Opportunities

British Ecological Society, Scotland Policy Officer

£28,114 (Band NF, Point 1) Pro-rata 0.6FTE
Contract: Part-time 0.6FTE, permanent
Working pattern: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Location: within commutable distance of Edinburgh, home-based
Closing date: Sunday 6th September 2020, 23:59 BST

Interviews: Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th September 2020, virtually via Microsoft Teams

About us

Our vision is for nature and people to thrive in a world inspired by ecology. The British Ecological Society is the oldest of its kind in the world, with over 6000 members worldwide, we publish six successful journals, an ecological book series and a quarterly membership magazine, the Niche.

We actively value the diversity and wide range of perspectives that people from different backgrounds bring to their work, to ecology and to our Society.

About you

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills to assist the BES in promoting the importance of ecological science to policymakers (particularly in Scotland but also across the UK) and to promote the importance of engaging in policy-making to members of the society

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Brendan Costelloe Policy Manager.

For full details including how to apply visit their website here – BES Job opening

IUCN Peatland Programme, Peatland Code Co-ordinator

Status: Fixed term (until 31 December 2021)
Salary: £25k per annum
Location: currently home working with future option of being based at Harbourside House, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF
Completion payment: £2,500 – this will be paid on successful completion of the contract.  It is offered on this occasion to ensure continuity within the project’s critical activities
Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 19 August
For full Job Description and Application Form see: https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/job/peatland-code-co-ordinator/

The successful candidate will be pivotal in the delivery of the Peatland Programme’s objectives to champion peatland values. They will have the level of knowledge and experience to drive forward and promote peatland restoration in the UK and be able to advocate the multiple benefits of peatlands through partnerships, strong science, sound policy, effective practice, and communication. The post holder will be employed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, or may join the programme through a well-managed secondment scheme.

IUCN Peatland Programme, Communications Officer

Status: Fixed term (until 31 December 2021)
Salary: £25k per annum
Location: currently home working with future option of being based at Harbourside House, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF
Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 19 August
For full Job Description and Application Form see: https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/job/communications-officer/

The successful candidate will be pivotal in the delivery of the Peatland Programme’s objectives to champion peatland values. They will have the level of knowledge and experience to drive forward and promote peatland restoration in the UK and be able to advocate the multiple benefits of peatlands through partnerships, strong science, sound policy, effective practice, and communication. The post holder will be employed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, or may join the programme through a well-managed secondment scheme.

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