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). 

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Job Opportunities


Posted 18 May 2015

Graduate Forestry and Timber Manager

LC Energy Ltd

Posted: 6 May 2015

Senior Communication Expert

Communication Expert (writer/editor)  

Short-Term Communication Expert (writer/editor)

EU FLEGT and REDD Facilities at the European Forest Institute’s Barcelona office

Closing date: 31 May 2015


Senior Policy and Casework Officer

RSPB, Edinburgh

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Posted: 30 April 2015

EU FLEGT Facility at the European Forest Institute’s Barcelona office

2 Forest Governance Expert positions

Junior Forest Governance Expert

Closing date: 23 May 2015


Growing Ty Hyll Officer

Snowdonia Society

Closing date: 13 May 2015

Posted: 28 January 2015

G's Fresh Graduate and Management training scheme


Volunteering/Placement Opportunities

Posted: 8 May 2015

Opportunity for Welsh language Marine Science students

Natural Resource Wales

Fersiwn Cymraeg

Posted 30 April 2015

Mozvolunteers, an NGO that operates in South Africa and Mozambique

Posted 15 April 2015

The International Forestry Workcamp 2015 in Poland

Closing date: 10th June 2015

Volunteer Ranger, National Trust

Closing date: Friday 24th April 2015

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

ARCHELON - An exciting volunteering/internship opportunity


Posted 25 March 2015

Caribbean & Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies

Posted 23 February 2015

Anglesey AONB Volunteer Programme (March 2015)

Posted 17 February 2015

Volunteer Wildlife Ranger with National Trust

Closing date: 26 February 2015

Posted 11 February 2015

GoEco invites students and faculty to participate in our internships and volunteer projects abroad!


Posted 17 November 2014

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:
Kim McMonagle
Community Learning and Volunteer Coordinator for South Down Property Group
National Trust
Castle Ward
Strangford BT30 7LS

ddi: 028 4488 1025
tel: 028 4488 1204
fax: 028 4488 1729

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
For General Enquiries/Bookings please contact
You can also visit our website at


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."


Posted 4th March 2014

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, and the website address


Posted 17th February 2014

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.


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,

Scholarships and Other Opportunities

Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

Postgraduate scholarships and bursaries

Posted: 6 May 2015

The Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics wishes to appoint:

1. A PhD student (Fonds Nationals Suisse) to work on monitoring and modeling coarse sediment transfer at river junctions. Full details are available at:

Deadline for applications: 29th May 2015

2. A PhD student and teaching assistant (funding from Canton Vaud) to work on the biogeochemistry of Alpine soils. Full details are available at

Deadline for applications: 1st June 2015

Details of the hosting institute for both positions are available at:


Posted: 24 March 2015

British Academy Studentship Programme at Essex Summer School

Closing date: 10 May 2015


Posted: 12 December 2014

Envision PhD projects at Lancaster University

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Posted: 9 December 2014

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:

Posted: 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 ( Please also indicate where you first saw this post advertised.

Closing date: Positions will remain open until filled


Posted 31 March 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

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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