Job Vacancy

Ayrshire Rivers Trust requires temporary staff to assist with fieldwork over the next few weeks. This post will require commitment to work in all weather conditions. We may engage more than one candidate.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic person willing to help carry equipment to and from locations and assist the biologists with whatever activities they are performing. The ability to traverse rough terrain is essential.

No experience is necessary and the successful candidate will be provided with the necessary training required to complete their tasks. An interest in the water environment and ecology would be advantageous but not essential however, working in shallow water is required and experience of wading may be beneficial. We are an equal opportunities employer. This position may suit a graduate or school leaver and others wishing to gain employment experience within the environmental sector. Waterproof clothing and PPE will be provided.

Due to uncertainty in weather conditions, this will be a zero hours contract and working hours cannot be guaranteed however it is expected that a working week of 37.5 hours may be achievable, weather permitting. This short-term post will continue until the necessary field-work has been completed but we anticipate this may consist of around 4 – 5 weeks of employment.

Successful candidates will be expected to arrive at ART’s office no later than 9.00am (Auchincruive by Ayr) and expect to finish around 5.00pm most days.

The wage offered will meet Living Wage requirements.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 30th August 2018.

In the first instance, please contact ART by email (not messenger) with a short letter of application stating your education, work experience and motivation. Candidates selected for interview will be notified and asked to attend a short interview on Monday 3rd September. Successful candidates should expect to commence employment by Wednesday 5th September 2018.

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