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The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust has an exciting opportunity available for an Island Countryside Ranger to support the Gateway to Gigha project and manage Gigha’s countryside.

The Gateway to Gigha project is designed to improve Gigha’s carbon footprint and enable better access to and appreciation of Gigha’s hidden heritage. By improving our foot and cycle path network, and providing more online and on island information and interpretation, we aim to reduce the number of car borne visitors to Gigha and ensure that our visitors and residents know more about our heritage and how to protect it.

This challenging role will involve practical work including building and repairing paths, signage, and fences to assist people who visit our countryside. You will be leading on community heritage projects and other countryside related events and activities for both residents and visitors. You will advise the Trust and land managers on conservation issues, propose and deliver habitat improvement works, and survey and record the island’s habitats and wildlife.

You will report to the Gateway to Gigha Project Manager and IGHT Business Development Manager and be responsible for regularly updating and engaging with the Gigha community and ensuring our stakeholders and partners are kept fully up to date with progress. 

This role is supported by the ERDF LCTT Programme and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is a fixed term position from September 2020 to June 2022. The salary is £20,000 pa (full time equivalent) and relevant training can be provided.

We are looking for a committed, highly motivated, and hardworking individual with the ability to work on their own initiative and who understands working within a small community. If this is you, please submit a CV along with a max 500 word statement as to the skills and experience you will bring to the role, giving due consideration to the job description and personal specification, and explaining how you would develop this project to make Gigha a better place to live and visit.

JOB DESCRIPTION

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Applications should be made by 5pm on Friday 21st August 2020 by:

Email: jane@gigha.org.uk

or post to: Jane Millar, Business Development Manager

Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust Office, Craft Workshop 1, Isle of Gigha, PA41 7AA

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