CJS Online: Community and Volunteers


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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Nature Conservation Ranger


VR4 £23,358 - £24,303 per annum

James Leal Centre, Ray Park

Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure (Vision) is a registered charity that manages a range of leisure facilities and services on behalf of the London Borough of Redbridge. This includes a wide ranging program of work led by the Nature Conservation team within the Parks and Open Spaces division. We have a strategic role in working with local, regional and national stakeholders to develop and deliver improvements to natural habitats and increase biodiversity.

  • Closing Date: 03/08/2018
  • Location: James Leal Centre, Ray Park
  • Posted: 18/07/2018
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Project Officer

Bury Knowle Park, Oxford

Salary £22,000 - £28,333 pa subject to experience

This post is full time and initially a two-year fixed term contract with the intention to continue the post subject to funding.

Are you an all-rounder who combines sound knowledge of freshwater ecology and citizen science with the ability to engage and communicate well with a wide range of people? Do you enjoy a varied role working part office based, part outdoors across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire where you have autonomy in your day to day work but also the support and guidance of a friendly team of experienced colleagues? Do you have a can do, enthusiastic attitude and track record of making things happen on the ground?

  • Closing Date: 05/08/2018
  • Location: Bury Knowle Park, Oxford
  • Posted: 18/07/2018
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Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve Volunteer Placement

Duration: Six months from September 2018, up to 5 days per week.

We are looking for someone keen to enter a career in conservation based education and/or practical conservation management to join our team at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve for six months from September 2018

  • Closing Date: 15/08/2018
  • Location: Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, Ringwood, Hampshire
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 17/07/2018
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Environment Officer (x10)

Location:   Cardiff, Monmouth, Llandarcy, Crosshands or Haverfordwest (Please express preferred location/s in your application)

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment for 34 weeks

Work pattern: Full time

Grade / Salary: 4 - £24,773 - £28,497

The purpose of this role is to deliver regulatory actions and contribute to work plans over several statutory work areas.

  • Closing Date: 25/07/2018
  • Location: Cardiff, Monmouth, Llandarcy, Crosshands or Haverfordwest
  • Posted: 16/07/2018
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Operations Leader

Based in Birmingham or Leicester

Salary: £30,000 to £33,000 per annum

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people's health, prospects and outdoor places.

  • Closing Date: 16/08/2018
  • Location: Birmingham or Leicester
  • Posted: 13/07/2018
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Field Officer

Grade 10 £29,909 to £33,136 (37 hours p/w)

The post is initially for a period of 2 years, until 31st September 2020 with an opportunity for this to be extended dependent on future funding.

There is a new opportunity for a Field Officer to help deliver an ambitious EU LIFE funded peatland restoration project (Pennine PeatLIFE) in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The emphasis of the role will be on working with landowners, managers and contractors to deliver the project.

  • Closing Date: 31/07/2018
  • Location: North Pennines AONB
  • Posted: 12/07/2018
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Peatland Project Support Officer

Grade 9 £27,358 to £30,756 (37 hours p/w)

The post is initially for a period of 2 years, until 31st September 2020 with an opportunity for this to be extended dependent on future funding.

An opportunity has arisen for a Peatland Project Support Officer to work on the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Peatland Programme team in a supportive role to the Field Officer. The post holder will need to be able to negotiate with landowners, keepers and agents access for restoration work, to survey and develop specifications for peatland restoration contracts and to supervise and manage peatland restoration contractors.

  • Closing Date: 31/07/2018
  • Location: North Pennines AONB
  • Posted: 12/07/2018
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Parks Project Manager

£41,847 – £44,691 per annum (PO5)

36 hours per week, Fixed term contract – 12 Months

It is an exciting time with regards to parks and open spaces in Hounslow. As part of the S106 and CIL programme parks have been awarded over £2m in the last 2 years. You will liaise with key stakeholders including friends of parks, councillors and other community groups to implement several capital investment projects, which are currently being delivered. You will also be working with local residents, volunteers, Councillors and other stakeholders to develop key strategies, such as the allotment and cemetery strategy, in partnership with Green Space Lampton360, a newly developed Council’s own trading company who are managing Hounslow’s parks and open spaces on behalf of the Council, ensuring services meet the needs of the community. With your talents, you'll negotiate programmes that are innovative and appropriate

  • Closing Date: 31/07/2018
  • Location: London Borough of Hounslow
  • Posted: 12/07/2018
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Volunteers and Engagement Support Officer

Based at Colvend, Grassington

Full-time – 37 hours a week

Band E - £17,007 - £18,672 per annum (with possible progression to £21,074 per annum).

We are looking for someone to help us administer the Authority’s Volunteer and Education & Events services. This is a demanding, yet exciting, role which includes a wide variety of important tasks including, but not limited to: helping to run our guided walks programme; organising our presence at shows; processing volunteer expense claims; ordering goods; producing e-newsletters and reports; and monitoring budgets. As the first point of contact for Volunteers you will also assist the Volunteers Development Officer in managing our service and ensuring its smooth running.

  • Closing Date: 23/07/2018
  • Location: Colvend, Grassington
  • Posted: 12/07/2018
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Data for Nature Volunteer Officer

Data for Nature Project at Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Data for Nature Project is an exciting new project funded for 18 months duration by The Heritage Lottery Fund.

We are looking for someone to lead the development of a trained volunteer network to collect ecological data across the Trust’s Nature Reserves.

  • Closing Date: 23/07/2018
  • Location: Sheffield and Rotherham
  • Posted: 12/07/2018
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Landscape Conservation Area Assistants (Part-time) x 4

Permanent contract

22.5 hours per week

£11,100 per annum rising to £11,400 per annum on completion of probation

As a member of the Landscape Conservation area team, the roles will assist the delivery of Landscape Conservation in the relevant area of Essex (South West, South East, North East, North West). Assisting on favourable status habitat and species management of EWT area landholdings/Visitor Centre sites and assisting the efficient and effective delivery of the Trust’s County conservation and people engagement objectives.

  • Closing Date: 03/08/2018
  • Location: Essex
  • Posted: 11/07/2018
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Environmental Youth Project Officer

3 days per week

Pearson Park Wildlife Garden, Hull

Salary: £25,700 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% 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, based out of our Pearson Park office in Hull. This fantastic project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund as part of the Our Bright Future programme.

  • Closing Date: 30/07/2018
  • Location: Pearson Park Wildlife Garden, Hull
  • Posted: 11/07/2018
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Biodiversity Officer Wales

Fixed Term Contract until 31 December 2019

Starting salary circa £20,000pa

The UK’s largest shooting and conservation association is seeking to recruit a Biodiversity Officer Wales.

This is a fixed term contract, externally funded by Natural Resources Wales (NRW), until 31 December 2019. It is an executive position in BASC established to demonstrate biodiversity gain achieved through shooting and conservation activity, as an integral element of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

  • Closing Date: 02/08/2018
  • Location: Home based / Wales
  • Posted: 10/07/2018
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Assistant Reserves Officer

£20,110 - £23,670 plus 7% pension

Full time (37.5 hours per week)  

This new role will help to protect local wildlife by carrying out practical nature reserve management across Herts and Middlesex.

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is a local charity supported by people who care about protecting wildlife. Our vision is of a Living Landscape, where we work with others to improve our towns and countryside for wildlife.

  • Closing Date: 24/07/2018
  • Location: St Albans
  • Posted: 09/07/2018
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Site Manager - Hertfordshire

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland. We own and care for over 1,000 woodland sites across the United Kingdom and support the creation and management of woodland on others’ land.

  • Closing Date: 05/08/2018
  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Posted: 09/07/2018
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Countryside Warden - Exmoor

We are looking for a Countryside Warden to join our team at Exmoor to assist in the conservation work on one of the most beautiful parts of the South West. The day to day work will consist of a variety of duties - including maintenance of the site, and educating the public in some of the amazing ecological and historical aspects of the location.

  • Closing Date: 22/07/2018
  • Location: Wimbleball Lake, near Dulverton
  • Posted: 09/07/2018
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Seaton Jurassic Learning and Participation Officer

Salary: £21,500 rising to £22,500 with Duty Manager supplement plus 5% pension

Are you passionate about the natural world and have a desire to share that enthusiasm with others?  We are seeking a creative and inspiring Learning and Participation Officer based at our visitor centre, Seaton Jurassic. You will lead the delivery of events and school visits to the Centre and the surrounding area. You are a dynamic, motivated, people person who shares the values of Devon Wildlife Trust and has experience in organising events and supervising volunteers. 

  • Closing Date: 29/07/2018
  • Location: Seaton Jurassic in Seaton, East Devon
  • Posted: 06/07/2018
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Community Food & Engagement Officer

Edible Estates

Terms of Employment: 14 hours week, fixed term contract until end of November 2019. The post requires regular weekend (afternoons) and weekday evening working. 

Salary: £24,052 pro-rata

To engage with residents of Craigmillar to encourage and facilitate their participation in the community gardening projects, devise and deliver a community food programme of courses and events to teach participants knowledge and skills relating to the planning and preparation of affordable, healthy, local and climate friendly food, and the reduction of food waste.

  • Closing Date: 27/07/2018 updated
  • Location: Craigmillar, Edinburgh
  • Posted: 05/07/2018
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Partnership Officer

Location:  Based in Bexley, working across the boroughs of Bexley, Dartford, Gravesham and Sevenoaks.

Salary: £19,864 - £24,790 depending on level of experience

Employment basis:  Full time on an initial one-year contract which we hope to extend subject to funding.

We are recruiting a full time Partnership Officer to help deliver our wide range of countryside management and community projects. Part of a small and friendly team, you will be based in our office in Bexley and work across the boroughs of Bexley, Dartford, Gravesham and Sevenoaks. This is a varied job role which could include carrying out habitat surveys and writing site management plans, developing community gardens, river enhancements, leading our volunteer group to deliver practical countryside management and habitat restoration, writing funding bids, leading wellbeing sessions in green spaces and much more.

  • Closing Date: 27/07/2018
  • Location: Bexley
  • Posted: 03/07/2018
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Project Manager

Contract length: 3 years

Number of hours: 22.5 hrs per week

Salary: c. £27,500 - £29,000 pro rata (based on FTE 37 hours/week and dependent on experience)

We’re looking for an experienced Project Manager to lead an exciting heritage project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to safeguard the historic Grade II listed St. Dyfnog’s Well, in the village of Llanrhaeadr YC, near Denbigh. Creating opportunities for people to enjoy, appreciate and become involved with this unique heritage site will be vital to the success of this project.

  • Closing Date: 23/07/2018
  • Location: Llanrhaeadr YC, near Denbigh
  • Posted: 03/07/2018
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Garnock Connections Volunteer Engagement Assistant

Location: Renfrewshire

Employment Basis: 22.5 hours per week – 12 month contract

The succesful candidate will engage with heritage organisations, existing volunteers and potential volunteers in the Garnock Connections area to understand the current constraints in relation to volunteering, and identify opportunities for improvement. You will also assist in developing an internet based vounteering hub and deliver volunteer engagement events. We are looking for an individual who has good communication skills with an ability to engage with a range of different audiences. You will also need to be able to work well as part of a team and have the enthusiasm to get involved in a range of different activities.

  • Closing Date: 22/07/2018
  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 03/07/2018
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Bird Aware Solent – Seasonal Ranger

Within job level B: £18,000 - £23,000 pa, depending on qualifications and experience; full time 35 hours per week; Temporary seasonal (10th September 2018 until 31st March 2019) contract; based near Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Working across the Solent coastline you will be working as part of a ranger team, providing an on-the-ground ranger service in the Solent’s three Special Protection Areas (SPAs). This position focuses on community engagement; you will be engaging directly with the public to raise awareness amongst visitors of the sensitivity of this internationally important wintering site for migratory birds. You will work closely with landowners, managers and other key partners (including local authorities, the Wildlife Trust, the RSPB, the National Trust, the New Forest National Park Authority, Chichester Harbour Conservancy and Natural England). The post holder will undertake patrols of Isle of Wight Solent coastal sites, talking to the public about bird disturbance issues and reporting incidents and activity to a central database co-ordinated by the lead project officer based in Hampshire.

  • Closing Date: 22/07/2018
  • Location: Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
  • Posted: 03/07/2018
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