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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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Grey Squirrel Officer- East Angus - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Logo: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Full-time (35-hour week), until 31st March 2022 (possibility of extension, subject to funding)

£18,306 p.a. pro-rata

Location: Home based, East Angus area (i.e. Brechin/Montrose area)

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Developing Community Action (SSRS-DCA) is a project to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland by building capacity among communities of volunteers and land managers to take on some of the essential protection measures required to protect the red squirrels in key areas.

Conservation Delivery Officer - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

To deliver the Wilder Stoke: Wilder Newcastle project

You will work across multiple sites across Stoke on Trent & Newcastle under Lyme, some remote working is included and the option to use one of our office bases across Staffordshire.

Fixed Term until 31st March 2023: 35 Hours per week

We are currently looking for an innovative and experienced Conservation Delivery Officer to join our organisation, delivering an exciting new project across the City of Stoke on Trent. The Wilder Stoke: Wilder Newcastle project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.

Wilder Communities Officer - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

To deliver the Wilder Stoke: Wilder Newcastle project

You will work across multiple sites across Stoke on Trent & Newcastle under Lyme, some remote working is included and the option to use one of our office bases across Staffordshire.

Fixed Term until 31st March 2023: 35 Hours per week

We are currently looking for an innovative and experienced Wilder Communities Officer to join our organisation, delivering an exciting new project across the City of Stoke on Trent. The Wilder Stoke: Wilder Newcastle project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.

Conservation Delivery Officer (Wilder River Churnet) - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

To deliver the Wilder River Churnet project

You will work across multiple sites across the Staffordshire Moorlands, some remote working is included and the option to use one of our office bases across Staffordshire.

We are currently looking for an experienced Conservation Delivery Officer to join our organisation, delivering an exciting new project in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Visitor Experience Officer - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Exe Estuary
Benefits: Pension, 26 days Annual Leave , Life Assurance
Hours: Permanent, Part-Time at 22.5 hours per week
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated person to join our team as our Visitor Experience Officer.
The five RSPB nature reserves are wetlands for their wintering waders and wildfowl. Main habitats are grasslands and habitats and species that inhabit them.

Project Officer for EU LIFE R4Ever Kent Project - South Cumbria Rivers Trust

Location: South Cumbria

Salary: £25 - 28k p.a. depending on experience, plus pension and life assurance.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join South Cumbria Rivers Trust to work within the iconic landscapes of the southern Lake District UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Trust was formed in 2006 to protect, conserve, monitor and restore the natural heritage of lakes, tarns, rivers, becks and estuaries in South Cumbria.

Insh Marshes Reserve Trainee - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Insh Marshes
Salary: £17,960.00 - £19,925.00 Pro Rata
Contract: 6 months

You will be an excellent communicator, this role will involve working alongside a wide range of audiences including graziers, neighbours, land owners, local communities, and reserve visitors. The post holder will work closely with local and residential volunteers therefore enthusiasm to work with volunteers is essential. An ideal opportunity for someone looking for their first contract and wish to develop their skills and experience in reserve management. The trainee will be responsible for delivering our autumn and winter practical habitat management and estate management work programme as part of a small team.

Ornithology Adviser - NatureScot

Logo: NatureScot

30 hours per week

Temporary position (ending 31 March 2022)

Starting salary: £33,370 pro rata

Location: Any NatureScot office. Home working requests will be considered

You will join a team of ornithology advisers providing technical advice to support terrestrial casework and policy development. The post will involve the provision of advice on bird issues arising from casework enquiries, many of which relate to the impact of wind farms on protected bird populations and the associated legal framework. It is likely to also include some forestry, non-renewables developments, wildlife crime, and licensing casework requests.

Sussex & Kent NNR Reserve Manager x 2 - Natural England

Logo: Natural England

We are the Government's statutory advisor for the natural environment, playing a part delivering the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan. This describes an ambitious vision, bringing new opportunities to protect and enhance, and to achieve real outcomes for the environment

We are seeking two motivated and passionate Temporary Reserve Managers to work as part of either our East Sussex National Nature Reserve (NNR) group, or at our Kent Stodmarsh NNR.

You will be working alongside our existing Reserve Managers and Senior Reserve Managers. You will be line managed by our Sussex & Kent NNR Team Leader.

Farm Worker - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Lake Vyrnwy
Salary: £25,280 - £28,045

Join an established team managing a 4800-hectare upland farm situated on the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy Estate, Powys (managed by the RSPB on behalf of landowner Hafren Dyfrdwy) the largest organic farm in England and Wales with over 5000 sheep as well as cattle and ponies.

Reserves Project Officer (North) - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Logo: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Status: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £23,911 per annum

Location: Highlands & Islands Office; Tore, The Black Isle

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. Working with a Reserves Manager, the successful candidate will plan, implement and oversee reserve work with contractors and volunteers. They will organise and deliver a range of tasks including footpath maintenance, fencing, forestry, habitat management and deer control.

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

Logo: BBOWT

Salary: £21,500 per annum

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

Based: Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, Aston, Oxon, OX18 2EH

We are now recruiting for the exciting position of the Oxfordshire Reserves Officer, helping to manage one of the flagship nature reserves for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. The Reserves Officer will help with the management of the 300 hectares of hay meadows and pasture and an important hub for the livestock breeding enterprise for our hardy native sheep and cows. The post will also require to help manage the nearby nature reserves of Foxholes Wood and internationally important Cothill fens and Letcombe Valley.

Farm Estate Worker - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Cumbrian Coast Reserves
Salary: £17,960- £19,925 (Pro Rata)
Hours: 18.75 hours per week (Part-Time)

Based predominantly at RSPB Campfield Marsh we are recruiting for an estate worker to assist with the everyday running of the Reserves to ensure they are the best they can be for wildlife and for visitors.

Farm Worker - South - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £18,115.50 per annum

Based: Coombe Bissett Down, Salisbury

Contract: Full time permanent – 37.5 hours/week

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is seeking a farm worker to help maintain a substantial head of livestock and significant levels of machinery and equipment, buildings and livestock handling facilities throughout the Trust’s southern farming operation. The post holder will work closely with the Senior Livestock Officer to ensure conservation grazing plans are adhered to and records are kept; thus providing a first class conservation service for our key nature reserves in south Wiltshire.

Research Ecologist - Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Logo: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Uplands Research Group

Contract: Paid, full time, fixed-term contract (19 months back-fill for staff secondment)

Location: Office based in Eggleston, Co. Durham

Salary: £25 - 31k, dependent on experience

This is an opportunity to work within a small team of conservation biologists dedicated to wildlife management and habitat restoration within the English uplands. The post-holder will assist in delivering a varied programme of work that will include studies of population dynamics and habitat use amongst moorland birds, including black grouse and breeding waders and developing studies on key groups of invertebrate chick foods in relation to land management practices.

Nature Recovery Officer - Norfolk County Council

Logo: Norfolk County Council

Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 30 November 2022

37 hours per week

Location: County Hall, Norwich

The Environment Service has an exciting and broad ranging role leading the Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative, launched in 2008 to promote a more strategic and co-ordinated approach to the management of invasive alien species (IAS) in the county. Responsible for delivering project work around IAS in Norfolk, the postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative, promoting the prevention, early detection and control/eradication of IAS.

Reserves & Livestock Officer (Northants) - The Wildlife Trust BCN

Logo: Wildlife Trust BCN

Full Time: 37.5hrs per week

Permanent

Location: Northampton

Salary: £20,512 per annum

The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for an enthusiastic Reserves & Livestock Officer to coordinate and take forward grazing on our nature reserves in Northamptonshire. The Reserves and Livestock Officer will work with the Senior Livestock Officer in coordinating the care and welfare of the Wildlife Trust’s livestock in Northamptonshire, assisting with the management of the Trust’s flying flock of rare breed sheep and cattle to a high welfare standard.

Ranger (Kickstart placement) - Magdalen Environmental Trust

6 - month job, working 25 hours per week.

We are pleased to present this opportunity for a young person eligible for the Kickstart programme, as part of our new Rewilding programme.

The main duties are: Maintain and mow / strim paths; Maintain accessibility; Maintenance of low ropes course, gates, steps, outdoor education spaces etc; Monitor wildlife signs and levels in the river; Soil testing; Removal of invasive species such as Himalayan balsam; Installation of nest boxes and other habitat features.

Principal Ecologist - Pell Frischmann

Logo: Pell Frischmann

Pell Frischmann is an international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with over 90 years of experience in the built environment. We are a unique business, whose purpose is to generate sustainable funds to deal with the environmental and social commitments resulting from the closing of Germany’s hard-coal mining industry; so our work directly contributes to environmental protection and preservation for the future.

We are seeking to appoint a Principal/Senior Ecologist experienced in project management and survey coordination for our Environment team. The role would ideally be based out of our Luton or Birmingham office, but we are also flexible on this. The main project is centered around Aylesbury and you should be prepared to work and travel in this area.

Aigas Field Centre Ranger/Naturalist Guide Posts - Aigas Field Centre

Logo: Aigas

Seasonal Aigas Rangers (up to 4 posts available) - Remuneration £20,000+ pa (pro rata)

The Aigas Ranger Training Scheme starts at the beginning of February 2022 and takes seven/eight weeks. After training you will commence a six week shadowing period, followed by a term work experience contract until the beginning of November. During that time you will take groups of adults around the Highlands providing a very high level of environmental, cultural, historical and archaeological interpretation. You will also work regularly with our environmental education team, providing outdoor education to school children of all ages. You will provide excellent customer care and work with the Aigas team in a unique and exciting environment. You will be involved in animal husbandry (of our wildcats for example) and a range of other nature conservation projects on the estate.

Senior Site Manager - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Dungeness and Lydden Valley

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Based at RSPB Dungeness and Lydden Valley, the role offers an exciting opportunity to experience the full range of conservation work on the RSPB’s oldest reserve, and at its most recent. Dungeness, an RSPB reserve since 1931, is home to an internationally important range of animals and plants - from bitterns to bumblebees to Nottingham catchfly, Dungeness is one of the most biodiverse sites in the UK, while Lydden Valley, a newly acquired reserve that has been restored in the last two years thanks to a £1.2m Wetland Improvement grant, provides a rich mosaic of wetland habitats with an established population of beavers.

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.