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Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere

Land Use and Biodiversity Lead Officer

Permanent – full time
Salary – £31,620 - £33,660 p.a.
Location – Office Base St John’s Town of Dalry / hybrid working

In July 2012 Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere was recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. It was the first UNESCO Biosphere in Scotland and is part of a family of over 700 Biospheres around the world.

With a strong focus on sustainability; our commitment to facing up to the challenges of the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis; and the opportunity to play a key role in supporting a post Covid “green recovery”, the UNESCO Biosphere designation is very much “of its time”.

We’re looking for somebody with excellent people and project management skills, who can support the practical development and delivery of projects and initiatives that will help tackle the twin emergencies of biodiversity and climate change.

With a good knowledge of biodiversity and its relationship with sustainable land management you’ll be leading a team who are engaging land managers in initiating and driving innovative nature-based solutions, developing new partnerships & networks etc. and contributing to the planned roll out of the Regional Land Use Partnership Pilots. We want you to influence and guide future land use in this extensive and varied area, helping to highlight, celebrate and conserve what is distinctive and most valuable. At the same time, you’ll be identifying, describing, encouraging and facilitating the changes required to meet the challenges of the climate and biodiversity emergencies

It's going to be hard work, but it’s also going to be exciting!

The closing date for all positions is midnight on Thursday 11th August 2022

Interview Dates

Stage 1 Monday 22nd August 2022, Stage 2 Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th August 2022

For more information and to apply click here

Closing Date: 11/08/2022  Location: Office Base St John’s Town of Dalry / hybrid working

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