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 19th June 2018

NRM Agricultural Environment Officer (x8 posts)

Natural Resources Wales

Closing date: 25 June 2018

Posted 5th June 2018

Researcher, Consultant and Senior Consultant vacancies


Closing date 4th June 2018 (but considering applications until end June)

Posted 4th May 2018

SNPA Forestry & Woodland Work Placement (Welsh version)


Posted: 25 May 2017

Professor John Harper Research Fund in Plant Ecology



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. Postdoctoral 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 (blue) form, which can be obtained from the School contacts listed below. Proof of eligibility to work in the UK must be shown prior to starting the work. Visa nationals may be restricted to either 10 hours or 20 hours per week depending on their individual visas. Authorised forms should be submitted to the Finance Hub in Memorial Building by the 4th of each month.

  • SENRGy – Alison Evans. Room G20 Thoday Building
  • SBS – Tracey Johnstone. Room 506 Brambell Building
  • SOS – Judy Davies Room 240 Westbury Mount
  • CNS – Jane Lee. Room G7 Memorial Building
  • Treborth – Jane Smith. Treborth
  • BioComposities Centre – Laura Brandish. 8th Floor Alun Roberts Building

The application form is available here.

A list of opportunities is available here (pdf).

Posted 07/09/2016

Volunteering/Placement Opportunities



Scholarships and Other Opportunities

Posted 5th July 2018

PhD Opportunity: "Understanding rule-breaking in a conservation context".

Closing date: 20 July 2018

Posted 4th July 2018

PhD Opportunity: "Understanding the wider impacts of using livestock to control bracken".

Closing date: 20 July 2018

Posted 3rd July 2018

PhD Opportunity: "Emerging spaces for native woodland growth in Britain’s crowded future landscapes".

Closing date: 20 July 2018

Posted 20th June 2018

PhD Opportunity: "Environmental Footprinting of Upland Lamb Production" (More Information [Word])

Closing Date: Friday 20th July


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.

TEAGASC PhD Walsh Fellowship Opportunity

“Dis-aggregated ovine emission factors associated with dung and urine deposition in upland and lowland production systems”

Closing date: 5pm, Friday July 6th, 2018. Further information here.