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Careers at NBC Environment

Established for 24 years, NBC provide expert and practical bird, ecology and pest solutions. Our services are designed to remove the risk of nature adversely impacting commercial activities by delivering business protection for every type of commercial activity – facilities management, health and safety, construction, property management and much more.

Our local, knowledgeable and friendly teams work throughout the UK to ensure that customers can achieve their commercial goals safe in the knowledge that conflict with nature has been mitigated considerately.

Founded in 1993, the business has grown to cover the whole of the UK and is recognised as the industry’s leading bird specialist. We pride ourselves on operating with strong ethical values in all our activities. NBC is a great place to be; it is a fast moving, progressive company offering excellent career opportunities and rewarding effort and achievement with some of the best rates of pay in the industry.

Working through local branches, we encourage a community feel through a company forum, regular training and social events. We value all staff and operate systems to encourage career/personal development and recognise achievement. Everyone has the chance to enjoy their employment and have a secure future.

2017 is going to be a year of growth and change for us and we’re looking for people to join the team who are positive, enthusiastic and motivated towards helping the business achieve its ambitions. Experience is not always essential as we have the experience and facilities to train the right person.

 

Take a look at some of our key roles within the business or our current vacancies below.

The Company

NBC Environment was founded by Managing Director John Dickson with a Prince’s Trust Grant in 1993. Our business has grown from its humble roots in the countryside to be one of the UK’s leading independent bird control consultancies providing bird, ecology and pest solutions throughout the UK. Working in partnership with its customers, NBC is still true to its original values providing expert and practical bird, ecology and pest solutions. Our services are designed to remove the risk of nature adversely impacting commercial activities.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and reliable administration apprentice to work within this unique business to provide vital office based support.

The purpose of the role is to provide an effective and efficient administrative service and reception support to the business, whilst undertaking administration training. The successful candidate will be expected to provide the highest level of customer service and business support to our clients both on the phone and face-to-face as well as providing a support role to the office team.

 

Main duties include:

  • Spreadsheet analysis and reporting.
  • Assisting HR function.
  • Logging and maintaining detailed accurate records.
  • Managing incoming and outgoing post.
  • Processing invoices & reconciliations.
  • Ensuring all filing is up to date.
  • Support for basic ICT business requirements (ordering , maintenance configuration).
  • Assisting the business with any other duties as required.

 

Personal qualities

  • Adaptability.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Common sense.
  • Tactful and diplomatic.
  • Comfortable working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must be a highly motivated individual declaring honesty, integrity and reliability.
  • Aptitude for dealing with the public.
  • Smart appearance & Courteous manner.
  • Work flexibly.

 

Future prospects

This is an excellent opportunity to join this interesting business and friendly working environment and to develop your skills and experience very quickly in this this fast growing business.

 

Location: Snetterton, Norfolk

Hours: Monday – Friday – 35 hours per week

Apprenticeship Duration: 14 months

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate

Weekly Wage: £175

 

To Apply

For further details and to complete the online application form please visit the Gov.uk website.

Application deadline: 22nd November 2017.

Potential start date: 18th December 2017.

The Company

NBC Environment is a leading independent environmental consultancy which provides practical commercial advice and services to the public and business sectors. Working in partnership with its customers, NBC Environment provides environmental planning and sustainable bird, ecology and pest solutions. Services are designed to remove risks of nature adversely impacting commercial activities by delivering business protection for every type of commercial activity – facilities management, health and safety, construction, property management and much more.

The business was founded in 1993 and has since grown to cover the whole of the UK and it continues to grow. NBC Environment strives to ensure its customers can achieve their commercial goals safe in the knowledge that conflict with nature has been managed considerately.

A new opportunity has arisen for a Marketing Coordinator to join our team in Snetterton. If you’re looking for a creative and varied role in marketing this could be perfect for you.

 

Job Role – Marketing Coordinator

Reporting to the Marketing Manager you will be responsible for the support of a wide range of marketing activities liaising with various departments across the company. You should be a highly motivated individual with strong project management skills, wanting to work in a fast and varied environment with an eye for detail and keen to get results from activities carried out.

 

 You must ideally possess:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a marketing role.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • A proven ability to work to strict timetables.
  • Good IT skills & use of reporting systems.
  • Online experience.
  • Good teamwork skills.
  • Good organisation and planning skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Commercial awareness.

 

Job Description:

  • Support the marketing manager in delivering the marketing strategy.
  • Assist in supporting the company’s online presence with creative content for the website including SEO.
  • Add new content and regular updates to the NBC news and case studies.
  • Create company press releases for media distribution.
  • Provide support & help create e-mail campaigns.
  • Assisting in systems management & extracting marketing performance reports.
  • Assist in researching, analysing and recommending opportunities to grow NBC revenues while working closely with our business development team.
  • Support and update branding where required (i.e. such as vehicle livery & signage).
  • Support and assist in organising corporate events when necessary.

 

We will offer you

There are great opportunities to develop this role as the company grows.

  • Full training will be offered to the successful candidate on systems such as WordPress, Mailchimp and our internal support systems. Any experience already gained in these areas would be an advantage.
  • The opportunity develop your online / digital knowledge
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays.
  • A salary of £18-19k is available depending on experience.
  • A pension is available after the standard probationary period.

 

This is a full time position where you will be based in Snetterton, Norfolk. Hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday (35 hour week).

 

To apply

Please send CV and covering letter to sarah.gare@nbcenvironment.co.uk

Closing date Friday 1st December 2017.

Interviews will be held at the beginning of December with a view to the role commencing in January 2018.

The Location: Based in the Midlands

 

The Company

With a heritage spanning more than a quarter of a century, NBC Environment is one of the most successful and well respected independent environmental consultancies in the UK. We are proud to be the largest employer of professional Falconers in the UK. Our specialist teams operate countrywide to offer the expertise and practical experience required to ensure working environments remain hazard-free and compliant.

Working through local branches, we encourage a community feel through a company forum, regular training and social events. We value all staff and operate systems to encourage career/personal development and recognise achievement. Everyone has the chance to enjoy their employment and have a secure future.

We are currently looking for a dynamic hands on individual who, by setting an example that others will follow, can build a team that will dominate the bird control sector in your region. If you think of yourself as a bit of an entrepreneur, and can demonstrate in your career the drive and determination we are looking for this; is a great opportunity to flourish without the restrictions larger organisations can impose and achieve significant rewards.

 

What’s it like?

As a Team Leader, you’ll be responsible for managing the business operations in your area and creating a positive environment for staff to exceed clients’ expectations and achieve financial targets. Working with the Service Desk Manager you’ll allocate works with the resources available to achieve targeted RPM.

80% of your time will be spent on fee earning projects and 1 day a week allocated for managing your local team and area. You’ll also have the support of our service team for planning and administration.

As Team Leader, you’ll be the first point of contact for staff within your region, supporting their welfare, career development and providing technical support. You’ll also be working to maximise branch revenue and profit with the Regional Surveyor and presenting your region’s performance at regular Operations meetings.

With the Operations Manager you are not only responsible for the financial performance of the Region, but also in relation to quality and safety. You must ensure work is carried out safely and in a way that prevents our operations having an adverse effect on non-target wildlife. In addition, you’ll be overseeing the health and safety of staff, customers, contractors and members of the public within your region.

Whilst you’ll be allocated to a branch and given an area, you would also be required to work outside of this area for short periods to cover additional work. This would be to support other branches and we will always give notice where possible.

 

The Specifics:

Working Hours – Monday to Friday 0800 to 1700 with 1 hour rest breaks. Days may vary with some weekend or out of hours work required. TOIL hours may be available.
Holiday – 28 days. 10 days to be taken between 1st November and 28th February.
Salary – £28,000 Basic + Bonus + overtime available (operations) with approval @ basic rate for Saturday, double time for Sunday. Competitive Bonus Structure, Company Van, Tablet, Mobile Phone

To register your interest please apply now

The Location: Scotland

The Company

With a heritage spanning more than a quarter of a century, NBC Environment is one of the most successful and well respected independent environmental consultancies in the UK. We are proud to be the largest employer of professional Falconers in the UK. Our specialist teams operate countrywide to offer the expertise and practical experience required to ensure working environments remain hazard-free and compliant.

Working through local branches, we encourage a community feel through a company forum, regular training and social events. We value all staff and operate systems to encourage career/personal development and recognise achievement. Everyone has the chance to enjoy their employment and have a secure future.

We are currently looking for a dynamic hands on individual who, by setting an example that others will follow, can build a team that will dominate the bird control sector in your region. If you think of yourself as a bit of an entrepreneur, and can demonstrate in your career the drive and determination we are looking for this; is a great opportunity to flourish without the restrictions larger organisations can impose and achieve significant rewards.

 

What’s it like?

As a Team Leader, you’ll be responsible for managing the business operations in your area and creating a positive environment for staff to exceed clients’ expectations and achieve financial targets. Working with the Service Desk Manager you’ll allocate works with the resources available to achieve targeted RPM.

80% of your time will be spent on fee earning projects and 1 day a week allocated for managing your team and area. You’ll also have the support of our service team for planning and administration.

As Team Leader, you’ll be the first point of contact for staff within your region, supporting their welfare, career development and providing technical support. You’ll also be working to maximise branch revenue and profit with the Regional Surveyor and presenting your region’s performance at regular Operations meetings.

With the Operations Manager you are not only responsible for the financial performance of the Region, but also in relation to quality and safety. You must ensure work is carried out safely and in a way that prevents our operations having an adverse effect on non-target wildlife. In addition, you’ll be overseeing the health and safety of staff, customers, contractors and members of the public within your region.

Whilst you’ll be allocated to a branch and given an area, we may ask you to work outside of this area for short periods to cover absences or additional work. This is not a regular occurrence and we will always give notice where possible.

 

The Specifics:

Working Hours: Generally Monday to Friday 0800 to 1700 with 1 hour rest breaks Days may vary with some weekend or out of hours work required.

TOIL hours may be available.

Holiday: 28 days. 10 days to be taken between 1st November and 28th February.

Salary: £28,000 Basic + Bonus + overtime available (operations) with approval @ basic rate for Saturday. Double time for Sunday and working between 9pm and 5am.

Competitive Bonus Structure

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Blackdown Environmental

Following several contract awards we are looking for a hands on Landscaping Foreman to work on projects in the South West and Midlands area.  

 

The Role

Duties will including the following:

  • Large scale aquatic, shrub and tree planting
  • Setting out of shrubs and trees
  • Seeding inc wildflower
  • Ground preparation both sub and topsoil
  • Use/direction of plant and machinery
  • Creation of new habitat areas
  • Pond/lake creation
  • Pesticide application.

 

Role requirements

  • To lead, motivate and instruct teams on site in order to achieve and promote best practice
  • Ensure deadlines are met
  • Read and understand Landscape drawings and be able to transpose simple levels
  • Have good plant knowledge and identification• Ensure daily and weekly productivity targets are achieved within the set parameters
  • Ensure all operations are carried out in accordance with the company or client specifications and that quality standards are achieved
  • Completion of internal paperwork, documents, forms as required by the business
  • Liaise with site agents
  • Ensure all employees are carrying out work in a safe and proper manner, ensuring the correct PPE is being worn in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and current legislation
  • Flexible working approach
  • Prior experience in a similar role
  • Proven experience in Soft Landscaping
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Have an eye for perfection
  • Have current CSCS card ideally Gold but upgrade help available
  • Full clean driving licence ideally with towing permissions
  • Able to work away from home.

 

Benefits include

  • A highly competitive salary dependant on experience
  • Provision of Company van for business use
  • Provision of Company mobile phone for business use
  • Opportunity to participate in Company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to participate in Company private health scheme
  • Opportunity to participate in H&S training courses plus a wide range of other training courses to enhance skillset.

 

** MUST HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE **

  • Qualified to a minimum of NVQ 3 standard or equivalent
  • Freelance candidates considered along with sub-contract planting teams
  • No agencies.

Required experience

  • Landscape Foreman: 3 years
  • Landscaping: 5 years

Required licences or certifications

  • CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme)
  • PA1 & 6A
  • CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)

 

Vacancy: Full-time

Salary: £10.00 to £12.00 /hour

 

Apply

Please apply with your CV and a short statement (<500 words) outlining your suitability for the role and any other relevant details to info@blackdownenvironmental.co.uk

Department: Operations

Hours: 42.5 – Typically 7.30am-5pm

 

The Role

Located in Devon close to the border with Somerset, Blackdown Environmental provides Ecological Consultancy and Environmental Contracting services to a wide variety of clients within the transport (road and rail), housing, renewable energy and utilities sectors.

The Contract Supervisor will be responsible for undertaking a variety of tasks within the department, as listed below as well as providing high quality site supervision and experience of utilising new technologies with a hands-on can-do approach. Been able to lead from the front is key to this position.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Countryside Management or a high level of practical experience
  • Have good communication and people skills
  • Good level of IT skills
  • Experience in planning teams and meeting targets
  • Strong knowledge of Health and Safety systems and quality controls
  • Have a full driving license
  • Attention to detail and methodical approach to tasks
  • Ability to work away from the main office including overnight stays when required
  • CSCS card
  • Qualification and experience of practical tasks
  • Driving licence
  • Willingness to undertake drug and alcohol testing when required for work on Highways and/ or rail

 

Duties, skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the 9001 Quality and 14001 Environmental Management Systems
  • Site administration including the collection of weekly paperwork and check sheets
  • Management of job packs
  • Ensure PPE is available and fit for purpose
  • Plant, tool and vehicle maintenance
  • Pricing of works
  • Site inspection
  • Liaison with multiple clients and senior staff
  • Effective deployment of staff resources
  • Personnel management of day to day activity
  • Production of RAMS
  • Quality Management and site inspection

 

Apply

Please apply with your CV and a short statement (<500 words) outlining your suitability for the role, salary expectations and any other relevant details to: enquiries@blackdownenvironmental.co.uk

Department: OperationsBlackdown Environmental

Hours of Work: 42.5 Typically 7.30am-5pm

 

The Role:

Located in Devon close to the border with Somerset, Blackdown Environmental provides Ecological Consultancy and Environmental Contracting services to a wide variety of clients within the transport (road and rail), housing, renewable energy and utilities sectors.

The Land Based Operative will be responsible for undertaking a variety of tasks within the department, as directed by the Team Leader including but not limited to vegetation management, planting and spraying. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of providing high quality countryside management and experience of utilising new technologies as well as a willingness to learn.

Blackdown offer on-going training, good career prospects, full PPE and uniform provision along with workplace pension and healthcare package.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Have good communication and people skills
  • LISS/CSCS Card (Help available)
  • Experience in meeting targets
  • Good knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Have a full driving license
  • Attention to detail and methodical approach to tasks
  • Ability to work away from the main office including overnight stays when required
  • Willingness to undertake drug and alcohol testing when required for work on Highways and/or rail

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • CS/Lantra chainsaw units
  • PA1 & 6A
  • Additional tickets Inc. large tree and multiple windblown, CPCS and FMOC an advantage
  • Trailer towing licence

 

Duties, skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the 9001 Quality and 14001 Environmental Management Systems
  • Undertaking commercial countryside management, ecological mitigation, wildlife fencing and riparian based works using a range of modern machinery
  • Meeting given targets
  • Plant, tool and vehicle maintenance
  • Personnel management of day to day activity

 

Apply

Please apply with your CV and a short statement (<500 words) outlining your suitability for the role, salary expectations and any other relevant details to: enquiries@blackdownenvironmental.co.uk

Location: Dunkeswell – note candidates will need to live within a reasonable commute of our office.Blackdown Environmental

Salary: £9.00 to £11.00 per hour (dependent on experience), plus overtime and enhanced working for unsociable hours.

 

The Role

We require highly motivated team leaders with a background in one of the following;

  • Invasive species control and management
  • Aquatic habitat restoration and creation
  • Aquatic engineering
  • Inland de-silting and de-watering.

You will manage a team to deliver high standards of work in a safe and productive environment. The successful candidate will assist with the smooth operation of all on-site contracting operations.

 

You will oversee works including;

  • invasive species surveying
  • herbicide treatment
  • invasive species excavation
  • vegetation clearance
  • channel enhancements
  • small civils structures (headwalls, penstocks and culverts)
  • watercourse de-silting.

This role will be based from our office in Dunkeswell, however, there may be a requirement to work across the UK, and stay away as when required.  On some occasions, weekend and/or night working may be required. You will be employed on a permanent contract.

Blackdown Environmental are a young, dynamic company based in the South-West of England, in the picturesque county of Devon. Our office is based in the Blackdown Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). We are a professional ecological contracting company, focusing on the delivery of arboricultural, ecology, countryside management, fencing and soft-landscaping contracts.
Blackdown Environmental is a great place to be; it is a fast moving, progressive company offering excellent career opportunities and rewarding effort and achievement.

 

Candidates will have the following:

  • Full driving licence inc. towing
  • A valid LISS/CSCS card
  • First Aid at Work
  • LANTRA Brushcutter/Chipper
  • PA1 & 6AW
  • Experience in running and leading teams
  • Experience in delivering works on main contractor sites
  • Completion of paperwork
  • Experience in meeting targets

And ideally you will have the following:

  • SSSTS/SMSTS
  • Background in our core work areas
  • Additional tickets including large tree and multiple windblown trees
  • CPCS/NPORS/FMOC for Tractor & 360 Excavator.

 

Apply

Please apply with your CV and a short statement (<500 words) outlining your suitability for the role, salary expectations and any other relevant details to: enquiries@blackdownenvironmental.co.uk

Reporting to: Regional Manager

To work on an RAF airfield limiting the risk to life and property from the hazards associated with bird and animal strikes on aircraft.

 

Objectives:

  • To make the airfield as inhospitable as possible to birds and mammals using the tactics and equipment available to you.
  • To conduct these activities within the licensing made available to you which may be site specific.
  • Deliver effective bird and wildlife control in accordance to the specification sold or liase with Management to present alternatives that will ensure the client achieves their own objectives.
  • Complete Geo pal every 30 minutes to record your observations. Log in and out on each shift.
  • To maintain nil bird strikes ON airfield each month.
  • Complete operations safely with zero H & S or environmental Incidents.

 

Duties:

  • To patrol the airfield in the provided vehicle and to scare birds away from the active surfaces and airspace. This is your primary task.
  • Observe fully the clients’ restrictions on site relating to movement around the airfield.
  • Correct use of radio communications with the ATC or other airfield users.
  • Familiarise yourself fully with the site and key locations.
  • Notify line manager or head office of any issues which fall outside your primary task such as injured animals or nesting birds issues in hangars away from the airfield but still on site.
  • Be aware of the avian and mammalian issues affecting your airfield and to communicate these to the client if required so that you can carry out the required control methods or, to allow the customer to modify their activity while the risks or hazards identified are present.
  • To use the Geo Pal device to report at least every 30 minutes your observations from the airfield and to monitor and record bird species and numbers.
  • To record the use of equipment and its effect and to request replenishment of ammunition in good time so as not to effect operations.
  • Conduct DNA tests or where possible remains removal on aircraft that have experienced bird strikes and to send these to the chosen Laboratory for DNA testing. You will conduct these under supervision of the RAF personnel in charge of handling the aircraft due to the sensitive nature of the equipment.
  • To be FOD (foreign object debris) aware while airside to limit risk to aircraft and life by yours and/or other airfield users activities which may generate FOD. To complete the relevant forms and hand FOD and forms into the RAF or other nominated contractor that may handle FOD for your particular station.
  • To conduct FOD checks if required by the RAF.
  • To familiarise yourself with the types of aircraft that will be using the airfield and how their flight characteristics will require you to tailor the control methods you will use.
  • Assist in the movement of RAF personnel around the airfield when required.

 

Responsibilities:

You will be responsible with the Regional manager and team leader for the performance of the unit not just financially but in relation to quality and safety.  Ensure work is carried out safely and in a way that prevents our operations impeding the clients own operations.

  • Liaise as required each shift with the client to ascertain operating hours and any other restrictions or safety information that is required for your shift.
  • Look after company equipment and vehicles and ensure when used they are fit for purpose.
  • That you are fit and available for work and presentable wearing NBC uniform.

 

Work Requirements:

Whilst you will be based at a specific RAF station, you may if the business requires be asked to work on other stations which may for short period’s mean time away from home.

Rotating shift patterns in line with the opening times of the station.  Monday to Friday generally however some airfields are 24 hour, and some are open 7 days a week.  Weekend or out of hours work may be required.

  • To pass various MOD security checks to acquire the necessary station clearances and security checks.
  • You must not suffer from colour blindness due to safety restrictions on the airfield, a full colour perception test must be conducted by an optician and the opticians certificate must be presented to the RAF for airside driving permits.
  • Possess a firearms AND shotgun certificate or have the ability acquire them.

 

Remuneration:

Lead Bonus

RPM Bonus

So, for a new challenge and the opportunity to develop your skills and experience click here to apply

Blackdown Environmental - An NBC Company

Blackdown Environmental was established in 2007 and has a strong presence in the South West of England providing high quality ecological consultancy and habitat management services to a variety of clients including construction firms, local authorities, planners, housing associations and utility companies.

Our knowledgeable and friendly teams are able to fuse Ecological Consultancy and practical on-the-ground knowledge of habitat creation and land management. This approach means that we really can provide our clients with services and solutions that work for the benefit of biodiversity and business.

Having recently joined forces with NBC, Blackdown Environmental are continuing to grow our Ecological Consultancy services to a wider range of customers, and over the entire UK. This is an exciting time for the company, with many new opportunities for Ecological surveyors to become involved in some high profile and interesting projects. Staff are highly valued and recognised as an essential part of our success in delivering excellent services to our customers. We encourage career and personal development and recognise achievement.

We are currently looking for Ecologists of varying skills and experience to work alongside our existing friendly and highly experienced team, to help deliver projects across the UK. There are many opportunities to join our survey teams during the Spring and Summer on a temporary, contract or seasonal basis and we would like to hear from you! We are looking for:

 

Essential Criteria:

  • A degree or similar in an Ecological or related subject.
  • Experience in undertaking professional ecological surveys.
  • Ability to work flexibly, and willingness to work evenings and early mornings and overnight stays when required.
  • Have a full clean UK driving licence.

 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Hold a valid CSCS card.
  • Experience in acting as an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW).
  • Holder of protected species licences – particularly GCN and bats.
  • Experience of surveying and undertaking mitigation relating to widespread reptile species.
  • Member of a relevant professional organisation.

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