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 – 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 Jobs – Education Officer, Surrey Wildlife Trust


Nower Wood, nr Leatherhead

and Bay Pond, Godstone, Surrey

£14.04 per hour Deadline:

Friday 5th August 2016

Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) is the only organisation concerned solely with the conservation of all forms of wildlife in Surrey.

With well over a million people, Surrey is one of the most densely populated counties in the South East, and our proximity to London means this population density is only likely to increase. However, the county is also known for its stunning countryside.

Surrey Wildlife Trust currently manages 82 sites, together covering almost 8,000ha, which is 5% of the land area of the county. We also work with many partners and other landowners to advise on land management for conservation, with particular emphasis on woodland, wetlands, and heathland.

We work with schools, communities and volunteers across Surrey to inform and involve people actively in nature. Over 15,000 children and young people now benefit annually from a wide variety of outdoor learning courses and activities. Each year our enthusiastic volunteers contribute over 10,000 ‘people days’ to our work.

About the opportunity:

Do you have the ability to enthuse and encourage children and young people to engage with their local natural environment? If so, you could be just the person we need to join our education team.

The main aim of the role is to promote awareness and enjoyment of the natural environment and to foster a lifelong connection with nature through teaching 4-19 year olds.  The Education Officer will teach from early years through to the secondary school curriculum plus inspire at events, birthday parties and other outdoor and classroom activities.

We are seeking a flexible, experienced and highly motivated individual who is passionate about natural history and outdoor learning. Some teaching experience is essential together with enthusiasm, imagination and a wish to enthuse the next generation.

This role is full time during March to July and in September, then two days a week in August and through the winter. Although based at the Trust’s Education Centres at Nower Wood and Bay Pond, a full driving license and access to a vehicle are essential as time will be spent out and about in Surrey. Some occasional weekend and evening work will be necessary.

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)