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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Snakes in the Heather Project Officers

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) for two Project Officers to deliver a new National Lottery Heritage Fund project, Snakes in the Heather (SitH). The SitH project will focus on the conservation of smooth snakes and other reptile biodiversity on the heathlands of southern England.

SitH Citizen Science and Operations Officer

Project duration: 4 years, full time

Salary: £22,900 per annum plus pension

SitH Public Engagement and Education Officer

Project duration: 4 years, full time

Salary: £22,900 per annum plus pension


  • Closing Date: 01/07/2019
  • Location: Boscombe, Bournemouth
  • Posted: 18/06/2019
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Wildlife Ranger, South Region

£24,388 - £25,752, plus benefits

Our South Region provides the greatest volume of timber to local and national supply chains, supporting economic development. We also have areas that provide significant environmental and recreational value, such as Kirroughtree and Glentrool, with extensive areas of forestry on the Isle of Arran. These help give the region a wide and diverse range of activities to plan and manage on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The wildlife team consists of 11 Wildlife Rangers and 4 Wildlife Ranger Managers, responsible for wildlife control of . three deer species, including Roe, Fallow, and Red along with a population of feral goats and pigs. We are looking to recruit a Wildlife Ranger for the region, with this role being undertaken within the Western area of the region.


  • Closing Date: 12/07/2019
  • Location: New Galloway
  • Posted: 18/06/2019
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Wildlife Ranger Manager, Straiton

£26,433 - £29,281, plus benefits

It’s an exciting time for us here at Forestry and Land Scotland and we are looking for a Wildlife Ranger Manager to join us on our journey.

This is a great opportunity to work in an area of Scotland that is renowned for its stunning scenery and land based outdoor pursuits, so if you are passionate about working on the land and wildlife management we want to hear from you.


  • Closing Date: 03/07/2019
  • Location: Straiton, Scotland
  • Posted: 17/06/2019
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Community Engagement Officer

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country

Location: Centre of the Earth, 42 Norman Street, Birmingham, B18 7EP

Full time

Salary £20,365

As our community engagement officer, your role will be to inspire and support people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about, enjoy and care for our urban wildlife. Working at sites and community settings across the conurbation, you will develop projects with community groups, deliver creative outdoor learning sessions with schools and run health and well-being in nature courses for people from diverse backgrounds.


  • Delete Date: 11/07/2019
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Posted: 13/06/2019
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Professional Breeding Wader Monitoring Contract

Invitation to Tender: Lough Erne Wildfowlers Council

Co. Fermanagh, N Ireland

As part of the overall Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP) heritage initiative, Lough Erne Wildfowlers’ Council (LEWC) have secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to continue and expand their existing breeding wader project on Boa Island, working with local landowners to restore and maintain suitable habitat for a number of wading bird species, which have been in decline as breeding species in the area in recent decades LEWC wish to commission professional ornithological surveying to monitor breeding wader populations at sites in Boa Island, providing scientifically robust data to help us to deliver our breeding wader conservation project.


  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: Co. Fermanagh, N Ireland
  • Posted: 13/06/2019
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Senior Fisheries Biologist

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Fisheries Biologist based at the trust office in Beauly, Inverness-shire.

The Senior Fisheries Biologist will report to the River Director and be accountable for the development and delivery of a range of fisheries research and monitoring programmes. These will be designed to ensure the long-term sustainability of fish populations and fish habitat within the Ness and Beauly systems.


  • Closing Date: 01/07/2019
  • Location: Beauly, Inverness-shire
  • Posted: 13/06/2019
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Head of Estate

Salary: £25K

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are looking to recruit a Head of Estate to be responsible for the day to day management of the farm, woodlands and grassland that constitute 160 acres of the 200 acres managed by the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

This role will include the welfare and management of our rare breed livestock, the continued restoration and maintenance of areas of historic parkland and woodland, the conservation and enhancement of our native flora and fauna, while sustaining and improving our visitors’ appreciation and understanding of all elements of Heligan Estate.


  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: St.Austell, Cornwall
  • Posted: 07/06/2019
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Project Officer - Reserves Strategic Development Programme

Location: Flexible Location - Bedfordshire
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236
Hours: Full time
Contract: 12 months

An opportunity has arisen for a Project Officer to support the Reserves Strategic Development Programme, an exciting programme work to increase the income generated from visitor operations on our reserves. 


  • Closing Date: 19/06/2019
  • Location: Flexible Location - Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Nature Recovery Campaign Programme Manager

Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
Salary starting at: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: 18 months fixed term contract

The Nature Recovery Campaign aims to secure ambitious new laws and policies that will drive nature's recovery across the four countries of the UK and create a strong UK platform for a new global deal for nature in 2020. The Nature Recovery Campaign Programme Manager will play a leading role to drive the project forward, ensuring (amongst other aspects) that the business case and objectives are clearly defined, monitoring and evaluation framework and risk analysis is set up and that programme work stream governance is created.


  • Closing Date: 19/06/2019
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Volunteer Conservation Trainee

Location: Based at Low Barns, Witton Le Wear, Bishop Auckland DL14 OAG

Time commitment: 4 days p/w (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) plus one weekend day per month

Benefits: A bursary of £111/week is provided plus travel.

To support Living Landscapes Officers in their work, particularly the management of the Trust’s nature reserves and planning and leading volunteer tasks.


  • Closing Date: 27/06/2019
  • Location: Low Barns, Witton Le Wear, Bishop Auckland
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Brilliant Butterfly Banks Project Officer

2 year fixed term contract. Full time (37 hours per week)

£24,307 - £28,083 (Grade C) plus 8% pension contribution

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to join the Brilliant Butterfly Banks partnership team working to transform the urban landscape within the London Borough of Croydon. This exciting project, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, joins Butterfly Conservation with the London Wildlife Trust and The Natural History Museum to work with local people to create a ‘Living Landscape’ in the area, alive with butterflies, bees and wildflowers. Based in the London area, you will work with the project partners to create and restore chalk downland, providing advice on management for butterflies and moths, delivering opportunities for the local community to learn about, enjoy and help the recovery of chalk downland.


  • Closing Date: 21/06/2019
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Lound Lakes Warden

Salary: Salary £21,500 - £23,000 pa dependent on experience

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Lound Lakes Nature Reserve, Hall Road, Lound, Great Yarmouth, Suffolk, NR31 9AU

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation organisation in Suffolk, committed to achieving the best outcomes for biodiversity on its reserves. Suffolk Wildlife Trust manages Lound Lakes in partnership with Essex and Suffolk Water to deliver excellent conservation management at Lound Lakes.  The Lound Lakes Warden is a key member of the Broads team and will work 1 day/week to support the Broads Sites Manager to achieve the successful delivery of conservation management on all Trust reserves in the Suffolk Broads.


  • Closing Date: 27/06/2019
  • Location: Lound Lakes Nature Reserve, Hall Road, Lound, Great Yarmouth, Suffolk
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Conservation Placements

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 24 passionate and motivated young people to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme.  As part of the programme we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.


  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: Pickering, Huddersfield, Doncaster and Hull
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 31/05/2019
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H2O: Source2Sea Project Coordinator

Fixed-term until end February 2022, part-time post (3 days/week) based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

Salary Range:  Up to £26,694 pro rata DOE

Kent Wildlife Trust has recently been successful in securing funding through the Interreg FCE Programme to deliver H2O: Source2Sea, a project seeking to develop the tools and expertise required to bring together more intelligent water management to enhance biodiversity and build resilience in to catchments in the both the UK and France.  The Project Coordinator will assist in the delivery of this complex and exciting project. You will work alongside the Wilder Landscapes Manager, other Trust colleagues, project partners and active contributors to ensure that the project finances, objectives and transfrontier aims are met.


  • Closing Date: 25/06/2019
  • Location: Maidstone, Kent
  • Posted: 30/05/2019
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Wilding Ecologists

Two posts available both employed by Kent wildlife Trust.

Salary Range:  Up to £30,000 pro rata DOE

Based Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

A unique opportunity to drive the reintroduction of chough to the white cliffs; pine marten to Kentish woodlands; bison & boar to the Blean; the strengthening of beaver, turtle dove, wart-biter cricket & heath fritillary populations through their reinforcement on KWTs reserves and partner land-holdings.


  • Closing Date: 01/07/2019
  • Location: Maidstone, Kent
  • Posted: 30/05/2019
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Trustees

Salary: Volunteer Role - unpaid

Location of Meetings: Nower Wood, nr Leatherhead

We are looking for new Trustees with strategic vision, independent judgement and a willingness to commit to leading the charity in conjunction with the Senior Management Team.


  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Location: Nower Wood, nr Leatherhead
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Posted: 30/05/2019
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Senior Site Manager

Location: Suffolk

Salary starting at: £34,643 - £40,417 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

You'll be managing our suite of sites between Aldeburgh and Walberswick within the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the iconic Minsmere reserve, a site bursting with biodiversity that supports the greatest range of species of any RSPB reserve. Y


  • Closing Date: 18/06/2019
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Posted: 21/05/2019
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