Job Vacancy – Senior Fisheries Biologist

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The Ness & Beauly Fisheries Trust is an environmental charity (SC 037684) established in 2006 to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of both the Rivers Beauly and Ness and the native fish stocks within their catchments.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Fisheries Biologist based at the trust office in Beauly, Inverness-shire.

The Senior Fisheries Biologist will report to the River Director and be accountable for the development and delivery of a range of fisheries research and monitoring programmes. These will be designed to ensure the long-term sustainability of fish populations and fish habitat within the Ness and Beauly systems.

The successful candidate will operate with a high degree of independence and have considerable responsibility and influence in the development and implementation of local fisheries management plans. They will be directly involved in shaping policy and programme priorities, as well as ensuring that all fisheries programme interests are linked to integrated resource management within the Ness and Beauly systems.

The post holder is required to have a minimum of a degree or equivalent in a biological or environmental science and preferably hold a post-graduate qualification. They must have a minimum of five years’ experience of working in a similar field and demonstrate practical research and field skills. The post holder will be able to work alone and lead a small field team, often in remote locations and show evidence of self-motivation and have a positive proactive attitude. Further details can be found in the Job Description.

Applications by curriculum vitae and covering letter should be submitted to the River Director at no later than 1st July 2019. Please contact Chris Conroy on 01463 861245 for further information.

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