School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography

Jobs and Opportunities

This webpage is for job, volunteering and scholarship opportunities received by the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy). 

If you would like to advertise a job/opportunity on this page, please send details to senrgy@bangor.ac.uk

 

Job Opportunities

Posted 11th September 2014

Tree Health Officer, Scotland (x2)

http://www2.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_forestry03.asp?newms=jj&id=92908&

 

Forest craftsperson, Cumbria

http://www2.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_forestry03.asp?newms=jj&id=90611&

 

Recreational Ranger, Staffordshire

http://www2.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_forestry03.asp?newms=jj&id=91540&

 

Teaching Trees Education Coordinator, England

http://www.environmentjob.co.uk/job/51508-teaching-trees-education-coordinator

 

Forestry Manager, Scotland

http://www.forestryjournal.co.uk/sit-vacant-ocs0814/

 

Head Forester, Norfolk

http://www.forestryjournal.co.uk/sit-vacant-westacre0814/

 

Teachers and Assessors in Forestry, Herefordshire

http://www.forestryjournal.co.uk/sit-vacant-herefordcol0814/

 

Exec Director, FSC (Wales / London)

http://www.fsc-uk.org/jobs.160.htm

Posted 26th August 2014


Agroforestry Operations Supervisor M/F (Nairobi, KENYA)
Position
The role of the Agroforestry Operations Supervisor is to contribute technically to the longterm control of competitive Biomass residues sourcing. The person in charge should, in coordination
with internal partners and regions (Africa/Middle-East): Contribute to the H&S Biomass Roadmaps implementation Contribute to the development of biomass sourcing strategy in the four countries by:

- Proposing and developing sustainable agricultural/agroforestry systems to provide biomass residues that can be used as cement plant fuels.
- Defining and developing the technical key strategic advantages concerning the agricultural, forestry (internal and external) and agroforestry systems that can optimize the sourcing of
biomass residues.
- Facilitating definition of best practices and the implementation of knowledge transfer.
- Supporting the Country Managers in the implementation of the biomass sourcing strategy by supervising and supporting technically and operationally all biomass operations
- Providing technical and operational expertise as well as support to all projects in the four countries involving the production of biomass Objectives to Improve the following performance indicators: % Biomass used & Gross savings biomass
Main Activities
Market Intelligence
Develop a detailed understanding of the agricultural/forestry markets at local, national and regional level in order to anticipate key development opportunities with:
- Principal crops, principal producers, processors and exporters;
- Technical lobby actors (concerned Ministries, business associations, media, local administrations, NGOs, development agencies...), farmer organizations, development programs, relevant NGOs.
Lobbying, stakeholders and partnerships
- Contribute to the development of partnerships and co-operations
- Interface with the technical entities with whom we have established development programs Strategy Formulation
- Contribute to the Group’s objectives
- Support the Biomass Managers and Country managers in developing and formalizing the biomass strategy Supervision of biomass production projects
- Define the KPIs critical to the success of agroforestry projects, including but not limited to survival rates, growth rates, yields, biomass residues volume, final delivered cost etc.
- Contribute to a detailed understanding of smallholder farmer context
- Propose the technical training needs for the 2 biomass production business models
- Participate to the management of the long-term relations with commercial partners and with agricultural producers, processors, exporters, traders relating to our biomass production projects.
Development of biomass sourcing
- Develop new business models, identify and propose new biomass streams and propose new technological solutions
- Understand pre-treatment techniques (input feedstock requirements, output biomass quality) and co-processing constraints in the cement plant
- Help the IE Biomass Director / Development Middle East & Africa to define the technical Key Success Factors of the projects to be developed, including but not limited to the sourcing, logistics, pre-treatment aspects and follow their implementation in the countries
Support the Country Manager
- Contribute to the IE local manager understanding of the agricultural and forestry context in each country – market structure: import versus national or local production / intensive farm
versus outgrowers, principal crops or wood products, principal agro-industry producers, processors and exporters, farmer organizations, development programs, relevant NGO’s.
- Contribute with the IE country Manager to the development of biomass sourcing strategy for the country.
- Advise technically the IE local managers on their Biomass Roadmap yearly exercises and participate in the development of the biomass objectives of the BU

Profile
Engineer or similar background specialized in this agroforestry sector, you are an autonomous and result-oriented Project Manager that likes to be build and drive a strategy with a real marketing sense. You are able to work with colleagues in different countries at distance.
Apply for this job
Please contact (sending your resume):
Pierre-Yves RATEL
Lynks Partner
3 rue de Lyon, 75012 PARIS (FRANCE)
Tel : +33-1 44 67 88 21
Mob : +33-6 84 11 45 45
py.ratel@lynks-partner.com
www.lynks-partner.com

Posted 22nd August 2014

Forestry Commission Post -

Harvesting Works Supervisor position with the Forestry Commission (England)

As Works Supervisor for the Harvesting Unit, your role is to support the Harvesting Forester by co-ordinating all of the day to day work by effective planning, communication and organisation of all the work sites. You will liaise with contractors, hauliers and customers to control the produce specification and control the despatch of round wood. All operations will be undertaken in line with the Forest Design Plan, FC operational guidelines and wider industry standards.

http://www2.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_forestry03.asp?newms=jj&id=91200&

Health, Safety & Environmental Graduate Opportunity

Clipper Logistics plc

Salary:  £21.5 - £22kpa                                                                                                           Location: Brighouse/Leeds

Clipper is a new breed of Logistics company specialising in high street retail and e-commerce Logistics. We have over 20 years industry experience, in which time we have secured numerous Blue Chip companies including John Lewis, Asda, Tesco, Morrison’s and Harvey Nichols. We offer services in warehousing and transport, managing end-to-end supply chains for our customers as well as operating specific functions within our customer's extensive networks. Traditional approaches to logistics are fast becoming outdated with the growth and significance of e-comm in the retail arena. Clipper has a no-nonsense, no jargon approach and has established itself by providing industry leading bespoke Multi Channel Fulfilment solutions. We have scale coupled with flexibility allowing us to offer agile, tailored and insightful solutions. A key driver in our success is a unique process that permits us to keep ‘red tape’ to a minimum and accomplish projects in weeks that would normally take months. Our ethos of highly personalised service creates strong and mutually rewarding partnerships. We gain a unique understanding of the nuances which affect our customers, enabling us to react quickly to a rapidly changing market, ultimately supporting the growth of our customers and the needs of their business.

However alongside investment in technology, systems and infrastructure, we do not forget our people, their safety at work and our environmental responsibilities. We are therefore seeking an individual to support our health, safety and environmental agenda. A graduate role with Clipper offers a fast track opportunity into the industry, with a growing business, in a rapidly developing marketplace.

Over 18-24 months, you will work with the Group Health & Safety Manager. You will learn about our health, safety and environmental systems & reporting processes and the practical application of legislation. You will review and update our procedures, analyse statistics and support safety audits across the UK and as your experience grows you will advise line management and assist in training. You will also use your specialist expertise to champion and contribute to our environmental initiatives.

We will help you develop a management style which you will support your future career. You will be set challenging development goals, which will form the basis for well rounded development. And opportunities will present themselves due to the fast paced nature of the contracts and the profile of our customers. These may require unexpected secondments to projects at different sites, opening up cross functional learning. We have a flexible, ‘flat’ structure, so graduates get noticed by senior management and will have access to a mentor.

You must possess a 2.2 degree or higher in environmental management and have a willingness to learn about health & safety. As you will be expected to travel throughout the UK you must also have a valid driving license. You must be passionate, highly motivated, have a questioning, analytical mind and be able to take the initiative; whilst operating in line with our values and culture.

Come and learn the 'Clipper Way' by sending your cv to pcharlesworth@clippergroup.co.uk

Posted August 19th 2014

Forestry Development Manager                                                                                                                          

Revesby Estate Forestry Fuels                                                                                                                              

Nr Boston, Lincolnshire                                                                                                                           

£25000 - £35000*                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

Revesby Estate is a progressive family run and owned Estate in Lincolnshire. Significant growth has created the need to expand its Forestry Enterprise. As a result they are looking to employ a Forestry Development Manager. The key areas of management and responsibilities are Estate Biomass Boilers, Primary Forestry, Firewood, Chip and Saw Log Production and Forestry Advisory Work.                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                       

The successful applicant will be responsible for the entire department, including annual budgets and the day to day running.                                                                                                                   

It is critical that the successful applicant will be able to work on their own initiative,  fit in with the Estate's Ethos and have formal forestry qualifications.       

                                                                                                                                       

* £25000 base salary with profit share potential to achieve £35000, followed by performance base annual wage review                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                       

It is strongly recommended that the applicant is either a member or working towards being a member of the Institute of Charted Foresters.  

The closing date for this post in midnight 09/09/2014

contact office@revesbyestate.co.uk

http://www.revesbyestate.co.uk/ForestryFuelsLogs.htm

 

Posted August 6th 2014

Job Opportunity:- Evidence Adviser – Welsh Government

We are currently looking to recruit a new Evidence Adviser (MB2) within the Strategic Evidence and Assessment Branch within Welsh Government.

The Strategic Evidence and Assessment Branch have a lead role in the identification and development of an appropriate evidence base to support the policy portfolio across Natural Resources, Culture and Sport.   This role is based on a culture of collaboration with internal colleagues (this includes policy colleagues from across Sustainable Futures),  wider Welsh Government departments (Science Division, Knowledge and Analytical Services) and external partners (Natural Resources Wales, other government departments e.g. Defra and wider research communities including academia).  This is an evolving area that focuses on complex and changeable relationships and networks to be able to respond to interlinking policy priorities.  Flexibility and responsiveness are key to delivery.

The external vacancy Evidence Advisor has now gone live on the Welsh Government internet (and has been advertised on the Job Centre) – the vacancy reference number is 1428303.

The vacancy will remain active from 05/08/2014 until 19/08/2014. Please see attached link for further details of the post.

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5023368&ownertype=fair&jcode=1428303&vt_template=1131&adminview=1

If you would like to discuss further – please contact Karen Stothard on 01267 225285 or Joanne Amesbury on 02920 823737.  

Karen Stothard
Y Gangen Tystiolaeth ac Asesu Strategol | Strategic Evidence & Assessment Branch (SEAB)        
Is-adran y Tir, Natur a Choedwigaeth [TNC]  |  Land, Nature and Forestry Division [LNFD]
Department for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport | Yr Adran Cyfoeth Naturiol, Diwylliant a Chwaraeon.

Ffon/Phone:             01267 225285                   
Ebost/Email:            karen.stothard@wales.gsi.gov.uk

 

Posted July 31st 2014

Assistant Operations Manager           Salary: Circa £28,000    

 

Maelor Forest Nurseries Limited is an independent company and one of the largest forest nurseries in Europe. We produce planting stock primarily for forest use. We operate on a 175 hectare site located just inside Wales on the Welsh/Shropshire border. The management of the business is conducted in line with ISO 9001:2008 standards.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and focused individual to work closely with the Operations Manager and nursery management team to ensure the efficient running of the nursery on a day-to-day basis.

Main duties and responsibilities will include:-

  • Advanced planning of work programs to ensure the efficient use of resources at all times
  • Quality assurance, by overseeing the daily nursery operations
  • Monitoring and enforcement of health and safety, and environmental standards
  • Liaising with suppliers to source equipment

Key skills and abilities include:-

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • A proven track record of delivering results
  • A close attention to detail
  • Good IT skills, including competence with Microsoft Office
  • A current UK driving licence

The successful applicant will ideally have qualifications and experience in a “land-based” industry, to include PA1, PA2 and PA6 spraying certificates. We do, however, have the resources to develop suitable candidates if required.

Please apply by e-mail, attaching a current CV and a covering letter explaining why you think you would be successful in this role. Applications to be sent to the HR Manager, Joanna Davies: JDavies@maelor.co.uk .

www.maelor.co.uk   Maelor Forest Nurseries Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer           

                  

Posted July 30th 2014

Lynks Partner is currently hiring for its client, a subsidiary of an international group in the building materials field, an:


Agroforestry Operations Supervisor M/F (Nairobi, KENYA)


Position
The role of the Agroforestry Operations Supervisor is to contribute technically to the longterm control of competitive Biomass residues sourcing. The person in charge should, in coordination
with internal partners and regions (Africa/Middle-East): Contribute to the H&S Biomass Roadmaps implementation Contribute to the development of biomass sourcing strategy in the four countries by:
- Proposing and developing sustainable agricultural/agroforestry systems to provide biomass residues that can be used as cement plant fuels.
- Defining and developing the technical key strategic advantages concerning the agricultural,forestry (internal and external) and agroforestry systems that can optimize the sourcing of
biomass residues.
- Facilitating definition of best practices and the implementation of knowledge transfer.
- Supporting the Country Managers in the implementation of the biomass sourcing strategy by supervising and supporting technically and operationally all biomass operations
- Providing technical and operational expertise as well as support to all projects in the four countries involving the production of biomass

Objectives
Improve the following performance indicators: % Biomass used & Gross savings biomass
Main Activities
Market Intelligence
Develop a detailed understanding of the agricultural/forestry markets at local, national and regional level in order to anticipate key development opportunities with:
- Principal crops, principal producers, processors and exporters;
- Technical lobby actors (concerned Ministries, business associations, media, local administrations, NGOs, development agencies...), farmer organizations, development
programs, relevant NGOs. Lobbying, stakeholders and partnerships
- Contribute to the development of partnerships and co-operations
- Interface with the technical entities with whom we have established development programs Strategy Formulation
- Contribute to the Group’s objectives
- Support the Biomass Managers and Country managers in developing and formalizing the biomass strategy Supervision of biomass production projects
- Define the KPIs critical to the success of agroforestry projects, including but not limited to survival rates, growth rates, yields, biomass residues volume, final delivered cost etc.
- Contribute to a detailed understanding of smallholder farmer context
- Propose the technical training needs for the 2 biomass production business models
- Participate to the management of the long-term relations with commercial partners and with agricultural producers, processors, exporters, traders relating to our biomass production
projects. Development of biomass sourcing

- Develop new business models, identify and propose new biomass streams and propose new technological solutions
- Understand pre-treatment techniques (input feedstock requirements, output biomass quality) and co-processing constraints in the cement plant
- Help the IE Biomass Director / Development Middle East & Africa to define the technical Key Success Factors of the projects to be developed, including but not limited to the
sourcing, logistics, pre-treatment aspects and follow their implementation in the countries Support the Country Manager
- Contribute to the IE local manager understanding of the agricultural and forestry context in each country – market structure: import versus national or local production / intensive farm
versus outgrowers, principal crops or wood products, principal agro-industry producers, processors and exporters, farmer organizations, development programs, relevant NGO’s.
- Contribute with the IE country Manager to the development of biomass sourcing strategy for
the country.
- Advise technically the IE local managers on their Biomass Roadmap yearly exercises and participate in the development of the biomass objectives of the BU Profile


Engineer or similar background specialisinged in this agroforestry sector, you are an autonomous and result-oriented Project Manager that likes to build and drive a strategy
with a real marketing sense. You are able to work with colleagues in different countries at distance.


Apply for this job
Please contact (sending your resume):
Pierre-Yves RATEL
Lynks Partner
3 rue de Lyon, 75012 PARIS (FRANCE)
Tel : +33-1 44 67 88 21
Mob : +33-6 84 11 45 45
py.ratel@lynks-partner.com
www.lynks-partner.com

 

Posted July 29th 2014

Forestry Jobs

Forestry Commission England is offering three new trainee positions as part of a Forester Development Programme to bring on new Foresters to help support the future management of England’s Public Forest Estate. 

The posts will be permanent from the outset; however will involve a two year posting to Forest Districts (FD) within England to attain a broad range of Forester experience. At the end of the two years the successful candidates must be prepared, and expect to move location to fill permanent Forester positions. As a fully qualified Forester the post holder will move to Operational Pay, which essentially provides additional salary to cover the additional hours and on call demands of the Forester role. 

http://www2.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_forestry03.asp?newms=jj&id=92038&

Posted June 18th 2014

 

Pryor & Rickett Silviculture

We are a firm of forestry consultants providing specialist consultancy and management services to a wide range of private, charitable and public woodland owners.  Due to our expanding client base, the two Directors require a graduate to work as:

ASSISTANT FOREST MANAGER

based at our Brampton Bryan Office.

Duties will include woodland management, GIS, mensuration, tree survey, grant applications, contract supervision, and harvesting and marketing.  Pryor & Rickett Silviculture operates to UKWAS standards and familiarity with certification standards is essential.

Remuneration package will include the private use of a company vehicle and entry into the company’s stakeholder pension scheme.

Application forms and more information on the role are available by contacting us at mail@silviculture.co.uk or on 01432 851311.

The closing date for applications is Friday 18th July 2014.

Visit us at www.silviculture.co.uk.

Posted June 17th 2014

THE ORGANIC RESEARCH CENTRE

Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0HR

AGROFORESTRY RESEARCHER

(12 months Maternity Cover with the potential to become a permanent position)

REF: RES1401

Grade 6: Researcher.  Salary range: £22,675 - £27,855

The Organic Research Centre is looking to appoint a Researcher who will report to the Senior Researcher – Agroecology. The post will work primarily on the European project ‘Towards Eco-Energetic Communities’ (TWECOM) that aims to develop short chain systems of harvesting biomass from existing landscape elements (e.g. hedgerows) for local energy use.  Research includes optimisation of the use of machinery and logistics for harvesting biomass from hedgerows, and evaluation of the impacts of the energetic use of hedgerows on their environmental and cultural values.  The post also involves working with the local community energy co-operative to establish a district woodfuel heating scheme on our farm near Newbury. The researcher will also contribute to a new European project (AGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development; AGFORWARD). In this project the post will set up and monitor participatory research with a range of stakeholders on silvoarable and silvopoultry farms as well as conducting policy and dissemination work.  The post will also support work within the rest of the Crops and Agroforestry programme including SOLID and CO-FREEfor which full training will be given.

Candidates should be educated to degree level (at least 2.1) in Forestry/Agricultural/ Biological/Ecological or related sciences or have equivalent experience to this level.  Knowledge and experience of agroecological systems research is required and an understanding of the statistical basis of trial design and analysis would be an advantage.  An interest in the environment and organic farming is desirable.  Good communication skills, both oral and written are essential.  The ability to work alone and to contribute to the work of teams is also important.

The post will be based at our Elm Farm offices near Newbury in Berkshire where we offer a friendly working environment and diverse day-to-day work. Some UK and EU travel will be needed and an ability to drive is essential.

Applications must be on an ORC application form.  Please quote reference RES1401.  Further details and the application pack can be obtained from the Organic Research Centre at pam.t@organicresearchcentre.com or our website where further information on ORC can also be found.

The closing date for applications is 9am on 14th July 2014.  Interviews will be held at the Organic Research Centre on 28th July 2014.

Posted June 10th 2014

Tesco - opportunity for Agriculture Graduate

My Job is:

To support the Agriculture Team in the delivery of the UK Agriculture strategy

To take day to day responsibility for the running of an agriculture sector

To utilise and build further my contacts within universities to help support the UK Agriculture roadmaps

Where I work:

I work for Head of Agriculture, as part of the UK Food Commercial Team.

 

What I do

  • In partnership with my manager I help deliver the long term strategy for Tesco with my sector of agriculture
  • Within my sector I manage the day to day interaction with the farming industry
  • I meet with farmers and processors that supply Tesco to explain and deliver our common objectives
  • I own and enforce Tesco Livestock codes of Practice for my sector of responsibility
  • As the most recent graduate within the UK Agriculture team I utilise and build contacts across universities to support where relevant the progression of the UK Agriculture strategy (science based research & development, industry contacts) and whilst TBC, a possible future progression plan for Agriculture Graduates at Tesco.
  • I work with the rest of the agriculture team to share learnings and best practice across species sectors
  • I support the team in profiling our strategy to customers, the general public and to the farming industry through the delivery of Agriculture Shows and Open Farm Sunday.
  • Where relevant I support the team in the analysis & collation of data for the submission of papers and Trust in Food documentation
  • On behalf of the Agriculture team I support in the delivery of an industry communication plan, including press activity to farmers & customers ensuring how and what we communicate has business approval and is kept up to date and at the forefront of change
  • Alongside the communication plan I, together with the Agri managers, start the process of building a database of relevant agricultural information that can be easily referenced by teams (commercial categories, technical, corporate & government affairs) across the business.

Skills

  • Knowledge of agriculture and farming
  • Degree in an Agriculture related subject (e.g. animal science, Farm business management, Agronomy etc)

Competences

  • Signs of strategic thinking
  • Tenacity & Drive
  • Change Management
  • Influencing skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Collaborative & flexibility
  • Analysis & Decision Making

What I bring

  • Experience within the agriculture industry
  • Experience of delivering change
  • Building cross functional, sustainable relationships
  • Experience in finding creative solutions
  • Experience in innovating process

Interested?

email a CV to vishal.thanki@uk.tesco.com

 

NATIONAL TRUST INTERNSHIPS


For 2014 Erddig is offering four new internships and we thought your clients, participants or students may be interested in one of these roles. The internships are all for 3 months, 15 – 20 hours a week, accommodation is provided onsite.

This is an opportunity for people looking to gain work experience across different areas of work within the Trust. The internship will be attached to a particular project or area of work, and will give the opportunity to develop skills and experience in this area. The Trust has a commitment to support the personal development of individuals who volunteer with us through the internship programme, recognising the importance of work experience to future career development.

The deadline for applications is Friday 11th July 2014. Those interested should email their CV and a covering letter explaining why they would like to be considered for the opportunity to laurel.smith@nationaltrust.org.uk before this date. My details are also below should you have any further questions. Interviews will be held at the end of July.

Kind regards,

Laurel

Laurel Smith
Volunteer and Community Involvement Officer
The National Trust
Erddig
Wrexham
LL13 0YT
Tel: - 01978 315179
Email: - laurel.smith@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Posted June 2nd 2014

Graduate Trainee Dairy Farm Advisor

  

THE ROLE:

This Graduate Trainee position will involve advising dairy farms and dairy farmers, throughout Cheshire, Shropshire and NE Wales. Provided with full training as you would expect from a market leader the role will involve helping dairy farmers throughout the area with their overall business management including cashflows, budgets etc, as well as providing them with technical advice on nutrition, forage, etc. The role will also involve getting involved in dairy farm project work funded by DEFRA, as well as providing knowledge transfer through farmer groups and farmer meetings. 

THE COMPANY:

A market leading company that specialize in providing business advice and technical advice to dairy farmers throughout the UK.

THE CANDIDATE:

• Degree in Agriculture.

• Able to manage high levels of responsibility

• Able to deal at a range of levels.

• Possesses high levels of motivation.

• Good understanding of UK agriculture.

• Looking or a long-term career with a company.

THE PACKAGE:

Highly competitive basic salary, commission levels and overall benefits package.

Please email your CV to Rebekah@agriRS.co.uk

                                                                    

We thank all applicants who respond, but please be advised that only those short listed for interview will be contacted.

Agricultural Recruitment Specialists are a highly prestigious recruitment agency, with a strong focus on positions, within the agricultural, farming, equestrian, horticultural and rural sectors.  Please visit www.agriRS.co.uk to see more of our positions.”

See the job here: http://www.agrirs.co.uk/475-graduate-trainee-dairy-farm-advisor/job

Posted May 21st

Gweler isod hysbyseb am ddwy swydd o fewn Cynllun Datblygu Conwy sydd nawr yn y parth cyhoeddus.   

Gwerthfawrogwn petaech yn lledaenu’r neges yma ar draws eich rhwydweithiau.

Dilynwch y linc am fanylion y ddwy swydd:

Swyddog Adnoddau Adnewyddadwy (Cyf: REQ338)

http://www.conwy.gov.uk/drjobs1.asp?cat=1608&doc=1149&record=3883&Language=2

Swyddog Datblygu’r Prosiect Cynllun Datblygu Gwledig (Cyf: REQ381)

http://www.conwy.gov.uk/drjobs1.asp?cat=1608&doc=1149&record=3880&Language=2

Please find below a link to two vacancies within Conwy Rural Development Programme 

Please follow the following links for further information:

Renewable Resource Officer

http://www.conwy.gov.uk/drjobs1.asp?cat=1608&doc=1149&record=3883

Rural Development Plan Project Development Officer (Ref: REQ381)

http://www.conwy.gov.uk/drjobs1.asp?cat=1608&doc=1149&record=3880&Language=1

Diolch / Thank you

Posted May 19th

Project Officer Argyll & Trossachs – Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

Part-time/21 hours per week

£21k to £24k pro rata depending on experience

Based at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park HQ in Balloch

The Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates and Red Squirrel Survival Trust, with support from local people across Scotland, are implementing a major project to help conserve Scotland's red squirrel population.

Employed by SWT, the successful candidate will oversee work to reduce the threats to red squirrel populations in the Argyll and Trossachs area, by co-ordinating an established programme of grey squirrel control, managing squirrelpox surveillance and volunteer delivery of distribution surveys, and collating data to facilitate evaluation of project methods.

Working in partnership with land and estate managers and local volunteer groups, the Project Officer will provide management advice to landowners, co-ordinate grey squirrel population control and manage the activities of a grey squirrel control officer.

A key part of the job will be to encourage communities of landowners and local people to take greater responsibility for delivering ongoing protection for red squirrels in the long-term. 

Applicants will hold a degree or equivalent vocational qualification in countryside management or related discipline, and demonstrate species conservation management experience, ideally with practical experience of mammal and woodland management.

Experience of working with the public, volunteer groups, private landowners and conservation agencies along with excellent interpersonal, presentation and organisational skills are essential.

This post requires working in remote locations in challenging environments.  A project vehicle will be provided therefore a current driving licence is essential.

 

For further information and an application form please email: recruitment@swt.org.uk or see www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 13 June 2014.  Interviews: Week beginning 30 June 2014.

 

Reading University Lecturer

We are looking to recruit a new lecturer in Agricultural Business Management at Reading. Details on our website at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobs/6259717Hpo.

Posted May 15th

Agricultural Workshop Service Engineers & Agricultural Field Service Engineers
Location: Whetstone, Peterborough, Kidlington and Leighton Buzzard Depots
 
Watling JCB Limited are an equal opportunities employer and wish to recruit a self motivated and enthusiastic individuals to the posts of Construction and Agricultural Service Engineers within our Service Departments.

Successful candidates will be responsible to the Service Supervisor and must be customer focused, organised, possess excellent mechanical and technical knowledge, good IT and literacy skills and experience within the same or similar industry and works well within a team environment.  

Ideally you will have experience of working within a busy environment a good knowledge of computers, laptop diagnostics and PDA units is preferred but not essential as training will be given. 

A competitive package and benefits offered.

If you are interested in this position please click apply to send your CV straight through to the direct employer of this vacancy.

http://www.agrifj.co.uk/jobs/2287902/agricultural-workshop-service-engineers-and-agricultural-field-service-engineers-south-east.asp

Posted May 7th 2014

Hortech

is currently looking graduates and work experience students in Wales, with an interest in woodland management, forestry or tree surgery.  

Welsh language skills would be useful and a full driving licence is essential.  Anyone interested should email enquiries@hortech.co.uk     

web: www.hortech.co.uk

Andrew Bronwin & Co Ltd

Chartered Foresters & Surveyors

Bryn Celyn, Park Crescent, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6AB

Tel: 01597 825900    Fax: 01597825550   Email: andrew@bronwin.co.uk    www.bronwin.co.uk

Assistant Forestry Manager, Mid Wales

 

Andrew Bronwin & Co Ltd is a forestry management company based in mid Wales. Our work includes the management of woodland on traditional estates, for commercial investors, timber harvesting and marketing and new planting.

We are seeking a recent forestry graduate, or someone close to graduation, who wants to learn the tools of the trade. The work is interesting and varied and the job is an ideal opportunity for someone who is keen and hard working to gain invaluable experience.

There will be an organised training programme with experienced foresters as well as opportunities to deliver work programmes.

The job will be located in Llandrindod Wells, Powys.

To apply please send you CV to andrew@bronwin.co.uk by 2nd June 2014

Posted April 29th 2014

Assistant Arboricultural Consultant Required
Our business is growing & so we are recruiting an Assistant Arboricultural Consultant to join our team in York.
You will be carrying out BS 5837 tree surveys, drafting tree survey reports & carrying out Arboricultural Impact Assessments. Opportunities exist to support our wider consultancy work. This post offers interesting & rewarding opportunities & the potential to contribute to & be part of the future success of our expanding business.
Candidate Profile
 A degree in Arboriculture, Forestry or similar
 Membership of the Arboricultural Association &/or Institute of Chartered Foresters
 Excellent tree & shrub and pest & disease identification skills and knowledge
 Working Knowledge of BS 5837:2012/experience of trees & development
 AutoCAD & ArcGIS familiarity/willingness to learn
 High attention to detail & excellent report writing skills
 Full driving licence & use of own car for business
We are looking for a Candidate who is:
 Motivated, highly organised & commercially aware
 Prepared to work flexibly & independently- including working away from home
Job Offer
Enviroscope are offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience. You will be supported in your new role through on-the-job training & mentoring; together with ongoing CPD opportunities. The post is offered as a one year contract initially; with potential for extension.
Application
To apply for the post please request application details by emailing office@enviroscope.eu or write to us at York Eco Business Centre, Amy Johnson Way, York, YO30 4AG. Deadline for applications is Friday 30 May 2014.
Please visit our new website www.enviroscope.eu for more information about our company.

 

Agriculture Graduate Job opportinity

THE ROLE:
This market leading company is looking for a Trainee Graduate Agricultural Economics Analyst based in the West Midlands (or who will relocate)due to growth. This trainee graduate role will involve analysing agricultural market sectors and communicating information on supply, demand and prices. They will provide thorough training and this is an excellent opportunity fro a graduate looking to quickly accelerate their career growth.
          
THE COMPANY:
A market leader in agricultural market analysis.
 
THE CANDIDATE:

  • Comfortable in a numeric perspective/economics.
  • Agricultural knowledge. 
  • Able to analyse and communicate data effectively.
  • Well presented.
  • Dynamic.
  • Highly enthusiastic.
 THE PACKAGE:
Circa £19,000 - £28,000 basic, (Dependent upon experience)  plus excellent benefits package and fantastic opportunities for career progression.
 
Please email your CV to Rebekah@agriRS.co.uk

http://www.agrirs.co.uk/372-trainee-graduate-agricultural-economics-analyst/job

previous postings....

Education Assistant

If you love the environment and want to improve your chances of getting a job in environmental education, then a placement-year with the FSC at Juniper Hall might be for you.
Benefits of a placement at Juniper Hall:
 Valuable work experience in environmental educational
 A chance to develop work-skills in a highly-respected organisation
 Understanding of how to develop courses that are relevant to schools and colleges
 Experience of excellent customer care
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday April 16th 2014
Interviews are scheduled to take place at Juniper Hall Field Centre on: Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Please see our website for further details on this post.
http://www.field-studies-council.org/vacancies.aspx
Or, contact Cian Gill at Juniper Hall at cian.jh@field-studies-council.org for more information regarding this post

 

Assistant Development Manager – Potential for Job Share 

Coigach - Assynt Living Landscape Partnership

  

Salary:                 £24,000 pa

Location:           Lochinver, Sutherland

Hours:                 35 per week

Term:                  14 months contract

Following the successful £3million Stage 1 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT), on behalf of the Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape Partnership, is now looking to appoint an Assistant Development Manager to help develop Stage 2 of this groundbreaking initiative, which will begin to restore Coigach and Assynt’s magnificent natural habitats and archaeological heritage through the HLF Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS).

Working closely with the 12 local partners you will assist the Development Manager to shape the 35 project ideas already identified into deliverable, fully-funded projects ranging from £1k - £500k. You will undertake the day to day administration of the project and assist with the production of finance and progress reports to the board, HLF and SWT.  You will also assist with the production of, and collating the information required for, the written Stage 2 submission to HLF.

 

You will have excellent administration and financial management skills, be a first class communicator and show a flair for diplomacy.   Additionally, you will have knowledge of nature conservation and a sound understanding of rural community issues in Scotland.  Importantly, you will have the enthusiasm and initiative to make things happen.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline, self-motivated and with experience in partnership working, environmental and / or community projects.

The position has the potential to be filled on a job share basis, please state on your application whether you wish to be considered on this basis.

 

For further information and an application form visit: www.swt.org.uk, email recruitment@swt.org.uk, or contact the HR Manager, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Harbourside House, 110 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF, tel 0131 312 7765

Closing date:     12 noon, Friday 21st March 2014

Interviews:          Week beginning 31st March 2014

 

Posted 15.01.14

The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project

a research and conservation organisation working in Indonesian Borneo to protect the Sabangau rainforest, home to the world's largest population of orangutans and of Southern Bornean gibbons.

We are currently seeking a Communications Manager as well as recruiting for a number of intern positions.

More information can be found at http://outrop.com/join-us

Any further questions should be sent to info@outrop.com.

Posted 06.01.14

UPM Tilhill, Stirling, Scotland,

Award-winning forestry and harvesting company UPM Tilhill is on the hunt for candidates with drive, passion and enthusiasm who are interested in joining one of the industry’s leading graduate programmes.

UPM Tilhill, which is at the forefront of the UK forestry management and timber harvesting industry, is looking for recent forestry graduates, or those studying for a degree in forestry or related subjects such as land management, environmental studies or horticulture, to join the graduate scheme. The company now has a number of places available on the three-year programme.

Successful applicants are assigned to a district office or business stream where they learn every aspect of that area, including shadowing highly experienced colleagues. They are then put on rotating placements around the country and across business streams, enabling them to build up their knowledge.

The company encourages all its employees to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a global market leader. These can include exchange programmes to learn about forestry in other UPM companies around the world.

UPM Tilhill Managing Director George McRobbie said: “The forest industry is a fantastic career choice and UPM Tilhill is a superb company to work for. We are looking for graduates with drive, enthusiasm and passion. UPM Tilhill offers all its employees a friendly and challenging work environment with good personal and career development opportunities.”

Whether you’re a recent graduate or studying for your degree, find out more about graduate opportunities at UPM Tilhill by visiting www.upm-tilhill.com , or contacting the Head of HR, Geraldine Buchanan, on 01786 435000 or  geraldine.buchanan@upm.com .

UPM Tilhill, established more than 60 years ago, is a national company operating from a network of offices throughout the UK. UPM Tilhill is the UK’s largest forest management and timber harvesting company. The company provides a full range of consultancy and contracting services to the forest owner and forestry investor.  Further information is available at www.upm-tilhill.com

 

Volunteering/Placement Opportunities

Posted May 13th 2014

'China Energy Trip'

would like to invite university students to participate our coming China Energy Trip in this summer.

China Energy Trip aims to bring together young people who are interested in energy, green development and international cooperation. Through this journey, we intend to provide a suitable platform for ideas exchange between scholars and young professionals from different countries, in order to foster mutual understanding and develop open dialogues on both climate change and energy issues in China. So far, we have successfully held four sessions of China Energy Trip, welcoming up to 80 students from top universities such as MIT, Harvard, Oxford.

China Energy Trip is held by Youth Lead (Youth Leadership for Global Sustainability). Youth Lead is a leadership platform designed to offer the young generation the opportunity to shape the world for the better. We believe by improving their understanding, raising their ambition and strengthening their capability would we be able to achieve our vision of a low carbon world of opportunity and prosperity for youths and by youths.

In 2014, we will offer three modules for participants. Module A (June 18th - July 1st, 2014, Beijing) provides participants a great opportunity to be able to visit local industries, prestigious universities, successful companies and famous tour sites including the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, and the Great Wall.. Module B (July 8th - 21st, 2014, Guizhou Province, Beijing) offers participants a chance to participate in the Eco Forum Global Guiyang (2014) and enjoy the landscape as well as culture in Guizhou Province and in Guiyang University. Module C (August 11th - 22nd, 2014, Beijing) would let participants take courses in Peking University, visit local research and investigation institutes and environment NGOs,

Facing global warming and an impending energy crisis, global awareness of the need to transfer to a low-carbon economy to tackle climate change is higher than ever before.

As the world’s second largest economy, China accounts for a significant proportion of global fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. How will the world’s most populous nation deal with climate change? How is China developing its clean energy industry? How will China’s domestic realities on the ground affect future energy consumption patterns and policy? These pressing issues inspire participants with tools and experience to gain an insight into each of them and more.

Our team are passionate about what we do, working all year round to make considerate preparations for the program. Through planning, organizing and by utilizing our network of industry and local experts, we aim to ensure every participant with the most educational and inspirational China Energy Trip possible. We expect to welcome you to China and embark on an adventure together.

The project is open to people from all countries, with different backgrounds, and participants are free to choose more than one module.

The team from China Energy Trip would be truly delighted to welcome participants from your University and your energy club!

The brochure and application form have been attached to this e-mail. You could also download here: http://www.chinaenergytrip.com/e_down.asp

Please do not hesitate to contact us at the following address:

chinaenergytripteam@hotmail.com

Or contact with us on Facebook :www.facebook.com/chinaenergytrip

Posted April 23rd 2014

'Edge of Africa' Volunteering Opportunities


EDGE of AFRICA is a non-government South African organisation (founded in 2007 by Dayne Davey) offering international volunteers the opportunity to visit the country and contribute to our communities and environment. Our main branch is located in Knysna, South Africa.
•We don't receive any funding from the government or any other organisations and rely solely on the goodwill and hard work of our team members; and the financial contribution of participating volunteers
•Our organisation not only helps satisfy some dire needs in the South African communities and environment, but also offers volunteers the opportunity to experience a mixture of races, cultures and traditions, while learning incomparable lessons on life and understanding the value of giving.
•Our dedication to developing ethical and sustainable projects and providing excellent service has paid off - we've won the 2013 Lilizela Imvelo award for Sustainable Development; the 2010 Welcome Awards in the tour operator category; and have also been voted in the top four of South Africa's leading conservation companies by the World Travel Awards since 2008.
For more information about EDGE of AFRICA’s Volunteer Initiatives and Research opportunities please contact jo@edgeofafrica.com
For General Enquiries/Bookings please contact info@edgeofafrica.com
You can also visit our website at
www.edgeofafrica.com

Posted March 13th 2014

The British Exploring Society are recruiting amongst those graduating this summer for 2015 expeditions

"The Objective of the Society is to advance the education of young people by providing inspirational and challenging scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments and so promote the development of their confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure and exploration."

http://britishexploring.org/ExpeditionsProgrammes/2015Expeditions.aspx

Posted March 11th 2014

Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project Jungle Volunteers

Join our volunteer group in 2014, in the home of the orangutan, the Sabangau forest in Indonesian Borneo. Develop key biodiversity survey skills and connect with others.

Our first 2014 group is now full but we have spaces remaining for our 7 September - 25 October group. Visit outrop.com/volunteer to apply. These places will be attributed on a first come first serve basis so apply early to avoid missing out on your primates!

The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project is looking for volunteers to help with our conservation and research work in 2014. There will be two expedition groups in 2014, and Group 1 is already full so make sure to get your application in soon (details on how to apply found below).

OuTrop is a research and conservation organisation based in the Sabangau forest in the heart of Indonesian Borneo, home to the world’s largest populations of orangutans and Southern Bornean gibbons. 

Volunteers join us for seven weeks to gain first-hand experience of a tropical forest environment, working alongside enthusiastic Indonesian researchers, and receiving practical training in field survey skills and project planning. Our volunteer placements are challenging, rigorous and fully-participative. You’ll also be bound to see some of the incredible wildlife that inhabits this special part of the world, from sun bears to flying lizards and of course the charismatic orangutan in its natural habitat. 

Volunteers also have the opportunity to travel to at least one other field site on expedition for a few days, where you will put into practice the survey skills you have learned.

Each year we offer a limited number of students the opportunity to carry out their own research projects for their BSc or MSc dissertations. Many of our previous volunteers have returned as long-term research assistants or gone on to careers and further research in biodiversity conservation.

OuTrop works at the forefront of primate research in tropical forest environments. We are affiliated to the Indonesian University of Palangka Raya, and British universities of Oxford, Leicester and Exeter. We carry out scientific research on many aspects of orangutan, gibbon and red langur ecology and on tropical peat-swamp forest biodiversity, productivity, regeneration and restoration ecology.

To apply and find out more, visit our website outrop.com, or e-mail info@outrop.com.

Regular updates on our work in the field can also be found on our project blog outrop.blogspot.com. And you can follow us at fb.com/outrop and twitter.com/outrop.

Matt Williams, Communications Manager

The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project

 

Posted 4th March 2014

Volunteering Opportunity

Over The Wall, a national UK children’s charity provide free of charge Therapeutic Recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, reach beyond the perceived limitations of illness to rediscover a whole new world of possibilities. Through participation in a proven programme of fun-filled recreational and educational activities, our camps help promote inclusion whilst developing the confidence, self-esteem, coping strategies and peer relationships of all our campers.

We give children one glorious week of experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun and empowering, in a physically safe and medically sound environment.

OTW are currently reaching out to students to highlight the range of opportunities available with OTW. We’re looking for those interested in a number of things including, but not limited to, teaching, games, music, arts and crafts, drama, photography, welfare and the environment. I’m hoping to show how you might use your skills and interests in a way you had never considered before.

Our volunteers exist to care for campers, and give them respite from a world normally filled with hospital visits and medication, so if you’re interested in using your talents to help create some camp magic then please do head to otw.org.uk or contact Fiona Cook, Volunteer Support Administrator on Fiona@otw.org.uk or 02392 477 110  

http://www.otw.org.uk/

Exploring Glaciers

Brathay Exploration Group - are currently recruiting for our 2014 expeditions and one in particular - Exploring Glaciers. The expedition is set on and around the Jostedal Icecap, Norway and involves a 5 day glaciers skills training course, where members learn to use ice axes and crampons, do crevasse rescues, and spend 2 days walking up a glacier and staying at it top before walking back down. This training is then followed by a week exploring the Josteldalen National Park whilst developing their mountaineering skills, learning how the landscape and the glaciers within it are changing as a result of climate change.

The expedition is run in conjunction with the Field Studies Council and the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Members of this expedition will then be able to progress on to our Glaciers and Climate Change expedition in 2015, which surveys Tunsbergdalsbreen, the largest outlet glacier of the Jostel Icecap, to determine its response to current climate change. Our 2015 Greenland expedition which will carry out glaciological monitoring (still in development) may also be of interest.

For more information, please go to: Exploring Glaciers and download and Information Pack.
my email address morgan.gibson@brathayexploration.org.uk, and the website address www.brathayexploration.org.uk

 

Posted 17th February 2014

2014 SUMMER 3-CREDIT FIELD COURSES


Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies  (June 4-20)
     
Study, SCUBA dive, & snorkel on the Mexican Caribbean Coast.

Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies
(July 13-29, Aug 7-23)
        Study, hike, & camp in the the Rocky Mountains.

* Gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem field research.

* Earn 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits.
* Apply your classroom/textbook learning while immersed in an incredible & active ecosystem setting!


* Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula Environmental Studies Program *

* Conducted by Ecosystem Field Studies*

For detailed course info visit: www.ecofs.org

For any further questions email Steve Johnson, Course Director at steve@ecofs.org        

 

Ridge to Reef expeditions

I am working for a small NGO in Belize and we are currently developing a new volunteering program - similar to ones you may have heard of such as

Operation Wallacea and Frontier - but with no office outside of Belize and already established programs run by local staff - it promises to give

volunteers a really hands on, authentic conservation experience, for very competitive prices.

  

I've included a link here to some information about the program, which has a link to an online brochure.

http://www.tidebelize.org/article/may-2013/ridge-reef-expeditions

 

Posted 15th January 2014

Volunteers needed for Sea Turtle Conservation Work in Greece

For more than thirty years ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece has been conducting conservation projects on the major nesting grounds of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in Greece. The activities mainly involve sea turtle and nest protection, habitat management, rehabilitation, public awareness and environmental education.

Further information on all of our projects and instructions on how to participate can be found on our website, www.archelon.gr.

Posted: 26 June 2013

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Travelling Fellowships.  Available to all British citizens.  Return travel and daily living expenses.  Typically 4-8 weeks.
http://www.wcmt.org.uk/

Posted: 28 November 2012

British Exploring Society:

Trainee Leader Programme in Namibia or Northern Norway

University Fieldwork Programme in the Indian Himalayas

Empty Quarter 2014 Gap Year Expedition to Oman

 

Scholarships and Other Opportunities

Posted August 11th 2014

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University College Dublin, Ireland

Masters Scholarship

Date of advertisement: 5 August 2014

FastForests Project – Impacts of faster growing forests on raw material properties with consideration of the potential effects of a changing climate on species choice

The aims of FastForests are to: (i) identify ways of protecting future wood supplies under a changing climate, (ii) improve raw material allocation approaches and increase efficiency of wood utilisation, and (iii) ascertain societal and stakeholder perceptions of faster-growing forests and their products. FastForests is a multidisciplinary collaboration between UCD and NUI Galway in Ireland and several other institutions based in France and Germany. The research in Ireland is being funded from 2014-2017 by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM).

Two Masters projects will be funded as part of this research, as follows:

MSc 1. The potential impact of forest intensification on the quality of timber and its end use. The student will assess the wood quality of trees prior to mill processing in stands that differ in the level of intensification applied. The post-processing wood quality attributes will be assessed in a separate study carried out by NUIG.

MSc 2.The potential impact of forest intensification on forest productivity and wood mobilisation under different climate change scenarios.

The student will analyse forest productivity, using existing growth and yield models, for alternative species and provenance choices, and silviculture and forest management systems. Target tree sizes and quality classes, as required by industry, will guide the intensification trajectories. Ecological Site Classification software will be used to assess species suitability and productivity under climate change scenarios.   

Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals who have an excellent academic record (preferably a first class primary degree or equivalent) in forestry (both posts), wood science (MSc 1), mathematics (MSc 2) or closely related disciplines.   

Support will also be required for reporting to the funding agency, DAFM, participation in the preparation of publications, and presentation of research at scientific meetings, as required by the senior researchers on the project, though these activities will be a minor component of the work.

The Masters Scholarship will be €22,000 per annum for two years. The study will commence as soon as possible. After tuition fees have been deducted (€6,000 for EU students in 2014/15), the remainder of the scholarship will be paid as a tax-free stipend.

Because of a significant requirement for field sampling, it will be necessary for the candidate to have a full driving licence.

Applicants should submit, by email, indicating the post for which they are applying, a letter outlining why they are interested in the research topic, their suitability for the position, a full curriculum vitae (including the names, addresses and emails of two referees) to: Dr Conor O’Reilly (conor.oreilly@ucd.ie). Please also indicate where you first saw this post advertised.

http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/agricultureie/styleassets/images/logo.pngClosing date: Positions will remain open until filled

 

Posted July 8th 2014

PhD studentship.

Topic: Comparative life history and plant demography.

Supervisors: Owen Jones and Johan Dahlgren

We are seeking a PhD candidate to work on plant population biology, life history, and the demography of aging. These are fundamental topics in theoretical evolutionary biology and ecology but also have broad applications in population management and conservation biology. The project will involve comparative analyses of population matrix models, field data collection and analysis within ongoing long-term individual-based demographic studies, and laboratory work to collect anatomical and herb-chronological data.

The successful candidate will have an interest in life history evolution and plant population biology, and an excellent academic record with an undergraduate and/or master’s degree in biological sciences, ecology, or related field. An interest in quantitative methods, including statistical modelling or population matrix modelling is essential. Experience of biological fieldwork and lab work, and knowledge of plant anatomy, is desirable.

The position will ideally start on 1st September 2014. It will provide experience and training in cutting edge quantitative methods (including matrix and integral projection modelling and phylogenetic comparative methods), field and laboratory methods, and evolutionary demography.

This fully-funded position is based at the Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging (MaxO) and Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark in the vibrant city of Odense in Denmark.

To apply, send a CV and cover letter in PDF format to both Owen Jones (jones@biology.sdu.dk) and Johan Dahlgren (dahlgren@biology.sdu.dk).

We encourage interested parties to contact us informally if they require more information.

Application deadline August 1st 2014.

 

Posted July 3rd 2014

UCD Forestry Masters Scholarship
University College Dublin, Ireland
SIMWOOD Project – Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood
There is much unused wood potential in European forests. Most of this is 'locked' in forests that belong
to an estimated 16 million private forest owners. The SIMWOOD project aims to increase the
mobilisation of wood from forests in Europe in a collaborative and sustainable way. The project is part
funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme.
UCD Forestry would like to recruit a Masters candidate to conduct research into understanding the
socio‐economic factors that influence forest owners’ decision‐making processes with respect to wood
mobilisation. Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals who have an excellent academic
record.
Selection Criteria
Mandatory
 Very good oral and written communication skills in English.
 A clean driving licence is also required.
 A primary degree or equivalent in forestry, land‐use management, or social science.
Desirable
 A first class primary degree or equivalent.
 The successful candidate should be capable of independent research and team work.
We offer
The Masters Scholarship will be €22,000 per annum for two years. The study will commence as soon
as possible. After tuition fees have been deducted (€6,000 for EU students in 2014/15), the
remainder of the scholarship will be paid as a tax‐free stipend.
Application process
Applicants should submit, by email, indicating the post for which they are applying, a letter outlining
why they are interested in the research topic, their suitability for the position, a full curriculum vitae
(including the names, addresses and emails of two referees) to Dr Áine Ní Dhubháin at UCD Forestry:
aine.nidhubhain@ucd.ie. Please also indicate where you first saw this post advertised.
Additional Information
Additional information about the SIMWOOD project can be found at: www.simwood‐project.eu or
by contacting Dr Áine Ní Dhubháin at UCD Forestry: Phone +3531(0)17167755;
aine.nidhubhain@uc

UCD Forestry - Masters Scholarship
University College Dublin, Ireland

FastForests Project – Impacts of faster growing forests on raw material properties with
consideration of the potential effects of a changing climate on species choice
The aims of FastForests are to: (i) identify ways of protecting future wood supplies under a
changing climate, (ii) improve raw material allocation approaches and increase efficiency of
wood utilisation, and (iii) ascertain societal and stakeholder perceptions of faster-growing
forests and their products. FastForests is a multidisciplinary collaboration between UCD and
NUI Galway in Ireland and several other institutions based in France and Germany. The
research in Ireland is being funded from 2014-2017 by the Department of Agriculture, Food
and the Marine (DAFM).
Two Masters projects will be funded as part of this research, as follows:
MSc 1. The potential impact of forest intensification on the quality of timber and its end use.
The student will assess the wood quality of trees prior to mill processing in stands that differ
in the level of intensification applied. The post-processing wood quality attributes will be
assessed in a separate study carried out by NUIG.
MSc 2.The potential impact of forest intensification on forest productivity and wood
mobilisation under different climate change scenarios.
The student will analyse forest productivity, using existing growth and yield models, for
alternative species and provenance choices, and silviculture and forest management systems.
Target tree sizes and quality classes, as required by industry, will guide the intensification
trajectories. Ecological Site Classification software will be used to assess species suitability
and productivity under climate change scenarios.
Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals who have an excellent academic
record (preferably a first class primary degree or equivalent) in forestry (both posts), wood
science (MSc 1), mathematics (MSc 2) or closely related disciplines.
Support will also be required for reporting to the funding agency, DAFM, participation in the
preparation of publications, and presentation of research at scientific meetings, as required by
the senior researchers on the project, though these activities will be a minor component of the
work.
The Masters Scholarship will be €22,000 per annum for two years. The study will commence
as soon as possible. After tuition fees have been deducted (€6,000 for EU students in
2014/15), the remainder of the scholarship will be paid as a tax-free stipend.
Because of a significant requirement for field sampling, it will be necessary for the candidate
to have a full driving licence.
Applicants should submit, by email, indicating the post for which they are applying, a letter
outlining why they are interested in the research topic, their suitability for the position, a full
curriculum vitae (including the names, addresses and emails of two referees) to: Dr Conor
O’Reilly (conor.oreilly@ucd.ie). Please also indicate where you first saw this post advertised.
Closing date: 31st July 2014

Posted June 6th 2014

Trees in the Farmed Environment MRes Studentship 

Closing Date: Tuesday 01 July 2014 
Interview Date: To be confirmed 
Reference: WT2-JW 
TREES IN THE FARMED ENVIRONMENT MRes STUDENTSHIP 
Applications are invited for a 12 month fully-funded studentship for a research Masters degree (MRes) 
Research Project Title: Evaluating the Role of Trees on Farms (Supervisor: Jim Waterson; Funded by Woodland Trust). 
Applications should be made through the Harper Adams University website: 
http://jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk/Vacancies.aspx 
where further details of the project can be found.The deadline for uploading completed applications is 9 am UK time Tuesday, 1 July 2014. The studentship will start on 15 September 2014. Interviews will take place at Harper Adams University for shortlisted UK applicants, and by Skype for shortlisted applicants from other countries. 
Further information can be found on Harper Adams University at 
http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk<http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/>and on Negotiated Studies MRes at 
http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/postgraduate/201027/negotiated-studies 
For informal enquiries on general aspects of research degrees at HAU, applicants may contact Mrs Viv Slann, Research Students Administrator (vslann@harper-adams.ac.uk<mailto:vslann@harper-adams.ac.uk>). For informal enquiries on the project, applicants may contact the Supervisor named above through the staff directory: http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/staff/photo-directory.cfm 
The studentship includes tuition and bench fees and a stipend of ?13,500. 
Applicants from both EU and non-EU countries are eligible for stipend and fees. Applicants will normally be expected to hold a bachelors degree with a first or upper second class or a high GPA in an appropriate subject. 
A minimum level of competency in English is required. International applicants need to be classed as an overall grade 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component using the International English Language Test System (IELTS) or equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or PTE score. 

Posted March 31st

Funded Forestry PhD

REGENERATION AND EARLY GROWTH MODELS FOR MOSES_GB

PhD funded by the Forestry Commission and the Scottish Forestry Trust

An essential part of the continued evolution of MOSES_GB is the development of regeneration and early growth models for Sitka spruce and other species likely to be introduced (either as natural regeneration or though ‘enrichment planting’) during the transformation of Sitka spruce stands.  The primary aim of this PhD project is to develop, incorporate and test a regeneration sub-model compatible with MOSES_GB.  The sub-model will be suitable for simulating the pattern of regeneration and early growth of Sitka spruce and other tree species including Douglas fir, western hemlock, western red cedar and various true firs (Abies spp.).

The project will be supervised by Christine Cahalan, Senior Lecturer in Silviculture and Genetics, in collaboration with Tom Jenkins of Forest Research.  Fieldwork will be a major component of the research but there will be flexibility about its balance between North Wales and the rest of Britain.  The student will join a thriving research group in Bangor working across the disciplines of tropical and temperate forestry, climate change and biogeochemistry.  The School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography has 25 academic staff and around 60 PhD students (for whom our membership of the network www.fonaso.eu with six other leading European universities, and strategic partnerships with major tropical research institutions, including CATIE in Central America and the World Agroforestry Centre, are key institutional strengths).  Our research foci are: the ecology, conservation and sustainable management of global forest and agricultural ecosystems; plant and soil science; climate change and carbon accounting.

During the PhD the student will gain skills in forest inventory and in the analysis and modelling of inventory data and data derived from silvicultural and other field experiments.  A strong academic record (1st or 2.1 degree and/or relevant MSc degree) and existing experience in ecological fieldwork, computing and statistics will all be advantageous.

This is a full-time, three-year studentship covering tuition fees and stipend for UK and other EU nationals. The starting date is 1st July 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.  International students are welcome to apply but would be responsible for paying the difference between UK / EU and international tuition fees. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Christine Cahalan (c.m.cahalan@bangor.ac.uk) in the first instance.  To apply, please send a CV and covering letter with contact details for two referees by email to the principal supervisor, Dr Christine Cahalan.  Closing date for applications: 31st May 2014.

 

Farming Scholarship

Llyndy Isaf is a 614 acre upland livestock unit in the Nant Gwynant Valley, Snowdonia owned by the National Trust Eryri. The Llyndy Isaf Scholarship is a partnership between National Trust Eryri and Wales YFC which gives a Wales YFC member the opportunity to run the farm for a year. We are now beginning the recruitment process for the second Scholar and are looking for an enthusiastic member who would like to develop their skills and broaden their experience in the agricultural industry by taking on this exciting opportunity.

More information is also available on the Wales YFC website http://www.yfc-wales.org.uk/llyndy-isaf-scholarship/.

Please note the two Open Days at Llyndy Isaf which will be a great opportunity to learn more about the farm and the scholarship.

Posted March 4th 2014

Funded Scholarships

Edinburgh Napier University has 13 industrial funded scholarships available on its MSc Timber Engineering; for the September 2014 start.

 

The course is the only one of its kind in the UK and our scholarships are a new initiative aimed at addressing a long-acknowledged skills gap in the sector. The MSc is an accredited 'Technical' Masters and covers topics such as:  analysis & design of timber structures, project management and sustainable building design.


Prospective students will receive £3750 towards course costs; with five of the 13 available scholarships also offering a one-off sum to help cover living costs.

 

http://www.napier.ac.uk/forestproducts/Pages/Student-sponsorship.aspx

Posted Feb 19th

Horticultural Development Company’s (HDC) generous Final Year Undergraduate Bursary scheme is now open for applications until 31 March 2014.

  • £4,500 per student is available. Up to 10 bursaries are available
  • Open to undergraduate students on courses involving a placement year in industry 2014 – 2015
  • Placement year in industry must be strongly horticulture related

Now in its second year and open for applications from undergraduates on courses ranging from agriculture to zoology to chemistry, any undergraduate is eligible as long as their course incorporates an industry placement year during 2014 – 2015, and the placement is in a horticultural business, research establishment or advisory company.

Any student on a UK based undergraduate degree that includes an industry placement linked to horticulture is eligible to apply. For more information visit our Bursary page or email techadmin@hdc.ahdb.org.uk

Wishing your students the best of luck with their applications.

Jon Knight

Head of Research and Development, HDC

www.hdc.org.uk

Switchboard: 02476 692051

Posted 17th Feb 2014

PhD opportunities in Belgium

four PhD positions in the framework of the project entitled 'FORBIO Climate - Adaptation potential of biodiverse forests in the face of climate change'.

Project outline:
Climate change is expected to have a large impact on the distribution, composition and functioning of forest ecosystems worldwide due to
the limited migration and adaptation potential of trees. Creating resistant and resilient forests is thus a key challenge for forest
management. It has been suggested recently that epigenetic mechanisms may increase the capacity of trees to survive in a changing
environment, but the extent and importance of these mechanisms in seedlings and saplings are still unknown. Research has also shown
that more biodiverse ecosystems are better buffered against disturbances, e.g. because of complementary resource use and lower
susceptibility to pest and pathogen attacks. Yet, these studies were predominantly performed in grasslands. More insight into the adaptive
capacity of trees – in their consecutive life stages (from seedling to adult) - and forests to climate change is thus badly needed.
FORBIO Climate wants to scrutinize the adaptive capacity of tree species and predict the future performance of tree species in Belgium
under different scenarios of climate change. The project will focus on oak (Quercus robur/petraea) and beech (Fagus sylvatica), two tree
species with high ecological and economic significance in Belgium (and Europe). FORBIO Climate will capitalize upon two unique research
infrastructures available in Belgium, i.e. the FORBIO experimental sites (see: http://forbio.biodiversity.be/) and the Observational
Biodiversity Platform, to test the following hypotheses: (1) epigenetic inheritance mechanisms can increase the adaptive capacity of trees
to climate change during the reproduction stage; (2) across subsequent tree development stages, tree performance in more biodiverse
forests is more resistant and resilient to climate change.

Our offer:
· We offer a Ph.D. scholarship for two years, that will be extended for two more years after a positive evaluation.
· Tentative starting date is 1 April 2014.
Interested?
· Send your CV, summary of study grades, a motivation letter and the names of two referees by email before March 3, 2014 to
the principal investigators of the respective WPs / PhDs http://www.uclouvain.be/

 

Posted 7th February 2014

Envision brings together UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.

Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Lancaster University is leading the initiative which brings together the Universities of Nottingham and Bangor, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the British Geological Survey and Rothamsted Research. The initiative also involves large multinationals, a large number of SMEs and international research centres.

Students will benefit from: broad research themes, access to leading world experts, close ties with business, relevant work experience and leadership training.

Envision will recruit 12 PhD students per year for the next five years - starting from October 2014.

Envision Doctoral Training Programme

 

Posted: 12 February 2013

Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships

 

Graduate Loyalty Discount 2013

UK/EU 2013 Bangor graduates starting a full-time Masters degree at Bangor University this September will automatically be entitled to a £500 discount on the tuition fee for eligible Masters courses. More information...

Postgraduate Widening Access Bursaries

These awards are aimed specifically at widening access to full-time taught postgraduate Masters courses. Click here for more information.

MBA Environmental Management at Bangor University

Santander Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Scholarships

The Santander Group will be awarding a number of one year undergraduate and taught postgraduate scholarships to current Bangor University students. 

All studentships are for one year only and vary from £3,000 to £4,166.

Click here for further details and how to apply. 

GO Wales Graduate Training & Development Fund

Private sector small to medium sized businesses in Wales can apply for funding towards the cost of training their graduate-level* staff.

Further details...

Erasmus Mundus Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

Available to EU/UK and International students to study the MSc Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) and MSc Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) taught Masters degrees. Approximately 30 places are available annually.

More details are available at http://www.sutrofor.eu/ and http://www.sufonama.eu/

The application deadline is 1 December 2013 to start in autumn 2014.

 

Erasmus Mundus Research Scholarships

Available for UK/EU and International students studying the Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO) joint doctoral programme. The School is a member of the Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO) consortium of seven European institutions that offers a joint doctoral programme with funded scholarships.  For more information about the FONASO programme, see www.fonaso.eu.

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2013.  

Bangor FONASO contact: Dr Morag McDonald (m.mcdonald@bangor.ac.uk)

 

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