Rural jobs round-up

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Lisa Paton

Looking for a new job? Check out some of the latest vacancies from across rural Scotland

Southern Uplands Partnership - South West Scotland Coastal Trail Development Officer

Experienced Project Development Officer wanted to work collaboratively with the coastal communities and stakeholders of Dumfries and Galloway to develop a Coastal Trail. You will be interested in access, the idea of developing a more sustainable future for the communities, have a degree (or relevant employment experience) and be interested in people, the environment and rural life of this area. You will be a good communicator (both written and verbal) and have experience of access development, engaging and negotiating with landowners/stakeholders, putting together tendering bids, completing grant applications and seeing projects through to successful completion. 

Full details and application form on the Southern Uplands Partnership website. Closing date: 15 November.


Rural Housing Scotland - Smart Clachan Development Officer, Uist

Dynamic individual wanted to lead on the development of three Smart Clachan pilot projects in Uist to create affordable housing options and help sustain these communities. You'll need excellent communication skills, an ability to work with groups as well as organisational and planning skills. You will be able to inspire, motivate and support communities to bring about change, and to broker positive and effective relationships between communities, landowners and island councils.

Full details on the Rural Housing Scotland website. Closing date: 21 November. 


Scottish Government, Rural Payments and Inspections Team - Buildings Officer, based in Oban

A key point of contact for farmers, crofters and the rural community, Buuldings Officers are engaged in a wide variety of duties, many of an outdoor nature, including visits to farms and crofts to carry out inspections. Candidates must have a relevant qualification in construction, civil engineering or related discipline or significant practical experience.

Ful details on the Work for Scotland websiteClosing date: 23 November.


Scottish Government, Marine Scotland - Fishing Officers, based in Ullapool, Fraserborough and Peterhead 

The post primarily engages with the fishing industry and other users of the broader marine environment to deliver compliance monitoring, operational enforcement and administrative support tasks. During the first 12 months, successful candidates will be expected to work towards gaining Warranted British Sea Fisheries Officer (BSFO) status. 

Full details on the Work for Scotland website.

Closing date: 2 December.