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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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Ranger - Wild Exmouth

Part-time, fixed term (18.5 hrs a week, 3 year contract)

£21,693 – £23,866 per annum pro rata


East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.

  • Closing Date: 04/11/2018
  • Location: Exmouth
  • Posted: 19/10/2018
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Conservation Officer

Based at: Dean Bradley House, SW1P 2AF & Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, UB9 5PG

2 days per week (0.4FTE).

10 month contract.

Salary: £23,275 (£9,310 per annum pro rata)

London Wildlife Trust is looking to recruit someone with a passion for conservation grazing and grassland restoration, as we look to introduce cattle onto sites in the Colne Valley, as part of a wider Heritage Lottery Funded Colne Valley Landscape Partnership scheme.

  • Closing Date: 19/11/2018
  • Location: Dean Bradley House, SW1P 2AF & Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, UB9 5PG
  • Posted: 19/10/2018
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Communities & Wildlife Manager

£27,000 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced manager to lead on the development and delivery of our exciting visitor experiences including events, education, interpretation and income generating opportunities on The Great Fen and throughout Peterborough. Your work will also create the platform to help grow income for the Wildlife Trust through a wide variety of engagement opportunities including funding bids, donations, events and Wildlife Trust membership.

  • Closing Date: 08/11/2018
  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Posted: 18/10/2018
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Site Operative

River Stewardship Company is a social enterprise with a rapidly growing portfolio of commercial waterway maintenance projects with the Environment Agency, local authorities, riparian landowners and others. Through commercial or grant-funded projects, we also deliver programmes of community engagement (educational activities in schools, volunteer days, festivals, events and other activities) designed to connect, inspire and empower local people to improve themselves, their community and their local patch of waterway.

  • Delete Date: 16/11/2018
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Posted: 17/10/2018
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Project Officer & Assistant Project Officer

Fixed term contract for 3 years

Glorious Cotswolds Grasslands

Do you want to join the Cotswolds Conservation Board team to help restore internationally important wildflower rich grasslands in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? We are seeking two confident, dynamic and committed team players to deliver the Glorious Cotswolds Grasslands project, an ambitious project to create the largest connected network of wildflower rich Jurassic limestone grassland.

  • Closing Date: 12/11/2018
  • Location: Cotswolds
  • Posted: 17/10/2018
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Project Officer - Yorkshire Region

Based in York – Yorkshire Region.

28 hours per week

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

This role is primarily field based. Key responsibilities of this post include - managing, supporting and supervising teams of volunteers carrying out practical projects; developing and planning weekly paid practical project work through liaising with partners and land managers; developing plans and quotes for clients; managing Key Volunteers and Voluntary Officers; resource & equipment management and logistics, together with publicity and fundraising.

  • Closing Date: 09/11/2018
  • Location: York, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 16/10/2018
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Trail Ranger - The John o’Groats Trail

The Friends of the John o’ Groats Trail

Contract for Services - £32,400 one-year contract

Annualised Hours averaging a 37hr week including weekend hours

Location: East Coast of Caithness, Scotland 

This is an opportunity for a self-motivated individual with a background in trail development and/or as a trail ranger or countryside ranger.  You will be the sole professional working with charity trustees and volunteers to develop a trail in the far north of Scotland and lead walks and volunteer events, and give talks related to the trail.  

  • Closing Date: 26/10/2018
  • Location: East Coast of Caithness, Scotland
  • Posted: 12/10/2018
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Retail Manager

£21,965 to £24,035 (pro-rata) per annum, dependent upon experience

Part-time position working 25-30 hours per week

We are looking for a person to inspire, lead and manage a team of staff and volunteers to play a key part in providing a great retail and visitor experience. You will be an important member of the Operations Team, delivering a high quality service from the Visitor Centre in Ferry Meadows Country Park.

  • Closing Date: 05/11/2018
  • Location: Ferry Meadows Country Park, Peterborough
  • Posted: 11/10/2018
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3 x Project Managers

Groundwork South is currently recruiting for: 3 x Project Managers roles for the Colne Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Project Manager (Habitats & Access) at £22,100-£25,000 per annum; 37.5 hours each week (9am-5pm)

Project Manager (Rivers) at £22,100-£25,000 per annum, 37.5 hours each week (9am-5pm)

Project Manager (Interpretation & Events) at £22,100-£25,000 per annum, 37.5 hours each week (9am-5pm)

All posts have a fixed term for 36 months or till end 31st December 2021 (whichever is sooner)

Location: Colne Valley Park Centre, Near Uxbridge. A beautiful office setting within a regionally important landscape, the Colne Valley Regional Park.

Commutable from West London, Reading, Watford, Wycombe and surrounding areas.

  • Closing Date: 31/10/2018
  • Location: Colne Valley Park Centre, Near Uxbridge
  • Posted: 10/10/2018
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Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project Officer

Location: Lincolnshire

Contract Type: Maternity Cover

Salary: G9: £30,756 - £34,106

The award winning Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project (LCSP) is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join this friendly team. Are you able to take the lead in delivering action to protect and enhance the nationally important chalk stream resource in and around the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? If so we are keen to hear from you.

  • Closing Date: 21/10/2018
  • Location: Louth, Lincolnshire
  • Posted: 08/10/2018
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Assistant Conservation Officer

Temporary full-time for 18 months

Salary Range: £23,651 to £32,720 depending on experience.

Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

The Job: The post holder will play a key part in ensuring that Kent Wildlife Trust can assess the quality of the habitats we manage, assess the effect of our habitat management work on the biodiversity of Kent and Medway, and ensure that data collected across reserves and Local Wildlife Sites are recorded, collected and managed correctly. The post draws together a number of tasks that are crucial to the continued success of the Trust’s Conservation Evidence and Local Wildlife Sites work.

  • Closing Date: 28/10/2018
  • Location: Tyland Barn, Maidstone
  • Posted: 08/10/2018
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Senior Coast & Countryside Ranger

Grade 8 £26,470 - £29,055

Located on the Lancashire coast, with Preston, Blackpool and the Lake District nearby, the Borough of Wyre is an area of great contrasts and includes urban areas, seaside resorts, a port, traditional market towns and picturesque villages within an extensive rural area that includes parts of the Forest of Bowland (an area of outstanding natural beauty) and the Morecambe Bay European Marine Site.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Coast and Countryside Ranger to take the lead in the coordination for the Councils conservation and access and site maintenance work programme.

  • Closing Date: 05/11/2018
  • Location: Wyre
  • Posted: 08/10/2018
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Project Officer - South Yorkshire

Part-time, fixed term post based in Doncaster

Salary: £17,500 - £19,500 per annum FTE (pro-rata £10,500 - £11,700 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.

We are looking for someone with to join our team in South Yorkshire to help us care for some wonderful community woodlands. TCV, in partnership with the Land Trust, engage local communities in the use and management of 465 ha of green spaces across South Yorkshire.

  • Closing Date: 22/10/2018
  • Location: Doncaster
  • Posted: 08/10/2018
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HQ and Outreach Manager

4-month contract

Working Hours: Weekends and two days in the week (32 hours per week)

Pay: Pro-rata £18, 000

A brilliant opportunity for a keen birder and naturalist to work with and help build our local bird conservation and education charity. While the role is to focus on management of the HQ, volunteers and visitor engagement, there will be opportunities to hone birding skills and take part in important outreach and conservation projects for the right candidate.

  • Delete Date: 02/11/2018
  • Location: Poole Harbour
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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Site and Farm Assistant

Salary up to £20,000 depending on experience

Full-time, permanent

Location: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire

Chiltern Open Air Museum are recruiting a Site and Farm Assistant to care for and manage their livestock of goats, sheep, cows and chickens, to help maintain their 45 acre site, which includes woodland, parkland, arable fields, gardens, playground, orchard, car park, open space and hedgerows, to assist with onsite farming interpretation, maintenance of farm machinery, to supervise a team of volunteers as well as be part of the Museum's team of duty staff.

  • Closing Date: 31/10/2018
  • Location: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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Conservation Placements

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.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available at Pearson Park Wildlife Garden in Hull.

We are looking for 4 passionate and motivated 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: 02/11/2018
  • Location: Pearson Park Wildlife Garden, Hull
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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Education & Community Officer (Coastal)

Based at Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, near Skegness

Circa £18,000 pa

Do you have a passion for natural history, the environment and education? We are looking for someone to support our existing education staff in delivering a programme of curriculum linked environmental education activities for schools and informal activities and events for visitors of all ages.

  • Closing Date: 29/10/2018
  • Location: Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, near Skegness
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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Full-time Ranger

Idverde Charnwood (Loughborough)

Salary £8.80ph plus enhanced pay for weekends and BH.

Annualised Hours averaging a 37hr week

An opportunity has arisen within the Ranger Service-Charnwood for a self-motivated individual with a background in conservation. You will work alongside and support the Ranger team, led by the Head Ranger, in the management of a number of wildlife sites which includes SSSI woodland and LNR's.

  • Closing Date: 26/10/2018
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Posted: 04/10/2018
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Welland Project Officer

Hours of work:  37.5 hours/week (5 days)

Salary:             £22,000 pa

Location:          Based at Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire, LE7 9XE

Primary objectives: To manage funding, strategic development and delivery of projects to conserve, protect and restore the waters of the River Welland throughout its whole catchment.  To deliver this the post holder will: Raise funds for continuing and future works; Work with communities and landowners, including the further development of the community-based River Warden scheme; Deliver monitoring and sampling regimes at project sites; Develop interventions for river and habitat restoration, arranging contractors to deliver certain capital works, managing contactors and volunteers; Report the progress of works to key stakeholders and promote more widely through social media

  • Closing Date: 30/10/2018
  • Location: Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire, LE7 9XE
  • Posted: 03/10/2018
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Chief Executive Officer

Starting Salary: £35-40K depending on experience.

Lead an environmental charity reviving the ecology and habitats in the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland.

Borders Forest Trust, is seeking a new CEO to lead the organisation and manage its small, dynamic team in the south of Scotland.

  • Closing Date: 22/10/2018
  • Location: Monteviot Nurseries near Jedburgh
  • Posted: 01/10/2018
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Senior Community Engagement Officer

Salary Range: £25,080 - £28,226 per annum

Work Location: Ash Lock, Aldershot

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Permanent

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic person to develop and deliver an extensive programme of community engagement within Wellesley Woodlands. The Woodlands are at the heart of the award-winning Wellesley project that is creating a vibrant new neighbourhood in Aldershot. Working with partners Grainger plc and the Land Trust you will maximise the benefits to local communities of this significant new public greenspace.

  • Delete Date: 25/10/2018
  • Location: Ash Lock, Aldershot
  • Posted: 27/09/2018
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Visitor Experience Manager

Location – Exe Estuary Reserve, South West Region

Hours – Full Time – 37.5 a week.

Salary – £19,602 - £21,236 per annum

Basis – Permanent role.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for wildlife, excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills to join the Site Management Team on the Exe Estuary. We are in the early stages of building our RSPB visitor offer in Devon and you will be at the forefront of developing our visitor experience across the Devon reserves.

  • Closing Date: 26/10/2018
  • Location: Exe Estuary Reserve, South West Region
  • Posted: 27/09/2018
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Tees Valley Wild Green Places Assistant Project Officer

14 month fixed term post £16,000 pa

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in supporting community groups and young people across the Tees Valley by developing and delivering community led environmental initiatives. You will gain experience in project management for wildlife conservation projects, including carrying out risk assessments, event preparation and the management of resources, promotion and publicity.

  • Delete Date: 23/10/2018
  • Location: Margrove Park near Guisborough
  • Posted: 25/09/2018
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Woodland Communities Advisor

Part - Time 18.5 hours per week fixed term post for three years

Salary £28,040 to £31,680 per annum pro-rata (ie £14,020 to £15,840)

Location: Moira, Derbyshire DE12 6BA

Building on the success of the National Forest we have an exciting opportunity for a talented individual who can support local communities to gain the skills knowledge and experience to lead in developing the community management of woodlands.

  • Closing Date: 21/10/2018
  • Location: Moira, Derbyshire DE12 6BA
  • Posted: 24/09/2018
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Ice Age Ponds Project Manager

P/T (4 days per week)      

Salary £25,265 per annum (pro rata) plus pension.

Based in Herefordshire

Can you help conserve Herefordshire’s Ice Age Ponds?

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust are working in partnership with Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team, and the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust to survey and conserve the glacial ‘kettle hole’ ponds of Herefordshire. 

  • Closing Date: 19/10/2018
  • Location: Herefordshire
  • Posted: 21/09/2018
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