- Sector: Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry
- Location: Fort William
- £100 per week Accommodation Allowance GBP
- Hours: Full Time Temporary
- Contact: Susan Nicol
The Nevis Landscape Partnership Programme (NLP) is offering to take on 4 x Trainee Volunteer Rangers for a 12-week training programme starting on 9th April 2018. This opportunity will allow motivated individuals seeking experience of the hands-on practice of conservation work and mountain tourism dynamics in a specific context.
Programme will consist of specific core training such as first aid and mountain awareness as well as habitat and monitoring training and relevant environmental based workshops. Work experience will be gained in supporting NLP with their various projects along with the opportunity to network with and potentially support our partners such as Forestry Commission Scotland, John Muir Trust and Highlife Highland Rangers.
Key skills will be gained in areas such as footpath maintenance and repair, environmental habitat and species monitoring, habitat management, survey methodologies, erosion control and wildlife box manufacture and siting. Experience will also be gained working with the public in raising awareness of the area in a sustainable manner and working on community engagement events.
Rangers must be willing to work as part of a team, with a variety of people & able to use own initiative. Due to the mountain environment a reasonable level of fitness is required as work will be physically demanding at times in inclement weather. They must demonstrate a desire to learn new skills & show a personal commitment to complete the training programme. Overall, we are looking for dedicated individuals who are keen to support NLPs aim to encourage public engagement with the natural and cultural environment of both Ben and Glen Nevis in a sustainable manner.
Work Pattern: Full Time (35 hours/week) some weekend working required & occasional evenings.
Closing date: 15th February 2018 @ 5.00pm
Interviews will be held on 28th February & 1st March 2018,
Nevis Partnership Office, An Drochaid, Fort William, PH33 6PH
(Must be available to attend in person, one of these days)
·An interest and commitment to the conservation of wild places and wildlife and interest in community engagement
·Good interpersonal and communication skills, showing a willingness to work with a wide range of people, to encourage and raise awareness of our environment.
·Willingness/experience of working as a team however showing initiative to work independently and input ideas to the projects
·Knowledge and experience of mountain environments is useful however associated training and experience will be provided. Reasonable level of fitness required and willingness to work in mountain/outdoor environments in inclement weather.
·Dedicated and hard-working individuals who are willing to commit to this 12 - week programme and support NLP in delivering our aims.
·Ability to work flexible hours such as weekends and occasional evenings as required.
·Understanding of IT skills including Word, Excel, e mail, internet, PowerPoint, image handling useful
·Driving Licence preferred but not essential.
Please note the closing date given above. Late submissions will not be considered.
Please note the interview dates given above and ensure you would be free to attend if invited.
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