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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Seasonal Assistant Ranger

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.


  • Closing Date: 20/01/2019
  • Location: Moors Valley Country Park, Ashley Heath, Dorset
  • Posted: 18/12/2018
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Conservation Strategy Director

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”.  


  • Closing Date: 09/01/2019
  • Location: Head Office, Littlemore
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Ranger

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.


  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Chief Executive Officer

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?


  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Bury Knowle Park, Oxford
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Navigation Manager

Full-time

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).


  • Closing Date: 14/01/2019
  • Location: Essex
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Team Leader

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.


  • Delete Date: 17/01/2019
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Landscaper

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.  


  • Delete Date: 17/01/2019
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Posted: 14/12/2018
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Countryside Ranger / Project Officer, Denbighshire County Council

  • Closing Date: 14/01/2019
  • Location: Loggerheads County Park
  • Posted: 13/12/2018
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Policy Officer

Location: Bedfordshire
Salary £25,463 - £27,585 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
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.


  • Closing Date: 07/01/2019
  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 13/12/2018
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Volunteer Coordinator

£27,358 - £30,756

Full Time, Fixed-Term (2 years)

Bristol

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.


  • Closing Date: 24/12/2018
  • Location: Bristol
  • Posted: 13/12/2018
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Estimator

Bristol

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. 


  • Closing Date: 04/01/2019
  • Location: Bristol
  • Posted: 12/12/2018
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Forest Craftsperson

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.


  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Kirkton of Durris
  • Posted: 12/12/2018
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Park Manager - Belhus/Weald Parks

Contract: Permanent

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.


  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: South Ockendon
  • Posted: 12/12/2018
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Naturally Native - Development Manager

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.


  • Closing Date: 14/01/2019
  • Location: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU
  • Posted: 10/12/2018
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Invasive Species Co-ordinator

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.  


  • Closing Date: 07/01/2019
  • Location: Deeside (Aberdeenshire)
  • Posted: 07/12/2018
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Conservation Placements

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.


  • Delete Date: 11/01/2019
  • Location: Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 07/12/2018
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Countryside Assistant (Access)

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.


  • Closing Date: 04/01/2019
  • Location: Wisley Common, Junction 10 M25 but travel across Surrey
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 06/12/2018
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Ranger

£19,349 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

High Wycombe

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.


  • Closing Date: 26/12/2018
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Posted: 06/12/2018
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Species Protection Officer x 2

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.


  • Delete Date: 11/01/2019
  • Location: Loch of the Lowes
  • Posted: 05/12/2018
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Colour in the Margins Outreach Officer

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.


  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: Devon & Cornwall, Somerset, Wessex, Brecklands, Kent and Yorkshire
  • Posted: 05/12/2018
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KSCP Countryside Partnership Officer

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.


  • Closing Date: 02/01/2019
  • Location: Ashford Highways Depot
  • Posted: 03/12/2018
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Project Manager - Garnock Connections

Location: Lochwinnoch

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.


  • Closing Date: 13/01/2019
  • Location: Lochwinnoch
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Sandwich and Pegwell Bay Contract Warden

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.


  • Closing Date: 20/12/2018
  • Location: Ham Fen / Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Estate Team Leader

Salary £20,000

Full-time, permanent

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.


  • Closing Date: 19/12/2018
  • Location: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Forest Craftsperson

Bowland Beat

£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.


  • Closing Date: 30/12/2018
  • Location: Slaidburn, Lancashire
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Dorenell Warden

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.


  • Delete Date: 28/12/2018
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 29/11/2018
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Dorenell Ranger

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.


  • Closing Date: 28/12/2018
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 29/11/2018
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Recreation Ranger High Lodge

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.


  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Brandon
  • Posted: 28/11/2018
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Facilitator – Mendip Hills

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


  • Closing Date: 06/01/2019
  • Location: Cheddar, Somerset
  • Posted: 26/11/2018
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Estate Maintenance Worker

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. 


  • Delete Date: 20/12/2018
  • Location: Surrey Hills just outside Cobham
  • Posted: 22/11/2018
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Part Time Bee Conservation Trainee

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.


  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Location: Sittingbourne
  • Posted: 21/11/2018
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Volunteer Ranger x 2

North Pembrokeshire

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.


  • Delete Date: 18/12/2018
  • Location: North Pembrokeshire
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 20/11/2018
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Assistant Conservation Officer, Planning

£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.


  • Closing Date: 21/09/2019
  • Location: Surrey
  • Posted: 23/08/2018
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