Islay Natural History Trust
is recruiting for the summer season,
April to end of September 2018.
We are a small charity, primarily run by a volunteer committee we will provide active support and training and welcome a keen individuals to help run and manage our varied and exciting range of wildlife themed activities and surveys this summer.
Available job roles:
Visitor Centre Manager
April/May - End September. Wage dependent on skills and experience.
4-5 days per week depending on availability, 6 hours per day.
The applicant will ideally have a friendly engaging manner, good organisational skills, competence with computers and a good knowledge of
Islay. Lone working required, therefore the ability
to work under own initiative essential. Knowledge
of a variety of wildlife is desirable.
You will be required to promote the centre, manage visitor facilities,
admissions, shop, displays, the aquatic tanks and organise nature walks and
Visitor Centre Assistant - Part time/flexible
Availability May - End September. Wage dependent on skills and experience
This role will be to support the Centre Manager with visitor centre duties, covering days when they are not available and holiday cover. Ideal for someone interested in
Islay's natural history but with limited availability, or
for a student during the summer (this position also has the potential to be combined
with the Pollinator Ecologist role below).
Must have a friendly and engaging manner. Some wildlife knowledge is desirable, but not
essential. Lone working required therefore the ability to work under own
Islay Verges Project aims to record the floral and pollinator species interest in 112 km of the roadside verges of Islay.
Floral surveys: Ecologist/Botanist with proven skills in vegetation survey techniques
3-3.5 month post April - August. £12.50/hour based on an 8hr day, c. 20 days per month. Can be worked as self employed contract. You will be expected to organise your own work plan to achieve the survey goals.
Would suit graduate with interest in pursuing an ecological career in botanical surveys. Must have proven skills in plant identification and standard survey techniques; some training will be given where needed. Excellent organisation skills and the ability to manage their own time effectively. Lone working required so the ability to work under own initiative essential. Must have an accurate approach to data gathering and recording. Happy to work in variable weather conditions and preferably with their own transport, car or bicycle.
Pollinator Surveys: Ecologist with skills in insect identification (Butterflies; Bees and other pollinators)
Requires availability for approx. 8 days per 6 week period mid April to Mid September £12.50/hour based on a 5 hour day covering routes four times through season. You will be expected to organise your own work plan to achieve the survey goals.
Must have skills in Butterfly and Bee identification and the ability and interest to develop these skills. Some training will be given where needed. Some lone working required so the ability to work under own initiative essential. Must have an accurate approach to data gathering and recording. Flexibility in availability is essential in order to fit in with suitable survey weather conditions. Preferably with their own transport car or bicycle.
Depending on the skills and interests of applicants it may be possible to combine some of the job responsibilities of the Verges project with the roles at the Islay Nature Centre and vice versa.
For further details please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Fiona 01496850607. Application by CV with references via email or post to INHT, Main Street, Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay PA48 7TX.
Closing date: 28th February 2018