Rural Jobs Round Up: August 2016

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In Rural Jobs Round Up you can find out about some current vacancies in rural Scotland and jobs related to rural development.

Director of First Impressions and Customer Happiness - Comrie Croft

Do you love the working with the public, are uber friendly, good at multi-tasking and love the great outdoors? 

Comrie Croft is an eco holiday destination in rural Perthshire offering simple group accommodation, camping, Nordic Katas, mountain biking (shop, hire, trails, guiding, repairs), a farm and camping shop and a seasonal café.

Your job will involve meeting and greeting guests, dealing with bookings and enquiries, problem solving, serving and managing stock in their farm and camping shop as well as administrative tasks for the General Manager.

Working hours are four-days a week (32hrs) initially on a one year contract and would include every second weekend. 

To apply please email with a concise CV and a covering letter that should demonstrate why you really want the job.

Visit the Comrie Croft website for more information.

Closing date: 22 August

Community Partnership - Community Action Plan Support Worker

  • £19,000 – £20,000. pro rata
  • 15 hours per week (.4fte) fixed term until March 2017
  • Home based

The Community Partnership is seeking to appoint a part-time Community Action Plan Support Worker to aid the community action planning process in the communities of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

The CAP Support Worker will work with communities to help them through the community action planning process. This will include:

  • Developing appropriate methods of community consultation
  • Helping communities set up and maintain local groups and organisations to support the action planning process
  • Providing appropriate support and training to locally relevant individuals and groups
  • Helping guide CAP development and implementation at a local level

Visit the Community Partnership website for more information.

For full details on how to apply, contact Marie Harvey on 01389 722639 or email

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 8 August

Cairngorms LEADER Manager

  • Full time (37.5 hours/week); fixed term for 3 years
  • Band E (£35,144 – £41,775)
  • Based in Grantown on Spey

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is looking for a Manager to lead a busy team supporting the Cairngorms Local Action Group (CLAG) in its management of a European and Scottish Government LEADER grant allocation. This includes delivering efficient and robust processes to support project applications and grant awards. The CLAG has incorporated as a charitable organisation, operating as the Cairngorms Trust, and you will also be responsible for supporting the operation and administration of the charity.

Closing Date: Noon on Monday 22 August 2016

Administrative Officer - Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate

  • Salary: £16842 - £19182
  • Location: Lerwick
  • Hours: around 42 per week

The Scottish Government are currently seeking applications for an Administrative Officer within the Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate (SGRIPD) based in Lerwick.

They are the main point of contact for farmers, crofters and other interested parties and are responsible for the delivery of grants, subsidies and other government policies to the rural community.  They provide professional advice to Scottish Ministers, the general public and colleagues in the Scottish Government.

Visit the Work for Scotland website for more information.

Closing date: midnight on 17 August 2016

Various posts - Forestry Commission Scotland

Forestry Commission Scotland are currently advertising a number of posts including a Learning Coordinator based in Edinburgh, Area Land Agents based in Newton Stewart and Dumfries and a Land Registration Project Manager.

Visit the Civil Service Jobs website for more information.

Various posts - SAC Consulting

SAC Consulting are currently advertising a number of posts including:

  • Administrator, Bush Estate - closing date 21 August
  • Lab Scientist (part-time/fixed-term), Auchincruive - closing date 14 August
  • Stable Yard Assistant (part-time) SNEC, Oatridge - 21 August

Visit the SRUC website for more information on these and more vacancies.