CJS Online: Wildlife Work and Animal Care

 

A rolling list of vacancies, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.


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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Engagement Officer - Countryside (South West)

£17,703 pa

Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)

Wareham, Dorset

This role is focusing on engaging local stakeholders in developing a project to release European Beavers back into the Purbeck landscape. There is already support among several partners for a beaver introduction, and technical studies to assess habitat feasibility and model likely impacts of beaver are currently being undertaken by Exeter University. This role will be to communicate their findings to local landowners, communities and other stakeholders, and by positively engaging with them develop a project and a management plan for beaver that is widely supported.


  • Closing Date: 12/05/2019
  • Location: Wareham, Dorset
  • Posted: 23/04/2019
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Trainee Placements

Marches Mosses BogLIFE (LIFE15 NAT/UK/000786)

Full time, 1 year fixed term from 24th June 2019

£8,000

We are looking for trainees for the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project.  The project aims to restore Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised bog within the Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses and Wem Moss NNRs near Whitchurch, Shropshire and Wrexham in Wales.

You will work on all aspects of the project, from practical habitat management to public engagement.


  • Closing Date: 17/05/2019
  • Location: Whitchurch, Shropshire and Wrexham
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 23/04/2019
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Visitor Experience Assistant – Spurn Discovery Centre

£18500 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Do you Love Yorkshire, Love Wildlife? Are you personable and friendly? Do you want to help create a Yorkshire rich in Wildlife for everyone? If so, the Visitor Experience Assistant role could be for you! We are looking for someone to join our front of house team at Spurn to ensure each and every visitor receives an outstanding and warm welcome.


  • Closing Date: 07/05/2019
  • Location: Kilnsea, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Stromness, Orkney

£24,000 pro rata per annum

Full-time position

Fixed term for 18 months

The Oceans of Value project will focus on the marine environment around the Orkney islands and it is intended that this assessment will provide useful insights for marine planners in Orkney who are in the early stages of developing the Orkney Regional Marine Plan. The Trust is looking for a Stakeholder Engagement Officer (SEO) to carry out the Community Voice Method component of the project. The SEO will be responsible for interviewing stakeholders, developing a short film, running workshops, and writing up a final report.


  • Closing Date: 17/05/2019
  • Location: Stromness, Orkney
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Ecological Advisor

Contract Duration: May 2019 –October 2019, Full time
Salary: €35,000 per annum pro rata

Location: Headford, Co Galway

The Ecological Advisor will survey and monitor breeding Curlew populations, and nest sites for breeding outcomes. They will provide advice and training to participating farmers on managing their land for Curlew, and assist in the trial of temporary electric fences.


  • Closing Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: Headford, Co Galway
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Wildlife and Farming Officer – ST Catchment Partnership

Salary in the range, £21,000 to £25,000 per annum plus pension.

This post is full time, commencing 1st June 2019 until the end of March 2020 with the possibility of an extension.

Based in Shropshire

The post-holders will deliver a programme of farmer/agronomist training events and one to one farm visits to promote resource protection and a reduction in diffuse water pollution from agriculture, with a focus on pesticides and nutrients. The project will also include supporting farmers through the Severn Trent Water capital grant scheme in target areas of the groundwater catchments, in order to support farm infrastructure changes to reduce diffuse water pollution. You will also work with Trust staff and other partners in catchment areas to develop ideas and projects to improve watercourses for wildlife through habitat creation and management.


  • Closing Date: 30/04/2019 updated
  • Location: Shropshire
  • Posted: 26/03/2019
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Conservation Grazing Officers

21 hours per week

1 based at Potteric Carr or Stirley Community Farm

1 based at Appleton Mill Farm

Salary: £25700 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% employer pension contribution

Do you love Yorkshire, love wildlife? Would you like to combine your passion for nature conservation with your livestock management skills? Do you share our vision for a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone?


  • Closing Date: 03/05/2019
  • Location: Potteric Carr or Stirley Community Farm / Appleton Mill Farm
  • Posted: 15/04/2019
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National Specialist - Wildlife Management Adviser

£48,680 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Swindon

We are looking for a National Specialist - Wildlife Management to ensure our teams are supported to deal with the difficult and complex issues sometimes raised by the conservation of our special places. You’ll assist teams across the National Trust who are involved with wildlife management, including deer and other wild/feral large herbivores, birds including game birds, fish and other wild species managed for any reason. You’ll establish standards, develop guidance and ensure our teams have access to high quality advice, including the ethical treatment of wildlife.


  • Closing Date: 28/04/2019
  • Location: Swindon
  • Posted: 12/04/2019
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Outdoor Learning Tutor (North Hampshire)

Variable hours contract, £10 per hour.

Post based home based with regular travel to sites in North Hampshire, including Odiham, Hook, Basingstoke and Petersfield

This is an exciting opportunity to help us lead public engagement activities to get more people interested in their local wildlife. This post will include delivery of birthday parties, visits for uniformed groups, public events and school visits which promote engagement with nature through fun, hands on activities.


  • Closing Date: 07/05/2019
  • Location: North Hampshire
  • Posted: 09/04/2019
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Visitor Experience Officer

Location: Belfast
Salary starting at: £17,276 to £18,716 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time, as and when required  
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract with possibility of extension

Are you a people person who loves to engage with visitors and inspire them with your passion for wildlife? At our Belfast Window on Wildlife (WOW) reserve we are looking for an enthusiastic Visitor Experience Officer to help inspire and enthuse our visitors by explaining about our reserve and the wildlife that calls it their home.


  • Closing Date: 25/04/2019
  • Location: Belfast
  • Posted: 04/04/2019
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Fisheries Officer

One year fixed term contract

The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board is a statutory body responsible for the protection and enhancement of salmon and sea trout fisheries in the Ness catchment, the largest in the North Highlands covering a total area of 2,103 square kilometres.

Working as part of a wider team, the Fisheries Officer will be responsible for assisting in the protection, monitoring and management of wild salmon and sea trout populations and their habitats in the rivers, lochs and coastal areas of the Ness district.


  • Closing Date: 25/04/2019
  • Location: Beauly, Inverness-shire
  • Posted: 04/04/2019
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Area Ranger

£14,445 pa

Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs pw to 25/02/22)

Helston

This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to take the next step in countryside management. You will be an important part of the Penrose Ranger team, working within the larger Lizard and Penrose Countryside team. Based out of the Ranger Office and workshops at Penrose and report to the Lead Ranger, Penrose, you will help deliver our in-hand coast project at Penrose & Porkellis.

The focus of this new role has two parts; firstly, to deliver our management of the in – hand coast at Penrose and to take forward our Land, Outdoors and Nature (LON) ambition. Secondly to lead on our in-hand management of Porkellis, an important site 4 miles north of Helston comprising a diverse mix of wildlife habitats (including an area of SSSI) and rich mining remains (and within the Cornwall World Heritage Site).


  • Closing Date: 26/04/2019
  • Location: Helston, Cornwall
  • Posted: 04/04/2019
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Volunteer Trainee Nature Reserve Warden - Sevenoaks x 2

Salary Range: This is an unpaid voluntary role however, travel expenses and a tailored training programme will be provided.

Based at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector as a Nature Reserve Warden? We are looking for someone to help us with the general and practical management of Sevenoaks Nature Reserve, whilst gaining experience working with and leading volunteer tasks, working with stock graziers and Trust livestock, carrying out surveys and monitoring and gaining certificates for various practical skills such as brushcutter and chainsaw.


  • Closing Date: 29/04/2019
  • Location: Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 29/03/2019
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Summer ‘Conservation Work Experience’ Placement

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Are you aged 24 or under? Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? If so then we would like to hear from you.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available across Yorkshire.

We are looking for 8 passionate and motivated young people to join our conservation skills work experience placement.  As part of the placement we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.


  • Closing Date: 28/04/2019
  • Location: Hull, Huddersfield and Pickering
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 27/03/2019
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Wildlife and Farming Officer – ST Catchment Partnership

Salary in the range, £21,000 to £25,000 per annum plus pension.

This post is full time, commencing 1st June 2019 until the end of March 2020 with the possibility of an extension.

Based in Shropshire

The post-holders will deliver a programme of farmer/agronomist training events and one to one farm visits to promote resource protection and a reduction in diffuse water pollution from agriculture, with a focus on pesticides and nutrients. The project will also include supporting farmers through the Severn Trent Water capital grant scheme in target areas of the groundwater catchments, in order to support farm infrastructure changes to reduce diffuse water pollution. You will also work with Trust staff and other partners in catchment areas to develop ideas and projects to improve watercourses for wildlife through habitat creation and management.


  • Closing Date: 30/04/2019 updated
  • Location: Shropshire
  • Posted: 26/03/2019
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