Nature Conservation Careers Talk – Where are the jobs and how can i apply?

Live webinar - Monday 5th October @ 12:00 noon

During this strange and difficult time, we know that finding a job within the nature conservation sector can be challenging.  We are here to help, through a series of live nature conservation careers webinars.

During this webinar, members of the Ambios team will be offering some guidance on where to look for wildlife jobs, as well as top tips for what to include in any covering letter. You’ll have the chance to ask the panel questions in the live chat during the Webinar.

You might not know what your dream job looks like yet, or you may have a very clear picture. Either way this Webinar will encourage you to explore your own thinking.
To gain the most from this Webinar, we are asking you to have a look at the following job advert (it is based on a real one!) Then, when you register for this Webinar, tell us what your first two opening sentences would be for your covering letter for this job. Have a try. All responses will be treated as anonymous, and we’ll give feedback at the end of the webinar.

The registration will close at 9:00 a.m. on Monday 5th October. We look forward to you joining us!

Job Advert to discuss

Nature Conservation Ranger 

ReWild Hampshire – Lyndhurst, New Forest

Fixed term until June 2021. Part time (22 hours per week.) £21,801 – £24,222 per annum pro rata

ReWild Hampshire is a registered charity that manages a wide range of facilities and services on behalf of Hampshire County Council including: Leisure Facilities, Sport & Health, Libraries, Parks and Open Spaces, Arts and Events.

Are you passionate about ecology, delivering improvements in wildlife species and habitats on the ground and have excellent partnership skills? A temporary part-time position will be available from June 2020, to join a highly motivated and skilled team within the parks and open spaces division.

Duties will include leading and developing our schools, events and volunteering program, applying for external funding and project management, as well as providing professional ecological support.

To apply please send you CV and include a covering letter explaining how you fit the person description.

Closing date: TBC

Person Specification

Selection Criteria – Weighting: 3 = most important, 1 = least important

Education and Qualifications (Weighting 2)

  • To hold an appropriate environmental qualification, e.g. a degree of diploma in Ecology, Countryside Management, Forestry/Woodland Management, Environmental Science or equivalent or have work experience in a related discipline
  • To have CIEEM membership or be able to prove to have the qualifications and experience to obtain, as a minimum, to Associate Level.
  • To have, or the experience to obtain, a protected species license

Experience (Weighting 3)

  • Experience of developing environmental or nature conservation initiatives in parks, open spaces and nature reserves
  • Experience of managing delegated contracts
  • Experience of surveying habitats and species and producing subsequent reports up to recognised industry best practice
  • Experience of producing and implementing ecological management plans
  • Experience of supervising volunteers
  • Experience of use in hand tools and powered tools, e.g. strummer experience/ chainsaw qualification



Skills (Weighting 3)

  • Ability to organise workload and prioritise tasks
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to set and meet targets within allocated timeframe
  • To have effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to prepare, collate, analyse and interpret specialist information and present the information in an appropriate manner
  • Microsoft Office suite, including use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Ability to use MapInfo GIS competently for date searching, reports and operational mapping

Knowledge (Weighting 3)

  • Knowledge of UK habitats and species and UK nature conservation issues
  • Knowledge of Biodiversity Action Planning, nature conservation policies and wildlife law
  • Knowledge of management and survey technique best practice for a range of habitats and species

Other job requirements

  • Ability to be available outside normal working hours
  • A valid driving license and access to a car

Registration and Payment

The cost for this Conservation Careers Talk is £5.

We will be using the money to fund some temporary fencing for pigs. These pigs will stay in a field at the farm for a short time to turn over the ground, making it a better environment for more species of wildlife.

Once we have made the payment, you will be redirected to our registration page where you can tell us what your first two opening sentences would be for your covering letter.

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