Access & Conservation Officer: Mountaineering Scotland

Essential info:

  • 37 hours per week. 
  • Salary £25.3k to £29.5k, plus contributory pension scheme to 6% of pensionable salary and up to 38.5 days annual leave, with a range of other benefits. 
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 3 November 2017.
  • Mountaineering Scotland is committed to ensuring equality and eliminating discrimination, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The Role

The Access and Conservation Officer will play a critical role in our members’ enjoyment of Scotland’s mountains and crags, ensuring they value and retain their membership. Raising our profile in this area, will also help us to attract more hillwalkers and climbers to become members, enabling us to meet ambitious targets for growth by 2020 and giving us an even stronger mandate as a representative campaigning organisation.

Our policy aims and work programme are informed by consultation with our members, as summarised in our vision and policy statement “Respecting Scotland’s Mountains” and by subsequent research which has enabled us to identify members’ conservation priorities. 

The nature of the role is both proactive and reactive. We seek to influence decision makers by working with a range of partner organisations and through direct involvement with the Scottish Government and its agencies. We also respond to consultations which have implications for mountaineering activities or the mountain landscape, and to specific national and local access and conservation issues. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and influential individual with relevant skills and experience to join our team and take forward our priorities in this area. The post holder will report to the CEO (as line manager) and work closely with the Director for Access and Conservation, who, with the CEO, will be available to advise and provide support. They will also work closely with the Member Services and Communications team to maximise the reach of our messages and engagement with members and supporters on access and conservation matters. 

Further information and applications

Date published: 10 October 2017
Date updated: 10 October 2017


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