Logo: National Trust for Scotland

National Trust for Scotland


Hours: 40

Location: Threave Estate

Salary range: £26,884 - £28,684 pro-rata, per annum

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Combine responsibilities across the following areas of work with direct implementation yourself and by overseeing the work of others such as contractors, volunteers, and colleagues:

Nature Conservation

  • Survey wildlife and habitats and feed this knowledge into management decisions, marketing of natural heritage, and further development of our voice.
  • Maintain and manage habitats, wildlife with the aim of protecting species and increasing biodiversity.
  • Contribute to the planning and lead the delivery of practical conservation to deliver the outputs agreed in the Annual Operating Plan

Visitor Services

  • Provide information to visitors to encourage more visitors and help people get more out of their engagement with natural heritage and give more back to it including “upselling” (e.g.: of membership) using face to face and by other means of interaction such as social media.
  • Maintain countryside estate infrastructure at small, day to day scale (e.g. paths, gates, signs, vegetation management) to achieve ecological, visitor services and safety outcomes.
  • Occasional Visitor Services duties as cover, when required.
  • Assist with events such as public gatherings and NTS events.

Community Engagement

  • Communicate with local stakeholders, neighbouring landowners, local businesses, local / regional agencies and others to increase understanding of their and our aims and develop collaborative working to help deliver our priorities.


  • Provide educational and other outreach activities on site or to the community local to the natural heritage and to communities of interest, including for volunteers.
  • Delivery of formal and informal learning activities including events, workshops, walks and talks.

Other responsibilities

  • Management of practical conservation and wildlife recording.
  • Ensure that all activities undertaken are compliant with the Trust’s health and safety policies and procedures including the safe system of work (SSOW), and environmental policy and practices.
  • Manage contractors and supervise volunteers

Preferred method of application: Application form - found here 

Closing date: Sunday 26th May 2024

Closing Date: 26/05/2024  Location: Threave Estate

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