Species Protection Officers x 2 (Fixed Term Contract) Loch of the Lowes
Duration: 6 April - 29 May* 2020 (8 weeks)
Working in rural Perthshire, the successful candidates will monitor all aspects of the returning breeding ospreys from their wintering grounds of West Africa. They will ensure protection of the nest and eggs on a predominantly nightshift working pattern. An exciting and new element of this post is to monitor any activity seen on our recently installed beaver CCTV system. Free accommodation on the site’s well equipped and comfortable, eco bothy is available.
Familiarity with the species and its threats, knowledge of wild birds and the law, natural history and nature conservation is essential. A reasonable degree of physical fitness and empathy for working out of doors is important as is excellent organisational and communication skills.
Interviews will be held early March, and can include the opportunity of an overnight stay to allow candidates to see accommodation and facilities 1st hand.
*Applicants should be aware that the appointment and duration of these posts depend on the successful return and nesting of the ospreys.
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