Galloway Glens Project Officer

Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
£28,662 - £30,897 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01387 273984 McNabb Laurie

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 26th February 2018   5 days left

Do you have a keen interest in natural and cultural heritage and how it can be used to make a positive difference to the local people and economy? Do you have experience in the undertaking of community/environmental/heritage projects?

The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme is an ambitious and exciting five-year initiative seeking to 'connect people and communities to their heritage' through a suite of projects being undertaken with a range of partners up and down the Ken/Dee valley in South West Scotland. 

Flowing from the wild uplands to the Solway Firth, including the historic towns of Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright, the Galloway Glens Scheme area is home to a fascinating mix of natural and man-made environments including one of the first large hydroelectric schemes, sitting alongside the largest Forest Park in the UK. We include parts of the Galloway Dark Sky Park and the UNESCO designated Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. 

The Scheme has undergone an extensive period of development, resulting in stage 2 approval from the Heritage Lottery Fund which has awarded £2.73m in funding. This allows the programme of work to get underway. Please note this is a temporary role, until 31 March 2023.

Full job description and person specification for this role is available here. For more information about the aims of the Scheme and the projects proposed, please see the Scheme website:

We are seeking applicants enthusiastic to make a difference and to make the most of this opportunity for the area. If you have any questions, please contact McNabb Laurie on 01387 273984. All applications welcomed online through the above myjobscotland link.

Closing date for applications for Project Officer role: Monday 26th February 2018

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