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Community Engagement Officer (South West Scotland) – Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Developing Community Action

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   Scotland (South)
Salary   £20,600 per annum. Full-time 35 hours/week; Fixed Term until end March 2022
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   30/06/2019
Company Name   Scottish Wildlife Trust
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Website   Further Details / Applications
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the deliver the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels southwest Scotland project team to inspire a range of audiences to value their local red squirrels and galvanise and support community-based volunteer networks and landowners to engage actively in red squirrel conservation and monitoring work.

The successful candidate will be based in our Dalbeattie office and will deliver the project’s communications and community engagement plans across Dumfries & Galloway and neighbouring Ayrshire. He/she will work with colleagues and partners to promote and deliver a programme of community engagement activities and training events for the public, volunteers and landowners to promote red squirrel conservation and active participation in the project. To include recruitment and management of community-based volunteers working red squirrel networks in the project’s priority areas together with provision of materials, advice and support to ensure their effective and ongoing functioning.

Applicants will hold a relevant degree or have relevant experience, preferably within a conservation or charitable organisation.

Experience of recruiting, motivating, training, and managing rural and community-based volunteers (groups and individuals) to undertake active conservation work; developing and implementing community-based projects and engagement programmes; engaging the wider public in conservation issues; organising and running successful training and events for volunteers and other stakeholder groups.

The position is expected to start as soon as possible and run until March 2022

For an application pack and background information on the project, please go to:


The Scottish Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities.

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