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Project Forester - Forestry England

Forestry England are seeking a Project Forester to join the Thames Beat team to lead and project manage the delivery of a new woodland creation scheme on an arable farm in Kent, and provide support to the wider district to deliver its woodland creation programme.

Thames Beat is part of East District which employs over 150 staff to manage 35,000 ha from North Norfolk to Brighton - a varied landholding that includes pine forest, community woodlands and ancient woodland with numerous designated conservation and heritage sites and a range of recreation provision.

Head of Conservation - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £40,655 - £42,944 per annum

Hours: Full time Permanent - 37.5hrs per week

Based: Devizes SN10 1NJ

This is an exciting opportunity to join of one of the UK’s leading environmental charities. Your appointment as Head of Conservation will be an opportunity to let your vision and leadership shine, as you take responsibility for the development and delivery of the Trust’s conservation objectives. In addition, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team you will share collective responsibility for the day to day management of the Trust as a whole.

Skilled Arborists - Glendale

Glendale are seeking qualified and motivated Arborists to join our team based at Waltham Abbey, working for various contracts in North London.

The candidate's key responsibilities will be climbing and undertaking arboricultural duties including tree felling, dismantling crown reduction works and pruning operations.

Ecological Roles - Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Coventry/London/Kent/Worcester

Hours: 40 hours per week

Are you keen to use your ecological knowledge to the full in a hands-on and varied working environment? Then one of these roles may be just what you are looking for!

As one of the leading ecological consultancy companies in the UK, Middlemarch Environmental specialises in delivering Value in Nature.  We offer client-focused, cost effective advice and expertise on all ecological issues that occur during the planning and development process, with an increasing focus on the design and delivery of biodiversity net gain.

Freelance Outdoor and Adventure Learning Tutor (Self-Employed) - Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council

FSC East Group of centres is looking for self-employed Freelance Outdoor and Environmental Learning Tutors to support our work in the delivery of fieldwork and environmental education to a wide-ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All Through First-hand Experience’. They will be expected to work with groups of all abilities and to have the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners.

Instructor/Technician - Arboriculture and Forestry - Sparsholt College

£18,873 - £23,169 (dependent upon qualifications)

Responsible for equipment checks, maintenance and service/repair of a range of equipment including chippers, stump grinders, chainsaws, brush cutters and tractors. The role also includes monitoring equipment and managing stores the ordering of spares and inventory. The delivery of practical training to various levels of courses also being an element of the role makes this a diverse and interesting role within the Arboriculture and Forestry Section.

RRC Senior River Restoration Adviser - The River Restoration Centre

(Full-time, 2-year Fixed Term contract)

From £33,309 per annum.

Location: Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

We are seeking an experienced individual to manage and deliver independent technical specialist advice, and a training programme to a broad range of statutory agency, public, private and third sector organisations. Your main duties will be: to provide expert advice and support, delivery of option assessments, restoration planning and scoping of projects, the design and delivery of training courses and the coordination of an international conference on river restoration science.

Arboricultural Consultant - Tyler Grange

Location: London & Manchester

Salary - Negotiable

Tyler Grange is looking for a client-facing consultant to join our Arboriculture team to support our continued growth. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and a passion for what they do and will offer excellent career prospects, a great working environment and support network with training in return.

At Tyler Grange our aim is to deliver a fantastic service for our clients and to have great fun doing what we love.

Assistant Grazing Officer - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Location: Southerham, Lewes with Travel across Sussex required.

Actual Salary: £23, 380 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours Days. Monday - Friday - Evening and weekend work required as part of a weekly rota

Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast.  By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places. 

Associate Lecturer in Agriculture - The Bedford College Group

We have great opportunity based at our Shuttleworth campus for an Associate Lecturer in Agriculture to become a key member of our Land and Environment department. As an Associate Lecturer in Agriculture, you will play a pivotal role in the success of our students.

The Bedford College Group aims to deliver world-class skills and education to the communities we serve. The Bedford College Group is comprised of Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, Tresham College and the National College of Motorsport.

Rural Estate Delivery Advisor - Landmarc Support Services Limited

Location: Longmoor Camp, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 6EL

Hours: 37 per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: £37,528 plus company car or car allowance

An exciting and challenging job opportunity has arisen for the post of Rural Estate Delivery Advisor working for Landmarc Support Services Ltd. in the South East of England. Based at Longmoor near Aldershot, the role covers sites across the Defence Training Estate in Hampshire, Sussex, Kent and some outlying establishments.

Habitat Management Assistant/Arb Groundworker - Greenwillows Associates Ltd

Salary: Starting wage £9.30 per hour depending on experience (we are a Living Wage employer)

Full time, casual hours or 6 month contract available

Who we are: Greenwillows Associates is a friendly, family-run independent ecological consultancy based near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. We have been running for 17 years. We conduct a wide variety of protected species, arboricultural and habitat surveys across the East and South-East of England as well as providing practical habitat creation/management services. Our clients range from large utility companies, developers and architects through to schools and individual homeowners.

Senior Conservation Scientist - RSPB

Location: Sandy

Salary: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range.

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Permanent

We are seeking an experienced conservation scientist to develop a portfolio of applied research in support of the conservation objectives of the RSPB in the UK. We are looking for a post-doctoral scientist with a clear track record of designing and delivering ecological research, and of publishing in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

Conservation Scientist - Natural Climate Solutions - RSPB

Location: The Lodge / Cambridge (David Attenborough Building)
Salary: £25,643 to £27,585 per annum. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range.
Hours: Full Time Contract: 14 month Fixed Term contract

Climate change and biodiversity loss are affecting people and nature and land management will be key to ameliorating the effects of both. RSPB is seeking a talented conservation scientist with good GIS and analytical skills to join projects examining the spatial conservation and climate change mitigation consequences of land management and restoration in the UK and Europe.

Visitor Centre and Education Officer - Colchester Borough Council

Location: High Woods Country Park 

Salary range: £20,444 to £24,046

Contract: 8-month maternity cover, full time, or part time job share

Working Hours: 37hrs per week or 18.5hrs per week

We are seeking a suitably experienced individual  who can lead visitor centre services at Colchester Borough Council’s award-winning High Woods Country Park and develop and run the education and event programme. You will, work on average a 37-hour week, including alternate weekends. Alternatively, we are seeking two suitably experienced individuals to job share the above role. I.e. we are seeking a part time Visitor Centre Officer and a part time Education and Events Officer, 18.5 hrs per week, including working one weekend a month.

Principal Conservation Scientist - RSPB

Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire

Salary starting at: £34,643 to £37,529 per annum. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range.

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

We are looking for an experienced post-doctoral scientist with a track record of designing and delivering research projects, of developing collaborations and of winning external funding.

Head of Land Management - Kent Wildlife Trust

Full time role

Salary Range: Up to £43,000

Based Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

Kent Wildlife Trust is seeking a Head of Land Management to take proactive, strategic, management responsibility for the management of its estates team, its Nature Reserves and the land that it manages for third parties.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity for someone with a proven commitment to conservation to make a real difference to the conservation of our wildlife heritage in Kent.

Senior Learning & Engagement Officer - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Location: Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, East Sussex

Salary: £25,900 - £27,200 per annum

Contract Type: Fixed term for 3 years

Hours: Full time (35 hours a week) including weekends and evenings

The senior learning and engagement officer is responsible for the organisation and implementation of the education and events programme at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre & Nature Reserve with the aim of promoting engagement, enjoyment and understanding of ecology and environmental issues. They will play a key role in delivering the ambitious activity plan which is integral to the National Lottery Heritage Fund Discover Rye Harbour project.

Rural Craftsperson / Estate Worker - Hertfordshire County Council

Location: Aldenham, Watford

Salary Range: £20,344 - £22,462 pa

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Hertfordshire County Council’s Rural Estates Team are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated person to help manage its woodland, farmland trees, open space and public access routes across the county.