Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust – Seasonal Assistant

A seasonal assistant post is available with OHFT July – September working on a range of projects.

The Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust (OHFT) was formed as the Western Isles Fisheries Trust (WIFT) in 1996. The Trust is a charitable, community-based organisation conducting scientific research into wild fish stocks and advising on freshwater fisheries management.

Key items of work that the seasonal assistant will help deliver include:

  • Coastal Fyke Netting
  • Sea lice monitoring
  • Isotope tracing (Southampton University)
  • National Electrofishing Programme Scotland (NEPS)
  • Local estate surveys

The candidate must be fit, motivated, hardworking and willing to work outdoors during all weather conditions. A full valid driving licence is essential.  The position will be based in Stornoway at the fisheries trust office Marybank.

This full time, fixed term seasonal post is a wonderful opportunity for a student or recent graduate with an environmental, fisheries or similar degree to gain a range of valuable work experience.

3 month fixed term contract

Full time (37.5hrs/week)

Salary £8.91/hr

Applications in writing to OHFT, The Sawmill, Marybank, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0DD or by email to by 28/06/21

Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group Project Manager (Scotland)

Starting salary: £28,000 (Full time – 35.75 hrs per week)

The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) was formed in 2003 as a collaboration of organisations working on behalf of land managers, fisheries managers, shooting and deer stalking interests and the public sector. The purpose of the group is to realise the potential for country sports tourism in Scotland through collaborative activity and projects which focus on improving the customer experience and raising awareness of Scotland as a key destination.
BASC, on behalf of SCSTG, is looking for an individual to work within the BASC Scotland Country Office and support the mission of the SCSTG. We are looking for an individual to work full time with the occasional need to work weekends.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
• Delivery of the group’s action plan in conjunction with the Board and identified project priorities.
• Encourage and facilitate networking between relevant tourism and country sports businesses.
• Building a network of interested parties and regional representatives from all relevant sectors of the tourism industry.
• Prepare and deliver a group marketing and PR plan.
• Driving forward SCSTG’s social media engagement and reach, working with a network of content-providers to manage a hub for Scotland’s country sports imagery.
• Attending events and exhibitions, coordinating the promotion of Scotland as a destination of choice for country sports.
• Act as secretary to the Board, including the preparation of Board minutes.
• Carrying out any other duties as reasonably required by the Director BASC Scotland and the SCSTG Chair.
• Arrange invoicing and receipt of contributions to SCSTG by providers, as well as other expenses.
We are flexible about where this role is based, there will be some travel and you will be expected to work from our Scotland Office in Trochry on occasions.
Interviews are likely to be scheduled for 24th and 25th June at our Scotland Office.
Further information and an application form can be downloaded from our website 

Alternatively, please contact the HR department, BASC, Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL. E-mail: Please quote reference SCSTGPM/SC/2021.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 10th June 2021.