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15th October 2021

We’re Recruiting!

During an exciting period of expansion our UNESCO Biosphere is recruiting for new roles in land management advice and community engagement.

In July 2012 Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere was recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature.  It was the first UNESCO Biosphere in Scotland and is part of a family of over 700 Biospheres around the world.

With our strong focus on sustainability; our commitment to facing up to the challenges of the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis; and the opportunity to play a key role in supporting a post Covid “green recovery”, the UNESCO Biosphere designation is very much “of its time”.

Our UNESCO Biosphere has entered an exciting period of sustained growth both in staff numbers and initiatives that support our local communities, businesses and land managers in delivering the sustainability ethos of the Biosphere.

We are currently recruiting for two new roles: Land Use Advice Officer and Community Officer. It’s an opportunity to get involved at a new beginning, and to play a leading role in bringing together a wide range of stakeholders in ensuring that future of land management and community engagement in the Biosphere really does deliver multiple benefits for everyone.

It’s going to be hard work, but it’s also going to be exciting!

Land Use Advice Officer

Permanent – full time

Salary £25,000 – £27,000 p.a.

We are currently involved in some exciting and innovative project bids to pilot natural capital opportunities, biodiversity offsetting, Black Grouse recovery and the delivery of nature based solutions that can benefit business, the environment and wider society.  You will be responsible for supporting the development of a Land Use Service that engages land managers (particularly forestry and agriculture), environmental NGOs, local and national agencies, and communities in delivering and show casing nature-based solutions that address the twin challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Land Use Advice Officer – Job Description

Land Use Advice Officer – Application Form 

The closing date for all positions is midday Friday 5th November 2021

Provisional interview date for the Land Use Advice Officer role is 23rd November.

For any questions or to discuss this role please contact Andrew Tait, Land Use & Biodiversity Lead Officer: or tel. 07917 924154

Community Officer

Permanent – full time

Salary £25,000 – £27,000 p.a.

Working with our Community and Education Lead Officer you’ll be supporting the development and delivery of programmes and projects related to rural development, community-based tourism, climate change, health and wellbeing through meaningful and engaging initiatives that will make life better for the people, the environment and the economy of our UNESCO Biosphere. You’ll have a key role to play in the delivery of our Coalfield Communities Sense of Place project and we are particularly keen to see you help expand and grow the role of our Biosphere Communities initiative, which celebrates the individuality of our local communities and supports them on their journey to becoming ‘climate ready’.

Community Officer – Job Description

Community Officer Application Form

The closing date for all positions is midday Friday 5th November 2021

Provisional interview date for the Community Officer role is 24th November.

For any questions or to discuss this role please contact Jenna Cains, Community & Education Lead Officer: or 07436 030223

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