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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.

Green Space Development Officer - East Devon District Council

Logo: East Devon District Council

£25,991 - £28,672 per year

Sidmouth and Exmouth

Full time permanent

We are looking for an experienced horticulturalist who shares our passion for parks and green spaces as places for people to use and enjoy. Your role will be to design, develop and implement planting / landscaping schemes for the districts’ award winning parks and gardens; together with responsibility of engaging and nurturing local community and volunteer groups to help enhance and improve our parks and green spaces in a sustainable way.

Deputy Lead Groundsperson - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Logo: Bridgwater & Taunton College

Salary: £17,752 - £18,637 per annum

Location: Cannington Campus, TA5 2LS

To allocate, supervise and oversee the work of the Grounds Team at the College campuses as agreed with the Lead Groundsperson. To work within the Grounds Team undertaking general maintenance and development of the College Grounds at the College campuses as agreed with the Lead Groundsperson.

Programme Manager - Forestry & Arboriculture - Plumpton College

Logo: Plumpton College

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.

Contracts Manager - Tilhill

Logo: Tilhill

Location: Midlands

Tilhill has, over the last 70+ years, planted more than 1 billion trees and, as a private company, has the greatest number of professionally qualified managers. We specialise in woodland creation and management, timber harvesting and buying, and landscaping. We strive at all times to provide an unrivalled service to our clients and customers. Tilhill is part of the BSW Timber Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry business.

As a Contracts Manager within our Landscaping division, you will be responsible for delivering a high-quality soft & hard landscaping contracting service for our clients.

Gardener - Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Logo: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Full Time, Permanent – Five days per week - £20,000 (+ pension)

Do you have a passion for gardening? A fantastic opportunity has become available to join the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust team, as gardener for Cockington Country Park. The country park consists of 30 acres of formal park, a walled Memorial Rose Garden and a number of herbaceous borders.

Tree Seed Collector and Processor - seasonal work - Forestart Ltd

Logo: Forestart

Wage £9.20/hour

Forestart collects tree and shrub seed throughout the UK, supplying the seed to grow the trees of tomorrow. We are looking for people to help us to collect and process this seed this autumn. The work involves collecting a variety of cones or berries and processing these back at our site to extract the seed and then clean it so that it can be stored or prepared for dispatch to nurseries. Collecting can be from the ground, but can involve climbing a ladder.

Deputy Head of Plant and Seed Supply - Forestry & Land Scotland

Logo: Forestry and Land Scotland

Newton Nursery, Elgin

Salary: £43,095 - £46,945

Contract type: Permanent - Flexible working, Full-time

You will have direct responsibility for the day-to-day management of FLS plant supply services at Newton Nursery. This will include the management and overseeing of all production operations to ensure the efficient running of the nursery. Work will also involve responsibility for the delivery all FLS external plant and seed supply requirements via current Framework contracts and Service Level Agreement (SLA) in place. You will also be the principle deputy to the Head of Plant & Seed Supply and will assist in taking key decisions around the current nursery expansion and redevelopment project for Newton Nursery.

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.

Trainee Forest Nursery Manager - Prees Heath Forest Nurseries

Logo: Prees Heath Forest Nurseries

We are a forest nursery situated in North Shropshire producing a wide range of trees and shrubs for the forestry and amenity market. We are looking for the right person to train for the post of nursery manager. There will be a two to three year training period. The right candidate will then be offered the full time position as the nursery manager.

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.