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Community Engagement Officer (South West Scotland) – Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Developing Community Action

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   Scotland (South)
Town/City   Dumfries & Galloway and south and east Ayrshire
Salary   Part-time 24.5 hours/week; Fixed Term for 4 years: £20,000 per annum (pro rata)
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Part Time / Per Day
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   06/03/2018
Company Name   Scottish Wildlife trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the deliver the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels South Scotland project team to inspire a range of audiences to value their local red squirrels and galvanise and support community-based volunteer networks and landowners to engage actively in red squirrel conservation and monitoring work


The successful candidate will be based in our Dalbeattie office and will deliver the project’s strategic communications and community engagement plans across the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway, working with colleagues and partners to design, promote and deliver a programme of community engagement activities and training events for the public, volunteers, landowners, stakeholders and other relevant local audiences to promote red squirrel conservation and active participation in the project. The work will include recruitment and management of community-based volunteers to contribute actively to project tasks, working within wider networks or groups in the priority areas for red squirrel conservation and provision of materials, advice and support to ensure their effective and ongoing functioning.  


Applicants will hold a relevant degree or have at least 2 years’ relevant experience, preferably within a conservation organisation.

Experience of recruiting, motivating, training, and managing rural and community-based volunteers (groups and individuals) to undertake active conservation work; developing and implementing community-based projects and engagement programmes; engaging the wider public in conservation issues; organising and running successful training and events for volunteers and other stakeholder groups.


The position is expected to start as soon as possible and run until March 2022


For further information and an application form go to www.swt.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/job-vacancies/


Alternatively, email recruitment@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk or phone 0131 312 7765.


The Scottish Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities.



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