Freshwater and Wetland Ecology Adviser (NatureScot)

We are recruiting a freshwater ecologist to join our freshwater and wetlands group to help deliver our strategic objectives in response to the climate and biodiversity emergencies. Although primarily a freshwater post, an interest in lowland wetlands would be advantageous.

As a specialist adviser within the Freshwater & Wetlands team in the Biodiversity & Geodiversity activity you will advise colleagues and partners on appropriate conservation management of freshwaters. In particular, work relating to freshwater invasive non-native species; advice on casework affecting salmonids; water quality and sedimentation, including the impacts of aquaculture and renewable energy. You will provide specialist advice in support of a wide range of biodiversity and conservation initiatives, such as delivery of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy, Nature Restoration Fund, and Natural Flood Management. Depending on your experience and interests, you will work alongside other specialists in the team to provide support as required on all aspects of freshwater ecology including macrophytes, freshwater pearl mussel, diadromous fish and wetlands.

This role involves travel to remote site locations to carry out meetings or site visits.

Nature is vital to all of us, so it is vital that we are an organisation for all of Scotland. The more diverse NatureScot is, the better we will be in connecting everyone with nature. We particularly encourage applications from people from Minority Ethnic (ME) backgrounds and people with a disability.

Closing date: Midday, 06 February 2023.