Grey Squirrel Officer

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Home-based, Peebles area, Scottish Borders
£17,595 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 28th February 2021   1 day left

Grey Squirrel Officer (Upper Tweed)

£17,595 per annum

Fixed Term, Full-Time, for 5 months from around 12th April onwards.

Location: Home based, Peebles area, Scottish Borders.

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 now recruiting a grey squirrel officer to contribute to the project’s co-ordinated landscape-scale approach by helping to reduce grey squirrel numbers to prevent recolonisation of forest clear of grey squirrels in the target area of Upper Tweed. We are looking for someone with a love of outdoor working who is a self-starter preferably already experienced in grey squirrel control work. May suit a self-employed contractor.

The successful candidate 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 desirable, 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: 12 noon, 28 February 2021

Interviews: week beginning : 15th March 2021

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