Seasonal Project officer

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We are looking for a dynamic professional to join our small team as a SISI Seasonal Project Officer. The Seasonal Project Officer will work with the Cromarty Firth Fisheries Board and wider SISI Team to deliver the project this summer. The Seasonal Project Officer will be responsible for all or specified combinations of the following activities: communications, education and outreach, volunteer recruitment and management, biosecurity and invasive non-native plant and American mink control.

Your role:  The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) is an exciting four year National Lottery Heritage Fund and NatureScot funded project in northern Scotland which aims to encourage communities to tackle invasive non-native species such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and American mink.

Job description

Key tasks and responsibilities:

The Seasonal SISI Officer will work closely with the Cromarty Firth Fisheries Board and SISI Project Team to:

  • Develop a practical and deliverable work programme for volunteers.
  • Link with local land-managers, ghillies, gamekeepers, communities, volunteers and other stakeholders, to recruit, coordinate and maintain a network of project volunteers.
  • Liaise, motivate and communicate with volunteers as required.
  • Organise and, where required, lead volunteers in the clearance of invasive non-native plants
  • Be responsible for logistics associated with deployment and work of volunteer work parties.
  • Follow Health and Safety, Environmental and Coronavirus requirements and protocols.
  • Record volunteer tasks undertaken and time spent.
  • Record the extent and abundance of plants within target populations treated by volunteers.
  • Maintain a network to record the occurrence of target invasive non-native species.
  • Provide training to the volunteer network as required that includes but is not limited to; the set-up, maintenance and running of mink rafts, identification skills for key native species and non-native plants and data collection according to standardised protocols.
  • Monitor the outcomes and impacts of the control work undertaken.

Experience and skills:

  • Well motivated to undertake SISI tasks in liaison with other Project staff
  • Physically fit to carry out manual clearance of invasive non-native plants
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of leading volunteer groups
  • Good record keeping skills
  • Good communication skills and a proven ability to deliver projects without supervision
  • Advantageous to hold City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in PA1 (safe use of pesticides), PA6 (hand held applicator) and W (for use by water) qualification
  • Advantageous to hold First Aid at Work or Outdoor First Aid qualification
  • A full clean Driving Licence and access to a vehicle is essential


To Apply:   Please submit your CV with a covering letter (no more than 2 pages), outlining your relevant skills and experience for the job to

Closing date for applications: 1pm on Monday 22 March 2021.  Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews:  Will be held (in video format) on Wednesday 31 March

Further information

Scottish Invasive Species Initiative:



There are currently no other vaccancies with the CRomarty Firth Fishery Board.

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