Ranger - Seabird & Marine

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £22,752 per annum

Location: St Kilda

To monitor the population and breeding success of selected seabird colonies to gain a greater understanding of the status of the colony and the threats and issues affecting it will be gained. This information will help in the protection of the seabirds and increase our understanding of the populations and environment. To present and share this information in a way to increase knowledge and understanding within the scientific community and to engage communities in conservation

 To monitor key seabird colonies include population, breeding success and feeding studies
 To collate cetacean and other marine sightings
 To collect, manage and collate biological information in a consistent manner compatible with Trust and national datasets
 To deliver a marine litter collection and monitoring programme and contribute to the national dataset
 To produce and disseminate results of monitoring, including monthly and end of season reports
 To contribute to other biological monitoring programmes as appropriate
 To liaise with boat operators and dive groups and develop a programme of marine recording
 To assist with visitor management and interpretation, including participating in the guided walk programme and contributing articles for the website and newsletters
 Work within the property’s ‘Safe System of Work’ (the system for managing Health & Safety)
 Contribute to the day-to-day management of the island, including: keeping public areas clean and tidy, packing/unpacking/loading/unloading of goods delivered, answering the telephone



 A degree in a natural science subject or equivalent practical experience
• Bird ringing/ handling desirable

• Practical experience of seabird population and productivity monitoring
• Experience of data collection and management and accurate report writing
• Demonstrable experience of lone working in a challenging environment in a safe manner and following procedures
• Competent user of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Teams
• Demonstrable experience of working in a small team and of interaction with a wide range of staff, volunteers, visitors, educational groups and other stakeholders.
• Practical knowledge of Health and Safety processes and procedures and the ability to work within these processes
• Working knowledge of Scottish habitats and species and of a range of ecological survey and monitoring techniques

Application Deadline: Friday 18/03/2022