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Logo: RSPBWe are looking for two experienced mammal trappers to deliver the stoat eradication operation for the Orkney Native Wildlife Project. 


Orkney Native Wildlife Project Trapper x 2
Ref: A6750319
Location: Orkney
Salary: 19,602 - 21,236 pa
Hours: Full time
Contract: until 31st January 2024


You must be physically fit, be able to work in a close-knit team and it is desirable that you are experienced in delivering non-native species eradications on the ground and skilled in the use and maintenance of DOC traps and trail cameras. You will enjoy being outdoors in all kinds of weather and be able to perform a repetitive task to a consistently high standard. You must have knowledge of mustelid biology and behaviour and it is desirable that you have practical experience of trapping/tracking them in order to site traps appropriately. You will be a focussed individual with an impeccable attention to detail and the ability to maintain accurate records. You will be able to identify issues and risks as they emerge and communicate these effectively to your team. You will have the confidence and ability to inspire trust and support for the project, and an ability to win over hearts and minds and motivate people. You should also have experience of working with local communities in a collaborative and sensitive way because a key part of your role will be maintaining good relationships with landowners. 


You will join our existing team of 8 trappers; three of the ten trappers may go on to handle stoat detection dogs as part of their roles for which training will be delivered later in the project. 


Closing: 14 April 2019


If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click here to be directed to our website. 

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