CJS Online: South West

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Learning Development Officer - Avon Wildlife Trust Learning

Maternity Cover

29.5 hours per week, Tuesday-Friday

Salary: £21,017-£25,220 (pro rata)

Location: Bristol

Do you have a passion for wildlife and the natural world? Can you inspire children and families to explore, learn about and care for their local wildlife? If so, this could be the job for you...

Ecologist - Abbas Ecology

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Abbas Ecology Ltd needs a keen and motivated individual to join our growing business in 2021, start date in January. The contract will be for 1 year with the possibility of a permanent contract offer to follow on. Work is across Southern counties but with a bias towards East and North Dorset.

The postholder will take part in a varied work programme including being able to carry out a full programme of bat assessments, appropriate bat survey work and preparation of Bat Mitigation Licenses. The post will also involve completion of Ecological Impact Assessments, mitigation, and enhancement plans; plus working as Ecological Clerk of Works when required for onsite mitigation programs.

Chainsaw Operators Required - Knighton Countryside Management Ltd

Logo: Knighton Countryside Management Ltd

Immediate Start

Knighton Countryside Management Ltd is based at Piddlehinton & undertakes a range of ecological & environmental contracting. We have opportunities for Chainsaw Operators for vegetation clearance, & ecological contracting, to work on jobs in Dorset and across southern England/Wales.

Woodland Officer x 3, South West England - Forestry Commission England

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£31,973 - £34,650

Fixed Term Appointments - 12 months initial contract with the possibility of extension or permanence.

Location: Various, within the South West area

Forestry Commission (or Forest Services) are the Governments forestry experts. We advise nationally and locally on how to unlock the full potential of woodlands and the forestry sector to protect, improve and expand England’s valuable woodland assets. We work with other government departments, non-government organisations and the private sector; in recognition that good collaboration can deliver more than the sum of the partners.

Farm Advisory Officer - Devon Wildlife Trust

Logo: Devon Wildlife Trust

Salary: £24,224 pro rata plus 5% pension
This is a part-time (22.5 hours per week) fixed term appointment until 30 September 2021, based at DWT’s Cookworthy office in North Devon with frequent farm visits.
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. Working with landowners, it aims to restore the water quality and ecological health of two extensive priority areas – the upper and lower catchment – covering more than 22,000 hectares. We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable farm advisor for the project. They will work with landowners to deliver capital interventions on land, bringing water quality and other benefits to the environment.

Biodiversity / Countryside Land Management Officer - Publica Group

£34,200 per annum, 37 hours per week

Two Years Fixed Term Contract

Are you a nature-conservation professional and do you want to be a part of our green recovery? West Oxfordshire District Council has put climate action and nature at the heart of its Local Recovery Plan. In taking forward the Council’s commitment to a green recovery, we are now looking for an experienced and motivated Biodiversity/Countryside Land Management Officer.