Galloway Glens Land Management & Access Officer (Fixed Term)
£23,088.82 - £24,889.24
You will be required to work 29 hours per week, 52.14 weeks per year.
Do you have a keen interest in our natural and cultural heritage and how it can be used to make a positive difference to the local people and economy? Are you able to work with a wide variety of partners on access projects and have a solid understanding of challenges facing land managers today?
The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme is an ambitious and exciting five-year initiative seeking to 'connect people and communities to their heritage' through a suite of projects being undertaken with a range of partners up and down the Ken/Dee valley in South West Scotland. Flowing from the wild uplands to the Solway Firth, including the historic towns of Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright, the Galloway Glens Scheme area is home to a fascinating mix of natural and man-made environments including one of the first large hydroelectric schemes, sitting alongside the largest Forest Park in the UK. We include parts of the Galloway Dark Sky Park and the UNESCO designated Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere.
The Scheme has undergone an extensive period of development, resulting in stage 2 approval from the Heritage Lottery Fund which has awarded £2.73m in funding. This allows the programme of work to get underway. This position will report to the Galloway Glens Team Leader. Please note this is a temporary role, until 31 March 2023.
The position is advertised on a part time basis, but if you think you have the relevant skills and might be interested in a job share/variation of this, please contact the office. Full job description and person specification is attached. For more information about the aims of the Scheme and the projects proposed, please see the Scheme website: .
A current driving licence is an essential requirement of this post. However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.
We are seeking applicants enthusiastic to make a difference and to make the most of this opportunity for the area.
If you have any questions, please contact McNabb Laurie on.