Monthly Archives: September 2014

Education Manager (Maternity cover)

Organisation: Royal Parks Foundation
Salary: £30,000 – £33,000 pa depending on experience
Reference: EM
Location: Hyde Park, London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Tue 14 October 14
Website: www.supporttheroyalparks.org
Contact name: Ledy Leyssen
Contact telephone: 020 7036 8052
Contact email:

The Royal Parks Foundation, the charity that helps support the magic of London’s eight amazing Royal Parks, is looking to appoint an Education Manager (maternity cover) to manage our Education Programme at our Isis Education Centre, based in Hyde Park.

We are looking for an experienced and confident environmental education professional with a ‘can do’ attitude and a flexible approach, to manage and continue to develop our exciting and top quality education service for young people, families and wider communities.

Since its launch in 2003, the Royal Parks Foundation has helped raise c£11million towards a wide variety of projects from wildlife conservation and heritage restoration, to community sport, education and art. We are based in the beautiful Isis Education Centre in Hyde Park, which opened in September 2011.

Closing date: midnight, Tuesday 14th October 2014

Interviews: week commencing 20th October 2014

HOW TO APPLY:

For more information on how to apply and to download a Job Description and Person Specification for this role, please follow the ‘More information’ link below.

The Royal Parks Foundation is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Registered charity no. 1097545


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Playworkers

Organisation: Groundwork North Wales
Salary: £16,004 (pro rata as applicable) + benefits
Location: Wrexham and/or Caernarfon
Hours: Either
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 09 October 14
Website: www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk
Contact email:

We are currently recruiting a team to deliver a new Sustainable Play project to increase and enhance the accessibility and quality of children’s outdoor play experiences across areas of North Wales suffering from high levels of deprivation. The team will work with local partners to identify and target communities in need of outdoor play provision, outdoor play training, disability and equality training and outdoor family play provision. A rolling programme of targeted provision will be delivered over 3 years which will focus on taking mobile play events to both rural and urban areas experiencing deprivation.

Playworkers

These roles will plan and deliver a rolling programme of quality, sustainable, outdoor play opportunities and activities for children and young people across North & Mid Wales.

Various hours available to be worked to suit the delivery needs of the programme – including evenings and weekends.

Salary: £16,004 (pro rata as applicable) + benefits
Permanent subject to funding.
Based in either Wrexham and/or Caernarfon with travel throughout North and Mid Wales.

Please state preferred hours and office base when making application.

For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact Christine Bowyer, Head of Service Delivery or Louise Stokes, Education & Training Manager on 01978 757524.

Closing date: Thursday 9th October at 12pm
Interview dates: Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd October 2014 (Either Wrexham or Caernarfon as applicable)

For further information, please download the job description and person specification from our website: www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk

To apply for a position, please download and complete the following documents:

  • Application Form
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Declaration of Convictions

Completed documents should be returned to catherine.roberts@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

Groundwork is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.


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Senior Playworker

Organisation: Groundwork North Wales
Salary: £21,020 (pro rata if applicable) + benefits
Location: Wrexham and/or Caernarfon
Hours: Either
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 09 October 14
Website: www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk
Contact email:

We are currently recruiting a team to deliver a new Sustainable Play project to increase and enhance the accessibility and quality of children’s outdoor play experiences across areas of North Wales suffering from high levels of deprivation. The team will work with local partners to identify and target communities in need of outdoor play provision, outdoor play training, disability and equality training and outdoor family play provision. A rolling programme of targeted provision will be delivered over 3 years which will focus on taking mobile play events to both rural and urban areas experiencing deprivation.

Senior Playworker

This role will develop, coordinate and deliver quality, sustainable, outdoor play opportunities and activities for children and young people across North & Mid Wales. You will manage a team of Playworkers to co-ordinate play activity, making links with local organisations and community groups to enable quality play provision to be created.

This role/s could be full time (37.5 hours) or considered as a job share. Hours worked to suit the delivery needs of the programme – including evenings and weekends.

Salary: £21,020 (pro rata if applicable) + benefits
Permanent subject to funding.
Based in either Wrexham and/or Caernarfon with travel throughout North and Mid Wales.

Please state preferred hours and office base when making application.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Christine Bowyer, Head of Service Delivery or Louise Stokes, Education & Training Manager on 01978 757524.

Closing date: Thursday 9th October at 12pm
Interview dates: Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd October 2014 (Either Wrexham or Caernarfon as applicable)

For further information, please download the job description and person specification from our website: www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk

To apply, please download and complete the following documents:

  • Application Form
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Declaration of Convictions

Completed documents should be returned to catherine.roberts@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

Groundwork is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.


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Marine Taxonomist

Organisation: Thomson Ecology Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Fri 17 October 14
Website: www.thomsonecology.com

Position: Marine Taxonomist

The Opportunity:

Thomson Unicomarine has an opportunity for a Marine Taxonomist to join our enthusiastic and experienced team in our purpose built taxonomic laboratory in Guildford, Surrey. This is a full time permanent position with an initial 3 month probation period.

About Thomson Ecology:

Thomson Ecology is the leading independent ecology consultancy in the UK. Our marine team, Unicomarine has been involved in projects monitoring the aquatic environment from desk studies and survey design to sample analysis and reporting for over 30 years. Through our auditing and research work we have helped set the standards for marine biological analysis in Europe and beyond. We are trusted and recognised as a market leader by the statutory authorities and work across all government and industry sectors including ports, renewables, oil and gas and aggregates. We have first class laboratory management information systems designed to make project and team management as easy as possible. We offer an exciting, supportive, friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for career advancement. We have clear values of respect, integrity, support and excellence. We are looking for candidates who naturally share these values and live by them.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • A BSc and ideally an MSc in Marine Biology or a closely related subject;
  • Two years experience of benthic taxonomy preferably in a commercial laboratory;
  • Excellent identification skills of benthic fauna from UK waters and experience of analysing biological datasets using statistical packages such as Primer or R;
  • Experience of video analysis and PSA work would be preferable but not essential;
  • Some experience of managing small projects; and
  • A can-do attitude and an understanding of the need to work in an efficient and timely manner within a commercial laboratory.

We offer a competitive salary package, contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave per annum, cycle to work scheme, lots of training courses and opportunities to advance your career.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your CV and application form to recruitment@thomsonecology.com The application form is on the Thomson Ecology website (click on the ‘More information’ link below).

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 17th October 2014.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to demonstrate their skills in identification of benthic fauna at interview.


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Business Manager

Organisation: Sustainable Business Partnership CIC
Salary: £10,920 pa
Location: Brighton
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 20 October 14
Website: www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk
Contact name: Shelaine Siepel
Contact telephone: 01273 964239
Contact email:

Company Background

The Sustainable Business Partnership CIC was established in 2011. It provides resource efficiency and environmental advice and services to businesses and social enterprises. The company currently has a number of projects including environmental auditing, running events and co-ordinating a Sustainable Business Network.

Responsibilities

We are looking for an organised person to implement management systems for the company incorporating timesheets, allocating time against project and financial control. The successful candidate will:

  • Undertake an evaluation of projects completed since establishment of the company to include full project costing including staff and other costs, achievements and prepare a report for the Board. The aim of the report is to help inform future business decisions.
  • Assist the Managing Director with preparing budgets and contracts for new projects for approval by the Board, seeking legal advice where appropriate.
  • Prepare quarterly financial report for the Board.
  • Prepare quarterly project progress reports for the Board and project partners, ensuring that there is wide recognition of the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s achievements.
  • Collate information collected by the Managing Director and Events Co-ordinator on the cost and environmental savings achieved by organisations that have received assistance and incorporate into quarterly reports.
  • Assist the Managing Director with preparation of the public annual report.
  • Ensure that any changes to project deliverables, costs or any significant issues are reported to and agreed by the Board.

Experience and or / Qualifications

Essentials:

  • Experience of preparing project proposals and managing projects and budgets, ideally in a consultancy role.
  • Experience of financial management of projects.
  • Good knowledge of IT systems including Microsoft Access, Word, Excel and Power Point.

Knowledge of environmental issues and business sustainability are not essential.

Hours

15 hours per week (travel time is not included). Occasional evening and weekend work required. Management and board meetings take place not more than once a month and are held on weekday evenings.

The hours are flexible and can fit around your availability. The ideal arrangement would be a set number of hours at the same time each day across 3, 4 or 5 days during the working week. For example 3 hours per day 10:00 – 13:00 Monday to Friday.

Additional hours, if needed, will be paid at £14.00 per hour and will be agreed with the manager before they are taken.

Place of work

The Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s office at the Brighthelm Centre, Brighton. Some working from home or other location may be possible if required, to be agreed and reviewed on a quarterly basis with manager.

Renumeration

£10,920 per annum. Any additional hours paid at same rate (£14.00 per hour).

Accountability

The post will report to the Board and will work closely with the Managing Director on a day-to-day basis. The Business Manager will attend Board Meetings to present reports.

How to Apply

Application forms can be downloaded from our website, click on the ‘More information’ link below.

Please email your completed application form to opportunities@sustainablebusiness.org.uk by 17:00 Monday 20th October 2014. We will confirm receipt of all applications.

Please also use the above email if you have any questions.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 6th November 2014, in Brighton


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Course: Bite-Size Session: The One and Only National Green Specification

Organisation: The Green Register
Location: London
Course type: Other
Date: 13th November 2014
Website: www.greenregister.org.uk
Contact name: The Green Register
Contact telephone: 0117 377 3490
Contact email:

This Bite Size session looks at “The One and Only National Green Specification – an Encyclopaedia of Information for Construction Professionals”

Brian Murphy, Green Register core trainer, founder and developer of the National Green Specification is creating a new website: The Encyclopaedia of Green Construction that is uniquely structured to perform like the neural networks of a human brain.

Brian is seeking funding from the Technology Strategy Board to carry out R&D ‘Smart Funding’ market research for development of a new interface application that interrogates the Encyclopaedia as the user interacts with a 3D building model.

This bite-size session will be a chance to discover the scope of the Encyclopaedia, experience the novel structure and influence the 3D development.

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Course: Embodied Carbon; Why, How and When?

Organisation: The Green Register
Location: CREATE Centre, Bristol BS1
Course type: Short Course
Date: 13th November 2014
Cost: Members £59.00, Non-Members £85.00
Website: www.greenregister.org.uk
Contact name: The Green Register
Contact telephone: 0117 377 3490
Contact email:

Why does Embodied Carbon matter?

The Embodied Energy Task Force wrote to Eric Pickles in June 2014 recommending that measurement of embodied carbon should be part of the Zero Carbon Definitions, within Allowable solutions.

They reported that even before a building is occupied, between 30% – 70% of its lifetime carbon emissions have already been accounted for. Indeed, embodied carbon makes up the largest proportion of the carbon emissions of a building through its lifetime. And for some sectors such as industrial warehousing, it accounts for over 70% of lifetime emissions.

Around 10% of UK emissions (c. 57MtCO2e per year) are associated with the manufacture and transport of construction materials, and the construction process; if no change is made then this sector alone will be responsible for additional emissions of over 3100MtCO2e by 2050, equivalent to over 5.5 years of total UK emissions. Please see the resources page of the ASBP website to download the report.

What have our delegates said about Green Register seminars?

“A great combination of information from basics to detailed application! A very useful overview and introduction”
“Excellent introduction to very interesting materials”
“A great understanding and awareness of materials, with its applications and advantages”

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Conservation Volunteers

Organisation: Community Environmental Trust
Location: North Birmingham
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Thu 30 October 14
Website: www.environmentaltrust.org.uk
Contact name: Alicia Grande
Contact telephone: 0121 747 3579
Contact email:

CET aims to engage with the long term unemployed and those with an interest in the environment and local green spaces.

The project spends one day per week (Tuesdays) at the Plantsbrook Local Nature Reserve and/or Castle Vale Conservation Area from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Volunteers would be helping to preserve and protect the area whilst gaining valuable work place skills such as time keeping, team work, health and safety and other transferable skills.

Volunteers will also have the opportunity to learn about environmental conservation whilst getting first-hand experience through hands-on activities. Sessions will include a wide variety of tasks from litter picking to woodland management, from path clearance to habitat creation or from monitoring/recording species to coppicing willow.

Volunteers no need previous conservation experience although an interest in environment and working outdoors is essential. To qualify for the project volunteers must be over 19 and be unemployed.

Volunteers will be asked to record their learning experience to ensure we are meeting their needs.


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Conservation Volunteers

Organisation: Community Environmental Trust
Location: North Birmingham
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Thu 30 October 14
Website: www.environmentaltrust.org.uk
Contact name: Alicia Grande
Contact telephone: 0121 747 3579
Contact email:

CET aims to engage with the long term unemployed and those with an interest in the environment and local green spaces.

The project spends one day per week (Tuesdays) at the Plantsbrook Local Nature Reserve and/or Castle Vale Conservation Area from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Volunteers would be helping to preserve and protect the area whilst gaining valuable work place skills such as time keeping, team work, health and safety and other transferable skills.

Volunteers will also have the opportunity to learn about environmental conservation whilst getting first-hand experience through hands-on activities. Sessions will include a wide variety of tasks from litter picking to woodland management, from path clearance to habitat creation or from monitoring/recording species to coppicing willow.

Volunteers no need previous conservation experience although an interest in environment and working outdoors is essential. To qualify for the project volunteers must be over 19 and be unemployed.

Volunteers will be asked to record their learning experience to ensure we are meeting their needs.


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Public Affairs Manager

Organisation: The Wildlife Trusts
Salary: £31,471 inclusive of London allowance
Reference: NTXJY36910
Location: London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Wed 15 October 14
Contact name: Jade King

Public Affairs Manager
London
£31,471 inclusive of London allowance

Full time position

Our client, a wildlife conservation charity, is looking for an enthusiastic public affairs professional with a commitment to their cause. The successful candidate will represent and drive their public affairs activity with responsibility for increasing interest in the cause, campaigning on wildlife issues and maximising our influence on decisions that affect wildlife.

They currently have an opportunity for a Public Affairs Manager, England to join their team based in London. The key responsibility of the role will be to develop effective relationships with key influencers and promote policies to civil servants, MPs and English MEPs. You will take the lead on developing and managing contacts with key governmental decision makers.

Our client is looking for the successful candidate to demonstrate an innovative approach, show considerable initiative and make an outstanding contribution to their team. You will inspire and influence others through your excellent communication skills, by managing key customer relationships and by developing and delivering our public affairs strategy.

You will be comfortable and confident in working with politicians and civil servants and have knowledge of the legislative process and parliamentary procedures. With the ability to research, analyse and interpret information you will be a proficient IT user.


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