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Investigations Officers

Reference: MAY20233788

Location: Flexible in Scotland

Duration: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, 1 x Permanent, 1 x Fixed-Term

Salary: £30,940.00 - £33,215.00 Per Annum

The RSPB Investigations team has two vacancies in Scotland, and is looking for enthusiastic, organised and committed individuals to join us in helping ensure a better future for our wildlife. This is a rare opportunity to join a dedicated team in the fight against wildlife crime and to really make a difference!

Across Scotland, our magnificent birds of prey continue to be illegally persecuted, with some of our rarest species such as golden eagles, hen harriers, red kites and peregrines regularly targeted. These two roles will be focussed on fieldwork, with the aim of detecting, recording, analysis and dissemination of information on wildlife crime, particularly in relation to priority species and habitats.

If you could thrive in a dynamic, challenging environment where you will have the opportunity to contribute your own ideas within a unique and specialised team, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

The successful applicant will need to be based in Scotland and prepared to travel throughout the Scottish uplands and occasionally further afield. Some evening and/or weekend work may also be required.

What's the role about?

These roles involve working on the front line, following up reports of dead birds, monitoring the nests of some of our rarest breeding species, and carrying out targeted fieldwork in areas with a history of criminal activity.

An enthusiastic, professional approach to fieldwork is essential. You will be spending a lot of time outside in remote upland environments where excellent navigation skills, confidence in working alone, and health & safety awareness are imperative. You will also need excellent bird identification skills and a comprehensive working knowledge of Scotland’s birds of prey.

Engagement with external partners such as the police and statutory agencies through providing advice, expert witness, and investigative help will be a key part of the role.

You need to be robust, persistent, focused, show initiative and be able to work calmly in pressured situations.

Closing: Sunday 11th June

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Closing Date: 11/06/2023  Location: Flexible in Scotland - prepared to travel throughout the Scottish uplands and occasionally further afield

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