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British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year

Jobs at NHBS

Fabricator Welder/Fabricator Logistics Coordinator Ecology Account Manager Credit Controller

If you are local (Totnes area), between 16 and 18 years of age, and interested in a paid internship, we would like to hear from you. Different job opportunities may come up throughout the year. We are looking for a commitment of four weeks or more. To apply, tell Anne Bolt about yourself, your interests and your availability by email: recruitment@nhbs.com

Fabricator

NHBS is looking for a fabricator to join our small team in Totnes, where we manufacture a wide range of wildlife survey equipment with a focus on aquatic survey. The role primarily involves working with marine grade aluminium, stainless steel, wood, brass and precision mesh. You will also be using a variety of workshop tools and equipment, together with the necessary safety protection associated with each. The role will involve some heavy lifting.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Cutting raw material
  • Measuring and marking out
  • Drilling
  • Deburring
  • Fabrication of parts by following technical drawings
  • Assembling parts into the finished product

You may be asked from time to time to undertake other tasks within our warehouse when required.

The ideal candidate will bring the following to the role:-

  • Experience in metal fabrication and assembly
  • Knowledge of using fabrication machinery such as a band saw, circular saw, bending machine, belt sanders, pillar drilling machine, angle grinder and other fabrication tools
  • Willingness to learn to fabricate our products
  • Attention to detail and pride in the finished product
  • The ability to work on your feet all day
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Good communication and numeracy skills
  • Self-motivated and responsible

Applicants will be expected to adhere to strict Covid safety rules in our workshops including 2 metres plus distancing at all times and the use of facemasks and/or visors as required.

Our offer to you:-

This permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £18,750 per annum / £9.62 per hour, rising to £19,500 / £10 per hour following the successful completion of the six month probation. Salary based on a 37.5-hour week Monday - Friday, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a. including bank holidays, as well as a generous company pension.

How to apply:-

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV to Steve Powell, Head of Product & Purchasing, at recruitment@nhbs.com by Friday 23rd July.

About Us:-

Founded in 1985, NHBS Ltd (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in supplying natural history, ecology and conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, and private customers around the world. In addition to the retail business, NHBS manufactures equipment in an on-site workshop and publishes two magazines. NHBS is passionate about making a positive environmental impact - our core purpose is to support those who work to understand, protect and conserve the natural environment.

The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 50+ staff.


Welder / Fabricator

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join us at a very important time in the development of our manufacturing team. We are looking for an experienced Welder/Fabricator to support the day-to-day operation of our Workshop. You will be working closely with the Manufacturing Supervisor, helping to create and continuously improve a safe and productive work environment.

The ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of manufacturing products from a variety of materials utilising different techniques and tooling. You will have a proven track record in operating/handling a range of typical workshop equipment including, but not limited to, a band saw, pillar drills, grinders and other hand tools.

Main Duties

  • To operate fabrication machinery on a daily basis as part of various processing stages.
  • Monitoring the safe condition/operation of workshop equipment and reporting any non-conformance to the Manufacturing Supervisor.
  • Help to maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Oversee the selection and procurement of materials and equipment required for TIG welding.
  • Maintain good working knowledge of the welding characteristics of metals such as stainless steel and aluminium.
  • Oversee the training and mentoring of new and trainee TIG welders.
  • Ensure welding operations meet set specifications and construction requirements.
  • Monitoring of stock ensuring safe and proper storage and levels are maintained to minimise disruption to the production schedule.
  • Follow all policies and procedures, ensuring records are completed to company standards.

Essential Skills

  • Minimum 2 years TIG welding experience.
  • Previous experience of metal fabrication.
  • Good communication skills and be able to work well within a small team.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Our offer to you:-

This role is a full time, permanent position. Working 37.5 hours per week. Monday - Friday.

Salary - £11 to £11.50 per hour depending on experience

Other benefits include

  • Free on-site parking
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday (Including bank/public holidays)
  • Additional up to 3 paid days of conservation volunteering

How to apply:-

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV to Mark Powell, Manufacturing Supervisor, by e-mail to recruitment@nhbs.com. Closing date is Friday 13th August.


Logistics Coordinator

Location: Totnes

NHBS is looking for a full-time Logistics Coordinator. This role manages the import and export processes that allow us to ship hundreds of consignments each day to UK and International destinations and ensures that all customers receive their deliveries from us safely, in a timely and cost-effective manner.

This role is part of a small operations team, managed by the Head of Distribution. Projects in other areas of the business and support of other teams may be required. This role would suit somebody with a head for detail and a passion for organisation and logistics. Full training will be provided.

The full-time permanent position is based in our warehouse facility on the industrial estate in Totnes.

Applicants will be expected to adhere to strict Covid safety rules in our office and warehouse, including social distancing at all times, use of facemasks as required, and observance of all other Covid guidance provided.

Responsibilities:

The Logistics Coordinator specialises in Import and Export and relies on building strong relationships with couriers and delivery companies. The position will involve working closely with departmental teams, e.g. the warehouse, customer services, purchasing and goods-in teams. Responsibilities include:

  • Booking courier and pallet collections
  • Advising colleagues about the best method to ship a dispatch anywhere in the world
  • Negotiating and implementing courier rate changes
  • Preparing import and export documentation
  • Implementing process improvements and related project work
  • Other operational and distribution-related tasks and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Ability to understand and analyse complex processes
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Initiative, common sense and can-do attitude
  • Proficiency in Excel

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience in warehouse/distribution, logistics or operations
  • Experience using Netsuite or similar ERP
  • Demonstrable interest in ecology and conservation

Our offer to you:

This position is available immediately. Salary: £20,000 per annum, based on a 37.5 hour week Monday - Friday, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a. including bank holidays,  up to three paid days of conservation volunteering p.a. as well as a generous company pension.

Application:

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV to Anneli Meeder, Head of Distribution, by e-mail to recruitment@nhbs.com. Closing date is Friday 9th July.

 


Ecology Account Manager 

Location:- Totnes

 

NHBS is looking for an Ecology Account Manager to join our busy Sales & Marketing team in our office in Totnes. You will act as Account Manager for our biggest customers (spanning ecological professionals, university researchers, conservation NGOs, field workers, construction companies and libraries), make regular sales trips and represent NHBS at ecological conferences in the UK and across Europe. A background in sales is not required but an enthusiasm for nature and NHBS products is key. You will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as on the job mentoring from your manager. Once trained you will understand each part of the business so that you can best advise customers and nurture relationships.

 

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Building relationships with existing and potential customers
  • Using the company CRM application - Netsuite - to keep track of customer quotations, orders and queries
  • Working alongside our Customer Services team to make sure our customers receive the very best service
  • Visiting existing and potential customers, selling the brand of NHBS
  • Proactively building great relationships with potential customers
  • Learning how to use key equipment and demonstrating and presenting products for customers
  • Attending conferences, networking with attendees
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The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confident networking skills
  • Great planning and organisation skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Interest or background in ecology and conservation
  • Decisive personality and ability to make quick decisions
  • A passion for travel and a willingness to travel by train rather than air in Europe.
  • An ability to think strategically and generate new ideas
  • Strong English verbal and writing skills
  • A second major European language in addition to English is desirable

Our offer to you:

The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 58 staff.

This permanent position is available immediately. Salary £20,000 - £23,000 depending on experience, working a 37.5 hour week, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a including bank holidays, up to three paid days of conservation volunteering p.a. and a generous company pension.

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV by the 13th August 2021 to Natalie Mawson, Head of Sales & Marketing at recruitment@nhbs.com.  *Please note, this position is not remote

Founded in 1985, NHBS Ltd (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in supplying natural history, ecology and conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, and private customers around the world. In addition to the retail business, NHBS manufactures equipment in an on-site workshop and publishes two magazines. NHBS is passionate about making a positive environmental impact - our core purpose is to support those who work to understand, protect and conserve the natural environment.

 


Credit Controller

Location: Totnes

NHBS has a full-time permanent opportunity for a highly motivated Credit Controller to join a small accounts department. This role is responsible for accounts receivable from corporations of all sizes, academic institutions, charities, trusts and private customers, in the UK as well as Internationally. Other duties within the accounts team may be required, as directed by the Accounts Coordinator.

This full-time permanent position is based in our office in Totnes.

Applicants will be expected to adhere to strict Covid safety rules in our office and warehouse, including social distancing at all times, use of facemasks as required, and observance of all other Covid guidance provided.

 

Responsibilities:

The Credit Controller will work closely with the Customer Services and Sales teams to establish and maintain sensible credit control policies and procedures for a highly differentiated customer base. This requires a high degree of initiative, and excellent team working and communication skills. Responsibilities include:

  • Building and maintaining robust and sensible credit control systems
  • Managing day-to-day accounts receivable processes
  • Contacting customers in the UK and abroad by email and phone to investigate payment delays
  • Reporting debtor KPIs to management
  • Other accounts department duties as required (e.g. bank reconciliation, invoice processing, and others)

 

Requirements:

  • Experience with accounts receivable / credit control / sales ledger procedures.
  • High degree of confidence in engaging respectfully in challenging conversations
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with Netsuite, or other accounting software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel 
  • The ability to work well within a team, as well as independently

 

Desirable skills and experience:

  • AAT Accreditation (or studying towards).
  • Knowledge of a major European language
  • Demonstrable interest in ecology and conservation

 

Our offer to you:

This position is available immediately. Salary: £19,500 - £21,500 per annum (DOE), based on a 37.5-hour week Monday - Friday, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a. including bank holidays, up to three paid days of conservation volunteering p.a., as well as a generous company pension. We are close to the train station, and also have free parking on site.

 

Application:

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV as soon as possible and no later than Friday 20th August to Chris Davis, Accounts Coordinator, by e-mail to recruitment@nhbs.com

 

About Us:

Founded in 1985, NHBS Ltd (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in supplying natural history, ecology and conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, and private customers around the world. In addition to the retail business, NHBS manufactures equipment in an on-site workshop and publishes two magazines. NHBS is passionate about making a positive environmental impact - our core purpose is to support those who work to understand, protect and conserve the natural environment.

The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 50+ staff.