CJS Online: Countryside

 

A rolling list of vacancies, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.


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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High Downs Conservation Project Officer

Full-time, three-year fixed-term contract

Salary: Up to £27,162, dependant on skills and experience.

Location: Targeted work on nature reserves and areas of conservation importance in the East Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The High Downs Project will enhance the landscape quality and condition across the project area through the restoration and recreation of old habitats to enhance the biodiversity and aesthetics of the countryside. This post is crucial to the delivery and further development of the High Downs LEI Project, including:  recruiting and managing volunteers, ensuring the development and delivery of the programme of works and engaging with Kent Wildlife Trust colleagues, partners, landowners and the local community.


  • Closing Date: 05/12/2019
  • Location: Kent
  • Posted: 12/11/2019
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Conservation Officer - Evidence and Data

Two year contract, 35 hours per week, based at the headquarters of Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Shrewsbury.

The Trust wishes to see a natural environment that is safeguarded yet dynamic, a resilient place where all can enjoy a sustainable future, recognising that the economy depends on the environment. To achieve this we need the best available evidence to ensure our conservation practice and policy are fit for the opportunities and challenges facing wildlife across the County.


  • Closing Date: 09/12/2019
  • Location: Shrewsbury
  • Posted: 11/11/2019
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Rural Development Land Management Officer

Salary: Grade   7 Points, 23-28, £26,999 - £31,371  

Contract – Full Time fixed term until 31 December 2021

The post of Rural Development Land Management Officer will be responsible for delivering the activities set out under the Rural Development Local Action Plan. The activities will develop local capacity in land management, encourage rural economic development and oversee the delivery of land management activities that form part of the Eastern Valleys Upland Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan.


  • Closing Date: 21/11/2019
  • Location: Torfaen
  • Posted: 11/11/2019
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Environmental Scientist

Part-time, 22.5 hours per week

£31,180 pro rata inclusive of allowances

Based Birmingham

At the Canal & River Trust, we believe life is better by water. Set up in 2012 to care for historic waterways across England and Wales, we aim to bring wellbeing benefits to millions by transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people can spend time and feel better.

These historic, natural and cultural assets form part of the nation’s strategic and local green infrastructure network, linking urban and rural communities as well as habitats. And your role will be to help us implement the Environmental Management System that protects and improves them.


  • Closing Date: 17/11/2019
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Posted: 23/10/2019
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Head of Land Management

Full time role

Salary Range: Up to £43,000

Based Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

Kent Wildlife Trust is seeking a Head of Land Management to take proactive, strategic, management responsibility for the management of its estates team, its Nature Reserves and the land that it manages for third parties.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity for someone with a proven commitment to conservation to make a real difference to the conservation of our wildlife heritage in Kent.


  • Closing Date: 09/12/2019
  • Location: Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent
  • Posted: 08/11/2019
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Seasonal Wardens for West Berkshire

Salary: £11.53 per hour (FTE £20,987 per annum)

Based at: Estovers, Greenham Common, Newbury

2 Wardens: 26 week fixed term contract (10 February to 10 August 2020)

Working hours: 30 hours per week for first 2 weeks and the last week, then an average of 25 hours per week including early mornings, evenings and weekends, worked on a rota system.

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.


  • Closing Date: 05/12/2019
  • Location: Estovers, Greenham Common, Newbury
  • Posted: 08/11/2019
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Land Management Officer

The Lodge, 90 Station Road, Chinnor, OX39 4HA

£22,500 - £25,000 per annum pro rata (depending on experience)

15 - 22.5 hours per week, 0.4 - 0.6 FTE. (Flexible working patterns can be arranged.)

Fixed Term Contract to 31.12.2022

Are you passionate and knowledgeable about wildlife conservation? Do you have experience of delivering successful land management projects? Do you have great communication and customer service skills? If so, we would like to hear from you, and for you to play key role in a small team to create more, bigger, and better connected habitats across the Central Chilterns.


  • Closing Date: 27/11/2019
  • Location: The Lodge, 90 Station Road, Chinnor, OX39 4HA
  • Posted: 08/11/2019
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Country Parks Manager

37 hours a week (some weekend/evening working will be required)

Salary £42,150 per annum

We are committed to making a positive difference for all the residents, businesses and visitors to Eastleigh and we are proud to be delivering on our promise to create sustainable and healthy communities and increase employment and wellbeing opportunities for all. Eastleigh’s award-winning country parks are fundamental to achieving this goal, and are a vital part of our community, so as our new Country Parks Manager you will have a key role in their continued success by shaping the visitor experience and making the parks a great place to visit, play and work. 


  • Closing Date: 24/11/2019
  • Location: Eastleigh
  • Posted: 07/11/2019
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Countryside Ranger

Location: Cheshire

Salary: £23,836 - £26,999 per annum

Hours per week: 37

The purpose of the job is to develop, manage, and maintain countryside recreation and nature conservation sites and facilities within the Borough using a range of recognised best practice countryside management techniques, to ensure high standards of service provision and delivery to the public. This job is primarily although not exclusively, centred on the management of the Longhorn cattle herd which are used as a way to improve and promote the ecological diversity of our land.


  • Closing Date: 06/12/2019
  • Location: Cheshire
  • Posted: 07/11/2019
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Riverlution Community Engagement Officer

River Stewardship Company

£22,000pa pro-rata

21 hours per week (2-3 days per week including weekends), permanent

Sheffield-based with travel across Yorkshire

The Riverlution Community Engagement Officer will be responsible primarily for delivering regular volunteer days on the riverbank, with further scope to include additional engagement events such as citizen science activities, wildlife walks and educational activities as our Riverlution programme develops. They will engage with our existing volunteers but also work to expand our volunteer network both in number and reach. Other tasks will focus on training and skills development within targeted communities to increase the social impact of Riverlution.


  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Posted: 07/11/2019
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Waterway Operative

£17,781 inclusive

Based Stalybridge

At the Canal & River Trust, we believe life is better by water. This is an opportunity to put that belief into practice, as you help transform our canals and rivers into spaces that local communities truly enjoy. Your job will be to maintain, conserve and improve some of our waterways in Greater Manchester – doing everything from removing litter and repairing towpaths to operating locks and bridges and providing emergency response. It’s an opportunity to work in a wonderfully unique outdoor environment.


  • Closing Date: 18/11/2019
  • Location: Stalybridge
  • Posted: 04/11/2019
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Assistant Park Manager

Circa £22,000 depending on experience

Dalkeith Country Park has been enjoyed by visitors for 120 years and its woodlands, riverside trails, cycle tracks and events calendar are valued by visitors from near and far. The Park includes Fort Douglas which is an exciting adventure play park for visitors of all ages, while the stable yard houses Restoration Yard, a unique venture comprising a retail store, coffee bar, restaurant, foodhall and wellness space.

In this role you will be responsible for ensuring the Park grounds and infrastructure are maintained to the highest standards.


  • Closing Date: 21/11/2019
  • Location: Dalkeith, Edinburgh
  • Posted: 06/11/2019
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Health, Safety and Environment Advisor

Location: North Wales Office

Salary: £25,643 to £27,585 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Permanent

We are seeking a committed, outgoing and enthusiastic individual to support our health, safety and environmental management systems across RSPB Cymru. The role will involve advising staff and volunteers on health and safety matters across the full range of our operations in the region, which includes nature reserves, membership recruitment, research projects, shops, catering outlets and offices (including our Wales HQ in Cardiff).


  • Closing Date: 20/11/2019
  • Location: North Wales Office
  • Posted: 06/11/2019
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Senior Ranger

£21,500 to £23,500 depending on experience

Immediate start - Permanent position.

Based at Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Ranger to join our dynamic team. Based at the Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve and Countryside Attraction with all the fantastic facilities and activities it has to offer, the purpose of the role will be twofold: to manage the daily requirements of the central hub of the site throughout the busy summer period, ensuring a great experience for our visitors.


  • Closing Date: 16/12/2019
  • Location: Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve
  • Posted: 06/11/2019
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Dartmoor Hill Farm Officer

Grade 4: £22,462 - £26,317

Full time – 37 hours per week

Fixed term contract until April 2022

The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project was established through a partnership to support a viable future for Dartmoor farmers by providing advice and information, promoting skills development, and offering a single point of contact to rural communities and partners regarding key issues.

Based in Princetown as a key member of the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project team, you will build on existing links established with the farming community to develop, promote, administer and evaluate an inclusive programme of training events to help build more sustainable rural communities. You will work directly with farmers, acting as a conduit to facilitate positive change and will be central to providing support at a critical time of uncertainty and reform.


  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Princetown, Devon
  • Posted: 05/11/2019
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Immersive Volunteer Role

National Trust Ranger team, Black Down Estate, Haslemere, Surrey.

c.30 hours per week for a period of 6-12 months (maximum 12 months).

The successful candidate would get an opportunity to develop their experience of countryside conservation on an estate with a variety of habitats including woodland, grassland and heathland as well dealing with small herds of in-hand cattle. This role will suit people who are looking to develop a career in the countryside management or conservation sector and want to gain practical experience on the ground in a variety of areas.


  • Closing Date: 26/11/2019
  • Location: Black Down Estate, Haslemere, Surrey
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 05/11/2019
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Environmental Education Countryside Ranger

35 hours per week

Salary:  £16,000 with accommodation provided

Based on our organic farm, the Magdalen Environmental Trust provides outdoor environmental education to children and adults, and therapeutic / respite opportunities to people with more complex needs.

Throughout the year, the role will include traditional Ranger activities of site care, countryside management and care of livestock, and also the provision of high quality environmental education to a range of visitors, but predominantly primary school children.


  • Closing Date: 24/11/2019
  • Location: Chard, Somerset.
  • Posted: 05/11/2019
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Conservation Placements

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (Doncaster), Stirley Community Farm (Huddersfield) and York Head Office

You will receive benefits including a bursary of £250 per month, a £480 training budget and a £500 completion bonus.

Are you aged 24 or under? Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? If so then we would like to hear from you. We are looking for young people to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme.  As part of the programme we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.


  • Delete Date: 02/12/2019
  • Location: Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (Doncaster), Stirley Community Farm (Huddersfield) and York Head Office
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 04/11/2019
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Environmental Conservation Apprentice

Salary: £163.13 - £307.88 pw

Duration: 18 months (37.5 hours pw)

Apprenticeship level: Advanced

Locations: Gibside, Clents Hill, Exmoor, West Yorkshire, Calke Abbey, Saltram, Langdale and Dartmoor

You will be working as part of the Ranger team locally delivering our ambitions for the Natural Environment. No previous experience or related knowledge is required.

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.


  • Closing Date: 18/11/2019
  • Location: Gibside, Clents Hill, Exmoor, West Yorkshire, Calke Abbey, Saltram, Langdale and Dartmoor
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 04/11/2019
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Waterway Operative

£17,781 inclusive

Based Stalybridge

At the Canal & River Trust, we believe life is better by water. This is an opportunity to put that belief into practice, as you help transform our canals and rivers into spaces that local communities truly enjoy. Your job will be to maintain, conserve and improve some of our waterways in Greater Manchester – doing everything from removing litter and repairing towpaths to operating locks and bridges and providing emergency response. It’s an opportunity to work in a wonderfully unique outdoor environment.


  • Closing Date: 18/11/2019
  • Location: Stalybridge
  • Posted: 04/11/2019
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Practical Land Management Officer

35 hour week (occasional evenings and weekends), full-time, 8% employer contribution stakeholder pension, 4% employee contribution. 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.  

Location: Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip near Worcester, but the post holder will be expected to travel to sites around Worcestershire. 

Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? We are looking for a confident, pro-active individual to join our Reserves Team. By recruiting and leading a team of up to four trainees you will be an integral part of the practical delivery of conservation work across 75+ nature reserves covering nearly 1200 hectares of unimproved grassland, ancient woodlands, heathlands and wetlands in Worcestershire.


  • Closing Date: 20/11/2019
  • Location: Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill, Hindlip, Worcester
  • Posted: 01/11/2019
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Development Planning Advisor (1)

Location: Aberystwyth

Grade & Salary: 4 - £25,076

Type of contract: Permanent

Work pattern: Full time

Role Purpose: The post holder will assess development proposals for potential environmental impacts across the breadth of NRW interests. They will respond to Local Development Plan and development casework consultations across several Local Planning Authority areas.


  • Closing Date: 19/11/2019
  • Location: Aberystwyth
  • Posted: 30/10/2019
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Ranger

(£21,467 - £24,047 per annum, dependent upon experience)

The post of Ranger forms a key role within Nene Park Trust’s Park Management Team, who are responsible for the day-to-day management of one of the most well-visited parks in the country with exciting ambitions for the future.

The post will help carry out Ranger duties within the Park to ensure it is well-managed and maintained, conserving its important heritage and ensuring it provides a welcoming environment for Park visitors.


  • Closing Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Peterborough
  • Posted: 30/10/2019
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Landscape Partnership Manager

Fixed term contract until 30/06/2024    

Salary: £32,029 - £33,799

Base: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire                  

Do you have the passion, drive, experience and enthusiasm to deliver a new, innovative five-year scheme comprising 20 ambitious projects? The Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership has been awarded £1.68m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Together with partner match funding, this £2.7m scheme aims to enhance the natural, historic and cultural heritage of this stunning, historic landscape through encouraging widespread community engagement and involvement.


  • Closing Date: 24/11/2019
  • Location: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
  • Posted: 30/10/2019
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Project Officer

Location Northleach, Gloucestershire

18.5 hours per week for two years

 

 

£25,416-£26,969 pro-rata 

Do you want to join the Cotswolds Conservation Board team to help deliver a lasting positive legacy for the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)?

The Cotswolds AONB Rail Corridor Enhancement Project is a two-year project which aims to address the adverse impacts of electrification works that have been carried out along a 10km section of the Great Western Main Line railway between Old Sodbury and Alderton in the South Gloucestershire section of the AONB.


  • Closing Date: 02/12/2019
  • Location: Northleach, Gloucestershire
  • Posted: 30/10/2019
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Biodiversity Projects Officer

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

£26,999 - £31,371 per annum Plus Benefits

Three Rivers District is an attractive mixture of town and countryside, situated in south west Hertfordshire, where the protection and enhancement of trees, woodlands and the landscape have a high priority. The Council is responsible for managing a number of key open spaces across the district, including six Local Nature Reserves including Croxley Common Moor SSSI. An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Community and Environmental Services team for a Biodiversity Projects Officer.


  • Delete Date: 26/11/2019
  • Location: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
  • Posted: 29/10/2019
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Environment Officer

Location: Buckley

Grade & Salary: £29,243.00 rising to £32,411.00 over four years

Type of contract: Fixed Term Contract until 20 November 2020

Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours

The post holder will play a defined role to achieve sustainable management of natural resources SMNR through the delivery of the multi-functional team remit at place.

Post holders will contribute specific technical expertise to the team in at least one area of work.


  • Closing Date: 17/11/2019
  • Location: Buckley
  • Posted: 29/10/2019
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Area Warden (Medway Wetlands)

Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. Nature is in trouble and it needs our help. Kent Wildlife Trust has a plan to aid nature’s recovery and we encourage people to join us to make a difference.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our team. As the Area Warden for the Medway Wetlands, you will be responsible for the day to day management of a range of important and varied conservation sites, including Peters Pit SAC, Holborough Marshes, Wouldham Common and Culand Pits.


  • Closing Date: 22/11/2019
  • Location: Maidstone, Kent
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Chainsaw and Brushcutter Operatives

Green Mantle (Ecosophy) Limited

Location: Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels

Pay: £16,800 pro rata; 35 hours/wk plus travel. Immediate start - end February 2020. Possibly longer. Mileage allowance.

Exciting opportunities to gain invaluable experience of countryside management and discover extensive networking possibilities. Full-time staff required to join small dynamic team undertaking felling, coppicing, tree surgery, footpath maintenance and scrub clearance, mainly on SSSIs.


  • Closing Date: 22/11/2019
  • Location: Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Site Supervisor

£20,000-£24,000 pa

Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset

Are you passionate and committed about working outdoors, enjoy a wide variety of work as well as leading and developing people’s skills?

If you aspire to work for a company that values its staff and prides itself on high standards of workmanship and training opportunities, then this could be the right opportunity for you.


  • Delete Date: 25/11/2019
  • Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Business Conservation Adviser

Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire

Salary starting at: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum.

Hours: Full time

Contract: Fixed Term to 31 March 2023 Please note, there is potential for this post to be extended with successful extension of the partnership

We work in an exciting conservation partnership with Barratt Developments plc, Britain's largest house builder, to deliver a shared vision for nature rich new housing developments. We are looking for someone with applied ecological knowledge and strong engagement skills.

You will be responsible for fostering close links with Barratt teams, and providing advice to help conserve priority species including swifts, hedgehogs and pollinating insects.


  • Closing Date: 14/11/2019
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Conservation Farming Manager

£29,800 p.a Plus up to 9% Employer Pension Contribution

35 hours per week

Are you a natural leader? Would you like to use your skills in conservation to help improve the wildlife and environmental value of farmland?

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is looking for a Conservation Farming Manager to join our North Team at Appleton Mill Farm near Pickering. Our ideal candidate will have experience of managing a productive farm enterprise, especially with a focus on nature conservation. The post holder will be responsible for the strategic development, management and coordination of the Trust’s livestock programme.


  • Closing Date: 19/11/2019
  • Location: Appleton Mill Farm near Pickering
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
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Senior Farm Advisor

Salary: £28,000 per annum FTE

Contract: Full-time (35 hours per week) or Part-time, fixed term contract of 6 months, with the possibility of extension

Based: The Lodge, Littlemore, Oxford (flexibility available)

We are looking for a passionate and committed person to join our Conservation Strategy Directorate to help contribute to the Trust’s growing farm advisor work. The ideal candidate will have an agricultural background, with experience in delivering and implementing wildlife friendly agricultural advice and land management.


  • Closing Date: 17/11/2019 updated
  • Location: The Lodge, Littlemore, Oxford (flexibility available)
  • Posted: 25/10/2019
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Foreman, Chainsaw Operators & Fencers

Immediate Start

Salary is dependent on experience

Knighton Countryside Management Ltd is based at Piddlehinton, Dorchester & undertakes a range of ecological & environmental contracting. We have opportunities for suitably qualified Foreman, Chainsaw Operators and Fencers for fencing, vegetation clearance, & ecological contracting, to work on jobs in Dorset and across southern England/Wales.


  • Delete Date: 22/11/2019
  • Location: Dorset and across southern England/Wales
  • Posted: 25/10/2019
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Principal Research Officer, Wetland Science

HQ, Slimbridge, and travel to field sites

22.5 Hours per week

Fixed term maternity cover

£29,351 per annum pro rata

The Conservation Evidence Department is seeking an experienced Wetland Scientist to lead WWT’s research into the multiple benefits of Natural Flood Management (NFM). You will be a motivated and adaptable individual able to support a small team of field researchers and volunteers.


  • Closing Date: 17/11/2019
  • Location: HQ, Slimbridge, and travel to field sites
  • Posted: 23/10/2019
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Estates Worker - South

Salary: £17,842.50

Hours: Full time - 37.5 per week

Based: Langford Lakes nature reserve

Based out of Langford Lakes this is a rare and exciting opportunity to become involved in the management and maintenance of some of the country’s finest nature reserves. If you have already gained conservation practical skills and experience and are looking for a role in which you will be able to express and convey your passion whilst really making a difference, then we would like to hear from you.

The role will involve practical land and estate management that will vary by season and habitat.


  • Closing Date: 13/11/2019
  • Location: Langford Lakes Nature Reserve
  • Posted: 23/10/2019
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Swindon Reserves Manager

Salary: £26,408

Hours: Full time permanent – 37.5 hrs/week (Monday – Sunday contract)

Based: The Whitworth Building, Blakehill Farm nature reserve

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Reserves Manager to join the Trust’s Conservation team. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to take on a key position that will assume responsibility for a suite of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s (WWT) nature reserves and some public open spaces in Swindon, ensuring that they meet their environmental, social and financial objectives.


  • Closing Date: 22/11/2019
  • Location: The Whitworth Building, Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve
  • Posted: 23/10/2019
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Environmental Scientist

Part-time, 22.5 hours per week

£31,180 pro rata inclusive of allowances

Based Birmingham

At the Canal & River Trust, we believe life is better by water. Set up in 2012 to care for historic waterways across England and Wales, we aim to bring wellbeing benefits to millions by transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people can spend time and feel better.

These historic, natural and cultural assets form part of the nation’s strategic and local green infrastructure network, linking urban and rural communities as well as habitats. And your role will be to help us implement the Environmental Management System that protects and improves them.


  • Closing Date: 17/11/2019
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Posted: 23/10/2019
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Senior Conservation Planner

Location: Cardiff or Bangor

Salary starting at: £29,507 to £34,425 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

The Senior Conservation Planner will lead our engagement with development planning, environmental management frameworks and casework in Wales, seeking to ensure they are fit for the purpose of tackling the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.


  • Closing Date: 15/11/2019
  • Location: Cardiff or Bangor
  • Posted: 07/10/2019
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