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Logo: RSPBTree Nursery Manager
Reference number: A0620519
Location: Abernethy & Inverness-shire
Salary starting at: 19,602 to 21,236 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week
Contract: Contract to 31 December 2023


Set in a vast landscape of ice-hewn mountains, spectacular pinewoods, tranquil lochs, and wild, rushing rivers, Cairngorms Connect is the largest habitat restoration partnership in Britain. Cairngorms Connect has bold plans to make this inspiring place better for wildlife, and better for those who take joy from the wildlife and beauty of this extraordinary place. The project will expand the Caledonian pine forest to its natural limit, reinstate drained wetlands, naturalise rivers and restore huge tracts of peatland, to create an amazing place for nature - a home to eagles, wildcats, pine martens, ospreys, black grouse, ptarmigan, otters and curlews.


We are looking for new team members who will contribute to the delivery of the restoration project, to extend deer management into higher and more remote parts of the project area and to help expand native woodland and montane scrub communities - ensuring we achieve our ambitious habitat restoration objectives. If you have the skills, experience and competencies to deliver this kind of work, we would love to hear from you.


The Tree Nursery Manager will work closely with the CC Delivery Manager, Abernethy Warden team and volunteers to develop the existing tree nursery at Forest Lodge. Organising and undertaking the propagation of native tree species from seed and cuttings, producing stock to be used in the expansion of native woodland within the project area. An important element of the work includes the propagation of birch and willow montane scrub, so the ability to access remote locations and high altitudes is necessary. Good volunteer management, recruitment and support will be essential.


This is a Partnership project involving Wildland Limited, Scottish Natural Heritage, RSPB Scotland & Forestry and Land Scotland, with funding from The Endangered Landscape Programme and other partners.


Closing date: 17 June 2019


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