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A rolling list of countryside, conservation and ecology vacancies including wildlife work and environmental education, updated every weekday. Adverts are listed in chronological order, most recent at the top.

Scotland vacancies: all of Scotland, including the Western Isles, Orkney & Shetland.

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Office Administrator

Wild Surveys Ltd

Salary negotiable.

We are seeking an Office Administrator for a busy ecological consultancy based in Renfrewshire. 

  • Delete Date: 16/05/2019
  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Posted: 18/04/2019
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Stalker/Estate Manager

Kinloch Hourn Estate

A small Highland estate on the west coast of Inverness-shire requires a stalker with full responsibility for the day-to-day management of the property. 

Suitable experience with hill vehicles, a general mechanical knowledge and a range of DIY skills will be required to look after and maintain the estate's property including its hydro-electric system, vehicles and equipment, boats, ponies and the lodge.

  • Delete Date: 16/05/2019
  • Location: Inverness-shire
  • Posted: 18/04/2019
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Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Stromness, Orkney

£24,000 pro rata per annum

Full-time position

Fixed term for 18 months

The Oceans of Value project will focus on the marine environment around the Orkney islands and it is intended that this assessment will provide useful insights for marine planners in Orkney who are in the early stages of developing the Orkney Regional Marine Plan. The Trust is looking for a Stakeholder Engagement Officer (SEO) to carry out the Community Voice Method component of the project. The SEO will be responsible for interviewing stakeholders, developing a short film, running workshops, and writing up a final report.

  • Closing Date: 17/05/2019
  • Location: Stromness, Orkney
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Ecological Advisor

Contract Duration: May 2019 –October 2019, Full time
Salary: €35,000 per annum pro rata

Location: Headford, Co Galway

The Ecological Advisor will survey and monitor breeding Curlew populations, and nest sites for breeding outcomes. They will provide advice and training to participating farmers on managing their land for Curlew, and assist in the trial of temporary electric fences.

  • Closing Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: Headford, Co Galway
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Adventure Play Assistant

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Throughout the summer holidays, there will be wild things happening in Highlander’s wood, as children and their families build leafy dens, dig holes, and make disgusting soups from old cabbage leaves. This kind of old-fashioned messy adventure play will be overseen and organised by a couple of bold adventure play assistants, who will prepare all the ingredients for a wild adventure, ensure that everyone remains happy and safe, and then tidy up at the end of each day. We’re now recruiting for this very unusual job.

  • Closing Date: 26/04/2019
  • Location: Millfield, Livingston
  • Posted: 15/04/2019
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Finlaystone Estate

Location: Finlaystone Country Estate, Langbank, PA14 6TJ

Permanent position

Finlaystone Estate is based by the Clyde near Langbank and is open to the public who enjoy the woodlands, play areas, formal gardens and tea room. A lot of school groups visit in the summer and many events are laid on for visitors. A new permanent role is available from June.

  • Delete Date: 13/05/2019
  • Location: Finlaystone Country Estate, Langbank, PA14 6TJ
  • Posted: 15/04/2019
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Estate Works Manager

Broomhall Estate, Charlestown, Fife.

This is a new and exciting post managing the repair and maintenance of the property portfolio of Broomhall, located on the outskirts of Dunfermline in West Fife. The Estate Works Manager role will encompass a wide-range of duties to provide effective and efficient support to the Estate’s Management team.

You will work as part of a committed and energetic team to deliver the continued and future growth of Broomhall Estate. A competitive renumeration package is available reflective of candidates skills and experience. Part time working would be considered.

  • Delete Date: 10/05/2019
  • Location: Charlestown, Fife
  • Posted: 12/04/2019
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Projects Officer

Salary: £25,000 + 8% pension contribution + car allowance

Full-time, 35 hours per week 

ELGT is seeking a Projects Officer to assist the Project Programme Manager in the delivery and development of greenspace and other woodland and green network projects as part of the ELGT annual work programme.

  • Closing Date: 01/05/2019
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 12/04/2019
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Shale Trail Project Manager

Salary: £30,000 (pro rata) + 8% pension contribution + car allowance

Part-time, 28 hours per week Temporary contract to October 2020

ELGT is seeking a part-time Shale Trail Project Manager to oversee all aspects of development and delivery of a new strategic project that will create an inspiring, enjoyable off-road trail of approximately 16 miles, bringing the rich oil shale heritage of West Lothian to life.

  • Closing Date: 29/04/2019
  • Location: Edinburgh & Lothians
  • Posted: 12/04/2019
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Reserves Manager - West Central Scotland

£26,316 pa


35 hours per week

We have an excellent opportunity to recruit a new Reserves Manager to lead on the conservation management of eight wildlife reserves in the countries around Glasgow and along the Argyll coast, including one of our largest reserves, Largiebaan near the Mull of Kintyre.

  • Closing Date: 30/04/2019
  • Location: Cumbernauld
  • Posted: 10/04/2019
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Grey Squirrel Officer

Temporary post

Fixed term seasonal contract for 3 to 3.5 months

£16,500 - £17,422 per annum pro rata

Grey Squirrel Officer full-time (Teviotdale)

Location: Home based Hawick-Bonchester bridge area, Scottish Borders.

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Developing Community Action (SSRS-DCA) is a project to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland by building capacity among communities of volunteers and land managers to take on some of the essential protection measures required to protect the red squirrels in key areas.

  • Closing Date: 23/04/2019
  • Location: Home based Hawick-Bonchester bridge area, Scottish Borders
  • Posted: 10/04/2019
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Engagement Officer

Part Time

Salary 22k-24k pro rata

Borders Forest Trust (BFT) is a charity organisation established in 1996 that focusses on restoring native woodlands and woodland culture primarily in the south of Scotland.  Its work includes a landscape scale ‘Wild Heart’ ecological restoration initiative in the Southern Uplands, supporting community woodland groups through the region and promoting sustainable woodland management, education and wellbeing. 

  • Closing Date: 22/04/2019
  • Location: Ancrum, Jedburgh
  • Posted: 08/04/2019
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Ornithological Field Surveyor

Salary - 19,000-21,000 depending on skills and experience

We require a seasonal bird surveyor to be based in Argyll (accommodation will be provided).

Applicants will be birders and will ideally have carried out bird surveys such as Vantage Points, Breeding Bird Survey and Raptor Surveys.  It is however far more important to display a sound knowledge of birds both by sight and call as training in survey methods will be given.

  • Delete Date: 06/05/2019
  • Location: Argyll
  • Posted: 08/04/2019
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Fisheries Officer

One year fixed term contract

The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board is a statutory body responsible for the protection and enhancement of salmon and sea trout fisheries in the Ness catchment, the largest in the North Highlands covering a total area of 2,103 square kilometres.

Working as part of a wider team, the Fisheries Officer will be responsible for assisting in the protection, monitoring and management of wild salmon and sea trout populations and their habitats in the rivers, lochs and coastal areas of the Ness district.

  • Closing Date: 25/04/2019
  • Location: Beauly, Inverness-shire
  • Posted: 04/04/2019
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Rural Surveyor

Location: Inverness

Salary starting at Commensurate with experience

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

RSPB Scotland have an exciting and challenging opportunity for someone who is RICS qualified (or equivalent).

The successful candidate will work half of their time delivering work in North Region, and half of their time across the rest of Scotland (or potentially the role could be split between two individuals on a part-time basis). They will assist with both the management of an extensive rural estate along with delivering major projects, acquisitions and disposals.

  • Closing Date: 06/05/2019
  • Location: Inverness
  • Posted: 29/03/2019
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A9 Consulting Limited

Part-time considered

Salary £23,000 - £26,000 pa - flexible working opportunities and training offered

These positions can be based from home (Highlands) 

Initially six months but likely to become permanent

A9 works as a close-knit team with a strong focus on sharing expertise and our team undertakes a variety of interesting projects for a wide range of clients covering the full range of ecological disciplines.  You can expect to be involved with a wide range of field surveys, particularly ornithology.

  • Delete Date: 24/04/2019
  • Location: Based from home (Highlands)
  • Posted: 27/03/2019
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Community Events Officer

Location: Aberdeen
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Working with partners, staff and volunteers you will engage with people, about wildlife and the work of RSPB Scotland, inspiring them to support our work through membership, volunteering and donations. You will be happy to work to income and recruitment targets and to travel independantly to indoor and outdoor events throughout the year. You will manage the Dolphinwatch Project Officer, volunteers for community fundraising and events, and be able to work either alone or as part of a larger team.

  • Closing Date: 25/04/2019
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Posted: 21/03/2019
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Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.