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Grey Squirrel Officer (East Angus)

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location
Town/City Home based, East Angus area (i.e. Brechin/Montrose area)
Salary Additional Information Full Time, Fixed term until 30 March 2022 Salary: £18,306 p.a. pro rata
Salary (Minimum)
18306
Salary (Maximum)
18306
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 17/11/2021
Company Name Scottish Wildlife Trust
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Directory Entry : The Scottish Wildlife Trust has over 36,000 members throughout the country, and aims to protect Scotland's wildlife for the benefit of present and future generations.
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Description

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.

The Role:

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Developing Community Action (SSRS-DCA) is a project to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland by building capacity among communities of volunteers and land managers to take on some of the essential protection measures required to protect the red squirrels in key areas.

As part of this programme we are looking for a self-starter with a love of outdoor working who is experienced in mammal control work and enjoys interacting with people, to fill a Grey Squirrel Officer post.  The post will contribute to the project’s co-ordinated landscape-scale approach to reduce grey squirrel numbers in the target area of East Angus, thus preventing grey squirrel dispersal into southern Aberdeenshire.

The successful candidates will possess an SVQ/NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualification in Game and Wildlife Management or related discipline or relevant experience of game keeping, invasive/non-native mammal or pest control, together with a good understanding of conservation principles, practices and legislation.  You should have the ability to keep accurate records in Microsoft Excel.

Relevant trapping experience is essential, together with experience of working with foresters, game keepers, landowners/managers and members of the public.  The ability to identify tree species and familiarity with the local area would be advantageous.

Some out of normal hours working will be required and you must possess a full clean driving licence.

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To apply, please complete an application form and return to recruitment@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Interviews TBC.

Closing date: 17 November 2021

 

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