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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Conservation Officer

Based at: Dean Bradley House, SW1P 2AF & Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, UB9 5PG

2 days per week (0.4FTE).

10 month contract.

Salary: £23,275 (£9,310 per annum pro rata)

London Wildlife Trust is looking to recruit someone with a passion for conservation grazing and grassland restoration, as we look to introduce cattle onto sites in the Colne Valley, as part of a wider Heritage Lottery Funded Colne Valley Landscape Partnership scheme.

  • Closing Date: 19/11/2018
  • Location: Dean Bradley House, SW1P 2AF & Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, UB9 5PG
  • Posted: 19/10/2018
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Field Ornithologist



To carry out work in the field of wildlife ecology and management, focussing on birds and mammals. This will include: survey work, deployment of wildlife monitoring equipment (including bird detection radars), sampling for disease and other research and fieldwork as required.

  • Closing Date: 31/10/2018
  • Location: York, North Yorkshire
  • Posted: 18/10/2018
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Area Ranger

£23,375 pa

Fixed Term f/t (for 24 months)


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at Clumber Park as an Area Ranger. In this vital role, you’ll be linking the Countryside Stewardship and our Clumber Park Revitalised Projects together which will ensure to bring significant conservation and environmental benefits for Clumber Park and the National Trust.

As part of our exciting new project, you’ll aim to create over 450 acres of wood pasture, and help to restore Clumber Park’s historic viewpoints and landscape. We want to crease a wildlife rich habitat, and a place which can be enjoyed for everyone.

  • Closing Date: 01/11/2018
  • Location: Worksop
  • Posted: 16/10/2018
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Assistant Farming Adviser

£27,191 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


Under the guidance of our Farming Adviser, you’ll support properties within the region/country and consultancy on key areas such as agriculture, soil management and farm produce marketing. You’ll also support with the co-ordination of in-hand support for Agri-environment schemes and delivery of High Nature Status on our land.

  • Closing Date: 30/10/2018
  • Location: Chesterfield
  • Posted: 16/10/2018
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Assistant Wildlife Adviser

£27,191 pa

Fixed term f/t (until 31/12/20)


Join us as we work towards achieving higher standards of land management for nature across all of our land in the North of England. You will use your expertise in habitat survey, mapping and assessment to help understand the biological significance of NT land, particularly farmed land, and this knowledge will be used to identify and support a wide range of opportunities to benefit wildlife (High Nature Status).

  • Closing Date: 04/11/2018
  • Location: Ambleside
  • Posted: 15/10/2018
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HQ and Outreach Manager

4-month contract

Working Hours: Weekends and two days in the week (32 hours per week)

Pay: Pro-rata £18, 000

A brilliant opportunity for a keen birder and naturalist to work with and help build our local bird conservation and education charity. While the role is to focus on management of the HQ, volunteers and visitor engagement, there will be opportunities to hone birding skills and take part in important outreach and conservation projects for the right candidate.

  • Delete Date: 02/11/2018
  • Location: Poole Harbour
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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Site and Farm Assistant

Salary up to £20,000 depending on experience

Full-time, permanent

Location: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire

Chiltern Open Air Museum are recruiting a Site and Farm Assistant to care for and manage their livestock of goats, sheep, cows and chickens, to help maintain their 45 acre site, which includes woodland, parkland, arable fields, gardens, playground, orchard, car park, open space and hedgerows, to assist with onsite farming interpretation, maintenance of farm machinery, to supervise a team of volunteers as well as be part of the Museum's team of duty staff.

  • Closing Date: 31/10/2018
  • Location: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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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 at Pearson Park Wildlife Garden in Hull.

We are looking for 4 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.

  • Delete Date: 02/11/2018
  • Location: Pearson Park Wildlife Garden, Hull
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Posted: 05/10/2018
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Full-time Ranger

Idverde Charnwood (Loughborough)

Salary £8.80ph plus enhanced pay for weekends and BH.

Annualised Hours averaging a 37hr week

An opportunity has arisen within the Ranger Service-Charnwood for a self-motivated individual with a background in conservation. You will work alongside and support the Ranger team, led by the Head Ranger, in the management of a number of wildlife sites which includes SSSI woodland and LNR's.

  • Closing Date: 26/10/2018
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Posted: 04/10/2018
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Farm Educators

Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre

We have several posts available - some (spring/summer 2019) seasonal, some permanent, with pay levels of £7.83 - £8.56 per hour.

Farm Educators are key for the development and delivery of the Trust’s agricultural education mission. Led by an energetic and creative Livestock Manager, the farm team delivers the Trust’s agriculture engagement plan. On a typical day, you might be mucking out barns and sweeping paths, working with our (rare breed) Suffolk Punch horses, giving a tour of our 18th C, Grade 2* working watermill, grooming ponies with the public, or just helping our visitors have a great day at the Farm.  

  • Delete Date: 29/10/2018
  • Location: Thornhaugh, Peterborough
  • Posted: 01/10/2018
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Tees Valley Wild Green Places Assistant Project Officer

14 month fixed term post £16,000 pa

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in supporting community groups and young people across the Tees Valley by developing and delivering community led environmental initiatives. You will gain experience in project management for wildlife conservation projects, including carrying out risk assessments, event preparation and the management of resources, promotion and publicity.

  • Delete Date: 23/10/2018
  • Location: Margrove Park near Guisborough
  • Posted: 25/09/2018
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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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