Land Commissioners and Tenant Farming Commissioner sought

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Scottish Rural Network

Five 'Land Commissioners' and a 'Tenant Farming Commissioner' are being sought for the new Scottish Land Commission.

The Scottish Land Commission is to be set up in terms of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.  

The Commission will conduct studies and research into the effect of law, policies and practices which will help form the evidence base for any future land reform measures to be introduced by the Scottish Government. 

The Commission’s remit will extend to urban and rural land in Scotland and will cover all matters relating to land, including ownership, land rights, land management and the use of land.  

Land Commissioners will have the opportunity to help shape and develop the way that policies on matters relating to urban and rural land are researched, reviewed and understood, and how advice is given to Ministers and the Scottish Parliament.  

The main aim of the Tenant Farming Commissioner will be to develop ways of promoting good relationships between farm landlords and tenants.  

These are non-executive posts that will be supported by a small team of full-time staff.  

Visit the Public Appointments website for full details on the Land Commissioner posts and the Tenant Farming Commissioner post.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 2 September 2016.

The Scottish Land Commission is due to open on 1 April 2017 with appointments to Commissioner posts expected to be made by the end of December 2016.