Logo: NatureScot


Operations Officer – Nature and Climate Change

Hours: 35 hours

Contract: Permanent position

D Grade

Starting salary £35,039

Location: Cupar preferred but Stirling, Edinburgh, Galashiels & Dumfries will be considered

Reference: 1006–420

Job Purpose: Summary

NatureScot is Scotland’s Nature Agency, protecting and restoring nature, and inspiring everyone to value our natural world. You will contribute to NatureScot’s vision for a nature-rich future for Scotland by encouraging action to protect, restore and value nature.

Working as part of the National Operations South team the post holder will help deliver NatureScot’s priorities relating to nature recovery, climate change and the creation of nature-rich places. This will include working with land managers, local authorities, other agencies and partners, to develop shared responses to the climate and nature emergencies and deliver the new Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.

You should be familiar with the main habitats, species and landscapes that contribute to key natural heritage assets in the operations South Area and understand how they can be affected by climate change, development and land management activities. You should be able to contribute to a positive vision for a ‘nature-rich’ and ‘climate resilient’ Scotland, in response to pressures, needs and opportunities. You should be able to effectively engage with others, including partners from different sectors and professional backgrounds and think creatively to develop and deliver on the ground results and successful projects.

We anticipate the successful post holder to adopt a mix of site, office and home based working. We expect the post-holder to be based in Cupar although other office bases across the Operations South area (Stirling, Edinburgh, Galashiels & Dumfries) will be considered. The post holder will be expected to contribute to work across the operations South area. The majority of the work is expected to be desk based.

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Closing date: Midday, 5 June 2023.

Closing Date: 05/06/2023  Location: Cupar preferred but Stirling, Edinburgh, Galashiels & Dumfries will be considered

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