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Working with SNH

Discover what it means to work with Scottish Natural Heritage, as part of our team or a member of the public.

The Scottish Natural Heritage team is much more than our employees alone. Volunteers, researchers and suppliers are a big part of the picture.

We employ more than 700 staff across our 23 offices in Scotland. We’re as supportive of, committed to and proud of our people, as we are of the natural world around us.

Volunteers add to our efforts to improve Scotland’s outdoors, and have the chance to learn new skills while working alongside our employees.

SNH offers a number of youth employment opportunities, including a Modern Apprenticeship and our own student and graduate placement schemes. We also work with schools and further education colleges.

Funding a number of PhD studentships supports new research that can deepen our knowledge about aspects of the natural environment.

Much of our other research is carried out under contract, and external suppliers are also responsible for some of the other vital services we need. Our procurement guidelines ensure that everyone has a fair and equal chance to win work from us.

To help us to protect public funds, we take part in the National Fraud Initiative. This requires us to share some data about suppliers and employees for data matching purposes.

We also work with the general public, both by publishing much of our information – on this website and in print, in English and in Gaelic – and by responding to requests to disclose other information. We also do all that we can to contribute to a more equal society through the ways in which we run our day-to-day business.