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Volunteer red squirrel surveyor

An assistant is required for an exciting new project to map red squirrel distribution across the Highlands. Through a combination of citizen science and physical surveys we will survey the entire Highlands to create a map which can be used as a baseline for assessing future changes in range.

The role will entail carrying out feeding sign transects in woodlands and offers the opportunity to travel across the Highlands with accommodation provided where required. It is a flexible role which would sit well alongside other commitments – ideally you will be able to carry out at least one survey a week, on a day of your choice.

You will need to be based within easy daily travelling distance of Inverness. Use of your own vehicle is preferred but a project one will be available at times. Some overnight stays may be required. Travel expenses from Inverness or similar are covered by the project and full training is provided. Immediate start available.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to gain survey experience to pursue a career in wildlife conservation.

Please send a CV and cover letter to becky@treesforlife.org.uk.

 

Volunteer Red Squirrel Reintroduction Project assistant

An assistant is required to help with the autumn translocations in our ground-breaking Red Squirrel Reintroduction Project. The project is creating ten new populations of red squirrels in the northwest Scottish Highlands – restoring the species to its former habitat and to a region that is free from non-native grey squirrels. The position provides hands on experience in a wildlife conservation project and is an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting to pursue a career in this field.

Duties include pre-baiting feeders around Inverness-shire and Moray, setting up traps, catching red squirrels, assisting with health inspections and translocating squirrels to the north and west Highlands. The position will run from the the start of September until the end of November. Hours vary but are up to approximately 15 per week for most of the period to up to 30 in weeks in which we trap squirrels.

You will need to be based within easy daily travelling distance of Inverness. Use of your own vehicle is preferred but a project one can be provided for off-road use if needed. Travel expenses from Inverness or similar are covered by the project and full training is provided.

Please send a CV and cover letter to becky@treesforlife.org.uk.