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Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotlandís Red Squirrels: Monitoring and Control Officer North East

£17,595 per annum

35 hours per week

Home-based:  location flexible within or near Aberdeen

Fixed term for two years 


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, empowering them to take on some of the essential protection measures required to save the nationís red squirrels.


We are now recruiting a Monitoring and Control Officer to carry out grey squirrel monitoring and control to a targeted programme aimed at progressively reducing the grey squirrel population in Aberdeenshire, allowing red squirrels to continue to re-colonise their former range. This will be an interesting post with opportunities to develop innovative approaches to both our monitoring and our trapping methods. The Monitoring and Control Officer will report to the locally based Conservation Officer.


Applicants should hold a Degree or vocational qualification in ecology/countryside management or related discipline. You will demonstrate experience in wildlife survey and monitoring, management of invasive non-native species and an understanding of scientific method. A commitment to wildlife conservation and the ability to keep accurate records are essential.


Experience of effective working with the public, private landowners, conservation agencies and volunteer groups along with good interpersonal skills are required, and a familiarity with Aberdeen is desirable.


Current driving licence essential.


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:      1 March 2019  


The Scottish Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities.


This post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route grant fund and Forestry Commission Scotland.


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