Daily Archives: September 19, 2014

Learning and Engagement Volunteer

Organisation: Clissold Park
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Stoke Newington, London
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Permanent
Website: www.hackney.gov.uk/clissold-park.htm
Contact name: Lucy Gijsen
Contact telephone: 02083564600
Contact email:


Clissold Park is developing an exciting new audience development programme, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This project includes learning programmes, community outreach, events, volunteering projects, interpretation and park development. We are looking for volunteers to support the delivery and development of an outstanding learning and engagement project for all sectors of the local community. By joining our team, you can help children, young people and adults explore their natural and built heritage, further the development of our beautiful park, and gain new experiences and skills.

Main Duties

  • To support the delivery of outdoor education sessions for primary and secondary schools and nurseries;
  • To support the delivery of informal learning projects within the park, including community sessions, public events, training sessions and workshops, and with the development of the wider volunteering programme;
  • To ensure that resources and equipment are cared for and maintained, including the Pavilion building;
  • To attend inductions, progress meetings, training sessions and other park development meetings where relevant and required for this role;
  • To work in a safe and secure environment, referring to relevant risk assessments as needed, and to adhere to all relevant legislation or council policies and procedures including health and safety and equal opportunities.

Additional duties may include:

  • To contribute towards research, planning, resource development and evaluation for our audience development programme and the development of interpretation materials for the House and Park;
  • To deliver aspects of the audience development programme with the support of the Clissold Park Development Officer;
  • To process bookings from schools and other groups
  • To mentor and support fellow volunteers, assisting them in the development of knowledge, skills and confidence.

Experience and Skills required


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience of communicating effectively with people of all ages and from all sectors of the community;
  • Ability to work within a team setting with a variety of different people;
  • Reliability and a willingness to work flexibly around the needs of the project;
  • Ability to follow instructions safely and effectively in all aspects of work;
  • Good level of spoken English;
  • Understanding of the role of equality and diversity in a multi-cultural borough;
  • Enthusiasm for child development and life-long learning
  • Presentable appearance and a willingness to wear uniform if requested.


  • Experience and knowledge of working with children or young people;
  • Experience of working with volunteers or community groups;
  • Ability to effectively use computer packages (Word, Excel), internet and email;
  • Willingness and ability to support practical or conservation tasks in the park;
  • Interest in or knowledge of nature, wildlife and local heritage.

Benefits of volunteering with us

  • Be part of an exciting project at a beautiful local park, making a difference to local people from all sectors of the community;
  • Gain experience of working with children, young people, volunteers and the local community and help people learn about their natural and built heritage and enjoy their local green space;
  • Meet new people and develop skills in communication, listening, team working, teaching, leadership and project development;
  • Gain and share knowledge of education and learning, wildlife and heritage;
  • Benefit from relevant training and volunteer events, role development opportunities and individual support;
  • We will also reimburse your lunch and travel expenses when you volunteer.


To become a Learning and Engagement Volunteer at Clissold Park, you will need to answer some questions via email. Following this, we may ask you to attend an informal interview. All roles are allocated at the discretion of the Clissold Park Development Officer and Clissold Park Manager. If successful, we will ask you to complete a Volunteer Application Form and provide a referee. You will be required to complete an induction and sign a Volunteer Agreement before the role commences. This role is subject to a 3 month trial period.

Additional information

Please be aware that this role is currently under review and specific role requirements and tasks may change. Volunteers may be required to undergo a further application process should significant changes to this role occur.


For more information about this role, or to apply, please contact:
Lucy Gijsen
Clissold Park Development Officer
Tel: 0208 356 4600
Email: lucy.gijsen@hackney.gov.uk

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Data Management Officer

Organisation: The Energy Saving Trust
Reference: LY927
Location: Edinburgh
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Sun 26 October 14
Website: www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
Contact email:

Closing Date: 26 September 2014
Position Ref No: LY927

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: This is a Grade 4 full time permanent position.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Home Energy Scotland team. As a data expert, with advanced Excel skills and maybe some familiarity with SQL, you will help us deliver Scottish Government Programmes, in particular by managing and reporting on the information exchange with 3rd Party delivery partners. You will be analysing data from multiple sources, including MS Dynamics CRM, and turning that into meaningful information.

Your experience with databases and ability to manipulate and analyse data, including a strong ability to plan and prioritise a busy work schedule will be critical for your success. Please review the job description on the intranet.

Applications close 5pm 26 September 2014.

To apply, please forward your curriculum vitae and a cover letter that clearly outlines your suitability for the post (based on the job description) to recruitment@est.org.uk, citing the reference number you are applying for in the subject line.

Only people with the right to work in the UK may apply for this position.

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Cycle Champion Project Officer

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £21,321 – £23,864 pa
Reference: SUS1273
Location: Newcastle
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Thu 02 October 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivational individual to recruit, train and support volunteer cycle champions in order to increase physical activity, health levels and sense of well-being amongst the residents of the Change4Life East and West areas of Newcastle.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have experience in partnership working in a community setting, working with, and the management of volunteers or champions and experience of assessing training needs and training delivery.
You will have excellent communication skills, the ability to motivate and enthuse, the ability to use your organisational skills to plan, organise and prioritise your own workload and the work of others and be IT literate. You will also be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.

To apply please 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. Please quote reference number.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Thursday 2 October 2014.

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Seafood Sustainability Officer

Organisation: WWF-UK
Salary: £24,000 – £27,000 pa depending on experience
Location: Woking, Surrey
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Sun 12 October 14
Contact name: recruitment
Contact telephone: 01483 412265
Contact email:

WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. We’re creating solutions to the most important environmental challenges facing the planet so people and nature can thrive. This involves working with businesses, communities and governments in over 100 countries. Together, we’re safeguarding the natural world, tackling climate change and enabling people to use natural resources sustainably. This is your opportunity to join us as we face our biggest challenges yet.

WWF is tasked with establishing conservation projects to reduce the ecological footprint of the seafood sourced through UK buyers. This focuses on the international supply chains of seafood into the UK especially tuna, white fish, shrimp, salmon and other popular species in the UK market. Our work aims to create change in governance, finance and markets for seafood. However, our work isn’t restricted to the UK – we also support WWF Global Initiatives focusing on priority areas such as Coastal East Africa.

This role is to provide technical support for the delivery of WWF’s Seafood programme in the UK, and assist the seafood team on the wider engagement on fishery and aquaculture issues. You’ll complete science based assessments of fisheries and seafood farms to assess environmental impacts and identify suitable improvement work. Using your knowledge of fisheries and aquaculture regulations and standards, you’ll liaise and support our global WWF network and stakeholders to advocate for changes that will deliver sustainability and a reduction in impact on the environment. This change will be created through the implementation of projects and programmes that will improve management and harvest practices, and will build capacity. The post holder will work on national and international projects, and encourage support for the programme across a broad range of interest groups including; retailers; processors; government representatives; and partners in the NGO community.

We’re looking for a team player with suitable knowledge of fisheries and aquaculture practices who is working towards a career in sustainable resource management and conservation. The ideal candidate will have a relevant Master’s degree or equivalent experience, as well as being proficient in drafting proposals and achieving results to deadline. The individual will be able to communicate confidently with a wide variety of stakeholders and be able to deal discretely with confidential information. If you think this is the role for you, apply now!

This is a 4 year fixed term post.

Closing Date: 12 October 2014
Interview Date: 22 October 2014

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.

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Peripatetic Earth School Tutors

Organisation: Earth Trust
Salary: Zero Hour Contract, £11.35/hour
Location: South Oxfordshire
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Thu 25 September 14
Website: www.earthtrust.org.uk
Contact name: Dr Kerry Lock
Contact email:

The Earth Trust is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our Learning Team and assist with the delivery of our Earth School curriculum based learning programme.

The ideal candidate will have 1 years’ teaching experience, including delivering outdoor learning experiences. They will be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the natural environment. Positive and flexible, you will have a creative delivery approach to our expanding offers via: the Earth Trust Centre, wider Earth Trust sites; in schools through our developing outreach programme.

At the Earth Trust we want to engage people of all ages in the environment, inspiring them to be actively involved and help reduce our footprint on Earth. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to work within a passionate organisation and make a real difference.

Click on ‘More information’ below for the Job Description and Person Specification.

For further details contact Dr Kerry Lock: Kerry.lock@earthtrust.org.uk

To apply send a CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the role to angela.dearlove@earthtrust.org.uk or post to Angela Dearlove, Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ

Closing Date for applications: Midday 25th September 2014
Interview Date: 26th September 2014

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Senior Ecology Consultant

agb Environmental Ltd offers a wide range of environmental and engineering services including geo-environmental, geotechnical, ecology, arboriculture, forestry, waste and flood risk.

We have grown significantly and consistently over the past four years, and are now looking for Ecologists at all grades to join our growing Ecology Team.

Based from our offices in Newmarket, Suffolk we serve East Anglia, the south and east of England, the east Midlands and London. Projects are varied and technically interesting: Ranging from barn conversions to strategic developments; private developers to local authorities including affordable housing and schools.

The Role of Senior Ecologist

We are currently seeking a committed Senior Ecologist, to take a leading role in development of the Ecology department, with responsibilities for management, client liaison, surveying and reporting (Phase 1, protected species, EIA, BREEAM/CfSH), training team members, EPS licence applications, and managing projects to budget and deadlines.

At this level you are expected to lead on technical aspects of projects, manage clients and deal with enquiries as they come in. You will have the support of the existing team including a Principal Ecologist and various project, business development and administrative staff.

Key Skills and Experience:
• A good first degree in a biology/ecology-related subject, and ideally an MSc or higher degree.
• Associate or Full Member of CIEEM.
• NE Survey licences for bats and great crested newts (ideally, other species).
• Ideally a minimum of four years’ experience within a consultancy business.
• Highly IT literate, particularly with MS Office packages.
• Full UK driving licence.
• Detail orientated with clear and concise writing style.
• Motivated to work independently, and as part of a team.
• Experience of managing projects, and training junior ecologists.
• Working knowledge of UK and EU wildlife legislation and planning policies.
• Experience of the EIA/AA process, EPS licence-applications and BREEAM/CfSH assessments.

Key attributes of the successful applicant:
• Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with clients, third parties (NE, LPAs) and colleagues.
• Commercial awareness and highly organised.
• Management and business development activities.
• Flexible attitude to work, to meet deadlines and to accommodate evening and overnight work associated with ecology surveys.

The package for the role:
• Flexible working.
• Use of company vehicles for work purposes.
• Mobile phone, laptop computer.
• Paid membership of one professional body.
• Paid attendance at relevant courses / seminars.

More information about agb Environmental can be found on the website at www.agbenvironmental.co.uk.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Alex Brearley on alex@agbenvironmental.co.uk or 01638 663226.

To apply for this position, please send your CV, with a covering letter to careers@agbenvironmental.co.uk by 7th November 2014 at 5pm.

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Development Manager

Organisation: Bristol Green Capital Partnership
Salary: Fee £38,000
Location: Bristol
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Thu 25 September 14
Website: bristolgreencapital.org
Contact name: Vicki Woolley
Contact email:

Bristol Green Capital Partnership is seeking a 9-month Full-Time Development Manager position, on a short-term service contract basis (from a company or self-employed individual). The role is expected to start as soon as possible after 6 October 2014, and the fee is £38,000 excluding VAT.

Vision for the role

Bristol Green Capital Partnership is entering a new phase. As a key partner in the delivery of Bristol’s European Green Capital year, and as a key non-statutory legacy body beyond the year, the Partnership has the opportunity to clarify its value proposition and secure its long-term sustainability. The vision for the Partnership is that it creates social and economic value for all of its members and for the city, maximising the benefits of its unique cross-sector representation and organisational diversity.

We are seeking a confident and high-performing individual with a background in sustainable development for a fixed term role to transform the Partnership and set its course for the future. You will have a track record of successfully developing and transforming organisations. You will have an excellent understanding of community, voluntary, third sector, public and private sector organisations, and of the diversity of values-driven business models that support these. Highly organised, professional, and personable, you will develop and deliver strategic objectives, and institute business processes, underpinned by a sound and sustainable business plan that the Partnership can pursue. You will be experienced at working at a senior level and have the capability to lead and influence complex agendas with multiple partners.

Interest in and engagement with the Partnership is at an all-time high, and the membership now numbers more than 500 organisations with a shared vision of a ‘low carbon city with a high quality of life for all’. The opportunity is now to take advantage of Bristol’s unparalleled strength and depth in the environmental sector, combined with the global profile and interest generated by the European Green Capital year, to play our part in turning Bristol into the UK’s foremost sustainable city.

For further details please click on ‘More information’ below

Application process

Applications should include a CV (no more than 4 sides A4 ) and a proposal outlining your suitability for the role and draft plan for the services you would provide (no more than 4 sides A4).

Applications should be sent to Partnership Co-ordinator Vicki Woolley – bristolgreencapitalpartnership@gmail.com

Enquiries should be directed to the Partnership chairs Philippa Bayley – Philippa.bayley@bristol.ac.uk or Liz Zeidler – liz@happycity.org.uk

Closing date: Thursday 25 September 2014 at 5pm
Proposed interview dates: w/b 6 October

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Project Co-ordinator

A Project Co-ordinator is required to join Challenge for Change Ltd – a small team of passionate and innovative people, together specialising in designing and implementing behaviour change programmes that get more people cycling. Love to Ride is Challenge for Change’s cycling behaviour change brand, that is also a rapidly growing online global community with over 100,000 members and programmes in seven countries, including the UK, US and Australia.

This is a hugely varied and very interesting role, assisting the Projects Team in Bristol on the effective delivery of behaviour change projects and supporting the maintenance and growth of the global online Love to Ride community. You will assist in all project areas, from the development of different project elements to their execution. This will include anything from setting up project websites to arranging promotional materials or drafting press releases. It will be your role to help make sure the projects run smoothly, on time and meet the project deliverables.

Roles and Responsibilities
The primary roles and responsibilities of the role are to:

o Provide marketing support for the promotion of behaviour change projects

o Managing the production of marketing materials, including posters, flyers, postcards and certificates. Writing and proofreading copy, liaising with designers and printers, finalising with clients, arranging effective distribution.

o Developing and executing e-campaigns, to include writing e-communications, exporting and segmenting groups, managing subscriptions, responding to recipient queries and monitoring campaigns.

o To work with the Challenge for Change team to systemise the work and help the business run ultra efficiently.

o Administering project websites, to include adding and updating content and images, testing and managing throughout the project period, answering all user queries.

o Leading on social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter and organising localised social media delivery.

o Administering incentives and prizes, communicating with winners and mailing incentives and prizes at regular intervals throughout the projects.

o Creating user growth and maintenance on the Love to Ride global community through:

o Owning and managing community conversations to ensure engagement is maximised across various social networking platforms

o Develop engaging written and graphic content, moderate daily posts, write editorial content using creative approach to design, develop and implement promotions and giveaways

o Provide daily ‘customer service’ through social media engagement as required.

o Develop and maintain effective working relationships with client teams

o Support the Operations team on quantitative and qualitative data research, including setting up online questionnaires, undertaking basic data analysis, pulling together data tables and writing commentary.

o Provide operational and administrative support for the Challenge for Change team in the areas of report preparation, compiling generic content, proof-reading and distribution.

o Carry out any other duties defined by the Projects Team which may from time to time be necessary to further the aims of Challenge for Change.

Person Specification
You will be a bright, friendly and personally motivated individual, with an eye for detail and experience of handling a multitude of marketing tasks at speed. You will be enthusiastic, highly organised and an efficient administrator, confident in supporting the Projects Team with the delivery of a range of cycling initiatives. You will be committed to an approach of continuous improvement for Challenge for Change’s operations.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

o Educated to degree level
o Practical skills and experience in marketing
o Practical skills and experience in research and evaluation
o A love for social media and good working knowledge of the online industry
o Experience in blogging and managing social media communities
o Creative and dynamic in approach to social media campaigns
o Experience in content creation and delivery
o Knowledge of basic graphic and image manipulation programmes (AI etc)
o A sense of fun, humour and a desire to be part of a creative and exciting team
o High level interpersonal and communication skills
o Solid administration skills
o Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
o Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
o Ability to work on multiple projects at any one time
o Excellent time management skills
o Takes responsibility for own actions and the outcomes that result
o Good team worker, with ability to work on own initiative
o Good numeracy with experience of working with spreadsheets, developing bar/pie charts

Bristol + working from home or other appropriate locations as required.

£20,000 – 23,000 pa pro rata

How to apply
If this role excites you, please complete an application form, which can be found by clicking ‘More information’ below. Email the completed form to work-with-us@challengeforchange.com by 9pm on Monday 6 October 2014. Interviews will be held in Bristol on Monday 13 October 2014. Start date w/c 21 October 2014.

The Challenge for Change and Love to Ride Team

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Wildcat Project Officer

Organisation: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Location: Kingussie, Cairngorms
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 03 October 14
Website: www.highlandwildlifepark.org.uk

About us

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park, based at Kingussie. Both parks are premier visitor attractions, offering visitors a fantastic day out. Of equal importance is our excellent international reputation for our conservation and education programmes and we are looking to the future with confidence. We’ve been a charity since our founding in 1909 and maintain a keen commercial edge to ensure we can sustain our excellent reputation. Our mission is to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction.

Wildcat Project Officer

The Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan identified the need for a captive breeding programme for this species. This has led to an exciting opportunity for a Wildcat Project Officer, based at the Highland Wildlife Park, who will be required to undertake the various field work requirements involved in the delivery of the Captive Management for Release aspect of our Wildcat Conservation Strategy. You will be responsible for the collection, handling and analysis of scientific monitoring data and storage systems, engaging with and building relationships with a range of stakeholders and external organisations, and public information/ liaisons.

About You

You will possess excellent communication skills, have the ability to work collaboratively with others, including the ability to work in partnership with a range of external partners including scientific and applied conservation organisations. The successful candidate will have significant experience of mammal/ecological monitoring and wildlife management; sound knowledge of conservation issues involved in trap and release projects; be proficient in animal trapping and handling within a professional environment. A degree-level or equivalent experience in ecology, biology or environment related discipline is essential as is a full clean UK driving license.

This is a full time 12 month fixed term position, with the possibility of extension to 3 years.

Closing date: Friday 3rd October 2014

This is an exciting opportunity offering the chance to make a real difference to this dedicated and passionate organisation.

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Youth Volunteer

Organisation: Surrey Docks Farm
Salary: Voluntary
Location: London SE16
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Wed 31 December 14
Website: www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk
Contact name: Gemma Hooper
Contact telephone: 0207 231 1010
Contact email:

Surrey Docks Farm is a community farm in the heart of London. We provide our visitors with unique opportunities to learn about farming, food production and to become actively involved in the life of a working farm.

We are currently recruiting volunteers who can assist two Youth Projects:

YOUNG FARMERS CLUB (Saturday 10am-4:30pm)
A free weekly club for local children to get involved with all aspects of a working farm. Club members (aged 8-14) help with mucking out and caring for animals, maintain their own vegetable plot, learn about conservation as well as cooking and craft activities.

GREEN FINGERS CLUB (Sunday 10am-12:30pm)
A free weekly gardening club for local children. Club members (aged 8-14)develop and maintain a vegetable growing area in the Farm using wildlife friendly gardening techniques.

Experience with animals and gardening is useful, but FAR more important is a person who is enthusiastic, patient and supportive to our young people.

In return you’ll develop skills working with young people and experience in bush craft, animal care, cooking and crafts. Wherever possible we’ll send you on training and are keen to develop our volunteers and help them to progress. If you’re interested in a role in environmental education this is the role for you!

If you’re interested to help with either (or both) clubs, please contact Gemma Hooper for more information.

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