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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 West vacancies: Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

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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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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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Apprentice Supervisor

Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership

Based at Tebay (TBC), Cumbria

Fixed Term – until 31 March 2023

Full-time – 37 hours a week

Band D - £22,462 to £28,786 per annum

We are looking for someone to manage and supervise the Landscape Partnership’s apprentice team, working with a wide range of partner organisations, land managers, rangers and scheme staff. You will provide direct line management for two teams of up to four apprentices running consecutively and supervise a wide range of practical tasks, ensuring the highest standards of quality is achieved in all duties carried out.

  • Closing Date: 11/03/2019
  • Location: Based at Tebay (TBC), Cumbria
  • Posted: 14/02/2019
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Lead Ranger

£28,104 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 14/03/21)


We are looking for an experienced Lead Ranger to manage one of the most beautiful countryside portfolios in the National Trust – the West Lakes, Cumbria. There are huge opportunities here balancing conservation, cultural landscape, estate maintenance, relationships with farmers and visitor engagement; which is both challenging and rewarding.

  • Closing Date: 05/03/2019
  • Location: Wasdale
  • Posted: 11/02/2019
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Local Fundraiser

The role requires a commitment of around 15 hours a week, primarily during weekday evenings.

Can you help us find new members and much-needed funding that will allow us to continue our vital work?

Following the tried and tested 'Soft Approach' formula, this post involves walking around the more prosperous streets in your local area (and beyond), asking residents a simple yes/no question, and leaving information booklets about the Lancashire Wildlife Trust with interested people.

  • Closing Date: 11/03/2019
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Posted: 11/02/2019
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Facilities Management Apprenticeship

Trust MGT

Head Office, Tarporley

A superb opportunity is now available for a new team member to join our Estates Department. This is an excellent prospect for an enthusiastic individual who would like to start a career in Estate Management. You will gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable on the job experience.

  • Delete Date: 11/03/2019
  • Location: Head Office, Tarporley
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 11/02/2019
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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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Client Project Manager

Permanent, Full Time 36 hours p/w

Land Trust Head Office, Birchwood, Warrington

£40,000 pa

The Client Property Manager will work closely with the Director of Portfolio Management, Finance and Communications partners, Business Development Managers, and Estate Managers. This role is both client facing and contractor/partner facing to ensure the phased transfer of land is coordinated and managed.

  • Closing Date: 22/02/2019
  • Location: Land Trust Head Office, Birchwood, Warrington
  • Posted: 30/01/2019
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Green Angels Project Officer

Fixed term contract to December 2020 (with potential for 3 year extension)

Hassall Green, Sandbach, Cheshire                   

£20,800 pa for a 4 day week

The Green Angels Project Officer will develop a programme of educational activities at the Trust’s site at Hassall Green, working directly with the Green Angels Project Manager and other colleagues to ensure that the project is fully integrated in the Trust’s operations.

  • Closing Date: 24/02/2019
  • Location: Hassall Green, Sandbach, Cheshire
  • Posted: 30/01/2019
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Arboricultural Consultant

(Manchester, London, Cotswolds, Birmingham) 

Salary: Dependant on experience

Tyler Grange is a leading UK environmental planning consultancy specialising in Landscape Planning, Ecology and Arboriculture. TG have experience in working to secure planning consent by way of assessment and design inputs across a wide range of sectors including residential, commercial, education, transport and energy proposals.

  • Delete Date: 27/02/2019
  • Location: Manchester, London, Cotswolds, Birmingham
  • Posted: 30/01/2019
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Carbon Landscape Trainee Placement

We are offering trainee placements on the Carbon Landscape project for local people who wish to have a career in environmental conservation. Each placement will have the opportunity to have hands on experience learning conservation management and general project management skills whilst earning minimum wage.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust, along with 12 other organisations have come together to create the Carbon Landscape Partnership Scheme.

  • Closing Date: 24/02/2019
  • Location: Wigan
  • Posted: 28/01/2019
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Seasonal Fieldworkers/subcontractors

Fixed term - initially 3 months, potentially extended to 6)

Salaries/hourly rate for each position is negotiable and based on experience.

Bowland Ecology are looking for seasonal field workers/subcontractors for the 2019 survey season (approximately April to September) to assist with and/or lead protected species surveys including great created newts and bats.

  • Delete Date: 22/02/2019
  • Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire
  • Posted: 25/01/2019
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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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