Monthly Archives: May 2015

Marine Assessment Scientist x2

JNCC is the statutory advisor on nature conservation to the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations, as well as having specific responsibilities for marine biodiversity conservation in UK offshore waters. Within JNCC, the Marine Ecosystems and Assessment Team is responsible for developing and undertaking assessments of biodiversity and ecosystems for reporting to EU Directives, the European Environment Agency, OSPAR and national policies. The team also provides scientific advice on marine policy implementation, including European and global policy mechanisms, as well as on assessments undertaken within offshore Marine Protected Areas.

JNCC is now recruiting two posts to help manage the delivery of the key national marine assessments over the next few years. One post is a permanent appointment; the other is a fixed term appointment until November 2016. The posts will be based in JNCC’s Peterborough office.

Both of these posts will play a key role in helping to deliver these major biodiversity assessments and also our assessment R&D work which covers topics such as improving assessment processes and development of marine biodiversity indicators. The focus of these roles is principally on benthic habitats though there will be a need to work closely with other JNCC specialists on other components of marine ecosystems. The post-holders will also be expected to work with a range of external scientific groups and other marine organisations both in the UK and in the rest of Europe.

We are looking for two people who have a good understanding of UK marine biodiversity science combined with solid data analysis and IT skills. Ideally, candidates will also have knowledge of the legal and policy aspects of marine conservation, along with excellent communication skills with the ability to explain scientific concepts to non-specialist audiences, often in a policy context. This is a unique opportunity to directly contribute to the major national and international marine biodiversity assessments which are needed over the next few years.

For more information about the skills/competencies required for each of these posts, visit our website where you can download the details and the relevant application form and find out more about our work. Alternatively, contact us via and we will email the relevant documentation to you.

The closing date is 09:00 on 10 June 2015, interviews are expected to take place on 06 & 07 July 2015.

Inshore Monitoring Officer

JNCC is seeking an Inshore Habitats Monitoring Officer who will contribute to JNCC’s work on developing options for benthic habitats monitoring, along with methods and protocols for monitoring seabed habitats.

The post-holder will work under the guidance of the Marine Habitats Monitoring Manager and contribute to the development of the UK Marine Biodiversity Monitoring R&D Programme. There will be a focus on the inshore benthic environment but close working with the Offshore Habitats Monitoring Officer will also be required. The duties will involve working with other marine staff within JNCC as well as with partners in the country conservation agencies, and with others such as Cefas and Marine Scotland Science.

The post is based in Peterborough and will be offered on a permanent basis.

For more information about the skills/competencies required for this post, visit our website where you can download the details and the relevant application form and find out more about our work. Alternatively, contact us via and we will email the relevant documentation to you.

The closing date is 09:00 on 10 June 2015, interviews are expected to take place on 06 & 07 July 2015.

Senior Warden

Would you like to work for the RSPB in the heart of the Sherwood Forest landscape on Nottinghamshire’s largest remaining heathland?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to manage over 200ha of heathland in Budby South Forest in the heart of the Sherwood Futurescape. You will be joining a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who are dedicated to creating an incredible area for wildlife.

You will drive forward the management of the heathland and will be responsible for developing and managing an active volunteer team. You need to be able to problem solve and adopt good partnership working, have an understanding of health and safety and cross compliance, have excellent communication and project planning skills and experience of conservation land management in a reserve situation.


Reference: A1040515

Wildlife Sites Officer

We are currently recruiting for a fixed term 18 months Wildlife Sites Officer to work in the South Wales Valleys.

Overall purpose of job

To work with partner organisations, landowners and the local communities in the Rhondda Valleys to promote the sustainable long-term management of upland grassland habitats through landowner liaison, community engagement, data collection and practical habitat management.


The post holder should have a minimum of 2 years experience of practical conservation, with a good understanding of upland grassland and heathland habitats, their management objectives and associated species. The post holder must also have experience with engaging with and inspiring local communities and volunteers.

For further details and an application form please click on ‘More information’.

Completed applications can be emailed to or posted to the address given at the top of the form.

Head of Education, Training and Visitor Engagement

Job Title: Head of Education, Training & Visitor Engagement
Function: Management of Wildwood’s Education, Training and Visitor Engagement
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000 + pension & other benefits

Wildwood Trust is a charity dedicated to rewilding Britain and running the unique Wildwood Discovery Park.

We are looking for someone to lead our exceptional team of wildlife educators. This job needs proven experience in organising education and training activities with a deep understanding of ecology and British wildlife. The person must have exceptional enthusiasm, and the ability to inspire people about the charitable objectives of the Wildwood Trust. Specific tasks include:

  • Designing and delivering targeted education programmes to schools focusing on the National Curriculum and specialist exam board needs;
  • Providing an inspirational talk and activities programme to delight and inform visitors;
  • Developing our training programme for students, researchers and conservation professionals with a view to promoting wildlife conservation and rewilding skills.

This exciting position will be a key role within the organisation and will be part of the senior management team.

A recruitment pack can be downloaded from
or e-mail

Apply by post: Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ
Apply by email:

The closing date is 7th July 2015. Interviews will be held by arrangement within 3 weeks of that date.

Senior Farm Conservation Adviser

Senior Farm Conservation Adviser – Dorset

Full time fixed-term contract position (initial 12 months maternity cover) based in the FWAG SouthWest Dorchester Office.

Candidates interested in part-time and flexible working will be considered.

Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 per annum, dependent on experience, pro rata if applicable

We are seeking an experienced farm adviser, with management skills, to provide maternity cover for our Senior Farm Conservation Adviser in Dorset. Based from the Dorchester office where you will be responsible for managing a team of advisers, maintaining and building relationships with partner organisations, as well as providing high quality environmental advice to farmers.

The post will suit a team player who is enthusiastic, passionate about improving the farmed environment, and is a strategic thinker able to see work through to completion.

You will be involved in a diverse range of tasks including team management, project development and management, and partnership meetings. You will also undertake farm advisory visits, assist farmers with agri-environment applications, and run farm walks and workshops for farmers.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 10th June
Interview date: Wednesday 17th June

For job description and to download an application pack please visit our Staff Vacancies page at:

If you have any questions about the post please contact Clare Buckerfield via email

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