Lecturer - Wildlife and Conservation Management

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway (GB)
£31,115 – £38,310 per annum, pro rata
12 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Part-Time, Fixed Term
Barony Campus
£31,115 – £38,310 per annum, pro rata          

Ref: ASWF/ILM/013/20

SRUC is a widely respected further and higher education institute dedicated to producing specialist research, delivering high quality education and providing comprehensive consultancy services in the rural sector within the UK and beyond. An organisation unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe; we aim to lead the way in innovation and sustainable development in the agriculture and rural sectors at local, national and international levels.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Wildlife & Conservation Management team at SRUC’s Barony Campus. 

A working knowledge of current issues relating to Wildlife and Conservation Management is essential and practical visitor management, ecology and conservation skills are desirable. Prior work experience in education/research or conservation/visitor management sector will be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities will include:
•    Contributing to the development and delivery of a vibrant programme of growth for SRUC’s wildlife & conservation education and training capability in the South and West Faculty;
•    Contributing to the delivery of new Wildlife & Conservation Management degree in the South and West Faculty, using blended learning to combine online teaching and campus-based delivery to students;
•    Providing guidance and support to enable learners from all sections of the community to be included in education and achieve their potential as successful learners and future citizens;
•    Planning and preparing an engaging, inclusive learning experience to progress learning, working both independently and cooperatively with others where relevant
•    Ensuring that the education and learning programmes meet as a minimum the relevant Quality Assurance requirements, including the compilation and submission of internal and external data and reports as required;
•    Ensuring compliance with the policy and guidelines on health and safety in teaching.
•    Working with the Programme Team Leader to help identify opportunities to further develop the academic portfolio to increase student recruitment;
•    Working with the Programme Team Leader to help identify opportunities to further develop the academic portfolio for national and international recruitment;
•    Contributing, where relevant, to the delivery of wider wildlife and environmental management related training and education activities, including assisting with the development of a good working relationship with colleagues that have relevant interests (e.g. across the Integrated Land Management Department).

This is a fixed term role until August 2022 and is part time (23 hours per week).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Cath Seeds, Programme Team Leader, by email at

For more detail regarding key duties and responsibilities, and a list of essential and desirable skills/qualifications/experience required for the role, please refer to the Job Particulars document. 

For further information and to apply, please visit:

Closing date: 2nd November 2020 

Interviews will be held online on 11th November 2020.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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