Based in Newton Stewart
£25,138 - £26,525 plus benefits
Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is an executive agency of Scottish Government and manages Scotland’s Forest and Land. We manage land on behalf of Scottish Ministers and serve as part of the Environment and Forestry directorate of the Scottish Government.
FLS consists of 5 regions. This post will be based in the Newton Stewart Office which is part of the South region. The South region covers some of the most beautiful scenery including the Isle of Arran, Galloway and Ae Forests. We produce approximately 1 million cubic metres of conifer timber annually with a correspondingly large restock programme, roading programme and an increasing thinning programme. South Region is also a focus for recreation provided via formal walking trails, mountain bike routes and visitor centres as well as being a focus for wind energy.
The Region looks after Scheduled Monuments, has extensive areas of open ground in the centre of the Galloway Forest Park and manages a number of European Designated sites. Activities on these sites include management for the protection of endangered species, habitats and geomorphological interests. Other significant activities include new native woodland creation, peatland restoration, restoration of Plantation Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS) and management of key species including red squirrel, nightjar, pine marten, black grouse and a range of raptor species.
You will be provided with training and mentoring and will be working alongside experienced team members to help you settle quickly into the role.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website:
Please quote ref 56018
Closing date: 2nd August 2020, 23:55
No recruitment agencies please.
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