CJS Online: Ecology


A rolling list of vacancies, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.

Ecology vacancies: roles covering ecology, biodiversity, mitigation, consultancy roles e.g. Ecological Clerk of Works and advice provision also fieldwork such as bat surveys and EIA.

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Ecosupport Ltd is expanding!  

Based in Fareham, Hampshire, with travel throughout the region and occasionally the surrounding areas.

Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated and professional Ecologist looking for your next career move? We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Ecologist to join our friendly and dynamic team!  

  • Delete Date: 16/11/2018
  • Location: Fareham, Hampshire
  • Posted: 19/10/2018
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Ranger - Wild Exmouth

Part-time, fixed term (18.5 hrs a week, 3 year contract)

£21,693 – £23,866 per annum pro rata


East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.

  • Closing Date: 04/11/2018
  • Location: Exmouth
  • Posted: 19/10/2018
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Conservation Officer

Based at: Dean Bradley House, SW1P 2AF & Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, UB9 5PG

2 days per week (0.4FTE).

10 month contract.

Salary: £23,275 (£9,310 per annum pro rata)

London Wildlife Trust is looking to recruit someone with a passion for conservation grazing and grassland restoration, as we look to introduce cattle onto sites in the Colne Valley, as part of a wider Heritage Lottery Funded Colne Valley Landscape Partnership scheme.

  • Closing Date: 19/11/2018
  • Location: Dean Bradley House, SW1P 2AF & Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, UB9 5PG
  • Posted: 19/10/2018
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Field Ornithologist



To carry out work in the field of wildlife ecology and management, focussing on birds and mammals. This will include: survey work, deployment of wildlife monitoring equipment (including bird detection radars), sampling for disease and other research and fieldwork as required.

  • Closing Date: 31/10/2018
  • Location: York, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 18/10/2018
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Site Operative

River Stewardship Company is a social enterprise with a rapidly growing portfolio of commercial waterway maintenance projects with the Environment Agency, local authorities, riparian landowners and others. Through commercial or grant-funded projects, we also deliver programmes of community engagement (educational activities in schools, volunteer days, festivals, events and other activities) designed to connect, inspire and empower local people to improve themselves, their community and their local patch of waterway.

  • Delete Date: 16/11/2018
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Posted: 17/10/2018
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Project Officer & Assistant Project Officer

Fixed term contract for 3 years

Glorious Cotswolds Grasslands

Do you want to join the Cotswolds Conservation Board team to help restore internationally important wildflower rich grasslands in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? We are seeking two confident, dynamic and committed team players to deliver the Glorious Cotswolds Grasslands project, an ambitious project to create the largest connected network of wildflower rich Jurassic limestone grassland.

  • Closing Date: 12/11/2018
  • Location: Cotswolds
  • Posted: 17/10/2018
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Assistant Wildlife Adviser

£27,191 pa

Fixed term f/t (until 31/12/20)


Join us as we work towards achieving higher standards of land management for nature across all of our land in the North of England. You will use your expertise in habitat survey, mapping and assessment to help understand the biological significance of NT land, particularly farmed land, and this knowledge will be used to identify and support a wide range of opportunities to benefit wildlife (High Nature Status).

  • Closing Date: 04/11/2018
  • Location: Ambleside
  • Posted: 15/10/2018
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Halkyn Mountain Living Landscape Project Officer

Flintshire County Council

Contract Type: Short-term contract.  Full-time

Location:          Flintshire Countryside Service Offices at Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay CH5 4HL

Salary:              £25,821

The Halkyn Mountain Partnership has been successful in securing funding through Welsh Government’s Sustainable Management Scheme to tackle and address a range of issues facing Halkyn Common such as; sustaining a resilient landscape; addressing the decline in grazing and biodiversity; and managing increasing pressures on its ecosystem.

  • Closing Date: 30/10/2018
  • Location: Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay CH5 4HL
  • Posted: 15/10/2018
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3 x Project Managers

Groundwork South is currently recruiting for: 3 x Project Managers roles for the Colne Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Project Manager (Habitats & Access) at £22,100-£25,000 per annum; 37.5 hours each week (9am-5pm)

Project Manager (Rivers) at £22,100-£25,000 per annum, 37.5 hours each week (9am-5pm)

Project Manager (Interpretation & Events) at £22,100-£25,000 per annum, 37.5 hours each week (9am-5pm)

All posts have a fixed term for 36 months or till end 31st December 2021 (whichever is sooner)

Location: Colne Valley Park Centre, Near Uxbridge. A beautiful office setting within a regionally important landscape, the Colne Valley Regional Park.

Commutable from West London, Reading, Watford, Wycombe and surrounding areas.

  • Closing Date: 31/10/2018
  • Location: Colne Valley Park Centre, Near Uxbridge
  • Posted: 10/10/2018
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Data Officer

c£21,000 pa

Surrey Wildlife Trust is looking for an individual to play a critical role in the ongoing development of Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre (SBIC).

The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to deliver the day to day activities of SBIC supporting its continued development as the focus for species and habitat recording in Surrey.

  • Closing Date: 02/11/2018
  • Location: Surrey
  • Posted: 09/10/2018
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Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project Officer

Location: Lincolnshire

Contract Type: Maternity Cover

Salary: G9: £30,756 - £34,106

The award winning Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project (LCSP) is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join this friendly team. Are you able to take the lead in delivering action to protect and enhance the nationally important chalk stream resource in and around the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? If so we are keen to hear from you.

  • Closing Date: 21/10/2018
  • Location: Louth, Lincolnshire
  • Posted: 08/10/2018
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Assistant Conservation Officer

Temporary full-time for 18 months

Salary Range: £23,651 to £32,720 depending on experience.

Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

The Job: The post holder will play a key part in ensuring that Kent Wildlife Trust can assess the quality of the habitats we manage, assess the effect of our habitat management work on the biodiversity of Kent and Medway, and ensure that data collected across reserves and Local Wildlife Sites are recorded, collected and managed correctly. The post draws together a number of tasks that are crucial to the continued success of the Trust’s Conservation Evidence and Local Wildlife Sites work.

  • Closing Date: 28/10/2018
  • Location: Tyland Barn, Maidstone
  • Posted: 08/10/2018
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Senior Coast & Countryside Ranger

Grade 8 £26,470 - £29,055

Located on the Lancashire coast, with Preston, Blackpool and the Lake District nearby, the Borough of Wyre is an area of great contrasts and includes urban areas, seaside resorts, a port, traditional market towns and picturesque villages within an extensive rural area that includes parts of the Forest of Bowland (an area of outstanding natural beauty) and the Morecambe Bay European Marine Site.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Coast and Countryside Ranger to take the lead in the coordination for the Councils conservation and access and site maintenance work programme.

  • Closing Date: 05/11/2018
  • Location: Wyre
  • Posted: 08/10/2018
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Site and Farm Assistant

Salary up to £20,000 depending on experience

Full-time, permanent

Location: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire

Chiltern Open Air Museum are recruiting a Site and Farm Assistant to care for and manage their livestock of goats, sheep, cows and chickens, to help maintain their 45 acre site, which includes woodland, parkland, arable fields, gardens, playground, orchard, car park, open space and hedgerows, to assist with onsite farming interpretation, maintenance of farm machinery, to supervise a team of volunteers as well as be part of the Museum's team of duty staff.

  • Closing Date: 31/10/2018
  • Location: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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Conservation Placements

Are you aged 24 or under? Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? If so then we would like to hear from you.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available at Pearson Park Wildlife Garden in Hull.

We are looking for 4 passionate and motivated young people to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme.  As part of the programme we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.

  • Delete Date: 02/11/2018
  • Location: Pearson Park Wildlife Garden, Hull
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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Landscape Assistants

Based in the Uxbridge or Aylesbury area you will be required to travel locally, to work alongside a team of landscapers, to undertake tree planting works. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a range of projects alongside the team.

Ecosulis Ltd are the UK’s most experienced ecological consultancy and contractor, with over 25 years in the industry. We are currently seeking to employ Landscape Assistants with tree planting experience to assist with our landscaping team on ecological projects.

  • Delete Date: 02/11/2018
  • Location: Uxbridge or Aylesbury
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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Ecologist / Biodiversity Officer

Winchester City Council is looking to appoint a temporary ecologist/biodiversity officer for a 2 year contract, to help protect and enhance the wealth of international, national and locally important habitats and species within the district.

  • Closing Date: 21/10/2018
  • Location: Winchester
  • Posted: 04/10/2018
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Environmental Monitoring Officer

Location: Rivers House, St Mellons

Contract type: Fixed term until end of March 2019 with possible extension.

Work pattern: full-time 37 hours/week

Grade / Salary: 5 / 28,497

Support environmental monitoring programmes by interpreting and reporting on data and monitoring activity. Play a lead role in analysis and non routine survey work, including when necessary incident response. Provide advice and good quality data and information to customers to support environmental planning and decision making.

Support environmental monitoring programmes by interpreting and reporting on data and monitoring activity. Play a lead role in analysis and non routine survey work, including when necessary incident response. Provide advice and good quality data and information to customers to support environmental planning and decision making.

  • Closing Date: 28/10/2018
  • Location: Rivers House, St Mellons
  • Posted: 04/10/2018
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Senior Ecologist / Ecologist

A full time permanent post is available.

One of the UK’s most respected and longest established ecological consultancies is currently seeking a suitably experienced Senior Ecologist / Ecologist to join our busy, professional team in Buxton, Derbyshire.

  • Delete Date: 01/11/2018
  • Location: Buxton, Derbyshire
  • Posted: 04/10/2018
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Lakeside Country Park Manager

Grade 7 (salary within the range £26,853 - £29,332 per annum)

37 hours a week (some weekend/evening working will be required)

Eastleigh Borough Council is an ambitious and progressive council, recognised for our innovation and achievements whilst delivering high-quality services to our customers and the community.

We are seeking to recruit a Country Park Manager to oversee the day-to-day management of Lakeside Country Park. Set between the airport and residential housing, the land use is a mixture of recreation, with paths, a miniature railway and events arena and also conservation with areas under HLS management.

  • Closing Date: 21/10/2018
  • Location: Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh
  • Posted: 03/10/2018
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Welland Project Officer

Hours of work:  37.5 hours/week (5 days)

Salary:             £22,000 pa

Location:          Based at Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire, LE7 9XE

Primary objectives: To manage funding, strategic development and delivery of projects to conserve, protect and restore the waters of the River Welland throughout its whole catchment.  To deliver this the post holder will: Raise funds for continuing and future works; Work with communities and landowners, including the further development of the community-based River Warden scheme; Deliver monitoring and sampling regimes at project sites; Develop interventions for river and habitat restoration, arranging contractors to deliver certain capital works, managing contactors and volunteers; Report the progress of works to key stakeholders and promote more widely through social media

  • Closing Date: 30/10/2018
  • Location: Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire, LE7 9XE
  • Posted: 03/10/2018
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Lead Ranger

Permanent f/t (1950 hrs py)


Salary - £27,191 to £29,00 dependant on previous experience

Rangers have always been a hugely important part of The National Trust, and play a crucial role thinking about the long term, in order to look after our special places. You will be leading the Farm and Ranger team at an exciting time and will be pivotal in driving forward great conservation and outdoor visitor experience.

  • Closing Date: 23/10/2018
  • Location: Stafford
  • Posted: 03/10/2018
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Ecological Contracting Operative

Morton Pattison Ltd

£16,000 - £18,000, dependent on experience

Full Time

Fixed-term contract between end October 2018 and end February 2019.

Working from the Winchester office. Work sites will predominantly be in Hampshire and Surrey

Morton : Pattison is recruiting for an Ecological Contracting Operative to assist with practical delivery of winter contracting work, primarily scrub cutting and small tree felling on nature conservation sites. Other types of countryside / ecological contracting and landscaping works may be undertaken during the employment period, in which training can be given where necessary.

  • Delete Date: 30/10/2018
  • Location: Hampshire and Surrey
  • Posted: 02/10/2018
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Chief Executive Officer

Starting Salary: £35-40K depending on experience.

Lead an environmental charity reviving the ecology and habitats in the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland.

Borders Forest Trust, is seeking a new CEO to lead the organisation and manage its small, dynamic team in the south of Scotland.

  • Closing Date: 22/10/2018
  • Location: Monteviot Nurseries near Jedburgh
  • Posted: 01/10/2018
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Experienced ECOW

Location: Aberdeen

Salary: 25 – 35K per annum, pro rata

Duration: Contract: Immediate Start to end August 19; potential for contract extension.

IKM Consulting Ltd is a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing a wide range of services across the UK and beyond, with its Head Office in Grangemouth. IKM’s main focus is to deliver solutions and managing risk within the infrastructure industrial and commercial sectors in the UK and overseas. Due to our continued growth we are looking for an experienced Ecological Clerk of Works who has a proven track record in ecology, nature, conservation and biodiversity to work on a major linear infrastructure project in the Aberdeen area.

  • Delete Date: 23/10/2018
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Posted: 25/09/2018
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Ice Age Ponds Project Manager

P/T (4 days per week)      

Salary £25,265 per annum (pro rata) plus pension.

Based in Herefordshire

Can you help conserve Herefordshire’s Ice Age Ponds?

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust are working in partnership with Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team, and the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust to survey and conserve the glacial ‘kettle hole’ ponds of Herefordshire. 

  • Closing Date: 19/10/2018
  • Location: Herefordshire
  • Posted: 21/09/2018
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Assistant Conservation Officer, Planning

£20,000 fte pa, pro rata to hours worked

21 hours, flexible weekdays

Would you like to have a pivotal role in protecting Surrey’s wildlife and landscapes for future generations? We have a vacancy for an Assistant Conservation Officer to work within the team providing ecological advice to Local Authority planning case officers on development proposals which could affect important species and habitats.

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