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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 Environmental Land Management Officer

Grade 5: £26,999 - £31,371

Full time: 37 hours per week

Fixed term contact for two years

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and influence the new emerging Environment Land Management System (ELMS) being established to help deliver the Government 25 year Environment Plan. Test and Trials will be the primary mechanism by which the ELMS programme will engage with farmers, land managers and other stakeholders to inform the co-design of this system that will be critical to the future health of our environment.

  • Closing Date: 11/11/2019
  • Location: Bovey Tracey and Princetown
  • Posted: 22/10/2019
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Head of Parks and Green Spaces

£66,192 - £73,547 + benefits


Inspire the future of our green spaces

This is a career-defining chance to take responsibility for 432 parks and green spaces, 2,217 hectares, 54,000 trees and 9 cemeteries and crematoria across the Bristol region. We face a fascinating challenge with projects such as the £multi-million regeneration of Ashton Court and Blaise Castle falling into our remit. Furthermore, having recently been awarded a £1million heritage fund donation, we are determined to drive forward a vital and varied portfolio of projects that will deliver maximum benefits for our local communities.

  • Closing Date: 11/11/2019
  • Location: Bristol
  • Posted: 22/10/2019
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Working Wetlands Project Manager

Salary: £33,465 plus 5% pension

Full-time (37.5 hours per week), permanent appointment, based at DWT’s Cookworthy office near Holsworthy in North Devon.   

Are you passionate about wetland conservation and river catchment restoration?

The Working Wetlands project is one of the largest natural catchment management schemes in the South West to improve water quality and build the resilience and sustainability of 6 major catchments across Devon as part of South West Water’s Upstream Thinking programme.

  • Closing Date: 10/11/2019
  • Location: Holsworthy, North Devon
  • Posted: 21/10/2019
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Partnership Development Manager


£25,463 to £29,707

Full time – Part Time hours considered


The RSPB are expanding our Corporate Partnerships team as we build on recent successes and increased public awareness of our efforts to collaborate with businesses, enabling collective action in support of nature's recovery. The Partnership Development Manager will work with the wider team to develop support and funding from business and brands by delivering the RSPB's partnership offer to reach challenging but achievable targets.

  • Closing Date: 31/10/2019
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 17/10/2019
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£19,928 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


Fashion-famous and full of colour, at 6,400 acres, Killerton is one of the National Trust’s largest special places and here we employ over 130 people. Located close to the vibrant city centre of Exeter, the 18th century house and parklands benefits from free parking and good transport links. Its size and scale, fabulous views and focus on fantastic visitor experience makes Killerton a truly wonderful place to work. And with many rare trees and glorious gardens, it’s the perfect place for gardeners and rangers to grow their career.

  • Closing Date: 01/11/2019
  • Location: Exeter
  • Posted: 15/10/2019
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Estate Worker - Farm

Full time – 40 hours per week – 5 day rota including weekend/bank holiday working £8.57 p.h

Reporting to our Estates Manager you will be responsible for effective management and maintenance of the farm land at Ferne Animal Sanctuary including Montague Panton Farm and to support the Estates team with general management tasks as required.

  • Delete Date: 11/11/2019
  • Location: Chard, Somerset
  • Posted: 14/10/2019
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Wild Brownsea Project Officer

Salary: £22406 plus accommodation provided

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Location: Brownsea Island, Brownsea Island, Poole, BH13 7EE

Dorset Wildlife Trust is seeking a dynamic self-motivated project officer to help deliver the exciting new Wild Brownsea project. The post will take a lead role in planning and delivering a programme of visitor education, outreach and engagement activities, volunteer recruitment, training and support. The post will also support the delivery of the Brownsea Island Conservation management plan delivering practical habitat management, maintenance and repairs.

  • Closing Date: 29/10/2019
  • Location: Brownsea Island, Brownsea Island, Poole, BH13 7EE
  • Posted: 11/10/2019
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Site Manager

Location: Exminster, Devon
Salary: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Can you help us take the RSPB's Devon Nature Reserves to the next level?
We are looking for an inspirational leader. Someone with real vision, a passion for nature and a hunger for giving people the very best wildlife experiences in this beautiful part of the world.

  • Closing Date: 23/10/2019
  • Location: Exminster, Devon
  • Posted: 10/10/2019
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Conservation Officer - West Country Buzz (maternity cover)

Salary: £23,000 per annum

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a Conservation Officer (35 hours per week). Your primary role will be to deliver the West Country Buzz project in North Devon. You will carry out advisory visits to farmers and other land managers to support bumblebees and other pollinators. You will collaborate with stakeholders to create, restore and maintain joined up habitat across the project area. Via walks, talks and workshops, you will raise awareness of bumblebee declines, their identification and monitoring, and how to manage land sensitively for them.

  • Closing Date: 03/11/2019
  • Location: North Devon
  • Posted: 04/10/2019
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