Snowdrops, daffodils and singing song thrushes, it must be true! Time to think about the season ahead. We’re recruiting for 2 more summer posts, one paid and one voluntary, see below for details.
One day at the end of January, we woke up to proper snow, unusual for here.
It doesn’t hang around for long though, here’s the same view later in the day.
There was even snow on the beach!
Can you spot who’s been out and about here?
A few days later it had mostly disappeared, and we had a perfect sunny day for a little gathering to say thank you to a few of the lovely volunteers who’ve helped us out over the last year.
If you think you might like to join them, we are recruiting for a full-time Volunteer Assistant Ranger for 3 months this summer.
This is a great opportunity to develop skills and experience in nature conservation and rangering. The role is based in Bunessan and involves assisting with varied tasks over a number of island sites including Iona and Staffa. Tasks will include wildlife survey work, delivery of education projects and public events programme, providing information to visitors, practical maintenance. Accommodation and some travel costs will be covered.
You must show enthusiasm for wildlife and the great outdoors. Some knowledge/ experience in the relevant field would be useful but more important is flexibility, good communication skills, an ability to work under your own initiative, and a desire to learn. You will need to be willing and able to work inside or outside in all weathers, including some lone working in rugged coastal terrain. Some weekend/evening hours will be required.
Closing date: 9am Monday 8th April Interview date: week of 29th April
For more details and an application form, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org (no CVs please)
We are also recruiting for a (paid) Visitor Services Assistant for the island of Staffa, again feel free to contact me if you’d like more details. Application form and job description can now be downloaded directly from the NTS Vacancies page here: https://www.nts.org.uk/charity/Vacancies/ Closing date is 22nd March.
Finally, check out our Facebook page to see some of the creatures being sent to us for Tiroran Woollen Woods! There’s still plenty of time to join in as deadline for receiving your creations is the end of April.
Thanks for reading!