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Operations Officer, Sutherland

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 13/08/2013
Company Name Scottish Natural Heritage
Contact Name
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry :
Also Listing:
C Grade: £19,629
Hourly rate if appropriate
C Grade role with salary scale £19,629 to £26,199 per annum
Geographical Location
Northern Isles & North Highland
Specific Work Location
Other Location
Contract Type
Contract end date if temporary
Working hours per week
Post this role will report to
043-303 Operations Officer, Sutherland
Person to report to
Valerie Wilson
Job Purpose Summary
To implement SNH policies and programme in Sutherland and, where appropriate more widely within Northern Isles and North Highland.
Special pre-requisites that are required for this role are detailed below:
Disclosure Scotland
Detail of pre-requisite required (if applicable)
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
1. To assist with statutory consultations arising from protected areas such as Special Protection Areas, Special Areas of Conservation, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and National Scenic Areas, including renewable energy proposals, other development proposals, applications for consent and SRDP applications.
2. To develop contacts with land managers of protected areas to encourage their positive management and to achieve or maintain the special interests of these areas in favourable condition.
3. To assist with Site Condition Monitoring and Site Check programmes on protected areas.
4. To manage the Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve. This will include Health and Safety inspections, NNR budget, input to Reserve management plan, provision of information to public and organisation of events.
5. To take a lead role across Unit for specific topics, depending upon areas of expertise and represent the Unit at meetings and seminars where appropriate.
Competency 1 - Technical and Specialist Skills & Knowledge - Essential criteria
1. Relevant degree and/or experience in an environmental or countryside management field.
2. Sound knowledge and understanding of Highland ecology, landuse and natural heritage issues.
3. Knowledge and understanding of protected areas.
4. Good natural history identification skills and experience of monitoring habitats and species.
5. Good written and verbal skills.
6. Good IT skills.
7. Driving licence.
Competency 1 - Technical and Specialist Skills & Knowledge- Desirable criteria
1. Experience of working with landowners including sporting estates and crofting community.
2. Experience of working in partnership with other bodies and general public.
3. Familiarity with geographic area covered by the post.
4. Knowledge of recreation, access and environmental education issues.
5. Awareness of landscape issues.
6. Awareness of health and safety issues.
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
30 Sep 2013
Interview Date (this date may be changed due to unforeseen circumstances)
27 Aug 2013
Closing Date
13 Aug 2013
Contact details for further information on this vacancy
For information regarding the post please contact:
Vacancy Manager: Dave Mackay, SNH - Golspie
Tel: 01738 771100. Email: dave.mackay@snh.gov.uk or Valerie Wilson Tel:01738 771100. Email valerie.wilson@snh.gov.uk

For further information on the application process, please contact:
Nikki Hossack, HR Services, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW
Tel. 01463 725182. Email: recruitment@snh.gov.uk
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