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21 pages in total, the lead article is from the Outdoor Recreation Network and provides best practice gathered at their recent seminar on People & Dogs in the Outdoors. Celebrating 10 years of Nordic Walking at Rosliston Forestry Centre – find out what Nordic Walking is. The Lee Valley Park extends to 4,010ha and attracts over 7.1m visits a year, discover what the Park has to offer and how the Authority manages such a large site. Scottish Natural Heritage can confirm that outdoor visits are at a record high; read more about the data behind the claim. University of Exeter LEEP Institute have developed ORVal – the outdoor recreation valuation tool – see how you could use it to your advantage for recreation management. Jack Davidson from Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path National Trail discusses how good data gathering & interpretation can help grow visitor numbers. The Mersey Forest outlines the growing value of England’s urban woodlands and finally Rob Sayers of Active Outdoors gives his opinion on how to create the building blocks to a resilient & healthy outdoor recreation industry. May is National Walking month with Living Streets and Walk in the Woods month with the Tree Council. Walk where ever you can this May. This edition also carries adverts for resources, products and services to aid a recreation offer. Read it here

Local Biodiversity Partnership Coordinator

Circa £24,990

The post is until 31 March 2020 based in Aberdeen however travel to other sites may be required.

The work undertaken by The James Hutton Group is right at the top of the global agenda tackling problems such as the impact of climate change and threats to food and water security.

Ecological Sciences are an innovative, multidisciplinary group of scientists who study the interactions between soil, plants, animals, humans and the environment with the aim of sustainable management of natural resources.

  • Closing Date: 02/06/2019
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Posted: 20/05/2019
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Lead Ranger

£27,735 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

East Dean

Rangers play a hugely important role at the National Trust, thinking long term to look after our special places. Our new strategy for Land Outdoors and Nature means that we are investing in front line ranger services to help us deliver positive changes at a landscape scale. We are looking to recruit a Lead Ranger to join our team on the South Downs to ensure excellent, sustainable care and conservation is delivered across all of our countryside.

  • Closing Date: 10/06/2019
  • Location: East Dean
  • Posted: 20/05/2019
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Museum Maintenance Officer

Ryedale Folk Museum

Salary: £20,000 pro rata

Hours: Negotiable, between 24-40 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

This job is a great opportunity to join a small and friendly team at Ryedale Folk Museum. The Museum Maintenance Officer will help to maintain our Museum’s buildings and care for the six-acre site, alongside a team of enthusiastic volunteers.

  • Delete Date: 17/06/2019
  • Location: Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 20/05/2019
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Assistant Ranger

Our Assistant Rangers’ duties, to care for and protect our historic environment, are carried out between Holyrood Park, Edinburgh and Linlithgow Peel, West Lothian, as well as other Historic Environment Scotland sites. Assistant Rangers are a core part of a dynamic Ranger Team based in Holyrood Park working on a rota system of 5 out of 7 days including weekends, bank holidays and evenings. This is an exciting opportunity to enjoy an active and busy outdoor role in the Natural and Cultural Heritage sector.

  • Closing Date: 29/05/2019
  • Location: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
  • Posted: 20/05/2019
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Landscape Adviser

Salary: £30,522 - £36,742 (Band D) plus excellent benefits such as flexitime, generous annual leave and a defined pension scheme to name just a few

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Grantown on Spey

As Landscape Adviser you will provide advice to board members, colleagues and outside organisations on all landscape matters. This can be in relation to infrastructure, energy, housing and tourist developments but equally woodland creation, riparian restoration, SUDs, Landscape Special Qualities and LVIAs and the protection of habitats. We work in an integrated way, in a creative environment where landscape, nature conservation, land management and planning overlap. Projects may include community landscape values assessment, landscape restoration and enhancement, historic environment, landscape change monitoring and working on public events.

  • Closing Date: 06/06/2019
  • Location: Grantown on Spey
  • Posted: 16/05/2019
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Living Landscapes Officer – Maternity Cover

£26200 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employee pension contribution

21 hours per week

Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to combine your knowledge and experience of land management with your passion and commitment to engaging local communities? Do you share our vision of creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone?

YWT are seeking to appoint a Living Landscape Officer to join our North Region Team. This is a great opportunity for the right person to deliver YWT’s Living Landscapes work primarily in the Harrogate Districts of the Region.

  • Closing Date: 10/06/2019
  • Location: Harrogate District
  • Posted: 15/05/2019
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Area Ranger

£25,615 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


As a champion of our unique and beautiful landscapes, nature conservation management and outdoor experiences, you’ll help to keep our countryside and coast wonderful. Working across some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure our landscapes are beautiful, well presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.

  • Closing Date: 05/06/2019
  • Location: Bridgwater
  • Posted: 15/05/2019
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Parks Community Engagement & Café Coordinator

Bournemouth Parks Foundation

Would you love to work within a park environment for an innovative and growing charity? You will lead on developing our café social enterprise model across various sites; producing business plans, growing audiences, increasing park use and engagement, as well as day-to-day management of café operations. If you love the outdoors, delivering a high level of customer service, coordinating community activities and have a passion for growing a new business we'd love to hear from you.

  • Closing Date: 26/05/2019
  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Posted: 14/05/2019
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River Foss Project Assistant

3 days per week 

£20000 p.a.  Pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Would you like to play a part in creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? Would you like to combine your passion for the environment with your skills and experience to improve habitat quality and quantity?  

The River Foss Project Assistant will work primarily around the north-east of York. The post holder will help deliver a new Living Landscape project in North Yorkshire working with external partners, local communities and as part of a team with other staff, volunteers and trainees.

  • Closing Date: 03/06/2019
  • Location: York
  • Posted: 14/05/2019
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Policy Officer

Location: Baltic House, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff 

Position type: Full time contract until end of March 2021, with the possibility of extension until March 2022.

Salary scale: £27,730 – £36,552

Wales Environment Link (WEL) is a network of 28 diverse NGOs with environmental, countryside and heritage interests, most of which have an all-Wales focus.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a good background in both coordinating and motivating groups and developing policy. 

  • Closing Date: 03/06/2019
  • Location: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
  • Posted: 14/05/2019
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Senior Project Officer

Based in Tree Nursery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor N.Ireland

35 hours per week

Salary: £19,500 - £21,500 per annum

The Senior Project Officer role is based at TCV’s Tree Nursery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, working with a team of staff and volunteers to grow native trees from seed. You will have a development responsibility to promote opportunities N. Ireland wide to connect a greater number of people to support the protection of and increase the volume of local provenance trees grown from seed.

  • Closing Date: 24/05/2019
  • Location: Tree Nursery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, N.Ireland
  • Posted: 10/05/2019
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£19,612 minimum to £22,514 maximum per annum

Fixed Term - 1 Year - Full Time

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

This is an exciting opportunity for an outgoing and talented individual to join our ranger team at White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (WCCP) – part of the role will be working at Samphire Hoe, a unique country park on the coast of East Kent. Working alongside the rangers and a dedicated group of volunteers, you will assist with the day-to-day management of Samphire Hoe, including habitat management, the delivery of educational activities and visitor management.

  • Closing Date: 26/05/2019
  • Location: Samphire Hoe
  • Posted: 10/05/2019
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Business Development Manager

Fixed Term: 2 years (initially & subject to annual funding confirmation)

Salary:  £32,000 per annum (pro rata)

Hours:  3 days per week with flexible working pattern

Base:    BWE office base is Unit K1, Bolsover Business Park, Woodhouse Lane, Bolsover, S44 6BD; it is envisaged that the post holder will have a home base with regular contact and visits to BWE offices.

We are looking to appoint a Business Development Manager, initially for a fixed term of 2 years; part of the role will be to secure funding to sustain the post beyond this period. The post holder will work alongside existing staff, volunteers and BWE Board of Directors to develop and expand the organisation’s range of services in order to safeguard its future and enable BWE to reach its full potential. 

  • Closing Date: 03/06/2019 updated
  • Location: Bolsover, Chesterfield
  • Posted: 09/05/2019
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Regional Project Officer - Maternity Cover

£25,000-£28,000 p/a

10 months full time contract. Position based at our offices in Headington, Oxford.

Freshwater Habitats Trust is a friendly, well respected conservation charity that works to protect freshwater wildlife through practical, evidence-based and effective nature conservation projects. We are now recruiting for this post based at our Oxford office.

  • Closing Date: 31/05/2019
  • Location: Headington, Oxford
  • Posted: 08/05/2019
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Area Ranger

£24,075 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Dunwich Heath, Suffolk

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.

  • Closing Date: 21/05/2019
  • Location: Dunwich Heath, Suffolk
  • Posted: 08/05/2019
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Assistant Ranger

£13,593 pa

Fixed Term p/t (30 hrs pw for 6 mo)

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning, our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment, and find better ways to do things.

  • Closing Date: 22/05/2019
  • Location: Bodiam Castle, East Sussex
  • Posted: 08/05/2019
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Events and Volunteer Officer

£22,462 - £24,799 per annum

Honiton and mobile throughout East Devon

Full time

We have an exciting and challenging job opportunity to be at the heart of our community engagement work with residents across East Devon. You will lead our events development and delivery, alongside the team, producing the Wild East Devon events guide with our partners. You will be responsible for recruiting and co-ordinating volunteers, providing a high standard of training and support. You will also play a key role in developing our visitor offer across our reserves. 

  • Closing Date: 26/05/2019
  • Location: Honiton and mobile throughout East Devon
  • Posted: 07/05/2019
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Teacher Trainer

Part-time post, 28 hours, based in Surrey

FTE £23-24,000 per annum

Do you have the ability to enthuse and teach others how they can encourage children to engage with their local natural environment? If so, you could be just the person we need to join our engagement team.

  • Closing Date: 31/05/2019
  • Location: Surrey
  • Posted: 07/05/2019
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Countryside Service Estate Worker Officer

Salary £19,554 - £21,166 pa

Full time/Permanent  

Estate worker required to join friendly team responsible for the maintenance of 26 sites throughout Wokingham Borough including Country Parks, Nature Reserves, SANGS and 143 miles of Public Rights of Way.   

Duties to include general maintenance, health & safety inspections, conservation tasks and working with volunteers and the public.   

  • Delete Date: 31/05/2019
  • Location: Wokingham
  • Posted: 03/05/2019
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Interpretation Officer

Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme

Starting salary:  £24,353 pro rata

Part Time (14 hours per week)

The post is for a four-year period to the end of April 2023. It will be based at Tebay within the scheme area.

Would you like to be part of a team delivering an exciting programme of heritage projects in the Westmorland Dales?  Do you have the range of skills and experience necessary to lead on the delivery of the interpretive elements of the projects and to contribute to the team more generally? The Interpretation Officer will play a key role in the team.  He or she will take the lead in delivering the Interpreting the Westmorland Dales project in particular, working closely with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, other partners, consultants, designers, and community groups.

  • Closing Date: 23/05/2019
  • Location: Tebay, Cumbria
  • Posted: 02/05/2019
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Discoveries on your Doorstep Project Officer

Part-time - 21 hours per week

Fixed term for 12 months

Northallerton (with occasional base elsewhere across the project area) 

Interested in improving health and access to nature for communities in North Yorkshire? We're looking for a motivated individual to join North Yorkshire County Council to help deliver an exciting health and nature project. 

We’re looking for someone with a background in health and wellbeing and a passion for the natural environment to inspire communities in North Yorkshire to get outdoors and discover nature on their doorstep.

  • Closing Date: 23/05/2019
  • Location: Northallerton
  • Posted: 01/05/2019
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Community Ranger - Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Project

£21,000 annual salary

Permanent full-time post (37.5 hours per week)

Chiltern Rangers are working in partnership with the Chilterns Conservation Board to deliver an exciting new project across the Central Chilterns area. Landscape Connections will create, restore, manage and connect habitats across the Central Chilterns project area.

50% of your time will be delivering the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs project in partnership with the Chilterns Conservation Board. The other 50% of the time will be working with Chiltern Rangers on a variety of smaller community based conservation projects.  You will be based at Chiltern Rangers, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

  • Closing Date: 31/05/2019
  • Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Posted: 01/05/2019
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Community Engagement Officer

Grade 6, £27,608 to £30,245 (inclusive of local weighting), full time, 37 hours per week (part-time working and job share considered), fixed term contract for 2 years & 7 months until 31 March 2022.

Based in Hertford.

An opportunity for an experienced Community Engagement Officer to work at Castle Park, Bishop’s Stortford as part of the Leisure & Parks Development team and with support from our partners, the Countryside Management Service. This is an exciting time for you to join us and develop your career supporting the delivery of a parks improvement project funded by a £1.9 M Heritage Lottery grant. You will develop a programme of events that celebrate the historical and natural heritage of the park and that support people’s health and wellbeing.

  • Closing Date: 27/05/2019
  • Location: Hertford
  • Posted: 29/04/2019
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Project Officer - Mid Calder & Tributaries Project

35 hours per week

£26,200 p.a plus up to 9% employee pension contribution

Are you a bright and energetic person? Would you like to combine your passion for the environment with your ability to deliver a programme of activity to restore habitat and engage local communities and landowners?

If so, we are seeking to appoint a Project Officer to join our dynamic and dedicated team based at Stirley Community Farm.

  • Closing Date: 21/05/2019
  • Location: Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield
  • Posted: 26/04/2019
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