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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Trainee Field Studies & Activities Instructor

Paid at National Living Wage with a deduction for accommodation.

Contract commences 1st September until mid November.  We will then review for a 2020 contract.

Lochranza Centre CIC is a residential outdoor Field Studies & Activities Centre looking after up to 75 young people per week.  We teach Geology, Geography & Biology in the outdoors & offer a range of adventure activities including Gorge Walking, Abseiling, Canoeing & Mountain Biking.  We are looking for an enthusiastic Geology Graduate to join our small team. 


  • Delete Date: 16/08/2019
  • Location: Isle of Arran
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 19/07/2019
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Development Planning Advisor (Environmental Impact Assessment)

Location: Bangor, North Wales

Grade & Salary: 4 - £25,076

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 months

Work Pattern: Full Time

The post holder will respond to Local Development Plan and development casework consultations across several Local Planning Authority areas. They will ensure advice is provided to customers that influences sustainable place making and supports the sustainable management of natural resources.


  • Closing Date: 04/08/2019
  • Location: Bangor, North Wales
  • Posted: 18/07/2019
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Development Planning Advisor (Environmental Impact Assessment)

Location: Cardiff, South East Wales

Grade & Salary: 4 - £25,076

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 months

Work Pattern: Full Time

The post holder will assess development proposals for potential environmental impacts across the breadth of NRW interests.


  • Closing Date: 04/08/2019
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Posted: 18/07/2019
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Development Planning Advisor (Environmental Impact Assessment)

Location: Bangor, North Wales

Grade & Salary: 5 - £29,243

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 months

Work Pattern: Full Time

They will respond to Local Development Plan and development casework consultations across several Local Planning Authority areas. They will ensure advice is provided to customers that influences sustainable place making and supports the sustainable management of natural resources.


  • Closing Date: 04/08/2019
  • Location: Bangor, North Wales
  • Posted: 18/07/2019
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Development Planning Advisor (Environmental Impact Assessment)

Location: Cardiff, South East Wales

Grade & Salary: 5 - £29,243

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 months

Work Pattern: Full Time

The post holder will assess development proposals for potential environmental impacts across the breadth of NRW interests.


  • Closing Date: 04/08/2019
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Posted: 18/07/2019
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Assistant Warden (North & West Dorset)

Salary: £18452 plus employer pension contributions

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Location: Brooklands Farm HQ, Dorset Wildlife Trust Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester

Dorset Wildlife Trust is seeking an enthusiastic individual to work within our Landscape Conservation Team. The work will include use of power tools and machinery, stock and farm management and elements of volunteer leadership.


  • Closing Date: 08/08/2019
  • Location: Forseton, Dorchester
  • Posted: 18/07/2019
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North Dorset Reserves Warden

Salary: £22,406 plus Employer pension contribution.

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Brooklands Farm HQ, Dorset Wildlife Trust Brooklands Farm Forston , Dorchester

The post will be responsible for the delivery of management, practical conservation and estate tasks on our internationally important nature reserves across North Dorset. Our North Dorset Reserves have a variety of habitats and include some of the finest calcareous grassland in the country, ancient woodland, ancient meadows and wooded pasture. 


  • Closing Date: 08/08/2019
  • Location: Forseton, Dorchester
  • Posted: 18/07/2019
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Bristol Parks Prospectus Project Support Officer

Bristol

£27,905 - £31,371

Full Time, Fixed Term (21 months)

Do you want to be at the cutting edge of innovation in parks?   If the answer is yes, then you may be just the person we are looking for, as we embark on an exciting journey alongside seven other ambitious projects across the UK funded by the Future Parks Accelerator programme (FPA).


  • Closing Date: 30/07/2019
  • Location: Bristol
  • Posted: 17/07/2019
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Conservation Project Operative

Ecological Land Management Ltd

2 Posts - 1 Permanent, 1 Temp (Currently 3 months but may be extended for the right candidate)

£17, 000 to £20, 000 pa, 45 hours/wk

Wrexham, North Wales

ELM is a continually expanding company working in the field of countryside management and wildlife protection.  Either working independently or as part of a team you will be carrying out scrub clearance, pond management, woodland management, access improvements, grassland management and installation of wildlife fencing.


  • Closing Date: 02/08/2019
  • Location: Wrexham, North Wales
  • Posted: 17/07/2019
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Assistant Ranger (Bird Aware Solent)

Salary Range: £18,426 - £19,407 per annum

Work Location: Titchfield Haven, Fareham

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Temporary until 31 March 2020

The Bird Aware Solent ranger team are looking for a new enthusiastic member to engage with local communities to raise awareness of overwintering shorebirds within the Solent Special Protection Areas (SPAs).


  • Closing Date: 04/08/2019
  • Location: Titchfield Haven, Fareham
  • Posted: 17/07/2019
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East Cornwall Reserves Officer

This is a permanent post Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week).

Based at the Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls and Bush Farm, Pillaton.

£20,878 per annum, 23 days holiday (plus bank holidays), company pension scheme.

The East Cornwall Reserves Officer will assist the Reserves Manager to plan and deliver the nature reserves management programme in east and north Cornwall, undertaking habitat management work across 17 sites in partnership with volunteers, contractors and graziers, and organising a range of activities to promote the reserves and engage visitors.

 


  • Closing Date: 04/08/2019
  • Location: Drakewells and Pillaton, Cornwall
  • Posted: 16/07/2019
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Catchment Partnership Agricultural Advisor

Salary: c£22,500 plus pension

Full time post, commencing September 2019 until the end of March 2020 with the possibility of an extension.

Location: Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill, Hindlip, Worcester

The post-holder will deliver a programme of farmer/agronomist training events and one to one farm visits to promote resource protection and a reduction in diffuse water pollution from agriculture, with a focus on pesticides and nutrients. The project will also include supporting farmers through the Severn Trent Water capital grant scheme in target areas of the groundwater catchments, in order to support farm infrastructure changes to reduce diffuse water pollution.


  • Closing Date: 24/07/2019
  • Location: Worcester
  • Posted: 16/07/2019
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Nature Reserves Assistant - Butterfly Banks

Salary: £21,256 - 22,269

Location: Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Road, London, SE15 4EE (with time to be spent at project sites delivering work)

Full time, fixed term contract

Do you love London's wildlife and want to help ensure it flourishes in the future? London Wildlife Trust is recruiting a Nature Reserves Assistant to join the team. Brilliant Butterfly Banks is an ambitious, innovative new two-year project funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery through the Postcode Dream Trust.


  • Closing Date: 08/08/2019
  • Location: Centre for Wildlife Gardening, London
  • Posted: 15/07/2019
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Ranger

£19,928 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 28/02/20)

Bethesda, Gwynedd

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.


  • Closing Date: 01/08/2019
  • Location: Bethesda, Gwynedd
  • Posted: 12/07/2019
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Landscape Architect

Grade: Grade 9 - £33,799 - £37,849

This is an exciting opportunity to work as Landscape professional and client manager on Green Infrastructure, landscape design and regeneration projects within a varied and unique authority. 

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will guide and inform multifunctional schemes that, as part of an improving green infrastructure will help mitigate climate change, improve health and well being, benefit biodiversity, decrease soil erosion and improve urban and rural water management.


  • Closing Date: 01/08/2019
  • Location: Newport
  • Posted: 12/07/2019
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Countryside Surveyor

Salary £22,000 per annum

Based in our agricultural office at Pond Farm, Wisley Common, the core role of the two Countryside Surveyors is to monitor our sites to observe a site specific set of ecological and management features and feedback records to ensure compliance with management plans plus statutory and contractual obligations.


  • Closing Date: 05/08/2019
  • Location: Pond Farm, Wisley Common
  • Posted: 12/07/2019
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Head of Policy

Salary: £35,000 p.a.

Location: Pitlochry (there may be scope to work from Edinburgh)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full-time- 35 hrs per week with flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required

The John Muir Trust is looking for a skilled communicator and strategic thinker with relevant policy experience and knowledge of the conservation sector to oversee the Trust's programme of policy work and lead a small, dedicated team.


  • Closing Date: 04/08/2019
  • Location: Pitlochry
  • Posted: 11/07/2019
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Assistant Ranger

£6,796pa

Permanent p/t (15hrs pw)

Reading

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire other 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.


  • Closing Date: 01/08/2019
  • Location: Reading
  • Posted: 11/07/2019
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Waterways & Recreation Officer

Salary  £26,999 to £31,371 per annum

Permanent

37 hours per week

The post involves working with stakeholders and a range of Broads Authority staff to develop and implement key strategies and work programmes for the Broads.  The post provides recreational expertise across all Authority duties, including the statutory planning function.


  • Closing Date: 23/07/2019
  • Location: Yare House, Norwich
  • Posted: 11/07/2019
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Sheep Dyke Warden

Salary: £21,840

Full time, fixed term 3 years

Location: North Ronaldsay, Orkney

In Orkney’s most northerly community you could help North Ronaldsay Trust restore the island’s unique sheep dyke. The 13 mile long dyke encircles the island and keeps the famous seaweed-eating sheep on the shoreline.


  • Closing Date: 09/08/2019
  • Location: North Ronaldsay, Orkney
  • Posted: 11/07/2019
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Sustainable Development Internship

Hours: 35 hrs/wk 

Salary: £9,675 (12 month placement), £2,420 (3 month placement)

Location: Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Kent, TN8 7AR  

Bore Place, an educational and environmental charity, is offering a 3 or 12 month internship to an individual looking to start their career. We are looking for someone with a commitment to achieving sustainable development in practice.

We will provide a bespoke development programme to ensure at the end of your time with us you will be set up for the next step in your career. 


  • Closing Date: 23/07/2019
  • Location: Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Kent
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 10/07/2019
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Community Engagement Ranger

Salary Range: £20,830 - £23,411 per annum

Work Location: Basing House, Basingstoke

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Permanent

Hampshire County Council is recruiting a Community Engagement Ranger within the Countryside Service. Joining the North Area Access Team, you will develop, coordinate and support a programme of activities on public rights of way, areas of open country and other forms of public access to the countryside.


  • Closing Date: 05/08/2019
  • Location: Basing House, Basingstoke
  • Posted: 10/07/2019
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Bristol Parks Prospectus Programme Manager

Bristol
£46,494 -£48,544
Full Time, Fixed Term (21 months)

FPA is a new national strategic initiative from the National Trust, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Together we will explore new ways to invest in our parks as we seek to unlock a spectrum of benefits for people today and generations to come. You will motivate all those involved in achieving the projects' objectives within defined schedules, costs and performance/quality parameters.


  • Closing Date: 22/07/2019
  • Location: Bristol
  • Posted: 09/07/2019
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Bristol Parks Prospectus Project Manager

Bristol

£38,813 - £41,675

Full Time, Fixed Term (21 months)

Do you want to be at the cutting edge of innovation in parks? If the answer is yes, then you may be just the person we are looking for, as we embark on an exciting journey alongside seven other ambitious projects across the UK funded by the Future Parks Accelerator programme (FPA). You will be responsible for the delivery of key elements of the Bristol Parks Prospectus, including bringing partners, stakeholders and park users into the project and overseeing commissioned work.


  • Closing Date: 22/07/2019
  • Location: Bristol
  • Posted: 09/07/2019
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Senior Countryside Warden – Exmoor

Location: Wimbleball Lake – Exmoor

Salary: £19,000 - £21,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Based at Wimbleball Lake, you will take a leading role in the Trust's countryside and conservation goals in the Somerset Region, working with the passionate volunteer team and other members of the Countryside department. You will work with the Head of Countryside as a key decision maker in many aspects of the organisation's countryside projects and aims, liaising with other Senior Wardens across the South West to drive continuous improvement in commercial and operational performance of sites.


  • Closing Date: 28/07/2019
  • Location: Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor
  • Posted: 09/07/2019
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Water Sensitive Farming Farm Advisor

We are seeking an experienced full-time farm advisor to play a key role in delivering ‘Water Sensitive Farming’ - an ambitious water stewardship initiative delivering through projects including the WWF-UK & Coca-Cola Freshwater Partnership, WWF-UK and Tesco Partnership and Courtauld 2025 Water Sensitive Farming Initiative. The principal aim is to improve water quality and quantity, along with soil health and on-farm biodiversity by reducing the impacts of diffuse water pollution from agriculture at a river catchment-scale.


  • Closing Date: 02/08/2019
  • Location: Norfolk
  • Posted: 09/07/2019
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Full time Ranger

Location: Finlaystone Country Estate, Langbank, PA14 6TJ

37 to 40 hours per week (some weekend work may be required)

Salary £8.21 per hour (May vary depending on experience)

Finlaystone Estate is based by the Clyde near Langbank and is open to the public who enjoy the woodlands, play areas, formal gardens and tea room. A lot of school groups visit in the summer and many events are laid on for visitors. The Ranger will carry out various ranger activities under the guidance of the Senior Ranger and the owners of Finlaystone Estate to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience and friendly welcome for visitors.


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  • Location: Finlaystone Country Estate, Langbank, PA14 6TJ
  • Posted: 09/07/2019
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Old Chalk New Downs Habitat Management Advisor

Location: Allington Lock, Maidstone, Kent 

Starting salary £28,925 per annum

Full Time - 37 hours per week. Fixed Term until 31st May 2021 (with a possible extension subject to HLF approval)

Kent County Council is offering the opportunity to be part of an exciting Heritage Lottery funded partnership project.  This ambitious initiative not only looks to restore, expand and link up fragmented chalk downland habitats across 10,000ha of North Kent, it also aims to reconnect the local community with this iconic landscape and you could play an important part in delivering this.


  • Closing Date: 07/08/2019
  • Location: Allington Lock, Maidstone
  • Posted: 08/07/2019
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Visitor Experience Officer

Location: Nottinghamshire

Salary: £17,276 to £18,716 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Do you like a challenge? Are you interested in connecting people with nature through the legend of Robin Hood?

Sherwood Forest is arguably the most famous forest in the world and we are looking for a Visitor Experience Officer who can interpret the site and help us engage with the 350,000 visitors who come every year.


  • Closing Date: 09/08/2019
  • Location: Nottinghamshire
  • Posted: 05/07/2019
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Team Leader Development Planning (Mid Wales)

Location: Aberystwyth (other locations may be considered)

Grade & Salary: Grade 7 - £36,867

Type of contract: Permanent

Work pattern: Mon – Fri 37hrs per week

The post holder will be responsible for leading a team to deliver NRW’s Development Planning Advice Service across several Local Planning Authority areas. The team will provide influential land use planning advice to support local place making and the sustainable management of natural resources.


  • Closing Date: 21/07/2019
  • Location: Aberystwyth (other locations may be considered)
  • Posted: 05/07/2019
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Sevenoaks Greensand Commons Project Apprentice

Salary: £7,523.80 The national apprenticeship salary applies for the first 12 months of the role, thereafter the age-related national minimum wage will be paid

We are seeking to recruit a Sevenoaks Greensand Commons Project Apprentice on an 18 month fixed term contract to assist in the seasonal work activities required to fulfil the projects remit, in particular supporting the Conservation and Access Officer with restoring lowland heathland and improving access across the commons within the project.

The Sevenoaks Greensand Commons project is a 4 year funded project with Sevenoaks District Council, Kent Wildlife Trust, The Heritage Lottery fund and a wealth of other partners, who all share a common goal in helping to restore the commons for people and wildlife.


  • Closing Date: 21/07/2019
  • Location: Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 05/07/2019
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2 x Assistant Peatland Restoration Project Officers

Full time but part-time/job-share considered - 2 year fixed term contract until September 2021

£20,500

We are looking for two Assistant Restoration Project Officers for the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project (LIFE15 NAT/UK/000786)​.  This exciting peatland restoration project is restoring Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised bog within the Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve near Whitchurch, Shropshire and Wrexham in Wales.  

You will have a crucial role in restoring the bog by supporting the Project team in helping to set up and supervise restoration works on site working closely with contractors and the estate team. 


  • Closing Date: 23/07/2019
  • Location: Whixall, North Shropshire
  • Posted: 05/07/2019
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Community Ranger

Location: Inverness-shire

Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum

Hours: Full time, 37.5hrs per week

Contract: 4yr Fixed Term

We are looking for a people person, someone with bags of enthusiasm who can lead our community activities in and around the stunningly spectacular Cairngorms Connect area. Working with partners, staff and volunteers you will engage and inspire people about the work of Cairngorms Connect.


  • Closing Date: 07/08/2019
  • Location: Inverness-shire
  • Posted: 05/07/2019
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Part-time Assistant Trees & Conservation Officer

Amber Valley Borough Council

Salary: Grade 5 £22,911 to £24,799 pro-rata per year

Hours:  18.5 hours per week (aggregated)

Contract Type: 2-Year Fixed-term Contract

Location: Central Headquarters, Ripley, Derbyshire

Located in mid-Derbyshire, Amber Valley has an enviable and valued tree stock, as well as Local Nature Reserves and numerous sites maintained for wildlife.  The Council is looking to appoint a motivated tree professional to assist with the management and further improvement of these wonderful natural assets.  


  • Closing Date: 21/07/2019
  • Location: Ripley, Derbyshire
  • Posted: 04/07/2019
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Conservation Scientist

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

Hours: Full time

Contract: 28 months

We are looking for a social scientist to work on a new Darwin Initiative-funded project in support of our Gola Rainforest conservation programme in Sierra Leone.

This person will work with university and in-country project partners to design, test and refine survey protocols for use in local languages, train local staff in data collection protocols, lead on management of a programme of focus groups and social surveys to collect qualitative data, analyse quantitative and qualitative data and write up results for the scientific literature and communicate results to audiences using multiple fora and media.


  • Delete Date: 07/08/2019
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 03/07/2019
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Case Officer (Rights of Way)

Salary negotiable.

Minimum 21 hours (flexible).

The Open Spaces Society was founded in 1865 and is Britain’s oldest national conservation body. The society is now looking to appoint a Case Officer with responsibility for Rights of Way matters. The role will be based out of the society’s office in Henley-on-Thames with some opportunity for home working.


  • Closing Date: 22/07/2019
  • Location: Henley-on-Thames
  • Posted: 01/07/2019
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Biosecurity Officer

Location: West Scotland or Glasgow/Edinburgh

Salary: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: 2 year fixed term contract

Seabirds thrive on predator-free islands. Around the UK has been an historic strong-hold, and good biosecurity is essential to maintain these sites as safe for breeding seabirds. The UK-wide Biosecurity for LIFE project is working to address the threat.


  • Closing Date: 21/07/2019
  • Location: West Scotland or Glasgow/Edinburgh
  • Posted: 28/06/2019
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Countryside & Volunteer Officer

£22,021 to £23,836 per annum

Full time 37 hours per week

18 month Initial Fixed Term Contract 

An exciting opportunity is available within the Council’s Greenspace Service for a professional, well organised, and competent individual to develop and support Greenspace volunteering in the district and take forward proposals to create a new Country Park at Bersted Brooks and Bersted Park. 


  • Closing Date: 21/07/2019
  • Location: West Sussex
  • Posted: 28/06/2019
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Conservation Operative

Salary: £16,000-18,000 pa

Location: North West England

Conservation Contracts North West is a professional environmental contracting and consulting firm, specialising in habitat management and countryside access across all aspects of environmentally & ecologically sensitive projects across the North West of England.

As part of our business growth we are looking to appoint a Conservation Operative to strengthen our experienced team.


  • Delete Date: 24/07/2019
  • Location: North West England
  • Posted: 26/06/2019
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Conservation Project Supervisor

Salary: £18,000- £20,000 pa

Location: North West of England

Conservation Contracts North West is a professional environmental contracting and consulting service specialising in habitat management on all aspects of sensitive projects across the North West of England. We provide an integrated and comprehensive service for local authorities, government agencies, commercial clients, community groups, utility companies and land owners, working in partnership to improve our environment.


  • Delete Date: 24/07/2019
  • Location: North West of England
  • Posted: 26/06/2019
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Warden

Location: Carmarthenshire

Salary starting at: £22,073 to £23,912 Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

At Gwenffrwd Dinas we will want you to take on an ambitious Management Plan, maximising all resource at your disposal to showcase RSPB reserve work at its best. You'll be dealing with tenants, visitors, contractors, neighbours and LIFE project staff demonstrating your well-honed people skills.  At Cwm Clydach yourr focus will be people, infrastructure, volunteer management, visitor safety.


  • Closing Date: 25/07/2019
  • Location: Carmarthenshire
  • Posted: 25/06/2019
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Principal Countryside Access Officer

Location: Oxford

Contract: Full time, permanent

Salary: £37,849 - £44,632 per annum

Oxfordshire’s countryside is a hugely valuable resource and we’re looking for an experienced countryside access professional to lead the discipline for the authority. If you are committed to the positive benefits of access to the outdoors as well as promoting sustainable and responsible use of the public rights of way network, we’d like to hear from you.


  • Closing Date: 21/07/2019
  • Location: Oxford
  • Posted: 24/06/2019
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