Daily Archives: September 12, 2014

Food for Life Partnership Commissioning Manager

Organisation: Soil Association
Salary: £34,270 pa
Location: East Midlands
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Sun 28 September 14
Website: www.soilassociation.org

Food for Life Partnership Commissioning Manager – East Midlands

The Food for Life Partnership is a national programme working with over 4,800 schools in England to transform their food culture. Following five years of full grant funding, the programme is now commissioned by Local Authorities to address health and wellbeing priorities in their areas.

We are looking for an experienced Commissioning Manager to negotiate and secure commissions for the Food for Life Partnership programme in the Midlands and ensure their effective delivery.

Knowledgeable about the demographics of the Midlands, you will have experience of working with and influencing senior members of staff in local authorities and public health bodies, and experience of securing a commissionable service within this environment would be a real advantage.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will be a self-starter with exceptional communication, negotiation and presentation skills. You will have substantial experience of business and relationship development and a flair for pitching compelling business cases to senior members of staff. You will be knowledgeable about the impacts of food on health, education and sustainability and have empathy with the aims and objectives of the Food for Life Partnership.

This is fantastic opportunity to join a prestigious charity championing healthy, humane and sustainable food at a time when consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about what they eat and where their food comes from.

This is a fixed term contract until 30 September 2015.

For a job description and details of how to apply please click on ‘More information’ below.

Closing date for applications: 28 September 2014
Interviews are likely to be held 13 October 2014

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Aquaculture Manager

Title Aquaculture Manager
Location Grimsby
Main work stream Responsible Sourcing
Reports to Head of Responsible Sourcing

• Lead Seafish’s Domestic Aquaculture strategy.
• Coordinate technical work on bivalve safety and import regulations.

• Responsible for spend of budget allocated for the Domestic Aquaculture Strategy work programme.
• No line management but responsibility for coordination of staff leading technical work on bivalve safety and import regulations

• Be the primary contact for the Government bodies and key industry stakeholders in facilitating a collaborative approach to delivery of the national aquaculture strategies.
• Represent Seafish in the UK Aquaculture forum, and other relevant meetings of stakeholder groups, including Shellfish Association of Great Britain (SAGB) & Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers (ASSG).
• Input into Seafish involvement in the Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative (GSSI) project and lead the development of RASS Aquaculture profiles with the RASS Manager.
• Oversee contracts, finance arrangements and payments for projects relating to the Domestic Aquaculture work programme.
• Be the primary spokesperson on Aquaculture for Seafish.

• Planning the provision and coordination of enabling environments in which to facilitate the collaboration of key stakeholders from all sectors.
• Plan and organise required and preferred inputs and outputs from meetings and other appropriate forums to ensure valuable contribution to the Seafish work programme.
• Develop, plan and manage projects contributing to the identification and/or addressing of key issues, constraints and sustainable growth opportunities.
• Plan and prioritise own workload based on annual and ad hoc required outputs.
• Utilise project management and recording systems.

• Utilisation of decision making and judgement skills in the coordination of collaboration between key industry stakeholders and the Government bodies.
• Use of decision making and judgement skills in the identification and/or proposal of appropriate ways to support the delivery of the work programme.
• Use of decision making and judgement skills to ensure appropriate representation of Seafish to industry at all times.
• Judgement and decision making within the process of planning and managing the work programme, including management of own budget.

• Aquaculture leads in the UK and European Governments.
• Growers organisations.
• Buyers of farmed seafood.
• Members of Aquaculture industry bodies and relevant working groups.
• Members of Seafish issues groups including the Aquaculture Common Issues Group, Common Language Group and the Seafood Ethics Group.
• Other Seafish staff members from all areas of the organisation, especially the Communications Team, Regulations Team, Ethics workstream and the RASS Manager

• A minimum of a degree in Aquaculture or a related subject.
• Relevant work experience within the Aquaculture sector in a strategic capacity.
• Experience of project management and managing project teams in a leadership capacity, preferably including responsibility for financial decision making. A range of project sizes could be relevant.
• Experience of working with a range of external customers in a collaborative capacity.
• The ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing with industry personnel and internal/external customers and colleagues.
• Ability to deliver agreed results and outputs and work unsupervised on multiple tasks.

• This job will involve some travel around the UK and overseas. Driving licence required.

Closing Date is 6 October 2014

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@seafish.co.uk

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General Manager

Organisation: WWT
Salary: c.£47,000 pa
Reference: GM/LWC
Location: Barnes, London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Sun 28 September 14
Website: www.wwt.org.uk
Contact telephone: 01453 891211
Contact email:

Wetlands are essential for life. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) creates and protects wetland habitats to provide water, food and shelter for people and wildlife. We save species around the world from extinction; our nine UK Wetland Centres inspire thousands of visitors to enjoy being close to nature.

WWT London Wetland Centre is a special place, an urban oasis for wildlife and people, just 10 minutes from Hammersmith. We now have a career opportunity for an outstanding General Manager – an inspiring leader with a track record in managing operations, able to deliver a positive future for the Centre, the staff and volunteers that work there and all of its visitors (230,000 per year) and supporters.

You will be required to manage all of your resources creatively and to maximum effect, developing the business, developing a multi-talented team of highly motivated staff and volunteers, attracting a growing number of visitors and supporters and providing them with an unforgettable experience on each and every visit.

You are an experienced and professional manager who delivers against ambitious and challenging targets. Your wealth of experience and proven track record will ideally have been gained within a visitor attraction and you are looking to become part of something amazing.

If you wish to know more and to apply for this role, please click on ‘More information’ below.

Closing date for applications is 28th September 2014

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Full Time Volunteer Countryside Ranger

Organisation: National Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Bath
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Fri 26 September 14
Contact email:

Bath Skyline Description:

Join an energetic, motivated ranger team to help look after the iconic Bath Skyline and develop the practical skills needed to assist in the management of these well loved sites. You work with the rangers, gaining experience and on-the-job training in leading groups of volunteers doing practical tasks, maintaining good access for visitors (paths, steps, etc), wildlife habitat conservation, planning and assisting with family events, environmental education and walks, and involvement with a wide variety of other project work. As well as our busy 6 mile walk through limestone meadows and old woods with sweeping views over Bath, we have a forest school and a woodland play area tucked into the woods. So there’s lots of oppurtunity to learn many aspects of the work of a ranger!


This role will suit someone with at least a few months casual volunteer experience in practical conservation work, helping to lead volunteer groups and assisting with events, as a final step on the ladder towards being a great candidate for paid work as a ranger. You ideally will have completed or be undertaking a qualification in countryside management, and will be looking to really develop your career as a ranger. You will need a practical nature and like hands-on work, love of the countryside and happy to share enthusiasm with visitors, and ability to work with a team or alone in all weathers. Full UK driving licence essential.


Travel expenses / Chainsaw maintenance & cross cutting / Brushcutter / First Aid / Level 2 diploma in Environmental Conservation / No accomodation

Time commitment:

3/ 4 flexible days per week for 9 months

Closing date: 26th September
Interview date: 9th October

Contact: Role profile and further information from rob.hopwood-stephens@nationaltrust.org.uk or call Rob on 0777 4016334 for an informal chat.

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Project Officer – Planning/Technical

Organisation: Centre for Sustainable Energy
Salary: £22,287 – £26,696 pa
Reference: LACE 02
Location: Bristol
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 06 October 14
Website: www.cse.org.uk
Contact email:

The main focus of this role is to assist in delivering our Local & Community Empowerment projects, and to provide technical and specialist support to our projects through a good understanding of renewable energy technologies and local authority planning processes.

The post holder may be expected to assist with the delivery of advice and support, public consultation meetings and training sessions, along with engagement with elected politicians, civil servants and local authority officers. The nature of our work sometimes requires staff to be available for evening and weekend events, or to deliver training and events away from Bristol.

We are looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, with good knowledge of a range of renewable energy technologies and a solid understanding of local authority planning policy processes.

Click on ‘More information’ below for an application form and job description.

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Project Officer (Fishing Boat Restoration)

Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Learning Services and Greener Living & Working.

Role: Project Officer (Fishing boat restoration project)
Ref: 39_2014
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Location: Hastings
Contract: Fixed Term until July 2015, 30 hours per week

Lead and inspire young people

This exciting new initiative funded by Hastings Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) aims to engage disadvantaged young people by providing training in carpentry, painting and construction work within the fishing industry.

Working with an experienced boat-builder and construction team, the project provides opportunities for skills development as we construct a boat shed to accommodate a hoist and restore three non-operational fishing vessels.

As project officer, you will promote this exciting opportunity for learning and support young people to learn new skills and help their future employability.

You will need strong communication and project management to engage all those involved and drive the project to delivery.

Success is a project delivered to plan where participants feel they benefit from training and where the boat shed and restored boats provide a positive legacy to the local community.

In return we offer:
· A contributory pension scheme with an employer’s contribution of 8%
· Life Assurance for all employees at four times annual salary
· 25 days annual holiday, reaching 30 days after 5 years
· Childcare vouchers are available on a salary sacrifice basis
· Scope to continue development of your professional skills

Closing date: 25th of September 2014
Interview date: 2nd of October 2014.
Start date: Asap.

We aim to ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

To apply – please click ‘More information’ below.

CVs will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

No agencies please.

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Research Assistant Malawi

Organisation: African Bat Conservation
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Liwonde National Park, Malawi
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Website: www.africanbatconservation.org
Contact email:

AFRICAN BAT CONSERVATION (ABC) conducts applied research, conservation and education to bring bats to the conservation agenda and conserve bat populations in Africa. We are based in Malawi and are working in collaboration with the University of Bristol (UK).

Malawi has been highlighted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as of key importance to bat conservation in Africa, having high endemism and species diversity. However, it has been highlighted as an area of concern for bat populations due to increasing agricultural pressures on the environment, and high levels of deforestation.

We need as much help as we can get to make a difference for bats and biodiversity in Africa, we are a small team with a big task ahead. Volunteers can play a vital role in helping us to achieve our aims. In return it is our hope that volunteers will enjoy volunteering with us, meet like-minded people and develop some new skills.

Volunteering with us gives you an unique opportunity to work in a remote unspoilt African wilderness with very few visitors, untouched by mass tourism as found in Kenya and Tanzania.

The ABC research camp is located at Mvuu camp, a Wilderness Safaris Lodge on the banks of the mighty Shire river. Living in camp you will be on permanent safari, with regular visits to camp by elephants, hippos, warthogs and monkey. Our “office” is an African paradise.

Volunteers are an important part of ABC and we hope to give everyone a fun and rewarding experience. Whatever your background, there is plenty you can contribute with a range of activities to match your interests and abilities. Our volunteers undertake a range of biodiversity surveying and monitoring activities, as well as community education and awareness activities.

Click on ‘More information’ below to download an information pack and application form or contact Richard our dedicated volunteer coordinator for more information on volunteer@africanbatconservation.org.

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