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Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust and Esk District Salmon Fishery Board

Seasonal Project Officer

Location: These roles are predominately outdoor based and require working across a regional area.

The post with the Esk DSFB will undertake work principally in the North and South Esk and River Tay catchments, across Angus and Perthshire.

The Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust position will cover these three river catchments in Moray, with additional opportunities to work on the River Conon and Spey.

Salary: A salary of up to £22,000 (pro rata) will be payable dependent on experience.

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative wishes to recruit two seasonal project officers to assist in the management of volunteers and the delivery of biosecurity and invasive non-native species control and monitoring in summer 2020.

The Esk District Salmon Fishery Board (DSFB) is responsible for the management and protection of wild fish stocks and the habitats which support them in the South and North Esk rivers. The Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust support fisheries and catchment management in the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie catchments and associated coastal rivers. For both organisations part of the protection of fishery habitat is the control and eradication of the invasive non-native species which damage these habitats.

The Esk DSFB and the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust are both part of the large scale ambitious 4-year Scottish Invasive Species Initiative tackling invasive non-native species alongside rivers and watercourses across a third of Scotland. The project aims to work with local organisations and volunteers to control invasive non-native species for the benefit of native wildlife and communities.

The Esk DSFB and the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust will each recruit a Seasonal Project Officer to support volunteers in the clearance of invasive non-native plants and control of American mink. Each post holder will report to the respective Scottish Invasive Species Initiative Project Officer or DSFB / Fishery Trust Director and will be required to manage and liaise with volunteers and deliver a planned programme of invasive non-native species control over the summer period.

These seasonal posts (each full time post lasting up to 3.5 months from date of appointment) are required to help put in place the volunteer network and activity programme, giving the SISI Project Officers additional capacity to carry out activities and implement structures that will protect SISI outputs and outcomes in this large geographical area.

Job Description and Application Information available here 

Applications, in the form of CV and covering letter (no more than 3 pages), must be received by 12.00 noon on Friday 28 February and sent to

You should state clearly whether you wish to be considered:

· for position with the Esk DSFB, or

· for position with the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust, or

· for both posts.

Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 10 March (Esk DSFB) and Thursday 12 March (Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust) with local interview locations to be confirmed.

These posts are funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage, via the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative

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