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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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Moor than meets the eye Scheme Manager

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.

  • Closing Date: 10/05/2019
  • Location: Pricetown, Dartmoor
  • Posted: 23/04/2019
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Engagement Officer - Countryside (South West)

£17,703 pa

Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)

Wareham, Dorset

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.

  • Closing Date: 12/05/2019
  • Location: Wareham, Dorset
  • Posted: 23/04/2019
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Countryside Team Operative - Exeter

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.

  • Closing Date: 02/05/2019
  • Location: Clyst St Mary, Exeter
  • Posted: 18/04/2019
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Ecological Advisor

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.

  • Closing Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: Headford, Co Galway
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Charity Supporter

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.

  • Closing Date: 28/04/2019
  • Location: Mid or West Cornwall
  • Posted: 16/04/2019
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Torridge River Restoration Officer x 3

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.

  • Closing Date: 06/05/2019
  • Location: Cookworthy, North Devon
  • Posted: 15/04/2019
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Torridge River Restoration Project Team Leader

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.

  • Closing Date: 06/05/2019
  • Location: Cookworthy, North Devon
  • Posted: 15/04/2019
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Woodlands & Countryside Manager - Avon

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.

  • Delete Date: 13/05/2019
  • Location: Avon
  • Posted: 15/04/2019
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£19,928 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Bridport, Dorset

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.

  • Closing Date: 24/04/2019
  • Location: Bridport, Dorset
  • Posted: 09/04/2019
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Area Ranger

£14,445 pa

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).

  • Closing Date: 26/04/2019
  • Location: Helston, Cornwall
  • Posted: 04/04/2019
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Contracts Manager in South West England

Woodland Trust

Location: Homebased

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.

  • Closing Date: 28/04/2019
  • Location: Homebased
  • Posted: 04/04/2019
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Senior Ecologist

£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.  

  • Closing Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: Cheddar
  • Posted: 03/04/2019
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Visitor Experience Manager

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.

  • Delete Date: 03/05/2019
  • Location: Weymouth, Dorset
  • Posted: 29/03/2019
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Graduate Arboricultural Consultant or Arboricultural Consultant

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Bath

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. 

  • Closing Date: 25/04/2019
  • Location: Bath
  • Posted: 28/03/2019
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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. 

  • Delete Date: 24/04/2019
  • Location: Canonteign Falls, Christow Nr Exeter. EX6 7RH
  • Posted: 27/03/2019
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Volunteer Coordinator Officer

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. 

  • Closing Date: 25/04/2019
  • Location: Hemyock and Broomfield
  • Posted: 26/03/2019
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RFS Forestry Roots Jobs

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

  • Closing Date: 29/04/2019
  • Location: Somerset, Reading, Kent, Norfolk
  • Posted: 25/03/2019
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