Month: August 2018

Finance and Admin Job Vacancies

Two superb opportunities to be part of a team working to conserve and enhance the natural beauty and increase the understanding and enjoyment of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Finance and Office Administrator, up to £17,391

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Finance and Office Administrator to join our hardworking and friendly team at the Conservation Board.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the effective administration of the Board. We are seeking a self-reliant person who also works well as part of a team. You will be the first port of call for visitors to the Board’s offices and act as receptionist. Daily administrative tasks will also include inputting financial information and supporting the rural skills programme.

The closing date for applications for this post is noon on Wednesday 12th September and interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 18th September.

Finance and Administration Officer, up to £31,986

We are seeking an experienced finance officer to provide and manage accountancy and financial services to the Board.  You will be a fully or partly qualified accountant with experience in payroll, grant funding and VAT accounting.

In addition, you will be the Board’s office manager, ensuring the smooth day to day running of the Conservation Board’s offices in Northleach.

The closing date for applications for this post is noon on Monday 17th September and interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 25th September.

Find out more

If you are interested in applying for these stimulating and rewarding roles please visit for further details and an application form, we do not accept CVs.

2018 Charcoal Production

Our rural skills officer, Ed Bonn, has started the annual charcoal burning process for 2018.

Producing charcoal is part of managing Ullen Wood, in Gloucestershire.

We coppice in autumn and winter, which produces wood that seasons for at least one year before being split into logs and loaded into the kiln, to burn over 24 hours. Once the kiln has cooled, the resulting charcoal is unloaded and bagged up. The charcoal will be used in the forge whilst teaching blacksmithing courses, and is also for sale in the Cotswolds Discovery Centre.

The Voluntary Wardens of the Cotswolds Conservation Board are extremely helpful in the process of producing charcoal, both filling and emptying the kiln. Recently, a group of young people from the Prince’s Trust joined in and helped to fill the kiln as part of a Rural Skills training programme.