Recruitment fayre for path repair trainees

A recruitment fayre for a new conservation project – The Mountains & The People – will be held in Balloch tomorrow (9th Feb) evening. Its aim is to recruit 9 people to work on this unique partnership project in a mix of roles – from those interested in starting a career in practical conservation to experienced education and countryside volunteering coordinators.

The Mountains & The People is a five-tear initiative that aims to engage the people of Scotland in the conservation of the , Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and Cairngorms National Parks. As well as protecting mountain environments through the improvement of over 125km of upland paths, it will also offer volunteering, education and training activities that will help inspire the next generation of conservationists.


Posts on offer at the recruitment fayre include a Project Officer responsible for Education & Volunteering as well as this year’s intake of 8 path work trainees. The trainees will be offered paid training in Environmental Conservation to SVQ level 2, as well as real life experience of working in the industry.

Activity Project Manager Tom Wallace said:
“This is a great opportunity for people to meet the team behind the project face to face, hear more about the exciting opportunities we have planned for the year ahead and to ask questions about the jobs on offer.’

The Fayre will be held on Tuesday 9th of February at the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority Headquarters, Carrochan Road, Balloch. Doors will be open from 4:30pm till 8pm and anyone interested in hearing more about these 9 roles or any other aspects of the project is encouraged to ‘drop in’ for an informal chat. Every hour on the hour a short film will be shown about the project and the experiences of past trainees. Refreshments will be served throughout.

The Mountains & The People has received over £3m in funding from the Heritage Lottery fund alongside funding and support from project partners at Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and both the Loch Lomond & Trossachs and Cairngorms National Park Authorities this project is led by the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust.

For more information on the job opportunities mentioned above and for further details on the Recruitment Fayre visit www.cairngormsoutdooraccess.org.uk/jobs

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