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21 pages in total, the lead article is from the Outdoor Recreation Network and provides best practice gathered at their recent seminar on People & Dogs in the Outdoors. Celebrating 10 years of Nordic Walking at Rosliston Forestry Centre – find out what Nordic Walking is. The Lee Valley Park extends to 4,010ha and attracts over 7.1m visits a year, discover what the Park has to offer and how the Authority manages such a large site. Scottish Natural Heritage can confirm that outdoor visits are at a record high; read more about the data behind the claim. University of Exeter LEEP Institute have developed ORVal – the outdoor recreation valuation tool – see how you could use it to your advantage for recreation management. Jack Davidson from Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path National Trail discusses how good data gathering & interpretation can help grow visitor numbers. The Mersey Forest outlines the growing value of England’s urban woodlands and finally Rob Sayers of Active Outdoors gives his opinion on how to create the building blocks to a resilient & healthy outdoor recreation industry. May is National Walking month with Living Streets and Walk in the Woods month with the Tree Council. Walk where ever you can this May. This edition also carries adverts for resources, products and services to aid a recreation offer. Read it here
2 year ftc
Minimum wage for your age group plus £1173 per annum
This is a great opportunity to work alongside one of our Senior Rangers and help deliver a wide range of work to maintain and improve our Public Rights of Way. You’ll be working alongside our enthusiastic volunteers and Level 2 apprentices as well as on your own.
Salary starting at: £34,643 - £40,417 per annum
Hours: Full time
You'll be managing our suite of sites between Aldeburgh and Walberswick within the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the iconic Minsmere reserve, a site bursting with biodiversity that supports the greatest range of species of any RSPB reserve. Y
Up to £33,798 per annum
Full time (37 hours)
Based in Grassington, North Yorkshire
We are excited to be able to offer a rare opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. The Yorkshire Dales National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery and best opportunities for outdoor recreation in Britain. It provides an enviable setting for this interesting and varied role.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, with a ‘can-do’ attitude who would relish the challenge of managing a portfolio of properties across the Park, including 2 offices, 3 national park centres, a museum, 4 ranger bases, and 10 toilet blocks. This will include planned maintenance and project management of refurbishment projects.
The post is until 31 March 2020 based in Aberdeen however travel to other sites may be required.
The work undertaken by The James Hutton Group is right at the top of the global agenda tackling problems such as the impact of climate change and threats to food and water security.
Ecological Sciences are an innovative, multidisciplinary group of scientists who study the interactions between soil, plants, animals, humans and the environment with the aim of sustainable management of natural resources.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
Rangers play a hugely important role at the National Trust, thinking long term to look after our special places. Our new strategy for Land Outdoors and Nature means that we are investing in front line ranger services to help us deliver positive changes at a landscape scale. We are looking to recruit a Lead Ranger to join our team on the South Downs to ensure excellent, sustainable care and conservation is delivered across all of our countryside.
The Elveden Estate is an exemplar of environmental management; extending to 10,000 hectares, the estate manages almost 25% of its land for environmental and conservation objectives and does so to the highest of environmental standards. The estate encompasses arable farmland, forestry, parkland, a number of SSSIs and County Wildlife Sites.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join our forestry department. Reporting to our Forestry Foreman, you'll carry out various hands-on forestry operations, from maintaining trees to forestry harvesting, including chainsaw tree felling and will work as part of a team.
Ryedale Folk Museum
Salary: £20,000 pro rata
Hours: Negotiable, between 24-40 hours per week
This job is a great opportunity to join a small and friendly team at Ryedale Folk Museum. The Museum Maintenance Officer will help to maintain our Museum’s buildings and care for the six-acre site, alongside a team of enthusiastic volunteers.
Our Assistant Rangers’ duties, to care for and protect our historic environment, are carried out between Holyrood Park, Edinburgh and Linlithgow Peel, West Lothian, as well as other Historic Environment Scotland sites. Assistant Rangers are a core part of a dynamic Ranger Team based in Holyrood Park working on a rota system of 5 out of 7 days including weekends, bank holidays and evenings. This is an exciting opportunity to enjoy an active and busy outdoor role in the Natural and Cultural Heritage sector.
Field Studies Council
FSC Juniper Hall, Dorking, Surrey
Salary - £9,060 - £9,615 per annum
Contract Term - permanent 20 hours per week
Overall Job purpose: The Grounds & Estate Officer will work closely with the Maintenance Officer and the Centre Manager, who is responsible for: overall maintenance and improvements to the fabric, fittings and systems of the Field Centre premises, grounds and plant; carrying out routine Health and Safety monitoring checks and associated record keeping.
Salary: £29,130 plus 5% pension
Are you ready for the next step in your conservation career - leading the restoration of a major Devon river and its landscape?
The Torridge, one of Devon’s principal river catchments, is suffering long term chronic decline driven by diffuse agricultural pollution. The Torridge River Restoration Project is an ambitious, integrated programme of advisory and capital works interventions. Working with landowners, it aims to restore the water quality and ecological health of two extensive priority areas - the upper and lower catchment - covering more than 22,000 hectares.
Permanent: working hours
37.5 hours per week
£22,500 per annum rising to £23,000 per annum on completion of probation
Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity. It has more than 37,000 members, manages and protects over 8,400 acres of land on 87 nature reserves and 2 nature parks and runs 11 visitor centres. The aim of Essex Wildlife Trust is to Protect Wildlife for the Future and for the People of Essex. It is supported financially by members, local businesses and grant making organisations. It is one of the largest of the 46 county wildlife trusts that work together throughout the British Isles as The Wildlife Trusts.
Scottish Woodlands Ltd (SWL) is a leading forestry management company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of forest, estate and land-related services underpinned by our in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality. The business is largely employee owned, and this encourages a dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. Our aim is to understand each client’s specific objectives and then to provide a service which is both flexible and personal.
Hours per week: 18.5
To manage, maintain, monitor, improve and protect the public rights of way network, other countryside access routes and access land to ensure that the Borough Council, as Highway Authority, meets its statutory obligations legally and technically and to ensure the availability of the networks and access land for public use.
Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work and as one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.
Location: Myddleton House, Enfield
Salary: £28,922 to £33,294
Accommodation on site is available An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for a qualified and experienced individual. The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the gardens and implementing its continuing restoration and development. Myddelton House Gardens is a Grade II registered historic landscape situated in Enfield, North London. The 8 acres of gardens were created by famous plantsman E. A. Bowles and are of national historic importance.
Salary: £30,522 - £36,742 (Band D) plus excellent benefits such as flexitime, generous annual leave and a defined pension scheme to name just a few
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Grantown on Spey
As Landscape Adviser you will provide advice to board members, colleagues and outside organisations on all landscape matters. This can be in relation to infrastructure, energy, housing and tourist developments but equally woodland creation, riparian restoration, SUDs, Landscape Special Qualities and LVIAs and the protection of habitats. We work in an integrated way, in a creative environment where landscape, nature conservation, land management and planning overlap. Projects may include community landscape values assessment, landscape restoration and enhancement, historic environment, landscape change monitoring and working on public events.
7 month contract – April to October each year
Based at - Ferry Nab, Bowness on Windermere
£23,205 to £27,376 pa pro rata
Seasonal permanent contract
Do you think you have what it takes to be part of a Lake Ranger team working on England’s finest lakes in the Lake District?
You will maintain and enhance the reputation of the lakes as a safe and well managed place. Working daily with all lake users to promote safe enjoyment and when necessary enforce the byelaws.
£29,636 to £33,798 per annum pro-rata. (£24,029 to £27,403 per annum)
Based at Bainbridge
30 hours (4 days) per week
Four year Fixed Term Contract.
You will have an important role to play as part of a small team producing the first Local Plan for the newly extended National Park. Your contribution will cover all aspects of Plan preparation including managing and undertaking research, engaging effectively with the public and stakeholders, drafting policies and supporting the Plan at examination.
£26200 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employee pension contribution
21 hours per week
Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to combine your knowledge and experience of land management with your passion and commitment to engaging local communities? Do you share our vision of creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone?
YWT are seeking to appoint a Living Landscape Officer to join our North Region Team. This is a great opportunity for the right person to deliver YWT’s Living Landscapes work primarily in the Harrogate Districts of the Region.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
As a champion of our unique and beautiful landscapes, nature conservation management and outdoor experiences, you’ll help to keep our countryside and coast wonderful. Working across some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure our landscapes are beautiful, well presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.
£21 – 23k (DOE)
Excellent benefits including free leisure and golf club membership, healthcare cash back plan and 33 days’ holiday (including 8 bank holidays)
At CGP we obsess about high standards across the whole company – and our Lake District grounds and gardens are just as important as the Publishing side of our business. As a key member of our growing Estates team, you’ll be based at Eccle Riggs Hall, a historic 40-acre estate with extensive gardens on the edge of Broughton-in-Furness.
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)
We need a Farming or Conservation professional with experience in dealing with Disease Management to help implement and further develop our response to Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB).
You’ll be the primary point of contact for Bovine TB-related queries within the National Trust, playing a critical role in the planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of Trust Bovine Tuberculosis projects.
3 days per week
£20000 p.a. Pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution
Would you like to play a part in creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? Would you like to combine your passion for the environment with your skills and experience to improve habitat quality and quantity?
The River Foss Project Assistant will work primarily around the north-east of York. The post holder will help deliver a new Living Landscape project in North Yorkshire working with external partners, local communities and as part of a team with other staff, volunteers and trainees.
Location: Baltic House, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
Position type: Full time contract until end of March 2021, with the possibility of extension until March 2022.
Salary scale: £27,730 – £36,552
Wales Environment Link (WEL) is a network of 28 diverse NGOs with environmental, countryside and heritage interests, most of which have an all-Wales focus.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a good background in both coordinating and motivating groups and developing policy.
Salary £35,188 - £40,310 pa plus benefits
Spanning 200 square miles of central England, the National Forest is one of the country’s most ambitious and highly regarded environmental projects. We are now seeking a talented and experienced Head of Land & Forestry who can help shape our future. You will be responsible for leading our forest creation activity, sustainable land management and support to the woodland economy, including securing income generation opportunities.
£21,467 to £24,047 (dependent upon experience)
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. In addition, the post will provide specialist health and safety expertise to the Trust, acting as health and safety ‘champion’, and keep an overview of health and safety as it relates to activity within the Park.
£21,467 to £24,047 (dependent upon experience)
The post of Ranger (Trees and Woodlands) forms a key role within Nene Park Trust’s Park Management Team, which is responsible for the day-to-day management of one of the most well-visited parks in the country with exciting ambitions for the future.
Salary: £24795.31 PO2 Grade pa + 9% pension contribution (FT)
Duration: Permanent, subject to business performance
Location: Victoria Hall, Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF
Wildscapes is a commercial environment consultancy offering Land Management, Ecology and related services. As a social enterprise, trading profits are re-invested back into the charitable work of our parent company - the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust - helping to conserve nature and inspiring people to connect with their local wildlife and green spaces.
Building on a solid business foundation, with a good forward order book and client base, we require a highly capable and motivated Conservation Contracts Manager to assist in developing and leading our Land Management Services.
The Belmont Estate is a beautiful and historic 250 acre country estate located within ten minutes of Bristol. Its grade 2* listed parkland, ancient woodland and wildflower meadows are managed organically with a genuine commitment to ethical and sustainable land management and food production.
As part of the estate team, this wide ranging and important role is responsible for the upkeep, care and presentation of Belmont Estate and farm. You are key to maintaining and promoting the estate’s profile within the local community and for guests and visitors, helping to protect and build the Belmont brand.
Elan Valley Trust is seeking an Estates Assistant to assist in the management of the 50,000 acre Elan Estate in Mid Wales.
Based in Tree Nursery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor N.Ireland
35 hours per week
Salary: £19,500 - £21,500 per annum
The Senior Project Officer role is based at TCV’s Tree Nursery, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, working with a team of staff and volunteers to grow native trees from seed. You will have a development responsibility to promote opportunities N. Ireland wide to connect a greater number of people to support the protection of and increase the volume of local provenance trees grown from seed.
Southill Park, Southill, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Competitive salary depending on experience together with paid holiday and accommodation.
Forestry Worker required to support the Head Woodman in carrying out all forestry tasks including thinning, firewood, planting and spraying. In addition, having a flexible approach carrying out other work on the Estate including fencing, clearing wind blow and other general duties.
£19,612 minimum to £22,514 maximum per annum
Fixed Term - 1 Year - Full Time
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership
This is an exciting opportunity for an outgoing and talented individual to join our ranger team at White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (WCCP) – part of the role will be working at Samphire Hoe, a unique country park on the coast of East Kent. Working alongside the rangers and a dedicated group of volunteers, you will assist with the day-to-day management of Samphire Hoe, including habitat management, the delivery of educational activities and visitor management.
Salary starting at: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum
Hours: Full time
We have an amazing policy team at RSPB Scotland but we need you to help us have even more impact. We're looking for a policy officer to help us develop our policies, and to focus particularly on developing and delivering dynamic and lively campaigns to support them, to ensure that we deliver even more for nature.
Salary starting at: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum Hours: Full time
Political anorak with an interest in nature? Politics has never been more complicated but the need for political action to tackle environmental challenges, like loss of nature and climate change, are greater than ever. We need someone with the experience and skills to help ensure that nature's voice is heard.
Cairngorm Wilderness Contracts Ltd
We are looking to recruit new members to join our teams working in the Scottish Mountains. All work is of the hand built variety so applicants will need to be physically very fit and strong and be prepared to work outside all day and in all weather conditions.This is an extremely demanding job and we are one of the best companies in this field so our standards are very high, you will also need to fit into a very tight knit team as you will be working away from home on a weekly basis.
10 months full time contract. Position based at our offices in Headington, Oxford.
Freshwater Habitats Trust is a friendly, well respected conservation charity that works to protect freshwater wildlife through practical, evidence-based and effective nature conservation projects. We are now recruiting for this post based at our Oxford office.
Salary: £32,825 - £35,401
Working Pattern: Permanent
Location: Huntingdon Highways Depot
This role is based within the Highways Service at Cambridgeshire County Council and provides an unusual and excellent opportunity for a dynamic individual who enjoys working with others in the public interest to manage a key area of the Council’s Highway Assets. Cambridgeshire is the fastest growing county in the country, representing an exciting opportunity to make a real, lasting difference to communities and local infrastructure.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
Dunwich Heath, Suffolk
The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, 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.
Fixed Term p/t (30 hrs pw for 6 mo)
Bodiam Castle, East Sussex
Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning, our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment, and find better ways to do things.
Cleeve Common, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Part-time self-employed for 135 days per year, averaging 3 days per week. Initially a 12 month contract, continuing by mutual agreement. Contract value £20,250 - £24,300 per year (equivalent to £150-£180 per day)
Cleeve Common Trust is a registered charity responsible for the management of Cleeve Common, prominent grassland SSSI on the Cotswold scarp. You’ll lead a small team of Rangers, plan and deliver conservation management, look after the Trust’s herd of Galloway cattle and interact with visitors to the Common and a wide range of stakeholders.
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.
As the UK's most experienced ecological consultancy and contractor, Ecosulis is currently looking to recruit landscapers to assist its habitat creation team in Crawley.
Salary £19,554 - £21,166 pa
Estate worker required to join friendly team responsible for the maintenance of 26 sites throughout Wokingham Borough including Country Parks, Nature Reserves, SANGS and 143 miles of Public Rights of Way.
Duties to include general maintenance, health & safety inspections, conservation tasks and working with volunteers and the public.
At the heart of England, Northamptonshire has some amazing wildlife and with wetland SPA and international RAMSAR recognition of the Nene Valley plus ancient woodland in Rockingham Forest we are proud to manage some of these great areas. We're looking for someone who knows wildlife and enjoys managing teams to make a difference in a setting like this. As a Senior Reserves Manager you'll coordinate the management of our nature reserves for wildlife and people you will be able to demonstrate the ability to make decisions based on sound science, plan well and work effectively.
Salary £25,000 to £30,000 fte pa.
We are looking for a strong communicator to support farmers into environmental land management. Much of the role will be spent out on farms, building relationships and finding mutually beneficial solutions for wildlife, water and farming.
We currently have multiple projects in the mid and west of Cornwall which require a flexible, solutions-focused farm adviser. The work may include responsibility for a grants budget, to part-fund farm infrastructure improvements.
Oxford Direct Services
Location: Cutteslowe Park Offices
Oxford Direct Services is responsible for delivering a range of services on behalf of Oxford City Council and commercial business. Parks and Open Spaces have 3 apprenticeship vacancies working within the Grounds Maintenance, Countryside, Landscape and Cemeteries Teams: Apprentice Gardener; Countryside Apprentice; Landscape Apprentice
Salary: £33,294 - £40,760
Are you the person to champion the nationally important qualities of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? The Cornwall AONB is one of the largest in the UK, comprising breath-taking coastal, estuary and moorland landscapes. Internationally important for its wildlife and heritage, the AONB faces critical challenges from climate change, development and recreational pressures.
Operatives required for Public Rights of Way vegetation management works
Grasstex are currently recruiting for seasonal operatives to assist with vegetation clearance on PROW in Hampshire, West Sussex and Kent. You can be based from either of our yards in Horsham or Chichester.
If you are looking for up to 6 months work in the great outdoors this could be for you. There is a possibility that some positions may become permanent.
Good wage and overtime will be available.
Location: Cambridge Salary: £16,010-£17,550
Hours: Full time Contract: Permanent/Trainee Role
Local environmental charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future is looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Warden to join our Estates Team.
The Assistant Warden is a trainee role, leading to you being employed as a Warden. You will learn on the job and gain qualifications such as chainsaw, brushcutter, tractor driving and first aid. This is a great career-start opportunity.
£21,000 annual salary
Permanent full-time post (37.5 hours per week)
Chiltern Rangers are working in partnership with the Chilterns Conservation Board to deliver an exciting new project across the Central Chilterns area. Landscape Connections will create, restore, manage and connect habitats across the Central Chilterns project area.
50% of your time will be delivering the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs project in partnership with the Chilterns Conservation Board. The other 50% of the time will be working with Chiltern Rangers on a variety of smaller community based conservation projects. You will be based at Chiltern Rangers, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
The Allerton Trust - Industry leading Research and Demonstration farm which develops and implements practical approaches to reconcile highly productive agriculture with high levels of environmental performance.This ia career defining opportunity, to be a key part of a small team, making a big difference and leading and demonstrating ‘how to’ improve soils, biodiversity, care, compliance, productivity in farming and the environment generally.
Fixed term (2 years)
37 hours per week
Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £24,313- £26,470
Total Environment Service, Nicholas House, Chester
Cheshire West and Chester Council is looking to recruit an Assistant Natural Environment Officer to help it protect and enhance the borough’s natural environment, which includes internationally important rivers and estuaries, meres and mosses, nationally significant examples of ancient woodlands, grasslands and lowland heathlands, and a range of protected species.
Reay Forest Estate, Achfary, Sutherland
Competitive Salary + Benefits + Accommodation
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Estate as Assistant Foreman. Working primarily from Achfary, the successful applicant will join the Estate’s maintenance team and primarily be involved with maintenance of buildings and infrastructure with wide ranging duties across the Estate as required. Communicating effectively with the Estate Foreman, Head of Departments, contractors and team members on a daily basis will be a prerequisite.
£20,344 - £22,462 pa (pro rata for part-time)
37 hours per week
Permanent, Full Time
Hertfordshire County Council’s Rural Estates Team are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated person to help manage its woodland, farmland trees, open space and public access routes across the county.
35 hours per week
£26,200 p.a plus up to 9% employee pension contribution
Are you a bright and energetic person? Would you like to combine your passion for the environment with your ability to deliver a programme of activity to restore habitat and engage local communities and landowners?
If so, we are seeking to appoint a Project Officer to join our dynamic and dedicated team based at Stirley Community Farm.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
ATM is one of the UK's leading landscaping, highway maintenance, fencing and vegetation management and maintenance contractors.
We are recruiting for the following roles:
Landscape Operatives based out of Weston-Super-Mare (BS24 7TN) and Boroughbridge (YO51 9HY)
Chainsaw Operatives based out of Boroughbridge
Fencing Operatives based out of Boroughbridge
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