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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Invasive Species Officer

Contract: 01 March 2019 – 31 March 2020

Salary: £24,000 to £27,00 per annum pro rata

We are looking for an Invasive Species Officer to deliver our campaign to raise awareness of invasive non-native species and work with South West Water to prepare and implement biosecurity measures. By working with local communities, volunteers, employees, partners and external funders you will improve the understanding of the risks presented by invasive non-native species, encouraging biosecurity control measures as part of their everyday experience.

  • Closing Date: 18/01/2019
  • Location: Throughout Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset
  • Posted: 18/12/2018
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Location: Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Contract: 12 month FTC

As the public face of Severn Trent Water, you will need to be able to demonstrate first class customer service at all times and look to protect and enhance the company’s brand and image through the quality of service offered. This will be through the maintenance of high standards of our facilities, developing and managing key external contacts, such as wildlife trusts, local authorities and the local community.

  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Chief Executive Officer

Part time, 4 days/week

Are you an experienced manager with a passion for nature conservation and the skills and knowledge to lead this innovative River Trust as it grows and develops? Are you an all-rounder who can happily switch from producing budget spreadsheets to giving an engaging presentation to a community group in the same day? Can you communicate well at all levels, developing fruitful relationships and inspiring colleagues, partners, potential funders and landowners with a creative approach to making things happen on the ground to improve biodiversity and water quality in our river catchment?

  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Bury Knowle Park, Oxford
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Volunteer Coordinator

£27,358 - £30,756

Full Time, Fixed-Term (2 years)


We are looking for an ambitious and resourceful individual to take forward our bold plans to increase volunteer activity in Parks and green space across Bristol. Your responsibilities will be delivering the change needed as we build a volunteer-positive environment, where volunteering is actively supported and encouraged; supporting staff working with volunteers, putting in place good systems to support volunteering, and working alongside our new Bristol and Bath Parks charitable Foundation to promote, celebrate and develop systems, mechanisms, and partnerships, that sustain volunteering activity.

  • Closing Date: 24/12/2018
  • Location: Bristol
  • Posted: 13/12/2018
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Park Manager - Belhus/Weald Parks

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: Full-time

Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum

Primary Location: South Ockendon

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council.

  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: South Ockendon
  • Posted: 12/12/2018
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Naturally Native - Development Manager

Salary £28,000 per annum plus £1,000 bonus on submission of the HLF proposal.

Fixed term contract to 31st January 2020

The North East Wildlife Trusts (Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley) have brought together a wide range of organisations to restore water vole populations across the North East of England. The Naturally Native project will tackle the 2 major causes of water vole decline, predation by American mink, an introduced non-native species, and habitat fragmentation.

  • Closing Date: 14/01/2019
  • Location: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU
  • Posted: 10/12/2018
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Invasive Species Co-ordinator

River Dee Trust

Based on Deeside (Aberdeenshire) 

The post will attract a salary of £29,000-£30,000 per annum or pro rata for a part-time post.

This post is for a fixed term until 18th September 2020.

There are two components to this post, firstly working with an invasive non-native species Forum to facilitate and support co-ordinated action at a regional scale to survey and control invasive plant species. Secondly, working with the River Dee Trust to support the development and delivery of programmes to control invasive plants and American mink within the Dee, Don, Cowie and Carron catchments.  

  • Closing Date: 07/01/2019
  • Location: Deeside (Aberdeenshire)
  • Posted: 07/12/2018
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Countryside Assistant (Access)

Countryside Estate Team

Salary £10,920 pa (£10 per hour for 21 hours per week) fte £18,200 pa

If you have a passion for the countryside, enjoy sharing knowledge and engaging with others whilst undertaking practical tasks, this part time, outdoor role is for you. The core role of the Countryside Assistant is to encourage greater access and participation within the countryside estate managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust, ensuring it is safe and welcoming with opportunities for volunteers and visitors to get stuck in.

  • Closing Date: 04/01/2019
  • Location: Wisley Common, Junction 10 M25 but travel across Surrey
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 06/12/2018
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Project Officer – Mid Calder & Tributaries Project

35 hours per week

£25700 p.a pro rata, plus up to 9% employee pension contribution

WEare seeking to appoint a Project Officer to join our dynamic and dedicated team based at Stirley Community Farm. You will help organise and deliver practical work on this fantastic project to help support habitat connectivity and quality. You will have strong communication skills to interact with different audiences to raise awareness of the project and consolidate with the local community.

  • Closing Date: 11/01/2019
  • Location: Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield
  • Posted: 06/12/2018
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Colour in the Margins Outreach Officer

This is a full time, fixed term post until 31st December 2020.

Our Head Office is in Salisbury and we also have an office near our Ranscombe reserve in Strood, Kent. The nominal base for this post will be at either of these offices or, home based in or near one of the six project areas (Devon & Cornwall, Somerset, Wessex, Brecklands, Kent and Yorkshire).

Do you want to be part of a ground-breaking approach to saving species from extinction? Back from the Brink is a £6.6million HLF-funded programme delivered by a partnership of England’s leading nature conservation organisations.

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: Devon & Cornwall, Somerset, Wessex, Brecklands, Kent and Yorkshire
  • Posted: 05/12/2018
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KSCP Countryside Partnership Officer

Temporary Full Time for up to 18 months

37 hours per week

£19,864 - £24,790 per annum (salary dependent on experience)

Based at Ashford Highways Depot

The Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership is a dynamic and innovative Conservation Partnership working within the varied and beautiful landscape of the Stour Valley, Kent Downs AONB, the Blean and Low Weald. A rare opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and professional team. Initially work is likely to focus on pond creation and restoration for Great Crested Newts but you should be able to provide support across a wide range of countryside and community projects.

  • Closing Date: 02/01/2019
  • Location: Ashford Highways Depot
  • Posted: 03/12/2018
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Project Manager - Garnock Connections

Location: Lochwinnoch

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

Hours: Full time

Contract: until 31 March 2022

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced project manager to lead delivery of the Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership Scheme - an ambitious programme of integrated projects, events and activities, as set out in our Landscape Conservation Action Plan.

  • Closing Date: 13/01/2019
  • Location: Lochwinnoch
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Forest Craftsperson

Bowland Beat

£19,995 - £21,175

To work within a small team to maintain and enhance the Forestry Commission Estate and Recreation Facilities using skills such as tree felling, planting, fencing and walling. Engage with day visitors and support volunteers, events and partners.

  • Closing Date: 30/12/2018
  • Location: Slaidburn, Lancashire
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Recreation Ranger High Lodge

This is a fantastic opportunity to support the development and maintenance of a beautiful visitor attraction in the heart of Thetford Forest.

At the Forestry Commission, we manage and care for England’s public forests. High Lodge, on the Suffolk / Norfolk border is a well-established and popular visitor attraction attracting approximately 500,000 visits per year.

  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Brandon
  • Posted: 28/11/2018
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Assistant Warden

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

Salary: £19,602 - £21,236 per annum, pro rata

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

The Assistant Warden post will be based at Blacktoft Sands near Goole. The post holder will assist in the management of this range of habitats, maintenance of machinery, visitor infrastructure maintenance, bird monitoring programme and people engagement work.

  • Delete Date: 08/01/2019 updated
  • Location: Blacktoft Sands, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Posted: 27/11/2018
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Facilitator – Mendip Hills

Part-time role on fixed term contract (maternity cover)

3 days per week from March 2019,

Based at Cheddar, Somerset

£23,691-25,750 per annum (based on experience) pro-rata

The Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund supports people and organisations that bring farmers, foresters and other land managers together to improve the local natural environment at a landscape scale. The role of the Mendip Hills Facilitator is to bring local landowners together to work cooperatively to deliver Countryside Stewardship objectives

  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Cheddar, Somerset
  • Posted: 26/11/2018
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Skills for Bees Outreach Trainee

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time Skills for Bees Outreach Trainee to support survey and engagement work with Making a Buzz for the Coast. This is an ambitious natural heritage project focussed on safeguarding rare bee populations in north Kent, with Heritage Lottery Funding for habitat improvements and community engagement.

This role is an exciting opportunity to inspire the local people of Kent to take action for bumblebees through innovative engagement activities.

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: North Kent
  • Posted: 21/11/2018
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Part Time Bee Conservation Trainee

This is a part-time, temporary position for 9 months from February 2019. The position will be based from our office in Sittingbourne with regular travel for meetings, training and events across Kent.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time Bee Conservation Trainee to support conservation work with the Making a Buzz for the Coast project. This is an ambitious natural heritage project focused on safeguarding rare bee populations in north Kent, with Heritage Lottery Funding for habitat improvements and community engagement.

  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: Sittingbourne
  • Posted: 21/11/2018
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