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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21 pages in total, the lead article is from the Outdoor Recreation Network and provides best practice gathered at their recent seminar on People & Dogs in the Outdoors. Celebrating 10 years of Nordic Walking at Rosliston Forestry Centre – find out what Nordic Walking is. The Lee Valley Park extends to 4,010ha and attracts over 7.1m visits a year, discover what the Park has to offer and how the Authority manages such a large site. Scottish Natural Heritage can confirm that outdoor visits are at a record high; read more about the data behind the claim. University of Exeter LEEP Institute have developed ORVal – the outdoor recreation valuation tool – see how you could use it to your advantage for recreation management. Jack Davidson from Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path National Trail discusses how good data gathering & interpretation can help grow visitor numbers. The Mersey Forest outlines the growing value of England’s urban woodlands and finally Rob Sayers of Active Outdoors gives his opinion on how to create the building blocks to a resilient & healthy outdoor recreation industry. May is National Walking month with Living Streets and Walk in the Woods month with the Tree Council. Walk where ever you can this May. This edition also carries adverts for resources, products and services to aid a recreation offer. Read it here
The Wildlife Information Centre
Permanent & Full Time
Based in Midlothian, Scotland
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person with knowledge of IT systems and GIS in the environment sector to join TWIC’s small and excellent team. You will be responsible for maintaining TWIC’s IT systems and databases. In acquiring, analysing and supplying biodiversity data, you will be liaising with a wide range of public and private bodies across south-east and central Scotland.
The post is until 31 March 2020 based in Aberdeen however travel to other sites may be required.
The work undertaken by The James Hutton Group is right at the top of the global agenda tackling problems such as the impact of climate change and threats to food and water security.
Ecological Sciences are an innovative, multidisciplinary group of scientists who study the interactions between soil, plants, animals, humans and the environment with the aim of sustainable management of natural resources.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
Rangers play a hugely important role at the National Trust, thinking long term to look after our special places. Our new strategy for Land Outdoors and Nature means that we are investing in front line ranger services to help us deliver positive changes at a landscape scale. We are looking to recruit a Lead Ranger to join our team on the South Downs to ensure excellent, sustainable care and conservation is delivered across all of our countryside.
Our Assistant Rangers’ duties, to care for and protect our historic environment, are carried out between Holyrood Park, Edinburgh and Linlithgow Peel, West Lothian, as well as other Historic Environment Scotland sites. Assistant Rangers are a core part of a dynamic Ranger Team based in Holyrood Park working on a rota system of 5 out of 7 days including weekends, bank holidays and evenings. This is an exciting opportunity to enjoy an active and busy outdoor role in the Natural and Cultural Heritage sector.
Salary: £29,130 plus 5% pension
Are you ready for the next step in your conservation career - leading the restoration of a major Devon river and its landscape?
The Torridge, one of Devon’s principal river catchments, is suffering long term chronic decline driven by diffuse agricultural pollution. The Torridge River Restoration Project is an ambitious, integrated programme of advisory and capital works interventions. Working with landowners, it aims to restore the water quality and ecological health of two extensive priority areas - the upper and lower catchment - covering more than 22,000 hectares.
Permanent: working hours
37.5 hours per week
£22,500 per annum rising to £23,000 per annum on completion of probation
Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity. It has more than 37,000 members, manages and protects over 8,400 acres of land on 87 nature reserves and 2 nature parks and runs 11 visitor centres. The aim of Essex Wildlife Trust is to Protect Wildlife for the Future and for the People of Essex. It is supported financially by members, local businesses and grant making organisations. It is one of the largest of the 46 county wildlife trusts that work together throughout the British Isles as The Wildlife Trusts.
Midland Ecology is looking to expand its team of bat surveyors to assist on dusk and dawn surveys. Entry level position, full training provided.
You will ideally be located in the West Midlands as most of our work is within 60 minutes of our Sutton Coldfield office.
You must be available (and willing) to work antisocial hours including dawn surveys, which start 2 hours before sunrise.
Salary: Circa £19k pa
Tyler Grange LLP is recruiting a Graduate Ecologist for its Exeter office. Our busy ecology team requires a graduate ecologist to assist during the survey Season. The successful applicant would be based in our Exeter office however they will be working on sites throughout the Region. The role will involve a wide variety of survey work, together with office based activities including data searches, data analysis and providing various project support to consultants.
£26200 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employee pension contribution
21 hours per week
Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to combine your knowledge and experience of land management with your passion and commitment to engaging local communities? Do you share our vision of creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone?
YWT are seeking to appoint a Living Landscape Officer to join our North Region Team. This is a great opportunity for the right person to deliver YWT’s Living Landscapes work primarily in the Harrogate Districts of the Region.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
As a champion of our unique and beautiful landscapes, nature conservation management and outdoor experiences, you’ll help to keep our countryside and coast wonderful. Working across some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure our landscapes are beautiful, well presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.
The post is initially for a fixed term 5 months, with the aim of extending it to join the team permanently. It will ideally be based in our Aberystwyth office, but home based working is an option for the right candidate. The post will require travel across Wales and possibly the UK.
Do you want to: Further develop your track record in ecology? Help make a difference by better understanding and evidencing the state of our environment? Work in an entrepreneurial, growing company and help it grow faster? If so, Environment Systems would like to hear from you!
Ecosupport Ltd is expanding!
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!
Ecosupport is an expanding ecological consultancy based in Hampshire. We provide high quality ecological support across a broad range of sectors including residential, transport, utility and site restoration. Our key aim is to help our clients achieve the best outcomes for their schemes whilst securing net benefits for the environment.
£19,612 minimum to £22,514 maximum per annum
Fixed Term - 1 Year - Full Time
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership
This is an exciting opportunity for an outgoing and talented individual to join our ranger team at White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (WCCP) – part of the role will be working at Samphire Hoe, a unique country park on the coast of East Kent. Working alongside the rangers and a dedicated group of volunteers, you will assist with the day-to-day management of Samphire Hoe, including habitat management, the delivery of educational activities and visitor management.
10 months full time contract. Position based at our offices in Headington, Oxford.
Freshwater Habitats Trust is a friendly, well respected conservation charity that works to protect freshwater wildlife through practical, evidence-based and effective nature conservation projects. We are now recruiting for this post based at our Oxford office.
£28.7k to £32k with potential progression to £35,934
We are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic individual as our Ecologist to be the first point of contact for internal and external ecological advice within the North York Moors National Park. Your work place will include wide sweeps of open heather moorland, distinctive dales, valleys and inland headlands; an abundance of forest and ancient woodland rich in wildlife.
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
Dunwich Heath, Suffolk
The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.
Part-time fixed term with a possibility of full time post / extension)
Somerset / Bristol based
Salary £22,000-£24,000 PA pro rata depending on experience
Experienced development ecologist required to deliver a broad range of ecological surveys and reports.
Primary duties include Preliminary Ecological Assessments (Extended Phase 1 survey & assessment); Protected species survey design & implementation; Ecological Clerk of Works / watching briefs; Ecological Impact Assessments reports; Mitigation design & implementation (including some practical tasks)
Calling all landscaping legends... Ecosulis needs habitat creators!
Are you looking for an exciting job where you can experience the great outdoors and have a meaningful impact on UK conservation? What better way to mitigate climate change and benefit wildlife than planting trees and helping to create biodiverse habitats.
As the UK's most experienced ecological consultancy and contractor, Ecosulis is currently looking to recruit landscapers to assist its habitat creation team in Crawley.
Salary £19,554 - £21,166 pa
Estate worker required to join friendly team responsible for the maintenance of 26 sites throughout Wokingham Borough including Country Parks, Nature Reserves, SANGS and 143 miles of Public Rights of Way.
Duties to include general maintenance, health & safety inspections, conservation tasks and working with volunteers and the public.
At the heart of England, Northamptonshire has some amazing wildlife and with wetland SPA and international RAMSAR recognition of the Nene Valley plus ancient woodland in Rockingham Forest we are proud to manage some of these great areas. We're looking for someone who knows wildlife and enjoys managing teams to make a difference in a setting like this. As a Senior Reserves Manager you'll coordinate the management of our nature reserves for wildlife and people you will be able to demonstrate the ability to make decisions based on sound science, plan well and work effectively.
Oxford Direct Services
Location: Cutteslowe Park Offices
Oxford Direct Services is responsible for delivering a range of services on behalf of Oxford City Council and commercial business. Parks and Open Spaces have 3 apprenticeship vacancies working within the Grounds Maintenance, Countryside, Landscape and Cemeteries Teams: Apprentice Gardener; Countryside Apprentice; Landscape Apprentice
The Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is the lead partner in the Ribble Life Together project, which is a catchment scale project delivering a range of activities to improve the condition, management and awareness of the Ribble Catchment. The project brings together over 20 stakeholder and interest groups to deliver a catchment action plan that will bring immediate and lasting benefits for people and the environment.
Ribble Rivers Trust uses a robust scientific approach to catchment conservation and is guided by local knowledge, the experience of the Ribble Life Partnership Board, as well as the outcomes of monitoring, evaluation and surveys.
Location: Cambridge Salary: £16,010-£17,550
Hours: Full time Contract: Permanent/Trainee Role
Local environmental charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future is looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Warden to join our Estates Team.
The Assistant Warden is a trainee role, leading to you being employed as a Warden. You will learn on the job and gain qualifications such as chainsaw, brushcutter, tractor driving and first aid. This is a great career-start opportunity.
£21,000 annual salary
Permanent full-time post (37.5 hours per week)
Chiltern Rangers are working in partnership with the Chilterns Conservation Board to deliver an exciting new project across the Central Chilterns area. Landscape Connections will create, restore, manage and connect habitats across the Central Chilterns project area.
50% of your time will be delivering the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs project in partnership with the Chilterns Conservation Board. The other 50% of the time will be working with Chiltern Rangers on a variety of smaller community based conservation projects. You will be based at Chiltern Rangers, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
The Allerton Trust - Industry leading Research and Demonstration farm which develops and implements practical approaches to reconcile highly productive agriculture with high levels of environmental performance.This ia career defining opportunity, to be a key part of a small team, making a big difference and leading and demonstrating ‘how to’ improve soils, biodiversity, care, compliance, productivity in farming and the environment generally.
Fixed term (2 years)
37 hours per week
Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £24,313- £26,470
Total Environment Service, Nicholas House, Chester
Cheshire West and Chester Council is looking to recruit an Assistant Natural Environment Officer to help it protect and enhance the borough’s natural environment, which includes internationally important rivers and estuaries, meres and mosses, nationally significant examples of ancient woodlands, grasslands and lowland heathlands, and a range of protected species.
35 hours per week
£26,200 p.a plus up to 9% employee pension contribution
Are you a bright and energetic person? Would you like to combine your passion for the environment with your ability to deliver a programme of activity to restore habitat and engage local communities and landowners?
If so, we are seeking to appoint a Project Officer to join our dynamic and dedicated team based at Stirley Community Farm.
Salary: Dependant on experience
Prime Environment is a small, family owned Environmental Consultancy with an office in Cambridge and Derby. We provide ecological consultancy to the renewable energy, education, housing, health care and historic buildings sectors.
The Cambridge office is based on a converted farm in rural Knapwell with two friendly ecologists and an office dog
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