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Arboriculture vacancies: working with and for trees, woodland and in forestry, includes tree nursery.


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JOB: Conservation Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Grangemouth (covering East Central Scotland)
PAY: 0
FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Any day Monday to Thursday. You are free to choose your commitment but if you volunteer, you must be available for a full day. A varied range of outdoor practical tasks on our nature reserves such as grassland, woodland & peat bog management.   Travel from Grangemouth to the work sites & back is provided. You should be interested in the environment & in carrying out physical work outdoors sometimes in poor weather. Willing to work as part of a team.   Information from pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Conservation Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV:
LOC: Plymouth & Surrounding Area
PAY: Training
FOR: Plymouth Environmental Action (PEA)

We carry out a variety of projects including: tree planting; beach cleans; species & habitat surveys; wildlife pond creation; hedgelaying; invasive plant species management (e.g. rhododendron, parrotfeather, Himalayan balsam etc.); coppicing (a traditional woodland management technique); dry stone walling, to name but a few! Events each weekend, but no requirement to commit to a certain number of days. You will gain valuable nature conservation skills in countryside management, such as how to create & restore important habitats for wildlife & people. You will also gain other key skills such as communication, team working & leadership. If you are really keen you may want to progress to become a Volunteer Project Officer (VPO) & get more involved ‘behind the scenes’ planning & leading practical projects & social events. You don’t need to have any skills, experience or abilities to join as a volunteer; all you need is a love of the outdoors & be a good team player. Find out more from Chris Bond, plymouthenvironmentalaction@hotmail.co.uk https://www.pea-volunteering.co.uk

JOB: Skokholm Long Term Volunteers
BE4: 10/2/20
IV:
LOC: Skokholm Island, SW Pembrokeshire
PAY: Training
FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Each season we invite 4 volunteers to help the wardens manage the Island & monitor its wildlife. 2 positions run 1/4/20 to 30/6/29 & 2 from 1/7/20 to 30/9/20. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on one of Britain’s most spectacular islands & gain experience in a wide range of survey techniques. You will also be integral to all aspects of island management from providing clean visitor accommodation to boat deliveries & helping with physical management such as pond digging. Each volunteer has their own bedroom & shares facilities with our paying guests. No qualifications or specific experience required as training given, but candidates working towards a career in conservation preferred. We are looking for people with enthusiasm for UK wildlife & a desire to learn & get involved in a range of tasks. Must be of a hardy nature as working days can be long & in a range of weather conditions. Please see our website to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2CL0ROZ

JOB: Woodland Conservation Volunteer
BE4: 29/2/20
IV:
LOC: Derwentcote Steel Furnace, Forge Lane, Hamsterley, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear, NE17 7RS
PAY: Expenses & training
FOR: English Heritage

Built in the 1720s, in its hey-day Derwentcote Steel Furnace is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain. The site is surrounded by diverse woodland and we are looking for passionate, reliable volunteers to help conserve and maintain this precious ecosystem. It will be your role to work within a team of fellow volunteers and undertake woodland conservation tasks. Some of these tasks may be small-scale whilst others may require preliminary training and commitment, such as; tree planting, weeding, coppicing, green woodwork, surveying, habitat and hedgerow management, step, bridge and path making, way marking, fencing. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are willing to work as part of a team, use appropriate PPE and adhere to H&S procedures, and work outside on uneven ground in remote locations under variable weather conditions. Time commitment flexible. Dates and times of activities to be pre-agreed in advance. To apply contact sophie.hearn@english-heritage.org.uk 0191 269 1252 or visit our website.

JOB: Woodland Conservation Volunteer Facilitator, Volunteer
BE4: 29/2/2020
IV:
LOC: Derwentcote Steel Furnace, Forge Lane, Hamsterley, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear, NE17 7RS
PAY: Expenses & training
FOR: English Heritage

Derwentcote Steel Furnace is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain. The site is surrounded by diverse woodland and we are looking for passionate, reliable volunteers to help conserve and maintain this precious ecosystem.  It will be your role to facilitate a team of fellow volunteers in undertaking regular woodland conservation tasks. Some of these tasks may be small-scale whilst others may require preliminary training and commitment, such as; tree planting, weeding, coppicing, green woodwork, surveying, habitat and hedgerow management, step, bridge and path making, way marking and fencing. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals who are willing to work as part of a team, use appropriate PPE and adhere to H&S procedures. Previous experience in woodland conservation and/or leadership would be desirable. Time commitment flexible. Dates and times of activities to be pre-agreed in advance.   To apply contact sophie.hearn@english-heritage.org.uk/ 0191 269 1252 or visit our website.

JOB: Gardener / Groundsperson
BE4: 01-04-2020
IV: --
LOC: Eskdale Mill, Boot, Cumbria, CA19 1TG
PAY: Training, travel expenses & equipment provided
FOR: Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust

1 day per week. Tasks to be undertaken: general wildlife-friendly gardening incl weeding, pruning, cutting, planting; establishing, maintaining & caring for garden beds, paths & woodland grounds; grass/branch cutback around complex; clearance of cut overgrown & invasive vegetation & maintaining recycling; keeping pathways clear; outdoor activities that ensure a safe & well-presented grounds along with responsive tasks as they arise, such as path repairs, boundary issues, access infrastructure & habitat management. Training: traditional gardening; rel maintenance techniques; lifting & handling; tools maintenance; 1st aid, safe use of power tools, rel techniques used, traditional rural skills. Requirements; willingness to work in a team; working outdoors; good communication skills; adaptable to different tasks; independent thinking & willingness to learn new skills. Contact Kate Hughes, manager@eskdalemill.co.uk 01946723335. https://www.eskdalemill.co.uk/volunteering/.  

JOB: Volunteer Countryside Ranger x 3
BE4: 03-02-2020
IV:
LOC: Glencoe, Scotland
PAY: Shared accommodation & on-the-job training
FOR: National Trust for Scotland

23 March 2020 to end of October. In these exciting opportunities, you will learn about practical countryside management as part of the Ranger team. Tasks may include footpath maintenance, tree nursery work, ecological surveys and visitor engagement (e.g. leading walks and visiting schools). Applicants available for the whole season will be favoured. Some relevant knowledge and experience are expected, but a passion for wildlife and a willingness to learn are essential. Volunteer Rangers must be able to work under their own initiative and have good communication skills. Strenuous hill walking and working outdoors in all weathers are part of the roles. You should be happy working and living in a remote place. A full clean driving licence is required. The positions are subject to a Disclosure Scotland (PVG) check. Please contact James Banks: jbanks@nts.org.uk or 01855 812018 for further details. https://www.nts.org.uk/volunteering/opportunities/.