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Cheshire Ecological Services Ltd

Senior Ecologist (Bat Licensed)

Full-time (37.5 hours/week) or Part-time (minimum of 22.5 hours/week)

£27,000 - £32,000 (depending on experience)

The successful candidate will undertake protected species/habitat surveys and project management (including budget control).Bat survey licence is essential and experience of bat mitigation, (i.e. appointed ecologist, accredited agent or assistant) is desirable.

Delete Date: 23/3/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: North West

Posted: 23/2/17


Logo: Forestry CommissionVisitor Service Assistants

Salary:£17,028 - £17,282 (Pro-rata) 

Location: Haldon Forest Park nr Exeter, Devon, Cardinham Woods, nr Bodmin Cormwall

1 full time position at Haldon Forest park, 1 part year position at Cardinham woods. 

To work within the team to provide excellent customer service and maintain recreation facilities to a high standard.  

Closing Date: 12/3/17

Sector: Visitor Services

Region: South West

Posted: 23/2/17


Seasonal Field Surveyors

FOA Ecology Ltd is a small team of ecologists primarily working in the south-east of England.  We are based in Surrey.  We operate a much more flexible approach to work than traditional employers.

We are currently looking for seasonal field surveyors. Work will involve evening and night-time work and possibly ad hoc weekend work. 

Delete Date: 23/3/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 23/2/17


Logo: Lancashire Wildlife TrustLandscape Trainee Placement Co-ordinator - Wigan                                                            

£8,691 pa

Part Time – 2 Days per week                                                                              

Fixed Term 3 Years

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust need an enthusiastic and committed individual to lead and manage a project that will oversee 3 rounds of 9 month traineeships. Based at Three Sisters Recreation Area, you will coordinate delivery of the project, ensuring that the scheme maximises all opportunity to work alongside a variety of partners, and local community groups, across the landscape area. 

We wish to develop a project that will disseminate best practise nationally.  We will also be seeking ways in which the traineeships can generate income, exploring whether it is feasible to sustain this traineeship long term. 

Closing Date: 12/3/17

Sector: Community / Countryside / Environment

Region: North West

Posted: 22/2/17


Logo: RSPBVisitor Experience Officer

Location: Fairburn Ings Reserve, West Yorkshire

Starting Salary: £17,276 to £18,715 per annum

Basis: 37.5 hours per week – permanent role

We have an exciting opportunity for an organised, dynamic person to join the team in leading and inspiring the futher development and delivery of a brilliant visitor experience. You will work across both Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's, lead and manage a team of staff and volunteers, deliver on-site interpretation, messaging, events programming, audience development, and marketing and promotion.

Closing Date: 13/3/17

Sector: Publicity / Visitors / Volunteers

Region: North East

Posted: 22/2/17


Logo: RSPBFamily Events Officer

Location: Home based – field work in the Shropshire area

Starting Salary: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum pro rata

Basis: 22.5 hours per week – 4 month contract

Do you love wildlife? Can you share that love with children and families? RSPB are passionate about making sure that young people have the chance to discover the wildlife that lives close to them. This summer we would like you to work in some of the best green spaces and parks in Shropshire and Staffordshire running simple, fun wildlife and nature based activities. You will work closely with the Membership Development team and ensure all the families have a great experience with us.

Closing Date: 24/3/17

Sector: Education / Visitor Management

Region: Midlands

Posted: 22/2/17


Logo: RSPBRetail Assistant

Location: Leighton Moss Reserve, Lancashire

Salary: £14,040 to £14,775 per annum pro rata

Basis: Hourly paid – permanent position

Are you a dynamic individual with a passion for helping Save Nature through your fantastic retail skills?  If so, then the opportunity to work at our unique shop at RSPB Leighton Moss could be for you. Applicants need to have a friendly, welcoming personality and an interest in learning about the work of the RSPB. We are looking for a part-time Retail Assistant to pro-actively assist visitors in finding the right products for them and explain what makes our products special.

Closing Date: 26/3/17

Sector: Visitor Services

Region: North West

Posted: 22/2/17


Logo: Forestry CommissionVisitor Service Assistants

Location:Forest of Dean

Salary:£17,028 - £17,282 (Pro-rata)

To work within the team to provide excellent customer service and maintain recreation facilities to a high standard. The successful applicants will be expected to work weekends, bank holidays and school holidays when the majority of our visitors come to the Forest.

Closing Date: 12/3/17

Sector: Visitor Services

Region: South

Posted: 22/2/17


Logo: National Trust for ScotlandWalled Gardener, Inverewe

Permanent / full-time

£18,255 rising to £19,215 after a successful years's service.

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed individual to join our horticultural team at Inverewe, one of our best known garden properties. A substantial new glasshouse and propagation facility has just been completed and a skilled and experienced propagator is required to establish and maintain a programme of plant production, at all stages, to a high professional standard, to ensure that the collections are conserved and developed.

Closing Date: 3/3/17

Sector: Horticulture

Region: Scotland

Posted: 21/2/17


Logo: National Trust for ScotlandCollections Gardener, Inverewe

Permanent / full-tim

£18,255  rising to £19,215 after a successful years's service.

Inverewe is an iconic woodland garden, benefitting from the effects of the Gulf Stream, tucked in the north-west of Scotland. Although relatively remote it has an international reputation as a “plantsman’s paradise”, and is generally held to be one of the jewels of the Trust’s garden portfolio. The purpose of this role is to assist in the maintenance of Inverewe Garden as an internationally-recognised garden of outstanding horticultural importance; contributing to the conservation of key national plant collections and the continued development of the garden and to its enjoyment by visitors and supporters with specific responsibility for its National Collections.

Closing Date: 3/3/17

Sector: Horticulture

Region: Scotland

Posted: 21/2/17


Logo: national Trust for ScotlandHead Gardener, Drum Castle

Permanent / full-time

£22,187 rising to £23,355 after a successful years's service.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our horticultural team as Head Gardener at an important time in the future development of one of our well known gardens. The post holder will provide management and leadership of the garden team ensuring that the gardens and specific areas of the designed landscape are restored, presented and maintained in line with the Conservation Plan and the Trust’s high standards and conservation principles.

Closing Date: 3/3/17

Sector: Horticulture

Region: Scotland

Posted: 21/2/17


Logo: National Trust for ScotlandFirst Gardener, Arduaine

Permanent / full-time

£22,187 rising to £23,355 after a successful years's service.

Arduaine Garden is a tranquil green oasis on the south slope of the Arduaine peninsula on the west coast, south of Oban, with something to see every day of the year. This wonderful coastal garden forms a horticultural tour around the temperate world with a collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, Blue Tibetan poppies, giant Himalayan lilies and Chatham Island forget-me-nots. The First Gardener supports the Head Gardener in ensuring that the garden and policies of Arduaine Garden are managed and maintained; contributes to the property’s overall conservation and development, and its enjoyment by visitors and supporters.

Closing Date: 3/3/17

Sector: Horticulture

Region: Scotland

Posted: 21/2/17


Logo: Green CorridorSenior Horticulture Tutor

Location: Staines- upon- Thames TW19

Salary: £22-26k Depending on experience

Basis: 35 hours per week, permanent contract

Our dynamic and growing charity is looking for a creative and skilled tutor and assessor to deliver horticulture and conservation to groups of up to 6 young people aged 14-25 who have special educational needs and learning differences and fulfill assessor duties for our Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 courses.  

Closing Date: 8/3/17

Sector: Education / Horticulture

Region: South

Posted: 21/2/17


Logo: Fearne Animal Sanctuary

Estate Worker (Buildings Maintenance)

£8.08 per hour

Full Time - 40 hours per week (rota based including weekends & bank holidays)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Estates team. To provide effective buildings maintenance for the Sanctuary and to support the Estates team with general management tasks. Responsibilities will include undertaking building maintenance, carpentry, grounds maintenance and gardening duties and leading on the management of the Buildings and structures.

Closing Date: 22/3/17

Sector: Animals / Countryside / Horticulture

Region: South West

Posted: 21/2/17


Logo: Natural EnglandLead Adviser Diffuse Water Pollution from Agriculture (CSF for Water Companies)

Location: Ashford (Kent) , Winchester , Worthing

Building on the success of Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) we have developed partnerships with water companies and other partners to deliver targeted advice relating to diffuse water pollution from agriculture (DWPA). Our lead advisers for DWPA will work closely with our partners and CSF to deliver a tailored advisory package following CSF practices and principles. The aims to help meet Water Framework Directive targets and drinking water quality standards will be delivered through advice and other incentives such as Countryside Stewardship.

 

Closing Date: 19/3/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 21/2/17


Logo: Natural England

Focus Area Adviser or Apprentice

Location: Ashford (Kent), London, Wallingford, Winchester, Worthing

This is a local role as an adviser within one of the focus area in the South East, supporting the Lead Advisers with their daily work and other project management duties. For candidates that qualify we will be offering up to 6 of these 12 roles as apprenticeships, this will involve one day a week training towards a qualification alongside the role.

 

Closing Date: 22/3/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 21/2/17


Biodiversity Communications Officer

Salary will be £21,000 pro rata depending on skills and experience. The position is a 3 day per week p/t post initially for 12 months, but looking to extend if funding remains in place. 

The Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park (BIS) is the independent local environmental records centre (LERC) which acts as the focus for the collation, management and use of information on the wildlife of Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park (BBNP). An important role of BIS is to support the local wildlife recording community. The following p/t post is an opportunity to work at our Brecon office, within the beautiful area of BBNP, and help to promote the work of BIS supporting wildlife recording in the area. 

Closing Date: 14/3/17

Sector: Engagement / Publicity

Region: Wales

Posted: 21/2/17


Logo: RSPBFamily Events Officer

Location: Homebased – with field work in the Birmingham area.

Starting Salary: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum

Basis: 22.54 hours per week – 4 month contract

This summer we would like you to work in some of the best green spaces and parks in Nottingham and Derby running simple, fun wildlife and nature based activities. Four month contract mid May to mid September, working weekends during term time and 4 days a week during the school holidays, averaging 22.5 hours per week over the duration of the contract.

Closing Date: 24/3/17

Sector: Visitor Management

Region: Midlands

Posted: 20/2/17


Logo: RSPBFamily Events Officer

Location: Homebased – with field work in the Nottingham area.

Starting Salary: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum

Basis: 22.54 hours per week – 4 month contract 

Do you love wildlife? Can you share that love with children and families? RSPB are passionate about making sure that young people have the chance to discover the wildlife that lives close to them. This summer we would like you to work in some of the best green spaces and parks in Nottingham and Derby running simple, fun wildlife and nature based activities.

Closing Date: 24/3/17

Sector: Visitor Management

Region: Midlands

Posted: 20/2/17


logo: Hestercombe - paradise restoredEstate Worker / Landscape Gardener

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join our small gardens/estate team. You will play a key role in supporting the ongoing restoration, development and maintenance of the 18th Century Landscape Gardens and wider Hestercombe estate. The job is varied and encompasses many skills from maintaining the Landscape garden, countryside management, small woodland management, maintaining a waterwheel and mill equipment, as well as helping in the Victorian and Edwardian gardens. We are looking for someone enthusiastic, energetic and versatile who can hit the ground running.

Closing Date: 14/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Horticulture

Region: South West

Posted: 20/2/17


logo: The Wildlife Trusts Herts & MiddlesexData Officer

£23,495 - £25,029 (SCP 24-26) plus 7% pension

37.5 hours per week

A unique opportunity to join a successful and growing conservation charity at an exciting time!

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is a local charity supported by people who care about protecting wildlife. Our vision is of a Living Landscape, where we work with others to improve our towns and countryside for wildlife. With volunteers, we manage a network of more than 40 nature reserves.

Closing Date: 13/3/17

Sector: Admin / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 20/2/17


Logo: National TrustCountryside Manager

Salary: £28,923 pa

Contract: Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Location: Snowdonia                      

We’re looking for a fluent Welsh speaking Countryside Manager to lead our team of staff and volunteers to manage our stunning outdoor places in Snowdonia.

Closing Date: 14/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Management

Region: Wales

Posted: 20/2/17


Logo: RSPBConservation Advisor

Location:  Orkney Office, East Scotland

Starting Salary: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum

Basis:  Full time – permanent position.

The Orkney team is looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide conservation advice and support to landowners, farmers, crofters, land managers and their advisers in Orkney, with the aim of improving the status of our priority species and habitats.

Closing Date: 6/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: Scotland

Posted: 20/2/17


logo: Cheshire East CouncilNature Conservation Officer

Temporary - 2 Years

£25694 - £29854

We are looking for an enthusiastic Nature Conservation Officer to work closely with the Principal Nature Conservation Officer within our Environmental Planning Team. You will focus on providing advice and guidance to planning officers on planning applications affecting nature conservation interests.

Closing Date: 9/3/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: North West

Posted: 20/2/17


logo: Cheshire Wildlife TrustNatural Futures Project Manager

Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s is two years into its successful Natural Futures Project, a four-year £1.2m Heritage Lottery Fund financed volunteering programme.

We are now looking for an experienced project manager with excellent organisational and people management skills to take the reins and build on the existing successes of our Natural Futures Project. You will be managing a high profile programme of activities and leading a dynamic team pioneering new areas of work for us engaging with different audiences across Cheshire.

Closing Date: 12/3/17

Sector: Community & Volunteer Engagement

Region: North West

Posted: 20/2/17


Gardener

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Cheltenham College for a full-time Gardener. Reporting to the Head Gardener, you will work as part of a small team delivering a high standard of garden maintenance and hard and soft landscaping within the Cheltenham College campus.

Closing Date: 8/3/17

Sector: Horticulture

Region: South

Posted: 20/2/17


logo: Seaton JurassicSeaton Jurassic Visitor Centre Management Staff

Are you an inspiring individual, capable of taking the visitor experience at an award winning visitor centre to new heights? 

Seaton Jurassic is one of the most exciting projects on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.  It aims to engage over 50,000 people every year with the unique marine, coastal and geological heritage of the East Devon coast.  It has a café, shop, a Tourist Information Centre and a highly innovative interpretation centre.

Closing Date: 8/3/17

Sector: Education / Visitor Management

Region: South West

Posted: 20/2/17


logo: Defence Infrastructure OrganisationDefence Infrastructure Organisation (MOD)

Assistant Conservation Group & Sanctuary Officer

Post number: 1528306 (permanent part time/job share 24 hours p/w).

Salary: £24,663 (pro rata).

DIO has the responsibility for the management of property, infrastructure & related services to ensure strategic management of the Defence Estate as a whole and supporting military capability to the best effect.

The Environmental Support and Compliance team is the focal point for all environmental needs and enquiries across the Defence Estate. It provides professional ecological, archaeological, access, forestry and historic buildings advice to the MOD. The team’s specialists and experts maintain communications and liaison with a large number of statutory and non-governmental organisations that support and regulate our processes for land management.

Closing Date: 17/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Community Engagement

Region: South

Posted: 20/2/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 20/2/17

Wild About Scotland Volunteer, Royal Zoological Society Of Scotland (27/2)

Residential Volunteer – Seabird Research, RSPB (3/3)

Reserve Volunteer, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (23/3)

Volunteer Learning Assistant Internship, RSPB (14/3)

Coalhouse Fort Education Assistant, Thurrock Council

Volunteer Conservation Officer (Northamptonshire), The Wildlife Trust For Beds, Cambs & Northants (12/3)

Communications Intern (Volunteer), Bat Conservation Trust (24/2)

Education Assistant, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Animal Care – Duckery, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Animal Care – Volunteer Animal Presenter, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Animal Care – Aviculture & Animal Husbandry Assistant, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Learning & Events Assistant (Long Term Volunteer), National Trust (31/3)

Volunteer Country Park Ranger (2 x Visitor Engagement & 1 x Gardening), Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust (13/3)

Isle of May National Nature Reserve Volunteer, Scottish Natural Heritage (10/3) 

South Scotland Squirrel Surveyor (Multiple Opportunities), Scottish Wildlife Trust

North East Scotland Squirrel Surveyor (Multiple Opportunities), Scottish Wildlife Trust

Coalhouse Fort Park Conservation Volunteer, Thurrock Council

Volunteer Outdoor Learning Assistant, Under the Trees CIC

Upper Thames Wading Birds Survey Project Volunteers, RSPB

Farmland Surveyor, RSPB

Volunteer Gardeners, Clive Richards (Midlands)

Family Activities – Weekend Crafts Assistant, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Little Tern Surveyor, RSPB (14/3)

To view any post click on the job title.

All Volunteer Adverts Here


button: Focus now published29 pages in total, the lead article is from Keep Britain Tidy; working to promote their Great British Spring Clean they describe some of the achievements over the last year and how you can get involved in the initiative either as an individual or as an organisation. Volunteer Scotland describes their Volunteer Management Model and how it can be used in volunteer management to ensure volunteer needs are met. CIEEM talks about some of their research findings in to skills gaps & shortages in the sector and how work experience is one of the best ways to get your first job. Hedgelaying is an activity often carried out by volunteers; Derrick Hale describes how to get the best result from a volunteer group for both the hedge and the volunteer. Volunteer Fairs are a great way to promote your opportunities; the New Forest NPA outline 10 steps to a successful fair. Read it here

  


The most recent edition of CJS Weekly published on Friday 17 February includes 60 adverts for vacancies across the sector.

Adverts are included for one week only, there are more adverts in previous editions.


Logo: City of LondonHampstead Heath Open Spaces Department

Education Rangers

Employment is on an “as and when required” basis at a rate of £13.50 per hour.

The Hampstead Heath Education Centre is seeking enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgeable educators to join their dedicated team to deliver high quality, outdoor, curriculum linked school sessions on Hampstead Heath and in Golders Hill Park.

We are looking for creative educators who can engage children with the unique character of the Heath through their passion for the natural world. As an Education Ranger, you will be part of a team who aim to inspire children to discover and explore the outdoors with confidence. You will need to be an effective and positive communicator with experience leading groups and education sessions, preferably in the environmental sector.

Closing Date: 15/3/17

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 17/2/17


Logo: Nottinghamshire Wildlife TrustHead of People and Wildlife

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 DOE + pension & benefits

Hours: Permanent, full time (37.5h per week)

Location: Nottingham (although will work across the county)

With our new 2040 Vision and 2022 Strategic Plan just about to be launched we are looking for an inspiring leader to take up an exciting new role as Head of People and Wildlife. In this role you will lead and inspire a large and varied team of staff and volunteers, and work closely with other senior managers to ensure we deliver our vision and objectives. 

Closing Date: 10/3/17

Sector: Community / Management / Volunteers

Region: Midlands

Posted: 17/2/17


Glendale Services

Woodland & Countryside Manager – Bristol, M4, Marlborough

Salary: Up to £28,000 p.a. + benefits

Location: Marlborough or Bristol

Glendale carries out a significant number of woodland & countryside management contracts throughout Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire and South Gloucestershire and now require a manager to oversee and grow our business in the area.

Closing Date: 27/2/17 - extended

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside / Management

Region: South / South West

Posted: 17/2/17


Sparsholt College Hampshire

Instructor – Arboriculture and Forestry

£18,840 - £22,508 (dependent upon qualifications)

This is an opportunity to join a well-resourced and successful team with a reputation for high quality training. This role will involve the delivery of training to our main stream students and also a range of short courses to industry and private clients as required.

Closing Date: 6/3/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Education

Region: South

Posted: 17/2/17


Logo: Yorkshire Wildlife TrustRegional Manager - East

£33600 p.a. plus up to 9% pension contribution

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and seeks to appoint a Regional Manager for the East Region. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to lead the Eastern Team as it pursues it Living Landscape vision.  The Regional Manager is responsible for a range of frontline conservation programmes which aim to improve habitats and involve people in nature conservation through the development of gateway sites and reserve management.

Closing Date: 13/3/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 17/2/17


Logo: Forestry CommissionRecreation Craftsperson

Kielder Forest • £19,750 - £20,930

Purpose of the Job: To assist Kielder recreation team in managing, maintaining and enhancing recreation facilities at Kielder Water and

Forest Park and remote Northumberland woodlands.

Closing Date: 8/3/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: North East

Posted: 17/2/17


Charlton Abbotts

Countryside Contracts Manager

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Area: Office in Gloucester with contracts covering a 100 mile radius

Our continually expanding company is looking for a Countryside Contracts Manager.

Delete Date: 16/3/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 16/2/17


Logo: Yorkshire Wildlife TrustYorkshire Derwent Partnership Officer

£24500 p.a. plus up to 9% employee pension contribution

Do you love Yorkshire, Love Wildlife? Are you as committed as we are to creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and seeks to appoint a Partnership Officer funded by the Yorkshire Derwent Partnership. The core focus of this new and exciting role is to coordinate, facilitate and develop the work of the catchment wide Yorkshire Derwent Partnership (YDP).

Closing Date: 13/3/17

Sector: Community / Project

Region: North East

Posted: 16/2/17


Kent County Council

Old Chalk New Downs Habitat Connectivity Officer 

Maidstone 

Starting salary £27,770 per annum

Fixed Term Part Time for 4 years

22.2 hours per week

We are looking for an individual experienced in designing and delivering habitat survey work, with excellent GIS skills, to support the practical habitat connectivity elements of this project. The individual will also be able to work with a wide variety of project stakeholders, from land owners to volunteers, using their skills and knowledge of Kent’s chalk downland habitat and species to provide advice and guidance.

Closing Date: 1/3/17

Sector: Ecology / Wildlife

Region: South

Posted: 16/2/17


Kent County Council

Old Chalk New Downs Outreach Officer

Starting salary £27,770 per annum

Fixed Term Full Time for 4 years

37 hours per week

The aim of this project is to increase habitat connectivity at landscape scale between Kemsing Down and Detling Hill making the connection with people’s values and community needs.  We are looking for an individual who is highly skilled and experienced in the development and delivery of public engagement work, to deliver the project’s volunteer, communities and people participation programme.  

Closing Date: 1/3/17

Sector: Community Engagement

Region: South

Posted: 16/2/17


Kent County Council

Old Chalk New Downs Project Manager

Maidstone

Starting salary £31,761 per annum 

Fixed Term Full Time

Kent County Council has obtained financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver an exciting 4 year partnership project to work on nearly 1,000 hectares of chalk downland, one of England’s most iconic landscapes. We are looking for a highly experienced and skilled Project Manager to lead the team and successfully deliver the project’s complex four year activity plan, ensuring that the project’s intended outcomes are realised and a solid environmental and community legacy is secured. 

Closing Date: 1/3/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 16/2/17


Field Studies Council

Tutor

Salary – £18,397 - £20,994 per annum

Contract Term – Permanent

Location – Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

In the important and challenging role of a Field Tutor you will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though first-hand experience’.  You will be expected to lead groups of all abilities in the natural environment with the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners

Closing Date: 1/3/17

Sector: Education

Region: Midlands

Posted: 16/2/17


Logo: Dorset Wildlife TrustReserves Manager (South & East Dorset)

Type: Permanent

Location: Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill

Salary:  £29885 plus 5% employers pension contribution

Dorset Wildlife Trust is looking for an experienced practical conservationist to lead the reserves management team covering nature reserves in south and east Dorset.  The successful applicant will be involved in the development and direct management of a new team covering habitat management on the nationally and internationally important Brownsea Island nature reserve in Poole Harbour. They will also be responsible for a small team managing several mainly heathland and grassland reserves in east Dorset and Purbeck.

Closing Date: 9/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Management

Region: South West

Posted: 16/2/17


Logo: Lewes District CouncilLewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Councils

Assistant Community Ranger

Grade: SC5, £21,733 - £23,837

37 hours per week

Temporary Contract

 Base: Lewes, East Sussex

An opportunity has arisen to appoint an Assistant Community Ranger on a temporary basis until January 2018. You will be responsible for assisting the Community Ranger in managing nature reserves and open spaces within the Lewes District, delivering work programs, environmental education, and the practical supervision of volunteer and community groups.

Closing Date: 6/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Community / Education

Region: South

Posted: 16/2/17


Logo: Darwin EcologyDarwin Ecology Ltd is a small team of highly skilled ecologists who provide a complete range of ecological surveys and contracting services across the South and South West regions. We work on a wide range of projects from small extensions to large multi phase housing developments including National infrastructure projects.

Senior Ecologist

We are looking for a confident and highly experienced Senior Ecologist to join our team of consultants at our main Southern Office in Farnham, Surrey.

Seasonal Assistant Ecological Surveyor

Fixed Term Contract to start April 2017 until October 2017 (initially 6 months with possible extension)

We are currently recruiting for a Seasonal Assistant Ecological Surveyor to assist primarily with bat, reptile and great crested newt survey work during the busy survey season.

Closing Date: 1/3/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South / South West

Posted: 16/2/17


Logo: Thomson HabitatsSite Supervisor – with landscape background

Salary: £27,000 – £30,000 (dependent on experience)

We require a Site Supervisor with a landscape background to supervise our projects. This is a great opportunity for an experienced professional, with outstanding team leadership experience to join a growing, dynamic company within the ecological sector.

You will oversee works including landscaping, vegetation clearance, wildlife and stock fencing, invasive species management, habitat creation, and ecological mitigation.

Delete Date: 15/3/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 15/2/17


Logo: Argus Ecology LtdArgus Ecology Ltd. is a well-established ecological consultancy based in Annfield Plain, Co. Durham.  Operating across the UK it currently employs five full-time ecological staff, including three licensed bat workers. We wish to employ two additional full time staff to help support our busy workload and develop our business further. Both appointments will be for full-time permanent contracts, subject to initial 6-month probationary periods.

Ecologist (Bats)

Assistant / Graduate Ecologist

Closing Date: 6/3/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: North East

Posted: 15/2/17


Logo: Dorset Wildlife TrustBrownsea Island Assistant

Type: Contract

Location: Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour

Salary:  £17692 p.a. plus employer pension

Dorset Wildlife Trust has a vacancy for a full time (35 hours per week) 3 year fixed term contract position of Brownsea Island Assistant. The post will be varied, assisting with visitor experience, engagement and education, supporting our volunteers and management of the DWT Brownsea Island reserve.

Closing Date: 2/3/17

Sector: Community / Visitors / Volunteers

Region: South West

Posted: 15/2/17


Logo: RSPBField Officer – Uist Reserves

Location: Uist Reserves, Western Isles.

Salary: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum

Basis: 18.5 hours per week – 6 month contract.

We are seeking a dynamic and organised person with a keen interest in wildlife to join our small team doing big things for some of the UK's rarest species and habitats. The Uist reserve suite covers a range of habitats, machair coastal grasslands, tidal strands, fresh water lochs, croftlands and moor across the islands of North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra.  You will work with thousands of breeding Waders, Corncrakes, farmland Finches and birds of prey, assisting with biodiversity monitoring across the islands and tourist information on the reserves.

Closing Date: 14/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: Scotland

Posted: 15/2/17


Logo: Via East Midlands LtdRights of Way Officers - Via East Midlands Ltd

Via East Midlands Ltd (Via) is a new joint venture company between Nottinghamshire County Council and CORSERV (a company wholly owned by Cornwall Council). Via is responsible for the delivery of the highways and rights of way management functions on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.

An opportunity has arisen for two full time Rights of Way Officers to join the Environmental Management and Design Team, based at our West Bridgford offices. This multidisciplinary team delivers rights of way management, engineering, landscape, contaminated land, topographical survey and acoustics services. We provide services to clients both within and external to Nottinghamshire County Council, across a wide range of project types and scales.

Closing Date: 12/3/17

Sector: Rights of Way

Region: Midlands

Posted: 15/2/17


Logo: Cotswolds Conservation BoardThe Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one of the largest protected landscapes in the country, covering 790 sq miles (2038 sq kms). 

The Cotswolds Conservation Board is responsible for the conservation and enhancement and increasing the understanding and enjoyment of this unique area.

Rural Skills and Grants Officer

£23,743 – £28,214 (pay award pending)

37 hours per week + essential user car allowance

You will lead the development and delivery of the Board’s highly successful rural skills training programme, from varied courses aimed at the general public to accredited courses for volunteers and professionals. You will also lead the distribution of Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) and Visitor Giving grants, which support projects that help to look after, and enable people to enjoy, the Cotswolds AONB.

Closing Date: 13/3/17

Sector: Admin / Education

Region: South

Posted: 15/2/17


Logo: Severn TrentRanger

12 Month Placements

Locations – Carsington (Derbyshire), Draycote (Warwickshire), Staunton Harold (Leicestershire)

At Severn Trent, we don’t just supply people with water: we work closely with the environment, caring for the wildlife and communities that surround our sites. Now, we’re on the lookout for some skilled Rangers to join our team. This is an opportunity to establish lasting, emotional connections between rich, vibrant and spectacular areas of natural beauty and the people who live around them.

Delete Date: 14/3/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: Midlands

Posted: 14/2/17


Logo: BTOScientific Officer

Belfast, Northern Ireland

(£22,688 - £25,209 + pension)

 The British Trust for Ornithology is seeking applications for a Scientific Officer to support its operation in Northern Ireland.  The post-holder will work closely with NIEA/DAERA, other BTO offices and Government departments, NGOs and stakeholders in environmental evidence. He/she will identify priority areas of need for conservation and sustainable land management policy development, planning and implementation, guide the collection of new data and plan and undertake analyses of current data sets.

Closing Date: 3/3/17

Sector: Ecology / Policy

Region: Northern Ireland

Posted: 14/2/17


Logo: Christchurch & East Dorser Distrcit CouncilsSeasonal Assistant Ranger

Starting salary: £16,481 pa pro rata

This is a temporary contract for 6 months

Hours: 40hrs per week

You will be involved with all aspects of running this busy country park: Through our visitor engagement programme you will be helping school groups, families and children discover the park’s nature. You will get involved with visitor services work at the Visitor Centre and all tasks involved in the day to day running of Moors Valley Country Park. This post will provide great all round experience for someone starting their career as a Ranger.

Closing Date: 26/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Services

Region: South West

Posted: 14/2/17


Logo: Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership

 

Catchment Improvement Lead

The Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership coordinates initiatives across one of the biggest catchments in the country. We are supported by a network of partners who want the waterways to reach their full potential serving as an asset to communities across the catchment, improving environmental quality, reducing flooding, enhancing biodiversity and providing recreational opportunities.

Closing Date: 27/2/17

Sector:  Community

Region: North East

Posted: 14/2/17


Logo: Hampshire County CouncilAssistant Ranger
£15,909 - £17,758 per annum

Hampshire’s Country Parks are some of Hampshire’s most popular visitor attractions hosting thousands of visitors every year as well as being host to a rich and varied array of wildlife and heritage. The Parks are managed with both visitors and wildlife in mind, to balance the needs of recreation and conservation wherever appropriate. 
Currently there are four Ranger positions available across our parks, Lepe Country Park (Permanent), Staunton Country Park (Temporary - 24 months) & Manor Farm Country Park (Temporary - 18 months) (2 positions). Your role whichever location you choose to apply, will be to carry out a wide range of practical maintenance and conservation tasks in support of small ranger teams and volunteers. It will include frequent site patrols and litter picking, site maintenance and the management of site infrastructure. Habitat management will include tasks such as mowing, tree removal scrub cutting and more.

Closing Date: 28/2/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 14/2/17


Logo: Holkham NNRHolkham National Nature Reserve

Warden

Full-time Permanent

Salary:  £18,000

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced individual to join the small team delivering exceptional work at Holkham National Nature Reserve.  The role will involve practical habitat management, maintenance and presentation of the reserve and visitor management.

Closing Date: 6/3/17

Sector:  Countryside / Visitors / Volunteers / Education

Region: Anglia

Posted: 14/2/17


Logo: Somerset County CouncilRights of Way Officer

37 hours per week

Salary: £20,456 - £23,166 per annum

Are you a people person looking for a varied new challenge?  We are looking for someone to oversee the regulatory aspects of Rights of Way, particularly in relation to development.  You will also be responsible for the Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

The varied work includes a range of tasks, such as responding to planning applications, securing improvements through conditions or legal agreements, authorisations for certain activities, acting as case officer for diversion proposals, ensuring website pages are kept up to date, managing the generic e-mail inbox, as well as procurement of specific products.

Closing Date: 28/2/17

Sector: Rights of Way

Region: South West

Posted: 14/2/17


Logo: JFA Environmental Planning LtdSenior Ecologist

Due to increasing workload, JFA Ltd is seeking a senior ecologist with ecological consultancy experience to join our dynamic team in the south-east. We are looking for someone who has a good breadth of experience, with EPS qualifications, and ideally experience in botanical surveying and habitat assessment and management.

JFA Ltd is an environmental planning consultancy providing value added services to a range of clients, primarily across the South East of England. The position is both flexible, i.e can be done on a part-or full time basis and allows for home-working.

Closing Date: 17/3/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 14/2/17


logo: East Devon District CouncilHabitat Mitigation Officer: South East Devon Habitat Regulations Partnership

£19,939 per annum

Knowle, Sidmouth

Full time Fixed Term up to 2 years

The South East Devon Habitat Regulations Partnership is a joint approach to Habitat Regulations Mitigation between East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council, Teignbridge District Council and Natural England. As a Mitigation Officer employed by East Devon District Council, you’ll play a key role in helping to prevent recreational pressure from new development which may harm the protected wildlife of the Exe Estuary, Dawlish Warren and the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths.

Closing Date: 26/2/17

Sector: Community Engagement

Region: South West

Posted: 13/2/17


Field Studies Council

Tutor

Salary – £18,397 - £20.,994 per annum

Contract Term – Permanent

Location – FSC Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon

In the important and challenging role of a Field Tutor you will develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve its goal of ‘Bringing Environmental Understanding to All though first-hand experience’.  You will be expected to lead groups of all abilities in the natural environment with the ability to provide an appropriate standard of care for our learners.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Education

Region: South West

Posted: 13/2/17


Field Studies Council

Biodiversity Education Officer

Salary – £23,956 - £27,340 per annum

Contract Term – Permanent

Location – FSC Head Office, Shrewsbury

The post-holder will inspire, encourage and engage FSC education staff to include real world environmental issues within their teaching, ensuring learners are enthused and actively learning.

Closing Date: 3/3/17

Sector: Education

Region: Midlands

Posted: 13/2/17


logo: Ceredigion CCSenior Ecologist / Biodiversity Officer

Location: Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron

Salary: £36,019 – £37,858

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time - 37 hours per week

The main purpose of the role is to manage the Conservation Team (covering Hedgerows and TPOs, Wildlife Sites and LNRs, Marine and Marine Protected Areas and Ceredigion Nature Partnership)

Closing Date: 2/3/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: Wales

Posted: 13/2/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 13/2/17

Practical Volunteer Officer, TCV (27/2)

Volunteer Assistant Learning & Engagement Officer, National Trust (3/3)

Chair, Cumbria Local Nature Partnership (CLNP) (6/3)

Spurn Reserve Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (17/3)

Communications Voluntary Trainee, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (10/3)

Conservation Assistant (Volunteer), Natural England (6/3) 

Volunteer Officer, The Conservation Volunteers

Endangered Species Site Monitors, The Species Recovery Trust

Wildlife Watch Group Leaders, Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust (13/3)

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Work Days advertised in the last week

26/3/17 Bog Squad work party in Glen Affric, Inverness-shire organised by Butterfly Conservation Scotland

Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales run a regular monthly Balsam Bashing event in Brynna Woods, Vale of Glamorgan

29/7/17 Bracken Bashing at Brynna Woods in Vale of Glamorgan organised by Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales  

Every other Sunday Dukes Meadows Trust organises a Work Day on Dukes Meadows Park, W4


Job of the Day: Friday 10 February

Lecturer in Countryside Management with Brooksby Melton College

Logo: Brooksby Melton College

Logo: Ribble Rivers TrustAgricultural Project Officer

Salary: £23,000 – £26,000 depending on experience

Position: 18 month fixed-term contract (possibility of extension)

Based: Clitheroe, Lancashire

As part of the Ribble Rivers Trust’s ongoing successful work with the agricultural industry, the Trust is looking to recruit a technically competent, dynamic and enthusiastic team member. The successful candidate will work to develop and deliver agricultural projects and activities which will help to reduce diffuse agricultural pollution and improve habitat, as well as aiding natural flood risk management.

Closing Date: 3/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: North West

Posted: 10/2/17


Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Princethorpe Woodlands Living Landscape Your Wildlife Engagement Officer

Salary: £20,000 per annum Grade 2b

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead and develop the community engagement work for the PWLL scheme, nurturing the involvement of people living within the scheme area with their nearby green-spaces and key natural heritage sites. 

Closing Date: 1/3/17

Sector: Community Engagement

Region: South

Posted: 10/2/17


Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Princethorpe Woodlands Living Landscape Project Officer

Salary: £22,000 per annum Grade 2c

Location: WWT Head Office, Brandon Marsh Visitor Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW

Following approval of a £1.03 million grant from HLF, we are now looking for a committed individual with strong project delivery experience to implement projects in the Princethorpe Woodlands Living Landscape (PWLL) scheme.  The PWLL scheme aims to restore the most significant area of ancient woodland in Warwickshire, increase landscape connectivity through the restoration of hedgerows, grasslands, ponds and heritage sites and engage local communities in a programme of natural heritage-related activities.

Closing Date: 28/2/17

Sector: Ecology / Project Management / Volunteers

Region: South

Posted: 10/2/17


Ecologist

Middlemarch Environmental are currently recruiting for an Ecologist (£18k-£26k DOE) to join both their Coventry team and Regional team in the South of England (Eastleigh/Southampton area).

For more information regarding these roles and to apply please visit our website: www.middlemarch-environmental.com 

Closing Date: 3/3/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 10/2/17


Logo: National TrustAssistant Ranger x 5

Salary: £7.73 per hour

Contract: Fixed term, f/t or p/t (until 30/07/17)

Location: Seahouses, Northumberland

Working as part of the Northumberland Coast property team, you will be helping to manage an important shorebird breeding site at the Long Nanny, near Beadnell. The role will involve extensive engagement with visitors and beach users to ensure the site remains undisturbed, while visitors get a real insight into these rare species and our need to protect them. With a passion for wildlife and conservation species monitoring, recording and protection work is also integral to the role. Out in all weathers on an exposed site, the role can be physically demanding but incredibly rewarding.

Closing Date: 27/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitors / Wildlife

Region: North East

Posted: 9/2/17


Avon Wildlife Trust

Monitoring & GIS Officer

Maternity cover, 3 days per week

Salary Band: £19 - £22k pro rata, depending on experience

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the design and implementation of AWTs conservation work across the West of England. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with ecological monitoring and GIS skills and proven experience of evidence informed decision making in conservation.

Closing Date: 6/3/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: South West

Posted: 9/2/17


Logo: Lothinas & Fife Green Network PartnershipEdinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust

Development Officer - Lothians & Fife Green Network Partnership

Salary; £24,815 per annum + 8% pension + car allowance.

Full-time, fixed term contract to 31st March 2018 based in Edinburgh.

We are looking to appoint a Development Officer to promote and facilitate implementation of the Lothians & Fife Green Network by providing support for the development of strategic green network projects and programmes. You will develop and plan projects relating to woodland management/creation, habitat improvement, access and greenspace based projects.

Closing Date: 27/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Community

Region: Scotland

Posted: 9/2/17


Logo: RSPBWarden

Location: Orkney

Starting Salary: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum

Basis: Full time – permanent position

Onziebust is transitioning to an in-house farming system. As the Warden you will work with the farm manager to take forward the second phase of this ambitious project and bring our vision for the reserve to life.

Closing Date: 5/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Farming

Region: Scotland

Posted: 9/2/17


Logo: RSPBFarm Manager – Onziebust

Location: Orkney

Starting Salary: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum

Basis: Full time – permanent position

Are you looking for a new challenge? We have a unique opportunity for a Farm/Livestock Manager on the island of Egilsay, Orkney. We are looking for an energetic, dynamic and experienced person to establish and manage a suckler herd of Shetland cattle and lead on the associated grassland management.

Closing Date: 5/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Farming

Region: Scotland

Posted: 9/2/17


Forestry Commission

Learning Co-ordinator

Starting salary - £23,023 pro rata for 22 hours

Cranbrook

The learning co-ordinator role is essential to supervise the day-to-day delivery of our learning and family events programmes at Bedgebury, as well as to help facilitate learning opportunities across the East England Forest District.

Closing Date: 26/2/17

Sector: Education

Region: South

Posted: 9/2/17


Logo: RSPBPublic Affairs Manager – Communications and Engagement

Location:  Banbury or Birmingham Office, Midlands Region.

Salary: £39,970 to £43,301 per annum

Basis: Full time – permanent position

Can you lead our Communications and Engagement work to help save nature in the Midlands? Do you have the ambition and flair to seek out new opportunities for partnerships and advocacy and develop innovative ways to engage and inspire more people to support and take action for nature?

Closing Date: 17/3/17

Sector: Community Engagement / Publicity / Volunteers

Region: Midlands

Posted: 8/2/17


Brecknock Wildlife Trust

‘Wild Communities’ – Project Manager (Maternity Cover)

Based in the Upper Tawe Valley, Ystradgynlais, Powys, Wales.

£22,500pa (pensionable), 37.5 hours per week. Temporary Contract to cover Maternity Leave.

The project is about helping people in the Upper Tawe Valley area who are in need of assistance to improve their employability skills and/or people who suffer from poor health and well-being. We aim to engage local people with their natural environment, encourage them to learn to care for it and to take action to improve it for wildlife and in doing so they will benefit by gaining new skills and the environment will be improved.

Closing Date: 2/3/17

Sector: Community / Education

Region: Wales

Posted: 8/2/17


Logo: Operation New World LtdCost Free Training in Canary Islands

“Unemployed? Under 25?A few places still available on NO COST taught course in environmental studies, survey work, cv and interview skills.

Provided by Operation New World Ltd to help unemployed young people to get a job in the environmental sector.

Teaching is by leading professionals. One week March 2017.

Delete Date: 15/3/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: International

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 5/1/17


Logo: Place ServicesSenior Arboricultural Consultant

£35,000 to £43,000 per annum (dependant on experience)

Permanent, Full-time

Location: Chelmsford (with travel throughout Essex where required)

Our increasing growth across the arboricultural sector now requires a motivated and experienced Senior/Principal Arboricultural Consultant to add to our vibrant team. As the Senior/Principal Arboricultural Consultant you will be the thought lead on all arboricultural matters and will oversee operational responsibility of an established team of arboricultural consultants.

Closing Date: 27/2/17

Sector: Arboriculture

Region: South

Posted: 7/2/17


Logo: River Dee TrustInvasive Species Officer (2 posts)

Six month fixed term contract, starting April 2017, with an annual salary equivalent of £20,000 per annum.

The River Dee has an established track record in innovative conservation and enhancement projects and is delivering two invasive plant control projects, on the Rivers Dee and Don. The work will include helping to develop and maintain a volunteer network for controlling invasive species, including training, organising, leading and motivating volunteers.

Closing Date: 28/2/17

Sector: Hortilculture / Volunteer Management

Region: Scotland

Posted: 7/2/17


Logo: Prime Environment

Prime Environment are seeking experienced Ecologists in the Midlands for a 5 /6 month contract starting in March. 

You will principally be working away from the office on a single, large, infrastructure scheme (HS2), potentially also supporting us on other projects across the UK. You will have 2 or more years’ survey experience, ideally having worked on similar projects. You will hold a GCN licence and have experience with bat and badger surveys.

 

Delete Date: 7/3/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: Midlands

Posted: 7/2/17


logo: Essex Ecology Services LtdSenior Ecologist

37.5 hours per week

Starting at a salary of £31,500 per annum rising to £32,000 per annum on completion of probation

Essex Ecology Services (EECOS) is the Essex Wildlife Trust’s ecological consultancy company, established in 1994 to provide a high quality of service while generating a profit that supports the work of the Trust.  EECOS is looking to recruit an experienced and professional Senior Ecologist with a proven track record of delivering successful consultancy contracts, in order to expand its operations in Essex and neighbouring counties.

Closing Date: 3/3/17 extended

Sector: Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 6/2/17


logo: Pensthorpe Natural ParkReserve Warden

12 month Fixed Term Contract (with possibility to extend)

Voted as Norfolk’s Best Large Visitor Attraction for the past two years, we take huge pride in our work and have an opportunity for you to join our team. You will assist in the day-to-day management of the Nature Reserve and Park in this varied and physical role undertaking conservation work in all weathers, developing our reserve and its wildlife, keeping the Park looking its best whatever the season.

Closing Date: 28/2/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: Anglia

Posted: 6/2/17


logo: Forestry Commission England Wetland Restoration Officer (HLS)

£24,747 - £27,497

3 Years (with review at 12 months)

Lyndhurst, Hampshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Wetland Restoration Officer to join our team in a valued and varied role, based at the Forestry Commission office in Lyndhurst, Hampshire. You’ll play a key part in planning and delivering stream and mire restoration projects in the New Forest.  These are part of the largest wetland restoration project of its type in Europe.

Closing Date: 6/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 6/2/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 6/2/17 

Reviving Hampshire’s Community Ponds Project Key Volunteer, The Conservation Volunteers (31/3)

Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer, Cornwall Wildlife Trust (27/2)

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Work Days advertised in the last week 

Bradford Environmental Education Service has published their dates for workdays through to the end of March. Events are in and around Bradford and involve path clearance, tree planting & bridge building.

Wednesdays & Thursdays RSPB runs Volunteer Work Parties at Woolston Eyes - Dee Estuary

Every Tuesday in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London are Weekly Nature Conservation Volunteering events organised by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The group also run a Monthly work day on the first Sunday of the month

Keep Wales Tidy will be kept busy throughout February with vegetation clearance, litter picking, path improvements & a beach clean.

 


Logo: The Conservation VolunteersPractical Volunteer Officer

The Conservation Volunteers are seeking enthusiastic and energetic individuals to apply for the role of Practical Volunteer Officer at Hollybush Conservation Centre in Leeds.

Are you passionate about conservation, improving the environment, gaining new practical skills and working with people? Do you want to gain employment skills in the environment sector? A 6-12 month placement as a Volunteer Officer with Hollybush is for you.

Benefits to you Training in a wide range of practical and project management skills; learn to deliver practical sessions to groups of volunteers with diverse needs; Individual development plan and regular progress reviews with your mentor; Formal training includes Safeguarding, First Aid, Leadership and Risk Assessment; Gain experience in administration, including event management, publicity and budgets

Closing Date: 27/2/17

Sector: Volunteer

Region: North East

Role type: Volunteer

Posted: 3/2/17


Brooksby Melton College

Lecturer in Countryside Management

Permanent, Full Time working 37 hours per week (Monday – Friday) Salary £25,082 - £28,240 per annum (dependant on experience and qualifications)

£22,282 - £24,351 - ‘Trainee Lecturer’ role)

42 days holiday entitlement

Brooksby Melton College is a specialist vocational Further and Higher Education provider in Leicestershire, spread across two main campuses – one in the heart of the lively market town of Melton Mowbray and the other on an 850-acre estate at Brooksby. The college has seen significant investment in practical and teaching facilities.  We are proud of the fact that our student achievement is the highest in the East Midlands for 16-18 year olds across all levels and is the 3rd highest for level 3 provision.

Closing Date: 27/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Education

Region: Midlands

Posted: 3/2/17


Logo: IdverdeDuring 2014/2015, senior officers of the London Borough of Bromley asked idverde to develop a proposal for a holistic managed service.  This would integrate professional park management services with the grounds maintenance services (already outsourced to idverde).  One single organization would provide professional park management and community engagement services together with the delivery of front-line grounds maintenance, conservation management, landscaping and project works.

Job Title:                      Conservation and Education Development Manager

Location:                      High Elms, Bromley

Salary:                          Dependent upon skills and experiences

You will play a key role providing leadership to the Biggin Hill and Rural team to ensure colleagues work together collaboratively within a common culture and to common objectives in order to deliver the KPIs to which idverde has committed. 

Delete Date: 3/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Education / Management

Region: South

Posted: 3/2/17


Logo: Surrey Wildlife TrustSeasonal Stock Checkers x 2

Based on £18,500 pa  

35 hours per week Monday to Friday

April to October inclusive

The Trust is seeking two enthusiastic, practical, flexible and highly motivated people to assist the Farm Manager and stockmen 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: 24/2/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 3/2/17


Logo: Surrey Wildlife TrustAssistant Stockperson

£18,500 pa basic salary + allowance for contractual on call rota

35 hours per week on a rolling 5 day rota including weekends plus on-call

The Trust is seeking an enthusiastic, practical, flexible and highly motivated person to assist the Farm Manager and stockmen in the care of over 350 cattle, 20 goats, 160 red deer and a flock of 70 sheep. The livestock graze over 3,500ha of the county and are in full breeding herds.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South

Posted: 3/2/17


Logo: RSPBEstate Worker – Somerset Reserves

Location: West Sedgemoor Reserve, Somerset.

Salary: £15,366 to £16,377 per annum

Basis: Full time – permanent position.

Do you have a passion for wildlife?  Do you want to help protect one of the UK's most exciting places for nature, the internationally important Somerset Levels & Moors?  We are currently looking for an energetic,  and skilled Estate Worker to help manage the RSPB's Somerset Reserves, in one of the most important wetlands in the country, for both wildlife and people.

Closing Date: 26/2/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: South West

Posted: 3/2/17


Logo: The Conservation VolunteersThe Conservation Volunteers

Project Officer

Based in Doncaster

Salary: £17,900 per annum

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places. Reporting to the Operations Leader you will be part of a team responsible for delivering a busy programme of community engagement, volunteering programmes, health programmes and land management across multiple community green spaces.

Closing Date: 2/2/17

Sector: Community / Volunteers

Region: North East

Posted: 2/2/17


Logo: Bewl WaterThe largest inland water in the South East set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bewl Water offers those with a love of the outdoors the opportunity to pursue a range of activities in a very rich and special environment. We need the following individuals to help build our team:

Seasonal Rangers

Passenger Boat Crew

Seasonal Bewl Activities Assistant

Seasonal Café and Bistro Waiters and Waitresses

Delete Date: 2/3/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitors

Region: South

Posted: 2/2/17


    

  

             

2 x Seasonal Countryside Ranger with Eastleigh Borough Council

Closing Date: 26/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Visitor Management

Region: South

Posted: 2/2/17


Logo: Cannock Chase SAC PartnershipThe Cannock Chase SAC Partnership is looking to recruit two individuals who are enthusiastic and passionate about conservation and public engagement. Cannock Chase in Staffordshire includes a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), designated principally for its heathland habitats. These are at risk from recreational impacts.  Since 2010 the Cannock Chase SAC Partnership has developed an outline programme of mitigation (Strategic Access Management and Monitoring Measures (SAMMM)).

Cannock Chase SAC Project Officer

To develop, deliver and report on a programme of SAMMM mitigation projects to meet the Habitat Regulations including overseeing visitor engagement.

Cannock Chase SAC Visitor Engagement Officer

To support the Project Officer in delivery of the SAMMM by delivering visitor engagement and management techniques, producing interpretation material and public engagement through a range of techniques including social media / web-based resources.

Closing Date: 27/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Project Management / Visitor Services

Region: Midlands

Posted: 2/2/17


Logo: Surrey Wildlife TrustLiaison Officers x 3 – Countryside Estate Team

Based on Wisley Common, Junction 10 M25

Salary £28,000 per annum

The Liaison Officers, who form part of our newly created Estate Team, will be the communication link between the Trust and our Partners, Stakeholders, members of the public and all those with whom we have contact in the course of our work.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Admin / Engagement

Region: South

Posted: 2/2/17


Logo: Surrey Wildlife TrustCountryside Surveyor x 2 – Countryside Estate Team

Based on Wisley Common, Junction 10 M25 but travel across Surrey

Salary £22,000 per annum

The core role of the two Countryside Surveyors within our newly created Estate Team is to regularly monitor our sites to observe a site specific set of ecological and management features and feedback records so that the Trust can ensure it is complying with management plans and meeting our statutory and contractual obligations.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Ecology

Region: South

Posted: 2/2/17


Logo: Surrey Wildlife TrustEstate Manager – Countryside Estate Team

Based on Wisley Common, Junction 10 M25

Salary £35,000 per annum

Would you like to take on a vital new role managing a newly restructured land management team? 

The Estate Manager will bring together the newly formed team of 10 people and lead them on the task of managing c4,000 hectares of our Countryside Estate.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Management

Region: South

Posted: 2/2/17


Logo: Forestry Commission ScotlandForest Planner, Newton Stewart

£29,401 - £32,486, plus benefits

Galloway Forest District is located in South West Scotland, employing nearly 100 staff and managing approximately 116,000 hectares (450 square miles) of the National Forest Estate. The District is a centre for nature conservation and public recreation with over a quarter of the landholding being managed with conservation and public access as key priorities. We are looking for a Forest Planner to support and assist Galloway Forest District Planning and Environment team on general renewables and other infrastructure projects within the district.

Closing Date: 2/3/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Countryside

Region: Scotland

Posted: 2/2/17


Logo: Surrey Wildlife TrustPractical Volunteer Leader x 3 – Countryside Estate Team

Based on Wisley Common, Junction 10 M25 but travel across Surrey

Salary £22,000 per annum

The core role of the three Practical Volunteer Leaders within our newly created Estate Team is to engage with and lead the Trust’s volunteers in order to manage works across the countryside estate in line with management plans and to meet our statutory and contractual obligations.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Volunteers

Region: South

Posted: 1/2/17


Logo: RSPBLearning Officer

Location: Saltholme Reserve, Cleveland.

Startiing Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum pro rata

Basis: 22.5 hours per week – permanent position.

Are you an outgoing people-person who loves the outdoors and is passionate about wildlife? Would you relish the opportunity to enthuse children in formal school groups about nature and inspire them to make a difference to help wildlife.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Education

Region: North East

Posted: 1/2/17


Logo: Cumbria Widllife Trust

Seasonal Warden - Rockcliffe Marsh

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is seeking to appoint a Seasonal Warden for Rockcliffe Marsh, the Trust’s largest nature reserve located on the Solway Firth in North Cumbria.

The contract will start on the 10 April 2017 and run for approximately 21 weeks (until around the 1 September 2017).

Pay: £1,365.00 (gross pcm).  Accommodation is provided.

42 hours per week.

Responsibilities of the post include monitoring breeding gulls, waders and passerines, liaising with the Estate and producing an end of breeding season report.  Good communication skills and knowledge of coastal birds are therefore essential.

Closing Date: 27/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Wildlife

Region: North West

Posted: 31/1/17


Logo: Pyecombe Golf ClubPycombe Golf Club

40 hours a week with early morning starts (6am in the summer) and occasional weekends (part-time, paid at overtime rates) on a rota basis.

An opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Apprentice Greenkeeper position at Pyecombe Golf Club. Pyecombe is a members’ club, situated six miles north of Brighton, set in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

The duties will include a range of golf course maintenance tasks including some construction, treework and conservation activities to present the Golf Course to the highest standards for members and the paying public.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Arboriculture / Horticulture

Region: South

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 31/1/17


Logo: RSPBFamily Events Officer

Location: Home based – Brighton and local parks

Salary: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum pro rata

Basis: 22.5 hours per week – 4 month contract.

The RSPB are passionate about inspiring children and families to discover nature on their doorstep. We are looking for a motivated individual to deliver exciting outdoor activities with families this summer. You will promote and deliver simple, fun wildlife and nature based activities in local green spaces and parks in the Brighton and Hove.

Closing Date: 2/3/17

Sector: Education / Visitor Management

Region: South

Posted: 30/1/17


Bodmin Town Council seeks applicants for a Grasscutter / Gardener / General Labourer

To carry out grass cutting, strimming, tree work, hedge cutting and general garden maintenance across the Council’s parks and open spaces; to help with the management and care of areas sensitive to wildlife; to work alongside schools and volunteer groups as necessary; to carry out cemetery duties which will include preparation of graves using manual and mechanical systems and backfilling following interment.

Closing Date: 27/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Horticulture

Region: South West

Posted: 30/1/17


Logo: RSPBProject Officer

Location:  Eastern Moors, Sheffield.

Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum.

Basis: Full time – permanent position

The Eastern Moors, 10 square miles of stunning upland habitat in the Peak District National Park, is just a stone's throw from the city of Sheffield and looked after by the Eastern Moors Partnership, a joint initiative between the RSPB and the National Trust.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Visitor Engagement

Region: North East

Posted: 30/1/17


Logo: RSPBFamily Events Officer

Location: London – home based and in local parks

Salary: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum pro rata

Basis: 22.5 hours per week – 4 month contract.

Do you love wildlife? Can you share that love with children and families? The RSPB are passionate about inspiring children and families to discover nature on their doorstep. We are looking for a motivated individual to deliver exciting outdoor activities with families this summer. You will promote and deliver simple, fun wildlife and nature based activities in local green spaces and parks in the London boroughs of Camden or Newham.

Closing Date: 2/3/17

Sector: Education / Visitor Management

Region: South

Posted: 30/1/17


An opportunity for a Landscape and Heritage Conservation Trainee (focus on Communication and Engagement) is required from April 2017 until March 2018.

Applicants are invited for a 12 month traineeship in landscape and heritage conservation and interpretation with the North Pennines AONB Partnership, focussing on work to communicate and engage with the public. In exchange for comprehensive training across the range of our projects, the successful candidate will work in the AONB team to enhance their existing qualifications. This should equip them to take up a professional role in landscape and heritage conservation or perhaps in communications.

Delete Date: 27/2/17

Sector: Community Engagement

Region: North East

Role type: Trainee

Posted: 30/1/17


Volunteer posts advertised week beginning 30/1/17 

Seasonal Volunteer Assistant Warden, The Lundy Company Ltd (24/2)

2017 Lundy Island Volunteer Assistant Ranger, The Lundy Company Ltd (3/3)

Volunteer Trainee Warden x 2, Natural England (28/2)

Volunteer Community Ranger, National Trust (6/2)

Trainee Partnership Officer (Community Engagement & Wellbeing), North West Kent Countryside Partnership (NWKCP) (24/2)

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All Volunteer Adverts Here


Logo: Ecology SolutionsSeasonal Field Surveyors

With offices in the Cotswolds and Hertfordshire, Ecology Solutions is a leading consultancy with an extensive range of expertise, specialising in ecology planning solutions for numerous, diverse high profile clients within both the public and private sectors nationwide.

Both offices are seeking to recruit Seasonal Field Surveyors to be involved in protected species survey and translocation work in various locations across the UK. Basic knowledge of these fauna is advantageous, although full training will be provided. Use of own car is essential, as is a willingness to travel long distances, work evenings and occasional weekends, and stay away from home overnight for the majority of the week.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: Midlands

Posted: 27/1/17


Logo: The Mountains and The People14 Trainee Upland Path Workers required in Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Parks

The Mountains and The People is an innovative partnership project which will engage the people of Scotland and beyond in the conservation of the iconic mountains across our country’s two National Parks. The Mountains and The People project is led by the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust (COAT) supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with Scotland’s two National Park Authorities, Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.  The project aims to engage those who live in and visit our National Parks in the protection of their fragile upland mountain environments through a programme of upland path maintenance and environmental conservation activities, leaving a legacy of motivated, well trained people from all backgrounds to be the custodians of Scotland’s spectacular outdoor spaces.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: Scotland

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 27/1/17


Total Ecology Ltd

Ecologist wanted for permanent position to be based at our Corbridge office. Salary: £18,000 -£25,000 depending on experience.  Total Ecology Ltd is looking for an enthusiastic person to join the team in a full time permanent role. 

Total Ecology Ltd is a small but growing ecological consultancy working all over the UK with our head office in Northumberland.  The applicant would be expected to carry out a wide range of tasks including protected species and habitat surveys, data mapping and writing reports. The applicant must be willing to work unsociable hours. 

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Ecology

Region: North East

Posted: 27/1/17


Logo: Thames ChaseFinance and Administration Officer (Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership)

Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster, RM14 3NS

Salary: £11,000 per annum with £1,000 bonus payable on successful completion of 5-year term

Basis: Part-time (17.5 hours per week) on a 5-year fixed term (April 2017 to March 2022)

The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership has secured £1.3million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to underpin a 5-year £2.4m programme to restore, discover and celebrate one of the last remaining landscapes of London as it once was.  Building on the landscape regeneration story of Thames Chase Community Forest established in 1990, and located on the edge of east London and south-west Essex, the adopted narrative for our fragmented and misunderstood landscape is inspired by Leslie Thompson’s book ‘The Land that Fanns’, describing a more unified time that many still remember.

Closing Date: 26/2/17

Sector: Admin

Region: South

Posted: 27/1/17


Logo: Thames ChaseScheme Manager (Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership)

Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster, RM14 3NS

Salary: £30,000 per annum with £3,000 bonus payable on successful completion of 5-year term

Basis: Full time on a 5-year fixed term (April 2017 to March 2022)

The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership has secured £1.3million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to underpin a 5-year £2.4m programme to restore, discover and celebrate one of the last remaining landscapes of London as it once was.  Building on the landscape regeneration story of Thames Chase Community Forest established in 1990, and located on the edge of east London and south-west Essex, the adopted narrative for our fragmented and misunderstood landscape is inspired by Leslie Thompson’s book ‘The Land that Fanns’, describing a more unified time that many still remember.

Closing Date: 26/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Management

Region: South

Posted: 27/1/17


Logo: National TrustSite Operations Manager

Salary: £26,264 per annum

Contract: Permanent full time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4DW

Are you an inspirational leader with great people management skills? Are you excited by the challenge of balancing excellent conservation and presentation standards with a busy programme of events? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop? If so this role could be for you. As the Site Operations Manager you’ll be responsible for an outstanding visitor experience at Brimham Rocks and to meet the property’s performance targets. You’ll also be responsible for all aspects of the visitor journey, commercial activity and conservation of the property.

Closing Date: 26/2/17

Sector: Countryside / Publicity / Visitors

Region: North East

Posted: 26/1/17


Logo: RSPBMembership Development Officer

Location: Ribble Discovery Centre, Lancashire.

Salary: £17,276 to £18,715 per annum.

Basis: Full time – 6 month contract.

Do you have a passion for wildlife and enjoy talking to the public? We are seeking a committed nature-lover who can share our stories about our fantastic work in the North of England and the Ribble Estuary in particular.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Membership / Publicity

Region: North West

Posted:  24/1/17


Logo: RSPBSenior Public Affairs Officer

Location: South and West Scotland Regional Office, Glasgow

Salary: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum.

Basis: 30 hours per week – maternity cover – up to 1 year.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivational person with experience of event organising, and sales or fundraising, to join our friendly team supporting conservation delivery in South and West Scotland via people engagement and fundraising. You should be a self starter, be confident selling RSPB membership and helping others excel in their membership roles, and have an interest in the environment and the natural world. Previous experience of managing staff and volunteers is also desirable.

Closing Date: 27/2/17

Sector: Management / Publicity

Region: Scotland

Posted: 23/1/17


Logo: RSPBSite Manager

Location: Lochwinnoch Reserve, Renfrewshire.

Salary: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum.

Basis: Full time – permanent position.

Looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your career and manage one of the RSPB’s top “people” reserves?  Then this may well be the job for you!

We need someone with the skills required to lead the reserve into a new era of exciting changes to infrastructure and habitat alike. Your ability to meld just the right blend and balance of these skills will be paramount to the success of the reserve in future years. Whilst experience of habitats and species will always be a major element of working at any RSPB reserve, at Lochwinnoch “people” skills will be absolutely to the fore at this family friendly site.

Closing Date: 24/2/17

Sector: Management / Volunteers

Region: Scotland

Posted: 23/1/17


Logo: University of the Highlands and Islands Inverness CollegeMasters by Research Studentship Opportunity

Rivers and Lochs Institute

Inverness College UHI

Studentships include a stipend for 1 year (£13,500) and full UK/EU UHI tuition fees (£4,052/yr).

The Rivers and Lochs Institute (RLI), Inverness College UHI offers graduate studies and research opportunities in aquatic biodiversity management sector, and works closely with public agencies, NGOs and industry, to meet local research and training needs. The research is supported by the Institute’s new state-of-the-art applied genomics laboratory at the Inverness Campus. The RLI is currently inviting applications from appropriately qualified individuals for a 12 month, full time, fully funded Masters by Research studentship to be based in the Institute at Inverness College UHI on a project entitled, “Development of eDNA techniques for Slender naiad survey and monitoring”. The project is funded in collaboration with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the successful candidate will work closely with SNH for the duration of the project.

Closing Date: 3/3/17

Sector: Biodiversity

Region: Scotland

Posted: 19/1/17


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