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REF 412-DIRECT-22/2 JOB ASSOCIATE TUTOR – CLIMATE CHANGE BAROMETER


BE4 22/2/10 LOC NORTH SOMERSET
PAY £15 / hr FOR GOBLIN COMBE ENVIRONMENT CENTRE
DES The Centre delivers a wide range of programmes to children & adults in the local community & in our 130 acre
woodland situated in Cleeve, between Western-Super-Mare & Bristol. Join our team to deliver on our ‘Climate Change
Barometer’ programme which teaches children about climate change & how it effects ecosystems. Hours will vary according to
demand but all activities take place during school hours. BUT Ideally hold a teaching, youth work or other rel qual. 2+ years’
experience of working with young people. Experience of leading groups in the outdoor env, good working knowledge of the
Primary National Curriculum, climate change, weather, wildlife & data collection & processing. ASK Chat: Hannah, 01934
833 723.

REF 413/15-DIRECT-1/8 JOB FREELANCE TUTORS


BE4 Ongoing LOC NORTH SOMERSET
PAY £10 / 15 per hour depending on experience FOR GOBLIN COMBE ENVIRONMENT CENTRE
DES The Centre delivers a wide range of programmes to children & adults in the local community & in our 130 acre
woodland situated in Cleeve, between Western-Super-Mare & Bristol. Join our team to deliver bushcraft, forest school,
conservation & env learning activities. BUT Ideally hold a teaching, youth work or other rel qual. Experience of leading
groups in the outdoor env in 1+ of the following areas: env education, bushcraft, Forest School, teambuilding / problem
solving, practical conservation. Current First Aid cert & recent CRB check. ASK Please send a covering letter with your CV
in the first instance to: enquiries@goblincombe.org.uk FAO Rachel Jones.

REF 416-DIRECT-1/3 JOB TUTOR IN GEOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


BE4 26/2/10 (noon) IV 9/3/10 LOC FLATFORD MILL FIELD CENTRE, SUFFOLK
PAY 16446 – 18767 FOR FIELD STUDIES COUNCIL
DES Develop & deliver out-of-classroom learning experiences to a wide ranging audience of formal educational groups
incl: specification-based programmes in geography at KS 4, AS & A2 level; cross-curricular env studies programmes at KS 2
& 3; supporting other Education Team colleagues in delivering secondary ecology programmes. BUT Degree in geography,
env science or closely allied discipline; experience of teaching, fieldwork & the production & preparation of teaching resources.
Enthusiasm for your subject & the outdoors; knowledge of the National Curriculum & Specifications in your subject area.
Excellent communication & teamworking skills. Full driving licence. ASK www.field-studies-council.org Queries: Edward
Jackson, Head of Centre, 01206 297111.

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REF 417-DAILY-8/3 JOB BLUE LOOP RIVER STEWARD


BE4 5/3/10 IV 15/3/10 LOC SHEFFIELD
PAY 24400 FOR GROUNDWORK SHEFFIELD
DES Funded to Jan 2012. Managed by a partnership of Groundwork Sheffield & River Stewardship Company, the project
aims to support local communities to learn about & engage in the environment along the River Don & Tinsley Canal. BUT
Excellent communication skills & strong partnership & project management skills to work with local communities & deliver
successful projects. Excellent organisational skills & experience of delivering a varied events programme including
recreational activities, environmental education & volunteer days involved in practical site management work. Relevant degree
or equivalent qualification & a good understanding of the issues affecting urban waterways & the challenges of engaging

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communities. Full, clean driving licence & willingness to drive essential. ASK Chat: Helen Batt, 0114 2636420. Apply:
mandy.Jeffrey@groundwork.org.uk 0114 2636420.

REF 418-DAILY-1/3 JOB SEASONAL ECOLOGIST


BE4 25/2/10 IV wb8/3/10 LOC BARTON UPON HUMBER
PAY 18000 pro year FOR HUMBER INDUSTRY NATURE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (INCA)
DES 6 months. The Humber Estuary with its ports & factories is of vital importance for the UK’s economy. It is also of
outstanding value for birds, seals & other wildlife. Help achieve sustainable development & promote nature conservation on
industrial & commercial sites. Carry out ecological surveys of our members’ sites around the Humber Estuary. BUT Hold a
current great crested newt survey licence & have sound botanical identification skills. Previous experience of working in a
consultancy-type environment an advantage. IT literate & able to produce good quality technical reports. Full driving licence &
access to own transport. ASK www.humberinca.co.uk/publications.php Apply with CV & covering letter to Darren Clarke,
Humber INCA, Water’s Edge Visitor Centre, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincs DN18 5JR

REF 419-DAILY-1/3 JOB LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – 21st Century Woodlands
BE4 25/2/10 IV 9/3/10 LOC FALKLAND, FIFE
PAY up to £30k depending on experience FOR FALKLAND STEWARDSHIP TRUST
DES 1 year, potential further 2 years subject to funding. Work with stakeholders to develop the potential of the Forest of
Falkland as a centre of learning & good practice; provide learning support to a community of practitioners from Fife & beyond;
& collaborate closely with key agencies in the forestry, educational & env sectors. BUT Experience of teaching or facilitating
learning in a relevant area (i.e. forestry, ecology or community development), managing staff or volunteers, excellent
communication skills, formal education to degree level or professional equivalent, commitment to & understanding of the
concept of stewardship, understanding of woodland ecology & sustainable forestry practice, in the context of climate change &
peak oil, commitment & experience of effective team working & diplomacy, ability to collaborate effectively with a range of
community & statutory organisations, & to undertake & organise own admin. ASK Falkland Centre for Stewardship, The
Stables, Falkland Estate, Fife KY15 7AF e.helen@centreforstewardship.org.uk

REF 420-DAILY-22/2 JOB LECTURERS – ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION


BE4 17/3/10 (9am) LOC CIRENCESTER
PAY 21440 – 26300 FOR CIRENCESTER COLLEGE
DES Post offers tremendous opportunities to help develop an exciting curriculum area. This diverse role involves both
classroom teaching & leadership of practical, outdoor conservation work. BUT Energy & ideas; academically qualified &
equipped with real practical experience & skills. Applications welcome from those already teaching Countryside Management
or Environmental Studies or industry professionals, such as ecologists of Wildlife Trust staff, who wish to move into teaching.
Teacher training available if needed. ASK Human Resources, 01285 640994 rjb@Cirencester.ac.uk or apply via College
website or on Fejobs.com

REF 421-DIRECT-22/2 JOB WESTERN CHESHIRE HEALTH ON WHEELS PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR


BE4 18/2/10 IV wb 8/3/10 LOC CHESHIRE & WARRINGTON
PAY 20475 – 22950 FOR CYCLING PROJECTS
DES Engage & consult with the local communities to reduce barriers & increase cycling, with an emphasis on the needs of
socially excluded & inactive people. Work closely with project partners incl Western Cheshire Primary care Trust & Chester
council, Sustrans & Natural England. BUT Related academic or vocational qual e.g. Health, Cside, Sport or Physical Activity
& experience of project planning & development work in a related field. Sound knowledge of health related benefits of physical
activity & a good understanding of the barriers to participation in community based cycling initiatives. ASK Ian Tierney –
Manager, Cycling Projects, 1 Priory Court, Buttermarket Street, Warrington WA1 2NP 01925 234213
recruitment@cycling.org.uk

REF 422/30-DAILY-22/2 LOC ENGLAND & WALES


BE4 22/2/10 FOR ADAS UK
JOB DES
Freelance Ecology Consultants All areas of England & Wales. We are looking to expand our network of qualified &
experienced freelance consultants with any of the following skills: mammals, reptiles, dormice, badgers, bats, great crested
newts & birds, incl those licensed to work with protected species; botanical surveying to Phase 1 level; NVC surveys & Habitat
condition assessments. In particular, in the following regions: East – botanical particularly Phase 1, NVC & condition
assessments & protected species skills, especially bat, reptiles & badgers; South East – bats, reptiles & dormice skills; South
West – birds, bats, reptiles & dormice, botanical particularly Phase 1; North – habitat condition assessments (upland).
Farm Environment Consultants All areas of England. BUT 2+ years’ experience in either or both the following: agri-
environment & farm conservation, with an excellent knowledge of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme, both Entry Level &
Higher Level & able to provide practical conservation advice to farmers; knowledge of catchment sensitive farming & nutrient
planning & experience of working with farmers to change behaviours.
Arboriculture Consultants All areas of England. BUT Knowledge & experience of tree surveying techniques & risk
/ hazard assessment methodologies; sound knowledge of tree identification, tree physiology, pests & diseases; knowledge &
experience of forestry, arboriculture & land management work practices; experience & knowledge of preparing clear work
specifications & risk assessments for contractors, for individual or small groups of trees; ability to communicate effectively with
a wide range of landowners & other stakeholders, to explain the need for & obtain agreement for essential vegetation
management work. All: PAY YES ASK CV to angela.dewhurst@adas.co.uk Please indicate the geographical areas in
which you are able to work.

REF 431-DIRECT-1/3 JOB TRAINEE TUTOR


BE4 26/2/10 (noon) LOC FSC AMERSHAM, COTSWOLDS
PAY 10734 incl accom FOR FIELD STUDIES COUNCIL

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DES 11 months, residential. To be trained in the skills needed to become an effective educator outside the classroom.
BUT Degree in biology or geography or closely allied discipline essential. First Aid Cert desirable. Experience of working with
children & / or informally with groups & experience of fieldwork essential. Good communication, IT & report writing skills.
Enhanced CRB Disclosure. ASK Chat: Jackie Rham, Head of Centre, 01494 721054. Apply: www.field-studies-council.org

Poor CJ Snail – can you help?


As a charity, Durrell has been severely impacted by the economic
recession. Faced with a significant deficit for 2009 & a worse
outlook in 2010, Durrell today is announcing major cost reductions
which will include redundancies. All areas of the Trust will be
affected, including the Trinity site, the animal collection & the
Trust’s overseas activities. Approximately 10% of the workforce
will be impacted, with 12-14 positions at risk.
Durrell Chief Executive Paul Masterton commented, “It is
extremely sad that we have to take these actions, including the
need to lose staff who work so passionately in support of our
mission. We have already implemented severe cost savings,
reducing running costs & not filling open positions, but these
measures have not been sufficient. Throughout all changes we will
ensure that the welfare of our animals will not be compromised
though, as part of our review, we will be looking at the size &
scope of the collection.”
Durrell has reported deficits for several years covering these
losses from its reserves. Contributing to the deficit have been
increased running costs for the site & long term conservation
activities. The main issue, however, is declining income, including
the impact of falling tourism in Jersey which has affected
admissions to the park & secondary spend. While the operating
position improved in 2008, the economic downturn since then has
impacted all areas of the Trust’s income, with declines in both
charitable support & commercial revenues from the visitor
attraction. While the 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2009 were
successful in generating awareness, increased membership &
support, sadly this was not sufficient to offset falls in income
elsewhere. Durrell, Jan 10
If you can please add a little extra to your subscription and
we will forward it to Durrell. Or what about adopting an
animal? More details on 'Our Charities' page of the
website, or go straight to Durrell at www.durrell.org

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REF 432-DIRECT-22/2 JOB DORSET YOUTH PROJECT OFFICER


BE4 19/2/10 (noon) IV wb 1/3/10 LOC HOLTON LEE, POOLE
PAY 19038 FOR BTCV DORSET
DES Currently to Dec 2010, extension dependent on funding. To join our Pre e2e team & work with 14-19 year old NEET
young people to develop their confidence, skills & portfolios through a varied programme of activities. Work with & develop
relationships local referring agencies & subcontractors to recruit, support & retain young people in accordance with the local
contract over a 12 week period. BUT Ideally, experience of working with disadvantaged groups of young people, genuine
empathy towards their situation, motivated & inspired to deliver a varied & interesting programme of activities & experience of
working on target driven contracts. 21+ with full driving licence for 2+ years & willing to undertake a minibus test if passed
before 1997, or hold PCV D1 licence or willing to undertake training. Subject to CRB check. ASK Chat: Kirsty, 01202
632101. Apply: http://www.btcv.org.uk recruitment@btcv.org.uk 01302 388844.

REF 433-DIRECT-22/2 JOB COQUET WILDLIFE PROJECT OFFICER


BE4 22/2/10 IV 1/3/10 LOC NORTHUMBERLAND SEABIRD CENTRE
PAY 17000 – 18000 FOR RSPB
DES Raise the profile of the natural heritage of the south Northumberland coastline, the Northumberland Seabird Centre &
associated boat trips to Coquet Island. Trial a range of events & activities on wildlife related themes. Detailed community
consultation process & analysis of the potential for developing nature based tourism in the area will be undertaken. BUT A
love of wild places, passionate about conservation, & the ability to communicate this to others. ASK
www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE: Selina Cross, NERO, 1 Sirius House, Amethyst Road, Newcastle Business Park,
Newcastle-upon-Tune, NE4 7YL

REF 434-DIRECT-1/3 JOB SENIOR EVENTS OFFICER


BE4 1/3/10 IV 23 or 24/3/10 LOC LONDON
PAY 16000 – 18500 FOR RSPB
DES Help increase membership in Greater London by organising & leading recruitment events & activities focused around
wildlife. BUT Experienced in a sales-orientated env, enthusiasm & good organisational skills, Target driven team player who
can work independently. Involves weekend work. ASK A4 SAE: Louise Clark, RSPB London, 2nd Floor, Petty France,
London, SW1H 9EU www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies

REF 435-DIRECT-8/3 JOB CONSERVATION OFFICER


BE4 5/3/10 IV 15/3/10 LOC DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
PAY 19000 – 22000 FOR RSPB
DES Engage in a range of species/site safeguard casework & advisory work involving priority birds & habitats, incl black
grouse, nightjar, Greenland white-fronted geese & farmland birds. Working with partners, landowners & agents in the
agricultural, forestry & statutory sectors, advise Rural Development Contract applicants & case officers. BUT Co-ordinate

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vols, maintain databases & chairing study groups. Suitable for a dynamic graduate with env (or rel) degree, with experience &
knowledge of biodiversity & rel issues. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE: Alison Robertson, RSPB Scotland. The
Old School, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas, DG7 3AP

REF 436-DAILY-1/3 JOB PROPERTY MANAGER – West Yorkshire Countryside Properties


BE4 1/3/10 IV 12/3/10 LOC MARSDEN MOOR & HARDCASTLE CRAGS
PAY 30000 – 33000 FOR NATIONAL TRUST
DES Further the use of our places, balancing conservation needs with access. Instil a feeling of openness, dedication &
engagement within your team, help raise the potential of the landscape, natural environment, archaeology & buildings. Build
on our strategy of encouraging local communities & volunteers to get involved. BUT General management experience,
ideally in conservation; good understanding of sustainable land management & the natural environment. A love for delivering
unforgettable experiences & experience of working closely with local communities. Great manager of people & budgets &
brilliant at getting the best out of both with your open & empowering management style & sound financial know-how. Thrive on
responsibility & confident involving local people & engaging with local authorities, NGOs & conservation organisations. ASK
Ref: NT09/04397. http://bit.ly/NT04397.

REF 437-DAILY-8/3 JOB North East Scotland Biological Records Centre IT Support / GIS Officer
BE4 5/3/10 IV 19/3/10 LOC ABERDEEN
PAY 11564 – 12098 FOR ABERDEENSHIRE COUNCIL
DES 21.75 hrs / wk (3 days) temp to 31/3/11 with a view to extension. Established in 2000 NESBReC has developed into
the focus for biodiversity information in the NE of Scotland. Working in a small, dedicated team, you will be involved in the
collation, management & dissemination of biological information. Together with existing staff, manage a wide range of
datasets for organisations, groups & individuals & supervise volunteers using IT systems. BUT Confident, self-motivated &
highly competent in IT, GIS & database admin. Educated to degree level or equiv in computing science (or proven significant
experience); ability to work on own initiative; excellent communication & presentation skills. Experience of using the Recorder
application a distinct advantage. ASK Ref: ABS5505. www.nesbrec.org.uk Chat: Glenn Roberts, 01224 273633 or Moira
Johnson, 01467 628689. Apply: www.Aberdeenshire.gov.uk

REF 438-DAILY-1/3 JOB ECOLOGIST / SENIOR ECOLOGIST


BE4 ? LOC HEXHAM
PAY YES negotiable* FOR E3 ECOLOGY
DES Join welcoming team of 11 zoologists, botanists, ornithologists & freshwater ecologists at a vibrant Ecological
Consultancy in a beautiful rural area of Northumberland. 8Salray negotiable dependent on experience & productivity, with a
generous training package provided. BUT 2+ years’ work experience with a background in protected species; bat & newt
licences & ES / EIA experience a distinct advantage. Driving licence & car essential. ASK CV to E3 Ecology Ltd, Pasture
House, Wark, Hexham NE48 3DG mary.martin@e3ecology.co.uk

REF 439/40-DIRECT-1/3 JOB 2 x EVENTS OFFICER


BE4 1/3/10 IV 23 or 24/3/10 LOC LONDON
PAY 15000 – 17000 FOR RSPB
DES 6 month contract, starting May, involving weekend & evening work. Recruit supporters to fund our conservation work
attending events & activities across the Capital. BUT Sales experience & knowledge of the env. Comfortable working
independently with initiative & drive. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE: Louise Clark, RSPB London, 2nd Floor, 65
Petty France, London, SW1H 9EU

REF 441-DAILY-1/3 JOB CHORLEY COMMUNITY FOOD GROWING OFFICER


BE4 26/2/10 IV 18/3/10 LOC BAMBER BRIDGE or CHORLEY
PAY 19700 pro rata FOR LANCASHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
DES 25.5 hrs (3 days per week). Exciting opportunity to join an innovative, forward thinking charity. Set up, develop & co-
ordinate the management & establishment of Community food growing schemes in Chorley. This will involve working I
partnership with Chorley Borough Council, social landlords & other organisations. Work with a wide range of people to
promote the importance of food growing. BUT Practical skills to make this project a success & organisational skills including
fund raising to make it sustainable. ASK www.lancswt.org.uk

REF 442-DAILY-1/3 JOB LAND MANAGEMENT & CONSERVATION ADVISER


BE4 25/2/10 IV 19/3/10 LOC BURY ST EDMUNDS
PAY Starting 23300 FOR NATURAL ENGLAND
DES Join a team of advisers conserving SSSIs & delivering environmental land management schemes such as Higher
Level Stewardship in East Suffolk. As well as monitoring sites & providing technical advice to farmers & land managers, you
will process & monitor agreements & ensure compliance with nature conservation legislation. Build relationships with site
managers & key partners, & co-ordinate our SSSI work across the East Suffolk area including many of the internationally
important SSSIs on the Suffolk coast. BUT Practical experience of applying natural environment policy & practice & a good
knowledge of SSSI legislation & land management systems. Good knowledge of coastal & estuarine ecology essential.
Understanding of agri-environment schemes, AONBs & biodiversity action plan delivery. ASK Ref: IRC44019.
www.naturalengland.org.uk ssd.nerecruitment@defra.gsi.gov.uk Natural England Recruitment, Shared Services Directorate,
Room 212, 2nd Floor, Foss House, Kings Pool, 1-2 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX 0845 603 7262. (email pref).

REF 443-DAILY-22/2 JOB SEVENOAKS VISITOR CENTRE MANAGER


BE4 22/2/10 IV 26/2/10 LOC SEVENOAKS WILDLIFE RESERVE, KENT
PAY 15907 – 20209 pro rata FOR KENT WILDLIFE TRUST
DES Manage the Visitor Centre to ensure visitors have a safe & enjoyable time & that the Centre supports the varied work
of the Trust. Inspire & work closely with committed Trust volunteers. Some evening & weekend working. BUT Personable,

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organised, committed to wildlife & an excellent communicator with people of all ages. Experience of running a shop & café will
be helpful, as will ability to successfully manage many priorities. Above all, possess an ethic of quality & customer care.
Standard CRB Disclosure. ASK Chat: Anne Partington-Omar, Head of Education, Volunteering & Visitor Engagement,
01622 662012. App pack: Dot Hughes, 01622 662012 dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

REF 444-DAILY-1/3 JOB GREEN NETWORK OFFICER


BE4 2/3/10 LOC CLYDEBANK
PAY Starting 23486 FOR SCOTTISH NATURAL HERITAGE
DES Promote the role of the CSGN in delivering economic, social & environmental benefits to local authorities, community
planning partners (police, health boards, Scottish Enterprise), businesses, NGOs & communities, also working with partner
organisations. Initiate , lead & contribute to the management of Green Network projects, as well as the provision of data &
advice to planners & developers. Manage SNH grant-aid to Green Network projects & promote other funding sources. BUT
Qualified to degree standard in a relevant subject e.g. ecology, landscape, planning, geography); thorough understanding of
1+ of the following elements of the Network – planning, landscape, access networks, green space management, habitat
networks, public health & well-being. Successful experience of working for & / or with local authorities & partnership working.
Proven track record of excellent communication & presentation skills; Office IT skills including MS Word, Excel, email, Internet
& GIS. ASK Ref: 072-092. http://bit.ly/snh072092 01463 725182.

REF 445-DIRECT-1/3 JOB TECHNICAL SUPPORT PA


BE4 26/2/10 IV 8/3/10 LOC SANDY, BEDFORDSHIRE
PAY 17500 – 19500 FOR RSPB
DES Provide technical & secretarial support to the Head of Global Programmes involving preparation of reports, briefing
documents & correspondence & full secretarial support. Work with the administrator to provide support for the department as a
whole. BUT Good knowledge of conservation issues & excellent verbal & written communication skills. ASK A4 SAE:
Stella Rumbles, PA to Head of Global Programmes, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies

REF 446-DIRECT-1/3 JOB CONSERVATION SCIENTIST


BE4 4/3/10 IV 17/3/10 LOC UK HEADQUARTERS, THE LODGE, SANDY
PAY 22000 – 25000 FOR RSPB
DES Document population & productivity trends at English & UK Herring Gull colonies using existing data, & carry out
fieldwork at selected colonies. Responsibilities incl liaison with reserve managers to establish a network of key sites & ensure
collection of data on key demographic & habitat parameters. BUT Ecology PhD (or equiv experience); good communication
& fieldwork skills, experience of multivariate statistical analysis & track-record of scientific publication. BTO ringing licence
desirable. ASK A4 SAE to Anita McClune, Research Co-ordinator, UK Headquarters, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire,
SG19 2DL www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies

REF 447-DIRECT-15/3 JOB WARDEN


BE4 12/3/10 IV 18/3/10 LOC BECKINGHAM MARSHES & LANGFORD LOWFIELDS
PAY 17000 – 19000 FOR RSPB
DES Developing the largest reedbed in the East Midlands & a new wet grassland project at Beckingham Marshes. BUT
3+ yrs of wetland habitat management experience, bird monitoring & practical skills & confident with coordinating public events
& community ed projects. Good team ethic & a commitment to the env. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE: Ros
Hamilton, RSPB Central England Office, 46 The Green, South Bar, Banbury, OX16 9AB

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BE4 19/2/10 IV 4&5/3/10 FOR ENVIROLINK NORTHWEST
The aim of the Rural Carbon Challenge Fund is to act as a strategic catalyst for small scale renewable energy projects in rural
areas.
JOB PAY DES
Rural Carbon Challenge Fund – Programme Officer 17000 – 21000 Birchwood. To support the project
manager in managing the admin process of the Fund & in ensuring funded projects receive adequate support & promotion.
BUT Some experience within the renewable energy sector & / or rural sector. 3 years’ experience in a rel area i.e. energy,
env science, planning or economics. Working knowledge of existing rel funding streams beneficial. Effective communicator to
deal with client meetings & conferences with project stakeholders.
Rural Carbon Challenge Fund – Business Development Manager 23000 – 29000 Birchwood & / or Cumbria. Work
across the region with a range of public & private sector orgs to secure significant investment in the demonstration of low
carbon technologies & working with other teams internally. BUT Experience in managing projects & funding applications
within the renewable energy sector. 5 years’ rel experience i.e. energy, env science, planning or economics. Work experience
in industry / commerce. Good interpersonal skills & a strong, confident phone manner.
Rural Carbon Challenge Fund – Senior Manager 31000 – 36000 Birchwood. Responsible for
delivering the programme outputs & objectives & financial management. BUT Experience in managing programmes &
projects within the renewable energy & / or rural sector, esp those relating to funding support. Working knowledge of grant
applications or the development of business plans or funding proposals essential. Effective communicator, confident public
speaker & with clear report writing ability. Educated to degree level in a rel area e.g. energy, env science, planning, business
or economics. 5+ years’ programme & project management experience, pref within the env, energy, sustainable development
or rural sectors. Experience of preparing grant applications for low carbon technologies or business plan / proposal
development in the public or private sector in a similar field. ASK Chat: Lee Allman, 07971 898347. Apply:
www.envirolinknorthwest.co.uk

REF 451-DIRECT-8/3 JOB ADVISORY OFFICER, RSPB SCOTLAND


BE4 5/3/10 IV 22/3/10 LOC GLASGOW / EDINBURGH
PAY 19000 – 20000 FOR RSPB

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DES Promote the use of management practices that benefit priority species & habitats across S&W Scotland. BUT
Agricultural, ecological or rel degree & 3+ yrs practical experience, able to contribute to improving advice provision for
farmland biodiversity across Scotland involving the interpretation, translation & communication of practical advice on methods
to modify habitat management both internally to conservation staff & externally to other advisory bodies & individual
landowners. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE to Tracey Miller, RSPB Scotland, Dunedin House, 25 Ravelston
Terrace, Edinburgh, EH4 3TP

REF 452-DIRECT-22/3 JOB COLONSAY WILDLIFE INFORMATION OFFICER


BE4 19/3/10 IV wc 29/3/10 LOC ISLAND OF COLONSAY
PAY 14500 – 16000 FOR RSPB
DES 5 mth project. Promote Colonsay’s wildlife & heritage through guided walks & talks providing information &
interpretation about the island, its wildlife & wildlife watching opportunities. BUT Good communicator, passionate about
wildlife & able to deliver this enthusiasm to visitors. Flexible approach to work required, excellent organisational & presentation
skills & sound knowledge of birds & wildlife. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE: Clare Bunyard, Admin Manager,
RSPB Scotland, 10 Park Quadrant, Glasgow, G3 6BS

REF 453/6-DIRECT-8/3 FOR RSPB


BE4 8/3/10 IV 24 or 25/3/10 PAY 13000 – 14500
JOB LOC
Information Assistant – Dove Stone Peregrines Dove Stone, Peak District
Information Assistants x 3 – Manchester Peregrines Manchester City Centre
ALL: DES Help build support for the RSPB. BUT Excellent interpersonal skills & good public speaking skills essential. A
self-starter & a strong team player. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE: Alison Cook, RSPB Westleigh Mews,
Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, Huddersfield, HD8 8QD

REF 457-DIRECT-8/3 JOB PART TIME INFORMATION ASSISTANT


BE4 8/3/10 IV 17/3/10 LOC DOVE STONE, PEAK DISTRICT
PAY 13000 – 14500 pro rata FOR RSPB
DES Weekends. Help people learn about wildlife & heritage of this popular scenic beauty spot, meet visitors at the Visitor
Information Point & around the main Visitor Trail. BUT Some knowledge of birds & wildlife & enjoy meeting & engaging with
people. Local knowledge of the area beneficial, but on-site training available. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE: Lisa
Crossland, RSPB Northern England, Westleigh Mews, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 8QD

REF 458-DIRECT-8/3 JOB PROJECT OFFICER – A DATE WITH NATURE


BE4 8/3/10 IV 15/3/10 LOC IRONBRIDGE
PAY 15000 – 17000 FOR RSPB
DES Selling RSPB membership. BUT Dynamic with experience of organising events & sales experience. Outgoing,
assertive & self starter with interest in env & the natural world. Previous experience of managing vols & running children craft
activities desirable. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies or send an A4 SAE to Paula Bennett, RSPB Midlands Office, 46 The
Green, South Bar, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 9AB

REF 459-DIRECT-5/4 JOB AREA MANAGER – LONDON RESERVES


BE4 6/4/10 IV 20 – 22/4/10 LOC LONDON OFFICE/RAINHAM MARSHES
PAY Competitive FOR RSPB
DES Manage the complex work of the RSPB across two fantastic nature reserves in London. BUT High performing,
self-motivated who enjoys leading & inspiring a multi-disciplinary team. Commitment, ambition & a thirst for responsibility with
a strong track-record in conservation or operations management. Training & development prog provided. ASK A4 SAE:
Lorraine McGregor RSPB, 2nd Floor Frederick House, Frederick Place, Brighton, BN1 4EA Lorraine.McGregor@rspb.org.uk
www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies

REF 460-DIRECT-1/3 JOB BLACK GROUSE FIELDWORKER


BE4 1/3/10 IV TBC LOC ARGYLL & BUTE
PAY 12400 – 13400 pro rata FOR RSPB
DES Undertake surveys of selected 5km squares for black grouse & record information on birds & lek locations. BUT
Good survey skills & willing to work flexibly (pre-dawn starts required). ASK A4 SAE: Clare Bunyard, Office Manager,
RSPB South West Scotland Regional Office, 10 Park Quadrant Glasgow,G3 6BS www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies

REF 461/2-DAILY-1/3 JOB RANGER SERVICE MANAGER x 2


BE4 1/3/10 (9am) IV 11&12/3/10 LOC BALLOCH with regular work in out-posted Ranger Bases
PAY 27103 – 32502* FOR LOCH LOMOND & THE TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY
DES These posts will work together to deliver the park’s aims of visitor experience, conservation & rural development
through Ranger Teams. Focus on people management, countryside management, business planning, communicating clear
priorities, building teams & managing all aspects of staff performance. You will have good relationships with local
communities, landowners & businesses. *+ ca. 3% w/end enhancement (expected to work 1 weekend in 3 in summer). BUT
Dynamic, highly organised & motivated team player with a passion for the National Park. Relevant degree or equivalent;
significant experience of people management; excellent communication skills; experience of team working to deliver projects &
services; experience or understanding of National Park or countryside management; excellent written & oral skills; current UK
driving licence; good IT skills in MS Office package; flexible approach to working hours. ASK Ref: LLTNP/02/01/SE21.
Chat: Lisa Duggan, 01389 722127 lisa.duggan@lochlomond-trossachs.org Apply:
http://bit.ly/LLTNPSE21recruitment@lochlomond-trossachs.org 01389 722636.

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BE4 26/2/10 IV 10/3/10 LOC WEALDEN OFFICE
PAY 17000 – 19000 FOR RSPB
DES Take on the management of Broadwater Warren as it enters major heathland & ancient woodland restoration.
Responsible for the Weald reserves of Tudeley Woods & Fore Wood. BUT Strong commitment to working with wide range
of people incl neighbours & local community, contractors, strong team of vols & the statutory bodies. ASK
www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE: Alan Loweth, RSPB Wealden Office, Unit 10, Sham Farm Business Units, Eridge Green,
Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9JA

REF 464-DIRECT-1/3 JOB LECTURER IN GLOBAL CARBON MANAGEMENT


BE4 25/2/10 LOC CRICHTON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, DUMFRIES
PAY 29000 – 34500 + 5% pension contr FOR CRICHTON CARBON CENTRE
DES Contribute to the delivery of the MSc programme & dive & support bespoke projects. In addition to the MSc in
Carbon management, we provide other educational & outreach services incl bespoke training services, short courses for
business, & public lectures, seminars & workshops. We undertake research into biochar. BUT We are esp interested in
candidates with expertise in carbon management, carbon accounting, env economics, or corporate reporting. However we
also welcome more general expertise in climate change, env, & carbon management wit the willingness to take on new
challenges. Experience of lecturing in HE at under & post grad levels with ability to co-ordinate & jointly deliver a course within
the field of Carbon Management at MSc level. Good Hons degree in env science, engineering or business. Rel PhD + 1+
year’s rel commercial or professional experience. ASK Chat: Dr. Rachel Dunk, r.dunk@carboncentre.org Apply:
www.carbincentre.org

REF 465-DAILY-1/3 JOB SENIOR ORNITHOLOGIST


BE4 ? LOC CAMBRIDGE
PAY ‘Highly competitive salary & benefits’ FOR RPS
DES Rewarding, challenging & high profile ornithology project work in the UK & overseas, incl commercial & research
activities; a structured career path; friendly, considerate & supportive working environment; an ISO 9001 compliant quality
assured management system that ensures a balanced & ordered workload; state of the art tools to support survey, data &
spatial analysis. BUT Experience in the management of ornithological surveys, analysis & reporting, in the management of
staff undertaking ornithology projects, of EIA & specifically assessment of impacts on birds & their habitats; knowledge of
ornithological issues relating to intertidal waterfowl ecology; competent in the ID of British bird species, by sight & sound & a
track record of surveys using standard methodologies; working knowledge of key env legislation & policy; relevant degree in
the natural sciences. Knowledge of statistical analysis, mapping & modelling techniques an advantage. Driving licence
essential. ASK CV & covering letter to Geoff Thorpe, Recruitment Manager, geoff.thorpe@rpsgroup.com

REF 466/8-MONTHLY-15/3 JOB SEASONAL EDUCATION ASSISTANTS


BE4 12/3/10 LOC BLACKPOOL
PAY YES FOR BLACKPOOL ZOO EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
DES Positions start from April, May, June until 1/9/10. We require several full time / seasonal members of staff to assist
with daily talks around the zoo, deliver sessions to school groups (keystage 1-4) & help with organising & running the summer
events programme. BUT Enthusiastic, hard working, with a passion for conservation. Excellent communication skills
essential. Must be able to work with a variety of reptiles & invertebrates. Experience working with children, arts & / or drama
desirable. Animal related qualification not essential. ASK Blackpool Zoo Education Department, East Park Drive, Blackpool
FY3 8PP 01253 830805 sarah.thomas@blackpoolzoo.org.uk

REF 469-MONTHLY-8/3 JOB WEST CAIRNGORMS ACCESS PROJECT OFFICER


BE4 9/3/10 LOC AVIEMORE initially
PAY 23833 – 25289 FOR CAIRNGORMS OUTDOOR ACCESS TRUST
DES Fixed contract to march 2011, extension likely subject to funding. The work will be challenging & exciting, with a
diverse range of project work to be carried out. Contracts are to be delivered to upgrade, repair & build new paths, develop
interpretation projects, & develop standards in access infrastructure. Work closely with community groups, landowners, site
managers & other stakeholders. Some weekend & evening work from time to time. BUT Sound technical experience of path
construction project work, knowledge of the relevant health, safety & environment statutory framework. Good interpersonal
skills. ASK Unit 1, Aboyne Castle Business Centre, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5JP 01339 887777
info@cairngormsoutdooraccess.org.uk

REF 470-MONTHLY-1/3 JOB MARINE SITE IMPLEMENTATION OFFICER


BE4 25/2/10 LOC NORTHUMBERLAND
PAY 24646 – 26276 FOR NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL
DES Initially 1 year fixed term possible extension depending on funding. Responsible for implementation & development of
the marine part of the integrated Northumberland Coast AONB & Berwickshire & North Northumberland Coast AONB &
Berwickshire & North Northumberland EMS Management Plan. Working closely with the Northumberland Coast AONB team,
initiate & deliver work to further the objectives of the Management Plan. Advise & represent the EMS management & Advisory
Groups & promote the special qualities of this internationally important marine site. BUT Ability to work closely with existing
stakeholders & to identify & develop new partnerships. Recent experience in a relevant area of marine conservation; degree
or equivalent in a natural science related to the marine environment or in coastal management; experience in the preparation
& implementation of conservation management plans; experience of project management & delivery & of partnership working.
ASK Ref: DRS43. www.sector1.net

REF 471-DAILY-22/2 JOB VISITOR SERVICES OFFICER (SKOMER ISLAND)


BE4 17/2/10 IV 24/2/10 LOC SKOMER ISLAND
PAY 12500 p.r. with accom provided on the island FOR THE WILDLIFE TRUST OF SOUTH & WEST WALES

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DES / BUT Short term contract April to August. Welcome residential visitors to Skomer island & be the Wildlife Trust’s
forest point of contact for these guests, ensuring they get the most from their stay, & that accommodation & facilities are well
managed & maintained in a clean & tidy state. ASK www.welshwildlife.org Welsh Wildlife Centre, 01239 621600.

REF 472-DIRECT-22/2 JOB YOUTH PROJECT OFFICER


BE4 23/2/10 5pm IV 5/3/10 tbc LOC BRISTOL
PAY 19038 FOR BTCV
DES Join our Pre e2e team & work with 14-19 year old NEET young people to develop their confidence, skills & portfolios
through a varied prog of activities. Work with & develop relationships local referring agencies & subcontractors to recruit,
support & retain young people in accordance with the local contract. BUT Experience of working with disadvantaged groups
of young people, genuine empathy towards their situation, motivated & inspired to deliver a varied & interesting prog of
activities & experience of working on target driven contracts. 21+ with full driving licence for 2+ years & willing to undertake a
minibus test if passed before 1997, or hold PCV D1 licence or willing to undertake training. Subject to CRB check. ASK
http://www.btcv.org.uk recruitment@btcv.org.uk 01302 388844.

REF 473-DIRECT-22/2 JOB SEASONAL RANGER


BE4 24/2/10 LOC SWINDON
PAY 15605 FOR SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL
DES 6 month fixed term contract. Predominantly based at Coate water Country park although work at other parks & green
spaces may be required. Undertake general maintenance work, assist at the Paddling Pool & other specified recreational
facilities. Maintain a visible presence & carry out daily monitoring of the sites, this may incl the cleaning of site facilities &
ensure areas are litter free. BUT GCSE standard in Maths, English & Science, or equiv, Computerate & rel working
knowledge in cside management or similar discipline. Self motivated able to carry out lone working as required & a willingness
to work outside in all weather conditions. Required to work some unsocial hours, incl weekends & Bank Holidays. Full driving
licence & CRB check. ASK http://www.swindon.gov.uk/jobs jobs@swindon.gov.uk Minicom 01793 436659

REF 474-DAILY-22/2 JOB ASSISTANT PROJECTS OFFICER


BE4 19/2/10 IV 26/2/10 LOC BROCKHOLES NATURE RESERVE, PRESTON
PAY c 17500 + 3% contr pension FOR The Wildlife Trust For Lancashire, Manchester & N Merseyside
DES March – Aug 2010. Based at our new prestigious nature reserve in Preston, to work alongside the Productive
Landscapes in Preston (PLIP) Senior Officer & Project Officer to help us reach out to local communities with the delivery of
‘Blooming Brilliant’. You will be responsible for supporting the officers to deliver community activities, empowering local
residents & helping them to instil a sense of pride in their neighbourhoods through work towards the Britain in Bloom awards.
BUT Dynamic, ‘can do’ attitude, an awareness of the natural world & experience of empowering local residents. ASK
www.lancswt.org.uk

REF 475/89-DIRECT-1/3 LOC PLYMOUTH, WESTERN REGION


BE4 1/3/109am IV 11&12/3/10 FOR BTCV
The Community Task Force prog works with young people aged 18-24yr who have been unemployed for 6+months to give
work experience & skills to help them find employment. Part of a team of 17 staff, deliver this prog which will involve all
participants in 25hrs per week of practical conservation & hort work for community & wildlife benefit, 5 hrs per week job
search/help sessions & 4-5 hrs per week in work placement. Temporary posts ending March 2011.
JOB PAY DES
Community Task Force Project Coordinators x 2 19038 – 28289 Manage small teams of staff, plan work
progs & logistics. Lead practical conservation & hort tasks, responsible for collecting & dropping off participants, provide
training in env skills, build good team rapports, provide safety talks & ensure work is completed safely & to a good standard.
Community Task Force Officers x 13 17524 – 26039 Lead practical conservation & hort tasks,
collect & drop off participants, provide env skills training, build good team rapport, provide safety talks & ensure work is
completed safely & to a good standard. BOTH: BUT NVQ Level 2 in Env Conservation or Hort (or rel qual), experience in
leading & managing small groups, planning & implementing practical projects & organising, motivating & supporting groups of
participants / vols. Full driving licence enabling minibus driving (passed before Jan '97 or additional PCV licence) or willing to
take PCV test required. Access to own vehicle desirable. Enhanced CRB check. ASK www.btcv.org
recruitment@btcv.org.uk 01302 388844

REF 490-DAILY-8/3 JOB NATURAL ENVIRONMENT MANAGER


BE4 5/3/10 IV 19/3/10 LOC EYNSHAM
PAY 38042 – 40741 FOR OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
DES Take responsibility for the management & development of the Natural Environment team & contribute to the wider
development of partnerships & strategy for Oxfordshire. BUT Able to demonstrate strong networking, influencing &
negotiation skills & have significant experience at technical & policy levels. ASK Ref NEM663 www.oxfordshire,gov,uk/jobs
jobs@oxfordshire.gov.uk 0845 0509500

REF 491-DAILY-1/3 JOB COUNTRYSIDE OFFICER (MATERNITY COVER)


BE4 28/2/10 IV 12/3/10 LOC EPSOM
PAY 9877 p.a. FOR EPSOM & EWELL BOROUGH COUNCIL
DES 18 hrs / wk, fixed term maternity cover. Opportunity to join our successful Countryside Team which is focused on
managing biodiversity, improving public access & providing interpretation on Epsom Common, Horton Country Park & the
Hogsmill LNRs. Working with our full time Countryside Officer, the post will be focused on supporting the Team’s ‘Countryside
Volunteers’ weekly work programme, which carries out a wide range of practical countryside management tasks & assisting
with our long term initiative of reintroducing grazing on Epsom Common LNR. BUT Enthusiastic, motivated & committed
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qualification in countryside management (NVQ level 3 or above) & experience in the use of brushcutters. Excellent
organisational skills, full driving licence & good interpersonal skills. Enhanced CRB check. ASK www.surreyjobs.info

Voluntary Opportunities, all current volunteer adverts are available online:


REF VOL-DIRECT-8/3 JOB PLANNING & POLICY ASSISTANT x 2
BE4 5/3/10 LOC BRISTOL
PAY Travel expenses FOR AVON WILDLIFE TRUST
DES Assist the Planning & Policy Officer to facilitate the delivery of the planning & policy work prog of the Trust, incl responding to major
planning applications & planning & other documents. Targeted campaigns are run on contentious planning issues as capacity allows. BUT
Good written & spoken communication skills, report writing skills, computerate, ability to work to deadlines & off own initiative. ASK
http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/people/volunteer.htm#Biodiversity Sian Parry (Planning & Policy Officer) with current CV & letter
sianparry@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk 0117 9177270

REF VOL-DIRECT-8/3 JOB GUEST RELATIONS VOLUNTEER


BE4 N/A LOC ANTONY, TORPOINT, PLYMOUTH
PAY Travel expenses FOR THE NATIONAL TRUST
DES 1 day a week, vols needed every day except Friday. To support visitor welcome staff, catering & retail areas playing a vital role in
helping visitors get the best out of their visit & have a truly inspirational experience. Following the release of Alice in Wonderland, Antony
House will once again be transformed into Wonderland for visitors to enjoy a magical experience. Great opportunity to gain valuable
experience in customer facing work, working with a fantastic team on an extraordinary project. Selection day 3/3/10 (2pm & 6pm). BUT
Proactive, dynamic & enthusiastic people who enjoy working in a busy family env. ASK Heather Worth, 07795521607
heather.worth@nationaltrust.org.uk

REF VOL-DIRECT-OK8 JOB CONSERVATION YOUTH VOLUNTEER


BE4 Ongoing LOC PETERBOROUGH
PAY Training & expenses FOR AMPHIBIAN & REPTILE CONSERVATION
DES Our Green Pathways Scheme is designed for young people who have shown an interest in working on conservation activities.
Unique to the Peterborough area, the scheme is encouraging vulnerable & ‘at risk’ young people aged 10-17 to be proactive in the design &
development of their community & effectively install a sense of pride in their surroundings. They are referred to the scheme through a number
of agencies incl the Youth Offending Service, Anti-Social Behaviour Team, & local primary & secondary schools. Through conservation based
activities, they will develop basic social & communication skills, literacy, numeracy & practical skills. This will help to increase their confidence
& self-esteem & develop into responsible young adults with a life-long interest in conservation. BUT Genuine interest in wildlife
conservation & working with young people desirable. Subject to CRB disclosure & completion of the Better Together training programme.
ASK / Chat: Natalie Giles, Conservation Youth Worker, 01733 558844 natalie.giles@arc-trust.org www.arc-trust.org

REF VOL-DIRECT-OK8 JOB PRACTICAL PROJECTS – VOLUNTEER OFFICERS


BE4 N/A LOC HUMBER & EAST YORKSHIRE REGION
PAY 0 FOR BTCV
DES / BUT You will be involved with co-ordinating & supervising practical projects. This incl working with schools, colleges &
community groups as well as regular vols & work experience individuals. The scope of the practical work is very broad & incl such tasks as
tree & hedgerow planting as well as small construction projects such as ponds, raised beds & footpaths. Develop practical skills & a
knowledge base that can be transferred to other professions as well as formal training courses. Experience all aspects of planning & co-
ordinating practical tasks & groups of vols in many different locations throughout the Humber & East Yorkshire region. ASK Ian, 01482
620309 i.jakulis@btcv.org.uk

REF VOL-DIRECT-8/3 JOB YOUTH & SCHOOLS VOLUNTEER OFFICER (VO)


BE4 ? LOC CAMBORNE, CORNWALL
PAY 0 FOR BTCV CORNWALL
DES Join our Youth & Schools Project working with 16-25 year olds on a variety of env projects. You'll get loads of practical conservation
work experience as well as a grounding in leading, supervising & training young people. We also offer significant free training incl an NVQ in
env conservation. Based at our sustainable offices in the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, this is a great way to work towards
a job in the env or youth sectors. BUT You will need to be confident, outgoing & relish the challenge of working with teenagers. Must be
over 21 & pref able to commit to a 8+ month placement & have a full driving licence (for 2+ years). & if you are 25 or under you may be able to
get up to £60 per week in vol allowances. ASK 01209 610610 B.Levene@btcv.org.uk

REF VOL-DIRECT-29/3 JOB SUMMER EDUCATION & PLAY ASSISTANT


BE4 28/3/10 IV wb 5/4/10 LOC THE MONKEY SANCTUARY, LOOE, CORNWALL
PAY Free food & on site accom FOR WILD FUTURES
DES 4/7/10 – 5/9/10. Each year the Monkey Sanctuary educates thousands of visitors on monkey life in the wild & in captivity. It
highlights the problems of captivity, rehabilitation of ex pet monkeys & other animal welfare & conservation issues. Each morning, vols are
asked to help clean out enclosures, the afternoon will involve running children’s workshops, ranging from bat box building & enrichment
making to tattoo & face painting. May be an opportunity to do talks & help keepers answer questions. Does not involve any direct contact with
the monkeys. BUT Passion for animal welfare, the env & education. Enthusiastic, friendly, approachable manner & good communication
skills; some previous experience of working with children & yung people. CRB check. ASK Chat: 01503 262532 or via email. CV & cover
letter to Matt Nott, Education Officer, The Monkey Sactuary, Nr Looe, Cornwall PL13 1NZ matt_nott@monkeysanctuary.org
www.wildfutures.org www.monkeysanctuary.org

REF VOL-DIRECT-1/3 JOB PUBLIC EVENTS ASSISTANT


BE4 * LOC LEEDS CASTLE, KENT
PAY Training & Travel expenses FOR RSPB
DES *Events run from 27/3/10 – 18/4/10 & 14/8/10 – 31/8/10. Engage with visitors & encourage their support for the RSPB. BUT an
infectious enthusiasm for wildlife & conservation. You don't need to be a bird expert, but must be keen to learn more & share your passion
about the natural world with a wide range of people. Excellent people skills, friendly & approachable with confidence to initiate conversations
about RSPB membership. ASK Kate Whitton 07889 615727 kate.whitton@rspb.org.uk

REF VOL-DIRECT-31/5 JOB LOVE NATURE WEEK COLLECTION VOLUNTEER


BE4 29/5/10 LOC EAST ANGLIA
PAY Equipment provided FOR RSPB
DES 29/5/10-5/6/10 is our Love Nature Week. Vols across East Anglia will be supporting our conservation work by giving 2 or more
hours of their time collecting money in their local towns & cities. We’ve booked many charity street collections across the Eastern region &

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there is bound to be one in your area. Collections are happening throughout Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire,
Lincolnshire, Norfolk & Suffolk. If shaking a tin isn’t your thing why not try organising your own fundraising events for Love Nature Week –
open your garden for charity or have a ‘wear green to work day’. If you’ve got a great idea & want to get involved, let us know. We can help
with any materials you may need. BUT No experience necessary. All we ask is that you are friendly & approachable, trustworthy, happy to
engage with the public & sympathetic to the RSPB’s aims. ASK Gena Correale-Wardle,gena.correale-wardle@rspb.org.uk 01603 660066.

REF VOL-DIRECT-8/3 JOB VOLUNTEERS


BE4 ? LOC SHERKIN ISLAND, CO CORK, IRELAND
PAY Full board & a little pocket money FOR SHERKIN ISLAND MARINE STATION
DES Vols needed for major long-term monitoring programmes, now in place over 30 years, at a privately funded Marine Station off the
SW coast of Ireland. Run on a shoestring, projects incl the rocky shore, phytoplankton, zooplankton, terrestrial plants & insects. Some of
these programmes are in place since the late 1970s. Begin April & stay until Oct. BUT Enthusiastic & capable people who care for the env.
ASK CV & letter to Sherkin Island Marine Station, Sherkin Island, Co. Cork, Ireland sherkinmarine@eircom.net www.sherkinmarine.ie
Applications pref by email.

REF VOL-DIRECT-22/2 JOB EVENTS & EDUCATION ASSISTANT


BE4 19/2/10 LOC POTTERIC CARR NATURE RESERVE, DONCASTER
PAY Travel & out-of-pocket expenses FOR YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
DES 4 month placement. To assist the education manager & other reserve staff with family events & activities for children, incl education
& community visits. Also assist with developing new activities, interpretation & trails. Ideally full time, 5 days a week incl some evening &
weekend work. Opportunities to develop your knowledge & experience of env education & ID skills; disclosure check undertaken at no cost to
you; gain experience of working with children & young people, & of working within a large conservation org. Chance to make a difference by
raising awareness of wildlife & wildlife issues. BUT Enthusiasm & energy; ability to work as part of a team or alone; flexible approach to
working hours; good communication skills & ability to work with a wide demographic of people; interest in enthusing children & young people
about wildlife & wildlife issues. ASK info@ywt.org.uk www.ywt.org.uk

REF VOL-DIRECT-8/3 JOB YOUNG VOLUNTEERS CONSERVATION PROJECT


BE4 N/A LOC BLACK FIRS WOOD NATURE RESERVE, CONGLETON
PAY 0 FOR CHESHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
DES Unique & exciting opportunity for young vols to take part in a conservation project. Scrub clearance, pond restoration, footpath
building & restoration & tree & bulb planting. Project is running from now until 16/4/10 on weekdays & weekends. BUT Young people aged
16 to 25 years & lots of enthusiasm. ASK Jennifer Taylor, People & Wildlife Officer, jtaylor@cheshirewt.cix.co.uk

REF VOL-DIRECT-OK JOB CONSERVATION ADVENTURE EXPEDITION AUSTRALIA


BE4 21/12/11 LOC QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA
PAY 0 FOR GLOBAL VISION INTERNATIONAL
DES 2 week conservation placement followed by a 2 week adventure tour taking in the best of Queensland. During 1st 2 weeks, work
alongside a leading conservation org, in stunning locations in & around Townsville, assisting with a range of projects – tree planting, seed
collection, endangered species protection, fencing, flora & fauna surveys & heritage restoration. The adventure tour incl white water rafting on
the Tully River, a beginners scuba dive, spotting crocodiles on the Daintree River, Cape Tribulation, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
The adventure programme has been specifically designed so that vols can book additional activities such as bungee jumping, sky diving, zip-
lining in the rainforest canopy & scuba diving. This expedition offers a safe, fun & friendly opportunity to contribute in a practical way to the
conservation of the unique Australian env. BUT No special training or quals required as you receive training in the field. ASK
www.gvi.co.uk

REF VOL-DIRECT-8/3 JOB VOLUNTARY TRAINEE RANGER


BE4 8/3/10 IV 23/3/10 LOC DECOY COUNTRY PARK, NEWTON ABBOT
PAY NVQ level 2 & training* & modest travel expenses FOR BTCV & DUCHY COLLEGE**
DES Gain practical, hands-on experience of wildlife conservation, education & public access with experienced Rangers at busy Green
Flag winning Country Park containing extensive woodlands, a wetland SSSI, 11 acre lake, seasonal visitor centre, sports & play areas.
*Training e.g. chainsaw, brushcutter, pesticide use, first aid. **Working with Teignbridge District Council. BUT Ideal for person wishing to
gain NVQ level 2 or modules for level 3 in env conservation. Or recent graduate wanting to bridge the gap between full time education & paid
employment. Professional, conscientious & enthusiastic; some knowledge & experience of countryside management. Full driving licence.
Committed to complete training. ASK Chat: Simon Cunningham, Ranger, 01626 215773. Apply: http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk jobs &
training.

CJS Jobs Digest, (a review of adverts from other sources, published during the past week):
REF 492/3-GUARDIAN-1/3 LOC ST ALBANS
BE4 1/3/10 FOR HERTS & MIDDLESEX WILDLIFE TRUST
JOB PAY DES
Membership Development Officer 25000 – 27000 New post to increase & diversify income form new members &
increase the retention & profitability of existing members & donors through the development & implementation of new
initiatives & opportunities. BUT Experience of marketing or fundraising; self-starter, highly numerate with strong analytical
skills & solid written & oral communication skills. IV 16/3/10.
Communications Officer 21000 – 24000 Help increase the profile & reputation of the Trust, through
media activity, events, publications, branding & website. BUT Experience in a professional communications role; ability to
engage with diverse audiences through a variety of media; excellent written & oral communication skills. IV 11/3/10. ASK
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, Grebe House, St Michael’s Street, St Albans, Herts AL3 4SN
01727 858901 Fax: 854542 recruitment@hmwt.org

REF 494-SHOOTINGTIMES-1/3 JOB GAME KEEPER


BE4 ? LOC HATFIELD PARK, HERTS
PAY YES FOR HATFIELD PARK ESTATE
DES To run the private family shoot which extends over 3000 acres incl parkland, woods & arable farmland. The emphasis
is on wild pheasant & partridge. BUT Dedicated to vermin control; security of the park; self-motivated; experienced & able to
manage the shoot on this busy & progressive estate whilst integrating well with staff, tenants & other managers. Interest in

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deer & keeping dogs. ASK The Agent, Hatfield Park Estate Office, Hatfield, herts AL9 5NQ recruitment@cranborne.co.uk
www.hatfield-house.co.uk

REF 495/7-FJ-22/2 JOB SUPERVISORS, HARVESTING


BE4 18/2/10 LOC OBAN & INVERNESS
PAY YES FOR UPM TILHILL
DES These roles cover all aspects of harvesting operation. Run operational activities & provide supervisory & technical
input as required to plan, organise & implement operations. BUT Recognised qual in forestry, arb, env, land use or other rel
discipline. Rel practical experience. Team player with enthusiasm, drive & ability to apply high professional & technical
standards in a thriving commercially driven business. ASK Ref: Oban: 2009-75-HS-12. Inverness: 2009-75-HIS-12. Info:
01786 435000 Apply: www.upm-tilhill.com
REF 498-GUARDIAN-22/2 JOB HEAD OF NEWS
BE4 22/2/10 LOC LONDON
PAY YES FOR CLA – COUNTRY LAND & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
DES Reporting to the Director of Communications, run our busy national press office on a day-to-day basis, writing press
releases & building media relationships. Work with a wide range of stakeholders on complex issues. BUT Media relations &
journalistic experience, pref on national newspapers. Sharp news writer with an eye for a story. ASK CV, letter & current
salary details to Samantha Horton, recruitment@cla.org.uk

REF 499-WFOW-1/3 JOB EVENTS OFFICER


BE4 26/2/10 IV 8/3/10 LOC LONDON
PAY 25140 – 29100 FOR FRIENDS OF THE EARTH
DES Help us deliver campaign, fundraising & promotional events for our key audiences. Involves national & international
travel. BUT Significant experience in the technical & logistical org of a wide range of events. Highly creative & innovative but
also well organised. Excellent admin & project management skills. Good communicator & people person. Able to work flexible
hours. Driving licence Understanding of PR & promotion. ASK www.foe.co.uk

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REF 500-FJ-1/3 JOB WORKING FORESTER (Assistant to Head Forester)
BE4 28/2/10 LOC HAMPSHIRE / BERKSHIRE
PAY YES FOR ENGLEFIELD ESTATE
DES New post to work with & lead our our small forestry squad & assist the Head Forester. BUT Hands-on post would
suit someone skilled in forestry tasks & able to organise the work of the forestry squad to get jobs done quickly & deliver high
quality results. Experience operating & maintaining a tractor forwarder. ASK greg.vickers@englefield.co.uk Greg Vickers,
07774 164205.

REF 501-SHOOTINGTIMES-1/3 JOB UNDERKEEPER


BE4 ? LOC AVIEMORE
PAY YES FOR KINVEACHY ESTATE
DES To join enthusiastic team in the running of this Highland estate. BUT Sound knowledge of & experience in all
aspects of modern game keeping esp grouse & deer management. Experience of low ground shooting, wildlife & conservation
issues & general estate maintenance advantageous. ASK The Sporting Manager, Seafield Estates Office, Cullen, Buckie,
Banffshire AB56 4UW www.strathspey-estate.co.uk

REF 502-SHOOTINGTIMES-1/3 JOB GAMEKEEPER


BE4 ? LOC WEST NORFOLK
PAY YES incl cottage, vehicle & mobile phone FOR MILBURN GAME & SHOOTING
DES Excellent opportunity to join a group of shoots & have complete responsibility for operations over 2,600 acres of
stunning Norfolk cside. BUT Ability to manage all aspects of a professional driven pheasant & partridge shoot. Strong all-
rounder to incl establishing & running teams of beaters, building relationships with Estate farmers, supervising staff & ensuring
customer satisfaction. ASK Philip Milburn, 07802 546175. CV & letter to: Philip.milburn@btconnect.com Milburn Game &
Shooting, Hardley Hall, Hardley, Norwich NR14 6BU

REF 503-GUARDIAN-1/3 JOB Environmental Sustainability Business Advisor / Manager


BE4 26/2/10 LOC SOUTHEND ON SEA
PAY 27000 – 30000 FOR YMCA
DES Support the growth & retention of youth-led eco-friendly enterprises within the Business Centre known as the ‘Eco-
Hub’. BUT Strong background in business management & a proven knowledge of supporting business growth & level 4 qual
essential. Env awareness & experience of youth-led business management desirable. ASK 01702 301301
andrewsnell@southendymca.com

REF 504/5-WGUAR-1/3 LOC LANCASHIRE


BE4? FOR MARINE & FISHERIES AGENCY
JOB DES
Marine Nature Conservation To oversee the administration of the Marine Nature Conservation Byelaws & Wildlife
Licensing for England engaging with Degra & other Government Depts & a wide range of external stakeholders.
Marine Planning Focus for the team will initially be on shaping & building a wholly new marine planning
capability for England from within the Marine Management Org. This will be groundbreaking work leading to the establishment
of a world-class marine planning function. Both: BUT Excellent leader & collaborator; technical expert able to promote the
business, engaging stakeholders & communities. PAY YES ASK www.mfa.gov.uk

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REF 506-GUARDIAN-22/2 JOB PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR – URBAN EXPLORERS


BE4 24/2/10 (noon) LOC MERIDEN & COVENTRY
PAY 21000 – 24500 FOR GROUNDWORK WEST MIDLANDS
DES Lead this project to help local people in Coventry use their neighbourhood parks & green spaces more productively
for nature study & informal recreation. BUT Experience of delivering env education projects in community settings. Effective
communication skills, partnership working ability & creative approach to delivery. ASK www.groundwork.org.uk Anne-
Marie.Lokwiya@groundwork.org.uk

REF 507-FARMERSWEEKLY-22/2 JOB ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (RURAL PRACTICE)


BE4 24/2/10 IV 18/3/10 LOC DORCHESTER
PAY 17802 – 20196 FOR DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL
DES Support the professional staff in managing the County Farms Estate. BUT 5+ GCSE's (grade C or above) incl
English & maths plus NVQ3 / BTEC or equiv in Admin/ Business Studies or evidence of skill level. Farming background useful
but not essential. Able to communicate, present accurate information & work independently required. ASK Ref: 60012555-
CJS www.dorsetforyou.com/jobs

REF 508-FARMERSWEEKLY-1/3 JOB SHEPHERD / HANDYMAN


BE4 ? LOC ESSEX
PAY YES FOR GREEN DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED
DES / BUT With experience in lambing & husbandry, duties incl garden maintenance & other estate jobs. Accommodation
available. ASK CV & letter Janet Maher, Green Developments Limited, Mulberry House, Chelmsford Road, High Ongar,
Essex CM5 9NL jmaher@mulberry-house.com

REF 509-HORTWEEK-22/3 JOB URBAN FORESTRY OFFICER


BE4 19/3/10 IV 21/4/10 LOC CANNOCK
PAY 27052 – 30011 FOR CANNOCK CHASE COUNCIL
DES Responsible for developing & implementing the Council's Urban Forestry Strategy. Assist with TPO's, give arb advice
in connection with Council trees, planning proposals & managing contracts/projects which have an arb component. BUT
Degree / HND level qual in Arb or appropriate tree rel discipline with proven post qual experience of delivering a range of arb
services, pref in local government setting. Excellent verbal & written communication skills with experience of GIS / Tree
Management software. Membership of prof org essential. ASK Ref: DP375-CJS www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/jobvacancies
01543 462621 The Organisational Development Division, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock
Staffs WS11 1BG vacancies@cannockchasedc.gov.uk

REF 510-HORTWEEK-8/3 JOB ARBORICULTURAL CONTRACTS MANAGER


BE4 5/3/10 LOC IPSWICH
PAY YES FOR TREE FELLA
DES / BUT Run & develop the sub office. Experience in estimating, contract & team management essential. Expertise in a
specialist aspect of arb such as plant health care desirable. ASK enquiries@treefella.com

REF 511/22-SCOTSMAN-15/3 JOB BOARD MEMBERS*


BE4 15/3/10 LOC VARIOUS
PAY £199 per day FOR THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT
DES *Up to 6 members for Loch Lomond & The Trossachs NPA & up to 6 members for Cairngorms NPA. 2 – 3 days per
month for 4 yrs. Assist in the development, approval & monitoring of the Authority's corporate & business plans in line with the
policies in the National Park. Monitor financial positions against budget allocations & key financial & performance targets.
BUT Able to analyse & evaluate complex issues & options, negotiate with & influence others to secure results. Expert
knowledge or experience. ASK www.appointed-for-scotland.org The Scottish Government, Public Appointments, Saughton
house (E1 Spur) Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3XD 0800 0158449 fax 0131 2443833

REF 523/4-SCOTSMAN-1/3 JOB Forest Renewables Management Board External Member x 2


BE4 1/3/10 LOC SCOTLAND
PAY £400 per day FOR FORESTRY COMMISSION SCOTALND
DES 2 days per month, 3yr appointment with possible extension. Help provide strategic direction for Forest Renewables
as well as advice & support. BUT Strong commercial experience, will hold or recently held, a Board level position in a
commercial or financial org. ideally have experience in renewables industry. ASK Ref: HR09/162-CJS No agencies
www.forestry.gov.uk/vacancies Jillian Buchan, HR Services 231 Corstorphine Road Edinburgh EH12 7AT

REF 525-PRESS&JOURNAL-1/3 JOB ECOLOGICAL ASSISTANT


BE4 26/2/10 LOC ABERDEEN
PAY 10549 – 11721 pro rata FOR THE MACAULAY INSTITUTE
DES Part time maternity cover commencing April 2010 for 18.5hrs per week. Join a group investigating the chemical
ecology of woodland ecosystems & theoretical & practical facets of the ecology of associated plant communities, insect &
vertebrate herbivores, mycorrhizas & soil microbiota, spatial ecology & trophic interactions. Assist with preparation of plant
material for lab analysis by Gas Chromatograohy. BUT Experience in a range of rel field & lab techniques. Graduated in
biological discipline ie ecology. Basic knowledge & experience of data entry & use of spreadsheets expected. Able to play a
key role with responsibility for coordination of field & lab work schedules. Fieldwork expecected. Full UK driving licence
essential. ASK HR The Macaulay institute, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH 01224 395000 hr@macaulay.ac.uk

REF 526-SCOTSMAN-22/2 JOB DEVELOPMENT OFFICER


BE4 22/2/10 LOC STIRLING

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PAY 19600 – 24599 FOR KEEP SCOTLAND BEAUTIFUL
DES Support community groups by processing their claims, monitoring their progress, developing partnerships &
documenting success. BUT Interest in Climate Change agenda with excellent communication & project management skills.
ASK Ref: CCF009-CJS ccfenquiries@ksbscotland.org.uk 01786 468779

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