FFI Scotland Marine Restoration Internship

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Fauna & Flora International is offering a paid internship for a three-month period from October to December 2021, based at FFI’s office space in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Salary: Circa £18,000 Pro rata

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Three months

Location: FFI office space in Edinburgh, UK, with some home-working, to be agreed

A number of the community-based organisations within the Coastal Communities Network (CCN) have recently moved into pioneering marine restoration activities, and interest in habitat and species restoration is at an all-time high. Local restoration initiatives offer exciting, locally-demonstrated, visions for specific species and habitats. What is currently less clear is whether there is the scope and ambition to develop a cohesive, nationally-scaled, vision for marine restoration across Scotland’s inshore waters. A holistic vision, with communities at the heart, could help to encourage recovery at scale – and could better support future marine management challenges that local restoration activities might face.

This internship will capture the full detail of current marine restoration initiatives in Scotland and assess the status of an integrated vision/framework for marine restoration in Scotland, producing recommendations for the future. The position will be split between the Edinburgh office space and home-working, and can be flexible, to be agreed between the post-holder and line-manager.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with an interest in marine restoration and community-based conservation and good knowledge of the Scottish marine environment and current biodiversity & conservation issues. Some knowledge of the community sector and/or of community-based conservation projects or groups will be valuable, along with an idea of benefits and issues related to marine restoration. Excellent desk-based research, written and communication skills are expected. In return, the role offers the opportunity to build your knowledge of marine restoration and the conservation sector in Scotland, and to network.

Please view the following document for further details of the position and how to apply:

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 26 September 2021.

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