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Field Officer - RSPB Lumbister

Do you enjoy working outdoors? And would you like to directly contribute to environmental improvements in the Shetland? We are looking for a field officer to help facilitate preparation for the delivery of peatland restoration at the RSPB Lumbister site in Yell.

Field Officer
Reference: FEB20235667
Location: Shetland Office
Salary: £19,305.00 - £21,417.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave (pro-rata)
Duration: 3 Years

This is a Fixed-Term, Full-Time role for 3 years. The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

About the Role

The role will cover a range of outdoor activities, that will deliver this important work. The role consists of marking out drains for restoration works ahead of the digger contractors, planning and helping our Project Manager to map and ground truth the next sections of potential work, and helping to meet essential report deadlines to satisfy our funding obligations.

Essential skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Knowledge of peatland habitats to enable credibility in the role.
  • Knowledge of delivery mechanisms for peatland conservation work e.g. Peatland Action Fund
  • Organisational skills e.g. maintenance and analysis of datasets, and managing conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player both internally and externally.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal, written and presentational) - including an ability to speak confidently and cogently to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience of working to survey, protect and/or manage important sites or habitats.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Ability to rapidly analyse significant quantities of information, prioritise and balance a diverse workload often to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office apps and experience of GIS for mapping
  • Knowledge of the wildlife and habitats of the operational area of this role.

Closing date:
23:59, Sun, 2nd Apr 2023

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from w/c 10th April 2023.

Apply HERE

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

No agencies please

Closing Date: 02/04/2023  Location: Shetland

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