Project Officer - Maternity Leave Replacement Post

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Title: Project Officer – ‘Badgers in the Landscape’

‘Community Building for Wildlife Conservation’ funded by Heritage Lottery Fund

Maternity leave replacement post – June – December 2017


Reports to: Scottish Badgers Chair and Board of Trustees

Base: Requires own office base (with extensive travel, South Lanarkshire and vicinity). Use of a vehicle necessary.

Post Status: 35 hours each week average.

Pay: Fixed contract for self-employment – hourly rate £15 - £16 per. hour

Project Objective; To help combat badger persecution in South Lanarkshire, and specified neighbouring areas.

Job purpose: Concentrating on the South Lanarkshire area, to increase badger awareness across various audiences, to recruit skilled volunteers, and to establish a programme of volunteering in badger protection work across South Lanarkshire. To deliver high quality badger training programmes, events and activities, together with SB volunteers, to a range of audiences.

Link to job description here and project details here.

Candidates must have had previous experience in a post where they have to organise their own work, and work intensively with volunteers. Good I.T. and organisational skills are required, as well as well-developed communication skills.

Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance will be essential to arrange by the person appointed. Holding an Outdoor First Aid Certificate would be an advantage.

The post commences on June 19th, 2017 and is scheduled to end on December 22nd 2017.

The post will be accountable to the SB Trustees through the Chair of Trustees, which will require regular reporting arrangements. Application by covering letter (2 pages A4 max.), describing how you fulfil the project requirements, and c.v. electronically to by March 24th 2017.

Interviews will be held in Glasgow on Saturday, April 8th



For issues related to badger problems, legislation, planning, mitigation, data searches and to log badger records:

Available Monday to Friday

Operations Co-ordinator

T: 07866 844232


For matters relating to our Earn Your Stripes - Building Skills to Champion Wildlife project:

Project Officer

T: 07565 813401


For training and web presence:


Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.