Project Support Staff

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £10.93/hour
Reference: SUS1317
Location: Southern England
Hours: Either
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Thu 13 November 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk
Contact telephone: 0117 915 0325
Contact email:

Sustrans, the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day, is seeking to employ a number of people in the following key vacancies at several locations:

£10.93 per hour, plus holiday allowance
zero hours contract – varying hours per week available until 31 March 2015

Based at project sites in London, South East, South West and East of England

This is a great opportunity for enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working with people to get involved in the work of Sustrans by providing support to the delivery of projects at various locations in the South West, South East and East of England. This could include activities in schools, workplaces or communities and involve cycle training, bike checks/maintenance, led walks/rides, information stands, personalised travel planning, promotional events or classroom sessions to engage with the public and support and encourage more people to travel actively through walking, scooting and cycling.

With a good standard of education and experience of working with people in a public facing or customer service role, you will have strong communications skills with an out-going personality, the ability to engage, motivate and inspire and be able to function with limited supervision and as part of a team. You will be knowledgeable about behaviour change, have basic bike maintenance knowledge and have experience in the planning and delivery of events. Being qualified as a Bikeability national standards instructor would be an advantage. IT literacy is essential, as is your commitment to the promotion of sustainable transport.

To apply please click on ‘More information’ below to download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form from our website.

Alternatively, email jobs@sustrans.org.uk or ring our recruitment line on 0117 915 0325 to request an application pack. Please quote reference number.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is initially Thursday 13 November 2014. Interviews will take place locally.

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Project Support Staff

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £10.93/hour
Reference: SUS1317
Location: Southern England
Hours: Either
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Thu 13 November 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk
Contact telephone: 0117 915 0325
Contact email:

Sustrans, the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day, is seeking to employ a number of people in the following key vacancies at several locations:

£10.93 per hour, plus holiday allowance
zero hours contract – varying hours per week available until 31 March 2015

Based at project sites in London, South East, South West and East of England

This is a great opportunity for enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working with people to get involved in the work of Sustrans by providing support to the delivery of projects at various locations in the South West, South East and East of England. This could include activities in schools, workplaces or communities and involve cycle training, bike checks/maintenance, led walks/rides, information stands, personalised travel planning, promotional events or classroom sessions to engage with the public and support and encourage more people to travel actively through walking, scooting and cycling.

With a good standard of education and experience of working with people in a public facing or customer service role, you will have strong communications skills with an out-going personality, the ability to engage, motivate and inspire and be able to function with limited supervision and as part of a team. You will be knowledgeable about behaviour change, have basic bike maintenance knowledge and have experience in the planning and delivery of events. Being qualified as a Bikeability national standards instructor would be an advantage. IT literacy is essential, as is your commitment to the promotion of sustainable transport.

To apply please click on ‘More information’ below to download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form from our website.

Alternatively, email jobs@sustrans.org.uk or ring our recruitment line on 0117 915 0325 to request an application pack. Please quote reference number.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is initially Thursday 13 November 2014. Interviews will take place locally.

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Bradford Environmental Action Trust (BEAT)

BEAT is a dynamic, forward thinking charity, working actively with its local community to take up the environmental challenge. Working with individuals, schools, businesses and other organisations, we deliver innovative and practical environmental projects which work towards a sustainable future.

BEAT also provide a consultancy service in the following areas:

  • Woodland Creation / Management
  • School grounds and green space creation
  • Waste and Recycling
  • Energy efficiency

Website: www.beat.org.uk

Bradford Environmental Action Trust
Warm Homes Officer
Organisation: Bradford Environmental Action Trust
Location: Bradford
Salary: £21,519 pa
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Environmental Officer

Organisation: University of Brighton
Salary: £28,695 – £32,277 pa
Reference: ES5098-14-154
Location: Brighton – Moulsecoomb
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Fri 14 November 14
Website: www.brighton.ac.uk

Environmental Officer
Salary: £28,695 to £32,277 per annum
Estate and Facilities Management: Environment
Location: Brighton – Moulsecoomb
Reference: ES5098-14-154

The university has strong environmental credentials and for the last two years has been ranked as one of the top five most sustainable universities in the UK in the People and Planet Green League. Our award winning Environmental Team are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and innovative Environmental Officer (Environmental Management System and Behaviour Change).

Projects will include:
• Leading on the implementation of an Environmental Management System across all university sites.
• Taking the lead role in managing all environmental communications across the university in partnership with the university’s Internal Communications team in Marketing and Communications, with primary focus on the carbon reduction behaviour-change programme.

To be suitable for this opportunity you will have proven experience in a similar role implementing/operating effective ISO14001 certified systems or equivalent EMS; evidence of driving successful organisational culture change; in addition to exemplary oral and written communications, project management and interpersonal skills.

We are looking for a self-motivated, practical individual with excellent communication skills, who is motivated and works well within a team to achieve goals. You will be organised, analytical and creative with excellent problem solving skills. In addition you will display a good level of sensitivity and understanding when dealing with stakeholders, contractors and other colleges.

In return we will provide the opportunity to join a sector leading Environmental Team, helping create and drive forward further environmental initiatives across the university’s staff, students and estate.

To apply click on ‘More information’ below.

Closing date: Friday 14 November 2014.


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Independent Contractor

Organisation: RSPB/Burung Indonesia/Birdlife International
Location: Sumatra, Indonesia
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 28 November 14
Contact name: Emily Woodfield
Contact telephone: 01767 693352
Contact email:

Contractor Required: Forest Protection
Location: Harapan Rainforest camp, Sumatra, Indonesia

Harapan Rainforest is one of the most important conservation projects in the world. Located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, it protects around 25% of the remaining dry lowland forests of Sumatra, whose area was reduced from 16 million hectares in 1900 to less than half a million today.

A consortium of Burung Indonesia, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Birdlife International established PT Restorasi Ekosistem Indonesia (REKI) in 2007 to manage the first ever ecosystem restoration concession – Harapan Rainforest. Harapan Rainforest aims to: protect and restore the biodiversity, ecosystem services and productivity of 98,555 ha of lowland rainforest in Sumatra; sustainably manage the forest resources in harmony with nature and people’s needs; collaborate with diverse partners; and demonstrate innovative techniques in forest restoration.

We are seeking a contractor who can provide a technical advisory service to the project.

Terms of Contract: One year fixed term (with six month review)Payments: Payment package of Euro 40,000 – 44,000 per annum + airfare provision. This will be supplemented through a local wage of circa Euro 10,000 per annum

Please note that is not an employment position with the RSPB. The successful candidate will have an employment contract with PT REKI, the Indonesian company who manages Harapan Rainforest.

To submit an expression of interest in this contractor opportunity, please supply a detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining how your technical and business skills and track record are suited to this contractor opportunity.

The above information should be sent by email to Peter AJ Taylor, Administration Assistant, RSPB International Department (PeterAJ.Taylor@rspb.org.uk) and Emily Woodfield, Tropical Forest Manager, RSPB International Department (Emily.Woodfield@rspb.org.uk)

We would expect to meet with possible contractors to discuss this opportunity during week beginning 8th December 2014.


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Course: Using Radio Tracking for Mammal Surveying

Organisation: The Mammal Society
Location: Holton Lee, Dorset
Course type: Short Course
Date: Friday 14th November
Cost: From £84
Website: www.mammal.org.uk
Contact name: Krystie Hamilton
Contact telephone: 02380010984
Contact email:

Designed for researchers, consultants and those looking to move into consultancy, this one day workshop will cover the range of techniques available for remotely monitoring an animal’s movement, concentrating on the practicalities of using VHF tracking for mammals. Experts from Biotrak will provide guidance on designing a radio tracking study including selection of appropriate methods, legal requirements and welfare issues. There will be a chance to practise using VHF equipment to track mammals during the afternoon field trip.


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Volunteer Travel Advisors

Organisation: Travel Thurrock
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: TT/VTL
Location: Thurrock, London
Hours: Either
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Mon 30 March 15
Website: www.thurrock.gov.uk
Contact name: Jon Fuller
Contact email:

Thurrock Council is offering this exciting opportunity to people wishing to encourage residents living, studying or working in Thurrock to make healthy and sustainable travel choices.

Travel Advisors will be supporting residents in the field, holding one to one conversations at their doorsteps, promoting the use of sustainable modes of transport.

Volunteers can also participate in promotional activities such as local events, and visits to various organisations within the local communities.

Training will be provided to new volunteers to help you make the most out of your interactions with the public.

Typical volunteer tasks:

  • Undertake one to one conversations with individuals about sustainable travel habits
  • Keep records of household details and conversations
  • Assist with events, mail-outs and other promotional work
  • Work towards Travel Advisor Accreditation by demonstrating key competencies whilst volunteering (optional)
  • Assist with other tasks as required by the Team Leader and Project Manager

Skills we would like:

No specific job experience or qualifications are required for these opportunities. We would welcome applications from you if you have the following:

  • A friendly and approachable manner, and excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to listen
  • Are happy to work outdoors and be mobile and active in the working day
  • Good organisation skills with an ability to manage time well
  • A passion for helping people and improving the local environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative, and as part of a team
  • A flexible approach to working hours and tasks

Benefits include out of pocket expenses, Travel Advisor accreditation scheme (optional), on-going training, employer references and uniform.

Should you be interested in this opportunity please email Jon Fuller to find out more about what we offer.

Please note that it is not feasible for us to accept volunteers living outside of the Thurrock area.


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Volunteer Travel Advisors

Organisation: Travel Thurrock
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: TT/VTL
Location: Thurrock, London
Hours: Either
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Mon 30 March 15
Website: www.thurrock.gov.uk
Contact name: Jon Fuller
Contact email:

Thurrock Council is offering this exciting opportunity to people wishing to encourage residents living, studying or working in Thurrock to make healthy and sustainable travel choices.

Travel Advisors will be supporting residents in the field, holding one to one conversations at their doorsteps, promoting the use of sustainable modes of transport.

Volunteers can also participate in promotional activities such as local events, and visits to various organisations within the local communities.

Training will be provided to new volunteers to help you make the most out of your interactions with the public.

Typical volunteer tasks:

  • Undertake one to one conversations with individuals about sustainable travel habits
  • Keep records of household details and conversations
  • Assist with events, mail-outs and other promotional work
  • Work towards Travel Advisor Accreditation by demonstrating key competencies whilst volunteering (optional)
  • Assist with other tasks as required by the Team Leader and Project Manager

Skills we would like:

No specific job experience or qualifications are required for these opportunities. We would welcome applications from you if you have the following:

  • A friendly and approachable manner, and excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to listen
  • Are happy to work outdoors and be mobile and active in the working day
  • Good organisation skills with an ability to manage time well
  • A passion for helping people and improving the local environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative, and as part of a team
  • A flexible approach to working hours and tasks

Benefits include out of pocket expenses, Travel Advisor accreditation scheme (optional), on-going training, employer references and uniform.

Should you be interested in this opportunity please email Jon Fuller to find out more about what we offer.

Please note that it is not feasible for us to accept volunteers living outside of the Thurrock area.


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PhD Studentship: Lakes face the future of a high CO2 world

Would you like to study in the UK but do research in pristine Canadian wilderness? Curious about how lakes respond to global change and influence the world around us?

Background

Never have the conditions for life changed so quickly on our planet. Humans are increasing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere to levels not seen for millions of years. We are unsure how oceans, lakes and rivers will respond to this incredibly high concentration of CO2.

Research goal

Determine the effect of rising atmospheric CO2 on organisms in lakes

Research methodology

Fieldwork will be conducted in two separate field seasons at lakes in the UK and at a newly constructed facility for the simulation of global change in lakes located in the Gault Nature Reserve of McGill University, Canada. The facility consists of a basin that is covered by a geodesic dome in which the concentration of CO2 in the air can be controlled to simulate global change.

The selected candidate would use state of the art probes, instruments and microscopy to measure biophysical properties, gaining skills valued in academic research and environmental industry. In addition to data collected by the student, she/he will have access to data from the facility extending beyond the student’s field season.

Training

The successful candidate will receive training in limnology, gas analysis and microscopy. The student will have the opportunity interact with faculty and students at the University of Essex, the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, the Gault reserve, McGill University and related research groups.

Person specification

We seek a self-reliant individual who is enthusiastic about problem solving. The student will have a degree in biology or a branch of environmental science or engineering. The student will be enrolled in the PhD program of the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Essex (http://www2.essex.ac.uk/academic/offices/graduate) and will benefit from professional development through Proficio (http://www.essex.ac.uk/study/pgr/proficio/default.aspx)

Additional search keywords: acidification, global change, carbon, phytoplankton, algae, productivity, mesocosm, travel, aquatic, boat, water

Co-Supervisors

Prof Richard Geider, School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex
Prof Stephen C Maberly, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Dr Gregor Fussman, Department of Biology, McGill University, Canada

  • Start date September 2015
  • Programme PhD
  • Mode of Study Full-time
  • Studentship Length 3.5 years

This project has won funding from the EnvEast NERC Doctoral Training Partnership, led by the University of East Anglia with participation from over 20 partners, including the Universities of Essex and Kent.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview day on either Thursday 12 or Friday 13 February 2015.

Funding

Successful candidates who meet RCUK’s eligibility criteria (see www.rcuk.ac.uk) will be awarded a NERC studentship. In most cases, UK and EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3 years are eligible for a full award.

The stipend for 2014/15 was £13,863 p.a.

For further information, please visit www.enveast.ac.uk.

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Studentship:Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Veterinary Neurology

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – School of Veterinary Sciences

Location: Bristol
Funding amount: £17,564 Stipend(tax free) increasing to £19,030
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 30th October 2014
Closes: 24th November 2014
Reference: SCH/14/12

We are seeking a veterinary graduate with a passion for veterinary neurology, a minimum of two years experience in small animal practice and who holds (or is eligible to hold) membership of the RCVS, to join our veterinary neurology team. Prior completion of a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery will be an advantage. The successful applicant will be working alongside two ECVN diploma holders, a third ECVN eligible neurologist and one other senior clinical training scholar. We are looking for a candidate with strong background knowledge in veterinary medicine and surgery and ready to work with a busy caseload.The post includes out-of-hours work.

Your primary role will be assisting in provision of a veterinary neurology referral service. Training will be centred on aspects of small animal neurology and neurosurgery but you will follow an ECVN approved residency programme with provision for time spent on anaesthesia, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology and general pathology. Details can be found following this link:

http://www.ecvn.org/ecvn/education/residency/training/TrainingGuidelines.pdf

This post is tenable for three years, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress, and is available from 5th January 2015.

Funding: Stipend (tax free) of£17,564 increasing to £19,030. Out of hours duties (currently 1 in 3) attract an additional stipend.

Further details and application forms are available from:  Head of Schools Office by telephone: 0117 928 9200, or e-mail: cvs-hod-office@bristol.ac.ukPlease quote reference SCH/14/12.

Informal enquires are encouraged and may be made to Tom Harcourt-Brown (tom.harcourt-brown@bristol.ac.uk) or Dr Nicolas Granger (nicolas.granger@bristol.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 24th November 2014

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