Vacancy posted: Friday, 2 Nov 2012
“Pearls in Peril” Project Officer – LIFE+ Project:
“Pearls in Peril: Securing the future of the freshwater pearl mussel in Great Britain”
This post, based in Edinburgh and 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 all the Scottish partners to support the delivery of the whole range of practical, monitoring, investigative and education project activities. To do this you will be a source of expertise, excellence and support to RAFTS members and help to ensure that project planning, implementation, financial record keeping, grant claims and expenditure evidence meet standards to ensure the success of the project. This post and project 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 as you and they 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
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 understand practical conservation project development and management and recognise and be able to meet the challenges of meeting project financial and administration requirements and in working with multiple partners. You will be experienced in making, ideally European, grant claims and be able to clearly share this experience with others to ensure that they meet necessary standards and comply with procedures. You will work effectively with colleagues and partners, have excellent communication skills (written and oral), 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 in Edinburgh on Monday 10 December 2012.
Closing Date: 21-Nov-2012