Daily Archives: September 24, 2014

Manchester Veg People

We’re a multi-stakeholder co-operative of local organic growers and buyers who are working together to help develop a new model for the local food supply chain. We want to increase access to local produce, at the same time as creating a larger and much more stable market for the growers’ produce.

We sell local, seasonal produce to restaurants, caterers and public sector organisations in and around Greater Manchester. All our produce is grown within 50 miles of Manchester city centre and is picked to order the day before delivery. All our growers are passionate about what they do and committed to farming in an environmentally sound and sustainable way. And we reckon their skill and dedication shows through in their delicious produce!

Website: vegpeople.org.uk

Manchester Veg People
Worker Co-op Member
Organisation: Manchester Veg People
Location: Manchester
Salary: £15,600 pro rata
Posted 3 days ago

Research and Web Content Development

Organisation: The Woodland Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 24 October 14
Website: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

The Woodland Trust is the leading woodland conservation charity championing native woods and trees in the UK. Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, enjoyed and valued by everyone. So far we’ve planted more than 20 million trees and currently protect over 1,000 woods.

Our communications team are looking for a volunteer to join their busy team. In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise your writing and research skills whilst supporting the Content Manager with developing and compiling written descriptions of all the woods in our estate. These will be uploaded onto our woodland operations data base and the Woodland Trust website.

The aim of this project is to provide a well written record of knowledge which is contained in one place about each of the woods that make up our estate, this information need to be at a level of detail that is appropriate for our supporter base.

The communications you produce will help to increase people’s knowledge of woods, trees and conservation, and provide the right level of information to enable visitors to make informed judgements about their visits to our woods.

We are looking for someone with a keen interest in written communications.

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Vegetarian Society

The Vegetarian Society exists to influence, inspire and support people to embrace and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle. We work constructively with businesses, government agencies, policy makers and professionals, whilst always remaining independent. We rely on membership subscriptions and donations to carry out this vital work. Established in 1847, we are the oldest vegetarian organisation in the world. Our headquarters, housing the Cordon Vert cookery school as well as our small staff team, are in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

Website: www.vegsoc.org

Conservation and External Affairs Admin Support

Organisation: The Woodland Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 31 October 14
Website: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

The Woodland Trust is the leading woodland conservation charity championing native woods and trees in the UK. Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, enjoyed and valued by everyone. So far we’ve planted more than 20 million trees and currently protect over 1,000 woods.

Our Conservation and External Affairs team are seeking a volunteer to help them with some key administration tasks. The team work closely with various conservation and government officials and work very hard to raise the profile of The Woodland Trust and our work at the highest possible level.

Your communication and attention to detail will be focal to this pivotal role. By providing administration support to the team you will be helping the Trust to meet requests from the public regarding Woods Under Threat Cases which feed into our campaigns to raise support and government awareness.

You will be given full training to ensure your comfort with systems and procedures. There will be opportunities to further engage with the team to gain a better understanding of the work the Trust.

For further details and to apply click on ‘More information’ below.


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Local Media Volunteer

Organisation: The Woodland Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Great Trossachs
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 31 October 14
Website: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

As the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, the Woodland Trust depends a lot on publicity to get its messages out.

The Woodland Trust is also part of a landscape scale restoration project called The Great Trossachs Forest. Working in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland and RSPB Scotland, The Great Trossachs Forest covers 16,650 hectares, and aims to reconnect and protect a range of habitats and protected species. We need your help to promote this fantastic project.

Your communication and creative writing skills will be well utilised to support our PR team in promoting and raising awareness of the Woodland Trust’s activities in the Great Trossachs area.

You will work directly with the Scotland PR and Communications officer (the Local Media Volunteer manager) from the Woodland Trust who will be your lead for all PR work. In addition, you will be put in touch with other local Woodland Trust staff, including the Development Officer for The Great Trossachs Forest.

The PR officer will feed you resources on relevant national campaigns we are running where we need support in your local media, plus sign off all press releases and lead your PR activities. You will also have the opportunity to be our eyes and ears on tree and wood-related stories and opportunities that we might then be able to respond on or get involved with.

The role will be home based. You will need access to a PC and a phone. The geographical reach of your area will be agreed with you when you start and will be appropriate to your location.

For further details and to apply please click on @more information’ below.


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Woodland Visitor Surveyor

Organisation: The Woodland Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Hampshire & Hertfordshire
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 31 October 14
Website: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

The Woodland Trust is the leading woodland conservation charity championing native woods and trees in the UK. Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, enjoyed and valued by everyone. So far we’ve planted more than 20 million trees and currently protect over 1,000 woods.

We are looking for outgoing people to help us with some important visitor surveys on our estate.

As part of this exciting new public facing role you would be involved in meeting, counting and surveying people on site to find out who is visiting our woods and why. This important information will help us to understand what our supporters and the general public value about our sites and how we can get them to visit more often.

This project will directly support the development of our sites to encourage more visitors and will assist teams across the whole of the Woodland Trust. If you like being out in the woods and meeting new people then you would be the perfect person to help us!

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us in the following areas:

Tring, Hertfordshire

Eastleigh or Southampton, Hampshire

Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

We will offer on-going to support and communication to guide you with this activity. You will also be given surveys to work from.

For more information and to apply for the role please click on ‘More information’ below.


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Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Framework Volunteer

Organisation: Devon Wildlife Trust
Location: Exeter
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 13 October 14
Website: www.devonwildlifetrust.org
Contact name: Richard White
Contact email:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the volunteer team that is leading on the development of a marine biodiversity monitoring framework for Devon.

The Devon Biodiversity Monitoring Framework (DBMF) aims to provide an overview of the state of the county’s biodiversity, allowing trends in key habitats and species to be identified. It also allows local authorities to report against key biodiversity indicators. To date the DBMF has focused on terrestrial species and habitats. DWT is working to develop and pilot a suite of marine indicators to add to the county-wide monitoring programme. The first trial of these took place this summer.

Working with staff from Devon Wildlife Trust and Devon Biodiversity Records Centre, the volunteers will continue a field trial of marine indicators, assessing the results and making recommendations for future work. They will also assess the feasibility and value of expanding the range of indicators and survey to include strandline data.

Marine conservation has been a central part of DWT’s work for over 25 years. DWT shares the national Wildlife Trusts’ vision for Living Seas, where:

  • Wildlife and habitats are recovering from past decline as our use of the seas resources become environmentally sustainable.
  • The natural environment is adapting well to a changing climate, and ocean processes are helping to slow down climate change.
  • People are inspired by marine wildlife and value the sea for the many ways in which it supports our quality of life.

These part-time volunteer posts provide a great opportunity to make a significant contribution to our marine conservation work in the coming year.

For full details, please click on ‘More information’ below.


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Volunteer Coordinator (Plant Surveys England and Wales)

Organisation: Plantlife
Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 pa pro rata
Location: Salisbury
Hours: Either
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Wed 08 October 14
Website: www.plantlife.org.uk
Contact name: Felicity Harris
Contact telephone: 01722 342740
Contact email:

Are you passionate about wild plants?

Do you want to share that passion with others inspiring them to get involved with plant surveys?

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for delivering an annual plant survey across England and Wales. They will need to maintain Plantlife’s existing volunteer network and recruit new volunteers. They will develop training programmes and guidance materials for volunteers and offer support by email and telephone. They will develop partnerships with organisations across England and Wales to ensure that plant surveys can occur in more remote regions and they will look to embed plant surveying within organisations, through those partnerships.

The post holder will be an independent self-starter with excellent and demonstrable project management skills. They will need to be someone who is approachable and engaging and has a genuine passion for wild plants reflected in their botanical knowledge. They will need to demonstrate understanding and awareness of volunteer needs and experience of working with volunteers. They should be solutions focused and have excellent communication and IT skills.

This post requires some evening and weekend working for which time in lieu will be given. This post requires the post holder to stay away from home on occasions and therefore the post-holder should be aware of this requirement.

The post is available as a Part time (4 days per week post) or Full time post.

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Plantlife: Volunteer Coordinator (Plant Surveys England and Wales)

Organisation: Plantlife
Salary: £25,000 – £27,000pa pro rata
Location: Salisbury
Hours: Either
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Wed 08 October 14
Website: www.plantlife.org.uk
Contact name: Felicity Harris
Contact telephone: 01722 342740
Contact email:

Are you passionate about wild plants?

Do you want to share that passion with others inspiring them to get involved with plant surveys?

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for delivering an annual plant survey across England and Wales. They will need to maintain Plantlife’s existing volunteer network and recruit new volunteers. They will develop training programmes and guidance materials for volunteers and offer support by email and telephone. They will develop partnerships with organisations across England and Wales to ensure that plant surveys can occur in more remote regions and they will look to embed plant surveying within organisations, through those partnerships.

The post holder will be an independent self-starter with excellent and demonstrable project management skills. They will need to be someone who is approachable and engaging and has a genuine passion for wild plants reflected in their botanical knowledge. They will need to demonstrate understanding and awareness of volunteer needs and experience of working with volunteers. They should be solutions focused and have excellent communication and IT skills.

This post requires some evening and weekend working for which time in lieu will be given. This post requires the post holder to stay away from home on occasions and therefore the post-holder should be aware of this requirement.

The post is available as a Part time (4 days per week post) or Full time post.

To apply click on ‘More information’ below.


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Event: Assessing Your Potential: Farm Woodland Creation & Management

Organisation: Soil Association Scotland
Venue: West Dunbartonshire
Date: 14th October 2014
Cost: Free of charge to primary producers and £40.00 plus VAT to others
Website: www.soilassociation.org
Contact name: Colleen McCulloch
Contact telephone: 0131 666 2474
Contact email:

This practical half-day event will identify the on-farm opportunities for costs, savings and incomes which could be generated by managing existing woodland and planting new woodland.

The group will discuss various options, look at how individual farms could benefit, and share ideas with other land managers.

Booking is essential. Click on ‘More information’ below for further details.

Delivered in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland and the Central Scotland Green Network and supported by SRDP’s Skills Development Scheme, Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme, Forestry Commission Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland.


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