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Nature Recovery Officer Permanent South West Wiltshire £37336 - £39186 pa
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About ConservationJobs

We are a specialist job board that focuses on jobs and careers in the sector both in the United Kingdom and globally. Each month we promote hundreds of job postings across a variety of sectors, including campaigning jobs, management jobs, officer jobs, science jobs, ecologist jobs and wildlife jobs.

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Each month thousands of highly qualified active and passive professionals use our job board as it has been designed to be user friendly and intuitive for the jobseeker to use and provides them with widest choice of suitable vacancies and the best possible functionality. Our job search functionality allows candidates to specify the exact type of role that they are interested in finding out more about as they can narrow their job search criteria by job title, job type, job sector, job category, salary, education level and location. When a candidate registers with ConservationJobs they are given access to a free candidate management system. This allows the candidate to upload and edit their CV, set up job alerts by email that immediately notifies them of suitable job opportunities, add jobs to a wish list and track all the applications that they have made to suitable job postings. Furthermore the "Smartsearch" technology that we have developed ensures that job seekers are able to find the exact type of vacancy that they want, receive automatic recommendations on other suitable positions and email suitable job opportunities to friends and colleagues.

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Market leading organisations use our job board as an integral part of their candidate attraction strategy as we make the recruitment process quick, easy, and cost effective for them. Furthermore, our tailored recruitment solutions, such as featured jobs, featured employers and newsletter sponsorship, allow organisations to highlight their employer brand proposition and win the war for talent. The recruiter management system has been designed to be extremely user friendly and it gives our clients full control of their recruitment campaign as well as being fully integrated with job posting distribution services such as Broadbean, Idibu and Logic Melon. Clients can easily manage their recruitment process with functionality such as the ability to post, edit and delete their job postings. Furthermore, applications to their advertised job postings are sent straight to their inbox, this means that active job seekers can be contacted immediately. Our recruiter management system allows our clients to pre-qualify candidates by asking them to complete several important questions when they apply to their jobs. This information allows them to make a quick judgement call on whom the most suitable candidates are to take to the next stage of the recruitment process.

If you are an employer interested in finding how we can assist with your candidate attraction strategy or if you are looking to advertise your vacancies, please contact us by email at

Conservation Industry Overview

Working in the conservation industry involves the protection and preservation of the environment. While conservation jobs are very diverse, they all focus on conserving natural resources for future generations.

Conservation professionals typically work on protecting, managing, and enhancing the local environment. Conservation jobs usually include working in various habitats, from grasslands and woodlands to coastal areas, mountains, and rivers. A large part of a conservation job is focused on people using rural areas and raising awareness and understanding of the wider natural environment. Popular jobs titles in the conservation industry include: - Conservation manager, biodiversity officer or sustainability development officer.

A typical starting salary for someone in the conservation industry ranges from £18,000 t0 £25,000. For senior-level positions or jobs with experience between five to ten years, salaries are closer to £30,000. Experienced conservation managers often earn more than £30,000. Salaries tend to be higher within the private or consultancy sectors. Consultancy and freelance opportunities have increased in the last few years, as many developers will request conservation and environmental experts to support their planning and development applications.

Employment figures from 2019 suggest that the UK supports in the region of 22,000 conservation industry jobs. Recent studies indicate that the natural environment market consists of nearly 750,000 full-time positions and generates over £27.5 billion of economic output nationwide. Industry experts forecast a 5% increase in conservation jobs over the next five years. This predicted increase includes the generation of new conservation opportunities within sustainability, renewable energy and carbon management.

Working in the conservation industry comes with a range of responsibilities. Conservation officers are typically involved in educating a range of sectors within the community and raising awareness of environmental issues. Conservation professionals often contribute to planning and policy development and supporting environmental impact assessments.

The conservation industry is likely to experience a continued rise in new job opportunities. Further pressure is being placed on the Government to restore nature and invest more in our environmental protection strategies that positively contribute towards our wildlife and the ongoing climate challenge.

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