Grey Squirrel Officer – Tayside (Western)

Title: Grey Squirrel Officer, Tayside (Western)

Status: Full-time/35 hours per week until 31 March 2022

Salary: £17,595 per annum

Closes: 09:00 am, Thursday, 31 October 2019

Interviews will be held on Monday 4th November, in Dundee (shortlisted candidates will be contacted by phone on Friday 1 November)

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.

As part of this programme we are looking for a self-starter with a love of outdoor working who is experienced in grey squirrel control work and enjoys interacting with the public, to fill a new Grey Squirrel Officer post. The post will contribute to the project’s co-ordinated landscape-scale approach to reduce grey squirrel numbers in the target area of Comrie to Blairgowrie preventing recolonisation of areas to the north of the Highland Line.

The successful candidates will possess a SVQ/NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualification in Game and Wildlife Management or related discipline or relevant experience of game keeping, invasive/non-native mammal control or pest control, along with good understanding of conservation principles, practices and legislation. You should have the ability to keep accurate records in Excel.

Relevant previous experience is essential, together with experience of working with foresters, keepers, landowners and members of the public. Knowledge of tree species identification and familiarity with the local area to be covered are advantageous.

Some out of normal hours working will be required and you must possess a full clean driving licence.


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