Our partners at SNH and YoungScot have an exciting opportunity for 15 young people across Scotland to be involved with advising SNH and Young Scot on caring for the natural environment. Please get in touch directly if you are interested!


We are looking for 15 young people from across Scotland, aged 14-23 to be part of a new  team which will help and advise Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Young Scot on involving young people in caring for the natural environment and biodiversity. SNH is leading work towards goals to improve Scotland’s biodiversity by 2020 and want young people’s opinions and contributions on this.

This is an opportunity to have fun, improve your skills and make a valuable contribution whilst working collaboratively with other young people and professionals.

What will I get to do?

You will work directly with Young Scot and SNH on a variety of activities, including:

-      Taking part in residential trips away and workshops with the team

-      Working with the team to promote young people’s involvement in activities which contribute to SNH’s goals to improve biodiversity

-      Update and provide challenges to SNH and Scottish Government on progress to these goals

-      Act as an advocate for biodiversity at a local, regional and national level

What will I get? 

-      Make your CV stand out

-      Opportunity to gain accreditation including; Youth Achievement Award, Saltire Award and John Muir Award

-      Develop transferrable skills through training and hands-on experience that is tailored to your individual needs

-      The chance to run workshops, focus groups or consulations with young people

-      Develop your understanding and knowledge through creative research

-      Opportunity to question, learn from and work with industry experts

-      Opportunity to meet new people from across Scotland

-      Travel & accommodation costs covered

What do I need?

No previous knowledge or experience is required, just an eagerness to learn and the following:

-      Enthusiasm for the environment and nature

-      Willing to work in a team and listen to other people’s views

-      Flexibility and willingness to travel across Scotland (travel costs paid for)

-      Commitment to the project for minimum 12 months.

o   This will include 4-5 residential trips and your contribution to the project online (from home)

o   If you are worried about the commitment please don’t let this stop you from applying - we are happy to discuss it with you and can be flexible!

So, how can I apply?

Download the application from the attachments, fill it out and email it to snh@youngscot.org with the subject line 'SNH Application'.

Alternatively, you can post your completed from to:

Ettie Shattock
SNH Partnership Officer
Young Scot
Rosebery House
9 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5EZ

The deadline for applications is Friday 14th August 2015 at 12pm.

Need more info?

For more information on this post and the requirements, or if you're having trouble downloading the application form, please call the free Young Scot InfoLine on 0808 801 0338

Route 6 Application Form.docx