The NatureScot Peatland ACTION team is expanding to meet demand and provide more green jobs to tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss in Scotland.
They are one year in to the 10 year, £250 million package for peatland restoration provided by Scottish Government, as part of the goal to achieve a net-zero Scotland by 2045.
Scotland’s Peatland ACTION programme is now being delivered by five organisations: NatureScot, Forestry & Land Scotland, Scottish Water and Scotland’s two National Parks; Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
NatureScot has dual roles in providing leadership on shared service/business solutions across all delivery partners and expanding delivery of peatland restoration on the ground. The NatureScot Peatland ACTION team currently comprises over 30 posts both within NatureScot and external project posts, hosted by partner organisations such as the Crichton Carbon Centre and Urras Oighreachd Cha ̀rlobhaigh [Carloway Estates Trust].
They currently have the following vacancies:
Peatland Action Project Officer - Technical Coordinator
Peatland Action Funding Officer – 2 posts
Peatland Action Project Officer – 3 posts - Highland, Central Scotland, Skye and Lochalsh
Peatland Action GIS and Database Officer
Peatland Action Project Officer - Communications Officer
Peatland Action Programme Administrator
Peatland Action Project Manager – Workforce planning and development