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Are you ready for an exciting, varied, and innovative opportunity to help Save Argyll’s Rainforest? ACT is launching a new project, and we're recruiting now!

About the Project

With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, NatureScot, and Scottish Forestry ACT are about to kick start our latest project, the development of our dedicated Rainforest Squad who will be responsible for undertaking practical rainforest maintenance, restoration and expansion projects in Argyll. Together, we’ll build local capacity to deliver high quality rainforest projects across the region. The Squad will work alongside the wider nature restoration team at ACT, delivering specialised restoration activities to restore, expand and reconnect the remnant and fragmented rainforest, peatland and other natural habitats found in Argyll.

What will ACT Rainforest Squad Supervisor do?

The Squad Supervisor will play a critical role, starting early in the project to develop the momentum needed to generate the workforce and training program. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering high quality rainforest restoration.
  • Leading the day-to-day management of ACT's native tree nursery and associated woodland management activities in Mid Argyll.
  • Developing a rolling program of recruitment and training to ensure a skilled, knowledgeable, and qualified workforce is available to advance Argyll’s Rainforest Strategy.

Who We’re Looking For

If you thrive when given the opportunity to clear Rhododendron using the ‘Lever and Mulch’ method or are excited by the opportunity to develop the skills and capacity for landscape scale restoration in the heart of Scotland’s rainforest, get in touch! More information is available in the Job Description and Application Form below. Applications close at 12 noon on Monday 3rd June.

Job Description  
Application Form 

Rainforest Squad Trainees

Squad Trainees will work as part of a team to carry out rainforest restoration practical tasks and training.  Trainees will have the opportunity to obtain recognised industry qualifications, learn a range of skills, and to work with volunteers and communities on woodland projects.

Job description here

Application form here.

Closing date 12 noon on 25th June 2024

This project is  funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, NatureScot, and Scottish Forestry and is part of ACT’s ‘Argyll’s Rainforest, Engaging New Communities’ project which will also see the launch of a native tree nursery and support the creation of a Rainforest Hub in Argyll.

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