Monthly Archives: May 2010

Secondment opportunity withdrawn

The secondment opportunity to lead Defra’s Civil Society team has been withdrawn. This is in response to a government-wide freeze on recruitment included in the package of spending cuts announced by the Treasury on Monday (24/5/10). The freeze on external recruitment is one of a number of financial disciplines imposed by the Treasury and with [...]

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Open Farm Sunday – 13 June

Open Farm Sunday is on 13 June this year. Farmers across the country will open their gates to give everyone the opportunity to meet the people who grow our food and care for the countryside.  Open Farm Sunday is one day in the year when everyone gets the chance to understand the true story and value behind [...]

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Building Greener Communities – 27-28 May

Carbon Descent and the London Borough of Lambeth, partners in the Ecostiler project, have been working with two estates and six schools to install renewable energy technology. This has involved the installation of insulation measures on the estates, as well as community energy efficiency outreach work and training for professionals. A number of feasibility studies [...]

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Two new opportunities at LEAF

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) currently have two vacancies based at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, for two motivated and self-directed individuals. Event Manager To co-ordinate and manage LEAF’s portfolio of events, including Open Farm Sunday Integrated Farm Management Development Co-ordinator To manage LEAF’s Demonstration Network and an exciting new project addressing sustainable farming. For more [...]

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Cash prizes! Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Community Challenge

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and the Energy Saving Trust set up the Community Challenge on 21 April, which is offering cash prizes from £500 to £5,000 for community based projects to introduce lower carbon travel, or low carbon alternatives to travel. The judges are looking for community groups to submit original ideas that reduce [...]

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Third Sector secondment opportunity – Head of Third Sector Team, Defra

This secondment opportunity to lead Defra’s Civil Society team has been withdrawn. This is in response to a government-wide freeze on recruitment included in the package of spending cuts announced by the Treasury on Monday (24/5/10). The freeze on external recruitment is one of a number of financial disciplines imposed by the Treasury and with [...]

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