*NEW* Peatland Code Officer vacancy - closing date 4th April, 2022

March 9, 2022

We are recruiting for a Peatland Code Officer to join the IUCN UK Peatland Programme team.


Job title: Peatland Code Officer 

Status: Full-time (35 hours p/w). Applicants wishing to work part-time (between 0.6 – 1.0 FTE) will also be considered.

Term: ASAP until 31 March 2023

Salary: £25,000 per annum 

Location: Remote working. Some travel will be required. 

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 4th April 2022


There is a unique opportunity to join the IUCN UK Peatland Programme team, supporting the Peatland Code – an innovative carbon finance mechanism attracting private finance towards peatland restoration. Applications from suitable candidates are welcome.

The successful candidates will be employed by the IUCN UK Peatland Programme’s host organisation, currently Scottish Wildlife Trust, or they can join the programme through a well-managed secondment scheme.

The new team member will be pivotal in the delivery of the Peatland Programme’s objectives to champion peatland values. They will have the level of knowledge and experience to drive forward and promote peatland restoration in the UK and be able to advocate the multiple benefits of peatlands through partnerships, strong science, sound policy and effective practice, and communication.


This role is part funded by Peatland ACTION and the postholder will be expected to liaise with the Peatland ACTION team to develop joint projects.


For further details, please download the role description and person specification here.

To apply, please complete the application form and return to recruitment@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk by the closing date.

For more information, please contact bruba@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk or call 0131 312 4718.

Closing date:  12 noon, Monday 4th April 2022

The Trust is a passionate employer, proactive about creating a culture of diversity and inclusive workplace that promotes and values equal opportunities for all. We welcome individuals from all networks of life, backgrounds, and experiences


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