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Wildlife Work and Animal Care vacancies: wildlife projects dealing with one specific species, working with animals such as wildlife hospital workers. also animal handling e.g. zoos and aviculture.


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Somerset Nature Connections Project Manager - Somerset Wildlife Trust

Logo: Somerset Wildlife Trust

Up to £30,000 per annum pro-rata to 4 days or 30 hours per week.

Three year contract

Based in Taunton but with opportunities for home working by agreement.

Somerset Nature Connections is a new project designed to support mental wellbeing through the delivery of nature connection activities. It is run in partnership between Somerset Wildlife Trust and Blackdown, Mendip and Quantock Hills AONB’s and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and Somerset County Council. We are seeking an exceptional individual for this exciting role to oversee the successful set up and delivery of this project, managing three delivery officers who will work across the county and ensuring the project outcomes for improved wellbeing amongst participants are met.

Reserve (Site) Manager - Manx BirdLife (Isle of Man)

Logo: Manx Birdlife

Contract: Initial two-year contract. Secondments will be considered.
Based: Isle of Man
Salary: Negotiable
Role commencing: As soon as possible
This is an exciting opportunity to use your expertise in gravel pit restoration and site management to develop a major new nature reserve at the Isle of Man’s famous Point of Ayre.
Initially comprising 105 acres, the reserve has potential to grow to 400+ acres as quarrying concludes in further areas across the site. The mix of open freshwater, dry scrub and heathland is unique within the Isle of Man, attracting a similarly unique assemblage of fauna and flora.
Joining us as Reserve (Site) Manager at this early stage of this long-term project gives you every opportunity to make your mark on the reserve’s goals and design. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of reserve development, management, monitoring and improvement.

Assistant Reserves Officer (Berkshire - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £16,500 per annum

Contract: Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)

Based: Woolley Firs, Maidenhead, Berkshire

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Reserves Officer to join our team in implementing all aspects of habitat and estate management across our Berkshire nature reserves. The successful applicant will have practical estate management experience, to include felling and chainsaw use with relevant certification, experience of working with livestock and should enjoy working with and leading conservation volunteers.

Assistant Ranger - Hampshire County Council

Logo: Hampshire County Council

Salary Range: £18,426 - £19,407 per annum

Work Location: River Hamble Rangers Depot, Southampton

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Temporary (until 31 March 2021)

The Bird Aware Solent ranger team are looking for new enthusiastic members to engage with local communities to raise awareness of overwintering shorebirds within the Solent Special Protection Areas (SPAs). Bird Aware Solent aims to reduce disturbance to shorebirds through influencing the behaviour of visitors. This is a temporary role to assist the Bird Aware Solent team.