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A rolling list of vacancies, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.

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

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Landscape Project Officer

Location: Haweswater/Lowther

Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 pro-rata - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range Hours: Part time - 15 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term until March 2021

You will be assisting the project team to deliver a Landscape Scale Nature, farming and community inspired initiative. Specifically you will help shape and deliver local community and wider stakeholder engagement to create a vision and a place-based plan that links community, business (including farming) and nature, that seeks to secure future investment in the landscape and its communities.

  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Haweswater/Lowther
  • Posted: 14/11/2019
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Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Salary £20,188 pro rata

Temporary contract to 30/03/2020

Part-time (18.5 hours/week)

We are looking to take on 2 part-time Stakeholder Engagement Officers. This will help further the work of developing good relationships between different stakeholders across the south-west and south-east of Scotland. The focus will be on building relationships between landowners, gamekeepers, farmers and forestry working to inform, reassure and advise on how best to accommodate Golden Eagles on their land.

  • Closing Date: 29/11/2019
  • Location: South of Scotland
  • Posted: 14/11/2019
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Conservation Officer (Environmental Land Management Schemes)

Grade 10 £30,507 to £33,799

An opportunity has arisen for a Conservation Officer to co-ordinate the delivery of a DEFRA-funded ‘Tests and Trials’ project which aims to lay the foundations for a new Environmental Land Management system which supports Nature Recovery and other Ecosystem Services in the North Pennines. The Test will involve working collaboratively with farmers and land managers in the co-design of simple land management plans, rooted in the AONB Management Plan.

  • Delete Date: 11/12/2019
  • Location: Stanhope
  • Posted: 13/11/2019
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High Downs Conservation Project Officer

Full-time, three-year fixed-term contract

Salary: Up to £27,162, dependant on skills and experience.

Location: Targeted work on nature reserves and areas of conservation importance in the East Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The High Downs Project will enhance the landscape quality and condition across the project area through the restoration and recreation of old habitats to enhance the biodiversity and aesthetics of the countryside. This post is crucial to the delivery and further development of the High Downs LEI Project, including:  recruiting and managing volunteers, ensuring the development and delivery of the programme of works and engaging with Kent Wildlife Trust colleagues, partners, landowners and the local community.

  • Closing Date: 05/12/2019
  • Location: Kent
  • Posted: 12/11/2019
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Project Officer - Biodiversity Action Team

Salary: £17,500 - £19,500 per annum, pro rata

Based in Colchester

14 hours per week, working alternate Sundays on a fixed term basis for 1 year

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the delivery of our Essex practical conservation volunteering activities. You will have experience of working with volunteers, a wide range of practical environmental conservation skills and the personality, aptitude and experience to share them with volunteers of differing abilities. 

  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Posted: 12/11/2019
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Rural Development Land Management Officer

Salary: Grade   7 Points, 23-28, £26,999 - £31,371  

Contract – Full Time fixed term until 31 December 2021

The post of Rural Development Land Management Officer will be responsible for delivering the activities set out under the Rural Development Local Action Plan. The activities will develop local capacity in land management, encourage rural economic development and oversee the delivery of land management activities that form part of the Eastern Valleys Upland Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan.

  • Closing Date: 21/11/2019
  • Location: Torfaen
  • Posted: 11/11/2019
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Head of Land Management

Full time role

Salary Range: Up to £43,000

Based Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

Kent Wildlife Trust is seeking a Head of Land Management to take proactive, strategic, management responsibility for the management of its estates team, its Nature Reserves and the land that it manages for third parties.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity for someone with a proven commitment to conservation to make a real difference to the conservation of our wildlife heritage in Kent.

  • Closing Date: 09/12/2019
  • Location: Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent
  • Posted: 08/11/2019
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Seasonal Wardens for West Berkshire

Salary: £11.53 per hour (FTE £20,987 per annum)

Based at: Estovers, Greenham Common, Newbury

2 Wardens: 26 week fixed term contract (10 February to 10 August 2020)

Working hours: 30 hours per week for first 2 weeks and the last week, then an average of 25 hours per week including early mornings, evenings and weekends, worked on a rota system.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife.

  • Closing Date: 05/12/2019
  • Location: Estovers, Greenham Common, Newbury
  • Posted: 08/11/2019
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Land Management Officer

The Lodge, 90 Station Road, Chinnor, OX39 4HA

£22,500 - £25,000 per annum pro rata (depending on experience)

15 - 22.5 hours per week, 0.4 - 0.6 FTE. (Flexible working patterns can be arranged.)

Fixed Term Contract to 31.12.2022

Are you passionate and knowledgeable about wildlife conservation? Do you have experience of delivering successful land management projects? Do you have great communication and customer service skills? If so, we would like to hear from you, and for you to play key role in a small team to create more, bigger, and better connected habitats across the Central Chilterns.

  • Closing Date: 27/11/2019
  • Location: The Lodge, 90 Station Road, Chinnor, OX39 4HA
  • Posted: 08/11/2019
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Riverlution Community Engagement Officer

River Stewardship Company

£22,000pa pro-rata

21 hours per week (2-3 days per week including weekends), permanent

Sheffield-based with travel across Yorkshire

The Riverlution Community Engagement Officer will be responsible primarily for delivering regular volunteer days on the riverbank, with further scope to include additional engagement events such as citizen science activities, wildlife walks and educational activities as our Riverlution programme develops. They will engage with our existing volunteers but also work to expand our volunteer network both in number and reach. Other tasks will focus on training and skills development within targeted communities to increase the social impact of Riverlution.

  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Posted: 07/11/2019
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Volunteer and Penwith Hedges Coordinator

Penwith Landscape Partnership

Employed by the Lead Partner, Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Full-time, fixed contract to December 2022

Based in St Just

Salary £21,930pa

The Penwith Landscape Partnership scheme seeks to conserve and enhance the special landscape of Penwith in the far west of Cornwall, making a lasting difference to its heritage, people and communities. Volunteering is central to the success of the scheme. We are looking for a committed individual with great organisational and people skills to support and develop the strong volunteering network, working closely with the other PLP team members.

  • Closing Date: 24/11/2019
  • Location: St Just, Cornwall
  • Posted: 07/11/2019
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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)

Do you enjoy working with volunteers and engaging people to improve their environment?  Do you want to help create a local resource of trees collected from local seed for planting across the Thames Chase Community Forest?  Do you want to help manage this tree stock and educate current and future generations about the benefits of trees?  If so please read on to find out more about a new and unique opportunity to work in the Thames Chase Community Forest.

  • Closing Date: 17/11/2019
  • Location: Thames Chase
  • Posted: 06/11/2019
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Health, Safety and Environment Advisor

Location: North Wales Office

Salary: £25,643 to £27,585 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Permanent

We are seeking a committed, outgoing and enthusiastic individual to support our health, safety and environmental management systems across RSPB Cymru. The role will involve advising staff and volunteers on health and safety matters across the full range of our operations in the region, which includes nature reserves, membership recruitment, research projects, shops, catering outlets and offices (including our Wales HQ in Cardiff).

  • Closing Date: 20/11/2019
  • Location: North Wales Office
  • Posted: 06/11/2019
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Senior Ranger

£21,500 to £23,500 depending on experience

Immediate start - Permanent position.

Based at Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Ranger to join our dynamic team. Based at the Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve and Countryside Attraction with all the fantastic facilities and activities it has to offer, the purpose of the role will be twofold: to manage the daily requirements of the central hub of the site throughout the busy summer period, ensuring a great experience for our visitors.

  • Closing Date: 16/12/2019
  • Location: Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve
  • Posted: 06/11/2019
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DNAire Community Engagement Officer

Location: Currently in Shipley, Bradford

Remuneration: ca. £25,000 pa (plus pension, expenses)

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week but note that significant working at weekends and evenings is likely to be necessary.

Fixed Term 3-year contract until December 2022

Developing the Natural Aire (DNAire) is a partnership project with The Environment Agency. DNAire will once again allow Atlantic salmon to spawn in our river after an absence of 200 years.  To celebrate their return and to safeguard the future of the river we are launching a wide-reaching programme of community engagement.  Through this we will connect local communities to their local river.

  • Closing Date: 29/11/2019
  • Location: Currently in Shipley, Bradford
  • Posted: 05/11/2019
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Dartmoor Hill Farm Officer

Grade 4: £22,462 - £26,317

Full time – 37 hours per week

Fixed term contract until April 2022

The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project was established through a partnership to support a viable future for Dartmoor farmers by providing advice and information, promoting skills development, and offering a single point of contact to rural communities and partners regarding key issues.

Based in Princetown as a key member of the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project team, you will build on existing links established with the farming community to develop, promote, administer and evaluate an inclusive programme of training events to help build more sustainable rural communities. You will work directly with farmers, acting as a conduit to facilitate positive change and will be central to providing support at a critical time of uncertainty and reform.

  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Princetown, Devon
  • Posted: 05/11/2019
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Immersive Volunteer Role

National Trust Ranger team, Black Down Estate, Haslemere, Surrey.

c.30 hours per week for a period of 6-12 months (maximum 12 months).

The successful candidate would get an opportunity to develop their experience of countryside conservation on an estate with a variety of habitats including woodland, grassland and heathland as well dealing with small herds of in-hand cattle. This role will suit people who are looking to develop a career in the countryside management or conservation sector and want to gain practical experience on the ground in a variety of areas.

  • Closing Date: 26/11/2019
  • Location: Black Down Estate, Haslemere, Surrey
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 05/11/2019
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Conservation Placements

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (Doncaster), Stirley Community Farm (Huddersfield) and York Head Office

You will receive benefits including a bursary of £250 per month, a £480 training budget and a £500 completion bonus.

Are you aged 24 or under? Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? If so then we would like to hear from you. We are looking for young people to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme.  As part of the programme we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.

  • Delete Date: 02/12/2019
  • Location: Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (Doncaster), Stirley Community Farm (Huddersfield) and York Head Office
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 04/11/2019
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Health Ranger

Location: Chester

Salary: £24,313 - £26,999 per annum, 37 hours per week

Would you like to inspire people to get active outdoors? Are you able to connect more people with nature on their doorstep for the health and wellbeing benefits it can bring? Can you develop innovative approaches to successfully attract the attention, interest and involvement of groups and individuals for whom engaging with nature may be unfamiliar territory?

  • Closing Date: 29/11/2019
  • Location: Chester
  • Posted: 04/11/2019
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Practical Land Management Officer

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 around Worcestershire. 

Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? We are looking for a confident, pro-active individual to join our Reserves Team. By recruiting and leading a team of up to four trainees you will be an integral part of the practical delivery of conservation work across 75+ nature reserves covering nearly 1200 hectares of unimproved grassland, ancient woodlands, heathlands and wetlands in Worcestershire.

  • Closing Date: 20/11/2019
  • Location: Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill, Hindlip, Worcester
  • Posted: 01/11/2019
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Junior Ranger Project Officer

Salary: £25,000 pro rata p.a.

Hours: Part-time, 0.5 FTE

Location: Pitlochry or Fort William. Home working may be considered depending on location.

Contract: Fixed term, 24 months

The Junior Ranger Programme is a well-established engagement scheme aimed at young people 11-18 years old. The John Muir Trust would like to develop a Junior Ranger programme across some of its inspiring wild places and we are recruiting a Junior Ranger Project Officer to support the development and implementation of this exciting venture.

  • Closing Date: 18/11/2019
  • Location: Pitlochry or Fort William
  • Posted: 31/10/2019
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(£21,467 - £24,047 per annum, dependent upon experience)

The post of Ranger forms a key role within Nene Park Trust’s Park Management Team, who are responsible for the day-to-day management of one of the most well-visited parks in the country with exciting ambitions for the future.

The post will help carry out Ranger duties within the Park to ensure it is well-managed and maintained, conserving its important heritage and ensuring it provides a welcoming environment for Park visitors.

  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Peterborough
  • Posted: 30/10/2019
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Project Officer

Location Northleach, Gloucestershire

18.5 hours per week for two years



£25,416-£26,969 pro-rata 

Do you want to join the Cotswolds Conservation Board team to help deliver a lasting positive legacy for the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)?

The Cotswolds AONB Rail Corridor Enhancement Project is a two-year project which aims to address the adverse impacts of electrification works that have been carried out along a 10km section of the Great Western Main Line railway between Old Sodbury and Alderton in the South Gloucestershire section of the AONB.

  • Closing Date: 02/12/2019
  • Location: Northleach, Gloucestershire
  • Posted: 30/10/2019
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Biodiversity Projects Officer

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

£26,999 - £31,371 per annum Plus Benefits

Three Rivers District is an attractive mixture of town and countryside, situated in south west Hertfordshire, where the protection and enhancement of trees, woodlands and the landscape have a high priority. The Council is responsible for managing a number of key open spaces across the district, including six Local Nature Reserves including Croxley Common Moor SSSI. An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Community and Environmental Services team for a Biodiversity Projects Officer.

  • Delete Date: 26/11/2019
  • Location: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
  • Posted: 29/10/2019
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Volunteer Coordinator

£25,215 - £27,316 pa depending on experience

5 days per week

Based in Taunton

Are you ready to make your mark on the world of volunteer management supporting great people doing vital conservation work across Somerset?  Do you want to help a local charity develop its volunteering to supports its future strategy? Do you want to spread the word about Somerset’s wonderful wildlife and glorious landscapes and why we need to protect them now and in the future?

  • Closing Date: 15/11/2019
  • Location: Taunton
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Area Warden (Medway Wetlands)

Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. Nature is in trouble and it needs our help. Kent Wildlife Trust has a plan to aid nature’s recovery and we encourage people to join us to make a difference.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our team. As the Area Warden for the Medway Wetlands, you will be responsible for the day to day management of a range of important and varied conservation sites, including Peters Pit SAC, Holborough Marshes, Wouldham Common and Culand Pits.

  • Closing Date: 22/11/2019
  • Location: Maidstone, Kent
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Senior Farm Advisor

Salary: £28,000 per annum FTE

Contract: Full-time (35 hours per week) or Part-time, fixed term contract of 6 months, with the possibility of extension

Based: The Lodge, Littlemore, Oxford (flexibility available)

We are looking for a passionate and committed person to join our Conservation Strategy Directorate to help contribute to the Trust’s growing farm advisor work. The ideal candidate will have an agricultural background, with experience in delivering and implementing wildlife friendly agricultural advice and land management.

  • Closing Date: 17/11/2019 updated
  • Location: The Lodge, Littlemore, Oxford (flexibility available)
  • Posted: 25/10/2019
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Principal Research Officer, Wetland Science

HQ, Slimbridge, and travel to field sites

22.5 Hours per week

Fixed term maternity cover

£29,351 per annum pro rata

The Conservation Evidence Department is seeking an experienced Wetland Scientist to lead WWT’s research into the multiple benefits of Natural Flood Management (NFM). You will be a motivated and adaptable individual able to support a small team of field researchers and volunteers.

  • Closing Date: 17/11/2019
  • Location: HQ, Slimbridge, and travel to field sites
  • Posted: 23/10/2019
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Swindon Reserves Manager

Salary: £26,408

Hours: Full time permanent – 37.5 hrs/week (Monday – Sunday contract)

Based: The Whitworth Building, Blakehill Farm nature reserve

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Reserves Manager to join the Trust’s Conservation team. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to take on a key position that will assume responsibility for a suite of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s (WWT) nature reserves and some public open spaces in Swindon, ensuring that they meet their environmental, social and financial objectives.

  • Closing Date: 22/11/2019
  • Location: The Whitworth Building, Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve
  • Posted: 23/10/2019
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