Reserves Manager – West Central Scotland

Title: Reserves Manager – West Central Scotland

Status: Permanent, 35 hours per week

Salary: £26,316 pa

Location: Based in Cumbernauld

Closing date: 12 noon, 30 April 2019

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

The successful candidate will co-ordinate all practical habitat conservation work, including designing and delivering externally funded projects to be implemented by volunteers and contractors. This will involve working closely with statutory bodies, partner organisations, landowners, Scottish Wildlife Trust members, and the public.

A key role is to advise other Trust staff on woodland and /or wetland management; With a view to demonstrating innovative and pioneering habitat management. The post will be based at the Trusts Cumbernauld office in North Lanarkshire.

You must be qualified to degree level or equivalent in countryside management, conservation forestry or similar discipline and be able to demonstrate your achievements and extensive experience in practical conservation management and species monitoring across a range of habitats.

The successful applicant will have excellent knowledge of conservation/land management issues, have strong project management skills and be able to operate as a lone worker and as part of a team. A current driver’s licence is essential, as is a willingness to undertake travel, overnight stays and occasional weekend working.

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