Title: Grey Squirrel Officer – Tayside
Status: Seasonal/fixed term position (Jan-July 2020, 35 hrs per week)
Salary: £17,575 p.a.
Location: Home based within east Angus (Forfar–Montrose area)
Closing date:12:00 noon, Friday 8 November 2019
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 with experience of 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 red squirrel protection networks by to reducing grey squirrel numbers in the key Forfar to Montrose area to prevent them from colonising southern Aberdeenshire.
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 an 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. Commitment to environmental causes 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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