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RSPB: Conservation Scientist
Salary: 25,463 - 27,585
Closing date: 23 March
The RSPB seeks a talented Conservation Scientist to work on an exciting project that will use state-of-the-art GPS tracking technology to understand how seabirds may be affected by offshore wind farm development. The job will involve setting up and conducting a project to attach remote-download GPS tracking devices to kittiwakes to gather high-resolution movement data, follow-up monitoring, and analysis and write-up of the results. The postholder will conduct fieldwork during the seabird breeding season on the Yorkshire Coast between Flamborough and Filey, working closely with a senior research assistant and staff at the RSPB Bempton Cliffs reserve. They will spend the subsequent 6 months conducting data analysis and writing up the results of the work, in order to produce a paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal by the end of the contract.

Zoological Society of London: Business and Biodiversity Technical Advisor
33,977 - 34,419
Closing date: 23 March

ZSL is seeking an experienced specialist to join the growing ZSL Business and Biodiversity programme, taking on responsibility for the management, coordination and delivery of the Programme’s contribution to in-country conservation projects and grants. In particular, this includes deliverables for innovative landscape projects in Indonesia and Cameroon, where key commodities include oil palm, rubber, timber and pulp, and mining. The individual will provide technical support on private sector engagement and industry best practice, particularly environmental best practice for production, and represents ZSL in its relationship with relevant industry groups and companies. The Technical Advisor will support the expansion of the Business and Biodiversity Programme and its flagship SPOTT initiative to commodities beyond palm oil and timber, pulp and paper; supporting the Programme Manager and the SPOTT Manager with scoping and securing funds.

CPRE Hampshire: Chief Executive
Salary: 30,000
Closing date: 24 March

If you are passionate about the countryside and enjoy working proactively with Trustees and volunteers campaigining to protect Hampshire's countryside, please do apply. CPRE Hampshire need an energetic person to lead their campaigning and fundraising activities and to manage a small office.

You will need excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, experience in campaigning on environmental issues and a working knowledge of the UK Planning system (or be willling to learn and engage with it) as well as being comfortable working with and supporting volunteers.

You will also be good at networking, able to influence others, able to work across a range of media, happy to travel and to attend occasional meetings at evenings and weekends.

WWF-UK (Cardiff): Campaigns and Media Officer
28,000 + 1,300 on call allowance
Closing date: 26 March

This is an exciting opportunity to work with WWF colleagues in Wales and beyond to make an impact on big environmental issues such as climate change. The role entails planning and delivering advocacy communications projects and campaigns across a range of communications channels. You will manage projects such as report launches, events and online advocacy, and ensure WWF have the right blend of communications to engage key audiences including politicians and supporters. You will also manage WWF Cymru’s media and online activity and regularly act as a Welsh language media spokesperson, sharing the out-of-hours media service.

Buglife: Conservation Officer
Salary: 23,800
Closing date: 27 March

Are you seeking an outreach-focused conservation role in Suffolk? Urban Buzz is coming to your area and they need a conservation officer to deliver the project.This is an exciting time to join Buglife. Their strategy focuses on pollinators and freshwater invertebrates in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and overseas.

You will work as part of a really supportive geographically dispersed team delivering in towns across England. Urban Buzz aims to transform unused and nature poor sites into vibrant areas, rich with colour and buzzing with life. You will build a volunteer base and create pollinator habitat in up to 100 large and small sites across the town. Buglife are seeking strong public communication skills, education or outreach experience. An understanding of pollinator and urban wildlife conservation is desirable along with knowledge of fundraising and the ability to learn quickly about urban habitat priorities.

ORCA: Marketing and Communications Officer
Salary: 20,000 - 22,500
Closing date: 31 March

ORCA is looking for a Marketing and Communications Officer to:

  • Develop and manage communications, including fundraising appeals to stakeholders via a variety of media channels
  • Maintain and strengthen relations with our members and volunteers and deliver excellent supporter services
  • Manage the ORCA membership database and expand the supporter group
  • Develop a proactive media strategy to improve communication about ORCA activity and the wider marine conservation agenda
  • Oversee the daily administrative operations of the ORCA office

The Woodland Trust: Policy Officer - Wales
Salary: 28,000
Closing date: 2 April

Working as part of the Conservation and External Affairs team, the Policy Officer will lead the development and advocacy of post-referendum sustainable land management policies for Wales and support the development and dissemination of conservation policies across the rest of the UK.

You'll need experience of working in a similar role, shaping UK land management policies, specifically the Common Agricultural Policy and its impact on woods, including a working knowledge of the Welsh Assembly. Able to plan and deliver multi-dimensional projects, you'll be able to build effective partnerships and possess excellent communication skills.

RSPB (Edinburgh): Project Policy Officer - Offshore Renewables
Salary: 22,073 to 23,912
Closing date: 7 April
RSPB is taking a lead in tackling the complex environmental challenges that offshore renewables pose, inputting significant time and resources to try and secure their development in harmony with nature. RSPB readily recognise the need to move to a low carbon energy system rapidly to tackle climate change. Far-offshore and deep water renewables could offer significant opportunity by enabling much needed energy development further from breeding seabird colonies and in areas with lower environmental sensitivities.

This available position is to manage the a) exploration of the challenges that this emerging and rapidly innovating industry faces; and b) establish recommendations to help address the challenges of deploying far-offshore technologies in harmony with nature. The role will include maintaining existing and forging new relationships with all relevant stakeholders of the deep water and far-offshore renewables industry; research and analysis of existing and related industry studies; and development of key policy asks as they relate to RSPB objectives.

EIA: Oceans Campaigner
Salary: Competitive
Closing date: 10 April

EIA has been at the forefront of efforts to combat environmental abuse since 1984. The Oceans Campaign has been a major part of EIA’s work since the organisation was founded in 1984, when EIA first documented Norwegian whaling. The campaign seeks to improve the status of global marine ecosystems and cetacean populations through a reduction in marine plastic pollution and strengthening of global protection for cetaceans. To successfully implement campaign strategies, the organisation requires a full-time Oceans Campaigner.

The Oceans Campaigner, reporting to the Head of the Oceans Campaign, will be responsible for the day-to-day running of key aspects of the campaign and help ensure its strategy is implemented effectively and on time. The role requires good coordination with the communications and fundraising departments.

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