Daily Archives: September 9, 2014

Water for Wildlife Project Officer (Maternity Cover)

Organisation: Kent Wildlife Trust
Salary: £25,701 pro rata
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Wed 01 October 14
Website: www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk
Contact name: Dot Hughes
Contact telephone: 01622 662012
Contact email:

Fixed Term Maternity Cover for an initial 6 month period, part-time 30 hours per week.

The Job: Kent Wildlife Trust has successfully secured funding from the SITA Trust to deliver a project to protect water voles in the North Kent Marshes. We are working together with key stakeholders and landowners to survey and monitor water vole populations, control the American mink and establish habitat restoration across a wide area of the North Kent Marshes.

The purpose of this post is to continue the work of this innovative project in undertaking surveys for water vole, monitoring established mink rafts, coordinating with partners and landowners and undertaking all necessary reporting to SITA Trust and others including Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre. You will also play a role alongside other staff in representing and leading the work of KWT as part of the Kent Catchment Partnerships.

You: Essentially, the ideal candidate will have;

• A sound understanding of wetland ecology and conservation, and of the key factors affecting wetland biodiversity.
• At least two years’ experience of employment in nature conservation.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven record of engaging individuals and organisations in nature conservation work.
• An understanding of the legal and policy framework which underpins the management of wetland systems.
• An understanding of current nature conservation policy and thinking, and the principles of landscape ecology.
• Experience of working with farmers and land-owners to deliver wetland habitat restoration, including through HLS agreements.

Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. We are all working to protect wildlife and to find better ways to run an efficient and effective organisation.

Contact details:

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Hadaway on 01622 357860

For an application pack contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk or visit our website: www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

Kent Wildlife Trust has a positive approach to equality and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community


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Team Leader & Surveyors

Organisation: Keep Britain Tidy
Salary: £8.80/£9.50
Location: Wakefield
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Thu 02 October 14
Website: www.keepbritaintidy.org
Contact email:

HWRC Surveyor (3 positions)
Team Leader (1 position)

Location: District of Wakefield
Salary: £8.80 per hour for surveyors and £9.50 per hour for Team Leader
Hours: Part time 22.5 hours per week typically.
Contract: Fixed term from 8 October 2014 until end October 2014

For nearly 60 years, Keep Britain Tidy has been fighting for cleaner, greener places. As England’s anti-litter charity, our aim is to combat waste and neglect to ensure everyone can love where they live. Through our programmes, we fly the flag for clean, accessible and attractive beaches, parks and green spaces. We also inspire and educate more than six million children through our Eco-Schools programme. The work of Keep Britain Tidy has never been more important or the need more urgent.

Keep Britain Tidy are looking for 4 enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to survey the users of the seven Household Waste Recycling Centres in Wakefield as well as several smaller Bring Sites located across the District, during the month of October. Three positions will be surveyors and one will be a Team Leader. Both roles will involve engaging with members of the public using the site and questioning them in regards to their satisfaction with the services provided by Shanks (working in partnership with Wakefield Council) on the sites using a standard questionnaire template. The answers from this will feed into a scheme of improvements in place in the District for all waste and recycling services. The Team Leader role will involve coordinating a team of three surveyors on a day to day basis and being the primary point of contact between them and the remote Project Manager in London. The role will also involve data collation and entry.

These roles will involve a degree of mobility, with sites right across the Wakefield area, from Batley to Knottingley and candidates will be expected to make their own way to the sites whilst remaining prompt. Most of the work will be conducted over weekends. Successful candidates will be required to attend a training session (paid) on Wednesday 8th October 2014 with work commencing straight after.

If you are interested in this position, please download a full job description and application form from our website. Applications should be sent to the HR Manager at kbtrecruitment@keepbritaintidy.org or by post to HR Department, Keep Britain Tidy, 56-64, Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4LT.

The deadline for applications is 9am Thursday 2nd October 2014. Interviews will be held at the Shanks Office, Greens Industrial Park, Wakefield on Monday 6th October 2014.
Please note only successful candidates will be contacted. No CV’s and agencies.


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New Business & Digital Manager

Organisation: The Sustainable Restaurant Association
Salary: c.£25,000 – £28,000 pa
Location: London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 22 September 14
Website: www.thesra.org

A second exciting new role in the Sales and Marketing team which not only offers ownership for new business sectors, but will also take on responsibility for our website and associated digital innovations. This is a golden chance to apply both your sales and marketing skillsets to make a big difference and transform the public interface of our company. If you are a digital guru who is as comfortable meeting new clients as driving digital growth, then this is the job for you.

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New Business & Events Manager

Organisation: The Sustainable Restaurant Association
Salary: c.£25,000 – £28,000 pa
Location: London
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 22 September 14
Website: www.thesra.org

An exciting and varied new role in the Sales and Marketing team which offers real ownership for new business in diverse hospitality sectors. However this is no normal sales role, as it offers the chance to take responsibility for the whole funnel, including developing engaging marketing materials and managing both trade and consumer events to excite and inform our target audience. If you have made your mark with a successful record of new business wins, but are looking to step up and into something a little more meaningful, then apply now.

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Personal Advisors

Organisation: SCARF
Salary: £18,354 – £20,361 (pro-rata)
Location: Aberdeen and Dundee
Hours: Either
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 15 September 14
Website: www.scarf.org.uk
Contact email:

SCARF is listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 best not-for-profit companies. We’re growing and always looking for energetic, motivated individuals to join our team. We come from a range of backgrounds but are united through our belief of making a difference, inspiring change and encouraging sustainable living.

  • Do you like to talk?
  • Do other people find you friendly and easy to engage with?
  • Do you have a passion to help?
  • Do you get a kick out of delivering a quality service?
  • Do you want to join an organisation that exists to help people?

If you can answer ‘YES’ to the five questions above, then we’re really keen to talk to you.

We’re looking for Personal Advisors to provide advice to our customers on a range of matters covering energy, water and sustainable transport

  • Location: Aberdeen and Dundee
  • Salary: £18,354 to £20,361 (pro-rata)
  • Hours: Full time and part time posts are available – if you’re the right person, we’re sure we’ve a work pattern to suit your needs
  • Contract: Currently to 31 March 2015, but with the possibility of extension

SCARF delivers the Home Energy Scotland advice centre service for the north east of Scotland and forms part of a Scotland-wide network funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust. Each year the centre advises around 50,000 customers across the region on the opportunities to save energy, save money and reduce carbon emissions.

The most important thing you can bring is a positive attitude so don’t worry if you don’t think you have the technical skills, we’ll give you full training.

You’ll be part of a busy, target-focused and supportive team dealing with both inbound and outbound advice calls, supporting clients and providing them with independent and impartial advice about how to save energy and money. Our aim is to deliver a world class advice service and EVERYONE has a part to play in that.

How to apply

To get the full picture, you can download the Personal Advisor job description (click on the ‘More information’ link below). If you are satisfied that you meet or exceed all the criteria, we’d love to hear from you. Complete the application form and send to: hr@scarf.org.uk

The closing date is 5pm on Monday 15 September and a recruitment day will be held on Thursday 25 September.

SCARF is an Equal Opportunities employer


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Welsh Sea Watchers Project Volunteer

Welsh Sea Watchers project volunteer

The Sea Watch Foundation is looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in Welsh whales, dolphins and porpoises to become part of the Welsh Sea Watchers project. The Welsh Sea Watches Project is a new initiative with the aim to develop a network of reliable volunteers throughout Wales to assist in data collection and further understanding and public awareness of the amazing cetacean species that can be seen off Welsh coasts.

Volunteers will take part in a variety of tasks and gain experience in cetacean surveying and species identification, as well as public awareness work and social networking.

‘Sea Watchers’ will assist the Wales Development Officer and Sightings Officer in a number of tasks including but not limited to:

• Organising and conducting regular land based watches for cetaceans
• Organising, attending and assisting during Sea Watch events
• Representing Sea Watch during public talks and school visits

The Welsh Sea Watchers project is an on-going project; volunteers may apply throughout the year. Due to the nature of the project, it is advisable that applicants are resident in Wales, as accommodation cannot be provided.

Desirable skills/qualifications
• Background in education or marine biology
• Driving license and use of own car

Duration/minimum commitment
Welsh Sea Watcher volunteers should ideally be active all year around with a minimum commitment of 4 hours per month.

This is a flexible, part-time positions; volunteers are expected to organise their own time and work independently (with guidance from the Welsh Development Officer).

Application
For more information or to apply please contact Katrin Lohrengel on katrin.lohrengel@seawatchfoundation.org.uk

Please note, we are currently not able to offer accommodation to volunteers.

Working in close partnership with the public, Sea Watch is a national marine conservation research charity dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) around the UK. For more information visit www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk

For more information on how to get involved, please contact, Katrin Lohrengel on katrin.lohrengel@seawatchfoundation.org.uk

The Sea Watch Foundation
The Sea Watch Foundation is a national marine environmental research charity that aims to achieve better conservation of whales and dolphins in the seas around Britain and Ireland, by involving the public in scientific monitoring of populations and the threats they face. It is the longest-running research charity in UK focusing upon cetaceans around the British Isles, and maintains a national sightings database, the largest in Europe. It works closely with all the UK statutory conservation agencies, and advises UK government, the UNEP Regional intergovernmental Conservation Agreement – ASCOBANS, the European Commission, as well as the major conservation charities and marine industries operating in the UK.
At Sea Watch Wales, we are dedicated to raising awareness, knowledge and conservation of the marine wildlife of the region. Our work is funded by the Countryside Council for Wales, Defra, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, and Environment Wales; and we work closely with the local management authority, Ceredigion County Council.

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Media and Public Relations Officer

Organisation: Office of Green MEP Jean Lambert
Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 (including London Weighting)
Location: London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Wed 24 September 14

Media and Public Relations Officer for Jean Lambert MEP (full-time)

Jean Lambert MEP, London’s Green Member of the European Parliament, is seeking a dynamic and organised individual with at least 2 years experience working with local and national media.

You will need political and planning skills, an awareness and enthusiasm for Green Politics, a knowledge of EU institutions, and a good understanding of the media environment in London

Closing date: Wednesday 24 September 2014
Interview date: Monday 6 October 2014

Salary: £28-£32K (including London Weighting).
Hours: Full-time. 35 hours per week.
Contract: 12 months.

For more details and an application form, please click on the ‘More information’ link below.


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