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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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Countryside Worker Apprentice

Based in both Castleton and Helmsley

You will be paid a training allowance of £9,056 in year 1 and this will increase considerably as you go into year two.

North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway are working together to offer fantastic apprenticeship opportunities thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Fund.

This is a great chance for you to develop practical countryside skills, working as part of a team, alongside the railway and in the rest of the National Park.

The apprenticeship is for an initial period of 2 years and you’ll be working alongside our experienced staff who are looking forward to sharing their skills with you. If you think that you fit the bill, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Closing Date: 12/07/2019
  • Location: Castleton and Helmsley
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 14/06/2019
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Countryside Worker Apprentices

18 month Apprenticeship

Full-time - 37 hours

£8,658 per annum (£4.50 per hour) for year 1. Rising to the national minimum wage in the second year.

These apprenticeships are based at our office in Tebay.

The Westmorland Dales is a beautiful landscape within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and we are looking for individuals to gain Skills for the Future. We have four apprenticeship opportunities, ideal for enthusiastic individuals who would like to kick start a countryside career in land management or wildlife conservation.

  • Closing Date: 11/07/2019
  • Location: Tebay, Cumbria
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 14/06/2019
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Nature Reserve Apprentice

Yorkshire Water

This is a unique opportunity to be based at our Tophill Low Nature Reserve, Watton Carrs, Hutton Cranswick nr Driffield. 

The nature reserve opened in 1993, is adjacent to the Water Treatment Works and has 12 hides, including reception hide and photography hide spread across the 120ha site. The reserve is known for its birds but is also valuable for its flowers, insects, reptiles and mammals and has a growing reputation as a site for wildlife photography. The two reservoirs have SSSI status for their massive wildfowl numbers. Around the perimeter a network of marshes, ponds, woodlands and grasslands result in an annual 160+ bird species, with over 60 readily visible even in mid-winter.

  • Closing Date: 21/06/2019
  • Location: Tophill Low Nature Reserve, Watton Carrs, Hutton Cranswick nr Driffield
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 12/06/2019
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Assistant Ranger

Durham County Council

Contract Type: Temporary

Working Pattern: Full time

Salary: Grade 4 £18,795 - £19,945 p.a.

Hours per week: 37

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Ranger (maternity cover – temporary until 31/07/2020 or until the return of the substantive post holder) based at Hardwick Park, within the Parks and Countryside Team.

You will be required to undertake all aspects of park and countryside management. This includes site inspections, routine practical maintenance, managing volunteers and working alongside the Programming Team to deliver education sessions and events, to ensure a positive profile of Durham County Council’s Parks and Countryside Estate. Other main duties include responsibility for the cleaning, security and general maintenance within the visitor centre and associated facilities.

  • Closing Date: 24/06/2019
  • Location: Hardwick Park, County Durham
  • Posted: 11/06/2019
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Project Development & Research Officer

Employer: South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group, Sheffield, but will consider self-employed applicant.

Location: Sheffield & North Lincs. (Brigg)

Hours: 18.5 hrs per week (50% fte) (flexible - some weekend & evening work necessary)

Salary: Negotiable around £18K to £24K pro rata plus agreed work-related expenses

Our ‘Re-discovering and re-wilding a lost landscape: Lincolnshire the Ancholme Valley’ project, funded thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is set to run over the next two years. It will work with local people to peel back the layers of history to discover hidden landscape heritage and biodiversity combined with research into memories and reminiscences of recent landscape change, and the drainage of once-extensive wetlands.

  • Closing Date: 24/06/2019
  • Location: Sheffield and North Lincs.
  • Posted: 11/06/2019
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Volunteering Support Assistant

21 hours per week

£20,000 p.a pro rata Plus up to 9% Employer Pension Contribution

Are you professional, articulate, and enthusiastic with a natural ability to positively interact with a wide range of people? Would you like to play a part in creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone?

If so, we are looking for a Volunteering Support Assistant to join our dynamic Supporter Engagement team.

  • Closing Date: 05/07/2019
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Posted: 10/06/2019
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Red Squirrel Ranger - Grasmere to Grizedale Project (Hawkshead area, Cumbria)

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

The role is offered on an initial 12 month contract and is for 35 hours a week.

Salary £16,305 per annum.

Grasmere to Grizedale red squirrel project is a new initiative that will deliver a programme of action to protect reds in this area of the Lake District. It will be delivered in partnership between Westmorland Red Squirrels, Grasmere Red Squirrel Group and RSNE, and will work closely with local communities, including volunteers, landowners and managers.

  • Closing Date: 21/06/2019
  • Location: Hawkshead area, Cumbria
  • Posted: 10/06/2019
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Lecturer/Instructor Keeper - Gamekeeping

Askham Bryan College

This is a full time post, with excellent pay and permanent role working 37 hours per week.

The Game and Wildlife Department at Newton Rigg College, is a long establish and widely respected game keeping focused learning provision which offers nationally un-rivalled game and deer teaching facilities. We are proud to have our own Purdy Award winning driven partridge shoot, clay ground and grouse moor. The Newton Rigg Campus forms part of the wider Askham Bryan College and the organisation also offers opportunities to link across the land-based education sector in Northern England.

  • Closing Date: 28/06/2019
  • Location: Newton Rigg College
  • Posted: 07/06/2019
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Volunteer Conservation Trainee

Location: Based at Low Barns, Witton Le Wear, Bishop Auckland DL14 OAG

Time commitment: 4 days p/w (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) plus one weekend day per month

Benefits: A bursary of £111/week is provided plus travel.

To support Living Landscapes Officers in their work, particularly the management of the Trust’s nature reserves and planning and leading volunteer tasks.

  • Closing Date: 27/06/2019
  • Location: Low Barns, Witton Le Wear, Bishop Auckland
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Limestone Lepidoptera Project Officer

Fixed term contract until June 2022, 0.6 FTE (22 hours 12 minutes)

£24,307 - £28,083 pro rata (Band C) dependent on experience, plus 8% pension contribution

Butterfly Conservation is a leading wildlife charity working to conserve butterflies, moths and the environment. We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to lead our new project in the Yorkshire Dales, which aims to recruit and train a team of volunteers to survey and monitor key butterfly and moth species across the landscape.

  • Closing Date: 26/06/2019
  • Location: Yorkshire Dales
  • Posted: 05/06/2019
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Peatland Project Support Officer

The post is temporary until 30/09/2020 with the possibility of extension depending on further funding.

Grade 9 £27,905 to £31,371 (37 hours p/w).

An opportunity has arisen for a Peatland Project Support Officer to work on the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Peatland Programme team. The post holder will need to be able to negotiate with landowners, keepers and agents access for restoration work, to survey and develop specifications for peatland restoration contracts and to supervise and manage peatland restoration contractors.

  • Closing Date: 01/07/2019
  • Location: Stanhope
  • Posted: 05/06/2019
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Conservation Placements

Are you aged 24 or under? Are you looking to grow your career in conservation?

If so then we would like to hear from you.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available across Yorkshire.

We are looking for 24 passionate and motivated young people to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme.  As part of the programme we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.

  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: Pickering, Huddersfield, Doncaster and Hull
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 31/05/2019
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Site Team Positions

Head office: Salisbury, Wiltshire – Working Nationwide

We are a team of ecological specialists and contractors.  We work together on design, construct, restore and to monitor environmental enhancement projects across the country. To help deliver our busy programme of works, the following full time, permanent positions have become available:

Environmental Site Technician £17,000 - £20,000

Plant Operative £20,000 - £24,000

Senior Plant Operative £24,000 – £29,00

  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire – Working Nationwide
  • Posted: 30/05/2019
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Museum Maintenance Officer

Ryedale Folk Museum

Salary: £20,000 pro rata

Hours: Negotiable, between 24-40 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

This job is a great opportunity to join a small and friendly team at Ryedale Folk Museum. The Museum Maintenance Officer will help to maintain our Museum’s buildings and care for the six-acre site, alongside a team of enthusiastic volunteers.

  • Closing Date: 23/06/2019
  • Location: Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 20/05/2019
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