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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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Tree Officer

£29,636 - £32,878

Permanent / Full time

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced arboriculturist to join our multi-disciplinary team, helping to manage the trees and woodlands across North Hampshire. Working closely with other arboriculturists, ecologists and landscape architects, you will have a central role in shaping the natural environment of a borough that is proud to do things differently.


  • Delete Date: 18/09/2019
  • Location: North Hampshire
  • Posted: 23/08/2019
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Trainee Volunteer Engagement Officer

Hertford

Starting Salary: £19,819 pa progressing to £23,866 pa dependent on skills and experience

Full Time Hours, Fixed Term Contract to 30/9/2020

An exciting opportunity has become available for a recent environmental graduate to join our Countryside Management Team. By joining us you will gain valuable experience, working in an interesting and varied role and receive support to develop your portfolio of skills and experience in a dynamic, supportive environment.


  • Closing Date: 08/09/2019
  • Location: Hertford
  • Posted: 22/08/2019
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Engaging with Nature Project Assistant

Salary: £11.53 per hour (FTE £20,987 per annum)

Contract: Casual (zero hours)

Based:  The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, Berkshire

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic project assistant to deliver an exciting new health and wellbeing project: Engaging with Nature. As the Engaging with Nature Project Assistant you will work within the Nature Discovery Centre Community Wildlife team and help to plan and deliver outdoor sessions designed to improve the mental wellbeing of individuals from our partner organisations.


  • Closing Date: 16/09/2019
  • Location: Thatcham, Berkshire
  • Posted: 22/08/2019
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Principal Ecologist

Salary Range: Up to £38,000 DOE

Based at: Tyland Barn, Maidstone

The Principal Ecologist will work alongside colleagues within the Consultancy, liaise with Senior Trust Managers and external partners to build on the significant opportunities for the newly created KWT Consultancy Services Ltd.

You will support the Managing Director, helping to win contracts & develop the business building on KWT’s brand. You will also support by leading a small consultancy team raising the competencies of staff and developing opportunities for core staff to upskill and deliver. You will engage with external parties such as industry, infrastructure project contractors, developers and corporates, undertaking terrestrial, freshwater and potentially marine delivery and providing organisational resilience through creating unrestricted income for the Trust.


  • Closing Date: 16/09/2019
  • Location: Maidstone, Kent
  • Posted: 22/08/2019
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Head Gardener

Location: Kenwood house

Salary: From £35,853 per annum, depending on skills and experience / 36 hours per week

Job type: Permanent

Would you like to use your passion and creativity to nurture some of the country's most prestigious landscapes and inspire visitors from across the world? Then join us as Head Gardener at Kenwood House.


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Kenwood House, London
  • Posted: 21/08/2019
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Sussex Flow Initiative (SFI) Natural Flood Management Officer

Salary : £26,000 

Location : SWT Woods mill, and Home based

Hours : 35 (Full time), flexible working

Days of Working : Monday to Friday, Occasional evenings and weekends

The SFI project takes an innovative catchment scale approach to natural flood and water management in a lowland catchment. We help to deliver multiple benefits to communities and wildlife by using a range of landscape restoration techniques, to create long term, low impact, sustainable and low cost solutions which reduce downstream flood peaks and support sustainable land use, alongside traditional flood risk management.  


  • Closing Date: 05/09/2019
  • Location: SWT Woods Mill or home based, Sussex
  • Posted: 20/08/2019
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Countryside Ranger / Volunteer Co-ordinator

Post: Full time. Fixed term contract until 31/03/2024

Salary: £26,999 – 28,785

Base: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

You will have specific responsibility for leading the development, implementation and delivery of the Nurturing Nature, Crystal Clear Ebble, Wonderful Woodlands and Ancient Ways projects in the Natural /Historic Landscape themes, whilst having a significant input to other projects as required and appropriate.


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
  • Posted: 20/08/2019
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Finance and Support Officer

Post: 3 dpw. Fixed term contract until 30/06/2024

Salary: £20,344 – 21,589 pro rata

Base: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

You will be responsible, alongside the Manager, for regularly monitoring complex Landscape Partnership budgets and the submission of accurate and timely grant aid claims to the Heritage Fund and/or other external funding bodies as appropriate.


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
  • Posted: 20/08/2019
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Communications Officer

Post: 3 dpw. Fixed term contract until 30/06/2024

Salary: £24,313 – 26,317 pro rata

Base: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

You will use your skills, proven knowledge and experience to promote the Landscape Partnership area and our wide ranging projects, initiatives and events to local, regional and national audiences. You’ll play a vital role in collaborating closely with, and working alongside, a myriad of different partner organisations, communities and interest groups, ensuring creative and consistent communications.


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
  • Posted: 20/08/2019
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Heritage and Community Engagement Officer

Post: Full time. Fixed term contract until 31/03/2024

Salary: £26,999 – 28,785

Base: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

As Heritage and Community Engagement Officer, you will have specific responsibility for leading the development and delivery of projects within the Cultural Landscape theme, such as Memories Captured, Characters of the Chase, Artists Residencies, Silk Flags, Walking Festival, Voices / Words in the Landscape and Roman Rally, whilst having an input to other projects as required and appropriate. Many of the Cultural Landscape projects are one-time events whilst other projects within the scheme are of longer duration.


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
  • Posted: 20/08/2019
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Senior Stockperson

Salary Range: £25,833 – £28,791 per annum

Work Location: Manor Farm, Southampton

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Permanent

Hampshire County Council's Countryside Service manages over 3000ha of land across Hampshire. These sites represent some of the most important habitats for wildlife and conservation in the County, including five designated National Nature Reserves due to their international importance; sixty percent of which are designated Sites of Special scientific interest. The Countryside Service is developing its grazing and farm strategy to ensure it continues to provide high quality site management and visitor offer across its sites and farm attractions.


  • Closing Date: 10/09/2019
  • Location: Southampton
  • Posted: 20/08/2019
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Area Ranger

£24,844 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5hrs pw)

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.


  • Closing Date: 08/09/2019
  • Location: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
  • Posted: 19/08/2019
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Senior Ecologist

Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated and professional Ecologist looking for your next career move? We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Ecologist to join our friendly and dynamic team!

Ecosupport is an expanding ecological consultancy based in Hampshire. We provide high quality ecological support across a broad range of sectors including residential, transport, utility and site restoration. Our key aim is to help our clients achieve the best outcomes for their schemes whilst securing net benefits for the environment.


  • Delete Date: 13/09/2019
  • Location: Fareham, Hampshire
  • Posted: 16/08/2019
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Senior Ecologist and Assistant Ecologist

Are you seeking new challenges? ECOSA are pleased to be recruiting for ecologists to join our close-knit team at our relaxed, rural head office in Hampshire.

Senior Ecologist – Full Time, Permanent. You will work on a diverse range of projects, from private home renovations, through to large-scale residential / commercial / infrastructure developments.

Assistant Ecologist – Initial 12-month contract with a view to becoming permanent, subject to review. Assisting to carry out a range of field surveys including extended Phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys, and lead surveyor teams during the survey season.


  • Delete Date: 13/09/2019
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Posted: 16/08/2019
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Area Manager

Location: Flexible in Central and Eastern England

Salary: £48,848 to £52,919

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

We are seeking an Area Manager to provide the strategic leadership for delivery of the RSPB's mission across the East Midlands, from the wet grasslands of Otmor in Oxfordshire, through the ancient trees of Sherwood Forest, to the uplands of the Peak District. This will include direct accountability for all reserve, conservation, project and learning delivery which will be part the area team.


  • Closing Date: 20/09/2019
  • Location: Flexible in Central and Eastern England
  • Posted: 16/08/2019
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Climbing Arborists

Potential Salary £30,000 - £40,000 pa

London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas

Winners of the 2018 Horticultural Weekly’s Arboricultural Contractor Of The Year, Glendale is one of the largest arboricultural suppliers in the UK and is a green business with “green thinking” at the core of everything we do. We seeking qualified and motivated Arborists to join our team, working for The London Borough of Bromley.

The candidate’s key responsibilities will be climbing and undertaking arboricultural duties including tree felling/dismantling, pruning operations.


  • Closing Date: 11/09/2019
  • Location: London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas
  • Posted: 15/08/2019
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Assistant Ranger

Salary Range: £18,426 – £19,407 per annum

Work Location: Lepe Country Park, Southampton

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Permanent

Lepe Country Park is one of Hampshire County Council's most popular visitor attractions hosting around 300,000 visits each year. The site has a full programme of events for the public, welcomes school visits and has a very successful Friends group which provides many volunteers to assist park staff. It's an exciting time to join the dynamic and innovative team at Lepe.


  • Closing Date: 28/08/2019
  • Location: Lepe Country Park, Southampton
  • Posted: 14/08/2019
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Assistant Reserve Warden (College Lake)

Salary: £9,900 (pro rata) per annum (FTE £16,500)

Contract: Permanent, part-time (3 days per week)

Based: College Lake Nature Reserve, Tring

We are looking for an Assistant Reserve Warden to work with the College Lake Warden to carry out management of College Lake and Pitstone Fen nature reserves.

This role will involve working with existing volunteer teams to implement practical reserve management across these sites.


  • Closing Date: 30/08/2019
  • Location: College Lake Nature Reserve, Tring
  • Posted: 14/08/2019
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Flyways Manager

Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
Salary: £39,970 to £43,301 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Leading the RSPB's contribution to BirdLife's East Atlantic Flyway Initiative you will establish a series of programmes and projects along the flyway, working with and through BirdLife Partners and others, to improve the conditions for the birds using the flyway.


  • Closing Date: 12/09/2019
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 13/08/2019
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Site Manager

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

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Location: Wiltshire

Can you help us unlock the Secret Forest? Franchises Lodge is our near 1,000 acre new reserve in the New Forest National Park, a landscape of ancient woodland and conifer plantation that are ripe for restoration into an un-paralleled biodiversity hotspot.

Our 200-year vision is to restore a landscape-scale mosaic of deciduous woodland, wood pasture, heath and mire that really delivers for people and nature.


  • Closing Date: 18/09/2019
  • Location: Wiltshire
  • Posted: 09/08/2019
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Assistant Reserves Officer (Berkshire)

Salary: £16,500 per annum

Contract: Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)

Based:  Estovers, Greenham Common, near Newbury, West Berkshire

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Reserves Officer to join our team in implementing all aspects of habitat and estate management across our Berkshire nature reserves.


  • Closing Date: 02/09/2019
  • Location: West Berkshire
  • Posted: 08/08/2019
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Estate Maintenance and Gardener

This is a full-time permanent position

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

Chasemore Farm is a 340-acre Stud Farm breeding high-quality thoroughbred horses for the racing industry and is located in the Surrey Hills just outside Cobham. Reporting to the Estate Manager, duties will mainly include the maintenance and improvement of the many aesthetic area’s and lawns at Chasemore Farm, as well as general farm maintenance such as mowing, strimming and blowing.


  • Closing Date: 27/08/2019
  • Location: Cobham, Surrey
  • Posted: 08/08/2019
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Technician - Grounds

£15,075 - £18,290 (depending on qualifications and experience)

This position is based at the Sparsholt campus.

To join a team responsible for the upkeep of college grounds. The post holder will provide some technical support assisting staff and students in workshop related activities – although the main emphasis will be working on the college grounds.


  • Closing Date: 27/08/2019
  • Location: Sparsholt Campus, Hampshire
  • Posted: 07/08/2019
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Stanmer Estate Ranger

£21,589 - £23,836

Location: Stanmer Park

Fixed Term for 30 months

We are looking for a highly motivated ranger to be part of the management and maintenance of the beautiful historic Stanmer estate in Brighton, and to develop and deliver activities.

As part of this project we are looking for an experienced ranger who can work with a range of partners to deliver volunteer activities, educational material and site interpretation as set out in the project activity plan, along with day to day site management operations.


  • Closing Date: 01/09/2019
  • Location: Stanmer Park
  • Posted: 07/08/2019
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Stanmer Estate Manager

£35,934 - £38,813

Various sites, principally Hollingdean depot and Stanmer Park

Fixed term for 30 months

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with business acumen to develop a plan for the future management of the beautiful historic Stanmer estate in Brighton.

Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery / Big Lottery Fund we are currently delivering a project which is investing over £7m in the restoration of Stanmer Park – the largest park in Brighton & Hove.


  • Closing Date: 26/08/2019
  • Location: Various sites, principally Hollingdean depot and Stanmer Park
  • Posted: 07/08/2019
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Zoo Horticulturalist

Full-Time / Permanent

Salary: £24,904 p.a (Inclusive of London Weighting) plus Comprehensive Benefits

Location: ZSL London Zoo – NW1

We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction.


  • Closing Date: 01/09/2019
  • Location: ZSL London Zoo – NW1
  • Posted: 07/08/2019
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Landscape Partnership Manager

Post: Fixed term contract until 30/06/2024

Salary: £32,029 - £33,799

Base: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

Do you have the passion, drive, experience and enthusiasm to deliver a new, innovative five-year scheme comprising 20 ambitious projects? The Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership has been awarded £1.68m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Together with partner match funding, this £2.7m scheme aims to enhance the natural, historic and cultural heritage of this stunning, historic landscape through encouraging widespread community engagement and involvement. You will be responsible, with a small team, for successful scheme delivery by 2024 and for ensuring it creates lasting memories and a legacy for the area.


  • Closing Date: 15/09/2019
  • Location: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
  • Posted: 06/08/2019
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Beddington Farmlands Warden

Grade 7 - £29,766 - £35,724 per annum (£37,842 unconsolidated maximum, achievable through performance-related progression)

Hours - Full-time, 36 hours per week

Fixed term contract - 25 years (terminating in 2044)

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.


  • Delete Date: 02/09/2019
  • Location: Beddington Farmlands and London Borough of Sutton Offices, Carshalton
  • Posted: 02/08/2019
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Senior Ecologists & Junior Ecologists

Naturally Wild

Naturally Wild are an established Ecological Consultancy with a base in the northeast and operating nationally. 

We are currently seeking Senior Ecologists and Junior Ecologists for our head office and for on going commitments in the south, particularly in the Wiltshire area. 

Our clients are diverse and successful applicants will get the opportunity to work on a vast range of projects from smaller developments to large stately homes.


  • Delete Date: 30/08/2019
  • Location: North East and Wiltshire
  • Posted: 02/08/2019
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Restoring Landscapes and Biodiversity after Rail Electrification

A rare opportunity to run a landscape-scale conservation project with a multi-million pound budget. This £3.75 million project over 5 years, funded by Network Rail, will restore natural beauty in the nationally protected landscape and address the impact of rail electrification along the Great Western Railway on local communities and the visitor economy.

Project Manager
Salary: £33,000 - £35,000 (negotiable for the right candidate)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Fixed term contract for five years.

Project Officer
Salary: £27,000 - £29,000
Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Fixed term contract for five years.


  • Delete Date: 29/08/2019
  • Location: Goring-on-Thames (tbc)
  • Posted: 01/08/2019
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Landscapers

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £18,000.00 to £23,000.00 /year

Start date: asap

Calling all landscaping legends...Ecosulis needs habitat creators!

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can experience the great outdoors and have a meaningful impact on UK conservation? What better way to mitigate climate change and benefit wildlife than planting trees and helping to create biodiverse habitats.


  • Delete Date: 28/08/2019
  • Location: Aylesbury
  • Posted: 31/07/2019
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Estate Warden

£18,426 pa

Horndean Parish Council is responsible for managing and maintaining 60 hectares of public land. We are currently recruiting a full time permanent member of staff with horticultural and grounds maintenance experience. Duties associated with the role will include tree and hedge maintenance, re-stocking and managing shrub, flower beds and hanging baskets, as well as other routine grounds maintenance tasks.


  • Closing Date: 30/08/2019
  • Location: Horndean, Hants
  • Posted: 30/07/2019
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Science Fundraiser

Location: Bedfordshire
Salary starting at: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum
Hours: Full time Contract: Fixed Term

The ability of RSPB's world-class science to identify and redress the causes of decline in biodiversity is being constrained by our external income. The need to boost our external funding from hitherto largely untapped revenue streams is critical if we are to continue, and indeed expand, our vital conservation work. To this end, a new post of Science Fundraiser is being created to lead fundraising for RSPB Conservation Science.


  • Closing Date: 25/08/2019
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 30/07/2019
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Tree Officer

Salary: £29,687 - £35,077 per annum

Hours: Full time

South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils are seeking a qualified arborist to work within the council’s Forestry Service. This is an exciting and varied role working with a team of specialist advisers who are helping to shape the future environment of southern Oxfordshire.


  • Closing Date: 09/09/2019
  • Location: Southern Oxfordshire
  • Posted: 29/07/2019
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Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.