Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

Charity registered in Scotland SC044137

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere has been recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. The UNESCO Biosphere designation is recognition of the fantastic array of landscapes, wildlife, cultural heritage and learning opportunities that SW Scotland offers for communities, businesses and visitors to experience and celebrate in a sustainable way. A Biosphere is a place of cooperation and collaboration that shows that a sustainable way of living is not only possible but already happening!

Current vacancies

Business Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • St John’s Town of Dalry (TBC)
  • Closing 20th May 2021

In July 2012 Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere was recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. It was the first UNESCO Biosphere in Scotland and is part of a family of over 700 Biospheres around the world.

With our strong focus on sustainability; our commitment to facing up to the challenges of the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis; and the opportunity to play a key role in supporting a post Covid “green recovery”, the UNESCO Biosphere designation is very much “of its time”.

Our UNESCO Biosphere is just entering an exciting period of sustained growth both in staff numbers and initiatives that support our local communities, businesses, and land managers in delivering the sustainability ethos of the Biosphere.

It is an opportunity to get involved at a new beginning, and to play a role in engaging with and supporting businesses towards a more sustainable future.

There are a host of opportunities and partners that are waiting to work with us in supporting, developing and delivering a range of initiatives that will really demonstrate the international significance of our UNESCO Biosphere.

Business Engagement Officer

The post holder will be responsible for working with the Business development Lead Officer engaging with local businesses, creating opportunities for new business collaborations and growth, and building on the sustainability credentials of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere designation.

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