Reserves Manager (East Central Scotland)

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Leith, Edinburgh and Jupiter, Grangemouth
£26,842 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 2nd July 2021  


Reserves Manager – East Central Scotland (Fife, Falkirk & Clackmannanshire)
Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £26,842 per annum 
Location: A combination of home working, Leith Edinburgh and Jupiter Grangemouth (the successful candidate with be expected to be living close to one or other of these two locations)

About us:

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Role:

We have a rare opportunity to recruit a new Reserves Manager to lead on the conservation management of nineteen wildlife reserves in the counties of Fife, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire, including managing three staff and the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre.

The successful candidate will co-ordinate all practical habitat conservation work, including designing and delivering externally funded projects to be implemented by volunteers and contractors. This will involve working closely with statutory bodies, partner organisations, landowners, Scottish Wildlife Trust members, and the public.

A key role is to advise other Trust staff on the management of species rich grasslands; With a view to demonstrating innovative and pioneering habitat management. The post will be primarily home working, but the successful candidate will be expected to work from the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre for part of the year and occasionally visit the Trusts Leith office in Edinburgh.

You must be qualified to degree level or equivalent in countryside management, grassland ecology or similar discipline and be able to demonstrate your achievements and extensive experience in practical conservation management and species monitoring across a range of habitats.

The successful applicant will have excellent knowledge of conservation/land management issues, have strong project management skills and be able to operate as a lone worker and as part of a team. A current UK driving licence is essential, as is a willingness to undertake travel, overnight stays and occasional weekend working.

Download full role description here

To apply, please complete the application form and return to [email protected]

Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd July 2021, 12-noon

Interviews will take place online, Thursday 8th July 2021

The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a proud equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of their background. We are committed to helping to make the world of nature conservation as inclusive as possible, as we believe there should be no barriers to being involved, and that champions and role models from every part of society will be vital in helping to reverse the loss of biodiversity.

We are happy to talk flexible working.