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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.

North East vacancies: Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland, North, West and South Yorkshires and the East Riding of Yorkshire (formerly Humberside).

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£19,349 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


Wentworth Castle Gardens is set to reopen in summer 2019 as part of a unique partnership between the National Trust, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Northern College. Working together we plan to make this special place with its grade 1 listed park and garden and its fascinating stories, both historic and modern-day, somewhere that everyone can enjoy. 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.

  • Closing Date: 14/03/2019
  • Location: Wentworth Castle Gardens, Stainborough
  • Posted: 21/02/2019
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Field Studies Council

Based at FSC Malham Tarn, Nr Settle, North Yorkshire

Salary - £19,726 to £22,511 per annum

Contract Term - Permanent Seasonal - The core season normally starts in March and ends in October every year

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

  • Closing Date: 11/03/2019
  • Location: FSC Malham Tarn, Nr Settle, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 20/02/2019
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Land-based Independent Assessors

Looking to use your industry experience to support the assessment of apprentices with one of the largest End-point Assessment organisations? Looking to continue your own Professional Development? City & Guilds is looking to recruit Assessors, to deliver End-point Assessments across a broad range of apprenticeship standards. We are one of the largest End-point Assessment organisations delivering End-point Assessments for over 50 apprenticeship standards.

  • Closing Date: 20/03/2019
  • Location: Across England
  • Posted: 20/02/2019
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Senior/Principal Ecologist

Permanent contract

Ecology Solutions is a leading consultancy specialising in ecology planning solutions and offering an extensive range of expertise, providing services to numerous and diverse high-profile clients within both the public and private sectors. We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Senior/Principal Ecologist wanting to further their career within Ecology Solutions’ new and dynamic office in central Manchester.

  • Closing Date: 08/03/2019
  • Location: Manchester
  • Posted: 19/02/2019
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Graduate Ecologist

E3 Ecology Ltd

An excellent opportunity is available for a motivated, organised graduate ecologist within a forward thinking, busy consultancy practice. This seasonal position will provide a really good grounding in ecological consultancy. The company is based in a spacious new office set within the Northumbrian countryside. Joining a well-established and friendly team, the right candidate will get a wide range of field and consultancy based experience.

  • Closing Date: 02/03/2019
  • Location: Northumberland
  • Posted: 19/02/2019
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Reserve Managers

Permanent roles £21,100 p.a.

37 hours per week

Natural England Northumbria Area Team are recruiting two Reserve Managers for our National Nature Reserve: Castle Eden Dene NNR and Lindisfarne NNR. 

  • Closing Date: 18/03/2019
  • Location: Castle Eden Dene NNR and Lindisfarne NNR
  • Posted: 18/02/2019
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Assistant Ecologist

Envirotech NW Ltd currently has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Ecologist. You will be based in South Cumbria between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park. You will be involved in a varied portfolio of ecology work covering a range of habitats and Protected Species Surveys including bats, badgers, otters, amphibians, barn owls and White-clawed Crayfish. 

Envirotech provides ecological and land based consultancy services across both the public and private sector. We have a wide variety of different project types throughout the UK.

  • Closing Date: 04/03/2019
  • Location: South Cumbria
  • Posted: 15/02/2019
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Bat Ecologist

EcoNorth delivers dynamic and challenging ecology consultancy across the UK and Ireland. 

We are looking for an experienced, licenced Bat Ecologist to join the team. Specifically, we are interested in hearing from those with a relevant degree, a minimum two years commercial ecological consultancy experience, a passion for bats and at least one years experience as an Ecological Clerk of Work.

  • Closing Date: 05/03/2019
  • Location: Northumberland
  • Posted: 15/02/2019
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Ecologists and Senior Ecologists

Due to increasing workloads and ambitious growth plans, SLR is seeking Ecologists in Sheffield/Leeds/Shrewsbury/Worcester, as well as Senior Ecologists in Sheffield/Leeds.

Ecologists will undertake a wide variety of field survey work and related ecological assessments across a diverse range of projects. Senior Ecologists will add management of ecological projects, business development and mentoring more junior consultants to these field and reporting based activities

  • Delete Date: 14/03/2019
  • Location: Shrewsbury, Sheffield, Leeds and Worcester
  • Posted: 14/02/2019
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Nature Reserves Assistant

Salary: £19,600 p.a. plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Would you like to play a part in creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? Would you like to use your conservation skills to deliver events and activities to help habitat management and engage with local communities?

If so, we are looking for an energetic and inspiring Nature Reserves Assistant to join our North Team. You will use your skills and knowledge in conservation and ecology for habitat management and assist with management of livestock.

  • Closing Date: 04/03/2019
  • Location: York
  • Posted: 13/02/2019
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Funding Development Officer

Based at Yoredale, Bainbridge

Fixed term contract for 9 months

Part time – 21 hours a week

Band D - £22,462 - £28,786 per annum, pro rata

Are you passionate about wildlife? Do you have a broad understanding of the challenges of upland land management? Do you want to be part of a major new project addressing conservation concerns for one of our most important but vulnerable UK species, the curlew? Do you have experience working in partnership and developing and securing funding for major projects?

  • Closing Date: 28/02/2019
  • Location: Yoredale, Bainbridge
  • Posted: 11/02/2019
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Engagement Officer

Salary £24,000 per annum

Based at Durham Wildlife Trust’s Head Office: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU

The Durham Wildlife Trust area covers a wide diversity of rich wildlife habitats and local communities passionate about the area in which they live, play and work.

In the role of Engagement Officer with Durham Wildlife Trust you will be responsible for developing and delivering the Trust’s engagement activities. Connecting communities with the natural environment and encouraging positive action.

  • Closing Date: 25/02/2019
  • Location: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring
  • Posted: 08/02/2019
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Administrative Officer

The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Salary: £19,000 pro rata

Hours: Part-Time 15 hours per week flexibly distributed.

Location: Home-based

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are some of the nation’s most cherished landscapes.  From the uplands and remote villages of the North Pennines, though the chalk grasslands and beech woodlands of the Chilterns, to the cliffs and fishing villages of Cornwall; all are different; all are special. We are looking for an Administrative Officer to provide an administrative support function to the national team and its board of trustees.

  • Closing Date: 22/02/2019
  • Location: Home Based
  • Posted: 07/02/2019
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Commercial Properties Manager

North York Moors National Park Authority

3 year fixed term contract

£25,295 - £27,905 (with potential progression to £31,371)

We have an exciting new opportunity to join our team and make a real contribution to both our income and enabling our visitors to enjoy the National Park. You will maintain and develop the operation of National Park Authority car park sites to optimise income generation whilst providing excellent customer service in keeping with the Authority’s values.

  • Closing Date: 07/03/2019
  • Location: North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 07/02/2019
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Visitor Development and Marketing Assistant

North York Moors National Park Authority

£25.2K – £27.9K with potential progression to £31.3K

We are working hard to raise the profile of the North York Moors and need a talented and enthusiastic person to work on this with us.

You’ll support our marketing activities, liaising with tourism businesses and other networks to deliver the Authority’s tourism initiatives aim at raising the National Park’s profile.

  • Closing Date: 26/02/2019
  • Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 06/02/2019
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Head of Polyhalite Projects

North York Moors National Park Authority

£36.8k- £39.7k pa with potential progression to £43.6k


A unique opportunity for a skilled and ambitious project manager. You’ll take responsibility for the delivery of projects of significant economic and environmental value to help to reduce the adverse impact of the Woodsmith Mine development near Whitby.

  • Closing Date: 04/03/2019
  • Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 06/02/2019
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Maintenance Ranger

North York Moors National Park Authority

£8,034 - £9,081 (15 hours/week) with potential progression to £10,322                     

Sawmill Lane Depot, Helmsley

We have a fantastically rare opportunity for the right person to join our ranger team and make a real difference working on our own property and on the public rights of way network within the National Park.

  • Closing Date: 25/02/2019
  • Location: Sawmill Lane Depot, Helmsley
  • Posted: 05/02/2019
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Senior Site Manager

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Permanent

We are looking for a proven leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to lead and develop the reserve's management team to effectively deliver RSPB objectives.

  • Closing Date: 22/02/2019
  • Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Posted: 30/01/2019
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Catch My Drift Project Assistant

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Salary £16,305-£19,184

Full Time - 12 month fixed term contract Apr 2019 - Mar 2020

Based at Hauxley Nature Reserve, just south of Amble in Northumberland

The Project Assistant will lead on public engagement on the development of the project, through both informal on site liaison and structured events and activities. The successful candidate will be joining a team of committed, hardworking and enthusiastic colleagues.

  • Closing Date: 27/02/2019
  • Location: Amble, Northumberland
  • Posted: 29/01/2019
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Taste of Game Officer

Starting salary: £27,000 plus vehicle

Contract: Permanent

The role will be home-based but require liaison with relevant head office teams, BASC country and regional offices and there will also be significant contact with external bodies.

Taste of Game promotes local and natural produce that has been harvested or hunted, encouraging the sustainable use of natural food. We inspire the consumer to eat game through great recipes, special offers and delicious game products. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support the development and delivery of the Taste of Game programme.

  • Closing Date: 25/02/2019
  • Location: Home Based
  • Posted: 23/01/2019
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Seasonal Ecologist

MAB Environment and Ecology Ltd

Fixed term: mid April to mid October 2019

Role: Full time- 40 hours a week

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Salary: £15,800 per annum.

We are looking for someone to join our busy ecology consultancy. Projects we are working on are generally based in Yorkshire.  Will need to work four evenings a week undertaking bat surveys.   

  • Closing Date: 22/02/2019
  • Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 23/01/2019
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Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.