Join Our Team: Seasonal Project Officer Needed for the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative

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The Spey Fishery Board is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for a dedicated conservationist to join our team as a Seasonal Project Officer for the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative. This initiative is crucial in our ongoing efforts to protect and restore the natural environment of the Spey catchment area by managing invasive non-native species.

Please find out more about the role below, or view the full job description here.

Employer: Spey Fishery Board

Salary: Up to £23,000 pro-rata
Contract: Fixed term from start date to end October 2024
Hours: Full time or potential to work on an agreed part time basis
Location: Spey Fishery Board, 1 Nether Borlum, Knockando, Aberlour, AB38 7SD

Your role: The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative is a multi-year project in northern Scotland, which aims to encourage communities to tackle invasive non-native species such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and American mink. It is currently funded by the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund.

We are looking for a dynamic professional to join our team as a Seasonal Project Officer. The Seasonal Project Officer will work across the Spey catchment area and, with the Project Officer and Volunteer and Communication Officer, deliver the project this summer. The Seasonal Project Officer will be responsible for all or specified combinations of the following aspects of the project: communications, education and outreach, volunteer recruitment and management, biosecurity and invasive species control.

A full job description can be found here.

Closing date for applications: 1pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024 (late applications not accepted)

Interviews: Will be held (in video format) on Friday 03 May 2024

To Apply:

Please submit your CV and a covering letter (no more than 2 pages), outlining your relevant skills and experience for the job to sisi@nature.scot

Further information:

To find out more about Scottish Invasive Species, please visit this website – www.invasivespecies.scot

If you would like further information or have pre-application questions, please contact sisi@nature.scot in the first instance.

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