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Assistant Farm and Attraction Manager - Canterbury Oast Trust

Logo: Canterbury Oast Trust

Annual salary £20,475 p.a.

37.5 hours per week (working alternate weekends with 2 days off before or after your working weekend)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Assistant Farm and Attraction Manager to join our friendly and welcoming team working on the farm at The Rare Breeds Centre. You will assist the Farm and Attraction Manager in managing the Trust's farming and attraction activities ensuring the smooth running of the Rare Breeds Centre, as a farm, visitor attraction and life skills provider. As Assistant Farm and Attraction Manager you will be responsible for the daily supervision and leadership of staff, volunteers and work placements on the farm. You will also deputise for the Farm and Attraction Manager in their absence.

Life Skills Tutor - Canterbury Oast Trust

Logo: Canterbury Oast Trust

Annual Salary (pro-rata): £16,380 p.a.

35 hours per week (Mon - Fri)

Canterbury Oast Trust provides quality development opportunities for adults with learning disabilities in a variety of vocational subjects and settings across Kent and East Sussex. The Trust operates various Life Skills Projects where they can develop their skills in a supportive real life setting. Are you a motivated person with a passion for delivery learning and working on a farm? We are looking for a permanent, part-time Life Skills Tutor (non accredited) to join our team working within our Farm Life Skills Service. Working with the Life Skills Coordinator, you will support the development of planned learning and training for service users. You will help them to achieve their learning requirements and/or aspirations.

Conservation Scientist - RSPB

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Full-Time
Northern Ireland or Flexible within UK
£27,574.00 - £30,590.00
Until the end of March 2022.

The RSPB is looking for a scientist with excellent communication skills to join our team to conduct social science research which will play a role in informing future environmental land management in Northern Ireland.

We are looking for a scientist experienced in collecting social science data on farming practices.

Chief Executive - River Thame Conservation Trust

Logo: River Thames Conservation Trust

Salary £49, 000 to 59,000 per annum subject to skills and experience

Bury Knowle Park, Headington, Oxford

Are you an experienced manager with a passion for nature conservation and the skills and knowledge to lead this innovative River Trust as it grows and develops? Are you an all-rounder who can happily switch from producing budget and management account spreadsheets to giving an engaging presentation to a community group in the same day?

Community Forest Manager - Carsphairn Community Woodland Ltd.

Logo: Carsphairn Community Woodland Ltd

Hours: 37.5 weekly

Salary: £31,000 pa. Pension contribution in line with current legislation.

Contract Length: 5 years, subject to funding

Carsphairn Community Woodland are recruiting!

The successful candidate will join the project at its exciting outset, overseeing setting up of the forestry infrastructure and woodfuel enterprise, alongside development of community-based recreation and a rural skills training centre.

Forest Worker - Carsphairn Community Woodland Ltd.

Permanent full time position. Competitive salary. Full driving licence essential.

Hours: 37.5 weekly

Salary: £22,000 pa. Pension contribution in line with current legislation.

Carsphairn Community Woodland are recruiting!

We require a motivated and skilled forest worker to undertake an interesting range of jobs including wood production for the Community woodfuel enterprise, general maintenance in the forest, assisting in running rural training and carrying out external forest and rural work.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Floodplain Meadows Partnership - The Open University

Logo: Open University

Unit: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Salary: AC2 (£34,304 - £40,927 pro rata)

Location: Based in Milton Keynes and on-site fieldwork in Gloucestershire.

Fixed Term: Jan 2022-March 2023 Part Time: 0.5 FTE

We are looking for a Research Associate to work within the Floodplain Meadows Partnership (FMP) team. The post is fixed term and part time. The Partnership is a long-term research and outreach project investigating the ecohydrology, management, restoration and natural capital of floodplain meadows.

Woodland Management Project Officer x 2 - Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales)

Two exciting opportunities have arisen to join Coed Lleol-Small Woods (and partners) to support groups to take a more active role: Woodland Management Project Officer - North Wales; Woodland Management Project Officer - South Wales

Nene Wetlands Senior Ranger - The Wildlife Trust BCN

Logo: Wildlife Trust BCN

Full Time: 37.5hrs per week

Permanent

Location: Nene Wetlands, Northamptonshire

Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Ranger to oversee the management of the of the Nene Wetlands Nature Reserve; coordinating and delivering practical work, volunteer tasks, monitoring, management planning and liaising with visitors and the local community. The Senior Ranger will report to the Conservation Operations Manager (Northants) and will have responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Nene Wetlands nature reserve.

Biodiversity Officer - Snowdonia National Park Authority

Logo: Snowdonia National Park Authority

(Fixed Term Contract to end of December 2022)

Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

Snowdonia National Park Authority protects the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of Snowdonia National Park. Support an exciting project that aims to save Welsh native species and endangered habitats.
As a Biodiversity Officer, you will play a key role in the conservation efforts and enhancement of the natural beauty of Snowdonia, its wildlife and cultural heritage.

Conservation Delivery Officer - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

To deliver the Wilder Stoke: Wilder Newcastle project

You will work across multiple sites across Stoke on Trent & Newcastle under Lyme, some remote working is included and the option to use one of our office bases across Staffordshire.

Fixed Term until 31st March 2023: 35 Hours per week

We are currently looking for an innovative and experienced Conservation Delivery Officer to join our organisation, delivering an exciting new project across the City of Stoke on Trent. The Wilder Stoke: Wilder Newcastle project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.

Wilder Communities Officer - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

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To deliver the Wilder Stoke: Wilder Newcastle project

You will work across multiple sites across Stoke on Trent & Newcastle under Lyme, some remote working is included and the option to use one of our office bases across Staffordshire.

Fixed Term until 31st March 2023: 35 Hours per week

We are currently looking for an innovative and experienced Wilder Communities Officer to join our organisation, delivering an exciting new project across the City of Stoke on Trent. The Wilder Stoke: Wilder Newcastle project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.

Conservation Delivery Officer (Wilder River Churnet) - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

To deliver the Wilder River Churnet project

You will work across multiple sites across the Staffordshire Moorlands, some remote working is included and the option to use one of our office bases across Staffordshire.

We are currently looking for an experienced Conservation Delivery Officer to join our organisation, delivering an exciting new project in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Countryside Management Tutor and Coordinator - Sustainable Land Trust

We are looking for an experienced countryside management professional to coordinate our See Learn Transform programme and deliver our City and Guilds courses, working with vulnerable young people and adults. Working on the Burrough Court Estate in Melton Mowbray, you will also use your skills to develop environmental and nature based projects working with the Estate team, and embed these into stimulating work experience or educational sessions.

Land Use Advice Officer - Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

Logo: Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

Permanent – full time

Located in St John’s Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 3UX (to be confirmed)

In July 2012 Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere was recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. It was the first UNESCO Biosphere in Scotland and is part of a family of over 700 Biospheres around the world.

Community Officer - Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

Logo: Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

Permanent – Full time

Located in St John’s Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 3UX (to be confirmed)

In July 2012 Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere was recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. It was the first UNESCO Biosphere in Scotland and is part of a family of over 700 Biospheres around the world.

Project Officer for EU LIFE R4Ever Kent Project - South Cumbria Rivers Trust

Location: South Cumbria

Salary: £25 - 28k p.a. depending on experience, plus pension and life assurance.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join South Cumbria Rivers Trust to work within the iconic landscapes of the southern Lake District UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Trust was formed in 2006 to protect, conserve, monitor and restore the natural heritage of lakes, tarns, rivers, becks and estuaries in South Cumbria.

Community Engagement Officer - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

The role is for 21 hours per week and the contract is for a 24 month period.

The salary starts at £22,500 (pro rata) per annum.

We are looking to appoint a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our Wild City team, as a Community Engagement Officer. You will provide high quality wildlife and environmental education and engagement activities and opportunities for local communities within the urban areas of Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and South East Northumberland.

Community Wildlife Outreach Officer - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

The role is for 14 hours per week and the contract is for a 24 month period.

The salary starts at £22,500 (pro rata) per annum.

We are looking to appoint a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our Wild City team, as a Community Wildlife Outreach Officer. You will engage with landowners and their representatives and public bodies associated with the Newcastle Great Park development as well as provide high quality wildlife and environmental education and engagement activities for the local communities.

Regional Officer Southwest - BASC

Logo: BASC

(Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, Dorset & Cornwall)

Starting salary circa £30,000pa plus company vehicle

Location: Home-Based

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of circa 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation. BASC is looking for an individual with wide ranging shooting experience who will deliver membership engagement and recruitment activities.

Regional Officer North - BASC

Logo: BASC

(Northumberland, Durham, Cleveland and the Yorkshires)

Starting salary circa £30,000pa plus company vehicle

Location: Home-Based

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of circa 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation. BASC is looking for an individual with wide ranging shooting experience who will deliver membership engagement and recruitment activities.

Project Development Officer for Llyn and Anglesey (Natur am Byth) - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: RSPB Cymru - Bangor

Salary: £27,574 - £30,590 per annum

Duration: 15 months

RSPB Cymru has the opportunity to save species on the Llyn peninsula and Isle of Anglesey, including the red-billed chough, spotted rock-rose and large mason bee. It's part of a national scheme called Natur am Byth! which RSPB Cymru will be collaborating with partners, private landowners and communities to develop conservation plans for species.

Senior Project Officer: PPL - The Conservation Volunteers

Logo: The Conservation Volunteers

Based in Edinburgh

35 hours per week

Salary: £20,000 / annum

Fixed term - until end of July 2022

The primary requirement of the role is to oversee the recruitment, induction and support six - eight 16-18 year old school leavers with no current positive destination to take part in the employability programme. The Senor Project Officer will manage, develop, and supervise delivery of a range of practical landbased conservation tasks and on the job training on partners sites to develop participants skill set and provide practical work experience.

Site Supervisor - Upper Derwent Valley - Severn Trent Water

Logo: Severn Trent Water

Location: Upper Derwent Valley, Bamford, Derbyshire

Salary: Up to £33,000 pa, annual performance bonus

The Site Supervisor role is accountable for the day-to-day operations at the Upper Derwent Valley. This includes managing the visitor facilities at Fairholmes, Heathedene and Linacre Reservoirs. In line with ST’s strategic aims and the Visitor Experience Team Business Plan this role will deliver high quality recreation, conservation and education; leading a team of Rangers and volunteers to provide a wonderful experience for our visitors.

Recreation Officer - Natural Resources Wales

Logo: Natural Resources Wales

Location: Resolven / Llandovery

Grade & Salary: 5, £30,873 rising to £34,218 over four years

Type of contract: Fixed Term appointment until 31 March 2023 / Work pattern: full time

The land management team helps ensure the land we manage and the Welsh Government Woodland Estate (WGWE) is safe so that everyone can enjoy and benefit from it. The role will help manage our recreational sites which includes picnic sites, play areas, walking trails, mountain bike trails and public rights of way.

Programme Manager - Forestry & Arboriculture - Plumpton College

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Salary-up to £35,000 per annum

Full time/Permanent

Could you be our next Forestry & Arboriculture Programme Manager? This role is an exciting opportunity to join our high performing team, leading our Forestry & Arboriculture programmes. Plumpton College is celebrating significant growth in both full-time and part-time provision. Moreover, with the opening of One Garden Brighton and expansion of our offer there has never been a better time to work with us. We are seeking a Programme Manager for our Study Programme learners who can develop our offer and build on our successes. This is an opportunity to own and drive student experience and develop and shape our curriculum.

Schools Project Officer - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Strumpshaw Fen
Salary: £22,986.00 - £25,500.00 Pro Rata
Duration: 14 months fixed-term post ending on 31/12/2022
This project, part of the Water, Mills and Marshes Heritage Lottery-funded landscape partnership scheme, was launched in 2018 to help children and families living around the RSPB Mid Yare Nature Reserves discover, connect, celebrate and support the special wildlife and wild places on their doorstep. In this role you will work with the RSPB team based at Strumpshaw Fen, a dedicated project volunteer team, and partner with local schools to build on what has been achieved to date, to plan and deliver the project programme and deliverables for 2022.

Assistant Project Officer - Bolsover Woodlands Enterprise

37 hours per week - initially for 2 years with a possibility of extension.

Salary - £17,000 per annum.

Bolsover Woodlands Enterprise Ltd has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Project Officer who has experience of countryside and woodland management based in Bolsover.

You will report and work alongside the Countryside Officer in providing support to Team Members.

Insh Marshes Reserve Trainee - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Insh Marshes
Salary: £17,960.00 - £19,925.00 Pro Rata
Contract: 6 months

You will be an excellent communicator, this role will involve working alongside a wide range of audiences including graziers, neighbours, land owners, local communities, and reserve visitors. The post holder will work closely with local and residential volunteers therefore enthusiasm to work with volunteers is essential. An ideal opportunity for someone looking for their first contract and wish to develop their skills and experience in reserve management. The trainee will be responsible for delivering our autumn and winter practical habitat management and estate management work programme as part of a small team.

Site Supervisor – Visitor Experience Team - Hafren Dyfrdwy / Severn Trent Water

Logo: Hafren Dyfrdwy

Salary of up to £33,000.00

Are you interested in a hands on position where you will have the opportunity to work in beautiful surroundings 24/7? Our Site Supervisor for Wales is accountable for the day-to-day operations primarily at Lake Vyrnwy and Llyn Clywedog for Hafren Dyfrdwy (HD), developing the visitor offering and delivering visitor growth. In line with HD’s strategic aims and the Visitor Experience Team (VET) Business Plan the main objectives include delivering high quality recreation, access, conservation and education.

Assistant Ranger - Kinver Edge - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Salary £18298 - Permanent contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for an Assistant Ranger to join our team at Kinver Edge, to help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery and inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do. 

This will include engaging with visitors, maintaining our green spaces, assisting with guided visitor walks and delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences.

Assistant Ranger x 2 - North Devon - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Salary £18298 - Fixed Term Contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for two assistant rangers to support our nature recovery and peoples access to nature ambitions. We are looking for two individuals who are passionate about nature and want to make a difference for people and climate change. Please indicate in your application your preference of role.

Stakeholder Engagement Officer - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Logo: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Stromness, Orkney

£24,000 pro rata per annum

Full-time position / Fixed term for 12 months

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.

Area Ranger - Somerset - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Salary £24,371 - £25,927 pa (depending on experience) - Permanent contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for an Area Ranger to join our team in Somerset, to help manage a team of volunteers and coordinate countryside work across Mid-Somerset. You will work alongside other departments in the property team to develop work programmes to deliver our site management plans.

You will play a key role in undertaking day to day engagement and conservation work as well as involvement in project delivery.

Project Manager - Seasalter Levels Restoration Project - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Kent
Salary: £27,574 - £30,590 per annum
Duration: Until 31st March 2022
In partnership with Canterbury and Swale Council, Natural England, Kent Wildlife Trust, the restoration plan will incorporate habitat improvements that will enable sites to become a major link in a chain of nature reserves. Restoring Seasalter Levels to its potential will provide sanctuary for wildlife, creating a reserve that is managed for nature and resilient to climate change. Wraik Hill, is a small Local Nature Reserve comprising grassland and scrub habitats that provides resources for local communities to access nature.

Education and Angling Development Officer - Nith Catchment Fishery Trust

Logo: Nith Catchment Fishery Trust

£26,000 per annum - Full time position for 1 year initial contract. Post will be based at Auldgirth, Dumfries. This post could be split into two separate part-time positions.

The post holder will be required to co-ordinate and deliver education sessions to primary and secondary schools throughout Nithsdale, working closely with other members of staff to ensure smooth deliver of the outdoor education sessions. They will also be required to develop education sessions specifically aimed at secondary students, advanced higher students and others wishing to further their education. This may include working with SQA and local schools/colleges to deliver NPA’s.

The angling role will include delivering angling sessions to schools and tutoring our Nith Young Anglers in a variety of angling techniques. Part of the role will include promoting fishing on the River Nith via social media and website.

Grow Wilder Grower Engagement Officer - Avon Wildlife Trust

Logo: Avon Wildlife Trust

Part-time: 0.8 FTE

Permanent Position

Salary band: £22,000-£26,300 pro rata

Location: Bristol

Do you have a passion for nature, habitats and the environment? Do you have a good understanding of ecology, conservation, landscapes and habitats and experience working with community groups and volunteers? Avon Wildlife Trust has an exciting opportunity at our Grow Wilder site and we would love to hear from you.

Senior Project Officer - The Conservation Volunteers

Logo: The Conservation Volunteers

Based in Colchester

35 hours per week working alternate Sundays

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Based in Colchester, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing our Essex office, it’s associated practical volunteering projects, our volunteers and partners, and safeguarding the sustainability of the operation. Currently rebuilding to pre COVID19 levels of delivery, the office aims to run 4 or 5 activities a week, split between the Senior Project Officer and part time Project Officer.

Park Ranger - Rushcliffe Borough Council

Logo: Rushcliffe Borough Council

Location: Rushcliffe

Salary: £18,468 - £19,839 per annum (pro-rata) 15 hours per week

Rushcliffe Borough Council has an exciting opportunity for a Park Ranger to join the team at Rushcliffe Country Park.

This post will assist the Park Manager and other Rangers to ensure the effective management of the award-winning Rushcliffe Country Park, providing excellent customer care and a safe, clean environment.

Outdoor Education Manager - Fife Coast & Countryside Trust

Logo: Fife Coast and Coutryside Trust

This post is a full-time (36 hours per week) permanent post with an annual salary from £26,768 to £33,939.

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) is an independent charitable trust that looks after Fife’s finest natural heritage. We are seeking an Education Manager to join our dynamic and effective team. We are an organisation driven by a passion for Fife’s natural heritage and a commitment to promoting understanding and care for the natural environment through outdoor learning. We believe that our people are our greatest asset and look to employ individuals who bring a positive, energetic, constructive, and committed attitude to the workplace.

LEAF Regional Education Consultant - London - Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF)

Minimum 60 days per year. Contract for services based on £169.78 per day + expenses. 

LEAF is seeking to appoint a self-employed, home-based education consultant to join its highly regarded education team. You will work with teachers, farmers, young people and others in the land-based and food sectors to encourage learning about food production, farming and the environment in a wide variety of ways.

Conservation Officer (Bowland) - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Lancaster Office

Salary: £27,574 - £30,590

An exciting opportunity for a Conservation Officer with a proven track record of working in the UK uplands, particularly in areas with Driven Grouse Shooting, who also has experience of partnership working at an inter-organisational level, has arisen within our Forest of Bowland Priority Landscape

Environmental Youth Worker - Young Somerset

Logo: Young Somerset

Hours: 37 hours per week including some weekends and some evenings

Salary: £21,959 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Young Somerset is looking for an enthusiastic and flexible Environmental Youth Worker to join its Alternative Provision team as a specialist youth worker. You will have a keen interest in working with young people and helping them grow and learn as well as knowledge and experience of conservation and environmental education.

Parks Community Engagement Officer - Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure

Logo: Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure

Job Commencement: Immediate

Location: Wash Lodge, Valentines Park

We are looking for a dynamic and engaging individual who has energy, ideas and a passion for supporting the community. We need someone who can provide guidance, support and develop collaborative working opportunities, going the extra mile to help our partners and the community.

Rye Harbour Discovery Centre Volunteer Co-Ordinator - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Logo: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Thanks to a successful bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Sussex Wildlife Trust are seeking an exceptional customer-focussed manager to join the team at their flagship visitor centre at Rye Harbour, East Sussex.

Location: Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, East Sussex

Salary: £13,514.18 per annum

Contract Type: Fixed term to 12/01/2023

Hours: Part time 17.5 hours per week

We are seeking a part time Volunteer Co-ordinator to join our team at the newly opened Rye Harbour Discovery Centre.

Community Forest Co-ordinator - Thames Chase Trust

Logo: Thames Chase Trust

Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS

Contract: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 per annum

Thames Chase Community Forest was established in 1990 and connects 40 square miles of urban and rural landscape on the edge of east London and south-west Essex. It is one of twelve national Community Forests, known collectively as England’s Community Forests. The vision for Thames Chase Community Forest is: “By 2030, Thames Chase Community Forest will be recognised as an inspirational example of landscape regeneration where enhanced, connected woodland and green space has made a clear difference to wildlife and peoples’ lives” We are now planning beyond 2030 and this is where you come in. Thames Chase Trust is looking for an exceptional Community Forest Coordinator to support and when required, deputise for, the Thames Chase Community Forest Director in leading staff and volunteers to deliver the Thames Chase Plan.

Forest Centre Manager - Thames Chase Trust

Logo: Thames Chase Trust

Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS

Contract: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week with weekend and bank holiday working)

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum

Thames Chase Trust welcomes around 120,000 visitors per year to the Forest Centre complex, which includes the surrounding Broadfields Farm Community Woodland (owned and managed by Forestry England). The Visitors’ Centre is the information hub for the entire Community Forest and includes a shop, cafe and public toilets. You will bring this spectacular place closer to the hearts of visitors, our local communities and our many partners and you will lead on facilities, catering, retail, visitor experience, membership, and volunteer teams. You will support the Thames Chase Community Forest Director in leading staff and volunteers in developing and growing the income from all aspects of the Forest Centre, to support the work and aims of the Community Forest and provide a quality visitor experience.

Policy Officer (protected landscapes, access, recreation and woodlands) - Friends of the Lake District

Logo: Friends of the Lake District

Part-time (28 hours per week) and based at our Kendal Office at Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road. Flexible working with remote based options available.

Starting Salary: £30,908 per annum pro rata (£38,636 FTE)

Do you love the Lake District? Do you want to help protect it for future generations and wildlife? Do you enjoy working with others to overcome challenges and have experience relating to landscape, access/recreation and woodlands? Friends of the Lake District are passionate about protecting and enhancing Cumbria's special and precious landscapes.

Ranger (Kickstart placement) - Magdalen Environmental Trust

6 - month job, working 25 hours per week.

We are pleased to present this opportunity for a young person eligible for the Kickstart programme, as part of our new Rewilding programme.

The main duties are: Maintain and mow / strim paths; Maintain accessibility; Maintenance of low ropes course, gates, steps, outdoor education spaces etc; Monitor wildlife signs and levels in the river; Soil testing; Removal of invasive species such as Himalayan balsam; Installation of nest boxes and other habitat features.

Aigas Field Centre Ranger/Naturalist Guide Posts - Aigas Field Centre

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Seasonal Aigas Rangers (up to 4 posts available) - Remuneration £20,000+ pa (pro rata)

The Aigas Ranger Training Scheme starts at the beginning of February 2022 and takes seven/eight weeks. After training you will commence a six week shadowing period, followed by a term work experience contract until the beginning of November. During that time you will take groups of adults around the Highlands providing a very high level of environmental, cultural, historical and archaeological interpretation. You will also work regularly with our environmental education team, providing outdoor education to school children of all ages. You will provide excellent customer care and work with the Aigas team in a unique and exciting environment. You will be involved in animal husbandry (of our wildcats for example) and a range of other nature conservation projects on the estate.

Property Manager - The Future Forest Company

Logo: The Future Forest Company

£35-£42K (depending on experience)

We are recruiting a permanent role of Property Manager for our large site (800 ha) on the beautiful Scottish island of Mull. The diversity of habitats and buildings across the site have been underdeveloped previously and we are looking for an experienced, energetic and talented individual (or couple) to lead its transformation. A new herd of highland cattle is being created alongside an established sheep flock and drove of wooly pigs.

Land Management and Machinery Teacher - Kingston Maurward College

Hours: 33.3 hours per week (0.9 fraction) which is 4.5 days per week, Monday – Friday with flexibility to meet business needs

Salary: £18,684 - £21,638.70 per annum (£20,760 - £24,043 per annum pro rata) which is point L4b – L7c on the Academic Staff Salary Scale - depending on skills and teaching experience. A market pay supplement of up to £3,000 per annum may be available to reflect this skills shortage area.

To support the delivery of a high-quality learning experience for learners wishing to develop their education and careers in countryside management and agriculture.

For this role, we are looking for an enthusiastic, talented and self-motivated person to teach level 2 and 3 agriculture land and wildlife and countryside students.