Vacancy posted: Friday, 2 Nov 2012
“Pearls in Peril” Project Officer (Agriculture, Forestry and Grants)
“Pearls in Peril: Securing the future of the freshwater pearl mussel in Great Britain”
This post, based on Deeside with the River Dee Trust but employed by Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS), will help to deliver practical conservation action as part of the “Pearls in Peril” LIFE+ project led by Scottish Natural Heritage and with RAFTS as the main Scottish partner. You will work with land managers, principally in the Rivers Dee, Naver, Evelix and South Esk, to facilitate and develop projects to improve riparian zones, reduce diffuse pollution and deliver practical river restoration schemes using SRDP and other agri-environment funds. This post will make practical projects a reality to secure the future of the freshwater pearl mussel in Scotland.
Supported by RAFTS you will build strong relationships with our members and land managers as you deliver real environmental improvements and play a key role in securing the success of the project.
Initial salary is anticipated to be £23,832 with annual progression thereafter.
Further information is available in the Job Description HERE
RAFTS is the umbrella membership organisation of Scotland’s 25 rivers and fisheries trusts and foundations. Working with our members we have an expanding and exciting portfolio of projects and activities associated with freshwater fish, fisheries, invasive non-native species, environmental improvement and education. Further information at www.rafts.org.uk
This post will be based with the River Dee Trust who deliver a range of environmental and river improvements in the catchment there. Further information at http://www.riverdee.org.uk.
You are enthusiastic and dynamic and want to make a difference to the conservation, management and protection of Scotland’s water environments and freshwater pearl mussel populations. You will have excellent experience in working with land managers and in the workings of the SRDP and agri-environment grant schemes. You will understand practical conservation project development and management and recognise and be able to meet the challenges of securing grant funding, meeting associated project and financial administration requirements and in working with multiple partners. You will be have excellent communication skills, be organised and flexible, have good basic computer skills and will contribute to a range of other project activities.
Applications consisting of a c.v. and comprehensive covering letter should be received no later than Wednesday 21 November 2012 via Apply button
Interviews will be held on Deeside on Monday 03 December 2012.
Closing Date: 21-Nov-2012