Daily Archives: October 3, 2014

Adur & Ouse Catchment Development Officer

Organisation: Adur & Ouse Partnership
Salary: £13,000 (contract)
Location: Sussex , home based
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Thu 23 October 14
Website: www.oart.org.uk
Contact name: Hew Prendergast
Contact email:

Overview of contract

Fixed Term Contract Until March 2015.

The Adur & Ouse Partnership, comprising government bodies, NGOs and business in East and West Sussex, has been developing rapidly since 2011 and has produced a strategic Catchment Management Plan (CMP) to address a wide range of issues and concerns across coastal and freshwater environments.

The aim of this contract is to take the CMP into its delivery phase through the investigation and subsequent development of applications for medium- to long-term funding, with a geographic focus on the Upper River Ouse. The contractor will require individual liaison with organisations and Project Officers across the Partnership and regular reports on progress to the Partnership Steering Group (PSG) via its Chairman.

Key tasks

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the CMP.
  • Meet/liaise with Partners to develop catchment-scale project funding options, in line with the CMP, across the key focal areas of Groundwater, Surface Water and Coastal/Marine environments.
  • Identify organisations and/or representation currently absent from the Partnership whose inclusion may both benefit the Partnership and enhance funding opportunities.
  • At every opportunity promote the Partnership and its aims.
  • Maintain database of fundraising information.
  • Provide regular updates on progress to the PSG.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties as requested by the PSG and/or its Chairman.
  • Have weekly updates with PSG Chairman or delegate(s).
  • Have monthly meetings with PSG Chairman and make verbal reports to meetings of the Partnership (first on 3 December 2014).

Key outputs

  • Produce summaries of project funding options to inform decision-making by the PSG.
  • Investigate and identify suitable funding options to develop as individual/multiple applications.
  • Develop approved options into an expression of interest/full funding applications as appropriate.
  • By end of contract produce a report detailing work done, contacts made, and listing, where appropriate, development of funding streams for delivery of the CMP.

Selection criteria of contractor

  • Degree or equivalent in an environmental science.
  • Knowledge/understanding of riverine and coastal marine ecology and conservation issues.
  • Understanding of legislation relevant to the aquatic environment (e.g. Water Framework Directive).
  • Ability to engage and build relationships across organisations with differing objectives and priorities.
  • Ability to prioritise and plan activities.
  • Proven experience of generating budgets and making successful applications for project funding.
  • Excellent literacy, numeracy and report-writing skills.
  • Ability to work alone, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and experience of using information/data to aid decision-making.
  • Good computer literacy skills (e.g. with Excel, Word, Powerpoint and the Internet).
  • Means of transport.
  • Basic knowledge of GIS.

Interested parties should submit a CV and a one page covering letter explaining why they might be suitable contractors. These should be sent to: Hew.Prendergast@btinternet.com


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Woodland Heritage Researcher – Scotland

Organisation: The Woodland Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Various in Scotland
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Sun 30 November 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.

Ancient woodland restoration is a priority for the Woodland Trust. We have recently been successful in securing a £1.9 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant enabling us to make a step change in our outreach work. As part of this we would like to collate a body of historical information to show the value of our woodland heritage within our irreplaceable ancient woodlands. We really want people to see why they are so special.

In this exciting new volunteer role you will be assist by gathering information to help build a unique story about the woodland heritage within your project area. We are searching for key information which will bring our ancient woodland back to life, discovering our woodland culture which has since disappeared. You have an opportunity to bring their story alive, through gathering historic maps, images, drawings, paintings, quotes, reference and social history gathered from those who remember the woods before the conifers were planted.

The information will be found in many different places, for example digitally, or even local photographs discovered in an old shoe box from a family who have grown up in the area. You will be the first point of contact for people who can help with the search for information. You will also be the first to hear their stories, through gathering important history on our woodland culture.

We are particularly looking for people in the following areas Cairngorms, Hinterland, Great Glen and the 3 firths,Inverness and Dornoch.

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Marketing Insight Research Assistant

Organisation: The Woodland Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Sun 30 November 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.

Your analysis and IT skills will be central to this important role. As the Marketing Insight Research Assistant volunteer you will be supporting this important project to gather data on who uses our woods, what for, when and why, which is a critical gap in our understanding.

In this role you will be checking and entering data collected by a team of over 40 volunteers across the UK who are currently surveying our sites. You will be given full training to ensure your comfort with systems and procedures in this role and will receive an introduction to real-life social/market research.

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Local Media Volunteer

Organisation: The Woodland Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Yorkshire
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Sun 30 November 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.

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 your local areas. Your role involves liaising with local staff, writing press releases and letters, and once approved by the PR team, liaise electronically or by telephone with local press and media networks to inspire publication.

The role will be home based but you will need to live in Yorkshire. 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.

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Internship – Health and Environment

Internship Purpose:

ClientEarth is seeking an enthusiastic intern to work in our Health and Environment programme. The internship will be at our London office. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the work of our air quality and toxic chemicals teams based in London and Brussels.

The internship will enable you to learn directly how environmental issues can be tacked through legal approaches. You will join our staff in regular learning and development events and be given full support in developing the skills needed to thrive in a professional environment. You will have the opportunity to hone your drafting skills for a variety of audiences and receive constructive feedback on your work from experienced professionals.

The intern could be involved in any one or more of the wide-ranging work streams, depending on programme need.

Our toxics work currently covers: the operation of REACH in relation to chemicals (eg endocrine disrupting substances used in consumer products); the development and implementation of control of pesticide use (particularly neonicotinoids); developing regulation for novel substances (eg nano materials); impact of current EU/US trade negotiations on European chemicals regulation. Enforcement of Aarhus access rights and requirements for institutional transparency underpin much of our work.

Our air quality work is focussing on development of an improved European Clean Air regulatory package. Assistance may be required with this policy work. The team is also working on the future legal and practical implications of last year’s Supreme Court’s declaration of the UK’s breach of EU requirements and the forthcoming decision of the ECJ on the Supreme Court’s preliminary ruling request.

The Healthy Air Campaign works with partners in London and across the UK to raise awareness of the health impacts of air pollution and persuade all levels of government to take stronger action so that the UK complies fully with air quality law. We are currently working to build support for our key policy recommendations as well as to support communities campaigning on this issue.

You will have a degree in law or legal studies, including a sound understanding of the EU legal system; and some experience of environmental law and policy, preferably in the area of air quality and/or chemicals regulation. This internship is focussed primarily on the implementation and enforcement of EU measures designed to improve air quality or achieve a high level of protection for human health and the environment from damage caused by chemical substances.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in legal research (UK and EU) on substantive and procedural issues relating to chemicals and/or air quality regulation and development of EU and UK policies in these areas;
  • Producing briefing notes for programme team;
  • Assisting with drafting correspondence, meeting notes, press releases;

For the toxics programme, this may specifically include:

  • Investigation and review of extensive documentation produced by key regulatory bodies responsible for implementation of pesticides legislation and REACH e.g. ECHA, EFSA, CARACAL, Member States Competent Authorities;
  • Background research and monitoring of ongoing US/EU TTIP negotiations;
  • Preparation of briefing notes on the application of EU and national regulation to the use of pesticides; in particular, restrictions on substances (eg neonicotinoids) harmful to bees and other important pollinators and mechanisms for challenging proposed derogations to banned substances;
  • Case law research and document management to support the legal proceedings currently being brought or considered by ClientEarth (and others) against ECHA and EFSA in relation to information disclosure.

Required skills and competencies:

  • Strong legal research skills and patience with detail;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Ability to produce high quality outputs;
  • Reliable and committed team member with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to adapt language, both oral and written, to different audiences;
  • Highly creative and pays attention to detail;
  • Intellectual curiosity and lateral thinking;
  • Able to work in a team, as well as independently and using own initiative.

Person Specifications:

  • Hold a law or legal studies degree (essential);
  • Demonstrable experience in high quality legal research (essential);
  • Fluency in English (essential), and ideally another European language (desirable);
  • Understanding of EU constitutional law (essential);
  • Understanding of UK or other Member State legal system (desirable);
  • Familiarity with EU regulation of air quality and/or chemicals and pesticides (desirable);
  • Positive attitude and a strong commitment to working for the environment (essential);
  • Academic or practical experience in environmental sciences and/or environmental economics (highly valued).

Internship Arrangements:

We ask that interns commit to a minimum of 3 days per week for at least three months. The maximum duration for internships is 6 months. In instances where interns are not working full time, they should ideally commit to set days each week.

ClientEarth covers interns’ work-related expenses (travel and lunch) with a contribution of up to £10 for each day spent in the office.

To Apply:

Please send us your CV along with the completed internship form which you can download from our website.

Please include ClientEarth plus name of internship and office e.g: “ClientEarth Health and Environment intern – London”] in the email subject line, and identify the documents you are sending by including “[your name] internship form” and “[your name] CV” in the file name.

Please send your application by email to:
internship.uk@clientearth.org.

Recruitment is now open and you should send your application as soon as possible.

Applications close on 17 October 2014.
The internship will begin as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact internship.uk@clientearth.org

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Active Travel Co-ordinator, Scotland

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £23,864 – £27,109 pa
Reference: SUS1296
Location: Edinburgh
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Mon 20 October 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk
Contact telephone: 0117 915 0325
Contact email:

This role involves identifying, developing and implementing projects and programmes of work across Scotland designed to get more people walking and cycling in communities and to workplaces and higher/further education. You will also be involved in co-ordinating the delivery of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the National Cycle Network in Scotland during 2015.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have experience of delivering physical activity or other behaviour change projects, of organising, promoting and delivering events and of project management and delivery. Your excellent written and verbal communications, presentation and report writing skills will be enhanced by your effective time management. You will have the ability to network and negotiate, engage with communities and to plan and prioritise your own workload. You will also be committed to the ideals of sustainable transport.

To apply please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form from our website. Alternatively, please 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 1pm on Monday 20 October 2014. Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Tuesday 4 or Wednesday 5 November 2014.

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Volunteer Chair – Yorkshire & Humber Region

Organisation: Campaign to Protect Rural England
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: Chair-YH
Location: Yorkshire and Humber Region
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Fri 12 December 14
Website: www.cpre.org.uk
Contact name: Sandra Farrington
Contact email:

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is a leading voice on countryside campaigning. We are one of the longest established and most respected environmental groups, influencing policy and raising awareness ever since we were founded in 1926. CPRE campaigns for a beautiful and living countryside.

CPRE regional groups support our national and local policy work by influencing decision makers and bring our county branches together to share information and experiences.

We are now looking to recruit a Regional Chair to lead, inspire and provide strategic direction to our Yorkshire and Humber Regional Group. You will work with volunteers, National Office and branches. Candidates will need management skills, experience of planning and monitoring projects and a commitment to the protection of the countryside. For further information: [Link available shortly]

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and a supporting letter addressing the skills and experience outlined in the Candidate Information Pack together with any other information relating to your ability to carry out the role described in the role description.

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

Please quote the following reference on your supporting letter: Chair-YH

This should be sent to: jobs@cpre.org.uk or by post to: Sandra Farrington, HR Admin, CPRE, 5-11 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ by midday on the closing date.


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Volunteer Chair – South West Region

Organisation: Campaign to Protect Rural England
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: Chair-SW
Location: South West Region
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Fri 12 December 14
Website: www.cpre.org.uk
Contact name: Sandra Farrington
Contact email:

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is a leading voice on countryside campaigning. We are one of the longest established and most respected environmental groups, influencing policy and raising awareness ever since we were founded in 1926. CPRE campaigns for a beautiful and living countryside.

CPRE regional groups support our national and local policy work by influencing decision makers and bring our county branches together to share information and experiences.

We are now looking to recruit a Regional Chair to lead, inspire and provide strategic direction to our South West Regional Group. You will work with volunteers, National Office and branches. Candidates will need management skills, experience of planning and monitoring projects and a commitment to the protection of the countryside.

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and a supporting letter addressing the skills and experience outlined in the Candidate Information Pack together with any other information relating to your ability to carry out the role described in the role description.

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

Please quote the following reference on your supporting letter: Chair-SW

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 7 January 2015

This should be sent to: jobs@cpre.org.uk or by post to: Sandra Farrington, HR Admin, CPRE, 5-11 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ by midday on the closing date.


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Events Manager

Can you create and organise a range of events which deliver results?
We need a motivated and effective Events Manager to deliver exceptional events which engage the public, motivate individuals, hit fundraising targets and generate awareness of the Trust’s work.

Surrey Wildlife Trust is dedicated to protecting Surrey’s wildlife. We strive to encourage others to share our belief in the value of nature through proactive example and engaging education; we are passionately protecting and restoring wildlife habitats, both in the countryside and urban green spaces; we are innovative and creative, caring and enthusiastic, driven to achieve our vision.

This is a full-time role, reporting to the Director of Communications & Fundraising, and will be part of the Operational Leadership Team of the Trust. Enthusiastic and creative, you will develop and implement a comprehensive annual programme of activities to maximise awareness of SWT, enhance membership recruitment and hit fundraising targets.

With a minimum of two years’ experience in event management, project planning and team working, the ideal candidate must also demonstrate excellent communication skills, be able to develop relationships with contractors, internal/external sponsors, volunteers and high profile individuals, plus have excellent organisation skills including the ability to delegate successfully.

If you can be both a creative force and a planner, an enthusiast with attention to detail and have the personality to bring others along with you, please visit our website by clicking on ‘More information’ below for the Application Form (which must be used) for this rewarding role.

If you have any questions, please contact Katy Gower, our current Events Manager on 01483 795471, or at Katy.Gower@surreywt.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 23rd October 2014.
First interviews: Monday 3rd November; follow up meetings: w/c 10th November

Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) is a registered charity no. 208123, and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no. 645176. We are the only organization concerned solely with the conservation of all forms of wildlife in Surrey.

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Fundraising Manager

Are you an inspiring major donor Fundraiser who can lead our team?
We need a motivated and effective Fundraising Manager to lead our talented team of Fundraisers and drive forward our fundraising income to enable us to continue our success in caring for wildlife across Surrey.

Surrey Wildlife Trust is dedicated to protecting Surrey’s wildlife. We strive to encourage others to share our belief in the value of nature through proactive example and engaging education; we are passionately protecting and restoring wildlife habitats, both in the countryside and urban green spaces; we are innovative and creative, caring and enthusiastic, driven to achieve our vision.

This is a full-time role, reporting to the Director of Communications & Fundraising, and will be part of the Operational Leadership Team of the Trust. Enthusiastic and creative, you will lead your team to achieve significant contributions to the Trust’s income to support our important nature conservation activities.

With a proven track record in developing strong major donor connections including personally securing gifts of £50k+, the ideal candidate will also be able to ensure that the team meet and exceed fundraising targets across all key areas, including individual giving and grants & trusts.

Appropriately qualified and experienced, with a proven track record in managing a team, account/project management and achieving fundraising targets, the successful candidate will have excellent relationship, development and communication skills, an ability to motivate and inspire others, tenacity and enthusiasm. Some understanding, experience or keen interest in wildlife and the environment would be advantageous.

For the full job profile and an application form, which must be used, please see our website by clicking on ‘More information’ below.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Hunt, Director of Communications & Fundraising, on 01483 795447 or at Richard.hunt@surreywt.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 31st October 2014.

First interviews: Wednesday 12th November; follow up meetings: w/c 17th November

Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) is a registered charity no. 208123, and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no. 645176. We are the only organization concerned solely with the conservation of all forms of wildlife in Surrey.

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