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Skills for Rewilding Training Programme Manager

Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Trees for Life is embarking on a three year training programme to prepare the next generation of land managers for the challenges facing the Scottish Highlands and other upland and rural areas.

We are seeking a Training Programme Manager who will oversee this programme, mentor and support 5 trainees per year, ensure both on-the-job training and more formal training is completed and that key partners help to ensure trainees have a rewarding and diverse experience.

With experience in managing programmes and partnerships, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring skills shortages in the sector are addressed through high quality training. 

The successful candidate will have experience of delivering training and mentoring and supporting a diversity of people. The post holder will be vital in ensuring trainees achieve their certificated qualification and have the skills, experience and confidence to gain full-time employment in the natural heritage sector.

Project management and practical experience in natural heritage conservation are essential, as is an aptitude to motivate and encourage trainees to achieve their potential.

Whilst an ability to work in partnership and inspire other organisations to support the programme are highly desirable, it is equally important that the Programme Manager can support other staff to enable them to deliver the on-the-job elements of the training.

Salary: D (c£24,000-£26,000)

Location: Dundreggan Conservation Estate, Glenmoriston

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Contract: Fixed term (3 years)

Completed applications should be returned to jobs@treesforlife.org.uk 
with the title of the post in the subject field by 9am on Monday 19th February.

Interviews will be held at Dundreggan Conservation Estate on Tuesday 27th February.

To apply, please download our Application Pack (below).

Role Profile + Person Specification download

Application form

Equal opportunities form

Trees for Life Benefits Brochure

 

Trusts and Corporates Fundraising Officer

Trees for Life is in the process of implementing an ambitious strategy to increase its reach and impact in restoring the Caledonian Forest of Scotland, involving a more diverse range of people in the process. A key part of achieving this is maximising income from charitable trusts and companies.

We are now seeking a Trusts and Corporates Fundraising Officer to increase funding through applying for charitable grants and building income from existing and new corporate donors. 

The successful candidate will have experience of charitable fundraising from trusts and companies coupled with excellent, persuasive verbal and written communications skills.  Evidence of an ability to meet challenging targets, delivering a diverse workload to precise and immovable deadlines will be expected.

Applications that provide evidence of building professional relationships and networks to deliver on-going funding with an ability to take the initiative and be pro-active with funders would be especially welcome.

Salary: C (c£21,000-24,000)

Location: Findhorn, Moray

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Contract: Permanent

Completed applications should be returned to jobs@treesforlife.org.uk with the title of the post in the subject field
by 9am on Monday 19th February 2018. [Deadline Extended]

To apply, please download the forms below:

Role Profile + Person Specification

Application form

Equal opportunities form

Trees for Life Benefits Brochure

 

Dundreggan Nursery Worker

Are you green fingered enough to grow a forest?

As part of our Caledonian Forest restoration strategy, Trees for Life is looking for some practical help to grow 60,000 trees in our Dundreggan Tree Nursery. With guidance from the Nursery Supervisor and as part of the Trees for Life Nursery Team, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a new post to help propagate a range of native tree species, ready for planting to restore the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands. As well as seed sowing and caring for young tree seedlings, the enthusiastic post holder will have the opportunity to get involved with a range of other nursery tasks such as trialling new ways to propagate rare and hard-to-grow species, and learn from a team who have over 25 years combined experience.

This role will be based at our Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glen Moriston.  The successful applicant will have an excellent eye for detail and good motor skills, helping to ensure a high level of consistency and success.  An appreciation for working outside is essential.   The post involves helping to supervise teams of dedicated volunteers, so the post holder should enjoy working with a range of different people from different backgrounds.

Contract Type: Temporary, fixed-term (2nd April - 20th July 2018), 4 days (28 hours) per week

Salary:  c. £8.75 per hour

To apply, please download the application pack below and return to jobs@treesforlife.org.uk. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 7th March with interviews taking place at our Dundreggan Conservation Estate on Wednesday 14th March. 

Role Profile

Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Trees for Life Benefits Brochure

 

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