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: 21 November 2014

Forest Research UK

Experimental work at the Northern Research Station in Edinburgh

Closing date: 07.12.14

Posted: 19 November 2014

Cartrefi Conwy, Abergele

Graduate Opportunity – Business assurance, policy & performance

Application form

Ffurflen cais

Posted: 7 November 2014

WISERD Career Opportunities

Following major grant successes, the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) is currently recruiting for a number of new research, PhD and support posts linked to three projects, The Wales Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC Wales); WISERD Civil Society and IDEAL.  ADRC Wales is part of the ESRC funded Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) which aims to facilitate research utilising administrative data. WISERD Civil Society is a newly funded ESRC national centre which is embarking upon a five year programme of applied research addressing Civil Society in Wales, the UK and Internationally.  IDEAL is a major, five year longitudinal cohort study funded by the ESRC and NIHR led by Bangor University which investigates factors associated with dementia and carers from sites throughout the UK (

WISERD Vacancies at University of Sheffield:

Research Associate - WISERD Civil Society, Grade 7 £29,552-£37, 394  (Ref: UOS009499) - closing 17 November 2014

For further information and to apply, please visit:


WISERD Vacancies at Cardiff University:

Communications Officer (Maternity Cover), Grade 5 £25,513 - £29, 552   (Ref: 2759BR) - closing 12 November 2014

Research Associate - IDEAL Project, Grade 6 £31,342 - £37,394  (Ref: 2764BR) - closing 12 November 2014

Research Associate - WISERD Civil Society, Grade 6 £31,342-£37, 394  (Ref: 2781BR) - closing 28 November 2014

PhD Studentship: Fuel Poverty in Wales (1+3 or +3) (Ref: P2364) - closing 8 December 2014

PhD Studentship: Living well with Dementia (Ref: R2362) - closing 8 December 2014

PhD Studentship: Equality in Third Sector Organisation (Ref: R2366) - closing 8 December 2014

PhD Studentship: Literary Representations of Coal-Mining Communities (Ref: R2368) - closing 8 December 2014 (in collaboration with the ESRC Wales and White Rose DTCs)

PhD Studentship: Social Participation in mid-life (Ref: R2365) - closing 8 December 2014

PhD Studentship: Welsh Language and Higher Education Participation (R2367) - closing 8 December 2014

For further information on job vacancies and to apply, please visit: (using the reference number above to search for individual vacancy information)

For further information on Studentships, please visit: (using the reference number above to search for individual specifications)


For more information.
Please visit the WISERD website:


Posted: 23 October 2014

Coed Cadw/Woodland Trust

Ancient Woodland Restoration Project Manager Wales

Closing date: 9th November 2014



Posted 23rd September 2014

Eurofins Agroscience Services Limited (Derbyshire)

It is that time of year again when our company is looking to recruit Industrial Placement Students for the 2015/16 academic year.

We are currently looking to recruit approximately 10 students for either a 6 or 12 month placement to work in the area of crop science, field trials and general agronomy - placements to start any time between March/July 2015 and end August 2016, with a short Winter break.  We are also looking for 2 students for a 12 month Laboratory/Glasshouse placement to work alongside our Screening and Molecular Diagnostics Team.

Our company has been running a very successful Graduate Recruitment Programme for a number of years now - towards the end of the placement year, we invite our students to apply for the GRP and for those students who have successfully gained a place on the GRP, we offer the following:

  • financial support to each student on the GRP during the final year of study
  • a conditional offer of employment for at least one year after graduation to each student on the GRP

Please send your CV and a covering letter by e-mail or post to Lisa Grummett at the address below:

Eurofins Agroscience Services, Slade Lane, Wilson, Melbourne, Derbys  DE73 8AG
E-mail:    Telephone: 01332 864800  Ext 0   


GIS mapping volunteer

We have a really exciting opportunity to volunteer with RSPB Cymru in our North Wales Office with one of our Conservation Officers. Please see the web link below for more information,

Minimum commitment: One half day/full day per week - very flexible
Duration: Ongoing
Period: All year round

Who to contact

Natalie Thomas
Tel: 01248 672850



Posted 18th September 2014

Bushmen Enterprises Ltd.

is looking for the following:

2 Forester/Forest Technologists

(late April through late October, with the possibility of extension or suitable to students schedule)

The positions could involve:

  • Treeplanting Supervision
  • Various Silviculture Surveys
  • Herbicide Bagging & Aerial Herbicide Monitoring
  • PSP measurements
  • Cutblock Layout

Wage: Commensurate with education and experience (above average compensation)

Expect to be working outdoors in all types of weather. We typically work 10 days on and 4 days off but are often very flexible with schedules. You must feel comfortable in the bush and willing to work a short distance from your partner. We supply all specialized equipment, accommodations and food when in the field. NO camp costs!

You must have a clean drivers license and valid First Aid certificate. Basic GPS knowledge and MS office skills would be an asset.

We are based in Spruce Grove and Slave Lake, Alberta.



Posted 11th September 2014

Forestry Manager, Scotland

Head Forester, Norfolk

Teachers and Assessors in Forestry, Herefordshire

Exec Director, FSC (Wales / London)



Posted 26th August 2014

Agroforestry Operations Supervisor M/F (Nairobi, KENYA)

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


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



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.



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 , or contacting the Head of HR, Geraldine Buchanan, on 01786 435000 or .

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


Volunteering/Placement Opportunities


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: 25 November 2014

Funded PhD projects at Bangor University:

Ecological Tipping Points in Mangrove Ecosystems

Closing date: 15 January 2015

Investigating the role of soil microbes and rhizodeposition in carbon cycling and long-term C sequestration of forest ecosystems

Closing date: 15 January 2015

Scaling Links between soil moisture and greenhouse gas emissions in grassland systems

Closing date: 15 January 2015

Posted 29 October 2014

PhD's at Hydro Nation:

Optimisation and Effectiveness of a De-Centralised Ecological Approach to Waste Water Treatment


The Role of Integrated Green Infastructure in Improving (Peri-)Urban Water Quality at the Catchment Scale


Closing dates for both: 31 December 2014


Posted 11 August 11 2014

UCD Forestry
University College Dublin, Ireland
Masters Scholarship


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.


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.


Posted: 12 February 2013

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.

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.

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 and

The application deadline is 1 December 2014 to start in autumn 2015.

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