Wildlife Manager - Glen Finglas

Woodland Trust

Glen Finglas, Stirling
£22,000 - £24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

woodlandtrust.org.uk

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 23rd September 2018   1 day left


ABOUT US

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland. We own and care for over 1,000 woodland sites across the United Kingdom and support the creation and management of woodland on land outside the Trust’s own estate. Glen Finglas is The Woodland Trust’s largest property and one of its most high profile. The 5,000ha estate is an important component of The Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve and sits within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Our long term vision for the Glen Finglas estate is to provide a dynamic ecosystem of woodland and open ground managed as a wood pasture system.

THE ROLE

The Wildlife Manager will lead on deer management on the estate, including record keeping, larder work, deer counts and deer impact monitoring.

You will represent the Woodland Trust to outside organisations, individuals and the general public, working with the local Deer Management Group and partners in the Great Trossachs Forest 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.

THE CANDIDATE

With specialist knowledge of managing deer and other wildlife primarily in an upland environment, you’ll be familiar with and experienced in SNH Best Practice Guides for Deer Management. Wildlife conservation and habitat management experience is also essential. 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,. Please note there will be occasional travel to other Woodland Trust Scotland locations.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to protect and enhance woods and trees. 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 and good holiday entitlement. In addition this post comes with a 4WD company vehicle and a tied house.


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