What we're looking for
You will work closely with RSPB reserve and science staff, learning to collect and accurately record data on large, long term, nationally important projects. This data will inform future management decisions for local and national pinewoods. Work will take place in a scenic but sometimes rough environment in the heart of wild Scotland. You will also work with the reserve team checking nest boxes, getting involved in deer management, infrastructure maintenance, monitoring breeding raptors, using camera traps, removing invasive species and other tasks. Duties will include: Recording observations on large scale ecological experiments, including monitoring beetles, mammals and woodland birds. Using standard and bespoke monitoring equipment (flight traps, cameras, etc) Collecting and managing data and ensuring data integrity Accompanying deer stalkers and assisting with deer extraction and larder work (deer management is an essential ongoing part of the reserve management) Removing unwanted non-native tree species Helping reserve and science staff with other practical and monitoring duties Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.