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REF 2180-DAILY-4/10 JOB BROADS NATURE RESERVES MANAGER


BE4 29/10/10 LOC NORWICH
PAY 26500 – 29000 FOR NORFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST
DES We own & manage over 4,000ha across 60 nature reserves, many of them high profile & of international importance
for wildlife. You will lead a team of out-posted staff, volunteers & contractors. BUT Experienced manager with a strong
background in wetland wildlife conservation. Sound understanding of managing wetland wildlife habitats, experienced in
managing people & resources & the ability to communicate at all levels. Good understanding of land management grant
systems & working with statutory agencies & other land managers. Excellent IT skills an advantage. ASK
www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk or A4 SAE (79p) to Jen Palmer, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Bewick House, 22 Thorpe Road,
Norwich NR11 1RY

REF 2181/2-DAILY-18/10 JOB LEAD RANGERS


BE4 15/10/10 LOC SOUTH LAKES (CONISTON & SIZERGH CASTLE)
PAY c 27500 FOR NATIONAL TRUST
DES One based in Coniston, covering from Little Langdale to Lake Windermere, The other at Sizergh Castle & Garden,
near Kendal. Some weekend, Bank Holiday & evening working. Inspire visitors & local communities to get involved in you
region, using, for example, walks, leaflets, talks, the website & hands-on volunteering. Managing a talented team of Rangers,
you’ll be our great outdoors champion, balancing conservation tasks with visitor access. BUT Great love for the outdoors &
this region, which you enjoy sharing with visitors; maybe hands-on experience of leading outdoor activities – you may already
be working in the conservation sector. Practical skills in land management, conservation & access management. Great
leader of people, influential, enthusiastic & energetic with confident communication skills. Full UK driving licence essential.
ASK Ref: NT10/05616 & NT10/05596. http://bit.ly/NT10_05616

REF 2183-DAILY-18/10 JOB ADMINISTRATOR / BURSAR


BE4 15/10/10 (noon) LOC FSC EPPING FOREST FIELD CENTRE
PAY 13791 – 15737 FOR FIELD STUDIES COUNCIL
DES You will have responsibility for providing administrative & financial support to staff at Epping Forest Field Centre.
BUT Experience of working in an admin role; professional & articulate telephone manner, excellent customer service &
communication skills & extremely organised. Passion to deliver the highest standards of service & customer care; ability to
work effectively within a team or independently. Good knowledge of MS Outlook, Word & Excel essential. ASK www.field-
studies-council.org/appointments hr@field-studies-council.org 01743 852117.

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REF 2184-DAILY-11/10 JOB ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION OFFICER


BE4 9/10/10 LOC LEICESTER
PAY 18662 – 20994 FOR GROUNDWORK LEICESTER & LEICESTERSHIRE
DES We deliver a range of env & sustainable development programmes within schools & their wider communities. We
have strong partnerships with Leicester City & County Councils, pioneering an Eco Management Audit Scheme (EMAS) in
City schools. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team! This position addresses the DCSF Sustainable
Schools Agenda. Core delivery incl innovative env education with young people & supports whole school communities to take
positive env action. Inspire & motivate school communities to work towards becoming a sustainable school & / or achieving
EMAS accreditation. BUT Confident at interacting with pupils, parents & staff alike, motivated by a clear env
understanding, whilst being creative & solution driven. ASK 0116 222 0222 leicesterjobs@groundwork.org.uk or visit
http://www.groundwork.org.uk/leics

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REF 2185-DIRECT-11/10 JOB COUNTRYSIDE WARDEN
BE4 12/10/10 (noon) LOC SHORNE WOODS COUNTRY PARK
PAY 12903 – 14099 FOR KENT COUNTY COUNCIL
DES Part time, Temporary / Secondment Opportunity to 31/3/11, alternate weekends, comprising 28.5 hrs / wk April to
Sept & 21.5 hrs / wk Oct to March & monthly one hour meetings. Winter hours: 2 hrs / day Mon-Fri, 4.5 hrs Sat & 8 hrs Sun &
Bank Hols. Summer: 2 hrs before dusk Mon-Fri, 8 hrs Sat, Sun & Bank Hols (11am to 4pm then the 2 hours before dusk plus
2 hours additional hrs / wk. To maintain the site & facilities of KCC’s largest & busiest country park in a clean, safe &
attractive state, to assist & guide visitors, & to report problems. BUT Subject to Enhanced CRB Disclosure. ASK Ref:
EHW/010/0057. www.kent.gov.uk recruitment.line@kent.gov.uk 08458 247904.

REF 2186/7-DAILY-11/10 LOC NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE


BE4 12/10/10 (10am) FOR STAFFORDSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
The Stepping Stones to Nature Project aims to provide local education professionals & students with a series of ‘stepping
stones’ to participation, & to involve people of all backgrounds in their local environment.
JOB DES
Education Officer – Stepping Stones to Nature Deliver environmental education sessions & organize & deliver a series
of training events & conferences that will showcase the project & initially encourage teachers (from secondary schools in
particular) to engage in the project & gain access to nature reserves, country parks & local green spaces. BUT Ideally:
teaching qualification & experience of working with children & schools & / or 3 years environmental education experience & of
producing high quality resources & lesson plans. IV 19/10/10.
Communities Officer – Stepping Stones to Nature Practical taster days, family fun days & workshops will introduce people
to the project providing a chance to experience the natural environment & take positive action for it. As confidence builds,
opportunities to lean about & manage open spaces will become available through residential stays, practical conservation
days & a mentorship scheme. BUT Ideally: degree in an environmental / earth sciences, ecology or land management & 2
years’ practical conservation or estate management experience. Essential: experience of providing a wide range of practical
volunteering opportunities to a varied audience, managing volunteers daily & working with community groups. IV 20/10/10.
Both: 3 year fixed term contract (Nov 2010 to Dec 2013). Expected to drive a minibus. BUT Essential: knowledge &
experience of day to day project management & working to project targets, preparing risk assessments in line with the H&S
policy, driving licence & regular access to a vehicle. Previous experience of working with people from various backgrounds &
cultures & of multi-agency partnership working advantageous. PAY 20867 ASK More info: Rachael Cleary at the Wildlife
Trust Northern Office, 01782 454192. App pack: 01889 880100 jobs@staffs-wildlife.org.uk

REF 2188-DIRECT-18/10 JOB GREEN GYM PROJECT OFFICER


BE4 ? LOC BURTON JOYCE
PAY 17874 – 21361 pro rata FOR BTCV
DES / BUT Part time, 2 days per week. Funded for 1 year, the post holder will aim to support the development of a
self-sustaining community group that will continue the work of the project beyond this. To deliver the new lenton & Bilborough
Green Gym in Nottingham. Developed in partnership with a local Health Centre, it will provide people with opportunities to get
involved in practical activities that improve their health, as well as the quality of their local env. Identify potential tasks & sites,
& develop & deliver a programme of practical Green Gym sessions around these. Work closely with he4alth professionals to
ensure referrals to the project, & support the development of any individuals with the potential to become future group
leaders. ASK www.btcv.org.uk Andy Williams, Senior HR Administrator, BTCV, Sedum House, Mallard Way, Potteric Carr,
Doncaster DN4 8DB 01302 388831.

REF 2189-DAILY-25/10 JOB GARDENER


BE4 22/10/10 LOC GREYS COURT, HENLEY-ON-THAMES
PAY 15906 FOR NATIONAL TRUST
DES Fixed term 6 month contract. Assisting the gardener in charge, help ensure the highest horticultural & presentation
standards are maintained throughout the year, including working across a wide range of plants, shrubs, herbaceous borders,
roses & trees. Help with the restoration plan of the wide estate, ensuring conservation needs are balanced with public
access. Lead talks & events & deepen people’s understanding & enjoyment of the garden. Weekend & bank holiday work
required. BUT Passion for gardening & inspiring others; recognised gardening qualification & good knowledge of plants.
Excellent communication skills & able to lead by example. Ideally, familiar with hedge cutting, lawn maintenance & bulb
planting & willing to learn about the history & environment & Greys Court. Genuine interest in the aims of the Trust. ASK
Ref: NT10/05647. www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk

REF 2190-DAILY-18/10 JOB ASSISTANT RANGER


BE4 18/10/10 LOC PIRBRIGHT
PAY 18000 pro rata FOR SURREY WILDLIFE TRUST
DES Part time, short term contract, 2 days per week to 31/3/11, (some flexibility can be accommodated but 2 full days are
preferred during the normal working week) commencing asap. We have an unforeseen need for additional resources. BUT
Relevant, suitable qualifications & / or ‘qualified by experience’’ current chainsaw certificate essential. ASK Download
application form from: www.surreywildlifetrust.org If you have any problems, please contact Catherine Aikin-Sneath,
catherine.aikin-sneath@surreywt.org.uk 01483 795481.

REF 2191-DAILY-18/10 JOB COUNTRY PARK MANAGER - ANGUS


BE4 ? LOC BRECHIN CASTLE, ANGUS
PAY ‘Excellent package for right candidate’ FOR BRECHIN CASTLE CENTRE
DES Countryside enthusiast required to oversee & develop the country park at Brechin Castle Centre. Shift / weekend
work applicable. BUT Proven management skills, people friendly & motivated. Experience of H&S legislation & of livestock
& grounds maintenance. Relevant qualifications & proven track record within a similar environment desirable. Highly
motivated, outgoing & personable, used to working on own initiative. ASK Please email CV to
Yvonne@brechincastlecentre.co.uk

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REF 2192-DIRECT-1/11 JOB RED SQUIRREL PROJECT ASSISTANT (FUTURE JOBS FUND)
BE4 1/11/10 LOC ABERDEEN
PAY £203 per week (pay review due in Nov) FOR SCOTTISH WILDLIFE TRUST
DES Assist the Aberdeenshire Red Squirrel Project Officer with a number of duties incl: co-ordinating the work of project
vols, performing general office admin duties, identifying squirrel hair from samples, helping at public events. All necessary
training provided. BUT Must be aged 18-24 & in receipt of JSA (normally 26 weeks). Would suit recent graduate looking for
their first job. ASK pgilbert@swt.org.uk 0131 312 4732

REF 2193-DIRECT-11/10 JOB EDUCATION ASSISTANT


BE4 8/10/10 IV 14/10/10 LOC FSC FLATFORD MILL,EAST BERGHOLT, EAST ANGLIA
PAY 11329 – 11839 less 11.3% rent FOR FIELD STUDIES COUNCIL
DES Primarily involves supporting the Centre’s Education team in the delivery of a wide range of field courses & outdoor
activities, along with other domestic duties. Residential, own room in shared house. BUT recently completed a degree in a
relevant environmental, geographical or natural science subject. Enthusiastic about the env with good interpersonal skills.
Good level of literacy, numeracy & ICT skills. ASK www.field-studies-council.org

REF 2194-DAILY-18/10 JOB RESERVES MANAGER


BE4 ? LOC NORTH EAST WALES
PAY YES FOR NORTH EAST WALES WILDLIFE LTD
DES / BUT Fixed term to 31/3/11, 3 days per week. The role is to take overall responsibility for the management of the
Reserves team & the management of all sites owned & / or managed by NEWWildlife. To promote the importance of
biodiversity for quality of life, engaging with communities & partners to develop new effective partnerships for species &
habitat management, encouraging involvement & providing opportunities to engage in practical skills. ASK
admin@newwildlife.org.uk 01352 742115.

REF 2195/6-DIRECT-25/10 LOC STIRLEY FARM, NEWSOME, HUDDERSFIELD


BE4 27/10/10 FOR YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
JOB PAY DES / BUT
Food Education & Training Officer 21400* To develop an education, volunteering & training programme around
the growing & production of local food. At the heart of this programme is a series of events – twice weekly ‘learn & share’
food growing workshops as well as a series of larger food events incl an annual food festival – a celebration of Newsome &
local food. Work alongside the Farm Enterprise Manager to create a successful social enterprise based around food growing
& production (principally organic beef). BUT Experience of env education & of working with communities. Highly IT literate
with excellent communication & presentation skills. Used to working independently & as part of a team; dynamic & creative
approach to the project. Enhanced CRB check.
Farm Enterprise Manager 24000* To set up a social enterprise around food production & growing (initially
organic beef) at Stirley Community Farm. Set up the farm from scratch restoring derelict farm buildings & holdings. Work with
the local community (vols, trainees & a supporters group) to develop the farm incl running many community events, providing
the setting for volunteering & training & ensuring the farm is open access & accessible. BUT Well-rounded practical
individual with knowledge & experience of land management; appropriate qual to HND level or above. High level of
enthusiasm & good organisational & admin skills. Able to work independently * as part of a small team. Full driving licence &
ideally a licence to tow trailers over 750kg. Both: *+ up to 4% pension contr. ASK www.ywt.org 01904 659570
info@ywt.org.uk

REF 2197-DAILY-18/10 JOB FORESTER / WOODMAN / ESTATE WORKER


BE4 ? LOC 15 miles south of SWINDON
PAY YES FOR CARTER JONAS
DES Skilled full time worker required to carry out silvicultural & other estate maintenance & farming activities on a 380
acre newly planted forest estate with conservation areas. Work will include: tree management, tractor work, cattle
management. Fixed term contract envisaged. BUT Chainsaw & spraying certificates an advantage. ASK Apply in writing
with full CV to Oliver Mead at Carter Jonas, 32 Chamberlain Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PJ

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REF VOL-DIRECT-25/10 JOB VOLUNTARY WARDEN
BE4 N/A LOC HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS NNR, THORNE, SOUTH YORKSHIRE
PAY Training, travel expenses & protective clothing provided FOR NATURAL ENGLAND
DES To start asap. Weekdays for set time – to be arranged. Great opportunity to assist with the restoration of Britain’s 2
largest cut-over lowland raised peat bogs. The NNR is 2,878ha & comprises Thorne, Hatfield & Crowle Moors. The role is
varied & will incl practical estate & habitat management tasks, surveying / monitoring & possibly assisting with office projects.
BUT Would be 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 & conservation, physically fit & prepared to work
outdoors. ASK Janet Canning, janet.canning@naturalengland.org.uk 07766420290 or for more info on the NNR:
www.naturalengland.org.uk

REF VOL-DIRECT-11/10 JOB PLANTLIFE OFFICE VOLUNTEER


BE4 8/10/10 IV to follow LOC SALISBURY HQ, WILTSHIRE
PAY Reasonable travel & lunch expenses; full training FOR PLANTLIFE
DES Plantlife’s admin team are looking for a volunteer to join them for 2 months in the busy run up to Christmas, to help
co-ordinate, record & dispatch the Christmas merchandise orders that will be coming in between Oct & the beginning of Dec.
BUT Able to keep your cool in a busy & sometimes stressful environment; content doing some menial tasks such as stuffing
envelopes & sorting out order forms but also have a sense of humour & the ability to ‘muck in’ with other tasks where
necessary. Good understanding of MS Office & databases. ASK enquiries@plantlife.org.uk

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REF VOL-DIRECT-8/11 JOB ASSISTANT WOODLAND WARDEN
BE4 8/11/10 IV throughout Oct / Nov 2010 LOC BRECON ESTATE OFFICE
PAY Accom & some training opportunities* FOR NATIONAL TRUST
DES 3-4 days per week for 6-12 months. The role will involve supporting the Woodland Warden to carry out all aspects of
woodland & tree management in Mid & SE Wales, incl felling, thinning, extraction & milling of timber; maintaining woodland
rides; fencing; survey; planting & tree care. Lots of skills development & experience in woodland management. BUT
Ideally: chainsaw use (essential) (maintenance, cross cutting & felling of small trees); keen interest in woodland or forestry
management or forestry education. Fit & healthy, full UK driving licence, general experience of training in other in other cside
or estate skills i.e. tractor driving, ATV driving, brush-cutting & strimming, fencing, dry stone walling, welding. General interest
& understanding of cside & forestry issues. ASK Joe Daggett, 01874 625515 or joe.daggett@nationaltrust.org.uk Quote
FTV Role – Assistant Woodland Warden Mid & SE Wales.

REF VOL-DIRECT-OK4 JOB VOLUNTEERS


BE4 N/A LOC INSIDE THE M25
PAY 0* FOR LONDON & WEST MIDDLESEX NATIONAL TRUST VOLUNTEERS
DES / BUT Based in the London area but with members all around the country, we run work parties at weekends either from
Fri eve to Sun lunchtime staying at NT Basecamps (used by NT working holidays) in the S & E but also occasionally further
away, incl the W country & Derbyshire & Yorkshire; or day tasks on Sundays, usually at NT properties around the London
area that are more readily accessible by public transport. We run at least 1 event each weekend. Tasks incl scrub clearance,
esp rhododendrons, step & path building, pond management & other general site maintenance work on NT properties. *We
normally charge £8 for a weekend which covers 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & an evening meal. ASK www.lwmntv.org.uk

REF VOL-DIRECT-18/10 JOB VOLUNTEER RANGER


BE4 18/10/10 IV wb 4/11/10 LOC BRANSCOMBE, EAST DEVON
PAY 0 FOR NATIONAL TRUST
DES To work alongside the ranger team for 4 days a week on the East Devon properties carrying out a variety of general
estate maintenance incl footpath maintenance / strimming, gate / stile construction, woodland management, implementing
biological survey work. Accom provided in local village as house share with other volunteer. Possible training opportunities
offered working towards vocational qual. BUT Past experience of countryside management desirable. Driving licence & car
essential as in rural location. Ability to work on own initiative. Motivated. ASK CV & covering letter explaining why you
would like to work as part of the East Devon team to: sue.myers@nationaltrust.org.uk or by post to Sue Myers, National
Trust, Rangers Office, Margells Bridge, Branscombe, Seaton, Devon EX12 3DB

REF VOL-DIRECT-25/10 LOC CENTRAL BRISTOL & / or NORTH SOMERSET


PAY Training where relevant FOR BRISTOL REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS CENTRE (BRERC)
JOB DES
Mapinfo GIS Officer BRERC has many datasets that require entering onto our GIS system. This can be an
excellent opportunity for university students who hope to go into environmental disciplines that require GIS to get some
practical experience. Tasks may incl working with & entering Hedge data, Phase 1 & Priority Habitat data, creating maps for
publication, processing of archive data & possible training in producing the mapped elements of data enquiries. BUT
Computerate to a good level, comfortable using MS Windows, Word, Excel & similar, knowledge of GIS systems helpful but
not essential.
Data Enquiries Assistant Data enquiries encompass many aspects of the work that BRERC does, from
administration of the service through to complex usage of our MapInfo GIS system. Getting involved with the data enquiry
process is an excellent way to gain experience of how environmental data gets used, especially in a commercial context. Incl
administration of enquiries, updating the Enquiry database, scanning paper files & extensive use of our Mapinfo GIS system
for performing enquiries. BUT As above.
Data Entry Volunteers BRERC has over a million records on a ‘main’ database, but there are an estimated
further 2 million to enter onto computer, with more being provided to us all the time. The data ranges from single records of
birds, butterflies & mammals to whole reports listing many species. Verify, enter & check species data collected by both
amateurs & professionals. We use our own database & entry systems designed in house, & full training is provided on how to
use these. BUT A broad knowledge of common UK wildlife is a great help. Computerate an advantage.
Office Management Volunteer BRERC has many admin tasks but no identified staff support for carrying out these tasks.
Our members of staff frequently have requirements for administration work to be completed, or ideas for office tasks that will
make our day to day work easier. Recent examples of work completed are organising a photograph session with Bristol City
Council for new staff ID badges, cataloguing our archive of CDs & retyping our telephone book. There are a number of more
regular admin tasks that you will also get involved with. BUT Good computer skills & a good telephone manner are
desirable assets. All posts: Availability over 12 months or more of between 2 & 5 days per week required.BE4 No closing
date. Informal interview required. ASK www.brerc.org.uk & click the Volunteering link on the front page.

REF VOL-DIRECT-1/11 JOB 2 X FULL TIME VOLUNTEER GARDENERS


BE4 29/10/10 LOC KNIGHTSHAYES COURT
PAY Free on site accom & training FOR THE NATIONAL TRUST
DES 12 month placement. Knightshayes Court has the best of the past & present. It is a Victorian masterpiece steeped in
history whilst being a forward thinking garden under constant development. Home to one of the most diverse plant collections
in the country, this stunning 262 acre estate is made up of the famous 50 acre ornamental & woodland garden & the 2.5 acre
organic walled kitchen garden, both set in extensive parkland. You will work 4 days a week & play a key role in the care &
development this exceptional Grade II gardens getting a thorough grounding in support of your new horticultural career. You
will be offered practical support with professional training opportunities & the chance to gain all round practical experience.
BUT CRB check. ASK www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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News Headlines from the past week. Stories in full online.
North Harris Trust declares war on Giant Rhubarb – John Muir Trust
The North Harris Trust has begun a project to eradicate invasive giant rhubarb from the island with the help of volunteers
from the John Muir Trust.
Harris is better known for its stunning beaches and rugged mountains, but on the outskirts of Tarbert pockets of jungle are
quickly spreading.

National Park Authority seeks public views on future of Losehill Hall learning centre
The Peak District National Park Authority is asking for people’s views on the future of its Losehill Hall environmental learning
and conference centre in Castleton.
With Government spending cuts forecast at 20-30 per cent, the Authority is faced with finding savings of £1m-£1.9million
over four years.
Closure of Losehill Hall would save an estimated £250,000 to £300,000 a year in running costs, contributing an estimated 15
per cent to the Authority’s required savings over four years and, if sold, a substantial capital income.

New study shows one fifth of the world’s plants are under threat of extinction – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
A global analysis of extinction risk for the world's plants, conducted by Kew together with the Natural History Museum,
London and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has revealed that the world’s plants are as threatened
as mammals, with one in five of the world’s plant species threatened with extinction.

Planning skylark plots now can benefit wildlife and farmers – RSPB (and NFU)
Farmers can give wildlife, and the Campaign for the Farmed Environment, a helping hand by planning skylark plots into their
Autumn drilling.
RSPB and NFU advisors are urging farmers to consider putting skylark plots in place either by turning off the drill during
sowing or by spraying out patches at a later date. As well as providing a boost for wildlife the plots are also counted as a key
target option in the Campaign for the Farmed Environment.

Roaming reds hit Newcastle, As Red Squirrel Week approaches. The Wildlife Trusts
In the run up to red squirrel week – Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 October – Northumberland Wildlife Trust has reported some
exciting sightings that could mean the native mammal’s population is expanding into a new urban location.
In the last week, staff at the Trust have seen at least one red regularly visiting the grounds of its headquarters in St Nicholas
Park, Newcastle, news of which has triggered a number of other sightings being reported in the area.

New research project to tackle water pollution from agriculture - DEFRA


Farmers are getting involved in one of the largest studies of its kind to establish the best ways of halting water pollution from
agriculture.
They will develop an understanding of how pollutants move through river systems and will test up to 80 methods for reducing
their impact. These include satellite technology (GPS) to ensure fertiliser is spread in the right places; better-designed farm
yards to stop pollution draining into fields and rivers; and designing ditches and ponds to soak up substances.

Woodland nature reserve gets boost for blooms – Devon Wildlife Trust
Andrew’s Wood, a 28 hectare nature reserve in the South Hams, has received a grant of nearly £50,000 to help improve the
prospects of Britain’s largest colony of a rare plant: the rare heath lobelia.
Devon Wildlife Trust purchased 5½ hectares of adjoining grassland in late 2009, extending the nature reserve by 20%. The
new land is dominated by scrub but offers great potential for extending the reserve’s heath lobelia population.

Footpath update, Yorkshire Dales National Park - Ramblers


Wheelchair users and walkers with limited mobility will soon be able to enjoy new views of Upper Wharfedale in the Yorkshire
Dales National Park, thanks to a new level path between Buckden and Hubberholme. The facelift comes courtesy of the
Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and the National Trust, and the work will be carried out by YDNPA Ranger
staff, Dales Volunteers and National Trust staff and volunteers over the next week.

More than half a million hectares now coming into Uplands ELS as 3,000 farmers sign up – Natural England
More than 500,000 hectares of farmland are coming under Uplands Entry Level Stewardship (Uplands ELS) as farmers join
the scheme in increasing numbers, Natural England figures show.
The area covered by the scheme has almost doubled in just two months and includes celebrated landscapes such as the
White Peak area in the Peak District and Clun Valley in the Shropshire Hills.
At least 3,000 hill farmers and land managers have signed up to Uplands ELS since the first agreements began in July. Each
one will earn on average £57,000 over the course of their five-year agreement.

New horizons for West Midlands’ woodland cover – Forestry Commission


The Forestry Commission is offering a share of £3 million to farmers, land owners and managers who sign up to create
much-needed woodland in the West Midlands.

Debrett's cyclist etiquette guide for London canals – BBC News


Cyclists are being asked to adopt Victorian-style manners and make sure they "ting ting" when approaching pedestrians on
London's busy towpaths.
British Waterways said complaints from pedestrians and cyclists sharing Regents Canal led it to issue a guide from etiquette
authority Debrett's.
The guide asks walkers to give way to cyclists and riders are reminded to "smile" and say "a polite thank you".

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Minimum wage up to £5.93 an hour – BBC news
Unions have welcomed the increase in the minimum wage
The national minimum wage has risen to £5.93 an hour from £5.80 and for the first time people aged 21 will benefit from the
rate. Previously the full rate applied to employees aged 22 and older.
Also: New equality rights in workplace come into force
"Everyone is protected by the new law," says the Equality and Human Rights Commission New rules aimed at banning
discrimination by employers, covering areas such as age, disability and pay, have come into force.

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REF 2198-WGUAR-18/10 JOB GROWING PLOT CO-ORDINATOR
BE4 18/10/10 IV 3/11/10 LOC COVENTRY
PAY up to 20000 pro rata FOR WARWICKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
DES / BUT 22.5 hrs / wk, currently funded for 3 years. Back to my Roots is a partnership project with Groundwork
West Midlands & Garden Organic, to involve local people in food growing, wildlife gardening & healthy eating initiatives.
Supporting the transformation of vacant plots of land into demonstration & food growing areas & delivering training around
tool use & basic food growing techniques. ASK SAE (75p) to Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Brandon Marsh Nature Centre,
Brandon Lane, Coventry CV3 3GW www.warwickshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk

REF VOL-WWOODT-1/11 JOB VOLUNTEERS


BE4 N/A LOC VARIOUS UK
PAY 0 FOR THE WOODLAND TRUST
DES Volunteers do many things across the whole of the Woodland Trust. Most of our tasks are not location specific &
there are many things that only require your time for a limited period, so there should be something that suits you. We work
remotely with the majority of our staff & vols, using email & phone as much as possible. BUT Comfortable with working
independently. ASK www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

REF 2199-FARMERSWEEKLY-18/10 JOB ASSISTANT TO ESTATE MANAGER


BE4 ? LOC LEEDS
PAY YES FOR HAREWOOD ESTATE
DES Report directly to the Estate Manager duties incl assisting with the daily running of the Estate, completing legislative
& management records, data entry & preparation of Farming Company accounts, admin of livestock records, conservation
schemes, woodland progs, grazing agreements, tenanted farms & general Estate maintenance. BUT Flexible approach
essential as are excellent IT, organisational & communication skills. ASK The Estate Manager, Harewood Estate, Leeds,
LS17 9LF 0113 288 6252

REF 2200/4-HORTWEEK-25/10 FOR UPM TILHILL


JOB (Ref) LOC DES
District Manager x 2 (2010/TFL/DM) South East & Midlands Lead a team of consisting of
technical, admin & direct labour staff. Opportunities for landscape contracting as well as forest management. Involves all
aspects of 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 of sectors UPM Tilhill operates, 10+yrs rel management experience. Strong leadership skills.
Contract Managers (2010/TFL/CM) South East England & Central Scotland Manage existing contracts &
expand established & successful contracting teams. Role incls both delivery of current hard & soft landscaping contracts.
BUT Recognised qual in landscape construction, hort or rel discipline. Dynamic & committed, demonstrable track record in
contract management. BOTH: PAY Yes BE4 22/10/10 ASK www.upm-tilhill.com

REF 2205-TES-11/10 JOB EDUCATION OFFICER


BE4 8/10/10 LOC CARDIFF
PAY See Below* FOR ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
DES *We are looking for someone able to commit up to 50% of their time for an initial period of 2 years, reimbursed
through an ASAB grant of up to £13k p.a. To begin 1/12/10 or 1/1/11. BUT Ideally possess a degree in Animal Behaviour
or rel subject (biology, zoology, psychology) formal teaching qual in the school, college or university sector. Genuine interest
in curriculum development & ability to communicate effectively with educators, pupils & students at all education levels. ASK
ASAB Education Secretary, Dr Rob Thomas, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX
thomasrj@cardiff.ac.uk 029 20 876653

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