Taylor Wildlife have a number of vacancies for seasonal short-term Field Assistants and a longer term Ecologist position.
All positions involve carrying out bird, lepidoptera, mammal, peatland work and habitat surveys on sites in the Scottish uplands. Knowledge of different survey methods is useful but not essential, as full training will be given in navigation, health and safety, survey methods, data entry and QGIS. It is far more important that candidates have strong bird identification skills and a good level of physical fitness.
Successful candidates will live on site in one of our field locations in Moray, Perthshire or Angus in teams of 2 - 6. Due to COVID-19, it is likely that some team members will be unable to mix indoors with other households for the duration of the survey season and this is something candidates should take into consideration prior to applying. Some positions will have minimal contact with other staff and will include office-based tasks which can be carried out at home.
Most start dates will fall between March and June, with contracts ending between mid-July and the end of August. The right candidate(s) will be offered an earlier start date and the opportunity for a contract extension through the winter season into 2022. As such, early applications are encouraged. We will begin reviewing applications on the 16th January, and continue accepting applications until all positions are filled.
Please visit www.taylorwildlife.co.uk for more information on how to apply, salary details and COVID-19 procedures.