Do you have a passion for lichens and bryophytes and the ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people and organisations? Plantlife Scotland is recruiting for an exciting new role to ensure that lower plants, which are often overlooked, are at the very heart of decision-making as part of the Saving Scotland’s Rainforest project. Scotland’s rainforest is an internationally important habitat faced with large-scale threats, and this role will give you the opportunity to work with a cross-section of organisations all committed to work collaboratively to help it thrive once again.

This role will provide lichen and bryophyte expertise to a range of projects and work areas currently under development or delivery, with a specific focus on the Saving Scotland’s Rainforest project. The postholder will bring a lower plants expertise to support project development, project delivery, setting up and delivering approaches to monitoring, land management advice and policy work. Working closely with the Alliance for Scotland’s Rainforest partners, the postholder will agree minimum monitoring and management standards and raise the profile of lichens and bryophytes across the rainforest zone.

This is a full-time, two-year fixed position, with a possible extension depending on funding. We will consider part time options and the possibility to carry out the role as a secondment for the right candidate. Training opportunities are available to ensure the successful candidate can further develop skills within the role.

The post will initially be home-based; with an option to work from the Plantlife Scotland office in Stirling when it re-opens (timing to be determined). The role will require frequent travel across the west coast of Scotland and may require occasional travel to other parts of Scotland, England and Wales. The reward package is based on a salary of £28,000 plus contributions to a group personal pension scheme and other benefits, including 25 days annual leave as well as statutory bank holidays.

How to apply

Please find further details and an application form for the role at www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/jobs. The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 7 June.

Interviews will be on Monday 14 June by Zoom, with the possibility of a face to face meeting in person either on Wednesday 16 or Friday 18 June depending on availability and location.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact [email protected]