Vacancies: work with us in 2020


We have not one but three exciting new opportunities to join the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels team in 2020.


Conservation Officer

Location: Aberdeen

Region: North East Scotland (Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire)

Contract: Fixed term until March 2022

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 20 January

The successful candidate will manage a small team of grey squirrel management professionals to deliver an established programme of grey squirrel control and support volunteer-delivered surveys to monitor red and grey squirrels. Working in partnership with land managers and householders, Forest and Land Scotland and Aberdeen City Council, the Conservation Officer will engage with the public to engender support for the project. He/she will promote the project to stakeholders and engage with the local and national media.



Project Administrator

Location: Leith

Region: Nationwide

Contract: Fixed term for 2 years

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 13 January

A vacancy has arisen for a highly organised and efficient Administrator to work alongside project staff in delivering and developing the project’s Community Engagement and Communications plan.  The post holder will play a key role supporting staff through sourcing and purchase of equipment, booking and administration of a programme of events and volunteer training across all project regions and ensuring that project staff are supported in a variety of administration, financial, and reporting tasks.



Grey Squirrel Officer (Seasonal)

Location: Home-based within east Angus (Forfar–Montrose area)

Region: Tayside

Contract:  Fixed term Jan-July 2020, 35 hrs per week

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 10 January

We are looking for a self-starter with a love of outdoor working, with experience of grey squirrel control work and who enjoys interacting with the public. The post will contribute to the project’s co-ordinated landscape-scale red squirrel protection networks by reducing grey squirrel numbers in the key Forfar to Montrose area to prevent them from colonising southern Aberdeenshire.



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