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Non-executive Trustee

Species on the Edge - Project Officer

Non-executive Trustee

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) is inviting applications for non-executive trustee positions to join its Board of Trustees.

As a trustee, you will contribute at a strategic level to ensure that ARC stays on course to achieve its mission which is to safeguard healthy populations of amphibians and reptiles and the habitats on which they depend, now and into the future, and to enthuse and involve more people in their conservation.

We are keen to speak to applicants with knowledge of the charity sector and professional business experience in finance, corporate governance, legal, HR or marketing.  A knowledge of amphibians and reptiles is by no means a pre-requisite but an interest in wildlife conservation is essential.

We value diversity and welcome applications from people who are representative of our community who can make a real contribution to ARC.

Our trustees are responsible for

  • Ensuring ARC is fulfilling its charitable obligations and is compliant
  • Ensuring that ARC is financially sustainable
  • Working with the senior management team to develop ARC’s strategy
  • Introducing broader skills and experience to help ARC achieve its goals
  • Encouraging effective decision making and positive action
  • Being an advocate for ARC in a broad range of scenarios

The time commitment from current trustees varies widely and includes active participation in three Trustee meeting per year which can be attended remotely with options for face to face involvement in London or ARC’s offices in Bournemouth.

We encourage applicants to explore our website to learn more about ARC and invite those interested in applying to submit a brief CV and covering letter to our Chair of Trustees Jonathan Webster at [email protected]

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Species on the Edge - Project Officer

Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 pa

Location: Eastern Solway or within easy reach; home-based

Contract: Fixed Term (4 years)

Hours: Full Time (37.5hrs)

Do you want to be part of an ambitious, Scotland-wide conservation project? Are you a motivated, enthusiastic, and outgoing individual who wants to make a difference to some of the most threatened species in Scotland through strong partnerships and community engagement? Then this role is for you! Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) is recruiting a project officer to lead on species recovery work on the Solway as part of Species on the Edge (SotE).

Species on the Edge brings together eight environmental organisations, including NatureScot, Scottish Government’s statutory adviser on nature conservation, to deliver an ambitious, consolidated programme of work across Scotland. Working together, we represent leading species conservation organisations with extensive knowledge and experience, who are joining forces to catalyse the action that species need.

ARC is seeking a Project Officer to join this exciting programme. As part of Species on the Edge, you will be involved in an innovative initiative aimed at saving some of Scotland’s rarest coastal species. You will need to be an enthusiastic advocate for species, able to help volunteers and communities make a real difference. You will have the backing of a consortium of wildlife organisations with a fantastic background in species conservation.

This post will lead on the delivery of the Coastal Treasures of the Eastern Solway project as part of the SotE programme, and will oversee the activity across the Solway Delivery Plan in close liaison with a Project Officer in West Solway (line managed by RSPB Scotland). The post will lead on surveys for target species, land manager advice, volunteers and people engagement activities. The target species include natterjack toad, Northern Brown Argus, tadpole shrimp, farmland waders and bats. Outputs and reporting will be required to be implemented according to the SotE timetable and within budget. The post-holder will work collaboratively and be supported by the West Solway Project Officer in relation to farmland waders.

For further information, including Job Description and Person Specification please see below or contact Helen Wraight at the Trust Office on 01202 391319 for an application pack, or request a pack by email at [email protected]

If you would like an informal chat about the role please contact Rachael Cooper-Bohannon via 07435 546629 or [email protected] 

No CVs or agencies please.

Closing date for applications – 9am Monday 24th October.

Interviews will be held between the 14 to 25 November.

Please return your application form, together with a brief covering letter, to Helen Wraight via [email protected]

Useful document:

Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification

Equal Opportunities Policy

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Voluntary Opportunities 

We have a variety of opportunities for work placements and volunteering.

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