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Logo: RSPBGalloway Glens Black Grouse Project Officer

Based in Dumfries and Galloway

Fixed Term Contract 30 months

Part Time 18 hours per week

Salary 19,602 to 21,236 per annum pro rata


The Galloway Glens Black Grouse Project Officer (PO) is an exciting new post funded through Galloway Glens HLF programme to develop and produce habitat management plans to create optimum habitat for black grouse at key sites in the Galloway Glens area.


The PO will also work to promote the species and this important work to key land managers, local people and visitors. Black grouse is an iconic species of high conservation priority, both in the area and nationally, and is a priority species for action in the Galloway and South Ayrshire Biosphere (G&SAB).  In recent decades the population of black grouse in the area has declined with forest canopy closure, but targeted restructuring and enhanced management now offers the opportunity to benefit this important species and thereby deliver outputs in key strategies including the Scottish, UK and Local Biodiversity Action Plans, G&SAB Natural Heritage Plan and the recently launched Southern Scotland Black Grouse Conservation Strategy. This project will be working in close liaison with Forest Enterprise in Galloway Forest Park, drawing-up management plans to guide maintenance and enhancement of habitat to maximise benefits to black grouse in the area.


Closing Date   24 August 2018     Interview Date  5 September 2018   


For further information and to download an application form please visit our website    

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