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Community Officer - Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

Logo: Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

Permanent – Full time

Located in St John’s Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 3UX (to be confirmed)

In July 2012 Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere was recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. It was the first UNESCO Biosphere in Scotland and is part of a family of over 700 Biospheres around the world.

Community Biodiversity Officer - Three Rivers District Council

Logo: Three Rivers District Council

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3

Salary: £28,639 - £30,475 per annum

The Community Services Department is responsible for managing the tree stock within the district; responding to planning applications and providing advice; developing and overseeing Management Plans (Greenspace Action Plans) for key parks and open spaces; and supporting the Council in achieving key objectives linked to the Tree Strategy and the Climate Change & Sustainability Strategy. This is an exciting new role, offering the successful candidate the opportunity to shape community engagement in biodiversity activities across the district. They will be responsible for a range of activities including planning and delivering a community engagement programme.

Community Engagement Officer - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

The role is for 21 hours per week and the contract is for a 24 month period.

The salary starts at £22,500 (pro rata) per annum.

We are looking to appoint a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our Wild City team, as a Community Engagement Officer. You will provide high quality wildlife and environmental education and engagement activities and opportunities for local communities within the urban areas of Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and South East Northumberland.

Conservation Project Officer - The Conservation Volunteers

Logo: The Conservation Volunteers

Based in Hastings

28 hours per week, to include weekend and evening work.

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

Based at the TCV office in Hastings, but working throughout East Sussex and occasionally beyond, this exciting role supports TCV in enabling people and communities to improve their health, prospects and outdoor places. We have an outstanding track record of delivering conservation, community and health projects across Sussex and we want to build on this whilst continuing to meet the needs of our diverse communities, existing and potential partners and becoming a beacon of best practice for us nationally.

Environmental Initiatives Officer, Community Greenspace - Perth & Kinross Council

Logo: Perth & Kinross Council

Location: Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD

Salary: £26,372 - £29,225 per year

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Full time, 36 hpw

A permanent post has become available, with the opportunity to join Community Greenspace based in the picturesque area of Perth and Kinross. The team is responsible for all local authority parks, woodlands, green open spaces and cemeteries within this large geographical area. The Communities section has an essential role working in partnership with our communities developing environmental initiatives such as award winning bloom groups, paths groups, Friends of Parks groups and this role will be specifically to develop and deliver our emerging Friends of Cemeteries programme working closely with our communities and our Bereavement Services team and on occasion to support community gardens with practical advice.

Community Officer - Green Spaces - Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Logo: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

37 hours, Permanent

Location: The Beresford Centre, Basingstoke

£30,451 - £33,782 per annum

The Parks & Street Scene team is looking for someone that is energetic and community-focused to support the council’s vision for protecting and enhancing the natural environment. The role is to support the development of green spaces by building and maintaining strong working relationships with community groups, local residents, and voluntary and statutory agencies to encourage community involvement and engagement in green spaces owned by the borough council.

Project Development Officer for Llyn and Anglesey (Natur am Byth) - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: RSPB Cymru - Bangor

Salary: £27,574 - £30,590 per annum

Duration: 15 months

RSPB Cymru has the opportunity to save species on the Llyn peninsula and Isle of Anglesey, including the red-billed chough, spotted rock-rose and large mason bee. It's part of a national scheme called Natur am Byth! which RSPB Cymru will be collaborating with partners, private landowners and communities to develop conservation plans for species.

Senior Project Officer: Growing Together, West Lothian - The Conservation Volunteers

Logo: The Conservation Volunteers

Based in Edinburgh

21 hours per week

Salary: £20,000/ annum pro rata.

Fixed term 6 month contract – (this could be extended depending on funding)

The primary requirement of the role is to lead community growing activities at Craigshill community gardens. This will involve preparing resources/materials, planning practical tasks, and providing training/ guidance to local volunteers. The aim of the project is to provide training to residents to build skills and confidence in food growing, harvesting produce, crop rotation and gardening skills to increase access to affordable, locally produced food.

Senior Project Officer: PPL - The Conservation Volunteers

Logo: The Conservation Volunteers

Based in Edinburgh

35 hours per week

Salary: £20,000 / annum

Fixed term - until end of July 2022

The primary requirement of the role is to oversee the recruitment, induction and support six - eight 16-18 year old school leavers with no current positive destination to take part in the employability programme. The Senor Project Officer will manage, develop, and supervise delivery of a range of practical landbased conservation tasks and on the job training on partners sites to develop participants skill set and provide practical work experience.

Site Supervisor - Upper Derwent Valley - Severn Trent Water

Logo: Severn Trent Water

Location: Upper Derwent Valley, Bamford, Derbyshire

Salary: Up to £33,000 pa, annual performance bonus

The Site Supervisor role is accountable for the day-to-day operations at the Upper Derwent Valley. This includes managing the visitor facilities at Fairholmes, Heathedene and Linacre Reservoirs. In line with ST’s strategic aims and the Visitor Experience Team Business Plan this role will deliver high quality recreation, conservation and education; leading a team of Rangers and volunteers to provide a wonderful experience for our visitors.

Slapton Line Adaptation Manager - South Hams District Council

Logo: South Hams District Council

Region: South West

Sectors: ‘Countryside’ & ‘Community and Volunteers’

Contract length: 2 years fixed term contract

Salary details: £32,234 - £35,745 per annum

We are looking for a dynamic project manager skilled in partnership working, keen to make a real difference and leave a positive legacy with our coastal communities and for our natural environment. This is a rare opportunity to work for the Slapton Line Partnership, at a pivotal time when coastal management is firmly in the spotlight and real solutions are needed to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Green Space Development Officer - East Devon District Council

Logo: East Devon District Council

£25,991 - £28,672 per year

Sidmouth and Exmouth

Full time permanent

We are looking for an experienced horticulturalist who shares our passion for parks and green spaces as places for people to use and enjoy. Your role will be to design, develop and implement planting / landscaping schemes for the districts’ award winning parks and gardens; together with responsibility of engaging and nurturing local community and volunteer groups to help enhance and improve our parks and green spaces in a sustainable way.

Recreation Officer - Natural Resources Wales

Logo: Natural Resources Wales

Location: Resolven / Llandovery

Grade & Salary: 5, £30,873 rising to £34,218 over four years

Type of contract: Fixed Term appointment until 31 March 2023 / Work pattern: full time

The land management team helps ensure the land we manage and the Welsh Government Woodland Estate (WGWE) is safe so that everyone can enjoy and benefit from it. The role will help manage our recreational sites which includes picnic sites, play areas, walking trails, mountain bike trails and public rights of way.

Assistant Site Manager - Woodmeadow Trust

Logo: Woodmeadow Trust

Salary: £28,860 (pro-rata)

Hours per week: 12 hours

Position: Employed, part-time (self-employed considered)

Location: Three Hagges Woodmeadow, near Escrick, York

We are looking for an experienced person capable of working closely with the senior management team in managing, developing and maintaining Three Hagges Woodmeadow, as well as supporting and organising tasks for the Woodmeadow Enhancement Team in delivering the site’s management plan. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the site’s management plan, as well as carrying out the monitoring and research that underpins the evidence-base for establishing woodmeadows elsewhere. This position is offered as a part-time post for 12 hours a week, with a six-month probation period. You will work at Three Hagges Woodmeadow, Escrick, near York. There may be opportunities for extra hours and flexible working.

Schools Project Officer - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Strumpshaw Fen
Salary: £22,986.00 - £25,500.00 Pro Rata
Duration: 14 months fixed-term post ending on 31/12/2022
This project, part of the Water, Mills and Marshes Heritage Lottery-funded landscape partnership scheme, was launched in 2018 to help children and families living around the RSPB Mid Yare Nature Reserves discover, connect, celebrate and support the special wildlife and wild places on their doorstep. In this role you will work with the RSPB team based at Strumpshaw Fen, a dedicated project volunteer team, and partner with local schools to build on what has been achieved to date, to plan and deliver the project programme and deliverables for 2022.

Volunteer Leader - Canal and River Trust

Logo: Canal and River Trust

Advertised Salary: £24,669 inclusive of allowances

We currently have opportunities for 2 Volunteering Leader's within our dynamic and enthusiastic Wales & Southwest operations team, based at Newbury and covering the regional canal networks (Kennet & Avon). As Volunteering Leader, you will report directly to the Area Operations Manager, and work closely with not only volunteers, but operational team colleagues across the wider Wales & Southwest team as you plan, assist, deliver and manage successful volunteer activities and events in 2021 and beyond.

Site Supervisor – Visitor Experience Team - Hafren Dyfrdwy / Severn Trent Water

Logo: Hafren Dyfrdwy

Salary of up to £33,000.00

Are you interested in a hands on position where you will have the opportunity to work in beautiful surroundings 24/7? Our Site Supervisor for Wales is accountable for the day-to-day operations primarily at Lake Vyrnwy and Llyn Clywedog for Hafren Dyfrdwy (HD), developing the visitor offering and delivering visitor growth. In line with HD’s strategic aims and the Visitor Experience Team (VET) Business Plan the main objectives include delivering high quality recreation, access, conservation and education.

Assistant Ranger x 2 - North Devon - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Salary £18298 - Fixed Term Contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for two assistant rangers to support our nature recovery and peoples access to nature ambitions. We are looking for two individuals who are passionate about nature and want to make a difference for people and climate change. Please indicate in your application your preference of role.

Stakeholder Engagement Officer - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Logo: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Stromness, Orkney

£24,000 pro rata per annum

Full-time position / Fixed term for 12 months

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.

Conservation Officer - Southern Nature Reserves, Worcestershire - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Salary: Around £25,000 pa

Post Details: 35 hour week (occasional evenings and weekends), full-time, 8% employer contribution stakeholder pension, 4% employee contribution. 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

Location: Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip near Worcester, but the post holder will be expected to travel to sites mainly in southern Worcestershire.

We are looking for an experienced reserves officer to join our 5 officers and trainee team, between them managing 80+ nature reserves.

Sussex & Kent NNR Reserve Manager x 2 - Natural England

Logo: Natural England

We are the Government's statutory advisor for the natural environment, playing a part delivering the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan. This describes an ambitious vision, bringing new opportunities to protect and enhance, and to achieve real outcomes for the environment

We are seeking two motivated and passionate Temporary Reserve Managers to work as part of either our East Sussex National Nature Reserve (NNR) group, or at our Kent Stodmarsh NNR.

You will be working alongside our existing Reserve Managers and Senior Reserve Managers. You will be line managed by our Sussex & Kent NNR Team Leader.

Area Ranger - Somerset - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Salary £24,371 - £25,927 pa (depending on experience) - Permanent contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for an Area Ranger to join our team in Somerset, to help manage a team of volunteers and coordinate countryside work across Mid-Somerset. You will work alongside other departments in the property team to develop work programmes to deliver our site management plans.

You will play a key role in undertaking day to day engagement and conservation work as well as involvement in project delivery.

Project Manager - Seasalter Levels Restoration Project - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Kent
Salary: £27,574 - £30,590 per annum
Duration: Until 31st March 2022
In partnership with Canterbury and Swale Council, Natural England, Kent Wildlife Trust, the restoration plan will incorporate habitat improvements that will enable sites to become a major link in a chain of nature reserves. Restoring Seasalter Levels to its potential will provide sanctuary for wildlife, creating a reserve that is managed for nature and resilient to climate change. Wraik Hill, is a small Local Nature Reserve comprising grassland and scrub habitats that provides resources for local communities to access nature.

Biodiversity Conservation Assistant - National Botanic Garden of Wales

Logo: National Botanic Garden Wales

This is a full-time, fixed term, position starting as soon as possible and finishing 31st March 2022. Hours of work are 37.5 per week, working five days out of seven, with some weekend work required. The post is based at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with regular site visits throughout Wales to support project delivery. The salary is up to £18,700 per annum according to qualifications and experience.

This is an exciting and wide-ranging post providing botanical and biodiversity support to the Biophilic Wales project, delivering across all of the work packages. Within the Inspiring Spaces work package you will support the Green Infrastructure Officer and Swansea Bay University Health Board Estates Team to carry out biodiversity improvements across the Health Board Estate. In the Grasslands for Life work package you will assist the National Botanic Garden of Wales’ Science Officer by supporting lab work in the Botanic Garden’s Molecular Labs. Within the Plants for People work package you will help to process seed of some of Wales’ most threatened plants. As part of the Biophilic Wales team the post holder will also help with public engagement activities and work with volunteers on project delivery. Full training will be provided in any aspects of project delivery that the successful candidate is not familiar with. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and apply skills from botany, horticulture, environmental management and scientific research.

Wellbeing Programmes Leader (part-time) - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Hours: 0.8 FTE (Permanent Contract with funding secured until 30/04/2025)

Based in: Devizes, SN10 1NJ

Salary: £22,784 for 30 hours, (FTE: £28,480 pa)

As a member of the Business Development and Community Engagement Team the post-holder will lead the delivery of the Trust’s Adult Wellbeing Programmes. The post holder will contribute directly to the delivery of Strategic Plan Objective 2 – ‘Lead and support the transition of society towards more sustainable living’. The post-holder will represent the Trust externally in the course of their work.

Grow Wilder Grower Engagement Officer - Avon Wildlife Trust

Logo: Avon Wildlife Trust

Part-time: 0.8 FTE

Permanent Position

Salary band: £22,000-£26,300 pro rata

Location: Bristol

Do you have a passion for nature, habitats and the environment? Do you have a good understanding of ecology, conservation, landscapes and habitats and experience working with community groups and volunteers? Avon Wildlife Trust has an exciting opportunity at our Grow Wilder site and we would love to hear from you.

Senior Project Officer - The Conservation Volunteers

Logo: The Conservation Volunteers

Based in Colchester

35 hours per week working alternate Sundays

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Based in Colchester, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing our Essex office, it’s associated practical volunteering projects, our volunteers and partners, and safeguarding the sustainability of the operation. Currently rebuilding to pre COVID19 levels of delivery, the office aims to run 4 or 5 activities a week, split between the Senior Project Officer and part time Project Officer.

Park Ranger - Rushcliffe Borough Council

Logo: Rushcliffe Borough Council

Location: Rushcliffe

Salary: £18,468 - £19,839 per annum (pro-rata) 15 hours per week

Rushcliffe Borough Council has an exciting opportunity for a Park Ranger to join the team at Rushcliffe Country Park.

This post will assist the Park Manager and other Rangers to ensure the effective management of the award-winning Rushcliffe Country Park, providing excellent customer care and a safe, clean environment.

Care Farm Education and Wellbeing Officer x2 - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: Term time: £20,132 to £21,924 depending on experience, Full time: £24,180 -£24,765 depending on experience
Hours: 1 x 37.5 hours pro rata term time only (40 weeks) at The Willows Care Farm, 1 x 37.5 hours per week (full time) at Lakeside Care Farm

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is a leading conservation charity in the UK and has an excellent reputation for the development of ‘green prescriptions’, working to improve people’s wellbeing through engagement with the natural environment. This work is the basis of our alternative education provision and has proved successful and popular with a wide range of students and their carers. Due to this we are looking for enthusiastic and experienced Education and Wellbeing Officers to support and shape our expanding Care Farm provision.

Conservation Officer (Bowland) - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Lancaster Office

Salary: £27,574 - £30,590

An exciting opportunity for a Conservation Officer with a proven track record of working in the UK uplands, particularly in areas with Driven Grouse Shooting, who also has experience of partnership working at an inter-organisational level, has arisen within our Forest of Bowland Priority Landscape

Outdoor Facilities Supervisor - Swanage - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Salary £20721 - Permanent contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for an Outdoor Facilities Supervisor to join our team at Studland Bay, to help deliver exemplary site presentation, maintenance, and an all-round excellent visitor experience.

This will include leading on practical tasks to help deliver our site management plan, which could vary from maintaining site presentation, to planning and constructing infrastructure, conducting invasive species removal and vegetation clearance, or patrolling the site to ensure visitor safety and enjoyment.

Environmental Youth Worker - Young Somerset

Logo: Young Somerset

Hours: 37 hours per week including some weekends and some evenings

Salary: £21,959 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Young Somerset is looking for an enthusiastic and flexible Environmental Youth Worker to join its Alternative Provision team as a specialist youth worker. You will have a keen interest in working with young people and helping them grow and learn as well as knowledge and experience of conservation and environmental education.

Parks Community Engagement Officer - Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure

Logo: Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure

Job Commencement: Immediate

Location: Wash Lodge, Valentines Park

We are looking for a dynamic and engaging individual who has energy, ideas and a passion for supporting the community. We need someone who can provide guidance, support and develop collaborative working opportunities, going the extra mile to help our partners and the community.

Assistant Ranger - Hampshire County Council

Logo: Hampshire County Council

Salary Range: £18,933 - £19,941 per annum

Work Location: River Hamble Country Park, Southampton

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Permanent

Working from a base at River Hamble Country Park and covering sites in Southern Hampshire from Chichester Harbour through to the outskirts of Southampton, you'll assist the team responsible for the day to day management of SSSi designated Woodland, SPA Coastal & Riparian Habitats, Local Nature Reserves and Trails offering access to the Countryside. Working mainly outside, your duties will include practical habitat management, working with volunteers, interpretation of work, installing and repairing site infrastructure, implementation of work plans, recording tasks and projects carried out on sites. You'll also assist in the monitoring of livestock on grazed sites ensuring welfare and conservation objectives are met.

Head of Fundraising and Communications - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £40,851 per annum

Based: Elm Tree Court Devizes with some homeworking

Contract: Permanent / Full time (37.5/week)

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is one of the top environmental charities in the UK. We have a reputation for innovation in both nature conservation and creating new ways for people to benefit from engaging with the natural world. This is your chance to be part of the future development of this organisation and help to make a real difference to wildlife, communities and the conservation agenda across Wiltshire.

Rye Harbour Discovery Centre Volunteer Co-Ordinator - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Logo: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Thanks to a successful bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Sussex Wildlife Trust are seeking an exceptional customer-focussed manager to join the team at their flagship visitor centre at Rye Harbour, East Sussex.

Location: Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, East Sussex

Salary: £13,514.18 per annum

Contract Type: Fixed term to 12/01/2023

Hours: Part time 17.5 hours per week

We are seeking a part time Volunteer Co-ordinator to join our team at the newly opened Rye Harbour Discovery Centre.

Volunteer Co-ordinator - Carymoor Environmental Trust

Logo: Carymoor Environmental Trust

1-year contract

4 days / 30 hours a week

£22,500 pro rata

Carymoor Environmental Trust is an environmental education charity based outside Castle Cary in Somerset. Our unique site has a working Waste Transfer Station and a nature reserve created on a restored landfill site. We offer a broad range of environmental education to schools, community groups, and families to promote sustainable living. We have 5000 visitors each year who come to us for school trips, adult education courses, volunteering, and family events. This role will involve reviewing potential volunteer opportunities and promoting them, helping to expand our volunteer team. It will also involve inducting new volunteers and measuring the benefits of their work on their health and wellbeing.

Community Forest Co-ordinator - Thames Chase Trust

Logo: Thames Chase Trust

Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS

Contract: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 per annum

Thames Chase Community Forest was established in 1990 and connects 40 square miles of urban and rural landscape on the edge of east London and south-west Essex. It is one of twelve national Community Forests, known collectively as England’s Community Forests. The vision for Thames Chase Community Forest is: “By 2030, Thames Chase Community Forest will be recognised as an inspirational example of landscape regeneration where enhanced, connected woodland and green space has made a clear difference to wildlife and peoples’ lives” We are now planning beyond 2030 and this is where you come in. Thames Chase Trust is looking for an exceptional Community Forest Coordinator to support and when required, deputise for, the Thames Chase Community Forest Director in leading staff and volunteers to deliver the Thames Chase Plan.

Forest Centre Manager - Thames Chase Trust

Logo: Thames Chase Trust

Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS

Contract: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week with weekend and bank holiday working)

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum

Thames Chase Trust welcomes around 120,000 visitors per year to the Forest Centre complex, which includes the surrounding Broadfields Farm Community Woodland (owned and managed by Forestry England). The Visitors’ Centre is the information hub for the entire Community Forest and includes a shop, cafe and public toilets. You will bring this spectacular place closer to the hearts of visitors, our local communities and our many partners and you will lead on facilities, catering, retail, visitor experience, membership, and volunteer teams. You will support the Thames Chase Community Forest Director in leading staff and volunteers in developing and growing the income from all aspects of the Forest Centre, to support the work and aims of the Community Forest and provide a quality visitor experience.

Countryside Ranger - The Prospects Foundation

Logo: Prospects Foundation

Salary £27,000 per annum

37.00 hours per week over 5 days

The post is based at our offices at 54 Broadway, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1EW
We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding for a new Ranger programme, called Natural Connections covering the borough of Hyndburn in east Lancashire until the end of March 2023. The programme is funded through the Green Recovery Challenge Fund and will include 3 x new full-time posts – a Countryside Ranger, plus two trainee Rangers who will be recruited through the Government's Kickstart scheme. We are now recruiting for an experienced person to become our new Countryside Ranger. The Ranger will run the Natural Connections programme and also mentor the two trainees.

Wild Oysters Project Officer & Assistant - Groundwork NE & Cumbria

Logo: Groundwork NE & Cumbria

Location: Sunderland, Blythe and Homeworking with regular travel

The Wild Oysters Project is a national oyster restoration initiative, developed by the Zoological Society of London, Blue Marine Foundation and British Marine, funded by the Postcode Dream Trust and delivered locally in Tyne & Wear by Groundwork North East & Cumbria.

Communities & Wildlife Manager (Bedfordshire) - The Wildlife Trust BCN

Logo: Wildlife Trust BCN

Salary: £28,228 per annum

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic manager to join the Communities & Wildlife Team to give a new strategic direction to the community engagement, environmental education and visitor experience throughout Bedfordshire.

You will be inspiring, leading and managing a small team of passionate staff and volunteers to deliver innovative nature and health & wellbeing engagement opportunities both on our nature reserves and within the local communities.

Volunteer & Engagement Officer - Northern Heartlands CIO

Fixed term contract

Salary £28,000 pro rata, 3 days/week, based in the Northern Heartlands office in Barnard Castle and Widdybank Farm, Upper Teesdale (Headquarters of Natural England’s Moor House Nature Reserve).

Northern Heartlands in partnership with Teesdale Special Flora Trust is seeking an enthusiastic Volunteer & Engagement Officer as part of Teesdale Special Flora’s “Plants on The Edge” programme funded by the Green Recovery Challenge through the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Aigas Field Centre Ranger/Naturalist Guide Posts - Aigas Field Centre

Logo: Aigas

Seasonal Aigas Rangers (up to 4 posts available) - Remuneration £20,000+ pa (pro rata)

The Aigas Ranger Training Scheme starts at the beginning of February 2022 and takes seven/eight weeks. After training you will commence a six week shadowing period, followed by a term work experience contract until the beginning of November. During that time you will take groups of adults around the Highlands providing a very high level of environmental, cultural, historical and archaeological interpretation. You will also work regularly with our environmental education team, providing outdoor education to school children of all ages. You will provide excellent customer care and work with the Aigas team in a unique and exciting environment. You will be involved in animal husbandry (of our wildcats for example) and a range of other nature conservation projects on the estate.