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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Policy Officer

Location: Bedfordshire
Salary £25,463 - £27,585 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
The RSPB is offering an exciting opportunity to join the Land Use Policy team as a Policy Officer. The team covers agriculture, water, forestry and upland policy work and works closely with RSPB colleagues across the UK country to secure more sustainable land management and uses.

  • Closing Date: 07/01/2019
  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 13/12/2018
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Woodlands Warden - Celtic Rainforest LIFE project

Location: Wales - Home based
Salary: £22,073 - £23,912 per annum pro rata Hours: Part time, 18.75 hours per week
Contract: 16 months

The job will involve supporting the small team including the local lead warden managing the Mawddach reserve, a grazing officer and a project officer, to work with contractors to repair and install walling, fencing, cattle handling facilities, and to liaise with graziers to secure the appropriate grazing of the site.

  • Closing Date: 04/01/2019
  • Location: Wales - Home based
  • Posted: 13/12/2018
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Ornithology Field Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable ornithology field assistants to join our survey teams in 2019. Fieldwork is a substantial element of the job, and successful applicants will be expected to carry out field surveys on upland sites throughout Scotland. 

  • Delete Date: 15/01/2019
  • Location: Angus, Moray or Perthshire
  • Posted: 11/12/2018
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Project Officer – Mid Calder & Tributaries Project

35 hours per week

£25700 p.a pro rata, plus up to 9% employee pension contribution

WEare seeking to appoint a Project Officer to join our dynamic and dedicated team based at Stirley Community Farm. You will help organise and deliver practical work on this fantastic project to help support habitat connectivity and quality. You will have strong communication skills to interact with different audiences to raise awareness of the project and consolidate with the local community.

  • Closing Date: 11/01/2019
  • Location: Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield
  • Posted: 06/12/2018
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Species Protection Officer x 2

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Salary: £16,380 per annum

Status: Full-time for c8 weeks (March – May)

Loch of the Lowes

Working in rural Perthshire, the successful candidates will monitor all aspects of the returning breeding ospreys from their wintering grounds of West Africa.  They will ensure protection of the nest and eggs on a predominantly nightshift working pattern.  An additional exciting new element of this post is to monitor any activity seen on our recently installed beaver CCTV system and to run regular Beaverwatch events for members of the public.

  • Delete Date: 11/01/2019
  • Location: Loch of the Lowes
  • Posted: 05/12/2018
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Dolphinwatch Visitor Experience Officer

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £17,276 - £18,716 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: 6 months fixed term

Operating from a car park at the historic Torry Battery, you will lead a team of volunteers to highlight the wildlife spectacle of bottlenose dolphins in Aberdeen harbour and provide a first-class visitor experience that inspires a deep and lasting connection to nature and a passion to protect it.

  • Closing Date: 09/01/2019
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Posted: 04/12/2018
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Dorenell Ranger

Employment Type:  Full Time

Employment Period:  Permanent

Location:  Edinburgh, GB

We are currently recruiting for a Dorenell Ranger. As the Ranger you will be required to monitor wildlife and implement the Habitat Management Plan and you will be based at the Dorenell Wind Farm & Visitor Centre.

  • Closing Date: 28/12/2018
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 29/11/2018
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Assistant Warden

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

Salary: £19,602 - £21,236 per annum, pro rata

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

The Assistant Warden post will be based at Blacktoft Sands near Goole. The post holder will assist in the management of this range of habitats, maintenance of machinery, visitor infrastructure maintenance, bird monitoring programme and people engagement work.

  • Delete Date: 08/01/2019 updated
  • Location: Blacktoft Sands, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Posted: 27/11/2018
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Conservation Officer, Planning

£25,000 fte per annum,

c30 hours per week, some flexibility upwards potentially negotiable

We currently have a vacancy for a Conservation Officer, Planning to work within the team providing ecological advice to Local Authority planning case officers on development proposals which could affect important species and habitats.

  • Closing Date: 24/12/2018
  • Location: Surrey
  • Posted: 27/11/2018
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Assistant Conservation Officer, Planning

£20,000 fte pa, pro rata to hours worked

21 hours, flexible weekdays

Would you like to have a pivotal role in protecting Surrey’s wildlife and landscapes for future generations? We have a vacancy for an Assistant Conservation Officer to work within the team providing ecological advice to Local Authority planning case officers on development proposals which could affect important species and habitats.

  • Closing Date: 21/09/2019
  • Location: Surrey
  • Posted: 23/08/2018
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