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REF 1913-DAILY-30/8 JOB RURAL CONSULTANT BE4 31/8/10 LOC BROADWAY, WORCESTERSHIRE PAY „Competitive‟ FOR CUMULUS CONSULTANTS LTD DES To join our small, friendly & successful team & be responsible for undertaking a range of land, environment & rural consultancy work working both as part of a project team & independently. You will work with farmers & landowners as well as clients in the public & vol sectors. Great opportunity for someone seeking to grow their knowledge, skills & experience, get involved with a diverse & interesting range of projects, develop your own specialisms & build a portfolio of clients. The company is seeking to grow & there are long term prospects for the right individual. BUT 1-2 years‟ experience of the farming sector & 1+ of the following areas: farm business; farm environment; rural development / diversification & renewable energy. Enthusiastic, intelligent & pro-active. ASK Paul Silcock, Managing Director, paul@cumulus-consultants.co.uk REF 1914-DAILY-6/9 JOB CONSULTANT ECOLOGIST BE4 ASAP LOC DUNBLANE, CENTRAL SCOTLAND PAY TBC FOR DIRECT ECOLOGY LTD DES 6 month contract to assist at a small ecological consultancy. BUT Experience of field surveying & report writing & educated to degree level. Ideally a competent ecological surveyor incl protected species (especially bats, badger, otter & birds) as well as Phase 1 habitat survey. Should be a member of (or eligible for membership of) the Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management. Must have full driving licence & own car. Other skills that would be an advantage incl a bat licence, use of GIS & experience as an Ecological Clerk or Works. ASK CV & covering letter by email only to beccy.osborn@directecology.co.uk REF 1915-DAILY-23/8 JOB SOUTH & EAST SOMERSET RESERVES OFFICER BE4 24/8/10 IV wb 6/9/10 LOC TONEDALE but working on reserves across the county PAY 19113 FOR SOMERSET WILDLIFE TRUST DES Temp for 6 months. As a member of the Conservation team you will work closely with other reserves staff across the county. You will have responsibility for work programmes, organising & facilitating management work for nature reserves in South & East Somerset & elsewhere as required. We operate a flexible working policy. BUT 2+ years‟ experience of practical reserves management, & relevant experience of budgets & management programmes, organising & supervising contracts. Sound knowledge of biological survey & monitoring techniques & working knowledge of current conservation & issues & methods essential. Good communication skills including report writing with good computer literacy essential. Ability to co-ordinate a number of concurrent activities over a wide area, with excellent organisational skills. ASK App form from Lynn Caldwell, HR & Facilities Manager, Somerset Wildlife Trust, Tonedale Mill, Tonedale, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0AW lynn.Caldwell@somersetwildlife.org 01823 652420 Fax: 652411. REF 1916-DAILY-23/8 JOB GARDENER BE4 24/8/10 LOC MOTTISFONT ABBEY GARDEN, HOUSE & ESTATE, HANTS PAY 17310 FOR NATIONAL TRUST DES 1 year fixed term contract. This incredibly rewarding role will include some of the duties you might expect – greenhouse care, turf cultivation & hedge cutting, & some you may be new to – answering visitor questions, leading guided walks & looking after volunteer groups. Assisting the team with the presentation & development of the walled gardens, pleasure grounds & Winter garden, you‟ll have fulfilling & varied days, which will see you making lots of people smile. BUT Range of practical knowledge; RHS certificate, NVQ2 in Amenity Horticulture or equivalent qualification; love of what you do & a commitment to the work we do together at the National Trust. ASK NT10/05494. www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk 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 1917-DAILY-23/8 JOB GREAT FEN WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER BE4 20/8/10 IV 2/9/10 LOC CAMBOURNE (15 hours) & RAMSEY HEIGHTS (7.5 hours) PAY 17000 – 19000 pro rata FOR GREAT FEN PARTNERSHIP DES 22.5 hrs per week, fixed term from Sept 2010 to March 2011. To develop & launch the Great Fen‟s new website in early 2011. We are looking for someone who can develop imaginative content – bringing alive online the landscape, wildlife & human stories of the Great Fen. The partnership consists of: the Environment Agency, Huntingdonshire DC, Middle level Commissioners, Natural England & the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs, Northants & Peterborough. BUT Experience of website development beneficial. Ability to think & write with imagination, work co-operatively with a range of people internally & externally & deliver new website on schedule. ASK Queries: www.wildlifebcnp.org/whats-new-vacanc77.htm Queries: Kate Carver, Great Fen Project Manager, 01954 713513 kate.carver@wildlifebcnp.org REF 1918-DAILY-23/8 JOB WILDFIRE PROJECT OFFICER BE4 18/8/10 (noon) LOC MORPETH or RIPON PAY YES FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES DES We are the UK‟s leading provider of wildfire project management services, working on initiatives such as fire groups, national forums, conferences & training. Supporting our work in this area, the post will involve liaison with a wide range of partners & travel throughout the UK. BUT Interest in, & experience of, rural land management, wildfire prevention & management & project management desirable. ASK www.ruraldevelopment.org.uk/vacancy-wildfire-project-officer REF 1919-DIRECT-23/8 JOB LOCAL GROUP & VOLUNTEERING SUPPORT OFFICER BE4 25/8/10 IV 9/9/10 LOC NORWICH OR SWAVESEY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE PAY 16000 – 18000 FOR RSPB DES Support, motivate & develop the 25 local groups around the Eastern region, helping the vols achieve Society objectives. Help with a wide range of vol development work in the region such as co-ordinating our „Aren‟t Volunteers Brilliant!‟ thank you events, dealing with vol enquiries & managing our office vols. BUT Experience of vol & ideally vol management, with excellent communication & administrative skills. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies or A4 SAE to Laura White, Public Affairs Secretary, Stalham House, 65 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1UD REF 1920-DIRECT-23/8 JOB SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT – NIHQ BE4 20/8/10 IV 9/9/10 LOC BELVOIR PARK FOREST, BELFAST PAY 15350 – 16350 FOR RSPB DES The RSPB Conservation Science Department is looking for a well-qualified & experienced scientist to undertake a new 2yr contract to monitor the effectiveness of agri-environment schemes in Northern Ireland in delivering conservation measures for farmland birds. BUT Degree or have equiv experience, excellent farmland bird ID skills & competent in the management of large datasets, eg using spreadsheets &/or databases packages. Successful applicant will also have responsibility for preparation of project reports & is likely to have experience in the management of projects & staff. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE to Anita McClune, Research Co-ordinator, Conservation Science, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL Durrell Day th Record crowds visited Durrell wildlife park on Sunday 12 July 2009 to help celebrate half a century of conservation success. Over 14,000 people enjoyed fun, games and special campaigns, saw how Durrell cares for endangered animals and picnicked in the beautiful gardens. th Continuing from this success the Durrell Day festivities have now transformed into a weekend of activities to be held on 14 – th 15 August. Opening from 10am until 6pm over the weekend, locals and tourists alike are welcome to join us for the reduced entrance fee of £5 for adults and free for children under 16. Durrell members can enter for free. This year we are focusing on our conservation effort across the world; both in the field and in Jersey. Throughout the wildlife park there will be zones focusing on our top-spots and particular species; each with information points, talks from our keepers and interactive games. We will also have a fundraising zone, where you can find out what you can do to help Durrell and get involved, from sending us your old mobile phone to walking the Great Wall of China. If that‟s not enough we will have the family favourite den building, the Genuine Jersey Market and a showcase of what is new at Durrell. Durrell Day is supported by NatWest. REF 1921-DAILY-23/8 JOB COMMUNITY OFFICER BE4 20/8/10 LOC WICKEN FEN NNR, ELY, CAMBS PAY 15906 FOR NATIONAL TRUST DES Our oldest nature reserve is an iconic wetland of international importance & home to England‟s largest lowland landscape restoration project, the Wicken Fen Vision. Help the Countryside & Community Manager to deliver the project at the site & amongst the local community, developing relationships with local people, communities & user groups, helping to establish new & exciting ways to access Wicken Fen. Lead volunteers & community groups to ensure that practical conservation, engagement & access projects are delivered. BUT Enjoy working closely with a wide range of people of differing abilities. Comfortable forging links with outside interest groups, being an advocate for various projects & a clear understanding of the benefit of community engagement. Excellent customer care skills & full driving licence. Ideally experience of leading & supervising vols & have planned & delivered a practical volunteer project. Above all you should share the aims & ambitions of the NT. ASK Ref: NT10/05476 www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk REF 1922-DIRECT-23/8 JOB RESEARCH ASSISTANT – NIHQ BE4 20/8/10 IV10/9/10 LOC BELVOIR PARK FOREST, BELFAST PAY 12800 – 13800 FOR RSPB DES 7.5 mth contract to monitor the effectiveness of agri-environment schemes in Northern Ireland in delivering conservation measures for farmland birds. BUT Excellent farmland bird ID skills & competent in the use & handling of large datasets, e.g. using spreadsheets &/or databases packages. Responsible for winter & summer fieldwork in mixed-arable &

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grassland landscapes in NI which entails bird & habitat surveys & data input. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE Anita McClune, Research Co-ordinator, Conservation Science, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL REF 1923-DIRECT-30/8 JOB ENERGY POLICY OFFICER/SENIOR ENERGY POLICY OFFICER BE4 1/9/10 IV 13/9/10 LOC SANDY, BEDFORDSHIRE PAY 24000 – 31000 FOR RSPB DES Lead on European energy policy issues, project manage & deliver a major project with European BirdLife partners that will establish our common approach to renewable energy, & lead our engagement with the pan-European Renewable Grid Initiative. BUT Rel experience in the energy, climate change and/or conservation field & a degree in rel discipline. Excellent project management & verbal & written communication skills, & the ability to organise a heavy, diverse & unpredictable workload. Some travel within the UK & Europe will be required. This is a 1yr contract funded through a grant from the European Climate Foundation. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE to Linda Winfield, RSPB, UK Headquarters, The Lodge, Sandy, Beds,SG19 2DL REF F-DIRECT-30/8 JOB PROTECTED AREA MANAGER BE4 As soon as appropriate candidate found LOC RHOKO, NIGERIA PAY Local salary, room, board, national & international flights FOR CERCOPAN (Centre for Education, Research & Conservation of Primates & Nature) DES To start asap. Rhoko is our bush site, where we help the Iko Esai community to protect 2400ha of tropical rainforest. The site is approx. 40 mins from the nearest village & 2-3 hours from Calabar. Ensure the smooth running of Rhoko Research & Education Centre, with specific responsibility for logistics / maintenance (incl buildings, trails, earth roads) overall staff management & admin, env education at the site, ecotourism, animal care / husbandry, forest protection & co-ordinating project infrastructure development. BUT Essential: experience working / vol in the tropics (pref Africa); excellent practical skills; degree in ecology, conservation, zoology, biology or other appropriate subject; interest in conservation / primates; physically fit; driving licence; culturally sensitive; good communication & organisational skills; ability to commit for 2 years. Desirable: 4x4 experience; first aid cert; budget planning / management & staff / vol management experience. ASK www.cercopan.org blog: http://cercopan.wildlifedirect.org/ or fan page: www.facebook.com/cercopan CV to Claire.coulson@cercopan.org REF 1924-DAILY-30/8 JOB BIODIVERSITY OFFICER (BOWLAND CATCHMENT AREA) BE4 26/8/10 LOC FOREST OF BOWLAND, NEAR CLITHEROE PAY up to 24300 + bonus scheme & other benefits FOR UNITED UTILITIES DES Help to safeguard water quality, biodiversity & the ecological status of our moorland catchments in this AONB. Monitoring of catchments, habitats & species management, & legislative compliance make this role fundamental to our core business of enhancing water quality. BUT practical, self-motivated & a good communicator. Degree or HND in Ecology, Countryside or Environmental Management; experience in water, upland habitat & land management. Good knowledge of environmental legislation essential. The ideal candidate will also hold LANTRA / NPTC (or equivalent) qualifications covering a range of practical skills & training relevant to this type of work. ASK role profile: uujobs@uuplc.co.uk Apply via our advert on CJS Daily Online. REF F-DIRECT-30/8 JOB CHIEF EXECUTIVE BE4 27/8/10 IV early Sept in Dublin LOC KILCOOLE, C. WICKLOW PAY €60000-80000 + benefits FOR BIRDWATCH IRELAND DES 4 years, subject to 6 months initial review. To lead the org, working with our Board & staff to resource & deliver an ambitious 10-year forward strategy. Exciting & challenging opportunity for the right person to make a real difference for nature conservation & the quality of life in Ireland. BUT Outstanding leadership & team-building skills; strong track record in the delivery of successful projects in a senior management role. Strong commitment to organisational excellence & prepared to lead by example. Willing & able to make this happen despite obstacles such as resource constraints, resistance from vested interest or indifference. Good at identifying & forging strategic partnerships, whilst not losing focus. Additional experience in the following areas advantageous: nature conservation; charity / NGO sector; fundraising; public relations; use of online media for promotion. ASK www.birdwatchireland.ie REF 1925-DAILY-30/8 JOB RANGER BE4 31/8/10 LOC HADRIAN‟S WALL & HOUSESTEADS FORT PAY 13497 FOR NATIONAL TRUST DES Fixed term for 1 year. As an ambassador of our work, make sure everything runs smoothly at these special places, part of a dedicated team carrying out practical countryside management tasks. Provide dynamic leadership for a team of volunteers & contractors, help to identify & realise every opportunity to engage with the local community, & expand our audiences, with an overall aim to achieve the perfect balance between access, conservation, presentation, interpretation & enjoyment. BUT Experience of carrying out a range of countryside management tasks using powered equipment. Qualification in environmental conservation & understanding of varied habitat, historic environments & countryside legislation would be ideal. Excellent communication skills at varying levels, having successfully managed volunteer teams, applying an entrepreneurial spirit & unwavering customer focus. Aware of the bigger, commercial picture while always being there for your team. Sound computer skills & full driving licence. ASK Ref: NT10/05505. www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk REF 1926-DAILY-23/8 JOB ESTATES & MAINTENANCE WORKER BE4 20/8/10 IV 8/9/10 LOC TAUNTON PAY 13000 – 15000 FOR HESTERCOMBE GARDENS TRUST DES Grade I listed historic garden set in over 50 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside. Hestercombe is a unique combination of three period gardens, which have undergone extensive restoration & include a 17th century working watermill. To join our team in the landscape gardens & surrounding estate. Shared accommodation available on site. BUT Enthusiastic estate worker with maintenance skills. ASK www.hestercombe.com/aboutus/employment-a-future-withHestercombe.xhtml 01823 413923.

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REF 1927-DAILY-23/8 JOB HABITAT MANAGEMENT PLAN PROJECT OFFICER BE4 20/8/10 LOC GLASGOW PAY YES FOR SSE RENEWABLES DES We have been granted consent to develop the Clyde Wind Farm. Reporting initially to the Construction Project Manager & thereafter to the SSE Generation operational team, set-up, deliver, monitor & report on the 3000ha Habitat Management Plan. BUT Degree in ecology, or similar discipline with experience in consultancy, biodiversity project management or applied ecological research. Innovative thinker with some project management experience. Good all round capacity to deliver high quality work on a consistent basis in a pressurised environment; experience of co-ordinating stakeholder groups, meetings & events; CSCS registration desirable, as is familiarity with CDM regulations; excellent oral & written communication skills; comfortable working outdoors in the Scottish uplands, often in poor weather & on difficult terrain; full driving licence essential; relevant post graduate qualifications an advantage. ASK Ref: REN-10-GB-11. CV & covering letter to careers@sserenewables.com REF 1928-MONTHLY-23/8 JOB CONSERVATION OFFICER BE4 23/8/10 LOC CARDIFF PAY 19429 FOR COUNTRYSIDE COUNCIL FOR WALES DES / BUT Fixed term pensionable full-time appointment of 37 hours a week to 17 June 2011. Work with partners to conserve wildlife & landscape, by managing special sites & promoting access to the countryside. ASK Ref: 000395 www.ccw.gov.uk 01686 613400 d.manning@ccw.gov.uk

Short-eared owl spotted at Grey Mare’s Tail
A group of visitors to the National Trust for Scotland‟s Grey Mare‟s Tail Nature Reserve near Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway were treated to a spectacular sight last week. For participants on a guided walk were startled when a short-eared owl appeared in front of them. “The party had just neared Loch Skeen when the owl appeared out of the heather barely 10 metres away from them - giving everyone a fantastic view of this magnificent moorland bird,” said ranger Richard Clarkson. “This may be the first sighting of a short-eared owl at Grey Mare‟s Tail,” added Richard. “The reserve is the perfect habitat for them, and we‟re hoping that one day we‟ll be lucky enough to host a breeding pair!” NTS: 2/8/10 REF 1929-DIRECT-30/8 JOB EDUCATION ASSISTANT BE4 31/8/10 (noon) LOC ORIELTON FIELD CENTRE, PEMBROKE PAY 12085 FOR FIELD STUDIES COUNCIL DES The post primarily involves supporting teaching staff in the delivery of field courses along with a range of other residential & domestic duties. Gain work experiences that reflect an env education charity. BUT Undertaking or recently completed a rel env, geographical or natural science degree. Enthusiastic about the env & keen to see that people are taught to understand & respect it better. Good interpersonal skills. Good level of literacy, numeracy & basic ICT skills. Happy about sharing „staff accom‟ & working long & unusual hours. ASK www.field-studies-council.org Chris Millican, 01646 623920. REF 1930-DAILY-16/8 JOB VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR BE4 15/8/10 IV 2/9/10 LOC WREST PARK, BEDFORDSHIRE PAY 20674 – 22638 pro rata FOR ENGLISH HERITAGE DES 15-mth contract, 18 hours per week. You may be required to work weekends. Wrest Park is a nationally significant landscaped garden where we plan to begin a major restoration in September, involving the following: restoration / recreation of formal flower gardens. Restoration of the historic path network; major landscaping works in the Great Gardens; a new exhibition telling the story of the Park; new Visitor Centre & visitor facilities. You will initially be responsible for the recruitment & training of a team of 10 volunteers & to increase this to around 65 part-time & occasional volunteers who will carry out a wide range of functions, BUT Enthusiastic, organised with excellent people skills. Experience of running a volunteer programme or managing volunteers is essential as is a good level of knowledge about the issues affecting volunteers. ASK Chat: Lisa Owens, 01525 863713. Apply: www.english-heritage.org.uk/about/jobs We are unable to accept CVs. REF 1931-MONTHLY-30/8 JOB RANGER & TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR BE4 1/9/10 LOC GIBRALTAR POINT NNR, near SKEGNESS PAY c 20000 FOR LINCOLNSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST DES Responsible for the maintenance, enhancement & awareness of natural environment sites & reserves along Lincolnshire‟s coast through the establishment & management of all aspects of a volunteer training programme. This will include practical estate management work, recruitment, management & training of volunteers & liaison with landowners. BUT Relevant environmental qualification & practical reserve management experience. Significant experience in managing & training volunteers. Exceptional communication skills, self-motivation & good organisational abilities. Flexible approach to work. CRB checked. ASK Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Banovallum House, Manor House Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 5HF 01507 526667 info@lincstrust.co.uk www.lincstrust.co.uk

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REF 1912-DAILY-16/8 JOB RECREATIONAL WARDEN BE4 9/8/10 LOC RUTLAND WATER PAY c 18000 FOR ANGLIAN WATER DES Set in 4200 acres of open countryside, this park is the central rural attraction in England‟s smallest county. As we want all our visitors to have a safe & pleasurable visit this means ensuring cycling & walking paths are maintained, car parks & play areas are tidy, our fleet of boats kept up to scratch & the quality of the trout we stock is good. This busy & demanding role will see you working with people & doing a wide range of physical jobs. March to October requires long days, weekends

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& shifts, while the rest of the year is less demanding. BUT Background in land maintenance & experience in customer service. Able to handle a boat & interest in angling. A background in fisheries would be an asset, but we provide any training you need. ASK Ref: REG00140RR www.anglianwaterjobs.co.uk

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REF VOL-DIRECT-30/8 JOB VOLUNTEER TRAINEE ESTATE WORKER X 2 BE4 30/8/10 LOC DEVON PAY Training & Accommodation* FOR DEVON WILDLIFE TRUST DES *Farmhouse accommodation provided, based on a 6-12 month commitment. Join an established team delivering an extensive & varied prog of work; ranging from habitat management across 40 reserves of various habitats geographically spread across Devon, fencing & maintenance work, survey & monitoring, working with vols/corporate groups & various ed activities. Training opportunities will vary but could incl NPTC certs in chainsaw, brush cutter & First Aid at Work. BUT Desire to work in wildlife conservation, good level of physical fitness, willingness to use power tools, ability to work with a range of people & willingness to lead & supervise vols. ASK jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org 01392 279244 REF VOL-DIRECT-30/8 JOB NATURE RESERVE STUDENT VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT BE4 ? LOC GREYSTONES FARM, BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER PAY Travel expenses & training budget FOR GLOUCESTERSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST DES / BUT To assist the management of the nature reserves in the North Cotswolds. The role is essentially one of shadowing the nature reserve manager on a one-to-one basis as they go about their job. The main role will be assisting with practical work on nature reserves, incl such tasks as scrub clearance, grass cutting, coppicing, fencing, & footpath maintenance. Helping out with farm duties. Also opportunities to help with, learn about & take part in other duties such as: survey work; management planning; events & guided walks; school groups; vol work parties; H&S, risk assessments; tree propagation; livestock handling; attendance at meetings. Basic level of commitment 30 x 7 hour days in the course of the academic year, assumed 1 day a week. ASK Chat: Beth Adams, 01452 389962. CV & letter to: beth.adams@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk Beth Adams, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Robinswood Hill Country Park, Reservoir Road, Glos GL4 6SX REF VOL-DIRECT-ok8 JOB PASSIONATE PEOPLE FOR NATURE BE4 Ongoing LOC VARIOUS EVENTS, SHOWS & RESERVES, DORSET PAY Training & expenses FOR RSPB DES Memberships are vital to enable the RSPB to carry out its wildlife conservation work, safeguarding species & habitats in the UK & internationally. We need your help to enthuse & inspire others with amazing facts & stories about our wildlife conservation projects & encourage funds through membership to support this work. We are looking for passionate people to help us encourage new members at events, festivals & shows in the local area & also at our Dorset reserves. This is a great opportunity to help fund wildlife conservation, meet people from a wide variety of backgrounds & enhance your skills. It‟s also a great way of getting into the big shows for free! BUT Commitment of 1 day per week is desirable. ASK Lynne Burningham, 01305 773519 / 07826 919038 lynne.burningham@rspb.org.uk REF VOL-DIRECT-23/8 JOB VOLUNTEER ADMIN ASSISTANT BE4 20/8/10 IV 26/8/10 LOC THE STABLES IN SALTRAM HOUSE PAY 0 FOR NATIONAL TRUST DES Working with the South & East Devon Countryside team. BUT Admin experience; good eye for detail; good listening & communication skills; adaptable; maybe looking to brush up on your IT skills; would enjoy working in a small friendly office but being part of a larger team. ASK Sue Beegan, 01752 346585 sue.began@nationaltrust.org.uk REF VOL-DIRECT-6/9 JOB PLANNING & POLICY ASSISTANT BE4 6/9/10 LOC BRISTOL PAY Travel expenses FOR AVON WILDLIFE TRUST DES To help facilitate the delivery of the planning & policy work programme of the Trust, including responding to major planning applications & planning & other policy documents. BUT Good communication skills, ability to work with a wide range of people, computer literate. ASK Sian Parry, Planning & Policy Officer, 0117 9177270 sianparry@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk More info: http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/people/volunteer.htm#People_and_wildlife REF VOL-DIRECT-OK2 JOB PASSIONATE PEOPLE FOR NATURE BE4 Ongoing LOC VARIOUS EVENTS, SHOWS & RESERVES, DORSET PAY Training & expenses FOR RSPB DES Memberships are vital to enable the RSPB carry out its wildlife conservation work, safeguarding species & habitats in the UK & internationally. We need your help to enthuse & inspire others with amazing facts & stories about our wildlife conservation projects & encourage funds through membership to support this work. We are looking for passionate people to help us encourage new members at events, festivals & shows in the local area & also at our Dorset reserves. This is a great opportunity to help fund wildlife conservation, meet people from a wide variety of backgrounds & enhance your skills. It‟s also a great way of getting into the big shows for FREE! BUT Commitment of 1 day per week is desirable. ASK Lynne Burningham, 01305 773519 / 07826 919038 lynne.burningham@rspb.org.uk REF VOL-DIRECT-OK2 JOB FENN‟S MOSS NNR VOLUNTARY WARDEN BE4 N/A ongoing LOC Fenn‟s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses NNR, & NNR Base (N Shropshire) PAY 0 travel expenses * FOR NATURAL ENGLAND & COUNTRYSIDE COUNCIL FOR WALES DES Great opportunity to assist with the restoration of part of Britain‟s 3rd largest lowland raised peat bog. The NNR is 635ha & straddles the English / Welsh border, 4 miles from Whitchurch, Shropshire & 10 miles from Wrexham. Role is varied & can incl practical estate & habitat management tasks, surveying / monitoring, assisting with events / guided walks & office projects. Protective clothing provided & in-house training. BUT Suitable for a student looking for a work placement or someone wanting to gain further experience in the conservation sector. Reliable & enthusiastic, keen interest in wildlife &

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conservation, physically fit & prepared to work outdoors. ASK Peter Bowyer, Reserve Manager, peter.bowyer@naturalengland.org.uk 01948 880362 www.naturalengland.org.uk REF VOL-DIRECT-OK2 JOB FUNDRAISING RESEARCH ASSISTANT BE4 ongoing LOC HOME BASED (Devon, Cornwall, Dorset) PAY appropriate training provided & expenses FOR RSPB DES Help us fundraise in the South West. Help research new methods of community fundraising such as walks for wildlife, challenge events, themed days, quizzes etc. Also research new external events for us to attend across the region from Cornwall to Bristol. BUT Good IT skills, especially ability to use Excel spreadsheets & the internet. Must be organised & able to keep accurate records of the research undertaken. ASK Nikki Marks 01392 457194 nikki.marks@rspb.org.uk REF VOL-DIRECT-OK2 JOB MEMBERSHIP MOGUL BE4 Ongoing LOC DEVON & CORNWALL PAY Appropriate training & expenses re-imbursed where necessary FOR RSPB DES We need your help to enthuse others about wildlife conservation & encourage support of our work by recruiting new members to the RSPB. You will help our staff to run recruitment & information stands at various events & venues across the county. BUT Friendly, enthusiastic & outgoing people who love a challenge. (Role will involve standing for long periods at events & shows, & being able to carry membership materials.) ASK Nikki Marks, 01392457194 nikki.marks@rspb.org.uk REF VOL-DIRECT-OK2 JOB PEOPLE ENGAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS BE4 ongoing LOC RSPB EXE ESTUARY RESERVE, DEVON PAY Exe Estuary „all you need to know guide‟ FOR RSPB DES Act as ambassadors for the nature reserve, chatting to people about the estuary landscape & the work of the RSPB. Opportunity to be the face of the RSPB & an essential part of a team, which will rely heavily on vol support. There will be a training day with an opportunity to meet staff & experienced vols. BUT A great „people person‟, comfortable & happy chatting to people in a friendly & helpful manner. Able to inspire people about our work, & history & natural history of the Exe Estuary. Available for half a day twice a month. Interest in conservation & env issues advantageous, although we would train you in everything you need to know beforehand. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/volunteering/opportunities/index.asp REF VOL-DIRECT-OK2 JOB VOLUNTEERING BE4 ongoing LOC HATTON BUG ZOO (nr Warwick) & Shustoke PAY expenses may be paid FOR NATURAL WORLD EXPERIENCE LTD DES We run a Bug Zoo & Gift Shop at Hatton Country World, as well as breeding of invertebrates, going into schools delivering env ed & run our own activities throughout holiday periods. Assist in shop, help with the invertebrate rearing programme & deliver some of the env activities. Some of this work will involve working with young children as well as older people. More info www.naturalworldexperience.com BUT No specific quals required but applicants must have knowledge of the natural world, be prepared to work & handle various invertebrates, reptiles & amphibians. Must be able to communicate with both very young & older people. Outgoing & prepared to work in all weathers. ASK Paul Taylor 07811 403713 info@naturalworldexperience.com or in person at the Hatton Bug Zoo & Gift Shop (Sats & Suns only) REF VOL-DIRECT-OK2 LOC POOLE, DORSET BE4 Open FOR BTCV JOB PAY DES Practical Conservation Projects Volunteer Officer Free NVQ To help organise & lead midweek & other practical days. Gain experience in project management, leadership, client liaison & land management. Practical experience could incl coppicing, fencing, hedgelaying, coast path maintenance, along with habitat creation & repair. In return for your commitment of 2 or more days a week you will receive training in first aid & minibus MiDAS cert & able to access free NCFE conservation certs through the BTCV Institute. You will also be eligible to apply for free NVQ Level 2 in Env Conservation. BUT Ideally 21+ with full clean driving licence of over 2 year & access to own car. Enthusiasm & an interest in the env, although no formal quals required as training given. Projects Support Volunteer Officer Training Take a lead in co-ordinating vol tasks with landowners & vols throughout Dorset & producing vol task programmes. The post also involves collating vol information, entering information onto databases & keeping track of finances. This post can either be practical with the inclusion of running practical vol tasks days or not. In return for a commitment of 1 or more days a week we are offering NCFE BTCV Institute Training in rel areas. BUT Organisational skills & a lot of enthusiasm. Both: Commitment of 6 or more months ideally. No accom available. ASK Kirsty Davis, 01202 632101 dorset@btcv.org.uk REF VOL-DIRECT-OK2 JOB WILDLIFE WATCH LEADERS BE4 ONGOING LOC THROUGHOUT SUFFOLK PAY 0 FOR SUFFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST DES Help run network of children's wildlife clubs. Wildlife Watch Groups are the junior branch of the Wildlife Trusts & normally run once a month for 2 hours, often on a Sat morning. They are aimed at 6-12 year olds. BUT An enthusiasm to work with children & teach them about wildlife & conservation is all that's needed. ASK Wildlife Watch Organiser Martha Cowell on 01473 89089 or martha.cowell@suffolkwildlifetrust.org for more details www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org REF VOL-DIRECT-OK2 FOR RSPB BE4 Ongoing PAY Training & expenses JOB LOC DES Publicity Officer Wareham or Home Based The RSPB has some fantastic stories to tell people, but we need your help to get our voice heard by more people. This can be through a variety of methods, local papers & radio stations, websites, mailings even TV if you fancy becoming a bit of a celeb! Do you fancy writing regular press releases about Dorset reserves or talking about our work on local radio or TV? Or coming up with an eye-catching advertising campaign. We want to encourage more people to visit our reserves & get in touch with the natural world & using media is a very effective

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way of getting our stories & messages across. Training courses are available. BUT Computerate with an eye for detail, some previous marketing experience desirable but not essential. Commitment of 1 day per week would be desirable. Speak Up For Nature Volunteer RSPB Arne Nature Reserve Community talks is a great way of telling stories to local people with a range of different interests. We are hoping to increase our talks programme so that we can meet more people. The aim of the talks is to encourage people to visit our fabulous reserves, learn more about the exciting work that RSPB does & inspire the audience to join RSPB. BUT Comfortable with public speaking & happy to use either Powerpoint presentations or slides. Training available. Commitment of half day per month , some evening work involved. ASK Emma Foulgar, 01929 556651 emma.foulger@rspb.org.uk REF VOL-DIRECT-OK2 JOB WILDWOOD ECOMIND VOLUNTEER BE4 N/A LOC HERNE BAY, KENT PAY Basic training in woodland management, dead-hedging, tool use FOR WILDWOOD TRUST DES Wildwood is set in many acres of ancient woodland, & needs your help in keeping this in top condition, as well as helping us construct & maintain animal enclosures. We have collaborated with the charity Mind to enable people who are mental health service users the opportunity to volunteer at Wildwood & learn new practical skills in our wonderful woodland surroundings. You will help in keeping the Wildwood grounds & facilities in excellent working order, help in the construction of new animal enclosures, help our keeper team develop better conditions for our animals. Skills will incl: pathway construction; waste minimisation; groundworks & building; rainwater collection & distribution system; woodland management incl coppicing. Spaces available 10am to 2pm Mon to Fri. BUT No quals needed. Reasonably fit / mobile, for people suffering mental distress only. ASK Chat / app form: Volunteer Co-ordinator, 01227 712111. REF VOL-DIRECT-OK2 JOB VOLUNTEERS BE4 ongoing LOC FIFE PAY 0 FOR SCOTTISH NATIVE WOODS DES / BUT Come & help us restore & expand native woodlands, & learn new skills such as tree planting, felling & drystane dyking. The activities are usually on the first Sunday of the month, & run from 10am to 4pm. There are regular breaks & you can do as little or as much as you choose. Please bring your own lunch. All tools, training & any safety equipment will be provided. We regret we cannot provide transport. ASK Please check our website for alterations or updates, www.scottishnativewoods.org.uk More info or to book a place on an activity: Chris Childe, Community Education Officer, 01337 832619 chris.childe@scottishnativewoods.org.uk REF VOL-DIRECT-16/8 JOB DEWSBURY WATERWAYS VOLUNTEER OFFICER BE4 13/8/10 IV 25/8/10 LOC DEWSBURY / LEEDS PAY Comprehensive training package & out of pocket expenses FOR BRITISH WATERWAYS DES To engage local people with their waterway through a variety of events & activities. Work with a wide range of community groups & statutory orgs to help make Dewsbury‟s waterways a more vibrant & desirable place to be. On a day to day basis you will be responsible for developing & organising a wide range of vol & community engagement events & activities such as vegetation conservation work, habitat management & green space projects. At the end of this placement you will have a strong set of skills & experience to aid employability. BUT Enthusiastic & committed individual, keen to make a difference for local people. Whilst a degree or previous experience in a related area would be useful, willing ness to have a go & be involved is the most important qual. ASK Rebecca Dent, Regeneration Officer, 07717 618850 rebecca.dent@britishwaterways.co.uk To apply email a cover letter detailing your interest & CV to Rebecca Dent.

Mouse housing built by generous tennis fans
The RSPB has been overwhelmed by the response to a plea for old tennis balls to be used as harvest mice homes at one of its nature reserves. And among the potential mice shelters being sent in from all over the UK, the wildlife charity has received a box of six balls that were used at Wimbledon in 1982. Staff and volunteers at RSPB Fairburn Ings nature reserve near Castleford were amazed to receive hundreds of tennis balls from as far south as Suffolk and as far north as Scotland. And the balls from the world famous tennis championships, won by Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova that year, caused extra excitement. The tennis balls will be turned into luxurious harvest mouse homes on sticks in the reed beds at Fairburn, creating small entrance holes and stuffing them with hay for comfort. Finally, each one will have some bird seed sprinkled inside for that extra welcoming touch. Tennis ball homes are a tried and tested method of helping the tiny mammals, which have declined in the last thirty years. Farming practises over the last century are believed to be one of the causes and it is hoped that the alternative tennis ball accommodation could help numbers increase. Laura Bentley, from RSPB Fairburn Ings, says: “We want to say a huge thank you to all the people who sent in balls from near and far, we had no idea we would get so many. And it will be interesting to see which lucky mouse takes up residence in the famous Wimbledon balls.” Staff will find out after the summer if the donated balls that have been turned into mouse homes on the reserve have been used by the new tenants. Laura says: “We can‟t wait to discover if the experiment has been successful at the end of the breeding season and really hope it will attract more mice to the reserve. “It would be wonderful to know that we have created a habitat suitable for them and shelters where they feel safe to raise their young and they would be a great addition to all the beautiful wildlife at Fairburn Ings.” RSPB 3/8/10

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REF 1932-WHORTWEEK-16/8 JOB INSTRUCTOR / TECHNICIAN – Arboriculture & Forestry BE4 16/8/10 LOC SPARSHOLT CAMPUS PAY 16776 – 20595 FOR SPARSHOLT COLLEGE HAMPSHIRE DES Responsible for equipment checks, stores & the delivery of practical training to various levels of courses. BUT Min Level 3 qual in rel subject, strong practical skills & experience in Arboriculture & Forestry; excellent communication skills. Flexible approach & passion for training. NPTC certs in Climbing & aerial rescue, use of chainsaw in the canopy & felling up to medium trees. ASK www.sparsholt.ac.uk 01962 797438 (24 hrs) hr@sparsholt.ac.uk

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REF 1933-FARMGUARD-23/8 JOB RESEARCH OFFICER BE4 ? LOC EXETER PAY 20806 – 26232 FOR DUCHY COLLEGE‟S RURAL BUSINESS SCHOOL DES Duties incl collection & analysis of physical & financial data, to construct detailed management accounts for agricultural, hort & other businesses, from farms in the SW region. BUT Suitable quals & experience in agriculture or rel subject, excellent communication & IT skills. Training provided for suitable candidates who demonstrate a willingness to work with financial accounts. Info: www.ruralbusinessresearch.co.uk ASK www.cornwall.ac.uk/jobs 01209 617696 REF 1934-GUARDIAN-6/9 JOB CHIEF EXECUTIVE BE4 7/9/10 (noon) LOC BELFAST PAY 81600 – 160000 FOR AGRI-FOOD & BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE DES / BUT Multi-disciplinary org applying leading-edge science & technology, & working with global partners, delivering on a wide range of objectives within the agri-food & renewable energy sectors, regionally, nationally & internationally. Challenging post providing a significant leadership & management opportunity, not least in the management of change. ASK Ref: IRC72846. www.nicsrecruitment.gov.uk HRConnect, PO Box 1089, 2nd Floor, Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast BT1 9EW recruitment@hrconnect.nigov.net 0800 1 300 330. REF 1935-FARMERSWEEKLY-23/8 JOB LIVESTOCK MANAGER BE4 ? LOC HERTFORDSHIRE PAY YES FOR HATFIELD HOUSE DES Establish & manage a new traditional breed farm opening to visitors. BUT Energy, enthusiasm & clear proven track record in managing livestock enterprises. Experience of working with farms open to the public advantageous. ASK The Agent, Hatfield Park Estate Office, Hatfield, Herts, AL9 5NQ recruitment@hatfield-house.co.uk www.hatfield-house.co.uk REF 1936-WGUAR-16/8 JOB POLICY ADVISOR BE4 13/8/10 LOC FARRINGDON PAY 34000 – 38000 FOR SUSTRANS DES Our vision is a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health & the env. Co-ordinate & clarify our policy agenda to support all our work & projects, influencing decision making in the London Assembly & Westminster. BUT Degree or equiv with rel experience in policy development, advocacy & communication. Ability to develop productive working relationships, self-starter, able to plan a varied & heavy workload & work independently within a busy team. It literate with a strong commitment to the ideals of the org. ASK www.sustrans.org.uk Laura Bridges, jobs@sustrans.org.uk 0117 915 0325 REF 1937-WGUAR-16/8 JOB REGIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL CO-ORDIONATOR BE4 18/8/10 IV 2-3/9/10 LOC TYNE & WEAR / TEESIDE PAY 23818 – 30554 FOR LIVING STREETS DES Oversee the rollout of our successful Walk once a Week (WoW) scheme in the North East of the UK. Act as a pointof-contact for local authorities & schools, as well as day to day admin; build relationships with stakeholders & local authorities with the aim of continuing the project beyond its 2 year time frame. BUT Dedicated & committed. Enhanced CRB clearance. ASK www.livingstreets.org.uk/about/jobs REF 1938-WHORTWEEK-16/8 JOB THE LEVEL PROJECT OFFICER BE4 18/8/10 LOC WEST SUSSEX PAY YES FOR BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY COUNCIL DES Play an integral part in the project to restore The Level, one of the city‟s busiest & well-loved parks. Work in partnership with the public, community groups, officers & other agencies to develop plans to increase the range of vols, training opportunities & audiences to the park. BUT proven track record in building partnerships, engaging communities & developing „learning & participation‟ projects. ASK Ref: ENV0053. 01273 292284 (24 hrs) www.brighton-hove.gov.uk REF 1939-FORESTRYJOURNAL-16/8 JOB FORESTRY & ARBORICULTURE LECTURER BE4 17/8/10 LOC PLUMPTON, EAST SUSSEX PAY 22571 – 28496 FOR PLUMPTON COLLEGE DES Full time but part time considered. To deliver HE & FE courses BUT Highly organised & able to communicate across a wide age range, flexible approach & competent with IT. Ideally a degree or equiv in forestry science, arboriculture, ecology or related area, with rel industrial experience. Professional & teaching quals an advantage. ASK 01273 890454 jenny.baer@plumpton.ac.uk REF 1940-FORESTRYJOURNAL-23/8 JOB WORKING HEAD FORESTER BE4 ? LOC SOUTH DORSET PAY YES + pension FOR CHARBOROUGH ESTATE DES Superb working env on traditional estate. Day to day management of the forestry dept supervising commercial & amenity woodland, together with general estate maintenance. Housing available. BUT Experience in marketing, budgeting & supervision of staff. Selfmotivated, adaptable & prepared to deliver results to the highest standard. ASK CV & letter to: J.D. Bowerman MRICS, The Estate Office, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset BH20 7EN (Marking your envelope „Confidential – HF‟). REF 1941-PRESS&JOURNAL-23/8 JOB FORESTRY WORKER BE4 ? LOC FORRES PAY ? FOR LARGE ESTATE DES / BUT Join a team of 2. Driving licence essential & pref chainsaw cert. ASK In writing: G. Whymant, Estates Office, Berryley, Darnaway, Forres IV36 2ST REF BE4 PAY VOL-WGNWK-30/8 JOB FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER 31/8/10 LOC SOUTH LONDON Travel expenses, training & assisted job search FOR GROUNDWORK LONDON

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DES 2 days per week. Help complete funding applications, researching new funding streams & assisting in preparing presentation & materials for key stakeholders. BUT Good verbal & written communication skills, creative flair & enthusiasm to learn. Some bid-focused fundraising experience pref. ASK CV & letter to Alexa Kellow, alexa.kellow@groundwork.org.uk REF VOL-WCPRE-23/8 JOB TRUST FUNDRAISING INTERN2 (VOLUNTEER) BE4 20/8/10 IV 25/8/10 LOC LONDON PAY Expenses paid FOR CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT RURAL ENGLAND DES / BUT Are you passionate about conserving the English cside? Keen to forge relationships with charitable trusts & foundations to find mutually-beneficial ways of working together? If so, this may be the vol role you are looking for! ASK www.cpre.org.uk/about/jobs/vacancies This Edition: 8 sides, 30 new paid jobs, (20 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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