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Peatland Action Project Officer

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breathtaking Loch & Ben Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place.

Job Title: Peatland Action Project Officer

Salary: £28,485-£34,290 (plus excellent benefits)

Working Hours: 37 (Monday – Friday) – we support the “Happy to Talk Flexible Working” campaign

Contract: Fixed term until end of March 2018

Location: Balloch, G83 8EG

Reference: NP/2017/April/2017/4

We have an exciting opportunity for a Peatland Action Project Officer to join our team; this is a great opportunity to join a fast paced and high performing organisation at a truly exciting time for Scotland’s National Parks.

You will lead the development and implementation of peatland restoration projects within the National Park in partnership with land managers. This will involve working with colleagues, partners, contractors and land managers across the National Park to identify projects which improve the peatland resource, lock up carbon and improve associated habitats such as blanket bog, wet heath and dry heath.

With a relevant degree, you will have direct experience of peatland management and restoration techniques and a track record in all aspects of project, budget and contract management. In addition to this you will be an excellent communicator with experience in developing and maintaining positive working relationships with a wide ranging team to deliver partnership initiatives.

In return we offer many benefits such as; a great place to work, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, generous annual leave allowance, and very competitive pension

The Authority is committed to equal opportunities for all and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date is: Friday 5th May 2017 @ 9.30am

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