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Scottish Wildlife Trust

Grey Squirrel Officer (Seasonal)

Seasonal post March to mid-August 2019

£17,250 p.a.

Location: Home based Comrie to Methven area, Tayside.


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 looking for a self-starter with a love of outdoor working who is experienced in grey squirrel control work and enjoys interacting with the public, to fill a new seasonal Grey Squirrel Officer post. The post will contribute to the projectís co-ordinated landscape-scale approach to reduce grey squirrel numbers in the target area of Comrie to Methven preventing recolonisation of areas to the north of the Highland Line.


The successful candidates 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 essential, together with experience of working with foresters, landowners and members of the public.  Knowledge of forest and native tree species and familiarity with the local area to be covered are advantageous.


Some out of normal hours working will be required and you must possess a full clean driving licence.


For further information and how to apply form please see our website or email recruitment@swt.org.uk  for application form.


Closing date for applications is: 12 noon, Friday 22 February 2019


The Scottish Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities.


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