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Current vacancies at Link and within our member organisations.

Birmingham Wildlife Trust - Senior Biodiversity and Planning Officer 

Birmingham Wildlife Trust is currently recruiting for a Senior Biodiversity and Planning Officer to provide expert knowledge to the whole organisation in matters relating to wildlife legislation and planning, and help to protect the area’s most important wildlife habitats and species. The Senior Biodiversity & Planning Officer is a critical role, providing expert knowledge to the whole organisation in matters relating to wildlife legislation and planning, and helping to protect the area’s most important wildlife habitats and species. The Trust is looking for someone with the skills and experience to undertake site surveys and assessments, promote and influence developers to build wildlife into new developments, and influence planning decisions that benefit wildlife and wild places. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent technical and inter-personal skills. You will be well-organised and have the confidence to work independently and on your own initiative. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 year’s relevant experience demonstrating technical competencies. You will be able to demonstrate a positive attitude to partnership working, and in working effectively to deadlines. It is essential that you have a degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant environmental science, or demonstrable relevant experience in the sector. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Sunday 14th August. 

Butterfly Conservation - Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey Officer

Butterfly Conservation is currently recruiting for a recent graduate looking to gain their first or second role within the conservation sector to join their Recording & Monitoring Team, with a key aim to coordinate the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey and support the volunteer network and partners involved. The Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) is an integral part of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS). Established in 2009, the WCBS generates important data on the abundance of widespread butterfly species from under-recorded habitats such as farmland, plantation woodland, uplands and urban green spaces, though a network of randomly selected 1-km squares. The successful candidate will report to the UKBMS Programme Lead, and will be provided with on the job training to become responsible for supporting the WCBS volunteer network – promoting the scheme, providing technical advice on field methods, assisting with online data entry, and providing regular feedback. They will also assist other organisations in utilising the WCBS methodology. This is an agile working role, and Butterfly Conservation welcome applications for remote working, with travel to the UK Office in Dorset once a quarter, and occasionally elsewhere within the UK, as required. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: midday, Monday 15th August. 

Earthwatch Europe - Citizen Science Manager 

Earthwatch Europe is currently recruiting for a Citizen Science Manager with a passion for people, science and nature, who knows their way around data as well as participant engagement, to join their Science, Policy and Innovation (SPI) Team, managing the design and delivery of the Tiny Forest citizen science programme. Tiny Forest is an exciting urban tree planting and community engagement initiative that has already delivered 149 tennis-court sized urban forests across the UK. Each Tiny Forest comes with a citizen-science based monitoring programme to measure the environmental and social benefits delivered by this urban nature-based solution. This Tiny Forest network provides a fantastic living laboratory to study how greening cities can benefit people and nature. The successful candidate will manage the Tiny Forest citizen science programme. You will be responsible for delivering and further improving protocols, approaches and infrastructure in order to grow and sustain citizen science participation and ensure robust data collection. You will conduct data analysis and will create scientific and popular publications to share the results. You will work closely with the rest of the Tiny Forest SPI team, as well as wider SPI colleagues (working on water pollution, sustainable agriculture and the science of citizen science) and Tiny Forest community engagement, programme and education teams. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Sunday 28th August. 

Freshwater Habitats Trust - Project Officers: The Newt Conservation Partnership

Freshwater Habitats Trust is currently recruiting for enthusiastic, experienced, multi-skilled Project Officers who can deliver habitat creation and management projects, with a focus on ponds and great crested newt. Three positions are available, one in each of the following counties: Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. You will be able to engage and liaise with a variety of landowners and contractors and will have knowledge of pond and terrestrial habitat creation and restoration. Amphibian surveying skills are desirable. Training and expert support will be given to the right candidate. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 19th August. 


Freshwater Habitats Trust - Catchment Project Officer – Central (South Midlands)

Freshwater Habitats Trust is currently recruiting for a Catchment Project Officer based in the South Midlands area (Oxon, Bucks, Northants). The post is initially a one-year full time contract, with the expectation of conversion to a permanent position for suitable applicants. FHT are looking for enthusiastic, experienced, multi-skilled Project Officers who can work within the central team to deliver existing practical habitat creation and natural flood management (NFM) projects in the South Midlands area, including the North Bucks Freshwater Resilience Project and Pitsford Water Friendly Farming. In the role you will see practical habitat creation and NFM works through from their inception to delivery, encompassing landowner engagement, design development, obtaining permissions and supervising contractors. Freshwater ecological knowledge is desirable. Training and expert support will be given to the right candidate. Travel to survey locations will require use of own car. For the right person this is a significant opportunity to develop skills and experience and make a substantial contribution to the conservation of freshwater invertebrates and their habitats, with a particular focus on small waters and the protected species they support. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 29th August. 


Freshwater Habitats Trust - Senior Freshwater Invertebrate Biologist

Freshwater Habitats Trust is currently recruiting for a Senior Freshwater Invertebrate Biologist based in their Oxford office. The post is initially a one-year full time contract, with the expectation of conversion to a permanent position for suitable applicants. FHT are looking for an experienced freshwater invertebrate biologist to undertake standard freshwater invertebrate surveys of streams, ponds, ditches and other freshwater habitats, and to identify invertebrate samples at both family and species level. The appointee should be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse and report results in writing and verbally and, ideally, to design, develop and implement new projects. Depending on the interests of the successful candidate, there is potential to spend up to 30% of the job working in other areas of freshwater research or practice, including non-invertebrate survey work, habitat creation, data analysis and interpretation and the publication of research and/or policy papers. Travel to survey locations will require use of own car. For the right person this is significant opportunity to develop skills and experience and make a substantial contribution to the conservation of freshwater invertebrates and their habitats, with a particular focus on small waters and the protected species they support. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 9th September. 


Kent Wildlife Trust - Planning and Policy Officer

Kent Wildlife Trust is currently recruiting for a self-motivated, enthusiastic Planning and Policy Officer with a keen interest in and knowledge of the planning system, who cares deeply about wildlife and the natural environment and wants to make a difference at both a local, county and a national scale. The Trust needs your skills, experience and fresh outlook to help to define the way that they engage with planning authorities, developers and community groups to meet their Wilder Kent Vision. A key aspect of this role will be driving forward a process of streamlining the Trust's approach to dealing with planning consultations and enquiries. By working with colleagues and external partners, you will create guidance which allow the Trust to increase their reach, creating a network of members who feel empowered to give nature a voice through the planning system. This will allow the team to focus on and respond to consultations on the most damaging applications across Kent, providing technical advice to developers and planning authorities. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of tackling the greatest development threats to biodiversity, not only in Kent but nationally. As well influencing local planning policies, you will be influencing Local Development Plans, Green Infrastructure Strategies, the development of Local Nature Recovery Strategies and the implementation of biodiversity net gain, and Kent Wildlife Trust plays a key role in the Kent Nature Partnership. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Thursday 25th August. 


RSPB - Operations Director: Central & Eastern England

RSPB is currently recruiting for an Operations Director with exceptional leadership skills to take action for nature and lead their brilliant operational teams in Central & Eastern England. As part of the England Leadership Team, the Operations Director leads the RSPB’s place-based delivery, primarily across their nature reserves and within the RSPB’s Priority Landscapes & Peoplescapes, where RSPB are working to influence and support others to restore nature and inspire communities within some of England’s most iconic landscapes. The role covers 5 areas, from the West Midlands to the East Anglian coast, and from the Chilterns in the south to the Peak District; encompassing flagship sites such as Sherwood Forest, Minsmere in Suffolk and Titchwell in North Norfolk. This is a role for an exceptional leader, with a team of approximately 200 staff and 2,000 volunteers; significant budget, commercial visitor operations, project and risk accountability; and responsibility for restoring some of England’s most threatened species & habitats. You’ll be someone who can build strong collaborations, both internally & externally, and you’ll be comfortable representing the RSPB to a range of audiences, from community groups to executives and Government Ministers. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 14th August. 


ZSL - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

ZSL is currently recruiting for a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, a new post created within an experienced team of specialists and field delivery programmes in ZSL’s Conservation and Policy (C&P) Directorate to help design frameworks for the analysis of indicators across projects and programmes, and to help communicate successes and lessons learned. This role will work closely with C&P’s conservation delivery teams and operations, as well as ZSL fundraising teams and other teams across the society when needed, to provide Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) expertise and support, and to provide technical inputs into proposal and programme design using the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (‘Conservation Standards’). To support these processes, the job holder will coordinate required outputs, tie them to ZSL’s strategic and impacts frameworks, and support the communication of results to donors and the ZSL’s wider audiences. In addition to core MEAL functions, the role will require the ability to assist with scenario planning to inform project design, provision of other technical inputs including process and tool development, apply analytical skills, and develop capacity development to build MEAL skills across teams within C&P. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 14th August.

Member organisation vacancies pages:

A Rocha UK
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Angling Trust
Bat Conservation Trust
British Ecological Society
Born Free
British Canoeing
British Mountaineering Council
Buglife
Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Butterfly Conservation
Campaign for National Parks
CHEMTrust
The Countryside Charity
ClientEarth
Council for British Archaeology
Earthwatch Europe
Environmental Investigation Agency UK
FOUR PAWS
Freshwater Habitats Trust
Friends of the Earth
Forest Stewardship Council
Greenpeace
Humane Society International
Institute of Fisheries Management
International Fund for Animal Welfare
John Muir Trust
League Against Cruel Sports
The Mammal Society
Marine Conservation Society
Keep Britain Tidy
The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
National Trust
Open Spaces Society
ORCA
People's Trust for Endangered Species
Plantlife
Ramblers
Rewilding Britain
The Rivers Trust
RSPB
RSPCA
Shark Trust
Surfers Against Sewage

The Conservation Volunteers

Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
The Wildlife Trusts
Woodland Trust
WWF

Youth Hostel Association

Zoological Society of London