Daily Archives: September 25, 2014

EMEC Ecology

EMEC Ecology (East Midlands Environmental Consultancy) is a specialist ecological consultancy undertaking protected species surveys (bats, great crested newts, reptiles, water voles, otters etc)and ecological assessments, with regards to proposed development sites, planning applications and sites proposed for ecological enhancement. EMEC Ecology also conducts training in ecological techniques and requirements, and recently established a groundworks team to carry out on site works, including newt and reptile fencing and general habitat creation. Based in Nottingham, EMEC Ecology is located within the heart of the East Midlands and is capable of undertaking projects nationwide.

EMEC Ecology employs a team of highly skilled ecologists who have a wide practical experience and a strong client-focused approach.

Website: www.emec-ecology.co.uk

EMEC Ecology
Ecologist/Consultant Ecologist (Bats)
Organisation: EMEC Ecology
Location: Nottingham
Salary: £18,000 – £25,000 pa dependent on experience
Posted 7 days ago

Project Officer

Organisation: RSPB
Salary: £20,500 – £23,000 pa
Reference: A2470914
Location: Bowland, Lancashire
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 06 November 14
Website: www.rspb.org.uk

Working with United Utilities on their Bowland Estate, and managing a team of volunteers and seasonal staff, you will coordinate the recovery of breeding populations of priority raptor species, through monitoring, management, and liaison with UU staff and tenants.

With a good understanding of upland conservation, you will be an excellent communicator, enjoy advocacy work, and have proven experience of successful partnership working.

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Administrator – Woodmark x2

Organisation: Soil Association
Salary: £17,951 pa
Location: Bristol
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Wed 08 October 14
Website: www.soilassociation.org

Soil Association Certification Limited is the UK’s leading certification body for organic farming, production and forestry. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soil Association, the leading environmental charity campaigning for people and planet-friendly food and farming.

To meet an expanding workload, we are looking for additional staff to join our busy administration team. The Woodmark programme is an important part of the Soil Association Certification’s portfolio certifying clients around the world to forestry standards and related chain of custody schemes.

You will be responsible for a wide range of daily administration duties as well as ensuring our audit reports are processed to a high standard.

We have two full time vacancies. The successful candidates will already be experienced in office administration and will be very competent in data management, they will have excellent computer skills and will be very capable of solving problems.

For a job description please click on ‘More information’ below.

Closing date: 8 October 2014
Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 20 October 2014


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Project Officer (Horticultural Supervisor)

Do you have experience working within the Horticultural sector and have a passion to deliver high quality grounds maintenance projects to individuals, employers and the community? This is an exciting opportunity to deliver grounds maintenance, conservation and horticulture to a high standard across Dorset.

ROLE: Project Officer (Horticultural Supervisor)
SALARY: £10,500 per annum (£21,000 FTE)
HOURS: 18.5 hours per week
FIXED TERM: Fixed Term to 31st December 2015
OPERATIONAL AREA: Solent
LOCATION: Dorset
REF: 11/2014

The role will involve supervision of Apprentices in horticulture to enhance their employability skills. It will also at times involve working with, training and supporting members of the local community in improving their outdoor environment.

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.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience working in the horticultural sector with ideally an interest in community development and environmental, social and economic regeneration. Preferably you will have a driving license with categories D1 and C1 +E for trailer usage, or be willing to work towards this.

In return we offer:
• A contributory pension scheme and are proud of our employer’s contribution of 8%
• Life Assurance for all employees at four times annual salary
• 25 days annual holiday, rising after three years and reaching 30 days after 5 years (pro-rata for part-time roles)
• Childcare vouchers are available on a salary sacrifice basis
• Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

This post will be subject to an Enhanced Check with Lists from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: 14th October 2014
Interview date: 21st October 2014

TO APPLY: please click ‘More information’ below.

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

We shall 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.

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Bedfordshire Green Hub Co-ordinator

Organisation: University of Bedfordshire Students’ Union
Salary: £18,708 pa
Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 13 October 14
Website: www.bedssu.co.uk
Contact email:

Beds SU is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a passion for the environment and all things Green to co-ordinate our ‘Bedfordshire Green Hub’ project. In this role you will work with students, volunteers, paid interns, University staff and community/voluntary groups to help co-ordinate various green transformation projects: including student-led, food growing and curriculum projects.

You will have the skills, knowledge, motivation and commitment to help to continue to transform the attitudes and behaviours of students and revolutionise the Unions’ work on environmental issues.

The Bedfordshire Green Hub project is funded by NUS and HEFCE, and this post is a fixed term contract until 31st July 2015 in the first instance, although there is a high possibility of extension until December 2015.

General Information

The University of Bedfordshire Students’ Union requires all candidates to complete an application form. Please email beds.su@beds.ac.uk for an application pack quoting the job title. To apply in writing to Kayleigh Clydesdale, Administrator, Beds SU, Campus Centre, Park Square, Luton, Beds LU1 3JU. Closing Date: Noon 13th October 2014.

You are advised to clearly identify how you meet the requirements of the post as outlined in the person specification. CV’s will not be accepted.

The closing date for this position is noon 13th October 2014 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 21st October 2014. We look forward to receiving your application before this date. Please return your completed form to us by email to beds.su@beds.ac.uk or post (marked confidential) to Kayleigh Clydesdale, Administrator, Beds SU, Park Square, Luton, Beds LU1 3JU.


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Participation Monitor

Organisation: M·E·L Research
Salary: Good rate of pay + travel allowance
Reference: PR12183
Location: Throughout Greater Manchester
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Temporary
Website: www.m-e-l.co.uk
Contact name: Karen Goodhead
Contact telephone: 0121 604 4664
Contact email:

Do you have a keen interest in understanding recycling behaviour? Do you like working outdoors? Do you live in or close to Greater Manchester? If yes, we want to hear from you!

M•E•L Research is looking to recruit Participation Monitors to work on phased projects over the next 6 months. This work is being carried out by us, on behalf of the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the waste management industry and would suit graduates or individuals with an interest in the environment. We are looking for motivated and reliable individuals to carry out participation monitoring for the kerbside collection services throughout Greater Manchester. Briefly the work involves working with the recycling collection crews assessing household’s uptake in recycling services. Early starts (about 6am) will be required for this position, be prepared for long and brisk walks, and you need to have access to a vehicle.

Working days: Ad hoc / as and when required
Hours: Up to 8 hours per day – approximately 6am – 2pm (tbc). Hours/days will be varied
Closing date: On-going recruitment for 2 months +

Full training will be provided, so if you think you are up for the challenge or would like further information or application form then please contact Karen Goodhead on 0121 604-4664 or email Karen.hughes@m-e-l.co.uk.


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Receptionist Required

Person to work in MFA Bowl Yeovil.
Will work in Reception,Bar and Grill.Full training provided.

Contact: yeovil@mfabowl.com

Living Seas Officer (Community Engagement Project)

Organisation: Ulster Wildlife
Salary: £23,662 – £24,975 pa
Reference: LSO14.13
Location: Crossgar, Northern Ireland
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 13 October 14
Website: www.ulsterwildlife.org
Contact name: Maeve Bogie
Contact telephone: 028 44830282
Contact email:

Living Seas is Ulster Wildlife’s vision for the future of the seas that surround us. A major component for achieving Living Seas will be the establishment of a network of ‘Marine Protected Areas’ (MPAs)* around the coast of NI.

The Living Seas Officer will be a passionate promoter of our Living Seas vision and their main focus will be working closely with a number of identified coastal communities to promote the value of MPAs and to encourage the creation of community-led voluntary MPAs in Northern Ireland.

The postholder will be working with coastal communities across Northern Ireland, building and developing relationships and involving local people to develop their own Living Seas Vision. All these people may have different views about what is important to protect in the sea, therefore, the postholder will use their excellent negotiation and networking skills to bring people together to take forward their initiatives and create and promote voluntary Marine Protected Areas.

*MPAs are a primary mechanism for protecting life at sea. They are “any areas of intertidal or subtidal terrain, together with its overlying water and associated flora, fauna, historical and cultural features, which has been reserved by law or other effective means to protect part or all of the enclosed environment” (IUCN international definition).

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