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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Research Officer (Severn Curlew Project)

HQ, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (fieldwork from Gloucestershire to Shropshire)

£21,826 - £22,975 pro rata

This is a fixed term 7 month contract

WWT is a leader in threatened species recovery. We have recently reintroduced Eurasian cranes to Somerset, and they are now nesting in western Britain for the first time in 400 years. We are implementing a translocation programme for black-tailed godwits in eastern England. Internationally, we lead the ground-breaking headstarting programme for the Critically Endangered spoon-billed sandpiper, and the reintroduction programme for the world’s rarest duck, the Madagascar pochard.

  • Closing Date: 28/02/2019
  • Location: HQ, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (fieldwork from Gloucestershire to Shropshire)
  • Posted: 15/02/2019
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Location: Middleton Lakes

Salary: £22,073 - £23,912

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Do you want to work at a dynamic and exciting wetland with the potential to deliver first class habitat creation and visitor experience? We are looking for someone to thrive, succeed and play a vital role as our reserve moves into its next chapter.

A decade ago this reserve was a quarry, now it is full of wildlife. Every year we find new species which have colonised the site! For an inland nature reserve, we certainly punch above our weight!

  • Closing Date: 03/03/2019
  • Location: Middleton Lakes
  • Posted: 15/02/2019
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Livestock Ranger

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Weekly hours - 8.00am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday

Salary – depending on experience £17,500-£18,500

Duties to be carried out as part of this permanent role will include the daily welfare of our rare breed livestock, the continued restoration and maintenance of areas of historic, amenity woodland, the conservation and enhancement of our native flora and fauna, while sustaining and improving our visitors’ appreciation and understanding of all elements of Heligan Estate.

  • Closing Date: 01/03/2019
  • Location: St.Austell, Cornwall
  • Posted: 14/02/2019
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Colne Valley Rivers and Wetlands Officer

£24,444 - £27,783 plus 7% pension

Fixed term contract until 31 December 2021 (with possible extension).

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is the leading local charity working to create a Living Landscape rich in wildlife, for everyone. We’re looking for someone to make the wetlands of the Colne Valley a better place for wildlife and to prevent water voles from becoming extinct. The post holder will be responsible for managing this project which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and forms part of the wider project, “The Colne Valley – A Landscape on the Edge.”

  • Closing Date: 05/03/2019
  • Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • Posted: 12/02/2019
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Assistant Fishery Officer

Annual salary equivalent of £18,500 per annum

Six months, commencing March/April 2019

This post would be ideal for someone wanting to take their first steps in a fishery management career. The successful candidate will be required to assist with wide ranging fishery management and protection duties across the Dee District.

  • Closing Date: 04/03/2019
  • Location: Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
  • Posted: 11/02/2019
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Reserves Officer West

Reserves Officer West

Salary £19,000 pa

1 year fixed term contract (potential extension subject to funding)

We are looking for for an officer level position in the Land Management Team that will help deliver the day to day practical management of the Trust’s nature reserves, including assisting with livestock husbandry duties in the region when required.

  • Closing Date: 25/02/2019
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Posted: 08/02/2019
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Community Wildlife Officer (Oxon)

Salary: £21,500 per annum

Contract: Permanent (35 hours per week)

Based in Littlemore, Oxford and Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon 

As Community Wildlife Officer you will work within the Oxfordshire Community Wildlife Team to provide advice and inspiration to individuals, local groups and other stakeholders to enable them to take action for wildlife. This is an exciting opportunity to work on both urban parks and rural nature reserves working with a wide variety of people and wildlife habitats.

  • Closing Date: 05/03/2019
  • Location: Littlemore, Oxford and Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon
  • Posted: 07/02/2019
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Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels: Monitoring and Control Officer North East

Scottish Wildlife Trust

£17,595 per annum

35 hours per week

Home-based:  location flexible within or near Aberdeen

Fixed term for two years

We are now recruiting a Monitoring and Control Officer to carry out grey squirrel monitoring and control to a targeted programme aimed at progressively reducing the grey squirrel population in Aberdeenshire, allowing red squirrels to continue to re-colonise their former range. This will be an interesting post with opportunities to develop innovative approaches to both our monitoring and our trapping methods.

  • Closing Date: 01/03/2019
  • Location: Home-based: location flexible within or near Aberdeen
  • Posted: 07/02/2019
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Grey Squirrel Officer (Seasonal)

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Seasonal post March to mid-August 2019

£17,250 p.a.

Location: Home based Comrie to Methven area, Tayside.

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Developing Community Action (SSRS-DCA) is a project to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland by building capacity among communities of volunteers and land managers to take on some of the essential protection measures required to protect the red squirrels in key areas.

As part of this programme we are looking for a self-starter with a love of outdoor working who is experienced in grey squirrel control work and enjoys interacting with the public, to fill a new seasonal Grey Squirrel Officer post.

  • Closing Date: 22/02/2019
  • Location: Home based Comrie to Methven area, Tayside
  • Posted: 07/02/2019
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Seasonal Assistant Stockperson

35 hours per week

April to October inclusive

The Trust is seeking an enthusiastic, practical, flexible and highly motivated person to assist the farming team in the day to day husbandry and welfare of cattle, goats, ponies and sheep by regular inspection of the animals on the conservation sites and farms grazed through the summer months (1st April to 31st October).

  • Closing Date: 27/02/2019
  • Location: Surrey
  • Posted: 06/02/2019
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Livestock Manager

£24,121 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 24 months)


Our pedigree Longhorn herd and Southdown flock are part of the history of Shugborough and a vital resource in delivering our conservation outcomes for the estate. They are also loved by our visitors; lambing and calving are seasonal highlights and take place in full view of the public. As Livestock Manager you will be responsible for all elements of our livestock operation: managing breeding programmes, maintaining high standards of animal welfare and compliance, and managing grazing to get the best for nature.

  • Closing Date: 25/02/2019
  • Location: Stafford
  • Posted: 04/02/2019
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Osprey Project Assistant x 2

Duration: 3 months, 1st July –30th Sept 2019

Working Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week) including weekend, early morning and evening hours.

Pay: Pro-rata £17, 000

Birds of Poole Harbour was founded in 2013 with three key objectives in place; to educate and promote bird conservation, preservation and observation in and around the Poole Harbour area. An exceptional opportunity for a keen conservationist to get experience on a landmark Osprey translocation project in Poole Harbour. The role will include husbandry and monitoring of translocated chicks pre and post release.

  • Closing Date: 28/02/2019
  • Location: Poole Harbour
  • Posted: 01/02/2019
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Instructor – Agriculture

37 hours per week

£21,195 - £25,321 (dependent upon qualifications and including a market supplement)

We are seeking a full time instructor keen who can instruct learners in livestock and animal husbandry particularly with cattle, sheep and pigs, the use of farm machinery particularly tractor driving, estate skills (e.g. fencing) and machinery maintenance would be an advantage.

  • Closing Date: 25/02/2019
  • Location: Sparsholt campus, Hampshire
  • Posted: 31/01/2019
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