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Environmental and Outdoor Education vacancies: interpretation, field work tutors, public engagement, adventure activities instructors also higher and further education roles.

   

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Voluntary roles can be found here.

East Cornwall Reserves Officer - Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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£21,296 per annum, 23 days holiday (plus bank holidays), company pension scheme.

Based at the Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls and Bush Farm, Pillaton.

This is a permanent post Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week).

This is a rare opportunity for a suitably skilled, experienced and motivated individual to join the reserves team at Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the leading local charity working to protect and enhance Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places.

Countryside Assistant - Epping Forest District Council

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Salary range £25,700 - £27,651

Hours 36 per week

Holiday entitlement 28 days pa

Based in Waltham Abbey, Essex

An opportunity has arisen within the Council’s Countryside and Landscape Service for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to join the team as a Countryside Assistant. You would be responsible for supporting the Countryside Officer in their role.

Conservation Intern - Exmoor National Park Authority

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Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset

Salary of £15,821 pro rata

Exmoor National Park Authority is the organisation that manages a unique and beautiful part of the country that has been shaped by nature and people over thousands of years.

We’re now looking for a Conservation Intern to join us on a 12 month internship. As a Conservation Intern, you will undertake an incredible learning experience where you will promote conservation activities across Exmoor National Park.

Activity Officer - North Wales Dark Skies - Snowdonia National Park Authority

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National Park Office, Penrhyndeudraeth (with travel throughout North Wales)

Salary of £22,021 - £23,836 per annum

We protect the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of Snowdonia National Park. In 2016, we were awarded a Dark Sky reserve status in recognition of our efforts to reduce light pollution. There are now four other Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) that are seeking the same designation. We’re now looking for an Activity Officer to join us for a 12 month fixed-term contract.

Woodmeadow Officer - Woodmeadow Trust

Logo: Woodmeadow Trust

Position: Contract, full-time

Duration of post: 3 years, subject to a probationary period of 6 months

Salary: £30k to £33k p.a. depending on skills and experience

Hours of work: 37 hours/week usually Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Place of work: Whilst you will have the flexibility to work from home, you should expect to work regularly at Three Hagges Woodmeadow, Escrick, near York and undertake UK-wide travel

Woodmeadow Trust is a pioneering charity for Nature Recovery via the planting of woodmeadow – woodland and meadow – as the margins between them are the most biodiverse habitat in Western Europe.

Farm Discovery Coordinator - Nottingham/Loughborough/Leicester area (self employed) - The Country Trust

Location: Homebased (Nottingham/Loughborough/Leicester area)

Terms: Self employed, contract until end of December 2020 with the likelihood of renewal. Subject to 3 and/or 6 month initial review of delivery.

Main purpose of the role: To organise and deliver an agreed number of Farm Discovery visits, with schools with a higher than average proportion of children eligible for Free School Meals, and children with SEN/D. Host farms ideally to be within an hour’s travel.

Farm Discovery Coordinator – Kent/Sussex (self employed) - The Country Trust

Location: Homebased (Kent and Sussex Area)

Terms: Self employed, contract until end of December 2020 with the likelihood of renewal. Subject to 3 and/or 6 month initial review of delivery.

Main purpose of the role: To organise and deliver an agreed number of Farm Discovery visits, with schools with a higher than average proportion of children eligible for Free School Meals, and children with SEN/D. Host farms ideally to be within an hour’s travel.

Farm Discovery Coordinator N Hampshire - The Country Trust

Location: Homebased (Basingstoke/Reading/Rushmoor)

Terms: Self employed, contract until end of December 2020 with the likelihood of renewal. Subject to 3 and/or 6 month initial review of delivery.

Main purpose of the role: To organise and deliver an agreed number of Farm Discovery visits, with schools with a higher than average proportion of children eligible for Free School Meals, and children with SEN/D. Host farms ideally to be within an hour’s travel.

Crew / Wildlife Guides - Seafari Adventures (Oban)

Seafari Adventures (Oban) are Scotland’s foremost Marine Tourism specialists. A Visit Scotland Quality Assured 5* Wildlife Experience with a fleet of RIBs, we seek 2 recent graduates in marine biology or similar to join our team for the 2020 season. The core element of the role is to deliver exceptional and memorable wildlife tours. You will also be required to assist with various practical and physical projects during quieter periods.

Outdoor Learning Officer (addressing Climate Change) - The PROSPECTS Foundation

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Accrington (east Lancashire)
The salary is £15,000 per annum for 22.20 hours per week.
The post will concentrate on all aspects of our local environment but a prime focus will be Climate Change. Raising awareness of it, promoting positive personal and community action to help reduce our contribution towards it and finally practical ways of mitigating it’s impact on a local level. The postholder will organise and run community events, talks, and practical outdoor activities and must have the ability to reach all sectors within our community.

Visitor Services Assistant Staffa - The National Trust for Scotland

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32 hours per week over an 18 week period 18th May to 20th September 2020.

The National Trust for Scotland is currently seeking to appoint a fixed-term Visitor Services Assistant for the island of Staffa.

Staffa is a premier visitor destination, National Nature Reserve and seabird breeding island off the west coast of Scotland. The Visitor Services Assistant will be tasked to engage with visitors to enhance their experience and to provide clear messages around safety and caring for the island’s wildlife.

Visitor Experience Manager - RSPB

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Location: South Yorkshire
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Working at an urban fringe nature reserve as a part of a highly motivated visitor services team, you'll explore new ways of engaging with a variety of audiences; inspiring our visitors to support nature conservation now and in the future. The role is fundamental in ensuring we have the highest quality of visitor experience for both new and existing audiences.

Senior Project Officer - School Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers

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Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people's health, prospects and outdoor places.

TCV is looking for a Senior Project Officer to coordinate and deliver five Green Gyms in primary and secondary schools in East Ayrshire.

The project is delivered through a combination of funding through the Attainment fund and the Children’s Lottery. The role is offered as a 6 month, fixed-term contract.

Kent’s Magnificent Moths Project Vacancies - Butterfly Conservation

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Conservation Officer - From £24,307 - £28,087 (band C) dependent on experience, plus 8% pension contribution

We are seeking an experienced conservationist to lead our habitats work on a landscape scale. The conservation officer will provide management advice and help site managers, volunteers and specialist contractors to deliver high quality examples of species conservation and maintenance for threatened moths across six distinct landscapes and eight demonstration sites.

Engagement Officer (part-time) - From £24,307 - £28,087 (band C) dependent on experience, plus 8% pension contribution - [pro-rata 4 days per week]

We require a highly motivated individual to develop and implement an imaginative programme of engagement to introduce wide audiences to moths and their conservation. We want to build dedicated teams of volunteers and provide meaningful opportunities for local communities to discover, enjoy and conserve the rare wildlife on their doorstep.

Casual Wild Learning Officer - The Wildlife Trust BCN

This role will help to deliver all aspects of community wildlife engagement with Bedfordshire communities. Focusing on those communities that lay within the North Chilterns Chalk Living Landscape in Bedfordshire.

Outdoor Learning Assistant - Exmoor National Park Authority

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Salary: £19,554 pro rata

The Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Learning is a unique residential experience for young people right in the heart of Exmoor. Offering a broad range of activities, we can accommodate groups of up to 36 students and eight staff on a self-catered or fully catered basis. As an Outdoor Learning Assistant, you’ll help to deliver a range of outdoor learning experiences and activities, ensuring that visitors have a safe experience on Exmoor and enjoy the Park’s special qualities.

Assistant Instructor (Apprentice) - Sayers Croft Outdoor Learning Centre

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First Year £7,768 per annum plus rent and bill free accommodation
A resident Assistant Instructor post is available for 18 months, starting From April 2020 at Westminster City Councils highly respected outdoor learning centre, Sayers Croft in Surrey. The Centre delivers residential and day visit experiences to over 20,000 people every year. We work mostly with primary aged children although there will be plenty of opportunities to work with our Duke of Edinburgh and family programmes as well. Our range of activities is huge, you’ll be delivering everything from adventure sessions like artificial caving and rafting to mini beasts and stream studies, you’ll even be able to lead historical story telling sessions in our round house.

New Year, New You! Own a pioneering award winning outdoor franchise. - The Great Out-tours

Logo: Great Out-Tours

Salary: Up to £100 per hour
Location: Your home County / Country / Area

The Great Out-tours Limited are looking for people who are passionate about the great outdoors and inspiring the imaginative minds of children, using the school countryside stage. Are you at a stage of your life and career where you are reflecting on what the next steps in your professional journey should/might be? Would you like the opportunity to create the same joy and inspiration within children\’s lives as we do? Via an exciting & curriculum supporting ‘Four Seasons Activity learning programme’, The Great Out-tours specialise in running after-school clubs, in-school workshops (complementing any existing countryside activities), weekend clubs and parties.

Traineeships in Conservation / Environmental Education - Tees Valley Wildlife Trust

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Do you love wildlife and working outdoors? Are you practically minded and want to learn new skills? Have you thought about a career in nature conservation or environmental education?

As part of the Our Bright Future “One Planet Pioneers” project, we have a unique opportunity for two paid Traineeships (6 months) for young people aged 16-25 funded through the National Lottery Community Fund.

Chesil Beach Tern Project Officer - RSPB

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Location: Chesil Beach, Dorset
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed Term for 5 months

Would you like to play a vital role in conserving one of the UK's special seabird colonies? We are looking for an enthusiastic, practical and highly dedicated person with good communication skills and experience of species protection and/or seabird monitoring to look after the growing little tern colony at Chesil Beach in Dorset.

Seasonal Project Officer - The Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust

Logo: Devron, Bogie and Isla Charitable Rivers Trust

Salary: Up to £22,000 Pro-Rata Basis (6% employer pension contribution)
Contract: 6 Months Fixed Term (From start date to autumn 2020)
Hours: 35hrs/week
The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) is an exciting four year National Lottery Heritage Fund and SNH funded project in northern Scotland which aims to encourage communities to tackle invasive non-native species (INNS) such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and American mink. We are looking for a dynamic professional to join our small team as a Seasonal Project Officer. The Seasonal Project Officer will act as the project contact for the Ythan and Ugie river catchment areas and will work with the SISI Project Officer and SISI Volunteer and Communication Officer to deliver the project throughout its lifespan. The Seasonal Project Officer will be responsible for all or specified combinations of the following aspects of the project: communications, education and outreach, volunteer recruitment and management, biosecurity and INNS control.

Woodland Project Development Worker - Rural Skills Scotland Ltd

Wage: £24,200
Shifts: 36 hours per week – Monday to Friday
Location: Various locations throughout Fife and beyond
Duration: 12 Months
Rural Skills Scotland Ltd. are in the process of putting together a project that will see significant areas of woodland in Fife brought back into active management. This will be done using a social enterprise model and we are looking to recruit a Development Worker to help take this work forward

Assistant Warden - RSPB

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Falkirk
£19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Part time, 18.5 hours per week
Permanent

The Forth Reserves team covers five reserves across central Scotland, and whether it is helping puffins on Fidra by controlling tree mallow, engaging with visitors at Black Devon Wetlands or monitoring numbers of Taiga Bean Geese (Scotland's only flock!) at Fannyside you will be an integral part in managing those reserves for wildlife.