Monthly Archives: March 2014

Conservation Research Analyst

Job Title: Conservation Research Analyst
Particular focus: Marine
Location: South Kensington, London
Salary: from £29,000, depending on qualifications and experience
Applications: CV and covering letter only
Deadline: 13:30 on April 18th to
Interview dates: Afternoon May 6th; Afternoon May 7th

Organisational Background:

Synchronicity Earth is a charitable foundation with an ambitious vision. We want to greatly increase the amount of funding available for conservation using the latest knowledge to ensure that resources are deployed effectively – to protect the right species and ecosystems, in the right places, at the right time.

We develop innovative approaches to gathering, analysing, collating and presenting information on conservation priorities. We host awareness-raising events to generate an understanding of the need to protect nature and to foster enthusiasm for the task at hand. And we invest our own resources cleverly and thoughtfully in places where they will truly deliver change.

We hope others will be inspired by us, and that Synchronicity Earth will become a place people come to for information when they realise that they, too, are accountable for the earth’s future.

Reporting Line: Executive Director

Purpose of Job & Duties:

The Conservation Research Analyst will join a dynamic, small team in a fast-growing organisation. They will help to shape the future direction of the foundation. The key elements of the job will be to:

• Undertake analysis to identify needs and gaps in conservation funding and strategy, informing Synchronicity Earth’s approach to philanthropy and partner selection
• Build relationships within the conservation sector in the UK and beyond to create alliances in support of our vision and mission.
• Develop and apply new charity analysis, due diligence and evaluation methods, sharing insights from these approaches with project partners
• Create research products to support Synchronicity Earth’s decision-making and bolster our fundraising and philanthropic goals
• Plan workshops and events on conservation-related issues that facilitate knowledge-transfer and provide a clearing-house for new ideas
• Identify appropriate strategic directions for each portfolio, pinpointing the best levers for meaningful change
• Develop networks of influence within policy, arts and business communities, and across the development-conservation sectors
• Ensure that Synchronicity Earth’s research on threats and drivers of biodiversity loss is up-to-date to build our knowledge-base about environmental problems and their solutions.

Key Skills and Competencies

• A PhD or several years work experience in a relevant role
• A demonstrable interest in ecology, endangered species and biodiversity
• A passion for working in a not-for-profit environment, and for achieving Synchronicity Earth’s vision of more and better funding for conservation
• Self-motivation and an aptitude for working in a new venture
• Evidence of good research and analytical skills
• Proven ability to produce high-quality written materials
• Good organisational and project management skills
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Confident, proactive attitude and flexible approach
• Energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
• Strong team ethos.

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Research Aquarium Technician (Part-time)

Organisation: St Abbs Marine Station
Salary: Competitive salary & terms
Location: St Abbs
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 10 April 14
Contact name: Dr Keith Todd
Contact telephone: 01890 771688
Contact email:


Hours: Average 3 to 4 days per week

Founded as a registered Scottish charity in 2010, St Abbs Marine Station is a privately funded, not-for-profit Marine Research facility situated in a harbourside location in the village of St Abbs, Berwickshire, on the east coast of Scotland. For more information visit

We currently have a vacancy for a part time technician to assist in the operation of the facility.

Duties and Responsibilities: The role is part time to cover weekends, holidays, call outs and to assist full time staff when required. Duties would include maintenance of experimental equipment, cleaning of tanks and aquarium facilities, feeding marine livestock, scientific sampling when required and general duties. The successful candidate should be prepared to work flexible hours and be able to integrate with a small team as well as willing to work on their own.

Experience: The ideal applicant would have experience of marine aquaria and livestock at an advanced level and show the skills required to help maintain a professional aquatic facility.

To apply please email or send a CV and covering letter to:

Dr Keith Todd
St Abbs Marine Station
The Harbour
St Abbs
TD14 5QF

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Homecare Support Worker

Join our friendly team doing care work supporting vulnerable people in their own homes, with personal hygiene/ care, cooking, companionship and cleaning.

Mondays to Fridays 6pm – 10pm and Saturday’s 8am-2pm & 4pm – 10pm.

You will be working in a double up team as a carer and the driver. A smart car will be provided including all expenses paid by Personnel and Care Bank.

You will be moving from home to home throughout the day spending time with each client depending on their needs.

We require you to have:
- Right to work in the UK
- 2 references covering 1 year
- Current police check (or pay £44 for us to apply for one for you)
- A good level of verbal and written English
- Live in North London
- A full UK clean driving licence.

We always need experienced and non experienced dedicated staff that can provide continuous support to our clients. We will give you full training if you can commit to the hours and live in North London.

Please call our Recruitment Team on 0208 441 6868 between 9am to 5pm or tell friends who want to work in Home Care in North London. Remember we can provide full training.
PCB Homecare has provided Home Care Support to the community for 27 years and is an equal opportunities employer


Male support workers/carers in Enfield Haringey

I am young autistic lad looking for a male Personal assistant to befriend and support me to go out and have fun. The job role will include supporting me to pursue my hobbies and interests, but I also enjoy watching spectator sports including gymnastics, tennis, synchronised swimming and basketball.
I consider myself a very compassionate person who enjoys doing voluntary jobs for charities. Independent living skills are very important to me and I would require a personal assistant who would be able to encourage me to develop.

My befriender must have a positive cheerful attitude with a sensitive, understanding and considerate personality in order to help me reach my full potential. Good communication skills are essential (English)
If you’re a young and ambitious person looking for a career that will provide you with a sense of achievement and satisfaction which will be mutual for both myself and a personal assistant, please get in touch. Reply to this add or call 020 8882 1286

Care Assistant (General Duties)

Experienced Carers required for a general duties assistant role. Position includes taking care of laundry, tidying of flat, making lunch etc.
Hours of work are Monday, Tuesday and Friday (possibility of more depending on the candidate). Hours of work are 10am to 2pm.

Good progression available within the care industry.

All mandatory training essential

Contact: 01727 868899 /

Support Worker / Carer in Enfield & Haringey

Edenvale Care is ambitious for people of all ages.
We offer a personal and flexible approach to delivering high quality and support services enabling vulnerable adults and children with diverse and complex needs to live happy, fulfilling, safe and rewarding lives.

Our clients are currently looking for female support workers with good communication skills (English)

Our customers or clients are at the centre of our service and they are looking for:
1.individuals who care, share their interest and are willing to make a difference in someone’s life;
2.have experience in social care; but would like to develop in their role;
3.have no experience but welcome the opportunity to learn, develop and contribute positively.
If you are interested please contact:
Tel: 0208 882 1286 (9am – 6pm, Mon-Fri) &/or reply to this ad.


Handyman – odd job requirement by retail shop in The Cut, Waterloo, SE1. One half-day per week. Changing light bulbs, fixing toilet flush, small paint jobs, small electrical & plumbing jobs. Immediate start. Suit retiree. Tel 0207 9289 558

Volunteer Eel Monitors

Organisation: Thames21
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Bromley by Bow, East London
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Tue 22 April 14
Contact name: Aimee Felus
Contact telephone: 07554 402727
Contact email:

Project: European Eel Monitoring with Thames21 in partnership with ZSL, in relation to the Thames Basin Eel Management Plan

Thames21 are looking for volunteer citizen scientists to monitor European Eel traps at Bow Locks on the River Lea.

Research over the last 30 years has shown all is not well with the European eel. In 2008 it received a Critically Endangered (CE) classification in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Recruitment of the European eel across Europe is believed to have declined by up to 95% since the 1980s. Reasons for its decline are muted as a combination of habitat loss, barriers to migration, presence of a parasite in its swim bladder, over-fishing, and climate change affecting oceanic currents. More research is needed.

To help these efforts we’re once again teaming up with ZSL to monitor eel numbers at Bow Locks on the River Lea. Eel monitors check the specially designed eel trap once a month each from April to September, on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, in pairs with another eel monitor.

Full training will be provided:

• Overview of the biology of the European eel
• Information on the ZSL monitoring programme
• A practical demonstration of checking the trap
• Health and Safety
• Uploading the data onto ZSL website

Training to be held in the evening on 23rd April 2014 and a possible second date in May. At the end of the season we get a fascinating day at London Zoo as a thank you for our contribution.

To register your interest or for further information please contact Aimee Felus on or 07554 402727

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Primary Teaching Assistant Required

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*Primary Teaching Assistant -Immediate Start
*£50-65 per Day Dependent upon experience
*Lovely School in a pleasant location

A lovely school in Hackney is looking for a Teaching Assistant to support their KS1 and 2 pupils both inside and outside of the classroom. You will be working with both mainstream and SEN (ASD) pupils and recent experience in a primary school would be advantageous. Experience working with SEN pupils is particularly desirable.

The role is to start immediately on a long-term basis with the possibility of becoming a permanent position in September. You will need to be able to provde two good references in order to be put forward for the position.

If you think your skills and experiences qualify you for the role and would like to be considered then please send an up-to-date CV or call Jack directly on 020 7593 3070.

KS1/KS2 Supply Teachers required

Are you waiting to Teach?
Not getting the right schools?
Not getting fair pay?

Then contact us now.

ITR Teachers are looking for Early Years, KS1 and KS2 Teachers. If you have QTS or an equivalent overseas qualification we would love to hear from you. If you are seeking Daily – Short Term or Long Term work within London then contact us now.

We offer:
Great Schools
Great Pay
Allocated Consultants
Extended office hours

Send your cv now.

10 Shepherds Bush Road
London W6 7PJ

Contact: 020 8749 2999

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