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 Projects Officer

Full Time: 37.5hrs per week

Location: Northampton

Salary: £24,000 - £24,500 per annum

The Conservation Projects Officer (CPO) will assist with the production of up to date management plans for nature reserves, project co-ordination for work on nature reserves and in the wider countryside, and surveying and management advice to owners and managers of Local Wildlife Sites.

  • Closing Date: 17/11/2019
  • Location: Northampton
  • Posted: 22/10/2019
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Natural Neighbours Community Wildlife Assistant

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

18.75 hours per week

Salary: £19,654.42 Pro rata + 9% pension contribution
Duration: Fixed Term Maternity Cover (9mths – 1 year)
Location: the post will be based at Victoria Hall, Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF, but delivery will be at various locations across Rotherham

The role will focus on engaging local communities in their green spaces on four sites across Rotherham: Eldon Road, Eastwood; Boston Park, Canklow:  Sandhill Park, Rawmarsh, Winterhills, and Kimberworth Park. This will be done through improvements which aim to help make the site, places that everyone will be proud of.

  • Closing Date: 11/11/2019
  • Location: Sheffield / Rotherham
  • Posted: 17/10/2019
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Learning Officer


£19,602 to £21,236 pro-rata

Part time, 15 hours per week

8 months fixed term contract

Lochwinnoch is a unique setting with a combination of wetland and woodland habitats, yet within a short commute from Glasgow. Our site provides children from all walks of life with the opportunity to engage with nature, often for the first time, with hands on, exciting learning activities. You will inspire school children visiting us by co-ordinating and delivering programmes for connecting school children and young people to nature through our Curriculum for Excellence-linked education programmes on the reserve.

  • Closing Date: 27/10/2019
  • Location: Lochwinnoch
  • Posted: 17/10/2019
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Tayside Reserves Assistant Warden

Location: Loch Leven

Salary starting at £19,602 to £21,236 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Tayside Reserves lie in East Scotland and provide a range of key habitats for breeding lapwing, marsh harriers and a wide range of wildfowl. You will be based at RSPB Loch Leven but work on all three reserves, carrying out a range of habitat management, biological monitoring and people engagement activities.

  • Closing Date: 08/11/2019
  • Location: Loch Leven
  • Posted: 17/10/2019
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Senior Project Manager - LIFE 100% Favourable


£29,507 to £31,966

Full time

Fixed Term Contract until July 2024

We need an experienced senior project manager to deliver a groundbreaking project which will achieve 100% favourable status of Natura 2000 European protected areas (Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas) on RSPB reserves across Scotland. This exciting project, involves 11 conservation management sub projects across 15 natura sites and 23 natura features ranging from the saltmarshes of the Cromarty and Solway to the montane willow scrub of the Cairngorms.

  • Closing Date: 24/10/2019
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 17/10/2019
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Assistant Grazing Officer

Location: Southerham, Lewes with travel across Sussex required

Actual Salary: £23, 380 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours Days. Monday – Friday - Evening and weekend work required as part of a weekly rota

Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast.  By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places.  Together we can make sure that future generations living in Sussex will be able to enjoy the sense of wonder and well-being that nature offers.

  • Closing Date: 30/10/2019
  • Location: Southerham, Lewes
  • Posted: 16/10/2019
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Assistant Reserves Officer

Central Hampshire (Itchen Valley and South Downs)

Salary between £18,500 - £22,000 depending on qualifications and experience; full-time 35 hours per week; permanent contract.

As part of the Central Hampshire Team, this post is crucial to the successful delivery of the Trust’s reserves vision across the central Hampshire suite of nature reserves. Working as part of a small team this is a highly practical role delivering conservation management, across a range of sites and habitat types. 

  • Closing Date: 03/11/2019
  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire
  • Posted: 15/10/2019
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Planning & Biodiversity Officer

Salary: £19,961-£27,316

Contract type: Permanent

Working hours: Full time

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW

This post is responsible for the submission of formal responses to major infrastructure projects, local authority local plans and planning development applications. Supporting and recruiting volunteers to check planning lists, the post holder will lead WWT’s contribution to planning responses to maximise positive impacts for wildlife and people across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.

  • Closing Date: 10/11/2019
  • Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, Brandon Lane, Coventry
  • Posted: 10/10/2019
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Site Manager

Location: North Staffordshire
Salary starting at: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Would you jump at an exciting opportunity to help shape the direction and future of two wonderful woodland nature reserves, RSPB Coombes Valley and Consall Woods in North Staffordshire? The sites total over 300ha of SSSI Broadleaved woodland and grassland habitat. They are the most important site for pied flycatcher and redstart in the West Midlands and are also important habitat for willow tit, spotted flycatcher, wood warbler, greater butterfly orchid and many species of invertebrates.

  • Closing Date: 23/10/2019
  • Location: North Staffordshire
  • Posted: 10/10/2019
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Site Manager

Location: Exminster, Devon
Salary: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Can you help us take the RSPB's Devon Nature Reserves to the next level?
We are looking for an inspirational leader. Someone with real vision, a passion for nature and a hunger for giving people the very best wildlife experiences in this beautiful part of the world.

  • Closing Date: 23/10/2019
  • Location: Exminster, Devon
  • Posted: 10/10/2019
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Experienced Wildlife Rehabilitator

Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue,

Gateside, Beith, Ayrshire

Salary from £18,000 to £20,000 depending on experience.

A rota system gives 7 day cover, including summer evenings and weekends, and on call cover at other times.

Initially a 12 month contract that will be extended for a suitable candidate 

Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue trust is seeking an experienced Wildlife Rehabilitator with skills in hand rearing wild birds and animals and competence in first aid for wildlife casualties. A sympathetic approach to the care and assessment of a wide range of native species is required with the aim of returning them to the wild.

  • Closing Date: 25/10/2019
  • Location: Beith, Ayrshire
  • Posted: 08/10/2019
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