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Nature Reserve Estate Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Langholm
  • Closing 30th April 2021

  • Advertised from 9th April 2021


This role is being re-advertised.

An exciting opportunity has a risen to play a major part in one of the most ambitious community ecological restoration projects in the UK.

The Langholm Initiative, a community development trust based in Dumfries and Galloway in the Scottish Borders is currently in the process of buying over 5,000 acres of land and 6 residential properties from Buccleuch Estates in what is the South of Scotland’s first large scale community purchase.

The Langholm Initiative is now recruiting an Estate Manager to lead the creation and development of the new Tarras Valley Nature Reserve.

The community purchase is high profile and has been well covered in the media over the past 18 months. In addition to the major funders (Scottish Land Fund, South of Scotland Enterprise, John Muir Trust, Carman Family Foundation, Bently Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and the Woodland Trust), nearly 4,000 members of the public donated to the purchase.

The role is offered on a permanent contract with a pensionable salary of £35k per annum.

Application notes

The full job description and important information about the role, along with the application process can be found on the link below or at the Langholm Initiative website

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Applications from candidates with suitable experience and qualifications are gratefully received by the closing date of 30th April 2021.