Grey Squirrel Officer (Seasonal)

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Argyll, the Trossachs and Stirling
£17,595 pa

Paid • Full Time • Temporary

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 30th September 2020   1 day left

Grey Squirrel Officer (Seasonal)

Seasonal post December 2020 to September 2021

35 hours per week

Location: Home based Trossachs-Dunbartonshire-Stirling.

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Developing Community Action (SSRS-DCA) is a project to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland by building capacity among communities of volunteers and land managers to take on some of the essential protection measures required to protect the red squirrels in key areas.

As part of this programme we are looking for a self-starter with a love of outdoor working who is experienced in grey squirrel control work and with ability to interact with land managers and their staff, to fill a new seasonal Grey Squirrel Officer post. This work will be chiefly aimed grey squirrel trapping and blood sampling for squirrelpox testing, as well as grey squirrel population control in critical dispersal corridors, across a wide landscape stretching from Arrochar to Stirling.

The successful candidates will possess a SVQ/NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualification in Game and Wildlife Management or related discipline or relevant experience of game keeping, invasive/non-native mammal control or pest control, along with good understanding of conservation principles, practices and legislation. You should have the ability to keep accurate records in Excel.

Relevant previous experience is essential, together with experience of working with foresters, landowners and members of the public. A knowledge of forest and native tree species and familiarity with the local area to be covered are advantageous.

Some out of normal hours working will be required and you must possess a full clean driving licence.

Closing date for applications is: 12:00 noon, Wednesday, 30 September 2020

The Scottish Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities.

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