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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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Countryside Jobs Service – Readers Survey

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Head Ranger - Culzean Castle - National Trust for Scotland

Logo: National Trust for Scotland

Hours: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole, Ayrshire

Salary range: £27,144

You will be responsible for the operational delivery of the countryside experience at Culzean Castle & Country Park. Managing and delivering performance standards/targets to ensure the enjoyment of the property by all visitors and key conservation, commercial and development objectives are achieved.

Grazing Assistant - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Based at New Park Farm, Woodhall Spa Airfield Nature Reserve, near Woodhall Spa

Fixed term contract to 31 August 2022

Circa £18,000 pa

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity within livestock management, working with traditional breeds at our new farming facility? Do you want to be involved in the exciting development of a nature reserve that includes extensive grazing across heathland and grassland habitats? A new opportunity has arisen for a person to be based on our 400-hectare nature reserve complex around the historic Woodhall Spa airfield.

Lead Adviser - Natural England

Logo: Natural England

Salary: £26,224

Location: National

As a Sustainable Development Lead Adviser for Natural England, you’ll join one of our 12 Area Teams to advise on Local Development Plans, infrastructure and housing projects, developing new approaches to manage pressures like recreational disturbance and water pollution. By engaging early with major developments, we have the opportunity to avoid negative impacts to the natural environment, provide appropriate mitigation and secure large scale environmental outcomes to benefit nature and people’s connectivity with nature.

Senior Adviser - Natural England

Logo: Natural England

Salary: £32,438
Location: National

As a Senior Adviser for Natural England, you’ll play a leading role in our sustainable development and nature recovery projects. You’ll also be at the forefront of our organisational development, shaping our strategies for green recovery and creating nature-rich places to live and work. On top of your strategic input, you’ll collaborate with partners and other Natural England teams across a variety of areas including green infrastructure, biodiversity net gain, local planning, protected site solutions and district level licensing.

Conservation Scientist - RSPB

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Northern Ireland or Flexible within UK
£27,574.00 - £30,590.00
Until the end of March 2022.

The RSPB is looking for a scientist with excellent communication skills to join our team to conduct social science research which will play a role in informing future environmental land management in Northern Ireland.

We are looking for a scientist experienced in collecting social science data on farming practices.

Community Forest Manager - Carsphairn Community Woodland Ltd.

Logo: Carsphairn Community Woodland Ltd

Hours: 37.5 weekly

Salary: £31,000 pa. Pension contribution in line with current legislation.

Contract Length: 5 years, subject to funding

Carsphairn Community Woodland are recruiting!

The successful candidate will join the project at its exciting outset, overseeing setting up of the forestry infrastructure and woodfuel enterprise, alongside development of community-based recreation and a rural skills training centre.

Ranger - National Trust

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Slindon Estate, West Sussex

Salary £20721 - 12-month fixed term contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for a Ranger to join our team at Slindon Estate, to help protect and care for habitats, wildlife, property, and machinery. You’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful, and your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.

Forest Worker - Carsphairn Community Woodland Ltd.

Permanent full time position. Competitive salary. Full driving licence essential.

Hours: 37.5 weekly

Salary: £22,000 pa. Pension contribution in line with current legislation.

Carsphairn Community Woodland are recruiting!

We require a motivated and skilled forest worker to undertake an interesting range of jobs including wood production for the Community woodfuel enterprise, general maintenance in the forest, assisting in running rural training and carrying out external forest and rural work.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Floodplain Meadows Partnership - The Open University

Logo: Open University

Unit: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Salary: AC2 (£34,304 - £40,927 pro rata)

Location: Based in Milton Keynes and on-site fieldwork in Gloucestershire.

Fixed Term: Jan 2022-March 2023 Part Time: 0.5 FTE

We are looking for a Research Associate to work within the Floodplain Meadows Partnership (FMP) team. The post is fixed term and part time. The Partnership is a long-term research and outreach project investigating the ecohydrology, management, restoration and natural capital of floodplain meadows.

Countryside and Estates Management Worker - McEwan Contractors

Job Type: Full-time – 7.30am to 4pm.

Salary: From £18-£21k depending on experience

Based within a 15-mile radius of Northwich (CW9).

McEwan Contractors is a small Northwich-based business specialising in woodland and countryside management. We are currently recruiting for a local multi-skilled person to work on a range of local authority, commercial and conservation contracts in the mid Cheshire area. This job requires someone experienced in woodland or estates maintenance work, who can carry out tasks such as tree felling, installation of fencing and gates, strimming, hedge and tree planting.

Woodland Management Project Officer x 2 - Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales)

Two exciting opportunities have arisen to join Coed Lleol-Small Woods (and partners) to support groups to take a more active role: Woodland Management Project Officer - North Wales; Woodland Management Project Officer - South Wales

Conservation Lead - Escrick Park Estate

Logo: Escrick Park Estate

Escrick Park Estate is a 7,000 acre lowland estate located to the south of York. It already has a strong reputation for its conservation focus including its management of Skipwith Common NNR, its participation in multiple Agri-Environment Schemes, its links to The Woodmeadow Trust and its involvement in the ongoing BNG Pilot amongst many other activities. The Estate is however aspiring to go much further, becoming a leader in conservation and farming enterprises.

We are seeking to employ a new Conservation Leader as we undertake a reshaping of our land use policy. This is an opportunity to join a progressive landowner, spend time in the field, and help chart, develop and implement bold new projects potentially including large scale wetland creation, woodland planting, unimproved grassland enhancement and creation, parkland restoration and regenerative farming practices.

Assistant Farm Conservation Adviser - CJH Agri-Environment Consultants Ltd

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Assistant Farm Conservation Adviser opportunity with C J H Agri-environment Consultants Ltd, a partner of FWAG South East.
Initially the successful candidate will be employed on a 1-year contract, with the potential for extension and progression to permanent full adviser after 2 years.

Assistant Ranger (Christmas Tree Sales) - National Trust

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Ormesby Hall

Salary £ 18298 - Fixed Term Contract - 30 hours a week

We're looking for an Assistant Ranger to lead the day-to-day operation of Ormesby Hall’s established and successful Christmas Tree Sales operation. If you think you'd be interested in this role, please read on.

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll lead the day-to-day operation of Ormesby Hall’s established and successful Christmas Tree Sales operation.

Ranger - National Trust

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Chirk Castle, Chirk LL14 5AF

Salary £20721 - Permanent Contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for a Ranger to join our team at Chirk Castle to help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property, and machinery.

Your passion will inspire others 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.

Nene Wetlands Senior Ranger - The Wildlife Trust BCN

Logo: Wildlife Trust BCN

Full Time: 37.5hrs per week


Location: Nene Wetlands, Northamptonshire

Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Ranger to oversee the management of the of the Nene Wetlands Nature Reserve; coordinating and delivering practical work, volunteer tasks, monitoring, management planning and liaising with visitors and the local community. The Senior Ranger will report to the Conservation Operations Manager (Northants) and will have responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Nene Wetlands nature reserve.

Nene Valley Projects Officer - The Wildlife Trust BCN

Logo: Wildlife Trust BCN

Full Time: 37.5hrs per week

Fixed term for 2 years (from January 2022)

Location: Northampton

Salary: £24,000 per annum

The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for an enthusiastic Project Officer to manage habitat restoration works and support the delivery of nature conservation on our key Nene Valley nature reserves. The Nene Valley Projects Officer (NVPO) supports the delivery of nature conservation on our key Nene Valley nature reserves.

Countryside Management Tutor and Coordinator - Sustainable Land Trust

We are looking for an experienced countryside management professional to coordinate our See Learn Transform programme and deliver our City and Guilds courses, working with vulnerable young people and adults. Working on the Burrough Court Estate in Melton Mowbray, you will also use your skills to develop environmental and nature based projects working with the Estate team, and embed these into stimulating work experience or educational sessions.

Project Officer for EU LIFE R4Ever Kent Project - South Cumbria Rivers Trust

Location: South Cumbria

Salary: £25 - 28k p.a. depending on experience, plus pension and life assurance.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join South Cumbria Rivers Trust to work within the iconic landscapes of the southern Lake District UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Trust was formed in 2006 to protect, conserve, monitor and restore the natural heritage of lakes, tarns, rivers, becks and estuaries in South Cumbria.

Conservation Strategy Internship - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust


Salary £21,000 per annum

Contract: 1 year fixed term contract

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week) or part-time negotiable

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

The Conservation Strategy Intern will join the Conservation Strategy Directorate teams supporting nature’s recovery across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire. Our directorate’s programme spans Policy, Planning and Advocacy, and Wider Countryside Conservation, and Habitat Banking. You will support the delivery of projects and initiatives, such as our biodiversity net gain work, local planning and development work, and will help to develop new wider countryside conservation projects.

Environmental Initiatives Officer, Community Greenspace - Perth & Kinross Council

Logo: Perth & Kinross Council

Location: Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD

Salary: £26,372 - £29,225 per year

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Full time, 36 hpw

A permanent post has become available, with the opportunity to join Community Greenspace based in the picturesque area of Perth and Kinross. The team is responsible for all local authority parks, woodlands, green open spaces and cemeteries within this large geographical area. The Communities section has an essential role working in partnership with our communities developing environmental initiatives such as award winning bloom groups, paths groups, Friends of Parks groups and this role will be specifically to develop and deliver our emerging Friends of Cemeteries programme working closely with our communities and our Bereavement Services team and on occasion to support community gardens with practical advice.

Natural Environment Officer - Cheshire West and Chester Council

Logo: Cheshire West and Chester Councils

Location: Chester

Salary: £24,491 - £34,728 per annum

Hours per week: 37

Employment Type: Permanent

We are seeking a qualified ecologist, with experience of providing advice on planning applications, developing environmental policy, and supporting other services to deliver their projects with nature in mind. You join us at an exciting time as our biodiversity works expands, responding to the Council's Climate Emergency Action Plan and putting nature at the heart of delivering the Council's priorities.

Community Officer - Green Spaces - Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Logo: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

37 hours, Permanent

Location: The Beresford Centre, Basingstoke

£30,451 - £33,782 per annum

The Parks & Street Scene team is looking for someone that is energetic and community-focused to support the council’s vision for protecting and enhancing the natural environment. The role is to support the development of green spaces by building and maintaining strong working relationships with community groups, local residents, and voluntary and statutory agencies to encourage community involvement and engagement in green spaces owned by the borough council.

Estate Maintenance Worker / Joiner - Reay Forest Estate

Logo: Reay Forest Estate

Reay Forest Estate, Sutherland

Competitive Salary, Benefits and Rent-Free Accommodation

The estate is situated in the north west Highlands and is a traditional sporting estate famed for its deer stalking, fishing as well as its wild and remote beauty.

The role will involve a range of labouring duties and maintenance of landscapes, buildings and infrastructure. This includes machine operation for track repairs, ditching and building works. You will also undertake painting, fencing and building works.

Operative - Landscaping Team - Cormac Solutions

Logo: Cormac Solutions

Salary: £22,249

Working Hours: 37

Contract Type: Permanent

Cormac is proud of the services it provides to Cornwall Council, in preserving and maintaining Countryside sites, multi-use trails, coastal footpaths and public rights of way. To help further improve our standards we are seeking to recruit a skilled person, to join a busy team in Scorrier. This role is for an Operative, working in a team on projects to improve, repair, renovate and construct infrastructure such as wooden bridges, fencing, stiles, boardwalks and footpaths across the Countryside & Environment Service assets.

Site Supervisor - Upper Derwent Valley - Severn Trent Water

Logo: Severn Trent Water

Location: Upper Derwent Valley, Bamford, Derbyshire

Salary: Up to £33,000 pa, annual performance bonus

The Site Supervisor role is accountable for the day-to-day operations at the Upper Derwent Valley. This includes managing the visitor facilities at Fairholmes, Heathedene and Linacre Reservoirs. In line with ST’s strategic aims and the Visitor Experience Team Business Plan this role will deliver high quality recreation, conservation and education; leading a team of Rangers and volunteers to provide a wonderful experience for our visitors.

Slapton Line Adaptation Manager - South Hams District Council

Logo: South Hams District Council

Region: South West

Sectors: ‘Countryside’ & ‘Community and Volunteers’

Contract length: 2 years fixed term contract

Salary details: £32,234 - £35,745 per annum

We are looking for a dynamic project manager skilled in partnership working, keen to make a real difference and leave a positive legacy with our coastal communities and for our natural environment. This is a rare opportunity to work for the Slapton Line Partnership, at a pivotal time when coastal management is firmly in the spotlight and real solutions are needed to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Deputy Lead Groundsperson - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Logo: Bridgwater & Taunton College

Salary: £17,752 - £18,637 per annum

Location: Cannington Campus, TA5 2LS

To allocate, supervise and oversee the work of the Grounds Team at the College campuses as agreed with the Lead Groundsperson. To work within the Grounds Team undertaking general maintenance and development of the College Grounds at the College campuses as agreed with the Lead Groundsperson.

Programme Manager - Forestry & Arboriculture - Plumpton College

Logo: Plumpton College

Salary-up to £35,000 per annum

Full time/Permanent

Could you be our next Forestry & Arboriculture Programme Manager? This role is an exciting opportunity to join our high performing team, leading our Forestry & Arboriculture programmes. Plumpton College is celebrating significant growth in both full-time and part-time provision. Moreover, with the opening of One Garden Brighton and expansion of our offer there has never been a better time to work with us. We are seeking a Programme Manager for our Study Programme learners who can develop our offer and build on our successes. This is an opportunity to own and drive student experience and develop and shape our curriculum.

Assistant Project Officer - Bolsover Woodlands Enterprise

37 hours per week - initially for 2 years with a possibility of extension.

Salary - £17,000 per annum.

Bolsover Woodlands Enterprise Ltd has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Project Officer who has experience of countryside and woodland management based in Bolsover.

You will report and work alongside the Countryside Officer in providing support to Team Members.

Insh Marshes Reserve Trainee - RSPB

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Location: Insh Marshes
Salary: £17,960.00 - £19,925.00 Pro Rata
Contract: 6 months

You will be an excellent communicator, this role will involve working alongside a wide range of audiences including graziers, neighbours, land owners, local communities, and reserve visitors. The post holder will work closely with local and residential volunteers therefore enthusiasm to work with volunteers is essential. An ideal opportunity for someone looking for their first contract and wish to develop their skills and experience in reserve management. The trainee will be responsible for delivering our autumn and winter practical habitat management and estate management work programme as part of a small team.

Services required for moorland project - North Wales Moorland Partnership

Logo: North Wales Moorland Partnership

The Partneriaeth Rhostir Gogledd Cymru / North Wales Moorland Partnership is a community interest company incorporated in March 2019 for the benefit of moorland and associated communities.

The Partnership has been awarded a £700,000 grant by the European Union via the Welsh Government's Sustainable Management Scheme for a collaborative project based in North Wales.

The project runs until June 2023 and aims to build on current understanding to:

Countryside Access Assistant - Surrey County Council

Logo: Surrey County Council

The starting salary for this position is £27,991 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

The Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) directorate is responsible for a wide range of services including: highways, transport, planning, countryside and waste management. These services are critical for people living, working and travelling through Surrey, delivered by the county council or in partnership. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Countryside Access Assistant to support the Countryside Access Officer. Working as part of a team you will be implementing the County Council's statutory and priority countryside access duties, powers and responsibilities; including maintenance and inspections.

Site Supervisor – Visitor Experience Team - Hafren Dyfrdwy / Severn Trent Water

Logo: Hafren Dyfrdwy

Salary of up to £33,000.00

Are you interested in a hands on position where you will have the opportunity to work in beautiful surroundings 24/7? Our Site Supervisor for Wales is accountable for the day-to-day operations primarily at Lake Vyrnwy and Llyn Clywedog for Hafren Dyfrdwy (HD), developing the visitor offering and delivering visitor growth. In line with HD’s strategic aims and the Visitor Experience Team (VET) Business Plan the main objectives include delivering high quality recreation, access, conservation and education.

Assistant Ranger - Kinver Edge - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Salary £18298 - Permanent contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for an Assistant Ranger to join our team at Kinver Edge, to help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery and inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do. 

This will include engaging with visitors, maintaining our green spaces, assisting with guided visitor walks and delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences.

Assistant Ranger x 2 - North Devon - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Salary £18298 - Fixed Term Contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for two assistant rangers to support our nature recovery and peoples access to nature ambitions. We are looking for two individuals who are passionate about nature and want to make a difference for people and climate change. Please indicate in your application your preference of role.

Fence Installer - Fence & Drain Ltd

Logo: Fence & Drain Ltd

We are looking for labourers, Fence Installers and Supervisors to expand our team.

Wage is negotiable but assessed at 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 months and yearly thereafter. 

Work is throughout the UK - working Mon - Fri yard is based in Leyland. Lancs

Path Builder / Multi Skilled Works - A.C.T Heritage Ltd

Logo: A.C.T Heritage Ltd

The company is based in the Inverness area so applicants need to be within the local area.

We are currently looking for the right person to join our team of path builders.

Applicants will work as part of a highly experienced team with the predominant task of hand build mountain footpaths but also undertake other operations such as peatland restoration work. Applicants must be able to work independently when required and be a trusted representative of the business.

Woodland Officer - London - Forestry Commission

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The Woodland Officer role can be seen as the ‘face’ of the Forestry Commission to landowners, managers and stakeholders. As the Woodland Officer for London you will focus on London’s Urban Forest within the Greater London Authority boundary, enabling you to develop a strategic view, from the centre of the capital to its green belt.

Applicants for this post must live within London or in close proximity to our Wendover Office (Buckinghamshire). Your office base will be our Westminster office (London) or Wendover with regular meetings in Wendover, with flexibility for some optional blended working between the FC office and home

Stakeholder Engagement Officer - Scottish Wildlife Trust

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Stromness, Orkney

£24,000 pro rata per annum

Full-time position / Fixed term for 12 months

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.

Contracts Manager - Tilhill

Logo: Tilhill

Location: Midlands

Tilhill has, over the last 70+ years, planted more than 1 billion trees and, as a private company, has the greatest number of professionally qualified managers. We specialise in woodland creation and management, timber harvesting and buying, and landscaping. We strive at all times to provide an unrivalled service to our clients and customers. Tilhill is part of the BSW Timber Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry business.

As a Contracts Manager within our Landscaping division, you will be responsible for delivering a high-quality soft & hard landscaping contracting service for our clients.

Woodland Creation Officer - South East & London and East & East Midlands - Forestry Commission

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Never has there been a more important time for trees and forests to help tackle the climate emergency and provide a much-needed sanctuary for people and wildlife.

The Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Forestry Commission have set up a joint tree planting programme for England to support the forestry sector, landowners and communities in the delivery of these ambitions.  The Woodland Creation Officer role represents Forest Services front-line woodlands and forestry expertise. It involves ensuring the delivery of Government forestry policy through the effective use of advice and incentives.

Conservation Officer - Southern Nature Reserves, Worcestershire - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Salary: Around £25,000 pa

Post Details: 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 mainly in southern Worcestershire.

We are looking for an experienced reserves officer to join our 5 officers and trainee team, between them managing 80+ nature reserves.

Sussex & Kent NNR Reserve Manager x 2 - Natural England

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We are the Government's statutory advisor for the natural environment, playing a part delivering the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan. This describes an ambitious vision, bringing new opportunities to protect and enhance, and to achieve real outcomes for the environment

We are seeking two motivated and passionate Temporary Reserve Managers to work as part of either our East Sussex National Nature Reserve (NNR) group, or at our Kent Stodmarsh NNR.

You will be working alongside our existing Reserve Managers and Senior Reserve Managers. You will be line managed by our Sussex & Kent NNR Team Leader.

Senior Farm Adviser & Farmland Wildlife Adviser - Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Logo: Suffolk Wildlife Trust

We have two new roles within the Wilder Landscapes Team.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s vision is a wilder Suffolk, where nature is thriving and abundant, because everyone is doing more to help. Working with Suffolk’s farming community is the essence of this approach, and the area where the greatest biodiversity uplift can happen.

We have a long history of working with a wide range of farmers and land managers across the county to support them to develop wildlife friendly and sustainable farming practices across Suffolk.

Area Ranger - Somerset - National Trust

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Salary £24,371 - £25,927 pa (depending on experience) - Permanent contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for an Area Ranger to join our team in Somerset, to help manage a team of volunteers and coordinate countryside work across Mid-Somerset. You will work alongside other departments in the property team to develop work programmes to deliver our site management plans.

You will play a key role in undertaking day to day engagement and conservation work as well as involvement in project delivery.

Project Manager - Seasalter Levels Restoration Project - RSPB

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Location: Kent
Salary: £27,574 - £30,590 per annum
Duration: Until 31st March 2022
In partnership with Canterbury and Swale Council, Natural England, Kent Wildlife Trust, the restoration plan will incorporate habitat improvements that will enable sites to become a major link in a chain of nature reserves. Restoring Seasalter Levels to its potential will provide sanctuary for wildlife, creating a reserve that is managed for nature and resilient to climate change. Wraik Hill, is a small Local Nature Reserve comprising grassland and scrub habitats that provides resources for local communities to access nature.

Farm Worker - RSPB

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Location: Lake Vyrnwy
Salary: £25,280 - £28,045

Join an established team managing a 4800-hectare upland farm situated on the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy Estate, Powys (managed by the RSPB on behalf of landowner Hafren Dyfrdwy) the largest organic farm in England and Wales with over 5000 sheep as well as cattle and ponies.

Rural Estate Warden - Duchy of Cornwall

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Based on the Duchy’s impressive 27,300-hectare Estate, this new, exciting and varied role requires a knowledgeable and enthusiastic person to help manage our highly designated landholding.

An empathy with the challenges of balancing differing land uses, including farming, conservation, public access and military training, is essential, as is a strong and practical interest in the countryside

Reserves Project Officer (North) - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Logo: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Status: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £23,911 per annum

Location: Highlands & Islands Office; Tore, The Black Isle

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. Working with a Reserves Manager, the successful candidate will plan, implement and oversee reserve work with contractors and volunteers. They will organise and deliver a range of tasks including footpath maintenance, fencing, forestry, habitat management and deer control.

Countryside Planning and Development Control Manager - Hampshire County Council

Logo: Hampshire County Council

Salary Range: £41,562 - £46,776 per annum
Work Location: Three Minsters House, Winchester
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent

Hampshire County Council's Countryside Service is one of the largest in the country, the county encompasses 11 local planning authorities, with high levels of development pressure and extensive protected landscapes, including both the New Forest and South Downs National Parks. We are looking for a dedicated and highly motivated planning professional to lead the Countryside Service's Planning Unit. You can expect to deal with a wide range of planning applications and negotiations to mitigate the effect on the County's countryside estate. You will shape policy, protect sites when needed, seek partnerships with local planning authorities and opportunities from developments.

Reserves Officer (Oxfordshire) - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust


Salary: £21,500 per annum

Contract: Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)

Based: Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, Aston, Oxon, OX18 2EH

We are now recruiting for the exciting position of the Oxfordshire Reserves Officer, helping to manage one of the flagship nature reserves for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. The Reserves Officer will help with the management of the 300 hectares of hay meadows and pasture and an important hub for the livestock breeding enterprise for our hardy native sheep and cows. The post will also require to help manage the nearby nature reserves of Foxholes Wood and internationally important Cothill fens and Letcombe Valley.

Gardener - Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

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Full Time, Permanent – Five days per week - £20,000 (+ pension)

Do you have a passion for gardening? A fantastic opportunity has become available to join the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust team, as gardener for Cockington Country Park. The country park consists of 30 acres of formal park, a walled Memorial Rose Garden and a number of herbaceous borders.

Education and Angling Development Officer - Nith Catchment Fishery Trust

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£26,000 per annum - Full time position for 1 year initial contract. Post will be based at Auldgirth, Dumfries. This post could be split into two separate part-time positions.

The post holder will be required to co-ordinate and deliver education sessions to primary and secondary schools throughout Nithsdale, working closely with other members of staff to ensure smooth deliver of the outdoor education sessions. They will also be required to develop education sessions specifically aimed at secondary students, advanced higher students and others wishing to further their education. This may include working with SQA and local schools/colleges to deliver NPA’s.

The angling role will include delivering angling sessions to schools and tutoring our Nith Young Anglers in a variety of angling techniques. Part of the role will include promoting fishing on the River Nith via social media and website.

Habitat Creation Contracts Supervisor - Land and Heritage Ltd

Logo: Land and Heritage Ltd

Start late November 2021

£24,000 pa - £26,000 (+ Pension)

Devon, Cornwall and mobile sites

Land and Heritage seek a team leader to deliver a major programme of broadleaved woodland planting this winter. You will be responsible for all aspects of tree planting on site including site preparation, fencing, delivery and distribution of trees and materials, planting to the scheme design and specification, tree protection and quality checks. Summer work will include site maintenance, vegetation management, assisting with grant applications and project design. There are also opportunities to become involved with tree and woodland surveys, woodland management and landscape projects.

Tree Planters - Land and Heritage Ltd

Logo: Land and Heritage Ltd

Start late November 2021

£20,000 pa - £22,000 pro rata plus bonuses

Devon, Cornwall and mobile sites

4 Month Contract

Land and Heritage is a multi disciplinary environmental consultancy and contracting company. We specialize in the management of designated habitats as well as the design and creation of new habitat areas. Land and Heritage seek at least three people to help deliver a major programme of broadleaved woodland planting this winter. We have at least one large site in West Cornwall and also expect to deliver a mobile contract around England for a large national charity.

Grow Wilder Grower Engagement Officer - Avon Wildlife Trust

Logo: Avon Wildlife Trust

Part-time: 0.8 FTE

Permanent Position

Salary band: £22,000-£26,300 pro rata

Location: Bristol

Do you have a passion for nature, habitats and the environment? Do you have a good understanding of ecology, conservation, landscapes and habitats and experience working with community groups and volunteers? Avon Wildlife Trust has an exciting opportunity at our Grow Wilder site and we would love to hear from you.

Natural Networks Officer - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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Starting salary £23,500

Do you want to help us create and restore wildlife-rich habitats in Worcestershire? As part of our ambitious Natural Networks partnership we are looking for someone with the skills to deliver habitat surveys and management advice as well as to build links with partner organisations, community groups and key stakeholders. We’ve already enhanced around 40ha of habitat for wildlife and given positive land management advice to bodies managing more than 1000ha.

Park Ranger - Rushcliffe Borough Council

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Location: Rushcliffe

Salary: £18,468 - £19,839 per annum (pro-rata) 15 hours per week

Rushcliffe Borough Council has an exciting opportunity for a Park Ranger to join the team at Rushcliffe Country Park.

This post will assist the Park Manager and other Rangers to ensure the effective management of the award-winning Rushcliffe Country Park, providing excellent customer care and a safe, clean environment.

Outdoor Education Manager - Fife Coast & Countryside Trust

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This post is a full-time (36 hours per week) permanent post with an annual salary from £26,768 to £33,939.

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) is an independent charitable trust that looks after Fife’s finest natural heritage. We are seeking an Education Manager to join our dynamic and effective team. We are an organisation driven by a passion for Fife’s natural heritage and a commitment to promoting understanding and care for the natural environment through outdoor learning. We believe that our people are our greatest asset and look to employ individuals who bring a positive, energetic, constructive, and committed attitude to the workplace.

Contracts Manager – Central England - Woodland Trust

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Salary - £25,000 - £28,000
As one of 2 Contracts Managers in Central England, they will be supporting the preparation and delivery of significant contracts, including silvicultural operations, working across the eastern half of the region. They will be working alongside our Site Managers on the Woodland Trust’s Estate across South Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire, as well as explore opportunities to support our outreach work in the same area, which includes our ‘Eastern Claylands’ priority area.

Farm Estate Worker - RSPB

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Location: Cumbrian Coast Reserves
Salary: £17,960- £19,925 (Pro Rata)
Hours: 18.75 hours per week (Part-Time)

Based predominantly at RSPB Campfield Marsh we are recruiting for an estate worker to assist with the everyday running of the Reserves to ensure they are the best they can be for wildlife and for visitors.

Conservation Officer (Bowland) - RSPB

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Location: Lancaster Office

Salary: £27,574 - £30,590

An exciting opportunity for a Conservation Officer with a proven track record of working in the UK uplands, particularly in areas with Driven Grouse Shooting, who also has experience of partnership working at an inter-organisational level, has arisen within our Forest of Bowland Priority Landscape

Ranger (Health and Safety) - Nene Park Trust

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£21,467 to £24,047 (dependent upon experience)

The post of Ranger (Health and Safety) 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 form a core part of the Park Ranger Team, helping carry out Ranger duties within the Park to ensure it is well-managed and maintained, conserving its important heritage and wildlife, whilst also providing a welcoming environment for Park visitors.

Estate Worker - Kedleston Estate

Position of employment for Estate Worker on a rural estate near Derby. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of general maintenance activities on a traditional rural Estate. You’ll provide a high standard for both planned and reactive maintenance, and you’ll work effectively with members of Estate office staff, tenants, contractors and the local community within and around the Estate.

Assistant Ranger - Hampshire County Council

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Salary Range: £18,933 - £19,941 per annum

Work Location: River Hamble Country Park, Southampton

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Permanent

Working from a base at River Hamble Country Park and covering sites in Southern Hampshire from Chichester Harbour through to the outskirts of Southampton, you'll assist the team responsible for the day to day management of SSSi designated Woodland, SPA Coastal & Riparian Habitats, Local Nature Reserves and Trails offering access to the Countryside. Working mainly outside, your duties will include practical habitat management, working with volunteers, interpretation of work, installing and repairing site infrastructure, implementation of work plans, recording tasks and projects carried out on sites. You'll also assist in the monitoring of livestock on grazed sites ensuring welfare and conservation objectives are met.

Snowdonia National Park Authority - Member - Welsh Government

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Remuneration: £4,053 per annum covering time spent in role, plus reasonable travel expenses

Time commitment: minimum of 44 days per annum

Location: Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, Gwynedd, or virtually via Zoom
Can you help safeguard and nurture one of Wales’ most cherished landscapes? Can you contribute to conserving our precious landscape and nature, promoting opportunities for enjoyment for all, and helping to sustain the social and economic life of its communities? Can you help a wider range of people enjoy all the Park has to offer? Are you interested in helping shape the future of Snowdonia and help the Authority run effectively? We are looking for passionate and talented individuals to help provide effective leadership for Snowdonia National Park Authority.

Director - North York Moors National Park Trust (Part-Time) - North York Moors National Park Authority

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Helmsley, York

Fixed-term contract for 3 years, the salary for a 22.5 hour week is circa £25,000 per annum. Starting salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

The North York Moors National Park Trust are looking to appoint a Director to lead the Trust and oversee the next stage in the charity’s development. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed and experienced individual to join the charity and shape and deepen our work.

Nene Valley Land Adviser - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Full Time: 37.5hrs per week / Permanent

Location: Northampton

Salary: £24,562 per annum

The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for an enthusiastic Land Adviser deliver land management advice to farmers within the Nene Valley, including guidance on Countryside Stewardship. The Land Adviser will organise training and events and work with local landowners and volunteers to restore meadow and wetland habitats and deliver small improvements to farm infrastructure and land management methods through a small grants scheme both to benefit water quality and the surrounding environment.

Landscape Architect - Forestry & Land Scotland

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£36,398 to £39,222

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is looking for an enthusiastic, practical, creative landscape architect to help shape the future of Scotland’s forests and land. We’re responsible for managing 9% of Scotland – and it’s not just forests, it’s coasts, mountains, farmland, peatlands, varied habitats and both nationally iconic and locally important recreation sites.

Community Forest Co-ordinator - Thames Chase Trust

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Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS

Contract: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 per annum

Thames Chase Community Forest was established in 1990 and connects 40 square miles of urban and rural landscape on the edge of east London and south-west Essex. It is one of twelve national Community Forests, known collectively as England’s Community Forests. The vision for Thames Chase Community Forest is: “By 2030, Thames Chase Community Forest will be recognised as an inspirational example of landscape regeneration where enhanced, connected woodland and green space has made a clear difference to wildlife and peoples’ lives” We are now planning beyond 2030 and this is where you come in. Thames Chase Trust is looking for an exceptional Community Forest Coordinator to support and when required, deputise for, the Thames Chase Community Forest Director in leading staff and volunteers to deliver the Thames Chase Plan.

Geomorphologist - Natural Resources Wales

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Location : North Wales

Grade & Salary: 5, £30,873 rising to £34,218 over four years

Type of contract: Permanent

Work pattern: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday

The post holder will join a team providing a hydrology, water resource assessment, flood risk assessment and geomorphology service across North West and North East Wales including the Upper Severn Area.You will provide a comprehensive technical fluvial geomorphology support service, to internal customers and partners, with a particular focus on water resource, and flood and coastal risk management teams.  

Conservation Contractor - Wildscapes Countryside Contractors

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Wildscapes Countryside Contractors are looking for hand cutting site operatives to help with scrub clearance contracts throughout the scrub cutting season (chainsaw operatives and draggers). We rely on hand cutting to make minimal site disturbance and need hard working, reliable individuals who would like to work on some of the best heathlands based around the Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire area.

Policy Officer (protected landscapes, access, recreation and woodlands) - Friends of the Lake District

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Part-time (28 hours per week) and based at our Kendal Office at Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road. Flexible working with remote based options available.

Starting Salary: £30,908 per annum pro rata (£38,636 FTE)

Do you love the Lake District? Do you want to help protect it for future generations and wildlife? Do you enjoy working with others to overcome challenges and have experience relating to landscape, access/recreation and woodlands? Friends of the Lake District are passionate about protecting and enhancing Cumbria's special and precious landscapes.

Reserves & Livestock Officer (Northants) - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Full Time: 37.5hrs per week


Location: Northampton

Salary: £20,512 per annum

The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for an enthusiastic Reserves & Livestock Officer to coordinate and take forward grazing on our nature reserves in Northamptonshire. The Reserves and Livestock Officer will work with the Senior Livestock Officer in coordinating the care and welfare of the Wildlife Trust’s livestock in Northamptonshire, assisting with the management of the Trust’s flying flock of rare breed sheep and cattle to a high welfare standard.

Ranger (Kickstart placement) - Magdalen Environmental Trust

6 - month job, working 25 hours per week.

We are pleased to present this opportunity for a young person eligible for the Kickstart programme, as part of our new Rewilding programme.

The main duties are: Maintain and mow / strim paths; Maintain accessibility; Maintenance of low ropes course, gates, steps, outdoor education spaces etc; Monitor wildlife signs and levels in the river; Soil testing; Removal of invasive species such as Himalayan balsam; Installation of nest boxes and other habitat features.

Estate Worker - Private Estate

Term: Full time 40 hours

Salary £18,500 - £20,000 depending on experience.

Location: Privately owned Estate in the New Forest, Hampshire.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join our Estate team, who has a strong interest in conservation and understanding of countryside management, to help deliver a varied programme of works across the whole Estate.

Senior Landscape Adviser - Natural England

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Various locations

You’ll take the lead on aspects of our Landscape Delivery Plan. This will involve developing relationships across our programmes while providing strategic leadership and technical support to key partners. Taking an integrated perspective on requirements and defining a distinct role in delivering these will be crucial.

Aigas Field Centre Ranger/Naturalist Guide Posts - Aigas Field Centre

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Seasonal Aigas Rangers (up to 4 posts available) - Remuneration £20,000+ pa (pro rata)

The Aigas Ranger Training Scheme starts at the beginning of February 2022 and takes seven/eight weeks. After training you will commence a six week shadowing period, followed by a term work experience contract until the beginning of November. During that time you will take groups of adults around the Highlands providing a very high level of environmental, cultural, historical and archaeological interpretation. You will also work regularly with our environmental education team, providing outdoor education to school children of all ages. You will provide excellent customer care and work with the Aigas team in a unique and exciting environment. You will be involved in animal husbandry (of our wildcats for example) and a range of other nature conservation projects on the estate.

Nature Conservation Estate Workers - Green Mantle (Ecosophy) Limited

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Location: Bristol & Bath, Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels.

40 hours/wk. Early October 2021 - end March 2022. Possibly longer and career progression. Mileage allowance. £18,500p/a pro rata

Ideal opportunities for those passionate about nature and starting out in the conservation industry. Gain invaluable experience of countryside management and discover extensive networking possibilities. Join our small dynamic team undertaking felling, coppicing, tree surgery, fencing, wildlife pond construction, footpath maintenance and scrub clearance, mainly on SSSIs.

Nature Recovery Project Manager - The Parks Foundation

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Salary: £27,000 per annum

Terms: Fixed term until 31 January 2023 (with the potential for extension if funding permits). 37.5 hours a week; 30 hours a week may be considered

You will lead the transformation of eight parks across Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole to support the creation of a nature recovery network using your knowledge and experience of conservation and / or ecological management.

Senior Farm Advisor - The Westcountry Rivers Trust

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Salary of up to £30,000 per annum

Callington, Cornwall (with home working and regular travel to catchment)

Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) is an environmental charity dedicated to restoring and protecting the region’s rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal areas. We’re now looking for a Senior Farm Advisor to join our Land Team on a full-time basis, working 37.5 hours per week.

As a Senior Farm Advisor, you will identify and develop opportunities at farm and catchment level that will contribute to improving the region’s water environment. Initially, you will be focused on delivering the CPES (Channel Payments for Ecosystem Service) Project until Spring 2022 before moving on to deliver other projects.

Site Operative - Greenfields Countryside LImited


Cropwell Bishop

Works involved is varied and includes general maintenance, strimming, planting, fencing, arboriculture, tree felling, tree dismantling, tree removal, stump grinding, pruning, tree & hedge planting, hedge cutting, forestry maintenance, quarry maintenance, ecological and landscaping.

Property Manager - The Future Forest Company

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£35-£42K (depending on experience)

We are recruiting a permanent role of Property Manager for our large site (800 ha) on the beautiful Scottish island of Mull. The diversity of habitats and buildings across the site have been underdeveloped previously and we are looking for an experienced, energetic and talented individual (or couple) to lead its transformation. A new herd of highland cattle is being created alongside an established sheep flock and drove of wooly pigs.

Land Management and Machinery Teacher - Kingston Maurward College

Hours: 33.3 hours per week (0.9 fraction) which is 4.5 days per week, Monday – Friday with flexibility to meet business needs

Salary: £18,684 - £21,638.70 per annum (£20,760 - £24,043 per annum pro rata) which is point L4b – L7c on the Academic Staff Salary Scale - depending on skills and teaching experience. A market pay supplement of up to £3,000 per annum may be available to reflect this skills shortage area.

To support the delivery of a high-quality learning experience for learners wishing to develop their education and careers in countryside management and agriculture.

For this role, we are looking for an enthusiastic, talented and self-motivated person to teach level 2 and 3 agriculture land and wildlife and countryside students.