Category Archives: Environment

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

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
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

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
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 or contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email: For additional information please contact Alison Riggs on 01622 357867, email:

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
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


  • 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


  • 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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