Closing date: 1700 on 5th June 2020
Scotland’s nature is in crisis: 1 in 9 species at risk of extinction in Scotland, mirroring global declines in biodiversity. While the First Minister’s declaration of a climate emergency in April 2019 grabbed many headlines the nature crisis has received less attention, though the Scottish Government has also acknowledged that the nature crisis is of equal importance to addressing climate change. While nature recovery targets for England [and Wales] have been proposed in the UK Environment Act, there are currently no plans to set legislative targets for nature recovery in Scotland.
Scottish Environment LINK (‘LINK’) is commissioning a research report to contribute to the discussion around new nature recovery targets for Scotland. This in-depth piece of research will gather the detail of successful targets that have been applied in Scotland, in different policy areas, and evaluate the success and limitations of environmental targets to date. Full details of the tender can be found via this link. Invite to tender – May 2020
Contract: Initially one-year, full-time contract, subject to three-month probationary period. Future years subject to funding.
Salary Indication: £35,000 dependent on experience
Workplace: Working from home, frequent travel around the Highlands and Islands area, occasional travel to Edinburgh and elsewhere in the UK.
Closing date: 31st May 2020
Holidays: 25 days per year in addition to bank holidays.
About the fund:
The fund will be part of a network of local place-based environment funds. The Conservation Collective – launched by Ben Goldsmith – currently includes environment funds in Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, Aeolian Islands, Cyclades Islands, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sri Lanka, Barbados, and the Ionian Islands. The Highlands and Islands Environment Fund will raise money from individuals and businesses that love and rely on the highlands and islands of Scotland, to provide financial support to the most effective projects and campaigns working to protect and restore the natural environment there. Day to day activities of the Executive Director will be split 50/50 between grant making and fundraising, and the post will also be responsible for fund administration and communications. The Highlands and Islands Environment Fund will be a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), and the Executive Director will report to Jade Brudenell who runs the Conservation Collective.
Governance & team
Applicants should email their CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on May 31st 2020. The letter should detail:
– relevant experience and skills
– why they want the position
– details of current salary and salary required
– details of availability
Interviews will take place via Skype initially, and then in person.
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