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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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button: CJS Focus now published26 pages in total, the lead article is from RSPB; they describe how volunteering can really bring clarity to & boost your career. Sometimes it seems like you’re not getting anywhere but A Focus On Nature urge you not to turn your back on volunteering. The Countryside Management Association lay out some of the ideas for areas where volunteer help could really make a difference to the organisation. Volunteer photographers are helping the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in their work to inform & enthuse visitors. Learn more about the role. The Canal & River Trust run regular work days across the canal network, they outline how work days can be beneficial for you. Find out how you can help the Scottish Countryside Rangers Association by volunteering with them. Volunteer motivation has changed - Kent Wildlife Trust has realised this and are finding new ways to attract volunteers. Read about some of their strategies. Dean Castle Country Park, in North Ayrshire has, with thanks to a grant and a dedicated team, put in place a volunteer programme to be proud of. This edition also carries lots of voluntary vacancies and work day opportunities.  Read it here



Conservation Officer

Location – Denby Dale, West Yorkshire

Salary – Starting at £25,463 to £27,585 per annum

Basis – Full time, Permanent

The Yorkshire, Humber and Peak District area is home to some of our most spectacular and important wildlife, from our seabird-rich seas and cliffs through to the internationally important blanket bogs of our uplands. This vacancy is an exciting opportunity to join the RSPB's Yorkshire, Humber and Peak District Conservation Team, which is working hard to protect the area's special wildlife.


  • Closing Date: 13/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 22/09/2017

Tutor

Field Studies Council

Salary –  £18,783 - £21,435

Contract Term – Permanent

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


  • Closing Date: 06/10/2017
  • Sector: Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 22/09/2017

Rural Maintenance Manager

Location: Tilshead

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time

Salary Range: 30,000 – 31,500

An exciting opportunity for an experienced rural maintenance manager to work on the Ministry of Defence’s largest training estate in the UK.  The successful candidate will join the team responsible for delivering all elements of rural estate management across Salisbury Plain; this will include carrying out statutory inspections, responsibility for a range core tasks to preserve and maintain the Estate and delivery of some interesting and unusual project work.


  • Delete Date: 20/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 22/09/2017

Harvesting and Marketing Forester

Salary: £29,401 - £32,486

Location: Golspie, Scotland, KW10 6UB

North Highland FD is headed by Tim Cockerill and currently has 47 members of staff. Forest District staff manage an estate of approximately 65,000ha within the north Highland counties of Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire. Of this just over 45,000ha has woodland cover. The District has an open communication style and collaborative management approach and all members of the team are expected to make a positive contribution to this. Our overall aim is to deliver an appropriate mix of environmental, economic and social benefits.


  • Closing Date: 01/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Countryside
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 22/09/2017

Operations Officer

37 hours per week, Permanent

Starting Salary £29,939 per annum pro rata

Location: Kirkwall

The successful applicant will contribute to the delivery of Scottish Natural Heritage’s objectives within Northern Isles and North Highland (NINH), as one of the team based in Kirkwall, Orkney.   The particular focus of the position will be on protected areas, terrestrial and marine, working with land managers and marine users to maintain and improve feature condition on designated sites; responding to development management casework; lead on marine planning and contribute to local community planning initiatives.


  • Closing Date: 05/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 22/09/2017

Ranger

£18,731 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Bodmin

The South East Cornwall Ranger team is part of the wider Mid & SE Cornwall portfolio team, covering the South coast from from Rame to Falmouth and on the North coast between St Agnes and Godrevy. This is an exceptional coastal landscape with wide sandy beaches and small secluded coves, rolling cliffs and wild headlands which adjoin mixed arable, beef and sheep farms.


  • Closing Date: 01/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Visitor Management
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 21/09/2017

Head of Nature Reserves

£30,000 to £33,000 per annum according to experience

Full-time role, based in Taunton or Cheddar

Somerset Wildlife Trust seeks a senior conservation land manager to lead the development and delivery of the Trust’s nature reserve operation; managing the human, financial and equipment resources to achieve the best possible outcomes for wildlife and people on the Trust’s nature reserves. Working closely with other conservation team leads, you will manage a team of experienced nature reserves managers to move us closer to realising our goal of creating ecological networks which rebuild Somerset’s natural environment and inspiring people and communities to value and protect nature.


  • Closing Date: 23/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 21/09/2017

Lead Land Management Adviser

15 hours/week (£9,485.67 - £10,873.78)

You’ll be a lead part of the agri-environment delivery team, working with other specialists to identify the right places for priority habitats. You’ll be negotiating with farmers and land owners to encourage and assist them to establish these habitats and to manage their land in a way that improves conditions for our native wildlife.


  • Closing Date: 09/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 21/09/2017

Director of Fundraising and Engagement

York

Salary £50000 p.a.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Executive to join us in the post of Director of Fundraising and Engagement. Managed by the Chief Executive, this post will develop a new team formed from membership recruitment, fundraising, communications and graphic design, volunteering and advocacy, initially composed of around 20 staff, with an income target of £1.8m and expenditure of £0.9m.


  • Closing Date: 09/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Publicity and Fundraising, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 21/09/2017

Executive Officer - Non-native Species Secretariat

£23,250 - £26,040

Fixed Term Appointment for 2 years

York, Yorkshire and the Humber, YO41 1LZ

The main responsibility of the post holder is to support the normal functioning of the Non-native Species Secretariat in order to release time for others in the team to focus on EU exit


  • Closing Date: 30/09/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Ecology
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 20/09/2017

Outdoor Learning Manager

Starting Salary £22,037 - £25,314

The role will involve taking the lead in managing, planning, organising, promoting and delivering the outdoor education programmes delivered by Youth Options; these include forest school programmes, bushcraft and a woodland pre-school.

This position requires a dynamic, flexible and enthusiastic person, with experience of leading and managing a team, planning, developing and delivering creative educational programmes and a working knowledge of forest school delivery. Some weekend work will be required.


  • Closing Date: 05/10/2017
  • Sector: Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 20/09/2017

Tour Guide

Rates of pay: £11.75-£12.75 per tour

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to become part-time tour guides at The Living Rainforest, Berkshire. Following training, you will be booked on an hourly basis to guide groups of school children through our glasshouses, introducing them to various rainforest related topics and issues.   The Living Rainforest is a vibrant place which provides learning opportunities and training as well as a friendly, sociable, working atmosphere and flexible hours during term time and school holidays.


  • Delete Date: 18/10/2017
  • Sector: Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 20/09/2017

Community Wildlife Officer

Salary: Band B (£22,172 per annum)

Contract: Permanent

Based:  The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham

Join our busy team at the Nature Discovery Centre to lead on the community engagement activities delivered to a wide range of audiences and manage the team of community wildlife assistants to deliver our club activities for children of all ages.


  • Closing Date: 12/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 19/09/2017

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


  • Delete Date: 17/10/2018
  • Sector: Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: National
  • Posted: 19/09/2017

Wildlife Assistant

17.5 hours per week

Youth in Nature, Hull

Salary: £19000 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% pension contribution

Using your skills and knowledge you will identify, work up and implement green space enhancements within Hull as well as empower children and young people to deliver tangible changes to their local communities thus contributing to the creation of  wildlife-rich landscapes that improve the quality of life for those living in, and visiting those landscapes.


  • Closing Date: 10/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 19/09/2017

Area Rights of Way Officer

Location: Aylesbury

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time

Salary Range (based on full time hours): £26,168 - £27,607

This busy and challenging role is based in Aylesbury, and requires ensuring that the legal obligations to maintain paths are carried out, and take enforcement action wherever necessary to ensure that paths remain open. The post carries a high-volume workload in one of the most popular walking and riding areas in the country.


  • Closing Date: 08/10/2017
  • Sector: Rights of Way
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 19/09/2017

Estate Forester

Haddo Estate, Aberdeenshire is looking to recruit an Estate Forester to run the Forestry Department, including forest planting and management, running the growing firewood business and four estate woodchip boilers.


  • Delete Date: 17/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 19/09/2017

Opportunities with Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Full time and part time positions available.

We are looking for candidates with an interest in farming, agriculture, and conservation for a number of outdoor and visitor facing roles at Sacrewell farm.

Office Manager (full time, £18,000 - £20,000 doe)

Estate Ranger (full time, £14,625 - £16,000)

Farm Assistant (0.8FTE, £11,700 –£ 12,800)

Visitor Experience Assistant (£7.50 - £8.50 per hour. Full time and part time positions available)

Christmas Experience Assistant (casual, hourly paid position for the holiday)


  • Delete Date: 17/10/2017
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT., Countryside, Visitor Management, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: Anglia
  • Posted: 18/09/2017

Forest Craftsperson

West Cumbria

£19,750 - £20,930

Using countryside skills including chainsaw/clearing saw, grass strimming, fencing, planting, vegetation management, herbicide application, path maintenance & surveying.


  • Closing Date: 02/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Horticulture
  • Region: North West
  • Posted: 18/09/2017

Seasonal Warden

Pay £8.50 per hour

Contract period; 6 months, this may be extended.

You will work a minimum of 15 hours a week increasing during school and bank holidays. You will be required to work every other weekend on a rota.

The successful post holders will assist the Greensand Trust Ranger service, managing and monitor of Rushmere Park and Aspley Woods assisting with maintenance the park and woodlands, visitor access, cycle and horse permit schemes.  


  • Closing Date: 29/09/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Countryside, Visitor Management
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 18/09/2017

British Dragonfly Society (BDS) Scotland Officer

Salary: £21,000 to £24,000 (pro rata) depending on experience 

Location: Home-based, but with project locations throughout Scotland, particularly in the Central Belt.

Hours: Average three days per week

Contract: 18 month contract (November 2017 to April 2019) in the first instance

Continue to develop the role of the BDS in Scotland by engaging with local communities and volunteers to promote dragonfly recording and conservation. A small, dedicated group of BDS volunteers already exists in Scotland, but they are widely dispersed throughout the country. It will be necessary to build from this baseline by introducing dragonflies to a new audience in selected areas.


  • Closing Date: 12/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 18/09/2017

Ranger

£14,985 pa

Fixed Term p/t (30 hrs pw to 01/01/19)

Brixham

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task.


  • Closing Date: 03/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Visitor Management
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 18/09/2017

Inspiring People Officer

Maternity cover to 30 June 2018

£25000 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

We are looking for an experienced and innovative Inspiring People Officer to join our team at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Doncaster. The Inspiring People Officer is responsible for interpreting why nature matters at Potteric Carr through the delivery of a programme of events, activities, and school sessions including forest schools.


  • Closing Date: 10/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Community and Volunteers, Environmental and Outdoor Education, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 18/09/2017

Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 18/09/2017

Work Experience Placements, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Volunteers, Knighton Tree Allotments Trust

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here



Finance & Administrative Officer

Grade 2 £ £15,613 - £17,419 (pro-rata)

Fixed-term contract until 31 December 2019

22.2 hours per week

We are seeking a suitably experienced person to assist in the day to day operation of financial and administrative systems and procedures. You will have good financial and administrative skills and an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. You will have a good eye for detail and enjoy working in a small and highly committed team. 


  • Closing Date: 09/10/2017
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT.
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 15/09/2017

Finance Officer

Scottish Ornithologists’ Club

£21,000-£23,000 per annum pro rata

Part time (3-4 days per week- negotiable)

The SOC's current bookkeeping clerk will retire at the end of 2017 so we are seeking a qualified and/or highly experienced individual to take on the day-to-day accounts but also fulfil a wider financial management role, working closely with the Club's Honorary Treasurer. The additional responsibilities would initially involve a review of the current accounting software (QuickBooks) and the setting up of a budgeting and cash flow system.  The post is based at the SOC's attractive HQ in East Lothian, overlooking Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve.


  • Delete Date: 13/10/2017
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT.
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 15/09/2017

Outreach Adviser

We are seeking to appoint an Outreach Adviser to deliver a regional program of woodland conservation activity including the creation, protection and restoration of woods and trees on land outside the Trust’s estate.   This will involve identifying and engaging with landowners and other organisations to ensure trees and woods are an integral element of plans within prioritised landscapes.   A core element of the role will be the development of effective partnerships and to build and maintain excellent relationships with a range of stakeholders in order to deliver the best results.


  • Closing Date: 08/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: Anglia
  • Posted: 15/09/2017

Project Officer

£26,000 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 12 mo)

Ambleside

We are looking for someone who has extensive knowledge in geographical information systems, who can provide and share knowledge and information in order to support out project manager in the Lake District.


  • Closing Date: 24/09/2017
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Region: North West
  • Posted: 15/09/2017

Project Manager

Fixed term until December 2020

An exciting opportunity has risen to project manage the Reaseheath Agricultural Development Academy and Farm Environmental Services teams.

The specialist teams deliver a growing portfolio of a diverse range of externally funded Knowledge transfer and applied research projects. We are now looking for an individual with strong project management skills to support the delivery teams and effectively liaise with our partners, stakeholders in both the private and public sector.


  • Closing Date: 01/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: North West
  • Posted: 15/09/2017

Lead Ranger/Tourism Development Officer

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual to develop and manage a fledgling wildlife tourism programme.

As Lead Ranger/Tourism Development Officer you will build upon our existing programme by building contacts, designing and implementing tours and events with a focus on natural history and cultural heritage, and promoting these events to expand our client base. As the business expands you may also be required to manage a small team of seasonal assistants.


  • Closing Date: 29/09/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Ecology, Publicity and Fundraising, Visitor Management, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 15/09/2017

5 X Countryside Team Operatives / Groundsperson - North Somerset

Salary - £7.50 - £8.50 per hr. Fixed Term contract up to 10 weeks.

Immediate start with options to become permanent positions.

Working from our office near Bristol airport, you will be required to support our grass cutting rounds and vegetation management works, predominantly for the Environment Agency. Carrying out annual maintenance of vegetation along river banks, open spaces and flood defences, the ideal candidate will hold a brush cutter certificate, emergency 1st aid, as well as practical experience of vegetation management using strimmers hedge cutters and mowers. 


  • Closing Date: 25/09/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 15/09/2017

P/T Duck Champion Project Officer

(0.4 FTE) 15 hours per week

Salary £21k  pa pro rata  6 month contract

Epping Forest, over 6,000 acres and internationally important for its wildlife and heritage, attracts 4.4 million visits a year. The Trust provides conservation activities and events to enable people to learn about the Forest and take part in its conservation.

This new post joins us at an exciting time as we move towards a period of growth in our activities and services to the Forest and its communities. The post holder will lead a number of awareness sessions in the Forest for primary school groups, deliver talks in schools and develop a range of promotional materials for the scheme.


  • Closing Date: 29/09/2017
  • Sector: Environmental and Outdoor Education, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 15/09/2017

Upton Country Park Estate Worker

Upton House

£18,070 - £20,138

Full time

Permanent

Are you passionate about the outdoors?   Upton Country Park is looking for two Estate Workers to join our team.  We require two experienced and pro-active individuals 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.  The Estate Worker (Conservation) will maintain and develop the wide variety of habitats, including grasslands, wetland and woodlands. 


  • Closing Date: 01/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Ecology, Horticulture, Visitor Management
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 15/09/2017

Living Landscape Assistant

Salary £17,500 plus pension and life insurance

Permanent full-time contract

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Living Landscape team to help deliver conservation projects across the county. Current projects include river restoration schemes, natural flood management and species conservation work.


  • Closing Date: 03/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region:
  • Posted: 14/09/2017

Assistant Warden

Welney Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week

£16,468 - £17,335 per annum

The Welney Wetland Centre is looking for an enthusiastic and flexible Assistant Warden to give support in a wide variety of conservation duties on a 420 ha lowland wet grassland reserve. The role will include assisting with winter wildfowl counts, breeding bird surveys and swan research, together with various ecological monitoring.


  • Closing Date: 29/09/2017
  • Sector: Ecology, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: Anglia
  • Posted: 14/09/2017

Tutor

Field Studies Council

Amersham Field Centre, Buckinghamshire

Salary –  £18,783 - £21,435

Contract Term – Permanent

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


  • Closing Date: 09/10/2017
  • Sector: Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 14/09/2017
  • Updated 15/09/2017

Lecturer in Arboriculture

Warwickshire College Group

40% (Higher Education)

Salary: £23,772 - £35,981

The opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer to inspire and teach students both the theoretical and practical skills needed to work in the arboriculture and forestry industries.


  • Closing Date: 28/09/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 14/09/2017

Lead Ranger

£28,000 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Worksop

This is an exciting time to join the outdoors team at Clumber Park. We are currently undertaking a 10 year, £9 million revitalisation plan and we are looking for an experienced Lead Ranger who can work with the team to help deliver the project and maximise its potential. This role requires the ability to balance both the demands of managing and developing our countryside estate with those of a busy, high profile visitor environment. As Lead Ranger, you’ll be responsible for the management of a team of 6 Rangers who care for extensive parkland and woodlands across a wider rural estate. You’ll lead your high performing team of staff and volunteers to instil a culture of exceptional service, ensuring every visitor receives a high quality, consistent welcome with access to our unique stories which bring this special place to life.


  • Closing Date: 03/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Visitor Management
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 14/09/2017

Project Officer – intu Milton Keynes Green Gym

Based Bedford and Milton Keynes

21 hours per week role, initially until 31st March 2018 – Possible extension till 2019

Salary: £18,000 pro rata

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to engage volunteers in managing and improving community Greenspace in central Milton Keynes.

You will plan and deliver a programme of weekly conservation and horticulture activities across four sites, maintaining and managing resources. You will work to develop the capacity of the volunteer group through training and support with a longer term aim of enabling them to become a fully independent and self-sustaining Community Green Gym.


  • Closing Date: 29/09/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Horticulture
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 14/09/2017

Conservation Officer – Southern Nature Reserves, Worcestershire

Salary: £23,000 pa

Location: Lower Smite Farm Smite Hill Hindlip Worcester WR3 8SZ

Due to promotion, we have an opening for an experienced reserves officer to join our team. Worcestershire Wildlife Trust manage 80 nature reserves, and this position managing our southern reserves covers a mix of rich semi-natural ancient woodland, lowland hay meadow and wetland sites, including our largest reserve, Hill Court Farm. Worcestershire contains up to 20% of the UK’s lowland neutral herb-rich meadows and working in the south of the county you will get involved with projects to restore and connect these precious habitats, as well as work within the fabulous Severn and Avon river catchments.


  • Closing Date: 08/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 13/09/2017

Ranger – Dungeness National Nature Reserve

Full time 37 hours a week

12 months contract initially

From £18,612 - £21, 465

Based at New Romney, Romney Marsh, Kent

A ranger is required to help with the management of land owned by EDF Energy at Dungeness National Nature Reserve.  The ranger will assist the partnership officer with the management of visitors on one of Britain’s busiest national nature reserves, as well as assist with practical work to maintain and enhance the site for wildlife and people.  The Ranger will be expected to have good knowledge of wildlife with experience in practical countryside management able to lead and train volunteers.


  • Closing Date: 06/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Visitor Management
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 13/09/2017

Office Manager

Field Studies Council

Salary – £22,399 - £25,561 per annum

Contract Term – Permanent

Location – East Bergholt, Suffolk

We are looking for a proficient and experienced Office Manager to manage the main office systems and provide critical administrative support to the Flatford Mill teams.  To the FSC looking after our customers is of paramount importance, the Office Manager is a key front of house member of staff who will be a role model in the delivery of the highest standards of customer care.


  • Closing Date: 04/10/2017
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT.
  • Region: Anglia
  • Posted: 13/09/2017

Peatland Restoration Officer x 2

£25000 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Do you Love Yorkshire, Love Wildlife? Are you as committed as we are to creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? We are one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and have recently secured funding to deliver a new peatland restoration programme and consequently seek to appoint 2 Peatland Restoration Officers.  The post holders will be responsible for surveying damaged peatlands, liaising with landowners and managers, developing tenders and coordinating and overseeing contracts within the Yorkshire Peat Partnership area. 


  • Closing Date: 06/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 13/09/2017

Education Project Officer (Part time 0.4 FTE)

12 month fixed term contract

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

We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative and highly organised Project Officer to deliver our new education scheme, ‘Wild in Winchester’. This builds on our flagship education project, ‘Munching Caterpillars’ aimed at inspiring an interest in butterflies, moths and their caterpillars among young people.


  • Closing Date: 27/09/2017
  • Sector: Environmental and Outdoor Education, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 13/09/2017

Community Wildlife Ranger

18.75 hours per week Maternity Cover (9mths – 1 year)

£21,773.51 Pro rata + 9% pension contribution

Fixed Term Maternity Cover

Victoria Hall, Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF

The role includes assisting with the management of nature reserves in the Living Don and South Sheffield Greenway Living Landscapes areas, including community engagement, volunteer co-ordination, patrolling and practical work.


  • Closing Date: 04/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 12/09/2017

Sawmill Manager

Whitney Sawmills (W H Timber Limited)

Sawmill Manager – Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Salary £35,000pa + performance bonus

W H Timber Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Woodland Heritage. Whitney Sawmills needs the leadership of an experienced, hands-on manager, able to run the operations of the business at an annual surplus and guide its development, to provide an excellent service to customers, and to give technical help and expertise to staff and customers. 


  • Closing Date: 25/09/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 12/09/2017

Handyman/Caretaker

Competitive remuneration, including on-site accommodation

On rural estate near Ballinluig/Aberfeldy in Perthshire

Diverse role for experienced, practical and self-motivated individual, capable of using and maintaining a variety of estate machinery


  • Closing Date: 13/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 12/09/2017

Area Ranger

Salary: £22,500 per annum

Contract: Fixed term, f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 29/03/18)

Location: Dorking

The Ranger is a key post in the countryside management teams across the Surrey countryside property portfolio. You will be responsible for implementing the property management plan, subject to business needs identified in the Surrey Hills Property Business Plan. You will have a strong focus on visitor engagement, landscape protection and nature conservation, aiming to set exemplary standards.

You will be the key person everyone turns to when thinking of Headley Heath. You will be the charismatic face of the countryside property both internally and externally. Local communities and visitors will value your updates via web-site stories, parish magazines, social media, property noticeboard and face to face. You will build strong relationships with community groups and those with a vested interest in Headley.


  • Closing Date: 27/09/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Visitor Management
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 12/09/2017

Office Manager / Administrator

We are looking for a full time Office Manager/Administrator to join our small team based in a rural office at Drygrange, near Melrose.  You will ensure the smooth running of the office and provide an effective service to the Tweed management teams of the River Tweed Commission and The Tweed Foundation.

Your responsibilities will include providing a high level secretarial and administrative service, minute taking, database management, producing publicity materials and undertaking occasional event management.


  • Closing Date: 12/10/2017
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT., Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 12/09/2017

Lead Ranger

£27,000 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Seaton

Rangers play a hugely important role at the National Trust, thinking long term to look after our special places. Our new strategy for Land Outdoors and Nature means that we are investing in front line ranger services to help us deliver positive changes at a landscape scale. We are now looking to recruit a Lead Ranger to join our team on the East Devon Countryside portfolio to ensure excellent, sustainable care and conservation is delivered across our rolling countryside and iconic landscapes.


  • Closing Date: 01/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Visitor Management
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 12/09/2017

Senior Ecological Consultant

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Salary: Up to £36,000

Contract: Permanent Contract, Full-Time

Place Services is at the forefront of environmental consultancy in the public sector, and our people are integral to our success. The growth of our commercial practice means we are now looking for a resourceful, confident and professional senior ecologist to join our growing multidisciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to work as part of a specialist team on a wide range of exciting projects focused on ecological survey and assessment (both client side and on behalf of Local Planning Authorities), planning policy support, and sustainable development.


  • Delete Date: 10/10/2017
  • Sector: Ecology
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 12/09/2017

NIA Advisory Officer (Culm)

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

Location: Cookworthy, North Devon

As NIA Advisory Officer (Culm) you will work directly with farmers and land managers to restore and create this rare grassland type. You will advise landowners on habitat management and grants, and undertake practical tasks to restore and re-create wet grassland habitat.


  • Closing Date: 27/09/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 11/09/2017

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: 27/09/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 11/09/2017

Countryside Maintenance Officer, Powys County Council

  • Closing Date: 02/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Rights of Way
  • Region: Wales
  • Posted: 11/09/2017

Estate Manager

For a Heritage garden with a large collection of waterfowl

Applicant needs to be experienced in estate, sales & team management, revenue generation, Aviculture, garden machinery, grounds maintenance, vermin control & fencing

The role will include running open days and events with a guest interface.


  • Closing Date: 09/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Horticulture, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 11/09/2017

Culm Community Crayfish Project Manager

Salary: £30,785 - £34,538 pro rata

Fixed Term, Part Time contract. 29.6 hours per week

Location: St Ivel House, Station Road, Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon  EX15 3SJ

The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is looking to recruit a Project Manager for its Blackdown Hills Culm Community Crayfish Project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and other partners. This pioneering one-year wildlife initiative will involve collecting important data about the fragile populations of the native white-clawed crayfish, raising the importance of the river Culm and its aquatic wildlife to local people, encouraging them to take conservation action and co-ordinating a wide variety of activities and events.


  • Closing Date: 24/09/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 11/09/2017

International Project Manager – Community Landscape Management

Location – Sierra Leone and Liberia

Salary – Starting at £39,970 to £43,301 per annum

Basis – Full time, 2 year contract

Passionate about working with rural communities? Knowledgeable about landscape conservation? Excited to contribute to the conservation of a globally important biodiversity hotspot?

Tetra Tech ARD, implementer of the West Africa Biodiversity & Climate Change (WA BiCC) for USAID has awarded the RSPB a grant for “Community Landscape Management to Reduce Deforestation and Biodiversity Loss in the Gola Transboundary Forest Landscape”.


  • Closing Date: 29/09/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers
  • Region: International
  • Posted: 11/09/2017

Ranger

£18,731 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 30/11/19)

Liverpool

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: 29/09/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Visitor Management
  • Region: North West
  • Posted: 11/09/2017

Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 11/09/2017

Wildlife Trainee (Conservation), Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Full Time Volunteer, National Trust

Little Explorers Leader, National Trust

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Community Outreach Regional Officer

The National Trust for Scotland

Full Time 18 month Contract

Hermiston Quay

£22,631 pro rata

Working nationally, but primarily within Central Scotland your role is support the development of Community Outreach programmes within the National Trust for Scotland. The outreach programmes are targeted at people who aren’t currently engaged with the National Trust for Scotland because of social, cultural, financial or physical barriers, with a future focus to develop our properties as places of learning and experience for community groups and individuals.


  • Closing Date: 06/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 08/09/2017

Education Officer and Manager (Maternity Cover)

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Full Time - 37 hours

Location: Occombe Farm, Paignton

This combined role boasts both Education management and delivery responsibilities, allowing the successful candidate to be both in and out of the office. The successful candidate will have skills in development and delivery of environmental education activities across a wide range of environments, alongside the knowledge and experience of managing and supporting a team by managing work programmes, preparing and monitoring budgets and performance against targets.


  • Closing Date: 30/09/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 08/09/2017

Nature Conservation Team Leader (Senior Ranger)

Vision Redbridge Culure & Leisure

This is a fixed term position until December 2018, with possibility of extension.

The Nature Conservation Team leader will supervise the continued implementation of the Nature Conservation Strategy, building the continued case for its review and the direct operational management of the borough’s major wildlife sites. A graduate, in a relevant discipline, you should have at least three years experience of nature conservation and land management, as well experience in staff management.


  • Closing Date: 29/09/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 08/09/2017

Chalk Stream River Keeper

Wilton Fly Fishing Club

Due to retirement, the Wilton Fly Fishing Club is looking to appoint a full-time River Keeper to care for their waters on the River Wylye in Wiltshire.

The Club has about 7 miles of the Wylye, which is managed as a sustainable wild fishery and riverine habitat. We also lease about three miles of the River Till, which is an important spawning resource.

A salary in the region of £19,000 is offered, with an employer’s pension contribution and other benefits, including a tied cottage.


  • Closing Date: 06/10/2017
  • Sector: Ecology, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 08/09/2017

Living Seas Assistant

21 hours per week fixed term contract to 30 September 2018

£19000 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% pension contribution

Do you love Yorkshire, love wildlife? Do you share our vision for a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? Would you like to join us in our mission to secure Living Landscapes and Living Seas? Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is looking to appoint a Living Seas Assistant to support the work undertaken by its marine team during a period of maternity leave. The role will focus on engaging people through the development and instigation of campaign materials and events. If you recognise the uniqueness of the North Sea and have experience of working with diverse audiences including families and local communities we would like to hear from you.


  • Closing Date: 25/09/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 08/09/2017

Regional Officer Central

Starting salary circa £25,000pa plus company car          

Ideally the Regional Officer will be based within the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire or Lincolnshire. 

BASC is looking for an individual with wide ranging shooting experience who will deliver membership engagement and recruitment activities. Such activities include specialist advice provision, extension of the “Green Shoots” programme and the organisation/delivery of members’ events.


  • Closing Date: 03/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 07/09/2017

P/T Membership & Admin Officer (0.32 FTE)

Salary £22k  pa pro rata

Epping Forest, over 6,000 acres and internationally important for its wildlife and heritage, attracts 4.4 million visits a year. The Trust provides conservation activities and events to enable people to learn about the Forest and take part in its conservation. This new post joins us at an exciting time as we move towards a period of growth in our activities and services to the Forest and its communities. You will help to build and care for our members, support the management and governance of the Trust and develop and support our web and social media presence.


  • Closing Date: 29/09/2017
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT., Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 07/09/2017

Senior Ecological Consultant

Location: Kent

Salary:  £30,500 - £33,500

Contract: Permanent

Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing ecological services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries and as a result of our continued success, we require a Senior Ecological Consultant with the energy and drive to manage ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment. The successful candidate will join a team of Ecology professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines, such as Planning, Landscape and Archaeology. 


  • Closing Date: 02/10/2017
  • Sector: Ecology
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 07/09/2017

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: 03/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Region: National
  • Posted: 07/09/2017

Landscape Ecologist

£26,001 to £31,000 per annum according to experience

Full-time post, based in Taunton or Cheddar

Somerset Wildlife Trust is seeking an experienced ecologist from the conservation sector to act as technical and strategic lead on our landscape ecology work. Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the role exists to lead the development and delivery of the Trust’s landscape-scale conservation programmes. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and often with partner organisations, you will represent the Trust in meetings, workshops and lectures.


  • Closing Date: 01/10/2017
  • Sector: Ecology
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 07/09/2017

Grasscutter/Gardener/General Labourer

Bodmin Town Council (Cornwall) is recruiting for a Grasscutter/Gardener/General Labourer in its Parks & Open Spaces Team.

This is a full-time, permanent position

Experience of working outside in all conditions, and within current Health & Safety guidelines is essential, as is competence with the use and maintenance of strimmers and brushcutters, with accreditation as required for Health & Safety compliance. Competence with machinery / equipment use and maintenance including hedge cutters, wood chippers, pedestrian and ride-on mowers, trailers and tractors with accreditation as required for Health and Safety compliance is desirable, as are the CS30 & CS31 chainsaw tickets, and PA1 & PA6 pesticide tickets.


  • Closing Date: 25/09/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Countryside, Horticulture
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 06/09/2017

Head of Forestry & Estate Maintenance

A rare opportunity to manage the forestry and grounds of a well-respected mixed enterprise estate near Callander, Perthshire. Main accountabilities include practical forestry and estate maintenance; managing up to three forestry and estates staff plus resources; liaising directly with the proprietor and relevant stakeholders.


  • Delete Date: 04/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture, Countryside
  • Region: Scotland
  • Posted: 06/09/2017

Communications Manager

Location – Denby Dale, Huddersfield

Salary – Starting at £25,463 to £27,585 per annum

Basis – Full time, Maternity Cover

The RSPB’s Northern England region is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife and landscapes.   However, the region faces a seemingly endless number of threats and challenges. You will be a self starter with a broad range of communication experience across multiple channels and partnership working. 


  • Closing Date: 06/10/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside, Publicity and Fundraising
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 06/09/2017

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!  We are looking for a full time, permanent Project Manager based in our modern offices at the Surrey Research Park.  You will have experience of managing and delivering large and complex projects on time and to the satisfaction of our clients.


  • Delete Date: 04/10/2017
  • Sector: Countryside, Ecology
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 06/09/2017

Assistant Ranger/ Estate Worker

The Sudbury Common Lands Charity is seeking an Assistant to support the Senior Ranger in the management of the Sudbury Common Lands along with other amenity and conservation lands, around the market town of Sudbury. This is a practical and physical full-time role undertaking a range of stock management and conservation work in all weathers and in the public eye, also engaging with the trustees, members of the public and volunteers.


  • Closing Date: 29/09/2017
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers, Countryside
  • Region: Anglia
  • Posted: 04/09/2017

Woodland Management Officer

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Salary range £28,040 to £31,680 per year

We’re seeking a talented Woodland Management Officer to lead on the delivery of the National Forest’s innovative woodland management and economy programme. With woodlands in active management now at 66%, the post will drive forward the ambition to achieve 80% in management by 2020. The successful candidate will be a multi-skilled individual, with a strong forestry background, who is at home liaising and advising landowners, working effectively with partners and delivering to a high standard within a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Closing Date: 05/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 04/09/2017

Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 04/09/2017

Trustees, Beechbrae SCIO

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1 x Lead Arborist Woodsman and 1 x Woodsman

Salary              Relevant to experience and knowledge.

Location           Tregothnan Estate, Truro, Cornwall

Contract           Permanent Position.  39 hours per week

We are currently looking for two motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our woodland team, based at Tregothnan.  The 600 hectares of woodlands are situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK, and have been managed by the Boscawen Family since 1334.  This is a great opportunity for the right individuals to fulfil their full potential and development at a very exciting period of time in the history of woodland management of the estate.  


  • Closing Date: 02/10/2017
  • Sector: Arboriculture
  • Region: South West
  • Posted: 01/09/2017

Ecologist or Senior Ecologist

Ecological Survey & Assessment Limited (ECOSA) are pleased to be seeking a full time Ecologist/Senior Ecologist to join us at our head office in rural Hampshire. Your enthusiasm for ecology and flexible approach will equip you well as a key member of our consultancy team in supporting our expanding business to deliver ecological survey, reporting and mitigation solutions to our clients across the UK. The ideal candidate will be customer focussed, detail orientated and a skilled communicator with strong verbal and written skills. You will carry out a range of field surveys and be comfortable project managing small-scale projects such as private home redevelopment, through to large-scale residential/commercial development and infrastructure projects.


  • Delete Date: 28/09/2017
  • Sector: Ecology
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 31/08/2017

Field Ecologist

JFA Ecosystem Services Ltd

Hertfordshire-based for short -term contract in September

We are looking for a field surveyor to take on a reptile clearance project in Hertfordshire.


  • Delete Date: 26/09/2017
  • Sector: Ecology
  • Region: South
  • Posted: 29/08/2017

Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 28/08/2017

Volunteer Coordinator, Fundcaion Para La Tierra

Conservation Volunteer, Plymouth Environmental Action(PEA)

Instructor Training Gap Year Opportunities, ACUK

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Retail Manager

Location: Carsington Shop, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Starting Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum

Basis: Full time – permanent position

Are you a dynamic individual with experience in retail management and a passion for wildlife? If so, then the opportunity to work at the RSPB shop at Carsington Water could be the job for you.  The shop is a full price retail outlet, selling a wide range of gifts, bird food, bird care and high end binoculars.  We are looking for a full time Retail Manager who will have full store accountability and will drive sales and profitability.  You will manage a team of staff and volunteers, coaching and training to enable them to exceed KPI targets whilst focusing on excellent customer service.  


  • Closing Date: 24/09/2017
  • Sector: Visitor Management
  • Region: Midlands
  • Posted: 25/08/2017


 

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