Wildlife Manager - Glen Finglas

Woodland Trust

Trossachs, Scotland
£28,000 - £31,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 4th August 2024  


The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a world where trees and woods thrive for people and nature. The Trust engages and inspires people to make their difference tackling the nature and climate crisis helping protect, restore and create our vital woods and trees.


The Wildlife Manager will lead on wildlife management on the Woodland Trust Scotland’s Glen Finglas Estate, including deer management, record keeping, larder work and herbivore impact monitoring. 

They will represent the Woodland Trust to outside organisations, individuals and the general public, working with the local Deer Management Group and partners in the wider area. You will also work with Woodland Trust staff and contractors to assist with other tasks on the estate including wildlife monitoring and estate maintenance.


You’ll have specialist knowledge of managing deer and other wildlife primarily in an upland environment, you’ll be familiar with and experienced of meeting the standards within Scotland’s Code of Practice on Deer Management. Wildlife conservation and habitat management experience is also essential.

You’ll have deer larder, deer extraction and deer carcass handling experience with the ability to lone work as well as work within a small site based team at Glen Finglas.

You’ll need to be qualified to DSC Level 2. You’ll hold a firearm certificate and a full driving licence as well as certificates of competence in use of all-terrain vehicles. A use of a 4WD vehicle will be provided on the estate.

The successful candidate will be required to live on-site, housing is provided.

Please note there will be occasional travel to other Woodland Trust Scotland locations.


There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Joining the team you will be making your contribution to tackling the nature and climate crisis. In return, we recognise and value our people. You'll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with a contributory pension, life assurance, good holiday allowance and the opportunity to work flexibly from home. 


At the Woodland Trust, we want to reflect and represent the full richness of diversity in the UK. Fewer of our employees are Black, Asian or minority ethnic; disabled; from lower socio-economic backgrounds or under 25; so we are particularly keen to receive your application if you are from one or more of these groups. We can also discuss anything you may need to achieve your full potential at any stage of the process. We assess your application solely on your demonstrated suitability for the job. Nothing else.

To ensure anonymised recruitment, if you have uploaded your CV, shortlisting panels do not see your CV until shortlisting has been completed. Before submitting your application, please ensure you have completed the supporting information section with details of experiences that clearly evidence as many aspects of the job description as possible.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. If you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Interviews will be held online via Teams on Tuesday 20th August 2024.

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