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Focus on Careers in Ecology & Biodiversity - our first career focussed edition in association with CIEEM
Articles on: the variety of jobs available in the ecology sector ranging from government, private consultancies to research and teaching roles with CIEEM; what exactly an ecologist does with the Ecology Academy; a Day in the Life of an ecologist from James at Arbtech & also from Laura at Total Ecology; setting up as a freelance ecologist – the good and the bad with Eco-Habitat; Ecology Training UK run through the skills you need to work in conservation and how to get them; the job of a Biodiversity Officer and the tasks undertaken by local authorities; early career ecologist Julia is on the career ladder – what’s it actually like and what tips has she got to help you; career progression in ecological sciences with British Ecological Society.
This edition also carries some ecology jobs. Read it here
At Natural England, we advise the UK Government on the natural environment. We’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive. From advising farmers on sustainable land management, to gathering and analysing environmental data, and promoting health and wellbeing through the great outdoors, we love what we do. Join us and you’ll be part of an inclusive, motivated and ambitious team, committed to achieving results for our environment, for everyone.
Pell Frischmann is an international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with over 90 years of experience in the built environment. We are a unique business, whose purpose is to generate sustainable funds to deal with the environmental and social commitments resulting from the closing of Germany’s hard-coal mining industry; so our work directly contributes to environmental protection and preservation for the future.
We are seeking to appoint a Principal/Senior Ecologist experienced in project management and survey coordination for our Environment team. The role would ideally be based out of our Luton or Birmingham office, but we are also flexible on this. The main project is centered around Aylesbury and you should be prepared to work and travel in this area.
We are a forest nursery situated in North Shropshire producing a wide range of trees and shrubs for the forestry and amenity market. We are looking for the right person to train for the post of nursery manager. There will be a two to three year training period. The right candidate will then be offered the full time position as the nursery manager.
Works involved is varied and includes general maintenance, strimming, planting, fencing, arboriculture, tree felling, tree dismantling, tree removal, stump grinding, pruning, tree & hedge planting, hedge cutting, forestry maintenance, quarry maintenance, ecological and landscaping.
Full Time: 37.5hrs per week
Salary: £20,512 per annum
The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for an enthusiastic Reserves & Livestock Officer to coordinate and take forward grazing on our nature reserves in Northamptonshire. The Reserves and Livestock Officer will work with the Senior Livestock Officer in coordinating the care and welfare of the Wildlife Trust’s livestock in Northamptonshire, assisting with the management of the Trust’s flying flock of rare breed sheep and cattle to a high welfare standard.
Climber Tree Surgeon
Full time, Permanent
Salary from £28,000 depending on experience
A main climber required with one or more years’ experience to join our established and thriving company within the Cheltenham area.
Forestry Hand Cutter
Full time Permanent
Salary: Starting From £25,000.00 per year
Forestry Hand cutter required to join our growing forestry team
The canal project will also form a partnership with the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, supporting up to 500 schools with environmental learning, to inspire the next generation. Walsall, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire local authorities are all part of the partnership.
Join us and our Green Recovery Team to deliver our Green Recovery Challenge Plan ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2022. This is a 14 month Fixed Term opportunity based remotely, working from home with one of the UK's biggest charities. Join us as we roll out a plan to help our communities & nature to thrive on our West Midlands Waterways.
Exciting Fixed Term Project Manager Opportunity - Green Recovery Challenge Fund - West Midlands
The Canal & River Trust owns and manages 2,000 miles of waterways, with some of the greatest built and natural heritage in the world. We are looking for a Water Vole recovery project officer to transform both their own career and the environment around them for the better. Would you like to be part of a team that makes a difference across a 50km green and blue corridor? We are looking for a person who can transform an area and bring nature into areas to connect with people. Do you want to be part of the recovery of some of our most iconic species, habitats, and a landscape that will eventually link internationally important designated sites to some of our most nature - deprived inner city areas?
Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) is looking for a Bat Programme Manager to drive forward its bat conservation programme, build on existing success and create new projects and areas of work to deliver the Trust’s Ten-Year Strategy.
VWT is a specialist mammal research and conservation charity, working on threatened mammals in Britain, Ireland and increasingly mainland Europe. Our work to date has focused on mustelids (the weasel family), including pine marten and polecat, and the rarer bats.
Based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire
Fixed term contract to March 2023
Circa £25,000 pa
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is seeking someone with entrepreneurial spirit to help deliver Green Investment in Greater Lincolnshire (GIGL), which is one of the national projects underway as part of the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund. We will be seeking to work with a multitude of organisations to set up a standard biodiversity, carbon and water credit trading framework across Greater Lincolnshire.
Permanent, full time role.
Location: Rye Meads, SG12
Our visitor centre and infrastructure support our engagement work to gain visitors vital support which is much needed to continue and grow the conservation work of the RSPB. This post will allow you to make a big impact on nature conservation. This is a great opportunity to lead the development, integration and delivery of visitor experience at Rye Meads reserve with the aim of creating a high-quality visitor offer that maximises support for nature and connects people with wildlife.
Footprint Ecology need to top up their pool of self-employed sub-contractors to undertake visitor surveys in the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales. The work involves interviewing visitors to countryside sites.
We offer great day rates, and interesting work in beautiful countryside locations such as country parks, heaths, coastal sites or nature reserves. We can’t guarantee a particular amount of work but we currently have work coming up on the north west coast and along the Severn corridor, with more coming through every week.
Location: Corby, England
Salary: 18933.00 - 19698.00 per annum
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to provide a welcoming presence, ensuring the safety of all users across several parks and woodlands in Corby, and to encourage positive public engagement.
REHAU is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. From furniture to windows to aircraft, you encounter our systems every day, without noticing them. While they may be invisible, their benefits are always around us. More than 20,000 employees at 170 locations worldwide apply their expertise and innovative capabilities to ensure the continuous growth of our independent privately-held company. REHAU is the place to build a career, so why not join our team and contact us today!
Fixed Term Contract: 3 years (with potential of extension)
Full-time: 35 hours per week (occasional evenings and weekends)
Are you passionate about water and wetlands conservation and nature’s recovery? We are looking for a confident, pro-active individual to join our Conservation Team and help us deliver Worcestershire’s nature recovery network.
You must have good ecological skills especially of wetland and farmland species and habitats; experience of delivering water and wetland projects; land management knowledge especially of water management and wetlands; good strategic planning skills to respond to water and wetland local and national consultations; experience of working with landowners, land managers and relevant sector partners; demonstrate good communication skills for liaising with landowners, local communities, and partners and for recruiting and working with volunteers and contractors; IT skills including experience of GIS are important for use in developing the role and reports. Knowledge of H&S legislation is required.
The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, ST17 0WT
Permanent/ 35 hours per week
We are currently looking for a new member of staff to identify investment opportunities for habitat restoration projects for investors in Carbon storage and sequestration. This is a new area of work for us, positioning our nature-based solutions as part of the way of fighting climate change and providing new income streams for future conservation work. Based in our busy Conservation department, the post will involve mapping and understanding the impact our projects and restored habitats have in terms of carbon storage and sequestration. A key part of the role will be the ability to position our solutions to attract new sources of income for future habitat restoration projects.
The post is permanent and full time, with an initial 6-month probationary period. You will be based at our Martley office but UK travel will be required.
We are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for an all-round ecologist specialising in bats based in Worcester, within our small but dedicated Science Team.
A variable and stimulating role, a large part of which will be ecological surveying and writing Phase 1 Habitat Survey Reports. You will need to have sound, UK-based, knowledge of field botany and zoology.
East and East Midlands - based at Santon Downham, Suffolk. The successful candidate will have a blended working approach between home and the office, living within Norfolk or Suffolk to facilitate field team support. Formal homeworking may be considered for candidates living more than one hour away from the office.
North West and West Midlands - based at Penrith. The successful candidate will have a blended working approach between home and the office, living within Cumbria or Lancashire to facilitate field team support.
The Field Manager role, as part of Forest Services, is responsible for leading a team of Woodland Officers based in their area and for ensuring the effective coordination of our incentives and regulatory activities. Field Managers play a critical role in delivering a step change in our woodland creation levels, and in supporting the woodland management activity across the area.
Via currently has fantastic opportunity to join our Rights of Way Team as a Rights of Way Coordinator Officer based at Trent Bridge House in West Bridgford, Nottingham.
The successful candidate will manage the county's rights of way network to ensure it is open, safe and available for use by the public in line with statutory obligations, and to deliver the county’s Rights of Way Management Plan (ROWMP). The county is split geographically between the team and this role covers the south of the county.
Pryor and Rickett Silviculture manage over 35,000 hectares of woodland throughout Great Britain. The properties managed are remarkably diverse, ranging from species rich ancient broadleaved woods to extensive conifer plantations, and from small farm woodlands to whole estates.
After a record year throughout the country, we seek 2 Woodland Project Developers in regions of: Cumbria; Staffordshire / Cheshire
2 year-fixed term, full time positions will be focused on creating links with existing woodland owners who are underutilising their woodlands.
Salary: up to £35,168 pa
Location: The Old Ragged School, Brook Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EA
Contract Type: Permanent
Working hours: Flexible
Wildlife Trust consultancy seeks experienced Senior Ecologist.
Let's be totally honest, not all ecological consultancies are the same. We want to do the very best for nature and ALL of our profits are gift-aided to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to support conservation directly on the ground.
Calling all Botanists!
Salary: £25-35k dependant on experience
Are you an experienced botanist looking for a change? Do you come from a practical conservation background? Would you like to be at the cutting edge of biodiversity net gain delivery?
FPCR have been at the forefront of the development of BNG since 2012, and we are now looking to make appointments to strengthen this position. We are currently looking to diversify further to take advantage of new opportunities that are emerging because of the evolving legislative and policy framework in the UK.
The Operations Manager – Woodland Creation is a new position within Forestry England’s National Woodland Creation Team. You will provide national leadership on forest management for new woodland creation across England. You will use your professional knowledge and experience to provide management oversight and technical guidance to staff on operational delivery across a portfolio of woodland creation schemes across England. You will be responsible for ensuring that all woodland creation schemes meet the requirements of UKFS and UKWAS and comply with EIA and planning requirements. We need you to build productive relationships with a range of stakeholders and influence and negotiate challenging and competing demands.
Salary £22,000 p/a
Start date: January 2022
The Heart of England Forest is looking for a self-motivated Outdoor Learning Officer to develop and deliver learning and volunteering programmes for young people at Gorcott Hill Wood as part of our Green Recovery Challenge Fund project – Growing Future Forest Guardians. In this role you will work with, and be supported by, our Learning and Skills Team to create and deliver bespoke Forest Learning Programmes to improve connections to the natural world and develop skills and knowledge. Targeting schools with high numbers of disadvantaged, BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) or SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) pupils, you will recruit and develop relationships with 7 new schools who will visit the Forest regularly for learning sessions which deliver school priorities and national curriculum objectives.