Spring is on the way

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.IMG_3628

It doesn’t hang around for long though, here’s the same view later in the day.IMG_3656

There was even snow on the beach!IMG_3650IMG_3633IMG_3639

Can you spot who’s been out and about here?IMG_3632

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.volunteer party 2019 cropped

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: ewilkins@nts.org.uk (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.

Visitor Services Assistant ad

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Staffa in early February with the snow-covered hills of Rum behind

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.

 

 

You are invited to get involved with our woollen woods event. We can accept any woolly woodland creature (bird, plant,…

Posted by Mull and Iona Ranger Service on Monday, December 17, 2018

 

Thanks for reading!

Emily

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Seasonal Ranger Post

VACANCY

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Seasonal Countryside Ranger for Mull & Iona
37.5 hrs per week April-September
The Mull and Iona Community Trust is looking for a seasonal ranger with the support of Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, RSPB Scotland and Police Scotland, North West Mull Community Woodland and South West Mull and Iona Development Trust.
The Seasonal Ranger will spend the majority of time helping run the White Tailed Eagle Viewing Hides (April to September) managed by this partnership. The Ranger will also spend time assisting in the running of an events programme and helping in general ranger duties.
Good communication skills and an open, approachable style are essential. Previous experience is desirable, and a broad base of relevant knowledge will be beneficial. This includes an interest in the natural environment, and a good knowledge of Mull & Iona.
To download an application pack, visit the Documents section at

http://www.mict.co.uk/about-us/vacancies/.

Applications must be received by Monday 22nd February 2016 at 4pm with interviews planned for the week of the 29th February and the start date the 21st of March.
The Mull & Iona Community Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Co. Ltd by Guarantee registered in Scotland. Company Registration No. 172897 Scottish Charity No. SCO25995

This post will be dependant on funding from SNH

Fingal - through the scope

Fingal – seen through the telescope at Tiroran