Home-based within Scotland
Part-time (22.5 hours per week / 0.6 FTE) / 2-year fixed term
£15,600-17,400 per annum (0.6 of a £26,000-29,000 full-time salary)

SCOTLAND: The Big Picture’s Northwoods Rewilding Network (NRN) launched in April 2021 and has grown into a diverse community of over 60 medium-sized landholdings, representing a total of 14,000 acres committed to rewilding. Over the next three years we will build on the solid foundations established so far to:

  • Grow the network to 120 partners and 40,000 acres.
  • Support and enable more rewilding actions by partners.
  • Inspire more rewilding outside of the network through its stories and successes.

As the network develops further, so too does the need for strong support, structure and processes to underpin its growth and expansion. This role will work closely with the wider NRN team to ensure the network runs efficiently and effectively to deliver impact for our funders and partners.


The Northwoods Support Officer will work closely with the Northwoods Rewilding Network Lead and SBP’s Head of Projects, and interact daily with other Northwoods roles, our external NRN partners, and members of the wider home-based SBP team.


  • Manage, track and organise the information that underpins the NRN, including partner agreements, rewilding plans, webpage records for partners, spending against budget, etc.
  • Develop and manage any processes required to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of network administration, in conjunction with the wider NRN team.
  • Work with the Northwoods Rewilding Network Lead to establish a plan and process for regular partner communications and coordinate the production of resulting updates/newsletters, etc.
  • Support the Northwoods Rewilding Officer in delivering rewilding actions, including funding applications, contractor liaisons, permissions and planning.
  • Support with the planning and delivery of network events, including preparation of materials, booking and logistical arrangements, etc.
  • Maintain records of information needed for impact reporting, including communications outputs, media coverage, etc.
  • General support as required to ensure the NRN functions smoothly to deliver its objectives.


  • Education to degree level in ecology/conservation or another subject relevant to rewilding, or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Previous involvement in nature recovery projects, preferably within Scotland.
  • Training/qualification in project management and/or experience of project administration.
  • Knowledge/understanding of the social, cultural and political context of land use and rewilding in Scotland.
  • Experience of working independently/remotely.


  • Excellent organisational, time management and prioritisation skills, with the flexibility to respond to changing needs in a dynamic working environment.
  • Self-motivated and solutions-focused, with the capability and desire to take ownership of all relevant responsibilities.
  • Ability to communicate confidently with a wide range of people and build positive relationships with colleagues, partners, contractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to prepare concise and engaging text for different uses.
  • Comfort working with budgets, numbers and spreadsheets to manage/organise information.
  • Strong attention to detail, particularly when working with text and financial information.
  • Competent with a range of standard IT applications and able to quickly learn new systems/software.
  • Passion for and knowledge of rewilding, ecology and nature restoration.

See full role details on our website.


Please submit your CV and a one-page covering letter detailing how your skills and experience equip you to support the expansion of our Northwoods Rewilding Network. If applicable, please include any current notice period obligations.

Applications should be sent to Hayley Gray, Head of Projects (hayley@scotlandbigpicture.com) by 5pm on 13 October 2023. Any initial questions/enquiries should be directed to the same address.

About SCOTLAND: The Big Picture

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 a spirit of collaboration with many different interest groups to:

  • Drive support for rewilding
  • Commit more land and water to rewilding
  • Return missing species
  • Develop rewilding business

Learn more about SBP and the way we work at www.scotlandbigpicture.com.