Grey Squirrel Officer- East Angus
Full-time (35-hour week), until 31st March 2022 (possibility of extension, subject to funding)
£17,946 p.a. pro-rata
Location: Home based, East Angus area
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 mammal control work and enjoys interacting with people, to fill a Grey Squirrel Officer post. The post will contribute to the project’s co-ordinated landscape-scale approach to reduce grey squirrel numbers in the target area of East Angus, thus preventing grey squirrel dispersal into southern Aberdeenshire.
The successful candidates will possess an 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 or pest control, together with a good understanding of conservation principles, practices and legislation. You should have the ability to keep accurate records in Microsoft Excel.
Relevant trapping experience is essential, together with experience of working with foresters, game keepers, landowners/managers and members of the public. The ability to identify tree species and familiarity with the local area would be advantageous.
Some out of normal hours working will be required and you must possess a full clean driving licence.
Closing date for applications is: 14th November 2021
To apply, please direct them to https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/job-vacancies/
or complete an application form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org