Reserves Project Officer (North)

Title: Reserves Project Officer 

Status: Full Time, Permanent 

Salary: £23,911 per annum 

Location: Highlands & Islands Office; Tore, The Black Isle

Closing date: 29 October 2021 


About us:

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.

The Role: 

Working with a Reserves Manager, the successful candidate will plan, implement and oversee reserve work with contractors and volunteers. They will organise and deliver a range of tasks including footpath maintenance, fencing, forestry, habitat management and deer control.

Main duties: 

  1. Assess conservation land management options across a range of habitats and work with the Reserves Manager to produce management plans/statements for these properties and report on activity on them.
  2. Plan, and deliver practical reserve conservation and maintenance work in accordance with management plans/statements, including working with contractors and volunteers.
  3. Liaise with communities and partners to develop and deliver conservation plans and the resulting operations.
  4. Assist with the preparation of contract documentation for reserve maintenance work and supervise contractors.
  5. Carry out a programme of wildlife and habitat monitoring across selected properties.

The preferred candidate will have excellent organisational and leadership skills, enthusiasm and flexibility.  The role requires the ability to work with a range of partners including landowners and rural communities to develop and implement habitat and access tasks in demanding and rugged environments.

Download full role description here. 

To apply, please complete an application form and return to

Closing Date: 29 October 2021

Interview date TBC.


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