Rural Jobs Round Up: December 2015

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Scottish Rural Network

In Rural Jobs Round Up, we highlight some current vacancies in rural Scotland, as well as rural development jobs.

Tyne Esk LEADER - Programme Coordinator

  • Location: Dalkeith
  • Salary: £35,634 - £38,959 per year
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Position Type: Fixed Term

Based at Fairfield House, Dalkeith within Midlothian Council’s Economic Development Section, the postholder will lead on the coordination, development and management of the Tyne Esk Leader Programme 2014/20 throughout the rural areas of East Lothian and Midlothian.

You will have experience of working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders active in rural economic development. A first class communicator with strong interpersonal skills, you will be used to liaising and working with rural based businesses, public sector agencies and Third Sector organisations.

Visit the myjobscotland website for full details.

Closing date: 18 December 2015

Cairngorms LEADER - LEADER Programme Supervisor

  • Full time (37.5 hours/week)
  • Fixed term for three years
  • Salary scale: £28,203 – £33,950
  • Location: Grantown on Spey

Cairngorms LEADER are seeking a LEADER Programme Supervisor to support the efficient and contract compliant delivery of the Local Development Strategy and LEADER funding in the Cairngorms National Park. LEADER is European funding for Community Led Local Development.

Responsibilities will include supporting the Local Action Group to co-ordinate and manage the delivery of the strategy, and ensuring that the operational procedures are in place to enable its delivery in accordance with regulations and national guidance.

Visit the Cairngorms LEADER website for more information.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 17 December

Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service (BAVS) - Development Officer

  • 25 hours per week
  • Starting salary: £16,926 - £18,145 dependent on experience
  • Status: Part-time
  • Location: Berwickshire

BAVS are looking for a new Development Officer to cover a maternity post, with the possibility of becoming permanent (contract Jan/ Feb 2016-April 2017).

The successful applicant will work within the Berwickshire area of the Scottish Borders local authority, supporting Community Development.

The central aim of this role is to encourage active communities. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with experience of helping communities to develop, a familiarity with the Third Sector in Berwickshire/Scottish Borders, and experience in fundraising and knowledge of governance and legal requirements for community organisations. BAVS is a member of the Borders Third Sector Partnership.

Visit the Goodmoves website for more information.

Closing date: 14 December

Marine Scotland - Fishery Officer

  • Salary: £23,383 - £26,057
  • Location: various
  • Hours: around 42 per week 

Marine Scotland are currently seeking applications for Fishery Officers within Marine Scotland Compliance based at various locations around Scotland.

Marine Scotland Compliance employ over 250 staff ashore, afloat and in the air, who are responsible for deterring and detecting illegal activities through effective compliance and enforcement of EU, UK and Scottish Legislation. Fishery Officers are based at 19 locations around the coast of Scotland, with those who are part of the UK Fisheries Monitoring Centre working a shift system which provides 24 hour service.

Visit the Work for Scotland website for more information.

Closing Date: 29 December at midnight

Scottish Government - Land Review Officer

  • Salary: £23,383 - £26,057
  • Location: Anywhere in Scotland
  • Hours: Around 42.00 per week 

The Scottish Government is currently seeking applications for Land Review Officers within our Rural Payments and Inspections Division based at various locations around Scotland.

Our Land Review Officers review land parcels (fields) to establish the boundaries and accurately capture details of internal features such as roads, ponds, and vegetative cover as part of a base lining exercise being undertaken to improve the quality of information held to underpin land based agricultural support.

Visit the Work for Scotland website for more information.

Closing Date: 5 January 2016 at midnight