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Wildlife Management Best Practice Officer

35 hours

Temporary position (ending 31 March 2024)

Starting salary £33,370

Location: Anywhere in Scotland

Ref: 1022–417

Job Summary

The post-holder will be a key member of NatureScot’s Wildlife Policy & Promotions Team in the Wildlife Management Activity Team. The post-holder will co-ordinate, facilitate and support the development and implementation of Wildlife Management Best Practices.


  • Co-ordinate and facilitate the development of Wildlife Management Best Practices in Scotland including Wild Deer Best Practice Guides and Moorland Management Best Practice Guides. This will include commissioning the development of new guidance, liaising between different interests, reviewing existing guides, supporting promotion and communication.
  • Facilitate and assure continuity and consistency across the Wildlife Management Best Practices.
  • Develop and implement a Best Practice work plan.
  • Work with established Best Practice Steering Groups for Moorlands & Wild Deer to coordinate input from a range of interests.
  • Liaise with other countries Best Practice initiatives.
  • Support the review and development of Codes of Practice in support of licensing activity.
  • Provide facilitative support to the Working for Waders collaborative initiative aimed at reversing the declines of waders through local, co-produced actions.
  • Support the further roll out, application and promotion of the Shared Approach to Wildlife Management.

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Closing date: Midday, 29 June 2022.

Closing Date: 29/06/2022  Location: Anywhere in Scotland

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