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South East Rivers Trust: Project Development Officer or Team Leader
Salary: Officer c.£27,500; Manager c.£35,000
Closing date: 19th January 2018
Become a core part of the South East Rivers Trust (SERT) team designing river and catchment restoration across the South East and make a real difference on the ground. Working collaboratively alongside other SERT staff, project partners, landowners and stakeholders, you will develop best practice solutions to make a real difference to the river catchments in South London and the South East. The role will involve developing up the detailed design of river and catchment restoration projects, primarily using nature-based solutions, so that they are ready for delivery by Trust staff, partners or contractors. You will work with Trust staff and partners as they identify projects to be developed to address priority issues. You will also work closely with SERT project delivery staff and contractors to ensure smooth delivery on the ground.

Plantlife: Senior Project Officer, Lake District
£27,000 pa pro rata
Closing date: 26th January 2018
Location: Carlisle

An opportunity to work across the Lake District to increase awareness of the lichens and bryophytes within Atlantic Woodlands, promote an understanding of management needs for such woodland and work with partners to develop newly skilled volunteers enabling better recording of lichen and bryophyte species within the Lakes. This role will entail working with different audiences across sites within and outside of the Lakes, organising a packed programme of activity for different audiences, influencing partners and generating enthusiasm for species that are often overlooked.

South Cumbria Rivers Trust: Project Officer
Salary: £25,000 – 27,000 p.a.
Closing date: 29th January, 2018
South Cumbria
This is a new and exciting opportunity to scope, deliver and monitor practical river improvement projects throughout the iconic landscape of the South Lakes. SCRT are looking for an individual with proven experience in practical conservation, river restoration, fisheries and project management work. Knowledge and/or experience of working with natural processes and of Natural Flood Management techniques would be an advantage. You will have excellent organisational, communication, presentation and reporting skills and you will need to demonstrate the proven ability to work with and build excellent relationships among a wide range of key partners including communities, farmers, landowners, volunteers and many others.

Plantlife: Outreach Development Manager, Dynamic Dunescapes
£28,000 - £30,000 pro rata pa
Closing date: 30th January 2018
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

As the project’s Outreach Development Manager, you will develop and lead the engagement and outreach elements over 12 months of this Development Phase – in close collaboration with other project partners to test an initial work plan of public engagement which will include a programme of citizen science, certificated learning, working with land managers and work with audiences who do not traditionally engage with the natural heritage sector. This work will inform the development of a high-quality second-round grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund to support a further 3.5 year project. You will write an Activity Plan for the second round grant application, following HLF guidance for these types of documents.

BES: British Ecological Society - Engagement Officer
Salary: £28,926 pa
Closing date: 30th January 2018
Location: London
BES are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills to assist the BES in promoting the importance and relevance of ecological science to a broad range of public groups. They are looking for an Engagement Officer to be based in London to help us expand the support they offer ecologists and others involved in science communication and to develop and deliver creative and fun engagement activities on behalf of the British Ecological Society. The engagement officer will sit within the External Affairs Team, working closely with the Education Manager and across all BES activities to lead their public engagement work.

South East Rivers Trust: Natural Flood Management Coordinator
Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 dependent on experience
Closing date: 1st February 2018
Office base in Carshalton (SM5) with hot desking options in Addington and Leigh. Travel throughout the UK and to continental Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany)
SERT is seeking a new project coordinator to deliver natural flood management on river catchments in Kent, initially focussing on the catchment area of the River Medway. Natural Flood Management (NFM) employs a variety of techniques to hold back water within a river catchment using interventions which apply natural processes to store and attenuate water. Such techniques can include: the creation of runoff attenuation features, e.g. ponds; increasing the roughness of surfaces, e.g. by planting woodland; de-compacting soils to increase infiltration; altering land management practices to reduce surface water runoff; reconnecting a river with its floodplain; installing woody material in and around river channels; and re-meandering rivers. Collectively, these measures slow the flow of water to reduce flood risk to properties and infrastructure downstream.

RSPB: Senior Site Manager
£34,643 to £37,530 per annum
Closing date: 2nd February 2018
Location: Teeside

We are looking for a passionate and inspiring individual to lead a dedicated team on our spectacular Saltholme nature reserve of over 630 ha on the Tees Estuary. The site is designated as an SSSI and an SPA and holds internationally important wintering populations of waders and wildfowl. It is one of the best examples in the North East of a large scale and diverse coastal wetland. The wet grassland and pools support over 100 pairs of breeding waders and a large common tern colony whilst the saltmarsh and intertidal habitat support wintering waders and wildfowl and a healthy harbour seal population.

The Woodland Trust: Estate Manager
Salary: c.£35,000 pa
Closing date: 4th February
Location: Central England (home based)

Covering the east of England, east midlands and part of the west midlands, the Estate Manager will lead the site management team and the management of our estate in accordance with the Woodland Trust approach throughout central England, responsible for all aspects of management of the estate from management planning, database management, site risk assessment, tree safety and budget management to line management of the estate staff. The role requires close collaborative working internally to integrate the estate across all areas of Trust activity, and with external stakeholders to build influence and raise the profile and professional standing of the Woodland Trust in the region. We'd also like you to support the development and delivery of our estate in line with our landscape scale approach to working, and our destination site program.

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire: Head of Fundraising and Marketing
Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 pa
Closing date: 4th February
Location: Cambourne, Cambridgeshire

We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead a talented team generating income to help nature and wildlife across the three counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. You will be ambitious to grow the current income strands and manage the delivery of plans with members, donors and prospective supporters. Working at a senior level, the Head of Fundraising will be responsible for the development and implementation of the fundraising strategy and supporter journey with key regard to improved practices in relation to income generation and for membership development.

WWF: Global Wildlife Conservation, Food, and Forest Lead Scientists
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing date: Not stated
Location: Flexible
WWF’s half-century of conservation success is rooted firmly in science; it informs and underpins everything WWF do. WWF is recruiting a team of Global Science Leaders to advance the organization’s mission to build a future where people live in harmony with nature. The Global Science Team works closely with experts in finance, markets, policy and practice to advance a coordinated effort that will deliver science and technology for tangible conservation results at a speed and scale commensurate with the trends that undermine them. The Global Science Leads report directly to the WWF Chief Scientist and are key members of WWF’s Network Science and Practice Team.

The Vincent Wildlife Trust: Trustee
The Vincent Wildlife Trust is a charity that has been at the forefront of techniques for wildlife conservation for over 40 years. Our specific niche is the smaller native mammals providing scientifically sound, practical solutions to conservation problems. Our work to date, has focused on the needs of British and Irish mammals, mostly mustelids (the weasel family) and the rarer bats.
Due to the upcoming retirement of a long-standing trustee, a vacancy has arisen on the Board. We need someone to complement the skills and experiences of the existing trustees and move the VWT through a new period of growth. The Vincent Wildlife Trusts are looking for a person who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about species conservation, especially those at risk in Europe, perhaps someone who is developing their career in this sector. Preference will be given to those who are developing their network or already have good connections, can bring new perspectives and navigate the Trust through the challenges ahead.

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