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Project Officer: Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (x2)

Employer: The Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust

Contract: Fixed to 31 March 2026

Hours: Full Time

Salary: £27,679 per annum

Location: The Offices, Avochie Stables, Avochie Estate, Rothiemay, Aberdeenshire, AB54 7YY

Scottish Invasive Species Initiative – your role: Led by NatureScot, the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative, the largest invasive species control programme in Great Britain, has been operating since 2018. After a successful first phase and having secured new funding, we are starting a second phase of activity from 2023 to 2026 and recruiting new staff to add to our team. We work with and encourage volunteers and communities to tackle invasive non-native species such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam and American mink. We are looking for two dynamic professionals to join us as a Project Officers with our partner the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust covering the rivers Deveron, Ugie and Ythan. The Project Officers will act as key local points of contact for the project and work with the Project Manager and project team to deliver our activities and ensure that outputs and outcomes will be secure after the project finishes. Locally you will be responsible for all or specified combinations of the following aspects of the project: communications, education and outreach, volunteer recruitment and management, biosecurity, invasive non-native species control and restoration trials.

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To Apply:Submit your CV with a covering letter (not longer than 3 pages), outlining your relevant skills and experience for the job to Closing date for applications: 10.00am, Monday 06 March 2023 (late applications will not accepted) Interviews: On Microsoft Teams on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th March 2023.

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