School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
This webpage is for job, volunteering and scholarship opportunities received by the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy).
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Closing date: 17 April 2015
Ministry of Defence, Cambridge
Closing date: 4 May 2015
Closing date: 7th April 2015
Environmental Projects Officer
at the Felin Uchaf Eco-Centre
Closing: 31st March 2015
Closing date: 31 March 2015
Dwy swydd dros dro yn Eryri efo’r Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol, Cymraeg yn hanfodol. Mae hyn yn ffordd wych i mewn i’r sector amgylcheddol yn yr ardal.
2 temporary posts with the National Trust in Snowdonia. The ability to speak Welsh is essential for these posts.
Student placements, FC Scotland
Harvesting forester, Dumfries and Galloway
Assistant Forestry Manager, East Lothian, Scotland
Trainee Professional Forester Positions, Forestry Commission England
Harvesting supervisor / trainee
Assistant Woodland Manager, Argyll and Stirling, Scotland
Senior Regional Manager, Argyll, Stirling
Forestry Manager, Stirling, Scotland
Head forester, Longleat, England
Smiths Gore, Haddington Office
Closing date: 13 April 2015
Wildlife Trust Posts:
Welsh Regional Project Officer
£25,000-£28,000 per annum. Full time, 3 year contract
Freshwater Habitats Trust are seeking a bright, keen person with a strong ecological background, some knowledge of freshwater wildlife and experience working with volunteers, to manage and deliver the Flagship Ponds and PondNet elements of the project.
Candidates must have a good degree (2:1 or above), MSc or doctorate in ecology / conservation, or at least four years’ relevant practical experience. Valid driving licence and use of own car essential. Ability to speak Welsh an advantage.
Closing date noon 16 March 2015. Interviews 20 March 2015
Download the full job description http://www.freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/about/jobs/
Living Seas Awareness Officer (Part-time)
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is seeking to recruit an energetic and outgoing person to lead on the development, coordination and delivery of a programme of inspiring environmental education and community marine awareness activities linked to our living seas work. Primarily based at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay but work also across the South and West Wales area.
Hours: 3 days per week April to September and 2 days per week October to March with some evening / weekend work. Flexi/ TOIL offered.
Deadline: Monday 23rd March, 5pm.
Download the full job description http://www.welshwildlife.org/living-seas-awareness-officer/
Marine Conservation Society Policy Officer Wales (Maternity Cover)
MCS are seeking a Policy Officer to work in Wales to lead on specific Welsh policy areas and to input into wider UK policy. This post will be an exciting combination of policy, advocacy and campaigning.
This is the ideal opportunity for someone with a marine or other environmental policy and legislation background, by providing advice for the development of a coherent marine policy, which will complement and underpin marine advocacy work for Wales Environment Link (WEL). You will be experienced in responding to policy consultations and able to undertake environmental policy or political liaison work. You will represent MCS and WEL with assurance when attending policy events and in developing WEL and MCS policy documents.
Voices for Nature, Oxford
Closing date: 30 April 2015
Surrey Wildlife Trust
Closing date: 27 March 2015
These advertisements are for 3 full time and one part time people to work on the Blaenau Ffestiniog Green Town Environmental Project for which the ability to communicate in both the Welsh and English language is essential.
Ocean Scientific International Ltd
Opportunity for self employed post for a recent forestry graduate, or similarly qualified individual.
The company is a respected forestry consulting business based in the East of England, which provides practical woodland management and consultancy services to landowners.
They are seeking to engage with an individual who is at the start, or in the process of pursuing their career in forestry.
For further information please contact:
Rod Pass Tel: 01440 783820 or submit a CV (max two pages) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maelor Forest Nurseries Ltd.
Various opportunities, FAO
Various opportunities, IUCN
Partnership Manager, Scotland
Part-time arboriculture and forestry lecturer, Hampshire
Wood fuel production manager
NFI framework contract – Forestry Commission GB
Various PhD opportunities, UK
Cartrefi Conwy, Abergele
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.
Closing date: 26 February 2015
Accommodation for up to 6 placements at Castle ward and accommodation for 4 at Murlough nature reserve. For more information click on the links below. If you are interested please contact:
Community Learning and Volunteer Coordinator for South Down Property Group
Strangford BT30 7LS
ddi: 028 4488 1025
tel: 028 4488 1204
fax: 028 4488 1729
There is an opportunity for someone interested in rainforest ecology or conservation to assist in the enumeration of a long-term experiment in the forests of the Blue Mountains of Jamaica.
In 1995 Tom Goodland, Research Officer with Bangor University, set up a experimental study into the effects of a seriously invasive Australian tree (Pittosporum undulatum) in rainforest. He is looking for a field assistant to help with the fifth measurement of tree growth (about 6000 trees) in permanent sample plots. There may be a third member of the group as well.
Most nights will be spent camping in the forest, with basic facilities. The forest is remote and steep, but free of dangerous animals and usually few biting insects. Participants will need to be fairly fit and used to “roughing it”. No vaccination required, apart from a tetanus booster. The trip will be for one month. We will be going approximately the whole of February, exact dates not yet fixed.
This is a good opportunity to help with research in one of the most intensively studied areas of rainforest in the sub-tropics or tropics.
It is likely that a proposal for a grant to cover the costs of travel and subsistence, with our help, would be successful.
Please contact email@example.com
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.
For more information about EDGE of AFRICA’s Volunteer Initiatives and Research opportunities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For General Enquiries/Bookings please contact email@example.com
You can also visit our website at www.edgeofafrica.com
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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and the website address www.brathayexploration.org.uk
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.
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.
Closing date: 10 May 2015
Closing date: 27 March 2015
Applications are invited for the David Miller Award!
The David Miller Travel Bursary Award aims to give two young plant scientists or horticulturists the opportunity of overseas travel in connection with their horticultural careers.
Applicants should be in the second or final year of a higher education qualification (BSc, HND, Kew Diploma etc) or studying for an MSc or PhD and must be students registered for courses in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.
Travel Bursary details:
Deadline for submissions: 13 April 2015
Date award winners will be notified: May 2015
You can download the award flyer here.
Envision PhD projects at Lancaster University
University of Aberdeen are currently looking for candidates for the following two PhD projects, which are part of the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil & Gas at Aberdeen:
- Mechanical stratigraphy in carbonate reservoirs: the influence of facies on stylolite and fracture network properties:
- The influence of recurrent fracture opening and sealing on dynamic permeability:
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:
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.
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 (email@example.com). Please also indicate where you first saw this post advertised.
Closing date: Positions will remain open until filled
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.
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