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

Job Opportunities

Posted: 14 June 2017

Ecological Survey Work (zero-hour contracts), Resource and Environmental Consultants Ltd.

Closing Date: not indicated

Posted: 02 June 2017

National Soil Coordinator, Freeland Horticulture Ltd

Closing Date: not indicated

Posted: 25 May 2017

Professor John Harper Research Fund in Plant Ecology

Posted: 25 May 2017

Defra Policy Adviser: Food, Farming and Animal Health

Closing Date: 8th June 2017

Posted: 23 February 2017

Assistant Forest Manager, Tarbert, Argyll & Assistant Forest Manager, Stirling

RDS Forestry Ltd                                                              


Posted: 17 February 2017

WRAP part time recycling advisors


Posted: 9 February 2017

Graduate Implementation Consultant

Aquila Heywood


Posted: 27 October 2016


Forestry Graduate Opportunity




Join our team of Demonstrators

The College of Natural Sciences is seeking to recruit demonstrators to support teaching, particularly laboratory and field based work. Demonstrating provides an opportunity to gain experience in teaching, which will be an essential aspect of the CV for those wishing to make a career in Higher Education. Prior to the start of the academic year, a list of opportunities will be posted on our website.

Suitably qualified and eligible students, and particularly research students, are encouraged to apply to join our team of demonstrators. Ideally, applicants should be studying for a PhD in a relevant subject, but applicants with other postgraduate qualifications or good Honours degree may be considered. Duties may include assisting with teaching in laboratory classes or field courses in biology, zoology, geography, oceanography, marine sciences, conservation and environmental sciences. Experienced applicants may also assist with marking, tutorials and seminars. Research students should discuss the extent of their contribution with supervisors before applying.

Candidates should complete the online form, indicating particular subject or opportunities they are qualified to assist with, and attached a brief CV. Module Organisers will carry out the selection process, and they will contact successful candidates directly.

The rate of pay is £12.86 per hour for Demonstrators and £20.33 for Tutorial Teaching. Postdoctural researchers are welcome to contribute but cannot be paid additionally if they have employment contracts with the University. Payment will be monthly in arrears on submission of a casual fee payment form and proof of eligibility to work in the UK. Visa nationals may be restricted to either 10 hours or 20 hours per week depending on their individual visas. Authorised form should be submitted to the Finance Hub by the 5th of each month.

The application form is available here.

A list of opportunities is available here (pdf).

Posted 07/09/2016

Volunteering/Placement Opportunities

Posted: 16 May 2017

Summer Coral Reef Ecology course. This short course will give you the opportunity to learn the theory of tropical marine biology in a field setting, giving a hands-on, real life experience of field ecology.

02/09/2017 - 13/09/2017 

Posted: 19 April 2017

Nkonzo Bush Academy - a wildlife academy which offers internships to undergraduate students whose field of study include subjects such as Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science.

Posted: 9 February 2017

Ridge to Reef Expeditions (conservation)

Oana Fauna & Flora, Namibia (3-6 week expeditions)

Posted: 01 February 2017

Expeditions in Borneo

(June - September 2017)


Stellar Leadership Development Programme

British Exploring Society


Africa Project Wildlife Conservation and Elite Sports


Scholarships and Other Opportunities


Posted: 1st June 2017

Six NERC-funded PhD projects

1. Saving our lowland peatlands. (Bangor University - SENRGy)

    Closing Date: 18th June (Interviews: 6th July, Birmingham)

2. Reducing the risk of viral contamination of the UK's food and water supply. (Bangor University - SBS)

    Closing Date: 18th June (Interviews: 6th July, Birmingham)

3. 'On the pee!': A mechanistic exploration of nitrogen and carbon cycling dynamics in the urine patch. (Bangor University - SENRGy)

    Closing Date: 18th June (Interviews: 6th July, Birmingham)

4. Influence of historical management and soil moisture on N20 emissions from grasslands. (Bangor University, based at Rothamstead Research)

    Closing Date: 18th June (Interviews: 6th July, Birmingham)

5. Developing environmentally sustainable forestry value chains. (Bangor University - SENRGy)

    Closing Date: 2nd July

6. Exploring the ecology of airborne pollen biodiversity using environmental DNA analysis and identifying links to hay fever. (Bangor University - SBS)

    Closing Date: 2nd July

Posted: 23 May 2017

PhD Studentships in Sustainable Water Supply, Use and Treatment (two positions)

SENRGy, Bangor University

Closing date: 30 June 2017

Posted: 19 April 2017

Pantyfedwen Foundation postgraduate grants:

Each year, the James Pantyfedwen Foundation distributes grants to postgraduate students studying for a Masters or PhD award. Grants will be offered towards the payment of tuition fees only.

Links for guidance in English and Welsh

Closing date: 30 June 2017

Posted: 28 February 2017

BFWG Research Presentation opportunity (women postgraduate students are invited to give short presentations of their research work to a general audience)

Closing date for abstracts: 28 April 2017

Posted: 01 February 2017

NFU Mutual Centenary Award

Provides bursaries for up to 75% of course fees for successful students to study a postgraduate course.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2017

Brian Chambers Soils Fund

Grants are offered to support students and early career scientists in furthering their academic and professional careers, and thus their careers. The Fund is administered by a small group of scientists and donors, overseen by the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS).


The Henman Award:

Warren and Beth Henman had a long and close association with Bangor University. Warren studied Forestry, graduating in 1955. Beth first came to Bangor to take up a research post in the Botany Department and later lectured in Botany and Forestry.

The Henmans have made a generous bequest to Bangor University to support students undertaking forestry related research projects.  SENRGy wishes to use these awards to support students working on forestry related projects in a country other than the United Kingdom. 

There is no deadline and there is no funding limit – applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all the funds are disbursed. 

If you wish to apply for a Henman Award, please describe in no more than 500 words:

“The difference a Henman Award will make to my research project”

You must also provide a clear budget, clearly identifying specific costs, with reliable estimates (e.g. flight quotations, accommodation and subsistence costs, etc).

Applications will be judged on their originality and how convincing they are. 

Please send your application to with ‘Henman Award Application’ in the subject line.

Any promotional activity or materials associated with an award must acknowledge the support of The Henman Award.  The recipient is also required to draft a press release upon completion of their project, in conjunction with a relevant SENRGy staff member.

A written report will be required to explain how this money has been spent and how it has benefitted the students. In addition, recipients must submit clear, print quality photographs for the Development Office website and other publications. This information will be used to thank the donors and as publicity to encourage future giving to the University.