Project Development Officer (Natural Capital)

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Home-based or Leith
£26,000 - £27,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 9th June 2022  


Project Development Officer (Natural Capital)

Salary: £26,000 - £27,000
Location: Home-based or Leith (Harbourside House)
Status: Permanent

Closing date: 9th June 2022

We’re looking for a Natural Capital Development Officer to support the Scottish Wildlife Trust with the delivery of the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital.

Main Duties

  • Provide the secretariat function for the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital 
    • Assist the Chair and Vice Chair of the Forum with meetings, including the collation and distribution of meeting papers.
    • Report back to the Steering Group on progress made on Scottish Forum projects and aims.
    • Coordinate taking and distribution of minutes at quarterly Steering Group meetings.
    • Make sure there is general oversight and coordination of the Scottish Forum working Groups
    • Maintain accurate records of all relevant stakeholders, including member organisations and expert advisors.
    • Act as the first point of contact for the Scottish Forum and respond to enquiries as required.
  • Ensure strong project and programme management in pursuit of the Scottish Forum’s vision - Support the implementation of the strategy at operations level amongst member organisations of the steering group and other appropriate organisations through strong project and programme management.
  • Support the long-term development of the Scottish Forum - Play a key role in the development of the strategy for the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, seeking out and assessing new opportunities where appropriate.

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Have proven experience in a similar environment or qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Have a proven track record of working in a multi-stakeholder environment to deliver on ambitious projects particularly motivating other stakeholders to contribute fully and take ownership of objectives
  • Have the ability to manage programmes and projects and track the delivery of objectives 
  • Be comfortable in planning and delivering events to a high standard for a range stakeholder
  • Have an aptitude for writing reports and gathering feedback from relevant parties for a wide audience with different levels of understanding
  • Be able to think creatively and strategically and deal with complex information to frame arguments and discussions
  • Have a working understanding of natural capital, its issues and its application to conservation
  • Understanding of the complex social, ethical, economic and environmental issues surrounding natural capital

The Trust is a passionate employer, proactive about creating a culture of diversity and inclusive workplace that promotes and values equal opportunities for all. We welcome individuals from all networks of life, backgrounds, and experiences.

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. We are proud to have the support of over 42,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 23 Local (volunteer led) Groups.

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.


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