Science Officer

HWDT is recruiting a Science Officer to oversee the research programme which is pivotal to the organisation's operation as a leading marine conservation charity in the west of Scotland. 

The successful candidate will join a small team in our office at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. They will be required to work on the island which is remote, but served by a good ferry network and public transport. The area is renowned for its stunning natural beauty. 

We are seeking someone with a diverse skill set and demonstrable experience in: high quality research outputs; project management;  website/app management; acquisition of funds; community engagement; and working with a range stake-holders (e.g. wildlife tour operators, government, NGOs, fisheries, aquaculture, energy, universities).

The post is generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund 


Salary: £24,000 per annum gross
Hours of work: 37 hours a week, flexible 
Length of contract: 2 years


To apply: Send CV and cover letter with the names of two referees by e-mail to: or drop them into our offices above Clydesdale Bank, Main Street, Tobermory.

Closing Date: Friday 29 April 2016 at 16:00 BST
Interviews: w/c 9 May 2016
Start Date: End of May 2016


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