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Agricutural Policy & Advice Officer

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Scotland (North) - UK
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 19/11/2014
Company Name Scottish Natural Heritage
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Agricultural Policy & Advice Officer



Farmland is an important part of our natural heritage, providing much of our wildlife habitat, landscape interest, recreational and sporting resource, and with over 75% of the land of Scotland classed as agricultural land, many habitats and species of conservation interest rely on environmentally sensitive agricultural practice.

Here, you’ll play a leading role in providing agricultural advice across SNH, with the objective to secure maximum natural heritage benefits. Through a range of activities, you’ll provide internal advice on on-farm conservation practice and priorities; contribute to agricultural policy development and input into events. You’ll also develop advice and training opportunities for land managers, farming businesses and crofts on biodiversity conservation good practice for soil and water, agri-environment schemes and environmental aspects of farming business planning.

With a degree in agriculture, ecology, environmental science or similar, you’ll bring a good knowledge of Scotland’s natural heritage and protected areas, along with sound project management, written and verbal communication skills.

For further information please contact Nikki Hossack, HR Services, Scottish Natural Heritage, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW on 01463 725182, email: recruitment@snh.gov.uk Closing date 19th November 2014.

To view all our vacancies and to apply please visit www.snhjobs.co.uk

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