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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Marine Policy Officer - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Logo: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Edinburgh (due to coronavirus-related restrictions, home working will be required until office can be re-opened)

£24,000 pro rata per annum

Full-time position

Fixed term for 2 years

A key component of the Trust’s work towards achieving a healthy and productive marine environment has been its Living Seas project, which focuses on marine planning, policy, and community engagement at both national and local levels. The Trust is keen to increase its capacity to engage with Scotland’s marine environment, and is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and driven Marine Policy Officer to join it’s Living Seas team. The role will focus predominantly on developing and advocating the Trust’s position on marine nature-based solutions and the role they can play in tackling climate change, reversing biodiversity loss, and supporting Scotland’s green recovery.

Skills for Bees: Cymru Project Officer - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Salary £21,000 (pro rata) per annum

This is a 0.8 FTE part-time, fixed term 3-year position, home-based in South Wales with occasional travel throughout the UK.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time (0.8 FTE) Skills for Bees Project Officer to lead on delivery of the Skills for Bees: Cymru project. Your primary role will be to recruit and work with volunteers to increase bumblebee surveying in south Wales, with a particular emphasis on training and mentoring volunteers for the BeeWalk scheme.

Director of Income Generation, Marketing and Communications - Kent Wildlife Trust

Logo: Kent Wildlife Trust

Salary Range: Up to £55,000

Location: Kent

We are looking for someone to join us as Director of Income Generation, Marketing and Communications, who has the dynamism and ambition to accelerate our efforts in realising our vision of a Wilder Kent, where nature is restored to abundance for at least 30% of the county over the next 25 years. You will bring leadership and innovation to our income generating activities positioning us to maximise our conservation impact, engage people in support of our Conservation delivery and to become a self-sustaining and resilient operation.

Lecturer - Wildlife and Conservation Management - SRUC

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Part-Time, Fixed Term

Barony Campus

£31,115 - £38,310 per annum, pro rata

SRUC is a widely respected further and higher education institute dedicated to producing specialist research, delivering high quality education and providing comprehensive consultancy services in the rural sector within the UK and beyond. An organisation unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe; we aim to lead the way in innovation and sustainable development in the agriculture and rural sectors at local, national and international levels. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Wildlife & Conservation Management team at SRUC’s Barony Campus.

Farming and Wildlife Project Officer - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Part Time salary of £13,084.20, pro rata, per annum

This is a fixed term role for 36 months on a part time basis of 3 days per week (0.6FTE).

The post is based across our Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre in Retford and our head offices at Sneinton Market, Nottingham.

We are looking for a passionate and committed conservation professional to contribute to meeting our wildlife conservation aspirations in Nottinghamshire. Funded by Severn Trent Water, this is a key role within the Farmed Landscapes Project. Do you have practical habitat management experience, ecological survey and assessment experience as well as experience of working with local authorities within a conservation setting? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Assistant Warden - RSPB

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Location: Dorset
Salary: Starting at £21,718 to £24,293 Per Annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity to join a busy team in delivering our habit management and infrastructure maintenance across a suite of reserves throughout Dorset. You will be leading up teams of volunteers for practical tasks and surveying, maintaining machinery, paths and structures and keeping records of all we do and how we have done it.

Aviculturist - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

International - Gough Island
£21,718 to £24,294

Full time

Fixed term for 12 months

The Gough Island Restoration Programme is seeking Aviculturists who will be involved with the execution of the captive management strategy for two land bird species during the restoration operation on Gough Island.

‘Back from the Brink’ Cotswolds Conservation Officer - Butterfly Conservation

Logo: Butterfly Conservation

Ten Month Fixed Term Contract, 37 hours per week (1fte), Home-based

Location: England (South West)

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Conservation Officer to deliver the final year of the ‘Back from the Brink’ Cotswolds project across target limestone grasslands. The Conservation Officer will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering the project Activity Plan, particularly focusing on working with landowners and partner organisations to deliver species focused outcomes and ensuring the project legacy is sustained.

Shrill Carder Bee Species Recovery Manager - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Logo: Bumblebee Conservation Trust

£28,000 per annum

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a full-time Shrill Carder Bee Species Recovery Manager to lead on the delivery of the Shrill Carder Bee Conservation Strategy. Your primary role will be to coordinate the Strategy Steering Group and work with partners in the group to ensure the strategy is fully implemented.

In June 2020, BBCT and partners in Back from the Brink published 'A Conservation Strategy for the Shrill carder bee Bombus sylvarum in England and Wales, 2020-2030”.

Wildlife Ranger - Forestry and Land Scotland

Logo: Forestry and Land Scotland

Based in Hawick

£25,138 - £26,525 plus benefits

It’s an exciting time for us here at Forestry and Land Scotland. As we continue to grow as a new agency of the Scottish Government, we are looking for a Wildlife Ranger 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.

Charity Trust Manager / Operations Manager - Conservation - Radnorshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Radnorshire Wildlife Trust

Flexible working (includes option of 4 days per week)

Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales

£32,842 - £35,251 + Pension

The Radnorshire Wildlife Trust is one of the smallest of the 46 British Wildlife Trusts but has always punched well above its weight. It is the leading wildlife charity in central Powys working to protect and enhance wildlife and wild places and to engage people with nature. This is a fantastic opportunity for a natural and inspirational leader to join us. Working as CEO of our small but perfectly formed trust, you’ll develop, deliver and report on our vision and strategic goals, championing and developing a culture that values and enhances our model as a membership-based organisation.