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Woodland Trust: Senior Adviser - Conservation Partnerships
Salary: £36,000
Closing date: 26 February

This role will strengthen the Woodland Trust's in-house capacity to advance the landscape-scale conservation approach by providing a dedicated resource to help build innovative mechanisms for fresh conservation partnerships that support work for woods and trees and wildlife across landscapes.

Campaign to Protect Rural England: Head of Infrastructure
Salary: £41,998 to £46,564
Closing Date: 27 February

CPRE are looking for a dynamic individual to lead their campaigning on infrastructure. With the UK’s infrastructure pipeline now exceeding £500 billion and the National Infrastructure Commission set to publish the UK’s first long-term National Infrastructure Assessment in 2018, there has never been a better opportunity to influence how infrastructure interacts with the countryside. CPRE's work ranges from promoting opportunities for renewable energy and sustainable travel that minimise impacts on the countryside, to minimising demand for energy and transport.
Working within CPRE's influential and respected Campaigns and Policy Department, you will feel confident communicating with different audiences, whether Parliamentarians, senior officials or local campaigners - whether through face to face meetings, or using social and traditional media. You will be able to develop innovative means to influence key decision makers as well as the wider public. With either experience of working with volunteers or having volunteered yourself, you will be able to motivate people to campaign effectively.
This role will suit those with a policy background but who are also looking to develop their communications and/or campaigning skills and experience further. Demonstrable experience and interest in environmental, transport or energy issues will be essential. You should have a flexible approach and be happy multi-tasking.

Bat Conservation Trust: Bat Mitigation Project Field Assistant
Salary: 17,160 - 18,000 pro rata
Closing date: 27 February

The Bat Conservation Trust are seeking a bat worker with some knowledge and experience of roost inspection, emergence and dawn surveys to assist their Project Officer in investigating the implementation and success of bat mitigation proposed for a cross section of cases through summer fieldwork.

RSPB: Senior Policy Officer
Salary: 29.507 - 31,966
Closing date: 03 March

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled advocate, strategic thinker and self starter to join a strong, high performing Land Use Policy team. The team covers agriculture, water, forestry and upland policy work and works closely with RSPB land use policy colleagues in the other UK country offices and with policy advocates in Brussels to secure more sustainable land management and use. The team works collaboratively with other NGOs and networks, and with other RSPB and BirdLife International teams to ensure nature stays on the political agenda, both by working directly with decision makers and those who shape policy, and by encouraging others to step up and act on nature's behalf.

RSPB need to fill a permanent Senior Policy Officer role in the Land Use Policy team in the RSPB’s Policy and Advocacy Department. They are looking for an enthusiastic and persuasive advocate who will be a passionate and effective champion for the change nature needs.

The post holder will play a key role in overseeing the development and implementation of high impact advocacy plans to secure more sustainable food and farming policies as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

National Trust: Environmental Management System Coordinator
Salary: 34,673
Closing date: 05 March

The National Trust is committed to reducing their impact on the environment by conserving natural resources and making sure their property operations and infrastructure support healthy and beautiful landscapes. From regular team updates on environmental performance to installing a bio-mass boiler there are many different ways they demonstrate continuous environmental improvement. Ultimately it’s about driving efficiencies, thinking ‘brighter green’ and creating a culture where their impact on the environment is considered in all aspects of their work.

This role is accountable for co-ordinating the Trust’s Environmental Management System (EMS). TheirCentral Offices and systems and the English regions are certified to the Green Dragon standard, and this role will ensure they continue to meet the EMS standard requirements and that our EMS effectively delivers continual environmental improvement. As part of the role the post holder will develop the EMS to meet organisational requirements, liaise with NT's regions to ensure appropriate regional governance of EMS and roll out of the EMS Programme.

Woodland Trust: Ancient Woodland Restoration Project Coordinator
Salary: 25,000
Closing date: 05 March

The Ancient Woodland Restoration Project Officer will work in collaboration with the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver the Ancient Woodland Restoration project, building good working relations with funders, partners and stakeholders and ensuring the successful monitoring of the project grant.

National Trust: Wildlife & Countryside Adviser
Salary: 28,923
Closing date: 06 March

Working alongside and under the guidance of our other Wildlife & Countryside Advisers in the region, the postholder will be providing advice to properties across the region, and in particular in Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. They will be a part of the Healthy Environment Consultancy team, who work to support NT's work in the natural environment across the region. The postholder's focus would be providing consultancy advice in nature conservation, including protected species, habitat restoration and land management. This will include responding to requests for information, advice and hands-on support to meet the needs and demands of property clients.

Friends of the Earth: Major Partnerships Manager
Salary: 40,875 - 46,070
Closing date: 06 March

FOE are recruiting for an inspiring and ambitious Major Partnerships Manager to lead their Major Partnerships team in delivering their strategies, guiding relationship management approaches and ensuring that income targets are achieved and exceeded. You’ll work with the team to ensure that prospects and donors are actively engaged and inspired by the work of Friends of the Earth, building lasting, long term relationships. You will also manage your own small portfolio of major donors and prospects. You will do all this, whilst providing excellent, motivating management, focusing on building the skills and capacity of the team.

RSPB: Senior Conservation Scientist
Salary: 29,507 - 31,966
Closing date: 09 March

The RSPB is looking for a talented person to provide scientific support to the Society’s species and site conservation work in Africa. The post requires a doctorate in an ecological subject with at least five years experience of working in conservation science, ideally including international experience, and a good track record in scientific publications. You will be required to lead on a number of existing projects on globally threatened bird species in Africa and support work around key sites including as Gola Rainforest (Sierra Leone and Liberia) and the Liben plain (Ethiopia). This will include travel to these sites to undertake field work both directly and to support and train local partners. The post will require the skills to analyse a range of existing datasets using suitable statistical packages and to publish results in peer reviewed scientific literature and good knowledge of issues relating to conservation in Africa, particularly the impact of commodities expansion on tropical forests, will be advantageous. You will be responsible for developing scientific work to support future conservation initiatives by RSPB and BirdLife partners in the region. This is likely to include work with BirdLife partners, and other key collaborators, to conduct strategic global assessments of emerging conservation issues as a means of prioritising future research.

Woodland Trust: Assistant Campaigner
Salary: 18,000
Closing date: 12 March

The purpose of this role is to support the team in managing the flow of case work and campaigns as well as being the first port of call for all public enquiries into the team, giving sound advice they can act upon. The Assistant campaigner will manage internal communications, data management and customer service.

Campaign to Protect Rural England, Somerset: Planner
Salary: Hourly, to be negotiated
Closing date: 17 March

The work of the Planner will include monitoring planning applications and responding to those that meet the tests for CPRE involvement: dealing with planning appeals, including hearings and public inquiries: and engaging in the development plan-making process. This is a new consultancy role within CPRE Somerset so there is a great opportunity for the right candidate to make a very significant contribution to our campaign objectives and successes at this most critical time for the challenges facing the Somerset countryside.
The successful applicant, who would work from home, will be paid on an hourly basis at a rate to be negotiated. It is envisaged that the Planner will work for around two days a week. This role is for one year initially with the possibility of extension subject to funding. The Planner will report to the Chairman of Trustees, Prof Chris Lewis, and be expected to attend quarterly Trustee meetings, usually held in Street or Taunton.

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