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Trapper - Orkney Native Wildlife Project

Reference: NOV20230886
Location: Orkney Native Wildlife Project – Kirkwall Office
Salary: £28,331 - £30,415 Per Annum
Duration: Full Time, Fixed-term position for 12 months

Orkney is famous for its landscape, its history, its culture, and its nature. The Orkney Native Wildlife Project (ONWP) aims to protect Orkney’s unique and globally important wildlife, and the benefits that it provides for local people from an invasive non-native predator: the stoat.

About the role

The post will be based on the Orkney Islands (Mainland) and be predominantly field-based. We\'re looking for an experienced mammal trapper with excellent organisation and communication skills to help deliver the stoat eradication operation for the ONWP. You will be joining an existing team of trappers and must be able to work with a professional attitude in a close-knit and diverse team. As this is a field-based position you must be physically fit, able to walk considerable distances over challenging terrain, in all weathers up to five days per week and potentially carry heavy loads.

You'll enjoy being outdoors and be able to perform a repetitive task to a consistently high standard. You should be passionate about the natural world. You'll be a focussed individual with attention to detail and the ability to maintain accurate records. You'll be able to identify issues and risks as they emerge and communicate these effectively to your team.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Understanding of the impact of invasive non-native species and how to manage their populations appropriately for the benefit of native wildlife.
  • Ability to use own initiative to solve day-to-day problems.
  • Able to work in extreme conditions, for prolonged periods in the field, including lone working in a variety of challenging terrains.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, work efficiently within a defined work plan and have the flexibility to adapt to changing work practices as required.
  • Practical recording skills of a standard that provides the highest quality data.
  • Verbal communication skills to develop and maintain good relations with colleagues, landowners and members of the public.
  • Demonstrable, transferable identification and practical field skills appropriate to the post (e.g. animal trapping, tracking, field skills such as navigation and map reading).
  • Full driving licence valid in the UK

Closing Date: 23:59, Monday 11th December

We're looking to conduct interviews for this position from 8th January 2024.

To complete your online application / find out more please CLICK HERE

Closing Date: 11/12/2023  Location: Orkney Native Wildlife Project – Kirkwall Office

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