Esk DSFB Project Officer – Scottish Invasives Species Initiative (SISI)

Full time (40 hours per week), fixed 4 year term

Salary: £25,000 per year (6% employer pension contribution)

Based at Brechin Castle, Brechin (Esk DSFB Office) covering Tayside and Angus

The Esk District Salmon Fishery Board has a vacancy for a Project Officer on the SISI Project.  This 4 year project will help protect local biodiversity from the spread of Invasive Non-Native Species, such as Giant Hogweed, Japanese knotweed, and American Mink.  The successful applicant will be based in the Esk DSFB office in Brechin, and reporting to a Project Manager.  The job entails developing effective communications and partnerships with local landowners, community groups, farmers and other stakeholders to deliver the project aims.

The post is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage.  A full job description can be found here.  All applications should include a CV (max 2 pages) and a covering letter.  Applications should be e-mailed to Craig MacIntyre, or sent by post to Craig MacIntyre, Esk DSFB, Dalhousie Estates Office, Dalhousie Estate, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6SG.

The closing date for applications is Monday 18th December, with interviews conducted in mid-January 2018.


Project Officer – SISI (Scottish Invasive Species Initiative)

The Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) is an exciting four year HLF and SNH funded project in northern Scotland which aims to encourage communities to tackle invasive non-native species such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and American mink.  We are looking for a dynamic professional to join our small team as a Project Officer. The Project Officer will act as the point of contact for the project within the area. The Project Officer will work with the Project Manager to deliver the project throughout its 4 year lifespan and contribute to ensuring that its outputs and outcomes are maintained after the project finishes.  The Project Officer will be responsible for all or specified combinations of the following aspects of the project: communications, education and outreach, volunteer recruitment and management, biosecurity, INNS control and restoration trials.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22 December.

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