Wild Heart Ecologist

Borders Forest Trust

Jedburgh, Scotland, and site-based
£27,000 - £30,000 pro rata based on experience

Paid • Part Time • Permanent


Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 19th June 2024  


This is an exciting new opportunity for an ecologist to join the team at Borders Forest Trust to develop and implement a surveying and monitoring programme for its Wild Heart Sites. The Reviving the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland initiative is Borders Forest Trust's landscape scale habitat restoration programme being delivered on 4 sites owned by BFT in the Southern Upland Hills. The 4 sites, which comprise the Carrifran Wildwood, Talla & Gameshope, Corehead and Ericstane, span some 3,250ha of land and are the focus for the restoration of native woodland, montane scrub, peatland, wetland, heath and upland habitat restoration. This new ecologist role has been created to monitor and evidence the changes and also to demonstrate the impact of this restoration work.  The part-time hours are 22.5 hours per week (0.6  FTE) and there is flexibility to how these can be worked. The role will involve a blend of field work and desk based work, with office space available at the BFT office in Jedburgh and with potential for home working. 

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Borders Forest Trust is a regional native woodland conservation charity working to restore native woodlands and associated natural habitats in southern Scotland and to rekindle a woodland culture with the people living here. The work of the Trust is delivered by a dedicated, small team of friendly and enthusiastic individuals committed to restoring native woodlands to the south of Scotland and involving people in the process. 


Please email [email protected] with a cover letter outlining why you are a great fit for the role (max 2 pages) and a CV (max 4 pages) by midnight on Wednesday 19 JUNE 2024. Interviews are planned for 26 JUNE 2024 at the BFT offices.

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