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Job of the Day: Tuesday 23rd April

Waterway Operative with Canal and River Trust

Job of the Day: Tuesday 23rd April

Waterway Operative with Canal and River Trust

Seasonal Field Ecologist

Part-Time, Temporary

South Ockendon, Essex

Crestwood Environmental Ltd. are looking for two motivated seasonal Field Ecologists to assist with Great Crested Newt surveys in Essex. This role is temporary and the candidates will be required to assist one evening and the following morning per week for c.9 hours in total, for 4 – 6 weeks.


  • Closing Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: South Ockendon, Essex
  • Posted: 18/04/2019
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Site Operative & Species Field Surveyor

Location: Based in Hampshire working throughout the UK

Salary: Experience Dependent

Contract: Seasonal/Permanent

Tasks include installation of animal exclusion fencing, hibernaculum construction and sensitive vegetation clearance. Candidates would also be expected to assist with various protected species surveys (training provided).


  • Delete Date: 16/05/2019
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Posted: 18/04/2019
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Community Roots Engagement Co-ordinators

Up to £28,000 + contributory pension, excellent holiday and other benefits

For roles based in London we offer Inner London allowance of £3,752 pa

Three-year fixed-term contract

Newark, Leeds, Sefton, Birmingham and London

The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest and newest charities, having been set up in 2012 to care for over 2,000 miles of historic inland waterways. Now, less than a decade later, we are embarking on the next stage of our journey, as we adopt a new six-region structure that will enable us to serve customers and stakeholders more effectively and help make us the charity for wellbeing and waterways. We believe life is better by water. Join us, at this exciting time, and you can help make that vision a reality.


  • Closing Date: 03/05/2019
  • Location: Sefton, Liverpool, Sheffield, Sandwell, Walsall, Leicester, East London and West London
  • Posted: 05/04/2019
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Ecology and Land Management Advisor

Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme

£25,000 - £30,000 per annum,
Fixed Term Contract to June 2023

This is a fantastic opportunity to work closely with a wide range of landowners to create and oversee delivery of a series of habitat restoration and enhancement schemes at a landscape scale. You will offer habitat management advice, write management plans and engage with contractors to commission and deliver site specific plans. You will have the opportunity to see the plans through from inception to completion, and to create and deliver a package of specific training, events and working groups for landowners.


  • Closing Date: 13/05/2019
  • Location: Chinnor, Oxfordshire
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Kent Country Parks Visitor Services & Events Manager

Permanent full-time position 37 hours per week. 

Starting salary £28,925.  

Maidstone

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Kent County Council, Country Parks team who provide leisure, educational and venue hire services across 9 Country Parks in Kent.

The Visitor Services & Events Manager will be responsible for providing leadership and supervision to area based visitor services and events teams, to ensure an enjoyable and fulfilling service is provided to all visitors to the country parks. 


  • Closing Date: 29/04/2019
  • Location: Maidstone
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Ecological Advisor

Contract Duration: May 2019 –October 2019, Full time
Salary: €35,000 per annum pro rata

Location: Headford, Co Galway

The Ecological Advisor will survey and monitor breeding Curlew populations, and nest sites for breeding outcomes. They will provide advice and training to participating farmers on managing their land for Curlew, and assist in the trial of temporary electric fences.


  • Closing Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: Headford, Co Galway
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Waterway Operative

£21,623 (including Inner London allowance)
Based Adelaide Yard, London

At the Canal & River Trust, we believe life is better by water. This is an opportunity to put that belief into practice, as you help transform our canals and rivers into spaces that local communities truly enjoy. Your job will be to maintain, conserve and improve a large section of the London waterway network – doing everything from removing litter and repairing towpaths to operating locks and bridges and providing emergency response. It’s an opportunity to work in a wonderfully unique outdoor environment.


  • Closing Date: 08/05/2019
  • Location: Adelaide Yard, London
  • Posted: 16/04/2019
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Country Parks Officer

1 x permanent – 18½ hours - Thursday to Monday, flexible hours

1 x 6 month fixed term contract – 37 hours a week

£18,771 - £19,750 a year

We are seeking motivated individuals to work in the Service Delivery Directorate within the Visitor Business and Economy Unit. You will assist in developing an enjoyable customer experience at the Country Parks across the borough, ensuring that visitors receive excellent customer service at all times. You will provide information, advice and assistance to visitors and assist with education, activities and events for local schools and groups.


  • Closing Date: 24/04/2019
  • Location: Borough of Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Posted: 16/04/2019
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Visitor Engagement Ranger - Walthamstow Wetlands

Salary: £22,269 per annum (pro rata £8, 906 per annum)

Location: Walthamstow Wetlands

London Wildlife Trust are partnered with London Borough of Waltham Forest as an activity partner for the Walthamstow Wetlands project. To help deliver the Heritage Lottery funded activity plan for this, we are currently recruiting a Community Engagement Ranger to job share 2 days a week. This is a great opportunity for you if you are passionate about urban nature conservation and want to get involved in a visionary project. This is a fixed term contract until March 2020.


  • Closing Date: 29/04/2019
  • Location: Walthamstow Wetlands
  • Posted: 15/04/2019
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National Specialist - Wildlife Management Adviser

£48,680 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Swindon

We are looking for a National Specialist - Wildlife Management to ensure our teams are supported to deal with the difficult and complex issues sometimes raised by the conservation of our special places. You’ll assist teams across the National Trust who are involved with wildlife management, including deer and other wild/feral large herbivores, birds including game birds, fish and other wild species managed for any reason. You’ll establish standards, develop guidance and ensure our teams have access to high quality advice, including the ethical treatment of wildlife.


  • Closing Date: 28/04/2019
  • Location: Swindon
  • Posted: 12/04/2019
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Lower Windrush Valley Project Officer

Salary range: £22,021 - £29,636 per annum

Work location: Ron Groves House, Kidlington / Speedwell House, Oxford

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Temporary - Maternity Cover (9 months)

The LWVP is seeking a project officer to provide maternity cover for the current Project Manager. The cover period is expected to run until March 2020 from the data of commencement.

The Lower Windrush Valley Project is a well-established project to improve landscape, biodiversity and public access in the Lower Windrush Valley in West Oxfordshire by undertaking work directly and in partnership with the local community.


  • Closing Date: 05/05/2019
  • Location: Ron Groves House, Kidlington / Speedwell House, Oxford
  • Posted: 12/04/2019
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Lecturer – Horticulture FE/HE

£20,950 - £32,241 (dependent upon qualifications)

Recruitment Attraction bonus of up to £3,000

This post is to be based at the Sparsholt campus

Lecturer in Horticulture is required to teach theory and practical tasks to students for Work-based Learning at Level 2, Full-time Level 1 to Level 3 learners and short course adult learners.

Teaching subject areas may include: Business Management, Plant and Soil Science, Propagation, Investigative Project and many more depending on individual skill set.


  • Closing Date: 29/04/2019
  • Location: Sparsholt College Campus, Hampshire
  • Posted: 12/04/2019
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Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) Countryside Ranger

Full-time (40 hours per week), fixed term appointment including lone, evening and weekend work

Salary: £18,000 per annum (with a 3 month review period)

Based at: Deadwater Valley Trust, Bordon, Hampshire

Deadwater Valley Trust (DVT) is seeking a self-motivated ranger to help deliver the SANG Management Plan and also support the Community Ranger in a program of events and activities in Bordon Inclosure SANG. Working as part of the existing DVT ranger team this exciting role is part of the wider regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon with its amazing wildlife & habitats, with over 60% of the parish being designated to either European (SPA/SAC) or UK (SSSI/LNR/SINC) level.


  • Closing Date: 03/05/2019
  • Location: Bordon, Hampshire
  • Posted: 11/04/2019
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Reserves Ecologist

Salary: £28,576

Location: Southerham and across Sussex

Hours: 35 (F/T)

The 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.


  • Closing Date: 07/05/2019
  • Location: Southerham and across Sussex
  • Posted: 10/04/2019
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Seasonal Ecologist and Assistant Ecologist

GS Ecology Ltd

GS Ecology is an ecological consultancy based in Berkshire.  We provide ecology advice for clients in the public and the private sector. 

We are looking for a seasonal ecologist and assistant ecologist to work out of our Reading office to help with ecological surveys, write reports etc.  The job involves overnight work, late nights and early mornings.  The successful candidate will need to travel throughout the UK at short notice, but mainly in the south of England and the midlands. 


  • Delete Date: 08/05/2019
  • Location: south of England and the midlands
  • Posted: 10/04/2019
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Outdoor Learning Tutor (North Hampshire)

Variable hours contract, £10 per hour.

Post based home based with regular travel to sites in North Hampshire, including Odiham, Hook, Basingstoke and Petersfield

This is an exciting opportunity to help us lead public engagement activities to get more people interested in their local wildlife. This post will include delivery of birthday parties, visits for uniformed groups, public events and school visits which promote engagement with nature through fun, hands on activities.


  • Closing Date: 07/05/2019
  • Location: North Hampshire
  • Posted: 09/04/2019
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Operations Manager

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time

Salary: £30,507 - £34,788 P/A depending on experience

Location: Fair Oak, Eastleigh

The Operations Manager will have responsibility for the delivery of operational services by the Parish Council covering a variety areas & managing a group of employees working in grounds maintenance and caretaking, as well as working alongside external contractors. The Operations Manager is a senior role within the staffing structure, reporting direct to the Parish Clerk, and is expected to be public-facing, dealing professionally and appropriately with residents. Bringing experience of managing people, properties and public open space, they will provide advice to the Clerk to maintain and improve services within the Parish


  • Closing Date: 25/04/2019
  • Location: Fair Oak, Eastleigh
  • Posted: 09/04/2019
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Assistant Membership Officer

Part-time: currently 30 hours per week, it may also be possible to make this full-time for the right candidate.

Salary range: £24,036 - £25,646 per annum (pro-rata)

Location: Winchester

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) is the leading professional membership body for ecologists and environmental managers working to protect and enhance the natural environment. Working as part of the Membership Team, you will provide a high-quality, membership-related advice and administrative service to our members and applicants. This is an excellent time to join this busy team as we welcome more applicants than ever before, so we are looking for an enthusiastic and efficient administrator with excellent inter-personal skills.  


  • Closing Date: 26/04/2019
  • Location: Winchester
  • Posted: 05/04/2019
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Estate Worker/Groundsman

Log House Holidays

Initial 1 year contract - possibility to extend to 5 years. 

Full or 4/5 time. Flexible working possible.

Starting Pay: £10 per hour

Work on a family run 130 acre nature reserve and lake in the Cotswold Water Park with 8 luxury holiday cabins. Our cabins changeover every Monday and Friday throughout the year. On these days, work includes maintenance jobs around the cabins and estate management tasks such as mowing, strimming, wild flower establishment and log cutting / tree work.  This will be a varied job, working with a small friendly team in a unique location.


  • Delete Date: 03/05/2019
  • Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  • Posted: 05/04/2019
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Community Roots Engagement Co-ordinators

Up to £28,000 + contributory pension, excellent holiday and other benefits

For roles based in London we offer Inner London allowance of £3,752 pa

Three-year fixed-term contract

Newark, Leeds, Sefton, Birmingham and London

The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest and newest charities, having been set up in 2012 to care for over 2,000 miles of historic inland waterways. Now, less than a decade later, we are embarking on the next stage of our journey, as we adopt a new six-region structure that will enable us to serve customers and stakeholders more effectively and help make us the charity for wellbeing and waterways. We believe life is better by water. Join us, at this exciting time, and you can help make that vision a reality.


  • Closing Date: 03/05/2019
  • Location: Sefton, Liverpool, Sheffield, Sandwell, Walsall, Leicester, East London and West London
  • Posted: 05/04/2019
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Senior Policy Officer - Water

Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire

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

Full time / Permanent

Covering agriculture, water, forestry and upland policy, working closely with RSPB Land Use Policy colleagues in other offices and with policy advocates in Brussels to secure more sustainable land management and use. Working collaboratively with other NGOs and networks, and other RSPB and BirdLife International teams to ensure nature stays on the political agenda, working directly with decision makers and those who shape policy, and encouraging others to step up and act.


  • Closing Date: 28/04/2019
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 05/04/2019
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Grounds Person

GreenAcres Epping Forest, Essex 

Full-time / 37.5 hours per week / 8am - 4pm Mon - Fri 

Permanent / £19,000 pa + £1000 pa for Grave Digging

For over twenty years GreenAcres has offered excellent customer service, providing meaningful funeral services and celebrations at our ceremonial parks across the UK. We are currently expanding the Grounds Team at our Epping site and are looking for someone with great practical skills to help in maintaining the park landscape and providing customers with professional funeral and event services.


  • Closing Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: Epping Forest, Essex
  • Posted: 04/04/2019
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Assistant Tree Officer

Job Type          Permanent

Job Hours         Full-time

Location           Southampton, Hampshire, South East

Salary               £20,088 - £23,111 per year +

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Tree Officer to join a team of dedicated and experienced tree officers and in-house tree surgeons to protect, manage and maintain Southampton’s important tree stock.

You will be responsible for supporting the Arboricultural Manager in the provision of a complete arboricultural advisory service for trees in Southampton.


  • Closing Date: 30/04/2019
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire
  • Posted: 03/04/2019
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Case Officer (Rights of Way)

The Open Spaces Society was founded in 1865 and is Britain’s oldest national conservation body. The society is now looking to appoint a Case Officer with responsibility for Rights of Way matters.

The role will be based out of the society’s head office in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Minimum 21 hours per week with salary dependent on a&e.


  • Closing Date: 23/04/2019
  • Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
  • Posted: 01/04/2019
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Volunteer Trainee Nature Reserve Warden - Sevenoaks x 2

Salary Range: This is an unpaid voluntary role however, travel expenses and a tailored training programme will be provided.

Based at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector as a Nature Reserve Warden? We are looking for someone to help us with the general and practical management of Sevenoaks Nature Reserve, whilst gaining experience working with and leading volunteer tasks, working with stock graziers and Trust livestock, carrying out surveys and monitoring and gaining certificates for various practical skills such as brushcutter and chainsaw.


  • Closing Date: 29/04/2019
  • Location: Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 29/03/2019
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Beddington Farmlands Warden

Grade 6 - £24,999 - £28,356 per annum (£30,108 unconsolidated maximum, achievable through performance-related progression)

Hours - Full-time, 36 hours per week

Status: Permanent 

Location - Beddington Farmlands and London Borough of Sutton Offices, Carshalton

The Biodiversity Team manages over 25 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation within the London Borough of Sutton, including chalk downland, woodland, wetlands and neutral meadows, from the green belt of the North Downs to the urban landscape. We utilise significant support from Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers, operating 2-3 task days per week.


  • Closing Date: 24/04/2019 updated
  • Location: Carshalton
  • Posted: 25/03/2019
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RFS Forestry Roots Jobs

The RFS is inviting applications for four one-year forestry jobs for university and college leavers. These jobs will equip the successful candidates with the skills and experience to kick-start their careers in forestry and woodland management.

University graduate position: Assistant Forest Manager - Salary: 18,000 pa

Employer: Exmoor National Park Authority, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9HL

College leaver positions: Assistant Forest Worker - Salary: £16,000 pa

Employers: Englefield Estate Reading, Berkshire RG7 5DU, Tregothnan Estate, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5PZ,  Westacre Estate, Westacre, Norfolk, PE32 1TS


  • Closing Date: 29/04/2019
  • Location: Somerset, Reading, Kent, Norfolk
  • Posted: 25/03/2019
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Principal Ecologist

Salary on a scale commensurate with experience, from £35,400 - £42,000

Are you an experienced ecologist with a strong business acumen looking for a new challenge?

As a dynamic and growing business, we are looking for a self-motivated and positive-minded Principal Ecologist to join our friendly Sussex team, operating from a historic converted barn in a rural location. The successful applicant would be involved in all areas of our work, managing a team of ecologists to find ecologically smart, commercially efficient and cost-effective solutions for projects on a variety of scales.


  • Closing Date: 26/04/2019
  • Location: Sussex
  • Posted: 25/03/2019
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Conservation and Environment Officer

Salary: £18,798pa - Fixed Term Maternity Cover to April 2020

Location: Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RJ

We are looking to appoint a Conservation and Environment Officer to cover maternity leave. You will lead in the maintenance of the environmental conservation advising the Farm & Attraction Manager accordingly and take a hands-on approach with associated tasks.


  • Closing Date: 23/04/2019
  • Location: Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RJ
  • Posted: 25/03/2019
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Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.