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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.
South West vacancies: Avon, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
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Dartmoor National Park Authority
Grade 6: £32,029 - £35,934
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31/12/19
Dartmoor National Park Authority is the lead partner for the successful Moor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership Scheme which has received £1.9m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are looking for an experienced project manager with proven financial management in the countryside sector to ensure delivery during the final stages of the scheme and its completion by 31 December 2019. The role will include monitoring and evaluation and helping to shape the legacy for the Scheme with our partners.
Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)
This role is focusing on engaging local stakeholders in developing a project to release European Beavers back into the Purbeck landscape. There is already support among several partners for a beaver introduction, and technical studies to assess habitat feasibility and model likely impacts of beaver are currently being undertaken by Exeter University. This role will be to communicate their findings to local landowners, communities and other stakeholders, and by positively engaging with them develop a project and a management plan for beaver that is widely supported.
Full Time 40hr week. 7.30-4pm Mon-Fri.
Working with our Exeter Countryside teams, you will be required to support our clients undertaking a variety of estate work ranging from fencing, vegetation management, invasive weed control, tree planting etc.
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.
Part-time, earliest start date: 18th May
Salary £9.00 per hour or commission whichever is the greater plus mileage
A team of Charity Supporters work at pre-arranged venues such as supermarkets, local events and agricultural shows, using a static display or activities to assist in engaging with the public to gain memberships.
Full-time (37.5 hours per week), fixed term appointments until March 2021, based at DWT’s Cookworthy office in North Devon.
Salary: £22,185 - £24,998 plus 5% pension
We are seeking three experienced and knowledgeable farm advisors for the project. They will work with landowners to deliver capital interventions on riverside land, bringing water quality and other benefits to the environment.
Full-time (37.5 hours per week), fixed term appointment until March 2021, based at DWT’s Cookworthy office in North Devon
Salary: £29,130 plus 5% pension
Are you ready for the next step in your conservation career - leading the restoration of a major Devon river and its landscape? The Torridge, one of Devon’s principal river catchments, is suffering long term chronic decline driven by diffuse agricultural pollution. The Torridge River Restoration Project is an ambitious, integrated programme of advisory and capital works interventions.
Salary: Up to £28,000 + Benefits - Dependant on skills and competencies
Glendale carries out a significant number of woodland, countryside & estates management contracts throughout Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire and now require a manager to oversee and grow our business in the area.
Based at our office south of Bristol, the successful candidate will be a proactive manager who will be able to offer sales, operational, financial and commercial management.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
The role of Ranger will be to work with the Area Ranger and Ranger (2 days a week) to deliver nature conservation, access, heritage and visitor experience work across the Golden Cap estate and the nearby sites of Hardown Hill, Lambert’s Castle, Coney’s Castle, Pilsdon Pen, Lewesdon Hill and land near Lyme Regis. The majority of the land is permanent pasture grazed by mixed livestock, but other habitats here include wildflower meadows, heathland, woodlands, orchards, mires, soft cliffs and arable farmland. The sites are nationally and internationally important for their nature conservation, archaeological and geological value with designations including SSSI, SAC, WHS and SAM.
Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs pw to 25/02/22)
This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to take the next step in countryside management. You will be an important part of the Penrose Ranger team, working within the larger Lizard and Penrose Countryside team. Based out of the Ranger Office and workshops at Penrose and report to the Lead Ranger, Penrose, you will help deliver our in-hand coast project at Penrose & Porkellis.
The focus of this new role has two parts; firstly, to deliver our management of the in – hand coast at Penrose and to take forward our Land, Outdoors and Nature (LON) ambition. Secondly to lead on our in-hand management of Porkellis, an important site 4 miles north of Helston comprising a diverse mix of wildlife habitats (including an area of SSSI) and rich mining remains (and within the Cornwall World Heritage Site).
As our Contracts Manager in South West England, you will be supporting the preparation and delivery of significant contracts and projects and responsible for managing contracts on site, whilst working alongside our 5 Site Managers for the Woodland Trust’s Estate across the whole Region.
These contracts will include significant timber harvesting, civil engineering and tree safety programmes - you will be supporting and leading on the development and implementation of our response to Chalara. Developing and delivering appropriate CSS applications to offset costs and drive the Trust’s income streams will also figure highly in your work.
£26,266 to £30,467 per annum according to experience
Full-time post, based in Cheddar
Somerset Wildlife Trust is seeking an experienced ecologist from the conservation sector to act as technical and strategic lead on our ecology work. Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the role exists to lead the development and delivery of the Trust’s landscape-scale conservation programmes; to act as technical lead on ecology across the Trust; and lead on developing biodiversity outcomes through the planning process.
Location: Weymouth, Dorset
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Full time / Permanent
The RSPB are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational person to lead our visitor experience at the Wild Weymouth Discovery Centre, the gateway to our Weymouth Wetlands nature reserves in Dorset. Radipole Lake and Lodmoor nature reserves sit in the middle of Weymouth and are home to some amazing wildlife. They have the potential to engage many people about the important conservation work that the RSPB delivers both locally and nationally. Most importantly, this will inspire people to help us protect nature.
Job Type: Full-time
Greenman Environmental Management are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for either a Graduate Arboricultural Consultant or Arboricultural Consultant to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the completion of tree surveys in accordance with BS5837, VTAs, tree management plans, mortgage reports, tree mapping (CAD and GIS technologies), project engagement and client liaison.
Canonteign Falls Ltd
Canonteign Falls, Christow Nr Exeter. EX6 7RH
Full time / Yearly Contract
Salary £20,000 per annum negotiable upon experience
Set within Canonteign Estate, located in the beautiful Teign Valley is the award winning tourist attraction Canonteign Falls, including 2 waterfalls, 7 lakes, Victorian fern garden, parklands and ancient woodlands.
Somerset County Council
37 hours per week
£19,171 to £21,166 per annum
We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic person to join the Quantock Hills and Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) teams. The role will be to co-ordinate the volunteering and outreach opportunities offered through the teams and their partners. You will be responsible for organising tasks in consultation with other members of the AONB teams as well as developing ways to promote volunteering.
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
Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.