Conservation project job opportunities

JOB hunters from the G63 area can find out about nine exciting opportunities with a new conservation project at a recruitment fair  to be held in Balloch next Tuesday (9 February)

The vacancies – to work on The Mountains & The People project – will appeal to those interested in starting a career in practical conservation as well as experienced education and countryside volunteering coordinators.

The project is a five-year initiative that aims to engage the people of Scotland in the conservation of the , Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and Cairngorms National Parks. As well as protecting mountain environments through the improvement of over 125km of upland paths, it will also offer volunteering, education and training activities that will help inspire the next generation of conservationists.

Roles to be filled include  a project officer responsible for education and volunteering and eight path work trainees. The trainees will be offered paid training in Environmental Conservation to SVQ level 2, as well as real life experience of working in the industry.

“This is a great opportunity for people to meet the team behind the project,” says activity project manager Tom Wallace. “And a great chance to hear more about the exciting opportunities we have planned for the year ahead and to ask questions about the jobs on offer.”

The recruitment fayre will be held on Tuesday 9 February from 4.30–8pm at Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority Headquarters, Carrochan Road, Balloch.

PeoplAndMountians - 1Anyone interested in hearing more about the roles or any other aspects of the project is encouraged to drop in for an informal chat. Every hour on the hour a short film will be shown about the project and the experiences of past trainees.  Refreshments will be served throughout.

The Mountains & The People has received over £3m in funding from the Heritage Lottery fund alongside funding and support from project partners at Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and both the Loch Lomond & Trossachs and Cairngorms National Park Authorities this project is led by the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust.

• For more information see www.cairngormsoutdooraccess.org.uk/jobs

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