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Administration Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,500 – £28,500 pro-rata
  • Remote
  • Closing 26th February 2024

  • Advertised from 5th February 2024
  • 21 hours per week;


The Royal Scottish Forestry Society, formed in 1854, is an educational charity focussing on promoting the understanding of trees, woods and forestry.

Every year RSFS puts on what we believe to be the most extensive programme of practical forestry events across Scotland. The Society has published a semi-academic journal, Scottish Forestry, since 1858 promoting all aspects of good practice in forestry.

The Society is at an exciting stage of its development growing its practical training offering, offering a wider range of bursaries and expanding its digital content. To support these activities we are looking to appoint an Administrative Officer.

Who we are looking for

You will be a personable, dynamic self-starter, used to being the first point of contact within the organisation. As RSFS is a virtual organisation, you must be highly-organised and able to work independently contributing to the overall team outcomes.

The principal functions of the role will be to undertake all of the administration relating to the following areas and to support members who volunteer to organise RSFS events:

• Membership administration;

• Member circulation lists;

• Event administration

o Annual Study Tour (AST) planning, arrangements and record-keeping;

o Regional Field Day (RFD) arrangements and record-keeping;

o Training Event (TEV) planning, arrangements and record-keeping;

• Bursary and awards administration;

• Web content relating to these matters;

• Operational policies and procedures for these matters.

Outline terms and conditions

• The role is for 21 hours per week;

• A full-time equivalent salary of £26,500 to £28,500, pro rated for the hours worked, to be agreed depending on experience;

• 28 days paid holiday;

• Access to our employee well-being assistance programme.

Application notes

Get in touch

If you would like to have a discussion in advance of making an application, please contact our Treasurer, Tom Mitchell by email at to arrange a call. No agencies.

An application pack can be obtained by registering your interest by email at

Early application encouraged. The closing date for applications is 26th February 2024. Interviews will take place on 11th March 2024.