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REF 838-DIRECT-12/4 JOB BUGS IN GARDENS PROJECT OFFICER BE4 12/4/10 (noon) LOC DUMFRIES PAY YES FOR SOLWAY HERITAGE DES 2 years. Working in Dumfries & Galloway Environmental Resources Centre, develop, manage & deliver the project, working to involve the public in improving local knowledge about invertebrate communities in Dumfries & Galloway & raising awareness of less charismatic species groups. BUT Enthusiastic with excellent communication, organisation & IT skills & a good knowledge of 1+ taxonomic group of invertebrates essential. ASK Solway Heritage, 7 Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF 01387 247543 REF 839-DAILY-12/4 JOB NATURE CONSERVATION TEAM LEADER BE4 9/4/10 IV 16/4/10 LOC ISLINGTON PAY 35055 – 37851 FOR ISLINGTON COUNCIL DES Maternity cover for 12 months. We have a national reputation for work on climate change & sustainability & are developing new areas of focus to ensure we remain at the cutting edge of this increasingly important agenda. The role requires you to lead the nature Conservation Team which co-ordinates the management of 3 LNRs, leads reserve infrastructure improvement works & co-ordinates a range of outreach work to engage the local community in nature conservation. The post works closely with Islington’s Biodiversity Officer to implement the BAP. BUT Management experience. Creative & committed. ASK

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REF 840-DIRECT-5/4 JOB ASSISTANT RANGER BE4 1/4/10 IV 13-14/4/10 LOC LEEK, STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS PAY Minimum Wage FOR STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS DISTRICT COUNCIL DES Practical cside maintenance, safety audits, litter picking, provide visitor services, promote dog fouling, assist with events & activities & develop community links. BUT Part of Future Jobs Fund, therefore applicants must meet the criteria. Must be aged between 18 & 24 & have been unemployed for at 6+ months. Trustworthy, reliable, some experience of cside management, physically fit, full driving licence. ASK These positions are to be filled via Job Centre Plus. REF CJS reference no. (job number – source – delete date) JOB Title BE4 Application closing date IV = Interview date LOC Location PAY £ range - usually per annum (but check starting point) FOR Employer DES Description of Job BUT Person Spec / Requirements ASK More details from / How to apply CJS Suggestions: Please check the BUT section to ensure that you have all of the required qualifications / experience before you

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REF 841-DAILY-5/4 JOB HEAD RANGER BE4 7/4/10 IV 16/4/10 LOC LEITH HILL PLACE ESTATE YARD, DORKING PAY 24000 FOR NATIONAL TRUST DES Leith Hill & Holmwood Common are contrasting properties within the Surrey Hills AONB. Leading a dedicated team of wardens & volunteers, help us achieve the perfect balance between access, conservation, presentation & interpretation, always bringing it back to our overriding vision of enjoyable visitor experiences. Caring for a wonderful span of heathland, farmland & woodland, develop & drive projects that work in line with our overriding strategic plan & individual property plans. Manage substantial budgets & consider new ways to generate income. Encourage local residents, authorities & businesses to get involved. BUT Plenty of experience & a qualification in countryside management, including managing teams, budgets & projects, with an entrepreneurial spirit & unwavering customer focus. Aware of the bigger, commercial picture whilst being there for your team. Comfortable communicating with people at varying levels. Competent computer skills & full driving licence. ASK Ref: NT10/04994.

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REF 842-DAILY-19/4 JOB GENERAL MANAGER, NORTH LAKES BE4 18/4/10 IV 28/4/10* LOC BOWE BARN, BORROWDALE Or CLEATOR MOOR, CUMBRIA PAY 45000 FOR NATIONAL TRUST DES Design & deliver long-term strategies, tailored to the countryside of the northern Lake District & West Cumbria. Forge new ways to increase engagement & generate revenue, while protecting & supporting these special landscapes. Lead in delivering transformational change – working with our tenants, neighbours & the huge numbers of visitors we welcome to the cside. Above all, you’ll empower your team & inspire a feeling of ownership in all those around you. *Assessment 26/4/10. BUT Creative thinking & operationally hands-on; impressive track record of general management with experience of large budgets (of at least £500k) & diverse, multidisciplinary teams, incl vols & consultants. Experienced in working in partnership with others, creating & building solutions at a landscape scale. ASK Ref: NT10/04560. REF 843-DAILY-12/4 JOB WHALEWATCHING / WILDLIFE TOUR GUIDE BE4 ? LOC OBAN PAY YES FOR SEALIFE-ADVENTURES DES Family-run charter boat running 2 – 5 hour wildlife & whale watching trips out of Seil (approx 15 miles south of Oban). We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly guide for marine wildlife day trips & some dive charters. This is a fun job if you enjoy working with people & are enthusiastic about wildlife & boating. The work is varied & includes spotting & giving talks on a great variety of wildlife we have in the Firth of Lorne SAC. It also involves general crewing duties (including cleaning & maintenance) & keeping our pontoon & car park area looking good. Although diving is not part of the job there will be opportunities for private diving. BUT Dedicated to marine wildlife & conservation. Fairly fit & agile, but not necessarily very strong, & enjoy working on a boat in all weathers! Previous boating experience desirable but not necessary. ASK CV & photo to or phone 01852 300203.

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REF 844-DAILY-12/4 JOB AREA OFFICER – ABERDEENSHIRE SOUTH BE4 11/4/10 LOC ABERDEEN PAY 19338 FOR SCOTTISH NATURAL HERITAGE DES Contribute to SNH’s operational activities in Aberdeenshire South & across Grampian Area as priorities demand. Awareness & understanding of nature conservation & other natural heritage designations in Scotland. Protect the natural heritage through appropriate management of special areas. Maintain & enhance the diversity of Scotland’s habitats, species, & landscapes. Promote responsible access to the natural heritage and improve opportunities for public enjoyment and understanding. BUT Essential criteria: Degree or equivalent qualification in an environmental discipline, or equivalent practical experience in nature conservation or related subject area. Sound knowledge of the ecology of habitats and species. General knowledge of nature conservation issues. ASK Ref: 081-018 REF 845-DAILY-12/4 JOB ASSISTANT VISITOR SERVICES RANGER BE4 12/4/10 IV 19/4/10 LOC SEVEN SISTERS COUNTRY PARK, EXCEAT PAY 15725 – 16830 pro rata FOR EAST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL DES Fixed term contract from 1 June to 30 Sept 2010. 15 hrs per wk (Thurs & Fri & occasional paid weekend working to provide holiday cover). Would you like to work at a busy Country Park in a beautiful coastal location in the South Downs? You will be responsible for ensuring the Pay & Display machines are operating satisfactorily & are regularly emptied, keeping car parks & environs in good order including mowing / strimming & litter-picking. Other duties include dealing with information requests & occasional working in the Visitor Centre. The Country park is managed by the South Downs Joint Committee on behalf of East Sussex County Council. BUT Enjoy working outside & dealing with people; able to work on own initiative, & willing to talk to & help members of the public get the most from their visit. Full current driving licence essential. ASK Ref: TED2010. Chat: Catherine James, 01323 871095. Apply: REF 846/8-DAILY-12/4 JOB FIELD ECOLOGISTS BE4 ? LOC HORNSEA, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE & AMESBURY, WILTSHIRE PAY £50 per day + B&B & business mileage / subsistence FOR ASPECT ECOLOGY DES Temp short-term contracts anticipated 3-6 weeks starting April / May. Assist with ecology fieldwork centred upon reptile & amphibian translocations Excellent opportunity for recently qualified graduate to obtain valuable field skills & experience. In particular, we currently require work around Hornsea & Amesbury & you will pref be based in or near these locations, or willing to stay in the area. Opportunities may also be available to assist with surveys / mitigation for a variety of other species such as badger & water vole, with potential follow-on survey / mitigation works at other sites. BUT Flexible & enthusiastic approach; willingness to work ‘ecological hours’; availability for April / May start; full driving licence & own car; confidence t capture & handle reptiles, in particular grass snake. Experience of capturing & handling reptiles & amphibians advantageous but not essential. ASK Richard Jennings or Claire Collings, 01295 276066

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REF 849/51-DAILY-9/4 LOC STAFFORDSHIRE BE4 9/4/10 IV 20/4/10 FOR STAFFORDSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST JOB PAY DES Community & Education Assistant 15648 1 year contract initially. To work within the North Community & Education team based at Westport Lake Visitor Centre, Stoke-on-Trent. Assist in the co-ordination & delivery of our play, environmental education, youth, community & horticultural work programme in North Staffordshire. Includes weekends. BUT Experience of delivering environmental education work & practical conservation / horticulture. Experience of play & / or youth work useful. Sound knowledge of environmental issues & an appreciation of health & safety issues involved in this work. Good organisational & admin skills & ability to drive essential. IV 20/4/10. Chat: Rachael Cleary, 01782 454192. Community Horticulture Officer 19128 1 year full time + a further 2 years part time – subject to review. ‘Grow It Eat IT@ is a community horticulture project which aims to encourage individuals & community groups within the social housing sector in Staffordshire Moorlands to work together in growing (& enjoying) their own vegetables. Work directly with local communities to initiate, develop & support vegetable growing activity & organise linked events in communities & produce high quality promotional & interpretative materials. Also develop & deliver community based horticultural work at other locations across Staffordshire. BUT Experience of garden fruit & vegetable production, including work on community horticulture projects. Relevant qualification to HND level or higher on horticulture or in environmental studies or similar field. IV 23/4/10. Chat: Graham Peake, 01889 880106. Wildplay & Early Years Officer 19128Funded to 1/4/11, additional funding sought. Based Apedale Country Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme. To develop & deliver an innovative programme of natural, outdoor & adventurous play work in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands & other locations in northern Staffordshire & develop & deliver our pre-school environmental activity programme ‘Nature Tots’ in parts of Stafford Borough & East Staffordshire. Provide imaginative & stimulating play experiences for children 18 months to 14 years, with a particular focus on exploring & engaging with the natural environment. BUT 1+ year’s experience of managing & delivering play activities including outdoor / natural play & an appreciation of health & safety issues involved in this work. A qualification in play work & an understanding of environmental education principles an advantage. IV 19/4/10. Chat: Jo Perry, 01889 880107 or Rachael Cleary, 01782 454192. ASK 01889 880100. REF 852-DAILY-12/4 JOB DATA & RECORDING ASSISTANT BE4 14/4/10 LOC WORCESTERSHIRE BIOLOGICAL RECORDS CENTRE, WORCESTER PAY 17000 FOR WORCESTERSHIRE BIOLOGICAL RECORDS CENTRE DES Fixed term to May 2011. To assist nature conservation priorities in Worcestershire, contribute to our ability to provide pertinent data to those requesting information on Worcestershire’s biodiversity, incorporating new species datasets & assisting in targeted collection of biological data to fill gaps in our taxonomic coverage. BUT Enthusiastic with a willingness to learn new survey skills; good all round understanding of ecology relating to species & habitats, basic understanding of ecological field survey & good all round current IT skills. Confident & comfortable working closely as part of small busy team; excellent

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communication skills. ASK Worcestershire Biological Records Centre, Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8SZ 01905 759759

REF 853-DIRECT-12/4 JOB DISCOVERY PROJECT OFFICER BE4 14/4/10 IV 29/4/10 LOC NEEDHAM MARKET PAY 21519 – 27849 FOR MID SUFFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL DES Raise awareness, understanding & enjoyment of Mid Suffolk’s wildlife & local heritage through: developing & implementing programmes of env ed; working with school groups, families & adults to develop their understanding; organising events & activities for all ages focussing on local wildlife & biodiversity, local history & heritage, & sustainability; developing vol support to deliver the prog; promoting the Project through newsletters, information & interpretation, & local & national media. BUT Recognised qual or experience in appropriate discipline. ASK Ref: M/946188AN/CRB. Chat: David Hughes, 01449 724639. Apply: 08456 014412. Previous applicants need not re-apply. REF 854-DIRECT-12/4 JOB NURSERY CASH & CARRY MANAGER BE4 ASAP LOC BOREHAMWOOD PAY c 28000 FOR FOLIA-EUROPE LTD DES To run our new cash & carry for landscapers business, working in a small but growing team & will play a crucial role in the growth of the business Responsibilities incl sales, customer services & stock management. You are in charge of the outside nursery area & the staff that work there. This are is the most valuable part of Folia with £500,000 in stock & approx £1m worth of product passing through the site each year. Your principle responsibility is therefore to ensure fast movement of stock through sales & the maintenance (& improvement) of the value of that stock. You are expected to lead by example & show initiative in order to deliver your accountabilities with the resources available. BUT Energetic with good hort knowledge. The intelligence & creativity to balance practical nursery work with strong sales skills & admin. ASK 07870 181510 CV & covering letter asap to REF 855-DIRECT-26/4 JOB RANGER / NATURALIST BE4 22/4/10 LOC ST KILDA PAY 16457 pro rata, accom & clothing FOR NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND DES 5 mth contract starting mid May. St Kilda is the most important seabird breeding station in northwest Europe & home to an indigenous wren & mouse as well as the Soay sheep. Rare opportunity to work on a remote & spectacular archipelago. BUT Committed conservationist with experience of visitor management, wildlife monitoring & practical estate work. Good communicator & team player with experience of self-care in a remote environment. Mountain leader & first-aid training desirable. ASK Alison Andrew, 0844 493 2237 REF BE4 PAY 856-DIRECT-19/4 19/4/10 Iv 30/4/10 13500 – 15500 JOB LOC FOR ASSISTANT WARDEN ELMLEY MARSHES, NORTH KENT RSPB

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DES An exciting opportunity to work on 9 of the RSPB's most diverse & exciting reserves comprising pf 35 sq km of sensitive coastal, wetland & woodland habitats. Help manage these habitats, monitor wildlife populations, manage vols & enthuse visitors. BUT Enthusiastic about people & wildlife. ASK A4 SAE Lorraine McGregor, RSPB South East Regional Office, 2nd Floor, 42 Frederick Place, Brighton, BN1 4EA REF 857-DAILY-7/6 JOB ASSISTANT FARM ENVIRONMENT CONSULTANT BE4 8/6/10 LOC EAST SUSSEX PAY 18000 – 22000 FOR CLM DES Initially fixed term appointment with scope to extend depending on candidate & work load. Leading independent farm Business Consultancy in the South East specialising in Environmental Grant schemes. We take a commercial approach to obtaining the best possible grant scheme outcomes for our clients & the habitats they manage. Initially you will help with HLS work over the spring & summer; this will include obtaining application packs, amending RLR maps as necessary, carrying out FEP surveys & writing up applications. You may also undertake habitat & protected species surveys for planning applications as well as a broad range of other farm management issues & other grant applications such as SEEDA & Leader. BUT Motivated, ideally with some prior experience of HLS & SPS. A farming / ecology background / degree would be ideal with strong habitat classification & botanical skills. ASK

REF 858-DAILY-19/4 JOB AREA OFFICER MULL, COLL & TIREE BE4 18/4/10 LOC OBAN or LOCHGIPLHEAD PAY 19338 FOR SCOTTISH NATURAL HERITAGE DES Undertake casework officer duties on Scottish Rural Development Programme – Rural Priority Scheme applications within designated sites. As key contact with scheme applicants, assess statements of intent, submitted & confirmed formal applications, & provide feedback to the Regional Priority Area Committee as requested. As the lead on the Nature Conservation Act review prog for designated sites within the Mull Coll & Tiree area, administer & deliver the reviews in liaison with SNH colleagues. Contribute to the delivery of the Joint Working Programme on designated sites in unfavourable condition in the area, meeting relevant customers to discuss & progress positive land management initiatives arising from SSSI management statements & site condition monitoring results. BUT Minimum Degree qual or equiv in a rel subject such as ecology, geography, landscape, cside management, agriculture, planning or species, knowledge of rel national & international legislation, incl that covering nature conservation, access & planning as well as knowledge of local land use & natural heritage issues, incl an understanding of designated sites, wildlife management, community partnerships, & the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Good communication skills, you must have good computer skills, with experience of using Windows XP package including MS Word & Excel. ASK Ref: 071-016 REF 859-DAILY-3/5 JOB ACCESS & CONSERVATION OFFICER (REGIONS) BE4 29/4/10 LOC MANCHESTER PAY 24083 – 30298 FOR THE BRITISH MOUNTAINEERING COUNCIL DES This is an important position calling for extensive travel throughout England & will involve supporting BMC regional volunteers, negotiating with land owners & countryside bodies, leading on the regional implementation of the Marine & Coastal Act 2009 & developing the BMC’s position on quarrying. The post holder will be an active member of the BMC Access,

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Conservation & Environment Group & the Land Management Group & will also be directly responsible for BMC owned & managed sites in England. BUT Active & experienced climber with a strong employment record. ‘People person’ with a genuine interest in countryside access, conservation & land management issues. Excellent interpersonal & admin skills & willingness to work frequent evenings & weekends. ASK Kate Anwyl, BMC, The Old Church, 177-179 Burton Road, Manchester M20 2BB 0161 438 3303 Fax: 0161 445 4500 REF Re-ad-DIRECT-12/4 JOB VISITOR SERVICES MANAGER BE4 8/4/10 IV 19/4/1LOC POTTERIC CARR PAY 19000 + 3% pension contr FOR YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST DES Responsible for managing & improving the reserve’s visitor facilities. Oversee all aspects of our visitor services including the admissions desk & shop as well as membership recruitment. BUT Positive attitude; proven sales skills & experience of working within a conservation organisation or visitor facility. Most of all, you’ll feel so committed to the work we do, you’ll thrive on engaging & inspiring as many people as possible to support the work of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. ASK 01904 659570 REF 860/1-DIRECT-9/4 LOC WOLVERHAMPTON BE4 9/4/10 FOR CRESTWOOD ENVIRONMENTAL JOB DES Landscape Architect Incl working on landscape & Visual Impact Assessments for a variety of schemes incl quarries, opencast coal sites, waste management facilities, wind farms etc, designing & detailing site restoration plans, undertaking 3D landform analyses, assisting on EIAs & ecological surveys, producing aftercare management plans for agricultural, heathland, grassland, forestry & wetland habitats, producing presentation plans & leaflets, making woodland grant applications & producing landscape works / maintenance contract specifications. BUT Would suit someone nearing or recently achieved full chartered status. Ideally: at least a Licentiate or Chartered member of the landscape Institute with 3+ years’ experience; excellent report-writing skills; experience at using & a good understanding of AutoCAD & Photoshop (or similar software); good understanding of native flora & of the UK’s & Ireland’s ecosystems & keen to develop skills in this. Able to undertake tree surveys to BS5837:2005 advantageous. Senior / Principal Ecologist Work to incl leading the undertaking & production of habitat & species surveys & mitigation schemes, EIAs, production of restoration schemes & management plans, provision of input into roof gardens & SUDs schemes, writing of BAPs, production of leaflets & liaison with clients & regulatory authorities. Opportunities to become involved in bioaerosol monitoring & interpretation & assisting with EIAs. BUT Ideally: commercially-aware with good all round knowledge of practical & legal aspects of ecology & experience undertaking EcIAs; excellent report writing skills; surveyor licence for GCNs & able to write & submit protected species mitigation schemes & licence applications; qual to degree+ level in an env subject & proven experience managing other ecological consultants & contractors on a number of projects; member of a rel professional institution (e.g. IEEM) or working towards full membership with 4+ years’ experience. ASK / Chat: Alyson, 01902 824 037. or CV & covering letter FAO: Mr. Sid Lambert, Crestwood Environmental, The Technology Centre, Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton WV10 9RU REF 862-DIRECT-19/4 JOB HEAD OF RESERVES - WALES BE4 16/4/10 IV 30/4/10 LOC CARDIFF OR BANGOR PAY 34000 – 38000 FOR RSPB DES Lead the team managing our Welsh reserves, maximise their effectiveness in delivering RSPB’s corporate objectives for birds, biodiversity, people & income generation. BUT Knowledgeable land manager with good ecological skills, good communication skills to build external partnerships that can deliver results for wildlife on the ground as well as our customer & business objectives. Passionate about leading excellent teams & can manage systems, risks & money. ASK A4 SAE to Karen Harvey, RSPB, Cymru HQ, 2nd Floor, Sutherland House, Castlebridge, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF11 9AB REF 863-DIRECT-19/4 JOB LITTLE TERN ASSISTANT WARDENS, CHESIL BEACH BE4 16/4/10 IV w/c 27/4/10 LOC WEYMOUTH, DORSET PAY 12000 – 13000 FOR RSPB DES Responsible for protecting the Chesil Beach little tern colony in shifts covering 24 hours & keep records of nest productivity, chick feeding rates & predation events. During quiet times, there will be a range of other conservation work in the area. BUT Accommodation in Weymouth may be available. DHP will have vacancies in the autumn, which would be open to suitable candidates. ASK A4 SAE to Sarah Alsbury, RSPB, Ryan House, Sandford Lane, Weymouth, Dorset, BH20 4DY REF 864-DIRECT-12/4 JOB BLACK GROUSE INFORMATION OFFICER BE4 9/4/10 IV w/c 19/4/10 LOC THE FAMOUS GROUSE EXPERIENCE, CRIEFF PAY 15000 – 16500 FOR RSPB DES Deliver a prog of events, with a view to engaging with people about this iconic bird, encouraging RSPB membership, increasing family participation, increasing whisky, shop & restaurant sales, & promoting links between the RSPB & the Famous Grouse brand. BUT Experience of organising family events, creative flair, the ability to work to deadlines, excellent organisational skills, self-motivated & have an infectious enthusiasm for wildlife & conservation. ASK A4 SAE to Tracey Fleming, RSPB Scotland, Dunedin House, 25 Ravelston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH4 3TP REF 865-DAILY-12/4 JOB NBN TRUST DATA ACCESS OFFICER BE4 9/4/10 IV wb 10/5/10 LOC LEEDS, PETERBOROUGH or CHELTENHAM PAY Starting 23300 FOR NATURAL ENGLAND DES Acting as the main point of contact for Local Records Centres & volunteer recorders, make sure our data’s captured, & flows to the right people. Develop & maintain strong relationships with key UK stakeholders. Develop standards of excellence & guide on management of data. Support our National Biodiversity Network Trust Business Analyst, leading

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capture, providing training & managing projects. Working alongside data providers, ensure they know the potential being made out of the data they’re gathering. Also help guide the development of NE’s own data sharing strategy. We provide all the support & training you need to develop. Operating across the whole of the UK, the role involves extensive travel. BUT Natural communicator, engaging & outgoing. ASK Ref: IRC44506. Email preferred. Natural England Recruitment, Shared Services Directorate, Zone A1, 2nd Floor, Foss House, Kings Pool, 1-2 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX 0845 6037262. REF Re-ad-DAILY-12/4 LOC CAMBRIDGE BE4 ? FOR RPS JOB DES Senior Ornithologist 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. ASK CV to Sue Stewart, Resources Manager, Senior Consultant Ecologist Excellent opportunity to join our large team of dedicated & enthusiastic ecologists. *We offer outstanding prospects, & personal & career development within a friendly progressive working env. BUT 5 years experience of applying ecological principles to a range of projects, preferably within an environmental consultancy; in depth knowledge of wildlife law; able to identify & assess ecological constraints & produce clear reports, competent to technically review the content, including chapters of EIAs & Appropriate Assessments. Experience in undertaking initial Phase 1 habitat surveys & protected species assessments; protected species licences for survey or mitigation for 2+ species. A Natural England licence to disturb bats for scientific purposes a distinct advantage. Staff management experience & desire to act as mentor & ensure effective transfer of consultancy skills. Undertake scoping, estimating & tendering for work & liaising & negotiating with clients. Proficient in managing projects within budget. ASK CV to Both: Driving licence essential. PAY ‘Attractive salary & benefits.’ REF 866-DAILY-5/4 JOB PART TIME SEASONAL WARDEN BE4 2/4/10 IV 15/4/10 LOC TORBAY PROPERTIES, DEVON PAY 13497 pro rata FOR NATIONAL TRUST DES Undertake practical countryside management as well as representing the Trust to visitors, volunteers & contractors. BUT Knowledge of using appropriate machinery & tools safely. Relevant qualification (or equivalent experience) essential. An understanding of site management, the historic environment, access, land use history & countryside legislation ideal, but more importantly you’ll have a real passion for the work we do together at the National Trust. ASK Ref: NT10/05004. REF 867-DAILY-5/4 JOB REGIONAL LRC ADVOCACY OFFICER, CPBRC BE4 5/4/10 LOC CAMBOURNE, CAMBRIDGE PAY up to 22000 FOR THE WILDLIFE TRUST FOR BEDS, CAMBS, NORTHANTS & P/BORO DES Promote the work of the Local Record centre with local authorities & data providers in order to ensure that the centre can achieve sustainability. Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Biological Records Centre has been established to a high standard through the commitment of project partners & a 4-year funding programme. Exciting opportunity to take this wellestablished centre forward & build upon this excellent foundation. The role will involve marketing & promotion to key audiences to help sustain the CPBRC as a self financing body. This will be a varied & interesting role. BUT Understanding of biological recording & data management; business flair, strong organisational & leadership skills, & a real commitment to the future security & financial health of the Centre. ASK REF 868-DIRECT-26/4 JOB RETAIL MANAGER BE4 23/4/10 IV 7/5/10 LOC NEWPORT WETLANDS, GWENT PAY 17000 – 19000 FOR RSPB DES Maximise income for the RSPB from retail sales at the Newport Wetlands Visitor Centre through effective leadership & supervision of the retail team, ensuring that retail sales & profit targets are achieved. Contribute to a high quality visitor experience at Newport Wetlands with excellent customer care & inspiring others to do the same. BUT Significant retail & staff management experience. A retail related qual desirable, as is an interest in natural history & conservation. ASK A4 SAE to Adrianne Jones, RSPB Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Newport, NP18 2BZ REF 869-DAILY-19/4 JOB VOLUNTEER SERVICE SUPPORT OFFICER BE4 16/4/10 (noon) IV 27/4/10 LOC MURLEY MOSS, KENDAL PAY 16660 – 18565 FOR LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY DES To support & assist the development & management of the Lake District Volunteers Service. The role involves: working with a range of staff, members, vols & partner organisations to involve people volunteering in the organisation; recruiting & selecting volunteers; producing Volunteering News; administering the online Volunteers Extranet; supporting the Authorities Volunteers Forum; help volunteers be our ambassadors; support the volunteers training programme; some evening & weekend working. The work is varied & no 2 days are the same – great opportunity to help people to help us look after the national park. BUT Committed administrator. ASK Chat: Tim Duckmanton, Volunteer Co-ordinator, 01539 792674. Apply: Human Resources, Lake District National Park Authority, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal LA9 7RL

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REF 870-DIRECT-26/4 JOB RESERVES ECOLOGIST BE4 26/4/10 IV 6/5/10 LOC SCOTTISH HEADQUARTERS, EDINBURGH PAY 18000 – 25000 FOR RSPB DES Contribute to the delivery & shaping of ecological & conservation objectives on a suite of RSPB reserves in Scotland. BUT Experienced ecologist/conservationist with track record of providing ecological & land management advice, pref to a nature reserve network. Team working, ability to work under own initiative, effective communicator & an ability to make decisions are all key skills/competencies required. ASK A4 SAE to Lynne Rodgers, RSPB Scotland Headquarters, Dunedin House, 25 Ravelston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH4 3TP REF 871-DIRECT-3/5 JOB GRADUATE FORESTER BE4 30/4/10 IV 12/5/10 LOC MOIRA, LEICESTERSHIRE / DERBYSHIRE BORDER PAY 17000 FOR THE NATIONAL FOREST COMPANY DES 1 year fixed term. Excellent career development opportunity working on one of the country’s boldest & most imaginative, forestry driven, env based regeneration projects. The starting date will be agreed with the successful applicant but is likely to be mid-June / early July 2010. BUT Graduate with up to 2 years of rel pre or post graduate experience. ASK CV & supporting letter stating why they are suitable for the position & a Diversity Monitoring questionnaire to: Angela Beech, National Forest Company, Bath Yard, Moira, Derbyshire DE12 6BA REF 872-DAILY-19/4 JOB SEASONAL COUNTRYSIDE RANGER BE4 16/4/10 LOC DEAN CASTLE COUNTRY PARK, KILMARNOCK PAY 18546 – 20275 FOR EAST AYRSHIRE COUNCIL DES Temp for 26 weeks. Shift pattern working 5 days out of 5. To work with the existing district ranger service covering the entire district including other places of interest such as the River Ayr Way, Catrine Voes Local Nature Reserve, Loch Doon & Cairn Table. BUT Wealth of interests & experience including environmental education, events, outdoor activities, conservation & biodiversity. Disclosure Scotland check. ASK Ref: EAY309. REF 873-DAILY-12/4 JOB Community Space Challenge Joint Project Co-ordinator BE4 13/4/10 (noon) IV 20/4/10 late afternoon LOC BRADFORD PAY 18823.75 pro rata FOR BRADFORD YMCA DES temp maternity cover starting in late May for 6 months, 22.5 hrs / wk. The job includes after school delivery of environmental sessions as well as project development & co-ordination. Community Space Challenge is a national initiative managed by Catch 22, seeking to inspire young people, who are referred to the project, to increase their environmental awareness & complete projects to improve their neighbourhoods e.g. community gardens, sensory gardens, litter picking. BUT Enthusiastic environmental youth worker with experience of working with challenging young people aged 8 – 17. Enhanced CRB Disclosure. ASK Chat: Rachel Deadman, 01274 513109 Tues – Fri. Background information: App pack: 01274 735305 REF 874-DAILY-26/4 JOB PROGRAMME ENGAGEMENT TUTOR BE4 22/4/10 IV 30/4/10 LOC CLEEVE PAY 19126 FOR GOBLIN COMBE ENVIRONMENT CENTRE DES Promote, lead, facilitate & develop programmes at Goblin Combe. Deliver a range of env learning, bushcraft & conservation progs. BUT Enthusiastic, committed & creative educator. Forest School Level 3 qual desirable but training given, teaching qual advantageous. Must have good knowledge of linking progs to the National Curriculum. ASK Ref: GC003/RJ 01934 833723

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REF VOL-DIRECT-12/4 LOC YORKSHIRE BE4 9/4/10 FOR YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST JOB DES / BUT Events & Education Assistant Potteric Carr NR, South Yorkshire. Assist with the planning & delivery of events, & of community group & school visits; delivery of weekend & school holiday activities for children & families; developing new activities for families, & new trails & interpretation for visiting families. Benefits: develop your knowledge & experience of env education & ID skills; Disclosure check undertaken at no cost to you; experience of working with children & young people; enhance your communication skills & ability to work with a wide demographic of people. 5 days a week incl some evening & weekend work. Rivers Assistant, West Yorks Rivers Project Based West / South Yorkshire. Assisting staff with practical tasks; vol work parties; organising & running training days; some survey work primarily in Barnsley / Leeds / Bradford / Wakefield area; planning work within the department; admin within the dept, esp data entry & processing; collate information for the preparation of funding applications. Will involve driving for which some travel expenses are available. Benefits: develop general skills in wetland species & habitat conservation & creation, & leadership skills in supervising vols & team working; opportunities to get to work on wetlands & rivers & learn practical skills; develop skills in data entry, collation & processing. 5 days a week, occasional evening & weekend work. On the Wild Side! Assistant Selby. Assist in organising, advertising, running & evaluating high quality wildlife, nature & outdoor events & activities throughout Selby District, aimed at families. Design publicity materials, promote the project, lead events & activities, carry out risk assessments, evaluate success, work with other vols & communicate with a wide variety of people. Within the Trust. Benefits: develop excellent communication skills to use with a wide variety of people with different skills, abilities, social & ethnic backgrounds, & ages. Develop skills in practical work, wildlife ID, IT, leadership & H&S. July to mid-Sept will entail regular weekend & evening work. Can offer some flexibility. Communications & Fundraising Assistant Research & produce press releases & newsletters for internal & external publications. Research & write articles for publications such as Wildlife Yorkshire. Write & administer website content. Support the fundraising team & organise & run events. Benefits: Enhance communication skills both written & oral; effective organisational & time management skills; experience in a wide range of tasks all essential to the running of a successful charity. Occasional weekends & evenings. Education & Outreach Assistant York. Assist with the Running Wild project, which delivers activities for children & young people aged 8-18 years, & other similar education projects. Plan educational sessions; write risk assessments; assist with the delivery of educational sessions; deliver educational sessions; produce publicity. Benefits: Experience in working with children & young people & an opportunity to find out about env education & community work. CRB check undertaken at no cost to you & training in Child Protection.

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Working hours vary on a weekly basis but often sessions are dlivered on evenings & weekends. All: Starting April 2010, 22 week placements with expenses, training & PPE. Benefits: Invaluable experience, portfolio development & job reference. Gain experience with other departments within the Wildlife Trust. ASK Jo Meays, Volunteering Development Officer, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, 1 St George’s Place, York YO24 1GN 01904 659570 REF VOL-DIRECT-3/5 JOB LONG TERM VOLUNTEERS BE4 End of April LOC SKOMER & SKOKHOLM ISLANDS, PEMBROKESHIRE PAY Free accom & experience* FOR WILDLIFE TRUST OF SOUTH & WEST WALES DES *Gain experience of practical wardening & seabird monitoring. Two positions running May – June & July – Aug. To assist with seabird counts & monitoring of these & many other species. Will be involved in all normal warden jobs; welcoming visitors, guided walks, general island maintenance & habitat management. Both jobs will involve spending some time on Skokholm in very basic accommodation. BUT No previous experience necessary, just enthusiasm. Second post will require applicant to carry out a research project of their own design, university projects welcome. ASK Jerry Gillham, 07971114303 Scotland’s most famed osprey returns to the Lowes The SWT's Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve today (25 March) welcomes back the bird thought to be oldest breeding female of its kind ever recorded in the UK for the 20th consecutive year to the astonishment of wildlife experts. Spotted landing on her usual nesting site, known as an eyrie, at 2.00 pm on 23 March, this female osprey, estimated to now be 25 years of age which is over three times the average lifespan of an osprey, has once again completed a 3,000 mile migration from West Africa to her summer breeding ground at Loch of the Lowes. Her arrival could signal the beginning of another breeding process for one of Scotland’s most magnificent bird species. Emma Rawling, SWT Perthshire Ranger said: “We are truly amazed at the tenacity and endurance of this particular female osprey. Defying her age, she has made it back to us again and from initial sightings she looks like she is in remarkably good condition. She is now waiting for her mate to arrive to begin her 20th breeding season. So far, this one bird has laid 55 eggs, 46 of which have hatched into chicks which have successfully left the nest. She is a hardy old bird, that’s for sure, and I can’t wait to watch her progress over the next few months.” It is expected that the female osprey’s breeding partner, a male osprey identified with a green leg ring, will arrive within a week. This resident male will then chase any other males, known as interlopers, away before initiating the breeding process. Once the first egg is laid, SWT staff, helped by nearly 70 volunteers, will man a round-the-clock watch to safeguard the osprey and their eggs from threats including thieves and poachers who steal unhatched eggs for private collections. Once a common sight in Britain, the osprey was all but extinct by 1916 due to persecution. Conservation efforts continue to re-establish the species as part of Scotland’s rich wildlife. Today, 200 pairs of osprey now breed in Scotland during summer months. Ospreys are just one of many wildlife attractions at Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve. Red squirrels and pine martens are regularly seen along with woodland birds of all types and sizes. Watch live from our HD nest web cam - follow this link Scottish Wildlife Trust, Thursday 25th March 2010

CJS Jobs Digest, (a review of adverts from other sources, published during the past week):
REF 875-GUARDIAN-19/4 JOB SUSTAINABLE ENERGY POLICY PARTNER, OFGEM BE4 19/4/10 LOC LONDON PAY c 95000 FOR OFGEM DES Demanding, high profile role at the hub of analysis & thought leadership on env & social policy, providing insights into developing thinking on sustainability. BUT Track record in policy development & application; knowledge of energy policy, UK & international sustainability, & understanding of commercial drivers, applied in the context of climate change; first class intellectual & analytical skills; ability to influence & shape thinking at the most senior levels of the org, & the capability to tackle complex or conflicting policy objectives; excellent communicator with clear stakeholder management & advocacy skills; proven background in building & managing multi-functional teams & contributing to strategy & policy development at board level. ASK Ref: NAO/31647. Odgers Berndtson, 0845 130 9005. REF 876-GUARDIAN-19/4 JOB SENIOR RECYCLING OFFICER BE4 16/4/10 LOC CAMDEN, LONDON PAY 37851 – 40506 FOR CAMDEN COUNCIL DES Lead a team of 5 recycling advisors supporting & promoting our work in recycling & waste minimisation. Develop & implement new initiatives, gather feedback, host visits to the Centre’s ed facilities, work closely with our communications team to convey key messages to residents, & represent us at national & local events. BUT Up to date on current issues & legislation; excellent communication & negotiation skills; proven supervisory abilities & competence in MS Office. Waste management industry experience & familiarity with customer care essential’ rel degree or equiv useful. ASK Ref: LBC0834. REF 877-GUARDIAN-19/4 LOC GRANTHAM & PERTH, SCOTLAND BE4 18/4/1FOR WOODLAND TRUST JOB DES / BUT Head of Woodland Creation Grantham Head of Partnerships Grantham Scotland Director Perth All posts: The Trust has a new strategic plan with ambitious goals. We are seeking outstanding forward-thinking professionals with exceptional communication & relationship development skills to accept the challenge & make their mark in a growing org. PAY 40000 - 50000 ASK REF 878/81-WTELE-12/4 JOB 4 x PARK RANGERS BE4 12/4/10 LOC PRESTON PAY 19621 – 20858 FOR PRESTON CITY COUNCIL DES 2 x permanent & 2 x 2 year fixed term contracts. Responsible for delivering the objective of the park Ranger Service incl the events & activities programme, & the enforcement, education & vol programmes, & for overall management of the sites. Assist in securing external funding, developing management plans & delivering improvement projects. Substantial evening & weekend working. BUT experience of supporting community orgs, consultation & delivering successful events, activities, initiatives & projects. Excellent communication & customer service skills. Able to form & develop effective partnerships. Enhanced CRB disclosure. ASK

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REF 882-WWOOD-19/4 JOB PARTNERSHIP MANAGER BE4 18/4/10 LOC GRANTHAM PAY 30000 FOR WOODLAND TRUST DES Initiate & develop partnerships with large land-owning orgs & other rel individuals / bodies. Devise & deliver a package of land, advice & money, which achieves native woodland creation. BUT Very good understanding of conservation desirable. Relationship management experience. Full driving licence & ability to undertake travel across a wide area, sometimes to remote locations. Qual to HND / degree in forestry, land management or related field desirable. IT literate, pref with MS Office experience. REF 883/4-FARMERSWEEKLY-19/4 LOC VARIOUS BE4 18/4/10 FOR WOODLAND TRUST JOB PAY DES Woodland Creation Adviser c 30000 + car Home based in SE England. Regular overnight stays required. BUT Understanding of the contribution woodland can make in farming systems & on lands in public ownership, & of the role trees play in carbon management. Good understanding of national & regional env & land use policies; experience in leading & managing projects & partnership; woodland creation experience; proven communication skills. Senior Woodland Creation Adviser (England) 32000-35000 + car Grantham. To lead a regionally based team delivering woodland creation on land outside the WT’s estates, as above. BUT Specialist knowledge & experience of native woodland design, creation & management; good understanding of national & regional env & land use policies. Proven leadership experience & experienced manager. BOTH BUT Full driving licence & ability to undertake travel across a wide area, sometimes to remote locations. Qual to HND / degree in forestry, land management or related field desirable. IT literate, pref with MS Office experience. ASK REF 885/90-WENVA-12/4 JOB TEMPORARY LOCK KEEPERS & ASSISTANTS BE4 9/4/10 IV 19/4/10 LOC RIVER THAMES PAY £5.90 - £8.17 per hour FOR ENVIRONMENT AGENCY DES / BUT Temp Lock Keepers – full time April – Oct incl some weekends. Lock Keeper Assistants full & part time weekend appointments, May – Sept. Lock Keeper Assistants – shorter term appointments, June – Aug incl some weekends. ASK 0845 601 2233. REF 891-WFC-5/4 JOB FOREST CRAFTSPERSON BE4 7/4/10 LOC PEAK DISTRICT, DERBYSHIRE PAY 17121 – 19196 FOR FORESTRY COMMISSION DES Involves partnership working both within & outside the National Park. Carry out forest management, marking & tariffing & undertaking recreation conservation & maintenance. BUT Full range of practical & forestry skills incl chainsaw / clearing saw work & pesticide application. ASK REF 892-BELTELE-19/4 JOB ADVICE & PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER (NORTHERN IRELAND) BE4 18/4/10 LOC NORTHERN IRELAND PAY 25000 – 30000 FOR WOODLAND TRUST DES Deliver woodland creation on land outside the Woodland Trust Estate by developing partnerships & delivering on the ground advice. BUT Excellent knowledge of native woodland creation; good understanding of woodland’s contribution to various land uses & carbon management; extensive knowledge & experience of forestry or conservation land management incl experience of vol & community engagement; understanding of the rural economy; forestry or conservation land management experience. Full driving licence & ability to undertake travel across a wide area, sometimes to remote locations. Qual to HND / degree in forestry, land management or rel field desirable. IT literate, pref with MS Office experience. ASK REF 893-PRESS&JOURNAL-19/4 JOB SURVEYOR / SPATIAL ANALYST BE4 16/4/10 LOC SCOTLAND PAY 28707 – 33697 FOR HISTORIC SCOTLAND DES / BUT Contribute towards the aims of the Technical Conservation Group delivering a range of diverse projects focusing on digital documentation of heritage sites. Part of a dynamic & specialised team utilising cutting edge 3D terrestrial laser scanning technologies, high end GPS & traditional digital surveying techniques. Primarily involve field based data collection & some data processing & 2D / 3D outputs. ASK Ref: HSC/10/076-CJS 0131 668 8641 / 8080 Human Resources, Historic Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SH REF 894/7-WWOODT-19/4 LOC VARIOUS HOME BASED BE4 18/4/10 FOR WOODLAND TRUST JOB DES Site Manager Devon. Site Manager Wiltshire, North & East Devon. Site Manager North West & West Wales. 3 days per week. Site Manager South Wales. 3 days per week, home based or at Cardiff office. All: To manage WT sites to deliver the maximum benefit for the Trust’s aims as outlined in its Strategic Plan. BUT Extensive knowledge & experience of forestry or conservation land management incl vol & community engagement. Sound understanding of practical issues faced when managing woodlands; IT literate, pref with MS Office experience; extensive experience of leading complex, multi-disciplinary projects. Qual to HND / degree in forestry, land management or related field desirable. PAY 22000 – 30000 + car ASK 01476 581111 REF BE4 898-HORTWEEK-19/4 16/4/10 JOB LOC DISTRICT MANAGER NORTH WEST ENGLAND

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PAY YES FOR UPM TILHILL DES Lead a team of 10 consisting of technical & admin staff. Role involves management of all aspects of the district business incl staff performance management, business development, financial control, budgeting & forecasting, H&S compliance & customer management. BUT Operated at managerial level within a business & have rel experience within UPM Tilhill sectors, combined with 10+yrs rel managerial experience. Well developed people manage with strong leadership skills. ASK Ref: 2010-65-DM-04-CJS CV & Letter This Edition: 10 sides, 66 new paid jobs, (42 Direct). Opportunities are advertised in CJS Weekly for one week only. Details appear in CJS Weekly: Existing Opportunities in subsequent weeks. Online subscribers have access to several months of back issues. CJS is printed in-house using 100% recycled paper & organic inks. Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.

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