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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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Conservation Access Recreation Officer

Are you passionate about protecting and enhancing special places to make a positive difference for people and wildlife? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for a conservation, access and recreation (CAR) officer to join our estates team. Wessex Water is one of the top performing water and sewerage companies in the UK, serving 2.8 million customers across the south west of England. It is part of the Wessex Water Group which comprises a number of companies alongside our regulated business, including property development, engineering and construction and waste management and renewable energy services. 

  • Closing Date: 03/07/2019
  • Location: Bath
  • Posted: 14/06/2019
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Field Studies Tutor

People - Children, Swanage, Dorset

Salary: £23,212            

Leeson House Field Studies Centre is looking for a Field Studies Tutor to join our friendly team. This post offers an ideal opportunity for someone to develop, plan and lead GCSE and A Level Geography fieldwork as well as other age groups and subjects.

Leeson House is a grade II listed manor house near Swanage, Dorset, on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

  • Closing Date: 07/07/2019
  • Location: Swanage, Dorset
  • Posted: 12/06/2019
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Trainee Tutor

Salary: £17,208 - £21,210

Leeson House Field Studies Centre is looking for a Trainee Tutor to join our friendly team. This post offers an ideal opportunity for someone to initially train alongside our tutors and then take on a more prominent role with teaching subjects such as geography, geology and ecology.

  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: Swanage, Dorset
  • Posted: 11/06/2019
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£7,971 pa

Permanent p/t (15 hrs pw)


Stunning Brownsea Island is located in Poole Harbour. The island is a haven for wildlife, with an array of habitats including woodland, heathland and a lagoon. The thriving outdoor centre hosts a variety of sports and activities. Travelling to work by water is one of the perks of the job at Brownsea Island and a free boat is available for staff. If you are enthusiastic, customer-focused and love the great outdoors, the team would love to hear from you.

  • Closing Date: 24/06/2019
  • Location: Poole
  • Posted: 11/06/2019
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Head of Estate

Salary: £25K

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are looking to recruit a Head of Estate to be responsible for the day to day management of the farm, woodlands and grassland that constitute 160 acres of the 200 acres managed by the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

This role will include the welfare and management of our rare breed livestock, the continued restoration and maintenance of areas of historic parkland and woodland, the conservation and enhancement of our native flora and fauna, while sustaining and improving our visitors’ appreciation and understanding of all elements of Heligan Estate.

  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: St.Austell, Cornwall
  • Posted: 07/06/2019
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Policy Co-ordinator (Maternity cover)

Part-time 18 hours 30 minutes per week, fixed term up to 12 months

From £24,307 - £28,083 pa pro-rata (band C) dependent on experience, plus 8% pension contribution

We have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic policy officer to use our evidence-base and expertise to deliver positive policy outcomes for butterflies and moths across the UK.

  • Closing Date: 01/07/2019
  • Location: Dorset (negotiable)
  • Posted: 07/06/2019
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Area Ranger

£24,075 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 29/02/20)

Based at Barton, near Winscombe in North Somerset, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of site maintenance and habitat management; developing our team of staff and volunteers; and collaborating with others in visitor engagement, catering and retail to help deliver our Property Business Plan. We are ecologically minded and people focussed and we are delivering on the National Trust’s Land Outdoors & Nature strategy.

  • Closing Date: 24/06/2019
  • Location: Barton, North Somerset
  • Posted: 05/06/2019
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Horticultural Participation Officer

Sydney Gardens Project [National Heritage Lottery Funded]

Bath & NE Somerset Council


Paid (£22,462 pro rata) 

Part Time (2 days per week)

Fixed Term Contract (3 years)

Are you passionate about gardening in public spaces?  Do you like working with people of all ages and abilities on horticultural projects?  Are you interested in how wildlife, plants and people can work together?

  • Closing Date: 24/06/2019
  • Location: Bath
  • Posted: 05/06/2019
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Site Team Positions

Head office: Salisbury, Wiltshire – Working Nationwide

We are a team of ecological specialists and contractors.  We work together on design, construct, restore and to monitor environmental enhancement projects across the country. To help deliver our busy programme of works, the following full time, permanent positions have become available:

Environmental Site Technician £17,000 - £20,000

Plant Operative £20,000 - £24,000

Senior Plant Operative £24,000 – £29,00

  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire – Working Nationwide
  • Posted: 30/05/2019
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Grounds Manager

Salary: JG6 (SCP 19-23) £24,799 - £26,999 p.a.

Hours: Full Time – 37 hrs per week

To ensure the efficient and effective management and development of a wide range of assets as detailed in the Planned Maintenance Program which includes all grounds sites and children’s play areas within the Council’s control. H & S management, compliance, driving efficiencies and meeting departmental targets will remain at the forefront of the postholders remit.

  • Closing Date: 17/06/2019
  • Location: Weston-Super-Mare
  • Posted: 22/05/2019
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Conservation Officer

Salary: £26150

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Brooklands Farm HQ, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, DT2 7AA

Dorset Wildlife Trust is seeking someone with a passion for wildlife to play a vital role in advocating nature. The postholder will play key roles in engaging with decision making in Dorset on planning applications and policy, aiming to secure a net gain for wildlife, and in ensuring Dorset’s Local Wildlife Sites (SNCI) are seen as crucial to the planning evidence base, and where possible are monitored and management advice for owners made available.

  • Closing Date: 18/06/2019
  • Location: Dorchester
  • Posted: 22/05/2019
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