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Countryside vacancies: Ranger posts, including those in greenspace and urban parks and estate workers. You'll also find vacancies for countryside officers, rural policy makers.


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Environmental Apprentices and Woodland Trainee - Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

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Passionate about the environment? Start your career as an Environmental Apprentice or Woodland Trainee and get paid to work and train with organisations in the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria or Nidderdale.

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) has exciting opportunities for young people with a love of the outdoors and a passion for the environment. We are recruiting for four new Environmental Apprentices and one Woodland Trainee to work with employers in the Yorkshire Dales, south Cumbria and Nidderdale, where you will gain hands-on work experience and training alongside experienced staff.

Countryside Operative - M Watts Countryside Contracting Ltd

Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

Full time position.

We're looking for operatives to join our team based in North Somerset delivering woodland and countryside services.

Applicants must be fit, hard working, motivated and with a desire to deliver top quality workmanship within a team environment in a safe and efficient manner. Tasks include agricultural/forestry/equine fencing, small scale forestry operations, woodland establishment and maintenance, vegetation maintenance and public rights of way works.

Water Environment Worker Apprenticeship - The River Stewardship Company

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Salary: Starting salary of £5/hour with a salary progression over the 18mth period

Hours: 42.5 hours/week

Duration of post: 18 months

Location: River Stewardship Company office (Sheffield), with travel primarily across Yorkshire and the North East.

The Water Environment Worker Apprenticeship provides a fantastic opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and experience for employment within the water environment and wider conservation and land management sectors.

Whilst working towards their Level 3 Water Environment Worker Apprenticeship (through Bridgewater and Taunton College), the apprentice will work within the site-based team to help deliver a range of water catchment management projects in Yorkshire (and occasionally beyond).

Delivery tasks on site may include (but are not exclusive to) invasive species control, vegetation management, tree management, debris and waste management, moorland restoration work and the occasional delivery of volunteer days.

Green Spaces Officers - Carlisle City Council

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Up to £23,541 per annum

1 x Full Time post (37 hours a week) and 1 x Part Time post (18.5 hours a week)

Come and join Carlisle City Council’s newly formed Healthy City Team, making the environment of Carlisle City and District safer and healthier for people and nature.

Working in the Green Spaces Team within the newly formed Health and Wellbeing service which promotes physical health and mental wellbeing by encouraging physical activity and promoting connection with nature.

Conservation Officer (South West Scotland) - Scottish Wildlife Trust

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Location: Dumfriesshire (home-working possible)

Full-time: 35 hours per week

Fixed-Term until 31 March 2022

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Developing Community Action (SSRS-DCA) is a project to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland by building capacity among communities of volunteers and land managers to take on some of the essential protection measures required to protect the red squirrels in key areas.

Ranger - Crowborough Town Council

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Part Time – 4 days per week

(34 hours per week summer working / 28 hours per week winter working)

£22,627 - £24,932 (SCP 13-18) pro rata

Crowborough Town Council is currently recruiting for an energetic and enthusiastic Ranger to manage and maintain the town council’s nature reserves, amenity areas and natural green spaces for biodiversity and the benefit of residents and visitors to the town. This diverse role includes woodland management, tree surveying, control of invasive species, exploring grant opportunities, and engaging with community groups and schools.

Bute Park Ranger - Cardiff Council


Forestry Supervisor (part-time) - Morton Hall Estate


The Morton Hall Estate in north Nottinghamshire contains 75 ha of prize winning mixed woodlands. These are managed commercially to meet multiple objectives including timber production, biodiversity and amenity using a Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) approach. Annual forestry operations are expected to break even or show a small surplus.

The existing supervisor is retiring at the end of March 2021 after several decades of overseeing woodland management at Morton. We are looking to appoint an experienced individual to take over this position on a part-time basis.

Assistant Nene Valley Land Adviser - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire

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Full Time: 37.5hrs per week

Fixed Term for 1 year

Location: Northampton

Salary: £22,000 per annum

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire are seeking an Assistant Nene Valley Land Adviser to support the delivery of the Farming for the Future project, with a focus on the Willow Brook and Harper’s Brook catchments through land management advice and habitat and water quality improvement projects.

Nene Valley Projects Officer - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire

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Full Time: 37.5hrs per week

Fixed Term for 2 years

Location: Northampton

Salary: £23,000 - £23,500 per annum

We are seeking a Project Officer to manage habitat restoration works and support the delivery of nature conservation on our key Nene Valley nature reserves. Reporting to the Nene Wetlands Senior Ranger, the Nene Valley Projects Officer will undertake conservation work and deliver a variety of habitat restoration and creation projects across Summer Leys, Nene Wetlands and Titchmarsh Reserves in order to create destination sites based on their overwintering and breeding bird interest.

Seasonal Ranger - Hopetoun House

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Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Fixed Term for 6 Months: 29th March – 26th September 2021

Hopetoun House is one of Scotland’s finest Stately Homes and has been home to the Hope family since 1699. The House and Formal Grounds are managed by the Trustees of The Hopetoun House Preservation Trust, an independent charitable trust formed in 1974 with three main objectives of Conservation, Education and Access.

The successful candidate will work 30 hours over 5 days which will include a high degree of weekend work. Funded by Nature.Scot, the rate of pay will be £8.72 per hour from 29th March rising to £8.91 from 1st April.

Conservation and Access Volunteers - Dartmoor National Park Authority

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2 x 12-month placements from April 2021

Based at Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA), Bovey Tracey, Devon

This 12-month Conservation and Access Volunteer placement is an exciting opportunity for two graduates to consolidate skills and knowledge in applied conservation and access management. Hosted by DNPA, this is a partnership project with Natural England (East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve) and the Woodland Trust and the successful candidates will work across variety of sites in one of England’s most loved landscapes.

Conservation Project Officer - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £13,655.87 for the hours worked, which equates to the full time salary of £22759.78

Contract: This is a permanent role on a part time basis of 3 days per week (0.6FTE).

Location: The post is based at our head offices at Sneinton Market, Nottingham.

Are you passionate and enthusiastic about conservation??? We are looking for someone with experience of biodiversity conservation and who has an interest in our Living Landscape aspirations in Nottinghamshire. This role will lead on a range of project work, including administering and supporting the delivery of externally funded project.

Cinder Track Maintenance Ranger - Scarborough Borough Council

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Salary: £22,183-£24,491 per annum

An exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic Local Authority on the Yorkshire Coast. You will play a key role on the ground in delivering the Council’s Restoration Plan for the Cinder Track, a 36km shared use trail along a disused railway line between the Borough’s two main resorts. The council is recruiting a permanent Ranger to their Parks and Countryside Service to repair, maintain and enhance the Cinder Track to maintain the integrity and accessibility, aligned to the Council’s Restoration Plan.

Head Ranger – Stanwick Lakes - Rockingham Forest Trust

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Full time, permanent contract (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: c £28k depending on experience

Location: The Nene Valley, Northamptonshire

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small environmental charity and social enterprise in a leadership role. Based at one of the region’s most popular countryside sites, the job involves organising and coordinating the work of the Ranger Team to help ensure the smooth day-to-day running of Stanwick Lakes.

New Forest Apprentice Ranger - New Forest National Park Authority

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Salary: £159 per week for first 12 months, increasing to National Minimum Wage for remaining 4 months

Location: Lymington and the New Forest

Contract Type: Fixed term, full time

Are you passionate about a career working outdoors in conservation? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain recognised qualifications and develop professional skills while earning a salary? We’re looking for two Apprentice Rangers to work across the New Forest National Park.

Parks Operations Manager - Horsham District Council

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£30,451-£32,910 plus essential car user allowance
37 hours per week / Permanent

Horsham District Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Parks Operations Manager to work within our Parks and Countryside team. We have recently secured our first Green Flag and are keen to get more for other key sites. A key aspect of the Parks Operations Manager role involves managing the grounds maintenance contract, ensuring specified works are consistently met across 100+ sites, and you will need to demonstrate strong budget management.

Project Manager (Wetland Habitats) - Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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WWT Steart Marshes, with visits throughout the project area

37.5 hours a week

£29,351 per annum

This is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2022

Your role will be responsible for the delivery and successful completion of extensive wetland habitat enhancement work at Steart Marshes and at sites in Bridgwater as advised by WWT’s Bridgwater Blue Heritage Project Team. You will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of all capital works at these sites and by working positively with project managers and stakeholders to ensure that the work not only complies with the conditions of the funding but also all regulations around delivering the work including gaining formal statutory consents.

Conservation Officer - North York Moors National Park Authority

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Helmsley, North Yorkshire (with some flexible home working)

Working hours: 37 hours per week

As Conservation Officer, you will support our Ecologist in helping assess the potential ecological impact of planning applications on the National Park, the day-to-day management of Levisham Estate and developing conservation volunteering activities. Working closely with our Ecologist and Graduate Trainee, you will collect ecological and environmental data with the support of volunteers, process statutory planning applications and liaise with land managers on a range of existing conservation agreements.

Ranger - National Trust

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37.5 hours per week

Fixed term until 31/01/22

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

This role will work closely with the Countryside & Woodland Team, within Yorkshire Water’s Land & Property Team, who are responsible for welcoming thousands of Yorkshire Water’s customers to it’s land every year through the management and maintenance of car parks, picnic sites, permissive paths and recreational amenity buildings across the Yorkshire Water estate. Working closely with the Countryside & Woodland Team you will help keep Yorkshire Water’s sites maintained to an excellent standard, repairing and/or replacing assets, keeping sites clean and tidy and liaising with visiting customers.

Senior Research Officer - Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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WWT Steart Marshes, with travel to UK field sites

37.5 hours a week

£26,669 per annum

This is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2022

The Conservation Evidence Department is seeking a talented Wetland Scientist to manage WWT’s research across our wetland research projects in north Somerset. The focus will be on the scientific assessment and monitoring of wetland restoration projects. The role will involve working closely with project partners (externally) and project managers (internally) so strong communication skills are essential.

Trainee Archaeologist Opportunities - MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)

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Northamptonshire and surrounding area

£19,000 per annum, pro rata (rising to £20,000 after mid-point assessment)

Initial 6 month contract starting March 2021

MOLA is one of the UK’s leading archaeology companies, with over 300 employees across multiple offices. We work on some of the largest construction projects in the country where there are historical remains, which we professionally remove and record for the client developing the site. We’ve got an exciting programme of work in 2021 so we are looking for trainees to join us and develop on-the-job skills and knowledge supported by dedicated trainers. You will be part of some of the UK’s largest ever infrastructure projects, working alongside colleagues you’ll use tools to dig different types of archaeology, as well collect soil samples, identify and collect different objects (artefacts) and describe, draw and photograph your work.

Visitor Experience Manager – Burrator (Game Fishing Lead) - South West Lakes Trust

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Location: Dartmoor (based at Burrator Reservoir, Devon)

Salary: £24,000 - £30,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week)

South West Lakes is recruiting for a Visitor Experience Manager to take a lead on the game fishing business across our fisheries. Based at Burrator Reservoir with responsibilities across our Dartmoor sites, the ideal candidate will have experience in managing profitable game fishing venues or have a strong background in game fishing, and share our passion for outdoors and understand the variety of benefits it provides for people.

Head of Environment and Engagement - South West Lakes Trust

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Location: South West England

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week)

South West Lakes is recruiting for a Head of Environment and Engagement to lead its team of environmental specialists, engagement specialists and Environment and Engagement Rangers, ensuring we deliver great visitor engagement and high quality environmental improvement for people and wildlife across our sites. The ideal candidate will have experience in related roles, share our passion for nature, the outdoors and understand the variety of benefits they provide for people.

Restoring the Swale and Ure Washlands Project Officer - Lower Ure Conservation Trust

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Salary: £28 – £32,000 based on experience

Contract type: Fixed contract finishing 31st March 2022 / Working hours: Full time (37 hours per week).

Location: Home based but the majority of time will be spent at Nosterfield Nature Reserve, Nosterfield Quarry, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2QZ

We are looking for someone who is passionate about engaging people with nature to develop and lead volunteer activities on our regionally important wetland nature reserve. As our Swale and Ure Washlands Project Officer, based at Nosterfield in North Yorkshire, you will work with trustees and ecologists leading volunteers on a range of seasonal practical conservation tasks to manage the site.

Knettishall Heath Assistant Warden - Suffolk Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 per annum

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Location: Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve, Knettishall Heath, Thetford, Suffolk, IP22 2TQ

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation organisation in Suffolk, committed to achieving the best outcomes for biodiversity on its reserves. This is a new role, funded by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, as part of our West Suffolk nature triangle project. The GRCF is being delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

Project Manager - Parkland Restoration - Castle Browich Hall & Gardens Trust

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Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust is a partner to the Love Your River Cole (LYRiC) project; a partnership project to help transform the Cole Valley, enhancing natural spaces and training local people to look after this important natural river corridor.

With funding from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, the project is led by Tame Valley Wetlands, and includes a range of partners including ourselves. The project overall will involve tree planting, wildflower meadow creation and wetland habitat enhancements, as well as access improvements to paths and trails through several key sites. Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust is now looking for an experienced and flexible Project Manager to oversee, plan and manage our part of the partnership.

Reserves Team Manager - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

This is a key role within HWT, being part of the Management Team, driving forward the development of the Trust Reserves across the county, including our key assets at Queenswood Country Park and Bodenham Lake Local Nature Reserve.

We want our Trust Reserves managed to demonstrate best practice in land management, to maximise conservation benefits for the priority county species and habitats, to integrate reserves into larger ecological networks and to support the work of the Living Landscape projects and Nature Recovery Networks.

Estate Supervisor - Malvern Hills Trust

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(Temporary Full Time Post, 1 Year)

MHT have a vacancy to join our dedicated estate management team.

The post involves a wide range of practical conservation and estate management work, with particular focus on public access and furniture maintenance, tree management, building maintenance, and supervision of staff and contractors. The works are undertaken across 1200 hectares of the Malvern Hills and Commons.

Fifth Continent Bumblebee Conservation Trainee - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

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Salary £13,632.50 for 9.8 months

This is a full-time, fixed term until 24/12/2021, home based within the project area of South Kent/East Sussex.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a full time trainee to work with and assist Dr Gammans as part of the National Lottery Heritage Funded, Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme, with particular emphasis on bumblebee and wild flower surveys, habitat creation and management for bumblebees and landowner advice.

Your primary role will be running and undertaking bumblebee and wild flower surveys, creating flower rich habitat, assist in engaging with land owners and managing volunteers.

Head of Strategy and Ranger Service - Lake District National Park

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Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: LDNPA Headquarters, Kendal (initially home working)

Grade B: £56,258 - £62,688 pa

As Head of our newly formed Strategy and Ranger Service., you will be responsible for bringing two services together and leading a cultural shift towards new ways of working.

Our challenges are significant but so are our opportunities: Nature recovery, climate mitigation and adaptation through farming; Climate action – achieving Net Zero; Vibrant communities and a prosperous economy post Covid19; Sustainable transport; A Lake District for Everyone.

Head of Recreation and Ranger Services - North York Moors National Park Authority

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Helmsley, North Yorkshire

(£37,800 to £40,800 with potential progression to £44,800)

We need a high-quality person to lead our Ranger, Apprentice and related Estate Services and be part of a wider team of around 110 staff and 600 volunteers who are delivering a great service in a wonderful environment.

You will be playing the leading role to ensure our work on recreation and access continues to be strong, creative and dynamic, providing excellent opportunities for the public to enjoy our fantastic National Park.

Mobile Park Ranger – Claybury and Roding Valley Park - Vision RCL

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Salary: £19,680 - £20,889

Type: Full-Time

Location: Claybury Park and Roding Valley Park

We are looking for a Mobile Park Ranger to join the Nature Conservation Ranger Team and be part of the wider Parks Operations Rangers.

Environmental Green Finance Manager - NatureScot

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37 hours per week

Temporary to 31 December 2022

Starting salary £39,940 per annum

Location: Any NatureScot location

The post holder will support NatureScot’s EGF Programme Manager with specialist advice and provide EGF advice more widely within NatureScot. They will commission and manage projects, including in partnership with partners. They will work closely with, and influence, partners amongst the EELG family, with eNGOs and with business and the finance sector.

Environmental Project Officer - Steel Valley Project

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£22,123 - £24,263 (pro rata)
22.5 hours per week
Permanent position

We are currently seeking an Environmental Project Officer, working 22.5 hours a week, to deliver our environmental projects and lead a team of dedicated volunteers.

The person we are looking for will be committed to supporting the communities and wildlife in our operational area.

City Nature Recovery Officer - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £22,760 pa

Contract: This is a permanent, full time role (37.5 hours per week)

Location: The post is based at our head offices at Sneinton Market, Nottingham. There will be also be regular travel to various locations throughout the county.

Are you passionate and enthusiastic about conservation? We are looking for someone with experience of conservation to champion the delivery of a vision for a Nature Recovery Network of connected high quality natural spaces across the City of Nottingham, and wider cityscape out to the rural countryside of Nottinghamshire. You will be involved on a range of project work, influencing key developments to secure net gains for wildlife, including local planning, Green Infrastructure Strategies and key policies such as Place Making Policy.

Assistant Ranger Apprenticeships, Level 2 Countryside Worker x 8 - National Trust

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Various Locations

The broad purpose of the occupation is to create a safe environment where the public can enjoy our environments and surrounding land and buildings, whilst protecting the environment, and creating habitats for species to thrive.

Activity Leader - Tir Coed

2 year fixed term contract / 17.5 hours per week

£21000 pro rata

Elan Valley, Powys

Tir Coed is a charity that engages people through outdoor learning in order to improve their wellbeing and meet longer-term goals for education, employment or volunteering. We are seeking an enthusiastic and engaging person to provide accredited training, practical learning opportunities, volunteering and wellbeing activities to a wide range of people.

Centre Manager - The Magdalen Environmental Trust

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Magdalen is an environmental education and care farming charity set on its own 132-acre organic farm and nature reserve.

We have a new job vacancy, for a Centre Manager. This is a complex full time role, suitable for an experienced, multi-skilled person. The salary is £25,000

Our outgoing Centre Manager has been at Magdalen for 20 years, and has helped manage the organisation through periods of dramatic change and growth.

Principal Ecology and Natural Capital Managers - Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)

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£53,500 + substantial pension and benefits

North – Catterick DL9 3LR;

Central - Whittington, Lichfield WS14 9PY;

South – Westdown Camp, Tilshead SP3 4RS.

The Ecology and Natural Capital Team provides specialist expertise to assist DIO and wider Defence Top Level Budget holders (such as the Royal Navy, Army & Royal Air Force) to create and maintain a sustainable, resource-efficient and resilient Defence Estate in line with Government policy, both in the UK and overseas. To achieve this, the team works closely with estate managers, project teams, the wider MOD, other government departments, overseas authorities, commercial partners, industry and a diverse range of external stakeholders.

Working as a Principal Ecology and Natural Capital Manager within the Environmental Support and Compliance business area (ES&C), the post holder and their team will be at the forefront of sustainability, natural capital and biodiversity driving delivery and innovation across the estate. This new role will be challenging and comes with a diverse portfolio of tasks as MOD baselines its natural capital and sets out its road map to net zero carbon and climate resilience.

Service Manager: Countryside - Sheffield City Council

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Salary: Grade 11 (£49,791 - £54,708)

Location: Sheffield

Contract Type: Permanent / Hours Per Week: 37

Sheffield is one of the greenest and wooded cities in the Country with 174 woodland sites in its Urban Forest, over 70 semi natural ancient sites, 2.3 million trees across 2000 Hectares of land. It has been clear throughout the Covid-19 pandemic just how important these and other green spaces are to the people of Sheffield and beyond. The Council is looking to recruit a new Countryside Service Manager. We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking, and innovative leader to take on this unique and challenging role for the city.

Seasonal Warden for West Berkshire - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £11.76 per hour (FTE £21406.74 per annum)

Based at: Estovers, Greenham Common, Newbury and covering Greenham and Snelsmore Commons

1 Warden: 26 week fixed term contract (01 March to 29 August 2021)

Working hours: 30 hours per week including early mornings, evenings and weekends

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing 88 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. The primary purpose of this role is to engage with our visitors at Greenham & Crookham and Snelsmore Commons, informing them about the heathland and its associated wildlife whilst encouraging them to stay on paths and keep their dogs under control during the bird-nesting season.

Senior Project Manager - Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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WWT Slimbridge, flexible with regular visits to the project area

37.5 hours a week

£36.5K per annum

This is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2022

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust has been successful under the Green Recovery Challenge Fund in receiving £1.6M to further its ambition under its strategic Waterscapes Programme. The GRCF is aimed to support projects that are ready to deliver and focus on nature restoration, nature-based solutions and connecting people with nature, delivering against the goals of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP), whilst helping to sustain and build capacity in the sector.

Public Rights of Way Officer (Highway Asset Management) - Darlington Borough Council

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Salary: £32,234.00 - £34,728.00

Permanent / 37 hours per week

The Highway Asset Management Section is responsible for the maintenance of highways, bridges, street lighting and public rights of way within the Borough. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Public Rights of Way network which includes the manual routine inspection of the Borough’s network including the recording of asset condition and identifying any defects using tablet devices.

Assistant Ranger - National Trust

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£10,441 pa

22.5 hours a week – Permanent


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.

Assistant Ranger - National Trust

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£12,146 pa

26 hours a week – Permanent


Whether you’re maintaining our green spaces to assisting with guided visitor walks, through to delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences, no two days will be the same. You’ll also share and promote the work that we do here, ensuring special places like these are here to be both protected and enjoyed by everyone for ever. This will see you responding to queries and explaining the value of the work being undertaken. After all, your passion and dedication could fire the imagination that makes a visitor become a supporter for the rest of their life.

Jupiter Assistant Ranger - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Location: Grangemouth, Falkirk

This is a six month, fixed-term, contrac

Salary: £17,290 per annum

The Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre is a reserve located in the middle of industrial Grangemouth. Jupiter is a fantastic example of how wasteland can be transformed into an urban green space, with an emphasis on environmental education and habitat creation.

Landscaping Contracts Manager - Tilhill Forestry

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Southern England - Alton, Hampshire

Tilhill has a vacancy within our Southern England Region for a Landscaping Contracts Manager. This is a key role responsible for delivering a high-quality landscaping contracting service. This includes management of large scale landscaping projects, site clearance, environmental mitigation works, fencing and associated maintenance operations. Liaison with clients, supervision of assigned personnel and contractors, as well as compliance with all aspects of health, safety, environmental, and quality standards. The position will also involve promoting the company in the landscaping industry, contributing to the pricing and tender process and helping to develop on-going landscaping related opportunities.

Landscaping Contracts Supervisor - Tilhill Forestry

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Southern England - Alton, Hampshire

Tilhill has a vacancy within our Southern England Region for a Landscaping Contracts Supervisor. Key responsibilities include supervision and management of site operatives to ensure landscaping activities are delivered to programme and specification with the best use of resources, maintaining site records and risk assessments, undertaking the client contact role as required, as well as compliance with all aspects of health, safety, environmental, and quality standards.

Countryside and Wildlife Team Leader - Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Permanent (37 Hours a Week)

Salary: Grade 11 £41,881-£44,863 per annum

Countryside and Wildlife Team, The Quays, Baglan Energy Park, Briton Ferry, Neath (due to Covid-19 restrictions, currently home working with occasional use of the office space).

The Countryside and Wildlife Team is a multi-disciplinary team, leading on countryside access, biodiversity conservation, green infrastructure, project delivery and provision of ecological advice across Neath Port Talbot. With increasing recognition of the need for action for nature recovery, climate change and well-being, this is an exciting opportunity to facilitate positive change, by shaping and driving forwards the many initiatives and activities being undertaken by the team.

Wildlife Volunteer Officer (Miner2Major) - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £12,576.30 pa for the hours worked, which equates to the full time salary of £20,960 pa

Contract: This is a fixed term role until 30 April 2023 on a part time basis of 3 days per week (0.6 FTE).

Location: Based at our office in Sneinton, Nottingham and the Miner2Major project office within the Sherwood Forest area.

Are you passionate about participation and committed to conservation? We’re looking for an enthusiastic volunteer coordinator to lead and develop our work with communities across Sherwood Forest. Miner2Major is a Landscape Partnership Scheme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund focusing on the diverse wildlife, important habitats and rich heritage of Sherwood Forest.

Rural Surveyor - NatureScot

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37 hours per week / Permanent

Starting salary £32,715 per annum

Location: Dumfries

Job Purpose Summary: To deliver professional rural surveyor service to both NatureScot staff and land managers across NatureScot’s Southern Scotland Area (Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders), but also occasionally elsewhere in Scotland if the need arises; To advise NatureScot staff on the practical, legal, contractual and financial implications of how best to secure positive outcomes for nature; To negotiate with land managers to ensure these objectives are met cost-effectively and meet legal requirements; To support the delivery of the Scottish Rural Development Programme’s Agri-Environment and Climate Scheme; To support the delivery of the Solway Barnacle Goose Scheme; To raise awareness of best practice and novel approaches to land management to deliver positive outcomes for nature.

HLS Wetland Restoration Officer - Forestry England

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Permanent contract

Based at our head office at Lyndhurst, with travel across the New Forest area

Forestry England is the largest land manager and custodian of the nation’s public forests. We have around 1,000 committed staff looking after more land and more trees than any other organisation. It’s a job that never stops growing. We are looking for an experienced Wetland Restoration Officer to lead on mire and stream restoration projects in the New Forest. You will join a team delivering SSSI habitat restoration programmes funded by the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme.

Species Protection Officer and Volunteer Reserves Assistant - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Location: Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld

The first 8-weeks of the role, candidates will focus on providing an ‘Osprey Watch’ nest protection programme based at Loch of the Lowes, this will be under a 17.5 hours temporary employment contract for the duration of 8-weeks. The second part of the role will comprise mainly of voluntary outdoor practical conservation work and invasive species control on the other Perthshire reserves.

Assistant Reserves Manager – North Hampshire - Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Logo: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT)

The post holder will assist the Central and North Reserves Manager in managing the Northern Hampshire Reserves and its Reserves Officers team.

The Assistant Reserves Manager (North) will oversee the management of a team of staff and volunteers responsible for a suite of Trust nature reserves and projects in north and east Hampshire, a longer term objective will be to assist with the conservation, monitoring and grazing management of the MOD training Estate in the Thames Basin Heaths and Wealden Heaths Special Protection Areas.

Green Spaces Officer - Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

Following a review of our Parks and Green Spaces team we are looking for a number of Green Spaces Officers, specialising in various areas

Biodiversity Intern - Heart of England Forest

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With our changing climate it is now more important than ever to provide nature recovery networks for wildlife on a landscape-scale. The Heart of England Forest comprises a mosaic of habitats, and is home to many rare and threatened species, such as brown hairstreak and purple emperor butterflies, as well as Red List bird species such as skylark and woodcock.

The Biodiversity Intern will be part of the biodiversity team responsible for delivering biodiversity enhancement projects. This role will give the successful candidate an opportunity to develop skills and experience in nature conservation habitat management and wildlife surveys.

Conservation Grazing Intern - Heart of England Forest

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Conservation farming is an integral part of how the Heart of England Forest is managed to create a haven wildlife, and for the enjoyment of local people.

This Conservation Grazing Intern role will be part of the biodiversity team. The role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to gain hands on experience of livestock husbandry operations, developing knowledge of the health and wellbeing of our sheep and cattle. The role also involves developing skills in undertaking wildlife surveys and delivering these on our farmland and throughout the Forest, in a range of wildlife habitats. You will also be involved in projects that encourage people and wildlife to enjoy the Forest.

Farm Advisor - Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

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Full Time, 35 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract (for 18 months with intention to make permanent)

Salary from £27,000 per annum

Base Location: Flexible (The successful candidate must live within a reasonable travelling distance and be willing to travel regularly to various locations in Hampshire)

We are looking for a dynamic, experienced, and capable Farm Advisor to help progress our ambitious Wilder 2030 Strategy. The Trust’s Wilder Strategy sets a bold target to influence at least 30% of land and sea to be managed in a way that supports nature’s recovery. Farmed land within Hampshire will be integral to the nature recovery network. This role will support the Principal Farm Advisor working across an established, but growing portfolio of clients and projects, principally across the chalk landscape straddling central Hampshire and beyond. Working as part of a team of four advisors, this role will support the expansion of chargeable services via the Trust’s commercial wholly owned subsidiary Arcadian Farm Advice. The Farm Advisor will ensure that delivery stays in line with our strategic goals and work collaboratively across the organisation and with key partners.