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 26 March 2015

Agricultural Specialist in the Sahara Forest Project

Engineer in the Sahara Forest Project

Project Manager in the Sahara Forest Project

Closing date: 17 April 2015


Posted 25 March 2015

Geospatial Analysts

Ministry of Defence, Cambridge

Closing date: 4 May 2015


Posted: 24 March 2015

Area Manager - North Wales


Closing date: 7th April 2015

Posted: 12 March 2015

Environmental Projects Officer
at the Felin Uchaf Eco-Centre
Closing: 31st March 2015


Posted: 10 March 2015

Specialist in Landscape Modelling


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


Posted: 6 March 2015

Assistant Forestry Manager

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

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


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.

Posted: 2 March 2015

Media Co-ordinator

Voices for Nature, Oxford

Closing date: 30 April 2015

Posted: 13 February 2015

Commercial Development Officer

Surrey Wildlife Trust

Closing date: 27 March 2015

Posted: 11 February 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.


Posted: 4 February 2015

OSIL Internship Systems Integration Engineer

Ocean Scientific International Ltd

Posted: 29 January 2015


Woodland Heritage 


Posted: 28 January 2015

G's Fresh Graduate and Management training scheme

Posted: 26 January 2015

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: 


Graduate Trainee: Seed Research, Procurement & Treatment

Maelor Forest Nurseries Ltd.

Posted: 12 December 2014

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

Posted: 19 November 2014

Cartrefi Conwy, Abergele

Graduate Opportunity – Business assurance, policy & performance

Application form

Ffurflen cais

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.



Volunteering/Placement Opportunities

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 October 14th 2014

Volunteer wanted for Jamaican montane forest conservation project - February 2015

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


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


Posted: 24 March 2015

British Academy Studentship Programme at Essex Summer School

Closing date: 10 May 2015

Posted 17 February 2015

PhD Position at the Chair of Silviculture, Freiburg University

Closing date: 27 March 2015

Posted: 4 February 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

Click here to apply

You can download the award flyer here.

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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