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Scottish Wildlife Trust

Reserves Manager – East Central Scotland

Title: Reserves Manager – East Central Scotland (Fife, Falkirk & Clackmannanshire)
Status: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £30,900 per annum
Location: Leith, Edinburgh with regular visits to reserves in the East Central area including the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth

About us:

For nearly 60 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of 115 wildlife reserves across

The Role:

We have a rare opportunity to recruit a new Reserves Manager to lead on the conservation management of eighteen wildlife reserves in the counties of Fife, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire, including managing two staff and the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre and a Conservation Shepherd

The successful candidate will co-ordinate all practical habitat conservation work, including designing and delivering externally funded projects to be implemented by volunteers and contractors. This will involve working closely with statutory bodies, partner organisations, landowners, Scottish Wildlife Trust members, and the public.

A key role is to advise other Trust staff on the management of species rich grasslands; With a view to demonstrating innovative and pioneering habitat management. The position requires travelling to the reserves as well as having the skills to take a small boat to islands in the upper Forth estuary.

You must be qualified to degree level or equivalent in countryside management, grassland ecology or similar discipline and be able to demonstrate your achievements and extensive experience in practical conservation management and species monitoring across a range of habitats.

The successful applicant will have excellent knowledge of conservation/land management issues, have strong project management skills and be able to operate as a lone worker and as part of a team. A current UK driving licence is essential, as is a willingness to undertake travel, overnight stays and occasional weekend working.

For more information and how to apply, please click here 

Closing date for applications is: Friday 2nd December at noon.

What we offer:

  • Salary sacrifice schemes including Cycle to work & Pension schemes.
  • We have always been hugely flexible in our approach to how you wish to work and continue to offer a flexible approach.
  • One Wellness Hour per week
  • Enhanced Pension rate upon completion of probation
  • Sick Pay Allowance
  • Enhanced Maternity/ Paternity Leave
  • Training and Development


If you would like more information, please email recruitment@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk or call 0131 312 4718

The Trust is a passionate employer, proactive about creating a culture of diversity and inclusive workplace that promotes and values equal opportunities for all. We welcome individuals from all networks of life, backgrounds, and experiences.

Closing Date: 02/12/2022  Location: Leith, Edinburgh

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