Rural Jobs Round Up: August 2019

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Norette Ferns

In Rural Jobs Round Up, you can find out about some current jobs in rural areas.

Rural Development Trust vacancies

Do you want to support rural communities deliver plans and projects that make a real difference to local people’s lives? The Rural Development Trust is now recruiting 1 full time & 1 part time (3 days a week) Project Workers / Officers to join the LEADER-funded Community Action Lanarkshire team. These positions are on a fixed term basis until 30 June 2020 with the possibility of extension. Apply by 1st September, with interviews on 5th September in Lanark. They are open to considering secondments, job shares and flexible working. Email your CV by the closing date of 1 September to

Visit the Goodmoves website for more information.

Closing date: 1 September

LEADER Programme Officer x 2 (Temp) ​- Ayrshire LEADER

  • Salary: £25,258 - £27,594 per year
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

To work as part of a team to provide a comprehensive administrative support service to the LEADER Programme and the Local Action Group (LAG). To assist in the development and maintenance of key information and quality systems and to be responsible for elements of facilitation and animation with project promoters and communities.

Visit myjobscotland for more information.

Closing date: 25 August 2019

​Project Manager - Dornoch Area Community Interest Company

  • 0.4 FTE
  • £29,500 p.a. pro rata

The Dornoch Area Community Interest Company (DACIC) has secured funding from Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd and Dornoch Common Good Fund to employ a Project Manager.

This is a two-year, part-time contract to manage the implementation of two exciting new capital projects, one of which is the conversion of the Police Station into a business and creative hub and the second Project Curlew a new build multi-purpose community venue and curling rink.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in capital project management, creating and issuing tenders, knowledge of building legislation and a good track record of delivering capital projects on time and on budget.

Get more information on this post and how to apply.

Closing date: midnight on Monday 12 August 2019

Fishery Officer - Marine Scotland, Scottish Government

  • Salary: £25,367 - £28,341
  • Location: Anywhere in Scotland
  • Hours: Around 37.00 per week
  • Employment Type: Permanent Employee

The Scottish Government are currently seeking applications for Fishery Officers within Marine Scotland compliance based at various coastal locations in Scotland.

You must be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the Scottish fishing industry, such as how the Scottish fleet is structured, Scotland’s key fisheries, how they are regulated and the key challenges that they are currently facing.

You must have excellent organisational skills to manage a varied workload and to meet targets in a flexible manner so to progress tasks with minimal supervision.

You must show an ability to communicate effectively to colleagues and to a wide range of stakeholders 

The post can involve significant office based administration work and use of a broad range of IT applications, including Microsoft word, excel and outlook in addition to some bespoke IT applications.

Visit the Work for Scotland website for full details.

Closing date: 20 August 2019 at midnight

Development Officer - Marr Area Partnership (MAP)

  • Hours of Work – 20hrs per week, worked flexibly including some evening work
  • Salary – Full Time equivalent £27,000 - £30,000 pa (36hrs per week)
  • Office – Ballater

The Marr Area Partnership are looking for a Development Officer to join their small team based in Ballater supporting communities within the Marr area.

The Marr Area Partnership aims to facilitate, enable and support the diverse communities of the Marr Area, to contribute to their economic, environmental and social futures, by working closely with community groups, statutory and other agencies to meet the needs and aspirations of communities

For an informal chat about the post phone Nick Mardall on 07834512029. 

Visit the Marr Area Partnership website for more information.

Closing date: 21 August 2019

Head of Business Management - The Scottish Public Pensions Agency, Scottish Government

  • Salary: £62,191 - £71,781
  • Location: Galashiels
  • Hours: around 37.00 per week
  • Employment Type: Permanent Employee

The Scottish Government are currently seeking applications for a Head of Business Management within the Scottish Public Pensions Agency based in Tweedbank.

The successful candidate will join The Scottish Public Pensions Agency which is an Agency of the Scottish Government. Their principal role is to administer the pensions for employees in the National Health Service, Teachers’, Police and Fire-fighters’ pension schemes in Scotland. The Agency is currently delivering an innovative change programme to position it for the future, with a focus on public service delivery in a digital environment.

The Head of Business Management will work closely with the Chief Executive to deliver the Agency’s strategic vision, implement improvement initiatives and enhance collaborative working across the Agency. The Head of Business Management will be responsible for business planning and risk mitigation, and will lead a department consisting of Chief Executive support, management information, risk and planning, and security and facilities.

Visit the Work for Scotland website to find out more.

Closing date: 29 August 2019 at midnight

Communications and Membership Officer - Rural Housing Scotland

  • Location:   Haddington, East Lothian or Fionnphort, Mull or home-based

  • Salary:  £23,660 pro rata + pension (currently 10.45% employer contribution)
Hours:  Part – time, 17.5 hours per week
Terms:  12 month fixed term appointment (with possibility of extension)
  • Employee or freelance consultancy

Rural Housing Scotland works to secure more affordable housing to meet rural housing needs and tackle rural homelessness. They provide expert support to rural communities to help them take practical action to meet local housing needs and build sustainable rural communities. They have a key role in the development of rural housing policy; building on links with communities to highlight the extent and nature of rural housing issues to policy and decision makers. 

They are looking for a Communications and Membership Officer to join their small team. This role will provide communications and engagement support for the organisation. They are seeking to transform their engagement with rural communities, members and stakeholders across Scotland on housing issues and this role will play a key part in delivering this ambition.

Visit the Rural Housing Scotland website for more details.

Closing date: 30 August 2019

Various vacancies - Civil Service Jobs website

Visit the Civil Service Jobs website to find out about various vacancies including:​

  • ​Machinery Operator - Forestry and Land Scotland - Banchory, Huntly
  • Senior Coastal Operations Officer - Maritime & Coastguard Agency - Portree
  • Forestry Management/Stewardship Forester - Forestry and Land Scotland - Contin