Daily Archives: November 4, 2014

Waterway Operative

Organisation: Canal & River Trust
Salary: £14,102 plus Inner London Allowance
Reference: 2013-1525
Location: Based Enfield, working across London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Fri 21 November 14

About the role

This role is all about improving the experience for anyone who visits or lives near the London waterways. You’ll help maintain, conserve and improve the waterway network – handling everything from litter collection and water level control to the care and operation of locks. We’ll also look to you to help visitors with any problems or questions they may have. Succeed, and you’ll create a safe, secure and vibrant waterway network where visitors are delighted with the quality of their experience. The demands of this role mean that you’ll be required to work any five days out of seven, including statutory holidays.

About you

While a background in either agriculture or construction would help, it’s not essential. We’re far more interested in your proactive approach and readiness to try your hand at a wide variety of tasks and challenges. You’ll need to be literate and numerate too, with a friendly approach and an understanding of the value of delivering great customer service. A valid driving licence is also a must.

About us

One of the UK’s biggest charities, we maintain 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings – preserving them for future generations. Our mission is to have by 2020 a thriving, sustainable waterway network cherished by a public that shares a deep sense of responsibility for its wellbeing. Achieving this will be a fascinating challenge. Come and be part of it.

To apply

To find out more and apply, follow the ‘More information’ link below.

Please quote reference number 2013-1525 when applying.

Closing date for applications: 21st November 2014.

We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. We welcome applications from all sections of the population.


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Head of Geology

Organisation: Gloucestershire Geology Trust
Location: Brockworth, Gloucester
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Website: www.glosgeotrust.org.uk
Contact name: Mark Campbell
Contact email:

Gloucestershire Geology Trust
Role: Head of Geology
Part time with possibility of going up to full time.
Self-employed basis

We require a person for 1-2 day a week to help run the office and lead on a few part time areas of work. The candidate will be someone who is both geologically competent, as well as a good organiser and self-motivated. They would need to be located in, or very close to the County and have some familiarity with the Geology of the local area.

The majority of the work would be independent but with the support and help of a dozen or so board members and volunteers. The role would be based in our office in Brockworth, Gloucester and from time to time would require outdoor work.

It has the potential to expand into a full time role if the person is successful in fundraising! For further information please contact Mark Campbell mark@geode.uk.com.

We are looking to fill this post ASAP so early application is advised.

Main Responsibilities:

• Administrative tasks (updating memberships, responding to public queries, arranging postage of purchases of trail guides)
• Organising events and liaising with partner charities and organisations
• Managing and directing volunteer help in the office and at events
• Attending conservation days at a range of sites
• Maintaining fossil collection with volunteer help
• Fundraising for projects
• Checking status of RIGS (Regionally Important Geological Sites), and maintaining the GIS database with volunteer help
• Arranging agendas and minutes for board meetings
• Keeping the SAGE financial information up to date

Key Skills Required

• Geological knowledge
• Excellent communication skills
• Organisation and self-motivation
• Ability to use Microsoft Office package

Desired Skills

• Experience leading group work / teaching
• Website maintenance
• Fundraising experience


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Volunteer Trainee Local Wildlife Sites Assistant

Organisation: Kent Wildlife Trust
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 01 December 14
Website: www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk
Contact name: Dot Hughes
Contact telephone: 01622 662012
Contact email:

Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector? We are looking for someone to help us with the running of the Local Wildlife Site system, whilst gaining experience in our busy conservation office.

Local Wildlife Sites are an important part of Kent’s core biodiversity. You will help to ensure that we have up to date information, maps and citations to help protect this vital resource. Liaison with landowners, ecological surveyors and colleagues is a vital part of the role and the successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisation skills and an eye for detail.

Kent Wildlife Trust is one of the largest of the 47 Wildlife Trusts and has the simple aim of protecting Kent’s wildlife for the future. We are working to restore biodiversity, focusing on the restoration, recreation and reconnection of wildlife habitats, linking them to the green space in our cities, towns and villages. Our vision is to rebuild nature by working with landowners, local communities and partner organisations to create a Living Landscape.

If you feel you have the experience and skills to meet the challenge of this role we would be very interested to hear from you.

This is an unsalaried role but offers a training budget and travel expenses.

For a role description and application pack please visit our website www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk or contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email: dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk. For additional information please contact Alison Riggs on 01622 357867, email: alison.riggs@kentwildlife.org.uk.

KWT has a positive approach to equality and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.


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Senior Energy Consultant

Organisation: CBRE Ltd
Location: London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 04 December 14
Website: www.cbre.co.uk/uk-en
Contact email:

CBRE has an exciting opportunity to join a growing Energy and Sustainability team, focused on assisting corporate clients such as Bank of America, Pfizer, Credit Suisse and AIG; as well as with investors such as CBRE GI to manage and reduce their carbon emissions and energy costs.

The role of Senior Energy Consultant is as follows:

  • Define and implement clients’ energy and carbon reduction strategies
  • Assist clients to measure, monitor and report on energy consumption and carbon emissions
  • Identify opportunities to reduce carbon emissions within clients’ property portfolios
  • Calculate potential savings in terms of kWh, CO2 and cost
  • eliver on these opportunities through managing installations & behavioral changes
  • To be able to normalize and verify savings post implementation
  • Assist clients to meet their increasingly challenging compliance requirements, for example the Carbon Reduction Commitment, EU ETS and ESOS
  • Support wider energy management objectives, for example through energy procurement
  • Ensure clients benefit from emerging opportunities, for example various demand response schemes and Electricity Demand Reduction Scheme
  • Support clients’ wider sustainability and corporate social responsibility objectives

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive benefit package (life insurance, health insurance)
  • A learning environment, where you are encouraged to share knowledge.
  • You will constantly be challenged to find ways to improve the effectiveness of the team & bring standardization across our clients, to enhance our service offering.
  • Your opinion will not only be valued, you will be empowered to act upon this & shape the way we work.
  • Career opportunity in a multinational company
  • Positive & constructive feedback to improve knowledge & ability to deliver.
  • Central London office

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Excellent first degree, ideally in engineering or building services
  • Specific energy efficiency / low carbon qualifications are desirable
  • Relevant professional membership e.g. CIBSE, Energy Institute
  • Demonstrable project management skills, with ability to manage multiple complex work-streams and clients
  • Delivers work efficiently and to time
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Experience in energy efficiency and wider sustainable energy is required
  • Experience of energy management, including energy procurement and compliance would be beneficial
  • Understanding of the Carbon Reduction Commitment would be of benefit

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Book Review Editor

Organisation: Biodiversity Conservancy International
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Home based
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 04 December 14
Website: www.biodiversityconservancy.org
Contact name: vanessa reid
Contact telephone: +441173770618
Contact email:

Biodiversity – a Journal of Life on Earth is looking for a Book Review Editor!

We are looking for a skilled writer who is active in biodiversity research and/or has an interest in the field with high levels of English competency and a flair for language. The reviewer will be required to read two books and/or publications every three months on a biodiversity-related topic and write a 300-350 word review encompassing it. Reviews can be written by other reviewers, those with perhaps more expertise in the subject matter of specific books, as long as the reviews are not copyrighted elsewhere. The Book Review Editor will be responsible for coordinating those reviews. We invite applicants to provide us with a short bio, areas of interest and professional background to Biodiversity’s Managing Editor Vanessa Reid at: reidva@biodiversityconservancy.org. Please send us some sample reviews of previous book, publication and/or literature reviews.

This is currently a voluntary position and is an opportunity for the successful applicant to stay abreast of current publications in the field of biodiversity as well as receiving printed or electronic book samples offered for review by publishers. It is also a great opportunity to connect with other specialists working in the field of biodiversity thanks to BCI’s extensive network of scientists, academics, field practitioners, activists and many more.


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North Wiltshire Reserve Manager

Organisation: Natural England
Salary: £20,500 pa
Location: Shrewton, Salisbury
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Contact name: Stuart Hales
Contact telephone: 07771944557
Contact email:

This role involves all elements of managing Wiltshire’s National Nature Reserves. The successful candidate will be part of Natural England’s Somerset, Avon & Wiltshire area team but will work predominantly in Wiltshire alongside the existing Senior Reserves Manager.

Responsibilities include; Delivery of the management required to achieve favourable condition of the the NNRs habitats and species, developing the participation of local communities and volunteering opportunities, survey and monitoring, assisting the Senior Reserve Manager in NNR management plan reviews, compliance with Health & Safety policy, maintenance of NNR infrastructure, managing the day to day spend of allocated NNR budgets

An application form, guidance on how to apply and a job description containing further details of the knowledge and qualifications necessary for the role can be downloaded at: www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1433117%20

The closing date for applications is the 3rd December 2014. Interviews will be held in Bristol before the end of December 2014.


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Course: Accredited Training Programme

Organisation: Learning Through Landscapes
Location: Iver, Buckinghamshire
Course type: Short Course
Date: 4th – 5th February 2015
Cost: £482 + VAT per person
Website: www.ltl.org.uk
Contact name: David Burchett or Renata Pidduck
Contact telephone: 01962845811
Contact email:

An overview of the programme:

Accredited training for experienced professionals who want to develop their knowledge and skills in supporting schools and early years settings to make the most of their outdoor areas. Being part of the LTL network of accredited professionals enables you to:

• promote yourself as quality assured by LTL
• join our UK-wide network of professionals in transforming practice and spaces
• use our extensive bank of images, resources and information to help you deliver training and provide advice
• attend training events and conferences at reduced rates
• participate in regional workshops and development events
• attend specialist seminars
• benefit from LTL’s promotion
• be our first choice for delivery on funded projects

We have two programmes available and they will be run in parallel.

Accreditation in Transforming Spaces:

This accreditation is for design professionals who want to better understand the role of outdoor spaces in teaching, learning and play. This will enable them to offer a service to schools that maximises the potential of outdoor spaces and fully meets the needs of whole school communities. To attend this course you will need to hold a professional qualification and/or at least 2 years’ experience in one or more of the following:
• landscape design
• landscape architecture
• garden design

Accreditation in Transforming Learning:

This accreditation is for education professionals who want to support and encourage whole school communities to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence in the use of outdoor spaces for learning and play. To attend this course you will need to hold a professional qualification and/or at least 2 years’ experience of working with schools to support improvements in educational practice or play provision.

For more information and to sign up please contact enquiries@ltl.org.uk or 01962845811


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Project Manager

Organisation: Windmill Community Gardens
Salary: £26,000 pro rata
Location: Margate, Kent
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 24 November 14
Contact telephone: 01843 280555
Contact email:

Project Manager
Windmill Community Gardens
£26,000 pro rata 30 Hours P/W
12 Months Fixed Term Contract

Windmill Community Gardens (a business wing of MCCPL) is an environmental/community food growing enterprise, established for 10 yrs on two, one acre sites in Margate, Kent, recently successful in our Reaching Communities Big Lottery fund. We are looking to recruit a dynamic & experienced Project Manager.

This exciting new post will be to plan, implement, monitor, track and evaluate our new project. Key responsibilities include the development of systems of control to meet all legal, procedural outcomes, income generation, development of accredited training and ability to engage with the existing programme across a wide range of partnerships.

Closing date for applications is 24.11.14

Call 01843 280555 or email: reception@surestartmillmead.org.uk
for an application pack.

Interviews will take place on 11 & 12 December 2014

Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund


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Campaigner (Maternity Cover)

Organisation: Woodland Trust
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Sun 30 November 14
Website: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

The Woodland Trust is a dynamic, ambitious charity, full of passionate people who work hard to protect, plant and care for the UK’s precious woods and trees. It’s an exciting time to join us in our stunning new office; while our major conservation projects transform the landscape across the UK, our campaigns are making a real impact: growing political influence means we’re being heard in Westminster and almost half a million supporters are speaking up for woods and trees with us.

We’re seeking a Campaigner to join our Campaigning team, which operates as the window to the Trust’s Conservation and External Affairs work to unite supporters and communities and empower them to make a positive difference for woods and trees.

As an experienced campaigner on environmental issues you will identify threats to UK ancient woodland as they arise and work with colleagues on campaign development, planning and co-ordination of delivery, including public inquiry work and final evaluation. In addition you will be able to apply knowledge to analysis and research of detailed documents, be competent at uniting teams from across an organisation to respond to planning cases and be skilled at directing and inspiring volunteers and the public alike to deliver on behalf of the Trust.

You will also support the UK-wide volunteer network ‘ThreatDetectors’ as they respond to localised woodland threats, develop high-level partnerships to support our case work and wider ambitions for ancient woodland, integrate and support community groups as part of ancient woodland campaigns/cases and represent the Trust on panels and as part of coalitions relevant to ancient woodland.

Ideally, you will have an understanding of and practical knowledge of all four UK countries current town planning laws – including public inquiry processes together with practical experience of campaigning with a proven track record of success. You will have knowledge of environmental sector ideally with an understanding of ancient woodland. This role will require regular travel throughout the UK, sometimes at short notice which include overnight stays.

For further details, and to apply, please follow the ‘More information’ link below.


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Managing Director

Organisation: Dulas Limited
Location: Machynlleth, Stirling and Inverness
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Fri 05 December 14
Website: www.dulas.org.uk
Contact email:

Dulas Limited, an established and industry recognised organisation, is seeking to appoint a Managing Director. With offices in Machynlleth, Stirling and Inverness, this is an opportunity to lead an innovative and committed team, with an enviable culture and a history of success.

This high profile role will require a candidate with:-

  • Demonstrable experience in a leadership position
  • Proven experience driving growth and profit within a similar sized business
  • A collaborative and co-operative leadership style to reflect Dulas’ cultural integrity
  • A clear ability to set strategy and inspire co-workers and partners at all levels of the firm
  • A passion for Renewable Energy; although direct experience is not essential, the ideal candidate will have knowledge and/or experience of working in the renewables industry.

Applications by CV, indicating salary expectation and covering letter to jobs@dulas.org.uk by 5.12.2014.

Further information: www.dulas.org.uk/vacancydetails/managingdirector.


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