We have a vacancy to fill on the team that looks after the 2 bogs, a swamp and some islands that go to make up the 3 Stirling NNRs: Flanders Moss NNR, Loch Lomond NNR and Blawhorn Moss NNR. It is a 12 months’ student placement with a wage, a training budget and everything – it’s like a proper job!
If you are successful you will get the chance to learn about the many aspects of nature reserve management on 3 big, wet, biodiverse and simply fantastic sites in Central Scotland. We are currently working from home and out of our workshop just north of Dunblane but eventually the post will be based in the SNH Stirling office when it is reopened.
You will get to work with all sorts of great people – our fantastic volunteers, SNH colleagues, landowners, species recorders and other partner organisations. And also me and Steve. There will also be opportunities to go and get experience working on some of the other, slightly less good but still nice NNRs across Scotland.
So we are looking for someone who is prepared to work hard, make the best of opportunities, be prepared to get up very early and sometimes go to bed very late, listen to (and tell) bad jokes, take one for the team, see some amazing nature, not mind getting wet and enjoy being outside in all weathers. The getting wet bit is especially important bearing in mind water makes up a large percentage of the places where we work. And it is Scotland.
If this sounds like it might be you then more details can be found on the Scottish Natural Heritage / NatureScot website vacancies page or by following this link here.
Or if you know someone that this might suit then please pass it on. This a great chance to get a foot on the bottom of the ladder of a career of working on nature reserves.
Below will give you a little taste of what it is all about. As will this whole blog!