Interpretation Officer - Inner Forth Landscape Initiative - RSPB Scotland
We are looking for an an excellent project manager, with strong communication and partnership working skills, to join the IFLI team based at RSPB Skinflats Nature Reserve, near Grangemouth. You will also need enthusiasm, vision and creativity to lead this important component of our wider programme of landscape improvement. Working closely with the Communications Officer, and with a wide range of organisations and community groups, you will oversee the project, and manage the contracts for delivery of a suite of engaging and effective landscape-wide interpretation. The role will raise the profile of the important heritage of the Inner Forth, the Initiative and ways that people can get involved.
This project is a partnership between Clackmannanshire Council, Central Scotland Green Network Trust, Falkirk Council, Historic Scotland, RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Stirling Council and Sustrans. The Inner Forth Landscape Initiative is a Landscape Partnership Scheme supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
£20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Hours & contract information
Hours: Part time, 15 hours per week
Contract: 2 year Contract
Replacement post: No
We will also consider applications from contractors with the appropriate skills and availability.
Closing date: 13 February 2015
Interview date: 23 February 2015
How to apply
For complete details of this post (including an application form) please download an application pack. When you return the application form, ensure that you include reference number A4540115 on any correspondence.
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Who to contact
For questions about this post
0141 331 9085
Send application forms to
RSPB Scotland, South and West Scotland Regional Office, 10 Park Quadrant, Glasgow, G3 6BS, 0141 331 9089
If you enjoy spotting wildlife around the Inner Forth, there’s a new way to make those sightings help make a difference for nature in our area. The IFLI Forth Nature Counts project aims to help give a clearer picture of the wildlife that can be found in the Forth, through the IFLI iRecord scheme.
By logging your wildlife sightings on the really easy-to-use on-line form, you will not only get an instant ‘dot’ on the map showing your sighting, but you’ll be able to see what other people in the area have spotted too. Over time you can build up a bank of your own records to look back on. Even more importantly, your records will play a part in building a much more complete and accurate picture of the natural heritage found throughout the Inner Forth area, and help organisations that use this ‘biological data’ to help protect our wildlife and the habitats it depends on. So it would be great if you would give the Inner Forth iRecord Form a go and share it with others.
But what happens once you have entered your records via the Inner Forth iRecord form? Essentially all inputted records are automatically checked and recorders will be made aware of any queries. Don’t think you’ve necessarily got it wrong if you receive one of these messages – it just means the species you think you saw may not be regularly seen at that time of year, or in that place, so the computer highlights that it needs verifying. It’s not all computer wizardry – additional checking is undertaken by humans – which is why IFLI are working with Buglife Scotland, who are doing that verifying and then submitting the data to the National Biodiversity Network Gateway . The NBN Gateway holds over 100 million records from around the UK – your record will contribute to this amazing resource!
If you are confident in identifying a species or taxa and could be tempted by volunteering as a verifier, do get in touch to find out more.
If you have any queries about the IFLI iRecord scheme please feel free to contact Kate or Paul at IFLI on 01324 831 568 for more details. We have created a prompt card to help you remember your log-in details. You can download your own copy at http://www.innerforthlandscape.co.uk/projects/recording-celebrating/forth-nature-counts
To help get you started, we are busy planning a series of wildlife ID and species survey skills workshops for 2015. They will all be free thanks to our funding from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund! Booking is now open for our two February sessions, but many more will follow in the New Year e-newsletter: