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Conservation Officer

Reference: NOV20218008


£27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Per Annum

This is a Permanent, Full-Time role

RSPB Scotland have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, positive and self-motivated Conservation Officer to work within our area team. They will be responsible for helping to deliver the work of RSPB’s conservation team within the Argyll Arran and Ardnamurchan operational area, to ensure delivery of the relevant outcomes of RSPB’s 2030 Strategy - including relevant projects such as our Priority Landscapes. Although you will be based at the Glasgow office, many aspects of the role can be carried out remotely, so there is flexibility to work from home.

What’s the role about?

The Conservation officer’s priorities will include responding to forestry and planning casework with the aim to of delivering positive gains for biodiveristy, providing landowner advice and leading on black grouse lek monitoring. The post-holder will be involved in the delivery for the area’s two landscape-scale Priority Landscapes focused around the Argyll Islands and Argyll-Morvern rainforest; to be achieved by deploying appropriate conservation tools such as casework, species recovery, land management advice, conservation projects and engagement in land use policy. This will include working closely with colleagues based in the planning team and other sections of the organisation and the post-holder must also have the ability to work in wider external partnerships, requiring respecting the perspectives of others and building positive relationships with key partners and stakeholders. They will also be expected to contribute operational experience to RSPB Scotland’s, policy and advocacy work and contribute to the delivery of our funding and communications objectives.

Essential qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Sufficient knowledge of a range of delivery mechanisms for conservation work relevant to the operational area of this role to enable recommendation to senior staff of appropriate responses and interventions.
  • Conservation and or management knowledge in relevant areas, such as, upland, woodlands, coastal grassland along with habitat and species conservation requirements for the area.
  • Experience of negotiating with the public or private sector, to deliver biodiversity benefits, through both regulatory and voluntary means, especially planning casework and forestry.
  • Experience of working to survey, protect and/or manage important sites, species or habitats.
  • Experience of managing staff or volunteers and setting clear work priorities.
  • Competency in use of GIS and core MS Office Programmes.

Closing:10 December 2021

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Closing Date: 10/12/2021  Location: Glasgow

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