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Project Scientist - Cairngorms Connect

Reference number: A5230119

Location: Glenmore / Strathspey

Set in a vast landscape of ice-hewn mountains, spectacular pinewoods, tranquil lochs, and wild, rushing rivers, Cairngorms Connect is the largest habitat restoration partnership in Britain. Cairngorms Connect has bold plans to make this inspiring place better for wildlife, and better for those who take joy from the wildlife and beauty of this extraordinary place. The project will expand the Caledonian pine forest to its natural limit, reinstate drained wetlands, naturalise rivers and restore huge tracts of peatland, to create an amazing place for nature. Alongside restoration management, the project will include a programme of monitoring and management trials, designed to measure rates of progress towards restoration objectives, and test alternative approaches to restoration management.
The Project Scientist will play an important role in delivering the programme of monitoring and management trials that supports restoration goals, as part of a core science team including science staff from the partner organisations. If you have the skills, experience and competencies to help deliver such a programme, we would love to hear from you.

This is a Partnership project involving Scottish Natural Heritage, Wildland Ltd, RSPB Scotland & Forest Enterprise Scotland with funding from The Endangered Landscape Programme and other partners.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Salary starting at

£25,463 - £27,585 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: 5 years

Closing date: 31 January 2019
Interview date: 20 February 2019

How to apply

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A5230119 on your application.

Role Profile (Word 299Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
This is the profile the role is matched to within the RSPB pay and reward structure and should be viewed alongside the Job Information Pack.

Job information pack (PDF 980Kb, requires Adobe Reader)

Application details (Word 30Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Mark Hancock
mark.hancock@rspb.org.uk
01463 228804

Send application details to
Kim Dawson
nsjobs@rspb.org.uk