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Christchurch and East Dorset Councils
We are looking for two enthusiastic and highly motivated people to join the Ranger team at Moors Valley Country Park. You will get involved in all aspects of running this busy country park. Particularly, you play an integral part in delivery the environmental education programme and be involved in managing the natural and amenity areas within the park.
Salary: £53,300 per annum
Contract: Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)
Based: Trust Head Office in Littlemore with travel to other sites as required
Are you an outcomes-focused environmental professional, passionate about wildlife who believes everyone should have the chance to experience its wonders? If so, this is a unique opportunity to work in close partnership with our visionary CEO and our wider team to lead the delivery of our strategy “Be Part of Nature’s Recovery”.
Location: Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Contract: 12 month FTC
As the public face of Severn Trent Water, you will need to be able to demonstrate first class customer service at all times and look to protect and enhance the company’s brand and image through the quality of service offered. This will be through the maintenance of high standards of our facilities, developing and managing key external contacts, such as wildlife trusts, local authorities and the local community.
Part time, 4 days/week
Are you an experienced manager with a passion for nature conservation and the skills and knowledge to lead this innovative River Trust as it grows and develops? Are you an all-rounder who can happily switch from producing budget spreadsheets to giving an engaging presentation to a community group in the same day? Can you communicate well at all levels, developing fruitful relationships and inspiring colleagues, partners, potential funders and landowners with a creative approach to making things happen on the ground to improve biodiversity and water quality in our river catchment?
Salary: up to £40k plus 8% pension
The Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation runs from Springfield Basin (Chelmsford) to Heybridge Basin, through some of the most picturesque countryside of central Essex and it is Essex Waterways Ltd’s responsibility to maintain and enhance this for public benefit. The Navigation Manager is responsible for the overall management of the Navigation and all land and property under the management of Essex Waterways Ltd (24 hours a day, every day).
Start date: ASAP
Job Type: Full time, Permanent.
Were you born to lead? Ecosulis needs a team leader!
As one of the UK's leading ecological consultancies, Ecosulis is now looking to recruit a team leader. Supervising our habitat creation team in the Uxbridge area, you will play a vital role by monitoring the standard and progress of work and achievement of project goals.
Start date: asap
Job Type: Permanent
Calling all landscaping legends... Ecosulis needs habitat creators!
Are you looking for an exciting job where you can experience the great outdoors and have a meaningful impact on UK conservation? What better way to mitigate climate change and benefit wildlife than planting trees and helping to create biodiverse habitats.
Countryside Ranger / Project Officer, Denbighshire County Council
Salary £25,463 - £27,585 per annum
Hours: Full time
The RSPB is offering an exciting opportunity to join the Land Use Policy team as a Policy Officer. The team covers agriculture, water, forestry and upland policy work and works closely with RSPB colleagues across the UK country to secure more sustainable land management and uses.
£27,358 - £30,756
Full Time, Fixed-Term (2 years)
We are looking for an ambitious and resourceful individual to take forward our bold plans to increase volunteer activity in Parks and green space across Bristol. Your responsibilities will be delivering the change needed as we build a volunteer-positive environment, where volunteering is actively supported and encouraged; supporting staff working with volunteers, putting in place good systems to support volunteering, and working alongside our new Bristol and Bath Parks charitable Foundation to promote, celebrate and develop systems, mechanisms, and partnerships, that sustain volunteering activity.
RSK Habitat Management are a new and exciting business, providing practical ecological contracting solutions for our clients. We provide results-based outcomes for clients and biodiversity, with innovation at the heart of everything that we do. The successful candidate(s) will be joining a team of professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines such as Ecology, Landscape and Arboriculture.
Kirkton of Durris
£20,345 - £21,525, plus benefits
Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Do you want to join a dedicated team managing the National Forest Estate in the north-east of Scotland? Then this may be the job for you. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who has experience of working in forestry programmes to join our Team.
Working Hours: Full-time
Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum
Primary Location: South Ockendon
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council.
Salary £28,000 per annum plus £1,000 bonus on submission of the HLF proposal.
Fixed term contract to 31st January 2020
The North East Wildlife Trusts (Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley) have brought together a wide range of organisations to restore water vole populations across the North East of England. The Naturally Native project will tackle the 2 major causes of water vole decline, predation by American mink, an introduced non-native species, and habitat fragmentation.
River Dee Trust
Based on Deeside (Aberdeenshire)
The post will attract a salary of £29,000-£30,000 per annum or pro rata for a part-time post.
This post is for a fixed term until 18th September 2020.
There are two components to this post, firstly working with an invasive non-native species Forum to facilitate and support co-ordinated action at a regional scale to survey and control invasive plant species. Secondly, working with the River Dee Trust to support the development and delivery of programmes to control invasive plants and American mink within the Dee, Don, Cowie and Carron catchments.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Are you aged 24 or under? Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? If so then we would like to hear from you. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available at Stirley Community Farm in Huddersfield.
We are looking for 4 passionate and motivated young people to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme. As part of the programme we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.
Countryside Estate Team
Salary £10,920 pa (£10 per hour for 21 hours per week) fte £18,200 pa
If you have a passion for the countryside, enjoy sharing knowledge and engaging with others whilst undertaking practical tasks, this part time, outdoor role is for you. The core role of the Countryside Assistant is to encourage greater access and participation within the countryside estate managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust, ensuring it is safe and welcoming with opportunities for volunteers and visitors to get stuck in.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. We are a seeking an enthusiastic outdoors person to join our Outdoors team in the Central Chilterns. This role will work predominantly within the woodland areas of our portfolio.
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Salary: £16,380 per annum
Status: Full-time for c8 weeks (March – May)
Loch of the Lowes
Working in rural Perthshire, the successful candidates will monitor all aspects of the returning breeding ospreys from their wintering grounds of West Africa. They will ensure protection of the nest and eggs on a predominantly nightshift working pattern. An additional exciting new element of this post is to monitor any activity seen on our recently installed beaver CCTV system and to run regular Beaverwatch events for members of the public.
This is a full time, fixed term post until 31st December 2020.
Our Head Office is in Salisbury and we also have an office near our Ranscombe reserve in Strood, Kent. The nominal base for this post will be at either of these offices or, home based in or near one of the six project areas (Devon & Cornwall, Somerset, Wessex, Brecklands, Kent and Yorkshire).
Do you want to be part of a ground-breaking approach to saving species from extinction? Back from the Brink is a £6.6million HLF-funded programme delivered by a partnership of England’s leading nature conservation organisations.
Temporary Full Time for up to 18 months
37 hours per week
£19,864 - £24,790 per annum (salary dependent on experience)
Based at Ashford Highways Depot
The Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership is a dynamic and innovative Conservation Partnership working within the varied and beautiful landscape of the Stour Valley, Kent Downs AONB, the Blean and Low Weald. A rare opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and professional team. Initially work is likely to focus on pond creation and restoration for Great Crested Newts but you should be able to provide support across a wide range of countryside and community projects.
Salary starting at: £29,507 - £31,966 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: until 31 March 2022
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced project manager to lead delivery of the Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership Scheme - an ambitious programme of integrated projects, events and activities, as set out in our Landscape Conservation Action Plan.
Salary Range: Up to £19,848pa depending on experience.
Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR, covering some 635 ha [1570 acres] is composed of a complex of habitats including: inter-tidal flats, salt marsh, chalk cliffs and wave cut platform, beaches, sand dune, ancient dune pasture, scrubland and recently created grassland. In turn this complex of habitats supports a high diversity of flora and fauna. Consequently the reserve is covered by a raft of protective designations including: SSSI, LNR, NNR, Ramsar, SPA and SAC.
Location, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire
Chiltern Open Air Museum is recruiting an Estate Team Leader to assist the Estate Manager in maintaining the site to the highest standards. The Museum is 45 acres and includes woodland, parkland, arable fields, gardens, orchards, open space, hedgerows, playground, car park and some livestock.
£19,995 - £21,175
To work within a small team to maintain and enhance the Forestry Commission Estate and Recreation Facilities using skills such as tree felling, planting, fencing and walling. Engage with day visitors and support volunteers, events and partners.
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Period: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh, GB
We are currently recruiting for a Warden who will be required to support the implementation and continuation of the Access Management Plan, providing access to visitor centre and facilitating site visits, keeping path network open & accessible, issuing monthly reports on time and of the correct quality.
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Period: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh, GB
We are currently recruiting for a Dorenell Ranger. As the Ranger you will be required to monitor wildlife and implement the Habitat Management Plan and you will be based at the Dorenell Wind Farm & Visitor Centre.
This is a fantastic opportunity to support the development and maintenance of a beautiful visitor attraction in the heart of Thetford Forest.
At the Forestry Commission, we manage and care for England’s public forests. High Lodge, on the Suffolk / Norfolk border is a well-established and popular visitor attraction attracting approximately 500,000 visits per year.
Part-time role on fixed term contract (maternity cover)
3 days per week from March 2019,
Based at Cheddar, Somerset
£23,691-25,750 per annum (based on experience) pro-rata
The Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund supports people and organisations that bring farmers, foresters and other land managers together to improve the local natural environment at a landscape scale. The role of the Mendip Hills Facilitator is to bring local landowners together to work cooperatively to deliver Countryside Stewardship objectives
Five days per week (Monday - Friday) 8am - 4.30pm
Weekend emergency call rota (one in four)
Salary: £22,500 per annum depending on experience
Chasemore Farm is a 340-acre stud farm breeding high-quality thoroughbred horses in the Surrey Hills just outside Cobham. Reporting to the Estate Manager, duties will include the maintenance of farm buildings, paddocks and woodland areas.
This is a part-time, temporary position for 9 months from February 2019. The position will be based from our office in Sittingbourne with regular travel for meetings, training and events across Kent.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time Bee Conservation Trainee to support conservation work with the Making a Buzz for the Coast project. This is an ambitious natural heritage project focused on safeguarding rare bee populations in north Kent, with Heritage Lottery Funding for habitat improvements and community engagement.
Accommodation & training
5 days a week for at 12 months.
Join the North Pembrokeshire Ranger team on the spectacular North Pembrokeshire coast and inland heaths. Working alongside staff & other volunteers, you will gain knowledge, skills & experience in countryside management, whilst ensuring the protection & enhancement of the environment for all to enjoy.
£20,000 fte pa, pro rata to hours worked
21 hours, flexible weekdays
Would you like to have a pivotal role in protecting Surrey’s wildlife and landscapes for future generations? We have a vacancy for an Assistant Conservation Officer to work within the team providing ecological advice to Local Authority planning case officers on development proposals which could affect important species and habitats.
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