Vacancy: Invasive Species Officer

February 07, 2019

Invasive Species Officer with the River Dee Trust

The River Dee Trust has an established track record in innovative conservation and enhancement projects and is delivering two invasive plant control projects, on the Rivers Dee and Don.

The work will include helping to develop and maintain a volunteer network for controlling invasive species, including training, organising, leading and motivating volunteers. Various means of communications will be involved to liaise with volunteers, raise awareness and report on progress. The post holder will also carry out the control work and project reporting.

The position is for a six-month fixed term contract, starting Mar/April 2019, with an annual salary equivalent of £20,000 per annum.

Further information on the post is available from the RDT website or email

Location: The post will be based mainly in the Trust’s River Office at Mill of Dinnet near Aboyne but will also involve working out of the Don District Salmon Fishery Boards' offices at Kemnay.

Us: The RDT is a charitable River Trust whose remit includes the provision of scientific and education services to fisheries and the wider community in the River Dee area, leading to environmental protection and improvement of the associated rivers and riparian habitats. Further information at

You: Formal qualifications are not required as enthusiasm and a responsible approach to work is key to assisting in the successful delivery of this project in a timely manner. The post holder must demonstrate experience of working outdoors, working in and leading teams and have good communication skills. You have a PA1 pesticide spraying certificate as a minimum. You have a current valid driver’s licence.

Apply: To apply please send your curriculum vitae along with a covering letter that states the name of the post 'Invasive Species Officer' why you wish to apply for the post and the qualities that you would bring to the role. These should be either emailed to or posted to River Dee Trust, River Office, Mill of Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5LA by 5pm on Monday 25th of Feb 2019. 

Interviews will be held on 11th of March 2019.

More details can be found in the Job Description