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Logo: Scottish Wildlife TrustGrey Squirrel Officer: temporary post


Fixed term seasonal contract for 3 to 3.5 months

£16,500 - £17,422 per annum pro rata


Grey Squirrel Officer: full-time (Teviotdale)

Location: Home based Hawick-Bonchester bridge area, Scottish Borders


Saving Scotlandís 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 now recruiting a temporary grey squirrel controller to contribute to the projectís co-ordinated landscape-scale approach by helping to reduce grey squirrel numbers in Forest Enterprise Scotland forests and preventing recolonisation of forest clear of grey squirrels in the target area of Teviotdale. We are looking for someone with a love of outdoor working who is a self-starter preferably already experienced in grey squirrel control work. May suit a self-employed contractor.  


There will be opportunities for the successful holder of the temporary post to carry out similar 4-5-month seasonal posts in subsequent years. 


The successful candidate will possess a 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 control or pest control, along with good understanding of conservation principles, practices and legislation. You should have the ability to keep accurate records in Excel.


Relevant previous experience is desirable, together with experience of working with foresters, landowners and members of the public. A knowledge of forest and native tree species and familiarity with the local area to be covered are advantageous.


Logo: Saving Scotlandís Red SquirrelsSome out of normal hours working will be required and you must possess a full clean driving licence.


Closing date: Tuesday 23 April 2019


Interviews: week beginning 29th April 2019


Logo: Forestry Commission ScotlandThe positions are expected to start by mid May and run until mid-August 2019.


The Scottish Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities.


Funded by Forestry Commission Scotland


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