10 Jan
New Vacancy: Scotland Conservation Officer

New Vacancy: Scotland Conservation Officer

British Dragonfly Society Scotland Conservation Officer

Reporting to: Development and Operations Manager and Trustees of BDS

Responsible for: Managing BDS conservation work in Scotland including managing volunteers and contractors

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours). Permanent contract.

Salary band: £28,000-£32,000 (It is our policy to recruit at the beginning of the salary band)

Location: Scotland – the post will be home based with travel around Scotland

Job Purpose: To work with partner organisations, manage projects and support volunteers to conserve dragonflies in Scotland


The British Dragonfly Society is the voice for dragonflies in Britain and we work to conserve them and their wetland habitats. Our key aims are to improve understanding and awareness of dragonflies, their conservation and the challenges they face, in order to increase action for dragonflies across Britain. We are science led with research and recording underpinning our conservation and engagement work. Our small staff team is supported by a dedicated network of volunteers allowing us to have a big reach and impact.

As Scotland Conservation Officer you will work with volunteers and partner organisations across Scotland to conserve some of the UKs rarest dragonfly species. You will manage projects, working with conservation partners and volunteers to improve and survey habitats. Your work will also involve training partner organisation staff, volunteers and the public in conservation and recording, communicating our messages and engaging with the public, and reporting to partners, Trustees and funders.

If you are passionate about the conservation of wildlife in Scotland and looking for a varied and interesting role in a small and supportive team we would love to hear from you. We offer flexible remote working, competitive salaries and a matched pension scheme up to 6% of salary. Please see the full job description and person specification via the link below, and apply with your CV and cover letter. Thanks and good luck!

Closing date: 07 February 2024 at 23:59


How to apply To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter to: click here