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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.

Scotland vacancies: all of Scotland, including the Western Isles, Orkney & Shetland.

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Harapan Project Offcer

Location: Bogor, Jawa, Indonesia

Salary £25,463 to £27,585 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

As Harapan Project Officer, you will be based at Burung Indonesia in Bogor, Indonesia. You will work with the Senior Conservation Officer - International (Harapan), and the Partner Development Officer to support Burung Indonesia to plan and monitor the implementation of a multi-million Euros grant "Hutan Harapan: Supporting the sustainability of the first Ecosystem Restoration Concession (ERC) in Indonesia". 

  • Closing Date: 05/07/2019
  • Location: Bogor, Jawa, Indonesia
  • Posted: 21/06/2019
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Path Builder

A.C.T Heritage Ltd

The company is based in the Inverness area so applicants need to be within the local area.

We are looking for the right people to join our small team of footpath builders. Applicants will work as part of a small team with an experienced team leader.

We work in some amazing places around Scotland that are remote and in all weathers. Applicants must be up for everything which comes with work in hills.

  • Delete Date: 18/07/2019
  • Location: Inverness
  • Posted: 20/06/2019
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Community Engagement Officer

(South West Scotland) – Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Developing Community Action
Full-time 35 hours/week; Fixed Term until end March 2022
£20,600 per annum
Based in Dalbeattie, Dumfriesshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the deliver the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels southwest Scotland project team to inspire a range of audiences to value their local red squirrels and galvanise and support community-based volunteer networks and landowners to engage actively in red squirrel conservation and monitoring work.

  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: Dalbeattie, Dumfriesshire
  • Posted: 18/06/2019
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Wildlife Ranger, South Region

£24,388 - £25,752, plus benefits

Our South Region provides the greatest volume of timber to local and national supply chains, supporting economic development. We also have areas that provide significant environmental and recreational value, such as Kirroughtree and Glentrool, with extensive areas of forestry on the Isle of Arran. These help give the region a wide and diverse range of activities to plan and manage on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The wildlife team consists of 11 Wildlife Rangers and 4 Wildlife Ranger Managers, responsible for wildlife control of . three deer species, including Roe, Fallow, and Red along with a population of feral goats and pigs. We are looking to recruit a Wildlife Ranger for the region, with this role being undertaken within the Western area of the region.

  • Closing Date: 12/07/2019
  • Location: New Galloway
  • Posted: 18/06/2019
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Strathspey Farmland Wader Officer

Salary: £25,823 - £30,209 Pro Rata (Band C) plus excellent benefits such as flexitime, generous annual leave and a defined pension scheme to name just a few

Contract: Fixed Term for 12 months

Working Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Location: Grantown on Spey

We have an exciting opportunity for a Strathspey Farmland Wader Officer to join our Conservation & Visitor Experience Team.

The Strathspey Wetlands and Wader Initiative (SWWI) is a partnership of Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Scottish Agricultural College (SAC), CKD Galbraith, Agri-ecosystems and National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS).

  • Closing Date: 09/07/2019
  • Location: Grantown on Spey
  • Posted: 17/06/2019
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Wildlife Ranger Manager, Straiton

£26,433 - £29,281, plus benefits

It’s an exciting time for us here at Forestry and Land Scotland and we are looking for a Wildlife Ranger Manager to join us on our journey.

This is a great opportunity to work in an area of Scotland that is renowned for its stunning scenery and land based outdoor pursuits, so if you are passionate about working on the land and wildlife management we want to hear from you.

  • Closing Date: 03/07/2019
  • Location: Straiton, Scotland
  • Posted: 17/06/2019
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John Muir Award Administrator

Salary: £18,500 pro rata

Location: Llangollen

Position type: Initially fixed term until July 2020

Hours: Part-time - 21 hrs per week (0.6 FTE)

We wish to appoint a part-time Administrator as part of the John Muir Award team. The post-holder will coordinate their work with the existing John Muir Award Administrator (based in Leith) and the UK Award & Engagement Manager, to provide administrative support to John Muir Award staff throughout the UK.

  • Closing Date: 10/07/2019
  • Location: Llangollen
  • Posted: 14/06/2019
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John Muir Award Administrator

Salary: £18,500 pro rata

Location: Pitlochry

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Part-time - 14 hrs per week (0.4 FTE)

The John Muir Award is the UK’s leading environmental award scheme and the main engagement initiative of the John Muir Trust. It supports people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. It is non-competitive and open to everyone.

  • Closing Date: 10/07/2019
  • Location: Pitlochry
  • Posted: 14/06/2019
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Senior Land Use Policy Officer

Location: Edinburgh
Salary starting at: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

RSPB Scotland's Land Use Policy team is working hard to make the case for farming, forestry and other land use policies that will help us combat climate change and save nature. We now have a vacancy for an experienced Senior Policy Officer to join us to work on land use and climate change issues and lead our policy advocacy and campaigning.

  • Closing Date: 28/06/2019
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 13/06/2019
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Estate Mechanic/Fitter

Reay Forest Estate, Sutherland
Competitive Salary + Benefits + Rent Free Accommodation

The Reay Forest Estate in Sutherland forms part of the Grosvenor Estate, owned by the Duke of Westminster and Grosvenor family, located in the North West Highlands region of Scotland. The role will involve maintaining all estate plant and equipment, keeping vehicles roadworthy and ensure all equipment is kept compliant and in a safe operating condition. The role may include Ghillie duties through the sporting season.

  • Delete Date: 11/07/2019
  • Location: Reay Forest Estate, Sutherland
  • Posted: 13/06/2019
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Senior Fisheries Biologist

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Fisheries Biologist based at the trust office in Beauly, Inverness-shire.

The Senior Fisheries Biologist will report to the River Director and be accountable for the development and delivery of a range of fisheries research and monitoring programmes. These will be designed to ensure the long-term sustainability of fish populations and fish habitat within the Ness and Beauly systems.

  • Closing Date: 01/07/2019
  • Location: Beauly, Inverness-shire
  • Posted: 13/06/2019
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Seasonal Project Officer (x2)

A salary of up to £22,000 (pro rata) will be payable dependant on experience. 

Moray and Angus / Perthshire

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative wishes to recruit two seasonal project officers to assist in the management of volunteers and the delivery of biosecurity and invasive non-native species control and monitoring in summer 2019.

  • Closing Date: 24/06/2019
  • Location: Moray and Angus / Perthshire
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Housekeeper / Estate Maintenance Couple

A prominent Highland estate in Inverness-shire is now recruiting for a couple to fulfil the roles of Part Time Housekeeper and Estate Maintenance Worker.

The Housekeeper will be responsible for the cleaning and care of the main house on the estate, which is occupied by members of the family but also hosts occasional events such as weddings and house tours. There is also a requirement to assist with laundry duties for the estate holiday cottages.

The Maintenance Worker will carry out a wide range of duties associated with a diverse highland estate.

  • Closing Date: 26/06/2019
  • Location: Newtonmore, Inverness-shire
  • Posted: 05/06/2019
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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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Machine Operator

A.C.T Heritage Ltd

We are looking for the right person to join our small team of footpath builders.

Work is hugely varied and not limited to just path building but it is one of our core services. We provide a large range of machine work and applicants will need to be competent using 360 excavators, track dumpers, wheeled dumpers, rollers, ATV’s and other small plant.

  • Delete Date: 26/06/2019
  • Location: Inverness
  • Posted: 29/05/2019
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Path Worker


Full time, Permanent

Location: Based at Glencoe, but working on all upland property sites across the Trust as required.

To maintain the Trust’s upland path network through targeted restoration and maintenance tasks.  Under the day-to-day direction of the path team leader and in liaison with others as necessary, the work will include clearing drains, re-surfacing works, repairs to damaged stone work and all aspects of upland path construction and maintenance works.

  • Delete Date: 25/06/2019
  • Location: Glencoe
  • Posted: 28/05/2019
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Student Placement

£18,413, plus benefits

Scottish Forestry (SF) is an agency of the Scottish Government. Working with stakeholders to promote the interests of forestry and providing support and guidance around policy and regulations in line with the Scottish Forestry Strategy. Our National Office is based at Edinburgh, as well as having five Conservancies (South, Central, Perth & Argyll, Grampian and Highland & Islands). The Conservancies carry out regulatory and grant support functions. Promoting sustainable forestry and balancing the needs of timber production with those of landscape, biodiversity and people.

  • Closing Date: 26/06/2019
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 24/05/2019
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