Based in Oban or Lochgilphead
£28,116 - £30,159 plus benefits
We’re looking for enthusiastic, practical, creative people to join the West Region team to help shape the future of Scotland’s forests and land.
West Region covers mainland Argyll (excluding Cowal), Mull and Lochaber. It is in one of the most wooded areas of Scotland. The landscape is characterised by the spectacular mountain scenery, coastal features, sea and inland lochs and extensive hills.
The planning and environment team, which the FLO post is based in, is involved in all aspects of the Region’s work - woodland management, timber production and road construction, open land and habitat conservation management, peatland restoration, as well as community engagement and supporting public access and the management of tree pests and diseases. Working closely with others the team designs the forests of the future, protects and restores the semi-natural habitats and co-ordinates the programmes to achieve desired outcomes.
Within FLS’s West Region there are a number of wind and hydro renewable energy developments in the operational, planning or construction phases. There are also national infrastructure projects underway such as the Inveraray to Crossaig powerline replacement which require to be integrated with other plans and operations on the national forests and land.
You will be the main point of contact between West Region, the developers and their contractors on day to day issues regarding the development of wind renewables projects. You will support and assist The Forest District Planning Team in the preparation of land management plans for renewable developments.
A key aspect of the job will be engaging with colleagues, external stakeholder and developers helping to facilitate and support the progress of renewable wind projects.
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Please quote ref 75433
Closing date: 29th October 2020, 23:55
No recruitment agencies please.
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