I’m really pleased to say we’ve just had funding confirmed – from Forestry Commission Scotland’s Community Seedcorn Fund – so we can employ a second person at the tree nursery.  The successful person’s main role will be to make sure that everyone in Coigach and Assynt (and even visitors from further afield) is able to join in and enjoy various aspects of the nursery.  This could be helping with routine nursery jobs – seed collecting, stratifying, lining-out, weeding….., or creative activities.  We hope that many school children will enjoy nursery activities and so grow up ‘alongside’ the young trees.  The job advert (below) is also in the Assynt News and Ullapool News, or contact me direct for more information.  The closing date is 31st October.  Viv 

Tree Nursery Outreach Officer                                                                        c£20k pro rata

28 hours per week 

An interesting opportunity has come up in the North West Highlands for a tree nursery outreach officer. You will be working for Coigach – Assynt Living Landscape (CALL), an expanding partnership project with a 40 year vision.  CALL is working towards landscape-scale conservation management through habitat restoration, while striving to secure local jobs, culture and arts.

CALL has successfully raised funds to establish and run a new native tree nursery near Lochinver in Assynt, Sutherland.  Your job is to develop a programme of activities that will involve all sections of the local community in the CALL project and the work of the nursery, and so promote lifelong learning, health and wellbeing, and an appreciation and understanding of the CALL environment. You will also develop a team of volunteers for the nursery. You will work closely with the nursery manager to ensure the nursery is well run at all times.

The successful applicant will be employed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, one of the CALL partners, on behalf of the partnership.

To apply you must have the communication skills necessary to inspire a broad range of people as well as the flair and imagination to develop an interesting and successful outreach programme. In addition to this you will have strong organisational ability and the practical skills necessary to run a tree nursery.  Also important is a passion for native woodlands, the ability to work as part of a team, excellent communication skills, and a current UK driving licence. For an application pack see www.swt.org.uk, email recruitment@swt.org.uk or telephone  0131 312 7765.

Closing date 31st October 2012.  Interviews 6th November 2012.                   SWT is committed to Equal Opportunities.





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