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Full-time permanent contract
Building with Nature are looking to recruit an experienced project manager to support the delivery of our Business Strategy and Action Plan.
This is a very exciting opportunity to help us create and share the practical tools that normalise high-quality green infrastructure, maximising benefits for both citizens and the natural world.
£21,000 per annum
Would you like to have a pivotal role in protecting Surrey’s wildlife and landscapes for future generations?
Do you have the passion, commitment and skills to work with us and our local authority partners to deliver this mission?
Surrey Wildlife Trust provide an Ecological Planning Advisory service to the Local Planning Authorities case officers on development proposals which could affect important species and habitats.
Location: Wimbleball Lake - Exmoor
Salary: £17472 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time (36 hours per week, based on full time working week of 40 hours)
Join South West Lakes Trust's dedicated team on Exmoor as part of the broader Countryside team, contributing to the high standard of maintenance and continued improvements to the facilities at this stunning reservoir nestled in the Exmoor hills. You will deliver exceptional facilities and welcome our visitors to have outstanding and inspirational experiences.
Location: Wimbleball Lake - Exmoor
Salary: £19,000 - £21,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Join South West Lakes Trust's dedicated Countryside Team as our Senior Warden on Exmoor. Based at Wimbleball Lake, you will take a leading role in the Trust's countryside and conservation goals in the Somerset Region, delivering the highest standard of estate management and environmental work at two stunning reservoir sites in our Exmoor area.
37 hours per week
Salary: £21,589 to £24,799 per annum
The Rights of Way Service helps to maintain and manage the public rights of way network and legal records for over 6000km+ of paths covering from the Mendip Hills right through to Exmoor National Park, and also works in partnership with Natural England to manage the newly established England Coast Path.
The post is primarily office based at County Hall, Taunton, but you will be required to travel around the county to undertake path audits and supervise occasional working parties.
Experienced excavator operators required – Working Nationwide
Head Office: Salisbury, Wiltshire.
We are a team of ecological specialists and contractors. We work together on design, construct, restore and to monitor environmental enhancement projects across the country. We pride ourselves on making a difference, being the best we can be and going that extra mile in everything we do.
This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader providing green services to private and public sector businesses.
Glendale Gatwick is seeking to recruit a Grounds Maintenance Team Leader to join the established team at Gatwick Airport.
The successful candidates will be a highly valued part of the team, responsible for the day-to-day planning of grounds maintenance activities, supporting the Supervisor and Contract Manager. This is a hands-on role involving practical grounds maintenance, direct client contact, managing the progress of teams on-site and taking quick and effective action to maintain both high productivity levels and client and public satisfaction.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
The Lake District
A senior leadership role to develop a sustainable future for the National Trust’s 90 Lake District farms at a time of unprecedented change.
This will involve leading a diverse team in a complex and sensitive environment to deliver a significant capital programme, develop new financially sustainable business models for our farms and investing in our farmers – the current and next generations - to face into the challenges ahead. Key outputs will include the recovery of species and habitats and a landscape that is more robust in the face of climate change, all the while sustaining the globally significant attributes that make the Lake District a World Heritage Site – its upland farming practices and native breeds. At the heart of all of this will be financially stable and viable farms.
Grade 10 £30,507 - £33,799 p.a.
Location: County Hall, Durham
An opportunity has arisen for a Durham Woodland Revival Forestry Officer until November 2023.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) has awarded Durham Woodland Revival £432,700 to bring together organisations from the forestry sector to develop woodland habitat networks through better managed forests, new planting and community involvement across a targeted area of 200 km2 in County Durham.
Salary Banding: £55,000 - £60,000 pa
Location: Either Elstree, Hertfordshire or Penrith, Cumbria with extensive UK travel
Looking for a new challenge in Estate Management? As Estate Manager you’ll play a key part in the future of HF Holidays. By developing and delivering an exciting property strategy in line with our company vision and values you’ll help us maximise the full potential of our £25 million property estate.
The Easton Estate, Grantham, Lincolnshire
We are looking for an experienced general woodlands and estate worker to join the Estate team on a full-time basis. The focus of this work will be on practical woodland management and general Estate upkeep and maintenance.
The job is very varied and includes carrying out all practical woodland tasks, with the help of an assistant; running the Estate’s firewood business, including processing and delivery; taking part in general woodland management, including tree planting, ground maintenance, fencing and trimming of trees, etc
Akers Land and Ecology Ltd are looking to fill various roles to help deliver ecology, countryside and landscape focused projects in the construction industry. We work closely with house builders, developers and environmental and ecological consultants to deliver our work.
We are currently seeking skilled and experienced staff to deliver a range of landscaping and countryside management tasks, including fencing, path building, pond building, landscape maintenance, tree and shrub planting, tree work and forestry.
As Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate can directly influence the future protection and conservation of wild birds and biodiversity both in Ireland and internationally.
Key responsibilities and duties will include managing staff, developing membership and funding opportunities, representing BirdWatch Ireland, developing the organisation’s strategy and vision for the future, and managing the operational and supporting functions of the organisation and ensuring compliance with all regulatory and governance frameworks.
Pay is £24,000 per year pro rata (equating to £16,560 per annum).
Fixed Term Contract - 2 years
Closing date for applications is: 12pm Monday 30th September 2019
The Durham Wildlife Trust area covers a wide diversity of rich wildlife habitats and local communities passionate about the area in which they live, play and work.
In the role of Wilderness Ranger you will be responsible for developing and delivering the Trust’s youth engagement activities at the flagship Low Barns nature reserve.
Salary Circa £18,500k - £22k depending on qualifications and experience; full-time 35 hours per week; permanent contract; based at Herriard Park, Herriard, near Basingstoke, RG25 2PL.
As part of the North Hampshire Team, this post is crucial to the successful delivery of the Trust’s Reserves and Wilder vision in north and east Hampshire. The post will be instrumental in the delivery of practical management by volunteers across north Hampshire. The role involves working on some of the most highly designated wildlife sites in the area, including the MoD training estate.
Working Hours: Full Time, Permanent Hours per week - 37
Location: Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RB
Leicestershire County Council is a forward looking and dynamic local authority with an ambition to deliver better quality services at lower cost. We are constantly challenging the ways that we think, work and deliver our services.
The council is also fortunate to own and manage a range of country parks and open spaces which contain some of the county’s finest natural habitats and landscapes.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £22,000.00 to £26,000.00 /year
Permanent full time role at a popular wedding venue and event barn based on a thriving organic farm in the Cotswolds. Oxleaze Barn is a family business and the Events Groundsman would be working alongside both the family and a small events team. It is a varied role to include ongoing maintenance and repair work of the barns and grounds to ensure the barns are always presented to a high specification, event set up and late night caretaking duties.
£30,563 to £36,499
Fixed Term until end May 2021
36 hours per week
We are seeking two experienced and motivated project development officers to lead on key work streams on the Edinburgh’s Thriving Green Spaces Project.
This pioneering new project will explore new ways of working together that allows Edinburgh’s green spaces to grow, thrive and adapt over the next three decades. The role will include carrying out research, analysis, testing, consultation, communications, and reporting on selected project actions and pilots in areas such as Community, Technology, Commercial and Governance.
GreenAcres Chiltern, Beaconsfield, Bucks
Part-time / 15 hours per week over 2 days / 8am–4pm
Permanent / Salary to be discussed in interview
For over twenty years GreenAcres has offered excellent customer service, providing meaningful funeral services and celebrations at our ceremonial parks across the UK. GreenAcres is entering a period of growth and this is an exciting time to join a forward-thinking business that offers excellent training opportunities and friendly teams in beautiful working environments.
Salary: £33,981 - £38,622
Type: Full-Time until January 2022 (Fixed Term Contract)
Location: Wash Lodge, Valentines Park & Hainault Forest Country Park
Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure (Vision) is a registered charity that manages a wide range of facilities and services on behalf of the London Borough of Redbridge including: Leisure Facilities, Sport & Health, Libraries, Redbridge Museum, Parks and Open Spaces, Arts, Events and Halls Lettings.
We need a Project Manager to lead the restoration and redevelopment of Hainault Forest. We were delighted by our success in gaining a £4.5m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant in May this year to assist with this major project.
Milton (Peterborough) Estate Company
Competitive starting salary
A vacancy has arisen for a full-time estate worker to work within our existing estate team. Day to day tasks vary from forestry-style work using chainsaws, firewood processing and tree planting. Ground maintenance with strimmer’s, flail mowers, post knocker and knapsack sprayer.
Are you an enthusiastic GIS professional looking for a new and exciting challenge within the environmental NGO sector? The South East Rivers Trust is looking for an outstanding individual to lead the GIS work for the Trust, setting up a GIS database and working with colleagues on spatial analysis.
You will be working on several ground breaking projects, mapping natural capital and the ecosystem services it provides to help target environmental enhancements to where they are most effective. Through the PROWATER project you will work with European partners to target measures that will protect and enhance water resources, and through an Environmental Land Management trial you will support the targeting and creation of land management plans to help farmers, planners and the local community enhance natural capital for public benefit.
Salary range £32 - £50k FTE
We are looking for an accomplished consultant to join our team working on a broad range of rural environment projects. The position is within our Landscape Planning and Management Team and based preferably in our Bristol office. Applicants for our other offices will be considered.
Our work encompasses the analysis, conservation and enhancement of rural landscapes, providing advice and monitoring of agri-environment schemes along with developing robust strategies to guide stewardship.
Salary will be dependent on experience.
We are looking for a talented individual to fill a role as a Green Infrastructure / Landscape Consultant in our Landscape Planning and Management team. You would be working on a broad range of projects across the spectrum of landscape management, including the development of strategies for landscapes of national and international importance.
You will be involved in all stages of projects from tendering through to completion, providing support to senior staff. The work will include carrying out site assessments, report writing and graphics.
Based in NE Hampshire
Penfold’s Woodland Management undertakes woodland maintenance and survey work nationwide (primarily southern England). To support our expanding business, we are looking to take on Forest Workers who will come to us to develop their skills within the industry.
Location: High Woods Country Park
Salary range: £20,444 to £24,046
Contract: 10-month maternity cover, full time, or part time job share
Working Hours: 37hrs per week or 18.5hrs per week
The Visitor Centre Officer will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the visitor centre, from day to day running to recruiting and training centre volunteers to ensuring all the administrative needs, budget control, service standards and financial security.
As the Education / Events Officer you will run the education and events programme for High Woods Country Park as well as on our other countryside sites, as required.
£25,801 - £28,785
Fixed Term. Full Time.
We are looking for a talented person to join our landscape team to assist in the delivery of an exciting programme of landscape, play and open space improvements that will have a positive impact on people’s quality of life here in Basingstoke and Deane. Now’s your opportunity to take a key role in the delivery of a range of innovative projects across the borough. So bring your talents to the diverse role and be part of our dynamic growth story.
Location: Melrose, Scottish Borders
The post of Ranger plays a key role in maintaining and developing the estate with sensitivity to the conservation of wildlife and as an amenity for public enjoyment. Work closely with the learning and engagement team to devise and lead on aspects of outdoor learning. Undertake everyday estate maintenance responsibilities as required and lead on the development of the Trust’s green credentials.
Full-time: Fixed term to end June 2021
Based at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney, Kent
The post holder will lead the delivery stage of the Conservation and Wildlife projects being delivered as part of the Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
£ Competitive salary – Full driving licence essential and candidates applying without one will not be considered.
ATM is one of the UK's leading landscaping, highway maintenance, fencing and vegetation management and maintenance contractors. We are recruiting for Landscape Operatives, Chainsaw Operatives and Fencing Operatives based out of Boroughbridge (YO51 9HY). We are looking for organised, reliable individuals who are experienced with working in a team, also capable of working on their own initiative to carry out scheduled works on a variety of sites.
Salary: Grade 2, SCP 4-7, £18,426.00 to £19,554.00 /year
This is a full-time post, although hours vary seasonally.
Bodmin Town Council is looking to recruit a Parks & Open Spaces Operative as part of its Parks & Open Spaces Team.
The role will include (but is not exclusive to) cemetery duties as required, including the preparation of graves using manual and mechanical systems and backfilling following interment; and grass cutting, tractor driving, hedge trimming, weed spraying, path maintenance and litter picking in the Council’s parks and open spaces.
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Coventry, West Midlands
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000, dependent on experience
Hours: 40 hours per week
Do you want to work for one of the UK’s leading, award winning, ecological consultancies? We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgeable candidate to join our Major Projects Team in the role of Contracts Manager. The role will be focused on the management of coordination of a number of exciting projects, ensuring that project milestones are achieved, targets are met and client expectations are satisfied. This role will encompass various stages of the project life cycle, from engagement in the bidding process through to project delivery and client retention.
Salary £18,426 - £19,171 per annum
Fixed Term until 30.09.2020
37 hours per week
Clitheroe, Ribble Valley
We recruit a Graduate Trainee each year to deliver activity, to gain experience, and to learn from our team and partners. This year the focus for the Trainee is our Access for All project which seeks to restore and upgrade a number of key footpaths and 'gateway sites' around the Pendle Hill area. You will be assisting our Access Officer and supporting the scheme volunteer group engaged in a variety of practical conservation tasks. You will also be expected to help supervise (and join in with) our hedge-laying and dry stone walling courses led by qualified trainers.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
We are looking for an Area Ranger to join our established Countryside Team, caring for nine exceptional sites across the County, focussed upon Ightham Mote. If you are passionate about improving habitats, enhancing biodiversity and encouraging wildlife, whilst managing access for all, then this is the post for you!
As the Area Ranger you will manage a small team looking after the Ightham Mote estate, Oldbury Hill and One Tree Hill. Supported by the Lead Ranger, you will manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team. You will support your fellow Rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work, fulfilling our Estate Management Plan, Land, Outdoors and Nature objectives.
£20,955 - £22,171, plus benefits
Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you want to help look after Scotland’s forests and land? Want to work in a fantastic location and be part of a friendly and passionate team? Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) looks after Scotland’s forests and land, for the benefit of all, now and for the future.
We are looking for motivated and passionate team members to join our Forest Management team. There are 6 posts available across Scotland, 5 permanent and 1 fixed term (until April 2020).
National Park Office, Penrhyndeudraeth
£26,999 - £30,507 per annum DOE
The LIFE Celtic Rainforest project is a seven year, £7M LIFE funded programme. The aim is to restore and bring into favourable conservation status a significant amount of designated Western Atlantic Oak Woodland sites in Wales. The Celtic Rainforest Wales Project has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union.
We are looking for a bilingual Project Officer to join us on a long-term contract until July 2025. As a Project Officer, you will ensure the effective delivery of the LIFE Celtic Rainforest project.
£26,999 - £33,799
Permanent/Working 36.5 Hours per week
Birmingham Ranger Service is responsible for maintaining and promoting conservation across Birmingham's parks, open spaces and Nature reserves. We work closely with and within our local communities to enhance residents and visitors enjoyment of our nature and Birmingham's public open spaces. You will have overall responsibility for the day to day management and promotion of their Ranger Hub, as part of the city-wide Ranger Service.
Northfield Hub – Lickey Hills Country Park
£18,065 - £19,945
Permanent/Working 36.5 Hours per week
You will have responsibility for helping to supervise and assist in the maintenance of the hub sites, ensuring compliance with the park Byelaws, carrying out periodical health and safety checks and to oversee facilities where directed. In addition the post will support the site Rangers in all associated duties, which may include community involvement with friends of groups and helping organise activities on site.
Location: Kenwood house
Salary: From £35,853 per annum, depending on skills and experience / 36 hours per week
Job type: Permanent
Would you like to use your passion and creativity to nurture some of the country's most prestigious landscapes and inspire visitors from across the world? Then join us as Head Gardener at Kenwood House.
£25,858 pro rata, per annum, plus pension contribution of 9% (year1 - Grade 6), equates to £10,343 per annum for a 14 hour week
Based in Kendal. Six Month Contract.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to help drive forward the nature conservation agenda in Cumbria within the busy Wider Countryside Department at Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Working closely with partners from a variety of sectors you will lead the continued development of the Cumbria Local Nature Partnership, seeking to align strategic priorities for wildlife in Cumbria within the wider policy context.
Post: Full time. Fixed term contract until 31/03/2024
Salary: £26,999 – 28,785
Base: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
You will have specific responsibility for leading the development, implementation and delivery of the Nurturing Nature, Crystal Clear Ebble, Wonderful Woodlands and Ancient Ways projects in the Natural /Historic Landscape themes, whilst having a significant input to other projects as required and appropriate.
Location: Flexible in Central and Eastern England
Salary: £48,848 to £52,919
Hours: Full time
We are seeking an Area Manager to provide the strategic leadership for delivery of the RSPB's mission across the East Midlands, from the wet grasslands of Otmor in Oxfordshire, through the ancient trees of Sherwood Forest, to the uplands of the Peak District. This will include direct accountability for all reserve, conservation, project and learning delivery which will be part the area team.
Salary starting at: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum
Hours: Full time
Can you help us unlock the Secret Forest? Franchises Lodge is our near 1,000 acre new reserve in the New Forest National Park, a landscape of ancient woodland and conifer plantation that are ripe for restoration into an un-paralleled biodiversity hotspot.
Our 200-year vision is to restore a landscape-scale mosaic of deciduous woodland, wood pasture, heath and mire that really delivers for people and nature.
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