Source: AST

The AST was founded in 1967 in response to concerns about over-exploitation of the wild Atlantic salmon and is among the foremost salmon and sea trout conservation charities in the UK.

Based in central Scotland AST interacts with Governments, NGO’s, other conservation charities and scientific bodies to protect and enhance salmon stocks. The trust’s work covers the salmon’s life cycle in both fresh and sea water environments throughout the North Atlantic region, and seeks to find out where the most serious threats to survival take place and to explore ways of resolving them. Priorities include minimising commercial exploitation by mixed stock netting, and damage caused by salmon aquaculture.

The AST is governed by a Board of Trustees, relies on its Honorary Scientific Panel for scientific advice, and has a reputation for pragmatic, impartial, science-based policies and projects.

Reporting to the Board with full responsibility for the delivery of AST policy and project work candidates for the role must demonstrate strategic planning, excellent communication skills across all levels, be a problem solver with an entrepreneurial spirit and integrity, capable of fundraising to a high level and have strong environmental credentials.

Candidates should apply by e-mail with a covering letter and CV to: director@atlanticsalmontrust.com

The closing date for applications is Saturday 14th Nov 2015.

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