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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Assistant Ranger

Salary Range: £17,224 - £18,794 per annum

Work Location: Titchfield Haven, Titchfield

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Temporary until 31 March 2019

Working across the Solent coastline you will be working as part of a ranger team, providing an on-the-ground ranger service in the Solent’s three Special Protection Areas (SPAs). This position focuses on community engagement; you will be engaging directly with the public to raise awareness amongst visitors of the sensitivity of this internationally important wintering site for migratory birds.

  • Closing Date: 08/07/2018
  • Location: Titchfield Haven, Titchfield
  • Posted: 19/06/2018
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Munching Caterpillars Scotland Project Officer

Part time 0.8 fte

2 year fixed term contract

From £24,307 - £28,083 (Grade C) dependent on experience, plus 5% pension contribution

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our ‘Munching Caterpillars’ project in Scotland, which will encourage primary school children to learn about the food sources and life-cycles of butterflies and moths.

  • Closing Date: 09/07/2018
  • Location: Scotland
  • Posted: 14/06/2018
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Skomer Wardens

Salary: £17,000 pro rata

Hours: 25 hours per week for each part time role, on an annualised contract with peak summer hours of up to 48 per week

Location: From the beginning of March to the end of November the posts will be resident on Skomer Island. From December to February inclusive the post can be based in the Welsh Wildlife Centre (Cilgerran) or Parc Slip (Tondu) offices, or the winter work base can be negotiated as remote working is possible for much of the winter.

We are seeking two energetic and experienced candidates to work together in part-time roles as wardens of our internationally important seabird site, Skomer Island.

  • Closing Date: 15/07/2018
  • Location: Skomer Island
  • Posted: 12/06/2018
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Road Verge Biomass Officer

Fixed contract part-time (3 days/week) post to October 2021

Salary Range: £25,330 pro rata

Based Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

Grassification is an Interreg 2 Seas programme funded project, working with partners from Flanders and the Netherlands, which aims to explore opportunities for the sustainable disposal of clippings from road verge vegetation management. As the Road Verge Biomass Officer you will work with European and UK partners (including Christchurch Canterbury University and Highways England) to oversee the delivery of habitat enhancement works on road verges across Kent.

  • Closing Date: 02/07/2018
  • Location: Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent
  • Posted: 12/06/2018
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Wild about Rockpools Assistant

£17,700 p.a. plus up to 9% pension contribution

The Wild about Rockpools Assistant is responsible for developing and delivering a programme of marine awareness activities focussing on inspiring people to engage with the marine environment through delivery of a seashore and rockpool focussed events programme, development of a programme of active volunteering opportunities to improve public knowledge regarding the marine environment and encouraging responsible practices while using beaches (such as shore surveys and beach cleans) as well as delivery of a marine wildlife focussed talks programme for the YHA.

  • Closing Date: 02/07/2018
  • Location: YHA Boggle Hole, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 12/06/2018
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The Environment and Me Project Officer

We are looking for an engaging, enthusiastic individual to deliver practical gardening, nature engagement and wildlife conservation work on a broad range of sites as part of our Big Lottery Funded project – The Environment and Me (TEaM). The Project Officer will work alongside the The Environment and Me project team, which includes Mental Health workers, to offer engaging outdoor activities for clients from hedge laying and woodland work to river improvements and planting activities plus leading walks and delivering woodcraft activities.

  • Closing Date: 29/06/2018
  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Posted: 11/06/2018
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Environment Officer NRM Agriculture

8 Posts throughout Wales

Contract type: These fixed term until 31 March 2019

Work pattern: 37 hours a week

Grade / Salary: 4 - £24,528 - £28,215

High levels of agricultural pollution incidents in Wales have caused significant fish kills and impacted on water quality. NRW along with its partners are developing a strategy and influencing policy to tackle agricultural pollution in Wales. As part of this strategy, NRW is proposing a further programme of work to undertake pollution prevention and potential enforcement that complements our existing work and that of other bodies.  To help deliver this ambitious project, we are recruiting Environment Officers (Agriculture) to eight posts throughout Wales to deliver agricultural projects and activities to reduce agricultural pollution in the dairy sector.

  • Closing Date: 25/06/2018
  • Location: Throughout Wales
  • Posted: 11/06/2018
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Upper Wensum Cluster Farmland Biodiversity Advisor

Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 full time equivalent per annum, based on experience

Contract: Initially this role has funding for a Two Year Fixed Term Contract ending mid 2020

Working Hrs: 4 days per week (with flexibility to work full time, up to 40 hrs per week based on project requirements)

We are a group of 15 landowners managing 6000ha within the nationally important Wensum Valley who are working together to adopt and improve the Upper Wensum Valley utilising a landscape-scale approach to habitats and wildlife. Working closely with farmers and Natural England, the Advisor will provide science-based practical advice on farmland wildlife and conservation in the Wensum Valley. In particular, you will deliver advice on the provision of landscape scale habitat for our two core themes; biodiversity and water.

  • Closing Date: 30/06/2018
  • Location: Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, Norfolk
  • Posted: 11/06/2018
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Conservation Grazing Officer

14 hours per week (fixed term to 31 March 2019)

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? Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is looking to appoint a Conservation Grazing Officer to care for its Highland cattle and flock of Hebridean sheep in South Yorkshire, ensuring that their welfare is maintained to a high standard.

  • Closing Date: 25/06/2018
  • Location: Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Doncaster
  • Posted: 08/06/2018
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Curator (Vertebrate Zoology)

Salary: £25,034

Hours: 37.00

Location: World Museum, Liverpool

The post holder will be based in the Vertebrate Zoology section of World Museum (WM) (Collections & Estates Division) and will initially be managed by the Director of WM. The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the delivery of venue, collection, research, engagement and environmental justice programmes.

  • Closing Date: 04/07/2018
  • Location: World Museum, Liverpool
  • Posted: 07/06/2018
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Leave No Footprints Engagement Coordinator

£20,541 - £22,401 37 hours per week

Fixed Term contract until July 2021

The role of the engagement co-ordinator, is to highlight the importance of marine and terrestrial habitats within the local area. This is very much an educational role and the co-ordinator will be expected create, prepare and lead activities with groups, including school groups. Leave Only Footprints activities and events will all touch on the importance of recycling and waste reduction on our local biodiversity, linking into the issue of plastics in the ocean.

  • Closing Date: 01/07/2018
  • Location: Hengistbury Head Local Nature Reserve, Bournemouth
  • Posted: 07/06/2018
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Wildfowling Officer

Starting salary circa £25,000pa plus company car    

BASC are looking to appoint a Wildfowling Officer to support our busy Wildfowling department. The purpose of the role will be to provide proactive, comprehensive and efficient assistant support to the Wildfowling team with the aim of ensuring that the Association operates as effectively as possible. 

  • Closing Date: 29/06/2018
  • Location: Head Office or one of our Regional offices
  • Posted: 05/06/2018
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Head of Wildfowling

Starting salary circa £38,000pa plus company car    

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. BASC are looking to appoint a Head of Wildfowling to support our busy Wildfowling department. The successful individual will have the opportunity to develop their career, while supporting the Wildfowling department with both desk and field based projects. 

  • Closing Date: 29/06/2018
  • Location: Head Office or one of our Regional offices
  • Posted: 05/06/2018
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Secrets of the Solent: Project Manager

Circa £35K pa, depending on qualifications and experience; 4 year fixed term contract; full-time 35 hours per week; post based at Curdridge, near Botley, Hampshire.

The post will lead and co-ordinate the delivery phase of the Secrets of the Solent project building on previous work to implement a high profile, high-quality, well supported programme of projects focussing on raising awareness and behaviour change.  The role will need to continue to build strong working relationships with a range of stakeholder groups including sea-users, marine organisations, local authorities and local communities.

  • Closing Date: 21/06/2018
  • Location: Curdridge, near Botley, Hampshire
  • Posted: 31/05/2018
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