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Community Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £32,000
  • Home-based within Scotland
  • Closing 12th December 2023

  • Advertised from 28th November 2023
  • Fixed-term (to end March 2025)


The Community Development Officer (CDO) will develop mechanisms to engage communities of place and interest with SCOTLAND: The Big Picture’s rewilding projects, with particular emphasis on engaging communities with rewilding taking place within our Northwoods Rewilding Network.

Specifically, the CDO will work with communities and support them to:

• Co-create community benefit packages funded by private investment.

• Learn more about local nature restoration projects, improving understanding of rewilding.

Ultimately, this role will support more people to become informed about and involved with rewilding via recreational and educational activities across Scotland.

See the job description, available for download below, for the duties and responsibilities associated with the role, as well as the experience, skills and attributes we are seeking.

Organisation profile

SCOTLAND: The Big Picture (SBP) is a charity that works to drive the recovery of nature across Scotland through rewilding, in response to the growing climate and biodiversity crises. Our vision is of a vast network of rewilded land and water, where wildlife flourishes and people thrive.

We are a small, friendly, agile and progressive team that works in collaboration with many different interest groups to:

• Drive support for rewilding

• Commit more land and water to rewilding

• Return missing species

• Develop rewilding business

Please see our website for more information on our work:

Application notes

Please submit your CV and a one-page covering letter detailing how your skills and experience

equip you to engage communities with rewilding. If applicable, please include any current notice

period obligations.

Applications should be sent to Hayley Gray, Head of Projects ( by

5pm on Tuesday 12 December 2023. Any initial questions/enquiries should be directed to the same


First round interviews will be conducted by video call shortly after the closing date.

SCOTLAND: The Big Picture is committed to equality of opportunity for all and we make recruitment

decisions by matching our operational needs with the skills and experience of candidates

irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy or

maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage or civil partnership.