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Are you a young person with a passion for wildlife?

We are looking for young adults between 16-30 with a passion for nature and willingness to learn to set up a wildlife youth forum with us to protect and promote Orkney’s wonderful wildlife.

Activities will be determined by the group and may include opportunities to take part in practical conservation action such as wildlife surveying and stoat monitoring. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience with the world’s largest invasive species eradication project by creating and running a wildlife Youth Forum.

What’s in it for you?

  • Training opportunities for your chosen career gaining valuable experience
  • A chance to meet other young people with similar interests
  • Working in the community to make a real difference to Orkney’s incredible native wildlife.
  • Promoting Orkney to the world and an opportunity to be a part of the world's largest stoat eradication project.

What we are looking for:

  • Anyone with a passion for wildlife and to speak up and act for wildlife
  • Willingness to learn and develop their skills
  • Interested in attending events, workshops and meetings
  • Confident in sharing creative ideas.

Find out more and how to apply

There are all kinds of roles available to suit all interests, from field skills to public relations. If you are aged between 16-30 and want to gain valuable experience on a major conservation project right here in Orkney and help protect native wildlife please visit the recruitment website for the role descriptions and how to apply.

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Are you a teacher?

Throughout the project, our Education Officer can offer lessons and assemblies anywhere in Orkney to help your pupils learn more about Orkney’s native wildlife and the threat of invasive non-native species such as the stoat. All learning is linked to the Curriculum for Excellence.

If you would like to talk to us about coming to your school, please contact us.

“The children have experienced a rich learning opportunity. They talk about their knowledge for a long time after the class visit. I also come away feeling a greater sense of appreciation for where I live and inspired to do more of this type of work in my teaching. Thank you!”

P6/7 Teacher, Glaitness Primary

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