Community Engagement Officer (South West Scotland) - Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Dalbeattie, Dumfriesshire
£20,600 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 30th June 2019  

Community Engagement Officer (South West Scotland) – Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Developing Community Action
Full-time 35 hours/week; Fixed Term until end March 2022
£20,600 per annum
Based in Dalbeattie, Dumfriesshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels southwest Scotland project team to inspire a range of audiences to value their local red squirrels and galvanise and support community-based volunteer networks and landowners to engage actively in red squirrel conservation and monitoring work.

The successful candidate will be based in our Dalbeattie office and will deliver the project’s communications and community engagement plans across Dumfries & Galloway and neighbouring Ayrshire. He/she will work with colleagues and partners to promote and deliver a programme of community engagement activities and training events for the public, volunteers and landowners to promote red squirrel conservation and active participation in the project. To include recruitment and management of community-based volunteers working red squirrel networks in the project’s priority areas together with provision of materials, advice and support to ensure their effective and ongoing functioning.

Applicants will hold a relevant degree or have relevant experience, preferably within a conservation or charitable organisation.

Experience of recruiting, motivating, training, and managing rural and community-based volunteers (groups and individuals) to undertake active conservation work; developing and implementing community-based projects and engagement programmes; engaging the wider public in conservation issues; organising and running successful training and events for volunteers and other stakeholder groups.

The position is expected to start as soon as possible and run until March 2022

For an application pack and background information on the project, please click here.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 30 June 2019

The Scottish Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities.

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