Daily Archives: October 8, 2014

Volunteer Manager

Organisation: Stepney City Farm
Salary: £24,000 – £27,000 doe
Location: London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Wed 05 November 14
Website: www.stepneycityfarm.org
Contact name: Katharine Sharp
Contact telephone: 02077908204
Contact email:

Stepney City Farm are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Volunteer Manager to look after and improve the experience for our team of 50+ volunteers. This role is funded by the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

In addition to being practical and hands-on with a love of working outdoors, you will need to have great leadership skills, great ideas for keeping volunteers happy and recruiting more, and the drive to bring in funding to further develop our volunteering programme. You also need to be as confident in completing monitoring reports and report to the project funder, as you are working on the farm.

This is a one-year contract to cover a secondment with the possibility of an extension to January 2017 should the secondment become permanent.

Location: London E1 3DG

To apply click on ‘More information’ below.


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Senior / Principal Ornithologist or Ecologist

The RPS Group is the largest Planning and Environmental consultancy in Europe, employing over 300 Planners and Environmentalists, with over 5,000 staff worldwide.

We are one of the UK’s leading providers of ecological support to the renewables industry. Combined with our work across a wide range of other sectors, we are a strong, diverse and sustainable ecology business, with room for employees to build a long-term career at the forefront of ecological consulting. At RPS, you will have the opportunity to work in a stimulating environment, to deliver some of the most important renewable energy projects in Europe.

We wish to appoint a Senior or Principal Ornithologist or Ecologist to provide overarching scientific and statistical support to our existing, highly experienced, ecology team.

Job Title: Senior/Principal Ornithologist or Ecologist

Location: Glasgow/Edinburgh

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: Friday 7 November 2014

Typical activities will include:

• Undertaking analysis and statistical assessment of ecological data, and producing technical reports based on these analyses;
• Design and implementation of complex ecological and habitat surveys;
• Liaising with and providing high quality technical support and statistical advice to all our clients, directly and working with RPS colleagues across various UK offices;
• Contributing to the delivery of our wide range of renewable and other projects;
• Writing/contributing to/reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments and Habitats Regulation Appraisals;
• Management of projects, programmes of field surveys and budgets;
• Contributing to the future growth and strategy of the Scottish Ecology Team.

We are keen to hear from motivated and enthusiastic ornithologists/ecologists with the following technical capabilities:

• Statistical analysis skills using R (or similar), with a knowledge and ability to interpret and present data appropriately;
• Advanced analysis techniques (e.g. population modelling, GLM, GAM, Distance Sampling, Density Surface Modelling);
• Technical writing skills;
• A thorough understanding of ecology/ornithology;
• Previous experience of conducting ecological studies and surveys;
• A degree in a relevant subject, and a post-graduate qualification or equivalent experience.

As well as these technical capabilities and expertise, you will also need:

• An interest in or aptitude for project management;
• Strong communication skills; confident and articulate in face-to-face, telephone and written communications;
• To be a good team worker, reliable and able to rapidly establish a high degree of trust and rapport with all clients and stakeholders;
• To be self-motivated and disciplined, with the ability to work to tight deadlines;
• Good attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining and enhancing our high standards of delivery, quality and accuracy;
• To be highly computer literate;
• To be willing to travel, on occasion, for work;
• A full UK driving licence.

Desirable attributes include:
• Knowledge of legislation and policy in relation to UK conservation and designated sites;
• Knowledge of the application and consent process for onshore and offshore wind farms in the UK;
• Experience of writing EIAs and HRAs, preferably for the onshore and/or offshore renewables industry;
• Experience of preparing tenders and marketing;
• A working knowledge habitats and protected species legislation;
• A working knowledge of a programming language (eg Python, R, SQL)
• A record of academic publication

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to Jessica.Norcliffe@rpsgroup.com. Please contact Martin Scott (ScottM@rpsgroup.com) with any questions regarding the role.

Strictly No Agencies

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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Projects Support Officer

Organisation: The Vincent Wildlife Trust
Salary: €22,500 pa
Location: West of Ireland
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 20 October 14
Website: www.mammals-in-ireland.ie

Employer: The Vincent Wildlife Trust
Location: West of Ireland
Job type: Projects Support Officer
Contract Duration: Two years
Salary: €22,500
Closing date: 1700hrs on 20th October 2014

Job description: The Vincent Wildlife Trust is seeking an assistant to work alongside our Mammal Development Manager who is based in the west of Ireland. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within the wildlife charity sector and make a real contribution to the continuing success of the Trust’s work in Ireland in the field of Irish mammal research and conservation.

The role of the Projects Support Officer will be to provide fundraising, administrative and field support to the Mammal Development Manager for projects and activities in Ireland.

The ideal candidate will have a degree (or equivalent) in biological sciences, wildlife conservation or a related discipline, a keen interest in ecology and the ability to work on their own or as part of a team.

Please click on ‘More information’ below for a full description of the role and an Application pack. Applications must be made using the application form provided.


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Environmental Education Officer

Organisation: The Magdalen Environmental Trust
Salary: £12,560 pa
Location: Chard, Somerset
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Sat 08 November 14
Website: www.magdalenfarm.org.uk
Contact name: Rebecca King
Contact telephone: 01460 30144
Contact email:

The environmental education programme at Magdalen is growing and, for the first time, we are seeking to appoint a seasonal post starting in February 2015 and finishing 6 months later in August. This post is for 30 hours/week, spread over Wednesday – Sunday, and will include some evenings.

The post holder will work within our excellent 6-strong Learning and Wellbeing Team.

Accommodation and meals are provided on site in addition to the wage.

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Earth Trust

At the Earth Trust we think that the best way to look after the places we love is to change the way we live. We give people life changing experiences that reconnect us to the natural world.

The Earth Trust is all about people and the way they feel, think and act towards the environment. We are convinced that the world is currently at a turning point. At the Earth Trust we believe this is a challenge we can all rise to by making small changes to the way we live. We are convinced there are many people out there who have the ingenuity and passion to make a difference. We believe it’s our job to help them do so.

Website: www.earthtrust.org.uk

Earth Trust
Skills for Tomorrow Development Manager
Organisation: Earth Trust
Location: South Oxfordshire
Salary: £24,000 pa
Posted 1 day ago

Climate Parliament

The Climate Parliament is an international cross-party network of legislators, dedicated to preventing climate change and promoting renewable energy. We support parliamentarians to undertake initiatives at national and regional levels to help accelerate the global renewable switch at the speed and scale required. The Climate Parliament has been supporting MPs in their work on renewable energy for over five years, and has established a network of legislators from across Asia, Africa and Europe, all dedicated to effecting the renewables transition.

Website: climateparl.net

Climate Parliament
Programme Officer
Organisation: Climate Parliament
Location: London or Brighton
Salary: £25,000 pa
Posted 1 day ago

EU Trade and Environment – Lawyer

Organisation: ClientEarth
Location: London or Brussels
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 06 November 14
Website: www.clientearth.org
Contact name: Patricia Del Rio
Contact telephone: 02077495970
Contact email:

About the role
This exciting and demanding role needs an experienced lawyer who will make an immediate contribution to our work on the implications of trade policy on EU environmental protection. The role is designed to contribute to ClientEarth’s campaign which aims to ensure that priority is given to public interest considerations and the rule of law in the current Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations; and other EU international trade arrangements, including the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The substantive focus of the work includes proposals which would impact regulation of toxic chemicals, energy and food safety.

This position is currently funded for 12 months; during that time, continued financial support will be actively sought to enable work to be carried on contemporaneously with the ongoing TTIP negotiations.
The role is based in ClientEarth’s Brussels or London office. The successful candidate would work with a team of 4 people operating on a cross-office basis.

About you
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in EU law, particularly the functioning of EU institutions. You will also have a good understanding and experience of EU and international trade law. You will be able to immediately develop and implement a strategy for public interest legal interventions in the TTIP process. More generally, you will be a strategic thinker, able to apply legal skills creatively, an excellent communicator, comfortable in conveying complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences and able to facilitate ongoing co-operation with a wide range of civil society stakeholders. You will also be used to delivering independent self-motivated work products which are closely integrated with other related work streams on an ongoing basis.

About us
ClientEarth is a public interest environmental law group founded in 2007. ClientEarth brings together law, science and policy to create practical solutions to key environmental challenges. Working in partnership with civil society and policy-makers, ClientEarth is committed to securing the rights of citizens and civil society to participation, information and justice in environmental matters. In Europe and beyond, ClientEarth’s 55 strong staff includes legal experts qualified in more than nine jurisdictions based in offices in London, Brussels and Warsaw. Our programmes cover biodiversity and ecosystems, climate and energy, and health and environment.

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Course: Introduction to Woodland Management OCN Level 3

Organisation: Small Woods
Location: Telford
Course type: Short Course
Date: 6th – 7th December 2014
Cost: £60 (with funding) £180 (without funding)
Website: www.smallwoods.org.uk
Contact name: Harriet Wood
Contact telephone: 01952 435860
Contact email:

Completely redesigned for 2014, in line with new Forestry Commission guidelines, this two day course will give you the background knowledge to enable you manage your woodland sustainably.

Topics include:

  • Assessing the resource
  • Protecting the resource
  • Managing the resource
  • Producing timber
  • Keeping it legal
  • Thinking about the future

The course is classroom based at the Green Wood Centre with visits to different local woodlands.

The tutor Jim Waterson has many years experience as a woodland manager and is a senior lecturer at Harper Adams University. The course will be tailored to individuals needs and participants are encouraged to bring and share details of woodlands they are familiar with.

Venue: Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire

Limited places available so booking is essential

For more information contact Harriet on 01952 435860 harrietwood@smallwoods.org.uk

Small Woods Members price — £160

Funding is available for those working in forestry and farming in England. The funded price of the course is £60. Please return the forms from our website to harrietwood@smallwoods.org.uk to apply for a funded place.


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