Operations Officer

Scottish Natural Heritage

Fort William, Scottish Highlands
£29,939 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Reference: 044-3309

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 25th March 2018   6 days left

Operations Officer

29.6 hours per week, Permanent

Starting Salary £29,939 per annum pro rata

Location: Fort William, other offices in South Highland will be considered

(Ref: 044-3309)

The postholder will contribute to the delivery of Scottish Natural Heritage’s objectives within South Highland Unit. The post will principally deliver work in Lochaber, but will also be expected to be work flexibly throughout the area.

The particular focus will be helping to deliver SNH’s enhanced approach to deer management in Lochaber, and advising land managers on maintaining and improving feature condition on designated sites.

Applicants should have an HND or equivalent qualification in an environmental discipline or countryside management. Alternatively they should be able to demonstrate qualification by relevant practical experience. Applicants should be familiar with the main habitats, species and landscapes in Lochaber and the Highlands which contribute to the area’s key natural heritage assets, and how they can be affected by land management activities.

The successful candidate will have the following skills:

  • A knowledge of deer management practices, policies and issues, including an understanding of the statutory framework for deer management;
  • A knowledge of nature conservation and delivery mechanisms, including an understanding of the impacts of herbivores on habitats
  • Good understanding of land management and experience of working with land managers
  • Good interpersonal skills with an ability to work in partnership, to foster good relations and to encourage actions by others
  • Effective negotiator and ability to give unwanted messages clearly and confidently
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in response to changing priorities
  • Driving licence or other means of transport

Closing date: 25th March 2018

Interview: To be Confirmed

Please apply at www.snhjobs.scot

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