Ayrshire job opportunity

Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? Project Officer – £21,000 p.a.

The Southern Uplands Partnership is looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent communication and project management skills to continue delivery of the Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? project.

Working from an office base in Auchincruive the project aims to engage the communities of Ayrshire in learning how to identify local wildlife, run citizen science wildlife recording projects and run a series of talks about local wildlife. Key to the project success is establishing a focal point for the collation and sharing of environmental information in the region.

You will need to have a good knowledge of local/UK wildlife and the ability to identify at least one taxonomic group of plants or animals to a level where you would be confident to teach others to identify some of the more familiar species. Experience in wildlife recording and working with local amateur recorders or the general public is highly desirable.

You will need to be able to work independently organising your work programme and should have some experience of organising and running events and giving talks or presentations. Previous experience of working with or supervising volunteers would be desirable.

You will also need to be computer literate with excellent Excel skills and have access to your own vehicle.

The contract is full time for 37 hours per week for 10 months. Part time options would be considered for suitable candidates. Subject to securing more funding the contract could be extended.

Application is in writing accompanied by a CV. Closing date for applications 17th November 2017.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th November.

This post is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Union – LEADER 2014-2020 programme.

Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? Job Description

Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? Project Summary



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SUP is registered in Scotland as a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Registered address: The Southern Uplands Partnership, Studio 2, Lindean Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3PE. Company No. SC200827 / Charity No. SCO29475

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