CJS Online: Wildlife Work and Animal Care

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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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Rural Estate Manager - T,C,T Stuart

Near Forest Row, East Sussex

Part time (2 days per week)

Salary £35,000 - 39,500 pro rata - by negotiation, depending on experience + pension contribution & holiday allowance

The job will entail managing a diverse rural estate in the Ashdown Forest. The estate includes a historic main house, a handful of let residential properties both on-site and in the surrounding area, traditional agricultural buildings, gardens, grounds, 65 acres of permanent grassland under environmental stewardship, and 240 acres of woodland.

Conservation Officer (South West Scotland) - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Logo: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Location: Dumfriesshire (home-working possible)

Full-time: 35 hours per week

Fixed-Term until 31 March 2022

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.

Development Officer Dog Initiatives - Hampshire County Council

Logo: Hampshire County Council

Salary Range: £26,544 - £29,583 per annum

Work Location: River Hamble Rangers Depot, Southampton

Hours per week: 37 / Contract Type: Permanent

Bird Aware Solent engages with local communities to raise awareness of overwintering coastal birds within the three Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and aims to reduce disturbance to coastal birds through influencing the behaviour of visitors. We cover the coastline from Hurst Castle (near Lymington) in Hampshire to West Wittering in West Sussex and the Northern coast of the Isle of Wight, delivering an agreed programme of public engagement work at events, in schools and out on the coast.

Reserves Team Manager - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

This is a key role within HWT, being part of the Management Team, driving forward the development of the Trust Reserves across the county, including our key assets at Queenswood Country Park and Bodenham Lake Local Nature Reserve.

We want our Trust Reserves managed to demonstrate best practice in land management, to maximise conservation benefits for the priority county species and habitats, to integrate reserves into larger ecological networks and to support the work of the Living Landscape projects and Nature Recovery Networks.

City Nature Recovery Officer - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £22,760 pa

Contract: This is a permanent, full time role (37.5 hours per week)

Location: The post is based at our head offices at Sneinton Market, Nottingham. There will be also be regular travel to various locations throughout the county.

Are you passionate and enthusiastic about conservation? We are looking for someone with experience of conservation to champion the delivery of a vision for a Nature Recovery Network of connected high quality natural spaces across the City of Nottingham, and wider cityscape out to the rural countryside of Nottinghamshire. You will be involved on a range of project work, influencing key developments to secure net gains for wildlife, including local planning, Green Infrastructure Strategies and key policies such as Place Making Policy.

Countryside and Wildlife Team Leader - Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Logo: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Permanent (37 Hours a Week)

Salary: Grade 11 £41,881-£44,863 per annum

Countryside and Wildlife Team, The Quays, Baglan Energy Park, Briton Ferry, Neath (due to Covid-19 restrictions, currently home working with occasional use of the office space).

The Countryside and Wildlife Team is a multi-disciplinary team, leading on countryside access, biodiversity conservation, green infrastructure, project delivery and provision of ecological advice across Neath Port Talbot. With increasing recognition of the need for action for nature recovery, climate change and well-being, this is an exciting opportunity to facilitate positive change, by shaping and driving forwards the many initiatives and activities being undertaken by the team.

Rural Surveyor - NatureScot

Logo: NatureScot

37 hours per week / Permanent

Starting salary £32,715 per annum

Location: Dumfries

Job Purpose Summary: To deliver professional rural surveyor service to both NatureScot staff and land managers across NatureScot’s Southern Scotland Area (Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders), but also occasionally elsewhere in Scotland if the need arises; To advise NatureScot staff on the practical, legal, contractual and financial implications of how best to secure positive outcomes for nature; To negotiate with land managers to ensure these objectives are met cost-effectively and meet legal requirements; To support the delivery of the Scottish Rural Development Programme’s Agri-Environment and Climate Scheme; To support the delivery of the Solway Barnacle Goose Scheme; To raise awareness of best practice and novel approaches to land management to deliver positive outcomes for nature.

Ecology and Environmental Design Officer - Newcastle City Council

Logo: Newcastle City Council

£33,782 - £37,890 per annum

Maternity Cover for 12 months, 37 hours per week

Newcastle City Council are looking to recruit an experienced Ecologist to join a multi-disciplinary Landscape & Ecology team engaged on a wide variety of exciting and challenging projects. You will be working alongside other design professionals, such as landscape, urban design and planning and will be responsible to the Team Manager. You will have a wide range of experience and skills in all aspects of ecological issues including wildlife legislation, ecological assessments, Biodiversity Action Plans and development management and planning policy