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Borders Forest Trust

Wild Heart Project Officer

The Wild Heart Project Officer post presents an exciting new opportunity to join the work of Borders Forest Trust to engage people in ecological restoration processes and action, and improve the natural heritage value of two of its Wild Heart sites in the Southern Uplands.

Who We Are

Borders Forest Trust (BFT) is a leading Scottish conservation charity, which has been restoring native woodland and associated natural habitats, for the benefit of both nature and people for over twenty-five years. During that time BFT have planted more than 2 million native trees across the South of Scotland. The majority of these trees have been planted on BFT owned “Wild Heart” land at Carrifran, Corehead and Talla & Gameshope in the Central Southern Uplands. More information on BFT can be found on our website

The post-holder will join a small, enthusiastic and dynamic team directly contributing to restoring native woodlands and reviving woodland culture in some of Scotland’s most beautiful ‘wilderness.’

    The Role

    The Wild Heart Project Officer is a new post, established to support the delivery of a range of engagement/participation and habitat/site enhancement activities in BFT’s Reviving the Wild Heart project. This phase of the Wild Heart project is part of the new National Lottery Heritage Funded Destination Tweed Initiative. The work will focus on two of BFT’s Wild Heart sites, Corehead and Talla & Gameshope, in the Southern Uplands near Moffat.

    The role will involve a balance between home/office and outdoor work, requiring candidates with a mix of skills including excellent communication; an aptitude for ‘hands on’ outdoor conservation; and a good experience with and a passion for working with people.

      More Information

      The Job Description including Person Specification can be found here

      How to Apply

      Apply with a CV and Covering Letter by midnight on 11 January 2023 to Nicola Hunt at

      Interviews are expected to be held 19 January 2022 in the Scottish Borders.

      Closing Date: 11/01/2023  Location: South Scotland, near Moffat

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