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Local Biodiversity Partnership Coordinator

Circa £24,990


The work undertaken by The James Hutton Group is right at the top of the global agenda tackling problems such as the impact of climate change and threats to food and water security.


Ecological Sciences are an innovative, multidisciplinary group of scientists who study the interactions between soil, plants, animals, humans and the environment with the aim of sustainable management of natural resources.


The North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership was established to progress the North East Scotland Local Biodiversity Action Plan. The Group consists of representatives from the following organisations: Aberdeenshire, Moray and Aberdeen City Councils, Forestry Commission Scotland, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, National Farmers’ Union of Scotland, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate, Scottish Natural Heritage and the James Hutton Institute.


The role includes Development of the work of the North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership’s (NESBiP) Strategic Delivery Plan and deliver the action programme the plan outlines.


The role will involve promoting the value of biodiversity to the local community and delivering the goals of the Partnership. Supporting Partners in delivering actions for priority habitats and species, with regard to the Nature Conservation Act 2004.


Main duties of post holder


  • To raise awareness and promote the value of biodiversity to the community of North East Scotland
  • To maintain working relationships with local organisations and initiatives related to the Strategic Delivery Plan process
  • To contribute to the network of biodiversity partnerships across Scotland.
  • To assist NESBiP partners with action related to the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy and Nature Conservation Act 2004
  • To support partners in implementation of actions and provide secretariat to the NESBiP Steering Group
  • Promote the local biodiversity process and develop specific awareness-raising initiatives with local community groups, landowners, businesses and others.
  • Maintain links with the media
  • Support partner organisations in incorporating actions into operational plans and work programmes, in relation to their duty under the Nature Conservation Act 2004.
  • Support and co-ordinate internal (within partners) and external awareness raising events
  • To assist the Awareness Group and Habitats and Species Group of the Partnership in their work.
  • To manage the website, develop content for it and maintain our social media activities


The post is until 31 March 2020 based in Aberdeen however travel to other sites may be required.


We will not consider the use of 3rd party recruitment agencies for the sourcing of candidates for this position.  


The James Hutton Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


For further information and to apply please visit www.hutton.ac.uk/careers


Closing Date 2nd June 2019 



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