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We are looking for ten experienced mammal trappers to deliver the stoat eradication operation for the Orkney Native Wildlife Project.

The Orkney Native Wildlife Project aims to safeguard the internationally important native wildlife of Orkney now and into the future by addressing the threat it faces from an invasive non-native predator: the stoat.

Orkney Native Wildlife Project Trapper
Ref: A4211118
Location: Orkney
Salary: 19,602 - 21,236 per annum

Hours: Full time
Contract: 5 years

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 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. You will be able to identify issues and risks as they emerge. You should also have experience of working with local communities as you will need to maintain good relationships with landowners. 

In addition, you will be involved in:


  • securing land access agreements across the Mainland and linked isles
  • trap deployment and removal
  • checking and rebaiting over 7000 traps on a regular basis
  • removing catches from the traps and disposing of them in line with project protocols
  • implementing a trap and vehicle maintenance schedule
  • implementing a stoat monitoring programme for the 'mop-up' phase
  • 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 date: 10 December 2018


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

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