Jobs round up August

Katharine Johnston

Find out about some of the latest rural job vacancies.

 Angus Council - Service Leader, Vibrant Communities

A brand new exciting opportunity has opened up at Angus Council heading up a newly formed team of Vibrant Communities.

This is a 23 month post so ideal for someone looking for a secondment. Angus council work agilely/remotely so a great opportunity to work for them.

This brand new post and team will build on the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and how they delivered their services in different and innovative ways - reimagining how they deliver their services to ensure communities can prosper and thrive, be vibrant and are at the heart of everything they do.

The team want to focuse resources on the people that need it and finding the best way to address their needs. This role will develop a team that ensures the right service reaches the right resident when and where they need it, for the best cost.

For more information please contact Alison Smith, Interim Director of Vibrant Communities and Sustainable Growth Tel: 07909 686153 or 01307 492092  or Email

Closing date: 27 August 2021. Full details here.


The Tourning Network - Freelance Highland Screen Network Co-ordinator

An exciting opportunity to establish a Highland Screen Network to add to
A Cinema Near Yous portfolio of networks across Scotland. The post will enhance the offer of The Touring Network’s membership, which exists to empower and resource communities to host remarkable live events across rural Scotland.

Working closely with a working group made up of The Touring Network and Regional Screen Scotland, you will be responsible for formally establishing a Highland Film Network, responding to survey results, developing a framework, resources, services and information exchange events.

This is a six-month fixed term post, funded by Regional Screen Scotland until April 2022. It will require remote working from home. 

Closing date: 7 September 2021. Full details here


Scottish Rural Action - Communications and Campaigns Officer (Part Time)

Are you passionate about rural and island life and about supporting community activism? Would you be happy working collaboratively in a small team of staff, volunteers and Trustees where everyone has significant autonomy over their area of work?

Scottish Rural Action are looking for a part time Communications and Campaigns Officer!

As Campaigns and Communications Officer, you role will be to amplify the voices of the rural and island grassroots.

You will showcase rural and island expertise and activism and raise awareness amongst decision-makers – government departments and politicians - of the policy directions arising from the Scottish Rural Parliament and other platforms of the rural movement. You will also lead their campaigns, including the ongoing work calling for meaningful participation of rural and island communities in developing local and national policy. Amongst the first campaigns you are likely to work on, together with their Youth Consultant, is a call to establish a youth-led platform that will bring rural and island young people together with decision-makers to shape Scottish Government policy on an ongoing basis.

Closing date: 14th September 2021. Full details here.