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Title  

Volunteer and Activities Officer

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   Scotland (Central)
Town/City   Callander
Salary   £25,071 - £29,329 (Plus excellent benefits). 37 Hours per week. 3 Years Fixed term contract
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   25/06/2018
Company Name   Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
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Description  

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breathtaking Loch & Ben Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place.

Job Title: Volunteer and Activities Officer

Salary: £25,071 - £29,329 (Plus excellent benefits)

Working Hours: 37 Hours per week

Contract: 3 Years Fixed term contract  

Location: Callander

The Callander Landscape Partnership Scheme is a community program with a focus on the stunning landscape surrounding Callander. The scheme is led by Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and is majority funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with match funding from a number of sources including Scottish Natural Heritage, Callander Community Hydro Fund and Stirling Council. With over 2 million to spend on Callander’s Landscape over the next three years our vision is:

Through the Callander Landscape Partnership we will change the way our landscape set within both the highlands and the lowlands is managed, understood, celebrated and linked to our town. Local people and visitors of all ages will enjoy and appreciate the important cultural, historical and natural features that surround us. We will leave a legacy that supports the town’s drive to become the outdoor capital of the National Park. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team and assist with the delivery of this vision.

Over the next three years we will:

  • Deliver a programme of projects to improve Callander’s natural environment including improving bio-diversity and management of woodland habitat and wet hay meadows, restoring landscape features, establishing an aquatic learning and conservation centre, improving the quality of the River Teith and its tributaries and mapping and promoting Dark Sky sites.
  • Deliver a programme of projects to improve access including; creating links and connections within the landscape and restoring the Falls of Leny visitor destination, ultimately encouraging sustainable exploration of the landscape, with an emphasis on walking and cycling.
  • Deliver a programme of volunteering and activities providing training opportunities, information, interpretation, and developing an interactive GIS based ‘story-map’ to tell the story of the area, in collaboration with the community.
  • Deliver a program of cultural heritage projects including a heritage audit leading to survey and excavation work; oral history and archive digitisation and the creation of a Gaelic word hoard.

Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) you will have delivered volunteering opportunities and activities to diverse audiences, with demonstrable experience in connecting people and nature. You will coordinate much of the natural heritage and access improvement delivery work, where people can be involved in restoring and managing the landscape. Overlap with the cultural heritage delivery program is essential and you will work closely with the Cultural Heritage Adviser to co-deliver wherever possible. Due to the nature of the role you will be required satisfactory complete a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check.

You will be based in Callander, and work flexibly as part of a small core CLP team to coordinate and deliver the CLP Volunteer and Activity Plan, bringing a background in natural heritage and/or rural skills to the team. The Landscape Partnership Scheme is made up of 19 projects that put improvement of the landscape at the heart of the three year delivery programme. Volunteering and engagement is our key focus in terms of securing greater public interest in Callander’s Landscape. The suite of projects are interconnected and therefore members of the CLP Core Team and will be expected to work together as well as within their own specialisms.This role will work particularly closely with the Callander Youth Project Trust to ensure that procurement and delivery of training opportunities for Modern Apprentices and volunteers is coordinated and therefore cost effective.

The National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Further details here.

Closing Date: 25th June at 9am

Potential Interview Dates: 2nd July 2018

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