Grey Squirrel Officer, (Teviot and Rule)

Title: Grey Squirrel Officer

Status: Fixed-term, full time (until 31 March 2022)

Salary: £17,595 per annum

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

Closing date: 12noon, Friday 27 November 2020

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 now recruiting a grey squirrel officer to contribute to the project’s co-ordinated landscape-scale approach carrying out grey squirrel control to protect key populations of red squirrels in South East Scotland. We are looking for a self-starter with a love of outdoor working who is experienced in grey squirrel control work and has the ability to interact with land managers and train volunteers.

The successful candidate 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 desirable, together with experience of working with foresters, landowners and members of the public. A knowledge of forest and native tree species 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.

Closing date: 27th November

Interviews: week beginning 7th December

Due to covid-19 interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

The Scottish Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities.

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