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Environmental Conservation Training Officer (Lomond)

Do you have a passion for the outdoors and experience of delivering training in practical conservation? Do you have what it takes to inspire the next generation of conservationists or upland path workers? If so then this unique role may be for you!

Grade                         Tech G/H £21,280 to £25,039 pa

Duration                      Fixed term appointment to March 2019.

Location                      COAT Lomond Training Center, Balloch West Dunbartonshire

Deadline                      12 noon, Friday 4th November 2016

The Cairngorms Outdoors Access Trust (COAT) is an innovative charitable trust dedicated to the development and delivery of outdoors access projects in Scotland’s National Parks.

COAT has developed an exciting new project –The Mountains and The People – with a wide partnership including Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland.  The project aims to enhance and protect the upland environment through a programme of upland path works over 5 years, and to engage the people of Scotland and beyond in the delivery of this work.

This is a key post within The Mountains and The People project and is responsible for developing and delivering SVQ Training Courses for groups of up to 8 trainees in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park area.  The training course will be vocational and site based, with assessment to SVQ standards in Environmental Conservation at Levels 2, 3 and 4.  The course will look to provide trainees from a range of backgrounds with the skills required to enter the upland conservation industry and places a strong focus on path maintenance and construction, in conjunction with generic skill areas of communication, site assessment, health and safety, and site restoration.

Based in the Balloch training centre, near Loch Lomond, the Training Officer will report to the Activity Program Manager and will be a key member of COATs SQA Centre.

Applicants must be highly organised, have a passion for the outdoors and experience of training or mentoring staff, volunteers and/or trainees to deliver practical conservation activities.  Experience of upland path construction is also desirable.

A full job Description can be downloaded here: Lomond training officer – Job Description

Interested in applying?

To register your interest and request an application form contact the Activity Program Manager, Tom Wallace via

An insight in to the work of a COAT trainer can be seen here:

Applications should be returned electronically to by no later than midday Friday 4th November 2016.

Interviews will be held during Week Commencing 21st November 2016.

And for more information on the course this role will deliver then check out the an extract from our course handbook here: Course Handbook Extract

Please note that CVs will not be accepted as a form of application.