CJS Online: Ecology

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Ecology vacancies: roles covering ecology, biodiversity, mitigation, consultancy roles e.g. Ecological Clerk of Works and advice provision.

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Local Wildlife Sites Officer - Kent Wildlife Trust

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As Kent Wildlife Trust strives to deliver a Wilder Kent, landscape-scale conservation is increasingly important to ensure bigger, better and more joined up biodiverse areas, to increase the resilience, functioning and services of ecosystems across Kent. This is an exciting time for the Trust as it surges ahead with ambitious projects to deliver nature’s recovery, including an ever-growing portfolio of nature-based solutions projects featuring wilding, landscape-scale conservation, catchment resilience and carbon sequestration.

Area Ranger - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Location: Based from our Coniston office

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract / Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £26,832 per annum

Passionate about the Lake District and helping to care for this iconic landscape? In return we'll provide you with new and rewarding work experiences you probably haven't had before. We have a new opportunity for an Area Ranger to join our South Lakes countryside team to help us manage our 4000ha estate.

Walkham Land Management Advisor - Dartmoor National Park Authority

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Salary of £32,076 - £36,648 per annum

This is a full-time (37hrs p/wk) position, for a fixed-term until 30/06/2026. The role is based at the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) offices at Parke and Princetown.
The Walkham catchment is a tributary of the River Tamar on the western side of the moor that hosts an incredible array of habitats and species as well as a rich historical and cultural heritage. Landscape Recovery is the new innovative upper tier of the Government Environment Land Management Scheme (ELMS) that aims to achieve landscape scale and coherent ecological restoration through a collaborative long-term approach.

Ecologist and Senior Ecologist - Norfolk Wildlife Trust

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Senior Ecologist - Full time, Permanent position - Salary: £29,484 - £32,000 per annum

Ecologist - Full time, Permanent position - Salary: £25,553 - £28,000

Norfolk Wildlife Services is a professional, experienced and dedicated team offering a comprehensive range of ecological and arboricultural consultancy services. All our profits are donated to our ‘parent’ charity, Norfolk Wildlife Trust for the benefit of nature conservation in Norfolk.

Our focus is on providing high quality ecological expertise to ensure our client’s projects move forward while ensuring protection and benefits for wildlife.

Client Relationship Lead - EMEC Ecology

Logo: EMEC Ecology

Salary: £30,876.23 (pro-rated £18,525.74)

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: 22.5 hrs per week

Location: The Old Ragged School, Brook Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EA. Hybrid working between the office and remotely is acceptable.

Are you an experienced and enthusiastic individual looking for a new challenge? We have an exciting opportunity for a Client Relationship Lead to join our growing business and our friendly team, based at our listed offices in the heart of the creative quarter in Nottingham.

Countryside Warden - Horsham District Council

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£27,803-£30,296 pa


Horsham District Council is looking for a Countryside Warden to work across the Parks and Countryside estate. This includes the Warnham Local Nature Reserve, and Southwater Country Park and a range of other sites from an urban cemetery designated as a Local Wildlife Site to a SSSI wood. We have just acquired a new site, Bramber Brooks, on the banks of the River Adur.

Head of River Restoration - Westcountry Rivers Trust

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The starting salary for this role is between £44,000 and £47,000 per annum (dependent on experience).

The role is 37.5 hours per week.

Flexible and Hybrid Working

Our mission is to conserve and restore the rivers of the Westcountry. We are seeking an innovative, experienced and flexible person to head up our work restoring the iconic rivers of the region.

The Head of River Restoration will be responsible for delivering, developing, and coordinating all aspects of River Restoration across the works of the Trust. The role requires someone with excellent technical knowledge, a strategic approach, and a proven ability to motivate a team to deliver our projects.

Senior Biodiversity Officer - Oxfordshire County Council

Logo: Oxfordshire County Council

Salary range: £43,421 - £46,464 per annum

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working 

Contract type: Permanent

Oxfordshire is a county with a complex landscape supporting an interesting variety of habitats influenced by diverse geology and river systems. Oxfordshire County Council have acknowledged the county is facing a climate and ecological emergency; our partners and communities are also passionate about nature recovery, but our natural environment faces many challenges.

That’s why we’re looking to expand our Landscape and Nature Recovery Team, developing a supportive environment in which staff can successfully apply, and increase, their knowledge and experience to help nature’s recovery.

Site Manager - The Ecology Centre

£26,000 - £28,000 pa

Full time, 30-35 hpw


Kinghorn Loch, Fife, Scotland

The Ecology Centre is the home of our inclusive, community-led, environmental charity. Situated on the edge of Kinghorn Loch in Fife, the Ecology Centre enables people of all ages and abilities to experience, learn and benefit from the natural world. In collaboration with the General Manager and other key stakeholders, the Estate Manager will be responsible for developing and delivering an Ecologically aligned strategic plan for all land use. They shall also lead the Estate Team.

Conservation Trainee x 5 - Dorset Wildlife Trust

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Salary: £12.00 per hour, 28 hours per week

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time

Multiple locations

Dorset Wildlife Trust are happy to announce the opportunity of 5 Dorset based traineeships. These are 10-month traineeships, undertaking a programme of practical conservation across our nature reserves. Working alongside our experienced Reserves team with designated mentors, the traineeships offer practical experience working in the conservation sector.

Nature Recovery Officer - Cranborne Chase National Landscape

Logo: Cranborne Chase National Landscape

Salary: £37,336 - £39,186

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time

Location: Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5 5QA

Cranborne Chase National Landscape is a nationally designated landscape and hosted by Wiltshire Council. As Nature Recovery Officer you’ll consult widely with multiple stakeholders to finalise our Nature Recovery Plan, prepare the Delivery Plan and guide its implementation on behalf of the National Landscape Partnership. This post will move from being office based to begin with, to being much more delivery focussed.

Consultant Ecologists - Bakerwell Ltd

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£24,000 - £30,000 per annum, dependant on skills and experience.

Bakerwell Ltd is recruiting for experienced Consultant Ecologists with knowledge of BNG/QGIS to join a growing ecology team in a full time, permanent position. This position will be based from our Sussex or Kent office. As a Consultant Ecologist at Bakerwell you can expect to get involved with delivery of all elements of field surveys, assessment, tender, report writing and project management.

Administration Officer - Ribble Rivers Trust

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Purpose: To provide administrative support for projects and the effective running of Ribble Rivers Trust.

Location: Clitheroe

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (part-time considered, minimum 25 hours per week) / 
Contract: Fixed term 18 months with possibility of extension
Salary: £25,500 (pro rata)

Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is a regional charity set up to conserve the Ribble Catchment, particularly its rivers, brooks, becks, and streams. Over the last 10 years, RRT has developed and grown into a sector leading organisation, known for getting things done, strong partnership working and a collaborative approach.

MFFP Programme Manager: Conservation and Land Management - Peak District National Park Authority

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Aldern House, Bakewell

£40,221 to £43,421 pro rata per annum (pay award pending)

We are recruiting for a talented manager to lead our conservation and land management programme. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of the award-winning Moors for the Future Partnership. The role offers you the opportunity of making a real difference to the South Pennine uplands - and beyond. Our core working area is the South Pennine SAC, but we have a global reach as far as Tibet and the Falkland Islands.

Assistant Warden - RSPB

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Location: Frampton Marsh & Freiston Shore, near Boston
Salary: £26,379.00 - £28,319.00 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Contract: Full-Time, 6 months
We are recruiting for an Assistant Warden to support the warden team with the annual work programme at Frampton Marsh and Freiston shore, working on a range of habitats including coastal saltmarsh, lowland wet grassland, freshwater scrapes, reedbed, saline lagoon and a soon to be created regulated tidal exchange.

Ranger - Southampton City Council

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This is a 37 hour per week, permanent, full time contract which falls within Grade 6 of the Southampton City Council’s pay grades. This will equate to an annual salary of £26,609 – £28,770 plus weekend working enhancement pay.

This is an exciting time for Southampton’s Parks and greenspaces with the establishment of the first city-wide Ranger Service. As a Ranger you will be part of a team responsible for leading the delivery of conservation management across a range of semi-natural greenspaces, including Southampton Common SSSI. You will be approachable and knowledgeable, and your work will encourage residents to make greater use of the Greenways for informal recreation.

Woodlands Officer - Lake District National Park Authority

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Our new Woodlands Officer role will develop and deliver Woodlands Management Plans on our owned woodland across the national park, which extends to some 530 Ha (1310 Acres). These woodlands offer a diverse and rich opportunity for the Lake District National Park Authority to conserve and create further natural habitats as well as develop and ensure the promotion of access for all, whilst ensuring sustainable and affordable management plans in place for the future safeguarding of these special assets.

We’ve moved to hybrid working combining working from home and days at our office base in Kendal or in Threlkeld in the north of the national park.

Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project Northern Becks Officer - Lincolnshire County Council

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Lincolnshire County Council have an exciting opportunity to join The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project (LCSP) as a Northern Becks Officer on a 2 year Fixed Term Contract.

The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project is a partnership project hosted by Lincolnshire County Council and the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service. It is estimated that 85% of the global resource of chalk streams are found within England, with a large proportion located in the Northern Becks. These freshwater habitats support some of the UK's most threatened plant and animal species such as water vole and brown trout.

Environmental Engagement Internship - Bore Place (Commonwork Trust)

Bore Place is situated on a 500-acre organic farm estate in West Kent. Our mission is to enhance the planet in all that we do, to inspire people to live and work sustainably and lead happy and fulfilling lives. We provide a unique venue, educational programmes for young people, public activities and courses, and a site that is open to all.

An exciting opportunity has been created with support from the Ernest Cook Trust, for someone to assist with the delivery of our community events and citizen science and nature programme.

Specialist Ranger - Woodlands - Warwickshire County Council

Logo: Warwickshire County Council

Salary - £31,364 - £33,945 per annum
Contractual hours - 37 per week
Region - North Warwickshire
Package - Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced ranger, with hands on knowledge of tree and woodland management across a variety of habitats to join our dedicated, passionate team of rangers and specialist rangers. The post will be based at our flagship site in the north of the county, Kingsbury Water Park, and will work alongside the North Ranger team, also covering Pooley and Hartshill Hayes Country Parks.

Marine Policy Officer - RSPB

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We are seeking a Marine Policy Officer to join our UK marine policy team at this exciting time. The team are at the forefront of marine conservation, working on marine spatial planning, offshore wind, fisheries, blue carbon and protected areas.

Location: Flexible in UK

Salary: £32,022.00 - £34,377.00 Per Annum

Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week / Contract: 12 months

This role provides an exciting opportunity to join RSPBs UK marine team for 1 year with the possibility of extension (dependant on funding) and we're particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience within the offshore wind sector.

Project Officer - Landscape Recovery North Norfolk - Norfolk Rivers Trust

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Salary details: Grade 2 £28,000 - £32,000 (9% Employer Pension Contribution)

Job term: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, 1-year fixed term with potential for extension if funding becomes available.

Location: Office at Bayfield near Holt. Visits across Norfolk, Cam and Ely Ouse (CamEO) and potentially further afield

To work alongside our current Landscape Recovery Project Officer to develop land management plans, design restoration projects, undertake ecological surveys and liaise with landowners throughout North Norfolk.

Seasonal Field Assistants – Ecology - Bowland Ecology

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£12 per hour

Are you passionate about nature and the environment? Are you able to work away from home up to 4 nights at a time (weekdays)? Are you available from June 2024? Bowland Ecology is looking for Seasonal Field Assistants for the survey season to assist with protected species surveys and deployment of equipment and other tasks to support our Technical and Admin Team.

Assistant Ecological Consultant - Place Services

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Place Services is a multi-disciplinary practice within Essex County Council, with expertise in ecology, arboriculture, landscape, countryside management, urban design, planning, archaeology and built heritage. Following a decade of growth, we are looking to appoint an Assistant Ecological Consultant to improve the capacity of our ecology team as part of our growth and development plans. You will be trained to support the delivery of our ecological services, which include the provision of planning advice to local authorities, ecological assessment, species survey and mitigation projects.

Botanical Ecologist - Scotland - Bowland Ecology

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£27K plus dependent upon experience

Bowland Ecology is a well-established and thriving ecological consultancy. Due to continued growth, we are seeking to appoint a specialist Botanical Ecologist to our friendly and supportive team. The role will be based at our office in central Glasgow with the option to also work from home.

Project Officer (Ecology and Land Management) – Linking Levisham - North York Moors National Park Authority

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Salary of £31,586 - £34,314 per annum
Full time, 37 hours per week
Pickering or Helmsley, North Yorkshire

As a Project Officer, you will deliver key ecology and land management components of our Linking Levisham Project. Co-ordinating the collection and analysis of ecological and land management data, you will create a detailed baseline of the project area. You will also work with the Engagement Project Officer on specialist farmer and land manager engagement and develop a Citizen Science Programme.

‘Partnerships for Nature’ Ranger - Bucklebury Estate

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 depending on experience

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Contract: Fixed-term to 28th February 2026

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Ranger to support nature recovery on Bucklebury Common, an area of 350ha which forms part of the privately owned Bucklebury Estate, West Berkshire. Management of the heath and veteran trees alongside the reintroduction of grazing will help restore the valuable heathland and wood pasture habitats and their associated wildlife. For the right person, this will be a very rewarding post with the opportunity to use your skills to make an impact on nature recovery, inform local people and gain invaluable experience.

Ecologist - H&H Land & Estates

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H&H Land & Estates is part of the H&H Group and is one of the leading Chartered Surveyors, Land Agents, Environment & Forestry advisors in the North of England and Southern Scotland. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Ecologist to join our expanding team. Based in our Carlisle office, we can offer some flexibility with regard to our other offices, you would be joining a team of dedicated professionals who work closely with the rural community to advise clients across the North of England and Yorkshire. The role will mainly involve travel throughout the North of England, covering Cumbria including the unique landscape of the Lake District National Park, County Durham, North Yorkshire and Northumberland.

Project Coordinator - Species Survival Fund: 'Bogs and Bitterns' - Somerset Wildlife Trust

Logo: Somerset Wildlife Trust

Salary: £29,784 - £31,320
Contract type: Fixed term until end of February 2026
Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Callow Rock, Shipham Gorge, Cheddar, with opportunities for hybrid working

“Bogs and Bitterns": Somerset Wetland Restoration is one of twenty schemes being funded by the Government's Species Survival Fund. As Species Survival Project Fund Coordinator, you will provide project management and co-ordination of the Species Survival Fund project and work on the development of specific species and habitat works at the Brides Mound and St Brigid’s Chapel site in Glastonbury.

Principal Biodiversity / Ecology Officer - Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Logo: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who will line manage up to 4 officers and lead the team in delivering a forward-thinking biodiversity and ecological service. Working alongside other ecologists/biodiversity officers, tree officers, landscape architects and open space officers, you will be involved in the strategic management of ecological and biodiversity projects across the borough including requirements arising out of the Environment Act (including Biodiversity Net Gain), the council’s Biodiversity Strategy, working with partners and providing expert advice on development management matters in the borough.

LWS Ecologist - Species Survival Fund: 'Bogs and Bitterns' - Somerset Wildlife Trust

Logo: Somerset Wildlife Trust

Salary: £28,544 - £31,025
Contract type: Fixed term until end of December 2025
Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Callow Rock, Shipham Gorge, Cheddar, with opportunities for hybrid working
As Project Ecologist you will be at the forefront of delivering, working with landowners and communities to undertake the survey and monitoring work across Local Wildlife Sites (LWS) in Somerset. Year one of the project will be focused on targeted ecological surveys and engagement with year two focused on completing surveys and delivering small-scale capital works. The outcome of the project is to better understand the condition of our Local Wildlife sites and to have delivered targeted individual small-scale actions.

Site Manager - Coombes Valley & Consall Woods - RSPB

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Salary: £38,389.00 - £41,212.00 Per Annum

This is a Permanent, Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week.

Location: Leek

We are looking for someone with inspiring leadership skills, plus land management and visitor operations experience, to oversee operations at RSPB Coombes Valley and RSPB Consall Woods. You will be responsible for delivering the objectives set out in the reserve management plan alongside delivering a high-quality visitor experience for local people, wildlife enthusiasts and families. You will lead and inspire a team of volunteers and staff to deliver excellence for woodlands and people on both sites.

Aspen Project Manager - Trees for Life

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The aspen populations in the Cairngorms National Park’s are among its most valuable wildlife. This Aspen Project Officer will take the lead in developing an aspen network in the Park area to boost the connectivity, continuity and resilience of aspen and enhance the habitat conditions for a suite of priority wildlife associated with this distinctive tree species. The Project Officer will survey and map the current aspen resource, produce a strategy to secure a resilient population for the future and engage land managers, volunteers and other stakeholders to raise awareness and deliver practical action on the ground.

Senior Research Assistant - Species Survival Fund - RSPB

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We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Senior Research Assistant to support our Species Survival Fund programme.

Location: Flexible in South East England
Salary: £29,200.00 - £31,347.00 Pro Rata
Hours: Part-time role, 22.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed-term until 28th February 2026

What’s the role about? #species Coastal and Wetlands: more, better, bigger, joined has secured funding from the Species Survival Fund.

This programme will contribute to halting the decline in species abundance by increasing the extent, quality and connectedness of a variety of wildlife-rich priority coastal and wetland habitats.

The Great Trossachs Forest Project Coordinator - Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Countryside Trust

Logo: Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Countryside Trust

Hours: 26 hrs p/week, but other options will be considered.

Salary: £18,900 (based on £27,000 FTE)

Contract: 2-year fixed term (based on 26 hrs p/week) - potential for extension, dependent on successful funding applications.

Location: Blended home and office-based work at the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority offices in Balloch with additional opportunities for hot-desking at partner offices in Aberfoyle, Gartocharn and Brig o’ Turk.

Do you have the knowledge and skills to coordinate a successful nature restoration partnership? Does working together with key project partners and developing new stakeholder relationships to build upon the successes of this strong, delivery-focused partnership sound like a challenge you could use your talents and experience on?

Principal / Associate Ecologist - The Environmental Dimensions Partnership

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Are you seeking a new challenge? We are looking for a personable, innovative, and proactive Principal/Associate level ecologist to join our passionate, dynamic, and friendly team in Cheltenham!

The Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP) is a highly regarded environmental planning and design consultancy with a reputation for delivering a high-quality service for our clients. We seek to create positive change; delivering optimum value for our clients; for the environment and for people. As well as seeking to make a difference at the project level, EDP offsets the personal carbon footprint of everyone within the team.

Senior Reserve Manager NNR South Cumbria - Natural England

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Salary: £36,098

Contract type: Permanent

This position is based in Kendal

Natural England Cumbria Area Team is seeking a Senior Reserve Manager to join the South Cumbria Area Team as part of its National Nature Reserve (NNR) group of staff. Our National Nature Reserves (NNRs) are at the forefront of nature recovery and people engagement and are at the heart of achieving Natural England’s ambitions (such as Local Nature Recovery, Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), NNR strategy etc.). This role is fundamental to the delivery of the NNR Management plans and the ambitions of NNRs, providing key operational delivery on the reserves, thereby ensuring the NNR series can achieve its role in delivering the Government’s ambitious 25-year plan. 

Head of Freshwater - Maternity Cover - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £40,000 to £42,000

Contract/Hours: Full time 37.5 hrs per week

Based at: Elm Tree Court with some home working

We are seeking a passionate, dynamic individual to lead our Water Team, working across the Hampshire Avon, Bristol Avon and Thames catchments. You will manage a budget of £1.1m and team of six project managers and officers to develop and deliver a diverse programme of freshwater habitat restoration and creation projects. This will continue our successful work improving the ecological health of rivers and wetlands in Wiltshire.

Project Scientist - LIFE Raft (Rathlin Island) - RSPB

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Location: Flexible in UK + Rathlin Island, NI Travel

Salary: £38,389.00 - £41,212.00

Contract: Full-Time, 1 year FTC

We require a Project Scientist to support the management and analysis of data as an essential part of eradication operations and impact assessment.

The LIFE Raft project aims to remove invasive non-native ferrets and rats from Rathlin Island, home to Northern Ireland’s most important seabird colonies. The project aims to make Rathlin safer for seabirds and other ground nesting birds for years to come.

National Nature Reserve Manager x 2 - Natural England

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Thursley NNR, Surrey and Old Winchester Hill NNR, Hampshire

Do you have a passion for nature and the environment? Do you want to make a real difference and secure significant environmental gains in the present and the future? Do you enjoy working in a team? Can you see yourself advising communities and customers to maximise gains for the Natural Environment?

If this appeals to you, a career at Natural England offers rewarding opportunities to secure environmental improvements and play your part in creating a better future for people and nature.

Conservation Scientist - RSPB

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Location: Flexible in England
Salary: £38,389.00 - £41,212.00 Per Annum

This is a Fixed-Term role for 12 months - 37.5 hours per week.

We are seeking a fixed term Conservation Scientist for 12 months. This will be to support the further development of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in biodiversity assessment, monitoring, and conservation, with ecological knowledge to evaluate the efficacy of proposed biodiversity indicators and metrics within the TNFD framework.

Head of Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Logo: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Location: Woods Mill with some hybrid options

Salary: £38,850

Contract Type: Permanent / Hours: 35 hrs per week

The Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre is one of the many local environmental record centres situated around the UK. It provides environmental information services encompassing biodiversity, geodiversity and other aspects of Sussex’s natural capital. SxBRC has a small but dedicated team of 7.6 FTE environmental data managers, naturalists and IT specialists.

The Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre is managed as a partnership project, hosted by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Partners include local planning authorities, government agencies, conservation bodies and other organisations which need access to up-to-date biodiversity information, such as water companies.

Wild Heart Ecologist - Borders Forest Trust

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This is an exciting new opportunity for an ecologist to join the team at Borders Forest Trust to develop and implement a surveying and monitoring programme for its Wild Heart Sites. The Reviving the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland initiative is Borders Forest Trust's landscape scale habitat restoration programme being delivered on 4 sites owned by BFT in the Southern Upland Hills. The 4 sites, which comprise the Carrifran Wildwood, Talla & Gameshope, Corehead and Ericstane, span some 3,250ha of land and are the focus for the restoration of native woodland, montane scrub, peatland, wetland, heath and upland habitats.

Ecological Project Manager (Major Projects) - Middlemarch Environmental

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Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Midlands

Salary: £38,800-£49,900 dependent on experience, plus paid overtime.

Hours: 40 hours per week (part time considered)

Embark on an exciting career and help the UK's largest Wildlife Trust Consultancy to protect our natural environment and support nature's recovery.

We're looking for an Ecological Project Manager to join our industry leading Major Projects team.

Assistant Warden - RSPB

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Location: Frampton Marsh
Salary: £26,379.00 - £28,319.00 Per Annum

This is a Permanent Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week.

We are recruiting for a permanent Assistant Warden to support the warden team with the annual work programme at Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore.

Based out of the office at Frampton Marsh, you will deliver habitat works, infrastructure maintenance and repairs and biological surveys.

2 x Field Ornithologists (Birders) - Carroll Ecology

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Salary £25,000-£29,000 depending on experience

As we continue to expand and grow the team, we require 2 bird surveyors to be based in Scotland.

Applicants will be birders first and foremost and have an interest or knowledge of all aspects of ecology. It would be an advantage to have carried out bird surveys such as Vantage Points, Breeding Bird Survey and Raptor Surveys. It is however far more important to display a sound knowledge of birds both by sight and call as training in survey methods will be given. Candidates with no formal qualifications but who are experienced birdwatchers would be very welcome to apply.

Ecology Advisor - Hertfordshire County Council

Logo: Hertfordshire County Council

Location: Hertfordshire
Starting Salary: £32,076 Progressing to £34,834
Hours: 18.5 per week (Part Time/Job share) / Contract: Permanent

The LEADS team (landscape, ecology, archaeology, development sustainability) supports the County and most District planning authorities in Herts. You will also join the Team at a very exciting time as Biodiversity Net Gain and the Local Nature Recovery Strategy are implemented, a sea change in the profile and importance of ecology and the natural environment in planning and placemaking, and you will have an opportunity to be part of improving the ecology and biodiversity in this varied and attractive county.

Ecologist - Argyll & The Isles Coast & Countryside Trust

Argyll & The Isles Coast & Countryside Trust (ACT) are seeking an Ecologist with a specialism in rainforests and lower plants to lead our exciting and progressive new Rainforest Restoration Package.
We expect the post holder to identify species from multiple plant & fungi groups, establish methods of cultivation/translocation and identify suitable donor/recipient sites. Working to the translocation code and established plant handling/biosecurity protocols is essential.

Hours: Part Time 15 hours per week

Salary: £35,000 p/a pro rata

Administrator (pt) - Wild Oxfordshire

Work location: Manor House, Litle Witenham. The post allows some flexibility for home-working but generally you will be expected to work in the office.

Work hours: 14 hours, split over three days if desirable.

Duration: 1 year in the first instance with a plan to extend if the funding can be secured.

Salary: £27,300 FTE, also open to negotiate a freelance rate.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our friendly team at Wild Oxfordshire to help the ECP project manager to implement all aspects of the ECP operations.

Assistant Warden - RSPB Eastern Solent Reserves - RSPB

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Location: Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve + Area
Salary: £26,379.00 - £28,319.00 Pro Rata
Contract: 6 months / Hours: Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week

We are seeking an enthusiastic, competent and suitably qualified person to join the warden team, assisting with the annual work programme across the reserves in accordance with the management plans and maintaining visitor infrastructure on the sites to a very high standard in order to deliver a consistently excellent visitor experience.

Senior Conservation Officer - RSPB

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Location: Stromness, Orkney
Salary: £38,389.00 - £41,212.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full-Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for you to conserve species and habitats across the islands of Orkney by joining our Orkney team as our Senior Conservation Officer.

The role will lead, manage and develop the conservation team in the area, helping to deliver a work programme focused on our priority landscapes including some of Scotland’s rarest and most iconic species and habitats.

Conservation Officer - City of London

Logo: City of London

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £43,360 - £48,760 per annum inclusive of all allowances

Location(s): Burnham Beeches & Stoke Common

We are the City of greener futures

Joining our team in Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common in Buckinghamshire, you’ll help manage these nationally and internationally recognised nature reserves. Consisting of 300 ha of ancient woodland, wood pasture, valley bog and heathland, and home to one of the most important places for ancient trees in the country, these nature reserves are visited by over 600,000 people each year.

Landscape Recovery Manager - The Upper Axe CIC (hosted by the Magdalen Environmental Trust)

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The River Axe needs some work. Flowing through the borderlands of Dorset, Somerset and Devon, the Axe boasts an SAC and a suite of SSSIs, but its habitat value is surprisingly limited, and after heavy rain, the water can be thick with silt and phosphates. The channel is so wide and so deep that even in spate the river rarely floods. All its destructive energy stays within the banks, leading to ever more erosion and turbidity. This poor and deteriorating condition is likely to be due to a mixture of natural and manmade causes. But all is not lost. There is a strong will to save the Axe and the habitats it supports, and this is represented in the DEFRA funded Landscape Recovery project.

We are now seeking a Manager to help the project team complete the Project Development Phase, culminating in an inspiring detailed proposal to DEFRA for long term investment, and the provision of long term support for sustainable land use in the catchment.

Graduate Ecologist - E3 Ecology Ltd

Location: Wark, Northumberland.

An excellent opportunity is available for a motivated, organised graduate ecologist within a young, forward thinking consultancy practice. The role will be a mix of fieldwork and office-based responsibilities and will provide excellent experience in key areas of ecological consultancy. Work will include drafting reports, mapping and general organisation/administration duties and assisting/running bat surveys.

Senior Ecologist - Open Spaces Landscape and Arboricultural Consultants Limited

Logo: Open Spaces Landscape and Arboricultural Consultants Limited


Open Spaces, based just outside of the ancient town of Maldon, Essex, is an expanding, multidisciplinary consultancy practice (landscape architects, tree and ecology consultants), offering an exciting opportunity for the right person. Our work encompasses a wide range of project types from single residential developments to multi-phase housing, commercial and educational projects. In order to grow the ecology side of the business we are looking to bring ecology in-house by seeking an experienced, self-motivated, enthusiastic person to undertake a range of both field surveying and desk-based analysis and report writing.

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