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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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Business Manager and Membership Officer

Business Manager - £38,052 pa (pro rata) - part time, 15 hours per week - Two Year Contract

Membership Officer - £27,358 pa (pro rata) – part time, 13.5 hours per week - Permanent

The Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management is seeking to appoint two dedicated and committed individuals to join the employed staff to assist in the day to day management of the organisation and in supporting members and representing their views at a national level including with the English and Welsh Governments, Natural England and Natural Resources Wales

  • Closing Date: 04/01/2019
  • Location: Home Based
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Forest Craftsperson

Kirkton of Durris

£20,345 - £21,525, plus benefits

Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Do you want to join a dedicated team managing the National Forest Estate in the north-east of Scotland? Then this may be the job for you. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who has experience of working in forestry programmes to join our Team.

  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Kirkton of Durris
  • Posted: 12/12/2018
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Ornithology Field Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable ornithology field assistants to join our survey teams in 2019. Fieldwork is a substantial element of the job, and successful applicants will be expected to carry out field surveys on upland sites throughout Scotland. 

  • Delete Date: 15/01/2019
  • Location: Angus, Moray or Perthshire
  • Posted: 11/12/2018
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Biodiversity Officer

To provide advice and support to the Council in relation to its biodiversity duty and support the development and implementation of the East Lothian Biodiversity Action Plan.

£29,509 - £33,250 per year

Permanent full time and 35 hours per week

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: East Lothians
  • Posted: 10/12/2018
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Invasive Species Co-ordinator

River Dee Trust

Based on Deeside (Aberdeenshire) 

The post will attract a salary of £29,000-£30,000 per annum or pro rata for a part-time post.

This post is for a fixed term until 18th September 2020.

There are two components to this post, firstly working with an invasive non-native species Forum to facilitate and support co-ordinated action at a regional scale to survey and control invasive plant species. Secondly, working with the River Dee Trust to support the development and delivery of programmes to control invasive plants and American mink within the Dee, Don, Cowie and Carron catchments.  

  • Closing Date: 07/01/2019
  • Location: Deeside (Aberdeenshire)
  • Posted: 07/12/2018
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Species Protection Officer x 2

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Salary: £16,380 per annum

Status: Full-time for c8 weeks (March – May)

Loch of the Lowes

Working in rural Perthshire, the successful candidates will monitor all aspects of the returning breeding ospreys from their wintering grounds of West Africa.  They will ensure protection of the nest and eggs on a predominantly nightshift working pattern.  An additional exciting new element of this post is to monitor any activity seen on our recently installed beaver CCTV system and to run regular Beaverwatch events for members of the public.

  • Delete Date: 11/01/2019
  • Location: Loch of the Lowes
  • Posted: 05/12/2018
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Scottish Wildlife Trust

£20k-£21k per annum


The Scottish Wildlife Trust’s vision is for a healthy environment across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. We are looking for a confident, full-time administrator to provide senior administrative and secretarial support to the Trust.

  • Closing Date: 11/01/2019
  • Location: Leith
  • Posted: 05/12/2018
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Dolphinwatch Visitor Experience Officer

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £17,276 - £18,716 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: 6 months fixed term

Operating from a car park at the historic Torry Battery, you will lead a team of volunteers to highlight the wildlife spectacle of bottlenose dolphins in Aberdeen harbour and provide a first-class visitor experience that inspires a deep and lasting connection to nature and a passion to protect it.

  • Closing Date: 09/01/2019
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Posted: 04/12/2018
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Seasonal Rangers

Salary: £17,491, pro rata, per annum

Working Hours: Various

Contract: 6 months fixed term contract

Location: Various

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breathtaking Loch & Ben Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place.

  • Closing Date: 16/12/2018
  • Location: Scotland, Various Locations
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Project Manager - Garnock Connections

Location: Lochwinnoch

Salary starting at: £29,507 - £31,966 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: until 31 March 2022

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced project manager to lead delivery of the Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership Scheme - an ambitious programme of integrated projects, events and activities, as set out in our Landscape Conservation Action Plan.

  • Closing Date: 13/01/2019
  • Location: Lochwinnoch
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Dorenell Warden

Employment Type:  Full Time

Employment Period:  Permanent

Location:  Edinburgh, GB

We are currently recruiting for a Warden who will be required to support the implementation and continuation of the Access Management Plan, providing access to visitor centre and facilitating site visits, keeping path network open & accessible, issuing monthly reports on time and of the correct quality.

  • Delete Date: 28/12/2018
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 29/11/2018
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Dorenell Ranger

Employment Type:  Full Time

Employment Period:  Permanent

Location:  Edinburgh, GB

We are currently recruiting for a Dorenell Ranger. As the Ranger you will be required to monitor wildlife and implement the Habitat Management Plan and you will be based at the Dorenell Wind Farm & Visitor Centre.

  • Closing Date: 28/12/2018
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 29/11/2018
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Assistant / Consultant Ornithologist



Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh

Wood has a long established but still growing team of over 70 ecologists (including a 20 strong ornithology team), delivering high quality services on projects in a variety of sectors, including transport; renewables; nuclear; other power; oil and gas; industry; waste, minerals; property and the public sector. We are seeking to recruit a talented and ambitious Assistant Ornithologist or Consultant Ornithologist to join our Northern team, based in Newcastle or Edinburgh.

  • Delete Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh
  • Posted: 23/11/2018
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Tree Cutters

Location: Across all SHEPD Regions including; Argyll and Bute, Highland and Islands, Moray, Aberdeenshire, Tayside & Perthshire.

Salary: £8.50ph – £11.99ph depending on skills and experience

Permanent | Full Time Hours

We invest millions every year to make sure that our network is in the best condition possible to minimise the risk of power cuts and to ensure the safety of the public by preventing risk of injury or electrocution. During high winds and storms, trees can strike our equipment and cause power cuts, and so we cut them down or trim them back to keep the lights on. As well as installing the latest technologies and carrying out regular maintenance, we have our in-house tree-cutting team to make sure that trees and vegetation are kept away from our overhead lines and equipment.

  • Delete Date: 20/12/2018
  • Location: Throughout Scotland
  • Posted: 22/11/2018
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Assistant Cook

Lochranza Outdoor Education Centre CIC

You will work split shifts 0730-1230 & 1630-1930 for around 35-42 hrs per week.

You might well have experience of catering for your family & friends, in a cafe or a restaurant. We need someone who can help our kitchen team prepare cooked breakfasts, packed lunches & good quality, home cooked meals.

  • Delete Date: 20/12/2018
  • Location: Isle of Arran, Scotland
  • Posted: 22/11/2018
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Membership Development Officer

Salary: £11,500 Part time

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. They want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help meet their vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland. 

Harris Hill are delighted to be working with Woodland Trust to recruit a number of Membership Development Officers across the UK.

  • Closing Date: 18/12/2018
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Posted: 21/11/2018
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Centre Assistant / Trainee Instructor

The Lochranza Centre is an Outdoor Education Centre on the Isle of Arran in West Central Scotland. 

Set in stunning scenery, we provide taught Field Studies Courses & adventure activities to school groups, youth organisations, families & visiting members of the public.  We also provide B&B accommodation & guided walks.

We are an independent Centre with a small team of 12 staff covering instructors, caterers & housekeeping.  Our season commences with groups at the beginning of February & runs through until mid November.  We remain open all year round for food & accommodation.

  • Delete Date: 17/12/2018
  • Location: Isle of Arran, Scotland
  • Posted: 19/11/2018
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Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.