Practical Land Management: practical and manual outdoor work, includes estate work, some agricultural vacancies, country and field sports.
Policy and Advice roles e.g. countryside officer
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Salary: £12.64 - £13.19 per hour (FTE £23,000 - £24,000 per annum)
Based at: Estovers, Greenham Common, Newbury and covering Greenham and Snelsmore Commons
2 or 3 Wardens: 27 week fixed term contract (19 February to 23 August 2024)
Working hours: 25 hours per week including regular early mornings, evenings and weekends
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.
Do you have a passion for ecology?
Full time position, £30,000 – £40,000p.a. pro-rata dependent on experience, plus benefits.
Optional 4- or 4.5-day week (pro-rata) on successful completion of initial 6 months contract
Tomson Consulting works on a wide range of projects including (though not limited to): Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG): mapping, appraisal and delivery for landowners and developers; Habitat creation and enhancement for rural stakeholders (community groups, businesses, private landowners); Design of farming projects to support carbon sequestration, habitat improvement/creation and food production; Energy management of buildings, industrial processes, transport...
Salary: £24,294 – £26,421 per annum plus very generous pension
Hours: Full time (37 hours per week) inc. some weekend work
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, skilled, and qualified groundsperson and horticulturalist to join our dedicated and community-focussed parks team, who are responsible for looking after all our outside spaces. The successful candidate will work as part of the team to keep our playgrounds, skatepark and other play areas safe, clean and attractive; carry out work to keep our trees and hedgerows healthy; create and maintain flower beds and borders; assist in maintaining our nature reserves and other conservation work; clear public areas of litter, leaves, snow and ice; assist with looking after our allotments and cemetery; install and maintain fences, signs, and other street furniture; monitor our moorings and car parks; and help with the upkeep of our buildings.
Would you be interested in joining a team to help conserve the most endangered species in north-west Wales?
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for nature conservation to work with local farmers, our RSPB Reserve team and volunteers to secure a long-term future for curlew and water vole in the Cefni Valley on Anglesey.
Location: RSPB Cymru – Bangor
Salary: £25,723.00 - £27,614.00 pro rata
Hours: Part-time, 15 hours per week
Contract: Fixed-term contract for 3 years and 5 months
Location: Office at Bayfield near Holt. Visits across Norfolk and Cam and Ely Ouse (CamEO) catchment
Job term: Full-time, permanent. 37.5 hours per week.
Salary details: £31,224 - £33,535 (9% Employer Pension Contribution)
Norfolk Rivers Trust is seeking a highly competent GIS professional with a passion for the natural environment to join our growing team. In this newly created role, you will be dedicated to data, evidence and GIS, working across both Norfolk Rivers Trust and our subsidiary arm, Rivers Ecology Ltd.
Salary: £25,723.00 - £27,614.00 pa, pro rata
Hours: 0.6 Part Time role, 22.5 hours per week
Contract: 14 month Contract until 31/12/24
Location: North Wales Moors
We are looking for an individual with experience of delivering habitat restoration with the ambition, drive and skills to join a team already setting the standard for peatland restoration with Wales. This is an opportunity to work in some of Wales’s most iconic landscapes, driving RSPB’s ambitious vision for our uplands.
Location: Bedfordshire Prop, Chute Farm, Dunstable, LU6 2LN
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £23,556 per annum
The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.
Location: Sherborne Park, Sherborne, Cheltenham, GL54 3DW
Contract Type: Full time / Permanent
Salary: £27,000 pa
This is a crucial role delivering for nature and access at one of our key sites. And as one of seven Area Rangers within the Cotswolds Countryside, you’ll be responsible for leading and managing a team of Rangers ensuring excellent standards of care, presentation and conservation work across some nationally and internationally important sites.
Salary: £37,336- £39,186
Working Pattern: Temporary Full Time
Location: Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5 5QA
The National Landscape team is hosted by Wiltshire Council. Are you interested in making a real difference to the farming and the environment? We are looking to recruit a Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer to help allocate £750k in grants to farmers and landowners in Cranborne Chase National Landscape, by the end of March 2025.
Salary is £28k depending on experience. This is a live out position.
We’re looking for an Estate Ranger to join our team at a private family estate in Brockenhurst, New Forest. In this full-time role, you’ll work alongside the Estate Manager to ensure the day-to-day running of the estate is smooth and efficient. You’ll also help deliver projects and help to manage the conservation of the parkland with its ancient and veteran trees and the woodland.
Northumberland County Council's Countryside and Green Spaces Team are looking to recruit an Area Countryside Officer to deal with issues relating to Public Rights of Way and public access in central Northumberland.
Applicants should have experience in the management of Public Rights of Way and access land, excellent map reading skills, must be willing to work outdoors in all weathers and be able to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of people.
This position is fixed term for 18 months; working from home arrangements and flexible hours apply.
Up to £35,522 per annum
Permanent, Full Time
The Park Manager is responsible for all operational management of Weald Country Park and contributing to all activities that develop the Park and effectively manage the green space as a hub of biodiversity. The Manager will develop and implement a plan to ensure the correct level habitat management is achieved, undertaking duties to effectively manage the land, including nature conservation, increase resilience against climate change, landscape, and horticulture.
Expected salary £25000-£27000pa, Full-time.
Accommodation may be available, subject to discussion.
This Head Grower role is a key recruitment for the GREAT Zerodig Project, delivered by FWAG SouthWest and ZeroDig Earth, in collaboration with a range of project partners, including the Royal Agricultural University (RAU). The land, 7.4 acres adjacent to the RAU, will be used to produce a range of vegetables and fruit for local sales. It is also an experimental site where ZeroDig market gardening methods are tested in the field and systems refined.
c.£31,000-£35,000 per annum dependent on experience
We are looking to recruit a Conservation Manager – Central Surrey, to handle challenging conservation delivery across a number of reserves and to drive plans forward by empowering the team, working with the wider Reserves Management department staff, prioritising effectively, responding to swiftly changing demands and dealing with complex issues.
Calcareous grassland and woodlands are the dominant habitat types in this area so good levels of experience and understand of managing these habitat types would be advantageous.
Location: St Austell, Cornwall
Full time: 42.5 hours per week
We are looking to recruit an Estate Ranger to join our busy but small team working in 200 acres of an historic Cornish Estate. This is an exciting opportunity for either a newly qualified or experienced countryside worker to join the team at one of Cornwall’s premier visitor attractions.
Location: Woolston Eyes
Salary: £21,255.00 - £22,818.00 Pro Rata
Hours: Part time, 3 days a week, 22.5 hours per week
Contract: 3 months fixed term, there is potential for this role to be extended
Situated between the Mersey and the Manchester ship canal the Woolston eyes SSSI is home to an abundance of wildlife. The site is managed in partnership with Woolston Eyes Conservation Group (WECG) who have managed the site since the 1970s.
Salary: £35,870 - £38,842
Flexible working, full time
12 months fixed term
Thames Chase Community Forest, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS
An opportunity to lead Forestry England’s Community Woodland team in Southeast England on a 12-month fixed term appointment (maternity cover), from January 2024. You will lead a small team responsible for the management of Thames Chase Community Forest and Jeskyns Community Woodland and will co-ordinate and champion new woodland creation projects, engaging with partners and stakeholders to deliver exemplar community woodlands benefiting communities, the environment and business.
Salary: Up to £25,000 dependent on experience
Contract Type: Full time/Permanent
Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone
Kent Wildlife Trust is at the forefront of developing innovative ways of using graziers, browsers and rootlers to deliver missing ecosystem elements that were once provided by wild animals. Kent Wildlife Trust owns over 800 animals of 16 different species and breeds working across over 50 nature reserves and covering hundreds of hectares. This is a practical role that incorporates skills such as strimming and fence repair, alongside high quality animal welfare management and volunteer recruitment and support.
Hours of work: 3 days a week (22.5 hours), flexible working by agreement. Some evening/weekend working required.
Located at: Mainly home working with easy access to sites across East Surrey.
Salary Actual £18,000 (£30k pro rata)
The Surrey Hills Society is an independent charity promoting the positive enjoyment and conservation of the Surrey Hills National Landscape for those who live, work in, or visit the area. The Society encourages people to explore and learn about the special qualities and distinctiveness of the area through walks, talks, events, practical conservation, and volunteering.
Contract Type: Permanent, Part Time
Salary: £23,556 per annum pro rata
Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.
Standen is an arts and crafts family home set in a beautiful hillside garden. The strong arts and crafts offering includes varied exhibitions, a contemporary arts programme and collaborations with local artists.
Location: Isle of Wight
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract, Full Time
Salary: £24,000 per annum
We have an exciting opportunity for a Ranger to join our team on the Isle of Wight. Working in some of the nation’s most spectacular places, your love of the outdoors will encourage others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.
Location: Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NX
Contract Type: Contract / full time
Salary: £21,021 per annum
The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.
Location: Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1NT
Contract Type: Full time / Permanent
Salary: £22,152 pa
The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do.
Location: Leigh Woods, The Estate Office, Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS9 3PZ
Contract Type: Full time / fixed term 12 months
Salary: £22,152 pa
With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.
Salary: £41,626 - £43,138
Do you want to help improve countryside access in East Sussex? Do you want to lead a maintenance team ensuring safe access over the county’s 2,000-mile path network?
If you do, then please consider this role within the Rights of Way & Countryside Team.
This is a full-time role, working 40 hours per week.
An opportunity has arisen for a Maintenance Operative to work as part of the Reay Forest Estate team in undertaking and delivering rolling plans and a variety of activities in Achfary and Kylestrome.
What you’ll do as Maintenance Operative: Assist and support the team in delivering the plan, ensuring high standards of the Estate infrastructure is delivered on time and within budget. To utilise your key trade to help fulfil but not limited to: Road, track and bridge building and maintenance; Drainage work; Hedging and fencing; Boundary & property maintenance; Forestry operations; Maintenance of services to all buildings; Collaboration with contractors for ongoing building maintenance
Location: Orkney Native Wildlife Project – Kirkwall Office
Salary: £28,331 - £30,415 Per Annum
Duration: Full Time, Fixed-term position for 12 months
Orkney is famous for its landscape, its history, its culture, and its nature. The Orkney Native Wildlife Project (ONWP) aims to protect Orkney’s unique and globally important wildlife, and the benefits that it provides for local people from an invasive non-native predator: the stoat.
The post will be based on the Orkney Islands (Mainland) and be predominantly field-based.
A full-time position has arisen to work as the Rural Operations Manager at the Mount Stuart Trust on the beautiful Isle of Bute. MST’s rural operations extend to 31,000 acres made up of agriculture, woodland, commercial forestry and amenity land (including fishing lochs, an airstrip, beaches and three golf courses).
Salary – AG5: £30,296- £33,024 plus essential car user allowance Location: Leek & Buxton- Agile working applicable
Full time: 37 hours per week
Location: Leek & Buxton- Agile working applicable
This is an exciting time to work for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and High Peak Borough Council (The Alliance) as we are committed to improving parks and open spaces for the benefit of residents and visitors. Set in the context of new or emerging strategies covering Parks and Green Spaces, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Nature Recovery, the successful candidate will work to commission services and develop projects across horticultural, grounds maintenance services and facilities which maintain or improve satisfaction, usage and visitor numbers.
Location: Winchester, Salisbury, Petworth
You will work directly with the regional Head of Natural Capital in the delivery of a wide range of nature based schemes, covering Kent to Cornwall. Working alongside our landowner and developer clients on a multitude of opportunities within this new and exciting sector, creating viable and diverse revenue streams. Areas of particular interest will include, but are not limited to:- Biodiversity Net Gain, Nutrient Neutrality, Carbon Sequestration and Regenerative Agriculture.
Hours: 37.5 per week to include to include some weekend and evening work
Contract: Short term contract until 31st March 2025
The Shallowford Trust is seeking to employ an enthusiastic Engagement Officer to develop and deliver an ambitious outreach and engagement programme for East Shallowford Farm and through a partnership with the Dartmoor Farmers Association develop and deliver farm visits across Dartmoor as part of a new Food to Fork, Nature on the Farm Project. The postholder will identify and develop existing and new partnerships with local farmers, conservation, community organisations, volunteers and schools to deliver positive and long lasting experiences for young people.
Are you looking for a permanent nature reserve warden role?
Location: Berney Marshes and Breydon Water – Great Yarmouth
Salary: £28,331.00 - £30,415.00 Per Annum
This is a Permanent Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week.
The successful applicant will take a lead role at our Berney Marshes and Breydon Water Reserve, with its 900 ha of wet and damp grassland, intertidal mud and reedbeds.
Salary: £27,221 to £28,854 depending on experience + £1025 Variable Days Allowance
Working Hours: 37
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Tofts Camp, Thetford, Norfolk
Due to internal promotion, Landmarc Support Services is currently seeking to recruit a Rural Team Leader based at West Tofts Camp near Thetford (IP26 5EP). As the Rural Team Leader, you will be responsible for managing a small team of operatives that collectively manage 9010ha of Breckland estate, a majority of which is SSSI, SPA and SAC whilst providing support to the defence training estate. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and passionate about ecology and working outdoors in a rural environment.
Full-time / Permanent
Are you passionate about regenerative farming and nature recovery? We are seeking someone for a genuinely varied, wide ranging and important role on a beautiful estate. You will be responsible for the upkeep, care and presentation of Belmont Estate and farm. You will be involved in all aspects of estate work including livestock care, woodland work, and our flagship rewilding and rewetting project, and be key to maintaining and promoting the estate’s profile within the local community and for guests and visitors.
Salary Up to £27,000
Location Hybrid, Camarthen, UK
TerrAffix, part of the RSK Group, is looking to appoint a Site Operative on a full-time, permanent basis across South West Wales. You will also need to be able to commute, daily if required, to one of our company premises in Carmarthen and Trecwn.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience of working within one or more of the following industries: ecological contracting, landscaping, agricultural operations, countryside management or vegetation clearance industries.
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £22,639 to £26,067 depending on experience + £1025 Variable Days Allowance
Working Hours: 37
Location: West Tofts Camp, Thetford, Norfolk
Landmarc Support Services is currently seeking to recruit a Rural Operative based from West Tofts Camp near Thetford (IP26 5EP). As a Rural Operative, you will join the team that collectively manage 9010ha of Breckland estate. The Defence Training Estate supports a unique ecological resource and provides habitats for both common and rare species which would otherwise have disappeared had the land been under other forms of non-military management such as intensive agriculture. This resource is of national and international importance.
Location: Rathlin Island
Salary: £36,577.00 - £39,267.00 Per Annum
Duration: Full Time, 24 month Contract
The LIFE Raft project (Rathlin Acting for Tomorrow) is looking for an Eradication Delivery Manager. Removing invasive non-native ferrets and rats from the Rathlin Island Special Protection Area (SPA), Northern Ireland.
Starting salary £24,000 - £26,000
This is a fixed term post that ends 31st March 2025.
Location: Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill Hindlip , Worcester & Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR3 8SZ
We're looking for a great communicator who can inspire land managers to take action for nature and the climate by creating a tree-rich corridor from the Wye to the Wyre. The Trees and Woodland Advisor will join an established team to deliver advisory visits and support to farmers and land managers interested in benefitting from grant support for trees and woodland, including hedgerows, wood pasture, traditional orchard and agroforestry grant funding.
Starting salary £29,063
Hours: 35 hours
Contract: Permanent position
Location: Lerwick, some homeworking possible
Your role will focus on (a) working in a team to deliver NatureScot’s Development Advice Service, advising consulting authorities on the implications of proposals for Scotland’s nature, (b) providing advice on schemes covering agri-environment and climate, Peatland Action and Nature Restoration and (c) advising land managers on the impacts of their management proposals on protected areas. Other areas of work will include monitoring of protected areas, and proactive work to address climate change and biodiversity loss in local partnerships.
Contract: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Arne or Winterborne Downs / Hybrid
The Senior Conservation Officer will lead and develop an ambitious conservation work programme for the area, ensuring delivery maintains a focus on priority places, habitats and species. You will build and maintain positive relationships with key external partners, stakeholders and communities so that RSPB’s policies and messages are understood and furthered.
Full Time, Permanent
Glen Finglas, Scotland
The Estate Ranger will be hands-on with a diverse range of work on the estate including woodland expansion projects, woodland management, control of invasive non-native species and other habitat management and restoration projects. They will lead on public engagement, organising public events and promoting the estate through various communications channels as well as managing existing volunteer activity and developing new volunteering opportunities to help with the practical management of the site and with public engagement.
Salary: £36,577 - £39,267 Per Annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: RSPB Franchises Lodge, Salisbury
RSPB Franchises Lodge, located in the north of the New Forest National Park, is one of the RSPB’s newest reserves; over 400ha of mixed woodland with lesser spotted woodpecker, hawfinch and wood warbler is just starting its journey towards a more natural broadleaf and wood pasture landscape. Nestled in the heart of the reserve is Cameron’s Cottage, renovated in partnership with the Cameron Bespolka Trust to create a sustainable residential centre where groups of young people can experience and learn about the natural world. We’re looking for an inspirational leader to join our team managing our reserve operations in the New Forest, overseeing the effective and compliant delivery at Franchises Lodge and supporting the development of Cameron’s Cottage in order to achieve our objectives for people and biodiversity.
£20,400 - £22,400pa (Depending on experience & qualifications)
Horndean Parish Council is responsible for managing and maintaining 60 hectares of public land. We are currently recruiting a full-time permanent member of staff with horticultural and grounds maintenance experience. Duties associated with the role will include tree and hedge maintenance, re-stocking and managing shrubs, flower beds, and hanging baskets, as well as other routine grounds maintenance tasks. The role includes the management of the nature reserves with brush cutting, scrub clearance, and larger tree maintenance.
Dalhousie Estates have a vacancy for a Beat Keeper for the Invermark Estate, in the Angus Glens. The post offers significant opportunity for a Beat Keeper to take the next step in their career development. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing all aspects of moorland management work, in accordance with legislation and good practice. There is potential for a partner to work as a housekeeper on the estate.
City & Guilds offers a wide range of Associate Vacancies, which are great way to get involved, develop your own skills, and to support your sector. These roles are flexible, and work ideally alongside other commitments. They attract a competitive daily rate as well as development opportunities.
Contract Details: Permanent, Full Tim
Location: Brunswick Training Camp, Pirbright, Surrey
Landmarc Support Services are currently seeking for a Training Area Operative – Rural to join the team at Brunswick Training Camp in Surrey.
As the Training Area Operative –Rural you will be responsible for carrying out tasks across the estate, using tractor’s and other rural plant machinery. We are looking for someone who has experience in operating tractors to assist the team with a wide range of tasks to ensure the estate is well maintained and fit for use.
Radnorshire Wildlife Trust are pleased to be recruiting for the exciting new role of Assistant Reserves Officer. If you are looking for an opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful, wild and rugged, areas in the UK, and if you’d like to help us conserve our wild places, playing a part in creating a Wilder Wales for the enjoyment of future generations, apply today.
This role is suitable for someone looking to deliver practical conservation, undertake wildlife monitoring, management planning and visitor engagement activities across RWT's suite of nature reserves, while working within the wonderful landscapes of Mid-Wales.
Salary: £21,255.00 - £22,818.00 Per Annum
These are Fixed Term roles for 18 months for 37.5 hours per week.
You will be working as part of Cumbria Connect a new landscape-scale nature restoration programme funded by the Endangered Landscapes Programme. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with experience of, or demonstrable understanding and enthusiasm for, farming and land management. The formal learning aspects of this role will be delivered will be delivered through Myerscough college under their Level 3 Livestock Unit Technician Apprentice scheme. Alongside a formal qualification, at the end of this apprenticeship, you will have acquired a broad range of skills to support you in a successful career in farming/land management.
Salary: £30 947
This position is initially offered on a three year contract.
This new role is one of three created to deliver our ambition for wildlife and people.
As Farm Wildlife Adviser you will based at Carlton Marshes, which is the office, workshop and visitor hub for our activity in North East Suffolk.
37.5 hours per week, Salary: £28,067
Based on 132 acres of organic farmland and nature reserve, the Magdalen Environmental Trust provides outdoor environmental education to children and adults, and therapeutic / respite opportunities to people with more complex needs. In 2021 we started a major shift in our land management away from standard organics and into a wilder landscape, with maximum biodiversity as our aim.
Salary: £36,577 - £47,335 Per Annum
Duration: 37.5 hours per week, Permanent
Location: Pulborough Brooks
We have a wonderful opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated Senior Rural Surveyor to join the RSPB’s England Land Team to be based in the Southeast of England, an operational area extending from Hampshire and Surrey through to Kent and Essex. The reserves within the area include woodlands, wetlands and peri-urban sites, they have a diverse range of habitats, species and landscapes along with active visitor operations and facilities. Work on these sites includes rural practice work as well as landlord and tenant leasehold arrangements for various offices.