CJS Online: Ecology

Spring meadow (image: Larissa Koshkina / Pixabay)

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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Ecology Consultancy for sale - Ecology Consultancy

Growing ecology consultancy for sale in the north of the UK. Would suit experienced ecologist wanting to strike out into ready made business or company wanting to expand.

Nature Based Solutions Policy Advisor - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Logo: Scottish Wildlife Trust


£28,560 per annum

Full-time - 35 hours per week

Fixed term for 3.5 years

We are currently looking for an experienced and strategic Policy Advisor to help support the Trusts work to ensure that nature-based solutions (NBS) are delivered to the scale needed to address the biodiversity and climate emergencies in Scotland. This includes representing the Trust at external events and furthering NBSto climate change alongside decarbonisation in the policy agenda over the next 3.5 years, including before and after COP26.

Forest Creation Manager - National Forest Company

Logo: National Forest Company

Nr Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire

Salary range of £35,540 - £40,411 per annum

As the Forest Creation Manager, you will undertake a role with a broad remit to both deliver on forest creation targets, that are in line with our vision and government plans, and to take responsibility for the woodland and habitat management that is so important to enable the environment we’ve created to thrive.

Research & Evidence Manager - National Forest Company

Logo: National Forest Company

Nr Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire

Salary range of £35,540 - £40,411 per annum

We’re now looking for a Research & Evidence Manager to join us and take the lead on key aspects of our environmental, economic and societal impact and work. As the Research & Evidence Manager, you will be tasked with leading the development, management and maintenance of our environmental, economic and societal evidence.

Senior Project Officer - The Conservation Volunteers

Logo: The Conservation Volunteers

Based in Kingston Upon Hull - Humber Region.

35 hours per week

Salary: 19,500 - £21,500 depending on experience per annum

The Hull branch has been running environmental projects in the Humber area since 2004.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, adaptable and committed person to join our team for this important post. This key post holder will manage a number of projects but primarily the well-established Midweek Volunteer Group. This volunteer group delivers a varied programme of practical environmental projects in urban and rural locations around the Humber and East Yorkshire area every week throughout the year.

Cairngorms Peatland Action Project Officer - Cairngorms National Park Authority

Logo: Cairngorms National Park Authority

Salary: £31,438 - £37,844 (Band D) plus excellent benefits.

Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Grantown on Spey

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cairngorms Peatland Action Project Officer to join the Peatland Action team and the wider Land Management group. The successful applicant will work with colleagues, contractors and land managers across the National Park to identify projects which improve the peatland resource, lock up carbon and improve associated habitats (blanket bog). Engaging with land managers to seek their involvement in the programme and ensuring that practical solutions are costed and specified on a site by site basis, using specialist contractors where required. Applications for funding for practical works will be made to the CNPA Peatland Grant Scheme. Where funding applications are successful, contracts for implementation of capital works will be drawn up and managed.

Senior Conservation Planner - Footprint Ecology

Salary £30,000 to £33,000 per annum pro rata plus benefits

Footprint Ecology are a small, independent consultancy specialising in recreation and urban effects on wildlife, conservation management, habitat classification and bird disturbance. We do not work for commercial developers, and we do not conduct Protected Species surveys or shadow HRAs. Our clients range from Natural England, to Local Authorities, National Parks and NGOs.

Skills for Bees: Cymru Project Officer - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Salary £21,000 (pro rata) per annum

This is a 0.8 FTE part-time, fixed term 3-year position, home-based in South Wales with occasional travel throughout the UK.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time (0.8 FTE) Skills for Bees Project Officer to lead on delivery of the Skills for Bees: Cymru project. Your primary role will be to recruit and work with volunteers to increase bumblebee surveying in south Wales, with a particular emphasis on training and mentoring volunteers for the BeeWalk scheme.

Estate Worker - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Forsinard Flows Reserve

Salary: £17,004 to £17,605 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Fixed Term, 5 years

We are looking for an enthusiastic and practical person with land management skills to join our reserve team at Forsinard Flows. This is an exciting new role that will help us to deliver our annual habitat and estate management on this iconic RSPB reserve.

Countryside/Chainsaw Operative - ES Mitigation & Management Limited

Logo: ES Mitigation & Management Limited

ES Mitigation & Management, an ecological contractor and part of the ESL Group based in Broadway WR12, are looking for operatives to join our busy, friendly team working on sites throughout the UK. Work will involve both small and large scale vegetation clearance projects (trees and hedge felling), installing all types of ecological fencing, creating and managing a variety of green spaces, and wildlife mitigation services.

Naturally Native Project Officer (x3) - Durham Wildlife Trust

Logo: The Wildlife Trusts

Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum

Durham WT: Full Time

Northumberland WT: Part Time (0.8FTE)

Tees Valley WT: Part Time (0.8FTE)

Fixed term contract: 3 years

The Wildlife Trusts in the North East (Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley) have brought together a wide range of organisations to restore water vole populations across the North East of England. The Naturally Native project will tackle the 2 major causes of water vole decline, predation by American mink, an introduced non-native species, and habitat fragmentation. Naturally Native will provide a model for reversing the harm done to our ecosystems by non-native species and will restore our natural heritage for future generations.

People and Wildlife Officer - Hertfordshire County Council

Logo: Hertfordshire County Council

£20,903 - £23,080 pa pro rata

37 and 18 hours per week available / 3 year fixed term contract

Are you interested in working with young people and their families to develop and deliver engaging nature-based experiences that support participants’ emotional wellbeing and facilitate practical conservation volunteering opportunities?  YC Hertfordshire, in partnership with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, has launched an exciting new project ‘Go Wild at Hudnall’, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Assistant Countryside Ranger - South Somerset District Council

Logo: South Somerset District Council

Salary: Grade 4 £23,080 per annum

Hours: 37 per week, some evening & weekend work may be required. Fixed term to 31st March 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Countryside Ranger at Ham Hill to join us. Apply now and become a valued member of the Countryside team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

Project Development Officer - Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Logo: Cornwall AONB

Salary Range: £29,395 to £36,921

This is a rare opportunity. As Project Development Officer for the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) you will be responsible for securing significant external funding from a wide variety of sources, with a proven track record for developing and delivering successful projects to a high standard, with the ability to form and maintain sound local and national partnership working. With a professional, skilled background your experience in project, resource and budget management will provide strong leadership of current projects.

Farming and Wildlife Project Officer - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Part Time salary of £13,084.20, pro rata, per annum

This is a fixed term role for 36 months on a part time basis of 3 days per week (0.6FTE).

The post is based across our Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre in Retford and our head offices at Sneinton Market, Nottingham.

We are looking for a passionate and committed conservation professional to contribute to meeting our wildlife conservation aspirations in Nottinghamshire. Funded by Severn Trent Water, this is a key role within the Farmed Landscapes Project. Do you have practical habitat management experience, ecological survey and assessment experience as well as experience of working with local authorities within a conservation setting? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Natural Prospects Traineeships - Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country

Logo: Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country

Birmingham and the Black Country

£9,000 bursary + £1,000 training budget and £250 PPE budget

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Do you love wildlife and working outdoors? Are you practical and want to learn new skills? Thinking about a career in wildlife conservation? The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are providing six vacancies in a series of one-year practical conservation training placements to highly motivated individuals with a keen interest in wildlife and conservation.

Ranger - Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust

Logo: Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust

Full time, fixed term 3 Years, £26,000 per annum

Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust is committed to instigating and delivering social, economic, and environmental regeneration projects and local services. We are looking for an enthusiastic Ranger who will oversee the maintenance and management of the Plock; the infrastructure projects works; the work of our keen conservation volunteers; the Community Shed project as well as help to deliver activities and work to raise awareness of the Plock

Climate Action Lead - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Logo: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Location: Woods Mill / Home Working

Salary: £21,860.89 £29,147.85 pro rata

Contract Type: Fixed term (9 months) / Hours: 35 hours per week

Sussex Wildlife Trust has a target to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030, but needs to understand its overall emission and sequestration figures as soon as possible, ideally reaching net zero emissions significantly sooner than 2030. Net Zero for Sussex Wildlife Trust is set against a backdrop of a deeper understanding of the current and future role of our own Estate in carbon storage and potential sequestration.

Horticulture / Wildlife Supervisor - Alternatives West Dunbartonshire Community Drug Services

The salary is £23,960 FTE, pro rata to £19,168 per annum.

The post is 28hrs/week variable, including some evening and weekend working.

Here is an exciting new opportunity to really make a difference. The post of Horticulture / Wildlife Supervisor with Alternatives West Dunbartonshire Community Drug Services is on offer, as part of the safe, therapeutic provision of work placement and qualification opportunities for the Alternatives clients in recovery, working with the wider community.

Project Manager - Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Logo: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust have been carrying out scientific research into game and wildlife, and conservation for over 80 years. We use science to promote game and wildlife management as an essential part of nature conservation.

In Scotland we are proud of our hill-edge demonstration farm, called Auchnerran, on Deeside, covering 417 ha plus extensive hill grazings. Now in its 6th year of operation, we are seeking a Project Manager to take the operation to the next level, to maximise scientific research, inform future farming models and increasing the project’s influence through-out Scotland, as an education and demonstration resource from school children to politicians.

Woodland Biodiversity Project Officer - The Small Woods Association

Logo: Small Woods

£26,466 (Full Time Post) 4.5-year fixed term contract

This new role provides a unique and exciting opportunity to join the Small Woods Association woodland management and advisory team. We are looking for an innovative motivated individual who is passionate about woodland biodiversity, with excellent knowledge and experience of woodland habitats and, the principles of biodiversity and woodland ecology and a passion to communicate their role and importance in addressing the biodiversity crisis and the climate emergency.

Aviculturist - RSPB

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International - Gough Island
£21,718 to £24,294

Full time

Fixed term for 12 months

The Gough Island Restoration Programme is seeking Aviculturists who will be involved with the execution of the captive management strategy for two land bird species during the restoration operation on Gough Island.

Heritage Officer - Regency Restoration Project - National Botanic Garden of Wales

The Heritage Officer will work with the Regency Manager and the Head of Interpretation to create interpretation for the restored Regency period designed landscape and the wider Waun Las NNR. This will primarily include new signage, a map and carry round leaflet of all pathways and features of interest on the restored landscape and the rest of Waun Las NNR, waymarker sign installation and restored landscape themed exhibition/s. The Heritage Officer will provide research and public engagement support for colleagues working on aspects of social and natural heritage, not only of landscapes and biodiversity but also science and horticulture and the relationship between man and the landscape.

Warden - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Salary: Starting at £23,966 to £26,808 per annum

Hours: Full time / Contract: Permanent

Can you help us deliver our mission to save nature? We are looking for a Warden to join our nature reserve team based at Lake Vyrnwy, Wales. In your role as Warden, you will help to coordinate and lead the delivery of a busy work programme. Your role will be varied - in any given week you could be supervising and developing volunteers, delivering hands-on habitat management, surveying wildlife and habitats, supervising contractors, working with visitors, carrying out estate maintenance and contributing to development of management plans and reports.

‘Back from the Brink’ Cotswolds Conservation Officer - Butterfly Conservation

Logo: Butterfly Conservation

Ten Month Fixed Term Contract, 37 hours per week (1fte), Home-based

Location: England (South West)

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Conservation Officer to deliver the final year of the ‘Back from the Brink’ Cotswolds project across target limestone grasslands. The Conservation Officer will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering the project Activity Plan, particularly focusing on working with landowners and partner organisations to deliver species focused outcomes and ensuring the project legacy is sustained.

Forest Liaison Officer - Forestry and Land Scotland

Logo: Forestry and Land Scotland

Based in Oban or Lochgilphead

£28,116 - £30,159 plus benefits

We’re looking for enthusiastic, practical, creative people to join the West Region team to help shape the future of Scotland’s forests and land.

West Region covers mainland Argyll (excluding Cowal), Mull and Lochaber. It is in one of the most wooded areas of Scotland. The landscape is characterised by the spectacular mountain scenery, coastal features, sea and inland lochs and extensive hills.

Biodiversity Curator - Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Logo: Tuillie House Museum & Art Gallery

£25,013 - £26,687– progression within this pay scale will be subject to satisfactory performance management reviews.
Full Time, fixed term (January 2021 – January 2023)
A unique and exciting opportunity to work in the most biodiverse county in England with both a nationally Designated museum collection and one of the largest and oldest biodiversity data centres in the UK. Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust is a major independent regional museum welcoming over 200,000 visitors every year. The Museum’s Natural Science collection is Designated for a reason – it is a comprehensive, scientifically important, and nationally significant collection of 300,000+ specimens that represent the flora, fauna and geology of Cumbria.