4th Dec 2019
by Victoria Semple


A 12 month Project Officer post is available from early 2020 to deliver the second phase of the ‘Partnership Delivery of Prioritised Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Galloway River Catchments’ Project.

Galloway Fisheries Trust is a conservation charity working on fish populations, their habitats and water quality across the freshwaters of Galloway.  The candidate must be physically fit, motivated and hardworking.  A full valid driving licence is essential.  The position will be based in Newton Stewart and will work across the rivers in Galloway.


Design and develop a programme of habitat restoration works to enhance local salmon populations.  Possible locations have already been identified.
Collect and analyse key data sets to assist delivering a programme of habitat restorations.
Identify and meet with key stake holders / interested parties to identify potential partnerships to deliver habitat improvements and how the Officer would assist.
Develop close working relationship with key organisations to explore new opportunities to undertake enhancement works when they are delivering other work programmes around identified ‘priority areas’.    
Provide advice to interested parties regarding instream / riparian habitat restoration and protection, including legal requirements.
Run volunteer training schemes in Galloway covering how to undertake simple habitat enhancement techniques.  These schemes would also work with local schools.
Work to form effective working relationships with local communities.
Encourage and deliver habitat enhancement works in priority areas.

The post holder is required to have a minimum of a degree, experience working in the wild fish sector and be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse data sets and deliver practical works.  The post holder will need to show evidence of self-motivation and have a positive proactive attitude.

Salary will be £25,000 per annum.  Closing date for applications is 5pm 23rd December 2019. 

Interviews plan to be held on the 8th January 2020.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter addressed to Jamie Ribbens at or Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 6ND

This post is funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and the Scottish Government. 

Further Information

Latest News

The Spring Sparling Project 2020

This sparling themed community engagement and education drive project, supported by the Co-op local community fund, has been a sucess this spring (even though the sparling eluded us).

The Search for Sparling Update

Heavy rain and higher river levels could wreak havoc for this years's spawning event!

GFT creates a Galloway Rivers Standard for Timed Electrofishing

A review of recent timed electrofishing data on the Luce and Urr in relation to a Galloway Rivers Standard

Next Previous