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Skills for Rewilding - People and Community Engagement Traineeship - Trees for Life

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Trees for Life are recruiting a community engagement trainee, to be based at the Dundreggan Estate, near Loch Ness. Community engagement in the environmental heritage sector covers a wide range of activities including education projects linking people of all ages with nature, identifying how communities want to engage with their local environment, signposting ways people can contribute to environmental restoration all the way through to external communication using methods such as blogs, social media, film etc.

Skills for Rewilding - Conservation and Landscape Planning Traineeship - Trees for Life

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Throughout the Highlands there are remnant fragments of Caledonian forest and part of the traineeship will involve developing skills associated with assessing, recording and reporting on the health of these remaining fragments. The qualification associated with this traineeship also includes elements that are relevant to a broad spectrum of conservation based jobs, including understanding and communicating environmental best practice, promoting responsible public use of outdoor sites and working to create or manage habitats.

Skills for Rewilding - Deer Management and Estate Maintenance Traineeship - Trees for Life

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Management of deer on the estate is an important component in assisting the recovery of the ancient Caledonian forest. Deer management in this case means reducing the number of deer to a level where there is a balance between the deer continuing to fulfil their vital role within the ecosystem and them preventing recovery of the forest. The trainee will learn management and monitoring techniques from the deer manager, who has 30 years’ experience. In addition, the trainee will learn practical estate maintenance skills.

Skills for Rewilding - Tree Nursery and Horticulture Traineeship - Trees for Life

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Trees for Life are recruiting two tree nursery and horticulture trainees, to be based at the tree nursery on Dundreggan Estate near Loch Ness. The nursery grows 70,000+ native trees per year from seeds or cuttings. Over a 12-month period, trainees will gain experience in all techniques and processes associated with tree nursery production.

Data Scientist (Forestry/Land-Based) - Inverness College UHI

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In collaboration with Tilhill Forestry, we have an exciting opportunity at the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI), in Inverness College’s Research Department for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate.
The KTP Associate is to lead the delivery of a project that will develop, pilot and internally disseminate an innovative Tree to Mill (TTM) productivity tool. Developing the tool will involve application of data science and management systems, which will be adapted to improve productivity and efficiency of forestry marketing systems at Tilhill. Alongside the data science element, the Associate will be expected to gain an intimate knowledge of the inner-working of Tilhill’s operations, as well as the people within the company that will use the TTM. They will also get detailed knowledge of the sawmill side of the business.

Skipper - EcoVentures UK Limited

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Location: Cromarty
Date: April – Oct 2020
Contract: Seasonal 
EcoVentures is a 5 star boat trip company based in Cromarty which specialises in Wildlife/ Dolphin Watching Trips on the Moray Firth using two 10m open RIBS. We are now seeking to recruit an experienced Skipper to join our team.

Forest Planner and Work Programme Coordinator, Newton Stewart and Ae - Forestry and Land Scotland

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£27,297 - £29,281, plus benefits

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is an agency of the Scottish Government. We’re looking for enthusiastic, practical, creative people to join the South Region planning team to help shape the future of Scotland’s forests and land.

Our South Region is one of five within FLS and covers some of the most beautiful scenery including the Isle of Arran, Galloway and Ae Forests. We produce approximately 1 million cubic metres of conifer timber annually with a correspondingly large restock programme, roading programme and an increasing thinning programme.

Aquaculture Interactions Manager - Fisheries Management Scotland

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Central Edinburgh, Scotland - £45-47,000pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Closing date: 12 March 2020

Aquaculture Interactions Manager Fisheries Management Scotland is the representative body for Scotland’s District Salmon Fishery Boards and Fisheries Trusts. Our role is to promote and ensure the best fisheries management for the protection, preservation and development of Scotland’s wild salmon and freshwater fish, along with their fisheries and environment on which they depend.

Crew / Wildlife Guides - Seafari Adventures (Oban)

Seafari Adventures (Oban) are Scotland’s foremost Marine Tourism specialists. A Visit Scotland Quality Assured 5* Wildlife Experience with a fleet of RIBs, we seek 2 recent graduates in marine biology or similar to join our team for the 2020 season. The core element of the role is to deliver exceptional and memorable wildlife tours. You will also be required to assist with various practical and physical projects during quieter periods.

Cook - Lochranza Centre CIC

£9.00 per hour initially for a 35 hr week rising to 42 in Summer. Contract available from the beginning of March.
We are an Outdoor Education Centre based on the rather lovely Isle of Arran in West Central Scotland. We look after up to 75 young people per week. We provide a fantastic range of Educational Field Studies & Adventure Activities. Currently we are looking for a Cook to join our small team.

Grower and Operations Manager - Maelor Scotland

Location near Forres north Scotland.

Salary will be up to £45,000 with benefits.

Experienced grower required with good tractor driving skills and good knowledge of machinery. The successful candidate will show a pride in growing good crops.

Visitor Services Assistant Staffa - The National Trust for Scotland

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32 hours per week over an 18 week period 18th May to 20th September 2020.

The National Trust for Scotland is currently seeking to appoint a fixed-term Visitor Services Assistant for the island of Staffa.

Staffa is a premier visitor destination, National Nature Reserve and seabird breeding island off the west coast of Scotland. The Visitor Services Assistant will be tasked to engage with visitors to enhance their experience and to provide clear messages around safety and caring for the island’s wildlife.

Project Officer - Edinburgh Swift City - RSPB

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Location: Edinburgh
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 Per Annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed Term for 12 Months

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to help turn Edinburgh into Scotland's first 'Swift City', and its residents into swift advocates!

This exciting role will involve recruiting and training volunteers to establish where swifts are currently nesting across Edinburgh; encouraging schools and local communities to develop 'swift streets' by installing swift nest boxes on public and private buildings, and working with local developers to ensure that swift bricks are incorporated into new buildings in the city.

Operations Manager - North West Highlands - National Trust for Scotland

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This is a visible and senior management role where the post holder will be focused on developing longer-term aspirations and annual operating plans for the properties in their care whilst managing all operations across these properties in order to achieve the plan. You will play a key role in delivering the Trusts wider vision “To protect Scotland’s Heritage, providing experiences and promoting its benefits for everyone now, ensuring there is sustainable support so we can pass on our heritage to future generations”

Senior Project Officer - School Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers

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Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people's health, prospects and outdoor places.

TCV is looking for a Senior Project Officer to coordinate and deliver five Green Gyms in primary and secondary schools in East Ayrshire.

The project is delivered through a combination of funding through the Attainment fund and the Children’s Lottery. The role is offered as a 6 month, fixed-term contract.

Seasonal Bat Surveyors - Heritage Environmental Ltd

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A competitive salary of £19-22k per annum (pro rata) will be offered, depending on experience.

Successful candidates will be offered a five month contract working a guaranteed minimum of 20 hours/week beginning on 1st May 2020.

Heritage Environmental Ltd are recruiting seasonal bat surveyors to assist with our busy 2020 workload. Candidates will be expected to carry out dusk emergence and dawn re-entry surveys, undertake bat sound analysis and plan surveys.

Agricultural Officers - Scottish Government

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Various Locations

£25,367 - £28,341

Whether you’re checking livestock, inspecting crops, helping farmers access our schemes or protecting the environment, this is a real opportunity to put your experience to good use. What’s more, you’ll get closer to Scotland’s agricultural community, enjoying fresh challenges and our great outdoors along the way.

Wildlife Ranger, Glentress and Hawick - Forestry and Land Scotland

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£24,388 - £25,752, plus benefits

It’s an exciting time for us here at Forestry and Land Scotland. As we continue to grow as a new agency of the Scottish Government, we are looking for two Wildlife Rangers to join us on our journey.

This is a great opportunity to work in an area of Scotland that is renowned for its stunning scenery and land based outdoor pursuits, so if you are passionate about working on the land and wildlife management we want to hear from you.

Seasonal Project Officer - The Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust

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Salary: Up to £22,000 Pro-Rata Basis (6% employer pension contribution)
Contract: 6 Months Fixed Term (From start date to autumn 2020)
Hours: 35hrs/week
The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) is an exciting four year National Lottery Heritage Fund and SNH funded project in northern Scotland which aims to encourage communities to tackle invasive non-native species (INNS) such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and American mink. We are looking for a dynamic professional to join our small team as a Seasonal Project Officer. The Seasonal Project Officer will act as the project contact for the Ythan and Ugie river catchment areas and will work with the SISI Project Officer and SISI Volunteer and Communication Officer to deliver the project throughout its lifespan. The Seasonal Project Officer will be responsible for all or specified combinations of the following aspects of the project: communications, education and outreach, volunteer recruitment and management, biosecurity and INNS control.

Seasonal Project Officer - Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust and Esk District Salmon Fishery Board

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Salary: A salary of up to £22,000 (pro rata) will be payable dependent on experience.
The post with the Esk DSFB will undertake work principally in the North and South Esk and River Tay catchments, across Angus and Perthshire.
The Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust position will cover these three river catchments in Moray, with additional opportunities to work on the River Conon and Spey.
The Esk DSFB and the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust will each recruit a Seasonal Project Officer to support volunteers in the clearance of invasive non-native plants and control of American mink. Each post holder will report to the respective Scottish Invasive Species Initiative Project Officer or DSFB / Fishery Trust Director and will be required to manage and liaise with volunteers and deliver a planned programme of invasive non-native species control over the summer period.
These seasonal posts (each full time post lasting up to 3.5 months from date of appointment) are required to help put in place the volunteer network and activity programme, giving the SISI Project Officers additional capacity to carry out activities and implement structures that will protect SISI outputs and outcomes in this large geographical area.

Project Manager - Orkney Native Wildlife Project - RSPB

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Location: ONWP Office - Kirkwall
Salary: £34,643 to £37,530 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed Term - 4 years

We are looking for an inspiring leader and experienced project and people manager to manage the Orkney Native Wildlife Project team to deliver a ground-breaking non-native species eradication project. Experience in delivering complex projects or programmes on the ground is essential and knowledge (ideally first-hand) of non-native species eradication is an advantage.

Woodland Project Development Worker - Rural Skills Scotland Ltd

Wage: £24,200
Shifts: 36 hours per week – Monday to Friday
Location: Various locations throughout Fife and beyond
Duration: 12 Months
Rural Skills Scotland Ltd. are in the process of putting together a project that will see significant areas of woodland in Fife brought back into active management. This will be done using a social enterprise model and we are looking to recruit a Development Worker to help take this work forward

Assistant Warden - RSPB

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£19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Part time, 18.5 hours per week

The Forth Reserves team covers five reserves across central Scotland, and whether it is helping puffins on Fidra by controlling tree mallow, engaging with visitors at Black Devon Wetlands or monitoring numbers of Taiga Bean Geese (Scotland's only flock!) at Fannyside you will be an integral part in managing those reserves for wildlife.

Warden - RSPB

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Location: Argyll and Bute
Salary starting at: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
We are looking for a highly motivated and competent individual to take up the post of Warden on The Oa, Isle of Islay. This is a great opportunity for someone to utilise and develop existing skills and to acquire new skills and knowledge. If you want a challenge in a wild, remote and beautiful landscape, then look no further.

Boat Steward / Guide (Western Isles) - Hebridean Adventures

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Hebridean Adventures Ltd is a dynamic new company exploring the sea and the land around the Scottish Islands and west Highlands. Hebridean Adventures provide adventure-based wildlife-watching trips and is located in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, offering day and overnight cruises on the MV Monadhliath, a specially converted fishing vessel. Hebridean Adventures also offers land-based wildlife tours on Lewis and Skye.

Forest Management & Stewardship Craftperson - Forestry and Land Scotland

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Aberfoyle, Glenbranter, West Calder

£20,955 - £22,171, plus benefits

The Central Region within Forestry and Land Scotland covers a wide geographical area, from Tydrum in the north to Whitelee in the south. All of Forestry and Land Scotland woodlands in the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and Central Scotland’s urban woodlands are contained within Central Region.