Working Hours: 17.5 hours per week
Starting Salary £35,039 pro rata
Temporary for 2 years from start date
Location: Inverness, Scotland, flexible (Other NatureScot offices, home and hybrid working will be considered)
Closing Date : 2nd June 2023
Job Ref: 1011/357
The Project Officer will lead the delivery of the Scottish Community-led Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Project, which seeks to encourage people to get involved in the survey and monitoring of marine life in their local waters. In turn the aim is improve our knowledge and understanding of the marine environment and how it is changing, which can contribute to the evidence base used to inform decision making
The project was established in 2019 and has worked with over 35 groups to increase participation on marine biodiversity survey within Scotland by acting as a hub for knowledge exchange and providing resources, training and access to equipment. Funding has been secured for a further two years to embed skills and build confidence in using the tools developed to date amongst communities. In addition the Project Officer will be working alongside our marine data advisory team to further test and establish the data journey. Part of the role will be to undertake, in conjunction with a range of stakeholders, an appraisal of options for the longer term future of the project. Flexibility in working patterns and days can be provided to accommodate the suitable candidate.