Scottish Natural Heritage is the leading public body responsible for advising Ministers on matters relating to the natural heritage. The natural environment is a key asset that underpins Scotlandís wealth, health and quality of life. Our job is to conserve this resource, to promote its sustainable management and to encourage people to access and enjoy it responsibly.
Wildlife Management Officer
37 hours per week, Permanent Contract
Starting Salary £19,629 per annum
Stirling, other locations in Central and Southern Scotland may be considered
In this role you will assist in the work of the Wildlife Operations unit in undertaking regulatory and advisory functions under the Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 as amended and other wildlife management issues within the Wildlife Management programme.
You will assist the Wildlife Management Officer based in the Stirling office, and will be required to lead on engagement with the deer management sector and promoting collaboration in the complex landscape that exists in the Scottish lowlands. You will be expected to liaise with a variety of stakeholders from professional deer managers to community groups and local authorities.
You must have a relevant degree qualification and/or experience in one of the unitís core disciplines of Ecology, Forestry, Land and Deer Management, with a full driving licence or other means of transport available to you as it is a requirement of this role to travel to areas not covered by public transport. You must also have a valid firearms certificate. A strong knowledge of deer management and experience of field work and delivering training, also the commissioning and managing of contractors is a must. You must have excellent written and oral communication skills; have a proven ability to work with a range of people including partner organisations and external stakeholders. Finally, you must be an effective team player, and have the ability to work in a geographically dispersed team with good problems solving skills and a positive approach to discussing and resolving issues.
Weíre as supportive, committed and proud of our people as we are of the natural world around us. To apply, visit www.snhjobs.co.uk
Closing date: Friday 19 October 2012.