Community Forest Consortium Coordinator – Rainforest Foundation

Community Forest Consortium Coordinator

Kentish Town, London

Permanent contract

£32,736 per annum

 Closing Date: 29th November 2016
The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) supports indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the world’s rainforest to secure and control the natural resources necessary for their long-term wellbeing and managing these resources in ways which do not harm their environment.

As part of a team of four staff, the DRC Community Forest (CF) Consortium Coordinator will provide administrative, finance-management and M&E support to the RFUK DRC team, consortium members and DRC partners under a specific DfID-funded project concerning implementation of community forests in the DRC (implemented by a consortium of international and national NGOs led by RFUK).

The post is based in the Rainforest Foundation’s north London office, with occasional travel to the Congo Basin region.

Please visit our website for a full job description and person specification and information on how to apply.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

The full job description can be viewed and downloaded here.

The application form can be downloaded here.

Closing Date for Applications: 29th November 2016.

Project Assistant (Ranger) – Groundwork

Project Assistant (Ranger)



Fixed term contract until 31st December 2017

£13,372- £15,000 per annum

Closing date: 

Midnight on 27th November 2016

Interview date:

1st December 2016 

Join a team that is changing places and changing lives.

Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. We believe that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face.


We are looking for an Assistant Ranger with a keen interest in conservation and the environment to join our green spaces team. The position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to take the first step in developing a career in the conservation/green spaces sector. The position will provide the opportunity to gain experience in practical conservation work, management of local nature reserves and construction projects (installation of boardwalks, raised beds etc).

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the tool usage, habitat management and Health & Safety. They will also be willing to work outside in a variety of weather conditions. Some aspects of role will require lone working, and once a month weekend work.


Plan, promote and lead practical Conservation and Environmental tasks.

Assist with the management of local nature reserves and ancient woodlands including undertaking site surveys, inspections and maintenance.

Assist with grounds management at our environment centres.

Supervise and co-ordinate Volunteers and Community groups.

Demonstrate correct use of tools and equipment and safe work procedures.

Assist in construction of boardwalks, growing spaces, raised beds, etc.

Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working.

In return we offer:

·         A contributory pension scheme

·         Life Assurance for all employees at four times annual salary

·         25 days annual holiday, rising after two years and reaching 30 days after 4 years

·         Childcare vouchers are available on a salary sacrifice basis

·         Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

·         A salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme

·         A salary sacrifice Payroll Giving scheme

To apply please download the application form below and email to

or post to

Laura Dyke at Groundwork South, Riverside Community Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JY

before midnight on the 27th November 2016 or for more information regarding the post please contact Ronnie Fleming on 01895 832662.

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

Closing date:  Midnight on 27th November 2016

Interview date: 1st December 2016


Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

How to apply

We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.  We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability. sexuality, religion or age.

Young Creative Director – A Focus On Nature

Creative Director

UK’s largest youth nature network Deadline: Sunday 6th November
Since its formation in 2011, A Focus On Nature has sought to encourage and connect young people aged 16 to 30 who share a passion for the natural world. Through a combination of social media, events and mentorship, AFON has connected with over 1000 young people across the United Kingdom and beyond, including aspiring conservation professionals, wildlife enthusiasts, writers, artists, photographers and poets. It has also spearheaded the Vision for Nature campaign and report, setting out young people’s vision for the natural world.

About the role:

AFON is now recruiting for the role of Creative Director, the figurehead of the organisation, the de facto Chief Executive Officer. You will play a pivotal role in the committee, inspiring and motivating committee members to fulfil their roles to the best of their ability, support them in their roles and, in return, be supported in carrying out your own duties. You will play a key role in shaping the direction of the organisation, steering members and the committee through the coming years. You will be responsible for partnerships – existing and new – and representing AFON at national and local levels.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent managerial skills of both people and projects. This is an outstanding opportunity to develop your CV with a nationally recognised organisation, learn new skills and influence the future direction of A Focus On Nature, including campaigns, attitudes and ambitions.

Applicants must be below the age of 28 at the time of application. We ask for a date of birth to ensure this. We hope that the suitable applicant will take on the role for a period of no less than two years, and no more than three years. Please note that all roles are operated on a voluntary basis, with a small stipend available to cover expenses.

More details and application process here

Inspirational Jobs – Communications Coordinator Earthwatch Institute

Communications Coordinator



£23k to £27k pa

Deadline for application:

Sunday 16th October 2016

Earthwatch is an international environmental charity established in 1971. Our mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Through our programmes and partnerships, we engage people from diverse countries, cultures and organisations, inspiring them to take responsibility for the environment.

About the role:

Reporting to the Brand and Communications Manager the Communications Coordinator will help Earthwatch to maximise opportunities to deliver our mission by building brand awareness and facilitating effective communication.

You will have a strong background in marketing, social media or public outreach and will appreciate the challenge of enhancing brand awareness in the fast evolving media landscape. We offer you the chance to make a difference – Earthwatch has a great story, can you help us to tell it?

More details and application process

Inspirational Jobs – Impact Manager Earthwatch Institute

Impact Manager



Salary: £32k pa

Deadline for application:

Sunday 16th October 2016

Earthwatch is an international environmental charity established in 1971. Our mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Through our programmes and partnerships, we engage people from diverse countries, cultures and organisations, inspiring them to take responsibility for the environment.

About the role:

Earthwatch brings individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to work for the good of the planet. We create field-based experiences which improve scientific understanding and inspire and engage participants. We are passionate about what we do and are looking for someone who can match our passion to join our team.

Reporting to the Head of Finance and Operations, the Impact Manager will have an exciting challenge to help Earthwatch to maximise our impact by overseeing a rigorous programme of capturing and measuring outputs, outcomes and impact across a range of engagement and science projects.

You will have a strong background in research or monitoring and evaluation and an exceptional ability to gather and analyse facts and figures and use them to communicate a compelling story. We can offer you the opportunity to develop a new role and to make a difference.

More details and application process

Inspirational Jobs – Freelance Filmmaker, Lake District National Park

Freelance Filmmaker Contract

£10,000 Contract Closing Date:

Friday 30 September 2016 12:00pm

Rusland Horizons is one of the first community-led Landscape Partnership Schemes to be funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.

Between 2016 – 2019, we are carrying out a range of projects that involve the local community in recording, restoring, managing and celebrating the heritage, wildlife and wooded landscape of this wonderful part of South Lakeland.

Explore this website to find out more about the scheme, its component projects, the geographical area and the people who are doing the work.

We hope you like what we are doing and will lend your support to our efforts.

About the role:

Seeking Speilberg . . . or another great filmmaker to help us tell the epic Rusland Horizons story.

We are looking for a professional who can train and mentor a small team of volunteer vloggers to record how our exciting Rusland Horizons Landscape Partnership Scheme  develops over the next couple of years.

For an informal discussion and to find out more about the role, please contact Marian Jones on 07990 523 265.  For further information about the Landscape Partneship, please visit

Next steps

Please fill in the application form and email it to

Alternatively, you can post it to:

Human Resources

Lake District National Park Authority

Murley Moss

Oxenholme Road

Kendal LA9 7RL

We are unable to accept CVs.

Inspirational Job – e-Learning Specialist WildTeam


Home based ideally South West UK

WildTeam logo
Full time – 6 months contract

Salary: £27,040 to £28.080 pa pro-rata dependent on experience


Wednesday 31st August 2016 by midnight

The WildTeam vision is a future with more wildlife to enrich people’s lives and more wild places for the magnificent diversity of life on earth.

Our mission is carrying out activities to improve the conservation status of key species and habitats in Bangladesh, and developing partnerships, tools, and platforms to build the capacity of organisations and individuals to carry out effective conservation.

We are changing the game for nature by reconnecting people and wildlife, bringing people together to work for a common purpose, and breaking down barriers that stand in the way of a wild and wonderful earth.

Right now we are concentrating our efforts in Bangladesh. Here the goal of our TigerTeam work is to see a Sundarbans packed full of tigers, in line with the vision of the Bangladesh Tiger Action Plan. To reach this goal we have three key activities Social change, Living with tigers, and Wild science.

The Role:

WildTeam UK are seeking an experienced e-learning developer to join our small and dynamic team in the position of E-Learning Specialist, reporting directly to the Executive Director. The focus of the position will be to design and build WildTeam’s first online training courses on an appropriate e-learning platform.

The work will involve helping to develop an online learning strategy, finding an appropriate LMS platform and authoring tool, and then designing and developing online training courses for conservationists around the world to use.

The most important qualities we look for in all our employees are a positive attitude and “one team” approach. We recruit people who are highly motivated to support nature conservation, take responsibility for their work, can solve complex problems, have a fearless attitude, and are ready for a challenge.

This position will suit someone educated to degree level and ideally with at least 2 years relevant work experience.

Find out more and apply here

Inspirational jobs – Woodlands Trust


Bangor, Northern Ireland

Woodland Trust
Full Time Permanent

£30,000 pa plus pension, life assurance, 25 days holiday, company vehicle

Closing date:

14th August 2016 

The Woodland Trust is embarking on an ambitious 10 year vision which is aimed at ‘strengthening the role of woods and trees in our landscape and communities’ with a strong focus on the connection between people, woods and trees.  Part of the vision includes a focus on developing a more localised approach to engaging with our members and the wider public through our woodlands and partnerships, providing great engagement opportunities and high quality visitor experiences which will attract large numbers of visitors to our sites and generate volunteering opportunities that add value to our work.

About the opportunity

This new role will join our Woodland Operations team in Northern Ireland , delivering the Trust’s communications, engagement and events programmes, onsite visitor experience and volunteering programmes, ensuring the region’s funded projects and partnership activity is communicated appropriately, and that engagement and volunteering opportunities are identified, planned and resourced.

You’ll be experienced in engaging communities through effective events and communications, and building relationships with partners. You must have previous line management experience and the ability to motivate a team to deliver programmes of work.

Regular travel will be required to our current major projects therefore a full driving licence is essential along with the ability to undertake travel across a wide area, sometimes to remote locations.

Find out more and apply here

More jobs with The Woodland Trust:

IT SUPPORT OFFICER 1ST/2ND LINE HELPDESK – Grantham, Lincolnshire (Closing date: 31/7/16)


MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE – Grantham, Lincolnshire (Closing date: 7/8/16)