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Community and Volunteers vacancies: projects looking at community involvement and countryside volunteer management.


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DIO Assistant Conservation Groups and Sanctuary Officer

£25,383 + excellent pension & benefits

Part time, 24 hours per week

Salisbury, South West, SP3 4RS

The Assistant Conservation Groups and Sanctuary Officer is part of a small team within DIO Technical Services that is responsible for: compiling, designing and publishing Sanctuary, the MOD’s annual sustainability magazine; co-ordinating the MOD’s annual Sanctuary Awards including the judging process and high-profile presentation event; co-ordinating and supporting the MOD’s Conservation Groups, including publication of the Conservation Update newsletter; developing and supporting environmental awareness and communication campaigns and activities.


  • Closing Date: 29/09/2019
  • Location: Salisbury
  • Posted: 18/09/2019
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Project Support Officer

Salary: £17,000 - £19,000 per annum pro rata.

Contract: 3 days a week (22.2 hours) fixed term contract until end April 2022.

Location: Craven Arms, Shropshire.  

Caring for God’s Acre (CfGA), the national charity that promotes the conservation of churchyards and burial grounds, seeks to appoint a Project Support Officer to assist with core work and the Beautiful Burial Ground Project

Are you a self-motivated individual looking for an exciting new opportunity? We are looking for a Project Support Officer to support the work of the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and the core charity across a range of areas.


  • Closing Date: 07/10/2019
  • Location: Craven Arms, Shropshire
  • Posted: 18/09/2019
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First Gardener - Falkland Palace

Hours: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Falkland Palace

Salary range: £19,500

To assist and support the Head Gardener in the conservation, care and presentation of the property’s gardens and policies, ensuring that all areas are maintained to the highest standards and to the enjoyment of all visitors and supporters, whether through delegation to other staff/volunteers, or personal  work. 


  • Closing Date: 29/09/2019
  • Location: Falkland Palace
  • Posted: 18/09/2019
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Volunteer Coordinator

£23,678 - £25,002

Westonbirt, South West, GL8 8QS

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is one of the world’s finest temperate tree collections and an internationally important historic landscape.

As our new Volunteer Co-ordinator, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth day-to-day management of volunteer programme by working across all arboretum teams to coordinate our volunteer activities to ensure they meet business needs and provide the highest quality experience for our volunteers.


  • Closing Date: 04/10/2019
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Posted: 17/09/2019
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Senior Gardener

£24,075 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Norfolk

The 50 acres of wild garden at Sheringham Park houses a nationally important collection of rhododendrons. The garden developed around a base planting of Scots pine and oak, with the earliest plantings thought to date back to around 1850.

We don’t just need you to manage our beautiful gardens, although this is an important part of the role; we’d like you to help manage the team too. As the Senior Gardener in our team, we’d like you to lead by example, with exceptional gardening skills, but you’ll also understand how to manage the workload for this team, and deliver exceptional training to new staff and volunteers.


  • Closing Date: 06/10/2019
  • Location: Norfolk
  • Posted: 17/09/2019
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Senior Countryside Warden - Exmoor

Location: Wimbleball Lake - Exmoor

Salary: £19,000 - £21,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Join South West Lakes Trust's dedicated Countryside Team as our Senior Warden on Exmoor. Based at Wimbleball Lake, you will take a leading role in the Trust's countryside and conservation goals in the Somerset Region, delivering the highest standard of estate management and environmental work at two stunning reservoir sites in our Exmoor area.


  • Closing Date: 30/09/2019
  • Location: Wimbleball Lake - Exmoor
  • Posted: 13/09/2019
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Rights of Way Volunteer and Trails Officer

37 hours per week

Salary: £21,589 to £24,799 per annum

The Rights of Way Service helps to maintain and manage the public rights of way network and legal records for over 6000km+ of paths covering from the Mendip Hills right through to Exmoor National Park, and also works in partnership with Natural England to manage the newly established England Coast Path.

The post is primarily office based at County Hall, Taunton, but you will be required to travel around the county to undertake path audits and supervise occasional working parties. 


  • Closing Date: 06/10/2019
  • Location: County Hall, Taunton
  • Posted: 13/09/2019
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Community Tree Nursery and Engagement Officer

Part-time

Salary: £12,900 (22.5 hours per week - 0.6 full time equivalent)

The Thames Chase Trust has worked in partnership with the Land of the Fanns project to secure vital support funding to refresh the existing Community Tree Nursery and engage the local community in creating a resource that will remain for the future. The Thames Chase Trust is committed to the Community Tree Nursery project and is seeking an enthusiastic environmentalist who has the energy and drive to take forward this exciting new chapter for the nursery.


  • Closing Date: 13/10/2019
  • Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Pike Lane, Upminster,
  • Posted: 13/09/2019
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Programme Manager

£52,000 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

The Lake District

A senior leadership role to develop a sustainable future for the National Trust’s 90 Lake District farms at a time of unprecedented change.

This will involve leading a diverse team in a complex and sensitive environment to deliver a significant capital programme, develop new financially sustainable business models for our farms and investing in our farmers – the current and next generations - to face into the challenges ahead. Key outputs will include the recovery of species and habitats and a landscape that is more robust in the face of climate change, all the while sustaining the globally significant attributes that make the Lake District a World Heritage Site – its upland farming practices and native breeds. At the heart of all of this will be financially stable and viable farms.


  • Closing Date: 05/10/2019
  • Location: Lake District
  • Posted: 13/09/2019
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Durham Woodland Revival Community Engagement Officer

Grade 9 £27,905 - £31,371 p.a.

Location: County Hall, Durham

This post will work with existing woodland groups, local people and communities within the Durham Woodland Revival (DWR) project area to improve their connection to trees and woods and inspire more people to become involved in looking after their local woods. The Community Engagement Officer will develop and support a network of volunteers and woodland community groups to work independently to help bring neglected woods back into good management, delivering multiple benefits for people and wildlife. This work will help reconnect communities and land owners with their woods, providing support to manage them for wildlife, timber and recreation.


  • Closing Date: 26/09/2019
  • Location: County Hall, Durham
  • Posted: 13/09/2019
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Green Space Project Officer

At Groundwork, we are passionate about the importance of green spaces and the benefits they provide to the health and quality of peoples’ lives, the environment and the local economy. We are looking to recruit a Green Space Project Officer to help us deliver a range of projects to improve public green spaces and community engagement with sites primarily within the Wigan Borough.

You will work as part our Communities Team, supporting communities to become more active and resilient, developing and improving public green spaces to build greener, safer stronger neighbourhoods, tackling the impacts of climate change and improving health and wellbeing.


  • Closing Date: 30/09/2019
  • Location: Wigan
  • Posted: 11/09/2019
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Assistant Reserves Officer – North Hampshire

Salary Circa £18,500k - £22k depending on qualifications and experience; full-time 35 hours per week; permanent contract; based at Herriard Park, Herriard, near Basingstoke, RG25 2PL.

As part of the North Hampshire Team, this post is crucial to the successful delivery of the Trust’s Reserves and Wilder vision in north and east Hampshire. The post will be instrumental in the delivery of practical management by volunteers across north Hampshire. The role involves working on some of the most highly designated wildlife sites in the area, including the MoD training estate.


  • Closing Date: 23/09/2019
  • Location: Herriard Park, Herriard, near Basingstoke, RG25 2PL
  • Posted: 11/09/2019
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Head of Country Parks and Estates

Working Hours: Full Time, Permanent Hours per week - 37

Salary: £60,846

Location: Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RB

Leicestershire County Council is a forward looking and dynamic local authority with an ambition to deliver better quality services at lower cost. We are constantly challenging the ways that we think, work and deliver our services.

The council is also fortunate to own and manage a range of country parks and open spaces which contain some of the county’s finest natural habitats and landscapes.


  • Closing Date: 27/09/2019
  • Location: Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RB
  • Posted: 11/09/2019
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Project Development Officer (Thriving Green Spaces) x 2

£30,563 to £36,499

Fixed Term until end May 2021

36 hours per week

We are seeking two experienced and motivated project development officers to lead on key work streams on the Edinburgh’s Thriving Green Spaces Project. 

This pioneering new project will explore new ways of working together that allows Edinburgh’s green spaces to grow, thrive and adapt over the next three decades.  The role will include carrying out research, analysis, testing, consultation, communications, and reporting on selected project actions and pilots in areas such as Community, Technology, Commercial and Governance. 


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
  • Posted: 09/09/2019
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Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme Cultural Heritage Officer

Part-time: 21.5hr weekly - Fixed term to end June 2021

Salary: £25,837 FTE (Pro rata)

Based at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney, Kent

The post holder will be responsible for delivering innovative ways to engage people in the cultural and social heritage found within the Scheme area and to oversee projects being delivered as part of the Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


  • Closing Date: 30/09/2019
  • Location: Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney, Kent
  • Posted: 05/09/2019
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Northumberlandia and Weetslade Site and Events Officer

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

The role is for 21 hours per week and the contract is for a 12 month period.  

The salary starts at £20,970 to £24,673 (pro rata) per annum.

We are looking to appoint a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our team, working at Northumberlandia and Weetslade as the Site and Events Officer.

The main functions of this role are to undertake day-to-day site oversight at our Land Trust-owned sites, manage site wardens and maintenance staff and volunteers when working on site and attend and oversee major events on site and work with Land Trust and other partners in developing facilities.


  • Closing Date: 23/09/2019
  • Location: Northumberland
  • Posted: 05/09/2019
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Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme Biodiversity Officer

Full-time: Fixed term to end June 2021

Salary: £25,837

Based at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney, Kent

The post holder will lead the delivery stage of the Conservation and Wildlife projects being delivered as part of the Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


  • Closing Date: 30/09/2019
  • Location: Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney, Kent
  • Posted: 04/09/2019
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Conservation Communities Officer

Devon Wildlife Trust

Salary: £22,185 plus 5% pension (pro rata)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised person with a strong background in community engagement to join our conservation advocacy team. You will oversee the planning and delivery of the Conservation Communities Project, coordinating a varied programme of community events and training sessions in the Torridge Valley between Great Torrington and Hatherleigh.


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Cookworthy Office in North Devon
  • Posted: 04/09/2019
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Green Guardians Project Officer

Part time (28hrs per week) / Fixed-term contract until 31 December 2020 with possible extension (subject to funding) until 31 March 2021 / Full time may also be possible for the right candidate

£25,523 - £27,437 (pro-rata)

We’ve got an exciting opportunity for someone with the energy and experience to develop and lead inspirational outdoor activities for young people in the Yorkshire Dales.


  • Closing Date: 23/09/2019
  • Location: Yorkshire Dales
  • Posted: 30/08/2019
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Area Ranger

£24,844 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Sevenoaks, Kent

We are looking for an Area Ranger to join our established Countryside Team, caring for nine exceptional sites across the County, focussed upon Ightham Mote. If you are passionate about improving habitats, enhancing biodiversity and encouraging wildlife, whilst managing access for all, then this is the post for you!

As the Area Ranger you will manage a small team looking after the Ightham Mote estate, Oldbury Hill and One Tree Hill. Supported by the Lead Ranger, you will manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team. You will support your fellow Rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work, fulfilling our Estate Management Plan, Land, Outdoors and Nature objectives.


  • Closing Date: 19/09/2019
  • Location: Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Posted: 29/08/2019
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Project Officer

Based in York and surrounding area - travelling within approx. 1 hour.

28 hours per week (Provisionally Tuesday - Friday)

Salary: £17,500 per annum (£14,000 pro rata)

The York branch has been running environmental projects in York and North Yorkshire for over 30 years. We are seeking an enthusiastic, adaptable and committed person to join the York Conservation Volunteers team for this important post. This post holder will manage primarily the well-established Midweek Volunteer Group. This volunteer group delivers a varied programme of potentially large scale practical environmental projects in urban and rural locations every week throughout the year.


  • Closing Date: 27/09/2019
  • Location: York and surrounding area
  • Posted: 29/08/2019
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Land Based Team Leader

Brothers of Charity Services

Hours: 36.25 hours 5 days a week

Salary: £21,018.05 pa

Location: Various locations across Lancashire

Brothers of Charity Services and our Social Enterprises offer opportunities for people with learning disabilities to learn new skills, hobbies, meet new friends and join in with organised activities and events and supported employment. This is a management role providing professional leadership and mentoring for the Land Based Enterprise’s group of staff and services.


  • Delete Date: 25/09/2019
  • Location: Various locations across Lancashire
  • Posted: 28/08/2019
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2 x Environmental Youth Project Officer

3 days per week

Potteric Carr Nature Reserves, Doncaster & 1 St. George's Place, York

(Fixed Term Contract until August 2020)

Salary: £26,200 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Would you like to be part of a major environmental programme to engage, inspire, develop and empower young people to take action for wildlife and the environment?

We are looking for an enthusiastic advocate for wildlife conservation to work with young people at the Trust’s sites, one role based out of Potteric Carr Nature Reserves, Doncaster and the other out of 1 St. George's Place York. It is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund as part of the Our Bright Future programme.


  • Closing Date: 18/09/2019
  • Location: Potteric Carr Nature Reserves, Doncaster & 1 St. George's Place, York
  • Posted: 23/08/2019
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Sustainable Tourism Officer

Part Time

National Park Office, Penrhyndeudraeth  

£24,799 - £26,999 pro rata

Snowdonia National Park Authority protects the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of Snowdonia National Park.


  • Closing Date: 20/09/2019
  • Location: National Park Office, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • Posted: 23/08/2019
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Senior Rangers

£26,999 - £33,799

Permanent/Working 36.5 Hours per week

Birmingham Ranger Service is responsible for maintaining and promoting conservation across Birmingham's parks, open spaces and Nature reserves.  We work closely with and within our local communities to enhance residents and visitors enjoyment of our nature and Birmingham's public open spaces. You will have overall responsibility for the day to day management and promotion of their Ranger Hub, as part of the city-wide Ranger Service.


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Posted: 22/08/2019
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Ranger Warden

Northfield Hub – Lickey Hills Country Park

£18,065 - £19,945

Permanent/Working 36.5 Hours per week

You will have responsibility for helping to supervise and assist in the maintenance of the hub sites, ensuring compliance with the park Byelaws, carrying out periodical health and safety checks and to oversee facilities where directed.  In addition the post will support the site Rangers in all associated duties, which may include community involvement with friends of groups and helping organise activities on site.


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Lickey Hills Country Park, Birmingham
  • Posted: 22/08/2019
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Head Gardener

Location: Kenwood house

Salary: From £35,853 per annum, depending on skills and experience / 36 hours per week

Job type: Permanent

Would you like to use your passion and creativity to nurture some of the country's most prestigious landscapes and inspire visitors from across the world? Then join us as Head Gardener at Kenwood House.


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Kenwood House, London
  • Posted: 21/08/2019
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Cumbria Local Nature Partnership Officer

£25,858 pro rata, per annum, plus pension contribution of 9% (year1 - Grade 6), equates to £10,343 per annum for a 14 hour week

Based in Kendal. Six Month Contract.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to help drive forward the nature conservation agenda in Cumbria within the busy Wider Countryside Department at Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Working closely with partners from a variety of sectors you will lead the continued development of the Cumbria Local Nature Partnership, seeking to align strategic priorities for wildlife in Cumbria within the wider policy context.


  • Closing Date: 18/09/2019
  • Location: Kendal
  • Posted: 20/08/2019
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Countryside Ranger / Volunteer Co-ordinator

Post: Full time. Fixed term contract until 31/03/2024

Salary: £26,999 – 28,785

Base: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

You will have specific responsibility for leading the development, implementation and delivery of the Nurturing Nature, Crystal Clear Ebble, Wonderful Woodlands and Ancient Ways projects in the Natural /Historic Landscape themes, whilst having a significant input to other projects as required and appropriate.


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
  • Posted: 20/08/2019
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Heritage and Community Engagement Officer

Post: Full time. Fixed term contract until 31/03/2024

Salary: £26,999 – 28,785

Base: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

As Heritage and Community Engagement Officer, you will have specific responsibility for leading the development and delivery of projects within the Cultural Landscape theme, such as Memories Captured, Characters of the Chase, Artists Residencies, Silk Flags, Walking Festival, Voices / Words in the Landscape and Roman Rally, whilst having an input to other projects as required and appropriate. Many of the Cultural Landscape projects are one-time events whilst other projects within the scheme are of longer duration.


  • Closing Date: 22/09/2019
  • Location: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
  • Posted: 20/08/2019
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Site Manager

Salary starting at: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Location: Wiltshire

Can you help us unlock the Secret Forest? Franchises Lodge is our near 1,000 acre new reserve in the New Forest National Park, a landscape of ancient woodland and conifer plantation that are ripe for restoration into an un-paralleled biodiversity hotspot.

Our 200-year vision is to restore a landscape-scale mosaic of deciduous woodland, wood pasture, heath and mire that really delivers for people and nature.


  • Closing Date: 18/09/2019
  • Location: Wiltshire
  • Posted: 09/08/2019
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