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: 12 December 2014

Various opportunities, FAO

http://www.fao.org/employment/current-vacancies/en/

Various opportunities, IUCN

https://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.showOpenList

Silviculture Manager, South Africa

http://www.forestry.co.za/silviculture-manager-safcol/

Assistant Manager graduate programme, UK wide

http://www.upm-tilhill.com/careers/

Partnership Manager, Scotland

http://www.elgt.org.uk/about-us/vacancies

Part-time arboriculture and forestry lecturer, Hampshire

http://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/jobs/

Wood fuel production manager

http://www.wood-fuel.co.uk/mwf-recruiting/

NFI framework contract – Forestry Commission GB

http://www.forestryjournal.co.uk/sit-vacant-FCNFI1214/

Planning Forester, Scotland

http://www2.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_forestry03.asp?newms=jj&id=94317&

Glastir Project Manager Support Officer, Wales

http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/about-us/vacancies-and-career/current-vacancies/glastir-woodlands-project-manager-support/?lang=en

Various PhD opportunities, UK

http://www.findaphd.com/search/?Keywords=forestry


Posted: 19 November 2014

Cartrefi Conwy, Abergele

Graduate Opportunity – Business assurance, policy & performance

Application form

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Posted 11th September 2014

Forestry Manager, Scotland

Head Forester, Norfolk

Teachers and Assessors in Forestry, Herefordshire

 


 

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 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

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/murlough/join-in/

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-ward/join-in/


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 tomgoodland@hotmail.com

 


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."

 


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 morgan.gibson@brathayexploration.org.uk, and the website address www.brathayexploration.org.uk

 


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, www.archelon.gr.


Scholarships and Other Opportunities

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:
http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=59268&LID=16

- The influence of recurrent fracture opening and sealing on dynamic permeability:
http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=59266&LID=16


Posted: 25 November 2014

Funded NERC 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

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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: 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.

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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 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 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 2014 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 http://www.sutrofor.eu/ and http://www.sufonama.eu/

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

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

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