


  • Closing Date: 12/11/2017
  • Sector: Publicity and Fundraising, Visitor Management
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 20/10/2017

Conservation Project Supervisor

Salary: £18,000-20,000 pa

Location: Horwich, Bolton

Conservation Contracts North West is a professional environmental contracting and consulting service specialising in habitat management on all aspects of sensitive projects across the north west of England. As part of our business growth we are looking to appoint a Conservation Project Supervisor to strengthen our experienced team.

We provide an integrated and comprehensive service for local authorities, government agencies, commercial clients, community groups, utility companies and land owners, working in partnership to improve our environment.


  • Closing Date: 10/11/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: North West
  • Posted: 20/10/2017

Reserves Assistant - Brecks

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the county’s largest environmental charity, committed to the protection and enhancement of Norfolk’s wildlife and wild places.

£17,000 - £18,500 per annum (depending on experience)

The post holder will be based at NWT East Wretham Heath Reserve, in Norfolk, and will have the opportunity to work at other NWT reserves within the Brecks and Fens including Weeting Heath, Thompson Common and Wissey Wetlands, a habitat creation scheme in the Fens. The Reserves Assistant will be expected to undertake a variety of tasks, including habitat & species management, infrastructure maintenance, and using a variety of machinery. The successful candidate will have a good basic knowledge of wildlife conservation and habitat management techniques.


  • Closing Date: 13/11/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: Anglia
  • Posted: 20/10/2017

Gardener

Spetchley Gardens Charitable Trust

Full time position

Responsible for helping with the day to day maintenance of a 30 acre garden in Worcestershire, that is open to visitors.

This is a hands-on role for someone with a strong horticultural background, who will thrive as part of a small team.


  • Closing Date: 10/11/2017
  • Sector: Horticulture
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 20/10/2017

BioLinks Project Officer

Field Studies Council

Salary – £27,914 - £29,170 per annum

Contract Term – This is an externally funded post (Heritage Lottery Fund) which is offered on a fixed-term basis for 5 years from 8 January 2018.

Key responsibilities: Responsibility for the coordination and delivery of project activities in the West Midlands region (taught courses, field events, collections workshops, local recording initiatives and mentoring and support for volunteers); Developing and managing the relationship with the natural history communities within the West Midlands project area and close working with FSCs Biodiversity Team; Supporting the team to develop the project content and direction; Supporting liaison with funders, inputting into quarterly and annual reports.


  • Closing Date: 06/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 19/10/2017

BioLinks Digital Development Officer

Field Studies Council

Salary – £30,482 - £33,288 per annum

Contract Term – This is an externally funded post (Heritage Lottery Fund) which is offered on a fixed-term basis for five years from 5 February 2018.

Key responsibilities include creating prototypes and tools to support the biological recording community to increase their skills and knowledge and to share better with each other; developing, leading and delivering training to volunteers on tools and resources; leading on digital communications and technology for the project, closely liaising with FSC marketing and communications teams; supporting the Project Manager in the administration and management of events; working closely with the BioLinks team and FSC Biodiversity Learning Manager


  • Closing Date: 06/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: Midlands South
  • Posted: 19/10/2017

Estate Manager - Central

Salary circa £35,000

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland. We own and care for over 1,000 woodland sites across the United Kingdom and support the creation and management of woodland on land outside the Trust’s own estate.

The Operations Manager will lead the site management team and the management of our woodland estate in accordance with the Woodland Trust approach across our central region, responsible for all aspects of management of the estate from management planning, database management, site risk assessment, tree safety and budget management to line management of the estate staff.


  • Closing Date: 12/11/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Community and Volunteers, Countryside
  • Region: Anglia Midlands North East North West South
  • Posted: 19/10/2017

Environment Officer A

Location:   Cardiff, Monmouth, Llandarcy, Crosshands or Haverfordwest (Please express preferred location/s in your application)

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment for 100 weeks

Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours a week

Grade / Salary: B2 / £19,467

NRW is pleased to be able to offer a 100 week fixed term opportunity to gain experience within the operational functions of Natural Resources Wales. The role would suit someone who is passionate about the environment and aspires to apply for a potential full-time Environment, Conservation, Biodiversity, Fisheries or Conservation Officer post in the future. The successful applicants will be based at one of 5 offices across South Wales, including Cardiff, Monmouth, Llandarcy or Crosshands or Haverfordwest.


  • Closing Date: 05/11/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: Wales
  • Posted: 19/10/2017

Non-native Species Specialist

(Full-time, Permanent), £28,040 - £31,680 pa,

York

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) was launched on 1 October 2014. It merges the former Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) with parts of the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) responsible for plant and bee health to create a single agency responsible for animal, plant and bee health. We work to safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy. An enthusiastic Non-native Species Specialist is required to provide technical guidance and delivery support primarily to UK Government in delivery of domestic policy on invasive non-native species (INNS) and its obligations under existing European Union Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species.


  • Closing Date: 31/10/2017
  • Sector: Ecology, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 18/10/2017

Fundraising and Engagement Officer

Thames Chase Trust

£19,200pa – 30hrs per week (flexible) (£24,000 FTE)

Location: The Forest Centre, Upminster

The Thames Chase Community Forest covers 40 square miles of countryside around the London/Essex borders and encompasses countryside in Barking and Dagenham, Brentwood, Havering, Thurrock and Essex. Within its boundaries there has been a concerted effort, over the last 27 years to re-generate despoiled landscape and enhance the natural environment for the benefit of local people and wildlife.  The Thames Chase Trust aims to make the Thames Chase Community Forest an inspirational example of landscape regeneration through cost effective environmental improvements that changes lives and demonstrates these values through exemplar community led management at the Thames Chase Forest Centre.


  • Closing Date: 08/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 18/10/2017

Project Officer - Green Infrastructure for Growth

Cornwall Council

£23,238 - £30,153 

Fixed Term until 30-Aug-2019

37 hours per week

Cornwall-Truro-Pydar House

Cornwall Council has been successful in securing European Regional Development Funds to deliver the £3.5million 'Green Infrastructure for Growth' Project.  You will be involved in delivering major investment to the Cornwall Council managed urban green spaces in the towns of Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Penzance, Bude, Saltash and Hayle - making them better places for people and wildlife and more accessible for all, through capital works and sustainable change in management regimes.  


  • Closing Date: 24/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Ecology, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 18/10/2017

Park Warden

An opportunity to join a small Rural Estate team of estate maintenance and foresters workers on the Bathurst Estate in Gloucestershire.

The Estate is looking for a flexible individual to operate as part of a team in a wide ranging role on this country estate helping our event users set up on site and overseeing their activities, carrying out general estate maintenance such as strimming and grass cutting, providing a presence in the Park for security and generally overseeing the general public and acting as an ambassador for the estate. The job description is not exhaustive and the role will require weekend work and out of hours attendance. The role is ideal for those seeking a varied job within one of the most attractive landscapes in Gloucestershire.


  • Delete Date: 15/11/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Countryside, Horticulture
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 18/10/2017

Student Ranger Placement

Wyre Forest District Council

Would you like the opportunity to learn countryside management skills within a dynamic and experienced team?  Wyre Forest District Council Countryside team is offering a 9 month placement for new graduates to learn skills and experience in the day to day management of the District’s nature reserves, (lowland heath and wetland) assist with the Grazing Animals Project and assist the countryside rangers with the delivery of environmental educational activities.


  • Closing Date: 30/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Ecology, Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 18/10/2017

Trainee Tutor Scheme

Field Studies Council

Salary –  NMW

Contract Term – Fixed Term –  from Jan 4th 2018 – 16th November 2018

FSC needs to be certain that education staff leading groups are not only competent and enthusiastic, but experienced and professional individuals capable of working with and inspiring students of all ages.  To help ensure the development of education staff, FSC is offering this Trainee Tutor scheme, starting on Thursday 4th January 2018


  • Closing Date: 13/11/2017 extended
  • Sector: Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: National
  • Posted: 18/10/2017
  • Updated 18/10/2017

TCV Natural Talent Traineeship - Marvellous Mudsnails

Based in Stirling

35 hours per week

Bursary: £13,500

TCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.

The Pond mud snail (Omphiscola glabra) is known to exist on only six sites in Scotland. This is an exciting opportunity for a trainee to get involved with our citizen science project ‘Marvellous Mud Snails’ and help reassess the population of pond mud snail in Scotland. The trainee will learn how to identify and monitor freshwater snails and other invertebrates. They will also learn about the ecology of freshwater habitats. Through this project the trainee will participate in school visits, a captive breeding programme and they will train and support volunteers to survey sites across Scotland.


  • Closing Date: 05/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Ecology, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 17/10/2017

TCV Natural Talent Traineeship - Hemiptera as indicators of grassland management and quality

Based in Cardiff

35 hours per week

Bursary: £13,500

Hemiptera (leafhoppers, planthoppers, plant bugs) are among the most common and diverse insects in grassland habitats. Their varied life-cycles, plant/habitat preferences and dispersal/colonisation abilities make them especially useful for assessing site quality and the success or otherwise of habitat management and restoration. The traineeship will build confidence in identification skills in this group focusing on species found in established compared to restoration grasslands. Training in sampling techniques and interpretation of results will be given. A specific final objective will be to develop and publish standard sampling protocols to encourage others to use these insects for site assessment.


  • Closing Date: 05/11/2017
  • Sector: Ecology, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Region: Wales
  • Posted: 17/10/2017

TCV Natural Talent Traineeship - Peatlands and micro-moths.

Based in Stirling

35 hours per week

Bursary: £13,500

The programme responds to identified skills shortages in the conservation sector by providing trainees with the opportunity to develop an expertise in a specific taxonomic group, habitat or a mixture of both. Natural Talent UK will also increase the capacity of volunteers and communities to play an active role in surveying, mapping and taking an action to increase the biodiversity value of their local places. The trainee will specialise in micro-moth taxa with a particular focus on peatland habitats. peatland restoration has greatly increased across Scotland in recent years; however the effects of this on moth diversity are largely unknown. The ecological dynamics of Lepidoptera in peatland habitats are also poorly understood.


  • Closing Date: 05/11/2017
  • Sector: Ecology, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 17/10/2017

TCV Natural Talent Traineeship - Arachnids (spiders, harvestmen and pseudoscorpions)

Based in Shrewsbury

35 hours per week

Bursary: £13,500

Natural Talent UK aims to increase expertise across the whole of the UK to protect our less well known species and create awareness of the habitats that supports them. The programme responds to identified skills shortages in the conservation sector by providing trainees with the opportunity to develop an expertise in a specific taxonomic group, habitat or a mixture of both. Natural Talent UK will also increase the capacity of volunteers and communities to play an active role in surveying, mapping and taking an action to increase the biodiversity value of their local places. Arachnids, including spiders, harvestmen and pseudoscorpions, are an incredible diverse and interesting group of species. There are found in all UK habitats and at all times of year, making them a perfect group to study wherever and whenever you are!


  • Closing Date: 05/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Ecology, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 17/10/2017

TCV Natural Talent Traineeship - Intertidal Mudflats

Based in Liverpool

35 hours per week

Bursary: £13,500

TCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.

Our Trainee will become an informed, passionate champion for the UK’s intertidal mudflats - a very biodiverse but poorly understood and perceived habitat of international significance.

Intertidal mudflats are currently under threat from pollution, climate change and major infrastructure developments. They are a highly productive habitat and support a fascinating but hidden ecosystem that is poorly known and under-recorded.


  • Closing Date: 05/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Ecology
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Region: North West
  • Posted: 17/10/2017

TCV Natural Talent Traineeship - Species Discovery, Empowered Communities and the Edinburgh Shoreline

Based in Edinburgh

35 hours per week

Bursary: £13,500

TCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.

Natural Talent UK aims to increase expertise across the whole of the UK to protect our less well known species and create awareness of the habitats that supports them. The programme responds to identified skills shortages in the conservation sector by providing trainees with the opportunity to develop an expertise in a specific taxonomic group, habitat or a mixture of both. Natural Talent UK will also increase the capacity of volunteers and communities to play an active role in surveying, mapping and taking an action to increase the biodiversity value of their local places.


  • Closing Date: 05/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Ecology
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 17/10/2017

Wildfowling Officer

Starting salary circa £28,000pa plus company car

BASC is looking for an individual who will provide pivotal support in developing wildfowling policy and help organise and contribute to the wide range of skills that BASC has at its disposal to safeguard the future of wildfowling.

There will be the need for regular contact with wildfowling joint councils, non-shooting organisations, statutory agencies, public bodies and other stakeholders.


  • Closing Date: 19/11/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: Wales North West
  • Posted: 17/10/2017

Part-time Forest Ranger

Location:  Blackwood Forest, Nr. Winchester, Hampshire SO21 3BG

Salary:  Dependant on experience £9438.00 to £9667.00

Basis: Part-Time 22 hrs per week

Forest Holidays location has a Forest Ranger who has knowledge and a strong appreciation of woodland flora and fauna.  Our aim is to inspire guests to experience and enjoy our British forests by championing our ethical and ecological values.


  • Closing Date: 03/11/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Visitor Management
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 16/10/2017

Centre Manager

Bishops Wood Centre, Worcestershire

Salary – £31,854 - £37,986 per annum

Contract Term – Permanent 

Imagine a job where you can use your management experience and environmental knowledge every day; helping to shape the minds of the new generation; a job where you work as part of a team in the great outdoors, inspiring others and developing passions for the future.


  • Closing Date: 03/11/2017
  • Sector: Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 16/10/2017

Ranger

£12,853 pa

Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs pw for 10 mo)

London

Green Academies Project (GAP) will establish and train a cohort of young people to take responsibility for conservation, maintenance, and planning and implementation of projects at local outdoor sites. Working in partnership with organisations experienced in supporting and training young people we will give them the necessary skills and confidence to undertake work on and champion their local green spaces.


  • Closing Date: 02/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 16/10/2017

Wildlife Engagement Officer

Maternity Cover 9 months with possible extension

Part-time 21 hours/week (3 days)

£17,300 (Pro rata)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to continue and expand the Trust’s community engagement work through driving forward our Wild Work Days programme. By encouraging and nurturing the involvement of businesses, you will help achieve the Trust’s vision and secure their support through practical management of our wildlife havens across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.


  • Closing Date: 03/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 16/10/2017

Project Manager

Full-time, permanent

£28,000 - £32,000 pa

Are you an experienced Project Manager with high standards, who enjoys managing large-scale projects and leading and motivating a site and office based team? Are you organised, confident and decisive, and thrive on finding solutions to problems? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you!


  • Delete Date: 13/11/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 16/10/2017

Area Ranger

£11.44 per hour

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 6 mo)

East Dean

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


  • Closing Date: 02/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 16/10/2017

Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 16/10/2017

Carnivore Research Assistant, Carnivore Research Malawi

Skokholm Long Term Volunteers, Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Fence Checkers, The Blackdown Hills Trust

County Dragonfly Recorder x 4, British Dragonfly Society

Chair of Trustees, Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust

Cambridge Bug Champions, Buglife

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here



CPERC Data Officer

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC)

21,000 per annum (pro rata)

Part-time (22.5 hours per week)

Fixed term for 2 years

Location: Cambourne, Cambridgeshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC) as a Data Officer. CPERC is based at the Wildlife Trust BCN offices in Cambourne and as the Local Environmental Records Centre for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is the central source for biodiversity information for the area.


  • Closing Date: 12/11/2017
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT., Ecology
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 13/10/2017

Woodland Supervisor

GreenAcres Rainford

St Helens, Merseyside

Full-time 37.5 hours per week 8.30am – 4.30pm

Permanent £21,000 pa

Do you enjoy working outdoors, helping people, improving biodiversity and working in a small team?  For over twenty years GreenAcres has offered excellent customer service in beautiful natural settings, providing meaningful funeral services, celebrations and other events at our woodland parks across the UK.


  • Closing Date: 29/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Horticulture
  • Region: North West
  • Posted: 13/10/2017

Arborist

Chesterfield Borough Council

Ref: CBC/17/7090

Salary Details: £18,070 to £20,138 per annum (plus an 13% market supplement of £2,349.10 per annum - which is regularly reviewed and may be withdrawn in the future) 

Job Term: Full Time

Appointment Type: Permanent Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Stonegravels Depot

Division: Commercial Services - Grounds maintenance

Chesterfield Borough Council has a exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced arborist/forestry worker to maintain the borough trees and woodlands. The successful applicant will be working as part of a specialist team undertaking a range of arboricultural and silvicultural work.


  • Closing Date: 03/11/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 13/10/2017

Business Support Administrator

£16,209 - £17,955 per annum Department - Culture, Community and Business Services Work location - Hampshire Mountain Centre, Brecon, Wales 37 hours per week, Permanent The Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre is an Outdoor Education Centre that provides high quality tailored, outdoor adventurous and educational opportunities from the residential setting. We utilise the power of the ‘Outdoors’ as a medium for learning.

We provide a fun, challenging and stimulating environment that enhances the personal and social development of children, younger people and the wider community. Located in the heart of beautiful Brecon Beacons with views over to Pen y Fan, South Wales highest mountain. Based in a converted 19th century traditional Welsh farmhouse, we have 64 beds spread across cottage/dormitory style rooms and our fantastic facilities include fully equipped kitchens, drying rooms and a communal lounge with log burner.


  • Closing Date: 12/11/2017
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT.
  • Region: Wales
  • Posted: 13/10/2017

Project Assistant

North Pennines AONB Partnership

Salary: Grade 8 £24,174 to £27,668 pro rata

Hours per week: 22.5

Employment Location: Stanhope and/or Allendale

An opportunity has arisen for a part time temporary Project Assistant to work 22.5 hours per week until September 2018 within the North Pennines AONB Partnership.

The post-holder will be required to assist the Landscape Partnership scheme staff in work relating to community development and involvement, education and awareness, and celebratory elements of the Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership Scheme, on behalf of the North Pennines AONB Partnership.


  • Closing Date: 29/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 13/10/2017

Lead Adviser: Conservation Hub Co-Ordinator

In Cumbria we are reviewing all our delivery to align with C21, Natural England’s conservation strategy, and are reviewing how we handle day to day transactions for Higher Level Stewardship (HLS), Countryside Stewardship (CS) and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) requested by agreement holders, land owners and partners. As part of this we are developing risk based approaches to consenting and delivering work on more straightforward agreements and sites, to facilitate our landscape scale projects. This role is key to that change, and will work with the protected sites senior adviser to develop and manage our approach and deliver the changes with the team.


  • Closing Date: 03/11/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: North West
  • Posted: 13/10/2017

Perran Sands Ranger

Salary £18000

Hours 40/week including weekend working, annualised hours.

A fantastic opportunity to work with a vibrant and motivated team on the picturesque Cornish coast. Haven Holidays require a Ranger to provide guests with unforgettable experiences at Perran Sands Holiday Park on the North Cornish coast. Working within the Penhale Sands Special Area of Conservation and working closely with Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Penhale Dunes Ranger you will develop and lead an innovative program of wildlife activities for guests and caravan owners.


  • Closing Date: 03/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Publicity and Fundraising, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 12/10/2017

Upton Country Park Estate Worker

Upton Country Park, Poole

£18,070 - £20,138

Full time

Permanent

We require an experienced and pro-active individual to join the estate team on our award winning Country Park. The Estate Worker (Gardens) will practically maintain and develop our fantastic formal garden and parkland areas. You will also help maintain and develop the wide variety of habitats, grasslands, wetland and woodland.


  • Closing Date: 29/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Horticulture
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 12/10/2017

Education Team Leader

Field Studies Council

Salary – £27,914 - £31,854

Contract Term – Permanent

Location - Malham Tarn Field Centre, Settle, North Yorkshire

This role primarily involves leading the education team to develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve their goal of ‘Inspiring Environmental Understanding through first-hand experience’.


  • Closing Date: 06/11/2017
  • Sector: Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 12/10/2017

Ranger

£19,918 - £26,812 per annum, plus flexible benefits

35 hours per week (Monday – Sunday Shift Rota)

The award-winning Lee Valley Regional Park stretches an incredible 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin. The park provides a unique 'natural' corridor on London’s doorstep and provides a vital refuge for wildlife. It contains a variety of landscapes and open spaces to enjoy, from industrial heritage sites and nature reserves, to a 1,000 acre country park and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the Lee Valley Regional Park has something to offer everyone.


  • Closing Date: 03/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 11/10/2017

Senior Ecologist

Salary range £24,000 to £28,500

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly competent Senior Ecologist to join the team. At Peak Ecology we have a relaxed and friendly office, staffed with skilled, committed ecologists with a positive work ethic. Work is varied and interesting and on a diverse range of projects across the country. This opportunity will be ideal for a good Ecologist or Senior Ecologist who wants to deliver work to a high standard and wants to progress their career. All ecologists at Peak Ecology are encouraged to develop and this is mapped out in development plans which are fully supported by the company. The successful candidate will play a key role within the company structure both in their personal development and in helping the development of others.


  • Closing Date: 03/11/2017
  • Sector: Ecology
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 11/10/2017

Communications, Marketing and Engagement Officer

Contract: Full time until December 2020. Job share may be considered.

Salary: £25,694 pa (SCP29)

Location: Cardington (near Bedford) and Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Woods.

Employer: Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity

We have gained funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a Landscape Partnership programme to raise awareness of the heritage value of the Greensand Country and to reverse the gradual decline in the distinct landscape character of this beautiful and loved place.


  • Closing Date: 06/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 11/10/2017

Nature Tourism Manager

£30350 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Do you love Yorkshire, love wildlife? Are you as passionate as we are about promoting nature tourism across the coastal areas of Eastern Yorkshire? Can you inspire others to pursue our vision too? This fascinating job will require the post holder to take a lead in driving forward the growth in Nature Tourism through effective marketing, partnership and support for businesses across the project area. This will require investment in nature assets, product development and destination marketing.


  • Closing Date: 08/11/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 11/10/2017

Fencing Team Leader

We are a growing landscaping and fencing company who require an enthusiastic and experienced fencer who can supervise teams on site.   The candidate would be expected to have knowledge in timber stock fencing and steel security fencing.  It is vitally important that the candidate has good communication skills and can work well as a team.  Responsibilities would include: liaison with the client, supervising a young enthusiastic team, surveying work and assisting the general manager.

 


  • Delete Date: 08/11/2017
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 11/10/2017

Field Ecologist & Ecologist

These are full-time positions based at our offices in Fareham, Hampshire.

Ecosupport Ltd are excited to be expanding, with two new positions available! If you are an enthusiastic individual interested in pursuing a career with a small team of dedicated Ecologists on a variety of projects across both the private and commercial sectors, we want to hear from you!


  • Delete Date: 07/11/2017
  • Sector: Ecology
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 10/10/2017

Access and Conservation Officer

37 hours per week. 

Salary £25.3k to £29.5k, plus contributory pension scheme to 6% of pensionable salary and up to 38.5 days annual leave, with a range of other benefits.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and influential individual with relevant skills and experience to join our team and take forward our campaign priorities in mountain access and conservation.


  • Closing Date: 03/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Publicity and Fundraising, Rights of Way
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 10/10/2017

Arboricultural Officer

SO1 - £29,424 - £31,140

Tower Hamlets is a culturally diverse Borough in which an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Arboricultural Officer. This post offers an interesting and challenging opportunity for an experienced Arboriculturlist who will be expected to work as part of the team alongside the Senior Arboriculture Officer to assist with the strategic management and development of the Boroughs diverse trees and woodland within the Borough where you will be required to contribute in formulating tree policy in Tower Hamlets as part of the Planning and Development process.


  • Closing Date: 05/11/2017 extended
  • Sector: Arboriculture
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 10/10/2017

Forest Craftsperson Grizedale

West Cumbria

£19,750 - £20,930

Purpose of the Job: To work as part of a three person operational team out of the Grizedale office to maintain and enhance the Forestry Commission estate using practical forestry and countryside skills including chainsaw respacing and small scale thinning, clearing saw work, pesticide spraying, planting, fencing and dry-stone walling.


  • Closing Date: 30/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Countryside
  • Region: North West
  • Posted: 10/10/2017

Assistant Warden

Location – Eastern Moors Reserve, Derbyshire

Salary – Starting at £19,602 to £21,236 per annum (Pro-Rata)

Basis – Part time, Permanent

The National Trust and RSPB Eastern Moors Partnership is looking for an experienced Assistant Warden to be a part of our Eastern Moors team on the outskirts of Sheffield, taking care of this special place on behalf of the National Park and Sheffield City Council.


  • Closing Date: 06/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 09/10/2017

Warden

Location – Eastern Moors Reserve, Derbyshire

Salary – Starting at £22,073 to £23,912 per annum

Basis – Full time, Permanent

Do you want to help look after the Eastern Moors and the Burbage Moors in the Peak District National Park?

The National Trust and RSPB Eastern Moors Partnership is looking for an experienced Warden to be a part of our Eastern Moors team on the outskirts of Sheffield, taking care of this special place on behalf of the National Park and Sheffield City Council.


  • Closing Date: 06/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 09/10/2017

Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 09/10/2017

Community Engagement Volunteer, North Yorkshire Rotters

Spurn Reserve Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Northern Reserves Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Northern Living Landscapes Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Farm & Grazing Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Employability & Training Volunteer, Seven Lochs Wetland Park

LOHP Conservation Volunteers, Little Ouse Headwaters Project

Spurn Ranger, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Visitor Centre Volunteers, Northumberland Wildlife Trust

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Senior Site Manager

Location: Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Starting Salary: £34,643 to £37,530 per annum

Basis: Full time – permanent position

We’re looking for a strong operational leader to take forward Sherwood Forest into a new and exciting future. We've got a brand new Visitor Operation coming in 2018 and are looking for an experienced candidate with big passion and the proven skills to drive exceptional visitor experience, build key relationships, and achieve bold targets for vital income and conservation delivery.


  • Closing Date: 03/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Ecology, Publicity and Fundraising, Visitor Management
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 06/10/2017

Farm Advisor - Perranporth

The Trust is looking for an adaptable, enthusiastic and approachable Farm Advisor to work as part of an Enforcement Undertaking grant in the Perranporth area.   A suitable applicant will facilitate the improvement of the water quality in the Bolingey catchment via positive involvement with the local farming community. The applicant will manage the delivery and administration of the grants scheme to communicate with farmers, provide supporting advice and arrange part-funding for farm infrastructure improvements.

This role is a 1-year fixed term contract based on 3 days (22.5 hours) a week and typical hours are 8.30am - 4.30pm. Occasional weekend work may be required for which TOIL will be granted.

The salary for this role is between £22,000 and £24,500 pro rata, based on experience.

Location: Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ


  • Closing Date: 29/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 06/10/2017

Ecosystem Health Officer

Conservation Directorate

£19,500 per annum

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to undertake research and the technical laboratory aspects of WWT’s wildlife health programmes.  Duties will include day to day support of the Ecosystem Health Unit’s research work, diagnostic screenings of biological samples as part of WWT’s wildlife and wetland health management, coordinating surveillance programmes, help in maintenance of animal health records and some analyses and reporting of these data


  • Closing Date: 06/11/2017
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT., Ecology, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region:
  • Posted: 06/10/2017

Torridge Headwaters Project Officer

Salary: Starting salary £21,218 rising to £23,909, plus 5% pension

Do you have a good understanding of wildlife and environmental issues on farm? Do you know and love the landscape of North Devon? Do you enjoy organising events, talking to farmers and looking for solutions that work for the farmer and for the environment?  As Project Officer you will have a varied, challenging role engaging with farmers in the Torridge Headwaters primarily through a programme of 20 workshops and events per year, providing specialist training, as well as advice and support on Countryside Stewardship schemes to improve the quality of the farmed environment.


  • Closing Date: 26/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Ecology, Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 06/10/2017

Northamptonshire Biodiversity Records Centre Manager

Hours: 22.5 (part-time)

Location: Lings House, Billing Lings, Northampton, NN3 8BE

We are looking for a driven and innovative candidate to manage the Northamptonshire Biodiversity Records Centre (NBRC). Hosted by the Wildlife Trust BCN, the NBRC provides access to information about species, habitats and wildlife sites for public, research and commercial users. The role of the Centre Manager is to ensure the strategic vision, financial stability and sound management of the Northamptonshire Biodiversity Records Centre. The successful candidate will provide day to day management of the centre and help to generate and maintain business.


  • Closing Date: 30/10/2017
  • Sector: Ecology, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 06/10/2017

Project Officer - Woodland Wings

Part-time 0.4 FTE

Fixed term contract for three years (December 2017 to November 2020)

From £23,714 - £27,397 (band C) dependent on experience, plus 5% pension contribution

We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to lead the delivery of our Woodland Wings project to target threatened woodland butterflies and moths across Northamptonshire. You will be responsible for engaging local communities in active conservation and building capacity through volunteer training workshops, and running a programme of practical woodland habitat management and monitoring.


  • Closing Date: 26/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 05/10/2017

Warden - Education and Geoscience

1-year contract, anticipated start date is mid-January 2018.  

Starting salary: £18,000 - £20,000

Location: Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth. 

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is a very busy educational visitor centre based on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, welcoming over 100,000 visitors a year. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated geoscientist who will support the existing team to deliver a wide range of public events and educational sessions for all ages and abilities.  


  • Closing Date: 29/10/2017
  • Sector: Ecology, Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 05/10/2017

Access Ranger - Swaledale

Permanent

37 hours per week

£16,123 to £18,070 per annum (with possible progression to £21,269)

Based in Hawes, North Yorkshire.

This is an exciting opportunity working in Swaledale and concerned with the maintenance of the public rights of way network, other access routes and open access areas and estate management for the Authority. The successful candidate will liaise with landowners and farmers and carry out high quality practical work enhancing public access and engaging with users and communities. 


  • Closing Date: 31/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Rights of Way
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 05/10/2017

Grant and Trust Fundraising Manager

From £28,353 - £32,155 (band D) dependent on experience, plus 5% pension contribution

This is an exciting opportunity to make a big difference to a dynamic and growing conservation charity. Butterfly Conservation has ambitious plans to expand our conservation activities but we need to secure substantial funding to fulfil current and future programmes of work. We are looking for a Grant and Trust Fundraising Manager who can lead and oversee our grant and trust fundraising programme.


  • Closing Date: 27/10/2017
  • Sector: Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: South South West
  • Posted: 04/10/2017

Estate Worker

Salary £18,070 - £20,138 per annum

Full time/Permanent

Estate worker required to join our friendly team at Dinton Pastures Country Park, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG10 0TH.  Looking after 22 sites throughout Wokingham Borough, including Country Parks, Nature Reserves, SANGS and 143 miles of Public Rights of Way.


  • Closing Date: 12/11/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Rights of Way
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 03/10/2017

Team Members x 2

M Watts Countryside Contracting Limited

Full time permanent positions based in North Somerset

Salary starting between £17,000 - £20,000 depending on skills and experience.

We're looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join a growing contracting business. We deliver woodland and small scale forestry services, fencing, rights of way works and vegetation maintenance across a wide area of the south west.


  • Delete Date: 30/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Countryside
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 02/10/2017

Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 02/10/2017

Instructor Training Gap Year Opportunities, ACUK

Financial Management Advisor for SCNL, RSPB

Fundraising Intern, Campaign for National Parks

Visitor Service Volunteer, Greensand Trust

Inspiring People Coordinator- Staveley Nature Reserve, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Visitor Experience Volunteer, Forestry Commission

Pin Badge Box Minder, RSPB

Forest School / Wild Play Volunteer, Bath City Farm

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Regional Manager - East

£34500 p.a. plus up to 9% pension contribution

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and seeks to appoint a Regional Manager for the East Region. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to lead the Eastern Team as it pursues it Living Landscape vision.


  • Closing Date: 24/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 28/09/2017


 

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