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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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Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation Management

Department of Rural Land Use, SRUC Northern Faculty, Aberdeen Campus

£32,711 - £37,932 per annum

The successful applicant will be a full time member of the Countryside and Environment Academic Team. The post is based on the Aberdeen Campus and interacts with related staff across the Faculty, wider organization and beyond. We are looking for a suitably qualified, experienced and enthusiastic individual to help inspire our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

  • Closing Date: 03/09/2019
  • Location: SRUC Aberdeen Campus
  • Posted: 20/08/2019
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Operations Officer – South Highland

37 hours a week

Fixed Term - 1 year from Start date

Starting salary £26,345

Location: Fort William, Dingwall or Aviemore

You will contribute to the delivery of Scottish Natural Heritage’s objectives within South Highland Area.

The focus will be (a) working in a team to deliver SNH’s development advice service, advising consulting authorities on the implications of proposals for Scotland’s nature, and (b) advising land managers on their protected areas.

  • Closing Date: 03/09/2019
  • Location: Fort William, Dingwall or Aviemore
  • Posted: 16/08/2019
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Conservation Officers

Location: Central Scotland, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee

Salary starting at: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

We have two exciting opportunities for Conservation Officers within South Scotland - each covering one of RSPB Scotland's operational areas of Central Scotland or Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee.

  • Closing Date: 15/09/2019
  • Location: Central Scotland, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee
  • Posted: 16/08/2019
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Senior Natural Heritage Adviser

The National Trust for Scotland

Location: Hermiston Quay, Edinburgh

Salary range: £39, 933

Hours: 40 hours per week

The National Trust for Scotland cares from some of Scotland's most important natural heritage on land and sea.  We are looking for an experienced and creative Senior Natural Heritage Adviser to join our team to help protect these precious places by providing expert technical advice on conservation and management. 

  • Closing Date: 02/09/2019 updated
  • Location: Hermiston Quay, Edinburgh
  • Posted: 16/08/2019
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Garnock Connections Volunteer Engagement Assistant

Location: Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire
Salary: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum, pro rata
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract

The River Garnock runs through a fascinating landscape. In between the ancient castles, historic mills and old factories, there also lies a wonderful natural world of fresh and salt water habitats, beautiful woodlands and captivating lowland raised bogs. The Garnock Connections project has been established to reveal and enhance this wealth of industrial and natural heritage. We are looking for a passionate and committed individual to with project partners to improve the scale and effectiveness of heritage volunteering.

  • Closing Date: 01/09/2019
  • Location: Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire
  • Posted: 15/08/2019
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Assistant Site Manager – Scotland

Salary £21,000 - £24,000

Location: Homebased

As Assistant Site Manager within Central Scotland you will have responsibility to support and assist the Site Managers in Scotland in the management of Woodland Trust Scotland (WTS) estate. The sites will predominately be in urban woodlands within Central Scotland. The role will involve the supervision of contracts to the highest professional standard, ensuring full compliance with our FSC certification and in accordance with all Woodland Trust Health and Safety policies and procedures, to deliver the maximum benefit for the Trusts aims as outlined in its Strategic Plan.

  • Closing Date: 08/09/2019
  • Location: Homebased - Scotland
  • Posted: 13/08/2019
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Path Builder

A.C.T Heritage Ltd

We are looking for the right people to join our team of footpath builders. Applicants will work as part of a small team with an experienced team leader.  There will be opportunity to develop skills  and qualifications, we are looking for someone that will stay long term and fits in well with our team.

  • Delete Date: 10/09/2019
  • Location: Inverness
  • Posted: 13/08/2019
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Project Officer - Muirkirk Uplands

Location: Work Base - Edinburgh or Glasgow

Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum, pro rata

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term Contract to 3rd July 2021

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to help landowners and local communities take action for threatened upland wildlife at an internationally important site?  Working as part of a team at RSPB, you will need to work closely with farmers, estates, private businesses and government agencies including Scottish Natural Heritage.

  • Closing Date: 05/09/2019
  • Location: Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Posted: 12/08/2019
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Ornithological Field Surveyors

Salary – 22,500-26,000 depending on skills and experience

Posts will be based in Scotland

We require bird surveyors for ongoing projects throughout Scotland.

The ideal candidate will also be willing to carry out Phase1, NVC, bat surveys and mammal surveys as required.

  • Closing Date: 30/08/2019
  • Location: Scotland
  • Posted: 09/08/2019
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Management level Consultant and Senior Ecologist or Ecologist

E3 Ecology is a specialist ecological consultancy established in 2002. We have established an excellent local reputation for providing professional, high quality work in an efficient and competitive manner.  The strong, supportive and friendly team enjoy providing nature conservation input into multi-disciplinary teams as well as developing innovative schemes for habitat creation and biodiversity enhancement.  

We are seeking to fill the following positions:

Management level Consultant - £40-£75k

Senior Ecologist or Ecologist - £30-40k

  • Delete Date: 03/09/2019
  • Location: North Yorkshire, Northumberland or Scottish Borders.
  • Posted: 06/08/2019
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Footpath Workers, Forestry Workers and Tree Planters

Arran Footpaths and Forestry Ltd

Comfortable accommodation, generous food allowance, quality PPE and shared company transport provided.

Excellent rates, banded dependant on experience.

We are a welcoming, Scottish organisation that has been involved in upland footpath conservation throughout Scotland for 15 years+.  We have developed expertise in many other aspects of forestry work also, including tree planting, drystone walling and chainsaw / woodwork.  The close knit team we have consists of experienced footpath builders and trained, qualified forestry workers from all over Europe and further afield.

  • Delete Date: 28/08/2019
  • Location: Isle of Arran
  • Posted: 31/07/2019
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