Conservation Officer, Marvellous Mud Snails

Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust

£23,311 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 01786 447504 Suzanne Burgess

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 01 May 2017

With funding and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund we are seeking to appoint a 2 day a week (15 hours) outreach-focused Conservation Officer to help us protect the Pond mud snail in Scotland through the Marvellous Mud Snail project. The Pond mud snail (Omphiscola glabra) is known from only five sites in Scotland. Although small, this rare freshwater snail is an important indicator of water quality. Marvellous Mud Snails is a large scale public involvement project and will have a massive impact in promoting the snail’s importance and its conservation in Scotland.

The successful candidate must be able to work at least 2 two days per week, based in Stirling in Scotland and willing to travel. A keen interest in public outreach and education is essential along with an understanding of the priorities of the conservation of freshwater species. Excellent communication and engagement skills, including via social media, are vital to the success of this role and the ability to personally recruit volunteers and engage members of the public is important. Project management and budget management skills are also essential. You will deliver a programme of training workshops and talks, engage with schools and work with partners to successfully deliver this project.

This is an exciting time to join Buglife. Our strategy is gaining much attention with a focus on pollinators, freshwater invertebrates and wider project delivery around the UK. Buglife staff operate in Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland and are among the most satisfied in the conservation sector, with the latest staff survey showing 100% of our staff “enjoy working with the people in this charity”.

How to apply: Candidates should email a CV and cover letter of no more than one page outlining why they are interested in this job and what they have to offer the role. Please address your application to Suzanne Burgess at

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 1st May 2017. Please note that, due to our limited resources, we are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. Short-listed applicants will be notified by 3rd May 2017. If you have not heard from us by the 3rd of May we ask you to assume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Interviews will take place on 8th May 2017 in Stirling. For further information including Job Description please see our website

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