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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Voluntary roles can be found here.

Reserve Warden/Stockperson - Parsonage Down National Nature Reserve - Natural England

£20,759 pa (43 hours per week)

2 year Fixed Term Appointment


Parsonage Down NNR is home to Cherry Lodge Farm, Natural England’s only working farm and one of the largest most diverse calcareous grassland reserves in the UK. This iconic chalk grassland site is part of Salisbury Plain SAC and home to the oldest breeding herd of English Longhorn cattle.

The Reserve Warden/Stockperson will assist the Farm Manager in the day to day management of Cherry Lodge Farm.

Assistant Warden - RSPB

Location: Winterbourne Downs, Wiltshire
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 Per Annum
Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

The RSPB are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead on the machinery, reserve infrastructure & buildings maintenance for the RSPB's Wiltshire Grassland reserves based at Manor Farm, RSPB Winterbourne Downs.

Weekend Livestock Post – Lilbourne Meadows - The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire

Location: Lilbourne Meadows Nature Reserve, Northamptonshire
Pay: £20,109.38 per annum pro rata
The post is for 8 hours per week.
The post holder will assist with the management of our flock of rare breed sheep at Lilbourne Meadows, and potentially other nature reserves, to make sure that they are managed to the highest possible welfare standards, and assist with maintaining the livestock and reserves equipment and infrastructure.

Wardens - RSPB

Location: Roles available in Aylesbeare Common or Exe Estuary
Salary starting at: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Can you help us deliver our mission to save nature? We are looking for two wardens to join our growing nature reserves team in Devon. In your role as Reserves Warden, you will coordinate and lead the delivery of a busy work programme across multiple sites. Your role will be varied - in any given week you could be supervising and developing volunteers, surveying wildlife and habitats, setting up contracts, working with visitors, carrying out estate maintenance or delivering hands on habitat management.

Farm Manager - Natural England

£29,304 pa (43 hours per week)

5 year Fixed Term Appointment

Parsonage Down NNR is home to Cherry Lodge Farm, Natural England’s only working farm and one of the largest most diverse calcareous grassland reserves in the UK. This iconic chalk grassland site is part of Salisbury Plain SAC and home to the oldest breeding herd of English Longhorn cattle.

Area Warden (Canterbury and Weald) - Kent Wildlife Trust

Salary Range: £18,989 - £26,693 per annum
We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our team. Duties will include planning and delivering practical habitat management activities, leading and managing conservation volunteers, engaging and supervising contractors, leading conservation grazing schemes whilst always ensuring the highest health and safety standards are maintained at all times.

Wildlife Adviser - National Trust

Salary: £40,071
Location: Westley Bottom Consultancy Hub, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
This role is accountable for providing consultancy support and expertise in all aspects of wildlife and nature conservation. Working proactively, you will enable properties to deliver high standards of conservation, access and engagement and especially our Land Outdoors and Nature Programme. You will work with and lead, project teams involving a range of specialists, including projects which require working with other organisations and beyond our boundaries.

National Nature Reserve (NNR) Manager – Wiltshire - Natural England

£21,522 pa
Permanent f/t
The role is both practical and managerial. You will lead volunteers in completing practical nature conservation tasks and monitoring key habitats and species. You will also project manage contractors, work alongside farmers who are delivering NNR management on our behalf and partners who share the objective of connecting nature across the landscape.

Seasonal Species Protection Officers x 2 (Osprey) - Scottish Wildife Trust

Fixed Term Contract

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 exciting and new element of this post is to monitor any activity seen on our recently installed beaver CCTV system. Free accommodation on the site’s well equipped and comfortable, eco bothy is available.

Assistant Warden (Seaton Wetlands) - East Devon District Council

£19,171 to £19,554 per annum

Seaton Wetlands, Seaton

Full-time (Friday to Tuesday), 1-year fixed term

Working exclusively on the award-winning Seaton Wetlands nature reserve complex, you will engage in a wide variety of wardening functions to monitor and maintain wildlife and habitats, ensuring Seaton Wetlands is an interesting and enjoyable place to visit. Working Friday to Tuesday inclusive, your days will consist of collecting and analysing wildlife population data, monitoring and maintaining site facilities including invasive predator controls, engaging visitors and the local community as well as assisting volunteers to take a practical role in protecting the environment, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Axe Estuary.