Rural Jobs Round Up: December 2020

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Find out about some current rural development jobs and vacancies in rural areas.

Finance and Operations Manager - Future Woodlands Scotland 

Future Woodlands Scotland is a small Scottish charity set up to fund innovative thinking for native woodlands. Established in 2012 they give small grants up to £10,000 for research. The organisation has recently secured significant funding to develop and grow its activities to incentivise landowners to create new native woodland.

They now require a flexible part-time manager with professional and practical financial experience in the charity sector to help design, manage and monitor financial and budgeting operating procedures, manage the research grant process and generally work with and support trustees to ensure they remain compliant with charity regulations and efficiently deliver their charitable objectives as Secretary of the charity.

It is envisaged that this role will be 0.5FTE at least in the first instance whilst setting up management systems, but this may change as the organisation develops after the first few months. As a result, this would potentially suit a self-employed contractor who is able to be flexible or can call on other contractors to support.

Further Information and how to apply here.


Timber Transport Project Officer – Confor

The Timber Transport Forum is a partnership organisation involving the forestry and timber industries and local authorities to develop sustainable solutions for transporting Britain’s growing timber harvest from forest to processor addressing the limitations of our rural road network.

The Forum is looking for a project officer to deliver their business plan and to provide support to the Regional Timber Transport Groups across Britain. The officer will also provide support to Scottish Forestry in delivering the Strategic Timber Transport Scheme in Scotland.

The officer will be employed on behalf of the Forum by The Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor).

You will be a strong, team player with the proven ability to think strategically.  The post will be based in Edinburgh and involve travel throughout the UK. Flexibility in location may be considered.

For more information and how to apply here.


Environment Coach - FEAT Trading CIC

Thanks to funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust with support from the European Social Investment Fund (ESIF), FEAT Trading CIC are recruiting for an Environment Coach to assist in the delivery of ‘Grow your Mind’ – a new 18-month project aimed at developing wellbeing of veterans with severe mental health conditions.

This specific role involves the delivery of group-based and individual employability and personal development interventions centred around woodland and environmental activities. The aim of the project is to move individuals closer towards sustainable self-management of their condition and demonstrate improved feelings of wellbeing.

The programme is being delivered in partnership with Veterans F1rst Point (V1P) and Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT).  The post is based at Silverburn Park, Leven, with an occasional requirement to work at other bases across Fife.

More information and how to apply here.


Also check out the Civil Service Jobs for other job opportunities.