Daily Archives: October 15, 2014

Sea Champions Volunteer Coordinator (SW)

Organisation: Marine Conservation Society
Salary: £23,545 – £27,097 pa dependent on experience
Location: Home based, South West England
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 27 October 14
Website: www.mcsuk.org
Contact name: Joanne O’Hagan
Contact telephone: 01989 561574
Contact email:

Fixed Term to end May 2015

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been the voice for our seas for over 30 years; championing sustainable fisheries, clean seas and beaches and protection for marine wildlife.

Our volunteer Sea Champions are our local ambassadors in communities across the UK, promoting MCS’ campaigns, conservation work, membership and fundraising initiatives, encouraging active participation in protecting – and enjoying – our seas, shores and wildlife.

We are seeking a committed and self-motivated individual to manage a growing network of volunteer “Sea Champions” within the South West, promoting wider public awareness of MCS and proactively supporting our conservation goals, as well as increasing membership and local fundraising activities. You will have excellent communication skills, experience of recruiting and supporting volunteers, and will be able to demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively across a large geographical area. You will bring with you strong organisational skills and will have experience of delivering education, events and training, along with a committed interest in communicating marine conservation to varied audiences. You will need to live within the region/country you work in and have reliable access to your own vehicle.

This role requires confidence in your abilities and a positive proactive approach. You will need to be able to effectively manage a large group of volunteers and be able to juggle a busy and diverse workload.

Key Skills

  • Experience of supporting and managing volunteers, particularly remotely across large geographical areas, to achieve tangible outcomes
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to a wide range of audiences
  • Highly organised in order to successfully manage multiple projects and co-ordination of a large volunteer team
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to plan and deliver to tight timescales and targets

To apply click on ‘More information’ below


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Sea Champions Volunteer Coordinator (SW)

Organisation: Marine Conservation Society
Salary: £23,545 – £27,097 pa dependent on experience
Location: Home based, South West England
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 27 October 14
Website: www.mcsuk.org
Contact name: Joanne O’Hagan
Contact telephone: 01989 561574
Contact email:

Fixed Term to end May 2015

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been the voice for our seas for over 30 years; championing sustainable fisheries, clean seas and beaches and protection for marine wildlife.

Our volunteer Sea Champions are our local ambassadors in communities across the UK, promoting MCS’ campaigns, conservation work, membership and fundraising initiatives, encouraging active participation in protecting – and enjoying – our seas, shores and wildlife.

We are seeking a committed and self-motivated individual to manage a growing network of volunteer “Sea Champions” within the South West, promoting wider public awareness of MCS and proactively supporting our conservation goals, as well as increasing membership and local fundraising activities. You will have excellent communication skills, experience of recruiting and supporting volunteers, and will be able to demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively across a large geographical area. You will bring with you strong organisational skills and will have experience of delivering education, events and training, along with a committed interest in communicating marine conservation to varied audiences. You will need to live within the region/country you work in and have reliable access to your own vehicle.

This role requires confidence in your abilities and a positive proactive approach. You will need to be able to effectively manage a large group of volunteers and be able to juggle a busy and diverse workload.

Key Skills

  • Experience of supporting and managing volunteers, particularly remotely across large geographical areas, to achieve tangible outcomes
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to a wide range of audiences
  • Highly organised in order to successfully manage multiple projects and co-ordination of a large volunteer team
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to plan and deliver to tight timescales and targets

To apply click on ‘More information’ below


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Advice Team Manager – South East Scotland

Organisation: Changeworks
Salary: £27,033 – £32,613 pa
Location: Edinburgh
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Tue 28 October 14
Website: www.changeworks.org.uk
Contact email:

Advice Team Manager – South East Scotland

Changeworks is a leading environmental charity and social enterprise company in Scotland. We give people and organisations practical support to live and work more sustainably. We deliver innovative services and projects to cut carbon, prevent waste and promote sustainable energy and support people at risk of fuel poverty.

We are looking for an excellent Advice Team Manager with the desire to deliver a high quality, target driven, customer focused advice service within the Home Energy Scotland advice centre South East.

With proven leadership skills you will direct and inspire an established team of Energy Advisors committed to achieving outstanding results for customers. You will have a coaching approach for engaging and empowering staff to achieve their full potential.

You will see providing high class customers service as essential. You will have the ambition to see opportunities to grow and develop our services, to enable our customers to save money and be warmer in their homes.

Changeworks provides an inclusive and supportive working environment with an excellent benefits package, which include the following:

• Flexible Working • Generous Pension Scheme • Employee Assistance Programme • Life Assurance • Childcare Vouchers • Cycle Scheme

Salary: £27,033- £32,613 AP5 to SO1, 8% contribution pension

Download an application from our website by clicking on ‘More information’ below.
Completed applications should be sent to: recruitment@changeworks.org.uk

Closing Date Tuesday 28 October, 2014
Interview date: Friday 31st October 2014

Changeworks ~ inspiring change for people and the environment
Charity number SC015144


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Project Officer, DIY Streets

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £24,620 – £27,163 pa
Reference: SUS1309
Location: Farringdon and Haringey, London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Wed 29 October 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk

Salary including a London Weighting allowance of £3,299pa – 12 month contract

We are looking for a motivated individual to deliver the DIY Streets project with the London Borough of Haringey as part of their ‘Communities Streets’ programme, working with communities in Tottenham Hale and Tottenham Green to establish any barriers to active travel and in response, redesign local streets and neighbourhoods to create safer more attractive, playable and sociable areas.

Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and with experience of delivering a practical project with community involvement at its core, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, an ability to develop productive working relationships and the ability to be organised and efficient. You will also be IT literate with experience of blogging and/or social media. An understanding of local urban design issues, including the role of active travel (walking and cycling) is essential as is your experience in workshop facilitation and delivering community events. You will also be committed to the ideals of active travel and sustainable transport.

To apply please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form from our website. Alternatively, email jobs@sustrans.org.uk or ring our recruitment line on 0117 915 0325. Please quote the above reference number. Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 29 October 2014. Interviews will take place in London on Tuesday or Wednesday, 4 or 5 November 2014.

Working Towards Equal Opportunities


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Volunteer Wildlife Watch Leader

Organisation: The Wildlife Trust BCN
Location: Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Wed 31 December 14
Website: www.wildlifebcn.org
Contact name: Ruth Sneath
Contact telephone: 01525 874317
Contact email:

Watch is the youth branch of the Wildlife Trust and is one of the UK’s leading environmental clubs for young people.

Watch groups are for young people aged 8-12 who, by going along to the sessions, can take an active role in conservation related activities. Wildlife Watch Leaders are registered volunteers who run the Wildlife Watch groups.

Working as part of a team of leaders, you will be responsible for:

• enabling young people to engage with local wildlife through an exciting and inspiring programme of Watch meetings
• empowering young people to feel a connection to and sense of ownership of the North Chilterns Chalk Living Landscape by taking an active role
• helping young people to explore their surroundings through conservation related projects
• recruiting young people to your local group and supporting them to devise a programme of activities
• running safe & enjoyable meetings, ensuring child welfare & safety policies are put into practice
• working with the Bedfordshire Education and Community Officer, liaising regularly with the local Wildlife Watch Officer and promoting Watch membership

If you have an interest and enthusiasm for wildlife and working with young people, this opportunity could be for you. We are looking for volunteers who have a sense of responsibility and discipline, strong communication skills, sound judgement, and a sensible, pragmatic and flexible approach. Some knowledge of local wildlife is desirable. You will receive training and gain skills in child protection, first aid, youth work and other topics as needed. You will need to complete a DBS check and obtain two references.

Houghton Regis Wildlife Watch group takes places once a month on a Saturday morning from 9.45am -11.45am (not including setting up and packing away time). Planning and preparation time is also required, which is usually around 2 hours per month.


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Volunteer Wildlife Watch Leader

Organisation: The Wildlife Trust BCN
Location: Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Wed 31 December 14
Website: www.wildlifebcn.org
Contact name: Ruth Sneath
Contact telephone: 01525 874317
Contact email:

Watch is the youth branch of the Wildlife Trust and is one of the UK’s leading environmental clubs for young people.

Watch groups are for young people aged 8-12 who, by going along to the sessions, can take an active role in conservation related activities. Wildlife Watch Leaders are registered volunteers who run the Wildlife Watch groups.

Working as part of a team of leaders, you will be responsible for:

• enabling young people to engage with local wildlife through an exciting and inspiring programme of Watch meetings
• empowering young people to feel a connection to and sense of ownership of the North Chilterns Chalk Living Landscape by taking an active role
• helping young people to explore their surroundings through conservation related projects
• recruiting young people to your local group and supporting them to devise a programme of activities
• running safe & enjoyable meetings, ensuring child welfare & safety policies are put into practice
• working with the Bedfordshire Education and Community Officer, liaising regularly with the local Wildlife Watch Officer and promoting Watch membership

If you have an interest and enthusiasm for wildlife and working with young people, this opportunity could be for you. We are looking for volunteers who have a sense of responsibility and discipline, strong communication skills, sound judgement, and a sensible, pragmatic and flexible approach. Some knowledge of local wildlife is desirable. You will receive training and gain skills in child protection, first aid, youth work and other topics as needed. You will need to complete a DBS check and obtain two references.

Houghton Regis Wildlife Watch group takes places once a month on a Saturday morning from 9.45am -11.45am (not including setting up and packing away time). Planning and preparation time is also required, which is usually around 2 hours per month.


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Development Officer

Organisation: Cycling Scotland
Salary: £24,081 – £28,185 pa
Reference: CSRecruitment
Location: Glasgow
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Tue 28 October 14
Website: www.cyclingscotland.org
Contact name: Catherine Christie
Contact telephone: 0141 229 5355
Contact email:

Development Officer
£24,081 to £28,185

Cycling Scotland is the national cycle promotion, events and training charity for Scotland.

We are currently in a record period of delivery and an opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and ambitious Development Officer to join our team based in Glasgow.

Reporting to the Senior Development Officer, the postholder will primarily project manage the development and delivery of a new Cycle Friendly Award for Universities and Colleges across Scotland, funded by Transport Scotland. They will liaise with key stakeholders and lead a robust consultation process to deliver an effective product to support increased cycling across the Further and Higher Education setting.

The postholder will also support the roll out of projects across the school, workplace, and community settings. Cycling Scotland is a key delivery partner of the Scottish Government’s Cycling Action Plan for Scotland, and champions cycling as an everyday, practical, mainstream and sustainable transport option.

The application closing date is 4pm, Tuesday, 28th October 2014. Interviews will take place on the 7th November.

For a full job description, person specification and application form go to www.cyclingscotland.org, email recruitment@cyclingscotland.org or call Catherine Christie 0141 229 5355.

Cycling Scotland is a recognised Scottish Charity no SC02976


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The Garden Classroom

The Garden Classroom (TGC) is an award-winning non-profit organisation committed to connecting inner city children and young people to their natural world by providing creative outdoor experiences that inspire and educate while nurturing a respect for the environment.

Aims and objectives

  • To provide high quality experiences for young people that promote learning outside the classroom.
  • To educate the next generation with the skills and values needed for an ecologically sound future.
  • To reduce inequalities by removing barriers to engagement and improve access to nature, and to the experience of growing food, for people living in areas of deprivation.
  • To provided CPD to teachers, to equip them with the skills and confidence to teach outside the classroom.
  • To develop a successful, sound and sustainable TGC organisation.

Website: www.thegardenclassroom.org.uk

The Garden Classroom
Education Programme Manager
Organisation: The Garden Classroom
Location: Islington, North London
Salary: £22,000 pro rata
Posted 2 days ago

The Garden Classroom

The Garden Classroom (TGC) is an award-winning non-profit organisation committed to connecting inner city children and young people to their natural world by providing creative outdoor experiences that inspire and educate while nurturing a respect for the environment.

Aims and objectives

  • To provide high quality experiences for young people that promote learning outside the classroom.
  • To educate the next generation with the skills and values needed for an ecologically sound future.
  • To reduce inequalities by removing barriers to engagement and improve access to nature, and to the experience of growing food, for people living in areas of deprivation.
  • To provided CPD to teachers, to equip them with the skills and confidence to teach outside the classroom.
  • To develop a successful, sound and sustainable TGC organisation.

Website: www.thegardenclassroom.org.uk

The Garden Classroom
Education Programme Manager
Organisation: The Garden Classroom
Location: Islington, North London
Salary: £22,000 pro rata
Posted 2 days ago

Course: Bee Friendly Beekeeping

Organisation: Bees for Development
Location: Forest of Dean
Course type: Short Course
Date: 29th & 30th November 2014
Cost: £120
Website: www.beesfordevelopment.org
Contact name: Janet Lowore
Contact telephone: 441600714848
Contact email:

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November 2014

This is a 2 day course on bee friendly beekeeping using Warré Peoples’ Hive. The course tutor is David Heaf, the leading exponent of Warré’s methods.

£120 (inclusive of VAT)

Location: Ragman’s Lane Farm, Gloucestershire, UK

Please call the office to book or visit our website.

Telephone +44(0) 1600 714848


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