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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.

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Senior Ecological Consultant 

Salary: Competitive 

Contract: Permanent

Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing ecological services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries and as a result of our continued success, we require a Senior Ecological Consultant with the energy and drive to manage ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment. 

  • Delete Date: 17/01/2019
  • Location: Oxfordshire and Wolverhampton
  • Posted: 12/12/2018
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Park Manager - Belhus/Weald Parks

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: Full-time

Salary: Up to £33,000

Primary Location: South Ockendon

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council.

  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: South Ockendon
  • Posted: 12/12/2018
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19,349 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


As a hands-on Gardener, you’ll assist in making sure that the garden/Arboretum are maintained to a high standard. You’ll be passionate and enthused and knowledgeable about the varied plants within the garden. This role will include a range of practical horticultural/arboricultural tasks to develop, enhance and conserve the garden and contribute to the delivery of projects.

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: Godalming, Surrey
  • Posted: 11/12/2018
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Countryside Assistant (Access)

Countryside Estate Team

Salary £10,920 pa (£10 per hour for 21 hours per week) fte £18,200 pa

If you have a passion for the countryside, enjoy sharing knowledge and engaging with others whilst undertaking practical tasks, this part time, outdoor role is for you. The core role of the Countryside Assistant is to encourage greater access and participation within the countryside estate managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust, ensuring it is safe and welcoming with opportunities for volunteers and visitors to get stuck in.

  • Closing Date: 04/01/2019
  • Location: Wisley Common, Junction 10 M25 but travel across Surrey
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 06/12/2018
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£19,349 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

High Wycombe

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. We are a seeking an enthusiastic outdoors person to join our Outdoors team in the Central Chilterns. This role will work predominantly within the woodland areas of our portfolio.

  • Closing Date: 26/12/2018
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Posted: 06/12/2018
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Colour in the Margins Outreach Officer

This is a full time, fixed term post until 31st December 2020.

Our Head Office is in Salisbury and we also have an office near our Ranscombe reserve in Strood, Kent. The nominal base for this post will be at either of these offices or, home based in or near one of the six project areas (Devon & Cornwall, Somerset, Wessex, Brecklands, Kent and Yorkshire).

Do you want to be part of a ground-breaking approach to saving species from extinction? Back from the Brink is a £6.6million HLF-funded programme delivered by a partnership of England’s leading nature conservation organisations.

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: Devon & Cornwall, Somerset, Wessex, Brecklands, Kent and Yorkshire
  • Posted: 05/12/2018
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Visitor Services Officers

£19,995 - £21,175

Wendover Woods is recruiting for 1 x 12 month FTA (with option for permanent) Visitor Services Officer and 1 x Seasonal FTA Visitor Services Officer

  • Closing Date: 04/01/2019
  • Location: Wendover Woods
  • Posted: 03/12/2018
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KSCP Countryside Partnership Officer

Temporary Full Time for up to 18 months

37 hours per week

£19,864 - £24,790 per annum (salary dependent on experience)

Based at Ashford Highways Depot

The Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership is a dynamic and innovative Conservation Partnership working within the varied and beautiful landscape of the Stour Valley, Kent Downs AONB, the Blean and Low Weald. A rare opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and professional team. Initially work is likely to focus on pond creation and restoration for Great Crested Newts but you should be able to provide support across a wide range of countryside and community projects.

  • Closing Date: 02/01/2019
  • Location: Ashford Highways Depot
  • Posted: 03/12/2018
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Sandwich and Pegwell Bay Contract Warden

Salary Range: Up to £19,848pa depending on experience.

Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR, covering some 635 ha [1570 acres] is composed of a complex of habitats including: inter-tidal flats, salt marsh, chalk cliffs and wave cut platform, beaches, sand dune, ancient dune pasture, scrubland and recently created grassland. In turn this complex of habitats supports a high diversity of flora and fauna.   Consequently the reserve is covered by a raft of protective designations including: SSSI, LNR, NNR, Ramsar, SPA and SAC.

  • Closing Date: 20/12/2018
  • Location: Ham Fen / Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Estate Team Leader

Salary £20,000

Full-time, permanent

Location, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire

Chiltern Open Air Museum is recruiting an Estate Team Leader to assist the Estate Manager in maintaining the site to the highest standards. The Museum is 45 acres and includes woodland, parkland, arable fields, gardens, orchards, open space, hedgerows, playground, car park and some livestock.

  • Closing Date: 19/12/2018
  • Location: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Conservation Officer, Planning

£25,000 fte per annum,

c30 hours per week, some flexibility upwards potentially negotiable

We currently have a vacancy for a Conservation Officer, Planning to work within the team providing ecological advice to Local Authority planning case officers on development proposals which could affect important species and habitats.

  • Closing Date: 24/12/2018
  • Location: Surrey
  • Posted: 27/11/2018
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Head Gardener

Forest Farm Peace Garden

Location: Hainault, East London

Salary: £24500 pro rata.

Hours: 17.5 hours per week summer months & 14 hours per week winter months.

Forest Farm Peace Garden is seeking an experienced gardener to lead on the development of our large 2-acre site and support the running of our ecotherapy programme for mental health recovery.

  • Closing Date: 17/12/2018
  • Location: Hainault, East London
  • Posted: 26/11/2018
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Estate Maintenance Worker

Five days per week (Monday - Friday) 8am - 4.30pm

Weekend emergency call rota (one in four)

Salary: £22,500 per annum depending on experience

Chasemore Farm is a 340-acre stud farm breeding high-quality thoroughbred horses in the Surrey Hills just outside Cobham. Reporting to the Estate Manager, duties will include the maintenance of farm buildings, paddocks and woodland areas. 

  • Delete Date: 20/12/2018
  • Location: Surrey Hills just outside Cobham
  • 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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Skills for Bees Outreach Trainee

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time Skills for Bees Outreach Trainee to support survey and engagement work with Making a Buzz for the Coast. This is an ambitious natural heritage project focussed on safeguarding rare bee populations in north Kent, with Heritage Lottery Funding for habitat improvements and community engagement.

This role is an exciting opportunity to inspire the local people of Kent to take action for bumblebees through innovative engagement activities.

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: North Kent
  • Posted: 21/11/2018
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Part Time Bee Conservation Trainee

This is a part-time, temporary position for 9 months from February 2019. The position will be based from our office in Sittingbourne with regular travel for meetings, training and events across Kent.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time Bee Conservation Trainee to support conservation work with the Making a Buzz for the Coast project. This is an ambitious natural heritage project focused on safeguarding rare bee populations in north Kent, with Heritage Lottery Funding for habitat improvements and community engagement.

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: Sittingbourne
  • Posted: 21/11/2018
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Wild Towns Fisheries Officer

We are looking to recruit an experienced fisheries officer to support delivery of a European funded fisheries project. The project, which is part of a three-year habitat creation and improvement project funded by ERDF, will be delivered by a partnership group comprising of the lead partner (Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust) and delivery partners (Severn Trent Water, Severn Rivers Trust and Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West).

  • Closing Date: 12/12/2018
  • Location: Martley, Worcestershire
  • Posted: 20/11/2018
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Senior Ranger

Salary: £34,052 depending on experience and skills.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an energetic, proactive and visionary Senior Ranger based at Hinchingbrooke Country Park. This comes at an appropriate time as the park is looking to develop its facilities and increase the range of activities and events offered. This is a significant prospect to make a difference and build on your career so far. The Senior Ranger will be responsible for delivering the Council priorities through increasing our profile, presence and impact whilst providing safe, well managed and welcoming sites to enable this to happen.

  • Closing Date: 16/12/2018
  • Location: Hinchingbrooke Country Park
  • Posted: 19/11/2018
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Wild Towns Project Officer

Salary £24,000 plus pension and life insurance

Fixed term full-time contract for 3 years

We are looking to recruit an experienced project officer to deliver an agreed programme of habitat restoration and creation over the next three years across seven towns in Gloucestershire. The project, funded by ERDF, will be delivered by a partnership group comprising of the lead partner (Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust) and delivery partners (Severn Trent Water, Severn Rivers Trust and Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West).

  • Closing Date: 12/12/2018
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Posted: 16/11/2018
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Arboricultural Officer

SO1 - £30,012 - £31,764


This role offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced Arboriculturalist to work as part of the Green Team.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Senior Arboricultural Officer to assist with the strategic management and development of the Boroughs tree stock. This will include making informed tree works recommendations, providing technical advice to the Planning department on all arboricultural matters and responding to tree related queries.

  • Closing Date: 15/12/2018
  • Location: London
  • Posted: 16/11/2018
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Assistant Partnership Officer (Rivers)

We're looking for a part-time assistant officer to help us deliver our Natural Flood Management and river enhancement projects. You will be based at our office in Bexley, and work alongside our Rivers Officer and volunteer team on rivers across west Kent such as the Cray, Darent, Beult and Medway. This is an ideal role for someone who is still completing their studies, or who would like to start off a career based on river ecology.

  • Closing Date: 12/12/2018
  • Location: Bexley, Kent
  • Posted: 15/11/2018
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Project Officer

Permanent Part-time 15 hrs per week

£23,111-£25,463 pro rata

Hungerford, Berkshire

Working as part a small team and with the Senior Project Development & Funding Officer you will contribute or lead on funding bids to external funders, both commercial sponsors and others. You will deliver projects in support of the Management Plan and associated strategies, plans and guidance

  • Closing Date: 24/09/2019
  • Location: Hungerford, Berkshire
  • Posted: 04/09/2018
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