Seasonal Assistant Biologist – Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries

Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries is advertising for a seasonal assistant biologist. This is an entry level position which would suit a graduate looking to gain experience of freshwater fishery management. We are looking for a well-motivated, fit, hard working individual to assist with a number of activities Kyle Fisheries undertakes. This includes electrofishing, data analysis, monitoring our temperature network, delivering an education programme, habitat mapping, scale reading, as well as other ad hoc matters when they arise. This is an opportunity for someone early on in their career to gain valuable experience and to be introduced to the Scottish freshwater fisheries sector.

This is a full time (40 hours per week), fixed term post would suit a recent graduate or student who is expected to graduate this summer, with a conservation, fisheries or ecology degree. This post is based at our office in Ardgay but will cover the entire Kyle of Sutherland District. A driving licence is beneficial but not a prerequisite. Previous work experience is not required, but a passion for fishing or conservation is essential!

To apply please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Any queries can be directed to this email address, or you can call us on 01863 766702.

Deadline for applications is 10th of May with interviews to be held the week beginning the 20th of May. Start date is 20th of June finishing on 27th September. Rate of pay is £18,000 per annum pro rata.

Fisheries Officer – Ness District Salmon Fishery Board

The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board have an exciting opportunity for a new Fisheries Officer based at the Ness and Beauly Fishery Trust offices in Beauly, Inverness-shire.

The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board is a statutory body responsible for the protection and enhancement of salmon and sea trout fisheries in the Ness catchment, the largest in the North Highlands covering a total area of 2,103 square kilometres.

Working as part of a wider team, the Fisheries Officer will be responsible for assisting in the protection, monitoring and management of wild salmon and sea trout populations and their habitats in the rivers, lochs and coastal areas of the Ness district. They will report to the River Superintendent, who in turn reports to the River Director.

The role will be primarily based outdoors, often in or around water, in all weather conditions. The work can be physically demanding and may be carried out in hostile situations, particularly when investigating or preventing illegal fishing activities. The Fisheries Officer will be an excellent communicator, liaising with a range of external bodies. They will demonstrate resilience, self-motivation and genuine enthusiasm for the role.

The post holder is required to have a minimum of two years’ experience of working in a similar field, demonstrate practical field skills and ideally have a qualification in a fisheries or environmental related subject.  The post holder will be a good communicator, able to work alone, often in remote locations, show evidence of self-motivation and have a positive proactive attitude.

Further details can be found in the Job DescriptionPlease note that this is initially a one-year fixed term contract.

Applications by curriculum vitae and covering letter should be submitted to the River Director at no later than the 25th April 2019. Please contact Chris Conroy on 01463 861245 for further information.