Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland
Salary: £21,389 - £23,599 pro-rata, per annum
Location: St Abbs Head
We are looking for someone with some experience of countryside management to join our close-knit team, assisting with practical countryside tasks, property management and visitor liaison. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to gain skills, knowledge, and experience to help you further you career as a countryside ranger.
You will work on your own and with other staff and volunteers, on a variety of practical conservation tasks to help us achieve the high presentation and habitat management standards expected of a National Nature Reserve.
You will contribute to the long-term sustainability of the St Abb’s ranger service through income generated at pay-for events, memberships and donations inspired by our work, growing our capacity through volunteers and cost-effective use of resources.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Be an enthusiastic and effective part of the ranger service, contributing to the smooth operation and ecological enhancement of St Abb’s Head NNR.
Carry out regular site monitoring checks and record keeping, helping us to evaluate performance and plan our conservation activities, including habitat and species surveys, foot path condition checks, weather gauge observations and people counter figures.
Complete practical conservation tasks, including habitat management (gorse removal), woodland management, path maintenance and fence repairs, litter clearance and property patrols.
Seek to minimize our environmental impact through sustainable working practices and sensitive use of power, equipment, transport, and other resources.
Ecological monitoring to include sea bird counts, other surveys and set mapping and a range of other biological recording
Lead Seal events throughout November and December, showing visitors colonies through telescopes and binoculars, sharing stories of the Grey Seals ecology and life cycles.
Welcome customers out on the reserve in a friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable manner, answering queries and providing information about the property, facilities, and the local area.
Contribute to the development and delivery of products that bring alive our stories, including on-site displays, self-guided trails, signage, guided walks, talks or other hands-on activities.
Support a strong health & safety culture, complying with the property’s ‘Safe System of Work’, risk management and emergency procedures, to safeguard yourself, colleagues, and the public.
Application Deadline: Friday 30/09/2022