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Mink Trapper

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 26/06/2011
Company Name Scottish Natural Heritage
Contact Name
Website Further Details / Applications
Scottish Natural Heritage logo
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B Grade: £14,767
Hourly rate if appropriate
This post is eligible for Scottish Distant Islands Allowance
Geographical Location
Western Isles
Specific Work Location
Other Location
Contract Type
Contract end date if temporary
31st March 2013
Working hours per week
Post this role will report to
Foreman Trapper
Person to report to
Bob Chaffer
Job Purpose Summary

To carry out control of mink in support of a project set up and funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and a consortium of funding agencies. The project aims to eradicate American mink (Neovision vision) from the Outer Hebrides.

Special pre-requisites that are required for this role are detailed below:
Boat Handling
Disclosure Scotland
Detail of pre-requisite required (if applicable)
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • To control mink, by trapping, in Harris and Lewis, and monitor mink populations in the Uists, Outer Hebrides.
  • To record contacts with officials and the public, in relation to this work.
  • To maintain accurate records of mink trapping operations. 
  • To maintain a high level of personal responsibility in dealing sensitively and humanely with control operations.
Competency 1 - Technical and Specialist Skills & Knowledge - Essential criteria

  • Boat handling skills.
  • Experience of dealing with the general public.
  • Good knowledge of the Outer Hebrides.
  • Experience with firearms.
  • Experience of using working dogs.
Competency 1 - Technical and Specialist Skills & Knowledge- Desirable criteria
Competency 2 - The Working Environment
Getting things done in the day-to-day working environment

Competency 3 - Working with People
Getting things done with and through others

Competency 4 - Activities and Operations
Planning and doing the work, solving problems, making decisions

Competency 5 - Managing Self
Realising your potential, learning and developing, working with change
Proposed Start Date
1 Aug 2011
Interview Date (this date may be changed due to unforeseen circumstances)
14 Jul 2011
Closing Date
26 Jun 2011
Contact details for further information on this vacancy

For more information regarding this post please contact Iain Macleod, Project Manager, Hebridean Mink Project, Scottish Natural Heritage, 32 Francis Street, Stornoway, HS1 2ND.  Tel: 01851 705258 Mob: 07919 691645 Email: iain.macleod@snh.gov.uk

For more information regarding the application process please contact Eilidh McPherson, SNH, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW, Tel: 01463 725182 or Email: recruitment@snh.gov.uk

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