Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Community Engagement Officer – South West Scotland

Title: Community Engagement Officer – South West Scotland

Status: Full-time (35 hours per week) – Fixed Term until March 2022

Salary: £20,604 pa

Location: Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway 

Closing date: Sunday 30 June 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the deliver the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels southwest Scotland project team to inspire a range of audiences to value their local red squirrels and galvanise and support community-based volunteer networks and landowners to engage actively in red squirrel conservation and monitoring work.

The successful candidate will be based in our Dalbeattie office and will deliver the project’s communications and community engagement plans across Dumfries & Galloway and neighbouring Ayrshire. He/she will work with colleagues and partners to promote and deliver a programme of community engagement activities and training events for the public, volunteers and landowners to promote red squirrel conservation and active participation in the project. To include recruitment and management of community-based volunteers working red squirrel networks in the project’s priority areas together with provision of materials, advice and support to ensure their effective and ongoing functioning.

Applicants will hold a relevant degree and/or relevant experience, preferably within a conservation or charitable organisation.

In particular, you should have experience of recruiting, motivating, training, and managing rural and community-based volunteers (groups and individuals) to undertake active conservation work; developing and implementing community-based projects and engagement programmes; engaging the wider public in conservation issues; organising and running successful training and events for volunteers and other stakeholder groups.

The position is expected to start as soon as possible and run until March 2022


The Scottish Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities.

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