Volunteer Development Assistant

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas.  The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Volunteer Development Assistant will create extra capacity within the volunteering section to implement recommendations of a recent internal review of volunteering designed to:

  • Increase the strategic contribution of volunteers to our work
  • Manage key risks to the Trust particularly in relation to health & safety and data security
  • Ensure our structures are sustainable in the longer term

Supporting the Volunteer Development Officer, you will undertake a range of volunteer administration and support tasks including recruitment activities, supporting the management of specific volunteer groups and programmes, developing the volunteer database and developing communication with volunteers including social media.

The role will require you to liaise with existing Scottish Wildlife Trust volunteer managers, other staff and volunteers and external contacts within the volunteering context as required.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of achievement in a project support role and be flexible, adaptable and a team player.  You will be educated to HNC or equivalent and excellent IT skills (Excel, Word) and be familiar with databases, processes and other administrative systems.  The ability to adapt to changing priorities and challenges and is essential.  Knowledge and understanding of administration in a conservation volunteering environment would be an advantage.

How to Apply

To apply see www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk or email recruitment@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk.  Alternatively, phone 0131 312 4731 for more information.



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Key Information


£18,000 pro rata


Scottish Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term


Part Time


Mid Level


Administration, Communication, Conservation, Human Resources, Nature & Wildlife


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

27th July 2018 at 12:00pm

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