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19 de abril de 2024

Trabaja en la conservación de las poblaciones de ardilla roja en Escocia

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The vacancy

As Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity, we welcome applications from individuals who are looking to join us in our journey of protecting Scotland’s wildlife for the future.

From major species and landscape restoration projects, to managing our network of wildlife reserves and campaigning for nature, we work for Scotland’s wildlife year-round.

We give a voice to wildlife through our policy and campaigning work, demonstrate best practice through practical conservation work, engage with people to take positive action through our education programmes and events, and so much more.

Title: North East Eradication Officer, Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

Status: Full time (35 hours/week); Fixed-term until 31 March 2026

Salary: £23,500 - £25,000 per annum

Location: Inverdee House, Torry, with anticipated flexible working throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

Closing date: Sunday 28 April 2024

The Role:

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) is a project to deliver the essential protection measures required to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland and to ensure that systems are put in place to continue the delivery of these measures over the long term by working with other agencies with a stake in native species conservation and invasive non-native species management.

The North East Eradication Officer will contribute to the implementation of a programme of targeted grey squirrel monitoring and control aimed at complete eradication of grey squirrels from Aberdeen, in accordance with the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project plan.

Primary responsibilities include the recruitment, training and support of landowners, partners, and volunteers to conduct rapid response monitoring and the delivery of innovative methods to systematically detect and remove grey squirrels in Aberdeen.

The successful candidate will:

be highly committed to the complete eradication of invasive grey squirrels from Aberdeen, with the ability to maintain motivation even when faced with challenges of an extremely low density population.

enjoy working as part of a diverse and dynamic team on a pioneering conservation project, and enjoy working with volunteers, landowners and members of the public.

understand the scientific method and be confident working to scientific protocols.

be a troubleshooter with a willingness to adapt and learn new skills whilst supporting innovative methods to achieve eradication in an urban area.

Closing date for applications is: Sunday 28 April 2024

Interviews will be held on: tbc, w/c 6 May

If you would like more information, please email or call 0131 312 4718


The Trust is a passionate employer, proactive about creating a culture of diversity and inclusive workplace that promotes and values equal opportunities for all. We welcome individuals from all networks of life, backgrounds, and experiences.

About us

For nearly 60 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas.

The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

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