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Monday 28/9/09
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REF 2807-DIRECT-12/10 JOB RANGER


BE4 12/10/09 (noon) LOC SHORNE WOODS COUNTRY PARK, KENT
PAY 18471 - 20262 FOR KENT COUNTY COUNCIL
DES 18.5 hrs / wk. Assist the head Ranger in managing cside sites in North Kent based at our flagship site which is
designated a SSSI & has 350,000+ visitors per year. It incl 288 acres of ancient semi-natural woodland, coppice woodland,
ponds & grassland. You will be involved in all aspects of site management incl practical habitat management, producing
firewood & assisting with fuelling the woodchip boiler, visitor management & assisting with the events programme. BUT
Proven experience in cside management as a vol or paid worker; good understanding of landscape & nature conservation
management, public access & interpretation; educated to HNC, HND or degree level in a rel subject. Hold certification or
willing to train in first aid, chainsaw operation & pesticide handling. Able to communicate in a friendly but effective manner,
flexible & willing to work evenings & weekends. ASK Ref: EHW/09/0044. www.kent.gov.uk recruitment.line@kent.gov.uk
08458 247904.

REF 2809-DAILY-19/10 JOB COUNTRYSIDE RANGER


BE4 16/10/09 LOC DRUMLANRIG CASTLE & COUNTRY ESTATE, DUMFRIESSHIRE
PAY 13000 pro rata + accommodation FOR BUCCLEUCH RANGER SERVICE
DES 1 year fixed term contract. Join a small team responsible for providing a friendly & informative welcome. Duties will
include planning & delivering a full programme of ranger led activities, surveying & monitoring wildlife & maintenance work on
access & visitor attraction facilities. BUT Understanding of the working countryside, good natural history knowledge & ability
to communicate with the public. Countryside Management or relevant qualification, HND or above, previous experience an
advantage. Full clean driving licence essential. Off Road Driving, ATV, First Aid & Brushcutter qualifications desirable. ASK
Apply with CV to rangerservice@buccleuch.com Ranger Application, Buccleuch Ranger Service, Drumlanrig Castle,
Thornhill, Dumfriesshire DG3 4AQ

REF 2810-DAILY-12/10 JOB ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION MANAGER


BE4 12/10/09 IV 16/10/09 LOC SUTTON COURTENAY, OXFORDSHIRE
PAY 22000 FOR BERKS, BUCKS & OXON WILDLIFE TRUST
DES Membership-based voluntary organisation managing 79 nature reserves, influencing land management across 3
counties & actively working to educate & encourage all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. Sutton Courtenay
Environmental Education Centre is run by a partnership comprising npower, Oxfordshire County Council & BBOWT. Manage
& develop the Centre & its staff & volunteer team & develop & lead education activities there. Also required to drive the Trust’s
education programme in the county & represent the Trust at all levels. BUT Experience of managing staff & volunteers &
education or visitor facilities, working with children. Relevant qualification or experience in the education field. Subject to
Enhanced CRB check. ASK 01865 775476 info@bbowt.org.uk

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REF 2811-DAILY-12/10 JOB PROJECT OFFICER


BE4 12/10/09 IV 22/10/09 LOC NATIONAL WILDFLOWER CENTRE, LIVERPOOL
PAY YES FOR PLANTLIFE INTERNATIONAL
DES To lead delivery of Wild About Plants in the north of England. Develop & deliver a range of fun & relevant plant
focused activities that will inspire children & adults access the project. Plantlife is the leading conservation organisation
working to protect wild plants & their habitats. Wild About Plants is a exciting new initiative that will motivate children & adults

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of all ages to get out & enjoy the outdoors & plants – the inspiration for this project. BUT Enhanced CRB Disclosure. ASK
jobs@plantlife.org.uk 01722 342730.
REF 2812-DAILY-5/10 JOB COUNTRYSIDE MANAGER
BE4 4/10/09 LOC HEXHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND
PAY 21750 – 23650 FOR NATIONAL TRUST
DES Assist the property manager in managing all cside aspects & operational works for Hadrian's Wall, Allen
Bank's/Staward Gorge & Bellister. By engaging local orgs, learning establishments, communities & businesses, you'll increase
the public access & enjoyment of the area. Support ecological, biological & archaeological research as a key member of the
property team. BUT Experience within conservation & land management essential. Manage the staff & vols involved in
carious conservation projects, oversee budgets & multi-site plans, influence the necessary partners & communicate with
confidence. ASK Ref: NT09/04116 www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk

REF 2813/4-DIRECT-5/10 LOC ASHBURTON, SOUTH DEVON


BE4 2/10/09 FOR BARN OWL TRUST
JOB DES
Personal Assistant to the Head of Conservation Unique opportunity for someone with excellent interpersonal & writing
skills, who enjoys working as a key member of a small team in a rural environment. In addition to primary role as PA, assist
our small team of conservation staff across a broad range of office-based activities. Involves occasional outdoor tasks. BUT
Common sense, clean driving licence, good organisational & IT skills essential. We are keen to find someone with desktop
publishing & creative writing skills. Interest in owls & farmland bird conservation an advantage. Fantastic post for anyone
interested in supporting a dedicated group of conservationists.
Receptionist / Admin Assistant Required for reception & general office work. BUT Good phone
manner, competent in literacy & numeracy, good organisational & IT skills incl Publisher. Able to work on own initiative when
necessary, but have a flexible attitude for working within a small team. Both: PAY 13770 - 14618 ASK CV & letter to
Jackie Atkinson at The Barn Owl Trust, Waterleat, Ashburton TQ13 7HU Jackie@barnowltrust.org.uk

REF 2815/6-DAILY-12/10 LOC WAKEFIELD


BE4 9/10/09 FOR WEST YORKSHIRE ECOLOGY
WYE is the ecological records & information service for West Yorkshire & provides advice on nature conservation, biodiversity
& other ecological matters.
JOB (REF) PAY DES
Biodiversity Action Plan Co-ordinator (WY07) 24402 – 26016 Fixed term to March 2011. To work at strategic level
helping deliver BAPs in West Yorkshire through assisting with the development & co-ordination of landscape scale projects; by
identifying funding streams & developing funding bids; working on Local Development Frameworks to integrate biodiversity
into the planning framework; creating & monitoring appropriate biodiversity targets for West Yorkshire; supporting the West
Yorkshire Biodiversity Group & the co-ordination of activity by partner organisations & acting as a link between regional & local
biodiversity initiatives. BUT Degree in ecology or related field & proven track record in fundraising for biodiversity projects.
Experience of working with the forward planning system & some experience of strategic / regional biodiversity projects, IT
literate & good team player. Good understanding of the BAP process incl the Biodiversity Action Reporting System; good
communication & organisation skills. IV 27/10/09.
Ecological Records Officer (WYJS:017) 16991 – 18937 Core funded 3 days a week, but in the last 2 years it
has been extended by a series of 6 monthly temp contracts to 5 days a week, currently to 31/3/10. Maintain & enhance the
computer & paper-based records of WYE & provide information to enquirers, both members of the public & professional
ecologists, working to tight deadlines. Also help support groups & volunteer recorders. May carry out or assist in ecological
surveys. BUT 1+ year’s full-time or equivalent relevant work experience; understanding & knowledge of ecology; IT literate
with good GIS skills. Flexible approach to work & good attention to detail & accuracy important. Ideally a degree in ecology or
related field, experience of working with amateur naturalist groups & full driving licence. ASK Chat: Robert Masheder,
01924 306793. Apply: www.wyjs.org.uk hr@wyjs.org.uk 0113 253 0241.

REF 2817-DAILY-12/10 JOB WATER FOR WILDLIFE PROJECT MANAGER


BE4 14/10/09 (noon) IV 23/10/09 LOC BELPER
PAY 24461 – 26080 + benefits incl 9.5% pension contribution FOR DERBYSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
DES To lead this exciting project in the beautiful Dove & Derwent river catchments. This is a challenging & rewarding
position delivering a programme of strategic wetland creation & management, & co-ordinating our county wide work on
wetland species, particularly water vole & mink. BUT Relevant degree & demonstrable experience of wetland habitat survey
& management. Essential skills include project management, working effectively with land managers, partners & volunteers, &
the ability to deliver practical habitat management work. ASK A4 SAE (61p) to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, East Mill, Bridge
Foot, Belper DE56 1XH enquiries@derbyshirewt.co.uk

REF 2818/9-DAILY-19/10 LOC BERKSHIRE & OXFORDSHIRE


BE4 16/10/09 IV 28&29/10/09* FOR BERKS, BUCKS & OXON WILDLIFE TRUST
JOB DES / BUT
Head of Conservation & Education (Berks) Based Woolley Firs, near Maidenhead, Berks.
Head of Conservation & Education (Oxon) Based The Lodge, Littlemore, Oxford. Both: Membership-based voluntary
organisation managing 79 nature reserves, influencing land management across 3 counties & actively working to educate &
encourage all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. We are seeking a highly motivated & experienced senior
manager to head up our county based team. As we move into our 50th year, with a new strategic plan & with landscape scale
conservation creating a strong focus for our current & planned programmes, this new post will play a key role in raising our
profile within the county, developing & managing high profile projects & building a multi-disciplinary county team of staff &
volunteers. Subject to Enhanced CRB check. * Successful candidates will be invited to attend a second interview the following
week. PAY 30000 – 35000 ASK 01865 775476 info@bbowt.org.uk

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REF 2820-DIRECT-19/10 JOB PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
BE4 16/10/09 IV 23/10/09 LOC EXETER
PAY 19500 - 23000 FOR RSPB
DES Develop & deliver a high quality experience for visitors to our nature reserves, & promote our wildlife sites & work to
potential new visitors. BUT Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop relationships at all levels, experience of
interpretation, visitor management & project management, plus a good understanding & knowledge of brand. You will need to
be a skilful influencer, coach & mentor, a confident team player with a flexible & personable approach. Some understanding
of conservation & natural heritage required. ASK Ref: 1460909 www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies

REF 2821-DIRECT-12/10 JOB FUNDRAISING MANAGER


BE4 9/10/09 IV 16/10/09 LOC BANBURY OR BIRMINGHAM
PAY 25000 - 28000 FOR RSPB
DES Help develop the RSPB’s exciting work through a range of projects in the Midlands. Lead a small, friendly &
supportive team to grow the region's income from sources incl the Lottery, Landfill Communities Scheme, charitable trusts &
corporate supporters. BUT Experienced & motivational team leader with a proven track record in fundraising. Excellent
communication skills & ability to develop relationships at all levels & confident in managing a number of projects
simultaneously. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies

REF 2822-DIRECT-19/10 JOB WETLAND ADVISER


BE4 20/10/09 IV 4/11/09 LOC MORECAMBE BAY
PAY 19500 - 21000 FOR RSPB
DES Funded post, due to last until March 2013, Help restore habitats for birds such as lapwing & bittern, motivate &
encourage landowners to deliver new wetland habitats around Morecambe Bay. BUT Knowledge of wetland creation &
management & working experience of agri-environment schemes, Able to work well on their own, but also work closely with
colleagues in partner orgs such as the Environment Agency & Natural England. Interested in & have a rel degree qual & can
travel without reliance on public transport. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE Pam Bradley, Office Co-ordinator,
RSPB, 7.3.1 Cameron House, White Cross Centre, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ 01524 581000 pam.bradley@rspb.org.uk

REF 2823-DIRECT-12/10 JOB COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING OFFICER


BE4 9/10/09 IV 23/10/09 LOC BANBURY, OXON
PAY 16000 - 18000 pro rata FOR RSPB
DES Contract to March 2010. 3 days or 22.5 hours per week. Help support & deliver our regional pin badge scheme
across the Midlands & assist with the development & implementation of new fundraising initiatives. BUT Experience of
inspiring & working with vols as well as enlisting support from the public along with excellent communication & interpersonal
skills. Superb opportunity to gain further experience & access to career development in third sector fundraising / vol
management. ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies

BWPA is delighted to announce the winners of the


2009 competition
For the winning image we were looking for the one that, amongst
thousand of entries, stood out as the most memorable and striking.
Almost monochrome in tone, this beautiful silhouette is both intriguing
and haunting, with a delicate composition and admirable clarity.
Droplets of water shimmer on the wings; a fuzz of hairs’ bristle from the body and, perhaps most fascinating of all, the
photographer Ross Hoddinott has caught the ‘face’ of our fly which holds, in profile, a curiously human look. No one
viewing this photograph, we concluded, could fail to find it completely compelling. Sue Herdman, BWPA Judge, (Editor,
National Trust Magazine). Have a look at the winning photos here: http://www.bwpawards.org/winners/2009/

REF 2824-DIRECT-2/11 JOB CONSERVING SCOTTISH MACHAIR LIFE+ ADVISORY OFFICER


BE4 30/10/09 IV w/c 9/11/09 LOC BENBECULA, WESTERN ISLES
PAY 19000 - 21000 FOR RSPB + PARTNERS
DES Contract until 31/3/14. Work on a new European funded project across Machair croftland on the Hebrides. Co-
ordinate the production of guidance materials, management plans & demonstration events on the Western Isles & Argyll
Islands, as part of Machair LIFE+ project, working in tandem with the crofting community to develop & implement agricultural
management practices. BUT Excellent communication skills & have a knowledge of agricultural practices. Knowledge of the
natural history & culture of the Hebridean islands desirable. ASK Ref: 1520909 www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE to: Kim
Dawson, RSPB Scotland, North Scotland Regional Office, Etive House, Beechwood Park, Inverness, IV2 3BW

REF 2825-DIRECT-19/10 JOB PROJECT MANAGER


BE4 19/10/09 IV 30/10/09 LOC LONDON
PAY 26000 – 29000 FOR RSPB
DES 3 year contract. If you have the skills & passion required to convince people that green space & wildlife can bring real
benefits to their lives, we want to hear from you. Driving a ground-breaking, lottery funded project – Wild Place, Your Space,
between RSPB & the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority that will bring people in East London closer to nature. BUT Degree
or equiv in rel subject & experienced project manager with excellent influencing skills & an ability to quickly build relationships
with a wide variety of audiences. ASK Ref: 1480909 www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies

REF 2826/7-DAILY-5/10 LOC SALTBURN


BE4 2/10/09 (noon) FOR TEES VALLEY WILDLIFE TRUST
JOB DES
Heritage Officer Fixed term for 2 years, 4 days / wk. Deliver ‘Alum, Alchemy & Ammonites’, a project which will engage local
communities in East Cleveland’s geological heritage. Organise a range of activities including walks, talks & other events.
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Project Officer Fixed term for 3 years. To engage schools in the Tees Valley. Responsible for working with schools to
develop projects linked to growing food. Both posts: BUT Educated to degree level with previous experience in a similar
role. Subject to a disclosure check. PAY 16548 (pro rata) ASK www.teeswildlife.org

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REF 2828-DIRECT-2/11 JOB CONSERVING SCOTTISH MACHAIR LIFE+ PROJECT MANAGER


BE4 30/10/09 IV w/c 9/11/09 LOC BENBECULA, WESTERN ISLES
PAY 22000 - 26,000 FOR RSPB + PARTNERS
DES Contract until 31/3/14. Manage the Machair LIFE + project on the Western Isles & Argyll Islands, planning, monitoring
& auditing budgets, appointing & supervising contractors, managing project staff & writing reports as necessary. To report to a
Steering Group comprising of the project partners; RSPB Scotland, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Scottish Natural Heritage &
Scottish Crofting Foundation. BUT Staff & land management experience, an understanding of crafting systems, excellent
communication skills & know how to get the best out of a team. Knowledge of the natural history & culture of the Hebridean
islands desirable. ASK Ref: 1510909 www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE Kim Dawson, RSPB Scotland, North Scotland
Regional Office, Etive House, Beechwood Park, Inverness, IV2 3BW

REF 2829-DIRECT-19/10 JOB VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT OFFICER


BE4 15/10/09 IV 21/10/09 LOC EXETER
PAY 19500 - 22000 FOR RSPB
DES Maternity cover. To lead on providing advice & support to regional staff on all aspects of volunteering, as well as
supporting the RSPB’s network of Local Groups. BUT Excellent communication skills & ability to develop relationships at all
levels. A skilful influencer, coach & mentor, confident team player with a flexible & personable approach. Some understanding
of conservation & natural heritage required. ASK Ref: 1470909 www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies

REF 2830-DIRECT-19/10 JOB CONSERVATION MANAGER


BE4 16/10/09 IV 28/10/09 LOC BELFAST
PAY 28000 – 30000 FOR RSPB
DES Lead the delivery of the Northern Ireland conservation strategy. As a member of the country management team,
share collective responsibility for the country’s strategy & work plans, enjoy working in a caring & supportive atmosphere
where co-delivery thrives – keen to lead & happy to be led. BUT A natural team leader, focused & skilled communicator -
with a range of experience in nature conservation & its advocacy – always a diplomat, decision makers sit up & listen to you.
ASK Ref: 1500909 www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE Suzie Ferguson, RSPB Northern Ireland, Belvoir Park Forest,
Belfast, BT8 7QT

REF 2453-DAILY-24/8 JOB ESTATE RANGER


BE4 ? LOC RENFREWSHIRE
PAY YES FOR FINLAYSTONE COUNTRY ESTATE
DES The Estate, home of the Chief of the MacMillan Clan, is a family managed 150 acre estate overlooking the Firth of
Clyde attracting 65,000+ visitors, including 3,000 school children, per annum. It comprises 140 acres of mixed woodlands with
way marked trails, activity & play areas & 10 acres of formal gardens. Work with our existing Ranger team on recreation,
education & habitat management to ensure a safe & warm welcome for our visitors & undertake appropriate management,
maintenance & presentation of the site. A small element of your time will be spent on other estate duties including machine &
equipment maintenance, small scale building maintenance, firewood production & some assistance in the garden. BUT
Confident, outgoing, motivated, organised, physically fit, practically & mechanically orientated, ‘hands-on’ & competent in
using a variety of estate maintenance equipment including a tractor; chainsaw, spraying & first aid certificates. Disclosure
Scotland check. ASK Head Ranger, info@finlaystone.co.uk Previous applicants need not apply.

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REF 2831-DIRECT-26/10 JOB FIELD TEACHER


BE4 23/10/09 IV w/c 02/11/09 LOC RSPB COOMBES & CHURNET VALLEY, STAFFS
PAY 10.26 pr hr FOR RSPB
DES Part of a team delivering outdoor National Curriculum-linked env ed to school children. Passion for nature & some
teaching experience (or experience leading children’s activities), preferably in an outdoor setting. BUT Enthusiasm to learn
& develop in the job essential. Self-motivated & a flexible team player (the role is part-time & the working hours will be
dependant on the number of school bookings & events). ASK www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies A4 SAE Ros Hamilton, 46, The
Green,South Bar, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9AB.

Ducks return to St Serf’s after fox removal


A few years ago, St Serf’s Island, in the middle of Loch Leven, had one of the largest groups of nesting ducks in inland Europe
at 1,000 nesting pairs. But in 2007, the duck colony almost disappeared. Ever since, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), which
manages the reserve, has been trying to discover the cause of the ducks’ demise and restore their habitat.
The culprits, it turns out, were several foxes, which were removed with the help of the Kinross Estate Company. The foxes
probably crossed over to the island in the winter of 2006-07 when there were unusually low water levels. But with the foxes
removed, SNH has found the duck colony is on its way to recovery this year. Both rats and foxes find ducks’ eggs a tasty
treat, while foxes eat the ducks themselves, as well. SNH concluded foxes were probably to blame after making sure rats
hadn’t reached the island. They did this by leaving lollipop sticks spread with lard and chocolate as bait - a sure-fire way to find
rats.
To help the duck colony re-establish itself, SNH has also just completed a major project to restore nesting areas. Over the
years, a small area of willow had spread and encroached into the reed and tall grass favoured by nesting ducks. The work
had to be timed for August, after the nesting season had finished and before tens of thousands of geese arrive back from
Iceland, Greenland and Siberia in September to winter at Loch Leven, along with 20,000 of wintering ducks. St Serf's Island is
one of only three traditional spots on Loch Leven where geese congregate to roost at night and loaf during the day. The first
stage of the work, carried out by forestry contractors, involved felling two hectares of dense, tangled willow scrub and then
chipping of as much of the branches as possible. The second part of the project was to clear out two old ponds which over the
years had become completely overgrown.
Neil Mitchell, Loch Leven national nature reserve manager, said: “This year, SNH has found about 250 pairs of tufted ducks,
mallards, gadwells, geese and waders on the island. As a result, we feel confident that our fox control has been successful
and the duck colonies are recovering. Restoring the nesting habitat will also help. But we’ll keep monitoring the ducks to make
sure they thrive.” SNH: 24/09/2009

Voluntary Opportunities, all current volunteer adverts are available online:


REF VOL-DIRECT-19/10 FOR FORESTRY COMMISSION
BE4 16/10/09 LOC NOTTINGHAMSHIRE & LINCOLNSHIRE
JOB DES
Environmental Education Shadow Ranger Apprenticeship 6-12 month placements shadowing a ranger for 1-3 dpw.
Develop on the job skills & experience incl working with groups, planning & undertaking cside events & range of env ed
programmes.
Shadow Ranger Voluntary Apprenticeship With an interest in a career in cside management &/or env ed
receive training & development opportunities by work shadowing current cside management staff incl practical site
management (incl habitat creation & restoration), working with communities (project development & implementation), planning
& undertaking cside events, guided walks, cycle rides & env ed. Free access to appropriate cside management courses.
BOTH: PAY 0 but Training BUT 18 yrs old & able to work as part of a team, one to one & on own. Motivated & capable of
working under own initiative. Enthusiastic, physically fit & able to negotiate rough terrain. CRB check. Good communication
skills & full driving licence. ASK Info: louise.fleetwood@forestry.gsi.gov.uk Apply: CV & letter Louise Fleetwood, Forestry
Commission, Sherwood Forest District Office, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Notts, NG21 9JL
www.forestry.gov.uk/eastmidlandsvolunteering

REF VOL-DIRECT-19/10 JOB ASSISTANT SITE MANAGERS


BE4 16/10/09 LOC STAVE HILL ECO PARK, LONDON SE16
PAY Training FOR BTCV / TRUST FOR URBAN ECOLOGY
DES We are looking for London based vols who are able to give 2 days a week, for 6 months. Assist with the day to day
management of the park, incl practical habitat management & office admin. Access to BTCV training courses. Full training
given in practical conservation skills. Opportunity to learn about habitat creation & management, urban park management &
urban ecology. BUT Able to work as part of a team. Enthusiastic & adaptable. Willing to learn. Experience / quals in
conservation useful but not essential. Must be London based. ASK Rebeka Clark, r.clark@btcv.org.uk 0207 237 9175.

REF VOL-DIRECT-2/11 JOB VOLUNTEER INTERN – PUBLIC AFFAIRS


BE4 31/10/09 LOC MIDLANDS REGIONAL OFFICE, BANBURY
PAY Rel training, travel & other reasonable out of pocket expenses FOR RSPB
DES 2 days per week. Join the Public Affairs team & gain experience in working across a range of disciplines such as
media, education & vol development. Opportunities to take responsibility for your own project work such as writing & editing
press releases / magazine articles, working with the media, promoting our youth work & planning events. BUT Excellent
verbal & written communication sikills; able to work with a range of people (both adults & young people); enthusiastic & have
some experience of promotional work such as writing press releases or news articles, & planning / delivery of events. Over 18,
computerate & available for 6 months. ASK CV & covering letter explaining why you are the right person for this role to or
for more info: Emma Droy, emma.droy@rspb.org.uk 01295 253330.

REF VOL-DAILY-12/10 JOB 3 x VOLUNTEER TRAINEESHIPS – ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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BE4 9/10/09 IV 19/10/09 LOC YORKSHIRE
PAY Help towards expenses & travel FOR YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
DES / BUT We are offering 3 exciting training posts based throughout the county – enabling trainees to combine
invaluable practical experience with training in env conservation. This part-time 1 year conservation training programme is
composed primarily of work based training across a wide range of conservation disciplines & incl: work experience in practical
conservation management; varied training sessions, assessment days & mentoring visits; first aid at work & brushcutter
training; completion of individual learning plans; references & support for job applications at end of course; flexible
programme. ASK YWT, 1 St. George’s Place, York YO24 1GN 01904 659570 info@ywt.org.uk www.ywt.org.uk

REF VOL-DIRECT-19/10 JOB WIDER COUNTRYSIDE VOLUNTARY OFFICER (NORTHANTS)


BE4 N/A LOC LINGS HOUSE, NORTHAMPTON
PAY Expenses* FOR THE WILDLIFE TRUST FOR BEDS, CAMBS, NORTHANTS & PETERBOROUGH
DES Assist with wider cside conservation work across Northants; incl GIS habitat mapping, assisting with the Local
Wildlife Sites system, & assessing planning applications. Gain experience across a range of conservation work incl
opportunities to participate in practical nature reserve management & community / education work. * Work related travel
expenses & internal training opportunities available. BUT Will suit someone seeking to improve GIS skills & gain an
understanding of env policy, law & guidance. Basic background in ecology; computerate with basic understanding of GIS
(ideally MapInfo) & Microsoft Excel; & available to work in Northampton for 2 days per week, for min of 3 months (or full time
for 1 month, or equiv). ASK / Chat: Heather Ball, Conservation Officer, heather.ball@wildlifebcnp.org 01604 405285.

CJS Jobs Digest, (a review of adverts from other sources, published during the past week):
REF 2832/3-WENVA-5/10 LOC LONDON E14
BE4 5/10/09 FOR ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
JOB (REF) DES / BUT
Principal Officer – Planning (IRC43464/THM) Expertise in spatial planning & sustainable development..
Principal Officer – Biodiversity IRC43309/THM) Expertise in biodiversity & ecology. Both: Liaise closely with internal
specialists at National, Regional & Area level as well as numerous government & NGO involved in the Thames Gateway,
delivering existing & new policy consistently, & negotiate significant env enhancements. BUT Effective advocate with a
broad appreciation of sustainable development issues. Experience & proven ability to work at this level. Excellent influencing &
negotiating skills. PAY 30723 ASK http://powered.jobsgopublic.com/environment-agency/jobs 0845 601 2233.

REF 2834-HORTWEEK-12/10 JOB ARBORICULTURAL OFFICER


BE4 9/10/09 IV wb19/10/09 LOC BARNET, GREATER LONDON
PAY 28515 – 30681 FOR LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET
DES Reporting to the Principal Arboriculturist in all aspects of the section’s work, duties incl tree inspections & surveys,
monitoring contractors, & preparing & prioritising work schedules, dealing with the public, Councillors & other stakeholders.
Assist in 24 hr call out system. BUT Good communicator with experience & rel qual in arb; fully conversant with current arb
practices & legislation. Good IT skills & experience of using tree management databases & hardware an advantage. ASK
Ref: SS/227/09. www.barnet.gov.uk

REF 2835/6-WHORTWEEK-5/10 JOB TWO ARBORICULTURAL TEAM LEADERS


BE4 2/10/09 LOC KEW
PAY 19629 FOR ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS KEW
DES Assist in every aspect of day to day practical management of hort operations in the arboretum. Create outstanding
hort displays & improve, develop & maintain the woody plant collections representing the level of botanical diversity. BUT
Dedicated team player with diploma in a hort discipline or NVQ Level 3 in Amenity Hort or equiv, or proven background in hort,
incl training, along with knowledge of the work of a botanic garden. Understanding of arboretum requirements for maintaining
high quality temperate tree & shrub collections in addition to knowledge of hort machinery & husbandry. Good communication
& presentation skills, basic computer skills & ability to produce technical reports & papers essential. ASK Ref: 370/371.
www.kew.org/aboutus/jobs 020 8332 5184/5150 (24 hrs).

REF 2837-WDEFRA-19/10 JOB DISTRICT INSPECTOR – Conservation & Enforcement


BE4 21/10/09 (3pm) LOC NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
PAY from 31815 FOR MARINE & FISHERIES AGENCY
DES To support the Deputy Chief Inspector in the MFA’s Marine Nature Conservation & Enforcement Team to oversee
enforcement delivery work regarding the Food & Environment Protection Act, Coast Protection Act, Marine Minerals
Regulations & Offshore Marine Conservation Regulations. Assist in preparing the MFA for future enforcement associated with
marine nature conservation & marine consents licensing arising from the marine & Coastal Access Bill. BUT Training
provided if not currently qual as a British Sea Fishery Officer. Excellent knowledge of marine env & marine fisheries matters
essential. Degree in a marine or env related subject or rel experience desirable. ASK Ref: IRC40721.
www.mfa.gov.uk/recruitment

REF 2838-WWTS-5/10 JOB PEATLAND RESTORATION OFFICER


BE4 2/10/09 IV 13/10/09 LOC YORK
PAY 21200 FOR YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
DES Responsible for surveying damaged peatlands to develop tenders for & oversee peatland restoration within the
Yorkshire Peat Project Area – North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale & the South Pennines (north of the M62). BUT
3+ years’ experience of land management for nature conservation; experience of hydrological management; contract
management experience. Strong understanding of ecology & env processes; good understanding of hydrology (ideally
peatland hydrology), of contract management for best value, & of H&S in relation to large capital programmes. Good IT skills

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pref incl GIS; full driving licence; quals relating to practical land management for nature conservation. ASK
www.wildlifetrusts.org Further information: Astrid Hanlon, 01904 659570 astrid.hanlon@ywt.org.uk

REF 2839-GUARDIAN-5/10 JOB CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICER


BE4 5/10/09 LOC LIVERPOOL
PAY 32504 – 35522 FOR MERSEYTRAVEL
DES Initially to March 2011. Carry forward our commitment to delivering a low carbon transport network for the area.
BUT Rel degree or equiv & rel experience. Excellent analytical & communication skills & ability to manage multiple projects
whilst working under pressure to tight timescales essential. Detailed knowledge of national policy on climate & carbon
reduction; commitment & enthusiasm for creating a sustainable travel network. ASK A4 SAE to Personnel Division,
Merseytravel, 24 Hatton Garden, Liverpool L3 2AN www.merseytravel.gov.uk

REF 2840/1-GUARDIAN-19/10 LOC LONDON


BE4 19/10/09 FOR LONDON BOROUGH OF BARKING & DAGENHAM
JOB (REF) PAY DES
Principal Environmental Sustainability Officer (RES345CJS) 35946 – 42939 Manage a small team leading on
the key aspects of the Council’s env sustainability agenda, incl responsibility for rolling out the Green Champions network,
managing Green Travel Plans & maintaining & evaluating env performance across the borough. BUT excellent project
management & communication skills.
Environmental Sustainability Officer (RES346CJS) 23733 – 33177 part of friendly team responsible for
delivering projects to improve the env sustainability credentials of the borough. BUT Understanding of the env issues faced
by a borough such as Barking & Dagenham; strong communication skills & enthusiasm for the subject. ASK
http://www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk/7-hr/index.cfm

REF 2842-GUARDIAN-12/10 JOB INTERPRETATION OFFICER


BE4 13/10/09 IV 30/10/09 LOC TRURO
PAY 21850 – 28353 FOR CORNWALL COUNCIL
DES Fixed term to 31/5/12. exciting project to develop sustainable tourism based on the Cornish Mining WHS. Assist the
project manager to implement the interpretation, visitor information, tourism business engagement & env sustainability. Help
achieve the WHS Interpretation Strategy & in particular the interpretation at the visitor gateway sites. BUT Several years’
experience of implementing a wide range of interpretation projects; good team & partnership worker. Experience of contract
management essential. ASK Ref: 7147CJS. 01872 322670 (24 hrs) recruitmentadmin@cornwall.gov.uk
www.cornwall.gov.uk/vacancies

REF 2843-WSNH-5/10 JOB SOUTH OPERATIONS SCRUB CONTROL PROJECT MANAGER


BE4 7/10/09 iv 21/10/09 LOC BATTLEBY, PERTH
PAY £12.09 / hr FOR SCOTTISH NATURAL HERITAGE
DES Hours variable, average 18.5 / wk. Temp to March 10, poss extension. To set up & manage a contract to remove
scrub on designated sites with features in unfavourable condition. BUT Essential: qual as a Rural Practice Chartered
Surveyor; experience & knowledge of management of designated sites, & estate & farm management; good project
management skills; effective negotiation & communication skills; experience of the regulatory framework & rel licences /
consents / permits; driving licence. Desirable: experience of budget management & control; ability to use initiative & effective
time management skills; awareness of natural heritage importance of Scotland. ASK Ref: 082-002. Kay Prichard, Rural
Surveyor Operations South, Battleby, Perth PH1 1EW 01738 458578 kay.Prichard@snh.gov.uk Apply: Caroline McDonald,
Scottish Natural Heritage, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness IV3 8NW 01463 725182 recruitment@snh.gov.uk
www.snhjobs.co.uk/

REF 2844-WHORTWEEK-12/10 JOB ALLOTMENT & GREEN SPACE OFFICER


BE4 9/10/09 IV 20/10/09 LOC WYCOMBE
PAY 19008 – 20807 to 22888 FOR WYCOMBE DISTRICT COUNCIL
DES Help improve everyone’s quality of life as you assist in managing our allotments & monitoring contracts. BUT Qual
or experience in hort desirable. Excellent customer care skills, high standard of computer literacy & full driving licence. ASK
Ref: LLR06. http://jobs.wycombe.gov.uk 01494 421141.

REF 2845/8-WHORTWEEK-19/10 JOB 4 X TREE OFFICERS


BE4 16/10/09 (noon) LOC LAMBETH
PAY 30843 incl LW FOR LONDON BOROUGH OF LAMBETH
DES Work with & monitor our contracted service, deliver a range of technical advice & services, & ensure a high level of
satisfaction amongst stakeholders. Opportunity to develop your career in arb within a large & diverse urban setting. BUT
Strong IT skills & good interpersonal skills whilst dealing with other council depts, councillors, other contractors & the public.
Ideally nationally recognised qual in arb. 2 years’ experience of managing a large tree stock & have worked as an arb
contractor, pref in a public or parks-related env. Full driving licence & vehicle, & organised approach to deadlines, tact &
diplomacy essential. ASK Ref: ACS/271/CJS. 020 7926 7000 (24 hrs) Lambeth@wdad.co.uk

REF 2849/50-WNEWSCIENTIST-19/10 JOB 2 X POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST - ECOLOGIST


BE4 15/10/09 LOC HARPENDEN
PAY 26610 – 29566 FOR ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH
DES To work on a new project ‘Honeybee population dynamics: Integrating the effects of factors within the hive & in the
landscape’. BUT Experience post-doctoral researcher able to work independently but also supervise a technician & summer
staff. Highly motivated & creative. Degree & PhD (or equiv experience) in ecology, animal behaviour or insect pathology.
Knowledge & experience of honeybee biology, beekeeping & honeybee disease diagnosis. Experience of running large field
experiments, analysing data & writing papers. Experience of molecular disease diagnosis, pollen analysis & studying bee

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foraging behaviour an advantage. Clean driving licence. ASK Ref: 1116CJS. HR Group, Rothamsted Research,
Harpenden, Herts ALS 2JQ rres.hr@bbsrc.ac.uk

REF 2851-WENVA-5/10 JOB PLANING LIAISON OFFICR


BE4 2/10/09 LOC FRIMLEY, SURREY
PAY 24287 FOR ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
DES As a member of our planning team you will be involved in promoting sustainable development, encouraging
biodiversity, managing flood risk, treating land contamination & improving water quality. Dealing with higher risk cases that
involve strategic plans, pre-application enquiries, planning applications & appeals, influence local planning authorities &
developers. BUT Excellent organisation, influencing, negotiation & team working skills. Ideally rel degree. Town & Country
planning experience gained in either consultancy, government agency or local authority, well versed in planning & env issue;
god problem solver & communicator. ASK www.environment-agency.gov.uk/developers Apply: Ref: IRC43426/THM.
http://powered.jobsgopublic.com/environment-agency/jobs 0845 601 2233.

REF 2852-FARMERSWEEKLY-5/10 JOB REGIONAL DIRECTOR


BE4 1/10/09 4pm LOC NORTH WEST
PAY 58124 – 68816 FOR NATIONAL FARMERS' UNION
DES Reporting to the director of Membership & Regions, manage the work of the NFU within national guidelines & be
accountable for management & use of NFU resources. Be the principle permanent rep & spokesperson. BUT Proven
management & leadership skills, strong interpersonal & networking skills. Experience of interpreting agri policy, managing
reputations, persuasive writing & communication skills. Articulate, persuasive, relish a challenge & the chance to lead &
inspire a team with energy & passion. ASK nadia.parveen@nfu.org.uk 02476 858736 No CV's or agencies.

REF 2853-TES-12/10 JOB OUTDOOR LEARNING CO-ORDINATOR


BE4 14/10/09 LOC SOUTHEND ON SEA, ESSEX
PAY £200 - £300 per day FOR SOUTHEND EDUCATION TRUST
DES Support all schools to develop a programme for learning outside of the classroom, it must be innovative, progressive
& for students of all ages. Provide advice, support & training to all 55 schools within SET promoting Outdoor learning. BUT
Knowledge of the promotion of Outdoor learning within the curriculum desirable. Excellent interpersonal skills, experience of
budget management, organised & able to facilitate meetings, computerate & able to write clear concise reports. ASK Carol
Misselbrook, HR Consultant, Practical HR Limited, 94 London Road, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 1PG 01702 332160
admin@practical-hr.co.uk

REF 2854-BELFASTTELE-12/10 JOB MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER


BE4 9/10/09 1pm LOC BELFAST
PAY 20002 – 29652 FOR GROUNDWORK NORTHERN IRELAND
DES / BUT Develop & take forward a Groundwork NI marketing & communication strategy & action plan in collaboration with
senior management with the purpose of achieving the vision & key themes of the Strategy 2009/12. ASK
www.groundworkni.org.uk Fiona Murray 028 9074 9494 fionamurray@groundworkni.org.uk No CV's or agencies.

REF 2855-BELFASTTELE-19/10 JOB TREE SURGEON / CLIMBER


BE4 ? LOC LISBURN
PAY YES FOR MORTHERN TREE SERVICES
DES / BUT Relevant NPTC cert. & full driving licence required. ASK 028 9262 1217 northerntrees@btconnect.com
Horsepark house, Magheragall, Lisburn BT28 2QU

REF 2856-BELFASTTELE-12/10 JOB PROPERTY MANAGER


BE4 9/10/09 LOC THE ARGORY, COVERING MID ULSTER
PAY 29949 – 33125 + benefits FOR THE NATIONAL TRUST
DES Heading up a talented & varied team, balance conservation with access make sure visitors have an enriching
experience. BUT Proven track record of general management experience, motivating teams & managing substantial
budgets to achieve stretching targets. ASK Ref: NT09/04136-CJS www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk

REF 2857-BELFASTTELE-12/10 JOB VISITOR SERVICES MANGER


BE4 13/10/09 LOC MOUNT STEWART, NEWTOWNARDS
PAY 23000 – 25000 + benefits FOR THE NATIONAL TRUST
DES Lead & inspire an expert team of colleagues & vols reaching out to new audiences at every opportunity. BUT
Experience of developing marketing initiatives & events. ASK Ref: NT09/04141-CJS www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk

REF 2858-GUARDIAN-12/10 JOB DIRECTOR 10:10


BE4 ? LOC CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON
PAY YES FOR 10:10
DES Build Britain’s most exciting new campaign into the first mass movement for action on climate change. Capitalise on
our highly successful launch which saw thousands of individuals & hundreds of businesses & orgs pledge to cut their carbon
emissions in 2010. BUT Brilliant ideas about how to broaden the campaign’s appeal & recruit new members, strong
management skills, experience of using internet campaigning methods & a relentlessly sunny disposition. ASK CV & 500
word memo on what 10:10 should do next to jobs@1010uk.org

This Edition: 9 sides, 56 new paid jobs, (29 Direct). Opportunities are advertised in CJS Weekly for one week only.
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months of back issues. CJS is printed in-house using 100% recycled paper & organic inks. Details believed correct but given
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