Daily Archives: September 17, 2014

Qualified Nursery Practitioner

We are now in the process of recruiting a passionate and dedicated Qualified Nursery Practitioner to join our team at Meganursery in Sheffield. At the present time we can offer 24 hours per week, working Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. (Additional hours will be available as numbers of children attending increases).
You should have a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare or equivalent (or above) for this role.
A full job spec will be provided on request. Briefly, as a Qualified Nursery Practitioner you will be expected to:
• Work as part of our team to deliver excellent care whilst providing a safe, fun and progressive learning and development environment to children aged between three months and five years of age.
• You will need to demonstrate your commitment to children at all times taking into consideration their wellbeing, safeguarding and development.
• You will need to have the ability to work on your own initiative as well as actively participate with the wider nursery team.
All successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check.


Contact: nursery@themegacentre.com

Parliamentary Intern – Voluntary

Organisation: Campaign to Protect Rural England
Salary: Expenses paid
Reference: ParI
Location: Southwark, London
Hours: Either
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Wed 08 October 14
Website: www.cpre.org.uk
Contact name: Sandra Farrington
Contact email:

This is a voluntary post, travel and lunch expenses will be paid.

Location: Southwark, London, SE1 0NZ

Are you interested in learning about government affairs? CPRE has an exciting opportunity for you to work alongside our busy parliamentary team and learn about how we influence government policy and protect the countryside.

We offer:

  • an opportunity to develop your research, communications and organisation skills and experience;
  • experience of working in a team
  • experience of working in an environmental campaigning organisation;
  • on the job training as required

Skills and knowledge needed

  • IT skills; confident with Microsoft Office;
  • Good research skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent time management & organisation skills;
  • A willingness to work as part of a team;
  • An interest in political & environmental affairs

Closing date: Wednesday 8 October 2014
Interviews will be held on: Friday 17 October 2014

To apply click on ‘More information’ below.

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System Innovation Lab Intern – Design and Communications

This is an unusual opportunity to join the System Innovation Lab at Forum for the Future. Our work is only successful if we remain at the forefront of sustainability. That’s why we run the Forum Lab where we experiment and learn to enable us to scale up change. This is a chance to learn how ambitious collaborations and bold experiments are at the cutting edge of sustainable development, and how design is playing a part in pushing such experiments forward.

If you’re interested in the role innovation can play in creating a sustainable future and you want to drive the change we need to achieve social and environmental change, then you might be the intern we’re looking for. We want to work with someone who can contribute design and communications skills, tonnes of creative ideas, as well as research and support for the wider team.

The role will be based at our UK office in London, from October/November 2014 to January/February 2015.

Role Summary

An exciting chance to hone your creative and professional skills, learn about system innovation and sustainability collaborations through supporting the work of the Lab. This is a truly multidisciplinary role in which you’ll carry out research, contribute to communication and design of projects, and learn the adaptability necessary to support the project as it evolves.

Benefits of the Internship

The intern will gain and/or further develop:

  • Experience being part of an innovation team at the cutting edge of experimental projects and collaborations, pushing the approaches taken to sustainability challenges.
  • An opportunity to use your creativity to contribute to the innovative potential of Lab projects.
  • A chance to develop design and communications skills and contribute to the external facing materials and assets.
  • Research skills in a professional setting, an understanding of how research can provide a foundation for success.
  • Knowledge and experience of sustainable development and how to create change in systems, in particular through collaboration with business.
  • Wider knowledge and experience relating to Forum for the Future’s mission, through access to our resources, expertise, experience and learning opportunities

Person Specification

You will need to have:

  • An understanding of and interest in sustainable development, particularly around systems thinking and innovation.
  • An interest in how business works, and in the role of business in driving positive change
  • Design skills including design thinking and prototyping. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and experience with digital and web a big plus.
  • Creative ideas and approaches for how to get things off the ground and make things happen.
  • Excellent, demonstrable research and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to follow instructions, work independently and be pro-active
  • A commitment to the values and mission of Forum for the Future

Internship details

This internship is three to five days a week for three months. The internship is unpaid, with lunch expenses up to £5 a day and travel within London Zone 1-6 reimbursed.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements and why you would like to intern with Forum’s Futures’ team, a design portfolio if you have one, together with an equal opportunities form to Sophie Kennedy, HR Assistant, Forum for the Future, London EC1V 3QN or by email to recruitment@forumforthefuture.org

Deadline for applications: 9 AM, Tuesday 30th September 2014
Interviews: w/c 13th October
Internship start date: Monday 27th October 2014

Due to the high number of applications we receive, if you do not hear back from us by close of business on 10th October, we will not be taking your application further.

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Living Landscapes Manager: Usk to Wye

Full-time permanent post (subject to 6 month probationary period)

A Living Landscapes Manager with a strong background in landscape ecology and nature reserves management is required to join the management team of Gwent Wildlife Trust (GWT). The post holder will help to define and deliver the Trust’s work across eastern Gwent – with a focus on a number of key habitats and species within the riparian and farmed environment of the Usk and Wye Valleys and north Monmouthshire/Black Mountains.

The post-holder will develop and co-ordinate the Trusts’ work on ecological connectivity and people engagement across GWT’s Usk to Wye Living Landscape area. In this respect, they will manage a small Team comprised of reserves officers, conservation officers and ‘people and wildlife’ staff within GWT’s evolving Usk to Wye Living Landscape area. Outwardly, the post holder will represent GWT at a range of fora, and play an exciting and vital role in the development of a sustainable Landscape Partnership – working closely with Natural Resources Wales, partner conservation organisations, local landowners, GWT members, volunteers and the general public.

In addition to this Landscape focus, the post holder will convene and chair GWT’s Nature Reserves Working Group. Members of this Group manage 29 nature reserves across the former county of Gwent, covering an area of around 400 hectares. The reserves comprise a diverse range of habitats including neutral species-rich hay meadows, calcareous grassland, fen, grazing marsh, wet woodland, ancient woodland, and upland beech woodland. Eleven of these sites are SSSI’s. As convenor of this Working Group, the successful candidate will help ensure that GWT’s nature reserve portfolio is managed efficiently and effectively, so as to realise the potential of the sites for wildlife, people and the Trust’s profile, and to ensure that these nature reserves contribute to the Living Landscapes of Gwent.

For this role, GWT is searching for a candidate with a sound, broad understanding of landscape ecology and experience of landscape partnership work. Experience in practical conservation land management, team leadership and project management skills is essential, as well as experience of working with volunteers. You must also have an excellent understanding of the variety of income generation and fundraising opportunities available to GWT. With a proven track record in programme and project development, and grant fundraising, you will help GWT secure adequate resources for the running and enhancement of GWT’s Usk to Wye Living Landscape, and its diverse Reserves estate.

A full driving license is essential. The post will be based at Gwent Wildlife Trust offices near Monmouth (South Wales) but the post holder will be expected to travel throughout Gwent and undertake occasional travel elsewhere in Wales.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 13th October 2014. Short-listed candidates will be called for interview on Tuesday 21st October 2014.

For an application pack, including further information please email info@gwentwildlife.org Completed applications should be emailed to info@gwentwildlife.org or posted to Admin Department, Gwent Wildlife Trust, Seddon House, Dingestow, Monmouth. NP25 4DY.

This is a newly created position. Please note that GWT’s strategy, structure and salary scales are currently under review. For more information about the post itself please contact Ian Rappel, CEO, Gwent Wildlife Trust 01600 740600, irappel@gwentwildlife.org.

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Education Officer

Organisation: Essex Wildlife Trust
Salary: Up to £24,559 pa
Reference: EJ
Location: Fingringhoe, Colchester
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 06 October 14
Website: www.essexwt.org.uk
Contact telephone: 01621 862960
Contact email:

Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity. It has more than 33,000 members, 87 nature reserves, 2 nature parks and runs 9 visitor centres.

Education Officer (Maternity cover up to one year)

The main aim of this post is to deliver and promote a varied and engaging education programme of informal and formal education for all ages at Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre.

The post will be a key member of the Visitor Centre team. The successful applicant will have experience working with children and young people and an interest in wildlife and conservation is essential.

Please note this post will require significant weekend working.

Based at the Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre, near Colchester, CO5 7DN.

Closing date 5.00p.m. Monday 6th October 2014
Interview date Tuesday 14th October 2014
For more information E-mail: admin@essexwt.org.uk or
Tel: 01621 862960 or www.essexwt.org.uk

To apply click on ‘More information’ below.

Protecting Wildlife for the Future and for the People of Essex
Registered Charity 210065

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