Scottish Wildlife Trust
Scottish Wildlife Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC005792

The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a membership-based registered charity with the aim of advancing the conservation of Scotland’s biodiversity for the benefit of present and future generations.


Current vacancies

Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st December 2021

Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking to co-opt a trustee with experience in financial and/or investment management, in order to reinforce its governing body’s knowledge and expertise.

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

We recognise that our work will benefit hugely from increasing equality, diversity and inclusion across all our activities, especially as we want everyone to reconnect with nature and be part of the effort to reverse the loss of biodiversity. Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant and committed board of trustees (“Council”), which provides the governance function for the charity. Most members of Council are directly elected by the membership but this will be a co-opted position.

The successful candidate will:

· Ideally have experience in financial or investment management.

· Ideally have the ability to think strategically and differentiate between strategy and operations.

· Ideally have the ability to influence fellow trustees and senior management.

· Ideally have a strong personal commitment to environmental issues.

· Ideally have lived experience of equality, diversity and inclusion issues.

The post is without remuneration but reasonable out-of-pocket expenses may be reclaimed. We will support and help to develop individuals without previous trustee experience.

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Top job! Head of Human Resources & Support Services

  • Full time
  • Circa £36,000
  • Leith, Edinburgh/ Home based due to COVID-19
  • Closing 21st May 2021

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Human Resources & Support Services, based in Edinburgh. This pivotal role combines high quality strategic and operational leadership, working collaboratively with senior staff, line managers and colleagues across the organisation.

This is a highly rewarding position for a hard-working, resilient and high-achieving individual able to demonstrate experience and success at this level. Here, you will bring a professional and empathetic style of leadership that can influence and support our vision and core values of working towards high impact, continuous improvement, and the wellbeing of our already engaged and committed people.

You will lead the development and delivery of our range of people strategies and legislative solutions, whilst ensuring efficient and effective support services are in place. As line manager to the already established HR & Support Services team, you will manage and participate in the delivery and compliance of our HR and employment policies, payroll and benefits processes, and learning and development functions, along with all office and administration support services.

Key successes in the role will be:

  • Building strong working relationships at all levels to influence and engage staff
  • Maintaining and building on the already strong and positive culture within the Trust
  • Providing strategic direction on all aspects of HR and organisational development
  • Ensuring compliance with employment law and providing guidance as necessary
  • Ensuring a range of policies, procedures and guidance which support the delivery of the Trust’s vision
  • Effective delivery, with the support of your team, of organisational support including administration and premises management

The successful candidate will have a professional CIPD qualification with significant HR experience, preferably in the non-for-profit sector. You will have experience in providing strategic and operational HR advice and support a range of stakeholders. You will have an excellent working knowledge of current employment legislation, and additionally, you will have previous experience of managing and developing a small team to ensure effective and collaborative working. Proven experience in leading successful cross-organisation improvements would be advantageous, as would a track record of developing and delivering progressive people strategies. You should demonstrate a commitment to achieving our vision for wildlife and people.

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Reserves Manager (East Central Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £26,842
  • East Central Scotland (Fife, Falkirk & Clackmannanshire)
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

Location: A combination of home working, Leith Edinburgh and Jupiter Grangemouth (the successful candidate with be expected to be living close to one or other of these two locations).

About us:

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Role:

We have a rare opportunity to recruit a new Reserves Manager to lead on the conservation management of nineteen wildlife reserves in the counties of Fife, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire, including managing three staff and the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

The successful candidate will co-ordinate all practical habitat conservation work, including designing and delivering externally funded projects to be implemented by volunteers and contractors. This will involve working closely with statutory bodies, partner organisations, landowners, Scottish Wildlife Trust members, and the public.

A key role is to advise other Trust staff on the management of species rich grasslands; With a view to demonstrating innovative and pioneering habitat management. The post will be primarily home working, but the successful candidate will be expected to work from the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre for part of the year and occasionally visit the Trusts Leith office in Edinburgh.

You must be qualified to degree level or equivalent in countryside management, grassland ecology or similar discipline and be able to demonstrate your achievements and extensive experience in practical conservation management and species monitoring across a range of habitats.

The successful applicant will have excellent knowledge of conservation/land management issues, have strong project management skills and be able to operate as a lone worker and as part of a team. A current UK driving licence is essential, as is a willingness to undertake travel, overnight stays and occasional weekend working.

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