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SISI (Scottish Invasive Species Initiative) Volunteer and Communications Officer
The Findhorn Nairn & Lossie Fisheries Trust

Salary: £28,000 per annum (6% employer pension contribution)

Contract: Fixed 4 Year term

Hours: Full Time (35hrs per week)

Location: Fisheries Office, Logie Steading, Dunphail, Forres IV36 2RW

The Findhorn Nairn & Lossie Fisheries Trust has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Volunteer and Communications Officer to work as part of a team for the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI). SISI is a four-year Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage funded project in northern Scotland, which aims to encourage communities to tackle invasive non-native species such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and American mink.

We are looking for a dynamic professional to join our small team as a Volunteer and Communications Officer. The Volunteer and Communications Officer will be responsible to the Project Manager for the delivery of the Communication Plan and the Volunteer Management and Retention Plan. They will work closely with the SISI Project Officers and Seasonal Officers for the delivery of the required actions in those plans. They will also provide support and training for the SISI Project Officers, Seasonal Officers and in certain instances volunteers to build the capacity of the local delivery organisations and their volunteer networks to deliver and maintain the SISI outputs and outcomes.

More information here: SISI Volunteer and Communications Officer Job Description

The FNLF Trust’s aims and objectives are:
• Conservation and restoration of wild salmon, sea trout and brown trout stocks to sustainable levels.
• Restoration and enhancement of riparian habitats for the benefit of the river catchments and their native wildlife and plants.
• Education of all river users about the value of good husbandry and improving these natural assets.
• Educating young people about fish and rivers and involving them in conservation activities.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 18th December 2018

Interviews: Mid-January 2018

Applications, which include a letter and CV, should be emailed to If you require any adjustments to be made to the application process due to disability, please contact Valerie Wardlaw on 01309 611220 or e-mail The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5pm on Monday 18th December 2017. Successful applicants will be interviewed in mid-January 2018

This post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage. We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applicants from all sectors of society. If you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you.